We help people see the light by plugging into their lives and sparking off them. Here are some of our domestic and commercial customers who featured in my last 60 Grapevine Magazine columns from 2007 and 2013. Every job we work on presents new challenges, from re-wiring Victorian homes through to the maintenance of powerful cooking devices in Endcliffe Park Cafe, where we averted an imminent chip-butty famine last summer. If lights in your home or business premises are on the blink, ring Borden's. We'll surge to the rescue.
"We’ve always found Borden’s to be reliable,
efficient, and a nice firm to deal with. They rewired
our bakery in only a week, which meant we could
get on with producing bread, knowing our power
supply was secure."
"I moved into my home ten years ago, and for a
long time had been aware that the property’s
electrical wiring needed attention. I called Borden’s
in prior to having renovations done.
“I’m very happy with the work Borden’s did.
Updating the wiring has given me peace of mind"
"I called Dave Borden because he worked on my
parents’ home years ago, and they told me that he
did a first class job - so I had no hesitation in asking
him to carry out a rewire on the property I’d bought.
He and his men were very accommodating, and
worked to a very tight schedule.”"
"I needed a capable firm, because mine was a complicated job - moving the fusebox inside, from the garage. I was fed up of going down garden steps each time a fuse tripped. “I had faith in Borden’s because I’d often read about them in Grapevine, and they did not let me down."
"We knew rewiring our house would be a challenge,
as a number of electricians had balked at the job in the past. Borden’s gave us a lot of confidence, and we felt they would solve all the problems, as they proved when sorting out the kitchen wiring. They were very good, and kept our house clean and tidy. We were very pleased with them."
"The work was far more involved than we had anticipated due to the presence of asbestos, but once Dave Borden alerted us to this, we trusted his team to remove it safely, to eliminate any potential danger to our staff and service users."
"When burglars broke into the shed we thought it would be a good idea to have an alarm fitted. We chose Borden’s to dothe work because they are local, and we had heard from friends of their good reputation. The electricians who did the work were very tidy. Each night they vacuumed everything
before they left. Everything went very smoothly."
"Dave had a good understanding of what was needed. The work started on time, and was completed on schedule. Dave’s electricians came up with good ideas such as moving light switches and sockets to more appropriate places. I’ve learned over the years that when you commission work you need the right people. Borden’s provided excellence"
"We were delighted with what Dave Borden and his men did. It was amazing how they managed to avoid damaging wallpaper and floorboards. They also removed two old electric fires from the attic, and installed smoke alarms."
"I’ve often read Dave Borden’s articles in Grapevine, so I felt confident he’d give me an honest assessment. His advice was so good, and his attitude so kind, that I asked him to rewire my house. His electricians did a wonderful job. They were first class: clean, tidy, and very nice young men to have around."
"We wanted to change our lighting to enhance the ambience in the dining room. We knew of Borden’s great reputation, and they did a super job, making sure everything was ready for our re-opening."
"Borden’s were very reassuring. Their men explained every aspect of the work, and caused very little disruption to our home. We only had to touch up the paint in a few places. We are really pleased with the re-wire."
"Dave Borden is a lovely bloke. He confirmed what I had long suspected - our house needed a rewire. He and his team were very good at communicating exactly what they were going to do, so we were able to organise our schedule"
"We run a number of bedroom showrooms, and chose Borden’s to rewire one because of Dave Borden’s excellent reputation. For us, stylish electrical lighting is crucial, and Dave’s men did a great job - quick, efficient work by knowledgeable people."
"Borden’s did a fantastic job with the rewire. When returned home I was surprised at how little upheaval there had been. The electricians had taken a great deal of care when doing their work, and everything was tidied. All the men were incredibly polite.”"
"“Borden’s were excellent. We were really concerned that our house would have to be re-plastered and re-decorated after the rewire, but the electricians were painstaking in the way they worked. You wouldn’t know they had been here.”"
"I have always been impressed with Borden’s work, and the fact I can call them any time. Sometimes they have to work in public areas, but I know they will do their job thoughtfully, and be aware of the need to keep shoppers safe. Borden’s always do a great job for us."
"I was concerned about the age of the wiring in my home, and it is reassuring to know it now meets modern standards. I was very impressed with the care and precision of the electricians, and really surprised at how little mess and disruption there was. The two lads who did the work were excellent."
"Having electrical problems in a restaurant is a real headache, particularly when you are busy. Borden’s did a fantastic job getting everything up and working again. I was impressed that they spotted the problem with our door heater, and put it right. Dave’s men were great, and worked around our opening hours to limit disruption."
