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Five questions to ask when hiring a contractor for electrical work

We think it’s safe to say that when you’re dealing with something as essential to your everyday life (and as potentially dangerous if you aren’t qualified) as the electrics in your home, you want to know that the person undertaking the work can be trusted. [...]

Installing CCTV in your home? Here’s what you need to know

Your home is your sanctuary. It’s where you unwind after a long day at work, where you cosy up with loved ones on rainy evenings and, crucially, where you should feel the safest. To ensure that your sanctuary is kept secure for yourself and your [...]

How to choose lights for a basement flat

Basement lighting or bachelor pad? When you say the words ‘basement flat’, most people probably imagine the same thing: a dark, damp, musty room with lurid artificial lighting and the upstairs property’s bin bags right outside your window. But, in actual fact, basement [...]

Why multi-skilled electricians are more in demand than ever

The technology we keep within our homes (and, indeed, the electrical systems that power our homes!) is smarter and more complex than ever before. The rise of the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) has resulted in ordinary household appliances being turned into futuristic, connected gadgets that [...]

Three reasons your consumer unit keeps tripping

Three reasons your consumer unit keeps tripping A consumer unit (or fuse box) is an integral safety feature of your home’s electrical wiring – designed to protect you from electrical hazards, such as fires and shocks. It contains residual current device (RCD) protection, [...]

What is involved in a full house rewire?

Full house rewiring in South London Rewiring a house is a big job, but, when carried out by experts, it is faster, simpler and more affordable than you might realise. Depending on the size of your property, you can expect a full rewire [...]

Choosing the best lighting for your outdoor swimming pool

An outdoor swimming pool is a luxurious addition to the home, and one that can utterly transform the character of the garden. The simple effect of the water reflecting the lights, colours and shapes of a property makes the whole space look instantly larger and [...]

How to fix your fire alarm safely

We have all been round to our friends’ or relatives’ houses and seen two bits of wire dangling from the ceiling – a tell-tale sign that a nuisance fire alarm has been fervently ripped out. Indeed, it might be your own fire alarm that has [...]

How to know in what order to refurbish your home

When you’re planning a home renovation or refurbishment, it’s ideal to have the project managed by one contractor who can organise a team of sub-contractors. This way, you don’t have to worry about completing the process in the wrong order. Here’s a bit of guidance [...]

Staying safe with electricity this Christmas

Christmas: the only time of year when it’s normal to have strings and strings of multi-coloured LED bulbs draped along your home’s guttering, a moving Santa Claus ‘Ho-ho-hoing’ in the front garden, and a pine tree hung with sparkly fairy lights in the lounge. While [...]