Testing and Inspection

Offering electrical testing and inspection services for domestic properties throughout Brighton, Hove, Portslade, Peacehaven and surrounding areas.

All new electrical work is tested, certified & registered

You can rest assured that any work undertaken by us will be installed to the highest standards and done in compliance with the latest building and electrical regulations. 

On completion of the job it will be tested and where required (pretty much any job except for a like-for-like swap of a fitting) an installation certificate will be issued. 

In addition, any notifiable works will be registered with our governing body NAPIT under the ‘PART P’ scheme and you will receive an additional certificate from them which you can show to your building inspector if necessary to prove the work was done by a registered, qualified electrician.

Information on PART P and notifiable works is available on the Electrical Safety First website

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What is included in our testing and inspection services?


In addition to certifying our own works, we also offer condition reports on older properties. There are many reasons you may need to get an EICR such as possible electrical issues being highlighted on a house buyers survey; a requirement from your house insurance company; or your existing certificate has expired (check the sticker on your mains board to see when this is, if there's not one it's probably never been tested!); or just for the peace of mind of knowing your electrics have been checked and signed off as safe to use by a qualified electrician. 

In addition, legislation has been brought into the private rental market to ensure that all rental properties must have an up-to-date certificate in place by 01/04/2021 and that they must be retested at least once every five years. 

As part of our NAPIT membership, we are an approved inspector registered on the government's private rental sector scheme. 

During your EICR we will:

  • Check all accessories (sockets, light fittings etc.) for signs of damage and deterioration.
  • Check the correct protective devices are in place for each circuit to ensure you and your property are adequately protected in the case of an electrical fault.
  • Check everything is installed in a safe way and to regulations.
  • Run electrical tests on the wires hidden in the fabric of your building to check for signs of deterioration since they were installed. 

On completion, you will receive a detailed report on the state of your properties electrics with any issues found graded in severity from:

C1: Danger present. RISK of injury. Immediate action required (i.e. live exposed electrical parts found).

C2: Potentially dangerous. Urgent remedial action is required (i.e. incorrectly sized cable which could potentially overheat and cause a fire under certain circumstances).

C3: Improvement recommended (i.e. something that doesn’t pose an immediate danger but doesn’t comply with current regulations). 

Any C1 or C2 items found would result in an ‘unsatisfactory’ report being issued whereas C3 items alone are more like an advisory item on a car MOT and a ‘satisfactory’ certificate can still be issued.

Call or email us today to book your condition report and enjoy the peace of mind knowing you have a safe and certified electrical installation.

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Having a fault with your electrics can be a real disaster. In the world we live in today being without power even for a short while is just not an option.

If you have a loss of power or another type of electrical fault we at Resistance Electrical are experts at finding, diagnosing and repairing a whole range of issues.

Don’t hesitate to call if you have anything from a light not working, a smell of electrical burning, your heating not switching off or everything in the house tripping out the breakers. We will find and fix the problem and get your house warm, bright and most importantly safe from the dark side in no time!

Why Choose Resistance Electrical?

Highly Experienced 

We have conducted many electrical testing and inspection services throughout Brighton, Portslade, Peacehaven and Hove. To browse through our work, simply head over to our gallery page or if you would like to speak to a member of our team, get in touch by viewing our contact details down below. 

5* Rated

Our electricians ensure they deliver quality service at all times and our customers have really appreciated this. Do not just take our word for it, you can read through some of their reviews by heading over to our reviews page

Fully Qualified 

We are proud to be NAPIT accredited installers, this means we are trained to carry safe eclectic work so you can be assured that you and your family are in safe hands with us. If you would like to know more about us and our services, please get in touch by viewing our contact details down below. 

Speak with an electrician today

Our electricians are available throughout Brighton, Portslade, Peacehaven and Hove. Call us on 07935923323 and we will be happy to help with any electrical testing and inspecting services that you require. 

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