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Do Landlords Need To Fit RCDs to Rental Properties?

by ElectricBluContractors
Do Landlords Need To Fit RCDs to Rental Properties? There seems to be a lot of debate around the requirements for landlords to fit RCDs to rental properties. This confusion extends further than just landlords themselves, quite a few electricians too seem to be giving conflicting advice. Unfortunately the regulations surrounding this aren’t very clear which doesn’t help. Recent changes surrounding wiring regulations and upcoming legislation surrounding “mandatory inspections” muddy the waters even further. Have you ever asked: Do Landlords Need to Fit RCDs in Their Properties? Read on for the low down…. Not only that, but we also commit to updating this guide so that if […]

No RCD on cables less than 50mm from surface

by ElectricBluContractors
No RCD on cables less than 50mm from surface If you have recently had a landlord or homebuyer electrical report completed on your property, you may have seen “No RCD on cables less than 50mm from surface” listed on the report. This issue is quite common to encounter on a property where the fuse board / consumer unit has not been upgraded recently. This leaves numerous circuits lacking RCD protection. Full RCD protection across all circuits has only been introduced as a concept just over 10 years ago. So, I’ll outline what the requirement is with regards RCD protection for cables less than […]

Log Cabin Electrics

by ElectricBluContractors
Log Cabin Electrics Log cabins are gaining popularity as an easy way to increase the space your home has. However little thought is often put into the Log Cabin Electrics. If you get the electrical installation in your log cabin wrong from the start, you can end up with nothing more than an expensive shed that is uncomfortable to use. We’ve fitted quite a few log cabin electrics as of late, and noticed just how popular they are within Wakefield & the surrounding areas. What Electrics Can Be Installed in A Log Cabin? The list of electrical items you can […]

Loft Conversion Electrics

by ElectricBluContractors
Loft Conversion Electrics in Wakefield If you have been considering a loft conversion in Wakefield, then one thing you need to make sure you get right from the start are your loft conversion electrics. Electricals are often overlooked among the more visual aspects of loft conversion works (such as roof windows or the decor). However if you fail to properly plan out your loft conversion electrics then you may face problems further down the line. Particularly as the electrics need to be installed early in your project, it is worth spending some time to make sure you get this aspect […]

Fuse Board Upgrades in Wakefield

by ElectricBluContractors
Fuse Board Upgrades in Wakefield If your property in Wakefield has an old, outdated fuse board then it may be time to consider the many benefits of having your fuse board upgraded. The very heart of the electrical system within your home, your fuse board distributes power from your electricity meter around all the circuits within your property. From lights to sockets, cookers to showers; each and every circuit is connected to the fuse board. Older fuse boards often lack a number of the features of a modern consumer unit (this is the name of a fuse board replacement, quite […]

No BS7671 Dual Colour Warning Label

by ElectricBluContractors
Lack of BS7671 Dual Colour Warning Label at Installation Has your recent electrical safety report (more properly called an EICR) had a fault listed for the lack of a BS7671 Dual Colour Warning Label? First and foremost don’t worry because this is a comparatively trivial issue with your electrical installation. Whilst it does warrant inclusion in the report, this issue should never be classified as anything other than a C3 – IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDED issue. What is a BS7671 Dual Colour Warning Label anyway? In May 2004, the IEE changed the colours of the conductors in a cable to match those in Europe. Prior to […]

What Does The 18th Edition Mean to Landlords?

by ElectricBluContractors
Unsheathed Basic Insulation Outside Of Enclosure If you’ve recently had a landlord/homebuyer report completed on a property and received a fault for “Unsheathed Basic Insulation“, you may be a little confused as to what this all means. Sadly the terminology used within electrical reports may as well be in a foreign language (unless of course you are an electrician!). Many electricians also do not take the time to explain or provide pictures of the fault in order that you may understand further. So lets take a look at what “Unsheathed Basic Insulation” is and why this is a problem: Cable & Insulation […]

ElectricBlu Contractors Win Top Local Award!

by ElectricBluContractors
ElectricBlu Contractors Win Top Local Award! ElectricBlu Contractors are proud to announce we have won a top award at the “2018 Yorkshire & Humber Enterprise Awards”! We were crowned “Best Local Electrician – Wakefield” The awards operate a merit based judging system ensuring all shortlisted organisations are assessed thoroughly, regardless of size. Companies across the range were represented at the awards, from sole traders to SMEs. Awards were up for grabs in a number of categories representing the wide variety of businesses operating within this important regional area. During the shortlisting process, we beat off stiff competition from a number […]