Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
What is an EICR?
An electrical installation condition report (EICR) identifies any damage,
deterioration, defects and/or conditions which may give rise to danger
along with observations for which improvement is recommended.
It will involve the testing of circuits which will require turning off the
electrics at the main supply. This allows our engineer to identify any
possible hidden defects or issues that cannot be identified during visual
The purpose of an EICR, is to determine, so far as is reasonably practicable,
whether the installation is in a satisfactory condition for continued service.
Homeowners often ask for or obtain a condition report as part of a house
sale. Similarly, landlords with an increasing awareness of their electrical
safety obligations undertake regular periodic inspections in relation to
their rental properties.
It is generally recommended that an EICR is carried out every ten years
(five for privately rented properties) or when there is a change of
occupancy in a dwelling.
Typically, an EICR will take around 3-4 hours to complete, depending on
the size of a property and the number of circuits requiring testing.
What will an EICR tell me?
An EICR will provide a full summary of the condition of the electrics in your
home and determine whether it complies with the current British Standard
for electrical safety (BS 7671).
It will record several observations in line with BS 7671 and make various
recommendations where improvement may be necessary or beneficial to
improving safety in your home.
Once the EICR is completed we will provide you with a certificate outlining
the overall condition of the electrical installation.
Generally, an EICR will provide coding against the condition of the
installation. The classification codes are as follows:
Code C1 – This code indicates that danger exists, requiring immediate
remedial action. The persons using the installation are at immediate risk.
Code C2 – This code indicates that, whilst an observed deficiency is not
considered to be dangerous at the time of the inspection, it could become a
real and immediate danger if a fault or other foreseeable event was to
occur in the installation or connected equipment.
Code C3 – This code indicates that, whilst an observed deficiency is not
considered to be a source of immediate or potential danger, improvement
would contribute to a significant enhancement of the safety of the electrical
You are under no obligation to have any of the issues fixed, though it is
recommended that corrective action to rectify any C1 and C2s is completed
as soon as possible.
How will it work?
1. An engineer will test your property. All the circuits are visually
checked and tested with our testing equipment.
2. If there are any code 1 or code 2 issues the report will be
unsatisfactory. if there are only code 3 issues then the report will be
3. The result is either Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory – Payment is taken
at the end of the test.
4. A report is issued within 24 hours of payment. All reports are
emailed in PDF format.
5. Should the result be unsatisfactory we can provide a quotation for
remedial works upon request.
POLITE NOTICE: It has come to our attention that some contractors are
using the EICR process to generate business and further work. We have a
policy to be honest and accurate and therefore we will only provide a
quotation for remedial repairs should the report be unsatisfactory ONLY if
All prices are subject to VAT
Testing of any additional circuits will be charged at £20+vat per circuit.
Testing any additional fuse boards will be charged at £50+vat and £20+vat
Commercial EICR £260 covering up to 12-way consumer units.