Rainbow Building, Plumbing & Electrical Services

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Electrician in Brighton and Hove - Expert Electrical Services

Electrician services in Brighton and Hove

We are a leading provider of domestic electrical services in Brighton and Hove. All of our electricians are NICEIC or NAPIT approved and have many years of experience in providing electrical services and come highly recommended
They are fully qualified to carry out test inspections, diagnosis and fault finding and comply with the latest regulations and requirements ensuring work is completed to the highest industry standards. Our electrical contractors can provide Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) to assess the safety of existing electrical installations.
Whether you need a full or part home rewire, electrical repairs or maintenance, we offer free no-obligation estimates at competitive prices. We are ready to help with electrical emergencies and are experts at electrical fault finding.


  • We engaged Rainbow to have internal painting and decorating of most of a 4 bedroom detached house. The work was completed to a very high standard in a very reasonable… read more

    Tim Baxter Avatar Tim Baxter

    Work was completed professionally and on time, no complaints

    Liz Finch Avatar Liz Finch

    Great experience with all the team at Rainbow who worked on a complete renovation to the front and side of our property. Couldn’t recommend highly enough – from start to… read more

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  • Prompt, friendly, courteous, thorough

    James Stafford Avatar James Stafford

    A massive thanks to Kev and his team for a brilliant job on my bathroom renovation which included the removal of a non-load bearing internal wall, full damp proofing, building… read more

    Rowan Bastable Avatar Rowan Bastable

    I commissioned Rainbow to re-render just under our roof. Although busy, Kev fitted us in and did a fantastic job.

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  • Kev and his team are so reliable, responsive and professional. They always had a solution when the inevitable unforeseen issues with an old house came up and were flexible and… read more

    Laura SeQueira Avatar Laura SeQueira

    We used Rainbow to help fix some house structural problems – cracked walls and roof problems – and to give the exterior a much needed smartening up. Very glad to… read more

    Chris Cousins Avatar Chris Cousins

    Rainbow Building Plumbing & Electrical Services recently moved a kitchen and a boiler to new rooms within the house for us. The work required involved kitchen fitting, plastering, carpentry, flooring,… read more

    Ed K Avatar Ed K
  • Kev and his team did a great job of replacing my bathroom including all walls and flooring. They worked exceptionally hard to produce a great result within the time-frame… read more

    Annemarie Rogers Avatar Annemarie Rogers

    Kev and the team did a wonderful job on our kitchen and even managed to get it all back working in a week! They did encounter some plumbing… read more

    Kate Avatar Kate

    We recently used Rainbow Building on a project to refurbish our kitchen and install new, wider patio doors. Kev has long experience in the industry, and has great attention to… read more

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Our electrical installation and maintenance services

Complete & part rewiring

If you’re in need of rewiring services for your home, look no further! Our team of highly qualified electricians are equipped with the expertise, experience, and know-how to tackle any electrical project, big or small. Whether you require full rewiring or just partial upgrades, we’ve got you covered. Our services are diverse and encompass everything from the installation of electrical panels and breakers to the placement of switches, outlets, and receptacles.

Fuse box replacement

It’s not often that you have to replace your fuse box, but when you do, we’re here to help. We provide Fuse box replacement service in Hove and Eastbourne and can help you with your electrical issue. Call us today for a free estimate on your fuse box replacement!

Outdoor lighting

Transform Your Outdoor Spaces with Elegant Illumination! Our team of experts specialize in installing the most complex outdoor lighting systems, including light fixtures, poles and more, even in the toughest of locations. Let our project managers bring your unique lighting design vision to life, handling any type of project with ease.

Interior design lighting

Discover the perfect illumination for your interior space with our expert lighting consultation service. Our team of professionals guide you through an array of lighting options, from LED to ceiling and pendant lights, to fit your unique style and budget. With in-home assessments and access to a diverse product range, find your ideal lighting solution today!

Portable appliance testing

Our portable appliance testing service offers a hassle-free solution to assess the performance of your gadgets with precision. An expert electrician will inspect your equipment at your location, giving you peace of mind that everything is in proper working order. An evaluation of the cost of any necessary repairs and an extensive examination of each appliance is also included in the service.

Door entry systems

Maximizing security for you and your loved ones is paramount in a door entry system. With a vast selection ranging from keypad, push-button to biometric options, we provide the perfect shield against unwelcome intrusions. Elevate your protection with our door entry systems today.

