The logos to look for and the ones to be wary of when hiring a domestic electrician...

Having been called out to a couple of the houses on the new Field View development at the end of Golf Lane in Whitnash, I’ve noticed that the builders have installed ionisation instead of optical smoke alarms which may cause residents to experience false alarms when cooking. If you’re fed up of a side helping of ear-splitting bleeping with every meal, then here’s a quick fix…

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...

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!

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.