A Guide to Choosing the Right Commercial Electrician

A Guide to Choosing the Right Commercial Electrician

A Guide to Choosing the Right Commercial Electrician
A Guide to Choosing the Right Commercial Electrician

When tasked with selecting the right commercial electrical contractors for your premises, you will likely have a lengthy list of desirable attributes to account for. Though spoilt for choice with local firms, large national companies and highly-regarded organisations within the area, searching through each and every candidate will prove time-consuming and may leave you more confused than assured. Within this helpful guide, we will outline the key requirements that you should be searching for when you opt to enlist the services of a commercial electrician, with considerations as varied as customer reviews, punctual friendliness, as well as skill level and qualifications.

Ticking all of the boxes since 1983 are Ian Hobbs Technical Services. Providing comprehensive 24/7 electrical servicing and installation for the entirety of the South West, we’re pleased to say that we uphold a fantastic reputation with customers in Bristol, Bath and beyond. Continue reading for more information on our flexible and personalised offering.

The Role Of A Commercial Electrician

Commercial electricians are tasked with repairing, installing and ultimately ensuring the safe and efficient function of electricity throughout commercial buildings, be that by maintaining electrical systems, installing and wiring appliances or diagnosing and fixing electrical faults. Generally, the level of technical expertise required by a commercial electrician will surpass that of a residential technician who completes repairs and installations for domestic properties. This is due to the scale of the tasks that they encounter, with commercial professionals having to deal with everything from business wide systems, high-voltage generators and sensitive security systems.

Qualified commercial electricians must complete comprehensive training in order to pursue such a career, and reliable professionals will be well-versed in the complexities of various tools, processes and job-specific pieces of equipment. Able to complete jobs at a large scale and with a quick turnaround time, commercial electrical contractors will stay up-to-date on the latest developments within the profession, as well as any innovations within the industry..

NICEIC Contractor Approval

At Ian Hobbs Technical Services, we take pride in the fact that we are approved by the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC). NICEIC approval is a badge of honour for any technical services company, as it confirms the reliability of a contractor, having been assessed to the highest standards. We have been thoroughly inspected and overseen by a professional body, giving you peace of mind that we are operating in a responsible manner. When selecting a commercial electrician to work with, always check that they are approved by a trustworthy professional body. This stamp of approval confirms that they are overseen by industry professionals. Want to learn more about us and our background? Click here.

Skill Level, Qualifications And Experience

Though you may expect a commercial electrician to operate at a high standard, there are no guarantees unless you decide to work with a service provider who has not only been in operation for a considerable period, but also a professional firm that is appropriately qualified, with prior examples of exceptional workmanship. As well as plenty of glowing testimonials from business owners and commercial clients we have worked with over the years, our case studies speak for themselves. From working with a large poultry supplier on a comprehensive technical development, to assisting a leading South West car dealership, we come equipped with the know-how to fulfil a range of unique requirements. Well-qualified, competitively priced and always reliable, we’re the ideal technical services firm to fix faulty appliances or complete comprehensive electrical installations.

Insurance Or Licensing

Don’t overlook the importance of insurance when weighing up the reliability of a potential collaborator, as neglecting this crucial attribute could have costly implications at a latter date. The best thing about licensed and insured electricians is that their work is guaranteed, cutting out rookie mistakes and providing you with a safety net in the event that something does go wrong. Valid insurance should cover on-site accidents, equipment breakdowns and fire coverage, therefore all legitimate electrical service companies should be insured. Comprehensive insurance will cover all manner of potential hazards and issues, which are unlikely to occur, but not unheard of.

Friendly Communication

Though not written in black and white as part of an absolute contractual requirement for commercial electrical contractors, we believe that kindness can go a long way. At Ian Hobbs, we’re always ready to greet you with a smile, and our team of friendly contractors will reliably communicate with you throughout the process. Regardless of the project timeline, scale of the task and size of the team required, we can always be relied upon for speedy correspondence and punctuality. Returning customers opt for us because of our approach, so enquire about our company today for a tailored quote or to have your pressing questions answered.

Appliance Experts

Commercial settings may contain utilities as wide-ranging as large freezer units, air conditioning solutions and large heating appliances, with these technically complex assets often requiring specialist care to retain their functionality and ultimately the smoothness of your business operations. We recognise the importance of such utilities, and can swiftly diagnose and repair any significant problems, as well as replacing appliances with up-to-date alternatives. Read on for an overview of the technical services we continue to excel at, with clickable title links for further detail:


Our refrigeration maintenance, installation and repair services are adaptable to your business context, with small freezers within commercial retail units, all the way to cold rooms and large chillers within our area of expertise. Minor faults within your commercial premises can quickly develop into a more prominent issue, so seeking assistance as soon as possible is advised. We would be delighted to help you out with issues related to:

  • Cold Storage
  • Display Cabinets
  • Factory Facilities
  • Refrigerated Catering Equipment
  • Ice Machines
  • Cellar Cooling
  • Medical Systems


If you have unique ventilation needs, then you may benefit from a free site survey, in which our team will come to your premises and complete a comprehensive inspection. This review will give us the insight to offer you advice specific to your needs. Expect a no-obligation quote and thorough inspection of your facilities, while we’re available to answer your questions with clarity.

Heating And Plumbing

Heating and plumbing should always be overseen by trusted Gas Safe and OFTEC registered professionals, which is where we benefit from holding both of these requirements. Whether you have gas, electric, oil or air source heating, Ian Hobbs Technical Services will find the right solution for you, covering dilemmas and common utility installations such as:

  • Underfloor Heating
  • Annual Gas Safety Servicing
  • Warm Air Heaters
  • Water Treatment
  • Power Flushing

Ian Hobbs Technical Services: Your Reliable Local Electrical Company

Founded by Ian Hobbs just under 40 years ago, at Ian Hobbs Technical Services we have worked hard to become one of the most trustworthy independently owned electrical contracting companies in the South West of England. Whether overseeing an initial site survey, or installing an array of electrical utilities within your commercial premises, we endeavour to offer industry-leading services from the moment you choose us. Active 24 hours for emergency callouts at your convenience, we enable you and your organisation to perform at your best, and even following installation or maintenance, we’ll always be just a phone call away.

With an excellent reputation among customers for friendly service, impressive attention-to-detail and a diverse range of services to improve your commercial premises, we tailor to your exact requirements, with a focus on high-quality workmanship and great value for money. Our qualified technical services engineers have a wealth of training and experience when it comes to finding the right solution for your business, so contact us today with any specific queries.