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Jul 2018 General, Security Systems | Comments Off on Protect and survive

Protect and survive

Protect and survive

What would happen to your business if your tools or van were stolen? A 30% rise in tool theft has seen the total cost of claims rise to more than £2.8m in the trade industry, with the average value per claim standing at around £1,626. Jelf account executive Scott Wright discusses how to protect the […]

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Jul 2018 Heating, Smart Homes | Comments Off on Smart control gets real

Smart control gets real

Smart control gets real

The Alexa generation expects to have control on demand – but it can be expensive. How can you find the solution that fits their expectations as well as their budget? Andy Douglas, MD of Timeguard, may have the answer We hear a lot about smart building control these days, and it doubtless has a huge […]

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Jul 2018 General | Comments Off on Monitoring opportunities

Monitoring opportunities

Monitoring opportunities

What if one system could provide peace of mind and repeat business for both electrician and SME customer? Jocelyn Golding, of Schneider Electric has a suggestion We hear a lot about businesses needing to ‘keep the lights on’ – usually a reference to large enterprises having to ensure their complex IT infrastructure is functioning perfectly […]

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Jul 2018 Ventilation | Comments Off on Breathe easy… …and cost-effectively

Breathe easy… …and cost-effectively

Breathe easy… …and cost-effectively

David Treharne, senior engineer at Domus Ventilation, looks at how improvements in the energy efficiency of dwellings has led to poor indoor air quality, and why mechanical ventilation is the way forward Over recent years we’ve done a good job of improving the energy efficiency of new build homes, with a focus on sealing the […]

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Jul 2018 Ventilation | Comments Off on What lies beneath

What lies beneath

What lies beneath

A 4in fan is often seen as a standard, even simple piece of kit with not much to choose between different brands. But leading ventilation manufacturers work extremely hard on design and technology to achieve the best performing fan that offers the simplest installation and operation. Tom Wodcke, product marketing manager from Vent-Axia, reveals what’s […]

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Jul 2018 Energy Efficiency, Heating, Ventilation | Comments Off on A focus on efficiency

A focus on efficiency

A focus on efficiency

With increasingly stringent Building Regulations, greater legislation and growing demand from consumers, energy efficiency remains high on the agenda for electrical contractors. Christian Hadley, head of product marketing for Glen Dimplex Heating and Ventilation, which includes the Dimplex, Xpelair and Redring, explores product innovations that are helping contractors to deliver efficiencies When the draft 18th […]

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Jul 2018 Lighting | Comments Off on Let’s go outside

Let’s go outside

Let’s go outside

From buildings to gardens, JCC has some top tips for choosing the most suitable options for an outdoor area Sourcing suitable lighting is key to making the most of your outdoor area, offering a unique way to highlight and enhance your home or place of business. Lighting can be used to subtly enrich surroundings or […]

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Jun 2018 Busbar & Trunking, Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Make way for the eco warrior

Make way for the eco warrior

Make way for the eco warrior

Marshall-Tufflex trunking products boast an average of more than 80% recycled material and it wants to drive up the eco credentials of cable management solutions throughout the supply chain Ask an electrical contractor to name five facts about cable management manufacturer Mar-shall-Tufflex and it’s likely they’ll come up with: quality, hard-wearing, easy to install, huge […]

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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 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Cleat expectations

Cleat expectations

Cleat expectations

The vital importance of cable cleats in electrical installations is now well known, but with this greater understanding has come a significant increase in the number of products on the market. Richard Shaw, managing director of Ellis, explains how to sort the wheat from the chaff and ensure the right decision is made when specifying […]

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