A Guide to Sourcing a Commercial Electrical Contractor


Every single building needs to have an electrical supply, and with so many contractors in the industry, souring a reliable one can seem like a daunting task. You might be at the planning stages of a new premises, or would like to rewire your existing building, but whatever your needs, here is a guide to sourcing a commercial electrical contractor.

  • Industry Established – Ideally, the contractor would have been in the industry for many years, and with a national network, they would have more than adequate resources to handle your project. Finding such a contractor is not as difficult as you might think, and a simple online search would be the best place to start, and with some browsing, you should be able to narrow down the search somewhat.
  • Impressive Client List – If the contractor can produce some well-known names in their list of previous clients, this will give you added reassurance that the contractor is well established and respected.
  • Accreditations and Associations – There are organisations that promote safe practices and the ideal contractor would be authorised to install any type of electrical system, and with best electricians, you can be sure there will be no incidents during the installation. Every accreditation agency would have rigid requirements, and therefore, all member contractors have a seal of approval, which is added assurance for the customer.
  • Prompt Response – This should be evident from the very first contact, and before long, they would send an expert to survey the business premises and with the client’s input, they would be able to quote for the project. A nationwide electrical contractor would typically assign a project manage to each client, which means you only have to deal with one person
  • Working to Deadlines – All projects should run to schedule and the electrical contractor would be aware of their deadline, and with sufficient resources, you can be sure the work will be completed on time. With the next stage of the development ready and waiting, one cannot afford to have teams of workers sitting around, waiting for another contractor to finish their work.
  • Design Expertise – With any major electric supply installation, the system need to be designed from the ground up, and with an established contractor, you have the benefit of the design experts with many years of hands-on experience in designing commercial electrical systems. You might also want to consider future expansions at the same time, and add some connections that might be needed in the future, which will save you some money in the long term.

If you are soon to require the installation of an electrical system at your business premises, there are experienced and reliable commercial contractors who can ensure that the work is carried out to the highest standards. The best place to start your quest would be an online search and through a process of elimination, you will be able to narrow the list down to one or two contractors.