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May 2018 18th Edition, General | Comments Off on Get ready for the 18th Edition

Get ready for the 18th Edition

Get ready for the 18th Edition

The long-awaited changes to the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations are set to be published within weeks. Hager technical and training manager Paul Collins outlines the background to the proposed changes and the key areas professional electricians need to be aware of What are the IET Wiring Regulations? While the outlined changes are […]

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May 2018 18th Edition, General | Comments Off on Circuit training

Circuit training

Circuit training

As electrical technologies evolve, one thing remains constant – the vital importance of circuit protection and its critical role in electrical safety. With the 18th Edition just around the corner, MK Electric head of marketing looks at its past, present and future It may seem hard to believe, but it is less than 150 years […]

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May 2018 18th Edition, General | Comments Off on Keep on keeping up with the changes

Keep on keeping up with the changes

Keep on keeping up with the changes

Paul Appleby, product manager, circuit protection at BG Electrical, outlines how the elec-trical industry has reacted in meeting the changing regulatory landscape, ensuring consumer units adhere to existing and future legislative requirements, protect contractors and support house builder’s requirements while still satisfying consumer-driven aesthetic challenges Changes in recent years to regulations around the design, assembly […]

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Mar 2018 General, Test Instruments | Comments Off on Round off your service with PAT

Round off your service with PAT

Round off your service with PAT

If you’re an electrical contractor who doesn’t offer PAT testing, it’s time to think again. Today’s customers increasingly prefer to place all of their electrical work with one supplier, says Simon Wood of Megger, so if you don’t offer a complete service, you may well be missing out Almost all businesses need PAT testing so, […]

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Mar 2018 General, Legislation | Comments Off on Part 8: Energy efficiency gets the green light

Part 8: Energy efficiency gets the green light

Part 8: Energy efficiency gets the green light

The 18th Edition will constitute one of the biggest shake-ups to the UK Wiring Regulations to date – with energy efficiency introduced for the first time. With this brings a renewed focus on the role the modern electrician has to play in helping customers reduce their energy use and carbon footprint while boosting their green […]

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Mar 2018 General, Smart Homes | Comments Off on Value vs trust – the IoT paradox

Value vs trust – the IoT paradox

Value vs trust – the IoT paradox

Consumers place great value in their connected devices but are concerned about how their data is being used. Sanjay Khatri, head of IoT platform product marketing at Cisco IoT, examines the issues From intelligent lighting systems to home security and heating that can be controlled remotely from a mobile device, most of us are familiar […]

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Jan 2018 General, Latest News | Comments Off on Carillion: “Thousands of pounds of unsecured debt will be lost by small businesses”

Carillion: “Thousands of pounds of unsecured debt will be lost by small businesses”

A snap poll of Carillion engineering sub-contractors shows that many companies are facing huge financial losses from the collapse of the construction giant, according to data obtained by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the ECA. Carillion owes around £75m to around 80 engineering services firms, which provide vital services such as electrical, plumbing, […]

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Jan 2018 General, Lighting | Comments Off on Hoare Lea – Shortlisted for LuxLive 2017 retail category

Hoare Lea – Shortlisted for LuxLive 2017 retail category

Hoare Lea – Shortlisted for LuxLive 2017 retail category

The Light is a leisure and retail centre in central Leeds, and includes shops, restaurants, a Vue Cinema, Radisson Blu hotel and Virgin Active. In 2016, the lighting was given a major overhaul to create a dynamic and engaging environment. Studiotech UK was brought in by lighting designer Hoare Lea to assist with the detailed […]

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Nov 2017 General, Latest News | Comments Off on SELECT: Review should recommend mandatory approved certifier schemes

SELECT: Review should recommend mandatory approved certifier schemes

The Scottish Government should seize the chance of a new review into building standards to make sure that its own approved certifier schemes become mandatory across the construction industry, SELECT has said, in response to the Review Panel on Building Standards (Compliance and Enforcement). The review was prompted by an independent report into the closure […]

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Nov 2017 General, Latest News | Comments Off on NI housebuilding recovering – but still a way to go

NI housebuilding recovering – but still a way to go

The number of new homes being started in Northern Ireland is at the highest level in seven years, according to new statistics released by the Department for Communities. The department’s Northern Ireland Housing Bulletin shows the number of new dwellings commenced over April to June was 2,444. This is 19% higher than the same quarter […]

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