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    Electric shower installation


    Do I need an electrician & a plumber to have an electric shower fitted, or are there companies that will have both so I pay one price for the job, rather than get an electrician to do electrics then a plumber to do plumbing?

    Asked by Faith on 9th Jun 2020
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    MAG Electrical Services Ltd

    "If you ask a contractor in to do it, just ask them to quote for both and they can bring in the sub contractor(if they can’t do it themselves)"

    Answered on 20th Jun 2020 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    c thomas electrical

    "I as an electrician would do both, but I have worked for plumbing and heating companies doing both."

    Answered on 19th Jun 2020 - Member since May 2020 - report

    "Normally you will need a plumber and electrician but there's electricians who can do both like myself. I normally do both."

    Answered on 19th Jun 2020 - Member since Apr 2017 - report

    "You will always need a registered competent electrician to install an electric shower as electrical work in a bathroom is notifiable under part P. Some electricians can do the plumbing side of things but most will have a plumber buddy who they can rely on. There will also be plenty of companies large and small that employ both plumbers and electricians who can do jobs together.

    Answered on 20th Jun 2020 - Member since Sep 2017 - report

    "It all depends on the person quoting. I would suggest in your request for a quote that you explain you want the whole job quoted for by one person and then only someone who can offer those services will be in contact with you."

    Answered on 19th Jun 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Asb services ltd

    "Hi Faith ,

    It would have to be an electrician with plumbing skills to do both jobs as the electrical side needs testing and certifying , Generally most electricians know a plumber that will do this for them if they can't.

    Best regards Ashley"

    Answered on 20th Jun 2020 - Member since Apr 2017 - report
    Homestyle Builders

    "Most electricians should have the capacity to fit a cold water feed to your new shower but it depends on where the shower is situated

    Best to get someone to have a look and give you an estimate but don't forget to get three quotes though


    Answered on 19th Jun 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Nick Gardner

    "You only need one trade as long as your not moving the shower to a different location.. if your moving the shower you will need a minor works certificate from a qualified electrician"

    Answered on 20th Jun 2020 - Member since May 2019 - report
    m b maintenance

    "There are plenty of electricians who can fit showers and also some plumbers, but make sure they are registered to carry out the electricail work and issue certs"

    Answered on 20th Jun 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Get Wired Leicester


    If it’s a new installation of a shower then it’s likely you’ll need both trades (not always), but more often than not. If it’s a swap then either trade may do it (electrician is better as can determine electrical safety/carry out inspection & testing)"

    Answered on 19th Jun 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Arc Electrical Cumbria

    "Some electricians like myself can do both the plumbing and electrics, unless you have an electrician oversee any DIY work, especially in bathrooms (restricted under part P) this can NOT be undertaken by DIY person, as the installation must be tested, certified and registered with building control.
    If you get something like this wrong the consequences could be FATAL"

    Answered on 19th Jun 2020 - Member since Aug 2017 - report
    ENLOUBAR Property Services Ltd

    "A plumber could do the complete job if he is a competent electrician. A competent electrician could do both jobs is he is an experience plumber.
    I do both plumbing and electrical, however I do assist plumbers with these type of jobs. Note also that a plumber does not have to be a registered gas safe operative there are a range of plumbing jobs that does not involve working with gas."

    Answered on 19th Jun 2020 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
    Electrical & Security Services

    "Hi you need a qualified electrician to connect the electrical supply of the shower, and also to test the circuit, and issue you with an electrical installation certificate, if a new circuit is required. If it is a shower replacement a minor works certificate should be issued. In regards to the water supply to the shower, I would recommend getting a plumber as working with water can be quite awkward as you need to no how to isolate the water supply or even drain the system. Hopefully this helps."

    Answered on 19th Jun 2020 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
    CGi MultiTrade Ltd

    "Hi, There are companies that will do both but they may still send two individuals to do the work, you can find an Electrician that can do both. I am a qualified Electrician but also do plumbing, this will work out cheaper also."

    Answered on 19th Jun 2020 - Member since Oct 2018 - report

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