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Joel Buckwell T/A Switch Green Electrical

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5.0

48 Reviews

Opening Hours
Today -
  • Monday 08:00–18:30
  • Tuesday 08:00–18:30
  • Wednesday 08:00–18:30
  • Thursday 08:00–18:30
  • Friday 08:00–18:30
  • Saturday - Closed
  • Sunday - Closed

About

Switch Green Electrical run by Joel, is a Forest Hill based domestic electrical company. Callouts, maintenance, small electrical installation projects, full house rewires and consumer unit replacements are all services provided by Switch Green Electrical. Joel first became an electrician in 2003 and has been a sole trader since 2011. Joel runs his business on honesty and reliability. All work undertaken is to the current Bs7671 18th Edition electrical standards.

What we do

  • Electricians

    • Electrical installations
    • Electrical repairs
    • Electrical testing services
    • Outdoor electrical wiring
    • Rewiring
    • Fuse boards
    • Electrical emergency services
  • Lighting contractors

    • Outdoor lighting
    • LED lighting
    • Security & Emergency lighting installations
  • More Services

    • electric vehicle charging points
    • electric car charging

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Fantastic job
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Really great stuff, booked a few weeks out and all great. Three small jobs completed in no time for a fair and reasonable price. Thanks
Customer in Greater London Posted on 23/09/2021 , work completed 21/09/2021
Excellent all round
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Joel is exceptional at what he does - we've used him many times and will continue to do so - very reliable, great work and very trustworthy.
Rhys in Greater London Posted on 20/09/2021 , work completed 08/09/2021
Super helpful and fixed our problem quickly
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We had a burnt out junction box which had taken out one of our kitchen lights. Joel identified the problem immediately and fixed within the hour. He was also kind, pleasant and organised to deal with - would use again!
Customer in Greater London Posted on 03/09/2021 , work completed 31/08/2021
Excellent garden building electrics
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Joel did a great job of wiring in our new garden building. We chose Joel because he provided a full breakdown of costs before starting the work, the quote was competitive, and he is very professional and a nice person to boot! It was essential that we found someone that was reliable and would be on site when the building installers arrived. Despite the compressed time scales, this couldn't have gone better and Joel was punctual and worked alongside the installers with no problems at all. The quality of the finish is great and it's a really tidy job. Joel found a few issues with our existing circuits and fixed those too. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Joel and we will definitely be using again. Thank you!
Richard in Greater London Posted on 28/08/2021 , work completed 27/08/2021
Brilliant work
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Joel installed new convection radiators in my flat in Dulwich. He is very professional arrived on sight promptly at a convenient time to me. The job was done quickly and very neatly. I won't hesitate to call Joel again and recommend him for domestic electrical works in the future. Thank you!
Alina in Greater London Posted on 19/08/2021 , work completed 18/08/2021
Very professional
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Joel installed a new socket for me in under an hour. Fixed a problem with the fuse board as a bonus. Very professional and neat job. Couldn't fault him. Excellent.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 18/08/2021 , work completed 18/08/2021
Brilliant work
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First time I used Switch Green Electrical and extremely glad I did. Joel replaced 16 recessed downlights for LED's, replaced an extractor fan and fit a spur to enable the relocation of a tumble dryer. His work and finish is excellent. Everything was within the agreed budget and the work was completed well within schedule. During the initial consultation Joel was very helpful in advising us on the best way to run an additional spur to ensure that the work was not only safe but, aesthetically pleasing, even though it potentially meant extra work for him to avoid using trunking and with minimal disruption. We found Joel to be very polite, friendly and trustworthy. We will definitely use his service again for our electrics.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 10/08/2021 , work completed 27/07/2021
Another great job done by Joel
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Second time Joel has done some work for me and I wouldn't use anyone else - he's professional, polite and trustworthy. The go-to guy in this area.
Jon in Greater London Posted on 04/06/2021 , work completed 04/06/2021
Spectacular work by Joel
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Joel did a spectacular job doing the electrics for my kitchen renovation, putting in spotlights, adding new plug sockets throughout the flat, and replacing my switchboard. Joel’s work was of a very high standard and also a reasonable price! He offered lots of advice and explained to me what was necessary at all stages. Joel was very flexible and happy to work around my renovation schedule, and worked well with my other tradespeople. He was polite, professional, honest, trustworthy, super friendly, and genuinely a lovely guy. He also recommended my kitchen fitter who turned out to be superb! I can’t recommend Joel enough and definitely won’t be using anyone else in the future. I’ve already recommend him to my friends who are hoping to move to the area.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 11/05/2021 , work completed 26/03/2021
Brilliant service
