Residential Electric Vehicle Charging

Residential EV Charger Installation
in Norfolk & Suffolk.

Excel Electrical Services Ltd are specialists in the installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Units and OZEV Authorised. As an approved OZEV Installer for all OZEV products and EV infrastructure grants, Excel Electrical Services Ltd can assist and guide you during discussions to identify your specific requirements.

Trusted specialists in EV Charger Installation in Norfolk and North Suffolk.

If you do not intend to claim or are not eligible for Government Electric Vehicle Charging Unit Grants, you are able to choose from the whole range of chargers.

Excel Electrical Services Ltd can install all types of chargers. See the government website for further information on available grants.

 

As an approved OZEV Installer for all OZEV products and EV infrastructure grants Excel Electrical Services Ltd can assist and guide you during discussions to identify your specific requirements.

 

Excel Electrical Services Ltd are approved OZEV installers of the:

For the following Electric Vehicle Charging Manufacturers: 

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Contact your trusted local electrician.

What are my options when it comes to Electric Vehicle Chargers?

There are essentially two types of Electric Vehicle Charger:

 

  1. A ‘Socketed/Untethered’ Charger Unit. These type of charger units do not have an attached lead. You use the lead which comes with your car to connect to the charger.
  2. A ‘Tethered’ Charger Unit. These type of charger units have a permanent lead attached which you plug into your electric vehicle.

 

The ‘Tethered’ Charger Units are either Type 1 or Type 2. The vast majority of new vehicles will require a Type 2 but some older vehicles may need a Type 1 (see vehicle manufacturers specification

What does installation of an Electric Vehicle Charger involve and how much does it cost?​

 

Excel Electrical Services Ltd will meet with you to complete an onsite survey to determine all requirements and identify the works needed for a successful installation.  Upon completion of the survey, Excel Electrical Services Ltd will provide you with an accurate quotation for the works to install & the EV charging unit associated costs

‘How much will it cost to charge your electric vehicle on an ongoing basis?

 

‘Along with the cost of the installation of the electric charging unit itself, we understand that you may also have questions about ongoing charging costs for your electric vehicle.  That’s why we’ve linked with Go Compare to bring you a user-friendly and interactive Cost of Charging Calculator.

The calculator provides you with a personalised estimate, taking into account key factors such as your Vehicle Make, Model & Trim, preferred charger power output, and the cost of your electricity per kWh. Here’s how you can use the calculator:

 

  1. Visit the Calculator Tool: Head over to the interactive Cost of Charging Calculator at https://www.gocompare.com/motoring/electric-cars/cost-to-charge/.
  2. Enter Vehicle Details: Input your Vehicle Make, Model & Trim to ensure accurate calculations tailored to your specific electric vehicle.
  3. Choose Charger Power Output: Select your preferred charger power output. Whether you’re charging at home or using public charging stations, this choice influences your overall charging costs.
  4. Enter Electricity Cost: Input the cost of your electricity per kWh. This ensures that the calculator considers your local electricity rates for a precise estimate.
  5. Receive Personalised Results: Get an instant insight into the associated charging costs for your electric vehicle. The results will help you understand the financial implications and make an informed decision about your transition to electric mobility.

Call your trusted local electrician.

Do you need the services of an experienced, trusted electrician in Norfolk or North Suffolk? Looking to install a Residential EV charger at your residence or require an electrical contractor for another reason, contact Excel Electrical Services Ltd.

What grants for Electric Vehicle Charging Unit Installation are available? ​

The ‘EV Chargepoint Grant for flat owners-occupiers and people living in rented properties’, the EV Chargepoint Grant Landlords and the ‘Workplace Charging Scheme’ are administered and approved by the Government Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV). Homeowners in typical freehold properties – single-unit properties such as bungalows, detached, semi-detached, or terraced housing – will no longer be eligible for a grant to assist with the cost of purchase and installation of an EV Chargepoint with effect from 01.4.22.

Who Is Eligible for a grant for EV Installations?​

EV Chargepoint Grant for Flat Owner-Occupiers and People Living in Rented Accommodation.

Under the terms of the scheme, occupants in either an owned flat or rental accommodation will receive up to £350 towards the cost of installing an electric vehicle chargepoint.

EV Chargepoint Grant for Landlords.​

This grant is for residential and commercial landlords, social housing providers or property factors seeking funding to install electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints in rental and leasehold properties in the UK.

EV Infrastructure Grant for Residential Car Parks.

The government wants to help businesses and organisations who rent, lease or manage residential properties install electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints in their car parks. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) administers the grant on behalf of Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).

What If These Grants Aren't Suitable For Me?

If these grants are not suitable for your circumstances i.e. you represent a commercial business, charity or public sector organisation & you would like further information on the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) or the ‘EV Infrastructure Grant for Staff & Fleets (Commercial Car Parks, please refer to our Commercial Electric Vehicle Charging page.

EV Chargepoint Grant for Flat Owner-Occupiers and People Living in Rented Accommodation

Under the terms of the scheme, occupants in either an owned flat or rental accommodation will receive up to £350 towards the cost of installing an electric vehicle chargepoint.

 

Customers must own, lease or have ordered a qualifying electric vehicle a qualifying electric vehicle (see the list of OZEV Approved Vehicles) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/electric-vehicle-homecharge-scheme-eligible-vehicles and have dedicated off street parking at their property

 

The grant works by the Customer choosing an EVHS Approved Installer, such as Excel Electrical Services Ltd, to install their chargepoint & apply for the grant on their behalf.

 

For further guidance on the grant eligibility & requirements, please view the following link;

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ev-chargepoint-grant-for-flat-owner-occupiers-and-people-living-in-rented-properties-customer-guidance/ev-chargepoint-grant-for-flat-owner-occupiers-and-people-living-in-rented-properties-customer-guidance

What does installation involve, and how much does it cost?

Installations can only be carried out by OZEV-authorised installers such as Excel Electrical Services Ltd, who also claim the grant on your behalf. Installation requirements vary as does the associated cost. As OZEV advises, Excel Electrical Services Ltd will meet with you to complete an on-site survey to determine all requirements and identify the works needed for a successful installation.  Upon completion of the survey, Excel Electrical Services Ltd will provide you with an accurate quotation for the works to install & the EV charging unit associated costs.

 

 

To book a site survey & receive a free quotation

EV Chargepoint Grant for Landlords.​

This grant is for residential and commercial landlords, social housing providers or property factors seeking funding to install electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints in rental and leasehold properties in the UK.

