This section lists a range of doorbells which may have either an extra loud ring, a vibrating part, a flashing unit, or the ability to flash the household lighting. These features may be helpful if you have found you do not hear your door bell.

Help and advice

Most doorbells (with the exception of the kits that flash household lighting) are now wireless and thus require little installation. Before purchasing check that the maximum range quoted by the manufacturer sufficiently covers the distance between where you wish to install the bell button and where you wish to keep the chime unit. If you require help with fitting the bell and / or chime (but no mains wiring) you could consider Age UK's Handy van schemes. These are local schemes run in many areas. For a small charge, and if you are over 60, these schemes may be able to assist with small jobs such as fitting hand rails, replacing tap washers, and fitting induction loops or doorbells. Find your local Age UK service.

Alternatively, if you require a system connected to mains electricity then trustatrader may help with finding local competent electricians, whom meet relevant standards

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