Brickhill Electrical Services Ltd. - Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK7 8QS

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Address:
15 Protheroe Field , Milton Keynes , Buckinghamshire MK7 8QS

Phone:
01908 904494

Email:
chris@brickhill-electrical.co.uk

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07515 861972

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Brickhill Electrical Services is a family run Electrical and maintenance business covering Milton Keynes, Bletchley, Stony Stratford, Olney, and all surrounding villages. We can Provide a safe environmentally friendly electrical solution for your home and family. We work constantly on improving our service so that our customers know they can trust us to carry out our work with little disruption to their daily lives. We cover all aspects of domestic electrics from small jobs like faulty a light switch to a full property rewire. We offer excellent value for money on every job that we complete and are more than happy to discuss your needs and requirements to offer a solution, it may cost less than you expect, so what are you waiting for?

services we offer include, smoke alarms, garden and BBQ lighting, Electric vehicle charging points, plug sockets, full or partial rewires, extractor fans, lighting interior and exterior, landords safety electrical inspections.

Brickhill Electrical Services Ltd. is located in the Milton Keynes area of Buckinghamshire. There are at least 4 other listings in the MK7 postcode area.

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10 Ways to save money on your home energy bills
5/8/2018 7:32:11 AM

Your smoke alarms should be tested monthly, broken smoke alarms cannot warn you of a fire. Test yours regularly to ensure it still beeps. In 2017, 283 people died in fires in the home. You’re at least 8 times more likely to die in a fire in the home if there are no working smoke alarms. Offer to test the smoke alarms of an older family member, neighbour or friend who needs help. It only takes a moment to test and gives your family and people you care about a better chance of surviving a fire. There are plenty of ways you can keep you and your family safer from the risks of fire in your home. Testing your smoke alarms every month to check they are working is one of them.
4/30/2018 6:46:12 AM

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4/23/2018 12:52:23 PM

What is an RCD? Why do I need one? These are the sorts of questions I get asked all the time, What does an RCD do? Why do I need one? Are they expensive? An RCD or Residual Current Device is designed primarily for human safety, as a safety cut out to minimise the risk of injury or death from an electric shock. RCD’s work by constantly monitoring the flow of electricity through one or more circuits, and when it detects the electricity is leaking down the wrong path, making something live that shouldn't be, the RCD cuts the supply of electricity to that circuit in milliseconds. RCD’s reduce the risk of electrical fires by protecting you against earth faults, where insulating properties of the cable have deteriorated over time allowing the earth conductor to become live. In non RCD protected fuse boards this sort of fault often goes unnoticed until its too late. The current wiring regulations stipulate that all domestic electrical installations be protected by an RCD, preferably multiple RCD’s. You should be testing your RCD’s every three months to ensure that it is functioning correctly, there should be a sticker on the front of your fuse board explaining how. All RCD’s have a test button on them, simply press this button and the RCD will trip – then reset it and your done. If it doesn't trip when you press the test button you should seek professional advice from your local electrician as these are one of the most important safety features in your home. There is no set price for providing RCD protection as each property is very different, it may be a case of upgrading an existing fuse board or it might require a full board replacement. You should ring your local electrician for a free quotation and advice. Please remember that just because the electrics in your home appear work this does not automatically mean they are safe, your electrics should be tested periodically, this will highlight any developing faults and help to keep you, your home and your family safe. If you would like any more information or advice on this the please do get in touch chris@brickhill-electrical.co.uk 07515 861972 or visit http://brickhill-electrical.co.uk/news-updates
4/23/2018 7:35:23 AM

Green Goo I discovered this in a property this week, so what is it? This Green Goo or Greening can look like something out of a horror movie, it is caused by the plasticiser used in the making of the PVC cable insulation reacting with the copper wire and warmth of the house and leaching out. It has the appearance of fairy liquid and in mild cases wont be noticed by the home owner until some electrical work is being carried out, but often it can be very apparent, oozing down light pendant cables to the bulb holders or leaking out of light switches and sockets leaving a green stain down the wall. This problem is most common in houses built or rewired between 1965 and 1971 and is a due to a fault in the manufacturing process, PVC cables require a plasticiser to make the cable pliable. Modern plasticisers don't usually react in this way. The Goo can cause functionality problems with light switches and sockets, and in worse cases can cause the insulation of the cables to crack and fail. The Green stuff is mildly toxic and can cause burning, dermatitis and irritation, particularly when in contact with the eyes, nose or mouth. So what do you do if you find your property is affected? Sadly the only real treatment for this is to rewire the effected circuits and fuse boards, simply replacing the affected switches etc. will only be a temporary fix as the Green Goo will return. The Electrical Safety Council advises that all such remedial work is undertaken by a registered electrician.
4/16/2018 7:38:09 AM

