Technical Articles

Challenging convention

Renewable technologies can work alongside conventional heat sources to provide a range of options for the householder, according to Nancy...

Pooling safety

Electrical work in swimming pools and other water-based locations brings its own regulations – and challenges. Graham Wretham explains how...

Fuelling knowledge

In terms of renewable technologies, biomass needs arguably the most input from the end user who, unlike with most forms...

Crystal clear

The solar PV industry will have little to fear and plenty to cheer if greater transparency helps educate and inspire...

Down on the farm

Agricultural and horticultural locations create some particular problems with regards to their electrical installations. Malcolm Doughton highlights some of the...

Centre meters

The installation standards for gas meters constantly changes to reflect developments in buildings, meters and meter boxes. Graham Elkins provides...

Pressed into service

Shorter installation times and removing the need for hot work has led to the rise of heat-free jointing techniques for...

Better through boosting

Low water pressure can be a serious problem in many properties, resulting in the need to significantly boost the water...

Thinking from the ground up

With so many different technologies available to the heating industry, it can often prove difficult for energy-conscious businesses to know...

Dealing with efficiency

The Government’s flagship initiative – the Green Deal – is expected to make homes throughout the UK far more energy...