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The WEEE Directive and How Dexreco are Tackling This

Submitted by gazza on Tue, 07/23/2013 - 00:00

The WEEE Directive, Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment, is a piece of EU legislation which became European law in February 2003 and was introduced to UK law in 2007. The law makes both producers and importers of electronic goods responsible for the recycling of their products and covers the entire European Union. The WEEE Directive aims to reduce the amount of electronic waste (e-waste) from domestic and commercial sources which end up in landfill sites.

How to protect yourself from counterfeit cable and electrical products

Submitted by gazza on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 00:00

Almost everyone who works in the electrical industry will be aware of counterfeit cable which has seen sub standard cable finding it's way into electrical wholesalers and contractors have unwittingly purchased it. Counterfeit cable made an even larger appearance following the huge price increases in copper. In counterfeit cable, the copper is replaced with undersized conductors or very poor quality copper which when in use can lead to fire. The cable sheaf itself is poor quality often cracking and breaking up soon after install.

Bright prospects for Dextra luminaire ranges in business centre development

Submitted by gazza on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 00:00

An Aberdeen-based business centre has undergone an impressive £125,000 refurbishment, with workers benefiting from brighter working environments. Prospect Park Business Centre, currently under development, is home to four individual office sites for oil-based companies which include Blue Sky and Bibby Offshore, that offer services to both the oil and gas industry.
A number of luminaires were installed during the project, with products utilised from the Discalo, Amenity and Solution ranges.

What is a Professional Electrician?

Submitted by gazza on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 00:00

What is a Professional Electrician? Great question, this is something that is debated heavily within the Electrical Industry, especially amongst Electricians themselves. Over the years My Local Electrician have posted a number of articles and blogs on the subject. Today I have found an awesome blog post from Fulcher Edwards Electrical Services.
Their blog post covers many important things to look out for when home owners are in need of a Professional Electrician. For example:
How easy it is to get in touch
Time keeping and turning up for estimates and quotes

Dextra Lighting Gives Gym-goers a Brighter Workout

Submitted by gazza on Fri, 07/05/2013 - 00:00

Tollcross Technogym based in Glasgow is set to be home to next year’s Commonwealth Games, and has been supplied with a number of light fittings as part of a significant £12,000 refurbishment scheme. The upgrade to facilities forms a scheme from City Building, a programme of improvements encouraged by Glasgow City Council’s management team.

Where Is The Register of 3rd Party Certifiers?

Submitted by gazza on Fri, 06/28/2013 - 00:00

Following the revised Part P document issued in April, it is now possible to certify notifiable work using a registered third party as an alternative to using building control. However it remains unclear as to where the 3rd party 'register' is, so whilst the new changes were implemented on the 6th April 2013, it seems that there is no register of installers and electricians who are willing to sign off another persons electrical work.

5 Ways YourTradeBase Can Help With Electricians’ Invoicing

Submitted by gazza on Tue, 06/25/2013 - 00:00

Want to make invoicing simple? Then YourTradeBase is the right place to be! Electricians’ invoicing is hard at the best of times; remembering what needs to be included, dragging out receipts crumpled at the bottom of pockets. Invoices seem never ending when you start them, and you’re constantly fighting with Word trying to space out your invoice properly.
So how does YourTradeBase help with creating electricians’ invoicing?

Inexpensive Three-Phase Power

Submitted by gazza on Mon, 06/24/2013 - 00:00

A phase converter changes single-phase power to three-phase or vice versa. In today's world, most, if not all, home appliances operate on single phase power. Units that operate on 240 volts in residential settings, such as clothes dryers and stoves, use single-phase power because three-phase power is not cost-effective on small, residential electric motors.

Lighting to shout about in forest gate library

Submitted by gazza on Fri, 06/21/2013 - 00:00

A state-of-the-art community library based at a Newham can now offer the public brighter, modern environments to enjoy numerous activities. Dextra Lighting have put its stamp on the refurbishment project of the former post office site, now home to Forest Gate Library which has undergone the latest phase of a £20m upgrade.
The modern multi-purpose facility is a revamped community hub where members of the public can gain access to a wide range of library and council services, including free internet access, a family events programme and family friendly children’s area.

6 Ways To Beat Piles of Paperwork!

Submitted by gazza on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 00:00

Paperwork is a headache for all electricians. It's time consuming and confusing. Even if you're old hat at it, the thought of coming home to do a pile of paperwork at the end of a long day on the tools is not appealing.
Quotes, invoices, estimates, receipts, and the dreaded self assessment tax return that sends you scrabbling to find that one piece of paper that will decide if you get a fine or not. The list seems never ending.

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