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  1. Casambi Smart Lighting Control

    Casambi revolutionizes lighting control, offering a wireless solution that combines simplicity with sophistication. At its core, Casambi employs Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology, allowing for seamless connectivity and intuitive control of your lighting environment.  Setting Up Casambi Casambi-Enabled Devices: Start by choosing lighting fixtures equipped with Casambi technology, such as bulbs or LED drivers. These […]
  2. Mastering Winter Ventilation like a Pro! 

    Embracing Winter’s Chill with the Right Ventilation As the chilly breeze and snowflakes herald the arrival of the cosiest season, it's time to discuss something often overlooked: winter ventilation. You might be tempted to seal your home from the cold, but good ventilation is the key to a healthy and comfortable winter. In this blog […]
  3. Fixing Different Types Of Damp

    Fixing Different Types Of Damp

    Dampness is a common and often frustrating issue that homeowners and landlords encounter. It not only affects the aesthetic appeal of a building but can also lead to structural damage and health concerns if left untreated. Understanding the three main types of damp – condensation, rising damp, and penetrating damp – is crucial for effective […]
  4. Indoor Air Quality

    Indoor Air Quality

    As humans, we really need our daily dose of food, water, and a constant supply of air to keep going. Did you know that an adult needs over 10,000 litres of air every day? That's like taking around 20,000 breaths!  It's kind of surprising, but on average in the UK, we spend around 90% of […]
  5. Industrial Ventilation

    Industrial Ventilation

    Enhancing Workplace Health & Safety Industrial ventilation plays a crucial role in maintaining a safe and productive workplace environment. It involves the process of circulating and replacing air in enclosed spaces, such as offices, factories, warehouses, and workshops, to ensure a continuous flow of fresh air and the removal of airborne contaminants. Adequate ventilation not […]
  6. 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 […]
  7. 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 […]
  8. 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 […]
  9. 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 […]
  10. 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 […]
  11. 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 […]
  12. 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 […]
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