About Scoop Electrical

Scoop Electrical Services has many years of electrical experience. We deal directly with clients, and work closely with other trades, such as builders, kitchen and bathroom fitters, landscapers and flooring companies.

We work with you to meet all your electrical needs, from moving a switch or socket, to installing underfloor heating or air management systems.

We are happy to carry out electrical inspections and appliance testing.

Scoop Electrical Services are NICEIC and 18th edition certified, and part P registered.

Scoop Electrical Services have full Public Liability Insurance

We are CIS registered contractors. If you required an additional qualified pair of hands, then email us and see how we can help.

Frequently Asked Questions

We get asked a lot of the same questions. Please browse the section below to see if we have already answered your question.

What is Part P?

The specific section of the Building Regulations for England and Wales which relates to electrical installations in domestic properties.

For further information, please read The Directgov web site.

What is Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)?

A System of formal, recorded visual checks and combined inspection and testing using a PAT testing meter. This is usually carried out on any equipment which has a plug, whether or not it is portable. (Portable handheld equipment is likely to need more frequent PAT testing than equipment which tends to stay in the same place).

For further information, please read Wikipedia.

What's Involved In Re-wiring A House?

A rewire is the most disruptive and invasive work that a property can undergo. Every room will need to have the following carried out:

  • Furniture to be moved out
  • Floor covering to be taken up
  • Floor boards to be lifted to gain access to the floor voids
  • Walls to be chased out for switches/sockets where necessary
  • Dust and mess during the period of the work (although we always clean up as much as possible at the end of the day). In addition, to rewire the lighting upstairs, this requires the loft to be cleared  to gain access to the lighting points and to each switch drop.

To see how much this will cost, please Contact Scoop Electrical Services.

Why Do I Need A Qualified Electrician?

Contractors registered by NICEIC are assessed on a regular basis to ensure that they are competent and capable of meeting the relevant technical and safety standards, codes of practice and rules of the Schemes they are registered to.

For further information, please visit NICEIC.

How Can I Save Money On My Energy Bills? How Can I Save Money By Using Low Energy Lightbulbs?

Inefficient light bulbs are disappearing from UK shops – they’re all being replaced by energy saving light bulbs. Energy saving light bulbs are compact, bright and available in a wide range of shapes – so the only difference you’ll notice is a drop in your electricity bills. Not all lamps are the same however. Some cheaper imports are giving the energy saviving market a bad name. We can advise you on the best and most appropriate lamp for your needs.

For further information, please visit the Energy Saving Trust.

What's Your Availability? When Can I Book You?

We work on day jobs, as well as longer projects. Our typical lead time varies between 2-4 weeks. We always try to maintain a flexible diary to cope with emergency jos as well as longer booked projects.

To check our availability, please Contact Scoop Electrical Services.

Will The Work Be Certified?

Contractors registered to NICEIC Building Regulations Schemes are authorised to self-certify their work without hindrance from Local Authority Building Control. This saves you both time and money when undertaking work that requires notification under the Building Regulations.

For further information, please read the Householder Building Regulations.

Is The Work Guaranteed?

All work from Scoop Electrical carries a 1 year no quibble warrantee on defective parts. The NICEIC Insurance Backed Warranty covers work undertaken by contractors registered to the NICEIC Domestic Installer Scheme that is notifiable to Building Control.

For further information, please Contact Scoop Electrical Services.

Are You Insured?

We carry 2 million pounds worth of indemnity insurance.

For further information, please Contact Scoop Electrical Services.

Will You Smoke In My House?

No! Although some power tools may cause smoke or dust. Please advise us of any concerns you may have about these effects. We are also happy to remove workshoes where necessary or appropriate. Please note that some work would be unsafe to carry out without protective workwear however.

For further information, please Contact Scoop Electrical Services.

How long will the job take?

We can usually give a reasonable estimate on the typical length of a job, however, difficulties can arise, but we always strive to keep the client up to date with progress.

For further information, please Contact Scoop Electrical Services.

Is There Anything You Can't Do / Don't Do?

Don’t be afraid to ask! If we can’t do it we will know someone who can! We can recommend plumbers, carpenters, heating engineers, general builders, etc to complete your work with confidence.

For further information, please Contact Scoop Electrical Services.

Payment Terms And Methods

Invoice will follow on from completion of the job. Payment terms are included on the invoice. We do not accept credit cards.

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Do You Do Emergency Call Outs?

Yes, but not 24 hour. Only during normal business hours = 8.00am – 8.00pm

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What Areas Do You Cover?

Oxfordshire and the surrounding area. We cover all villages in the Vale Of White Horse. We will travel outside of our normal working area for an addtional mileage charge.

For further information, please Contact Scoop Electrical Services.

Terms And Conditions

Hourly Rates

There is a minimum charge of one hour on all jobs, thereafter work is charged in 1/2 hour increments.
All rates exclude the cost of materials.

Day Rate Work

Charges are based on a full 8 hour day and must equate to hours actually worked.
The charge will be reduced pro rata if less than 8 hours are worked.

Fixed Price

Written and verbal quotations are available. All quotations are subject to fluctuating copper and retail pricing.

For further information, please Contact Scoop Electrical Services.