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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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May 2018 Smart Homes | Comments Off on Renovation means innovation

Renovation means innovation

Renovation means innovation

Modern home improvement is smarter, safer and even more sophisticated, says Michael Bancroft, marketing development and offer manager for wiring accessories at Schneider Elec-tric The explosion in the popularity of smart technologies has changed our perception of ‘home im-provement’. There is no better illustration of this than our altered motivations when it comes to renovation. […]

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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 Fire & Security | Comments Off on Mandatory cover up for fire safety

Mandatory cover up for fire safety

Mandatory cover up for fire safety

As fire detector technology constantly evolves, standards are also being modified to keep pace with the latest developments. ESP sales director Neil Baldwin looks at the revised BS 5839-1:2017 standard to help contractors understand the changes BS 5839-1:2017 fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings standard provides recommendations for the planning, design, installation, commissioning […]

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Mar 2018 Training | Comments Off on Inspiring the next generation

Inspiring the next generation

Inspiring the next generation

Hager is striving to inspire the next generation of electrical professionals through an innovative educational partnership. Training manager Paul Collins explains how. And, Hager’s building automation support engineer Matt Price highlights the important role this generation of digitally savvy apprentices can play in capitalising on the commercial opportunities the growth of home automation presents Hager […]

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Mar 2018 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Take cover

Take cover

Take cover

Even on the most well-organised project it can be a challenge to ensure products are delivered and installed without incurring any damage. With switches and sockets, the vulnerable frontplate is often an issue on a busy site. Emma Segelov, head of marketing at MK Electric, discusses how to improve their installation and protection With so […]

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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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