Bathroom electrician in Oxford

Electrical work in the bathroom can help maximise its potential. Many households in Oxford are considering updating their bathrooms with new electrical elements. 

This will require the services of a registered, competent electrician. The chances of an electric shock occurring within the bathroom are increased and it is important that any electrical work is performed by a trusted electrician who understands the safety issues. Based in Oxford, Hawtin Electrical are your local, reliable and fully qualified electricians. 

Fitting a New Bathroom 

If you are considering fitting a new bathroom to your Oxford area home, then it is sensible to speak to your electrician before work commences. They will be able to advise what electrical work is needed in your bathroom and if it is notifiable work. They can also help you decide on the most appropriate products and will let you know if you have missed anything during your planning. An experienced electrician will be happy to liaise with the other trades involved in your bathroom project to ensure everything is completed in both a safe and timely manner. 

Bathroom Electrics 

There are many electrical elements to a modern bathroom. Some of the bathroom electrical services Hawtin Electrical Oxford can provide are: 

  • Electrical Socket Installation – Did you know that sockets can be installed in the bathroom? Shaver units can be installed at a distance of 600mm from the bath or shower whilst standard sockets must be 3m away. 
  • Electric Shower – Electrics showers have high electrical demands and require their own circuit. They will also need to be protected by an RCD (residual current device).  
  • Extractor Fan – An extractor fan will help keep your bathroom free of condensation and mould. 
  • Bathroom Heating – Electric wall heaters and underfloor heating are both potential options for your upgraded bathroom. 
  • Bathroom Lighting – We can help you create safe, adaptable lighting in the bathroom. Spot lights, wall lights and lit mirrors can all be installed. 

Which Electrical Work in the Bathroom is Notifiable? 

Water and electricity are a poor mix and as such a bathroom is classed as a special location for building control purposes. This means certain electrical work in the bathroom is notifiable and your local building control office must be contacted. Generally, any electrical work in a bathroom that requires the alteration or addition of a circuit is notifiable work. This means that your local council building control office must be notified of the works to ensure they meet stringent safety requirements. The work should be completed by a registered Competent Person. The easiest way to meet these requirements is to use an electrician who is registered with the governing body NICEIC. They are permitted to self-certify their work and can notify the building control office on your behalf. Hawtin Electrical Oxford are proudly registered with NICEIC. 

If you are looking for a reliable, experienced electrician to undertake any work in your bathroom, Hawtin Electrical are here for you. Our highly skilled, qualified and NICEIC registered electrician can help you with all aspects of bathroom electrical work. Contact our friendly, Oxford based team today.