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A domestic electrician for all electrical installations

So you've moved into your new house and one of the first things you notice is that there are nowhere near enough electrical sockets. The situation is so bad that you estimate that every socket present will require a gang socket extension lead to cope with all the appliances you normally run...
A domestic electrician for all electrical installations...

What you need to know about The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE)

Before the implementation of The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive in the United Kingdom, waste electronic and electrical equipment was disposed of in the domestic household waste system. This clearly had to change owing to the hazards that were inherent in a lot of this type of waste...
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE)...

Electrical Accidents

Electricity is one thing that we would really struggle to do without! It makes our lives so much easier, both in the work place and in a more domestic setting. Leaving the more commercial applications for electricity aside, think about all those labour saving devices in and around the home that are powered by electricity...
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Outdoor lighting and water proof sockets in Hertford

Having a good source of lighting outdoors can range from being useful to absolutely vital! Exterior lighting may simply be required to illuminate a garden path or a security light that will activate in the presence of an unwelcome intruder. Whatever outside lighting you require, I & B Electrical are always on hand to offer a professional service, at a very competitive price...
Outdoor lighting and water proof sockets in Hertford, Hertfordshire...

Shed, Garage and other Exterior Lighting in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire

This all may sound very simple, but there a many things you need to consider before you reach for those DIY tools. Taking electricity outside to various outbuildings such as sheds and garages is a serious business, particularly when you want it to be on a permanent basis. A lot of newer houses with integral garages will already have a dedicated electrical supply, whereas the older properties will not. When you buy a house, you need to be aware that just because you have electrical sockets in the garage, it doesn't mean that they were fitted when the property was built, or by a qualified electrician. You should also be aware that should anyone be injured as a direct result of faulty electrical installations, you could be held liable, whether you carried out the installation or not...
Shed, Garage and other Exterior Lighting in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire...

Domestic Electrical Installation Condition Reports in Southgate

There seems to be an attitude among homeowners that obtaining an electrical installation condition report is something that only a landlord should have to do. We recently carried out some electrical work in a house in Southgate and the occupant thought exactly that. We advised the householder that a report should be sought no matter what kind of property, or tenancy they had. When it comes to the safety and integrity of electrical appliances and installations, safety concerns must be paramount. This is why every house holder should have an inspection carried out by a competent professional electrician...
Domestic Electrical Installation Condition Reports in Southgate...

Extension Leads and Extra Electrical Sockets in Broxbourne

Very few houses will have enough electrical sockets to supply all the appliances we use these days. When you consider what electrical appliances we used in days gone by, it's no surprise that a lot of older properties fall short when it comes to a sufficient number of available sockets. Broxbourne, like so many other areas has a fair number of these older properties and I & B Electrical can bring your electrical needs right up to date...
Extension Leads and Extra Electrical Sockets in Broxbourne...

Waterproof Sockets, Outdoor Lighting and Extra Sockets in Welwyn Garden City

There is no doubt that we are spending an increased amount of time in our gardens these days. The DIY stores appear to be top heavy with innovative ways of enjoying the great outdoors. There are barbecues by the dozen, gazebos, swing seats, pond pumps and a bewildering array of garden lighting and other types of electrical gizmos and gadgets to keep the flying insects at bay...
Waterproof Sockets, Outdoor Lighting and Extra Sockets in Welwyn Garden City...

Outdoor Lighting for Ponds, Patios and Driveways in St Albans

We all love to spend some quality time in the garden when the weather starts to warm up. Family and friends gathered around the barbecue or chiminea, sharing a plate of food and a glass or two of wine is a fantastic way to unwind. However, your enjoyment can be completely scuppered if you can't see your hand in front of your face, or the kind of lighting you have is unsuitable for your needs...
Outdoor Lighting for Ponds, Patios and Driveways in St Albans...

Commercial and Domestic Electricians in Wheathampstead

Wherever you work, there will be an ever increasing collection of portable electrical appliances and all of these need to be safe to use. A faulty electrical appliance is not only an electric shock danger to people in the area, they can also cause fires too...
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PAT Inspections for Small Businesses in Hertford by I&B Electrical

I & B Electrical have always adopted a fair and honest approach in all their business dealings. We have become aware that quite a lot of business landlords, in league with some rather unscrupulous electricians have been using rather heavy handed tactics to encourage their clients to have portable appliance testing carried out on all their appliances every year...
Read about PAT Inspections for Small Businesses in Hertford by I&B Electrical...

Electrical work required for student housing in Hatfield by I&B Electrical

Since 1992, when the old Hatfield Polytechnic became the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield has become a predominantly student occupied town. The University in Hatfield has encouraged a massive influx of people seeking a further education to degree level and beyond..
Read about Electrical work required for student housing in Hatfield by I&B Electrical...

Electrical Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) Inspection in Barnet

Wherever you work, there will be an ever increasing collection of portable electrical appliances and all of these need to be safe to use. A faulty electrical appliance is not only an electric shock danger to people in the area, they can also cause fires too.
Read about Electrical Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) Inspection in Barnet by I&B Electrical...

Security, Garden and Domestic Lighting in Welwyn Garden City

There is no disputing the fact that some well thought out and placed lighting can really transform whatever area they are fitted to. Whether the lighting is a simple table lamp in the living room, some spotlight tracks in the kitchen, security lighting for the exterior or some pond lighting to enhance the water feature in the garden, electric lighting can look absolutely fantastic.
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Electricity and Safety in your Hertfordshire Home and Garden

The majority of incidents where people are electrocuted in the home are caused by faulty appliances rather that the electrical installation itself. Having said that, an incorrectly installed appliance that has no faults per se, is potentially lethal. Therefore it is vital and sometimes a legal requirement, to have your appliances correctly installed by a professional electrician and it could significantly reduce the possibility of an accident or injury from happening.
Read about Electrical safety in and around your Hertfordshire home...

Security Lighting in Hertfordshire

There is a sure fire way of encouraging the average night time burglar or opportunistic thief to go elsewhere and that is to have an effective system of security lighting. Your property really doesn't have to resemble Blackpool illuminations to be effective either!
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Lighting and Wildlife: St Albans Study

There has been a lot of discussion in the media recently about the adverse effects that garden lighting can have on the wildlife that inhabits the surrounding area.

A recent study that took place in the St Albans area of Hertfordshire concluded that there was a lot that householders and businesses alike could do to alleviate some of the negative impact factors on local wildlife. St Albans was an ideal location for the study to take place owing to the towns diverse mix of open spaces, large domestic gardens and its industrial and commercial premises.
Read about the St Albans study on lighting and wildlife...

Garden & Pond Lighting in Harpenden

There are many reasons that some of our clients enjoy living in Harpenden, not least is the abundance of parks and commons. The central area of Harpenden, known locally as "the village" is characterised by Church Green, Leyton Green and the High Street Greens, which give the town its provincial feel. Keeping this outdoor feel is frequently extended to the back gardens of our Harpenden clients, and why not? Harpenden boasts some of Hertfordshires most beautiful houses and some have extensive gardens that lend themselves perfectly to beautifully lit garden ponds.
Read about garden and pond lighting in Harpenden...

Eco energy saving lighting in Potters Bar

Not surprisingly, lighting accounts for about 8% of a typical properties energy bill. Cutting the lighting bill is possibly one of the easiest ways you can save energy and money in your home.
Read about economical energy saving lighting in Potters Bar...

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