NICEIC Electrical Testing

Electrical Testing and Electrical Installation Condition Reports for Cheltenham & Gloucester


Livewire Electrical is a family run business in Gloucestershire. We are registered with the NICEIC, Part P and Trustmark government endorsed schemes, and experienced in electrical installations and electrical inspection and testing.

Our Electricians carry out work in domestic and commercial settings. The work can vary from new installations to repairs, maintenance or electrical inspection and testing compliant to NICEIC standards.

We pride ourselves in carrying out our work to a high standard at a fair and competitive price, without any hidden costs. To help us establish lasting relationships, we maintain a professional approach to all of our work which helps us to ensure our projects run smoothly and within time and budget constraints. All our work is carried out in accordance with the 18th edition Regulations BS 7671:2008 by competent, reliable and fully qualified electricians.

Whether you are looking for NICEIC testing and certification, EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) for your business or simply need a trustworthy Electrician for your home – we can help.

Domestic Visual Inspection (Electrical health check)

The charge for this is £100 and will take a 1-2 hour site visit to visually check your electrics. You’ll be surprised what we can find. The visual gives us a chance to evaluate the overall condition and make recommendations to upgrade the installation.

This is worth doing if you haven’t ever had an inspection and can’t find a certificate for your installation. A visual inspection to save you paying out for testing if it’s not going to pass.

Periodic Inspection or Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)

There is a charge of £150 per mains, which covers the first 5 circuits being tested. Then £15 thereafter per circuit.

The new Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) replaces the previous Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) from 2011

When is an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) needed?

There is a charge of £150 per mains, which covers the first 5 circuits being tested. Then £15 thereafter per circuit. It is recommended by the IET that fixed electrical installations should be inspected & tested at least once every five years, dependent on the type of installation and business practice, by a qualified person. If any faults are detected these should be remedied as soon as possible. You need a current Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) in order to meet your health and safety requirements and comply with.

  • Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
  • The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • The Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (England) Regulations 2006

When to consider an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)?

  • Change of ownership
  • Change of tenancy
  • Change of use of premises
  • To verify continued compliance with BS 7671
  • To comply with insurance companies
  • Prior to purchasing a house to confirm the condition of the electrics and uncover any unforeseen - problems / faults / safety issues / failures to meet regulations

What is an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)?

An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is an inspection on the condition of an existing electrical installation, to identify any deficiencies against the national safety standard for electrical installations.

Every electrical installation deteriorates with use and age. It is important for the person responsible for the maintenance of the installation to be sure that the safety of users is not put at risk, and that the installation continues to be in a safe and serviceable condition.

What is done during an Electrical Installation Condition Report?

An Electrical Installation Condition Report is an in-depth inspection and test of an existing electrical installation and is reported on a form that complies with the current wiring regulations, BS7671:2008 as amended in 2011.

All of the accessible electrical accessories (socket outlets, switches, etc.) are visually inspected, with 10% of them being inspected internally. This means that the accessories are opened up to expose the wiring and terminals to establish if there is anything to suggest poor installation or quality of materials.

The installation is also inspected for the presence of bonding conductors, the correct type and location of switchgear and that the installation is being used correctly.

A detailed test follows, where a range of tests are carried out on each circuit to determine that the safety measures that have been put in place will operate correctly in fault conditions. This includes determining that the earth fault path is effective enough to result in automatic disconnection of the supply in the event of a fault, that the wiring is in good condition and that the residual current device (RCD) operates quickly enough to avoid any danger to the users of the installation.

As well as checking the condition of the installation, an EICR produces information that would be invaluable to anyone wishing to carry out any work on the installation at a later date.

What do we charge for an Electrical Installation Condition Report?

There is a minimum charge of £150, which covers the first 5 circuits being tested. Then £15 thereafter per circuit.

This will give you an 8-page detailed report and will be visually and physically tested. All, if any discovered problems tested will be listed in importance of danger.

Whatever your individual or business requirements are, you can count on us for a reliable, professional solution.

Call Nathan on 07899 946079 / 01242 300400 for a Free, no obligation quote.

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We look forward to hearing from you.

Livewire Electrical – Big enough to cope, small enough to care.


Make an Appointment

To make an appointment for domestic or commercial electrical work in Cheltenham or Gloucester, please click the contact info below or give us a call.

Tel: 01242 300400
Mobile: 07899 946079



Why Choose Us

We conduct our work efficiently, causing minimal destruction and inconvenience to the running of your business, and are well versed at operating in busy locations around or outside office hours

  • We pride ourselves on manners, punctuality and workmanship
  • Complete in-house service –from design, consultancy to installation and maintain
  • Livewire Electrical can test and certify electrical installations under the NICEIC including part P works
  • Free Quotations
  • Our testimonials show our commitment to quality –feel free to ask and speak to previous electrical installations we have completed / see our Linked In or Facebook page for recommendations/ or check our gallery for our previous work
  • NICEIC and Trustmark registered
  • Years of experience within the electrical installation industry
  • Professional, local and friendly services
  • Competitive pricing
  • Uniformed staff
  • Well stocked vans
  • Established company for over 30years
  • 24 hours emergency call out service
  • CRB checked with SIA (Security Industry Authority)
  • Licensed key holders under the SIA

Make Sure Your Property is Safe

Making sure your home and work place is safe from electrical fires and faults is essential. It can be a matter of life or death. Below are the statistics for electrical injuries and deaths across the nation for 2019. Contact us to make sure you are safe, thinking about it after the event is too late.


Serious Injuries Each Year


Electrical Fatalities


Electrical Fires


Electrical Shocks


Satisfaction Promise

We value our customers and your satisfaction means everything to us. At Livewire Electrical we are known for our attention to detail and we ensure to treat every place of work as though it was our own. We pride ourselves in not just the quality of our work but also our customer service. You’re only ever as good as your last job! Which is why we do all we can for our customers to ensure that we provide the best service and workmanship possible. Many of our customers have been with us for years. We promise to leave all your premises clean and tidy, just like how we walked into them. Happiness and satisfaction are of the utmost importance to us and we are dedicated to serving our customer’s needs.


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