I agree with what you say about uk standards not being the same as bulgarian standards. However, if the british people out here would prefer their homes wired to uk standards whether they are more complicated to do or not, then i feel that is their choice.
If the electrician is qualified to 'IEE standards' then he 'would' be qualified to rewire a house. No layman (or woman) would rewire my house, only someone i know was fully qualified, which my husband is.
I also don't feel it is arrogance to want a better system installed, in fact i say it would be improving it. I for one want to live somewhere safe. So asking someone that 'IS' qualified and not someone that only 'plays with electrics' as you put it. I don't suppose anyone should ever play about with something so serious as electrical systems and peoples lives when it comes to re-wiring a home they intend living or staying in. I prefer to have my house wired safely by someone i know that is qualified and who will also earth the house with a proper earthstake, which unfortunately is not always done in most cases over here.
Bulgaria have been in the EU now since January 2007, so bulgarian homes eventually are going to have to be re-wired to EU standards which are of course the same system as used in the UK and thoughout the rest of Europe.
Too many people assume that you get the best work done on someone elses say over here, because Joe Bloggs had some work done by whoever's uncle that is a maestro builder, this is not always true, as i have found out to my horror through personal experience, having to have work Re-done to my properties once i arrived out here, obviously at additional cost to me.
Luckily for me, my husand IS a fully qualified 'Sparky', with over 25 years of re-wiring properties for councils, private builders and of course working for his fathers building company in the UK, as his father and brothers are builders also. I put my total trust in him as i know my homes are now safe for me and my family to live in.
We own more than one house here in Bulgaria, one of which was re-wired by a 'qualified bulgarian electrician' with papers i might add before we arrived over here. There was no earth stake fitted (although we were promised that there would be) and i kept getting electric shocks from various metal appliances in the house. The wiring itself was not like 'Spaghetti junction', but more like 'Spaghetti leftovers' and in my opinion the workmanship was shoddy and i felt my house was not safe to live in. Whether i live in the uk or have chosen bulgaria or any other country to reside in is not really the issue here, but safety is.
I have looked on your website and know that you are an englishman with your own business, living and working here in bulgaria yourself, i guess that you don't approve of change and do everything the bulgarian way, that is your choice, but you will find that lots of people requesting an english electrician to rewire their house to uk standards, is not asking for one because they want it wired by a bulgarian, that is their choice too.
On your website you stated and i quote "Our goal is to provide you with the home you want to the standard you expect". That is exactly right and what people 'are' asking for. You also say on your website and i quote again:- "Why should you expect poor workmanship and bad building practises because you have chosen to live in Bulgaria?" and you are right yet again, why should we/us/them/you even have something we are not happy with?
May i wish you all the luck in your building business, but please Jerico, do not try and put people off having their own opinions, about how safe they want their houses to be when wanting their homes re-wired to UK/EU standards, by reminding them they are not in the uk anymore, i think they already know that.
(Please note:- i did not use capital letters in any of my reply, as in internet etiquette/jargon, call it what you will, that using capital letters is considered to be shouting at someone)