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5 ways to increase your water pressure

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

By |November 5th, 2020|Categories: General|0 Comments

Air source heat pumps – Are they right for your home?

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

By |October 29th, 2020|Categories: Heating|0 Comments

The new EPC legislation for landlords in 2020 – Are you compliant?

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

By |October 8th, 2020|Categories: Legislation|0 Comments

The Changing Needs of a Family Home

Kids grow up. There are few absolute certainties in life but this is undeniably one of them. That doesn’t need to be a scary thing though. Indeed, there is no greater joy than watching your young children grow into fully-fledged little people and then into actual adults with personalities and responsibilities and all that good stuff. But in those 18

By |September 24th, 2020|Categories: General|0 Comments

Why Pre-Winter is the Best Time to Get Your Boiler Serviced

For many home and business owners, the boiler is something that gets taken for granted. This is particularly true in the summer months when it’s not being used very often, particularly this year when we seem to be enjoying something of an extended Indian summer. However, this ‘calm before the storm’ of winter might be the most sensible time to

By |September 22nd, 2020|Categories: General|0 Comments

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

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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.

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!

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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