Home Security Opens up New Opportunities for Electrical Contractors

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) report that over 550,000 people experienced a burglary at their home or business in the year that ended in June 2016.  This is a sobering snapshot of how very many people have had to cope with this kind of crime that can be very traumatic […]

Study Reveals Electricians Are Delivering Superb Customer Service

A recent survey has shown that electricians are one of the best residential trades for customer service. The online poll of 1000 consumers has revealed that electricians are rated as great at delivering customer service with the majority of respondents saying that they would refer business on to friends and family. The study was commissioned […]

18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations announced

July of next year will see the publishing of the Wiring Regulations 18th Edition just to keep us on our toes.  This is what we think will appear in the new BS 7671:2018 although once the report is actually published we will update the information for you and of course this will also be reflected […]

Should I take on an apprentice?

The future of our wonderful trade relies on having the next breed of electricians ready and waiting to take up the mantle. So, if you want to be a part of this future, why not take action and hire your very own apprentice? To help you decide whether this is the right move for you […]

Why would you hire a Thermal Imaging Camera?

Thermal imaging camera solutions used to be pretty commonplace in the utility and industrial manufacturing industries, but they never really branched out into other kinds of operations until just recently. Major leaps forward in the technology behind thermal imaging camera options have been responsible for a bit of a revolution in this technology, giving people […]

Lifetime ISA – a great tool for the self-employed

There are many advantages of self-employment, from being your own boss to flexible working hours, which is what most electricians in the UK prefer. However, self-employment tends to be a disadvantage with respect to pensions. While employed people have the benefits of a workplace  pension (with contribution from the employer), the self-employed do not have […]

Electrical qualification changes in 2015

The ink has hardly dried on the books printed for the C&G 2357 qualification, but City and Guilds are already replacing it with a new C&G 5357 qualification. So far there is only very little information about it but it seems to be a direct replacement keeping most of the modules unchanged from the 2357. […]

How to have a local website for your business

As a local tradesman you are skilled with a trade, which not many others possess. You know that the skill comes at a price because it has to fund you and your business. Often enough money is saved on creating websites because there might not seem to be a need and there are plenty of […]

Why Would You Use An Electrician?

by Simon Bowers We’ve all been there – an electrical fault occurs at the most random of moments and BAM: do you need to go all out and call an electrician, or is it something you can fix by yourself? Finding the right time to call an electrician is primarily dependent upon your own DIY […]

The Function of a Power Quality Analyser

When working with any kind of tool, it’s useful to know exactly how much energy is going to the appliance. This is because most tools will require a particular amount of energy in order to work. Too little and the appliance will not function. Too much and the appliance may overload and break. In addition, […]