Switches and Sockets

Our expert electricians effortlessly replace outdated switches & sockets with new ones, providing full electrical services such as installation, repair, maintenance and more, to fulfil every electrical need with unparalleled proficiency, utilizing our comprehensive range of parts.

Electric boilers

Have you ever noticed how your electric boiler is not quite as hot as it should be? If you are looking for a reliable company that can help you with your electric boiler, then look no further. We install and replace electric boilers and can provide you with a great service.

EV charging point installation

As the demand for electric vehicles increases, the availability of convenient EV charging options has also seen a surge. We offer installation services for home or business environments, transforming garages, offices, or driveways into personalized charging hubs. Enhance your EV experience with a free estimate from us today!

Electric radiators

If you’re looking for an electric radiator installer that you can trust, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll ensure that your radiators are in top condition. We provide a wide range of services, such as installation, repair, and replacement and can install any type of radiator.

Emergency lighting

In times of crisis, ensure you’re prepared with emergency lighting! Illuminate every room in your home for peace of mind in the dark. With unpredictable power outages, fires and other emergencies, having emergency lighting is vital. Don’t be caught off guard, make sure it’s installed now

Fire alarm installation

Protect your loved ones, valuables and cherished memories – install a fire alarm system today. Safeguard your home from fire with an alarm that alerts you of any impending fire. Don’t wait, ensure the safety of your family and possessions with a fire alarm now!

Power shower installation

We offer top-notch power shower installation services that enhance your bathroom’s functionality and increase its aesthetic appeal. Our experienced electricians ensure smooth and efficient installation, providing you with a powerful, invigorating shower experience. Trust us to elevate your bathroom to the next level with a reliable and stylish power shower.

Cooker point installation

We offer cooker point installation as part of our comprehensive electrical services. With our expertise and high-quality workmanship, you can trust us to provide a safe and efficient installation for your kitchen. Our team of electricians take pride in delivering the best possible results for your home, making sure your cooker is up and running in no time.

Water heaters

We understand the importance of a fully functioning hot water system in your home. As experienced electricians, we specialize in the installation, maintenance and repair of water heaters. Our team uses the latest techniques and equipment to ensure that your hot water supply is always reliable, efficient and safe.

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Electrician FAQs

A qualified electrician typically has a 3-4 year apprenticeship and a Level 3 technical and vocational qualification or a Level 3 Diploma. These qualifications can be obtained without the need for an apprenticeship, but an electrician will need to have worked in the electrical industry to achieve the vocational qualification and is unlikely to do so without at least three years of experience.

An electrician with a Level 3 Technical Certificate and a National Electrotechnical Training (NET) AM2 certificate may be considered an electrician by the Joint Industry Board if they have evidence that they have been working in the electrical industry for a reasonable period of time (JIB). Someone regarded as an electrician would be expected to have the experience and knowledge required to carry out electrical work in domestic, commercial, and industrial environments, though commercial and industrial environments may require some additional specialised training in some cases.

A rewire is the most disruptive and invasive work that can be done to a property. The following tasks must be completed in each room:

  • Furniture must be removed.
  • Floor covering to be removed
  • Lifting floor boards to gain access to floor voids
  • Walls will be chased out for switches/sockets as needed.
  • During the work period, there will be dust and debris (although we always clean up as much as possible at the end of the day)

Furthermore, to rewire the lighting upstairs, the loft must be cleared to gain access to the lighting points and each switch drop. We have extensive experience making rewiring as simple and painless as possible.

Since 2005, if you are doing electrical work on your home, it must be covered by ‘Part P’ of the Building Regulations. That is the rule. It means that whoever is doing the work must adhere to rules that ensure the work protects you and your family from fire or electric shock. It’s intended to keep you and your loved ones as safe as possible. This is true whether you’re installing electricity in a new home or extension, or modifying or rewiring an existing system. Part P is fully detailed on the Communities and Local Government website, communities.gov.uk.

If this is a solid fault (it will not reset), it is most likely the result of a faulty appliance that is plugged in but has developed a fault. The washing machine, dishwasher, or tumble dryer is the most likely culprit. Unplug each one in turn until the RCD remains locked in the “ON” position. If it’s not one of those items and your freezer is on the same circuit, unplug it as well. If the problem persists, use an extension cord and plug it into a plug in another room as a temporary fix (on an unaffected circuit) until you locate the faulty appliance.
The kettle, a steam iron, and anything else that comes into contact with water are also likely suspects. However, keep in mind that even small items such as radio alarm clocks, phone chargers, and mains adaptors can cause the RCD to trip, so double-check everything. If you are still unable to locate the issue, contact us for help.