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Government consultation on electrical safety in the private rental sector

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have launched a consultation on the eight recommendations set out by The Private Rented Sector Electrical Safety Working Group, to improve electrical safety in privately rented properties. Lack of regulations and requirements for electrical safety within the Private Rental Sector (PRS) is the reason behind these recommendations, […]

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How is electricity generated and how does it power our homes?

We all depend on electricity to keep us going, whether it’s boiling the kettle for our morning coffee, or turning on the computer for work, or charging our phone. But have you ever stopped to think where it’s come from and what makes up our electricity? We’re looking into the journey our electricity takes to […]

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The best smart plugs and sockets for your smart home system

Smart technology is quickly transforming our homes and allowing us to live more simply, with help from devices such as smart thermostats, smart home systems, and intelligent lighting. If you’re looking to add to your existing smart home system, or if you’re not quite ready to take the plunge with a full smart home installation, […]

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Case Study: Jay

Our customers come to us from all levels of experience, some are already working as electricians, some are new to the industry and some are looking to enhance their qualifications. The EAL Level 3 Inspection, Testing and Periodic Package is a popular choice amongst those looking to expand their business and services. One of our […]

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Not so smart: The problems with smart meters

(image credit: British Gas) Over 53 million smart meters are being rolled out by a Government energy efficient mission and being fitted into over 30 million homes and businesses. Smart Energy GB have reported that only 8.6 million smart meters have been installed across the UK to date, and problems are already starting to emerge. […]

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