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  1. R

    Testing Smart Homes

    Evening All, I have been asked to test a newly built smart home. This place has the works! Everything from the heating, lighting, alarms, music etc is controlled (by Loxone). I feel a bit overwhelmed about this and was wondering if anyone had any experience doing this? I believe the lights are...
  2. D

    Minimum set of qualifications to trade/work in homes?

    I get different answers to this every time. Some say you *have* to be a member of an approved trader body (NICEIC etc), some say you only have to have the regulations (now 18th) and even a diploma is not absolutely necessary. What is *absolutely* necessary? If you job in homes, which body...
  3. Stephen Tromans

    Photovoltaic panels for park homes

    Has anyone knowledge of PV panels being fitted to a park home? I can find very little on the web. One firm I contacted said they couldn’t but did not give me a reason. Any information appreciated.
  4. JK-Electrical

    Smoke alarm rules to apply to all homes in Scotland

    Kerching!!!:D I think it's only a matter of time before the rest of the UK follows suit. I do hope that the Scottish Government includes a requirement within the forthcoming legislation that the installation of smoke and heat alarms are undertaken by suitably qualified, professional...
  5. exdevonboy

    Mobile Homes - routing cables etc

    Hi, I would appreciate some advice please...I have been asked to install an external light and a new socket in a customers mobile home (a Carnaby Serenade, if that helps). Never having worked in a mobile home before, just a few general questions for anyone who has had experience of doing...
  6. J

    Loxone smart homes.............

    any trained or know/ installed their gear? I want to jump into the smart home market- doing a bit of research for what course to go on- looking like it might be a Loxone one...
  7. M

    Hello Elecicians Forum

    Hello: In all honesty I'm primarily posting to keep my account alive! I often come here for advice and read threads for tips on approaching particular jobs though. Having said that, if anyone reads this and has opinions on wifi sockets, smart electrics I would be interested to hear them. I'm...
  8. T

    Pull cord call system testing cost

    Hi guys, been asked to give a quote on testing pull cord facilities in retirement homes but have no idea what the Base rate roughly is for doing this? Each bungalow has a small main unit (tynetec), bathroom pull cord, smoke alarm attached and the wireless pendant for residents. If anyone can...
  9. A

    Caravan or Mobile Home? Which one is it.......

    Hiya all What we have is a holiday home site type effort where there are 13 caravan type looking units of accommodation. They do not have towing facilities nor are wired for running lights while towing. They are sat on wind down legs for adjustment. Mobile Home - A transportable leisure...
  10. I

    mobile home.... wtf?

    How do you test these things? I'm trying to get readings for one home, but the site has one main box feeding about 80 homes. They've been installed on what I can only assume to be a giant final ring circuit. Where each one spurs off with a fuse board with an rcd. This then has about 20 meters...
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