"We asked Borden’s to undertake the rewire because they have done work for us before and we have always been happy with them. They worked around our needs, and we much appreciated their thoughtfulness in isolating power to the bathroom and chair-lift."
"We chose Borden’s because we had seen their articles in Grapevine, and knew they were highly qualified and professional. We were delighted with their service, and the fact they were able to do everything in time for Christmas. By 4.30 each afternoon our house was tidy and back to normal. We were never left without electricity."
"I chose Borden's because I knew they had a good reputation, and I had read all the stories about them in Grapevine. When Dave came to do my quote he noticed some of the wiring was exposed. He didn't leave before making it safe. He did not charge me, and at that time I had not asked him do the rewire."
"I called Borden's to do emergency work after we were flooded. All electricity boxes in the cellar were full of silt and needed replacing. There was quite a bit of refurbishment work to be done. Thanks to Borden's we were only closed for six weeks."
"I liked Borden's honest, professional approach. They were clear and concise, did not hide any costs, and were prompt. They completed the work when they said they would. It was a relief to have such reliable people working on the property. They were excellent."
"Our salon's lighting was our priority. The first electrician we employed was unreliable, so we called a number of other firms. We chose Borden's because they were well qualified and gave us a competitive price. They did a fantastic job."
"I had no hesitation in calling Dave Borden because he had done such a good job for us previously. His people are incredibly thorough and professional in every aspect of their work. I would not have wanted anyone else working on my home."
"Borden's were fantastic, yet again. We called them back because of the standard and quality of their work three years ago. The work was finished on schedule with minimum fuss."
"I knew our wiring needed updating. I rang around, and got a lot of quotes for the work. Then I read about Borden’s in Grapevine and gave them a call. They seemed the best qualified, most professional and knowledgeable firm.
I am very happy with the finished job.”"
"Borden’s were super, and someone should write a book about them. It was crucial that they arrived on time and finished on schedule to fit in with other work taking place in our home. The electricians were very organised, and extremely clean and tidy"
"I last used Borden’s about six years ago when a burglar damaged my electrical wiring. Then, as now, Bordens were great - clean and tidy. When I got home from work every night I could hardly tell that the electricians they had been working in my house."
"I chose Borden’s because they were the most straightforward firm I approached. They inspired me with confidence that the work would be done to a very high standard - which it was. The electricians were fantastic. I was amazed at how little disruption there was during the work."
"My son Stephen had used Borden’s, and had always been very happy with them, so I knew they would do my job properly. I thought the electricians who did the work were clean, tidy and extremely trustworthy. I left them to it, and was surprised how little disruption there was"
"We chose Borden’s to re-wire our building after hearing of their reputation for reliability. It was impressive to see how they managed to work within our busy schedule, and keep the machinery operating. The new lights mean our building is much brighter now."
"After the inspection of the house, Borden’s found
that the fusebox was overloaded. A minor upgrade
was necessary. They replaced the shower cabling and the fusebox, earthed light fittings, and installed an RCD. They did a great job, and I now know that all my electrical wiring is safe. There wasn’t much
disruption, and I’ve not had to redecorate."
"We were very happy with the work that Borden’s did. It was not disruptive, and we have not needed to redecorate. Having the electrical upgrade has given us peace of mind, because we can now plug in as many devices as we want, without fear of trouble. The work was done in only a week."
"Borden’s are a lovely firm to deal with. When they
rewired our old house on Cemetery Road we got to know Dave well. My mum always said that if we ever needed electrical work doing we must call Borden’s back - so that’s what I did. Their work is always neat, and the electricians are a pleasure to
"We had read Dave Borden’s columns in Grapevine
for a while, and gave him a ring when we wanted someone trustworthy to sort out our wiring. His men did most of the work, but Dave regularly helped out. He’s a super electrician. And such a
of Lodge Moor
"We obtained a few quotes, but chose Borden’s
because we knew they had done a good job at
Rani’s parents’ house. Borden’s were competitively
priced, gave excellent advice, and completed the
work on time."
"Borden’s did a great job. I was worried that there might be mess, but my house looked great when I got home - as if nothing had happened. I chose Borden’s to do the work because I’d read some of Dave’s articles in Grapevine."
"We were very impressed with Borden’s, and glad we took Dave up on the electrical check he offered. The electricians were very good at explaining all the work that was being done. It was a big job, but they finished on schedule in six days."
"Borden’s had previously rewired my house, so I had no hesitation in calling them when I took over at the café. I knew the job would be to a high standard, and tha the electricians would be very reliable. Dave Borden ensured the work was finished before we opened to the public."
