Terms and Conditions

Below is a list of general terms and conditions, when accepting an quote from Ian Leech Electrical Contractor Limited the following terms and conditions are automatically agreed to.

Estimates/quotes

When we are asked to look at proposed electrical works we will always carry out a site survey before pricing for work.

Our quote will have a full breakdown of costs of materials to be used and labour.

Any possible further costs that may be added to the quote will appear at the bottom of the quote in the notes section. For instance a Wifi booster may be required, or the earthing and bonding readings may not be sufficient and extra work is required.

Quotes are normally valid for 14 days, after this period it would have to be reviewed due to fluctuations in the price of copper cable and other materials.

We are not currently VAT registered so no VAT is charged. We estimate that from 1st April 2022 we will be VAT registered so all work will be subject to VAT. Any invoices from March that are unpaid will be subject to VAT after 1st April.

 

Materials

We generally source the materials for works ourselves but can fit customer supplied materials if they are deemed suitable. We prefer to supply ourselves so that in the event of an issue with a product it can be easily returned, and also be covered by our 12-month warranty (3 years for EV chargers).

In the event of a defective product supplied by ourselves, we will replace the item free of charge within the warranty period.

Customer supplied materials are not covered by our warranty and any return visits required to repair or replace will be chargeable.

We do not allow customers to complete any parts of the installation themselves.

 

Works

Whilst carrying out electrical works we endeavour to do this in the least disruptive way possible.

Drilling/chasing

When carrying out works that damage the fabric of the building we use professional power tools intended for the application. Although we are very experienced in these tasks sometimes unintended damage can occur such as cracks in brick or plasterwork etc, we cannot guarantee that this won’t happen. We can do basic patching to repair this but sometimes a professional will be required to put this right, this work is not covered in our estimate.

Carpet/flooring removal

Sometimes floor coverings need to be removed to get access to wiring under floor voids. We have experience in this and can remove these ourselves where possible but we cannot guarantee that it will go back down exactly the way they were. Sometimes it is advisable to have a professional floor layer replace these afterwards if you are concerned.

Protection of property/housekeeping

When work is taking place we expect the area to be free to work in and uncluttered. Areas that are cluttered will result in an increased amount of time on site.  We recommend that any valuable items be removed from this area. It is advised to remove pictures and mirrors from walls when drilling is carried out in the immediate vicinity so the vibrations do not cause any damage.
If you are concerned about dust we would ask you to protect your property and belongings to a level you are happy with. We will use our own dust sheets also to protect the immediate work area.
 
We have hoovers and cleaning equipment on our van to clean the work area to a basic level when complete. Food preparation areas should be further cleaned by the client to ensure there is no contamination of food.
 

Loft access

If work is required in a loft space we expect the area to be free from clutter and valuables to avoid the risk of damage as this is an area of decreased safety. Any cluttered lofts will result in an increased time on site.
 
Lofts must also be free from vermin and nests.
 

Existing electrical installation

It is assumed that the existing electrical installation is free from any faults and that no remedial work is required before we make modifications.
 

If faults are found it may not be safe to complete our works without rectifying the other issue first. If any issues are found on the day that will have a significant impact on the cost we will notify the client ASAP and give them the option of whether to proceed with works or not. For example, it may be found that earthing and bonding test readings are not sufficient and may require upgrading.

If the client does not wish to proceed they will be invoiced for any time that has been spent on site that day.

Wifi Connectivity

For EV charge point installations we presume that an adequate connection is available. Our estimates do not include improvements to Wifi connections unless stated. Any extra components, such as Wifi extenders, or added time on site  will be added as a cost of the final invoice.

Waste management

We hold a waste carriers license for recyclable material only (card, paper and copper) so therefore cannot dispose of general waste.

General waste left over from any works will be bagged up and left in a convenient location for the client to dispose of.

Certification

Upon completion of works the relevant electrical certification in line with BS7671 will be forwarded to the customer along with any other literature required. Certificates are sent digitally via email, although paper copies can be provided if requested (small fee applies)
 
When a building regulations certificate for the Local Authority Building Control is required this will come via our provider (Stroma Certification) within 14 days of completion of works. There is a small fee for the notification cost incurred.
 
Under no circumstances do we certify work completed by other contractors or work completed on a DIY basis.
 

Payment

Upon completion of works an invoice will be forwarded to the client with a full breakdown of costs.
Payment is due within 7 days of completion of works and can be made via Online banking (preferred), cheque or cash. There is no discount for cash payment.
 
Payments not made within 30 days wll be subject to interest or sold to our debt recovery partner.