Costs

We pride ourselves on providing a high quality work and good value for your money

 

What do we charge: 

Materials

We get up to 60% discount from our electrical wholesalers the largest in the Netherlands (Technische Unie) and we pass all of this discount on to you, our client (wholesalers invoice supplied at end of the day).

Van stock

screws, Snel gips, plaster, cable  that is not purchase just for a job, cable connectors etc…

Because we hold this stock for long periods of time and have to purchase in bulk this is charged at a higher rate please see link: van stock price list

We charge an hourly rate of €50 per hour (+ tax) for work carried out during our regular working hours as stated on website. The job starts when the electrician arrives on your premises.  The job finishes when the electrician is ready to leave the site. If a job finishes into the start of a new hour, the cost is rounded up to the nearest 30 minutes. A minimum two hour visits.

 

What is not work time:

Travel time to and from the job, breaks.

What is working time:

Unless the job is an emergency, work time starts upon the arrival of the electrician includes review and assessment of the work to be done any protection of floors furniture etc… that client has required, fault finding, advising the client, setting up of equipment, obtaining of necessary materials (search, selection, purchasing, collection and delivery), executing of the works, testing, cleaning and waste disposal, as well as detailing/recording of the job specifics.

Parking:    

Where parking incurs fees, these will be added to the final invoice.(Where client has subsidised parking it is incumbent on them to let the electrician know upon arrival)

Protection:

At Harlem electricians we always take the greatest care not to cause any damage, but it is up to client to have the work area clear and remove any items that might be damaged. We will take any precautions the client requests such as covering items with plastic sheets but this needs to be highlighted on the day by the client before the work starts so the appropriate protection can be purchase.

Commentation

 

Specialist equipment:

All specialist equipment is hired from Boels with a 10% admin charge.

Cancelations

A minimum two hour charge will apply if the client changes or canceled the agreed work start time within 48hours of the agreed work start time.

Payments

All jobs will be invoiced immediately after job is finished.

Jobs spanning multiple days the client will be billed for work completed that week.

Invoices need to be paid within seven days of invoice date.

Documenting jobs

In order to give prospective clients a better idea of how much jobs may cost, we document our historical works on our website. This means we will often take photographs before the job starts during it and at the end to post on our website with a description that appears on the invoice for that job. If you would not like your job to appear on our website please inform the electrician on then day.

Estimates:

(We have decided to detail our previous work on our website. This is to help future clients estimate how much the job may cost.)

This is a non-binding ball-part figure on the anticipated labour costs and materials in accordance with the information available to the electrician at the initial review of the job. Such review may be done via email and photographs, skype, or for more complex work in person on site

The estimate may vary as compared with the final cost which may be higher or lower. In case the final costs are likely to increase considerably, you will be consulted in advance to obtain permission to continue with the works.

For estimates on new installations (sockets, lights, switches) the electrician will require the following information:

  • What is the distance from an existing power source to the new location?
  • Are the cables for the new installation to be surface mounted or chased in?
  • If chasing is required, what is the material of the wall/ceiling/floor that will need to be chased; e.g. brick, plaster board, concrete?
  • Additional details you feel may be of relevance e.g. high ceilings, obstructions/awkward access.

Estimates for complete rewiring and new distributions board installations will be carried in person on site.

It is not possible to offer an estimates for fault-finding due to the nature of the task. From fault-finding work done to date, majority of issues are resolved within the minimum 2h charge.

Job warranty/guarantee:

All work carried out by Haarlem Electrician is covered by 12 months warranty.

In case of an issue arising from the works carried out, please contact us and we will make arrangements to rectify. If the issue is found not to be caused by our work, relevant charges will apply.

All products bought on behalf of the client will have the warranty and ownership transferred to the client, on completion of the works. Relevant product warranty applies.

We do not connect or validate any other companies/persons work.