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A Guide To Central Heating Systems

A Guide To Central Heating Systems There are three main types of gas central heating systems used in housing: Combination Boiler Systems Gravity Fed Systems High Pressure Systems All three of these systems heat central heating radiators in similar ways. The main differences are the water pressure that the boiler operates at and the way hot water is provided. heating engineer Combination Boiler System Often referred to as a ‘combi boiler’ this type of installation heats hot water as you need it, without the need for a hot water storage tank. So in places where space and hot water requirements are limited, such as flats, these can be very popular systems. The system uses mains water pressure, so there are no overflow tanks. The major downside is the flow of hot water is slower than systems that provide stored hot water – most systems will struggle to cope with houses with two bathrooms. To have a reasonable level of hot water flow the boiler output has to be in

Emergency Lighting Glasgow

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Emergency lighting is lighting for an emergency situation when the main power supply is cut and any normal illumination fails.  The loss of mains electricity could be the result of a fire or a power cut and the normal lighting supplies fail. This may lead to sudden darkness and a possible danger to the occupants, either through physical danger or panic. Emergency lighting is normally required to operate fully automatically and give illumination of a sufficiently high level to enable all occupants to evacuate the premises safely. Most new buildings now have emergency lighting installed during construction; the design and type of equipment being specified by the architect in accordance with current Building Regulations and any local authority requirements. The British Standard provides the emergency lighting designer with clear guidelines to work to. BS 5266-1: 2011 embraces residential hotels, clubs, hospitals, nursing homes, schools and colleges, licensed premises, offices, mu

Electrician for landlords in Glasgow

Introduction of mandatory electrical safety checks  03 Feb 2016 WES ELECTRICAL 0141 8405236 Electricians westend glasgow   You may be aware the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 introduced a mandatory requirement for electrical testing in privately rented properties. This will be implemented in due course through guidance from Scottish Ministers. The Scottish Government are in the process of drafting guidance. In summary the proposal is: -   (1) Any new tenancy from 1 December 2015 must have an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) (2) Any existing tenancy must have an EICR by 1 December 2016, so there will be a 1 year period to bring existing tenancies up to standard. (3) An EICR which complies with BS7671 completed by a competent person since 1 January 2012 will be acceptable. (4) An EICR completed on or after 1 December 2015 must have additional documents to show a record of appliances checked and any remedial work undertaken, but these additional docume