 

The chargepoint grant replaces the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) and is open to:

 

– landlord of a property that lets the property

– right to manage (RTM) company

– companies owning the freehold of a leased or rented property

– companies owning a building’s common areas. The company may comprise shareholders who are the leaseholders. The company may also manage the building

– property factor listed on the property factor register https://www.propertyfactorregister.gov.scot/PropertyFactorRegister/

– private registered providers of social housing (PRP)

– public authorities, such as government departments and their agencies, the armed forces, local governments, the NHS and emergency services

– Charities

Landlords and housing suppliers must be registered businesses or public authorities to qualify. The landlord must be registered at Companies House. If not, the landlord must be VAT registered with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). If landlord is not registered at either, they will not be eligible for the grant.

 

To access the grant, a landlord must first register. OZEV approved installers, such as Excel Electrical Services Ltd, can then make the grant claims on the landlords behalf.

 

Up to £350 will be available per socket towards the cost of an EV charge point installation, with a limit of 200 applications in each financial year per applicant for residential properties, and a further 100 for commercial properties. These may be across a number of properties and installations or just for one property. The financial year runs from 6 April to 5 April the following year.

The property must have associated private parking.

Property Eligibility

 

Your property must be located in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland. Properties in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man are not included.

 

You can apply for:

– single-unit residential properties, such as flats and houses

– multi-unit residential properties, such as apartment blocks

– commercially let properties that have parking dedicated for staff use or fleet use of the tenant or prospective tenant

 

If you are applying for a single unit residential property, it cannot be your place of residence.

 

If you are applying for a commercially let property, the chargepoint must be dedicated for the use by the staff or fleets of the property’s tenant. It cannot be for public use.

 

Please note: Holiday rental properties are not covered by this grant.

 

For further customer guidance on the grant eligibility & requirements, please view the OZEV Customer Guidance document below;

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ev-chargepoint-grant-for-landlords-customer-guidance

What does installation involve, and how much does it cost?

Installations can only be carried out by OZEV-authorised installers such as Excel Electrical Services Ltd, who also claim the grant on your behalf. Installation requirements vary as does the associated cost. As OZEV advises, Excel Electrical Services Ltd will meet with you to complete an on-site survey to determine all requirements and identify the works needed for a successful installation.  Upon completion of the survey, Excel Electrical Services Ltd will provide you with an accurate quotation for the works to install & the EV charging unit associated costs.

 

 

To book a site survey & receive a free quotation

Call your trusted local electrician.

Do you need the services of an experienced, trusted electrician in Norfolk or North Suffolk? Looking to install a Residential EV charger at your residence or require an electrical contractor for another reason, contact Excel Electrical Services Ltd.

EV Infrastructure Grant for Residential Car Parks​.

The government wants to help businesses and organisations who rent, lease or manage residential properties install electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints in their car parks. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) administers the grant on behalf of Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).

To access the grant, a landlord must first register. Installers approved by OZEV such as Excel Electrical Services Ltd can then make claims for work completed on their behalf.

The EV infrastructure grant for residential car parks will provide money towards the infrastructure needed for chargepoints, as well as for installing the chargepoints themselves.

The grant means landlords do not have to install all the chargepoints the infrastructure allows for. It permits them to plan for the future by creating infrastructure now that can enable chargepoints to be installed later on.

There is a separate and different grant from the EV chargepoint grant for landlords, which does not help towards the cost of chargepoint infrastructure. Both grants may be used for the same site, but not the same chargepoints.

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Customer Guidance

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ev-infrastructure-grant-for-residential-car-parks-customer-guidance/ev-infrastructure-grant-for-residential-car-parks-customer-guidance

 

The guidance provided via the link above is for residential and commercial landlords, social housing providers or property factors seeking funding to install electric vehicle (EV) chargepoint infrastructure in the residential car parks of rental and leasehold properties.

What does installation involve, and how much does it cost?

The EV infrastructure grant is open to:​

– The landlord of a property that lets the property

 

– a right to manage (RTM) company

 

– companies the own the freehold of a leased or rented property

 

– companies that own a building’s common areas. The company may comprise shareholders who are the leaseholders. The company may also manage the building

 

– property factor listed on the -property factor register

 

– private registered providers of social housing (PRP)

 

– public authorities, such as government departments and their agencies, the armed forces, local governments, the NHS and emergency services

 

– charities

 

Currently, you must be registered at Companies House. If you do not have this, you must be VAT registered with HMRC. If you are not registered at either, you will not be eligible for the grant.

Grant Rules & Restrictions

For detailed information on the rules and restrictions for the ‘EV Infrastructure Grant for Residential Car Parks, please refer to the following Gov.uk Customer Guidance Document.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ev-infrastructure-grant-for-residential-car-parks-customer-guidance/ev-infrastructure-grant-for-residential-car-parks-customer-guidance

 

This guide will provide you with detail on the following;

– Grant Rules & Restrictions

– Eligible Properties

– Parking Requirements

– Equipment Requirements

– Charging Infrastructure

– Eligible Costs

 

The Customer Guide will also provide you with examples of how much the EV Infrastructure Grant for Residential Car Parks could be worth.

How the Grant Works​

The grant involves the following steps:

1. You must register with DVLA using the EV infrastructure grant for residential car parks registration form.

 

2. You agree work to be undertaken with an OZEV approved installer at your property.

 

3. Once work is complete, your installer will apply for the grant on your behalf. They will need tell OZEV what was installed and provide evidence to verify this. This will include a copy of your invoice, photos of the chargepoints installed and a diagram of the car park indicating the work completed.

 

4. Your installer will invoice you with a final invoice. This should show the total cost of the installation (including any VAT charged) and the OZEV grant that is offset against that total.

 

5. DVLA will process the application and inform your installer of the result.

Customer Registration

Before you can apply for a grant, you must register with DVLA and get a landlord registration identification (ID) number. This will allow us to confirm you are eligible.

 

To register, you will need one of the following:

 

– company registration number

– VAT registration number

 

You will also need:

 

– a contact email address

– contact address corresponding to that registered with Companies House or their VAT registration

 

You will need to complete the Chargepoint grants landlords registration form and send it to this email address: LandlordAccounts@dvla.gov.uk

 

Once your details are verified DVLA will provide you with a landlord registration ID number for the scheme.

How much can you claim?

The infrastructure grant pays towards both the infrastructure and the chargepoints that you install at the same time as the infrastructure.

For Charging Infrastructure

Landlords can get up to £500 for each parking space that the charging infrastructure will provide a unique chargepoint socket to, either from installed chargepoints or those that will be installed at a future date via the future connection locations.

For chargepoints

Landlords can get up to £350 towards the cost of buying and installing each chargepoint socket provided. This is in addition to the amount available for providing a space with charging infrastructure.

The grant cap

The total amount of grant funding available cannot be more than 75% of the cost of the installation of the chargepoints and infrastructure charged to the customer (as stated on your invoice).

