Welcome to Highland Construction, where we believe that safety should be a top priority for every property owner in the UK. That's why we offer Electrical Installation Condition Reports, also known as EICRs, to give you peace of mind that your electrical installation is safe and up to code.

Our expert team will provide you with all the information you need to understand the benefits of getting an EICR report, what it includes, and how often you should get one done. Keep reading to learn more about how we can help you keep your property safe and secure.

What is an Electrical Installation Condition Report?

An Electrical Installation Condition Report is a comprehensive inspection of your property's electrical installation, aimed at identifying any deficiencies that may pose a safety hazard. The inspection is carried out by a qualified electrician and includes a visual examination of the electrical installation, as well as testing and measurement of the electrical circuits.

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What Does an EICR Report Include?

An EICR report will provide you with detailed information about the condition of your electrical installation. Here are some of the things that the report will tell you:

  • The overall condition of the electrical circuits and whether they're safe to use
  • Whether there's a risk of electric shock
  • Whether any defective electrical work has been installed
  • Recommendations for the earthing within the building
  • An inspection of the condition of the consumer unit
  • In addition to the above, the report will also provide you with a free, no-obligation quote for any remedial work that the electrician feels needs to be done.

How Often Should You Get an EICR Certificate?

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) recommends that you get an EICR test done at certain intervals, depending on the type of property. Here is a breakdown of the recommended intervals:

  • Private Domestic Electrical Installations: every 10 years or on change of occupancy
  • Rented Domestic Electrical Installations: every 5 years or on change of occupancy
  • Commercial Electrical Installations: every 5 years or on change of occupancy
  • Industrial Electrical Installations: every 3 years or on change of occupancy

It's important to note that the registered electrician who carries out your EICR report will ultimately decide when the next inspection should be done.

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Why Get an EICR Report?

An EICR report provides a comprehensive evaluation of your electrical installation's condition and highlights any potential hazards or defects. This report will ensure that your property meets the required safety standards, and you can take corrective measures before any incidents occur. In addition, having an up-to-date EICR report will be necessary when renting or selling your property, making it a crucial legal requirement.

Steps to Follow Before the EICR Test

Before the electrician arrives at your property, there are crucial steps to follow. These steps will ensure that the inspection is carried out smoothly and without any hitches.

  • Ensure full access to the consumer unit - The electrician needs full access to the property, so remove any obstructions beforehand to avoid extra charges and delays.
  • Check the electrical system's status - Ensure that the electrical system is energized and has not been switched off by the main supplier to allow for a thorough inspection.
  • Report any broken fixtures and fittings - If there are any broken fixtures and fittings, inform the electrician beforehand to avoid unsatisfactory EICR reports.
  • Unplug all equipment including TVs, fridge freezers, and washing machines before the inspection to avoid interference during testing.
  • Provide previous EICR reports - If you have previous EICR reports, provide them to the electrician to give them a history of your property's electrical installation and enable them to conduct a more thorough inspection.
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Who Can Carry Out an EICR?

The EICR certificate can only be issued by a qualified electrician who is registered with a regulatory body like the NICEIC. This ensures that the inspection and testing of electrical installations are carried out to the highest standards. 

At Highland Contractors, our team of NICEIC-approved electricians is ready to deliver your EICR certificate in an affordable and timely manner. For many years, Highland Contractors have been providing their clients in South Wales with certified and accredited EICR reports. We take pride in our commitment to safety and quality, and we ensure that our clients receive a thorough and reliable service.

Why You Should Hire Highland for Electrical Inspections?

Highland Contractors' electrical inspections come with a range of benefits:

  • We are fully accredited by regulatory bodies such as NICEIC, ensuring that our inspections are carried out to the highest standards. 
  • We offer a free quote for system faults and errors, 
  • As a local company based in South Wales, we are easily accessible to our clients. 
  • With every inspection, we provide an EICR certificate, which you can receive on the same day if needed. 
  • Our fully qualified engineers are experts in identifying potential problems, providing you with peace of mind and ensuring that your electrical installation is safe and functioning optimally.

Get a Free Quote on an EICR Inspection

At Highland Contractors, we understand the importance of electrical safety for your home or property. That's why we offer EICR tests, which are a legal requirement for all homes in the UK, to ensure that your electrical system is safe to use and protect against potential issues. 

Don't take chances with your safety - get in touch with us today for a free quote on your EICR inspection. 

Call us at 01656 720 330 or submit your question on our Contact Us page, and let us help you ensure the safety of your electrical installation.

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Why Do I Need an EICR Report?

You need an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) report to ensure that the electrical installations in your property are safe and comply with the current electrical safety standards in the UK. An EICR report is a detailed inspection of the electrical installations in a property, which is carried out by a qualified electrician. It identifies any potential hazards, defects, or non-compliance with the current electrical regulations, and provides recommendations for remedial works to rectify any issues found.

Do I Need an EICR to Make a Property Insurance Claim?

If you are making a property insurance claim, whether or not you need an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) depends on the specific terms and conditions of your insurance policy. In some cases, an EICR may be required to be carried out prior to obtaining the insurance policy, and in other cases, it may be required to be carried out after a claim has been made. 

It is important to check your insurance policy to see if an EICR is required, as failure to comply with any conditions of the policy may result in a claim being rejected. Even if an EICR is not specifically required by the insurance policy, it is still recommended to have regular EICRs carried out to ensure the safety of the electrical installations on your property.

How Much Does an EICR Cost in the UK?

The cost of an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) in the UK can vary depending on several factors such as the size of the property, the complexity of the electrical installation, the location of the property, and the experience of the electrician. 

It is important to note that the cost of an EICR should not be the only factor to consider when choosing an electrician to carry out the inspection. It is crucial to ensure that the electrician is qualified, registered with a relevant regulatory body such as NICEIC, and has sufficient experience in carrying out EICRs.

If you need an EICR for your property, Highland is here to help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our qualified electricians for a free quote.

Is an EICR a Legal Requirement?

Yes, an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) is a legal requirement for certain types of properties in the UK. Since 1st June 2020, private landlords in England have been required to have a valid EICR report for all properties they rent out, and the report must be renewed every 5 years or sooner if recommended by the electrician. 

Additionally, in Scotland and Wales, EICRs have been mandatory for rental properties since 1st December 2015 and 1st September 2020, respectively. Furthermore, EICRs may be required for other types of properties, such as commercial and industrial buildings, depending on the type of installation and the nature of the use of the property.

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Highland Construction (Bridgend) Ltd

Call: 01656 720 330
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Office Address:
1a Attlee Street,
Brynmenyn Industrial Estate,
Brynmenyn, Bridgend,
CF32 9TQ

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