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Nuisance RCD tripping – What causes it and how do I fix it?

Household electrical problems can be a major annoyance, but some pose an infinitely greater inconvenience than others. Perhaps the most common problem fault experienced by every homeowner is a tripped RCD. We’ve all been there - we’ve just put the kettle on for a cup of tea before bed and suddenly the power snaps and we’re forced to shuffle around

By |February 20th, 2020|Categories: General|0 Comments

Which documents do landlords need to provide tenants?

There is so much more to leasing a property than dropping off the keys and letting your tenants get on with it, it’s an ongoing job and a relationship that will evolve over time. That’s why it’s important this relationship gets off on the right foot. When taking a new tenant (or tenants) through the initiation stage of their rental

By |February 13th, 2020|Categories: Legislation|0 Comments

Charging electric cars in the UK – Everything you need to know

If there is one final straw that will often drive (no pun intended) diesel land petrol owners to make the switch to electric it’s not the environmental and cost-savings; it’s the fact that you’ll never have to deal with a metro station again. Before we start celebrating the end of the old fashioned Shell garage, however, it’s important to know

By |February 6th, 2020|Categories: General|0 Comments

Electric Boilers – Are they the bold way forward for the industry?

Whilst it was was seen as little more than the cheaper cousin of gas heating, electric heating has really come of age in recent years and has evolved into a solution that’s smarter, more sustainable and economical. But we’re aware that homeowners and landlords can be a difficult crowd to convince, so we’ve put together an article that explains not only

By |January 30th, 2020|Categories: Heating|Tags: |0 Comments

A complete guide to underfloor heating

The idea of underfloor heating might come across as a little extravagant to some homeowners. It has engineered a reputation for itself as being messy and expensive - not to mention difficult to install. But when you take into account how much more effective it can be than conventional radiators and how much money you’ll save on your heating bills

By |January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Heating|Tags: |0 Comments

Top tips for preventing water damage

Water damage is one of the top claims for homeowners and landlords alike on home insurance. Indeed, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI), insurers pay out around £2.5 million every day for ‘escape of water’ claims and almost one in five claims made on buildings and contents insurance is for damage caused by leaks. Water damage has the

By |December 26th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: |0 Comments

5 signs that you need to get your central heating checked

With winter settling in, there has never been a less convenient time to face central heating troubles. If the boiler stops working, it could potentially ruin your Christmas and at any time of year, it could result in a hefty bill if any problems are not addressed soon. So, we’ve collected five of the signs you should be looking out

By |December 19th, 2019|Categories: Heating|Tags: |0 Comments

What is RCD protection?

A residual current device (RCD) is a device that could quite literally save your life. Its basic function is to prevent fatal electric shocks by shutting off an electric circuit automatically when it detects a fault, so even if you touch a live wire, it should kick in and save you. Also offering protection against electrical fires, it’s a standard

By |December 12th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: |0 Comments

Electrical safety tips for beginners

Electricity is an incredible thing. Indeed, the modern world white simply couldn’t function without it. In the wrong hands, however, it can be dangerous and even deadly. That’s why, when your home or business requires electrical maintenance or rewiring, it’s not a job that should be taken lightly and should always be done directly, or under the supervision of, a

By |December 5th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: |0 Comments

5 top tips for using your energy wisely this winter

Winter is coming whether we like it or not and it always pays to be prepared. Simply pumping up the heat might not be an option though, as the resulting costs could be astronomical. This is especially apt if you are unemployed, elderly and retired or simply living in a lower wage bracket. Matters are not helped of course by

By |November 14th, 2019|Categories: Heating|Tags: |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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