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Most common causes of electrical fires

Despite the number of fires in the UK decreasing, the number of electrical fires continues to rise. Because of modern day technology, electronics surround our everyday needs and is now fully ingrained in our lives whether it’s at home or in the workplace. There is now...

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Small businesses are looking for video surveillance protection

The majority of SME owners are looking for advanced CCTV and video surveillance to help tackle the threat of theft and loss, according to a new survey. The survey of small businesses in the UK shows that 84 per cent of retail, office and hospitality owners are looking...

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What could have prevented Old Trafford’s electrical fire?

A fire that broke out at Manchester United FC's Old Trafford stadium, the largest football stadium in the UK, on 30th January has been attributed to an electrical fault. Old Trafford is the largest ground in UK football, with a seating capacity of 75,643. The fire at...

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Electrical safety warning for landlords

Electrical safety is of high importance for landlords. Failure to keep electrical equipment such as fuse boxes, sockets and appliances safe can result in fines, bans and imprisonment. All landlords in the UK are required to provide gas safety certificates, but the...

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Right time to run electrical appliances

It has long been in the pipeline, but the New Year has seen the introduction of the UK’s first variable electricity tariff. This means that the price of electricity varies according to the time of day that power is being used. The introduction of the tariff is...

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Leading furniture retailer halves carbon emissions

Since 2009, the IKEA Group has increased its use of renewables, energy efficiency initiatives and reduced its waste. This has led to the group announcing that they have now halved their total carbon emissions from global operations in the past six years. How did they...

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A safe and sparkly Christmas

The festive season is well and truly upon us. While we’re still waiting for the snow to fall, Christmas lights are starting to take over streets across the country. The bright lights and decorations, inside and outside, are what many look forward to most throughout...

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Buckingham Palace to go solar?

It has been revealed by the Treasury that Buckingham Palace is to receive a ten-year £369 million refurbishment. The work is scheduled to begin in April 2017 and has been scheduled due to the need for urgent repairs. The large scale refurbishment is the biggest...

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Solar roofing tiles – the future of solar energy?

Tesla has unveiled a new design of solar panels that also act as roofing tiles. The innovative idea intends to be a more attractive proposition for those looking to add solar panels to their building. The solar roof panels are made of textured glass tiles with...

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Everything you need to know about heritage property electrics

Few heritage buildings were built with the need for electricity in mind. The complexities of providing modern services installation within a historic building, therefore, require sympathetic wiring solutions and attention to detail. With plenty of heritage and listed...

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