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Electrical regulations in homes

Posted on Monday, December 13th, 2010

Recently electricians have to comply to more regulations when installing electrical appliances in a domestic home. It used to only be commercial buildings that had such strict regulations but now with the Introduction of Part P of the Building regulations electricians have to be more skilled to work on a home.

It never used to be that complicated doing electrical work in a domestic residence, as long as the electrician knew what they were doing technically and comply with BS761 regulations. Now Part P of the Building Regulations has been introduced which means even in a domestic home most electrical jobs need to be undertaken by a qualified and competent electrician. To prove this the relevant certificates and notifications must be issued to local authorities in charge of planning and building. This is good news in terms of safety in the home but not so good news for cowboys out there who may not be qualified to do these jobs.

Now electricians need to be aware of the following building regulations; Approved Documents Parts A, B, C, E, F, L, M and P of the Building Regulations.

The reason these additional regulations have been brought out is to protect you as the consumer and by complying to the above regulations your electrician will be working safely in your home and will be aware of impacts the work has on the environment, energy consumption and emissions, fire safety and many other factors whist installing appliances or electrical works.

LED (London Electricians Direct) only use qualified electricians for commercial and domestic buildings so you can be safe in the knowledge that we will comply to the strictest of regulations.

Outdoor Lights for Christmas

Posted on Thursday, December 9th, 2010

As the nights draw in and the weather gets colder the excitement starts about Christmas, especially when it is a snowy as it has been this week. Whether you have kids or are a big kid at heart when it comes to Christmas outdoor lights are ideal for brightening up your home and spreading that Christmas cheer.

A lot of people only really think about Outdoor lights and Garden lights around Christmas time and often rush out to buy decorations and outdoor Christmas lights without thinking about how they will fit them safely.

The main problem when fitting Christmas lights and outdoor lights is the impact the weather will have on the electric wiring. If the wires aren’t secured properly they may become loose with the wind, if they aren’t protected then they could get wet and become very dangerous. With the amount of snow forecast this year it is very important you get your outdoor lights fitted by an electrician.

Christmas lights are lots of fun and make your home look very festive, even brightening up your whole street. You can get really good tasteful Christmas lights or go crazy with fun lights and a glowing Father Christmas and his reindeer if you like. But whatever your theme this Christmas make sure they are safe for all the family to enjoy by getting the electrics fitted properly.

London Electricians Direct often go out to people’s homes and fit garden lights for them, by using a reputable company you can be secure in the knowledge that the cold winter nights won’t damage your electrics and your Christmas lights will be the envy of all your friends.