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Joel did an amazing job of rewiring the house. He is professional clean tidy and very reliable a pleasure to use him.
Ian in Greater London Posted on 07/05/2021 , work completed 07/05/2021
No fuss
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Joel was great. Showed up within a couple of days to give me the quote, really spent the time understanding the work I wanted done, and helped me understand that one particular job would have been just way too complicated to try and pull off. I had to chase to get the quotation (not the end of the world), but we set a date and Joel stuck to it, and arrived bang on time. Work was completed quickly, he was very considerate of me working from home when he needed to turn off sockets etc. Great guy all round. Be warned though, he doesn't drink tea. It's a bit weird, but just go with it.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 06/05/2021 , work completed 06/05/2021
Great electrician- flexible and friendly!
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Joel changed the fuse box, rewired all existing sockets, added new sockets, fitted dimmer switches, fitted new lights across the flat (recessed and hanging), fitted under cupboard LEDs and new smoke alarms. Everything he has done is great and as I asked (and more as we went on). He worked really well alongside the other contractors in the flat and was always super friendly. I couldn't recommend him enough and will not be using anyone else for any future work.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 27/04/2021 , work completed 27/04/2021
Best Electrician in town
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We have used Joel many times and have recommended him too. He has never let us down and never disappoints. 100% would recommend!
Tania in Greater London Posted on 31/03/2021 , work completed 24/03/2021
Excellent
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Joel has helped me with a couple of small jobs – lights that needed fixing/changing – and both times has been friendly, quick and charged a very reasonable price. Really couldn't ask for more in a local electrician.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 26/02/2021 , work completed 23/02/2021
Brilliant work completed by Joel
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We found Joel through Which? Trusted Traders and he helped us with a number of jobs for our property, this included fitting lights, new switches and installing a new oven. Joel was great to work with, really helpful and provided some great suggestions that we hadn't thought of ourselves. He completed the work to an excellent standard and left everything as he found it and super tidy. We would recommend Joel without any hesitation!
Customer in Greater London Posted on 29/12/2020 , work completed 19/11/2020
Speedy and friendly
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Joel was recommended to us by our neighbours. He did a great job for us replacing a plug socket. He was very friendly, arrived on time and completed the job in no time. We’re really pleased and would happily hire him again.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 19/12/2020 , work completed 15/12/2020
A complex and messy rewiring job done really well
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Joel completed a complex and messy job of rewiring our downstairs lighting circuit, after we had had persistent problems with fuses popping out. He had ascertained also that some sections were unsafe and not up to current standards. It's a large Victorian house that has been subject to major alterations in the past, and the cabling is all over the place. Several floorboards had to be lifted, and some of the problems took a lot of ingenuity to sort out. But we needn't have worried - Joel was well up to the challenge, and completed the work on time, within budget, and with the minimum of fuss and mess. He was a real pleasure to work with and we will be happy to use him again.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 20/11/2020 , work completed 17/11/2020
Excellent
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I've used Joel a few times and he's excellent. Really reliable and provides great advice and electrical work.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 13/11/2020 , work completed 13/11/2020
Light switch and fan isolator fitted
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Joel got the job done to a high standard, with a minimum of fuss. He was very friendly and clear about costs. Highly recommended!
Customer in Greater London Posted on 11/10/2020 , work completed 08/10/2020
Really excellent electrician
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We have used Joel before & when we woke up to an electrical fault on the Sunday of August bank holiday weekend we contacted him not expecting a reply. He got in touch immediately to say he could come round and then spent two hours sorting out our tricky problem. He is brilliant and I can't recommend him highly enough as an electrician and a person! Totally professional and trustworthy.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 07/09/2020 , work completed 30/08/2020
Perfect service
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We had electrical problems in the kitchen of a flat. We got Joel in after another electrician said the job was too complicated and may involve ripping up the floor and kitchen units. Joel was responsive, wrote clear e-mails, told us exactly when he could visit, and then did the entire job for significantly less than we had feared it might cost, without damage to the kitchen. He also recorded clearly in writing his findings and what remedial action he took. We own other flats and will now give him all our work.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 21/08/2020 , work completed 17/08/2020
Brilliant job installing twp PIR Floodlights
