It’s not been a particularly easy time to be a landlord. Not only have there been countless extensions to the eviction ban as a result of COVID, which have left thousands of landlords out of pocket or laboured with bad tenants they can’t legally get rid of, but new legislation continues to be dropped seemingly every other month that they
The phrases “locally grown” and “family-owned” are often the kind you’d see draped across a banner at a pop-up food fair, but it’s not just the hospitality sector that needs a little bit of local love in the days of COVID. Whether you’re looking for a heating engineer to service your boiler, a plumber to change the taps in your
In 2020, we’ve all become more aware of the impact our emissions are having on the world at large. Not only are we being made more aware of it in the media but we’re starting to see the impact of our wanton misuse of the planet’s natural resources every day in the increasingly unpredictable weather. Some have even suggested that
Most jobs are potentially DIY as long as you know what you’re doing but there are a few notable exceptions which often include anything involving either gas or electricity. You see, making a mistake when putting up a set of shelves can mean you’re left with a substandard set of shelves and you might end up breaking a few plates.
When it comes to home comforts, extractor fans are one of the things we rarely focus on. Many of us have them installed in our homes and don’t even consider them. But if they weren’t there you would really notice the difference. At a basic level, they exist to extract air from your home and expel it outside and while
The winter is starting to set in quite earnestly now and with more of us spending more time at home this year than ever before (particularly if you’re unfortunate enough to find yourself in tier 3) it’s probably about time to start thinking about getting your home ready for the big chill. The primary thing to consider here is
There are millions of rural homes in the UK not currently connected to a mains gas network and that means they need to rely on alternative energy sources to keep their homes warm. There are various options to consider, with oil boilers being a popular choice, but the option closest to a gas boiler is LPG (liquid petroleum gas) boiler.
Unless you’ve been living under a very convenient rock this year you’ll have concluded that Christmas this year isn’t going to be a typical Christmas. Depending on the vulnerability of family members and the tier we find ourselves in, Christmas 2020 is going to be a much more subtle and restrained affair. No extravagant parties, no Christmas Eve curry nights
In this unprecedentedly tumultuous economy, it’s always comforting to have a solid investment to fall back on and there’s nothing quite as solid as your own home As such, homeowners will likely be looking at ways to sink more into their COVID-secure castles, particularly with winter around the corner and more uncertainty ahead. But while the aesthetic additions might be
Low water pressure is one of the most common afflictions that befalls our homes and with more of us spending more time at home now than ever before, it’s never been more important to start the day with a good hot shower. There’s something so unsatisfying about a weak shower and rather than simply tolerating it, you could be just
For decades, engineers have been working to create more efficient and eco-friendly ways to heat our homes that are also more affordable and practical. Every year it seems that boilers are getting better and smart metres have certainly played a major role in helping the UK’s homes but there might be another solution that’s passed you by. What’s an air
With the confusion and panic surrounding coronavirus in the months since March 2020, landlords might have completely forgotten about the new EPC rules that came into place on April 1st. These new rules were just one extra step in the government’s pledge to dramatically reduce carbon emissions over the next few decades and state that all tenancies from April 1st
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Cambridge Discount Electrical provide us with an excellent service and have done for several years. We use them for all of our electrical needs and wouldn’t look to use anyone else now. They are very reliable and accommodating, quick to get the job done, thorough and give excellent feedback. We find their pricing competitive and their team very friendly. We would highly recommend them!
Excellent, honest work ethics, very fair, conscientious and skilled staff, competitive pricing. Explains everything clearly and concisely. Gets the job done, regular progress reports. Recommend highly