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What Is Involved In Fixed Wire Testing?

Posted by Paul Tuson on June 7th , 2022

When it comes to electricity, you can’t play it too safe. Under the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, employers have a legal duty to ensure that the electrical installations on their premises are safe, to minimise the risk of a serious or fatal accident. A fundamental part of this duty of care is to ensure that electrical safety testing is conducted regularly to comply with Health and Safety Executive (HSE) requirements for robust levels of inspection and reporting, particularly in buildings that are open to the public.

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Topics: Electrical Contractor

What Are Commercial Heat Pumps?

Posted by Paul Tuson on May 24th , 2022


Heat pumps are two-step, renewable heat exchangers, used to channel heat from the air or ground into a building heating system. The trajectory of UK heating systems over the next 10 years will be a gradual transition away from gas-powered boilers to more sustainable power sources for both businesses and homes, and heat pumps have a crucial role to play in this. 

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Topics: News

Ground Source Vs. Air Source Heat Pumps – What Are The Main Differences?

Posted by Paul Tuson on May 10th , 2022


Heat pumps are a fantastic way to cheaply power your building’s heating system by harnessing the earth's natural outdoor warmth, ending or reducing your dependence on gas-powered boilers. Using a renewable sink to collect renewable heat and usefully distribute it inside the building (via a powered, liquid evaporator-condenser loop and central heating system) is a more efficient, eco-friendly, and economical alternative to relying on expensive oil and gas boilers.

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All You Need To Know About Halogen Lights

Posted by Paul Tuson on May 3rd , 2022


Halogen lights are small-scale, high-lumen lightbulbs that use inert, neutral gasses (i.e. halogens) around a tungsten filament to provide illumination. Halogen shielding increases the lamp's brightness, efficiency, and lifespan. Commercially available since 1959, halogen bulbs are today used wherever crisp, clear, intense lighting is needed, and form part of the lighting architecture in many public and commercial buildings.

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Topics: LED Lighting

Renewable Energy – 26 KWp Solar and 36kWh Storage

Posted by Paul Tuson on March 23rd , 2022

Ravenswell Farm Stables

This property is the training yard of leading National Hunt Trainer, Fergal O’Brien. It consists of 8 accommodation units
for staff who live on site 24/7, 80 boxes, office facilities, and state of the art horse walker, along with all the associated
washing and drying capabilities needed to run a modern racehorse training yard.

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The £5,000 Boiler Upgrade Scheme – Is It Worth It?

Posted by Paul Tuson on January 5th , 2022

With a £3.9bn fund to reduce the carbon footprint of UK buildings, it’s no surprise that a large portion is being channelled into boiler upgrade incentives. One carrot that is being dangled in front of businesses and homeowners is a £5,000 grant, but what is it, and is it worth it?

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Topics: Building Maintenance

Will The New Halogen Ban Lead To A Brighter Future?

Posted by Paul Tuson on October 28th , 2021

It’s a legislative move that has gone largely unnoticed in the aftermath of more dramatic events, but as of October 1st 2021, the iconic halogen MR16 lightbulb has dimmed its glow for the last time. What does this mean for property developers and facilities managers, and will the alternatives impact on project costs? Here’s what you need to know!

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Topics: LED Lighting

Glossary Of LED Lighting Terms: Everything You Need To Know

Posted by Paul Tuson on September 7th , 2021


With so much new technology in the lighting sector, we thought a small glossary of LED lighting terms might help when choosing which LED lamps might best suit your needs. The following is a list of general lighting terms and LED-specific terms.

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Topics: LED Lighting

Should You Repair Or Replace A Faulty EV Charging Station?

Posted by Paul Tuson on September 6th , 2021

Most electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are extremely reliable but, like all types of electrical equipment, they can develop faults. Whether you have a single charging point or you're a business owner with multiple charging stations, it can be difficult to know what to do when something goes wrong. What's the best course of action to take?

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Topics: Electric Vehicles

A Guide To The UK Emergency Lighting Regulations

Posted by Paul Tuson on September 3rd , 2021

Emergency lighting regulations are an important element of keeping employees and the public safe. The main reason for emergency lighting is escape in the event of a fire, although emergency lights also help with navigation during a power outage. There has seen some important updates to the existing BS 5266-1 regulations. Here’s a quick guide.

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Topics: LED Lighting

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