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What is Part P of the Building Regulations and How it Affects Us

What is Part P of the Building Regulations and How it Affects Us

21/11/2023 sparksdirect

You may have heard of Part P of the Building Regulations; in this article we want to delve into what it covers, how it affects us, and what needs to be done in case of electrical wiring alterations at home.

Top Tips for Safely Using Portable Heaters at Home

Top Tips for Safely Using Portable Heaters at Home

05/09/2022 sparksdirect

Using a portable heater at home is very convenient, but safely using portable heaters is a must; here are the top tips for using portable heaters at home.

Tips for Fire and Electrical Safety and Avoiding Electrical Fires at Home

Tips for Fire and Electrical Safety and Avoiding Electrical Fires at Home

19/03/2020 sparksdirect

When it comes to fire safety and electrical fires, we can become very complacent due to a feeling...

A Simple Guide to Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR)

A Simple Guide to Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR)

13/06/2019 sparksdirect

Here is a simple guide to electrical installation condition reports (EICR), what it is and how to take care of it. Full info in the article.

Downlights: FAQ and Electrical Safety on Installing / Checking Downlights

Downlights: FAQ and Electrical Safety on Installing / Checking Downlights

28/05/2019 sparksdirect

Downlights are a lovely way to brighten up your home. They are often small and recessed, making...

Keep your Family Safe this Festive Season while Enjoying the Christmas Lights

Keep your Family Safe this Festive Season while Enjoying the Christmas Lights

05/12/2018 sparksdirect

This festive season we here at Sparks are looking at how to keep you safe from any electrical...

Christmas and Winter Lighting Tips: Light Up, Stay Safe, Save Energy!

Christmas and Winter Lighting Tips: Light Up, Stay Safe, Save Energy!

21/12/2012 sparksdirect

Christmas is right around the corner, and we won't be open for all of it - although our online...

Sparks Electrical on Pinterest: Pinning the Coolest Pictures at Sparks!

Sparks Electrical on Pinterest: Pinning the Coolest Pictures at Sparks!

11/05/2012 sparksdirect

The new fad is definitely Pinterest - facebook is becoming more social and not very productive,...

Wiring Regulations for domestic installations: nails, walls, and earthing

Wiring Regulations for domestic installations: nails, walls, and earthing

10/04/2012 sparksdirect

This article is a continuation of, Wiring Regulations: New or rewired domestic and similar...

Wiring Regulations: New or rewired domestic and similar installations

Wiring Regulations: New or rewired domestic and similar installations

20/03/2012 sparksdirect

The good folks at the Electrical Safety Council have a lot of good information when it comes to...

Tips for Kitchen Safety from ESC - water and electricity can be dangerous!

Tips for Kitchen Safety from ESC - water and electricity can be dangerous!

13/02/2012 sparksdirect

The kitchen is usually packed with electrical appliances, eating utensils, all kinds of cups and...

Periodic Inspection and Testing Explained - Electrical Safety Council advice

Periodic Inspection and Testing Explained - Electrical Safety Council advice

20/01/2012 sparksdirect

The kind people at ESC (Electrical Safety Council) have many helpful advice concerning Electrics...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2012 from Sparks Electrical Wholesalers

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2012 from Sparks Electrical Wholesalers

23/12/2011 sparksdirect

It's Christmas time! This time of the year is another opportunity to wish all our customers, our...

Home, Safe Home! Illustrated Tips for Avoiding Electrical Hazards and Energy Saving at Home(part two)

Home, Safe Home! Illustrated Tips for Avoiding Electrical Hazards and Energy Saving at Home(part two)

08/04/2011 sparksdirect

We hope you enjoyed the first part of the ESC Illustrated Guide to Avoiding Electrical Hazards and...

Home, Safe Home! Top Tips to reduce electrical accidents and injuries at home

Home, Safe Home! Top Tips to reduce electrical accidents and injuries at home

07/04/2011 sparksdirect

There is a booklet put out by the Electrical Safety Council entitled, Home, Safe Home! - the tips...

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...

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