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  1. Implications of New Changes to UK Wiring Regulations: An Overview of the "Corrigendum to BS 7671:2018+A2:2022"

    Implications of New Changes to UK Wiring Regulatio...

    Introduction: Electrical safety is of paramount importance in any country, and the United Kingdom (UK) has long been at the forefront of establishing rigorous regulations to ensure the safety and reliability of electrical installations. These regulations are periodically updated to incorporate advancements in technology, industry best practices, and emerging safety concerns. One such crucial document […]

  2. Types Of Extractor Fans

    Types Of Extractor Fans

    Well, it depends of course what you mean by ”type’. We’ll split this into three main parts – Impeller type (mainly affects the performance), Operation type (to suit a particular application or setting) and Siting type (wall, ceiling, loft etc..) Extractor fans are an essential component of ventilation systems in homes and buildings. They help […]

  3. Radon: Understanding The Risks and Prevention

    Radon: Understanding The Risks and Prevention

    Radon is a naturally occurring gas that is colourless, odourless, and tasteless. It is produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rocks, and water. Radon gas can enter buildings, including homes, schools, and workplaces, and can accumulate to levels that are harmful to human health. In this article, we will discuss the most common […]

  4. PIV Unit - Heated or Un-Heated?

    PIV Unit - Heated or Un-Heated?

    Should you buy the heated or unheated version of a PIV Unit? If you are considering purchasing a PIV (Positive Input Ventilation) unit for your home, one of the decisions you will need to make is whether to opt for a model with or without a pre-heater. A pre-heater is an additional component that warms […]

  5. Eradicate Mould & Condensation In Your Home

    Eradicate Mould & Condensation In Your Home

    Mould and condensation can be harmful to both the structure of your home and your health. Here are some ways to eradicate mould and condensation in your home: Improve Ventilation Improving ventilation is one of the most important steps in reducing mould and condensation in your home. Here are some more details on how to […]

  6. Different Types of Door Entry Systems

    Different Types of Door Entry Systems

    Door entry systems are an essential security feature, providing secure access control for residential and commercial buildings. From keypad entry systems to digital locks, there are a variety of door entry systems on the market, each offering its own unique set of features and benefits. In this guide, we’ll break down the various door entry […]

  7. Siting of Smoke Alarms

    Siting of Smoke Alarms

    Siting of Smoke Alarms After the type of detector selection, the most important consideration becomes siting which should be carefully considered at the planning stage. Incorrectly sited alarms can lead to nuisance alarms which are inconvenient at best and deadly at worst – clearly not desirable. Such a situation can result in either the householder […]

  8. Selecting a Smoke Alarm

    Selecting a Smoke Alarm

    Having the right smoke alarm installed in your home is an essential part of keeping your family safe. Selecting a smoke alarm can be a daunting task, as there are many models with unique features and price points to consider. It’s important to understand the differences between each model so you can make an informed […]

  9. Bathroom Zones

    Bathroom Zones

    Having electrical wiring in a bathroom can be tricky to set up, as there are important regulations to follow. In order to ensure a safe and legal installation, it is essential to understand the rules and regulations around the layout of electrical equipment in bathrooms. This article will provide an overview of the bathroom zones […]

  10. Is Smart Lighting worth it?

    Is Smart Lighting worth it?

    What is Smart Lighting? Smart lighting is a revolutionary new technology that allows users to control their home lighting system from any device with an internet connection. It provides greater convenience, energy efficiency, and comfort to homeowners who want to make their living space more inviting and comfortable. Smart lighting systems use sensors and controllers […]

  11. Lighting Colour Temperatures

    Lighting Colour Temperatures

    Lighting colour temperature is an important element in creating the right atmosphere in any given space. Colour temperature is measured in Kelvins (K), and ranges from 1000 K to 10,000 K. The lower end of the spectrum is a warm light, while the higher end of the spectrum is a cooler light. Warm lighting typically […]

  12. Smoke Detector - Nuisance Beeping

    Smoke Detector - Nuisance Beeping

    How to Stop a Smoke Alarm From Chirping & Beeping Check The Battery To stop a smoke alarm from chirping and beeping, first, check to make sure the battery is in good working condition. To check a smoke alarm battery, start by pressing the test button on the alarm. Try a Reset If it is, […]

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