Croft Electric Ltd

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About Us

Introduction

RCPCroft Electric Ltd is a small local business based in Birch Hill, Bracknell, Berkshire and provides electrical installation and testing services to residential customers and small businesses in and around the area.

The business is owned and run by Steve Davies, who has worked in the electrical and telecoms industries for some 35 years. Early in 2012, Steve decided to set up on his own and start his own company, which is now in its third year of successful trading.

The philosophy is to try to do things properly, but at affordable rates, and to run the business in a professional manner (see the home page). Installations are completed to the latest wiring regulations, and certificates issued where applicable, while avoiding any unnecessary expense for work that really is not needed. For example, if older wiring really is in good enough condition for continued use, it would be quite wrong to suggest a rewire is needed if actually it is not.

The company has only the one permanent full-time employee – Steve – who undertakes most of the electrical work himself. Help might be brought in for a larger job, or for some less-skilled tasks – such as digging an outdoor cable trench – if so, the work will be closely supervised.

Croft Electric Ltd is a member of the ELECSA Competent Person Scheme, and is listed on the Registered Competent Person Electrical register, find out more at www.electricalcompetentperson.co.uk

Some completed jobs ...

A few examples of jobs completed by Croft Electric are shown in this section.

Kitchen & utility refurbishment

The electrics for this kitchen refurbishment, which included moving the hob, oven and several sockets, and a new downlight installation. The original downlights were removed due to being in the wrong locations, and a new set off 11 downlights installed, using LED dimmable GU10 lamps – see photos below.

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The adjacent utility room was also refurbished, with matching downlights installed to replace the old centre light, and several sockets and a fan outlet moved to accommodate the new layout. The consumer unit located in the utility room was also replaced, to bring the installation up to latest regulations, see the right hand photo (ignore the blue masking tape strip not yet removed).

 

Bathroom lighting

Part of the electrics for a recently-completed 2-storey extension included the wiring for two new bathrooms – each room was provided with a centre light, a separate extractor fan / light over the shower (showerlite), and a wash basin mirror light with shaver socket.

Not shown here, but in the loft above each bathroom an in-line extractor fan was installed, with ducting to outlet vents in the soffit. Outside each bathroom room, at a high level, is a fused isolator switch for the extractor.

The left hand photo shows the centre light fitting, plus a combined light / extractor fan over the shower. These are switched from outside the room.

The right hand photo shows the mirror light over the wash basin.

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Cabin power & lighting

This was a large L-shaped outdoor timber cabin at the far end of a large garden. It was fed with its own supply from the consumer unit, using armoured (SWA) cable, to a small 2-way consumer unit in the cabin – you can see the SWA cable entering the cabin below the consumer unit in the centre photo. Two fluorescent batten lights were installed, a high-frequency type that light up immediately, with no flickering, and a switch by the door. Power sockets were installed in several corners of the cabin.

Cabin installation x Socket outlet
Close up of consumer unit and light switch Socket outlet

For this cabin, the wiring was neatly clipped to the timber structure, but the wiring can be contained in conduit or mini-trunking instead. The installation for a cabin at a day nursery was completing with the wiring in conduit securely fixed to the walls – to keep all the cables away from access by the children.

 

Consumer units

Croft Electric often gets asked to replace an old fuse box with a modern consumer unit – usually this will be a straight forward swap, but sometimes a little more work is required.

In this example below, firstly the original house circuits – split over several old fuse boards – needed to be moved to a new consumer unit. This included a very old lighting fuse board at ceiling level (not shown).

This new consumer unit needed to be moved to a different wall (above the incoming supply), and also the supplier was asked to move the meter to the same wall – the reason being that there is now a door where the old fuse boxes were located.

During construction of a large extension, a number of new circuits were then installed – lighting, power and oven/hob in the extension, plus a fire alarm circuit for the whole house. A lift-off cupboard now fits round the consumer unit (not shown), so it is normally hidden from view.

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Before (left) and after (right).

As well as replacing the old fuse boards and having the meter moved, a number of additional circuits were installed for a new extension.

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Some review comments ...

"We would just like to say that we are both very pleased with the standard of work you did for us and the promptness, tidiness and professionalism you showed at all times. We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking to have any electrical work done and can confirm that you would be our first port of call, should we require any further work done in the future."

Jill O’Donnell, Winnersh, Wokingham, 28/07/2014

"Thorough, reliable, reasonably priced electrician with particularly good attention to detail. Offers alternative solutions and great service. I did not know Croft [Electric] before he provided a quotation but would have no problem recommending him. Work completed Sept 2012: Installation of sockets, fault finding, installation of MCBs, switch replacements."

Brendan Lyons, Hillberry, Bracknell 20/12/2012.

Contact details

Contact

Steve Davies

Address

Croft Electric Ltd
17 Haywood
Birch Hill
Bracknell
RG12 7WG

Telephone

Office: 01344 484744
Mobile: 07748 766562

Email

enquiries@croft-electric.co.uk

Croft Electric Ltd offers free estimates with absolutely NO obligation to commit, plus free help and advice. Call, email, or text message for any enquiries you may have.

NB: There is no Mr "Croft", the company name is derived from part of the address of the owner's mother!