Macdonald Edinburgh Electrical

  • Certify electrics for Bldg Control who require NIceic

    Many thanks to David Macdonald

    It was a treat to open the garage door last night and have the lights just where I needed them for safe passage through the junk.
    What I appreciate most about your work is that you did your best to make it suit our needs exactly. And you are sharply conscious of working within the time frame you committed to the job.
    Often electrical installers have to fit in with other trades. If all tradesmen keep to time you can save a lot of agro when arranging a successful alteration.
    David and Craig communicate superbly. I am taken by the way David has his van set up so he doesn't miss calls. His van computer setup is unique and reduces office time allowing clerical issues to be dealt with on the spot, eg aspects of fire alarm certification.
    David's wiring design has finesse and I value what his team has done in my shed. The wiring is beautifully hidden and the straight conduit to switches and sockets looks a lot tidier than a mass of conduit bends. That 25mm cable pulling was not easy either, and David managed a tidy hole through the immensely strong concrete floor. The fuse board now looks more professional at the house.
    Your price was fair and did not leap drastically for the extras beyond the original quote.

  • Electric shower not working

    Very helpful and kept me updated with developments and various options to sort the problem.

  • Burnt out electric shower switch

    Very happy with the service. The response to my message was very quick, and the problem was dealt with and fixed the same morning. Friendly and professional

  • Electrical sockets put in

    The guys came on time, were polite, completed the job to a good standard and cleaned up afterwards. Would recommend

  • Issue with fuseboard tripping

    David came out very quickly and did a great job of identifying and fixing our issue. Very pleasant to deal with and even helped out with another minor issue while at our house. Clear and transparent update on work required/ costs throughout. Will definitely use in the future for any electrical issues and would not hesitate to recommend.

  • Install Sockets, wiring, etc.

    Work completed on time and to a high standard. David was very helpful and courteous. Would highly recommend. Sterling job guys, thanks very much.

  • Install a bathroom extractor fan

    Job cancelled because of building regulations.

    Macdonald Edinburgh Electrical's reply:

    Hello mr lock,
    Thank you very much for feedback.
    David, carried out the site visit to provide you with a quotation to carry out the works to install new mechanical ventilation in your rental property.david was concerned that the exterior wall could not be cored due to its construction (pre stressed concrete panels) after speaking to Edinburgh city council (building control)
    They informed us not to commence the works as it would breach current building regulations.
    David then suggested that we could install the a new fan into the bathroom double glazed window. We contacted several double glazing companies in Edinburgh to gather information and quotes on how much this would cost to get the necessary works carried out.
    When we provided you with the costs for the works to be carried out, you decided that it was not a option you wanted to take at this time,as it was more money than you were willing to spend.
    We look forward to assisting/ working with you in the future.
    Many thanks and best regards
    Macdonald Edinburgh electrical services ltd

  • Electrics check for building completion certificate

    MacDonald Edinburgh Electrical were brilliant. We needed a job done fairly quickly and they worked hard to fit us in. They talked us through all of the options clearly, were really friendly and did a brilliant job for a good price. We'll definitely use them again.

  • EIPC/fitting smoke detector/checking storage heater

  • Electric shower fitting

    Excellent experience from start to finish. Job completed to extremely high standard and will definitely use this company again.

  • Install a new Oven

  • URGENT - electrician needed

  • install sockets, heat/smoke/co alarms

    Good price, efficient, give valuable advice and most important of all, David is very professional. I am very happy with his work. Highly recommended.

  • Cooker Hood installation

    Very good work!Reliable company!Thanks a lot!

  • Electrical Wiring Safety Inspection and Certificate

    David was extremely efficient, professional and pleasant. He arrived at the time he said he would and got on with the job immediately. Very happy with his workmanship and expertise. I would certainly recommend him. 10 out of 10.

  • Install and repair sockets

    Excellent quality of work, completed promptly and tidied up afterwards. Happy to recommend.

