The death knell sounds next week for directional halogen lamps with an energy rating of class D or below, and good riddance to the damn things too!

Have you invested in Megaman Modo GU10 dimmable LED lamps? Are you finding those dimmable lamps are... well.., just not dimming? Never fear, I have here a quick and curious fix. Just don’t ask me to explain how it works...

...and, if so, can it be located on a different wall?

I was asked today by a kitchen fitter. Here’s my answer…

Got a plastic consumer unit (fuse box)? Been told you need to change it for a metal one? Well, unless your plastic enclosure is demonstrably damaged, dangerous or inadequate, then the mere fact it is plastic does not warrant a replacement, and neither should it show up as a failure item on a condition report.

I often get called out to slap up new ceiling lights customers have purchased from the likes of Homebase, John Lewis and Argos, but simply hanging a new light is often not as easy as you might think...