Electrical Contractor

Fully-certified and regulated electrical engineers in East Sussex

When you employ Hannington Gilbert & Co Ltd, you’re not just getting a reliable team of highly qualified local electricians, but you’re instructing one of the longest-trading electrical contractors in the county of East Sussex. Established since 1965, we are proud to have served the area for over 50 years, in which time we have built a well-deserved reputation for excellence among our clients in Battle, Icklesham, Brede, Bexhill, Hastings, Robertsbridge, and Rye.

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What is an electrical contractor?

In essence, an electrical contractor such as ourselves performs specific construction work that relates to the maintenance, installation, and design of electrical systems. Electrical contractors like us employ experienced electricians to complete the jobs we are instructed to do, ensuring that they are qualified and trained to the very highest standards expected by our clients in the East Sussex area.

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Do I need an electrical contractor, or just a local electrician near me?

With an electrical contractor you often have the benefit of many years of expertise across various sectors all within one company. We have the manpower to complete projects that a single electrician might struggle to complete on their own, our own premises where we can ensure we have the materials to complete a job before work starts and the financial stability, reputation and responsibility that comes with many years of excellent service.

What do electrical contractors offer?

The real answer to this is peace of mind. When we hear people saying, “I’m looking for an electrician near me,” we always recommend a fully regulated and certified electrical contractor.

To trade as an electrical contractor, you must be a member of the Electrical Contractors Association and the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting. These are not just clubs for contractors, but essential regulatory bodies within the electrical contractor industry. They offer genuine and reliable protection to our customers in Battle, Bexhill, Icklesham, Brede, Hastings, Robertsbridge, and Rye as they certify that we hold our team of local electricians to the highest standards and ensure that they are suitably trained to meet all wiring regulations.

Why choose Hannington Gilbert & Co Ltd over another electrician near me?

There are any number of reasons to choose us over our competitors. From the extensive feedback we have received from thousands of satisfied customers across Hastings, Battle, Icklesham, Brede, Bexhill, Robertsbridge, Rye and beyond to the variety of jobs that we have completed across the various sectors.

Your local electrical contractor

If you’ve ever wondered: “is there a reliable electrician near me?”, we can tell you that there is – a whole team of them, in fact. Based in Hastings, we have been proud to serve our local community in electrical contractor matters for over fifty years. We cover East Sussex, including, Hastings, Battle, Icklesham, Brede, Bexhill, Robertsbridge, and Rye, and our electricians know their way around the area –which is essential when it comes to emergency call outs.

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A long trading history

We are one of the longest-established electrical contractors in East Sussex, Hannington-Gilbert & Co Ltd was founded in 1965, in 1972 the company opened a shop and office in Queens Road. Between 1972 &1999 it was a partnership of Clive Gilbert and Alan Watson. After Alan’s retirement Keith Wells became director having started with the company as an apprentice. In 2011 Clive’s sons Max and Dave became company directors having worked with the company for many years. In 2015 Keith retired and his position was passed on to Peter Chapman who had also started with us as an apprentice and risen through the ranks.  In 2011 we moved from our shop premises in Queens Road to an Industrial unit on Ivyhouse Lane Industrial estate. Our offices, stores and workshop cater for the busy electrical contracting business.  Over the years we have built up an extensive portfolio of domestic, commercial and industrial clients, many of whom come back to us, time and time again, for their local electrician needs.

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Over 50 years’ experience

If over fifty years of active trading isn’t impressive enough, our team of highly-trained local electricians can boast a combined experience in the electrical contractor trade of over a century and a half. With our founder Clive still being a consultant within the company and our senior electricians working side-by-side with our newly-trained electrical engineers, as well as our apprentice electricians in training, that experience is shared right through our tight team of professionals, ensuring our growth, and the standard of our staff for years to come.

Friendly and professional staff

When people say they want “an electrician near me” what they really mean is they want a local electrician who knows the people in the area and won’t speak down to a customer. Our team of electricians are all well-versed in their field, but also courteous and professional in their dealings with clients and customers across the county. Treating every job as a priority, our customers are at the heart of what we do, and we are proud to be associated with them.

High quality service, and a strong work ethic

We pride ourselves on being the best electrical contractors East Sussex has to offer, but you needn’t take our word for it. Ask any one of our thousands of satisfied clients in Battle, Icklesham, Brede, Bexhill, Hastings, Robertsbridge, and Rye for their opinion. Better yet, investigate our listing on Checkatrade – the tradesmen comparison website – where we currently hold an average rating of 9.95 out of 10.

List of Services

  • Rewires
  • Inspection of electrical installations
  • New installations
  • Inspections and installation of fire alarms and emergency lights
  • Installation of ‘Smart Home’ systems e.g. HIVE or NEST
  • Inspections and installations of lightning protections systems
  • Portable appliance testing
  • External lighting
  • Electric heater Sales
  • Installation and repairs of electric heating

Get in touch

For all your electrical contractor needs, call a dedicated local electrician in Hastings today on 01424 428 696. A member of our team will be happy to give you a free, no-obligation quote.

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