Remedial works

Remedial works

Remedial works

We understand how important a safe and reliable electrical system is to the wellbeing of you and your family. So if you’ve got faulty switches, broken lights, non-working sockets, or loose wiring – please get in touch.

While problems like these often seem annoying rather than disastrous, getting them checked out promptly is essential to ensure your home is safe.

We’ll use advanced tools and industry best practices to determine what’s wrong. And we’ll work diligently to ensure that the electrical system in your home is reliable and performing at its best.

Why Is My Light Flickering and Buzzing?

Are you experiencing the annoyance of flickering or buzzing lights? If so, you’re not alone. These issues are often signs of underlying electrical problems that need prompt attention. Here is a list of the most common culprits:

  • Loose or defective light bulbs.
  • Loose wiring connections that are causing a disrupted flow of electricity.
  • Overloaded circuits that result in voltage fluctuations.
  • Defective switches or dimmers that provide inconsistent electrical currents.

If you want to make sure niggly problems like these don’t lead to major headaches, get in touch with us as soon as you can, and we’ll come over. Our experts will identify the root cause of the problem and carry out all the necessary remedial work to restore peace and stability to your lighting.

Common Electrical Issues

By scheduling routine remedial electrical work, you can address issues before they escalate, to make sure your home is safe.

Here’s a list of just some of the things we can do:

  • Test and replace faulty outlets and switches.
  • Repair or replace damaged wiring or cables.
  • Install additional outlets to meet your power needs.
  • Update lighting fixtures for improved energy efficiency.
  • Inspect and service smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms.
  • Check and tighten electrical connections to prevent fire hazards.

Why choose us?

Fully qualified and certified

All our electricians have earned industry qualifications and certifications, and they're up to date with the latest practices and regulations.


We're big enough to cope with large-scale projects as well as smaller ones. And as a family firm, we understand you need a service that’s tailored to your specific needs.

Available 24/7

We know that emergencies happen. So, if you’re worried about something, you can contact us at any time of the day or night to decide what to do next.

Residential Remedial Works FAQs

If you can’t find the answers you are looking for in our FAQs area please get in touch and we will be happy to help.

What is remedial electrical work?

Remedial electrical work refers to repairing or rectifying any electrical faults or problems within the home. These issues pose a safety risk or compromise the proper functioning of your electrical installations, appliances, or wiring. So it’s important to get them sorted.

Are there any signs I need to look out for?

There are several signs that may indicate the need for remedial electrical work. These include flickering or dimming lights, frequent tripping of circuit breakers, overheating outlets or switches, burning smells, buzzing or crackling sounds, exposed wires, or visible damage to electrical components. If you notice any of these signs, it is important to seek the advice of a qualified electrician as soon as you can.

Can I do the remedial electrical work myself?

It is strongly advised that you don’t do this, unless you have the proper training and qualifications. Without the necessary expertise, working with electricity can be dangerous and even life-threatening. So, it’s best to hire a qualified and experienced electrician who has the knowledge and skills to diagnose and fix electrical problems safely and effectively.

How long does remedial electrical work typically take?

The time taken depends on the nature and extent of the electrical issues being sorted. Simple repairs or replacements may be completed within a few hours, while more complex problems or larger-scale projects could take several days. Our electrician will assess the situation, explain it to you, and provide an estimate of the time it’s likely to take.

Is remedial electrical work expensive?

The cost of remedial electrical work varies, depending on the scope of the project, the complexity of the electrical issues, and the materials required. It is important to remember that investing in professional electrical repairs is crucial for the proper functioning of your electrical system and the safety of you and your family.

We offer flexible finance options

We can help spread your costs to get the project completed when you need it rather than having to pay a larger sum up front.

Other residential services


At Hopkins Electrical, our experienced electricians have the expertise to assess your specific requirements and provide tailored professional advice.

House Rewires

You’ll need to rewire your home when old wiring poses a safety risk or struggles to meet the power demands of modern technology.

Kitchen and bathrooms

When you’re installing an electrical system in a kitchen or bathroom, it’s crucial that you consult a qualified electrician such as a member of the Hopkins Electrical team.

Residential Project

What our customers think

Placed an emergency call out with Hopkins Electrical as I had lost all power to my house. Chris turned up within 60 minutes of me placing the call and found that a rat had bitten through one of the cables. He made a temporary repair and then came back a couple of days later and replaced the fuse board and the cabling. Neat job, very professional and very reasonably priced.

Michael Underwood

Chris and his team talked us through the whole re wiring process and made sure we had enough sockets and switches in the right places before we started any work. They turned up on time and were very professional in their approach to out very large project. They were always easy to get hold of and would always offer good solutions to any problems we had with our build.

Darren Adams

Harpenden, Hertfordshire

If like me the thought of having to find an electrician brings you out in a cold sweat then chill and call Hopkins Electrical. From start to finish they were professional and friendly. When they came and undertook the work I was so impressed with the transparency and integrity of their employee who talked me though everything. The work was done to a high standard and I have no problem giving them 5 stars. Great company, great service.

Paul Kellett

Harpenden, Hertfordshire