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  1. RISElectrical
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    Hi all,

    Just a quick request, having looked on the net and failed i am looking for a pdf or the like that simply highlights what a EICR should include if done properly so that i can attach this to my quotes when submitting them to domestic customers. This is an attempt to highlight to them that a report done properly cant be done for the £65 being advertised in the paper or from the "local lad with a pad".

    I have a feeling that 90% of customers opening my quote and reading £160+VAT then proceed to put it in the bin. I do always say on the quote that it allows for a minimum 5 hours onsite test and inspection and that i need access to all rooms etc but i am guessing this is skim read over when they have a quote for £65 offering the same (albeit with 1 hour onsite i am guessing)

    Cheers
     
  2. tonycoysh
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    Green OSG Appendix G page 168 - 172.

    As for whether or not you would be permitted to use it for the purpose you intend under copyright laws I don't know. But you could scan it in and enlarge to A4. I don't remember if the BGB has the model forms filled in or blank with out getting up and grabbing it off the shelf. (OSG was already beside me)
     
  3. i=p/u
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    i=p/u Electrician's Arms

    yeh simple house with no alterations past pirs, past electrical certificates , quick visual as walking around and test which doesnt mean they havent done it properly or against the regs.. sample testing, id say these people start their price from£69
     
  4. RISElectrical
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    Hi mate,

    I ment more like an IET fact sheet, NICEIC or safety council guide etc. I toyed with the idea of sending a sample report however i figured that they would probably have seen them before be would just see a tick sheet and not the amount of work that has to go into a PIR to do it correctly.

    Thanks
     
  5. RISElectrical
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    I understand that, and if it was a house I had previously tested then that would be fine, personally i dont like to rely on previous PIRs too much and like to always do a comprehensive check as apposed to sample testing. My name on the cert so I would like an overall picture of what i am signing my name to. I would even go in the loft and have a good look around.
     
  6. i=p/u
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    i=p/u Electrician's Arms

    aye they just doing the bare minimum and to make money they arnt staying more than 2 hours..

    there is a sheet your looking for floating around, that other members say they hand out, hang round and somone will point you where to find it
     
  7. RISElectrical
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    To make money on £69 a go you would have to be doing 3 a day min I would think and they would have to be very close together.

    I'll hang round and hopefully someone can point me to it.

    Thanks for your help
     
  8. Kiers1970
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    I did on the other day, for an estate/letting agent. I charge them between £80 and £100, I get the remedial works too, 90% of the time so it pays to be 'competitive' if you catch my drift.
     
  9. jase
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    jase Electrician's Arms

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  10. RISElectrical
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    I give reduced rates between £100-120 if doing any estate agent or existing customer works, again due to the repeat business aspect. However for the normal 1 offs i keep prices higher because of the unknown element and because i usually say that as a rule i wont quote for the remedial unless specifically asked to do so (conflict of interest/professionalism things)
     
  11. jase
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    Depends on the installation, Age, No of cicuits etc, evidence of alterations, I did a 2 bed flat the other week, 3 circuits, Ring,lights,cooker, hasnt been touched scince it was installed in the 60's---£90
     
  12. RISElectrical
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  13. RISElectrical
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    Maybe i need to have a slightly reduced rates for flats, currently i just have a fixed rate for anything upto and including 3 bedrooms and then set charges on top of that for more than 10 circuits, extra rooms etc.
     
  14. i=p/u
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    i=p/u Electrician's Arms

    every situation is different.... dont wrap yourself up in a plan cause verylikey will go down the drain, just make money for your loved ones,

    oj thats a cheap ass awnser
     
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