  • few small jobs

  • Fuseboard Change and Troubleshooting

    Excellent electrician. Job was done within 48 hrs of contacting me. Tidy, efficient and professional. Highly recommended.

  • Replacement of Shower

  • fit new sockets

    David responded to my job request within half an hour and arranged a time to come and have a look at it a couple days later. He arrived on time and was able to complete the job straight away, there and then. Was a clean worker and I'm really happy with the standard of his work and the reasonable price I paid. Would have no hesitation in hiring him again for any future work.

  • 2 Live wires on wall

  • electric shower not working

    Sorted the problem very quickly. Thank you!

  • Various electrical jobs around house

    Excellent job done by the lads. Had various things needing done and they were competed quickly and to a high standard, with no mess left after. Will be hiring again soon when we're ready to go ahead with more electrical work. Would definitely recommend

  • Diagnose and repair issue with tripping plug points

    Very happy with David's work, he was honest in diagnosing an issue we had as far simpler than we had first worried, and came back to fix a small issue which cropped up after his first visit. Highly recommended.

  • Hall spotlight replacement fittings

  • change light fitting,install timer switch hotwater tank

  • Fix a broken dimmer switch and fit new Chrome triple

    Very good and professional who completed the job quickly.

  • A switch for a shower burnt just now etc...

    Happy with the result. We will hire him again!

  • Phone line replacement

    Visited me for a quote and done it there and then , great price , highly recommend

  • new sockets and tv antenna

  • Doorbell not working

    Grand job replacing a broken doorbell, many thanks.

  • Fit ceiling lamp in kitchen with scaffolding

  • Install cooker and fit electric shower

    Good service and will be using again.

  • Power Tripping due to Electric Shower

    Easy to communicate with and quickly fixed the problem with my shower. Would recommend and use again!

  • Electric storage heater

  • St Albans road - electric to garage

    Tidy and efficient job !

  • Hard wired appliance

    Delighted with the job carried out and the price charged. Would certainly use again.

  • Electrical Test for Flat

    David arrived promptly and carried out the work efficiently. A pleasant helpful man. I would use again.

  • new lights and switches, general safety check

    Very efficient service, good contact throughout and a clean and tidy job done. Overall very pleased.

  • Change 2 plug sockets & overhead light fitting

    Contacted me quickly to quote. Arrived on time and did the job quickly and cleanly. thanks.

  • I need 6 pendant light fittings removed quickly please.

    Everything from the response to the communication to the completion of the job was conducted very professionally. I would definitely recommend.

  • Extractor fan

    Very efficient and reasonably priced

  • Electrician wanted :)

    Met all of our expectations with a very competitive quote. Would definitely use this company again.

  • Rewire

    Great pricing. Quick. Easy to deal with.

  • some outlets have stopped working

    David was quick and thorough with post-repair testing. I'd gladly hire him again.

  • Replace Fusebox

    Fast efficient service from first contact to completion and a good price too. The home visit to provide the quote inspired confidence that the job would be well executed.
    On the day, David arrived punctually, performed the work and tidied up around him. Everything was tested and labelled. I didn't expect the labels.

    Macdonald Edinburgh exceeded this customers expectations.

    I would use Macdonald Edinburgh again and have no hesitation in recommending Macdonald Edinburgh to others.

  • replace multi-tariff fuse boxes with consumer units

    He finished the job perfectly. Exactly what he agreed to do on the quotation and also extra plaster work to make the finishing look nice.

  • Install new electric fittings GU10

    All good comments for David.

    - He quoted me best and competitive price
    - Stick with the price decided before the work
    - Completed the work to a great standard. It couldn't be better than that.
    - Very Hard working and finished the job in one day
    - He knows his job very well and advise what's best
    - And cleaned the carpet after he finished the work
    - Will always consider him in future

    Thank you David. Good work. All the best.