 

The amount available per grant is capped at £30,000.

What does installation involve, and how much does it cost?

Installations can only be carried out by OZEV-authorised installers such as Excel Electrical Services Ltd, who also claim the grant on your behalf. Installation requirements vary as does the associated cost. As OZEV advises, Excel Electrical Services Ltd will meet with you to complete an on-site survey to determine all requirements and identify the works needed for a successful installation.  Upon completion of the survey, Excel Electrical Services Ltd will provide you with an accurate quotation for the works to install & the EV charging unit associated costs.

 

 

To book a site survey & receive a free quotation

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Electric Vehicle Charging

Excel Electrical Services Ltd are authorised by OLEV to install Residential and Workplace charging points for your electric vehicle at your home or at your commercial premises.
As an authorised Installer Excel Electrical Services Ltd can claim for the government grants available under the Electrical Vehicle HomeCharge Scheme or Workplace Charging Scheme on your behalf, subject to all eligibility criteria being achieved making the grant process for you the Consumer hassle free.

Residential Electric Vehicle Charge Point Installation – HomeCharge Scheme
With effect from 1st April 2020, the Electric Vehicle HomeCharge Scheme (EVHS) provides grant funding for up to 75%, to a maximum of £350.00 (including VAT) per eligible electric vehicle, towards the cost of installing electric vehicle charge points at residential properties across the UK. The EVHS Scheme is applicable for Electric Cars, Electric Vans & larger Electric Motorbikes.

For further information on the Electric Vehicle HomeCharge Scheme please refer to the following document:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/customer-guidance-electric-vehicle-homecharge-scheme.

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Electric Vehicle Charging & Grant Schemes

Excel Electrical Services Ltd are authorised by OLEV to install Residential and Workplace charging points for your electric vehicle at your home or at your commercial premises.

As an authorised Installer Excel Electrical Services Ltd can claim for the government grants available under the Electrical Vehicle HomeCharge Scheme or Workplace Charging Scheme on your behalf, subject to all eligibility criteria being achieved making the grant process for you the Consumer hassle free.

 

Residential Electric Vehicle Charge Point Installation – HomeCharge Scheme

 

With effect from 1st April 2020, the Electric Vehicle HomeCharge Scheme (EVHS) provides grant funding for up to 75%, to a maximum of £350.00 (including VAT) per eligible electric vehicle, towards the cost of installing electric vehicle charge points at residential properties across the UK. The EVHS Scheme is applicable for Electric Cars, Electric Vans & larger Electric Motorbikes.

For further information on the Electric Vehicle HomeCharge Scheme please refer to the following document:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/customer-guidance-electric-vehicle-homecharge-scheme.

 

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Commercial Electric Vehicle Chargepoint Installation – Workplace Charging Scheme

 

The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a voucher-based scheme that provides support towards the upfront costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charge points, for eligible businesses, charities and public sector organisations.

 

With effect from 1st April 2020, the Workplace Charging Scheme grant provides £350.00 per socket across all sites up to a maximum of 40.

 

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Electric Heating

Electrical Heating and
Fault Resolution Specialists in
Norfolk & Suffolk.

Excel Electrical Services Ltd will completely design and install of all your electric heating requirements. We will provide certification on completion as required under part ‘p’ regulations for building control.

Electric Central Heating Without Pipes.

Traditionally, electric heating has been one of the more expensive ways to heat your home or office but now there is are electric heating systems that provide powerful and controllable electric heating with proven low running costs.

 

Not to be confused with night storage heaters! These new electric heating systems do not require economy 7 or any special meters. They will operate at low running costs on the standard electricity tariff and you just plug them in! They can be used on the existing night storage heater circuit with the economy 7meter removed.

 

Electric heating is the easiest and quickest type of heating to install; there is minimal disruption to you and your home. There are no flues, no unsightly pipes, no potential pipe-work leakage’s, no risk of poisonous gas escapes, just a simple unobtrusive wall fixing and connection to the electricity supply.

Underfloor Heating

Why underfloor heating?


Underfloor heating acts like a large, low level radiator gently radiating heat into the room from the feet up, this requires approximately 15% less energy to feel the same level of comfort experienced using traditional radiator convection heating.

 

Furniture can be positioned without the constraint of radiators. The room is an even comfortable temperature with no cold spots. Ceramic and hard finish floors feel warm and welcoming. Individual room temperature control can be provided with programmable room thermostats.

 

There are two types of underfloor heating – Water or Electric also referred to as Wet and Dry systems.

Wet Underfloor Heating Systems

Warm water is circulated through a series of pipes laid in the floor at the time of construction. The water is heated by means of a heat pump or a traditional gas/oil boiler. For these type of systems we work with local heating engineers to design and install.

EV Infrastructure Grant for Residential Car Parks.

Electric underfloor heating is ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, conservatories or any other room you may require it for.

 

Heat mats or cables are installed and can be fitted underneath flooring such as flooring tiles, laminates or carpets.

What our customers say

Call your trusted local electrician.

Do you need the services of an experienced, trusted electrician in Norfolk or North Suffolk? Looking to install Electrical Heating at your residence, have a fault fixed or require an electrical contractor for another reason, contact Excel Electrical Services Ltd.

Electric Heating Services

Electric Central Heating

Excel Electrical Services Ltd will complete design and install all of your electric heating requirements. We will provide certification on completion as required under part ‘p’ regulations for building control.

Traditionally, electric heating has been one of the more expensive ways to heat your home or office but now there are electric heating systems that provide powerful and controllable electric heating with proven low running costs.

Not to be confused with night storage heaters! These new electric heating systems do not require economy 7 or any special meters. They will operate at low running costs on the standard electricity tariff and you just plug them in! They can be used on the existing night storage heater circuit with the economy 7 meter removed.

Electric heating is the easiest and quickest type of heating to install; there is minimal disruption to you and your home. There are no flues, no unsightly pipes, no potential pipe-work leakage, no risk of poisonous gas escapes, just a simple unobtrusive wall fixing and connection to the electricity supply.

Underfloor Heating

 

Why underfloor heating?
Underfloor heating acts like a large, low level radiator gently radiating heat into the room from the feet up, this requires approximately 15% less energy to feel the same level of comfort experienced using traditional radiator convection heating.

Furniture can be positioned without the constraint of radiators. The room is an even comfortable temperature with no cold spots. Ceramic and hard finish floors feel warm and welcoming. Individual room temperature control can be provided with programmable room thermostats.

 

Types of Underfloor Heating

 

There are two types of underfloor heating – Water or Electric also referred to as ‘Wet’ and ‘Dry’ systems.

