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Emergency Lighting – What you Need for Commercial and Industrial Buildings

In the UK, provision and good operation of emergency lighting systems are a legal requirement within commercial and industrial buildings.
Emergency lighting, in essence, is lighting that initiates when there is a mains supply failure.


We are delighted to have renewed our Certificate of Environmental Management once again, achieving Phase 2 of BS 8555:2016. We first achieved this certificate in 2015,

Environmental Management System (EMS) and Certification: Actions That we Take.

At Electrical Estimates we have an array of documentation and procedures to support the requirements necessary for EMS such as: an environmental policy, objectives, an environmental compliance register,

Environmental Management System (EMS) and Certification: Why it’s Important.

An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a system made up of documents such as policies, procedures, and forms accompanied by on site practices. The system is designed to support a company (such as Electrical Estimates) in demonstrating good environmental management to clients,

What Electrical Work Can I Do Myself?

Sometimes we like to have a go at performing certain DIY tasks ourselves, be it putting up a shelf or screwing in a lightbulb. Some tasks are completely safe to do at home,

Electrical Safety This Christmas

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year is it not? With warm fires and fairy lights all around, it could also be a dangerous one if not dealt with properly.

The Best Ways to Dispose of Your Electrical Items

Did you know that every year, an estimated two million tonnes of electronic devices are discarded in the UK? It is important that we dispose of these devices correctly to ensure we are not damaging the environment.

Electrical Fires in the Home and Preventing Them

Did you know that Wales has a higher proportion of electrical fires caused by electricity than other parts of the UK? In fact, 62% of all accidental domestic fires in Wales are electrical,

What Are Some Common Myths About Electricity?

All of us have some form of knowledge surrounding electricity and how it works, whether it be from our secondary school physics lessons as children, to having attempted some minor electrical DIY.

Cutting Back on Electricity this Autumn (The increased Cost-of-Living)

Despite the cap proposal of £2,500 this October, energy prices have still risen significantly, and with colder months already a harder time of year for most when it comes to the cost of electricity,

Electrical Safety Tips for Halloween

Halloween is upon us, and with it the spooky spirit! With haunted houses and scary films galore, it’s very easy to get caught up in all the fun.

Environmental Management Certificate Renewed

We are delighted to have renewed our Certificate of Environmental Management once again, achieving Phase 2 of BS 8555:2016. We first achieved this certificate in 2015,

We’re Hiring!

Electrical Estimates are looking for qualified electricians to join our team.
The ideal candidates should hold the 18th edition qualification & NVQ level 3 or equivalent,

Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron Secondary School

Earlier in the year we contracted by Ceredigion County Council at Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron Secondary School, to replace all fluorescent lighting within the school for LED equivalents.

Ceredigion County Council – Secondary School Fibre Optic 10 GB Upgrade

During the summer of 2020, we assisted Ceredigion County Council in the acquisition of grant funding for the upgrade of the aging data networking of 5no secondary schools around Ceredigion.

Christmas Message 2020

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers for your continued support over the past year. We really hope you have been satisfied with the level of service we have provided and that we will to continue to work with you in 2021.

Top Safety Accreditation for Electrical Estimates

We are delighted to have been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace.
Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading 3rd party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors.

Electrical Safety Responsibilities for Homeowners and Landlords

If you’re a homeowner or a landlord, there are a range of electrical safety considerations that you need to bear in mind – especially so if you are renting your house out in Wales,

7 ways the average home can reduce their electricity bill

The average home in the United Kingdom now uses 13 electronic appliances, according to Money Supermarket – which is a huge leap from 30 years ago,

Under cupboard lighting solutions for kitchens and bathrooms

Without a doubt, under cupboard lighting can change the atmosphere of a room from plain to striking – and it could be simple for you to make that change as well.

Are you overloading your plug sockets in the house?

On March 23rd 2020, we were instructed by the UK Government to work from home, if we could. So thousands of people across the country moved their offices home – whether that was just a laptop,

Covid-19 (Corona virus) Statement

Following on from the Prime Minister’s address on the 23/03/2020 we have made the decision to close temporarily effective as of 5pm on the 24/03/2020. We understand that you as our client may have questions,

Electrical Estimates Achieves Certificate of Environmental Management

We were delighted in January to receive acknowledgement of achieving phase 2 of BS 8555:2016, and a Certificate of Environmental Management. Since taking over the business,

Electric Bikes – What You Need to Know

You may already know that we work with Rolec as approved electric vehicle charge point installers, so we’re naturally interested in electric bikes (or e-bikes) too!

What’s the difference between lumens, kelvins and watts?

