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New Electrical Regulations

electrician, new electrical regulationsNew wiring regulations were announced earlier this month by the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) but what does this means for you and your business and how can you make sure that your electrics are safe and compliant?

Why have the rules changed?

The rules have changed to make electrical installations safer and more robust and are the result of international and European updates – which the UK has a duty to follow.

The regulations (BS7671:2018) don’t come into effect until 1 January 2019 so electricians and businesses have some time to let the changes sink in.

As well as improving electrical safety, the updates address the need to keep […]

August 16th, 2018|

Electric Car Charging At Home

home based electrical car chargingCharging your car whilst you sleep.

It’s hard to imagine that the hum of electricity will eventually replace the sound of revving engines, but that’s exactly what the government is planning with their commitment to ban all new petrol and diesel cars by 2040.  This means a dynamic shift in technology and a huge growth in electric car charging at home, yes – at home.

Of course, traditionally fuelled cars and vans will still be around long after the ban, but it does mean having to seriously consider an electric (or at least a hybrid) car in the future. So, what does that mean when it […]

July 3rd, 2018|

Solar Panels

solar panels roofDuring the last decade, solar panels have become a more common sight on property roofs. There is wide concern about the finite amount of fossil fuels available in the world so it is vital that we turn to renewable sources for our energy.

In May 2017, a new solar power record was set in the UK as the temperatures rose and we experienced clear and sunny weather. The National Grid said that 8.7 gigawatts had been generated at lunchtime which represented 24.3% of total generation across the UK. In addition to this, in April Britain went a full day without using coal to generate electricity for the first time since […]

June 30th, 2017|

Anglia Business Exhibition 2017

We are pleased to be exhibiting again at the Anglia Business Exhibition, this is our fourth year or exhibiting and always find it a pleasure to meet new and existing customers. Every year we demonstrate some cool technology that can make your home safer, more efficient and more productive. To find out more about how we can help you and your business come visit us on stand 76.

The Anglia Business Exhibition this year is held at The Ipswich Hotel, Old London Road, Copdock, Ipswich, IP8 3JD

May 9th, 2017|

What has Changed in the Last 50 Years?

graham barton, basepointWe are celebrating fifty years of being in business and can honestly say things have changed over the last fifty years, well some have.  We still offer the same excellent service to our customers!

Here is a light hearted look at some other things that have changed over the last fifty years.

  1. Sizes – As our TV screens got slimmer, humans have got larger
  2. Blame – Back in the day it was your fault you got bad grades at school, now its the School’s fault!
  3. Exercise – You don’t just run now you have to turn on your running app, stop halfway […]
March 13th, 2017|

Barton Electrical Winter Safety Checks

Electrical safety is important – don’t wait for something to go wrong.

Electricity use is likely to go up in the winter, when we use more lights for longer and need to use the heating system more frequently leading to overloaded systems that may not be able to stand the strain.
This additional demand can put pressure on the home wiring system, especially if it is ageing, and at a time of year when we can least do without a properly functioning electricity system, can lead to blown fuses, potential fires, damage and possibly even danger to life. It is recommended that home owners should have an electrical safety check […]

November 25th, 2016|