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SELECT members face double whammy of late payments and rising costs SELECT members across Scotland are being hit by a double whammy of rising costs and late payment, according to a new business survey that tracks quarterly activity and trends. ...

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Trade associations win historic skills bid Three trade bodies have joined forces to secure an historic agreement from the four UK governments to manage and develop apprenticeships, qualifications and National Occupational Standards for the building ...

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Irish €1.25bn agency to build 150,000 homes The Irish Government has launched the Land Development Agency (LDA) to build 150,000 new homes over the next 20 years as the next step of Project Ireland 2040. The new ...

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Prison sentence and fine for rogue trader A Lanarkshire man has been sentenced to prison after falsely claiming to be NICEIC registered. The man from Belshill was ordered to spend 11 weeks in prison and fined £675 ...

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New network launched for female electricians An online network has been launched to allow women working ‘on the tools’ in the electrical industry to connect, share views and advice, and create a forum for discussion ...

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18th Edition heralds electric car charging as ‘huge growth area’ Amid the UK government’s ambitious plans to raise uptake of electric vehicles, Bureau Veritas has stated that electric car charging infrastructure represents a “huge growth area” for the industry ...

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Sep 2018 Smart Homes | Comments Off on Connected technologies

Connected technologies

Connected technologies

Thomas Belaisch, VP retail at Schneider Electric, explains how connected devices, installed at the point of distribution, offer unrivalled visibility and form the foundation of a more effective, predictive approach to maintenance We are witnessing an explosion in the number of connected devices. Thanks to the uptake of Internet of Things (IoT) technology, our lives […]

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Sep 2018 Legislation, Safety | Comments Off on Shocking truth about installer safety

Shocking truth about installer safety

Shocking truth about installer safety

Health and safety failings that led to the death of a 26-year-old Edinburgh electrician prompted his sister to raise awareness and are the subject of a survey by Super Rod that reveals alarming levels of non-compliance among electricians and their employers Professional electricians and installers are risking their lives every day by not following basic […]

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Sep 2018 Tools | Comments Off on Tools: invest to make a living

Tools: invest to make a living

Tools: invest to make a living

Cheap tools are a false economy, says Makita. Quality and power will see you make the highest return on your investment There’s a vast difference between a hobby and a profession, especially where power tools are concerned. It is quite acceptable to pop into one of the giant retail sheds and purchase a cheap drill […]

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Sep 2018 Lighting | Comments Off on High-end wiring heroes

High-end wiring heroes

High-end wiring heroes

After decades of standardisation and the dominance of large chains, demand for boutique hotels is on the increase as consumers seek a more bespoke travel experience. Individuality is key in the boutique environment and the latest generation of design-led wiring devices can make all the difference, explains Emma Segelov, head of marketing for MK Electric […]

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Sep 2018 18th Edition, Legislation | Comments Off on Don’t get overloaded

Don’t get overloaded

Don’t get overloaded

During the countdown to the 18th Edition becoming mandatory in January 2019, Hager’s team of experts has been meeting contractors across the UK as part of the ‘Regs Live’ campaign. One of the key areas of discussion are the changes to overload protection. Here, Steve York, residential market manager at Hager, sets out the background […]

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Sep 2018 Lighting | Comments Off on LuxLive 2018

LuxLive 2018

LuxLive 2018

Europe’s biggest free annual lighting event is at the ExCel Centre, London, on 14-15 November This year’s LuxLive exhibition has plenty to offer delegates. Visitors can compare the latest products and lighting technology, and see how leading companies are driving lighting change. The show is said to feature the largest education programme ever seen before […]

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