David Elgood Electrical Services

7 Tiffany Close, Wokingham, Berks RG41 3BN

This father-and-son business has been established for 40 years. Part P registered with NAPIT, they offer a seven-day call-out service with additional reassurance as a JIB approved electrician; Age Concern registered; CRB checked. No job is too small. A satisfied customer is a good advert. Registered Competent Person/Trustmark government endorsed standards.

Locations: Reading, Shinfield, Arborfield, Caversham, Sonning Common, Sonning Woodley, Earley/Lower Earley, Theale, Burghfield Common, Mortimer, Spencers Wood, Pangbourne, Tilehurst, Calcot and Purley


Services include: Electrician, Electricians, Electrical, Electric, Electrics


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David was excellent. Prompt and was willing to stay to talk to energy company to try and sort out issue. Having got no sense from the energy company he went to purchase the necessary electrical item and fitted it all in one hour. Excellent value for money and I am going to use him again for further work.

MW 10 17

I wanted to say thank you for your expertise today.  You arrived within the hour after I called you.  You told me your rates for the potential work which was very reasonable in my opinion.
I would highly recommend you to anyone looking for an electrician to entrust work to in their home.
My work was basic I guess in terms of jobs but, still required knowledge and understanding of all the many wires that come out of the ceiling into the rose.  Also, when removing the old light fitment that had a transformer inside it, anyone without the qualified skills of an electrian could have found themselves in a whole stack of trouble, let alone the possibility of the risk of damage or fire if done incorrectly.  You sorted everything out much to my appreciation!

IL 10 17

I emailed David on a Sunday evening and he immediately phoned me back to ask about my problem. I told him my bathroom extractor fan was making a terrible noise and asked if he would be able to fix it. He said he would come round straight away to look at it which he did and he stopped the noise. As the fan is very old and at my request he is going to look into availability and prices to put in a new one and come back to me. He is a lovely gentleman. I am so pleased I contacted him and I would also recommend him to others.

MN 10 17

Had David out to fit my lights and sockets. What a pleasant man and so very helpful. Did the job superbly and threw in some practical money saving advice for free. Very much appreciated and will certainly recommend. 

NF 10 17

Called David for an urgent job replacing a light fitting - existing wiring was a mess and beyond layman knowledge I have. David came out in 20 minutes for a very reasonable call out charge (which covered all the work needed, including additional small parts). Within an hour the wiring issue was resolved and the new light fitted. Excellent service and would highly recommend (and I will contact for future work). 

PG 09 17

David was punctual, friendly and professional. He installed some lighting in the loft, and completed the work to a high standard. Would happily use him again for any electrical work.

NB 09 17

When all our downstairs lights tripped. I phoned David and was answered by his wife. I was expecting a call back later but was amazed when David appeared on the doorstep just one hour later. He straightaway explained his fees  and that if he couldn't fix the problem there would be no charge. Happily it was fixed quickly and easily for a very reasonable charge. David was friendly and reassuring throughout. I would definitely recommend him.

DN 08 17

Very quick response. I had a small number of issues to resolve, which were effectively solved at a very good price..... having lived in a property for 14 year and had neglected the electrics so I also needed an overall basic assessment of "how things were" (obviously this was without deep investigation and "at a glance") but I felt I was given a sensible assessment of when I would need to do in the medium term. This was very useful. Great company.

AS 08 17

We chose David from the Wokingham Little Green Book. We needed a small number of ‘odd jobs’ (light fittings changed, plug sockets not working, dimmer switch broken) doing. We phoned David during the day, left a message and he returned the call within a couple of hours, we went through what needed doing, he gave us a price for each job and then arranged an appointment. David arrived on time, was very pleasant, quick and clean. A further job needed doing which needed a part buying, he kept in touch with us via email and again provided a price and appointment date, came round on time and completed the job. We would recommend David to others.

MP 07 17

When my 88 year old mother had an electrical problem I called this company, noting that they are Age Concern registered. Jason Elgood (David's son), who came promptly to fix the problem was very patient and helpful. He even moved my mother's freezer back to its proper location once the power was up and running again. Thank you!

JF 07 17

David was fantastic. Very knowledgeable in his trade, he brings extensive experience with him. He responded to my enquiry promptly and provided detailed quotation after his survey. Work carried out in professional manner without any hassle. Highly recommended!

