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WES Electrical Westend Glasgow

Westend Glasgow Electricians employ three full-time electricians. Between them they have over 50 years experience in all aspects of electrical works including Domestic Housing, Commercial and Industrial. Each of our electricians are: Fully qualified to 17 th  edition Regulations Fully qualified to City and Guilds 2391 Inspection, Testing and Certification   At   Westend Glasgow Electricians   we have a well deserved reputation for being dependable, professional, reliable, and for carrying out all works to a high standard of quality at a very reasonable price . DOMESTIC HOUSING In order to give a top quality service we make sure to carry a stock of the most commonly requested items on our vans. This ensures that if the work we are asked to carry out is one of the most common things, for example changing a light fitting, or a light switch or socket, or adding additional sockets, we do not have to spend time going away to an electrical supplier to


FUSE BOARD CHANGING  call 01418405236 Westend glasgow electricians Fuse Board Changing by Westend Glasgow Electricians The electrical fuse board is the brain that controls all the wiring in your property with every circuit carrying electrical current in your building leading back to this one single place. Many properties are still operating on fuse boards and  electrical wiring  that were installed in the 1960s. These ageing installations are functional, but fall far short of modern safety standards. If your fuses keep breaking it could be that now is the time to think about changing your old fuse board for a modern one that offers better protection. Westend Glasgow Electricians  are a team of professional and qualified electricians operating all over west end glasgow , so, if you are looking for an   electrician in Glasgow , Lambeth or Croydon for example, then we are perfectly placed to help. In addition to fuse board changes, our services cover anything electrical fro


There are so many programmes and articles on how to D.I.Y and sometimes, it is easier to watch a YouTube video and have a go yourself. Some jobs however are better left to the professionals. Especially with electrics where you can be seriously harmed if something goes wrong. One of the biggest dangers of doing DIY electrical work is the electricity itself. We are so used to pressing buttons or flipping a switch we forget how powerful it can be. The slightest mistake like using the wrong tools, brushing a wire against another or forgetting to turn of the power, can lead to anything from electric burns to death. While you may be fine Googling how to change a fuse, it is always better to contact reliable and cost effective professionals like Westend Glasgow Electricians , to ensure no avoidable accidents occur. Professionals at Westend Glasgow Electricians know exactly how to test circuits and find out where problems are coming from. This can be more difficult in older houses wit

Kitchen fitter in Westend Glasgow

WESTFIELD KITCHENS BRINGS TO YOU AN OVERVIEW OF FITTING A KITCHEN IN WESTEND GLASGOW . WE ARE PROFESSIONAL KITCHEN FITTERS FEEL FREE TO VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO If you are planning to fit your own kitchen then just follow our step-by-step guides and instructions to help you on your way. We have included photos to assist the DIYer and to give you a better understanding on how your stunning new kitchen can be built. Not only will you save hundreds of pounds by fitting a kitchen yourself, but you will also have a great sense of pride once it has been fitted. Fitting a New Kitchen FITTING A NEW KITCHEN – 1 What you need To completely fit a new kitchen you need to be a competent DIYer, with good skills in carpentry and a good knowledge of electrical and plumbing work. If some of the work needs to be carried out by a plumber, ( Gas Safe registered for gas work) joiner or an electrician then these are costs that need to be consider

Glasgow Harbour Electricians Westend

The Best Way To Connect Recessed Downlights- Push Fit JCC 7Watt LEDs Westend Glasgow Electricians   I'm always keen to find easier ways to do various aspects of electrical work. As an electrician I've spent many hours terminating cables which often involves tightening screws and have generally thought that this was the best method for the job. Screw type terminals are 'tried and tested' and feature in most electrical accessories from dist boards to light switches, but now I'm coming across more and more light fittings which use push type connectors. I may be 'old school' but when I'm faced a push-fit electrical terminal I'm very wary of wether it is up to the job. I must say that Wago connectors are an exception. A quality product which I like to use, but generally most light fittings the push types are not good. I've too often had a cable pull out of the connection after only the slightest movement and sometimes I've discar

