electrical handyman

Tameside Electrical Work

Electrical Services
As you will see throughout this site I will tell you what I can do, what I cannot do or more accurately what I choose not to do as a HandyMan.
Electrical Work 1

There are a LOT of misconceptions about electrical work. Like who can legally do what and do I have to employ an Electrician.
Trust me when I say even electricians argue this point!
Sometimes (believe it or not) down to lack of knowledge and sometimes because they insist that only “qualified” people can do any electrical work. They say this because they do not want to loose business. 
I get it but alas, for them at least this is not correct.

So what can I do.?…. Although I do know my way around most things electrical, both domestic and industrial (my past employment history has given me this knowledge)  I am not certified to do certain types of work.
This is both dangerous and illegal. So even if you do not use my services you must check what other people claim they are allowed to do.
That said, as a rule of thumb, and to simplify it for you the customer I am permitted to change/replace/repair certain things around your home. Such as (but not limited to) light switches, sockets, lights, bulbs, tubes, plugs, fuses etc.

As long as the job isn’t within a ‘special location’ such as a bathroom or outdoors, you’re also allowed to install “additional new” light fittings, switches, sockets and even add a single fused spur to an existing circuit (a ‘spur’ is a new cable and socket run as a branch from an existing socket on the ring main).

And in actual fact – A ‘non-qualified’ person can still carry out notifiable electrical work as long as Building Control are informed

As a basic guide and rule of thumb – If it is in place I can replace or repair.

Rest assured, I do not want to do anything that is illegal or worse yet dangerous and i will not put you or me in that position.

And yes the image above is one of my jobs.
This was a very large chandelier Rodders 🙂

If in doubt just ask.
But chances are for all your basic electrical requirements I can help and usually cheaper than an electrician.


You can find out more information here on an official Gov site  – Learn More

Below are just a small selection of Electrical jobs I do

New extractor fan

Replacement Bathroom Extractor Fan - Supply and Fit

If you have an extractor fan that is faulty and needs replacing I will supply and fit a replacement one.

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Electrical Socket

Light Switch or Socket - Fitting

Replacing a light switch or socket - Switch or Socket to be supplied by customer. I can supply sockets and switches at additional cost.

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light fitting

Light Fitting - Fitting

This is to fit a light fitting supplied by customer.
If you have a faulty pendant I can supply and fit one of these if requested.

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Electrical Work 2

4x Polished Chrome LED Recessed Ceiling Downlight

This is to REPLACE existing recessed lights not to install where there are no lights already in place.
It also includes the GU10 LED bulbs

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outside electrical socket supply and fit

Outside Double Socket - Supply & Fit

IP66 Rated Outdoor Weatherproof Double Switched Power Socket with Latching RCD The RCD protection cuts off power safely and prevents electrocution in the event of a fault, the latching operation means the unit returns to the original state when power is resumed.


LED Outside Floodlight - 50w

Supply and fit LED Outdoor floodlight. Note: This is to replace an old/broken light. So you must have wiring in place for this particular service! Security Light with Motion Sensor, 50W LED Floodlights, Waterproof IP66 LED Sensor Outdoor Light, High Output 5000LM PIR Flood Light, 150W HPS Light Equivalent Replaced, Daylight White

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light switch

Light Switch - Supply and Fit

If you need to replace a light switch or socket because of a fault or damage I can do that. Perhaps you just fancy a change and want one or more changing that's not a problem either. Or perhaps you need a dimmer switch putting in.

Electrical Work 3

Yale Wireless Alarm Battery Change - Supply and Fit

If you need your Yale Wireless Alarm Batteries changing book this service. It includes supply and fit for 2x PIRs 2x Window/Door detectors 1x Main Alarm box Additional devices can be changed but please advise in advance !

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Electrical Work 4

Ring Floodlight Cam - FITTING ONLY

This is to Fit Ring Floodlight Cam. Ring Floodlight Camera supplied by you the customer. Removing old/existing floodlight and replace with the Ring device. If Wiring is not in place this can be supplied but please contact me FIRST!

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Bathroom Extractor fan - Supply & Fit

So is your bathroom fan not working or making a noise when it does come on?Just how long have you had it!?

I can supply and fit a new one to replace your old one.
Note: I do not fit from new i.e where you do not currently have one.

Also, please note that if you have a ceiling mounted fan it may be that you have a loft mounted in-line fan.
I can supply and fit that type also but they cost more so please be sure to contact me first.

old extractor fan
old extractor fan
New extractor fan
New extractor fan

Supply and Fit - Round LED Light

Ceiling Light for Living Room, Bathroom, Kitchen, Porch, Bedroom and More

About this item

  • High Brightness & Glare-Free Gives off 2200lm super bright and uniform white light, with a milky plastic lampshade to protect your eyes from harsh and glaring light.
  • Energy Efficient & Durable Replace two 100W Incandescent lamp with this 24W LED ceiling light, will save 88% on electricity bill, and is long lasting (up to 25,000 hours).
  • Simple & Modern Elegant, neat and sleek design to meet different lighting decoration style. The contemporary light looks elegant and is ideal for modern living.
  • This is a great LED light to brighten up any room, including a bathroom.