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20 02, 2019

RCD Selection and 18th Edition Regulations

2019-02-21T12:42:04+00:00February 20th, 2019|18th Edition|

So, what do the new regulations say about RCDs and how can designers make sure they stay compliant and carry out proper electrical design, installations and assessments? For downloadable guides on the new regulations and information on other key areas of BS7671:2018 visit our 18th Edition Hub. Types of RCD Regulation [...]

12 02, 2019

18th Edition Regulations For Caravan Parks

2019-02-13T13:56:35+00:00February 12th, 2019|18th Edition|

BS7671:2018 was released on the 2nd of July 2018 and came into effect on the 1st of January 2019. There are many significant changes made to regulations that apply to the design, erection and verification of electrical installations in domestic, commercial and residential structures. Section 708 applies to the electrical installations in [...]

6 02, 2019

Click Flow Connectors

2019-02-06T09:23:15+00:00February 6th, 2019|Manufacturer News|

Inventing product solutions that will help electricians carry out installation projects more quickly and efficiently is what drives Scolmore’s new product development programme and the latest additions to the Click Flow Connector range are no exception. The new 20A 3 and 4 Pole Fast Fit Flow Connectors feature push-in, low maintenance [...]

28 01, 2019

Industry Apprenticeships Surge In 2018

2019-01-28T13:28:47+00:00January 28th, 2019|Industry News|

The Electrical Distributor's Association (EDA) has reported on a 32% increase in industry apprenticeships in 2018 with overall interest in apprenticeships increasing by a further 27% for the year. The EDA supported 450 apprenticeships in 2018 (341 in 2017) and received a total of 782 enquiries between January and November. There [...]

9 01, 2019

Product Information Management Systems: What are they?

2019-01-09T14:36:09+00:00January 9th, 2019|Industry News|

In November, our Digital Integration Manager, Kieran Johnson, and IT Manager, Benjamin Cox, both attended a roundtable event at the Electrical Distributors' Association (EDA) head offices in London to discuss with affiliate EDA members Product Information Management systems for the electrical wholesale industry. ETIM-UK is an initiative of the EDA designed [...]

4 01, 2019

Available Now! Aico’s Multi-Sensor Heat and CO Alarm

2019-01-07T13:26:43+00:00January 4th, 2019|Manufacturer News|

The new Ei3028 Heat and CO Alarm from Aico is the first mains powered multi-sensor Heat and CO alarm to enter the UK fire safety market. It provides an effective solution to the protection of a kitchen and garage with just a single alarm from the threat of fire and Carbon [...]

24 12, 2018

Win Your Weight In Beer Winners!

2018-12-24T11:19:53+00:00December 24th, 2018|LEW News|

Congratulations to our Win Your Weight In Beer competition winners! Thank you to everyone who got involved! The winners at each branch were: Doncaster - JDM Electrical Contractors Ltd Gainsborough - Trent Valley Electrical Services Grimsby - Coldstar Electrical Hull - Sargents Electrical Services Ltd Mansfield - Acumen Projects Ltd Wakefield - [...]

11 12, 2018

Download Hager’s Residential Distribution Catalogue

2018-12-20T16:41:18+00:00December 11th, 2018|Manufacturer News|

Hager's new Residential Distribution Catalogue provides electrical contractors with the key information on the 18th Edition regulations, helping them make the right choices on their next 18th Edition installation. gdgsgdg Their latest Residential Distribution Catalogue covers in-depth the changes made to RCD Selection, Surge Protection, Overload Protection and Arc Fault [...]

4 12, 2018

Innovative Emergency Lighting from ESP

2018-12-04T13:47:14+00:00December 4th, 2018|Manufacturer News|

The latest addition to ESP's Duceri range of emergency lighting is a cleverly designed mini LED Bulkhead that features a hinged lid to allow for quick and easy installation. Designed in-house by the ESP product development team, the new 3w LED Hinged Bulkhead boasts a sleek and compact design and also [...]