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Our expert electricians have kindly agreed to share their wisdom on such topics as indoor and outdoor lighting, certifications and qualifications, rewiring, appliance fitting, electric showers, kitchen installations, extensions, extractor fans and much more.

1,635 Electrical questions

2 Bed House re wire

How much would it cost to re wire a 2 bedroom house in Dagenham essex please

Is it safe to place cable horizontally connecting sockets in a kitchen behind tiling?

How long does it take to rewire a 3 bed house ? thank you.

1950s house.
Currently vacant but bathroom work ongoing.
Move in date 12/10. What work complte by then.

How to wire a intermediate switch?

How do you wire a intermediate switch iv got 3 door ways 2 enter a room, all with I switch at each door way all to operate the same light.

Adding an extra light

To add an extra light to a room, I assume you will need to chisel out a channel from the existing light switch in order to lay the extra switch cable.. Is there an easy way to do this without damaging the existing switch cable or is it best to just assume you're going to damage it and replace it?

Bulb Wattage on an outside light

i've had an outside light installed recently. However i used a 40 watt light bulb and hence it's not that bright. Is there a wattage that is recommended for an outside light? I was thinking of replacing it with a 100 watt bulb. I've looked at the manual and the maximum wattage is 100 watts.



How do I cut off electricity from a plug I don't use

Is it essential to have an earth on my lighting circuit? (I am planning to rent the property out)

1970s house - rewiring required?

Hi all

I've just bought a 1970s house and am doing some refurb work, which will include new spotlights etc.

I was wondering whether it is likely that a 1970s house would require rewiring and, if this is likely, how I go about instructing a PIR and who is registered to carry it out (Wokingham, Berks area).

Thanks for your help


We want an bathroom extractor fan fitted but our flat is 4th floor, is this possible at reasonable cost?

We need an extractor as severe condensation is causing damp in the ceiling (small bathroom with shower, windows double glazed). Is it possible to fit the exterior part of an extractor fan by leaning out of the window perhaps, i.e. without having to pay for scaffolding? How much would this cost? Thanks

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