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Getting Work Done in the Home During the COVID-19 Lockdown

Extract from a Buy With Confidenc post – source https://www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk/getting-work-done-in-the-home-during-the-covid-19-lockdown/# As we are all aware, at the moment the UK is in lockdown, which limits people’s movements and means that in most circumstances the only people who should be in a home are those who permanently live there. However, there are certain circumstances where inviting someone else into your home is unavoidable, such as if you have an electrical or...

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Basic safety check whilst at home

As a large majority of us are at home a lot more and looking for some jobs to do perhaps now is the time for some basic electrical safety check A.Smoke / heat alarms check. Hopefully you house has at least one smoke alarm in your primary escape route, typically this would be in the hallway and on the landing. Ideally there is also a heat alarm in the kitchen. These alarms require some maintenance and testing to ensure that they will operate in the event of a fire. Follow these simple...

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Thanks for contacting CPJ Electrics Limited. In line of the current situation together with government guidance I have elected to postpone all scheduled work until at least after Tuesday 14th April. I am able to provide remote support where possible to attempt to address any problems and if there is a genuine emergency (no power to a house) then I will review and possibly respond onsite. Please use my WhatsApp number 0118 3250396 to contact me / send photos  Contact The above is...

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Do I need building regulations for electrical work in my home?

The answer is maybe. The electrical safety first published this useful article about this and your responsibility as a home owner What is Part P of the building regulations? Since 2005, all electrical work in dwellings in England and Wales whether carried out professionally or as DIY, and whether or not the work is notifiable to a building control body (see below), must meet the requirements of Part P of the Building Regulations. In April 2013 the requirements for England were...

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Don’t Kill Your Phone with a Dodgy Charger

It might be cheaper to buy your phone charge from an internet site but is it worth risking your phone and possibly more as this infographic demonstrates   Source: Dont kill your phone infographic from Electrical Safety...

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Replace inefficient downlighters promotion

Replace inefficient downlighters with LED downlighters promotion From working in customers houses we see the problems associated with old low voltage halogen or mains downlighters. Recessed ceiling downlighters suffer from heat problems causing the connectors to burn out, the bulbs to fail and the transformers in the ceiling to fail on a regular basis. Traditional light bulbs (incandescent) and halogen lamps use filament technology which is very inefficient as only about 5 – 15 per cent...

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Are DIY electrics cheaper than getting a professional?

An increasing amount of people are turning to DIY to carry out jobs around the home. This infographics from the charity Electrical Safety Firsts asks the questions is it chepar?Source: DIY infographic from Electrical Safety First.

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Electrical safety for tenants and landlords

Electrical Safety First found 1.7 million private renters  have reported electrical concerns that were either ignored by their landlord or acted on too slowly, and 1.3 million renters  are currently waiting for electrical issues to be resolved. No wonder that more than 2 million private tenants  have expressed concern about the electrical safety of their home. The Electrical Safety First study hoped to gauge landlord’s awareness of the fact fines for failing to maintain adequate...

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Landords will have to install smoke alarms – its the law

Landords will have to install smoke alarms – its the law Landlords will be required by law to install working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their properties.. Landlords will be required by law to install working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their properties, under measures announced by Housing Minister Brandon Lewis on 1 March 2015. The move will help prevent up to 26 deaths and 670 injuries a year. The measure is expected to take effect from October 2015, and comes with strong support after a consultation on property condition in the...

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High demand on fuseboxes may pose fire risk

There has been a spate of electrical house fires in the Bracknell / Wokingham area that have originated at the fusebox. As reported in the Bracknell & Wokingham Midweek news recently “Firefighters are warning that old fuseboxes may not be able to cope with modern electrical demands”. A firecrew manager commented “We think the old boards are going up because of the new demands, we think it’s overloading them” The picture of this old re-wirable fusebox  is from a house where the...

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