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20
MAR
2020

Can electric vehicles make us safer drivers?

Electric Vehicles will be the norm in 20 years but besides the benefits of clearer air and saving on fuel costs, could they actually benefit the way we drive? Hyundai has recently conducted an experiment to test this. People were tested in petrol or diesel cars and then electric...
12
MAR
2020

The world’s most unlikely solar farms

It’s fantastic to see solar power becoming more accessible as new solar farms are being switched on in the most unexpected locations. Alaska’s winter months get less than 6 hours of daylight, yet their 10-acre farm switched on by Renewable IPP in January is expected to power...
17
FEB
2020

Smart meter rollout’s deadline has been delayed by 4 years

The rollout for smart meters in every home has been pushed back to 2024 from the original deadline of 2020 due to a lack of available technology. Consumer group citizens advice has been calling for the deadline to be extended in the best interests of the customers so technical...
10
FEB
2020

Ban on gas heating for new homes by 2025

Ban on gas heating for new homes by 2025, it will be interesting to see what happens regarding gas heating in new homes and further efforts to tackle climate change. A ban on gas by 2025 to address climate change concerns was part of the chancellor’s standards for delivering...
11
DEC
2019

Drive into the future: why electric vehicles are essential for the climate crisis

Electric vehicles are a relatively new phenomenon, but they are expected to become the dominant form of vehicle between 2020 and 2030. The government states it is committed to make the UK a world leader in the electric car industry, so it is likely we will see further uptake over...
18
JUL
2019

Could social media posts be leaving your home vulnerable to theft?

Holidays are meant to be relaxing, but do you have peace of mind about the safety of your property whilst you’re away? Posting beach pictures and checking into your destination online may seem the perfect way to share your holiday with friends and family, but it may alert...
29
MAY
2019

Norcroft Energy visit ELEX Show 2019

The ELEX Show is a specialist event designed specifically for professional electricians. The show takes places at six different locations across the country. The Norcroft Energy team visited this year’s Harrogate event at the Great Yorkshire Showground on Friday the 24th May. The...
20
MAR
2019

Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting the only bright choice for me

As an electrician I have seen many improvements within our industry, but for me the one that has had the biggest impact is LED lighting. The changes within the LED lighting industry over the last twenty years have improved lighting for both electricians and consumers alike. Since...
22
JAN
2019

Energy efficient upgrades for Rubicon Ltd

Established in 1980, Rubicon Ltd has nearly 40 years of experience in the Steel Stockholding business across the North of England and the Midlands. Still a family run business to this day, Geoff Elsley, Managing Director commissioned Norcroft to install electric car charging...
04
DEC
2018

The 18th Edition and what it means for you

The 18th Edition IET Wiring Regulation is the latest set of standards to govern the electrical industry. All electricians must have taken and passed the course by January 2019. The 18th Edition was introduced on the 1st July 2018. All electrical installations where design and...
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