Prolectrical are a local electrician covering the Faversham, Whitstable, Canterbury and surrounding area. All aspects of electrical work are undertaken from changing a light fitting to a complete house rewiring. Don’t forget we are NICEIC approved, Part P qualified. All electrical installations will be certified and all work carried out to current regulations. We provide 6 years insurance backed warranty on all work completed and have full public liability insurance cover. You’re in safe hands.
Our team wear Prolectrical branded tops, are polite, reliable and honest. We will treat you and your home with the utmost respect that you deserve and always leave the job clean and tidy!
Call us for a free quotation or complete the quick enquiry form below.
From time to time faults can appear on an electrical circuit and cause the RCBO on the consumer unit to trip. We can find and diagnose the type of electrical fault that you have, along with it’s location and provide an you with a fast repair service, often fixing the problem on the spot.
If you are thinking of installing additional lighting or power points in your home, there are several factors to consider. The location of existing wiring, and load-bearing capacity of each circuit can often determine where lights and sockets can be installed. We can give you expert advice, and carry out the planning and installation, safely, on your behalf. Some of the home lighting applications we undertake include:
As well as lighting, you may find that installing additional electrical plug sockets can improve the flexibility and layout of your home. Electrical sockets include:
Give us a call and we’ll be happy to talk you through your options.
Prolectrical can design and install security lighting in and around your property as required. This can provide you with added peace of mind, and protection against burglars an suspicious passers-by.
Make the most of your garden all year round with garden lighting. We can plan, design and install lighting to flood the main area with light and also enhance features with in the garden to create an ambient and enchanting atmosphere.
We provide and install mains powered smoke and heat alarm systems into domestic and commercial buildings.
Smoke alarms need to be regularly tested to ensure they are working correctly and replaced every ten years.
There should be a smoke alarm on every floor in the building and a carbon monoxide alarm in a room where solid fuel is burned.
Additional TV and phone points can be added to multiple rooms through out your home as required.
We provide power to out buildings, garages, cabins and sheds, even those at the far end of the garden. Allowing you to make the most of these spaces including lighting, heating and air conditioning, power and WIFI!
Make the most of your new bathroom refit utilising creative lighting to provide the hotel look. Underfloor hearing, wall mounted electric heaters and and towel rails are an efficient way to comfortably heat these rooms. Electric showers and pumps provide an attractive and economic solution.
Kitchens are the heart of any home. We are here to help make you kitchen work for you! From wiring in a new electric oven, to adding LED lights to cupboards. Prolectrical provide an electrical design service for kitchens or we can work to your kitchen designers plans.
Electrical rewiring involves the complete removal of the existing electrical installation within a building and replacing it with brand new electrical wiring and components to meet the current edition of the electrical regulations BS 7671.
An electrical rewire is the perfect opportunity to improve the electrics in your home. Plug sockets, USB ports, TV and phone sockets, lighting etc are positioned exactly where you want them. We strongly recommend that cables are embedded into the walls if not already done so, to provide a professional finish.
A partial rewire is where the electrical installation in a specific room or circuit is replaced. This would commonly happen if you have a kitchen or bathroom replaced.
Make Prolectrical your first point of contact if you are thinking of rewiring your house.
An electrical installation condition report (EICR) is written after the complete electrical installation of a building is tested. The report highlights the condition of the electrical installation and where repair work is required.
Repair work is rated as the following criteria:
Are you a landlord? If so you need to carry out an EICR every 5 or 10 years. See below.
A landlord should carry out an EICR on their rental property every 10 years. Houses of multiply occupancy (HMO) by law must have an EICR every 5 years. The terms of landlord insurance on a rental property may be invalidated if the EICR is out of date.
A visual inspection of the electrical installation should be undertaken between each tenancy if the tenancy is short term.
Smoke, heat and carbon monoxide alarms should be tested every year and between tenancies. These alarms should be replaced every 10 years as they expire.
A visual inspection is where a trained electrician visually inspects an electrical installation to see if they can spot signs of deterioration within the installation. Signs of damaged sockets or face plates, burning etc. However in this case the system is not physically tested.
An electrical home inspection is important for the safety of your home, offering peace of mind by: Ensuring the safe operation of electrical components in your home. Identifying common electrical mistakes made by contractors and previous DIY homeowners as well as recognizing outdated wiring.
Home safety inspections also involve an EICR.
Fuse Board (consumer unit) upgrades are required when the changing demand for electricity in your home means that the existing fuse board is not fit to safely supply the new electrical load required. The safety of the electrical installation will become compromised, increasing the risk of the circuit tripping and electrical shock. For example, if you have a new power shower installed. You may find you need to have a new consumer unit to accommodate the additional load.
Current regulations state that new consumer units fitted are clad in metal or non-combustible material.
Does your fuse board have RCD protection? An RCD is a life saving device that will protect you and your family from electric shock or fire should you ever come into contact with exposed wiring. For example, the lead on your iron is damaged and the wires within the cable are visible. Contact with those wires will cause an instant electric shock to a person or pet and a fire if left exposed to curtains or carpets, for example. The RCD will detect the disturbance in the flow of electricity within the circuit and immediately cut the electric supply.
An RCD in a fuse board protects the whole circuit. The size of the fuseboard and the number of circuits within will dictate the number of RCD’s required.
We can provide an electrical design service for new installations or work to your architects electrical drawings. We will run though the plans to ensure the design meets all your requirements. We will also make suggestions if we think there is something you have overlooked or may not know about. We will ensure your installation is designed from the outset with safety and operation efficiency as paramount.
It is important the earthing arrangements in your property are up to standard to ensure you and your family are safe from electric shocks. This will need checking every time electrical work is completed on your property.
If there is a fault in your electrical installation you could get an electric shock if you touch a live metal part. This is because the electricity may use your body as a path from the live part to the earth part.
Earthing is used to protect you from an electric shock. It does this by providing a path (a protective conductor) for a fault current to flow to earth. It also causes the protective device (either a circuit-breaker or fuse) to switch off the electric current to the circuit that has the fault.
Bonding is used to reduce the risk of electric shocks to anyone who may touch two separate metal parts when there is a fault somewhere in the supply of electrical installation. By connecting bonding conductors between particular parts, it reduces the voltage there might have been.
Electric heating solutions include under floor heating, oversink water heaters, immersion heaters, boiler connection & convector radiator heating, fan heaters and under plinth fan heaters, electric towel rails.
Modern electric heating solutions are increasing economic to run and offer an ideal solution for additional heating, extensions, conversions and dwellings such as flats that can not have gas central heating.
Prolectrical are OLEV (Office of Low Emission Vehicles) authorised installers for the governments electric vehicle homecharge scheme (EVHC) £350 grant towrads fast, smart EV domestic charging points.
If you are considering purchasing an electric vehicle or upgrading your existing chargepoint please get in touch
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“We have been exceptionally pleased with the work Prolectrical have carried out in our family home. The work was expertly managed and the team involved conducted themselves professionally at all times. They were helpful, hard working and very communicative with the plans and were also able to advise us on some questions and ideas that we had. The quotation was given to us rapidly and was accurate to the last detail. During their time with us they very considerate of our family circumstances and work commitments and proved themselves to be a trustworthy and well managed team. We are extremely grateful to them for their excellent work and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.”