3 Reasons To Pick An Approved Contractor Over The Cheap Option

Oct 27, 2022 | Electrical, News

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Deciding who should carry out electrical works at your home, school or business? Using an approved contractor will cost more than the handyman your friend recommended.

But here are 5 critical reasons why you shouldn’t choose the cheap option:

1. Held accountable by a higher authority

If you choose to go with the cheap handyman option, there is the chance that he might “do a runner” with your money. It happens. And who do you contact to put things right?

If your handyman isn’t enrolled in a Trading Standards or regulations scheme, he has no one to answer to. Essentially, you’re on your own!

An approved contractor, like Blake Contractors, is registered with NICEIC. Their Platinum Promise means:

  • Contractors are assessed on a regular basis. This is to ensure that they are competent and capable of meeting the relevant technical and safety standards, codes of practice and rules of the Scheme.
  • You can be sure of a quality service from the enquiry, through to the installation and beyond.

You can find Blake Contractors listed on the NICEIC website. Along with other approved electrical, plumbing, gas and heating and ventilation contractors.

2. Insurance backed guarantee

Another benefit of working with an approved contractor is that you will have an insurance backed guarantee in place.

In the highly unlikely event that any work is unsatisfactory, the guarantee enables NICEIC to rectify the problem at no extra cost to you!

You don’t need to worry about “what ifs” because a plan is in place! If that’s not peace of mind, what is?

3. Proof of compliance

Last but not least – an approved contractor can offer you paperwork to prove all works meet legislation.

For businesses and schools this is a MUST!

However, homeowners, don’t skim over this part!

Did you know that you may be required to present a Part P certificate if you are selling your home? Only an approved contractor can supply you with that – after a full condition report. Read more about that here.

Don’t just take someone’s word for it that the job has been done properly, complies with the law and poses no threat to Health & Safety. Get the proof on paper!

Blake Contractors Ltd – Your local, approved electrical contractor

We’ve been working with homeowners, schools and businesses in the South East for decades!

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