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Joel did a great job replacing an existing floodlight and installing a new one. The solution he came up with was much neater than another quote I received. Joel was great, punctual, polite and took the time to do a great job. I wouldn't hesitate to use him again.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 12/07/2020 , work completed 07/07/2020
Honest and thorough, very trustworthy. Spot on!
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I purchased a flat knowing that it would need some fairly expensive electrical work doing to it, and so I got a few quotes for the job. As someone who knows nothing at all about electrics, I was keen to find someone trustworthy and helpful. Joel is someone who takes responsibility for the task in hand and offers recommendations about what needs to be done and what does not. I felt some electricians were more interested in getting in and out as quickly as possible, rather than doing a proper and professional job. Joel was excellent from start to finish, and he is also a really nice guy.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 30/04/2020 , work completed 29/04/2020
Great work and fast
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Joel has been a great help, offering advice and solutions for my 1960s purpose-built flat and completing jobs quickly and to a high standard. He’s always on time, professional and answers any questions you have in an easy to understand way. I’ve no hesitation in recommending him.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 09/11/2019 , work completed 24/10/2019
Helpful and reliable electrician, high standard of work.
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Joel installed sockets and lights in our workshop as well as 2 security lights. He spent a long time chatting to me about various options for running an armoured cable from our house down the garden to make the job affordable as well as placing the cable safely. He is always friendly and polite, his work is of a very high standard and he stuck to the original quote price despite extra bits and pieces that cropped up.
Ruth Posted on 06/11/2019 , work completed 25/10/2019
Someone who goes above and beyond.
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Joel is a rare breed of electricians. Honest, upfront, keeps to his word and if there is a cheaper or better way to do it he tells you. He had been working on a problem for us over a period of weeks and eventually he managed to isolate and fix the issue. Where others we had tried just gave up. I cannot recommend him enough. He didn't just fix what we asked him to but he also pointed out where we may have problems in the future and how to avoid them now. Great chap and a grafter. Thanks Joel.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 05/11/2019 , work completed 30/10/2019
Efficient and friendly
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Joel has been very helpful in carrying out some awkward smaller fixes - replacing two downlighters in a shower room, removing an old pond pump cable and installing a wall mounted electric heater - which had been hanging over us for ages. The quote was very reasonable and I was so impressed with Joel's professionalism and his willingness to find the best solutions for us, even when it meant spending extra time (without raising the cost). We are very pleased with the results.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 24/09/2019 , work completed 17/09/2019
Courteous, efficient, knowledgeable and friendly service
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Joel has been fantastic. He been doing bits and pieces at our flat for a little while, which isn't always easy as it's an old converted building that initially had some very strange wiring. He's restored circuits with the minimum of disruption and damage and put right non-standard work done by another contractor and upgraded various switches and radiators for us. I've recommended him to a few friends who all have had great experiences too.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 15/09/2019 , work completed 13/09/2019
Reliable and efficient
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Joel fixed our garden lights last month and I was so impressed that we asked him back to sort out the kitchen unit lights which he did very efficiently, leaving no mess. I would definitely recommend him.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 19/07/2019 , work completed 15/07/2019
Rewire to Kitchen
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Joel rewired all appliances and lighting to our new kitchen and extension. We were supplied with a detailed quote. Work was completed on time and too schedule. He was extremely helpful in the planning stage, identifying areas and giving options we hadn’t thought of. The work completed was to a high standard, on time with no hidden costs. Couldn’t recommend more highly.
Customer in Surrey Posted on 09/05/2019 , work completed 03/05/2019
Reliable, helpful and communicative electrician
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Joel responded really swiftly to my quote request and then fitted our work in as rapidly as possible. He communicates well, was really helpful in advice given, did not try to talk us into any unnecessary expenditure and in fact, did not do work that he decided was unnecessary once arrived - thus reducing my expense and his income from my job. Very honest and reliable. I would definitely recommend him and will most certainly use him again.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 26/04/2019 , work completed 26/04/2019
Expert light fitting
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Joel helped me pick new light fittings then ordered and fitted them with minimum fuss and maximum skill.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 08/04/2019 , work completed 02/04/2019
First class from start to finish
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Super efficient, good advice on kit, excellent communication skills, charming manner. Highly recommended.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 04/04/2019 , work completed 03/04/2019
