Consumers are set to benefit from a new partnership between B&Q Homefit and NICEIC.
From June all electrical work undertaken by B&Q installers through its Homefit services will be carried out exclusively by NICEIC registered contractors.
Billy Quinn, B&Q director of installations, said: “B&Q is committed to offering our customers the highest level of safe and reliable services. As the nation’s number one regulatory body for electricians and the electrical safety brand most consumers recognise, NICEIC is the perfect fit for our brand.
“Our Homefit service is designed to bring peace of mind to customers for projects they cannot or should not do themselves.”
NICEIC will be responsible for assessing the technical competence of all B&Q Homefit electrical installers. All certification and notification work will also be handled through NICEIC’s online certification system.
Emma Clancy, chief executive officer of Certsure, which operates the NICEIC brand, added: “I am proud that B&Q has chosen to work with NICEIC. Together, NICEIC and B&Q Homefit provide a trusted and safe pair of hands for customers.
“NICEIC’s technical expertise and annual assessment of electrical installers will ensure that B&Q customers can be assured of best practice and high technical standards of the electrical installation in their home.”
The partnership will be communicated to customers with a series of adverts and leaflets in-store and online. The NICEIC name and logo will also appear on the B&Q website and throughout its stores in the UK, ensuring greater promotion of the NICEIC brand and awareness about using a registered contractor to carry out any electrical work in the home.