If you have an electrical project should you look for an electrician or an electrical contractor? Firstly, it’s very important that you engage the correct range of skills for any electrical project to be completed successfully.

Electrical Contractor

An electrician is a person who is trained and usually approved to perform electrical work. Electricians can choose to work for themselves, for other companies, or electrical contractors. So while an electrical contractor can mean the business, an electrician almost always means an individual. The benefits to the project of selecting the right electrical contractor can be substantial if they have the required skills and experience.

Project Skills Solutions can help if your project requires:-

So we have an abundance of skills to support the most diverse projects and sectors. This experience is proven in our case studies that show a sample of our successfully completed projects.

Electrical Contractors

We have been electrical contractors for approaching 16 years which has allowed us to gain a wealth of electrical experience. Our projects have ranged from minor works to national installation and maintenance electrical and cabling projects

Furthermore, we have worked across most sectors including:-

  • MOD
  • Petrochemical
  • Finance
  • Education
  • Transport
  • Construction
  • Retail

Our experience allows us to not only provide these services but to fully support our clients throughout the project.

How does an Electrical Contractor support a project?

In a similar way to football clubs leagues electrical contractors can work on certain size projects. So this has resulted in many electrical contractors becoming subcontractors to main contractors.

How does that work you may ask? It means that a project is broken into portions and split between several electrical contractors due to the value of the project. The main contractor is generally substantially larger than the subcontracting electrical companies and capable of carrying the project costs.

So it is important to consider the size of both the electrical contractor and the project budget. It’s important that the electrical contractor has sufficient resources to deliver the project and that can be evaluated from past completed projects.

What Should an Electrical Contractor Provide

There are many things that a good electrical contractor should provide as part of their business and often overlooked. If you don’t have a formal tender process and want to select a reliable electrical contractor what should you look for?

Price is important but should it be the main decision driver? Well its definitely important that the price is competitive but beware cheap is for a reason!

The staff are incredibly important they need to be fully qualified and experienced in all aspects of the services being offered. Furthermore, the support roles of project managers, health and safety managers, project support, procurement and finance are all required to deliver the project successfully.

Find an Electrical Contractor near me

If you have an electrical project of any size we can help to provide all the support and services outlined on this page. Project Skills Solutions is based in Basildon, Essex and covers the south of England including London. Our contracts can be large and small and be for a single project or ongoing service contracts.

Look over our case studies and service pages and hopefully, you will agree that we are a perfect fit for your electrical project. The next step is to contact us 0800 0213 264 and we can discuss your requirements and how we can provide you with the best solution.

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