Do you have enough plug sockets?

This is one of the most common issues I find in homes in and around Yateley. Not having enough sockets can be a nuisance. Not only can it be frustrating, not having enough sockets or having sockets in the wrong places can be a safety hazard too. The more wall sockets you have in your home the less you will need an extension cable or adapter.

When having electrical work carried out in your home you should speak with your Electrician to discuss the positioning of your sockets and the options to install extra ones.

However, many portable electrical items like lamps and radios are sometimes supplied with short cables. Therefore sometimes it is unavoidable not to have to use an extension lead. So if you must use one be beware of the following dangers:

How to Fit a New Consumer Unit / Fuse Board in Yateley, Hampshire

Now, moving on to the replacement of the consumer unit.  My choice as always is to use MK as they have always proven reliable and top quality.  I also recommend RCBO's as these provide the ultimate protection and discretion by way of each circuit being individually RCD and overcurrent protected and not taking out other circuits during faults.

Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) in Yateley Requiring Further Investigation - Continued.....

I had now located the fault and the 0.00 reading I had was just as I had predicted, right above my head!  I removed the unprotected connector blocks and found enough cable to pull through and terminate in the board.  

Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) in Yateley Requiring Further Investigation

Recently I tested a property, it was a 3 story townhouse built in 1995 located in Yateley, Hampshire. The previous owners had the home under offer and approached me when they were asked to provide an electrical certificate.  

 

Electrical Classification Codes for an EICR Electrical Report

When having an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) carried out, you will be presented with a report at the end. A part of this report may indicate some classification codes and recommendations for further investigation. There are 3 electrical classification codes that you may be looking at and wondering what it all means:

Code C1 ‘Danger present’. Risk of injury. Immediate remedial action required.

New Electrical Safety Campaign from NICEIC

Today (May 24 2018) the NICEIC (NICEIC stands for the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting.) have launched a new campaign encouraging homeowners to stop DIY electrics and call in a professional electrician. 

As an electrician in Yateley, Hampshire, I fully support this new campaign. Over the years I, like many other electricians do, have come across many dangerous electrical installations carried out by unqualifed people leaving homeowners and their families at risk of fire or electric shock. To help support this important campaign I have posted the press release below:

Electrician in Basingstoke

When you need an Electrician in Basingstoke

Hi, I'm Lee, your local electrician in Basingstoke, Hampshire. You can be assured of a service from me that you will not find anywhere else. No job is too small....or too big. From an extra socket to a full house rewire you can trust me to get the job done without the fuss and trimmings.

Smoke & Fire Alarm Services

A professionally installed smoke alarm will save your life. Are you confident that your existing smoke or fire alarm system is adequate for your safety?  I am a professionally trained installer so you can be assured that each and every system we install is carried out to strict regulations, and manufacturers specifications.

Can you rely on just one battery operated smoke alarm to save your life?

There are two recognised types of smoke or fire alarm systems:

Simple Electrical Safety checks you can carry out yourself

Did you know that millions of people expose themselves and their families to potentially fatal electrical accidents in the home by making simple mistakes. This can be down to a lack of knowledge about the dangers of electricity.

It is important to make sure that the electrical installation in your home in Hampshire is well maintained, for that we recommend that you use a qualified local registered electrician in Hampshire to check that it is safe.

Saying that, there are a number of simple, visual electrical checks that you can carry out yourself for free:

Lighting Design and Installation Advice

Lighting in any home or small business matters.  Whatever your reason for upgrading lighting it needs to serve one main purpose and that is to save you money.

How many electricians have you had in your home who have suggested ways in which you can save money?  LED lighting has hit the lighting world with a massive bang in the last few of years knocking sideways any other lighting solution both in terms of looks, cost and product lifetime.

LED lighting packs a punch