Dextra Lighting luminaires have helped to reduce vandalism in a recent car park lighting refurbishment project. The car park is run by Rushmoor Borough Council and is now home to an exterior LED lighting solution in the form of the Hydra LED. Council staff carefully selected the luminaire for the project to achieve energy savings alongside improved maintenance.
Ideal for a host of applications, the highly versatile LED luminaire can be used within areas requiring protection from external factors, such as dirt and dust, making it the ultimate industrial LED lighting solution.
This stark warning comes in the wake of South Essex Homes taking control over 6 flats after the landlord refused to allow electricians to certify the wiring of his property because it was done two years ago and covered until 2016.
Whilst it may appear that the landlord is keeping in with the recommendations of having an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) carried out every 5 years, he may have taken on new tenants over the last 2 years meaning that he should have had a further EICR carried out with each change of tenancy.
As professional electricians we all eventually decide on which area of work we most prefer. Some of us prefer working in peoples homes as a domestic electrician, others prefer the atmosphere of working as a commercial electrician. Which ever sector we wish to work in as a professional electrician, we all follow the same guidelines, BS7671!
Recently Trade Skills 4 U have wrote an article on this exact subject explaining the difference between commercial and domestic electricians from a training and lifestyle point of view.
Dextra Group plc. is pleased to announce the availability of their range of luminaire 3D Revit models for download. The files are specially created for use within Building Information Modelling (BIM), a shared resource which displays the overall characteristics of the design of a building.
This week Trade Skills 4U have published a post in the form of a survey to gain a picture of the most common DIY disasters Electricians come across in their day to day life as an electrician. They move on to rightly say that when Part P was introduced the electrical work that DIY enthusiasts can legally undertake in their home has been greatly reduced.
This of course was a huge step forward in the struggle to ensure electrical installations in peoples homes are safe. Please fill in the 10 second survey below:
Your insurance company wants you to have a report carried out on your electrical installation. You contact three companies to get competitive quotes. You accept and the work is carried out, report submitted and invoice paid. Six months later you get a knock on the door by the HSE and now you find that you are being prosecuted. What went wrong? Your insurance company is happy, you’ve have had your electrical report carried out. So why are you being handed improvement notices?
The lighting industry has been granted time to prepare for amendments to building regulations centred on the conservation of fuel and power. Those who were expecting changes to Part L of Building Regulations to be enforced this month will now have to wait until April 2014.
Sunday October 27th marks the end of British Summer Time. Like it or hate it, it is that time of year again where we don our jackets and scarves and brave the cold weather. In addition to this we have to battle against the reduction of daylight hours.
To help tackle this, thankfully Dextra Lighting have a solution focusing on providing high quality exterior LED lighting. In a recent post from them they recommend LED flood lighting to be an ideal solution to maintain bright light that covers a whole host of outdoor areas.
This week Trade Skills 4 U have published another great article on quoting and winning jobs. The article covers some great tips and advice ensuring you give the right impression and noting how the smaller details matter when quoting work as a professional electrician.
It begins by ensuring you get the basics right. Even as fully fledged self employed professional electricians it is sometimes easy to forget some basic things that can make the difference between getting the job or not.