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Make your voice heard on proposals for 18th Edition NICEIC and ELECSA are urging all electrical contractors to contribute to the public consultation on the proposed changes to the 18th Edition of the wiring regulations. The 18th edition of ...

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Edinburgh electrician impresses at NICEIC Apprentice of the Year Edinburgh electrician Michael Costello finished runner-up in this year’s NICEIC Apprentice of the Year contest. The 25-year-old beat off competition from more than 400 entrants to find the UK’s ...

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Electrical Safety First: no-one should live on Inequality Street Leading safety charity Electrical Safety First is calling on the Scottish Government to ensure that everyone – no matter where they live – is protected from electrical accidents. Electricity ...

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Updates for contractors at Safe Electric Roadshow The Safe Electric Roadshow returned to Dublin on 11 May, attended by more than 130 registered electrical contractors. In his introduction, Safe Electric chief inspector John Clare pointed out ...

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Jun 2017 Energy Efficiency, General, Solar power | Comments Off

Sun seekers

Sun seekers

John Forster, product manager at Heatrae Sadia, explains the gap in the market where electrical installers could be helping homeowners to make the most of solar PVs Despite amendments to the feed-in-tariff (FiT) last year, there is still plenty of power left in solar. However, these changes do mean that it’s more important than ever ...

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Jun 2017 Cable & Wire, General | Comments Off

Can your cable management cut it?

Can your cable management cut it?

Contractors could be forgiven for going for the cheapest cable management product. However, says Emma Segelov of MK Electric, quality can differ between manufacturers and it’s important to buy from a reliable, reputable source For electrical contractors, reputation is everything. Many rely on word of mouth referrals to generate new business, and therefore it is ...

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Jun 2017 Energy Efficiency, General, Heating | Comments Off

Hot stuff

Hot stuff

As consumer energy costs continue to rise, an increased number of homeowners are investigating alternative energy systems to provide for their needs. Robin Adderley, sales director at NIBE Energy Systems, discusses the options available Renewable energy systems, including ground and air source heat pumps, solar PV, solar thermal and biomass are all becoming more common, ...

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Jun 2017 Enclosures & Racks, General | Comments Off

Protect and survive

Protect and survive

Mark McCall, category manager at Rexel, outlines some of the latest issues driving electrical enclosure system developments in industrial and commercial applications, to help electrical contractors ensure that they stay ahead of the game Many electrical contractors are familiar with the consumer enclosure unit market, where a combination of recent legislation changes, safety considerations and ...

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Jun 2017 Enclosures & Racks, General | Comments Off

Designs on consumer units

Designs on consumer units

Steve York, market manager, residential and building automation at Hager, looks at how an ongoing evolution in consumer unit design can help electrical contractors meet safety, regulatory and aesthetic challenges across different properties Hager’s range of consumer units has been a focus of continuous innovation to ensure it develops products that not only meet the ...

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Apr 2017 Fire & Security, Security Systems | Comments Off

Caught on camera

Caught on camera

Matt Parton, of leading security products supplier ESP, provides the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions by installers on the subject of CCTV What comprises a CCTV system? There are four main components of a CCTV system: DVR (digital video recorder) – the brains and storage device of the system Camera – ...

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Apr 2017 BIM, General | Comments Off

Buying into BIM

Buying into BIM

As Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 becomes a requirement for all appropriate Scottish public sector construction projects, it is vital companies invest in BIM education to secure future opportunities. Emma Segelov, head of marketing at Honeywell company MK Electric, explains how The report of the Review of Scottish Public Sector Procurement in Construction was ...

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