Emergi-Lite provides its view on the current state of electrical installation training in the UK, and believes that more apprentices and better training are essential to avoid critical errors during the installation phase:
Paul asks this question, which concerns earth leakage circuit breakers in a domestic electrical installation and whether they need replacing by RCDs. It has been answered by Legrand (Theme – Distribution Equipment including Cable Management):
The self-build sector continues to give rise to a multitude of expansive domestic dwellings and as fuel bills continue to rise, more and more home owners are taking the opportunity to install renewable heating technologies at the construction phase.
Recolight, the not-for-profit producer-led compliance scheme specialising in the recycling of lighting equipment in accordance with the WEEE Directive, has commissioned a survey of industry professionals, which shows that 95.1% of respondents believe that all lamp producers should be required to offer free recycling. By James Hunt:
The number of householders who have taken up the opportunity presented by the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) have topped a thousand in just the first four months. And air-source heat pumps seem to be the most popular. By James Hunt:
Applications for rebates on Green Deal initiatives under the Home Improvement Fund scheme (GDHIF) have been closed with immediate effect. The scheme’s very popularity – in contrast with the virtual failure of the original Green Deal - is being used by Government as main reason for this closure, which has disappointed many, including the NICEIC. ...