Covering Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, Doncaster and Chesterfield area.
South Yorkshire Electrician – I am David Craven, a fully qualified electrician with 32 years experience in all types of electrical work. Living in Thorpe Hesley, I cover Rotherham, Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster and the Chesterfield area. I pride myself on providing a friendly, reliable and professional service to domestic, commercial and industrial customers.
All my work is carried out to the latest edition of the current Electrical Regulations, BS7671 17th Edition and is fully guaranteed. Craven Electrical Services is insured with public liability insurance and all materials are purchased from reputable companies supplying British Standard materials.
Most of my work comes from recommendations by satisfied customers. For this reason, it is important to me that you are happy with the work carried out, leaving you feeling confident to call on my services again, as well as recommending me to your family and friends.
I offer a comprehensive service covering all aspects of electrical work. No job is too small and I am happy to give a free, no obligation quote at a time that is convenient for you. This can be after work, during the day, or at the weekend.
I often work in conjunction with other trades such as builders and plumbers to provide customers with a hassle free, complete installation service.
If you are considering an extension to your home, or additional lights and sockets, I will review the capacity of your existing unit to ensure it is not overloaded with the extra usage. If you have any questions, or doubts about the safety, or size of your existing unit, please get in touch. I will be happy to provide verbal advice, or carry out a visual safety/capacity inspection free of charge to local customers.
Having lights with timers, photocells and remote controls ensures you will never come home to a dark and gloomy house. And with new energy efficient bulbs, you can be confident they won’t cost you the earth to run. I can take you through your options of what type of light would be most suitable and cost efficient for your needs.
Click here to read my guide on outdoor lighting.
There are no set guidelines as to when a property should be rewired. Just because your wiring is old, doesn’t mean it is unsafe. Many factors can affect the wear and tear of your electrical installation, including the materials used, the quality of workmanship during the initial wiring and how the property has been used over that time. If you are unsure if you need a rewire, I will happily come and inspect and test the wiring and tell you if anything needs upgrading.
As a very general guide, if a property has not been rewired in the last 25-30 years, it’s worth having the wiring checked for safety. If you do not plan on any major internal alterations, or extensions and the wiring is in good condition and you are not experiencing any problems a safety check may be all that is needed for peace of mind. However, if you are planning on some major remodelling work that constitutes a material alternation, as defined by the building regulations, it is likely that current building regulations will require you to update part, if not all of the property, including upgrading the consumer unit (fuse box). Similarly, the same applies if you intend to extend, convert an attic, or garage building. If you are unsure if your wiring is safe, or if a part, or full rewire is necessary, I will gladly give you advice, or arrange a visit to inspect the existing wiring and consumer unit/fuse box.
You can also carry out some simple regular checks yourself. Check around the house for the condition of cables, switches, sockets and other accessories. If you notice anything unusual, for example burn marks on plugs and sockets, or sounds of arching (buzzing and crackling), circuit breakers tripping, then it’s worth having an inspection.