 

Wet Underfloor Heating Systems

 

Warm water is circulated through a series of pipes laid in the floor at the time of construction. The water is heated by means of a heat pump or a traditional gas/oil boiler. For these type of systems we work with local heating engineers to design and install.

 

Electric Underfloor Heating

 

Electric underfloor heating is ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, conservatories or any other room you may require it for.
Heat mats or cables are installed and can be fitted underneath flooring such as flooring tiles, laminates or carpets

Residential Electrical Services

Excel Electrical Services Ltd can deal with all types of domestic electrical services in and around your home, from simple jobs to complete rewires.

We are fully qualified and accredited and can ensure that you comply with all the latest regulations.

 

Our services include:

• New Builds / Self Builds / Eco Builds
• Re-wires
• Extensions
• Kitchen and Bathroom Refurbishments
• Fuse Board Replacements
• Fault Finding/Testing
• Electric Heating & Underfloor Heating
• Showers
• Security Lights
• Additional Lights and Sockets
• Garden Lighting
• Home Automation
• LED/Low Energy Lighting

 

Eco Builds
Excel Electrical Services Ltd work in conjunction with many local Eco builders and architects and can provide services for

Air Source and Ground Source Heat Pumps
Heat Recovery Units
Energy Efficient Lighting
Fuse board add-on
Heat Recovery Units
Modern well insulated homes with central heating suffer air pollution up to 10 times worse than outside, according to a ‘Which’ report.

Surveys by the (Department of Environment Transport Region) DETR and the Building Research Establishment (BRE) have Carbon Dioxide levels in one in ten British homes above World Health Organisation guidelines.

Current Building Regulations call for extractor fans in all wet areas of the property including the kitchen, bathroom, utility, en-suite, WC and trickle vents in all the windows to allow air back into the property, at a cost to the homebuilder

A heat recovery system is designed to completely change all the air in the property at least once every two hours, continually replacing the stale damp air with fresh, warmed, clean, filtered air.

A typical heat recovery ventilation unit recovers 60-70% of the heat normally lost through trickle vents and other breakout points in the building structure

Ducting connects the stale air exhaust grille to the heat recovery unit and extracts via ducting to all the wet areas of the property. The stale air passes through the cross-flow heat exchanger and 65-70% of the heat normally lost via trickle vents is recovered.

Fresh air is brought into the property via a separate external grille, passes though the heat exchanger and picks up the heat recovered from the stale air. There is no mixing of airflows – only the transfer of heat. The warmed fresh air is then ducted to all the habitable rooms within the property

 

Energy Efficient Lighting
Energy Efficient Light Bulbs
The sustainable building industry is primarily focused on energy efficient lighting solutions. Standard light bulbs, known as incandescent bulbs, are known to be highly inefficient. Electricity is passed through a metal (tungsten) filament that heats to over 2000º Celsius and glows to give off light. Only 10% of the electrical energy are converted to light; 90% is wasted as heat. Halogen bulbs are similar but instead have a small pocket of halogen gas that reacts with tungsten to produce light. They burn brighter, use less electricity and last twice as long as a standard bulb, but are still inefficient compared with other forms of bulbs.
Energy efficient light bulbs use significantly less energy than incandescent bulbs, and also last longer.

LEDs themselves have been around for some time, but only recently have improvements in efficiency, cost and output made them viable for the larger-scale lighting used in households, businesses and other environments. Due to rapid progress in LED technologies, products exist with wide ranges of efficiencies and life spans.

The bulbs can work for up to 50000hours, if not run outsideof the specified temperature range. They use about 8-11 watts of power to replace 60 watt incandescent or 6 watts for a 50 watt halogen lamp. This capacity provides an efficiency gain of up to 80%.

 

Other benefits of LED light bulbs:

Cooler than incandescent bulbs in operation
Instant on, unlike compact fluorescent bulbs
Broad range of color possibilities
Customizable lights can be controlled through a bluetooth connection
Lowest cost over ownership of all lights
No mercury and minimal toxic materials required
A single lamp represents a reduction of hundreds of pounds of CO2, compared to use of incancdescents.
Fuse Board Add On
Technology is available to optimise the voltage on your electrical installation. By reducing and managing the voltage coming into your home the device will ensure many of your electrical appliances use less electricity and cost less to run. It will also lower your carbon emissions.

Voltage coming into your home is typically 245v. The ‘add-on’ device reduces this voltage and maintains 220v.

Typically whole house savings are in the region of 10%, which means, household electricity bills will be around 10% less each year.

The ‘add-on’ device is installed alongside your fusebox and must be installed by a qualified electrician.

Residential Electrical Services

Residential Electrical Services
in Norfolk & Suffolk

Excel Electrical Services Ltd can deal with all types of residential electrical works in and around your home, from simple jobs to complete rewires or build projects. We are a Fully Approved NICEIC Contractor, a TrustMark Company & a long term member of Norfolk Trusted Trader. We are fully qualified and accredited and can ensure that you comply with all the latest regulations.

Trusted domestic electricians in Norfolk and North Suffolk.

We at Excel Electrical Services Ltd are always ready and willing to go that extra mile for you. We consistently strive to achieve and deliver to our Customer’s ‘EXCELlence in Electrical’ ensuring a professional and first class product & service.

We promise to you

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What do we cover in our residential electrical services?

Common reasons for hiring a local electrician.

Safety at home

Handling electrical work can be dangerous if not approached with appropriate expertise and caution. Our NICEIC approved electricians have the training and equipment to do the job safely and accurately.

Troubleshooting

When an electrical problem arises, it can be difficult to find the root cause. We have the expertise to troubleshoot and find the source of your electrical issues, fix them and offer maintenance recommendations to prevent future problems.

Cost Savings

Using our knowledge, and implementation of energy-efficient appliances and systems, we help homeowners to significantly reduce their energy bills. Avoid wasting money on costly heating and electric bills.

Electrical Vehicles

Do you own an Electric Vehicle or are you considering updating to an electric vehicle in the near future? Our team have can source and install the perfect ev charger for your needs at your home.

Call your trusted local electrician.

Planning a home renovation in Norfolk or North Suffolk? Updating to an electric vehicle, looking to improve your energy efficiency, lower your energy bills or need an electrical contractor for an emergency.

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Battery

Battery Storage Solutions
For Solar Power in
Norfolk & Suffolk.

At Excel Electrical we specialise in helping you choose the right battery storage for solar power solution, and installing the battery in your home or place of business – quickly, efficiently, and keeping disruption to a minimum.

Trusted Installers of Solar PV Battery Systems in Norfolk and North Suffolk.

An energy-storage system, also called a home or solar battery, lets you capture electricity so you can use it at another time. For example, battery storage for solar power allows you to store the electricity your solar panels generate during the day, and use it after dark.

