When you’re looking to hire an electrician, it can be a little challenging to understand the different types of electrical certification.
You’re likely to want to ensure that your electrician has the skills and experience to carry out work inside your home and using a NICEIC certified electrician helps guarantee this expertise.
The National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC) is an industry organisation that provides certification and assessment services for contractors who work across the building sectors in the UK.
The NICEIC assesses electricians, plumbers, gas and heating engineers and renewable energy installers. This is extremely beneficial for householders who are looking to employ an electrician.
NICEIC registered electricians are regularly assessed to ensure that they are working safely and installing to the highest industry standards. This provides assurance that the electrician you hire has the skills, expertise, and training to complete the work safely.
The NICEIC has over fifty years of industry experience and has an influential position in the industry that has allowed the organisation to campaign on issues affecting the industry and consumers to make the electrical industry better.
The type of certification depends on the type and extent of installation work you have had carried out in your home. There are electrical certifications for alterations, additions and new installations.
EICs (Electrical Installation Certificates) and MEIWCs (Minor Electrical Installation Work Certificates provide the person responsible for the electrical installation safety with a declaration that the alteration, addition or new installation is safe to be used when it was put into service.
These certificates provide a basic foundation if any further inspection or testing is required in the future. Presenting these certificates can save on potentially costly exploratory work that could be needed in the future.
The certificates also provide documentary evidence in the event of a claim that a fire or injury was caused by your electrical installation that show that the installation was completed to a satisfactory safety standard.
So, it is essential to keep your certificates in case of any insurance claim.
Your EIC will show a number of details about the work completed.
In new installations, where a whole installation has been completed, it will show if a complete rewire was carried out.
The work Addition will be applied if your existing installation was modified by adding new circuits, while Alteration shows where existing circuits were modified or extended.
An example of this is if a new socket was added or if a fusebox consumer unit or switching equipment was replaced.
EIC certificates are required to be issued for any new electrical installation. In some cases, alterations or additions also require an EIC, depending on whether new circuits are installed.
Like a NAPIT certified electrician using a NICEIC certified electrician gives you a 6 year warranty on any electrical work carried out by the technician giving you more peace of mind that the work has been done properly.
Choosing the right electrician is such a vital part of ensuring the safety of your home and compliance with regulations, it is crucial to choose an electrician certified by a government backed body like the NICEIC.
Fortunately, all our recommended electricians are registered contractors with either the NICEIC or NAPIT to ensure that all work completed at your home is performed safely, to government standards and provide the certification to prove it for your protection and peace of mind.
If you’d like to speak to our recommended certified electrician in your area, you can find their details here.
Rang him as our kitchen circuit shorted out. He methodically checked, found and fixed the problem. Excellent work ethic.
Excellent Service, Gareth was helpful and clearly a very experienced and knowledgeable electrician. The work was carried out on time and efficiently I would definitely recommend.
I had a problem with wall lights on stairs after I replaced them and a main swith. Telephoned for a call out, connected to Mr Thornton. Shared my problem with him, he advised & instructed me what to do then call back. His instructions were spot on & problem was solved. Not having me this man I found him very professional, he listened, his assessment of the problem was exact. Wish I could receive this level of service where ever I go. Highly recommended electrician
Leslie Horan Mr
Excellent professional service. Tony was very knowledgeable and gave great advice on rectifying some of the problems we had with our electrics. Tony gave accurate estimates and was reasonably priced.
Asa rang me shortly after I left a message for him. My cooker appeared to be broken after the toaster activated the trip switch. After explaining the problem to Asa he suggested that, before he arranged a call out for me, l should set the cooker clock to the correct time and try turning the cooker on again. It worked! I did feel a bit stupid that l didn’t know about the clock, but also very happy that my cooker was fixed. No charge at all. I didn’t get to meet Asa but l can definitely recommend him, for his honesty and helpfulness. Thank you Asa, and Louise for passing on my message to Asa.
Great job, recommended. Outside double socket fitted for a reasonable price.
Darren did the work that was required and charged a fair price. Very happy and will definitely use again in future.
Excellent job and also a very reasonable price.
Very punctual, I felt that I was kept informed, as my property is tenanted. My tenant said friendly service provided. I will be happy to use again.
They were very efficient and I was happy how they carried out the work, I would use them again
Darren was a good communicator and quickly organised the job. His elecrician Terry was bang on time, pleasant, got the job done at a reasonable price. (EICR reports for rental properties). I'm very satisfied with the results.
My experience with Darren and Hillmore was nothing short of perfect. He attended the site within 48 hours of our conversation and conducted the work whilst my tenants were home, there was minimal disruption and the work was complete within an hour. The price was very reasonable and there were no hidden costs. I would highly recommend this company and I have since called them back to complete further works. 5 stars *****
Darren completed the electrical safety certificate and repairs promptly and reasonably priced. Recommend.
Darren was excellent - communicated well throughout the process, made sure I had all the options and provided any clarifications needed. No issues at all and would use again. Would recommend to friends and family.
Excellent service! Great price! Would highly recommend.
Very happy with the work done and service received. I needed a job doing asap and they were able to meet my deadlines. The chap that turned up was lovely to talk to and did a great job. I had to have an isolator switch and cabling installed for a jacuzzi and they checked with the company to make sure that the work done would meet their requirements and regulations before finishing the job. I also asked them to fit an additional socket in the house (outside of the original scope) and they did this for me. Communication was good. Happy to recommend this company and will use again. Thank you!
Hillmore installed some outdoor lighting for us and relocated some internal switches and sockets. The work was done quickly and efficiently and I would certainly use again. Thanks.
Darren's service was professional and the end product was exactly what we were expecting. I would highly recommend Darren for your electrical requirements.
Great experience with the guys from Voltage Electrical. Darren in particular was extremely accommodating and professional throughout. Excellent job completed in very quick time. Highly recommended.
Darren was really excellent from start to finish. Always on time and got the work done to a high standard and finished half a day early too!