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Who We Are

Based in the small village of Little Waldingfield near Sudbury in Suffolk, S B Electrical has been helping customers in and around the Sudbury area with new electrical projects and fault finding in their existing electrical installations. S B Electrical is a Part “P” approved domestic installer offering a full electrical service, including House Rewires, Electrical Installations and Test and Inspection (EICR) to domestic clients in Sudbury and surrounding areas.

Being part of a Government approved Part “P” building regulations scheme you can be sure you are employing a reliable and trustworthy establishment to make improvements and repairs to your property.

As well as providing an efficient and cost effective service, all our work is covered by an insurance backed guarantee ensuring complete customer peace of mind. We have no call out charge, even for emergencies, and provide free estimates on all types of electrical work, large or small.

S B Electrical is fully qualified to guarantee work of the highest possible quality, right on budget and on time, so contact us today to arrange a survey and a free estimate on your project, and see for yourself why we believe our service is the best around.

Our Services

House Rewires

How much does it cost
to rewire a house?
This depends on the size of the
property, its location in Suffolk
and what work exactly needs
completing, contact us for a site
inspection and free estimate.
What is involved?
We will replace all of your existing
sockets, light pendants, cabling
and consumer unit, however each
installation does vary. During the
site survey we will let you know
exactly what will need replacing.

Installations

Do we undertake small projects?

Yes we do. S B Electrical undertake

all jobs big and small from hanging

ceiling lighting to full rewires.

Always wanted power in that garage or shed?

S B Electrical can get power to your shed,

garage or workshop with all work

conforming to current IEE regulations.

Maintenance

Safety is of the utmost
importance.

Ensuring your electrical
installation is not defective in any
way could save you money and
more importantly, your life.

Can we fix it?

From blown fuses to replacement
extractor fans or faulty sockets S B
Electrical will ensure your
electrical installation is safe.

Consumer Unit

The Consumer Unit.
The Consumer Unit (Fuse box) is the
engine of your electrical installation.
It protects all the circuits from
overloading the wiring and causing
major problems or even fire.
Modern Consumer Units.
Modern, more up to date fuse boxes
incorporate RCD’s and MCB’s which trip when
a circuit overloads. Older types of consumer units use
a piece of fuse wire between two
blades that needs replacing every
time you have a short circuit.

PAT Testing

Why Do A PAT Test?
The Electricity at Work regulations
require in Regulation 4(2) “As may
be necessary to prevent danger, all
systems shall be maintained so as
to prevent, so far as is reasonably
practicable, such danger”.
What Should Be Tested?
All electrical equipment in an
installation, whether permanently
connected or connected by a plug
and socket-outlet should be tested.

Periodic Inspection EICR

What is the purpose of an EICR?
(Electrical Installation Condition Report)
All electrical installations deteriorate with age and use
andshould therefore be inspected and tested at regular
intervalsto check whether they are in a satisfactory
condition.These safety checks are commonly referred to
as’periodic inspection and testing’.
How often is a periodic inspection required?
Your electrics should be inspected and tested every:
10 years for an owner-occupied home.
5 years for a rented home.
3 years for a caravan
1 year for a swimming pool.

Helpful Free Advice

How Safe Is Your Home

A major cause of accidental fires in UK homes is down to poor electrics.  In fact more than 20,000 fires a year, that's almost half of all fires in UK homes according to government statistics, were caused by electricity. Approximately 70 people lost their lives[…]

Safety In The Kitchen

Half of all house fires start in the kitchen.  Misuse of electrical cooking appliances such as microwaves are by far the major contributing factor of accidental house fires, according to government statistics.  Special care should be[...]

Visual Checks

In the UK millions of people expose themselves and their family to potentially life threatening electrical accidents in their homes.  Simple mistakes, due to a lack of knowledge about the dangers of electricity, however there are a number of simple[…]

Safety In The Bathroom

Water conducts electricity very well, however if the two mix the result could be deadly. Electrical safety in the bathroom is crucial as it is probably the most dangerous room in your home when it comes to potentially deadly electric shock. Wet skin after taking a bath[…]

DIY

Locate cables in your wall.  A Common DIY mistake is accidentally nailing, drilling or screwing things into cables concealed in walls. Before you start work, use a quality cable detector to help find buried cables and avoid the risk of  an electric shock[…]

Safety In The Garden

We all know that gardening is made much easier with the use of electrical appliances such as lawn mowers and hedge trimmers but there is a much greater risk of death by electric shock outside. Wet conditions and contact with[…]

Energy Saving Tips

Energy saving light bulbs (CFL's) last up to 10 times as long as traditional incandescent bulbs and use around 80% less energy. A 13-18w energy saving light bulb produces as much light as a traditional 60w bulb. This reduction in energy[…]

First Aid

What to do if you believe someone has had, or is getting, an electric shock? It may not be immediately clear, but if you think someone is suffering from an electric shock, approach with extreme caution. The first step is to separate the person from the source of electricity as quickly as[…]

Green Tips

Turning your washing machine down from a 60º to 40º wash could save you 30% off your energy bill with every wash. Turning your room thermostat down just 1º could save you up to 10% off your annual bill. Try using energy efficient CFL or LED light bulbs - they last up to 10 times longer and[…]

Flood Advice

If you are unfortunate to find you have been flooded it is understandable that once the water has subsided you will want to get things back to normal as soon as possible.Unfortunately, depending on the severity of the flood, their could be damage to the[…]

Earthing

If your electrical installation develops a fault, touching a live metal part could result in an electric shock.  This happens because the electricity flows through your body from the live part to earth. Earthing is a means of protecting you[…]

Fire Safety

Electrical faults are not the only reason fires start, human error is also often to blame. From poorly wired plugs to irons left on - we should all be more careful.In the UK over 20,000 fires each year are caused by electrical faults.  Electrical products account for almost[…]

Latest News

Paws for thought

An electrician who volunteered his services to a charity shop as a favour had his toolbox of expensive equipment accidentally sold for a £1 when he popped outside. Andrew Bicket […]

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Things To Think About

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