Electrical Services’ Category

Smoke Detectors

Posted on: October 22nd, 2013 by Abigail Andrews No Comments

Smoke Detectors The installation of mains smoke detectors is now a regulation in new builds, rewires and whenever the Building Inspector demands them during alteration works on existing dwellings/buildings and it cannot be stressed enough that they are life savers. Every household should have them. There are several types of smoke detector. the most simple […]

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Extractor Fans

Posted on: October 16th, 2013 by Abigail Andrews No Comments

Extractor Fans Extractor fans are usually used for three distinctive purposes in the domestic situation: To remove moisture To remove unwanted smells To remove steam in kitchens Domestic extractor fans come in a variety of sizes and designs, usually from 100mm diameter to 150mm, depending on the size of room. The bigger the fan, the […]

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Bathroom Electrics

Posted on: October 16th, 2013 by Abigail Andrews No Comments

Bathroom Electrics Bathroom Zones The regulations regarding where electrical components can be fitted in bathrooms and rooms containing showers have changed dramatically in recent years. Most people are not aware of the potential dangers that can exist. The picture on the left shows a boy aiming a showerhead at an extractor fan – the sort […]

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Earthing

Posted on: October 16th, 2013 by Abigail Andrews No Comments

Earthing What is Earthing? In an electrical installation there is (or rather, should be) a Main Earth, Main Equipotential Bonding and Supplementary Equipotential Bonding. The idea is to protect all the pipework and metalwork in the house, so that in the event of a fault occurring, the fuse/MCB will disconnect within the regulated time (usually […]

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Portable Appliance Testing

Posted on: October 14th, 2013 by Abigail Andrews No Comments

Portable Appliance Testing Electrical Design and Development now have an affiliation with a dedicated Portable Appliance Testing company to offer a very competitive service. Portable Appliance Testing ( PAT ) PAT testing is necessary to ensure that appliances have not deteriated electrically over time and during use. Insulation can break down and in Class 1 […]

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Garden Lighting

Posted on: October 14th, 2013 by Abigail Andrews No Comments

Garden Lighting Lighting can dramatically bring your garden to life – for those summer Barbeques or long winter nights. For security, you may just wish the peace of mind that extra lighting brings. There are three types of lighting: SOLAR POWERED These are basically photocells that store the sun’s energy during the day and release […]

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Security Lighting

Posted on: October 14th, 2013 by Abigail Andrews No Comments

Security Lighting There are three different types of security lighting available: Manually switched systems speak for themselves – you just turn the lights on and off as you wish. Dusk to dawn sensors contain a photocell that monitors the light levels. Street lights have these fitted to the top. The problem with this type of […]

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Full and Partial Rewires

Posted on: October 14th, 2013 by Abigail Andrews No Comments

Extra Sockets and Rewires Here at E.D.D we can carry out any kind of works you may require, from the addition of an extra socket or lighting point right through to a complete re wire of your property. Nothing is a problem. Browse our list, I’m sure you’ll find what you are looking for and […]

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Electrical installation condition reports

Posted on: October 14th, 2013 by Abigail Andrews No Comments

Electrical Installation Condition Reports Are you selling your home? About to let your property? Do you have a duty of care to your employees? Concerned about the condition of your electrical wiring or are you curious to know how your electrical installation compares to the current electrical regulations, then read on. A periodic test and […]

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Fuseboard Upgrades

Posted on: October 14th, 2013 by Abigail Andrews No Comments

Fuseboard Upgrades A 17th Edition fuseboard/consumer unit provides far greater protection and is much easier to use. In addition, it is also capable of picking up earth leakage and faults that will alert you to problems that an older design would not. For instance, if you are using a faulty iron the RCD (residual current […]

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