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Extensions, HMO's and refurbishments in Bristol

by Burridge Electrical | Bristol Electrician


building and electrical services

Are you toying with the idea of extending your home, converting your rental property to a HMO or a home refurbishment? whatever your intention are, you will need careful planing and budgeting.Burridge Electrical works closely with a local Bristol based building company (Rightbuild Construction) and together we have come up with information for any potential clients.Here are things to know before you start.

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Electrical condition reports explained

by Burridge Electrical | Bristol Electrician


condition reports

You cannot see electricity. Cables are usually hidden inside our walls, and consumer units are often hidden in cupboards, so it is not surprising that we forget to check the condition of our electrical installation for damage or wear and tear.

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Electrical safety in a childs bedroom

by Burridge Electrical | Bristol Electrician


electrician safety

A child's bedroom should be a safe place for them to play, sleep and study but by giving them the latest must have gadgets and all kinds of electrical devices you could be unintentionally creating a danger zone...read on for some tips on improving electrical safety in your child's bedroom...

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Are your down lights safe?

by Burridge Electrical | Bristol Electrician


spot lights in bristol

In modern buildings, standards are in place to delay the spread of flames in the event of a fire. One particular standard applies to the ceiling of a building. The ceiling is considered one of the most important fire barriers, slowing the spread of the fire from floor to floor. When installing down-lights care must be taken to ensure the fire rating is maintained.

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Earthing and Bonding Explained

by Burridge Electrical | Bristol Electrician


earthing and bonding in bristol

It is a highly essential safety element in your home and as the title suggests, earthing and bonding work is carried out to ensure the electrical installation in your home is correctly earthed and bonded ensuring metal surfaces such as the metal cases of cookers, washing machines, fridge freezers etc do not become live if a fault develops with the electrical installation or the appliance. Instead, the electrical current will flow down the earth connection thereby minimising the risk of electric shock.

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Smoke detection for Bristol's homes

by Burridge Electrical | Bristol Electrician


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Since 1992, building regulations have stated that any property built or substantially modified requires at least one smoke detector that is wired directly to the mains to be installed. This is for good reason, mains-powered smoke detectors offer clear benefits over their battery-powered alternatives.

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What is Part "P"?

by Burridge Electrical | Bristol Electrician


Bristols registered electrician

It's incredible easy to take electricity for granted and it goes without saying most households would be lost without it, however we should never forget just how dangerous it can be. Around 12,5000 house fires, 750 serious injuries and 10 deaths are caused each year by unsafe electrics in the home. By carrying out electrical work yourself you will not only be breaking the law, you will also be putting the lives of you and your family at risk. This is why Part P exists

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How to spot rogue tradesmen

by Burridge Electrical | Bristol Electrician


electricians rogue tradesmen tips bristol

We have complied some top tips to keep your home safe from botched electrical works and to help you choose the right electrician.

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What is this green goo on cables?

by Burridge Electrical | Bristol Electrician


green goo on electric cables

You may or may not be familiar with this phenomenon, however if your home was built or rewired between 1965 and 1971 then there is a likelihood that this will or is already affecting you. So what am I talking about?

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Are your electrics safe?

by Burridge Electrical | Bristol Electrician


electrician in bristol to check my electrics

If your property is over 25 years old, its time to check your electrical system. Unless your system has been upgraded within the.

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Spending a fortune on light bulbs ?

by Anton Burridge | Burridge Electrical


faulty lights

We often receive calls from customers concerned that they seem to have bulbs (lamps) blowing all the time, they often believe that this means they have a problem with their wiring.

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Electrical safety for home buyers

by Anton Burridge | Burridge Electrical


where to find an electrician to check the electrics in a house im buying

According to government statistics around 4 people a day are injured or killed in fires related to electrical faults.

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Replace or upgrade your smoke detectors?

by Anton Burridge | Burridge Electrical


electrician to install smoke alarms bristol

A correctly installed and working smoke detector is an asset to any home.In fact , these devices help to prevent thousands of fatalities every year, which is why it is important to have the alarms tested and inspected at regular intervals.However at some point it is going to be necessary to replace them.

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