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  1. Isaac k
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    Isaac k EF Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I just had my distributer box upgraded to an RCD box, and I was wondering if anyone could advise me on the quality of the work done here. I know that changing these boxes is a nightmare to do, and truth be told our wiring was a mess before, but for the price we payed I don't believe there should be electrical tape and exposed wires coming out of the box. Also you can see the housing for the old night electricity box which they have decided to leave and they also chose not to cover the channel with all the exposed wires. I'm just curious to see what this forum's take is on this work, and if it was worth the £700 I payed for it.

    Thanks!

    (This is my first post, so if I am in the wrong category I apologise)
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  2. SparkyChick
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    SparkyChick Making a banana smoothy for my fave gorilla Staff Member Moderator

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    Only a few words...

    Shockingly bad, truly shocking.

    Have you paid the person who did this? If not, do not until it is finished to an acceptable standard which that is not!
     
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    Should have said... welcome to the forums :)
     
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    SparkyChick Making a banana smoothy for my fave gorilla Staff Member Moderator

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    Just read the price... holy cow! I'd have been more like £350 to change a consumer unit (that's 1 day plus materials and the assumption there were no other things that needed attention).

    As I say.. have you paid them?

    Have you got any paperwork from them in the form of an Electrical Installation Certificate?
     
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  5. Pete999
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    Totally agree with SC on this, a total cowboy lash up, hope you haven't paid this bloke yet, although by the tone of post you already have, any certificates issued? was the Herbert who did this registered with any Competent Persons Scheme, NICEIC, NAPIT, ELECSA, STROMA to name a few?
     
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    suffolkspark Electrician's Arms

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    Oh my god!
     
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  7. Isaac k
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    Hi, thanks for replying!
    No, I have not paid yet as I was fairly confident that this was not good work. The electrition that did the work was self employed and did not issue any sort of paperwork. Any advice on where to go from here?
    Thanks for replying!
     
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  8. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    as you have not paid as yet, then do not pay anything. get another sparks to check it over and give you a price to put it right, and estimate on what the job should have cost. then you have a good standpoint to argue with original spark. tbh, that abortion is worse than even a plumber would do.
     
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  9. SparkyChick
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    SparkyChick Making a banana smoothy for my fave gorilla Staff Member Moderator

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    For the record... it was not an electrician who did this. It was a chancer who think's he 'can do electrics'.

    Do not pay him, @telectrix@telectrix is spot on, and I would possibly consider reporting him to trading standards as he should not be allowed to do this anywhere else.
     
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  10. Pete999
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    For one don't pay him, is there any way you can check out his registration, did he use a Van or did he use a private car, if a van was used did it have any decals on it saying if he was a member of any Scheme? if he isn't registered I guess your only option would be to go to Trading Standards and take advice from them, good jo you haven't paid up, if you speak to him, ask for an Electrical Installation Certificate EIC (as sparkychick mentioned) as technically the job isn't finished until a cert is issued, good luck, and sorry, welcome to the forum.
     
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  11. SparkyChick
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    There's a couple of good guys on here from Glasgow, I'll tag a couple in as they may be able to help you.

    @JK-Electrical@JK-Electrical

    Well, I'll tag one in as I can't remember the user names of any others off the top.
     
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  12. Isaac k
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    @Pete999@Pete999

    He is the owner of his company and I recall him saying he is not a member of any scheme. He told me that in Scotland it is not required. I also just looked at his website and it seems to have good reviews, but I don't see any badge or anything.
     
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    Isaac k EF Member

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    Thank you so much!
     
  14. Pete999
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    Thanks, the Trading Standards will be your best bet Issac, good luck please if you can let us know the outcome, can you give us a link to his web page?
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    reviews may be from his wife/girlfriend/
    reviws mean nowt could be from wife/girlfriend/boyfriend/rab.c nesbitt.
     
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