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52 St Leonards Gardens
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Bathroom Design & Installation, Bedrooms - fitted, Carpenter/Joiner, Conservatories / Garden Rooms, Damp Proofing & Control, Driveways / Tarmac / Paving, Electricians / Electrical Services, Gas Engineers/Servicing, Groundwork Contractors, Guttering / Soffits / Fascias, Handyman Services, Kitchens, Painters & Decorators, Plasterers, Plumbers / Plumbing, Pointing, Property Maintenance & Repair Services, Roofing, Structural Engineers / Structural Repairs, Tiling Services, Windows/Glass/Double Glazing, Woodworm Treatment Services
Gas safe registered: 622111
Based on 31 reviews
Kev did a great job, very professional (Reviewed November 2019)
It was a tricky job but completed to a great standard (Reviewed October 2019)
Excellent job done and well managed from beginning to end. (Reviewed October 2019)
Very clean and prompt. Job done to spec, Thanks (Reviewed September 2019)
The team were efficient and hardworking. The owner Kev was knowlegable and our contact was friendly and helpful. He regularly checked in with his team to ensure that all was on track. His quote for the work was very reasonable and I would have no hesitation in recommending him. We will definately use his company again for future work. (Reviewed September 2019)
Kev and his team were hardworking, courteous and did a great job. Contact was kept throughout via calls and texts. When a question came up about structural calculations, Kev called our structural engineer (the one who provided the plan and specs) and got it sorted out before requiring me to do anything. I was very pleased that quote, which was obviously an "estimate", was kept to and the price and work were exactly as we had hoped for when taking Rainbow on. Thank you Kev and the rest of the Rainbow team. (Reviewed September 2019)
Extremely efficient and well organised. Very pleasant staff. Pleasure to have around. I thoroughly recommend. Great workmanship. (Reviewed July 2019)
Great Job , Very Polite, Friendly, Though Throughout, Will Happily Recommend Again (Reviewed July 2019)
Rainbow has been fantastic to work with. They have been fairly priced and extremely well organised. (Reviewed June 2019)
Great work, punctual and friendly (Reviewed May 2019)
Great job done by the team. Really tidily executed and very professional. Would use again and would recommend. (Reviewed March 2019)
Rear Extension - Lovely job, great finish and attention to detail (Reviewed February 2019)
Project was completed bang on time with only marginal extras from expectation, which was impressive for a substantial extension job.
Further more, when I had a repair issue almost a year later the response and fix was within 24 hrs. (Reviewed November 2018)
I highly recommend the Rainbow Team. Good communication, keeping me up-to-date with progress and great flexibility to meet important deadlines. I am delighted with their work. (Reviewed February 2018)
The Rainbow team were particularly accommodating and very considerate. I found the team honest and easy to work with.
They completed the installation of a new bathroom and shower room with professionalism and quality. Communication s were always good and we were updated on a regular basis as to what was going on. (Reviewed February 2018)
All building trades used carried out the work to the standards we expected. Kev reassured throughout and was readily available to answer questions and keep us updated on the build. The builder, plumber and electrician were very respectful and friendly, all their work was extremely good, they went out of their way to make sure we were happy. All in all we are so pleased with all the work done (Reviewed January 2018)
A good quality and reliable service locally m. Friendly and professional staff (Reviewed November 2017)
Rainbow services were very good at all stages of the works - from the initial discussions to the completion. There were a few of the usual "negotiations" over quality/ spec. but these were resolved amicably. The works were undertaken in a building which was still accessible to the public and Rainbow services were very good at working with these issues. (Reviewed September 2017)
Kev and the team were great. Kept me informed if things needed to change, and didn't suggest anything that wasn't necessary. (Reviewed June 2017)
Very fast turnaround, reasonable costs, all good. (Reviewed May 2017)
Kev Viney, owner of this company has twice asked for feedback from me, so here goes!
My RCD was tripping intermittently over a period of 3 to 4 days (15yr old house) and needed investigating.
Additional work requested by me :
Disconnect and remove old internal alarm panel (have now gone wireless).
Disconnect external bank of lights from main circuit.
Additional works carried out by electrician :
Re connect earth wire below sink.
Switch over x1 20 amp with x1 32 amp on main switchboard.
Advise? Don't use washing machine/dish washer/shower and boiler at the same time.
Have a comprehensive electrics test carried out on the entire property.
Replace the fuse board for a metal one, it's the law!
Later that afternoon the RCD tripped again, no appliances in use. Hasn't tripped since?
Payment Options :
Â£150 cash now, or wait for VAT bill.
Bill arrives, Â£200 plus Â£40 vat, total Â£240.
As I explained to Kev Viney, owner of Rainbow Building & Electrical Services, I may well be out of touch with electrician's charges, but Â£200 for less than an hours attendance (no new parts used) is hugely extortionate. He has declined to comment?
Note to self :
Avoid Rainbow Building & Electrical Services for ALL future works.
Always get a minimum of x3 quotes.
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Reply from trader
Response from Rainbow Building & Electrical Services:
These are unreasonable comments. Rainbow diagnosed and fixed the RCD tripping in the fuse box the same day. This was caused by the owner employing a previous Electrician, who had created this fault on the power circuit. The property had never been tested since 2002 and we recommended, the new regulation law as of April 2017, that all plastic fuse boxes should be removed and replaced with metal when testing and inspecting circuits and providing periodic test/electrical certificates. We were asked to attend the original fault and then asked to carry out several other electrical works. The client only complained about the fee after he had paid the posted invoiced bill and once the work was completed successfully. He apparently emailed Rainbow to say he was not happy with the price. The email was never received. Subsequently, he went straight to Checkatrade. It was at this time that I was made aware of his dissatisfaction over the price, but not the workmanship. Rainbow requested an immediate site meeting to resolve the financial grievance. The client declined. Rainbow has refunded £150 (£200 plus VAT
(Reviewed April 2017)
first class (Reviewed April 2017)
When I have used Rainbow I really appreciate that they turn up on time, are polite and helpful, and are experienced in what they do. It's easy to have a dialogue with them. (Reviewed February 2017)
All round nice company to deal with (Reviewed February 2017)
The work was carried out to high standard. (Reviewed December 2016)
A great experience with a well-managed, highly-skilled team. Our old kitchen was in a terrible state and needed considerable work to bring it up to scratch - Kev and his team did a fantastic job and we couldn't be happier with the outcome. Communication was excellent throughout, and the team really went the extra mile to get the job finished within our timeframe. Reliable, tidy, and always making sure that I was happy with the work that was being done. A huge thank you to everyone involved! Highly recommended! (Reviewed October 2016)