14th January 2022
5 electrical issues that can make it more difficult to sell your home
Selling your home can be a challenging experience at the best of times, but if your electrical fittings and wirings aren’t up to scratch, then buyers will likely shy away from your property.
13th January 2022
Why you need Floor Sockets for your next project
Most of us are used to plugging our devices in to an outlet in the wall, but this does not have to be the only option. We take a look at the benefits of using Floor Sockets in your next project, for both tradespeople and clients.
11th January 2022
The Complete Guide to Electric Meters
Electric Meters are extremely common place in many residential properties, and understanding how the meter works as well as being able to obtain readings from the meters is important to track electricity usage and therefore track your electricity bills effectively.
6th January 2022
How to Dispose of Electrical Equipment Safely
Extra caution needs to be taken when it comes to installing and operating electrical items, but what about disposing of them? The answer to this is that this extra precaution also applies, and we take a look at what is best practice when parting with your broken or unwanted equipment.
4th January 2022
Electrical Tape Colour Guide
We often see Electrical Tape in a variety of bright colours, but these colours serve a very specific purpose. Remembering which colour serves which purpose, including the slight difference when compared to international colour coding, can get confusing at times. This is why we have created this quick guide so that you know which type of Electrical Tape to use in any scenario.
23rd December 2021
5 Facts about Light Bulbs you probably didn't know
Light bulbs are responsible for most of the man-made light around the world, so we shone our own light on these often-overlooked electrical essentials and found 5 interesting facts about the humble light bulb.
20th December 2021
A Bright Future? The Electrical Industry in 2022
It’s been an incredibly challenging couple of years for the electrical industry, with the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting work on an unprecedented scale. But what does the picture look like as we head towards a new year?
16th December 2021
Carbon Monoxide Safety: What you need to know
Carbon monoxide poses a serious risk to the health of anyone in any commercial of residential building if the proper precautions are not taken at every opportunity. Our guide will teach you everything you need to know about carbon monoxide, how to detect a possible leak, and our recommendations for products to keep everyone in the building safe.
14th December 2021
Warm up for Winter with our Electric Heating Range
The majority of UK households will now have switched on their heating to combat the winter chill. So we felt it was appropriate timing to highlight some of the heating solutions that are available in our range, to consider for your next heating project.
10th December 2021
Managing Director Dominick Sandford Reflects on ElectricalDirect's 2021 Milestones
December is a time for celebration, and as 2021 comes to a close, we look back at some of this year’s biggest achievements. We have a lot to celebrate here at ElectricalDirect, with our customers at the heart of everything we do.
7th December 2021
Electric Shower vs Power Shower: Which one will work for you?
Having a shower is an essential part of many peoples every day routine, but have you ever thought about how the type of shower you have installed can affect energy efficiency, your existing plumbing setup or even your shower experience? We explore the benefits and downfalls of both Electric and Power Showers, so that you can decide which one works best for you.
2nd December 2021
ElectricalDirect 2021 Trade Report
The trade and construction industry is one of the biggest sectors within the UK. Not only does it provide thousands of jobs to the public, it is also one of the biggest contributors to the economy. Here at ElectricalDirect, we have undertaken a study to discover more about the trade industry, specifically looking into the demand for vocational apprenticeships, gender split in trades, potential earnings for tradies, and where across the UK they are most in-demand. To gather this information, we have analysed data from Adzuna, Careersmart and Nomis in order to paint a picture of how the UK trade industry has grown and developed in 2021, and what we can expect to see in the future.
30th November 2021
Lumens vs Watts: Understanding the difference and how to convert
Purchasing the correct lamp for the perfect lighting setup can be a confusing task, and with the indicators of performance changing as technology advances, we've create a handy converter to make the whole process a lot easier on the job.
25th November 2021
Buying Electrical Goods with Confidence: How to spot counterfeit electrical goods online
This week is Electrical Fire Safety Week, an annual campaign organised by consumer safety charity, Electrical Safety First which aims to promote electrical fire safety in the home. With nine out of ten electrical fires being caused by electrical products, this year’s campaign focuses on highlighting the risks of purchasing counterfeit goods. To show our support, we are encouraging shoppers to be aware of the risks and how to safeguard themselves.
23rd November 2021
Christmas Lights Buying Guide
With the festive season fast approaching, many will begin pulling out their dusty and tangled Christmas Lights from storage for another year. If you’re in the market for an upgrade for a home or office for Christmas, we’ll talk you through what to consider and the ranges we have on offer at ElectricalDirect.
18th November 2021
Guide to Electrical Installation in a New Home for Homeowners and Tradespeople
Building a home from scratch is a large task to undertake for both the homeowner and the many tradespeople involved in the project. As well as building foundations and other structural elements, electrical work is another vital component to consider and more importantly, to get right. It is important for clients and tradespeople to work together when it comes to the installation of an electrical setup to ensure the whole process runs smoothly. So, we’ve put together a list of what both parties need to keep in mind.
16th November 2021
The best Patio Heaters for Autumn and Winter
As the weather gets colder going into Autumn, the outdoor spaces we used during the Summer don’t have to go unused. Many establishments and homes plan to extend the usage of outdoor space into the colder months, and using patio heaters is a great way to make sure this is still a fun and comfortable experience for those spending time in these areas. We at ElectricalDirect have compiled a list of great patio heaters which are available for a wide range of outdoor spaces and address the needs of a wide range of clients.
11th November 2021
Power Outages: Types, causes and what to do
A power outage is one of the worst consequences of an electrical fault in both residential and commercial environments, causing a multitude of issues. Many of us just wait and hope that power will return sooner rather than later, but with a bit of extra knowledge, you can not only make dealing with a power outage easier, you could even take extra steps to prevent them.
9th November 2021
Using Waterproof Sockets for your outdoor electrics
With UK houses and businesses using outdoor space more than ever in the last year, there has been an increased need for outdoor electricals to bring lighting, heating and other devices outside. It’s vital to ensure these electricals are installed safely and securely, as the changing weather conditions outside can damage these devices if not made completely weatherproof. Here, we will explain why waterproof sockets are a great option for keeping your outdoor electrics dry, and how to install them safely.