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What To Look For in an Electrical Contractor

The Signs of a Good Electrical Contractor Unlike some other projects around the home, electrical work needs to be carried out by a trained professional. Even simple tasks can prove to be challenging and there are always chances that unqualified individuals can become injured or worse. This is why securing the services of a trained […]

Is PAT Testing A Legal Requirement?

What is PAT testing? Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is carried out on electrical equipment, to ensure it is safe to use. While some electrical faults can be detected by visual inspection, others may only be uncovered by a competent individual conducting formal tests at appropriate intervals.

How To Tell If You Need Electrical Repairs

If you’re not a professional electrician, then it can be hard to tell when electrical repairs are required. A system that looks fine on the surface may be hiding serious problems that only a trained electrician would be able to uncover. However, even if you wouldn’t be able to fix the problems yourself, there are […]

Fact Sheet: Most Fire Prone Domestic Appliances

A quick look at what are the most fire prone domestic appliances In a recent report by Electrical Safety First, laundry related domestic appliances featured highly in the ten most fire prone electrical items. The report covered 1,873 house fires in England, with 19% of fires (482 incidents) caused by washing machines. Tumble dryers came […]

Electrician’s Grenfell Tower Fund Donation

St. Neots electricians donate 10% of earnings on fire safety checks towards the Grenfell Tower charity fund Firstly we would like to pass on our condolences to everyone who was affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower. In our lifetime, we have never seen anything as bad as this in Greater London. Also in what […]

Odd Facts About Battersea Power Station

Some strange things you didn’t know about the Battersea Power Station building, awaiting conversion as an Apple Campus Battersea Power Station, besides being a short distance from our premises, is a London icon. Since its commissioning in 1933 (and decommissioning in 1983), it has featured on album covers and inspired LPs. After decommissioning, it has […]

£72: The Cost of Running a Fridge Freezer

How the cost of running a fridge freezer and a plasma screen television can add a sizeable chunk to your electricity bills In today’s more energy conscious times, the running costs of our electrical goods is an important factor. It can influence our purchasing decisions, as well as the way we use our electricity. In […]

Chilling News for Fridge Freezers

Freezers worst offenders for energy consumption Ladies and Gentlemen, I think we need to break this story gently. If you have a fridge freezer, your chances of cutting your energy bills are slim, unless you switch the thing off. At the start of this month, a study by BRE (Building Research Establishment) discovered that fridge […]

Spark By Day, Wookie On Weekends

Meet Paul Smith, an electrical engineer on weekdays and a Wookie on weekends May the third phase be with you! Paul Smith is no ordinary electrical engineer. On weekdays, he is an electrical engineer in East Lothian, servicing commercial and residential customers in the Scottish capital. On weekends, he indulges his passion for all things […]

For Sale: Two Wind Powered Orkney islands

Yours for just £300,000: two islands with a six bedroom bungalow and its own wind powered electricity generator On the property ladder, what would £300,000 get you in London? A flat? Unrivalled access to the tube and bus network? If you moved to the Orkney Islands, three hundred grand could get you two islands and […]