Established in 1979, Cambridge Discount Electrical, Plumbing & Heating Contractors is a family-run business dedicated to keeping the vital services we all depend at home running – reliably, efficiently and safely.

From minor repairs to installing complete central heating systems and brand-new bathrooms, we pride ourselves on the quality of our service and our ability to solve most people’s electrical, plumbing and heating problems, no matter how large or small.

With the know-how, parts and personnel all under one roof, we can also project manage and complete whole new-build and refurbishment projects. From electrics, plumbing and heating to painting and decorating, plastering, tiling and carpentry, we can take care of everything.

Our Staff

From the knowledgeable staff at our Barnwell Business Park unit to our team of fully qualified on-site installers, contractors and engineers, we bring unrivalled experience and a friendly, efficient approach to every job.

We’re firm believers in apprenticeship. By teaming up the old and young, our apprentices learn from working side-by-side with more experienced engineers while bringing new energy, enthusiasm and the latest training with them.

Landlord, letting agents and managed accommodation

In addition to the services we provide to homeowners, we specialise in servicing rented properties and managed accommodation, from safety tests and landlord certificates to emergency call-out cover. In the last year alone, we were responsible for maintaining the services to over 3,000 student rooms across Cambridge.

Call for a FREE QUOTE

Get in touch today for a free, fully itemised quotation. We’ll give you a clear breakdown of what the job will cost, and if the job doesn’t change, neither will the price – guaranteed.

What our customers say

We have had quite a few dealings with the Company in the past. Mike and his workforce have always been very professional, efficient, polite and completely trustworthy. Consequently, we now always use Michael Surbey and his company as single source for all our electrical and plumbing work

The company has just completed a full refurbishment of one of our bathrooms. Each member of his workforce was such a perfectionist that we did not have to say anything. They even left the house in a clean condition.

We could not have enough praise for the company and would not hesitate to recommend them.

Dr Ashish Dasgupta

Cambridge Discount Electrical have always done a first rate job for us and I’d thoroughly recommend them. When we bought our first house in 2013 they installed gas central heating and rewired it. Then when we moved house in 2019 they installed gas central heating, rewired and installed a new bathroom. They did a great job, were very professional, efficient and were a pleasure to work with. Thank you!


I’m writing to say how much we have valued you and your team’s professionalism over many years.

Your last job for us, at our daughters flat, which was a completed re-wire, went very smoothly and we particularly appreciated the continuity of operative (Glen) and conscientious work scheduling. It can get unbelievably frustrating when a contractor sends different staff, intermittently, who each scratch their heads wondering what/where their predecessor was up to.

We’re almost done building and renovating now, but you still keep a watchful eye on the lets which we would also like to thank you for.

Hugh Gordon-Roe

I have used Cambridge Discount Electrical several times over a period of years for everything from fitting ceiling and outdoor lights to installing a new central heating boiler and have always been impressed with the quality of the work. The company is reliable, has a great team and very high standards of workmanship.

KC, Girton

CD refurbished our shabby home from top to bottom: 3 showers, 3 loos, bath, electrics, the lot with unfailing courtesy and skill and at reasonable cost.

Dr Stephen Halliday, Cambridge