Fast Facts - understanding the basics…

Working in an electrical environment has become second nature to me but I am sure some of the terms and especially the new regulations can be confusing to customers. With than in mind, I have compiled a brief explanation of what some of the industry jargon actually means...
Consumer Unit replacement

What you need to know:
Consumer unit is another name for fuseboard
• Can be changed to comply with new, safer standards
• On completion a Electrical Installation Condition Report is issued
Kitchens and bathrooms

What you need to know:

• Minimise stress with careful planning
• New regulations must be taken into account - discuss prior to commencement
• Wide range of products and fittings available to enhance the installation, ask for details
Inspection and testing

What you need to know:

• Useful service for landlords to ensure property is safe
• Standard procedure in completing a rewire or new build etc.
• An MOT for the electrics in your property, can identify potential risks
Outdoor power and lighting

What you need to know:

• All outside installations undertaken
• Security lighting
• Shed or garage power and lighting
Boilers and heating systems

What you need to know:

• Highly experienced in heating systems
• Hard wired and wireless systems
• Supply and fit service or supply only
Complete home or property rewiring

What you need to know:

• Plan to have your property rewired prior to decorating
• Full or partial rewiring undertaken
• Our aim is to reduce stress by cleaning up and making as little mess as possible as a rewire can be an upheaval
New builds/lofts and extensions

What you need to know:

• Wide experience in working with building firms
• Working to deadlines is standard
• Will go the extra mile to ensure the project is a success, on budget and on time
Portable appliance testing

What you need to know:

• Safety is paramount
• Minimise risk of shock or fire
• An MOT for the appliances in your property
Energy efficient lighting/LEDs

What you need to know:

• The greener alternative
• Long lasting, energy efficient
• Lots of styles to choose from
TV/radio/USB and BT points

What you need to know:

• Keep cables tidy, no mess, no fuss
• Can fit points anywhere in a property
• Wall mounted USB charging points