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Security lighting at commercial sites

Security lighting at commercial sites is important at all times of the year but never more so than during winter, when the days are shorter and it’s darker for longer. This is when your commercial premises are more vulnerable to vandalism, break-ins and theft, when people can enter under cover of darkness and are less […]

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Electrical installations in the leisure industry

When it comes to electrical installations, the leisure industry presents its own individual challenges. Not only is it client service-focused, it can involve being ‘open all hours’. With our experience over the years in supplying the leisure industry with electrical solutions, here at DRF we have identified a unique set of requirements for the task. […]

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Safety checks on commercial electrical installations: What you need to know

All commercial electrical installations should be subject to regular inspection and testing to comply with current regulations. Electrical installations of any kind inevitably deteriorate with age and use. They should therefore be inspected and tested at regular intervals to check whether they are in a satisfactory condition for continued use. These safety checks are commonly […]

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How to find the right commercial electrician for your project

When it comes to hiring the right commercial electrician to carry out work at your business premises, there are a number of important factors to consider which will ensure that the work is carried out as smoothly as possible. Here we offer some tips to help you find the right commercial electrician for your project. […]

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2021 vision report for the electrical contracting industry: A review

A major study looking at the future of the electrical contracting industry up to 2021 makes for some interesting reading. Published by industry leaders NICEIC and the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), the report entitled 2021 Vision made key predictions and aimed to provide strategic foundations to help electrical contractors plan for a secure and profitable […]

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What you need to know about arc fault detection devices (AFDDs)

Electrical fires account for around half of all fires in the UK, with nearly 20% caused by electrical distribution in the wiring, cabling and plugs, according to the charity Electrical Safety First. Often the reason for an electrical fire is a fault causing an arc within cables and connections. Although using circuit breakers, fuses and […]

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BS 7671 – IET Electrical Regulations: The key changes

The 18th edition of the BS7671 IET Wiring Regulations is due to be published on July 2 this year and will come into force on January 1, 2019. The regulations outline UK compliance requirements for wiring in new and amended electrical installations. Any installations designed after December 31 this year will need to comply with […]

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CPR for cables: A reminder of the changes

Changes to the CPR for cables (Construction Products Regulation) which came into effect on 1st July last year placed compulsory requirements on any copper or fibre optic cables installed permanently in buildings within the European Economic Area (EEA), including the UK. The regulation changes set a standard for how cables react during a fire. The […]

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Lot 20 of the Ecodesign Directive: Impact on the electrical heating sector

Energy efficiency has been an increasing focus across the world in recent years. In the UK there has been a raft of new regulations both from the Government and the European Union aimed at improving the energy efficiency of products, as well as promoting innovation and competition in the marketplace. One such set of rules […]

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Case Study: Colette, Westfield Stratford City

Background Australian accessory brand Colette was launched by Colette Hayman to help women stay on trend with ease, confidence and no limitations. Its affordably-priced range of handbags, purses and other fashion accessories are styled on the latest catwalk looks, with new ranges introduced every week. Founded in Sydney in 2010, the company now has more […]

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