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Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing): Safety and Compliance

Regular checking, testing and maintenance of electrical appliances and equipment within your business environment is vital to keeping your people safe and your company compliant. PAT testing (Portable Appliance Testing) is a key part of this. Since September 2020, PAT testing encompasses the inspection and testing of all electrical appliances and equipment, not just portable […]

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What is commercial electrical work?

Electrical work can be undertaken in many types of residential and commercial properties. If you are looking to hire an electrician, it’s essential that you use a professional who is suitably qualified, experienced and competent in carrying out the specific task required. Many electricians focus solely on domestic properties while others specialise in commercial electrical […]

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Retail lighting: How important is it?

Retail lighting is an important part of our shop fit-out services as it is an integral component of the design and aesthetic of a retail store. The way a store is lit can have a major impact on everything from customer engagement to staff morale. It’s even been shown that effective lighting can actually boost […]

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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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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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