Some of the skilled services I undertake

Inspection and Testing

I am a specialist in Periodic Inspection and Testing and take pride in conducting them with scrupulous thoroughness.

I hold the relevant qualifications covering the current version of the Wiring Regulations and the periodic inspection, testing and certification of electrical installations and well as being fully insured with both public liability and professional indemnity insurance.

EV Charging Solutions

I am approved to install chargers by several manufactures and can supply the correct charger for your needs, whether you need full integration with your microgeneration system, a normal smart system, a no frills charger for your second home or a setup for your employees and fleet to use in the workplace

These are not one size fits all jobs and every charger is a bespoke installation geared to your particular circumstances.

Installation and Maintenance

I have an excellent reputation for high quality of workmanship using premium materials installed with quality tools.

I am registered with the NICEIC as an Approved Contractor. This guarantees proper insurance cover, certification and building control registration.

Meet the Firm

Based in Folkestone in Kent I set up Electrical and Test in 2017 with the aim of providing high quality electrical work to people who want a good, safe, no corners cut, job.

I work throughout Kent and South East London undertaking most electrical work, but I am a particular specialist in inspection & testing and EV Charging solutions (I will do the difficult ones the big national companies won’t touch).

I pride myself in the quality of my materials and workmanship, and I install and test to British Standard BS7671 otherwise known as the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations.

I am a member of the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (the NICEIC) as an Approved Contractor. NICEIC ensure that member electricians maintain the highest standards of safety, that all work is tested in accordance with BS7671 (the 18th edition wiring regulations) and that we issue you a Electrical Installation Certificate for all electrical installation work. I am also covered by public liability insurance and professional indemnity insurance at levels far greater than the rules require of me.

I have gained a reputation as a reliable electrical contractor with most of my new work coming through recommendation from existing customers. Highly skilled I constantly get great feedback from my customers about the quality of my work and my professional attitude to the trade.

Electrical and Test provide a complete service to the householder, no job is too small whether you need an EV Charger, an electrical inspection (EICR), a new installation, accessories installing or repairing I can provide a safe, friendly and efficient service that will never compromise electrical safety.

Meet Me

Darren the Electrican

Darren the Electrican

Director of Electrical and Test

I am Electrical and Test's director, inspector and quality supervisor, I have an encyclopedic knowledge of the wiring regulations and I enjoy putting that knowledge to good use. I have been known to take qualifications just to keep my hand in! I have more than 25 years experience undertaking challenging construction works.

I actively encourage my clients to leave me a review to help others find me


"This is the latest in a series of projects Darren has completed for us. He’s professional, efficient, flexible and delivers excellent service at a good rate. You don’t take chances with electrics: Darren will see you ok!"


"Darren was exceptional from the first contact to the completion of the job. He explained everything and answered all our questions. The charger was neatly installed and Darren tidied up before he left."


"Professional, courteous and most important of all, extremely competent. 5 star service."


"Darren sorted out all the problems the builder had left when they wired to flat on the cheap, leaving it in a dangerous condition. He identified all the potential dangers and has made it safe to now use."

Review Scores

Review Scores

Average scores over the last 12 months

Reliability 10/10
Courtesy 10/10
Tidiness 10/10
Workmanship 10/10


"Work completed on time and to a meticulously high standard. Darren was extremely helpful, explained everything fully in a way we could understand. He frequently checked our preferences as well as giving helpful advice, when we were unsure. He was on time each day, worked hard and focussed on our job, without distraction. Respectful, tidy, professional and clearly a master of his craft."

Electrical News

Interesting news and information from the electrical industry

Checking for damage

It's been the case for a while now that in order to rent out a privately rented property the landlord must have a valid electrical installation condition report (EICR) that confirms that the installation within that property is satisfactory for continued use.   These inspections must be done at most every five years. I was musing today that, for example, if a property has had a challenging tenant, it's good practice to have the electrical system inspected and tested when tenants change over.

New amendment to the wiring regulations

At the end of March the wiring regulations which are now in their 18th edition, had their second amendment. The wiring regulations are regularly updated in this way and usually there are full new editions around every 10 years with two or three amendment editions happening during the interim.

Changes to the OZEV Grant

Today the Office of Zero Emission Vehicles OZEV introduced their new scheme for providing grants to home owners installing EV Chargers. Until now anybody with off street parking and a new or second hand electric vehicle could claim a £350 government grant towards the cost of installing a new EV Charger.

Contact Me

For advice, a no obligation quotation or to book in a job.
Electrical and Test Limited
74 Black Bull Road
CT19 5QU

Tel: 01303 684328

Registered with the NICEIC as an approved contractor, registration number: 614740000
Company registration number: 10932152
registration number: GB 399 2113 72
Waste carrier number: CBDU327228

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