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A guide to the different fire performance characteristics in cable

A guide to the different fire performance characteristics in cable

Simon Hopkins of Prysmian gives a quick reminder of the range of fire performance characteristics that can be expected from different types of cable. With the current acute focus on the issue of fire in buildings, it’s worth taking a second look at the range of fire performance offered by different types of cable in […]

VENTILATION: It’s all in the design

VENTILATION: It’s all in the design

As Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) systems grow in demand, what advice should wholesalers give to customers who are keen to install MVHR but don’t know how to specify the technology? Christian Rehn, National Design and Project Manager of National Ventilation, explains how ventilation system design can be made simple. Mechanical Ventilation with Heat […]

SMART TECHNOLOGY: Building for a silver tomorrow

SMART TECHNOLOGY: Building for a silver tomorrow

Marie Parry, Group Marketing Director with Scolmore, highlights the role wholesalers can play in overcoming the barriers to adoption of smart technology among the elderly. According to the Office for Budget Responsibility, 26% of the population of England and Wales will be more than 65 years old by 2065, increasing the cost of health and […]

How to expand your EV charging business

How to expand your EV charging business

Shane Thomas from installers ICEE Managed Services explains why electric vehicle (EV) workplace charging units and related infrastructure represents a major business opportunity for electrical wholesalers. A silent revolution is happening on our roads. The almost noiseless electric vehicle (EV) is moving from a minority interest to the mainstream. A clear sign is big investments […]

LIGHTING: Why it pays to choose your suppliers wisely

LIGHTING: Why it pays to choose your suppliers wisely

With a raft of new European legislation and standards over the last few years, the lighting industry has undergone significant changes, writes Chris Pearson, Managing Director at Pilot Group Infrastructure – home of Hilclare, the industrial and commercial lighting solutions provider. Thankfully, these changes have not dimmed the growth of our sector. Indeed, today our […]

Audio only door entry in high demand
By February 26, 2018 Read More →

Audio only door entry in high demand

While a major talking point for the security industry for 2018 is how the latest advances in technology will bring more automation and smart solutions to this area, security products supplier, ESP, has identified an opportunity for wholesalers at the entry level sector of the access control market. ESP has seen sales of its door […]

How gender inclusive is the electrical wholesale industry?
By February 26, 2018 Read More →

How gender inclusive is the electrical wholesale industry?

When it comes to the electrical industry, it’s fairly safe to say that those working on site and in homes installing and repairing are more than likely to be men. In fact, according to the NICEIC, less than one in every 1,000 electrical contractors is a woman. But what about the electrical wholesale industry?   […]

Why wholesalers should be homing in on the building automation market
By February 26, 2018 Read More →

Why wholesalers should be homing in on the building automation market

Marie Parry, Group Marketing Director, with Scolmore, asks if wholesalers are making the most of the growing building automation market. According to the latest market report from AMA Research – ‘Home Automation Market Report – UK 2017-2021, the UK home automation market is worth £160 million annually. It has experienced significant growth since 2010 as […]

How can lighting control benefit the electrical wholesaler?

How can lighting control benefit the electrical wholesaler?

Tony Biggs, Senior Manager, European OEM & UK Electrical Wholesaler Sales, Lutron Electronics, argues that wholesalers can add value and increase the value of their clients’ projects with the latest LEDs and lighting controls technology. The lighting industry is going through rapid change encompassing technology adoption, building and system integration, price erosion and smart enabled […]

CPR: Just a noble ambition?

CPR: Just a noble ambition?

Prysmian UK’s Martin Boorman considers the issue of CPR six months after it became mandatory. In common with most reputable cable manufacturers, we welcomed the introduction of the Construction Products Regulation. For the first time, it placed a legal obligation on manufacturers, importers, distributors and wholesalers to ensure cable supplied into the UK market met […]