Leading British fan manufacturer Vent-Axia is delighted to be supporting Noise Action Week (20-24 May 2013) by offering a solution to noisy extract fans with its innovative Silent Fan. Holding the Noise Abatement Society’s Quiet Mark 2013, the Silent Fan recently featured in the Quiet Mark’s Quiet House at the Ideal Home Show (15th March – 1st April 2013, London’s Earls Court). Operating at just 16dB(A) the Silent Fan is the quietest ever intermittent bathroom and toilet fan – a significant 75% quieter than typical intermittent bathroom fans.
More than 700 visitors filled out Epsom Downs for one of the electrical industry’s premier conference and exhibition events – NICEIC Live South. Now in its third year at Epsom Downs Racecourse this was the biggest show yet, with more seminars, presentations, exhibitors and visitors than ever before.
Former fashion designer and current social housing guru Wayne Hemmingway MBE was the star attraction. He inspired the audience with the story of his rise from market stall holder to a much sought after design expert.
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton has announced it will be offering electrical contractors and installers the chance to find out how its latest power management solutions can directly benefit them at The Electric Event next month. Visitors to the annual ECA-organised event, which takes place at the ICC in Birmingham from the 20th- 22nd June, will be able to attend Eaton’s technical workshops in the ‘Technology Live’ zone on topics such as building automation and energy management, as well as see the latest products on Eaton’s stand in the associated exhibition.
Business is booming for UK tradesmen due to Britain’s do-it-yourself attitude, according to a new survey. Commissioned by leading business insurance broker, Swinton Commercial, the snap-shot study, which took a sample of 100 tradesmen and women from across the UK, found that over 60% of UK electricians reported that callouts to repair failed DIY attempts accounted for up to 25% of their workload, while 27% said they could account for as much as 45% of callouts.
More than 380 companies have now signed up for Green Deal installer status with NICEIC, making it the leading certification body for Green Deal. Green Deal will provide an incentive for householders and businesses to install energy efficient measures by off – setting the cost through savings in energy bills. It is designed to make energy efficiency easy and affordable with aims to reach up to 14 million properties by 2020.
Today’s end users are expecting ever-greater functionality and flexibility from the wiring accessories used in their electrical installations. Modular accessories provide by far the best way to meet these expectations as Phil Williams of Eaton’s Electrical Sector explains.
The Electrical Safety Council is today calling for manufacturers to face unlimited fines if they undertake inadequate or slow recalls, following growing concerns over the effectiveness of the recall system and the emergence of a number of serious incidents involving recalled products.
Contractors can now access an even greater array of kit and equipment at discounted prices via the latest Direct catalogue. Formerly known as the NICEIC Direct catalogue the 2013-14 publication now features the full range of merchandise available from sister brands ELECSA and ECA alongside a specialist section of Gas Safe products and equipment for those in the heating and plumbing sectors.
“The contracting industry is constantly evolving with tradespeople now offering a wider range of services across different markets,” comments Mike Jackson, Head of Group Sales at NICEIC.
TrustMark, the Government endorsed quality mark for tradesmen, reached more than 3.4 million consumers during April’s ‘Home Improvement Month’, providing them with help and advice on how to source a local trustworthy tradesman and how to avoid falling foul of a fraudulent trader.
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton has announced the opening of its new Experience Centre in Manchester. The new training and experience facility has been set up to showcase Eaton’s latest power management solutions and to provide hands-on training by its experts.