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Are you ready for the Christmas rush?

I know, I know, it's forecast to be 20C today and as I type this I'm in my shorts and still smarting from the sunburn I got from a Greek beach just six days ago, but the fact is, this is the busiest time of year...

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Looking a gift horse in the mouth

A customer I provided a quote for has just called me to say he's going with someone cheaper. The customer thinks he's getting a bargain. He really isn't...

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Fly zappin'

Ugh. Flies. It's that time of year when we're particularly plagued by the beasties. Are you thinking of getting an electronic zapper to turn flies into fries? Read on before buying...

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Funky light bulbs

I often notice installations where people have gone to the effort of installing 'feature' light fittings but haven't given consideration to the bulbs they then use. Weather your tastes are traditional, ultra-modern, or somewhere in-between, and whether your styilised fitting is an internal chandelier or an external wall light, your choice of bulb plays an important part in adding or detracting from the overall effect, and due consideration can make quite a difference.

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Solar PV - is it worth it?

You see solar PhotoVoltaic (PV) panels springing up on roofs everywhere and people keep asking me if solar electricity generation is worthwhile. The short answer is Yes. The longer answer….

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