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BS7671 18th edition

Posted on Monday, March 19th, 2018

Be prepared for the new RCD regulations that are being issued 2nd July this year, coming into affect 1st Jan 2019, see below for full details…

IET Wiring Regulations- available in e-book format

Posted on Friday, April 25th, 2014

IET Wiring Regulations – available in e-book format

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Wiring Regulations Digital from the IET provides e-book versions of BS 7671 and related guidance to make working with the Regulations quick and simple.  Save time and money with numerous advantages over the printed books.
Two ways to access…
Now you can access the Wiring Regulations e-books through two convenient digital platforms.

All our electricians carry a copy of the latest IET BS7671 wiring regulations for easy referral while conducting BS7671 EICR test and inspections in your home or business throughout London

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.

Electricians find Unexploded WW2 Bomb

Posted on Friday, November 26th, 2010

Electricians who were working in a loft in Coventry a few weeks ago found an unexploded World War II bomb.
The electricians found the suspected Pipe bomb whilst rewiring loft in Balsall Common which they believe may have been owned by an old war veteran. Concerned that the bomb was still unexploded after 50 or 60 years the electricians called the police who quickly got bomb disposal experts to the scene.

Bombs were dropped in the UK during the Second World War but most unexploded bombs were found and de activated or exploded in a safe and controlled environment shortly after the war. It is very unusual to find an unexploded bomb so long after the war.

A spokesman said… “They x-rayed the cylindrical shell, which was about 10 inches (25cm) and confirmed it was a live incendiary device,” The device was found packed inside a secure, explosive-resistant box, police said.

The experts and the police removed the bomb and took it out of the way to a field where they could carry out a controlled explosion.

My story is very banal. Problems at work, boredom at home… I had some kind of depression. People had ““, while I was а down in the dumps. I was fed up. I met my friends after work. We went for beers.

Sgt Tony Hanlon said: “One of our Pcs is a former Army man so he went into the loft to look over the find… he suspected it was an explosive of some sort.

“We believe a former war veteran used to live in the house so may have been holding on to it as some sort of keepsake.
“However, as mementoes go, it was a pretty hazardous one!”

As far as jobs go the electricians found this was the most dangerous job they have had to do although makes for a good story down the pub.

It just goes to show an electrician’s work can be pretty exciting at times!

RCD (Residual Circuit Breaker) definition

Posted on Monday, August 16th, 2010

The acronym RCD stands for Residual Circuit Breaker. An RCD is basically a safety device used to immediately cut off the electricity supply in the event of a “leak”. A leak is when the electricity supply is “to Earth” and can be harmful to someone using electrical equipment. The RCD constantly monitors the amount of current flowing through it, and will cut off or “trip” the circuit if a leak is detected to prevent an electric shock / electrocution.

As well as being a safety device to prevent the chance of electrical shock, an RCD can also reduce the chance of electrical fires. Many electrical fires are caused as a result of leakage from bad wiring, and an RCD can detect even very low current level leakages to earth. A fire can be caused by a low level leakage, but if detected the system will trip out the circuit and prevent a possible incident.

Our London Electricians will test the RCD as part of a periodic test inspection, and will check the tripping times and mA settings.

Quick, efficient and well priced!

Posted on Friday, July 30th, 2010

Here is a recent testimonial from a regular customer (L Mikulin). The customer initially used LED (London Electricians Direct) (LED) to do a complete electrical rewire of his new home, and has since used our services for some smaller electrical jobs.

We used LED (London Electricians Direct) (LED) to completely rewire our home when we first moved in. The engineers worked very quickly and efficiently, and were very reasonably priced. Since then, we have used them again for some other smaller jobs. They seemed just as happy to do these small electrical tasks as they were with the bigger job we had initially. In short, I would definitely use them again. They are nice guys, and I would recommend them for any electrical services you need.

L Mikulin (London, W4 post code area)

There will be more customer testimonials to follow shortly in this section of the website. For more information about any of our electrical services, you can contact us and speak directly with one of our trained members of staff.