1.Installation Work:
(a) All electrical installation work will comply with BS7671:2018 and any amendments in
force at the time of the works.
(b) All electrical installation work will comply with applicable Building Regulations in
force at the time of the works.
(c) Electrical Installation and Minor Works certificates and Building Regulations
notifications issued by D Durnan Electrical cover only those works installed by D Durnan
(d) Where work is to extend or modify existing circuits, costs quoted assume existing
circuits are safe and in adequate condition. Any works required to bring these circuits up to
standard will be at additional cost.
(e) No addition or alteration will be carried out to rubber insulated (VIR) or lead
sheathed cables
(f) Where carpet or floor coverings require lifting, best endeavours will be made to
avoid damage and to refit to an acceptable standard. However, employing a specialist fitter
may be prudent, to affect a fully satisfactory reinstatement.
(g) Unless agreed beforehand, chases to walls, etc will be left unfilled. Final finishing of
skim coat plaster and final decoration is excluded.
(h) We will endeavour to undertake installation work to a clean standard. However,
some additional vacuuming and cleaning down of surfaces should be expected afterwards.
Any equipment susceptible to damage from dust (e.g. video or computer equipment) must
be removed from the work area prior to D Durnan Electrical arrival.
(i) In the event the works are not competed on time due to unforeseen circumstances
on the clients side, and or delays by other trades, payment may be requested for the works
carried out up to the date in question, and any additional time and materials required will
be at an additional cost.
2.New Consumer Units:
(a) Installation of new consumer units (fuse board) is subject to the whole installation
being tested to ensure it is safe to be connected to a new consumer unit. The basic cost for
this is included in the installation cost.
(b) Any faults found during the above testing which are deemed unsafe, must be
rectified prior to that circuit being reconnected to any new consumer unit. Any costs for
such work are not included and will be charged over and above the original quotation given.
Such issues will be brought to the client’s attention as soon as is practical during works.
(c) It may be necessary to upgrade or install new main services bonding to water, gas, or
oil supplies. This is especially common on properties built during or prior to the early 1970s
and again these are at additional cost unless agreed otherwise beforehand.
3.Electrical Safety Checks:
(a) We must have full access to the board; any obstructions must be removed prior to the
(b) We must be informed of the board location prior to our visit to ascertain whether we will
need ladders.
(c) PAYG meters must have enough credit for us to conduct the test.
(d) Any damaged fixed fittings must be identified prior to the test; broken light switches,
cracked sockets etc.
(e) All sensitive equipment must be unplugged prior to the test.
(f) It is imperative for the board to be marked up; all relevant circuits must be identified
correctly to enable us to carry out the inspection.
(g) If at any point we believe the installation/site to be unsafe for us to continue with
testing/inspection we will stop working and discuss with the client the remedial action
required to enable us to continue.
(h) 100% test 20% inspection
Agreed limitations
Inspection of roof space or under floorboards not included.
Fixed equipment such as cookers, or other hard wired equipment tested at
point of isolation.
Socket-outlets or connection points behind washing-machines, dishwashers,
cooker-hoods etc not inspected or tested.
Only wiring that can be reasonably accessed has been visually inspected.
Where Earth Loop Impedance Values (Zs) are not measured, a calculated
reading will be given to minimise exposure to live parts (Regulation 14 EAWR
(a) Whilst we try to be as helpful as possible and will generally do some limited moving
to create access, the clearing and / or moving of furniture and other large items blocking
access to work areas are not included within the quote. If we are unable to proceed with a
job due to access restrictions our minimum charge will be payable for attendance.
(b) Whilst we will try and ensure that electrical items are plugged back in and in working
order before we leave the premises, we will not be held responsible for any losses due to
any electrical item not being plugged back in and / or switched on.
(c) Removal from site and disposal of rubble, materials, general waste and packaging is
not included. We may, at our discretion, remove old fittings and wiring for responsible
(a) Our prices assume continuous and unhindered access to the site by prior arrangement
with the client.
(b) Fixed price quotes will be given whenever possible. If it is not possible to give a fixed
quote, an estimate of cost will be given which may be subject to change.
(c) Unless stated otherwise, the costs given assume standard working hours between
09:00hrs – 17:00hrs Monday to Friday and 09:00hrs - 14:00hrs Saturday. Work required
by the client outside these hours may attract premium rates although we will try and be
(d) Full day consists of 7 hours of work and 1 hour for lunch taken at any time, half day slots
are 4 hours and don’t include a lunch, half day slots can start and end at any time in the
day. If the work required falls short of 4 hours an hourly rate will be charged
(e) Additional work not covered in stated costs will attract an additional charge for both
time and materials.
(f) Quotes are valid for 14 days from the date of the issue.
(g) Upon accepting our quote or estimate, you are accepting these terms and conditions.
6.Risk and Title of Goods:
(a) The risk in all goods supplied shall pass to the Client upon delivery.
(b) All goods supplied shall remain the property of D Durnan Electrical until all sums due
have been paid in full.
(a) D Durnan Electrical warrants its installation work to be defect free for a period of
twelve months from the invoice date. Cover does not extend to goods supplied by others,
physical damage, wilful misuse, or instances where the installation has been altered or
tampered with by third parties. The warranty also excludes fair wear and tear, lamps
(bulbs), fuses or other consumables.
(b) Where projects involve works by third party trades, any damage to the electrical
installation by third parties shall remain the responsibility of the client. Any rectification
costs must be paid by the client prior to commencement of second fix. Recovery of such
costs from any third party shall be the clients responsibility.
(a) Unless agreed in writing payment in full should be made on completion of the
specified works to David Durnan.
(b) All work requires a 30% deposit with final payment due on completion. Larger projects, such as
house rewires will require a deposit of 30% of the total cost
prior to work commencing, followed by 40% at the point of fixed wiring installation then a
final payment of 30% on completion. A date and time for the work to be undertaken (this
will be indicated on the quote or estimate).
(c) Where projects involve separate first and second fix works, part payment will be due
on completion of first fix.
(d) Payment is accepted by cash, bank transfer or debit / credit card. We no longer
accept payment by cheque.
(e) In the event of late or non-payment of our invoice, D Durnan Electrical reserves the
right to withdraw any discounts offered and the full invoice amount will be payable.
(f) In the event of any non-payment D Durnan Electrical reserve the right to instruct an
independent debt recovery agent to recover the debt and their additional costs will be
payable by the client.
(a) All pets, particularly dogs, must always be kept under control and away from us.
(b) If work must be stopped due to issues with pets the client will be charged for all work
undertaken at that point.
(c) Any work rebooked under these circumstances will require an undertaking that the pet
will not be on the premises during subsequent visits
Upon accepting the estimate you are agreeing to the terms and conditions