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ELECTRICAL SERVICES AND PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
 
 
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ELECTRICAL SERVICES
Electrical services provided
 
 
PART P
Government legislation
 
 
PORTABLE APPLIANCE TESTING
Legally required testing for portable equipment
 
 
PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
Keep it looking good
 
 
PLUMBING SERVICES
Replacement and repairs
 
 
GENERAL DIY
All those little jobs that never get done
 
 
FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS
Solutions for residential fire protection
 
 
LANDLORDS PAGE
Information for Landlords
 
 
FIRE RATED DOORS
Hotel, B&B, MO Dwellings you may be able to upgrade existing doors to required fire safety level
 
 
The 17th EDITION ELECTRICAL REGULATIONS
WHAT WILL EFFECT YOU ONCE THE 17TH EDITION BECOMES LIVE
 
 

LANDLORDS PAGE

FIRE AND FUMES

SMOKE ALARMS

Stand alone smoke alarms mains powered with battery back-up.

CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS
Often called the silent killer.

You can't see it you can't hear it.

We can provide standalone units or interconnected units that form part of a comprehensive protection system for the whole dwelling.

Ignorance is no excuse according to the Law so here are some helpful tips for Landlords.

Electrical Inspections are advisable every 12Mths and can be limited to visual inspections, to ensure the electrical system in the property is safe to the current regulations it would be advisable to have a completed electrical check done every 5 years in a Let property.

Next year the 17th Edition of the Electrical Regulations will come into use.
In it there are some new regulations, it appears that every dwelling will be expectd to have RCD protection on socket all outlets, that means all properties will require RCD protection, even if " but I'm on the 6th floor and have no garden ", this is for protection of life not just to reduce risk when cutting the grass with an electric mower

BATHROOMS

Bathroom lights.....If downlighters are used they must be splash proof (minimum IPX4) and either fire rated or have an intumescent hood in the ceiling void (fire protection).
IP is the Index of protection the next numbers and letters give the amount of protection from water and dust.

All extractor units should be of Low voltage type in the Bath or Shower room.

If a standard light is used it is easier to use an enclosed unit to IPX4 minimum.

Explains Index of Protection codes

An Electric Shower.....
a 40A MCB will protect showers rated upto 8.5Kw
A 50A MCB will protect showers rated upto 10.5Kw

When the new regulations come into force in 2008 all electrical items in a bathroom will need to be protected with An RCD to prevent electric shock

IN GENERAL

All down lighters should be fire rated, or have Intumescent hoods fitted.

When the new regulations come into force in 2008 all outlet sockets will need to be protected with A 30mA RCD as a minimum, RCBO's would reduce nuisance tripping but some older properties will need a new distribution board.

IN THE KITCHEN

ARISTON Under sink water heater

Under sink water heater, useful when you have little water pressure in flats, and also can be temperature regulated for certain domestic and commercial situations

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