  • Re-wire of flat

    David was friendly and efficient. He provided a fair and detailed quote and completed the work within the timescales agreed. I would recommend him to others and would hire him again.

  • Electrician

    Excellent worker, came the next day completed the job so I asked him to do
    Some more work which he did. Would definately recommend David and his price was very reasonable.

  • Landlord's EICR & PAT tests, Penicuik

    David responded quickly to the job I posted on 'My Builder' for EICR/PAT tests, and was able to undertake the work within 2 days. I was happy with the work and the price was reasonable. I would recommend him 😀

  • Electricity Certificate

    David completed a EICR report for my property and replaced a faulty socket. Job completed quickly and professionally. Would recommend for any further jobs.

  • Repair Table Lamp

    Did reasonable job .He fitted makeshift dimmer switch

  • Burnt wire in shower pull cord switch

    After posting my job and inviting David to apply, he contacted me within minutes. We discussed the job and he arrived, as agreed, a couple of hours later. The job was done in no time to a high quality and for a reasonable price. Highly recommended.

  • EICR

    David did the EICR efficiently and at a good price. During this he discovered several faults with the new fuse board installed only 2 years ago, one of them potentially dangerous, and fixed these quickly and again at a very reasonable price. Most impressed with this and the way he e-mailed all the necessary documents to me on the spot.

  • Hard wiring heat and smoke alarms

    David did a great job installing two smoke alarms and a heat alarm in my property. Gave advice on the best place to install and how to keep all wiring out of sight - work is very neat as a result. Worked very efficiently, and tidied up as they went along. Would be happy to recommend.

  • New consumer unit and provision of extra power sockets

    Great job David and you delivered all the work to a high standard within the timescale quoted. Cheers
    HIghly recommended.

  • full house rewire

  • Remove electric storage heater and replace

  • Installing 22 Spotlights in Ceiling

    Fantastic. Really nice guys, they were quick, professional, tidy and friendly and the spotlights look stunning. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Thanks David!

  • Install plug socket in attic

    David, installed a plug in my attic. He quoted a fair price and communicate well when he could arrive and how long he would take. The job was finished to a high standard.

  • New single oven connected

    Thank you David, brilliant service posted job last night, job completed by 9.15 this morning, turned up on time 👍🏻 very professional . Removed old oven and packaging. Would recommend.

  • Check Electrics in 2 bed flat and fit alarms

    Great! Arrived on time, did everything requested with the minimum of fuss and no mess. Installed 2 smoke & 1 heat alarms, replaced fuse-board, EICR and PAT testing.
    Thoroughly recommended.

  • Fitting new cluster lights in lounge

    Very professional and efficient service. Would use again.

  • Electric cooker needs wired into the mains

    Excellent job. Very well done. Quick and efficient. Can recommend.

  • Electrics for garage conversion

    David did a really fantastic job for me with the electrics for my kids playroom (formerly a garage). He also took on some extra sockets and an outside light and delivered all the work over two visits.

    Fantastic, absolutely five stars!

  • Electric shower cord refix

    David was professional on the phone and he gave a quote fairly quickly. I decided to hire him because I thought of the 3 people I spoke with he gave the fairest quote for the job.
    On the day of the job David contacted me as soon as he realised he might be arriving late. I was pleased that he took the time to get in touch rather than leave me to wonder and perhaps chase him on the phone.
    The work was carried out smoothly and David listened to my concerns and finished the job to my satisfaction.
    I would work with this electrician again and I would certainly recommend him.

  • Replace fuse wire consumer unit with modern RCD type

    David did a great job supplying & installing our new fusebox, lights and shower extractor fan. He was very pleasant and personable. Proper invoices and safety certificate were provided promptly. He worked late to complete the job and made sure he had tidied up after himself. He accidentally damaged the extractor vent (something we might not have even noticed) but let us know and came back with a replacement a few days later.
    Would certainly hire again in the future.

  • New fuse box, removing/adding lights

    David is very professional and helpful. He works to find solutions and worked within my budget. I particularly liked that he used initiative and put forward suggestions for things I hadn't considered. For example, I was originally moving sockets to get a wall plastered and hadn't thought as far as TV points, but he thought it all through and kept me right to avoid duplicate work later on. I have used him three times now and would use him again. I've also recommended him to others.

  • To fit spot lights into the hallway ceiling

    David arrived promptly and completed the work quickly and quietly with no fuss. I am very happy with the completed job. My hallway has been transformed into a bright and welcoming space. I would highly recommend and hire David again. Many thanks. Aisha

  • security light

    Top rate tradesmen completed work no problem very satisfied would definitely hire David Macdonald again!

  • Cooker installation

  • Kitchen Lights and new fuse box

    Prompt, friendly, neat and professional!

  • Check Trip switch issue and replace ceiling light

    Did work quickly and to good standard

  • Light transformers

    David was very professional, providing us with options for the work to be done and coming up with an LED solution that suited us better. He arrived on time and worked quickly & efficiently, making minimal mess and, having performed his tests, he provided us with a view of what else might need to be attended to in the future. We hope to use him for our next electrical job.

  • Shop Sign Lighting external fitting

    Excellent service, Good price and Professional Results. Would definitely use again. Keep up the good work!

  • Fuse box replacement

    We engaged David to rewire, relocate our fusebox, instal new light switches and wall sockets and put ceiling lights into our bathroom. David was very professional throughout and the initial quote he provided in writing was very reasonable. The job took much longer that expected due to problems David found along the way but it was all finished in time to allow other works to commence. David was friendly, knowledgeable and approachable and explained what he was doing along the way. A very hardworking young man who deserves to do very well in his new business venture. We are bringing him back to do a kitchen rewire in a few months time and we have no hesitation in recommending him as an excellent electrician.

  • Fitting seven pendant lights

    Squeezed us into a busy day, did great job, nice guy, good value.

  • Put new light in showerroom

    Good electrician. Nice polite person. Quoted a reasonable price. Turned up promptly and did a good job! Thanks very much! Would work with again!

  • Landlords EICR Report

    Hired to carry out an EICR through myBuilder in September as a landlord. I originally tried to arrange a date and time for the appointment but David asked for my tenant's details to arrange direct with them. Fair enough. Two appointments arranged with the tenant, two missed appointments followed with no explanation. I followed up with David myself but received no response. I hired a different electrician.

    Macdonald Edinburgh Electrical's reply:

    MEE Limited is sorry about this situation, think there was a breakdown in communication. I arranged a date with Amanda (the client). I had Amanda booked in, she text me to cancel something had came up, i then arranged it for another day, i was busy on that day but i was trying to squeeze her in. I had to call Amanda and explain that i was held up that i would not make it. At the time i called her, to cancel i was on site, so told her id contact her latter to rearrange. Due to the increase in work and phone calls it slipped my mind. However you or the tenant Amanda never contacted me to remind me.
    Macdonald Edinburgh Electrical Limited apologizes for the inconvenience.

  • Installing new sockets in 3 bedrooms and hallway

  • Switches and outside power points

    good solid job, tidied up after wards and checked requirements before finishing - recommended

  • Light fitting and new socket required

    Excellent work carried out by David, he fitted new sockets, lights and down lighters for us. Arrived when he said he would, worked around and with other tradesman we had in and completed the job to a very high standard would highly recommend him and will definitely use his service again.

  • spotlights, cooker hood, sockets

    I cannot recommend David highly enough.
    He is an excellent electrician and he is a hard worker- he completed everything I asked and more with a no nonsense approach, he used his initiative and came up with solutions to problems and he also corrected issues that he noticed as he went. He worked all day to compete the job and everything he worked on looks great and works perfectly.
    I would not hesitate to recommend him to friends and family.
    I wish him all the best in his new company, he deserves to be very successful.
    Thank you David

  • installation of outdoor lights

  • Lighting Problem

    Excellent job done. Very nice person. Would recommend to anyone.

