Tuesday, 23 October 2012

The Mysterious Failure of Electrical Installations

With Halloween fast approaching, we are getting into the mood for trick or treating here at Fulcher Edwards! Our electricians working in London will be busy handing out the treats to rectify the tricks electricity plays on us on this forthcoming Halloween night!

Electrical installations at the best of times have a habit of playing a trick or two on householders. If your lights suddenly go out this Halloween, could we blame the failure on a spooky spectre? Take a read of this mysterious story......

Late last year, residents in Hampshire were baffled when their digital technology suddenly stopped working. On the face of it, this may seem like a minor issue, however we're now in an age where we rely on digital technology in all aspects of our daily lives – for example showers, electrical heating systems, doorbells and even car key fobs. Imagine getting ready for work in the freezing cold, to find your shower has stopped working and then unable to get into your car easily – I wonder how many residents blamed their electrical installation for many of these problems.

The story becomes more sinister as the residents discovered that their neighbours were affected too. A call to Ofcom revealed that the problem may have been with a video sender, but there was no one nearby with a video sender and no company had reported an issue. The common problem was the failure of all devices which relied on radio frequency identification. The story remains unsolved........

This all sounds rather spooky to us. We reckon this must have baffled a fair number of electricians over those few days!

If you are a home owner in London and you think your electrical installation could do with a check over, now is a good time to have it done. That will give those headless horsemen a run for their money!

Whether you like to be in on all the action or prefer to hide away indoors, we hope you have a great Halloween!

Monday, 15 October 2012

Electricians in London offering personal service to businesses

As a business owner in London you will be all too familiar with the stressful scenario that occurs when there is an operating issue within your business. Have you ever been in the situation where your lights go out or your power fails meaning you are loosing out on trading hours and seem to be waiting for hours to get a London electrician to come out to you.

Wouldn't it make a refreshing change to be able to pick up the phone and speak with a professional London electrician who knows exactly what your problem is and can get you up and running again as soon as possible?

At Fulcher Edwards London electricians we have fully qualified, experienced NICEIC electricians who work in and around London serving businesses like yourselves on a daily basis. We get to know our clients really well – some have been using us for the last 30 years. Our clients know they can call us, and rely on us to get to to them and get them up and running again with the minimum of fuss and hassle.

Of course it doesn't have to be an emergency situation, we are also experts in lighting design and installation of both the interior and exterior of shops, offices, restaurants, business units and the like.

Have you just moved into new business premises in London? Do you know what state the electrics are in? Its a good idea to get them checked out. We have carried out many electrical refurbishments in homes, offices, restaurants and shops in London in some of the most prestigious addresses. We also carry out design and installation of emergency lighting and fire safety systems, CCTV and security lighting for you and your customers peace of mind whilst offering optimum protection for your business in London.

As well as this we also offer a whole electrical service dedicated for the needs of your London business including air conditioning, door entry, lamp replacement, fault finding and all electrical installations. Not forgetting PAT testing and other electrical testing as required by law.

Worried about losing trade in London whilst having your electrical work carried out? Don't be. At Fulcher Edwards we pride ourselves on going that extra mile for our clients. We work at your convenience, this means we can work out of hours if this would suit your needs better. We also discuss the most cost effective solutions for your business needs so you won't be spending more than necessary.

Not sure what the problem is? Don't worry our expert London electricians carry out a full fault finding service to find and fix the problem. We charge a very competitive hourly rate for this service.

We are also a 'one stop shop' for your on going electrical needs. We don't fix and forget at Fulcher Edwards. Once your electrical system has been installed by our expert London electricians we can also take care of all servicing, maintenance, repairs and alterations.

All our work is neat and professionally installed.

Our aim at Fulcher Edwards is to make your life easier by taking care of all your electrical needs in your London business.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Is your workplace lighting up to scratch?

Are you providing the correct lighting in the workplace? If you are a business owner in London, you will be already aware of the importance of the correct lighting requirements in the workplace.

Incorrect lighting has been the cause of many serious accidents in the workplace – in a production environment, poor lighting can cause obscurity of vision – an example of this would be a machine could appear stopped when in fact it is moving.

Poor lighting in an office environment can lead to eye strain, fatigue and uncooperative staff. Staff working in front of screens all day need the correct lighting to ensure they do not endure health problems.

When considering lighting, it is important to think about the type of work that is going to be carried out – will is be close, accurate work or will it be lighting for more general purposes such as corridor lighting? To ensure the right type of lighting will be installed in your London business, consideration must be given to colour, glare and constant amongst other factors.

This is why it is important to use a qualified electrician to design and install your lighting requirements in your business in London. Fulcher Edwards are lighting designers and installers in London and have been taking care of the lighting in many London businesses over the last 30 years.

Deciding on the correct lighting in the workplace can seem like a technical and difficult task – this is why it is better to leave it to an electrician who understands the workplace lighting regulations and can work with you to develop a great cost effective lighting solution for your business in London.

Recent studies carried out by the Health and Safety Executive have shown that employees like to control their own lighting and this increases job satisfaction and decrease stress in the workplace. For more information about lighting in the workplace including the problems associated with having inadequate lighting take a look here