AK 06 17

We were looking for a good electrician to install a flood light in our garden and carry other various electrical rewiring at home. David's outstanding references on the Little Green Book caught our attention and after hiring his services we could see why and we were extremely pleased that we met him. He is a very pleasant person to deal with, very ethical, trustworthy, clean and professional. He got all the job done to the highest calibre and his rates were very reasonable. We would highly recommend David without any hesitation.

SA 05 17

Dave came out to our practice to fix our lights. I have to say, Dave is the most welcoming and trustworthy tradesman I have ever met. Fantastic service and Dave was able to come out at very short notice. I would highly recommend Dave and will be referring him to my family and friends. 

LE 04 17

Thank you for helping out in such short notice. Great workmanship and just as quoted even it took longer than anticipated. Will definitely recommend.

EL 04 17

I consider myself very fortunate to have discovered David Elgood in my internet search for a local electrician. He responded promptly to my enquiry. It wasn’t an easy task trying to bring our lighting problems in an old house, with obsolete ceiling lights and dimmer switches, kicking and screaming into the 21st century green environment. He did a fantastic job and came up with excellent ideas and went out of his way to source the products for us. He gave a lot of thought to all the challenges we gave him and came up with the solutions. He is very reliable, trustworthy and his work is tidy. He clearly explained what he was proposing to do throughout the work, together with the costs involved.
David has a cheerful, warm personality; I will definitely use him again and can thoroughly recommend him.

MC 04 17

David has done a great job replacing my 12v bathroom lights with LED ones. He also converted cloakroom light from 12v to LED 240v. Everything was tested and he even did a small extra job of replacing dimmer switch to dummy dimmer switch for me on the day without any problems. His response was very quick and he was flexible when he can come over to do the job. He is friendly, professional, 'old school' guy who does an excellent job. I am very happy to recommend him.

TB 02 17

We had a sudden power cut on Saturday and the energy company advised that the problem was within the property and would need an electrician as the main switch on the fuse board would not move. I phoned David and he talked me through a process to release the main switch and power was restored. He could easily have come out, charged me a call out fee and then fixed it himself quickly and I am very grateful that he did not take that approach. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to others.

NK 01 17

Thank you for coming to instal our tumble dryer at short notice on a Saturday.

You completed the work swiftly and also helped us move the old dryer in to the garden. Throughout your visit you were polite and friendly and we won't hesitate to contact you again for any electrical work.

ST 01 17

I rang David Elgood at 9 am and he was at my house by10 am.  It was a freezing cold morning and my electric box for the central heating had fused, by 11 am we were getting warm again. Whilst he was here he did about 4 other electrical jobs that needed doing nothing was to much trouble.  I would have no trouble recommending him to other people he was a pleasure to have working in the house, he was friendly and explained everything he was doing and he did like his cups of tea and biscuit. Thank you.

MM 12 16

When I recently needed electrical work done Age UK pointed me to the website of "The Little Green Book" where I found David.  He came out promptly the following morning.  He completed the work, explained it all and checked and tested thoroughly.

He was happy to give advise when asked for and was a great conversationalist.  Charges were explained in advance. I will use his services again when needed and would be happy to recommend him to others.  I also offered him a £10 tip which he refused.  Thank you David.

MP 11 16

Many thanks for prompt service, including up front and detailed information of cost.

VR 10 16

David Elgood recently installed a light in my loft.  I found him to be very professional in his work. He replied promptly, provided excellent advice and carried out the work to a high standard.  I especially appreciated that he was careful to avoid damaging the walls when removing/replacing switches.

During the fitting he came across a problem which necessitated a change in plan  He resolved this quickly and when putting the switch in the airing cupboard,  he very pragmatically suggested putting a light in there as well and fitted it on the spot with no extra charge.

Based on his work on the day I am happy to recommend him.

SG 08 16

The response was quick and the work carried out resolved the issues and the outcome was good.

JR 08 16

I contacted David based on his great reviews in the Little Green Book and was not disappointed.  He was easy to deal with, explained everything and was very flexible when working on the job.  He was replacing a lot of downlighters throughout the house and ran into a number of problems caused by the way these had been previously installed  He changed the agreed work to overcome these issues but still kept to his original quote.  David is "old school" in that he is a real craftsman and takes great pride in his work.  He is also a pleasure to have doing work in your house because he is friendly and professional  Highly recommended.

