Below you will find a list of the questions we get asked on a regular basis.

Yes, West Coast Electrical is proudly MCS certified.

You can find out more about MCS Certification and why it's important in our blog post.

1. Electrical Installation Certificate: This certificate is issued for substantial electrical jobs, such as installing a new shower circuit, setting up an EV charger, or conducting a complete home rewire. It provides comprehensive documentation and verification of the work performed, ensuring compliance with safety standards.

2. Minor Works Certificate: If your project involves alterations to existing circuits, such as adding new sockets or lighting points or relocating existing ones, you will receive a Minor Works Certificate. This certificate acknowledges that the modifications meet safety standards and are in accordance with electrical regulations.

3. Part P Certificate of Compliance: For work that is notifiable, we also issue a Part P Certificate of Compliance. This certification is essential for certain electrical alterations and installations, particularly those affecting safety, to confirm that the work complies with legal and regulatory requirements.

AC (alternating current) and DC (direct current) are two fundamental types of electrical currents. AC changes direction periodically, typically oscillating in a sinusoidal waveform, and is commonly used in household electricity and power distribution. DC flows consistently in one direction and is often used in batteries and electronic devices.

As a landlord, you are required to have an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) carried out on your property at least every 5 years. This is a mandatory safety requirement to ensure that the electrical installations in your rental property are safe for your tenants. Regular EICRs help identify any potential hazards and maintain a high standard of electrical safety in your rental properties. 

Yes, we take immense pride in the quality of our work and have full confidence in its durability. That's why we proudly provide a comprehensive 10-year workmanship warranty. Additionally, as a member of the NICEIC, you also receive a 6-year warranty with them, ensuring your complete peace of mind.

Residual Current Devices (RCDs) are equipped with a conveniently placed test button. Regular maintenance involves pressing this button every six months to ensure optimal functionality. When the RCD "trips" and can be reset, it confirms proper operation. However, if pressing the test button yields no response or prevents you from resetting it, this indicates a malfunctioning RCD. In such instances, it's important to reach out to a qualified electrician for assistance. Routine checks not only verify their electrical integrity but also prevent potential mechanical issues from arising, ensuring the continued safety and reliability of your electrical systems.

Rewires can indeed be a bit messy due to the nature of the work, but we take great care to minimise any disruption and dust. Our skilled electricians use advanced tools like the Metabo wall chaser to keep dust to a minimum during the rewiring process. Furthermore, once the rewiring is completed, we take pride in ensuring that your property is left in a clean and tidy state. Customer satisfaction is paramount to us, and you'll find numerous comments in our Google reviews from happy customers who appreciate our attention to cleanliness

Absolutely, we cover call outs 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. We take pride in being one of the leading electrical companies in the area for emergency call outs. Our commitment is to ensure that we have qualified electricians available whenever an emergency arises, and we aim to attend call outs within the hour. Whenever possible, we'll work with our customers remotely to troubleshoot and resolve issues, saving both money and inconvenience. However, there may be situations where an on site visit is necessary and we are here to help promptly and make your property safe.

Certain electrical work in the UK requires a Building Control notification to ensure safety and compliance with regulations. This includes, but is not limited to, the installation of new circuits, consumer units (fuse boxes), and alterations to existing circuits in kitchens, bathrooms, and outdoor spaces. Additionally, any work involving electrical installations in special locations like swimming pools, saunas, and hot tubs must also be notified to Building Control. It's essential to check with your local authority or a qualified electrician to determine if your specific electrical project necessitates a Building Control notification to avoid any legal or safety issues.

Certainly! At West Coast Electrical, we're here to assist with all your electrical needs, no matter how small the job may be. If you're unsure whether we can help with your specific job, simply fill out our convenient contact form on our website, and we'll promptly get in touch to discuss your requirements. Alternatively, feel free to give our office a call at 01253 366095, where one of our friendly and knowledgeable team members will be delighted to provide you with expert advice and guidance. Your electrical projects, big or small, are important to us, and we're here to assist you every step of the way.

Our preferred payment methods are designed to offer flexibility and convenience to our valued customers. You can choose to pay by card using our secure card machine, which accepts various card types, including credit cards, ensuring you have the payment flexibility you need. We also accept cash and bank transfers as alternative options. Please note that for all domestic work, payment is due upon completion unless otherwise agreed upon.

Yes, we are registered electricians. Our team is proudly registered with the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC), which means you are protected for 6 years if something isn't as it should be. We understand the importance of staying up to date in this ever evolving field, which is why we are committed to continuous learning. Our electricians regularly attend courses and engage in CPD to ensure that we remain current and provide our customers with the highest level of expertise and safety in the electrical industry.