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DWS Electrical Services

5.0

34 Reviews

Opening Hours
Today - 08:00–17:00
  • Monday 08:00–17:00
  • Tuesday 08:00–17:00
  • Wednesday 08:00–17:00
  • Thursday 08:00–17:00
  • Friday 08:00–17:00
  • Saturday - Closed
  • Sunday - Closed

About

Domestic and Commercial Electrician

I'm an NICEIC qualified domestic electrical contractor, based in Houghton le Spring.

I deal with my customers directly because my reputation relies upon delivering a professional, cost affective and dependable service.

All types of domestic and commercial electrical work undertaken including rewires, consumer units, testing, upgrades, fault finding and general maintenance.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions, I look forward to hearing from you.

I am also a keen cyclist when I get the time. I mainly enjoy mountain biking but also have a road and cyclocross bike. Although most of my spare time is spent with my young family and when possible I combine the both.

What we do

  • Electricians

    • Electrical installations
    • Electrical testing services
    • Rewiring
    • Electric Showers
    • Electrical repairs
    • Fuse boards
    • Outdoor electrical wiring
  • More Services

    • consumer unit changes
    • security lighting

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great guy, professional, polite, efficient,
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A job well done, Darren is the go to Electrical Engineer in my area , I just can't fault his work and attitude. Well done and thanks
Customer in County Durham Posted on 16/05/2024 , work completed 16/05/2024
Excellent work
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Replaced two smoke alarms. Meticulous work, easy to contact and straightforward about payment . Also good value.
Customer in County Durham Posted on 22/03/2024 , work completed 21/03/2024
Exterior Floodlights and Internal lights
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I wanted some external floodlights under the roofline across the front of my property and, after much research, was considering undertaking the work myself (although I must stress I am not an electrician). I priced the parts and planned the installation but wanted a quote from a qualified electrician. That's when I found the Which ? Trusted Trader service and I'm very pleased that I did. Darren (DWS is his initials) came round and discussed the work before submitting a detailed quotation. Having a good idea of the parts cost already, I considered his labour charges very reasonable - all thoughts of doing the work myself soon disappeared. We agreed that he would use my ladders and I would support him with these from a safety aspect. The job was planned for January but, due to the weather, had to be postponed. Nevertheless he arrived on the agreed date and on time. We offered him an alternative job replacing 4 interior lights (we were let down by another electrician before Christmas). He completed the work without fuss and for a very reasonable charge. The external floodlights were re-scheduled for February (due to both mine and Darren's commitments). Again he arrived on time and fully prepared. This time the work was completed and I'm very pleased with the result. Darren is courteous, professional, very tidy in his work, with attention to detail. He supplied the necessary paperwork to support the job. I would not hesitate to use him again or recommend him to family or friends.
Customer in Tyne and Wear Posted on 02/03/2024 , work completed 27/02/2024
Simply excellent
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We have had a Darren do several jobs for us in a relatively short space of time. Initially just electrical work but subsequently other jobs that he was willing to take on. Everything he does is of the highest standard, he does not compromise quality for speed/convenience and is always happy to make that extra effort to get something right. He is very friendly and helpful always looking to find a solution for any problem or design decision you have. He is reliable and conscientious and works in a organised and tidy way that minimises disruption but also making sure to clean up afterwards. In short we highly recommend Darren and we have an ongoing list of things we will be asking him to do for us.
Customer in Tyne and Wear Posted on 26/11/2023 , work completed 20/11/2023
Top notch electrician and nice guy
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We needed the Consumer Unit moving, which required a replacement unit to bring up to current specification. Darren responded quickly to our request and promptly provided a very reasonable estimate and timescale for the job, turned up at the specified time and carried out the job to the expected timescale. He worked in a very professional manner, paying a great deal of attention to the detail of the job and working in a very efficient and extremely tidy manner, I don't think I have seen any other electrician do such neat work - no shortcuts or mess left despite having to cut a large hole in plasterboard! Very friendly and informative about what needed doing, how he was going to do it and the reasons things had to be done. Highly impressed, no hesitation in recommending Darren for any electrical work, very good value.
Customer in Tyne and Wear Posted on 16/03/2023 , work completed 06/03/2023
Good service
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We are very pleased with Darren's work. A prompt response to our initial enquiry, reasonably priced, worked hard even though the weather was far from ideal!, friendly, on time and to budget. Good explanation of what was needed. Excellent, thank you.
Customer in Tyne and Wear Posted on 15/11/2022 , work completed 15/11/2022
Update of electrical equipment
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Darren installed new consumer unit, add socket to radial in kitchen, earth bonded water and gas pipes, replaced light pendants, light switches, sockets, changed some single to double sockets, led light for kitchen, moved landing light from a dangerous position overhanging stairs (when changing light bulb) to a far more accessible position. Darren cleaned up as he went along, there was no mess. He finished all work so that it looked neat and tidy. The work was done to the agreed date, time and budget. Darren was knowledgeable and suggested different options when discussing the work to be done. Communication was good and timely. Certificates for the electrical work and building regulations arrived shortly after the work was completed. Darren was always good humoured, helpful, friendly and interesting. He was also Alzheimer friendly. A pleasure to have around. We discussed further work - replacement of quiet extractor fan for bathroom, dimmable light and alarms. Would highly recommend. 5 stars.
Customer in Tyne and Wear Posted on 29/06/2022 , work completed 07/06/2022
Extremely Professional Service
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DWS connected up my waterfall pump and lights in my back garden. Darren was the consummate professional, a genuine good guy and his pricing for the work was very fair. I would not want to engage another electrician other than Darren and I have no hesitation in recommending DWS to anyone looking for great service, excellent professionalism, honest and fair pricing.
Customer in County Durham Posted on 06/04/2022 , work completed 10/02/2022
New kitchen
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Part of a new kitchen installation, Darren advised, checked and certified the new work, and installed a new consumer unit, checking and certifying the rest of the house to finish. His friendly and informative manner made this work largely nondispruptive, and he’s neat and tidy while he works. I’d happy recommend Darren to anyone who asked.
Customer in Tyne and Wear Posted on 10/02/2022 , work completed 01/02/2022
Great work and friendly, reliable service
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Installed external socket, 3 fire alarms and the door bell. Provided advice on the best choice and location for the alarms. Work done as agreed, on schedule and budget despite a "helping hand" from a 4 month old puppy. Fully recommend.
Customer in County Durham Posted on 05/07/2021 , work completed 23/06/2021