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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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Case study: Calvin Klein, Grand Arcade, Cambridge

Background The Calvin Klein brand is known the world over for its ‘iconic fashion reimagined’ designs. Always on trend with a crisp, modern twist, the American fashion house was established by designer Calvin Klein and childhood friend Barry K Schwartz in 1968. Calvin Klein created the designer jeans craze of the 1970s and transformed the […]

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Case Study: Bobbi Brown Pro Studio, Soho

Background The Bobbi Brown make-up, fragrance and skincare brand is one of the best known in the world. Founded in 1991 by make-up artist Bobbi Brown, it was acquired by Estée Lauder in 1995, with Bobbi retaining creative control. She left the company last year but the brand is still going strong, with products sold […]

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Case Study: The Three Lions, Wembley Stadium

Background The Three Lions is the first ever pub inside Wembley Stadium. It’s also the longest bar in England! Aimed at members only, the bar provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere in which to relax and enjoy the build-up to a game, or celebrate afterwards. Project DRF was appointed to carry out a full re-fit […]

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