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Understanding and implementing Part M of the Building Regulations

Part M has several recommendations for the construction of new or alterations and extensions to non-domestic buildings. MK explains what can be done in relation to electrical accessories around the building. Large push pads - Large Push Pads are easier to operate and locate, and should be available in public areas. The Disabled Living Foundation states a wide large push pad is one that can be operated by use of a fist or even an elbow. MK prov... [more]

Legrand launches IP24 Shaver light

IEE wiring regulations stipulate that the the installation of lights and other electrical accessories within bathrooms should be divided into 4 different zones (0 to 3) reflecting the degrees of increased posed by that location. Restrictions in zone 2 of the bathroom make it difficult to find suitable electrical equipment that needs to be located in that zone. Legrand Electric now provide a complete set of zone 2 compatible electrical bath... [more]

Bathroom zoning explained

Bath and shower rooms are areas of increased electrical hazard. When fitting ventilation products in Zones 1 and 2 of a bath/shower room, an ingress protection rating of at least IPX4 is required,in accordance with the requirements of the IEE Wiring Regulation (16th Edition) BS 7671:2001. The following guide will assist specifiers and installers with the selection and positioning of suitable electrical products in this area. If in doubt consu... [more]

Clipsal weatherproof wiring accessories to make the most of the outdoors

Last summer’s unusually hot weather has meant that demand for reliable, robust and waterproof wiring accessories for outdoor power requirements has increased dramatically. Clipsal’s range of Weatherproof wiring accessories is possibly one of the most comprehensive available on the market today. The choice of products available is extensive and includes Aquaseal for general outdoor residential and commercial applications and the 56 series for g... [more]

Clipsal releases new product guide

The new Clipsal product guide is now available. Fully revised and updated, the Clipsal product guide details all the products in the Clipsal range. These include: The E Series, a range of electrical wiring accessories made of high impact resistant polycarbonate components. The Converta Socket Range, products that facilitate single to double, or double to triple conversion without the need for additional cabling or chasing. The E2000 ... [more]

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