british companies

british companies

The scaremongering during Brexit painted a poor survival rate for British companies, but the truth has always been that Made in Britain is a global brand and British business abroad is not held together with EU sticky tape but functions better unfettered. A brief overview of some classic UK brands.

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Brexit: rules and immigration

Brexit: rules and immigration

The Prime Minister has never had any backing in her brexit negotiations and with another vote coming in 48 hours she will surely be defeated again with a decision to extend Article 50 so that a deal can be struck – But the EU is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

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The thrill of Taipei

The thrill of Taipei

Taiwan is a small island nation 180km east of China with modern cities, traditional Chinese temples, hot springs resorts and dramatic mountainous terrain. This post takes a snapshot view at the capital Taipai City.

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LED Tape Strip Lights

LED Tape Strip Lights

There’s a huge range of LED strip light and tape; splash-proof, waterproof and colour-changing options. They are easy to install and energy efficient. Also known as LED tape or ribbon, once installed the whole strip works as one continuous light.

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What Part P work is Notifiable

What Part P work is Notifiable

Part P applies standards for the safe installation of electrical systems in residential buildings and makes it a legal requirement that: ‘Reasonable provision shall be made in the design and installation of electrical installations in order to protect persons.’

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Segregation of Emergency Circuits

Segregation of Emergency Circuits

A UPS system is usually ‘optional’ wiring whereas fire and EM lighting are a ‘legal’ requirement and need to be dedicated entirely for that purpose. If sharing containment then they must be segregated. Wiring for ‘legally’ required standby loads are permitted in the same run or enclosure with other general wiring (701.10).

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The origin of a supply

The origin of a supply

A trend in fires caused by moulded thermoplastic consumer units has led to regulatory amendment to address the danger. This article discusses the technical aspect of source of installation enclosures.

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What are Minor Works

What are Minor Works

In simple terms, notifiable work such as fitting a new consumer unit requires a certificate from your electrician and a certificate from building control whereas work that is not notifiable to building control, is recorded on a minor works certificate.

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The Coupe Breast

The Coupe Breast

The humble Champagne saucer is a type of glassware known as a coupe. It’s shape has been likened to the breasts of several women of fame, including most recently, a casting of Kate Moss’s left breast. The glass has come to befit banquets, cocktail events and was the Champagne partner until the flute usurped it.

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british companies

british companies

The scaremongering during Brexit painted a poor survival rate for British companies, but the truth has always been that Made in Britain is a global brand and British business abroad is not held together with EU sticky tape but functions better unfettered. A brief overview of some classic UK brands.

read more
Brexit: rules and immigration

Brexit: rules and immigration

The Prime Minister has never had any backing in her brexit negotiations and with another vote coming in 48 hours she will surely be defeated again with a decision to extend Article 50 so that a deal can be struck – But the EU is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

read more
The thrill of Taipei

The thrill of Taipei

Taiwan is a small island nation 180km east of China with modern cities, traditional Chinese temples, hot springs resorts and dramatic mountainous terrain. This post takes a snapshot view at the capital Taipai City.

read more
LED Tape Strip Lights

LED Tape Strip Lights

There’s a huge range of LED strip light and tape; splash-proof, waterproof and colour-changing options. They are easy to install and energy efficient. Also known as LED tape or ribbon, once installed the whole strip works as one continuous light.

read more
What Part P work is Notifiable

What Part P work is Notifiable

Part P applies standards for the safe installation of electrical systems in residential buildings and makes it a legal requirement that: ‘Reasonable provision shall be made in the design and installation of electrical installations in order to protect persons.’

read more
Segregation of Emergency Circuits

Segregation of Emergency Circuits

A UPS system is usually ‘optional’ wiring whereas fire and EM lighting are a ‘legal’ requirement and need to be dedicated entirely for that purpose. If sharing containment then they must be segregated. Wiring for ‘legally’ required standby loads are permitted in the same run or enclosure with other general wiring (701.10).

read more
The origin of a supply

The origin of a supply

A trend in fires caused by moulded thermoplastic consumer units has led to regulatory amendment to address the danger. This article discusses the technical aspect of source of installation enclosures.

read more
What are Minor Works

What are Minor Works

In simple terms, notifiable work such as fitting a new consumer unit requires a certificate from your electrician and a certificate from building control whereas work that is not notifiable to building control, is recorded on a minor works certificate.

read more
The Coupe Breast

The Coupe Breast

The humble Champagne saucer is a type of glassware known as a coupe. It’s shape has been likened to the breasts of several women of fame, including most recently, a casting of Kate Moss’s left breast. The glass has come to befit banquets, cocktail events and was the Champagne partner until the flute usurped it.

read more