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Best practices and thought leader pieces written for today's Installers

  • IR35 and UK Tax Reform

    IR35 and UK Tax Reform

    IR35. If you’ve never seen this code, it probably looks as meaningless as it does harmless. But don’t be misled. If you’re an MEP professional and you’re used to subcontracting for a large company to

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  • Mental Health In Construction

    Mental Health In Construction

    When you think about jobsite hazards, physical risks probably top the list — an unprotected fall, an unmarked restricted zone, etc. But what about the dangers you can’t see? Anxiety,...

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  • Energy Efficiency In the 18th Edition, Explained

    Energy Efficiency In the 18th Edition, Explained

    With the 18th Edition wiring regulations (BS7671,18th) approaching, and energy efficiency included, it has become one truly hot topic. This blog discusses what electricians in the UK need to know abou

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  • 18th Edition Intro: What Electrical Designers and Electricians Need to Know

    18th Edition Intro: What Electrical Designers and Electricians Need to Know

    Details of the 18th Edition are subject to change up to the final publication of the regulations, but here we present some of the changes and what we know about the so far.

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  • Real or Fake - Test Your MEP Industry Knowledge [QUIZ]

    Real or Fake - Test Your MEP Industry Knowledge [QUIZ]

    Real or Fake? Test Your MEP Industry Knowledge. Find out how well you know the MEP industry.

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  • 18th Edition: 20 things you need to know

    18th Edition: 20 things you need to know

    18th Edition is coming! To help you get ready, we have reviewed the DPC for the 18th Edition and have identified 20 changes you need to be aware of and how they'll affect you!

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  • Five Famous People Who Used to be Plumbers

    Five Famous People Who Used to be Plumbers

    There's an astonishing number of household names that were skilled labourers before they went on to success in their respective fields. Here are some of the most notable former plumbers.

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  • Five Famous People Who Used to be Electricians

    Five Famous People Who Used to be Electricians

    Many individuals who've gone on to be famous in other fields began their working life by apprenticing as an electrician. Here are five famous people who used to be electricians.

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  • Electrical Design Buying Guide

    Electrical Design Buying Guide

    Take a look at our exclusive buying guide for electrical design professionals to find out the top five things you need to know when choosing your electrical design software.

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  • How to Estimate Electrical Work

    How to Estimate Electrical Work

    Knowing how to estimate electrical work so you do not short change yourself takes a little preparation. If you incorrectly estimate a job, it can either cost you the job or it can be more...

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  • Pride in workmanship: Does it matter anymore?

    Pride in workmanship: Does it matter anymore?

    For Danny Santoro, of PFA plumbing, taking pride in high quality workmanship is vitally key both to business success and personal career satisfaction but does it matter anymore?

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  • Small construction firm success: Social Media

    Small construction firm success: Social Media

    Social media can really enhance your brand and with people regularly using social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter & Linkedin) there's never been a better time to promote the services you provide.

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  • Small construction firm success: Weaving a web online

    Small construction firm success: Weaving a web online

    78% of UK adults accessed the internet every day in 2015. Online searches are the primary means by which most people find goods & services. An online presence is essential to any successful trader.

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  • Teaming up with tech

    Teaming up with tech

    The time has come for electrical contractors to gear up for BIM. We look at how BIM can be combined with scanning and field positioning technologies in refurbishment and new build projects.

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  • Building the Brand

    Building the Brand

    Powerful marketing and considered branding can elevate your business above the competition. Download our 24 page guide for top tips on marketing and branding your small business.

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  • Quiz: What coloured hard hat should you be wearing onsite?

    Quiz: What coloured hard hat should you be wearing onsite?

    Electricians and other skilled contractors are required to wear a specific coloured hat onsite - but do you know which?

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  • Plumbing: 10 things you didn't know [Infographic]

    Plumbing: 10 things you didn't know [Infographic]

    We turn our attention to the Plumbing Sector. Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about the world of an MEP contractor!

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  • Ultimate Guide to Amendment 3

    Ultimate Guide to Amendment 3

    Get up-to-speed with the changes being made in Amendment 3 to the Wiring Regulations. Download our handy guide detailing the important changes you need to be aware of!

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  • Electrical: 10 things you didn't know [Infographic]

    Electrical: 10 things you didn't know [Infographic]

    In Part 2 of our series, we turn our attention to the Electrical Sector. 30 things you probably didn’t know about the world of an MEP contractor!

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  • 5 Ways to Reduce Errors in Electrical Design

    5 Ways to Reduce Errors in Electrical Design

    Errors in Electrical Design increase the liabilities your business faces and can be costly in both financial terms and also in lost time and lost future contracts. Here are 5 things to think about.

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