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A few words about me

Local Electrician

Kevin Gravill is a local Electrician based in Barton upon Humber, I serve the local towns and villages. I am proud to be registered with the NICEIC and am able to self certify my work and notify building control authority of work carried out where required. I started in the industry at 16 years of age and served a full apprenticeship and have over 35 years experience in the electrical industry in both Domestic and commercial sectors.

Kevin Gravill

Kevin Gravill

What I do

Most of the work I carry out is in and around the home. Anything from fitting new lights / sockets, Extra circuits, New consumer units. I tend not to carry out the larger installs anymore, so I'm happy to take on your small jobs that others dont like to do. The list can go on, so what ever your requirements hopefully I can help in some way.

Just give me a call on 07864 852586 and I can arrange a time to call and discuss your needs.

A bit about my services


Prices start from £40.00 per hour, I have no hidden costs and am not VAT registered.

Most of my work comes from you. The home owner.
Many of you think its hard to get tradesmen to come out to quote or to do small jobs. I understand a job is a job. I understand that something that has been bothering you for a long time might sound a trivial job to you, but I am happy to come out to do any job for you large or small.

Call out charge of £40.00 + £40.00 for the first hour (so a minimum cost of £80.00).A call out is classed as if you need me to attend straight away, the charge relates to the fact that other work may have to be cancelled or put back due to the call out. This cost does not apply to work which has been booked in for specific day / time in my schedule.

EICR - Electrical installation condition report. This is now required for any one renting their house out and are generally carried out every 5 years. Prices start from £125.00 for a 1 bedroom property to £175.00 for a standard style 2-3 bedroom house. The cost relates to approx half of the day at the property carrying out a thorough inspection and test to get the most detailed picture of the installation as possible, and then time away from the property compiling the report. The EICR does not include any repairs to the installation, its an inspection report on its condition in line with the current version of BS7671. I have professional indemnity insurance and relevant experience (30+years) of working within domestic premises, qualifications for testing and again extensive experience testing properties. I have decided not to go on the PRS sheme register, but still happy to carry out your EICR.
A guide about the guidlines I follow when carrying out a EICR can be found here - Guide to EICR

Please note any payment in cash upto £1000.00 will incur a £3.00 Charge. Any cash payment over £1000.00 will incur a 0.3% charge. These are in line with my banks requirement.

I dont charge for quotes.
So next time you need a switch changing, new sockets for new kitchen or a rewire, feel free to contact me.
Sorry I do not carry out PAT testing.
Sorry I do not install security alarms, look for a SSAIB registered installer for your own piece of mind and insurance protection.

Give me a Call, Email, Text, WhatsApp or whichever media you wish.
What ever your electrical needs the first thing to do is to contact me. Ask me to carry out your work to find a happy polite electrician, carrying out work to a high standard. Once finished I like to make sure your house is clean and tidy. No payments upfront. Once you are happy with the work, you will receive an invoice, test certificate

Customer Service.
I like to think I give good service, just read some customer reviews!
I like to keep you informed, so if I arrange to come on Thursday at 2.00pm I like to make sure I make it, if not I make sure I give you a call. There is nothing worse than to wait in for a tradesman who then does not turn up !

After care.
Just because I have finished your work doesn`t mean I stop caring. If there is anything you need to change or something has stopped working. Just give me another call and I will pop round to see you and have a chat. Again I find lesser contractors do shabby work and when you need them, they decide they dont want to speak to you. Again I like my customers, so like to think nothing is too much trouble, it all starts with talking!

About Quotes
When I arrive to give you a quote or a chat about what you need. I have to assess a few things around your home that are required for me to do the work.
I have to check the existing earthing arrangements to make sure it is classed as safe. I will look at where your electricity meters are, your Gas intake position and also your Water intake position. I have to check to see if there is an Earth Bonding Conductor present and at the correct size.
I also have to check your consumer unit (fusebox) most of any new work within your house will need to have an RCD for additional protection.
If after assessing your existing electrical installation to find that these things are not present, I will advise you as to their importance and that it is a requirement for works to proceed.
Another problem I come across is lack of CPC (the circuit protective conductor within the cable) at lighting points in older properties.
I would not be able to install a metal (class I) light fitting in this instance. I would then advise you to look into a remedy to this problem

  • New Consumer units (now metal complete with RCBO and Surge protection)
  • Extra Sockets.
  • Recessed down lights.
  • LED lighting.
  • Outdoor electrics.
  • Showers.
  • Extra lighting.
  • Cooker oven elements. From £60 supplied and fitted.
  • Electrical Condition Reports. Prices are stated above.
  • Fault Finding.
  • Nest & Hive smart heating controls and smart lighting. From £85 not supplied.
  • Many many more, just ask.

Commercial & Light Industrial.

I also carry out some work in commercial premises and light industrial units.
I can supply and install Dado trunking systems with power and data networks for your office areas, I can install 3 phase items and control equipment in your workshop.
The same rules of safety apply to your properties as what are required to work within your home. The same pre work check list is observed, and the same test certificates are issued.

NICEIC Domestic Installer

Registered with the NICEIC, able to test, certify and notify building control of work carried out .

Quality service

Polite, Professional, Reliable, Clean and tidy.

Worry free

Fully insured and all work guaranteed.

Samples of my work

Time to contact me

3 Pelham Close
Barton upon Humber
North Lincolnshire
DN18 5NW

Main contact details :

Mobile - 07864 852586

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