Finding a good local electrician is not as easy as it may seem. There are many shady companies out there that will take your money and then leave you with shoddy work or even worse, unsafe wiring. In this blog post, we’ll go over three steps to help you find the best company for your needs.

    1) Check that they are accredited

    Doing your research to make sure that the company is accredited and licensed by a reputable governing body will ensure you have peace of mind when it comes time for them to work on your home.

    Don’t always the logos on a contractors website or marketing materials. It is easy to find the logo online and the governing bodies aren’t always able to keep an up to date eye on everyone.

    CW Electrical are NICEIC Approved Contractors, however, there are also other governing bodies such as NAPIT or Elecsa.

    The NICEIC have a contractor look-up to ensure that an electrician is governed under them:

    2) Read reviews

    It’s important to read reviews of any contractor you are thinking of hiring. It is an easy way to find out how reliable and trustworthy they will be for your needs.

    Thankfully, the internet is vast and there are many ways to find reviews of tradespeople. Review sites such as Trustpilot or Freeindex offer a wealth of customer feedback that can be valuable in finding out more about any company you’re considering hiring.

    For instance, we ask customers to leave us feedback on Google Reviews, you can read what they think by searching ‘CW Electrical Bristol’.

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    3) Use an established company

    The best way to ensure you’re getting the right electrician is by using an established company.

    A reputable electrical contractor with a good customer service record will often have many satisfied customers. An established company should have experience across a vast array of electrical works and can offer guidance using their experience.

    We have electricians experienced in a vast array of works, from small works such as additional sockets, to complete turnkey design and installation solutions for factories.

    4) Use a company that gets back to you

    At CW Electrical we like to pride ourselves on our punctuality. We’ve been in your position using contractors and it’s amazing the number of times companies will not return your calls, turn up late or not even return a quotation once they’ve finally attended to price up the works.

    We are a small family business and can’t always make it to the phone but we always will respond to a missed call or email. We also always turn up on time and on the rare occasion we can’t, we will always let the customer know.

    5) Cheapest isn’t always best

    As a company, we have survived by pricing competitively. Sadly, however, we’ve seen the other end of the spectrum of poor workmanship. There are a lot of cowboys out there who will give anything to you for the cheapest price.

    It’s worth spending a little more on a good local electrician than having an expensive mistake that could have been avoided.

    Often, the price of putting right a botched job will cost far more than the difference in price between the two quotes.

    Can we help your Local Electrician Needs?

    If you’re in need of a reliable and trustworthy electrician, we can help. We have been providing residential and commercial electrical services since 1992, with over 30 years of experience under our belts. Our team is on call to ensure that your needs are met quickly and efficiently when they arise. To find out more about the range of services we offer or how we can get started working for you today, give us a call at 01454 619 542 or email