NR 08 16

Fantastic and thank you for all you have done for me.  I will definitely use you again as and when electrical work occurs in any of my three houses and of course recommend you to anyone for electrical work.

SW 06 16

A very fast, clean & efficient service.

DR 05 16

When no-one else would come to an emergency late on a Friday night David turned up. Very polite and efficient. 

GS 05 16

I rang David very early on a Saturday morning with an urgent electrical problem. Due to a prior appointment, he was unable to attend immediately, but spent at least 20 minutes on the phone discussing the problem. The advice he gave me enabled me to fix an unusual but simple difficulty . He then offered to come out on Sunday morning if needed. I have seldom encountered such REAL customer service.

ML 05 16

I have just had David Elgood renovate my kitchen lighting. He was punctual, professional and thorough. I recommend him highly.

KJ 05 16

David Elgood gave me excellent advice and service. I recommend his expertise and thoroughness. In my opinion, the best since my dad (and he was a good electrician!). 

KJ 04 16

David Elgood worked at my property this week.  I was inspired by his work and he is a very good tradesman.  I phoned him at 5pm and he arrived the next morning on time and cleaned up after the job was done.  He also telephoned Southern Electric for me as the main wire to the meter had a fault.  I will get him to do any electrical job in the future.  He also checked that all was ok the following day.

ET 04 16

I rang Mr Elgood to arrange to connect my new lights. He was absolutely amazing, he turned up 2 hours later and told me his charge. He was very efficient, polite and cleared up afterwards. I chose a lamp which needed 50 pendants and that did not phase him. He was in good humour throughout. I would recommend Mr Elgood to anyone who needs an electrician.

MK 04 16

Thank you for attending to complete the electrical works today.  Prompt and efficient service.  

SO 04 16

The standard of service they offered along with the professionalism and the speed in which they undertook the work  was exemplary. It's extremely hard to find such reliable tradesmen these days and I will certainly be using them again when we move to our new property later this year  and  rest assured  I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them to other people.

GP 04 16

His work is of the highest standard I have encountered and am pleased to recommend him to my friends. His friendly manner is a pleasure.  All over excellence.

EW 04 16

Brilliant service. Came out within the hour, told me the price on the phone so I knew what to expect. Prompt efficient and trustworthy . Highly recommend David.

KA 03 16

Thank-you very much for your work installing the electric sockets at my parents house in Twyford today, and all your help, advice and great conversation. My mum is now looking forward to a new electric bed.

MF 02 16

So very pleased with the work he did in installing fluorescent lighting and replacing an electrical socket in my garage together with new twin waterproof sockets outside.   He carried out this work in the most professional and meticulous manner, very promptly and at reasonable cost.
The advice at the outset was invaluable and it was nice,  too,  to have someone around with such a cheerful and helpful disposition. Thank you for doing a first class job.    I will not hesitate to use again.

 

EG 02 16

David turned up promptly to quote for the job and his quote was very reasonable.  I was happy to leave him with with my house key while I went to work and when I came home, the job was finished with no mess-just a very clean professional job. I have no hesitation in recommending David's work.
 

FH 02 16

An excellent professional service. He explained all the costs up front, took photos of the problems repaired everything and took more pictures to show what he had done with the drop lights. An excellent and professional electrician. 

GJ 01 16

It was raining and the first Sunday of the New Year, I had tried 2 other companies who both let me down and then becoming desperate I tried David. The switch on my storage heater was stuck on and I had no idea what it did or why it was stuck, electrics and the risk of fire makes me very nervous. David was brilliant, he first tried to talk me through the problem and possible solution but being new to the property I was less than helpful. Waving goodbye to his Sunday lunch he came out. He not only identified the issue and made it safe he explained to me how to use the heating system and water heater while he was at it! I cannot thank him enough. He came when he said he would was polite and chatty and appeared to be the font of all knowledge a real find! I will be asking him to come back in the spring to put in new heaters and I would thoroughly recommend him!!

TC 01 16

We very much appreciated the promptness he answered our phone call concerning our lights and the enthusiasm he put into doing the work. It was nice to have someone pleasant and jolly.  He was also helpful in getting parts that we needed as we have no transport. We would recommend him to others and thank him for his service.

