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Jan 2018 Electric Vehicles, Training | Comments Off on Accelerating EV infrastructure

Accelerating EV infrastructure

Accelerating EV infrastructure

The growth in electric vehicles has increased dramatically over the past three years, with registrations of new vehicles rising to around 3,000 per month – meaning in 2017 there were around 100,000 on UK roads. Rexel UK national account manager Euan Anson outlines the opportunities – and how to get involved. With government plans set […]

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Jan 2018 Smart Homes, Training | Comments Off on Knowledge is power

Knowledge is power

Knowledge is power

The role of the electrician is evolving and investing in training is key to staying ahead. Demand for smart technology in the home continues to rise and – with the right knowledge – electricians are ideally positioned not just to install but to advise on the best product to suit the customer’s lifestyle. Honeywell marketing […]

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Jan 2018 Cable & Wire, Electric Vehicles | Comments Off on SCAME: Fully charged

SCAME: Fully charged

SCAME: Fully charged

From wiring accessories to electric vehicle charging, SCAME doesn’t let the grass grow under its feet when it comes to developing products and seeking out new markets for its technological expertise. You know the saying “think global, act local”? SCAME, the Italian manufacturer of electrical components and systems for civil and industrial applications, is taking […]

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Jan 2018 Lighting | Comments Off on PJC Light Studio – Winner of LuxLive 2017 retail category

PJC Light Studio – Winner of LuxLive 2017 retail category

PJC Light Studio – Winner of LuxLive 2017 retail category

The new store for concept-led luxury fashion and accessories brand Varana has very low ceiling heights (2.27m in some locations) and is spread over four floors, with a long and narrow footprint on each level. Initial surveys confirmed that the false ceilings had limited available space for the lighting due to other services and structural […]

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Jan 2018 Lighting | Comments Off on PJC Light Studio – Shortlisted for LuxLive 2017 retail category

PJC Light Studio – Shortlisted for LuxLive 2017 retail category

PJC Light Studio – Shortlisted for LuxLive 2017 retail category

PJC Light Studio’s brief for the ground floor was to follow the new Harvey Nichols approach to luxury and its new daring style and image. The company worked closely with Virgil & Partners to integrate discreet light details into the ceiling architecture and furniture designs to enhance each space and bring maximum focus to the […]

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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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Jan 2018 Lighting | Comments Off on Lighting Design International – Shortlisted for LuxLive 2017 retail category

Lighting Design International – Shortlisted for LuxLive 2017 retail category

Lighting Design International – Shortlisted for LuxLive 2017 retail category

Lighting Design International (LDI) has put together a lighting scheme that reflects the name of the Milton Keynes Sunset Walk shopping mall, which is 1km long and 116m wide, and houses more than 200 stores. The refurbishment by British architects Rawls & Co covered just under a quarter of the overall circulation of the mall. […]

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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 Heating, Latest News, Legislation | Comments Off on Dimplex site helps you switch on to Lot 20

Dimplex site helps you switch on to Lot 20

Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation, the manufacturer behind the Dimplex, Creda and Nobo brands, has launched a dedicated website on the upcoming Lot 20 regulations, designed to help contractors, installers, merchants, wholesalers and others in the trade get to grips with how the new standard will affect electrical heating appliances. From January 2018, all local […]

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Nov 2017 Cable & Wire, Latest News | Comments Off on ACI finds more unsafe cable for sale in the UK

ACI finds more unsafe cable for sale in the UK

Dangerous flexible cord cable that could cause injury or death has been found on sale in the UK, following random market place sampling by the Approved Cables Initiative (ACI). The cables, manufactured by Italian company Triveneta Cavi, failed the British and European Standards flex test, exposing copper conductors. The ACI is warning that the exposed […]

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