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Installation Guides

Introducing the Sparks Advice - Installation Guides at SparksDirect blog. In this category we list the most useful advice on installing the items we sell on our website.

Most of the items we sell on our website come with complete installation guides in the form of a pdf file, and the installation guides are also included in the box.

However, there are some tips and advice we can offer on how to most efficiently install certain items, there are some videos that explain the installation process, and there are some safety and security tips offered by the manufacturers and installers, so we post them here. 


General Installation Guide for Underfloor Heating Cables and Thermostats

General Installation Guide for Underfloor Heating Cables and Thermostats

02/11/2023 sparksdirect

At Sparks we distribute a wide range of underfloor heating cables and heating mats, many of them by DEVI, and it is only natural that we would have a general installation guide for these underfloor heating cables and thermostats.

Top 5 Garden Floor Lights at Sparks: Bollard Lights and Post Lights

Top 5 Garden Floor Lights at Sparks: Bollard Lights and Post Lights

08/03/2013 sparksdirect

It's time to get out of the house and take care of the garden, now that the weather allows...

Methods of Vandal Proofing: Tough Construction, Extreme Protection

Methods of Vandal Proofing: Tough Construction, Extreme Protection

29/01/2013 sparksdirect

The Vandals were, originally, an ancient Germanic tribe responsible for the sack of Rome in 455....

Video Guide: Electrical Safety at Home Guide and Advice, via the Electrical Safety First

Video Guide: Electrical Safety at Home Guide and Advice, via the Electrical Safety First

18/03/2011 sparksdirect

Over 50% of people don't know what an RCD is, but it could save your life! The video below - made...

Hager Guide to Commercial Installations(5) - building regulations and the Invicta Type B Boards

Hager Guide to Commercial Installations(5) - building regulations and the Invicta Type B Boards

10/12/2010 admin

This is the last part(part 5) of the Hager Guide to the Commercial Installations(read more about...

Hager Guide to Commercial Installations(4) - Protection against electric shock and overvoltage

Hager Guide to Commercial Installations(4) - Protection against electric shock and overvoltage

10/12/2010 admin

This is part four of the Hager Guide to the Commercial Installations(read more about the Type B...

Hager Guide to Commercial Installations(3) - Protection against fault current, use skilled persons!

Hager Guide to Commercial Installations(3) - Protection against fault current, use skilled persons!

09/12/2010 admin

After the first part  - Type B Distribution Boards and compliance with standards - and the second...

Hager Guide to Commercial Installations(2), the cable entry + the isolation and switching

Hager Guide to Commercial Installations(2), the cable entry + the isolation and switching

08/12/2010 admin

After introducing the Type B Distribution Boards and compliance with standards in the first part...

Hager Guide to Commercial Installations(1), Type B Distribution Boards and compliance with standards

Hager Guide to Commercial Installations(1), Type B Distribution Boards and compliance with standards

07/12/2010 admin

This guide can be downloaded as a PDF from the Hager website - the Hager Guide to Commercial...

Video guide to green-i dimmer switches: the PIR dimmer features/operation and the CP Electronics green-i range

Video guide to green-i dimmer switches: the PIR dimmer features/operation and the CP Electronics green-i range

25/11/2010 admin

Continuing the series of short video guides to the CP Electronics Green-I range of switches and...

Video guide to the Green-I energy saving PIR dimmers, the programmable scenes and the ceiling PIR

Video guide to the Green-I energy saving PIR dimmers, the programmable scenes and the ceiling PIR

19/11/2010 admin

This article is a continuation of the previous Video guide to the Green-I energy saving PIR dimmer...

Video guide to the Green-I energy saving PIR dimmer switches, the fascias and the security mode

Video guide to the Green-I energy saving PIR dimmer switches, the fascias and the security mode

19/11/2010 admin

The green-i range of switches are a stylish way to introduce energy saving controls into the home....

Video - short Domestic Consumer Unit guide to the 17th regulations

Video - short Domestic Consumer Unit guide to the 17th regulations

31/03/2010 admin

We have previously posted the Hager guide to the 17th edition - The Consumer Unit Guide to the...

Video - Installing a Hager Flush Consumer Unit in a block wall, Hager Installation Guide

Video - Installing a Hager Flush Consumer Unit in a block wall, Hager Installation Guide

27/03/2010 admin

After the video guide on installing a Hager Flush Consumer Unit into a Studwall partition and the...

Video - Installing a Hager Surface Consumer Unit, Hager Installation Guide

Video - Installing a Hager Surface Consumer Unit, Hager Installation Guide

26/03/2010 admin

After introducing the simplest and easiest way to install a Hager Flush Consumer Unit into a...

Video - Installing a Hager Flush Consumer Unit in Studwall Partition, Installation Guide

Video - Installing a Hager Flush Consumer Unit in Studwall Partition, Installation Guide

25/03/2010 admin

With Hager's permission, we recently uploaded a series of videos on our youtube account with...

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