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17th Edition Amendment 3 calls for metal clad consumer unit

17th Edition Amendment 3 of BS 7671:2008 came into effect in July 2015 and stressed the importance of enhanced fire risk protection. 1st January 2016 marks the implementation of the switch to metal clad consumer units for all new electrical installations and designs. It is covered in chapter 42 and under the new addition of Regulation […]

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7 over the top Christmas light shows

Christmas is just around the corner and homes around the world are showing their love for the festive season by bringing out their twinkling lights and Christmas characters. 4 in 5 Brits have admitted to going over the top with their Christmas decorations and for some, it has become a serious event. This year, homes are […]

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How to avoid buying counterfeit electrical goods

Christmas is a peak period for bargains, but it is also a popular time for fake electrical products. Everyone wants to get the best price for a product, but there are dangers of buying cheap electrical goods online. Over one million people buy counterfeit electrical goods in the UK every year. From Christmas lights to electrical goods, there […]

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Outside lighting guide

Installing lights in your garden can completely transform your outside space. Outside lighting can act as a feature (as with Christmas lights), security (motion sensor flood lights), and mood lighting. Combined with heaters and BBQs, it can also present a lovely space for entertaining guests in the summer. If you’re considering lighting up your garden this […]

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Further Government energy cuts to renewable resources

­­With the government set to cut the feed-in tariff for solar by a staggering 87% in January 2016, it is a rush for those who want to reap the added benefits from solar PV. Renewable energy has enjoyed a quick rise to fame, accounting for nearly half of all new power plants in 2014. From […]

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