Electrical work in the Garden These days garden lighting can be as important to the homeowner as the interior of their house. However, when installing garden electrics it is important to ensure it is installed correctly and safely. It is recommended that you always use a registered electrician to carry out this work. There are many things to consider when lighting your garden, such as • light up paths and steps for safe access and consider linking them to security lights • where are you going to control them from, there are various options from exterior light switches to wireless hand held remote controls • lights shouldn't be positioned as to shine into your neighbours windows, and similarly flood lights should be sized according to the size of your garden • light up attractive features such as ponds and water features, don't try and light up everything in sight • spend time planing your lighting scheme to enhance your gardens best features, look at websites for ideas • cables and transformers should be placed out of site, remember many light fittings can get very hot so should be placed out of reach of small children and animals • always buy your equipment from reputable retailers and ensure the fittings are weatherproof and carry the CE mark (good light fittings will carry an IP rating, this is an indication of how well they will stand up to external elements) Due to the increased risk posed by UK weather, the garden is considered a high risk area when carrying out electrical work and it is vital that all work is carried out in accordance to the current wiring regulations. All garden electrics should be protected for safety by a 30mA rcd device, which works by disconnecting the electrical supply when a cable of flex gets cut or water gets in to a fitting. Cables should be of the correct type (house hold cable is not suitable), and if underground should be buried at the correct depth to avoid damage from garden tools. Brickhill Electrical Services Ltd. would be happy to advise on any outside project you may have planned for your garden.
4/9/2018 9:33:51 AM

Do you have PV Solar Panels Installed? Almost all solar PV systems installed in the UK are grid-tied systems, that means that the electricity you produce can either be used by you in the home or the electricity gets exported – very few people have an electricity storage capability. When you have solar PV installed, you benefit from the Government’s feed-in tariff which pays you for every unit of electricity you produce. This is known as the generation tariff. The amount of electricity you produce is recorded through a generation meter. As part of the Feed-in tariff, you also get paid for exporting electricity back to the grid, through a subsidy known as the export tariff. This pays you in theory for every unit of electricity you export back to the wider energy grid for others to use. The reason we say ‘in theory’ is that when the solar PV is installed, the systems are rarely installed with an export meter, instead the energy companies take the generation meter readings and half them – as if you are exporting 50%. Based on the fact you are going to get paid 50% of what you generate via the export tariff, it is irrelevant if you actually export 0%, 50% or 100%, you are going to always be paid as if you have exported just half, therefore it is not worth exporting any electricity at all. In fact to maximise your solar PV investment you want to export 0% of the electricity you produce – this means you still get paid the export tariff, but you have this ‘free electricity’ to use in your home. Solar PV immersion controllers allow you to do just that, rather than exporting your surplus electricity to the grid, diverts it from a micro-generator such as solar PV or wind turbine to your existing immersion heater or other heating load – never again will you export any electricity from your solar PV installation! The unit can be installed quickly and easily by a qualified electrician without the need for any plumbing alterations.
4/4/2018 3:21:53 PM

Downlights and Loft Insulation When working in customers’ homes I’ve come across this many times, either the insulation is installed directly over the top of the down lights or the insulation is pulled right back around them. So should we putting insulation over the top of the down lights? The answer is no, even most led downlights that produce much less heat than the older style halogen types, when covered in insulation the heat will still build up presenting a fire risk. But at the same time to comply with Part L of the building regulations you shouldn’t cut the thermal insulation around the fittings either, as the design of the fittings makes them act like chimneys, drawing out the warm air from the room below into the cold loft space above significantly reducing the effectiveness of your insulation. There is a solution though, and that’s fitting loft caps or fire hoods above the down lights, this not only allows you to lay the insulation directly over the down lights but also provides fire protection for non fire rated down lights. The insulation should never be tightly packed around the downlights and their loft caps, a large air gap should always be left to allow air flow and prevent heat build up. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/540326/BR_PDF_AD__L1A__2013_with_2016_amendments.pdf
3/27/2018 6:59:43 AM

Fire Rated Downlights? Thinking of installing some #downlights in your home? Have you considered the difference between #Fire-Rated or non-fire rated downlights? Yes there is a large price difference between the two types and for good reason. If in doubt you should always seek the #advice of a #qualified #electrician. Your #plasterboard ceiling acts as a #Fire #Barrier by design, this is in #part-B of the #Building #Regulations and when you cut a hole in your #ceiling you create a break in that fire barrier, which in the event of a #fire would allow the #flames to spread faster through your home unchecked to the timber joists and floorboards. Most good quality #fire #rated #downlighters are fitted with #intumescent pads which swell up in the event of a fire, sealing any gaps to help block the spread of the fire, by maintaining the ceilings ability to act as a fire barrier once more. Fire rated downlights are rated at either 30, 60 or 90 minutes, this is the length of time they are designed to resist the fire, providing the #homeowner with more time to escape the building. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fire-safety-approved-document-b
3/21/2018 7:54:48 AM

I'm sure you've heard of the Grand Designs house in Pembrokeshire that tragically burned down in January this year. The was an electrical fire caused by an overloaded #JunctionBox, something you generally would not expect to find in the #electrics of a #NewBuild property. This highlights the importance of not cutting corners and using a #local qualified #electrician for your project to keep it #safe and to ensure it is done properly.
3/19/2018 8:18:12 PM

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