14th June 2022
Vampire Appliances: What you need to know and how you can save money
With energy bills skyrocketing for many of us, it is important to conserve resources and save money where possible. One of the biggest culprits for adding those extra pounds to your energy bills are what is known as Vampire Appliances. We explain what these appliances are and just how much you can save by monitoring their use.
7th June 2022
5 facts about Undersea Cables you probably didn't know
Many of us know the purpose of cabling in domestic and commercial buildings, but do you know how most of the world stays connected to each other? We take a look at some of the astonishing facts about the worlds undersea cable system and how it keeps you connected.
1st June 2022
8 ways tradespeople can make their work more sustainable
Improving sustainability can benefit both the planet and your business, as customers are growing increasingly likely to favour tradespeople with green credentials.
31st May 2022
Cooling Fans & Air Conditioning Units for every project and budget
With warmer weather approaching, some of us may not be prepared to defrost from winter just yet. With this in mind, we take a look at ElectricalDirect’s range of Cooling Fans and Units for every project and for every price range.
24th May 2022
Outdoor Buildings Buyers Guide
Just as maximising space inside a home has become a must for homeowners, with features such as pocket and sliding doors rising in popularity - more and more people are now looking outwards to utilise their exterior spaces by investing in Outdoor Buildings.
17th May 2022
Raising awareness for mental health in the electrical trade
Mental Health Awareness Week is a yearly opportunity to shine a light on the recurring issue of mental health issues amongst tradespeople. We take a look at the issues that are affecting electricians specifically and what can be done to improve the situation.
11th May 2022
The countries that UK electricians would most like to work in
Have you ever considered moving abroad to work? Has the pandemic affected your thinking at all? Our recent research found that more than three in five (62%) UK electricians are now more likely to move overseas than they were pre-Coronavirus, with the last few years encouraging workers to explore new opportunities.
10th May 2022
Essential calculations you need to know for HVAC Ducting work
Having the correct size of each component of your Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems is crucial, and contrary to what some may believe, bigger does not always mean better or more effective. We break down the important calculations that need to take place when choosing and installing Ducting, so that every HVAC engineer from trainee to seasoned professional knows exactly what to do.
3rd May 2022
How to replace a Ceiling Light
Ceiling Lights are an extremely common lighting solution in homes and businesses, providing widespread lights across rooms big and small. Just like any electrical installation, it is important that proper procedure is followed, for safety reasons as well as the consistent efficacy of the Ceiling Lights themselves. We take you through an easy to follow guide of how to complete this project from start to finish.
26th April 2022
How to protect your Electric Vehicle Charger from theft
The rise in electrical vehicle use is incredibly beneficial in the country’s effort to reduce carbon emissions and reliance on petrol and diesel. However, the method of powering these vehicles leaves certain components vulnerable to crime when they are being charged. We take a look at the best ways to protect your electric vehicle charger from the growing problem of theft.
19th April 2022
How to treat electrical burns
Electrical burns are a well-known risk associated with electrical work, and while many of us know how to avoid these types of injuries, it is just as important to know how to treat these injuries if they were to unfortunately occur.
13th April 2022
How much time and money do tradespeople waste by not shopping online?
Whether it’s for new products, tools or accessories or the latest industry gadget, electricians spend a considerable chunk of their working lives shopping.
12th April 2022
3 ways to make your cables last longer
Cables are a vital part of every home or businesses electrical system, therefore it is important to keep them in the best condition to prevent any faults and issues, as well as saving money in the long run.
5th April 2022
What you need to know about the 18th Edition Amendment 2
The 18th Edition is an important set of regulations and standards that is mandatory for all registered electricians. Therefore, it is important to stay up to date with any amendments and changes that are made, to ensure every electrician is performing their jobs correctly, from the day to day to the big scale projects. We look at the changes that have been made to the 18th Edition as of 28th March 2022.
31st March 2022
ElectricalDirect expands their Click & Collect service
Here at ElectricalDirect, it is our mission to not only provide the trade with top-quality products from trusted brands, but make delivering those products to our customers as fuss-free and lightning quick as possible. With this in mind, we are pleased to announce that we have expanded our Click & Collect service, which offers tradespeople nationwide the ability to collect their orders from 6,500 designated pick-up points.
29th March 2022
Tradesperson's guide to PAT Testing
Portable Appliance Testing or PAT Testing is one of several vital electrical tests that are conducted to ensure the safety of workers or residents of multiple occupancy buildings. We guide you through everything you need to know about PAT Testing, from why it’s so important to who can carry them out.
24th March 2022
Brand Spotlight: Eurolite
Here at ElectricalDirect, our range of Sockets and Switches is already extremely expansive. However, our new collection of Sockets and Switches from top brand Eurolite arrives with innovative features and modern designs, resulting in all-round products for any project. We take a look at the ranges we are introducing, and how to get the best out of the high-quality products Eurolite have to offer.
22nd March 2022
Top 5 ways to save money on your electricity bills
With the cost of living and household bills becoming a major concern up and down the country, many of us are looking to various sources for the best money saving tips to compensate for the rise in prices. We’ve collated a top 5 list from the most reliable money saving experts including Which? All the way to Citizens Advice, to help combat costs and make sure you’re getting the best deal.
17th March 2022
Warm vs Cool vs Vintage Lighting: Where to place them in your home
The choice of colour temperature of your lighting in your home can make a big difference to the atmosphere each room brings. We take a look at these different types of lighting and in which rooms they are best suited for.