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Electric vehicle charging points on the increase

The use of electric and hybrid vehicles is gaining in popularity as more and more people aim to cut their CO2 emissions and reduce their carbon footprint. Figures show a huge rise in registrations of electric vehicles in the UK, from 3,500 in 2013 to more than 227,000 by the end of August 2019. This […]

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What you need to know about surge protection devices (SPDs)

Surge protection devices (SPDs) help to prevent excess voltage from damaging electronic devices, equipment or systems during a short surge of electricity known as a transient over-voltage. Transient over-voltages are electrical surges or spikes of sometimes several thousand volts which last no more than a millisecond in duration. They can be caused externally by an […]

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Carrying out electrical work in listed buildings

DRF Electrical have carried out a number of projects recently involving electrical work in listed buildings. Because of constraints around such buildings, there are some key considerations to bear in mind when undertaking this kind of work. It can be challenging and more time-consuming but it can also be rewarding and interesting. So what do […]

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How to save electricity in your business

Saving electricity is a good way of making your business more energy and cost efficient, and luckily there are lots of ways of cutting your electrical usage. Here we take a look at what you can do to save electricity in your business. Turn it off! It may sound obvious, but switching off lights and […]

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Recent developments in LED lighting

Today more and more businesses are switching to LEDs as they recognise the benefits this kind of lighting offers such as cost efficiency, energy saving, lower maintenance and better-quality lighting. With LED technology constantly evolving, here are just some of the latest developments in LED lights that are revolutionising commercial lighting. Smart lighting The rise […]

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Six signs your commercial lighting needs an LED upgrade

Is your lighting not serving its purpose but you are in the dark about what the solution is? LEDs have a range of benefits over traditional lighting such as fluorescent or incandescent bulbs. Here we look at the signs your commercial lighting needs an LED upgrade. 1. High electricity bills Inefficient lighting systems in commercial […]

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New year, new electrical project: How DRF can help

If you have a new electrical project coming up in 2019, DRF is highly experienced in commercial electrical work and is able to assist in a variety of ways. From fully compliant upgrades and repairs to new installations and innovative design, we provide a range of high quality and cost-effective electrical services to organisations in […]

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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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