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27
MAY
2020

New legislation in relation to Electrical Safety Standards on Rental Properties

New legislation in relation to Electrical Safety Standards on Rental Properties is coming in from the 1st June 2020 and effective from the 1st July 2020. What the legislation means: From 1st June 2020, private landlords in England will be required to have the electrical...
13
MAR
2020

What the 2020 UK Budget means for Electric Vehicles and renewable energy

This week’s budget announcement was understandably overshadowed by the current coronavirus outbreak, however there was some information surrounding the future investment for electric vehicles. Electric Vehicles will benefit from the Budget as a Rapid Charging Fund has been...
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...
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...
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...
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...
14
JAN
2019

The Government announces new Smart Export Guarantee

In December we brought you the announcement confirming that the Feed-In-Tariff and Export Tariff will end as of the 31st March 2019. Last week the Government announced a new ‘Smart Export Guarantee‘ for new solar customers. The new ‘Smart Expor...
19
DEC
2018

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Confirms Feed-In-Tariff and Export Tariff will end March 31st 2019.

Yesterday, The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has confirmed the government’s plans to end the Feed-In-Tariff and Export Tariff as of the 31st March 2019. You can read more about the announcement here but below are the key things you need to...
23
AUG
2018

What you need to be asking when hiring an electrician

Norcroft can help take the stress out of hiring an electrician. Today we look at some key points that you should consider when hiring an electrician. Proof of Registration is key You should check that any electrician you hire is registered with an accreditation body such as the...
05
APR
2018

Philip’s product of the month – PIR and Microwave Sensors for Energy Efficient Lighting

Ever feel like you’ve been left in the dark? Why not consider energy efficient lighting to lead your way? In today’s blog we’ll explore how automatic lighting can improve energy efficiency within your home or commercial environment. PIR or a Passive Infrared sensor is an...
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