 

This relatively new technology may be worth considering if you generate your own energy at home with photovoltaic solar panels (Solar PVs), but find that your electricity consumption is higher at night. You might need to charge an electric vehicle ready to drive to work, or run the washing machine so you can hang the laundry out to dry in the morning.

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Contact your trusted local electrician.

Why do we need a Battery Storage Solution for our Solar PV Panels?

Battery Benefits

If you have a Solar PV system or are planning to install one, storing the electricity your system has generated in a battery will help you to maximise the amount of renewable energy you use.

 

Battery storage for solar power will reduce the electricity you use from the grid, and bring down your energy bills. If your home is off-grid, battery storage can help reduce your use of back-up generators.

 

Even without solar panels, a battery will help you to take maximum advantage of time-of-use tariffs. A home battery will let you store electricity while it’s cheap (overnight, for example) so you can use it during peak times.

Battery Costs

Battery storage for solar power is still on the pricey side, but we expect to see prices fall as more of them come onto the market. While there are currently no grants available for home battery installation, there is funding available for other components of a home electricity generation system. As part of a Solar PV system, battery storage for solar power can be a sensible add-on.

 

According to GreenMatch, a typical battery storage system costs between £1200 and £6000, and has a lifespan of between five and 15 years.

Choosing A Suitable Battery

The average home uses around 8kWh of electricity every day. The capacity of new lithium-ion batteries ranges from around 3kWh up to as much as 13.5kWh. Ideally, you want a battery that will cover your evening and night-time electricity usage, ready to be charged up again the following day. You’ll also need to bear in mind how much your Solar PV system can generate, as there’s no point buying a battery that’s bigger than the system can fill.

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Solar PV

Solar PV Installation & Servicing Specialists in Norfolk & Suffolk.

Excel Electrical Services Ltd are specialists in delivering a wide range of services related to solar PV installation and servicing for Commercial, Industrial, Retail, Office & Public Building Businesses & Residential Properties.

Save money and protect the environment with Solar PV in Norfolk and North Suffolk.

Excel Electrical provides a comprehensive Solar PV installation service. We ensure that your system is installed with minimal disruption, and that it delivers optimum performance from day one.

Excel Electrical Services Ltd will:

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Why should you consider Solar PV for your home or business?

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Solar PV Systems

Solar PVs are made up of ‘cells’, made from layers of semi-conducting material. When sunlight shines on this material, a flow of electricity is created. The cells don’t require direct sunlight to function, and can work even on dull days – though greater sunlight intensity means more electricity.

 

Solar PV systems consist of several panels – usually around ten – with each panel generating around 300W to 400W of energy in strong sunlight. The system generates DC electricity, converted to mains-equivalent AC via an inverter. This electricity can be used throughout your home, with any surplus exported to the grid, or stored in batteries for later use.

 

In most places, the installation of Solar PV panels is classed as Permitted Development, and does not require planning permission. There are exceptions, including listed buildings and buildings in conservation areas, so make sure you check with your local council planning office.

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Solar PV Costs & Benefits

Domestic Solar PV systems used to be extremely expensive, but this is changing. According to the Energy Saving Trust, a typical 4.2 kilowatt-peak Solar PV system costs around £6,500, and saves between £210 and £514 per year at current energy prices. The panels can be purchased VAT-free until March 2027, which can save around £1000 on your installation costs.

 

You can also earn money by selling any unused energy back to the grid. For a typical system, the Energy Saving Trust estimates an income of between £80 and £110 per year, depending on your energy supplier. The payback time for a typical system would be around 11 years if you’re in the middle of the UK – it’s slightly longer in Scotland, and slightly shorter in the south.

 

Low-income, fuel-poor and vulnerable households may also benefit from the ECO4 and ECO4 LA Flex schemes, which provide grants to cover the costs of replacing inefficient heating systems with more environmentally friendly options. Your energy supplier can help you to apply for these schemes.

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Commercial Electric Vehicle Charging

Commercial EV Charger Installation
in Norfolk & Suffolk.

Excel Electrical Services Ltd are specialists in the installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Units and OZEV Authorised. As an approved OZEV Installer for all OZEV products and EV infrastructure grants, Excel Electrical Services Ltd can assist and guide you during discussions to identify your specific requirements.

Trusted specialists in EV Charger Installation in Norfolk and North Suffolk.

If you do not intend to claim or are not eligible for Government Electric Vehicle Charging Unit Grants, you are able to choose from the whole range of chargers.

Excel Electrical Services Ltd can install all types of chargers. See the government website for further information on available grants.

 

As an approved OZEV Installer for all OZEV products and EV infrastructure grants Excel Electrical Services Ltd can assist and guide you during discussions to identify your specific requirements.

 

Excel Electrical Services Ltd are approved OZEV installers of the:

For the following Electric Vehicle Charging Manufacturers: 

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What is the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS)?

Here we provide details on the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS), the EV Infrastructure Grant for Staff & Fleets (Commercial Car Parks) and the EV Infrastructure Grant for Residential Car Parks. 

 

If the WCS is not for you & if you would like further information on the ‘EV Chargepoint Grant for flat owners-occupiers and people living in rented properties’ or the EV Chargepoint Grant for Landlords’, please refer to our Residential Electrical Vehicle Charging page.

The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a voucher-based scheme that provides eligible applicants with support towards the upfront costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints.

 

The grant covers up to:

 

-£350 per socket

 

-40 sockets across all sites per applicant – for instance, if you would like to install them in 40 sites, you will have 1 socket available per site

Who Is Eligible for the Workplace Charging (WCS) Grant?​

The ‘Workplace Charging Scheme’ is administered and approved by the Government Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).

The WCS is open to businesses, charities and public sector organisations that meet the:

 

Applicant eligibility and site eligibility criteria set out in the guidance for applicants 

 

Applicant eligibilityand site eligibility criteria set out in the guidance for charities and small accommodation businesses 

 

After applying using the online application form successful applicants are issued with a unique identification voucher code by email, which can then be given to their chosen OZEV-authorised WCS installer, such as Excel Electrical Services Ltd.

 

Once the chargepoint(s) have been installed, the authorised installer will claim the grant from OZEV on the applicant’s behalf.

 

The chargepoint installation must be completed and the voucher claimed within 6 months of the voucher’s issue date.

Claims against expired vouchers will not be paid.

When choosing here are some questions you will need to consider:

Charging rates are measured in kilowatts (kW). Funding is available from 3.5kW units (restoring around 12 miles per hour plugged in) to 62.5kW (charging at up to 250 miles per hour)

For electric vehicles that are typically parked for several hours, or plug-in hybrids with smaller battery packs, 3.5kW or 7kW AC charge points should be adequate. DC ‘rapid chargers’ are significantly more expensive to buy and install. They’re usually only required for depots where vehicles have short turnaround times between shifts.

