It’s not really Christmas until the decorations are up, whether that’s a traditional wreath on the door or extravagant Christmas lighting display.
If you’re dreading the thought of venturing into the loft, untangling your lights and getting the step ladder out to scale the house this festive season, we can help!
We understand that you might not have the time, equipment, skills (or patience) to put your Christmas lighting up safely, so why not let one of our fully trained electricians do it for you?
At Allied Electrical, we’ve been explaining the efficiency of LED lights over traditional bulbs to our customers for many years – with LEDs offering lower running costs, a smaller carbon footprint and longer bulb life to name a few.
Now, halogen light bulbs will become a thing of the past – with the final phase of EU energy regulations coming into force on 1st September 2018, a move that banned halogen light bulbs from the sale.
Find out more about the ban, what it means for
The Government has confirmed that an extension to mandatory licensing will come into force from 1st October 2018. Under these new rules, what an HMO (House in Multiple Occupancy) is defined as under the Housing Act 2004 will change; meaning that some electrical obligations for landlords will change.
With the Government confirming there will be no grace period when these changes come into place; it’s important that landlords act now to ensure they are not caught out when the changes come into effect.
Find out more
Plug sockets, plugs, electrical outlets, power outlets, whatever you choose to call them – they are an essential part of any home, providing constant power to lamps, fridges, TVs and other appliances we couldn’t live without.
Unfortunately, with power sockets often in constant use for years on end with no maintenance, they are prone to damage that may be overlooked. Not addressing damage to a plug socket as it develops can result in power failures, electrical fires and expensive remedial work.
In our latest blog post, we take a look at 6
Research carried out by Pletnific in 2017 found that a massive 77% of Brits do not ask to see a tradesman’s professional certificate before letting them carry out work. With figures like these, it’s no surprise that the same study highlighted an overall lack of trust from consumers towards tradesman.
The dangers of using a rogue tradesman are very real, not only can botched jobs cost you hundreds more than initially quoted, but they can also be very dangerous; particularly those carried out by electricians and gas
It will probably surprise you to learn that almost half of fires in domestic properties in the UK are caused by electrical items; anything from simple electric faults to unsafe consumer units or faulty appliances, all can cause a fire.
Fires devastate homes; valuables and possessions are destroyed, families left homeless, people injured or worse. To prevent the worst occurring in your home; here are our top tips for preventing electrical fires in the home.
As a landlord or letting agent, you have a number of safety obligations to meet in regards to your properties’ electrical installations.
Failure to protect your tenants can result in huge fines, invalidated insurance policies and most importantly, an increased risk of harm to your tenants.
Find out more about your responsibilities as a landlord and how to ensure you stay compliant and keep your tenants safe.
From our humble beginnings over 25 years ago, we’ve gone from strength to strength to become the established electrical contractors that we are today – priding ourselves on reliability, honesty and quality. In that time we’ve become a highly recommended electrical contractor in the Bristol area.
At Allied Electrical, we always strive to explain to customers exactly what we’re doing and how we’re doing it, but there is no escaping the jargon you may hear a registered electrician use when carrying out work; it comes as second nature when you’ve been doing it for as long as we have!
With summer well underway you may be planning on doing a bit of gardening or DIY around the house. Whilst these can be enjoyable projects to get stuck into, they both come with dangers that are overlooked all too often.
Find out more about staying safe from electricity this summer including guidance and tips if you are looking to carry out electrical work in your home by yourself.
When did you last check the condition of yours?
Your fusebox, or more accurately your consumer unit, could be thought of in much the same way as the engine in your car. All of your homes lighting, power and heating runs through and relies on the consumer unit for its continued safe operation – yes, even your gas boiler requires electricity in order to work. If the fuse blows then not only will you be sat in dark room with no TV or Internet, but you may also be
In addition to the electric vehicle grants available to help drivers cover up to 35% of the cost of an electric car up to £4,500. The Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) have launched schemes to cover up to 75% of the cost and associated installation costs of electric vehicle charging points in both domestic and business premises.
Find out more about the schemes available and how they benefit electric vehicle owners.
An electrical installation condition report (EICR), or periodic inspection report as they used to be called are often referred to by customers as a Landlord Safety Test or Homebuyers Test.
There are around 11,000 injuries every year in the UK caused by fires in the home – some of which could be preventable with the use of a fire alarm.
LED’s (light emitting diodes) are becoming an increasingly popular option for owners of commercial and industrial properties
The festive season is almost upon us! The wonderful time of year where people all around the world decorate their houses, from the classic Christmas tree to extravagant full house displays.
As any parent knows, children of any age are naturally curious, with a normal eagerness to explore. This curiosity, however, can become a danger when it comes to electricity.
Being efficient with your electricity doesn’t have to require a big investment, making a few small changes to your everyday habits can make a big difference to the cost of your energy bill: