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How to boost your electrical business and save money in 2017

How to boost your electrical business and save money in 2017 2017 is set to be a busy year for electricians, with a 62% increase in business calls in January already. The electrical industry is now worth more than £16.6 billion, as reported by NICEIC, and the opportunities for work are growing at a staggering rate. […]

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UK Wiring Colours – The Old and the New

UK Wiring Colours – The Old and the New Have you checked the colours of the wiring in your home? Are you planning on rewiring your home? Have you considered studying electrician courses? Electrical wiring colours were changed in 2006 and it’s important to know what to look for. New vs Old Wiring Colours In […]

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Different electric cables around your home

Different electric cables around your home Around your home you will find a variety of electric cables that have all been installed with a different purpose in mind. From everyday electrical items to two way lighting switches, each cable is tailored to a specific use. Each cable carries an electrical current through your home and […]

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Indoor & Outdoor Christmas Decoration Ideas 2016

Indoor & Outdoor Christmas Decoration Ideas With the festive season finally arriving, the cold weather settling in and the Christmas adverts rolling on TV, it’s time to pull out your decorations and decorate your home! This year we’ve pulled together some Christmas decoration ideas to inspire you this festive season! Indoor Christmas Decoration Ideas Credit: […]

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Shortage of Electricians in the UK

Shortage of Electricians in the UK Skilled trades are one of the most in demand job in the UK, yet employers are struggling to fill vacancies. The demand for electricians is far exceeding the supply, presenting the perfect opportunity for other skilled trades to add electrics to their business and capitalise on the demand. Electricians […]

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Children’s Electrical Safety

Children’s Electrical Safety Electrical dangers lurk in your home, whether you know it or not. From plug socket covers, no RCD protection, and overheating gadgets, it’s important to spot these hazards before they spark and cause harm to you and your family. Children are naturally inquisitive about what adults do, and it’s important we teach them the […]

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How do I join a Part P Scheme Provider and Become an NICEIC Domestic Installer

How to join a Part P scheme provider and become an NICEIC domestic installer Government Approved Part P scheme providers, like the NICEIC, are designed to make sure electricians are working to the current Building & Wiring Regulations and safety standards for domestic dwellings. By joining a Part P scheme provider, registered electricians are able to […]

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New EAL Qualifications Available

New EAL Qualifications Available We are the first electrical training centre to be delivering the brand new qualifications with EAL. EC4U wants to give its customers the choice of which qualification is best suited to them and their learning needs – City & Guilds or EAL!   Please feel free to share our ‘New EAL […]

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The Average Electrician Salary for 2016

The Average Electrician Salary for 2016 It’s important that after you have completed your electrical training, you know what an electrician can make in your area. Using statistics from JIB we can work out that the national average electrician salary is £30,500. This figure has been attained in accordance to all regional percentage differences of electrician […]

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Does my house need rewiring?

Does my house need rewiring? Rewiring a house has many factors to consider such as cost, how long it will take and how the work will affect your day-to-day life whilst the project is ongoing. To uncover what is involved during the rewiring of a home, we have compiled a guide to help answer any […]

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Life with no electricity

Life with no electricity Taking away electricity means rethinking your entire day and planning how you can function without the means of simply plugging something in. No electricity results in a complete loss of normality. We are exploring alternative energy sources, living off the grid and how life with no electricity impacts us, to make you think, […]

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Amazing Facts You Didn’t Know About The World

Amazing Facts You Didn’t Know About the World Did you know that it once rained fish? The world is a weird and fascinating place and we have found some of the most interesting facts that you didn’t know! Check out the infographic below on the world we live in and learn something new today! Please […]

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Your Guide to Becoming Self Employed

Your Guide to Becoming Self Employed So you’ve got your qualifications and experience, it’s now time to set yourself up in business. We’ve put together this resource to guide you through the process of becoming self employed. Find out the benefits of being a sole trader or a limited company, and the downsides to each of […]

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How to do DIY electrics safely

How to do DIY electrics safely Over the last few months, we have tried to increase public awareness on safe electrics and the importance of hiring a registered electrician to carry out work in your home. However, we understand that homeowners have a right and will complete DIY work in their home. With the rising […]

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How to Spot Rogue Traders

How to Spot Rogue Traders We want to tell you how to spot a rogue trader and where you can find registered tradespeople who are skilled and qualified for the job. With more 1.5 million complaints made to Trading Standards last year, we want you to give you the confidence to hire a reputable tradesperson, […]

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The Complete Guide to LED Christmas Lights

The Complete Guide to LED Christmas Lights Christmas has arrived again, with lights being wrapped around homes all over the country, Christmas trees being chopped and families and friends making plans to celebrate together. To make sure your festive season is safe and that nothing comes between you & the turkey, we recommend following simple checks. Before […]

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Part P of the Building Regulations Explained to the Public

Part P of the Building Regulations Explained to the Public Did you know that Part P is the only legislation that protects homeowners from unsafe electrical installation work? Well neither does 86% of the public! We believe the government and scheme providers should have a duty of care to raise awareness on the importance on Part […]

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Shocking Electricity Statistics and Facts

Shocking Electricity Statistics and Facts Do you know what level of voltage can kill you? Well we have the answers! Check out these facts about electricity, from Google to New York to renewable energy, and learn something new today! New York the Electric City New York currently holds the record for most electrical firsts, with the […]

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Electrical Safety Guide for Landlords and Tenants

Electrical Safety Guide for Landlords and Tenants It’s extremely important to know that the property you are renting or the property you own as a landlord is electrically safe. With new regulations in England coming into force for smoke alarms and the staggering increase in category 1 hazard homes being rented out, it’s imperative to […]

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Electrician Awareness Guide for Homeowners

How much do you know about what electricians do? Are you aware of the regulations they must follow? Do you ask for proof before they carry out work in your home? Is your electrician registered with a government approved scheme? These are all important questions homeowners need to ask themselves when thinking about hiring an electrician to carry out work in their homes… Get all the answers with our Electricians Awareness Guide.

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What to look for when hiring an electrician

Hiring an electrician isn’t a decision to be taken lightly. A recent survey found that when hiring an electrician just 87% of customers look for an ID badge linking the tradesperson to a government-approved Part P scheme. This infographic looks at some of the things consumers should look for when hiring an electrician. References – Although […]

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Getting started as an electrician

Getting started as an electrician: 7 Useful Tips! If you are considering a future as an electrician our 7 top tips for getting started as a domestic electrician can help. Get qualified – You will require industry recognised qualifications to show that you are competent to undertake electrical installations. As a minimum you will need […]

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How to become an electrician

Check out our guide on how to become an electrician; the qualifications you need and the routes available to you. From domestic to commercial, we will have the solution.

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