THE GOVERNMENT have announced a number of measures around building safety, including the launch of a consultation on building regulations and fire safety guidance. The Government is yet to publish further details concerning the announced requirement for landlords in the private rented sector to carry out electrical installation safety checks every five years. The National Read More »
Liam Fairbrother, of PB Ross Limited, competed in the “Apprentice of the Year” at Leicester college last week. He has only been in the trade for eight months and was competing against 3rd year apprentices. Liam was awarded second place, only losing out on first place by a couple of very minor points.
First there was the incandescent light bulb, followed (following legislation and concerns about global warming) by Light Emitting Diodes. Now researchers in the US report they have been developing a new type of lighting that promises to replace current fluorescent bulbs. Details published in the journal Organic Electronics state that the new source is made from layers of plastic, Read More »
So many of us now make our purchasing decisions online that it’s now become second nature. Whether it’s food or clothing, books or DVDs, pretty much anything can be bought on the internet. This includes electrical goods too, which is fine if bought from a reputable online retailer, but what about second hand used electricals Read More »
It’s that time of year again, Christmas is almost upon us. No doubt many of us are still running around desperately trying to find the perfect gifts for our friends and loved ones. Times are tough, so there will be many bargains to be had, but make sure you take care when it comes to Read More »
Leading Leicester electrician PB Ross have just purchased a Fluke Ti9 thermal imaging camera to help identify electrical hotspots which could prove dangerous in the future. The hand-held device, which includes a SD card reader (USB) – for downloading images on to computers – is a new service that PB Ross will be offering all current Read More »
Leicester electricians PB Ross cannot stress enough the importance of having your business electrical supply and infrastructure checked on a regular basis with an electrical audit, particularly if your services are over reliant on electricity. We all take electricity for granted. You never know how reliant on electricity until you no longer have it…
PB Ross, electrical contractors in Leicester and the East Midlands, have overhauled the electrics in the old Hinckley court house, now re-purposed as a Police station. As a leading Leicester electrician, PB Ross were ideally placed to undertake the challenge of modernising the old building and making it fit for it’s new use.
It’s never good to be in a profession which often comes under attack for the poor performance of some of it’s contemporaries, but electricians can sometimes be tarred with the same brush when one bad apple spoils the barrel. We’ve been doing a bit of electrical contractor soul searching recently and have come up with Read More »
Few people would dispute the usefulness of electricity particularly us electrical contractors. Similarly few would argue about its unsafe properties if not properly controlled. Any voltage between 40 and 50 volts is potentially lethal for humans; a shock at this level can block electrical signals in the body which can result in breathing difficulties, muscle Read More »
In the UK electrical consumption grew by 2.4% each year between 1970 and 2005; this means that older houses in Leicester are at risk from not only old electrics and wiring falling into an unsafe condition, but also the overloading of the circuit board system in general. This is why it is important to get Read More »
People love to save money, no matter what shape the economy is in. Here at PB Ross – Leicester-based electrical contractors – we have collated a list of our ten favourite ways to reduce the costs that are ultimately stumped up by us all. They’re all commonsense ideas to help you reduce your electricity consumption, and all Read More »
In the constant whirr of the office environment it is comforting to know that the equipment all around you is safe. You may see a green and white sticker on the plug socket or the side of a machine, which means it has been PAT inspected by an electrical contractor and is safe.
With another long and cold winter approaching it is getting to that point within the year where it is time to get the hat and scarf out, go for a walk and to curl up in front of a blazing fire with a glass of mulled wine. But as tempting and cosy as this sounds, Read More »
Letting your electrical appliances fall into a defective and compromised state is not only dangerous but it is ultimately more costly to replace than it would be to simply maintain and repair. In the very worst cases faulty electrics can lead to a loss of life. In five years* there were two such cases at Read More »
On my left we have Mr Ed Miliband and on my right we have Mr David Cameron, this being the latest scuffle in the on-going brawl between the two political heavyweights: round one, fight. They are currently battling over the relaxation of housing planning laws in England; both feel that the creation of 70,000 houses Read More »
Having a new bathroom installed? The chances are you’ll be buying a new power shower. You are most certainly going to need to get hold of a decent electrical contractor to install it, so why not let PB Ross electricians from Leicester provide you with top quality home electrical installation. Our services are offered for Read More »
Leicester electricians P.B. Ross have undertaken to provide new lighting, power and a heating system for this beautiful 10th century church in Foston, Leicestershire. Managing director Pete Ross said “It’s a wonderful opportunity to work in such a beautiful building, especially one so old. The existing electrics need a lot of attention, but by the Read More »
With gas and electric bills rising all the time, it is even more important to keep an eye on how much on a day to day basis you are spending on simple activities like cooking, watching television, surfing the internet etc. PB Ross, the Leicester based electrical contractor can offer a solution that can help Read More »
The majority of businesses today rely on electricity to run. This powers the product/services they’re selling, right through to the appearance of the working area. Alongside this, many buildings are now of such a size or build that natural light is hard to find. This means that we are dependent on electrical lighting. But, what Read More »