21st September 2021
Top tips for tool maintenance and why it's so important
It’s fair to say that your electrical tools aren’t just tools of the trade - in many cases they are crucial to the trade, and without them the bulk of your work would be impossible. That’s why it’s so vital to keep your tools in top working condition. Everything from sharpening saw blades to cleaning out dust needs to be considered, or you risk tools overheating, blowing a fuse and stopping performing altogether. We show you how to maintain your electrical tools and keep the work coming in.
16th September 2021
Start Smart This Smart Home Week With Nedis
Smart Home Week is the perfect opportunity to discuss with clients why upgrading their home or business with a range of smart home appliances will be a great investment and make running any commercial or residential property a much smoother process. We’ve partnered with smart home brand Nedis to showcase some of their Smart Home products that could be game changers for your next project.
10th September 2021
Introducing ElectricalDirect's Expanded Delivery Service
Here at ElectricalDirect, we are always looking for ways to go above and beyond our “trusted to deliver” promise and provide you with even greater convenience. This is why we are making substantial upgrades to our Click & Collect service and expanding our Same Day delivery locations across the East of England.
9th September 2021
Under The Spotlight: Lutec
Lutec are one of the most popular outdoor lighting brands available. They’ve gained a reputation for designing and making stylish, timeless lights that bring a touch of glamour to any garden, from classic lanterns through to modern decking lights.
7th September 2021
Underfloor heating systems - what you need to know
Underfloor heating systems can be a really efficient, modern way to heat a home or business. They replace the need for radiators and older, clunkier heating units, freeing up wall space and allowing people to decorate their properties as they please. But on top of that, they’re all incredibly energy efficient, and could save your clients money in the long run. We look at every aspect of underfloor heating, leaving you ready to go out and install it.
2nd September 2021
Under The Spotlight: LightwaveRF
Discover our range of LightwaveRF products and see what their smart power collection can bring to your clients’ homes.
31st August 2021
Four reasons why electricians miss out on work
As a self-employed electrician, reputation is everything. Word gets around, and if you regularly deliver good results, you could soon find yourself inundated with requests for work. However, if your work starts to slack, your reputation could quickly be ruined, leaving you having to travel further for jobs or lower your prices.
26th August 2021
Under The Spotlight: Schneider
Schneider are one of the most popular electrical suppliers globally, boasting a vast range of electrical accessories, tools, consumer units, and more. Our in-depth review of Schneider products will show you how to make the most of their expansive collection, letting you explore their best-selling selection before deciding if they’re suitable for your next job.
24th August 2021
Everything you need to know about extension leads on and off the job
Extension Leads are one of the most practical pieces of equipment for both electricians on the job and a staple in many homes and businesses. Even though most of us may use Extension Leads on an extremely frequent basis, it is important to always be mindful of the precautions needed to make sure this electrical powerhouse is used safely and correctly.
20th August 2021
ElectricalDirect Celebrates Summer For Beacon Hill Academy
Many aspects of the business have changed or been put on hold since the COVID-19 pandemic struck, but after a difficult 18 months or so, restrictions lifted enough for us to be able to go ahead with our annual Summer BBQ.
20th August 2021
Give Your Shed A Summer Makeover With ElectricalDirect & Acorn Cottage
A Garden Shed is a useful space to keep all of your tools and equipment organised and well protected. However, they can often become neglected and it can be difficult to use them to their full potential, and run the risk of becoming an eyesore to your outdoor space. So, in collaboration with Acorn Cottage, we’ve put together this guide so that you have the products and know-how to give any shed the TLC it deserves!
17th August 2021
Dimmers - what you need to know
Choosing the right dimmer switch for your lights can be the difference between beautiful lighting and total darkness. But if you get it right, they can bring a whole new atmosphere to a room, as well as helping your clients save energy and money. We know a thing or two about dimmable lights and light switches, with a vast selection on offer to help you achieve any kind of performance and finish.
12th August 2021
Guide to brick lights for outdoor lighting
Brick lights are a fantastic option for outdoor lighting. Not only do they look great as part of a wall, patio or garden path, but they’re also easy to install and offer a good amount of light to accompany any garden party or BBQ.
10th August 2021
Site and job lighting: what you need to know to stay safe
When you’re working on a job, it’s essential to be able to see what you’re doing. A good site light allows you to get a clear picture of the work you’re carrying out, while also providing a safe environment for you and the public. Our guide to task lighting and floodlights will show you all the requirements you need to meet, as well as the regulations that come into force whenever you’re working on construction sites.
6th August 2021
How The Trade Does It: Light Up A Garden Bar With ElectricalDirect & RUMI Custom Cabins
The next instalment of our Outdoor Projects series saw us team up with RUMI Custom Cabins to show you the experts’ choices for lighting to add the finishing touches to an outdoor bar fit for any garden or summer event. We had the privilege of joining the RUMI team on site to see first-hand how they construct their garden bars, and they shared with us the products they used to achieve their signature look that their clients love!
6th August 2021
Are houses getting smaller? How much house do you get for your money
We all know money doesn’t stretch as far as it used to, and when it comes to property, that’s never been more true. The price you pay for a house keeps going up while the amount of house you get keeps getting smaller.
3rd August 2021
Under The Spotlight: Timeguard PIR Devices
PIR devices - or passive infrared devices - can save your clients both effort and money. One of the leading names in the market is Timeguard PIR, who offer an extensive range packed full of innovations. We shine a light on all the brand does, helping you decide if they do the right product for your next job.
29th July 2021
Outdoor power and safety requirements
As summer comes around, many of us are heading out to our gardens, firing up the BBQs and enjoying some long awaited British sunshine. It’s a time of year when our gardens become an extension of our homes, and outdoor power supplies can make that extension even easier. We look at how you can add an external power source, what you need to do to make that safe and how you can get them good to go for the warmer weather.