Ian Morgan

Registered with Property118.com
Saturday 19th May 2018

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 20

Ian Morgan

12:00 PM, 25th July 2020, About 2 years ago

Electrical Safety Certificate Costs?

My agent in Cardiff sent a blanket email out offering at £75 plus VAT. I do my own, 8 bed HMO, it took best part of a day what with finding some faults and correcting them. I don't see how these firms can only charge this and do the job properly.
Perhaps they are lining people up for the fault fixing, ££££. A model I wouldn't choose or sell!... Read More

Ian Morgan

19:46 PM, 17th July 2020, About 2 years ago

Does it have to be a metal fuse box now?

Reply to the comment left by Eppingelec at 17/07/2020 - 15:56
AFDD, arc fault detection devices, these are welcomed by us electricians. However, an all in one device costs about 100 pounds...... Per circuit. 10 circuits for a moderate size house, that's 1000 pounds before you start! Who is going to swallow that when another electrician will fit a board without them from about 350 pounds?
Yes Grenfell would have been avoided, but that was a perfect storm of circumstances.

London fire brigade drive a lot of these new regulations. In Wales sprinklers have to be fitted in new builds, or change of use. I read these costs will equate to 1 million pounds per life saved. Personally, we should force high standard smoke detection systems to be installed. Cost much less and will be more beneficial.... Read More

Ian Morgan

19:30 PM, 17th July 2020, About 2 years ago

Does it have to be a metal fuse box now?

Reply to the comment left by Phil Turtle, Landlord Licensing & Defence at 16/07/2020 - 13:57
No, C3 unless signs of thermal damage as said by someone else here too.

You can advise less than 5 years if it seems the installation is nearing the end of its life, typically the insulation resistance (how well the wires are insulated from each other) is low or dropping at a rate that raises concerns i.e. when you have other EICRs to compare with.

There are many layers of detail to the EICRs, but I agree there are other electricians wanting to make a few quid!

The regulations are not retrospective........ Read More

Ian Morgan

19:33 PM, 30th May 2020, About 2 years ago

NAPIT electrical testing exceeds new regulation requirements?

Reply to the comment left by Gary Nock at 26/05/2020 - 09:52
I have seen NAPITs webinar on the dreaded EICRs in the PRS during lockdown, as I am a NAPIT registered electrician and a landlord. They DO NOT expect every rental to meet 18th Edition regulations. So don't worry.... They expect experience and the use of their EICR codebreakers book to be used. Obviously there are electricians out there from all registered bodies that will take the.....
The 100% you make reference to related to the circuits of the dwelling. All circuits, i.e. 100% are to be tested, it is not acceptable to do less in domestic situation really (large commercial and industrial settings sample circuits). Obviously 100% of sockets and fittings aren't required to be examined unless faults, or non compliance is found.... Read More

Ian Morgan

8:08 AM, 8th February 2020, About 2 years ago

Giving personal guarantees for a limited company?

We had to do one for Kent Reliance, used an independent solicitor. They "interviewed" my wife and I separately checking for undue influence and all of that, much to my amusement. Obviously the providers are looking after their interests as mentioned above. Cost for us was only £200, and I wasn't happy paying out more money. £500 plus would make me weep!... Read More