Electrical Installation Condition Reports
If you need an Electrical Installation Condition Report ( EICR ) in Fulham or south west London, we can help.
What is an Electrical Installation Condition Report?
An EICR is intended to report on the condition and safety of a domestic electrical installation. There are two main types
- a visual condition report which doesn’t include testing (only suitable where an installation has been tested recently).
- a periodic inspection which includes a full test of the installation and will reveal any hidden faults.
What is included in an Electrical Inspection Condition Report?
An EICR will check the condition of the electrics against the UK standard for the safety of electrical installations, BS 7671 – Requirements for Electrical Installations (IET Wiring Regulations). It includes:
- The adequacy of earthing and bonding.
- The suitability of the switch gear and control gear (fuseboxes and circuit boards).
- The serviceability and age of switches, sockets and lighting fittings.
- The age and type of the wiring system and its condition.
- Sockets that may be used to supply portable electrical equipment for use outdoors, making sure they are protected by a suitable residual current device (RCD).
- The presence of adequate identification and notices.
- The extent of any wear and tear, damage or other deterioration.
- Any changes in the use of the premises that have led to, or may lead to, unsafe conditions.
Why should you get an Electrical Installation Condition Report?
Electricity can be dangerous, and in the worst case scenario, it can kill. Now we’re not trying to scare anybody here – but the safety of your electrical installation really is important. Faulty and old wiring is one of the main causes of electrical fires in the home. You can reduce the risk of a fire by checking the condition of your cables, switches, sockets and other accessories regularly.
You can’t see electricity, and equally, you can’t see much of the wiring and installation in your home. Cables are usually hidden inside the walls, and consumer units are often hidden in cupboards, so it is not surprising that you forget to check the condition of your electrical installation for damage or wear and tear.
How often should you get an Electrical Installation Condition Report?
For many, an EICR will only be thought about when they are preparing to buy, sell or let their (or another property). However the following schedule for EICRs is recommended:
- 10 years for an owner-occupied home
- 5 years for a rented home
- 3 years for a caravan
- 1 year for a swimming pool
Who should carry out an Electrical Installation Condition Report?
EICRs should only be carried out by a competent registered electrician – MGB Electrical specialise in EICRs
How much does an Electrical Installation Condition Report cost?
At MGB Electrical we have an open and honest approach to pricing our work. The following charges would apply for the production of domestic EICRs in Fulham or south west London:
- Studios & 1 Bed Flats – from £180.00 up to and including 5 circuits
- 2 Bed Flats – from £210.00 up to and including 10 circuits
- 3 Bed Flats – from £240.00 up to and including 10 circuits
- 4 Bed Flats – from £300.00 up to and including 10 circuits
- 1 & 2 Bed Houses from £260.00 up to and including 10 circuits
- 3 & 4 Bed Houses from £300.00 up to and including 10 circuits
All prices exclude VAT
Larger properties – please call to arrange viewing and estimate.
We also carry out commercial and industrial periodic inspections. Please call to arrange a quotation.