There are many makes and models of Electric Vehicle Charging Units available on the market. Due to the wide range of Electric Vehicle Charging Units covered by the Workplace Charging Scheme it is possible to tailor your infrastructure to suit your fleet.

There are essentially two types of Electric Vehicle Charger

1. A ‘Socketed/Untethered’ Charger Unit. These type of charger units do not have an attached lead. You use the lead which comes with your car to connect to the charger. 

2. A ‘Tethered’ Charger Unit. These type of charger units have a permanent lead attached which you plug into your electric vehicle

The ‘Tethered’ Charger Units are either Type 1 or Type 2.

The vast majority of new vehicles will require a Type 2 but some older vehicles may need a Type 1 (see vehicle manufacturers specification). 

Grant funding is available for units with a tethered cable or a Type 2 socket that allows drivers to bring their own – similar to charging different portable devices from the same USB port.

Rapid chargers always have multiple tethered cables to suit the most common charging connectors, as the cables are much thicker than slower units.

All grant-funded workplace charging points must have a built-in data connection, primarily for OZEV to monitor the demands on the electrical grid. This means some units can be integrated into a back-office system to monitor users’ power consumption, based on individual RFID cards used to begin a charging session.

 

Key and RFID cards could help prevent unauthorised access in areas that are open to the public, or points can be left ‘open’ to any user. 

 

As an approved OZEV Installer Excel Electrical Services Ltd can assist and guide you on these questions during discussions to identify your specific requirements.

‘Along with the cost of the installation of the electric charging unit itself, we understand that you may also have questions about ongoing charging costs for your electric vehicle.  That’s why we’ve linked with Go Compare to bring you a user-friendly and interactive Cost of Charging Calculator.

The calculator provides you with a personalised estimate, taking into account key factors such as your Vehicle Make, Model & Trim, preferred charger power output, and the cost of your electricity per kWh. Here’s how you can use the calculator:

  1. Visit the Calculator Tool: Head over to the interactive Cost of Charging Calculator at https://www.gocompare.com/motoring/electric-cars/cost-to-charge/.
  2. Enter Vehicle Details: Input your Vehicle Make, Model & Trim to ensure accurate calculations tailored to your specific electric vehicle.
  3. Choose Charger Power Output: Select your preferred charger power output. Whether you’re charging at home or using public charging stations, this choice influences your overall charging costs.
  4. Enter Electricity Cost: Input the cost of your electricity per kWh. This ensures that the calculator considers your local electricity rates for a precise estimate.
  5. Receive Personalized Results: Get an instant insight into the associated charging costs for your electric vehicle. The results will help you understand the financial implications and make an informed decision about your transition to electric mobility.

What does installation involve, and how much does it cost?

Installations can only be carried out by OZEV-authorised installers such as Excel Electrical Services Ltd, who also claim the grant on your behalf. Installation requirements vary as does the associated cost. As OZEV advises, Excel Electrical Services Ltd will meet with you to complete an on-site survey to determine all requirements and identify the works needed for a successful installation.  Upon completion of the survey, Excel Electrical Services Ltd will provide you with an accurate quotation for the works to install & the EV charging unit associated costs.

 

 

To book a site survey & receive a free quotation

Call your trusted local electrician.

Do you need the services of an experienced, trusted electrician in Norfolk or North Suffolk? Looking to install a Commercial EV charger at your workplace or require an electrical contractor for another reason, contact Excel Electrical Services Ltd.

EV Infrastructure Grant for Residential Car Parks​.

The government wants to help businesses and organisations who rent, lease or manage residential properties install electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints in their car parks. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) administers the grant on behalf of Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).

To access the grant, a landlord must first register. Installers approved by OZEV such as Excel Electrical Services Ltd can then make claims for work completed on their behalf.

The EV infrastructure grant for residential car parks will provide money towards the infrastructure needed for chargepoints, as well as for installing the chargepoints themselves.

The grant means landlords do not have to install all the chargepoints the infrastructure allows for. It permits them to plan for the future by creating infrastructure now that can enable chargepoints to be installed later on.

There is a separate and different grant from the EV chargepoint grant for landlords, which does not help towards the cost of chargepoint infrastructure. Both grants may be used for the same site, but not the same chargepoints.

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Customer Guidance

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ev-infrastructure-grant-for-residential-car-parks-customer-guidance/ev-infrastructure-grant-for-residential-car-parks-customer-guidance

 

The guidance provided via the link above is for residential and commercial landlords, social housing providers or property factors seeking funding to install electric vehicle (EV) chargepoint infrastructure in the residential car parks of rental and leasehold properties.

What does installation involve, and how much does it cost?

The EV infrastructure grant is open to:​

– The landlord of a property that lets the property

 

– a right to manage (RTM) company

 

– companies the own the freehold of a leased or rented property

 

– companies that own a building’s common areas. The company may comprise shareholders who are the leaseholders. The company may also manage the building

 

– property factor listed on the -property factor register

 

– private registered providers of social housing (PRP)

 

– public authorities, such as government departments and their agencies, the armed forces, local governments, the NHS and emergency services

 

– charities

 

Currently, you must be registered at Companies House. If you do not have this, you must be VAT registered with HMRC. If you are not registered at either, you will not be eligible for the grant.

Grant Rules & Restrictions

For detailed information on the rules and restrictions for the ‘EV Infrastructure Grant for Residential Car Parks, please refer to the following Gov.uk Customer Guidance Document.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ev-infrastructure-grant-for-residential-car-parks-customer-guidance/ev-infrastructure-grant-for-residential-car-parks-customer-guidance

 

This guide will provide you with detail on the following;

– Grant Rules & Restrictions

– Eligible Properties

– Parking Requirements

– Equipment Requirements

– Charging Infrastructure

– Eligible Costs

 

The Customer Guide will also provide you with examples of how much the EV Infrastructure Grant for Residential Car Parks could be worth.

How the Grant Works​

The grant involves the following steps:

1. You must register with DVLA using the EV infrastructure grant for residential car parks registration form.

 

2. You agree work to be undertaken with an OZEV approved installer at your property.

 

3. Once work is complete, your installer will apply for the grant on your behalf. They will need tell OZEV what was installed and provide evidence to verify this. This will include a copy of your invoice, photos of the chargepoints installed and a diagram of the car park indicating the work completed.

 

4. Your installer will invoice you with a final invoice. This should show the total cost of the installation (including any VAT charged) and the OZEV grant that is offset against that total.

