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What are fire rated downlights and do you need them in your home?

If you’re changing or updating the lighting in your home, chances are you have discussed what you would like to use. Downlighters are arguably one of the most popular lighting options, however there are a few questions you need to ask yourself first. One being, are your downlights going to be fire rated or non-fire […]

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Builder faces jail time after misusing the NICEIC and Gas Safe logos

It’s important that homeowners know who they are letting into their home to carry out work. Over a third of people do not check for ID when letting a tradesperson work in their home, NICEIC claim, which is worrying when considering there have been more than 6 million people affected by unregistered tradespeople. Cowboy tradespeople […]

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Practical Electrical Training with EC4U

We specialise in practical electrical training here at Electrician Courses 4U. During your courses with us, we want to make sure you are receiving not only quality training, but realistic training to best prepare you for your new career in electrics. It’s important that anyone taking on an adult intensive course gets the right practical […]

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Case Study: Mike

Moving into a new career can be daunting, but with the right guidance and training, you can maximise on the benefits that a career in the skilled trades can offer you. Before starting his electrical training, Mike was making computer hardware, but when the company shut down, he decided to step into a new career. […]

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BS 7671 18th Edition Wiring Regulations: What’s new?

With the 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations due to be published next year, we have an insight into what some of the key changes included in BS 7671 are and the expected dates to be aware of. BS 7671 Wiring Regulations are mostly based on the IEC (International Electrotechnical Committee) and CENELEC (European Committee […]

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