Bill Stiles

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 3rd August 2020

Location
south warwickshire

Trading Status
Company

Providing essential rental accommodation since
2017

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118
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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 12

Bill Stiles

18:28 PM, 22nd September 2020
About 2 months ago

Myth-busting - Electrical Safety installations Act 2020

Reply to the comment left by N H at 21/09/2020 - 13:20
to reply to your questions
If the report is satisfactory it is the contractors responsibility for how much sampling he has done .The council just want a satisfactory report
I would check with your landlords insurance about the smoke alarms but they only have a ten year life span so I would change them asap
There is probably a latent fault on those circuits which has only come to light because the RCD was fitted ,it might have been there all the time .I would recommend the contractor tries to identify the problem circuit but if you read the thread before it will explain that you don't need to change a fuse board because it is plastic

I hope this has been helpful... Read More

Bill Stiles

8:34 AM, 29th August 2020
About 3 months ago

Myth-busting - Electrical Safety installations Act 2020

Reply to the comment left by Porky at 28/08/2020 - 22:22
I have seen this on older installations and have passed it with a C3 comment ,the trouble is there is no discrimination so if there is a faulty circuit you will lose all the power that is why fuse boards have at least two trip switches .I would not recommend this at all. If the trip goes on a friday night ,you will have to sort it out straight away getting out a contractor out or having to go yourself. My view is don't make things harder for yourself,... Read More

Bill Stiles

21:11 PM, 27th August 2020
About 3 months ago

Myth-busting - Electrical Safety installations Act 2020

Reply to the comment left by UKPN at 27/08/2020 - 19:40
I would say a fuse board would need changing if there is no RCD protection on a shower or sockets as we have stated on the thread before. It difficult to give people guidance on prices but our price for a 3 bed house up to 10 circuits is £175 for a electrical condition report .A fuse board change will start from £425 that is for a twin RCD board with out a surge protector which is what most landlords go for. Having a fuse board with individual RCBO protection on every circuit and a surge protector fitted will be a lot more. We are based in South Warwickshire but obviously prices are more the further south you go and less the further north generally speaking... Read More

Bill Stiles

20:59 PM, 27th August 2020
About 3 months ago

Myth-busting - Electrical Safety installations Act 2020

Reply to the comment left by SGhai at 25/08/2020 - 12:02
For a new build or rewire I will put 10 years for the retest and then every 5 years afterwards. Some contractors do shorter times if they are concerned by the installation ,usually this is something I do not do and we try and sort out the observations before mastering the certificate . If the board is out of date and will not pass we do not test the installation. I just submit a quote to change the board and then do the testing ,some contractors prefer to test first to highlight any other wiring problems which is strictly the correct thing to do .... Read More

Bill Stiles

23:04 PM, 14th August 2020
About 3 months ago

Myth-busting - Electrical Safety installations Act 2020

Reply to the comment left by Jireh Homes at 08/08/2020 - 14:31
this might be my last comment for a while as I am having a much needed break in Scotland with no phone or internet access.
If there is no main bonding on incoming services like gas,oil pipe or water it is a C2. Having said that it the water pipe coming in is plastic then it does not require to be bonded. If there is 6mm cable on the services it is a C3 ,but if ANY electrical work is carried out the earthing should be upgraded to 10mm cable linking the services to the main consumer unit.
This is non negotiable and there is no debate on this one. A electrical contractor should always check the main bonding before any electrical work is undertaken no matter how small the job.
I hope this has made things clear on this point, this is the only regulation that is clear and concise and there is no ducking or diving on this point... Read More