 

5. DVLA will process the application and inform your installer of the result.

Customer Registration

Before you can apply for a grant, you must register with DVLA and get a landlord registration identification (ID) number. This will allow us to confirm you are eligible.

 

To register, you will need one of the following:

 

– company registration number

– VAT registration number

 

You will also need:

 

– a contact email address

– contact address corresponding to that registered with Companies House or their VAT registration

 

You will need to complete the Chargepoint grants landlords registration form and send it to this email address: LandlordAccounts@dvla.gov.uk

 

Once your details are verified DVLA will provide you with a landlord registration ID number for the scheme.

How much can you claim?

The infrastructure grant pays towards both the infrastructure and the chargepoints that you install at the same time as the infrastructure.

For Charging Infrastructure

Landlords can get up to £500 for each parking space that the charging infrastructure will provide a unique chargepoint socket to, either from installed chargepoints or those that will be installed at a future date via the future connection locations.

For chargepoints

Landlords can get up to £350 towards the cost of buying and installing each chargepoint socket provided. This is in addition to the amount available for providing a space with charging infrastructure.

The grant cap

The total amount of grant funding available cannot be more than 75% of the cost of the installation of the chargepoints and infrastructure charged to the customer (as stated on your invoice).

 

The amount available per grant is capped at £30,000.

What does installation involve, and how much does it cost?

Installations can only be carried out by OZEV-authorised installers such as Excel Electrical Services Ltd, who also claim the grant on your behalf. Installation requirements vary as does the associated cost. As OZEV advises, Excel Electrical Services Ltd will meet with you to complete an on-site survey to determine all requirements and identify the works needed for a successful installation.  Upon completion of the survey, Excel Electrical Services Ltd will provide you with an accurate quotation for the works to install & the EV charging unit associated costs.

 

 

To book a site survey & receive a free quotation

Call your trusted local electrician.

Do you need the services of an experienced, trusted electrician in Norfolk or North Suffolk? Looking to install a Commercial EV charger at your workplace or require an electrical contractor for another reason, contact Excel Electrical Services Ltd.

EV Infrastructure Grant for Staff & Fleets (Commercial Car Parks)​.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ev-infrastructure-grant-for-for-staff-and-fleets-customer-guidance

 

The government wants to help businesses install electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints for their operations and staff. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) administers the grant on behalf of the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).

 

To access the grant, a business must first register. Installers approved by OZEV can then make claims for work completed on its behalf.

 

The EV infrastructure grant for staff and fleets will give money towards the infrastructure businesses need for chargepoints, as well as for installing the chargepoints themselves.

 

The grant means businesses do not have to install all the chargepoints the infrastructure allows for. It permits them to plan for the future by creating infrastructure now that can enable chargepoints to be installed later on.

 

There is a separate and different grant from the Workplace Charging Scheme, which does not help towards the cost of chargepoint infrastructure. Both grants may be used for the same site, but not the same chargepoints.

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Customer Guidance

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ev-infrastructure-grant-for-residential-car-parks-customer-guidance/ev-infrastructure-grant-for-residential-car-parks-customer-guidance

 

The guidance provided via the link above is for residential and commercial landlords, social housing providers or property factors seeking funding to install electric vehicle (EV) chargepoint infrastructure in the residential car parks of rental and leasehold properties.

What does installation involve, and how much does it cost?

The EV infrastructure grant for Staff and Fleets is open to:

This grant is for small and medium sized businesses that want to install EV chargepoints on their properties.

 

The business must be registered at Companies House. If it does not have this, it must be VAT registered with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). If the business is not registered at either, it will not be eligible for the grant.

 

The business must have 249 employees or less.

 

The business must satisfy state aid requirements. It must have received – or have currently pending at the time of application – less than €200,000 of public support in the past 3 financial years and satisfy the state aid requirements for de minimis aid.

Grant Rules & Restrictions

For detailed information on the rules and restrictions for the ‘EV Infrastructure Grant for Staff & Fleet (Commercial Car Parks), please refer to the following Gov.uk Customer Guidance Document.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ev-infrastructure-grant-for-for-staff-and-fleets-customer-guidance/ev-infrastructure-grant-for-for-staff-and-fleets-customer-guidance

 

This guide will provide you with detail on the following:

— Grant Rules & Restrictions
— Eligible Properties
— Parking Requirements
— Equipment Requirements
— Charging Infrastructure
— Eligible Costs

How the Grant Works​

The grant involves the following steps:

 

1. You must register with DVLA using the EV infrastructure grant for staff and fleets registration form.

 

2. You agree work to be undertaken at a specific site with an OZEV approved installer.

 

3. Once work is complete, your approved installer will apply for the grant on your behalf. They will need tell OZEV what was installed and send evidence to verify this. This will include a copy of your invoice, photos of the chargepoints installed and a diagram of the car park indicating the work completed.

 

4. Your installer will invoice you with a final invoice. This should show the total cost of the installation (including any VAT charged) and the OZEV grant that is offset against that total.

 

5. DVLA will process the application and inform your installer of the result.

 

6. If the grant is awarded, OZEV will pay your installer the grant (which they will have already discounted from your bill).

Customer Registration

Before you can apply for a grant, you must register with DVLA and get a registration ID number. This will allow us to confirm you are eligible.

 

To register, you will need one of the following:

 

– company registration number

– VAT registration number

 

You will also need:

 

– a contact email address

– contact address corresponding to that registered with Companies House or their VAT registration

 

You will need to complete the Chargepoint grants staff and fleets registration form and send it to SME.Accounts@dvla.gov.uk.

 

Once your details are verified, DVLA will provide you with a registration ID number for the scheme.

How much can you claim?

The infrastructure grant pays towards both the infrastructure and the chargepoints that you install at the same time as the infrastructure.

For Charging Infrastructure

Businesses can get up to £500 for each parking space that the charging infrastructure will provide a unique chargepoint socket to, either from installed chargepoints or those that will be installed at a future date via the future connection locations.

For chargepoints

Businesses can get up to £350 towards the cost of buying and installing each chargepoint socket provided. This is in addition to the amount available for providing a space with charging infrastructure.

The grant cap

The total amount of grant funding available cannot be more than 75% of the cost of the installation of the chargepoints and infrastructure charged to the customer (as stated on your invoice).

 

The amount available per grant is capped at £15,000.

What does installation involve, and how much does it cost?

Installations can only be carried out by OZEV-authorised installers such as Excel Electrical Services Ltd, who also claim the grant on your behalf. Installation requirements vary as does the associated cost. As OZEV advises, Excel Electrical Services Ltd will meet with you to complete an on-site survey to determine all requirements and identify the works needed for a successful installation.  Upon completion of the survey, Excel Electrical Services Ltd will provide you with an accurate quotation for the works to install & the EV charging unit associated costs.

