Trade: Electrics

  • Common questions about electric car charger installation

    If you’ve thought about investing in an electric vehicle (EV), but wonder about the logistics of ownership, you’re not alone. The increase in public electric car charger installation points only goes so far, and how and when people charge is still a big concern. It’s especially tough for people living in flats, who either have […]

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  • Common EICR questions answered

    If you rarely think about electrical systems, you’re not alone. As they say: out of sight, out of mind. This means you’re less likely to consider the effects of potential wear and tear. Make no mistake though; all electrics degrade with time, and causes range from damage because of DIY attempts, to moisture and infestation. […]

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  • Do you need a surge protection device (SPD)?

    Hollywood films show solar flares and electromagnetic pulses (EMPs) as world-changing events. They always cause wide-spread carnage, making for a better movie-going experience. While they might appear exaggerated, these threats do exist – just not typically on the ‘doom and gloom’ national level you’ll see in the cinema. Instead, the effects can be much more […]

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  • Damp & Mould, Pests & Vermin: Is Your Home Making You Sick?

    What You Need To Know About The Homes (Fit For Habitation) Act Almost half of UK renters say they’ve been injured or suffered illness due to the condition of their home, according to a nationally-representative study* of 1,000 UK renters conducted on behalf of Aspect. 44% of people who are currently renting, or have rented […]

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  • Interest in electrician careers spikes on A-Level results day

    Interest in skilled trades spiked on August 15th 2019, the day that most students in England and Wales received news of their A-Level results. According to Google Trends data, electrics appeared to be the career most searchers were interested in, as search traffic for phrases such as “electrician salary” and “electrician apprenticeships” more than doubled […]

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  • How to sell a house with a missing Electrical Installation Certificate

    Are you thinking about putting your house on the market? If you are, you’ll probably be thinking more about the kerb appeal of the property rather than any misfiled paperwork. However, a missing Electrical Installation Certificate (EIC) can cause delays when you find a buyer. This is because the conveyancing process can be held up. […]

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  • Installing a washing machine

    It can be difficult to know how to proceed when installing a washing machine for the first time, and we get lots of calls from customers who need our assistance. If you are planning on doing the job yourself, you should always read the manufacturer’s instructions first, as machines vary. Here are some useful tips […]

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  • An electrician’s guide on how to fix a tripped fuse

    Any kind of major electrical fault around the house will need to be repaired by a professional electrician. However, that said, there are a few everyday electrical tasks that aren’t complicated, or dangerous, which you could attempt yourself. The most important thing to remember is to switch off and unplug whatever it is you need […]

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