Category - Electrical

How to Replace an Immersion Heater

The replacement of an immersion heater may be a task best completed by either your electrician or plumber. If there is an inexplicable lack of hot water, or if it takes a long time for your water to heat up – it’s...

About the electrical regulations and safety.

The UK government recently instituted ‘Part P’ of the building code, which restricts the carrying out of certain electrical work to competent persons only, as a means of stemming the number of accidental deaths and...

New wiring colours

The United Kingdom adopted the colour blue for neutral conductors in flexible cables twenty-eight years ago, while, the rest of Europe chose a different colour. In order to standardise the electrical wiring colour...

About low voltage lighting

The installation of any new circuits in your home must be completed by a qualified electrician, as failure to do so may result in difficulty selling your home at a later date or in your house insurance being invalidated...

About lights and switches

According to the Building Regulations, a fully qualified electrician must carry out the installation of any new electrical circuits in your property. When completing any electrical work yourself, you should make sure...

How a Lighting Circuit Works

Any electrical work should be carried out by a qualified electrician or at least be certified by one. Be sure to obtain a certificate from your installer that certifies that the electrical work has been completed in...

Kitchen Lighting

When deciding where to fit lighting in your kitchen, you must first consider your space, the area where light is needed and the amount of shadow that will be cast by the new lights. It is a good idea to ensure that the...

Electrical, Installing a Cooker

An electrical cooker must have its own circuit and should only be installed by a properly qualified electrician. An electric cooker produces a large amount of heat and so requires a heavy electrical current. The cooker...

Installing a Socket into Plasterboard.

The installation of any new circuits in your home must be completed by a Part P qualified electrician. Failure to follow these provisions may result in difficulty selling your home at a later date, or in your house...

How to Replace an Immersion Heater Thermostat

Immersion heaters may be left on indefinitely if required and are usually rated at 3KW. They are ordinarily placed on their own radial circuits rather than a ring main due to the fact that they may be left on and would...

How to Wire a Junction Box

The installation of any new circuits in your home must be completed by a Part P qualified electrician. Failure to follow these provisions may result in difficulty selling your home at a later date, or in your house...