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Electrical safety regulations for landlords from July 2020

In January this year, new electrical safety regulations were presented before Parliament that will bring them in line with the more stringent gas safety regulations that have been a part of private residential tenancies for years now. It's great to see this new change, as the regulations have been falling behind for a while now. However, how will the new

By |July 9th, 2020|Categories: Legislation|0 Comments

Home repairs during coronavirus lockdown – What is and what isn’t allowed?

With lockdown restrictions easing slightly and government advice getting more vague and contradictory by the week, there’s a steadily growing grey area surrounding non-essential jobs and this includes the jobs we’ve been doing around the house in recent weeks. But some jobs are beyond a simple DIY fix-up, some tasks require the skilled hands of a professional tradesman. In the

By |June 18th, 2020|Categories: General|0 Comments

How are electricians and plumbers dealing with the coronavirus crisis?

The coronavirus pandemic came seemingly out of nowhere and swept away any doubts we might have had surrounding the potential fallout of Brexit. It’s a crisis that has tested us all on an unprecedented level and while many in the UK are now slowly getting back to work after many weeks in lockdown, we’re only a few months into a

By |June 4th, 2020|Categories: General|0 Comments

Social distancing for engineers – Tips for keeping your distance while on the job

We are, as a species, naturally inclined to want to connect. Indeed, we’d be quite doomed otherwise. However, we’re currently living through a time in history where it’s safer and more responsible for us all to keep our distance from one another. This poses many problems, particularly in heavily congested cities such as London where keeping 2 metres apart from

By |May 28th, 2020|Categories: General|0 Comments

How to carry out gas and electric checks safely during the COVID-19 pandemic

With the mixed messages seemingly being offered by the government and nobody 100% sure exactly what is the ‘responsible’ thing to do in a world where we’ve been told to go back to work, but ‘stay alert’ at all times, it’s an understandably confusing time for gas and electrical engineers.  These are individuals who have spent their lives learning a

By |May 21st, 2020|Categories: General|0 Comments

Charging your electric car at home – What you need and why you need it

Nobody likes going to the petrol station. Not only are the prices wildly unpredictable, but it’s always an unpleasant and exhausting experience for most of us. So, wouldn’t it be wonderful if you never had to go to the petrol station again? We might be a few generations removed from that eventuality, but now that electric cars are officially affordable,

By |May 14th, 2020|Categories: General|0 Comments

Keeping safe and carrying on – Utility repairs during coronavirus lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic is in full swing, as a result, much of the country is in complete lockdown while we work together to flatten the curve and beat coronavirus before it consumes any more of our lives and resources. For most of us, this crisis means one thing - staying at home. This poses its own set of unique challenges,

By |April 30th, 2020|Categories: General|0 Comments

Am I ready for a smart meter?

When it comes to organising our spending - knowledge is power and nowhere is this more relevant than in our energy expenditure. This is why smart meters have proven so monumentally popular in recent years  - the more accurate information you have about your energy usage, the more likely you are to budget your usage accordingly. A smart metre is,

By |April 23rd, 2020|Categories: General|0 Comments

10 reasons why your utility bills might be high

How many times have you taken a glance at your annual utility bill and drawn an audible gasp when you realise just how much you’ve spent on your gas and electricity in the last 12 months? But before you start cursing your energy provider, maybe reconsider. We’re spending more on our energy than ever before, with annual UK energy consumption

By |April 16th, 2020|Categories: General|0 Comments

When should you upgrade your electrics? The signs and the benefits

Can you imagine a world without electricity? Our world quite literally runs on electrical power and nowhere is this more true than in our homes. The average UK home spends an average of £58 per month on it - more than either our gas or broadband bills (the latter of which became a necessity only recently). That’s why it’s so

By |March 19th, 2020|Categories: General|0 Comments

Common plumbing problems and how to cope with a disaster

Our plumbing is something so many of us take for granted, but without it, our home lives would suffer immeasurably. That’s why we would always recommend calling out a plumber in the vast majority of cases when dealing with plumbing problems. Because if you make a mistake, you might end up not only making things worse but could invalidate your

By |March 12th, 2020|Categories: General|0 Comments

5 things to look for when choosing an electrician

We live in an increasingly connected world, where our smart devices are capable of controlling everything in our homes from the lighting to the temperature and beyond. In such a world, electricity has never been more important for domestic households and electricians have never been more in-demand. Messing about with the wiring in any home, however, is a delicate operation

By |February 27th, 2020|Categories: General|0 Comments

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What our customers say

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!

Alice

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

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!

Melanie Jarvis, Marilla Garland Property Management Ltd

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

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