Make PAT Testing Part of your Health and Safety requirements

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Now that spring has arrived the sun has come along with it. Everyone enjoys a little bit of sunshine and it brings out the happy side of people. There is nothing worse then sitting indoors with the summer heat distracting you from your working activity. Whether your job is in an office, school, hotel, shop etc Read More »

Government lose court battle over solar panel subsidy

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After months of uncertainty over the thousands of households who have installed household solar panels to their property, they have finally announced that the government have lost its legal battle resulting in tens of thousands of users across the country getting an approximate total of £500 per year in subsidies. This all started when the Read More »

Professional electricians back green energy

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In the recent budget one of the topics of discussion was green energy resources and how it could play a key part in Britain’s energy mix in the future. While a worthy discussion, it was quickly superceeded by the announcement that gas would become the main source of energy in preference to renewable energy due Read More »

Commercial Security Systems

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Nothing is more important to a business than a secure location, and whether you are an accountant, doctor, cobbler or retailer, the need for a security system should be at the forefront of your mind. Our team of electricians has delivered commercial electrical services to some of Leicestershire’s leading companies.  From CCTV and alarms, to Read More »

UK Government Announces Electrical Training Funds


Earlier this month, the UK government announced that it will be providing £3.5 million to train people working in the construction or electrical engineering industries on how to install energy efficient technology. The training comes ahead of the government’s new energy efficiency scheme, known as the Green Deal, and will focus on teaching people how Read More »

What Sort of Electricity Consumer are You?

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As professional electricians, we often get asked how much electricity the average person uses, but unfortunately there is no real “average” number since a lot of factors go into the amount of energy used in a home, office, or industrial location. For example, if your building uses an old electrical system, it may not be Read More »

Saving Energy During Climate Week

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Today marks the beginning of the UK’s annual Climate Week, a week focussed on educating people on the ways they can use sustainable energy to tackle climate change.  As electrical contractors, there are many ways we have helped our customers improve their carbon footprint and we’re proud to take part in this cause. Our team Read More »

Fun Facts About Electricity

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It is leap year and in honour of having one extra day this year, our electricians thought we’d do something a bit fun and give you some facts you may not know about electricity. • A bolt of lightening lasts less than one second but can produce up to 3 million volts of electricity, which Read More »

Why Our Electricians Love to Travel

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One of the benefits of being a successful electrical contractor is that our team travels around the country for different electrical installation projects. From our commercial electrical installations to industrial electrical services, we’ve been all over the UK, including the Gleneagles hotel in Scotland and companies and homes all over the East Midlands. One of Read More »

The Benefits of Rointe Heaters

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Winter is in full swing and as electricians we know how important it is to keep your home warm while still following electrical regulations.  One of the most efficient ways to keep your home heated is to install Rointe heaters. Rointe heaters differ from standard radiators and storage heaters in the fact that they are Read More »

Nexus Recalls 5 Amp Fuse Wire

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Nexus, a manufacturer of electrical products, has recently announced a recall of its 5 Amp Fuse Wire.  The recall covers fuse wire purchased between 1 July 2011 and 31 January 2012 from B&Q, Wilkinson, Homebase, Makro, or Robert Dyas.  The wire is being recalled because of a defect that may cause it to overheat and Read More »

Why You Should Consider a V Phase Unit

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Over the past few years energy prices have been steadily on the rise and many homeowners and businesses have begun looking for ways to lower their energy bills.  The most effective method of doing this is installing solar panels, however if you cannot make the switch to solar, the next best option is a V Read More »

Ten Smoke Alarm Safety Tips

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As winter settles in, more and more people will turn to fires to heat their homes. And while nothing beats sitting by a warm fire on a cold night, we know how easy it is for accidents to happen. So before you light a fire in your home, our electrical contractors have come up with Read More »

PAT Testing in 2012

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It’s the start of a new year and hopefully that means you are starting to think about what repairs need to be done to your home or office. One of the most important things you can have done in 2012 is a PAT test on all your electrical equipment. PAT Testing, also known as Portable Read More »

FAQ – Lightbulb Wattage

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Q: Do you really have to adhere to the wattage listed on all light fixtures and lamps? A: As leading electricians in Leicestershire, we get asked this question quite often, and the answer is a simple yes, you need to use lightbulbs with the correct wattage. Not only is it a code violation to put Read More »

Electrical Installation Requirements Change

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At PB Ross we take electrical installation regulations very seriously, and make sure our work is up to code with the latest regulation changes.  Recently the NICEIC issued changes to Amendment 1 of the BS7671. These changes went into affect on January 1st, and should be followed by anyone involved in the design, installation, or Read More »

Domestic Installer Qualification Delayed

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The Institution of Engineering and Technology recently announced that they are delaying the new Domestic Installer Qualification. This is due to expected revisions that will be made to Part P of the Building Regulations of England and Wales While all the electrical engineers at PB Ross are properly qualified, we are always on the look Read More »

The benefits of solar panels

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PB Ross Ltd is pleased to announce that we are now installing solar panels to domestic, commercial, and industrial sites.  In addition to being good for the environment, here are some other benefits of switching to solar power: 1. Solar panels are cost efficient and save you money on electricity. Once installed, you won’t have Read More »

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