We know that many of our customers get confused when trying to choose a new lamp (also referred to as a bulb) for their lighting, and if you’ve gone to a supermarket,

Looking Towards 2020

Here at Electrical Estimates we’ll be closing for 2 weeks over the festive season, and with that in mind, we’ve been looking at our plans and aims for 2020.

Stay Safe this Christmas

With the Christmas Light Switch On event on the 30th November in Aberystwyth, and Christmas seemingly everywhere on the highstreet already, it seemed fitting to write an article about keeping safe this festive season.

Electrical Safety Tips – Helping You Sleep Tight

Electrical Safety Tips – Helping You Sleep Tight
Did you know that the average person will spend just over 12,000 days in bed during their lifetime (hard to even fathom)?

Reasons why you shouldn’t DIY electrical works at home

It’s always tempting to try your hand at jobs in the house, and in most cases you might save yourself on both time and money… but DIY repairs and botch jobs can have a higher cost in the long run,

Electrical faults to spot when buying a new home

If you are considering purchasing a house, have you thought about ensuring that the electrics within the property are up to spec, or at the very least not a risk?

E-Bike Charging Stations: Aberystwyth

You may have spotted the 11 new e-bike charging stations that have recently been installed in various locations across Aberystwyth – we were delighted to collaborate on this project.

Aber First Awards 2019

The Aber First Awards 2019 was held at the Great Hall, Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Friday, 28th June. The Awards are an evening to celebrate the best of Aberystwyth – from small businesses to community groups,

Summer Fête in Aberystwyth

Electrical Estimates were delighted to sponsor one of the Fancy Dress categories at the inaugural Menter Aberystwyth’s Summer Fête this year. The Fête, which was to help fundraise for the Ceredigion National Eisteddfod 2020 Aberystwyth Appeal,

Common Electric Vehicle Myths Busted

There’s always going to be a lot of chat around relatively new tech, and of course the same is true for electric vehicles. For most, they have been dubbed the cars of the future,

5 Famous Electrical Engineers

At EE we’re aware of the long tradition of electricians and engineers that have developed the field within which we work. You’re probably familiar with Tesla and Edison (and perhaps aware of the rivalry that saw Edison steal Tesla’s greatest idea).

How Lighting can Benefit Your Business

Lighting is a necessity whatever line of work you’re in; but too often it’s taken for granted, and the potential of different forms of lighting isn’t really considered.

What is an EICR?

EICR stands for “Electrical Installation Condition Report” which is an official document that is produced following an assessment of your property (either domestic, commercial or industrial).

Electric Vehicle Charging!

We are pleased to announce that Electrical Estimates are now fully qualified as Electric Vehicle chargepoint installers.  Electric and hybrid vehicles are becoming increasingly popular as consumers are now actively looking to reduce rising fuel bills and their carbon foot print.


In October of last year Electrical Estimates undertook a slew of update courses and continued development for all our staff, most notably the course for the 18th edition wiring regulations which came into effect January 2019.

Under New Management

Electrical Estimates is very pleased to announce that following the retirement of Michael and Victoria Kearney in November 2017 the company has undergone a management buyout.


Electrical Estimates Sponsor “hole” for Aberystwyth Golf Club, pictured here with the new sign is Vicky – Client Liaison Officer link here to the 18 hole Golf Course with stunning views over Cardigan Bay
Electrical Estimates Sponsoring one of the Aberystwyth Golf Club


Electrical Estimates staff raise money and donate prize to local Housing Association Tai Ceredigion Annual Tenants Conference,
Picture here of the Lucky Couple who are tenants of Tai with their new IPAD

Aberystwyth Museum

History Repeats Itself, the Original Team who built the Coliseum as a Theatre in 1904-5 by David Phillips and 2016-17 the Project Team Today building the New Approaches –

Aberystwyth Museum

History in the making from the archives Local Project Team “Then” and “Now”
Community Building Project receive Heritage Lottery Funding to bring life back to this beautiful Grade 2 Listed Building,

Breaking Ground at the Band Stand

ee delighted to partner with WB Griffiths & Sons Limited for the prestigious award to build the Innovative newly designed Bandstand for Ceredigion County Council located on the  Promenade Aberystwyth, 

Aberystwyth Rugby Club

ee as part of their continued “Community Support Program” sponsored and presented the new kit (design/supply by FFigar) to Aberystwyth Under 19 Youth Team, Site Manager Chris Randall here presenting a jersey to Head Coach and the Team Players at the Aberystwyth Rugby Club recently.

Community Support

Vicky and Meg of electrical estimates volunteering at a Mid Wales Housing Associations Fun Day for Tenants and their families.

Local Business Support

Local Business’s and University give their support to collaborate in a recording of Dragons Den activity to judge local entrepreneurial business ideas by Year 11 Students.