Off the back of his Homestars reviews I gave Aaron a call to resolve an issue where I had drilled into a wire behind some drywall. He tried everything he could to resolve the problem without cutting a hole in the wall, which I really appreciated (it did eventually need to be cut, sadly). I liked his attitude so much that I immediately pulled the trigger on some LED pot lights I have been wanting to have retrofitted in my bedrooms since we moved in. Yet again I was impressed by his approach as he managed to remove and replace my crappy 1970s switch boxes without damaging the drywall, something akin to construction brain surgery. By the time he and his colleague left, it was like the lights had always been there. Aaron's quote was fair and the final invoice reflected it exactly. Throughout, he was approachable, good-natured, showed attention to detail and he went the extra mile. As a new-ish homeowner, it's a huge relief to have a trusted electrician in my contacts list. The only problem is, now I have no excuse for putting off all the little electrical projects I have in mind! Sorry Aaron, you're going to be busy...

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It was a pleasure.
Glad to help you out on the damaged wiring.
Since then we installed new Led potlights throughout your house.
Hope you are enjoying them.

Thanks again


My experiences can probably be summed up thus: the end of the day, after the inspector had departed, I was left feeling like *I hadn't paid enough* for the service. From first to last, things were absolutely exemplary. Erica called me literally seconds after submitting the online booking form, and I glided through what was probably the most pleasantly efficient phone call I've ever had. My experience went from strength to strength though when I met Jon, my inspector. Consummately professional, Jon had a twinkle in his eye and after latching on quickly to the fact that I was a first-time buyer, he was particularly patient and good-humoured, and explained everything from the technicalities of the inspection through to some home maintenance tips and even negotiation techniques for dealing with contractors. Just by noticing some new wood in an odd part of the crawlspace, he picked up on some water damage that had been repaired. Our house has a particularly high ceiling in the living room, and one catchphrase of his, "always look up" stuck with me and will no doubt help catch some maintenance issues early in the future. All professional services should be like this! I'd recommend James Dobney Inspections without reservation. When you book, ask for Jon!

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