Finding an electrician to carry out electrical work in your home

If you need any electrical work carrying out in your home then you need to be sure that you use the right person or company for the job. Although there is no legal requirement to become an electrician, certain jobs do require the person to have an accreditation. You may want to check that the person has valid insurance that would cover them in case anything they did went wrong. You should also try and find out about the experience they have and how long they have been doing the job as often this is very important.

Every so often there is a new edition released which has the latest information on regulations regarding electrical wiring. Even if the electrician hasn’t yet completed their course, they should still be aware of the changes that have been introduced and ensure that any work they carry out adheres to it.

If you have a trades person working in your house then try not to go out of the property and leave them on their own. If you do have to do this then try and only ...
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Installing electric gates at your property

If you are considering having gates installed to the front of your property, then you may want to have electric ones. They offer several advantages over manual ones and can also add value to your home. You may even find that they help to bring your house insurance down and can act as a deterrent for burglars.

There are several different types of electric gates and you need to think carefully about how you will be using them in order to decide which ones will be best for you. If you often have visitors then you may want to install an intercom system on the gates too and a button to allow you to open them from inside your home. Although this may be more costly than a remote control set of gates, it can increase your security and make life a lot easier.

It is also a good idea to have pedestrian access so that you do not have to open the gates completely.  

The cost of electric gates can vary massively from around a couple of thousand pounds upwards of twenty thousand pounds. ...
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Choosing the right pc monitor for gaming

Pc gamers are now few and far between as games consoles such as the Xbox and PlayStation are often the more popular choice. There are some games, especially old games that are only available on the PC but most other games are available on these other platforms now.

Gaming monitors are not only used for PC’s though, but many gamers are also now adding them to their consoles for an enhanced experience.

PC monitors often have a better specification as they usually have a higher refresh rate and a quicker response time than TV’s.

Using a gaming monitor for your games console also means that you can free up the TV for others to watch. This may be useful if you have family members that want to watch the telly.

Small gaming monitors from 22 inch to 27 inch range from about £100-£300 pounds but the larger gaming monitors can cost upwards of £600. You need to check the compatibility of the console to the monitor and decide if you want to use a HDMI lead or a VGA lead. If ...
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How to extend your Wi-Fi network correctly

Wi-Fi is so important to many of us. We spend a lot of time using the internet every day to play games, do internet banking or complete our food shop online. Over the last 12 months, many of us have had to work from home and have not been able to see our loved ones. You may have had to make many video calls during this time and if you internet isn’t up to scratch, then you may well struggle. A lot of issues with internet come from the speed you are able to get in your home. It may be that you only pay for a certain speed in which case your internet may be being throttled down. If you are not reaching the speeds you were promised, then it is likely there is an issue somewhere. This could be an issue at the Exchange, with the wiring from the exchange to the wiring coming into your property or something internally with your home. Once this has been rectified, you will usually find that your speed jumps right up.

If you are struggling to get Wi-Fi in certain parts of your home or ...
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How to choose the right computer for your home

Many of us are still having to work from home at the moment and it may be that you are making do with an old computer or laptop. Your computer can make a huge difference as to how productive you are. Having to wait ages for it to start up or finding that it suddenly crashes half way through your work can not only be frustrating but can also be extremely counterproductive.

Before you dive in to buying a new computer it is important to understand what specification you need. This will all depend on what you are going to be using it for and what budget you have to spend.

If you want to use a computer for graphical work and gaming then it may need to be lot higher spec than one that has been designed for word processing. Lots of new laptops do not have a huge hard drive installed in them and instead rely on you using external hard drives or saving work on to the cloud. This may be fine for some people but for others they may want to know that the work is being saved directly on t...
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