 

 

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Electrical Testing & Inspection

Electrical Testing and
Certification Specialists in
Norfolk & Suffolk.

Excel Electrical Services Ltd are specialists in delivering a wide range of electrical testing and certification services for Commercial, Industrial, Retail, Office & Public Building Businesses & Residential Properties.

Trusted specialists in Electrical Testing and Certification in Norfolk and North Suffolk.

Excel Electrical Services Ltd complete the following types of electrical testing for Commercial, Industrial, Retail, Office & Public Building Businesses & Residential Property:

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Why choose Excel Electrical Services Ltd for your Electrical Testing and Certification?

Through our expertise and commitment to excellence in customer service, we ensure our Client’s Organisation meets all the electrical health, safety and legal requirements at a very competitive price.


We can offer you a free, no obligation survey of the electrical installation at your premises in order to provide a very competitive and accurate quote to carry out the report.

How often should Electrical Testing be undertaken?

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Domestic Properties

In domestic premises it is presumed that the Occupier will soon notice any breakages or excessive wear and arrange for precautions to be taken and repairs to be carried out.
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Commercial & Industrial

Commercial & Industrial installations come under the ‘Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 & formal arrangements are required for maintenance and interim routine checks (as well as periodic inspections); there should also be facilities to receive wear-and-tear reports from users of the premises.

 

The frequency & type of these routine checks will depend entirely upon the nature of the premises and should be set by the electrical duty holder.

 

Note that ‘Routine checks’ need not be carried out by an electrically skilled person but should be undertaken by somebody who is able to safely use the installation and recognise defects.

Type of InstallationRoutine CheckMaximum Period Between Inspections & Testing
General Installation
Domestic Accommodation - General1 YearChange of Occupancy / 10 Years
Domestic Accommodation - Rented houses and flats1 YearChange of Occupancy / 5 Years
Residential Accommodation - Houses of multiple occupancy, halls of residence etc.1 YearChange of Occupancy / 5 Years
Commercial1 YearChange of Occupancy / 5 Years
Educational Establishments6 Months5 Years
Industrial1 Year3 Years
Offices1 Year5 Years
Shops1 Year5 Years
Laboratories1 Year5 Years
Hospitals & Medical Clinics
Hospitals & Medical Clinics - General areas1 Year5 Years
Hospitals & Medical Clinics - Medical locations6 Months1 Year
Buildings Open to the Public
Cinemas1 Year1-3 Years
Church Installations1 Year5 Years
Leisure Complexes (excluding swimming pools)1 Year3 Years
Places of public entertainment1 Year3 Years
Restaurants & Hotels1 Year5 Years
Theatres1 Year3 Years
Public Houses1 Year5 Years
Village Halls and Community Centres1 Year5 Years
Special & Specific Installations (for medical locations see above)
Agriculture & Horticulture1 Year3 Years
Caravans1 Year3 Years
Caravan Parks6 Months1 Year
Highway Power SuppliesAs Convenient6-8 Years
Marinas4 Months1 Year
Fish Farms4 Months1 Year
Swimming Pools4 Months1 Year
Emergency LightingDaily/Monthly3 Years
Fire AlarmsDaily/Weekly1 Year
LaundrettesMonthly1 Year
Petrol Filling Stations1 Year1 Year
Construction Site Installations3 Months3 Months

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Do you have a project planned or being planned in Norfolk or North Suffolk? Updating your company vehicles to electric, need to renew your electrical installation test certificate or need an electrical contractor for another reason, contact Excel Electrical Services Ltd.

Types of Electrical Testing We Can Provide.

Electrical Installation Condition Reports

Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) are necessary because all electrical installations deteriorate due to a number of factors, i.e. damage, wear, tear, corrosion, excessive electrical loading, aging and environmental influences.

 

The IEE Wiring Regulations (BS 7671) require that EICR of electrical installations is carried out at such intervals that are consistent with the type of installation, its use and operation, the frequency of maintenance and the external influences upon it.

To comply with these regulations, we would recommend that you seriously consider a report on your premises.

 

Testing should be completed in such a way as to minimise disturbance of the installation and inconvenience to the user. Where it is necessary to disconnect part or whole of the installation in order to carry out a test, the disconnection should be made at a time agreed with the user and for the minimum period needed to carry out the test. Where more than one test necessitates a disconnection where possible they should be made during one disconnection period.

 

A careful check should be made of the type of equipment on site so that the necessary precautions can be taken, where conditions require, to disconnect or short-out electronic and other equipment which may be damaged by testing.

 

Electrical Testing inevitably causes some disruption on the site due to the requirements for disconnecting electrical circuits at various times during the testing. For this reason careful planning and time management is a necessity, and in practice testing is often best performed outside of normal working hours.

 

The results and extent of electrical testing should be recorded on an EICR and provided to the person ordering the inspection. The report must include the extent of the work, limitations, details of defects and dangerous conditions, and schedules of inspections and test results. Immediately dangerous conditions should be rectified or reported without delay to the relevant duty holder. Other recommendations and observations should be reported using a numbering system to indicate the severity of each observation.

Portable Appliance Testing

When people work with electrical appliances, health and safety regulations state that the appliance must be safe, to prevent harm to the workers. Many types of equipment require testing at regular intervals to ensure continual safety; the interval between tests depending on both the type of appliance and the environment it is used in.

 

Moreover, Insurance companies are now insisting on PAT Testing being carried out every 12 months (or less) in order to satisfy the conditions of their policy, and local council inspectors (Fire Officers, Environmental Health Officers) are routinely asking for evidence of PAT Testing when they carry out their inspections.

 

Evidence of testing is clearly visible to workers in the form of ‘Passed’, ‘Tested For Electrical Safety’ and ‘DO NOT USE after’ labels affixed to various parts of the electrical equipment they use.

Thermal Imaging

Using thermal imaging, our engineers can accurately identify existing faults with an electrical installation, as well as predict potential future issues that could save lives.

 

By detecting anomalies often invisible to the naked eye, thermography allows corrective action to be taken before costly system failures occur. Thermal Imaging or Thermography is the process of using a special camera designed to look only for heat by way of infra-red (IR) energy waves. Potential problems can often be found due to excess heat being released by an electrical system, even those which would normally produce some heat when performing at their optimum level.

If undetected these problems can lead to failure and can result in expensive production loss or downtime and, in the most extreme case, can lead to fire. A regular programme of thermal imaging as part of routine maintenance can highlight potential problems long before any event. As a result any required repairs can be planned for in terms of both time and budget. In short, it is an invaluable resource for predictive maintenance.

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