CT 01 16

Many thanks for your prompt attention to resolve our lack of lights in the downstairs shower room. It was a relief to get this resolved so quickly and efficiently. This is always a busy time of year and thanks to you I have one less thing to worry about.

CG 12 15

David came to visit me to help with a ceiling light that had blown following a knock to it. He was courteous on the phone at the initial point of contact, and came promptly the same day. He clearly explained his fees on the phone. When he arrived, he identified that the problem may not be the fixing but the bulbs - which I had assumed had already been checked. We quickly inserted new bulbs and hey! presto! problem solved. He did not charge me for the visit. Even though this was problem that could have been pre-empted by checking before calling him, he was not rude or disparaging. I am now going to use him for another light issue (bulbs changed but keep blowing!!) and to quote to install external side lights.

FC 11 15

I self built a new garage and converted the existing garage into a new living room. Needing new electrical work I called up David to come and provide a quote. From the first moment he was on site he was providing me with helpful tips about running cables, etc within first fix. He really does have all the knowledge. The work was carried out to a high standard and myself and my wife are thrilled. I recommend David's work to anyone requiring electrical services.

CP 11 15

David Elgood is an incredibly knowledgeable and very thorough electrician who I have no hesitation in recommending to anyone. His professionalism and precision ensures the job is done properly,  any problems found are explained in a way you can understand and all options are explored to remedy. Very highly recommended.

DP 10 15

David Elgood was extremely quick and efficient and came by to quote for a new extractor fan in our bathroom. David came by a week later at our convenience and installed at a very reasonable rate. I would highly recommend him.

KD 09 15

A few weeks ago, we had need to seek the services of an electrician to fix a problem at my elderly mother’s home which is in a rural location.  This was late afternoon on a weekend. We contacted Mr. Elgood who initially tried to assist us over the phone (the equipment configuration did not match what he was describing) but attended within the hour to resolve the difficulty and also take the time to explain the issue and leave instructions, should the problem reoccur. I would fully recommend his services to others.

NM 09 15

A main electricity cable became exposed across the gateway of our busy physiotherapy clinic. Mr David Elgood realised the danger of this with cars constantly moving in and out and came immediately and very quickly; efficiently sorted it out and showed us how to put a protective cover over it to make it safe for the future after the builder had buried it again. We could not have asked for better service.

TW 08 15

He came out promptly on a Sunday to get me back on power and subsequently locating the problem quickly and carrying out repairs efficiently and with a smile!  Very pleased.

SG 01 14

Very speedy response to my request for help in tracking and repairing the failed landing lighting.  Professional approach.

NC 06 15

Very pleased with all that was done. Their advice was most helpful.  Cheerful service, would not hesitate to use again in the future.

RC 12 14

David is very reliable and helpful.  I recommend him fully.

VK 12 14

David is extensively knowledgeable on the subject and up to date with all correct current practices.  His level of service has been exemplary 'going the extra bit' to ensure we received exactly what was required at short notice and at a fair and affordable price.  David demonstrated a good deal of consideration and safety when on site at all times.

YR 04 14

David attended promptly, prepared a comprehensive report and returned a few days later having changed his schedule to accommodate us.  The work was nearly all completed in one day and he came back a few days later to leave everything in first class order.  I have every confidence that the work is to the highest standard.

RM 01 13

I found Mr Elgood to be a very reliable worker.  He looked at all problems I was experiencing and explained in a way that enabled me to understand what was going wrong and what would be required to mend them. At all times he allowed me to make the decision for the way forward without trying to push me into spending money that I did not need to.

He never tried to cut corners to make the job cheaper or save time and showed a very high standard of workmanship and attitude to the job.  I was very glad I found his contact details as now I feel I have a reliable and trustworthy tradesman can call on in the future.

CB 04 13

He installed a large number of down lighters and other light fittings, some of which requiring extensive re-wiring.  David also made some recommendations to me over styles of light fittings and took me to his house to show me the effect.  By taking his recommendation, he actually kept my costs down, however his judgement proved sound and I am very happy with the end result, his advice and its cost effectiveness.

I found David very punctual, polite and at all times professional.  He kept me updated with the work needed and what was required as the job progressed.  I had complete trust in his ability and trustworthiness.  I would certainly recommend him and use his services again in the future.

TB 09 13
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