  • Install spotlights in flat.

    Job completed as expected.

  • Plug socket moved

    I would hire David again, prompt, efficient and good at his job, would recommend him to anyone.

  • Checking / Replacing wiring as needed (lights)

    David came out this morning to complete some urgent electrical work for me. Very polite and straight to work. Completed work to a very high standard and also fixed another simple matter for me before he left. Very professional and knowledgeable and would not hesitate to hire again for more work

  • PAT Testing/Fire Alarm (Mains Fitted)/Gas Safety Cert

  • electric hob installation etc

    Routine job but additional work required. Arrived on time, kept me advised of options and developments, work carried out neatly and expertly and gave advice on future requirements. Certainly would recommend and use again.

  • Replace Fuse Box with Circuit Breakers

    David did a great job at a reasonable price. Would have no hesitation in recommending him for any electrical job.

  • certificate needed..

  • Light installation

    David was very professional and completed the work efficiently, to a high standard and for a reasonable price. David was very helpful and left the work site in a clean and tidy state . I am very happy with the work done and would recommend David to others. Thank you.

  • light fitting

    David was meticulous and took time to ensure the job was perfect and completed to a high standard.What came across really clearly is that David is passionate about his job and is a perfectionist.i am extremely pleased with a good job completed for a very reasonable price. Thank you.

  • More sockets put in, expell air fan installed, and more

  • Kitchen

    David was very professional and delivered a great service to a high level. He was very prompt at contacting us to visit and to give us a quote and starting work. He was also very flexible ensuring he came out to complete the work when it suited us. I would highly recommend his company to anyone looking for an electrician. Will definitely use his company in the future when carrying out further work at our property.

  • fit lighting into garden deck

    Mme was fast, friendly, knowledgeable, conscientious and helpful. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company I am very pleased with the work that was carried out.
    Thanks to David (MME)

  • Small electrical repairs

    MEE came round on the same day as the job was raised and did 3 small electrical jobs. Works we're completed within a couple of hours and were tidied up afterwards. Costs were agreed upfront and final cost was as agreed.

  • Blackhall - no electricity

    David responded within an hour to my request and was army property within 40 minutes of our phone call. He was very professional and helpful and I would have no hesitation in contacting him again for more work in our property.

  • Install oven & hob, replace extractor fan etc

    Highly recommended. Did a great job and was quick to adapt as things didn't go entirely according to plan. Was thorough at explaining what needed to be done and why and was equally as thorough at completing the job.

  • Small job - electic cooker installation

    Great reliable service. Could some out at short notice, got job done efficiently and was reasonably priced. Would recommend and will certainly use again.

  • Spot Lights

    David has finished putting my spotlights up and they look excellent. Arrived on time if not before and worked until he had them fitted and working.
    If you are looking for a quality and honest electrician, then David is your best bet. Really happy with the outcome.

  • Repair of bathroom switch

    Was available as soon as he was short-listed for the job. Arrived on time. Quick and efficient.

  • Installing socket and replacing power plug

  • Electric Shower fitted

  • Fixing 2 wall lighting problems

    Great stuff. Quick to diagnose the cause of the issues. Happy to explain what was being done and why. Advised on a couple of potential safety hazards and even added a couple of safety fittings free of charge. Seemed very knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

  • Main ceiling light in bedroom not working.

  • New lights and tv aerial

    Would recommend, have used David for a couple of jobs in our house now. Always really easier to deal with and competitive prices.

  • Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder

    David rewired all my kitchen for me. He did a very good job. I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone. The price was very reasonable and I think he did an excellent job - I am very pleased with it. He tidied up which was good. I would definitely use him again.

  • Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder

    David put some down lights in a couple of my bedrooms. He was very reliable, did a great job and was very tidy. Would have no hesitation recommending him.

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