It happens all too often…

Nasty con-men prey on the good nature of homeowners and scam them out of their hard earned money!

Recently we were called in to finish a re-wire job in Ipswich. The homeowner placed their trust in a ‘qualified professional’, paid £3,500 up front for the works… and never heard from the electrician again. 

However, justice was served to the charlatan! Homeowners, beware! Here’s why you MUST check the person you’re hiring is a qualified electrical contractor. Absorb the following cautionary tale…

Rogue trader jailed after investigation

A man from Newton Aycliffe was jailed after posing as a registered electrician and completing dangerous works. He pleaded guilty to fraud and consumer protection offences after pretending to be qualified and advertising his business on Yell.

He was pretending to be accredited by ELECSA, Trustmark and NICEIC!

The man quoted over £3000 to re-wire the property and left it in a highly dangerous state. When the homeowner challenged the shoddy job, the rogue abandoned the household and kept the full sum of money!

The homeowner got in touch with ELECSA and requested an investigation. It was discovered that the electrical works in the property posed a serious risk of fire and electrocution… as if being scammed out of £3,000 wasn’t bad enough!!!

It cost thousands more to rectify the problems caused by this man.

Choosing and trusting a qualified electrical contractor

Gainsborough Electrical ARE NICEIC approved… and we can prove that with the listing on their website:

 NICEIC Approved

Here’s what NICEIC say:

“If you are looking to employ a contractor, those registered with us are regularly assessed to ensure the work that they do is safe and installed to the highest industry standards. We further support our registered contractors and their customers by providing a Platinum Promise.”

This means we:

  • Are held accountable by a higher authority
  • Are trustworthy, qualified professionals
  • Always keep you in the loop

Contact Gainsborough today for your quote

For a job done right, first time, contact Gainsborough Electrical – your trusted local electrical contractors in Southend on Sea. 

We are trusted by homeowners, business owners and schools because our works meet Industry Standards and UK Legislation. Our friendly, qualified engineers are on hand to answer your questions and arrange a visit to assess your needs before quoting.

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