24/7 Emergency call out electricians

Electrical ~ Tips for Staying Safe Wes Electrical services 24/7 emergency call out electricians westend glasgow . Benjamin Franklin studied electricity, and is quite famous even today for his kite and key experiment with lightning. We must always remember that Ben could have been seriously injured during that experiment. It is never a good idea to be careless with something as powerful as electrical energy! Electricity has the power to light lamps that help us see at night and fuel heaters that keep us warm in winter, but it is important not to get in electricity's way because it can harm you. Here are a few electrical safety tips to remember: Never play with electrical cords, wires, switches, or plugs. Stay away from fallen power lines. Tell an adult if you see a fallen line. Never use a hairdryer or play an electrical radio or television near a bathtub or sink. Before you climb a tree, look up. If a power line is nearby or touching, stay away from the tree.

Electrical Safety Advice GLASGOW

ELECTRICIANS WESTEND GLASGOW Electrical Tips from a local Electrician in the westend of glasgow Don’t remove a plug from a power point by pulling on the cord; pull the plug instead. Never plug adaptors into adaptors and avoid using adaptors filled with plugs where possible. Switch off electrical items that are not in regular use at the plug and ensure that when we are away from the house for any length of time that you unplug and switch off electrical items as items left plugged in can be a fire risk and waste energy if left on standby. Do not use any electrical items in the bathroom unless specifically designed for use there, eg. Shavers and electric toothbrushes. Even with these items however, take care not to get wet and avoid plugging and unplugging with wet hands. Do not use items with damaged cords so that the wires are exposed. Either repair or replace. Check items regularly. Do not use damaged sockets, replace with care when necessary. Always turn the elec


Periodic Inspection Explained All electrical installations deteriorate with age and use. They should therefore be inspected and tested at appropriate intervals to check whether they are in a satisfactory condition for continued service. Such safety checks are commonly referred to as 'periodic inspection and testing'. A periodic inspection will: Reveal if any of your electrical circuits or equipment are overloaded. Find any potential electric shock risks and fire hazards. Identify any defective electrical work. Highlight any lack of earthing or bonding. Tests are also carried out on wiring and fixed electrical equipment to check that they are safe. A schedule of circuits is also provided, which is invaluable for a property. How often is a periodic inspection required ?  Your electrics should be inspected and tested every: 10 years for an owner-occupied home. 5 years for a rented home. 3 years for a caravan 1 year for a swimming pool. Other times wh


Fuseboxes explained   Your Fusebox –  the fusebox also known as consumer unit should be easy to find. You should make sure you know where it is in case you ever need to turn the electricity off in an emergency. It usually contains three things, and they are used to control and distribute electricity around your home. They are :  The main switch; Fuses and/or  circuit breakers ; and Residual Current Devices. A) Main   Switch  – this allows you to turn off the electricity supply to your home. You might have more than one mains switch, for example if your home has electric storage heaters. In this case you may have a separate fusebox. B) Residual Current Devices ( RCD )  these are switches that trip a circuit under dangerous conditions, and instantly  disconnect  the electricity. If your home has one or more RCD, test them regularly. Just follow the instruction label, which you should find near to the RCD. It should read as follows: “This  installation , or part of it, i


RCDs Explained By   a Professional Electrician An RCD , or residual current device, is a life-saving device which is designed to prevent you from getting a fatal electric shock if you touch something live, such as a bare wire. It can also provide some protection against electrical fires. RCDs offer a level of personal protection that ordinary fuses and circuit-breakers cannot provide. Below are the questions most commonly asked about RCDs (click to expand answers). What does an RCD do? An RCD is a sensitive safety device that switches off electricity automatically if there is a fault. An RCD is designed to protect against the risks of electrocution and fire caused by earth faults .   For example, if you cut through the  cable  when mowing the lawn and accidentally touched the exposed live wires or a faulty appliance overheats causing electric current to flow to earth. How does it work? An RCD constantly monitors the electric current flowing through one