If you are working on a property renovation or refurbishment project then Building Regulations will probably apply to your wiring work and electrics. 
 
If your electrics aren’t properly installed, they can be a fire hazard and could lead to injury or electrocution. That’s why they have been brought into the Building Regulations under Part P
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The fire resistance of insulated cables plays an important part in building safety. 
 
It must be easy for building designers, specifiers, and contractors to identify and install suitable cables that can survive real-life fire conditions. 
Do you like to mend things when they are broken? 
 
In Europe there’s now a ‘right to repair’ (R2R) movement. It argues that technical information and genuine parts should be widely available, allowing people to mend their appliances. However, manufacturers say that these should only be supplied to qualified professional repairers. 
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A campaign is underway which challenges homeowners to become more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. 
 
#TheGreenReset is running between 22 April and 22 May and is encouraging people to take action. From becoming plastic free or reducing online shopping, growing vegetables or reducing energy use, the aim is to create new ‘green habits’. 
The National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC) and the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) have produced a 2021 Vision report about the future of the industry. 
 
In the last 12 years the UK has seen a major recession and a pandemic. Like many other sectors, electrical contractors have found it difficult to plan ahead. The report aims to look beyond short-term survival and to plan for future business development. 
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We had to think outside the box when we discovered we would have to work around asbestos cladding to provide lighting to the rear of this building merchant’s premises. 
 
In fact, while you might think that we spend all our time installing, wiring, inspecting and testing, a lot of our time is spent troubleshooting and problem solving. 
There are reports that the government’s Green Homes voucher scheme might come to an end in March, less than a year after its launch. 
 
While there have been almost 70,000 applications for vouchers, by the end of January only 21,000 vouchers had been issued and less than 3,000 installations had been completed. 
 
Industry experts are arguing that options available for homeowners, such as heat pumps, don’t meet the needs of many families. 
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In dangerous situations emergency lighting can help people to reach safety as quickly as possible. 
 
However, a recent report says that more than four out of 10 businesses in England don’t have appropriate emergency lighting. 
 
Back in 2018, another report looking at more than 1,500 of England’s high-rise social housing blocks said that over a third of them had inadequate emergency lighting. 
We recently worked with our colleagues at Chillaire to install destratification fan units in a large factory. 
 
When the temperature reaches a certain level, these units will force the warm air back down into the factory for more efficient heating. 
 

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We have been working with Chillaire for many years to provide a single solution for their customers. This approach is becoming popular across Europe, according to a recent report. 
Logistics businesses all around the country have seen increased demand, even before we started to shop and work from home during the last year. 
 
The Office for National Statistics says that internet shopping accounted for more than a quarter of all our retail spending in September 2020. 
 
MSE has been working at warehouse and distribution sites across the country to help them meet this growing demand with improved electrical installations and lighting. 
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