How to protect the home from fire & carbon monoxide
We all want to keep our home and family safe. One of the most important ways we can do this is to ensure we have smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms correctly installed at home.
How to install and look after smoke alarms
Installing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in your home is one of the most important steps you can take towards keeping you and your family safe.
20 ways to keep your home secure
Your home should be a safe retreat - somewhere to feel happy and secure, and keeping it protected doesn't have to be hard.
How to replace a light switch
Light switches are functional items, and many of the basic varieties (made from white plastic) can look a bit plain.
How to fit spotlights
If you want to create some interesting lighting effects, why not replace your standard pendant light fittings with streamlined recessed spotlights? These come with fittings to take a range of bulbs...
How to fit ceiling lights
As long as you can get to the ceiling void from above without too much hassle, it’s not complicated to move a light to wherever you really need it.
How to install a solar powered light
Solar powered floodlights can be used as a security feature but also to illuminate your garden paths, help you see who's calling at night, or to make the most of your patio on long summer even...
How to add an external power supply
If you regularly use electrical equipment outdoors, such as a lawnmower or hedge trimmer, an external power point will make life easier and safer.
How to check an electrical system is safe
There are some tell-tale signs that your system is out of date and unsafe to work on (old-style rubber-sheathed cable, for example).
How to understand the basics of electricity
Your home's electricity supply is distributed by the consumer unit (usually known as the fuse box), where the flow of electricity is split to feed the various circuits.
How to understand electrical cables, flexes & fuses
In your home, the electrical current flows along different types of cable and flex. You have to strip these to expose the cores before you can connect them to new terminals.
How to run a new electrical cable
If you want to add a new electrical outlet or light fitting, it'll almost certainly involve running cable from a power source.
How to fit & replace electric sockets
Sockets can be surface or flush-mounted. It's easier to surface-mount electrical fittings, but the flush-mounted versions look better and are less prone to accidental damage.
How to add more electrical sockets
Replacing a socket or converting a single socket into a double are simple jobs. Sockets can be surface or flush mounted.