Installing an electric cooker is potentially stressful and dangerous if you don’t have the requisite skills. All our recommended electricians will be able to connect any of your appliances including your new electric cooker, and they will even disconnect your old cooker for you.
However, there are a few things that you can do to prepare for the cooker installation.
Our recommended electricians will need clear access to the installation location. So, it’s a good idea to clear out the space and remove any expensive or hard to replace items.
The electricians will need space to manoeuvre, so they can remove the old cooker out and get the new one into place.
When you purchase your cooker, always check the specification to ensure that it will fit in the space with adequate room at the sides and rear for ventilation. The cooker space should be clear above with no switches, boilers or power points.
For safety, there should be no flammable materials, such as fabric covers, wallpaper, wooden shelving, and curtains, above or near the prospective cooker location.
You will need the correct electrical supply outlet for your electric cooker, and it needs to be within 1.5m of your prospective location.
A freestanding electric cooker that consumes more than 3kW will need a 32 amp outlet. A single built in electric cooker that uses less than 2.99k will only require a regular 13 amp outlet.
If you’re replacing a gas cooker, let your electrician know in advance as the installation will require a Gas Safe registered engineer to remove the existing cooker first as well as the installation would require additional work to run a cable from your consumer unit to your cooker.
It’s a great idea to arrange a mutually convenient day when you will be available. Our electricians may need to consult with you and confirm some details about your cooker installation.
They will need to inspect your new appliance and survey the connections that are available before the installation can begin. This will ensure that your cooker will work as intended by the manufacturer and be safe to use.
Our recommended electricians will turn up at the appointed time and carry out some checks before they begin work.
The new electric cooker will be inspected and the old appliance disconnected and removed. All the connections will be checked, and a full health and safety assessment will be carried out.
If everything checks out, the new electric cooker will be moved into place and connected to the power supply. Then the cooker will be fully tested to make sure it works correctly and that it’s safe to use.
After the installation, you will receive a certificate for the energy type installed; this is a verification that the work has been carried out to a high standard and that the relevant safety checks have been made.
The last thing you want is a delay because of something that has not been verified in advance. Carrying out these checks will help our recommended electrician to get to work quickly and avoid an aborted service charge.
If you need more information get in touch with our recommended electrician in your area and they will be happy to help.
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A warm thank you to GES, especially Alfie who discussed the job and suggested solutions at our pre-meet phone call. Alfie arrived on site within time specified, was very, professional, respectful, polite and helpful. I really appreciated being briefed at the condition of the electrics and shown areas of concern. Due to the water damage in my outbuilding together with poor wiring and a dated circuit board, Alfie came up with a solution that was aesthetically pleasing, affordable, and more importantly, meets with current regulations. Alfie also suggested cosmetic and security solutions to the front facade of my house that I may wish to consider at some point in the future and without the hard sell! If you want that piece of mind at a competitive price, then I highly recommend GES for all electrical works.
We chose Alfie because of his extensive experience, which met our needs, and his competitive pricing. We found him to be very professional, friendly and approachable. Nothing was to much trouble and he went the extra mile to make things safe in our home. He was easy to contact and solved any problem that we might put his way. He was very reliable. We recommend Alfie to anybody that has electrical needs, he is second to none. Thank you Alfie !
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Very pleased with the service. The job was completed promptly and efficiently and I would have no hesitation in using Greenhithe Electrical Sevices again.
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Alfie did a lot of work for us from the beginning when we just got our house, he helped us rewire the whole house and put switches and sockets exactly where we wanted them. He also helped us with all the lights and all other small electrical work. We will be calling him again for sure!
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Had a Currys delivery of a new cooker, their engineer could not install it as said there was an Earth Problem, Phoned in before 10am and electrician was here at 3pm. Inspected and found no fault with wiring, proceeded to install new cooker for me. No Hassle, Fast, Polite Safe COVID Secure Service, Professional Service. would definitely Recommend and Definitely use them again if need an Electrician Again. Thank You .
I called on behalf of my infirm brother in law, was called back after a little time and asked them to speak directly with my brother in law which they did, and arranged an appointment for he next day, appointment confirmed and work carried out . A very good outcome to the problem and this company are on my brother in laws preferred list. Well done.
Great service. Put up new light fittings, changed light sockets, and put light and sockets in cupboard. Very competitive and would definitely recommend. Electrician was very friendly and pleasant. Will be using again for some outside lights
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Neil came to look at job. Fitting outside electric junction box. Gave me a great price and said he could do it right away. Half hour later he was gone. Great service. Recommend to anyone
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I found Safespark Electrical Services through My Trusted Expert. I read previous reviews & they were all 100% & within 5 minutes of chatting online regarding my query Leon called me & an appointment was made. The young guy ( really sorry but I’ve forgotten his name ) turned up at my Mums house at the said time, he was so polite & was very efficient. I would definitely recommend these guys, brilliant service.