About Us

Derek Burnside Limited is an NICEIC approved electrical contractor based in Ballymena, Northern Ireland.

We carry out many services including complete domestic installations, domestic rewires, agricultural installations, industrial installations, commercial installations, CCTV, burglar alarms, PAT testing, testing and inspection of installations.

Founded in 1976 as a 'one man band' we have continuously grown over the years and now employ 13 qualified electricians. We have done this by providing an excellent service and always aim to please our customers.

In 1983 we enrolled in the NICEIC register. This was a testament to our work quality and also give our customers added assurance. All work carried out by Derek Burnside Ltd comes with a NICEIC certificate.

We put a huge emphasis on the quality of our work and our relationship with our customers. To enable this we provide every job with our own Contracts Manager. This gives the customer a chance to communicate their exact requirements and ensure a smoother running job.

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Since 1976, Derek Burnside Ltd has been providing a wide range of electrical services. We have a vast array of experience in the following:

Inspection and Testing
As a NICEIC registered company we inspect and test all our installations. In turn we then provide a completion certificate with all test results. We also offer this service in existing installations. This may be useful if you want to know the condition of an electrical installation. For inspection and testing of existing installations we provide a periodic inspection certificate with our findings. Tests which we complete during inspection and testing are as follows:

  • - Visual inspection
  • - Continuity of circuit protective conductors
  • - Polarity
  • - Earth loop impedance
  • - Insulation resistance
  • - Functional operation of devices

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing)
Portable appliance testing is required by law to be carried out in work places every year. We understand that not every business can have tools or computer systems out of service throughout the working day therefore this service can be undertaken out of hours. Every appliance tested is provided with a 'passed' or 'do not use' sticker and test results are provided on a certificate.

Domestic Installations
We undertake any size of house/ apartment may it be a new build, an extension, loft conversion, garage or a rewire.

Commercial Installations
For example, shop units, cafe, restaurant or office buildings.

Industrial Installation
Factories or other industrial type buildings.

Burglar Alarm Systems
Add security to your home or business with a burglar alarm.

Surveillance for homes or business properties. All our CCTV installs are complete with playback facilities.

Fire Alarm Installations
Keep your home or business up-to-date with fire safety regulations by installing a stand-alone fire alarm system

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Visit our lighting and electrical accessories showroom at our premises on the Woodside Road, Ballymena.

We have a wide selection of light fittings and wall mounted accessories (sockets, switches etc) in stock. If you have a specific item in mind and we don’t have it in stock we can order it for you. We are an approved retailer of Konstsmide Lighting and stock the full range.

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We stock the full range in our showroom. We also have a vast selection of ...

Plug socket

Wall mounted accessories

Lights on the wall

Outdoor lights

lights on the ceiling

Indoor lights

Contact Us


Omco Industrial Estate,
Woodside Road,
BT42 4QH

Telephone / Fax

TEL: 028 2564 4112
FAX: 028 2564 3548

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