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What to look for when choosing new build electrical contractors

What to look for when choosing new build electrical contractors

The new build market is growing exponentially across the United Kingdom and especially so in the north of England. In the Leeds area for instance, there has been no less than 300 new build houses and apartments created over the last four years and another 400 new build houses and apartments are expected to be built by 2020.

For new build project managers, then, the need for high quality electrical contractors has never been so high and the same rings true for people who are building their own home. If you are in such need, here’s what to look out for when choosing an electrical contractor for your project, to help you choose the right people for the job:


Qualification comes in two forms – accreditation and project experience. You should look out for NICEIC, IPAF and PASMA accreditation and the individual electricians working your project should of course hold all necessary qualifications.

In terms of experience, the more the better and holding existing contracts with new build companies is a good sign that they can be trusted to work on your project. It also gives you somewhere to source testimonials. Contractors should also work to industry standards.

Project management

The last thing you want as a project manager of a new build is to have to take on the project management of electrical system installation when you have enough on your plate.

The best electrical contractors will do this for you. They will manage the full design and installation project from start to finish and report to you during the project so that you know exactly what’s happening. Detailed reports should also be provided to you at every stage of project completion so that you can coordinate other contractors properly.

Contractor and client needs

The best electrical contractors always work with the aim of satisfying the needs of the main contractor and the client. The priority should always be to deliver work on-time and on-budget and most importantly of all to an extremely high quality.

Your contractor should also be able to take on any aspect of electrical installation from wiring and rewiring to network installations and from automatic opening vent (AOV) installation to satellite and aerial system installation.

If you are building your own home in the Leeds area or you are a new build company looking for a reliable and dependable electrical contractor, give Brightlec a call on 0800 9788 168 or 0113 894 1968 today to discuss your project.



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