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18th Edition changes for 2022

The 18th Edition is an important resource for all professional electricians and is the more common name for the IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology) wiring regulations. It is an essential source of reference and information designed to ensure that all electrical installations are safe and functioning properly. Setting out the British standard for the […]

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Commercial rainwater harvesting for businesses

Rainwater harvesting systems are a growing area of work for DRF Electrical as more and more businesses look to improve their environmental credentials. Here we take a look at what commercial rainwater harvesting is and how it can benefit organisations. What is rainwater harvesting? Rainwater harvesting is the capturing, storage, filtering and re-use of rainwater. […]

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What to do if there’s a power cut at work

A power cut at work can cause anything from a minor inconvenience to a massive disruption. This loss of an electrical supply can even bring everything to a standstill as computers, phones and machinery stop working. And, with recent warnings from the National Grid that the energy crisis could lead to more power outages this […]

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Commercial electricians in the retail sector

As commercial electricians in the retail sector, one of our main areas of work is the shop fit-out. Our retail sector clients include developers, architects and companies looking for an electrical contractor to provide shop-fitting services for refurbishment and new store projects. We work closely with our clients to design and install electrical systems that […]

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The energy crisis and its effect on construction

The current energy crisis is yet another blow to the electrical sector and the wider construction industry. Even though wholesale gas prices have been rising steadily since the start of the year – an increase of 250 per cent – they have rocketed in recent months, rising 70 per cent since August. Following on the […]

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Impact of Covid-19 and Brexit on the construction sector

As electrical contractors working across the UK, we’ve experienced at first hand the impact of Covid-19 and Brexit on the construction sector. Recent reports indicate that the construction industry is now booming, which is fantastic news following a great deal of uncertainty and stress over the past five years, particularly the most recent 18 months. […]

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Electric vehicle charging points: What you need to know

A boom in electric vehicle (EV) charging points across the UK is being predicted over the next two years as the country moves towards the more widespread use of electric vehicles. The purchase of electric vehicles continues to increase as the Government target of banning sales of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030 approaches. […]

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Why you should use an NICEIC contractor

The National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contractors (NICEIC) assesses and certifies contractors working in the construction sector, including electricians. Their aim is to maintain high standards of safety and competence within the industry, giving their approved contractors greater credibility and recognition while offering consumers reassurance that the contractor they are using meets high standards […]

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Electrical compliance for commercial and industrial premises

Electrical compliance for commercial and industrial premises covers a range of inspections and testing to demonstrate that electrical installations, circuits, equipment and appliances meet legal safety standards. It ensures that premises remain risk-free for staff and customers, and failure to comply can not only put people in danger but can also land those responsible with […]

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Shop fit-out electrical services

As commercial electrical contractors, here at DRF Electrical we work on an array of projects in the retail sector. With the re-opening of retail premises earlier this month, our shop fit-out electrical services have been in demand across the UK. Over the past year, we have worked on projects for major brands including Tommy Hilfiger, […]

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