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Survey shows most customers would recommend their electrician

Survey shows most customers would recommend their electrician

Electrician firms are among the top property-related service providers recommended by word of mouth in the UK, a recent survey has found.

 

The exclusive SellingUp.com survey carried out by the online polling firm Toluna asked 1,000 members of the general public from across the country about their experiences with a range of home-related sectors.

 

Honing in on detail: why aesthetics in wiring accessories are increasingly important

Honing in on detail: why aesthetics in wiring accessories are increasingly important

People have higher expectations when it comes to how things look, and wiring accessories is no exception. Building designers, product specifiers and installing contractors are just as interested in how wiring accessories look on the outside, as how easy they are to install and use. Soft curves, smooth lines and slim plates are some of the features that are desirable, but aesthetics no longer exist for the sole purpose of looking good. Innovative, modern and often minute external details make wiring accessories easier to use and improve safety; critical factors in the commercial buildings market. Success in this area can set an accessory apart from the rest in a competitive playing field.

 

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BOFA International Wins Queen’s Award for Innovation

BOFA International Wins Queen’s Award for Innovation

BOFA International, a leading manufacturer of fume and dust extraction technology for the electronics sector, has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise (Innovation) in its 30th anniversary year.

BOFA has been awarded the prestigious accolade for the development of its Intelligent Operating (iQ) System, which is transforming the way that organisations around the world are able to protect the health of employees and improve production processes through more effective extraction of airborne contaminants in the workplace.

 

Case Study: Cooper Weston’s Modern Office Refit in Shoreditch

Case Study: Cooper Weston’s Modern Office Refit in Shoreditch

The art of bespoke featured lighting

In recent years professional offices have become part of a new design culture where the spaces become aspirational and stylish, with the aim of being memorable and welcoming to both staff and guests. For any business operating in the competitive environment of London, an office is a signifier of success and a vehicle to attract highly skilled employees and big budget clients.

Rolec EV Introduces EV Charge Point Grant Funding

Rolec EV Introduces EV Charge Point Grant Funding

As a government approved EV charge point manufacturer and installer, Rolec EV are able to offer grant funding of up to £6,000 towards EV charge point installations under the new Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS).

 

Kieron Alsop, Rolec EV’s Managing Director, commented: “The Workplace Charging Scheme was introduced by the Government and is being managed by the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) to encourage and support workplace locations to install and provide electric vehicle charging points to cater for the EV charging requirements of their own staff as well as visitors.

 

Fläkt Woods Reduces Energy Consumption Through Innovative Plug Fan Upgrade

Fläkt Woods Reduces Energy Consumption Through Innovative Plug Fan Upgrade

Fläkt Woods, a leading manufacturer of ventilation and air movement products, has helped a prestigious archives & records building reduce energy consumption across its buildings through upgrading from belt driven centrifugal fans to highly efficient plug fans.

 

 

The buildings archive, containing 1,000 years of history with records from parchment and paper scrolls through to digital files and archived websites. Crucially, the site is visited by thousands of visitors each year, and as such, the quality of the air circulated within the buildings must achieve sufficient comfort and air quality levels, whilst cutting energy and carbon too.

 

Weatherproof accessories from a name you can trust!

Weatherproof accessories from a name you can trust!

Electrical safety specialists, GreenBrook, have developed a brand new range of weatherproof accessories, the PowerBreaker ProteKt range, to provide unparalleled levels of safety and practicality in both commercial and domestic applications.

 

Easy to install, the PowerBreaker ProteKt range has been designed to offer the highest levels of protection against the ingress of water and solid matter (IP66) to provide safe and efficient electrical connections in even the most arduous conditions.  Ideal for use in industrial environments, such as wash down areas, as well as in a whole host of commercial areas, and around the home.  The range includes single, twin and PowerBreaker RCD sockets, single and twin switches, timers and fused spurs.

Challenge for a Cause team makes it to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro

Challenge for a Cause team makes it to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro

The Electrical Industries Charity is proud to announce that their nine enthusiastic trekkers are back from the biggest challenge of the year- Mt Kilimanjaro Trek.

 

Nine trekkers joined Tessa Ogle, Managing Director of the Electrical Industries Charity for the Challenge for a Cause trek and made it to the Uhuru peak of the highest free-standing mountain in the world. They include Johanne Stimson of Heat Mat; Andrew Dykes of SES Engineering Services Ltd; Mike Smith, of SES Engineering Services Ltd and Senior Vice President of the ECA; Denise Hillier of Spring Electrical Ltd; Mark David Ward of Power 1 Group; Dave Gilbert of SCV Electrical Limited, Rosemary Phillips of RDM Electrical and Mechanical Services and Joseph Hogg of Edmundson Electrical Ltd.

 

In the Zone - The new Monsoon ZONE 1 Energysaver™ Fan Kit

In the Zone - The new Monsoon ZONE 1 Energysaver™ Fan Kit

The two main issues that ventilation manufacturers have been addressing in recent years when it comes to bathroom fans are energy efficiency and acoustic sound levels. When putting together our new installer friendly ventilation kit, not only did we take into account both these issues, we also considered other key ones often overlooked.

We addressed what fan would be best and what features it needed to make installation as quick and versatile as possible while giving the best ventilation rates.  We also considered the importance and type of the outside grille and how weather and atmospheric conditions could affect the performance of the kit.

 

Rolec EV introduces The 5-in-1 EV charging pedestal

Rolec EV introduces The 5-in-1 EV charging pedestal

Rolec EV has designed and recently introduced AutoCharge EV, a versatile electric vehicle charging pedestal which has the ability to provide 5 different charging solutions to suit every possible requirement and location.

 

The AutoCharge: EV Pedestal is said by Rolec to be the most versatile EV charging pedestal on the market - offering a variety of Free-to-Use and Pay-to-Charge options.

 

Managing Director of Rolec, Kieron Alsop, commented: “The AutoCharge EV charging pedestal is, we believe, unique to the EV charging industry, offering a true future-proof charging solution which provides the host with the ability to install a single charging pedestal that can offer five different Free-to-Charge or Pay-to-Charge solutions.”

 

Electrical Training in 2017

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Steve Willis Training Centres, offer a complete range of electrical training including short courses for electricians, training packages for new entrants to the industry and full Electrical Apprenticeships.

This March to coincide with National Apprenticeship Week we are holding Open Mornings for young people who are thinking about their futures. If you’re considering about taking on an apprentice, or if you know a young person who’s looking to start their career as an electrician - this is the perfect opportunity to come and see what we have to offer. There will be tours of the centres including the workshops and classrooms, and the chance to find out all about an apprenticeship from course trainers and our current apprentices.