LED Tape Strip Lights

LED Tape Strip Lights

LED strip lights provide an effective way of illuminating shelves, pelmets, plinths, signs, and even cars, boats and more. The common craze is to install LED tapes as under cupboard lights in kitchens. As well as looking good they are low voltage and are safe to touch...
What Part P work is Notifiable

What Part P work is Notifiable

Part P work in your home is usually notifiable to the Council. 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...
Segregation of Emergency Circuits

Segregation of Emergency Circuits

Fire Alarm and Emergency Lighting Circuits It is a requirement of BS 7671 that fire alarm and emergency lighting circuits are segregated from all other cables and from each other in accordance with their respective British Standards, BS 5839 and BS 5266 (Regulation...
The origin of a supply

The origin of a supply

Regulation 421.1.201 was introduced because fire investigators reported a trend of fires involving consumer units having a moulded thermoplastic enclosure. The cause was found to be due to poor electrical connections due to poor workmanship or lack of maintenance and...
What are Minor Works

What are Minor Works

This post explains what falls under the term ‘minor works’ and refers in depth to the wiring regulations as a reference and reminder for electricians. In simple terms, notifiable work such as fitting a new consumer unit requires a certificate from your...