"We were very impressed with Borden Electrics. Dave spent two hours inspecting our house before he quoted a price. He is very thorough. His men arrived promptly at 8.15 every morning, and each evening made sure everything was clean and tidy - even if it meant working a little later than normal."
"I needed quite a lot of electrical work doing, and called Borden’s after reading about them in Grapevine. They offered really handy advice, and a very competitive quote. Everything was completed on time, and the electricians were really clean and tidy in my house."
"Bordens were very careful, and found creative solutions to the problems of re-wiring my house. The price included an excellent paint re-touching service, which has minimised re-decoration costs. I’m very
pleased with the result."
"Our church had many electrical problems, so
we needed expert help. Borden’s did a very
good job. They sorted out the faults very
quickly, without any disruption, and were very
competitive on pr."
"Borden’s electricians were very tidy and polite. I was really pleased at how little disruption there was. Our lounge was rewired so cleverly that you cannot tell any work has been done. The only spot of decorating I had was in the kitchen, where a channel for wires was cut.”"
"I was really impressed with the way Borden’s did business. I’m elderly, and live on my own, and was wary of contacting tradespeople who might take advantage of me. I chose Borden’s because of Dave Borden’s advice, good character and kind attitude."
"Bordens’ worked above and beyond the call of duty. All the work was finished on schedule, and to the highest standards. When dealing with electricity you want a trustworthy, competent and professional team, which was exactly what Borden’s provided."
"We need regular electrical surveys, and originally chose Borden’s to do them because of their good reputation - and after reading their articles in Grapevine. We have had them back quite a few times because in a building of our church’s age and size electrical problems are always cropping up."
"Borden’s were absolutely brilliant. The electricians made sure the sockets I needed were on every night after they left, and kept my house really clean and tidy. They were superefficient, and never stopped working. It was amazing that they could remove the kitchen tiles with such care and then replace them.”"
"Borden’s were great. Because we were going to sell our house - it has five bedrooms - we wanted to avoid having to re-plaster or decorate. The electricians Sean and Neil were very good. There was no damage, and they cleaned up as they went."
"Borden’s supplied power to our garden studio, which was not easy because it is 200ft from the house: and we did not want our lawn disturbed more than necessary. The electricians did a fantastic job. They were very thorough, and everything was itemised on our quote."
"I asked Borden’s to do the work because they did such a fantastic job keeping us afloat during the floods. We need to have our wiring regularly tested and updated to comply with the latest licensing regulations, and Borden’s men are qualified to do this. The electricians were excellent - professional and knowledgeable."
"The electricians were very professional, helpful, and great at problem-solving. I was anxious about the upheaval a re-wire might cause, but the work was completed with minimal disruption. Borden's really did provide an excellent service."
Says Roxanne: "Our electrical wiring was in a terrible state and needed looking at. We also needed emergency lighting installed. Borden's completed the work without disturbing our business"
"Borden's did a really good job. Jack did not want to move out while the work was going on, so the electricians went out of their way to keep him happy with cups of tea."
"Borden's were fantastic. I was delighted they could work around our opening hours - we didn't lose any trade. The work was finished to a very high standard, and I'm really happy I've had it done."
"I was really impressed with the service. The guys worked incredibly hard. They were always here at 8am prompt, and were really friendly, professional and polite. In fact, it was a shame to see them go because they were great to have around the house."
"Borden's have always been fantastic. Dave is a very professional tradesman, and a really nice guy. He and his men have undertaken routine electrical maintenance here for many years. We can rely on them."
"The wiring at our church constantly needs up-dating. We use Borden’s for electrical matters because they are incredibly reliable, their work is always of a high standard, and they have the necessary qualifications to satisfy our insurance and safety requirements.”"
"Borden’s were recommended to us. We asked them to do our work because they are local, and a reputable, NICEIC-qualified firm. The electricians were excellent; very accomodating. They did not disrupt our production schedule while the re-wiring was being carried out."
"I called Borden’s because I needed a fully
qualified electrician who would bring my wiring
up to the current safety standards. Dave Borden is one of my customers, and I liked the fact that his firm is a local, long-established family business."
""It was crucial that all our machinery and ovens should be operational from early morning until midday, which is when we finish work. To make this possible, Borden’s men rewired in the afternoons and evening
"Borden’s helped make our factory move very straightforward. We did call a number of other electrical firms, but used Borden’s because they investigated exactly what electrical work we needed. This attention to detail gave us confidence there would not be unforeseen hold-ups."
"Borden’s were fantastic. They went to incredible lengths to minimise disruption to our home, and were very clean and tidy, which we appreciated as we had only just finished decorating. They are very trustworthy, and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to other people."