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Driving competence through the industry Certsure, ECA and Electrical Safety First (ESF) have worked together to develop plans to raise standards across the industry and change the ways competence within the industry is measured. ...

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Preserve consumer protection and safety standards post-Brexit Consumer safety standards must not be allowed to slip following the UK’s departure from the European Union, Electrical Safety First is warning. The charity is urging the Government that, regardless ...

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Praise for Scottish Government as it lowers PBA threshold The Scottish Government has announced that the threshold for using project bank accounts (PBAs) has reduced to £2m (from £4.1m). Since 31 October 2016, PBAs have been mandated for ...

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ECA backs Government plans for electrical safety in private rented sector Following the Government’s response to a public consultation on electrical safety in the private rented sector (PRS), leading electrotechnical trade body ECA has responded to the main conclusions, which ...

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Jail for men claiming NICEIC registration Two cases have recently been heard in Crown Court in which deception and false claims put the public at risk or defrauded them. John Draco of Newton Aycliffe was jailed ...

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Mar 2019 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on 100 years of MK Electric

100 years of MK Electric

100 years of MK Electric

As MK Electric enters its 100th year of operation. Emma Segelov, EMEA marketing operations manager, reflects on a century of electrical innovation In 1919, Charles Arnold founded the Heavy Current Electric Accessories Company – the business that would eventually become MK Electric – not knowing the incredible legacy that was to follow. Fast forward 100 […]

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Mar 2019 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Recycling revolution

Recycling revolution

Recycling revolution

Paul Heatherington, CEO of leading cable management manufacturer Marshall-Tufflex, discusses the impact the construction industry has on the environment, and how the company is looking to drive change to ensure that all PVC-U cable management products are manufactured using recycled material in the next 10 years Recent figures indicate that the construction industry uses around […]

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Mar 2019 Safety, Security Systems | Comments Off on Scotland leads on smoke alarm coverage

Scotland leads on smoke alarm coverage

Scotland leads on smoke alarm coverage

Andy Speake, national technical manager at Aico, explains how the Scottish Government has extended the existing high standard of protection from smoke and fire currently required in private rented housing to all tenures Under The Repairing Standard, contained in the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006, legal and contractual obligations of private landlords are laid out to […]

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Mar 2019 Security Systems | Comments Off on Two-pronged attack

Two-pronged attack

Two-pronged attack

ESP says its new MAGDUO Two-Wire Fire Alarm System means easier, faster installations and significant cost savings. Commercial director Neil Baldwin takes a look at the range and how it fits into the company’s growing fire protection collection As one of the industry’s leading suppliers of security and fire protection solutions, ESP is committed to […]

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Mar 2019 Surge protection | Comments Off on Surge protection gets domestic

Surge protection gets domestic

Surge protection gets domestic

Under the 18th Edition, surge protection devices are now mandatory and homes require a risk assessment. BG Electrical discusses the contractor’s options In the past, surge protection devices (SPDs) have not typically been specified for homes, but as consumers rely on more and more technology in the home, their importance is likely to increase significantly, […]

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Mar 2019 Cable & Wire, Fire & Security | Comments Off on Cable technology for peace of mind

Cable technology for peace of mind

Cable technology for peace of mind

Those responsible for the specification of products to go into new modern buildings have been asking for safe, approved cabling that plays a critical part in electrical supply systems. Graham Turner of AEI Cables explains the issues and emerging solutions As new buildings become increasingly complex, those making decisions in the supply chain need to […]

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Mar 2019 18th Edition | Comments Off on Getting the 18th Edition message across

Getting the 18th Edition message across

Getting the 18th Edition message across

With the new IET Wiring Regulations now in full force, there are still electrical contractors who are looking to manufacturers and distributors for support and guidance when it comes to successfully navigating the new mandatory changes. Steve York, residential market manager at Hager, explains what electrical contractors can do to ensure they are up to […]

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Mar 2019 Ventilation | Comments Off on Making a splash

Making a splash

Making a splash

Installing a bathroom fan is a standard job for most electricians but what needs to be considered when installing in Zone 1 – the splash zone? And with so many fans to choose from, which features should electricians look out for? Mick Daniels, sales director at National Ventilation, talks about the latest Zone 1 fans […]

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Mar 2019 General, Heating | Comments Off on Eco with class

Eco with class

Eco with class

A modern build with contemporary aesthetics has added Vent-Axia’s Sentinel Kinetic High Flow MVHR system to improve its green credentials and even further improve energy efficiency Vent-Axia has been specified as part of a luxurious, £5.5m contemporary off-plan eco mansion in Kent, presently listed with Savills. The Ancona mansion in Hythe is designed to be […]

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Mar 2019 General, Heating | Comments Off on What lies beneath: underfloor demystified

What lies beneath: underfloor demystified

What lies beneath: underfloor demystified

Underfloor heating is no longer the preserve of prestigious developments – make sure you’re ready to take advantage Underfloor heating is a great way to save space within your customers’ homes. The discreet solution keeps the whole room warm and cosy without the need for bulky radiators that take up both floor and wall space. […]

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