Highly recommended!
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What a lovely guy! Joel came and did a couple of very small jobs (that most electricians probably wouldn't touch) and was friendly, efficient and knowledgeable... I would highly recommend him!
Customer in Greater London Posted on 28/03/2019 , work completed 26/03/2019
Creative and quick problem solver
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Another electrician had left us with a bathroom cabinet lights not working, Joel quickly identified the problem and came up with a cost effective solution for us. He was polite, reliable and value for money.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 15/03/2019 , work completed 18/02/2019
Excellent electrician
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Joel is an excellent electrician always giving advice whilst carrying out the highest level of work. I would recommend Joel to all.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 08/03/2019 , work completed 08/02/2019
Friendly and efficient
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Joel came to fix some spotlights and to wire in an under-cupboard light. He's friendly and charming and did a great job. Thoroughly recommended!
Customer in Greater London Posted on 01/02/2019 , work completed 28/01/2019
Totally awesome
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Joel worked on my kitchen refurb project and did all the electrics. He was excellent: easy to communicate with, very proactive and suggested solutions that I hadn't thought of and clearly very good at what he does. I'd definitely recommend him and I'll happily hire him again. Great job!
Customer in Greater London Posted on 07/12/2018 , work completed 31/08/2018
Excellent work
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Joel came to diagnose / solve a couple of electrical faults caused by a previous installer. He was prompt, knowledgeable, great to deal with and went the extra mile to check several other related issues. His charges are also very reasonable. Highly recommended.
George Tiffin Posted on 30/11/2018 , work completed 30/11/2018
My review
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Prompt and thorough.
Anthony, London Posted on 26/11/2018 , work completed 26/11/2018
Highly recommended
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On time and efficiently sorted the problem. Would definitely recommend.
Which? Trusted Traders Consumer Posted on 06/11/2018 , work completed 06/11/2018
Very professional
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Joe was prompt, efficient and very knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
Robert, London Posted on 15/10/2018 , work completed 15/10/2018
Brilliant response to urgent call out
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I called Joel late on a Sunday night when he was just going to bed, as I had a problem with a circuit tripping. He came out within minutes instead of going to bed, even though I had thought he couldn't do this. When he arrived the issue took only minutes to sort out, so he wouldn't take any money, even though he could have charged me at the emergency call-out rate. I was very grateful and look forward to when I need some more substantial work doing as I will definitely contact him.
Clare Ruhemann Posted on 09/10/2018 , work completed 09/10/2018
Top class professional.
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We had a difficult problem with a circuit cutting out that could have meant having a complete rewire. Joel was able to locate the source and fix it without needing this. A really skilled person who I would definitely trust and strongly recommend for any electrical work.
Alec Barton Posted on 01/09/2018 , work completed 01/09/2018
Professional, thorough and easy to work with.
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We had a number of jobs to do with getting our apartment extension up to code. Some included replacing our ancient consumer unit and supplying electricity to the new room. Joel was very nice and easy to work with. His work was thorough and efficient. With the age of our electrics a couple of unforeseen issues came up but Joel demonstrated excellent problem solving skills which saved time and cost. He was also able to do some additional jobs. His quotes were clear, prompt and competitive.
Helen H Posted on 18/05/2018 , work completed 18/05/2018
Electrical works for kitchen renovation
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Highly recommend Required various visits throughout 1st & 2nd fix of project Timely and courteous throughout Worked well & good communication with builder/project manager, and other sub contractors on project Works carried out: Re-position electrical sockets Re-position and additional LED downlights fitted Re-position programmer for boiler Connect electric supply to range cooker & integrated dishwasher Install extractor fan in utility room Replace fuse board Carried out full electrical certificate
Thomas Pottinger Posted on 30/04/2018 , work completed 30/04/2018
Excellent
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Electrical rewiring for our new kitchen and various other electrical works. Extremely happy with the service provided, very professional and excellent advice.
rlittle, Which? Consumer Posted on 27/03/2018 , work completed 27/03/2018
Great electrician - would thoroughly recommend
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Joel has completed several jobs at our new flat including completely replacing the old fuse board, as well a replacing various light fittings and switches We found Joel to be very professional, quick and tidy and we are very happy with the work he has done. We will be using Joel for all of our electrical work from now on and would thoroughly recommend him to anyone else looking for an electrician
Freddie Franklin, . Posted on 16/02/2018 , work completed 16/02/2018