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The New Repairing Standards

Chris Harkins
Chris Harkins
01 Mar 2024

As a landlord, navigating the legal landscape of property management can be exhausting. However, it's crucial for ensuring the safety of tenants as well as ensuring you’re in compliance with the law.With the New Repairing Standards set to take effect in March, many of the regulations you're familiar with are about to change.So, we'd like to highlight the core responsibilities that the New Repairing Standards focus on, helping you to identify areas within your properties that may no longer meet these guidelines, as well as electrical faults to look out for.

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Making the Switch to Electric Vehicles Easy with Keith Gunn Electrical Solutions

Simon Vickers
Simon Vickers
18 Jul 2023

Embracing the Green Revolution with EV Charging Points The world of motor transport is undergoing a remarkable transformation. Electric cars once considered a futuristic concept, have now become a reality for many. As of the end of June 2023, there are over 810,000 fully electric cars on UK roads, an astounding jump from the 265, […]

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An Electrician You Can Trust

Chris Harkins
Chris Harkins
24 Apr 2023

Managing multiple premises isn’t a part-time job. When things go wrong, you need to know that there are reliable electricians that you can rely on.

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The Dangers of DIY: The Importance of Good Practice

Chris Harkins
Chris Harkins
08 Nov 2022

With the current rise in the cost of living across the UK and Scotland more and more landlords and homeowners may be tempted to save a quick penny by doing DIY electrical works as part of their home maintenance, but did you know you may have legal obligations to ensure certain works are done by a qualified electrician?

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Introducing H&V Electrical Solutions

Chris Harkins
Chris Harkins
02 Sep 2022

We are delighted to announce the launch of our latest expansion in the electrical solutions industry – H&V Electrical Solutions.

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Use an electrician to keep your property safe and compliant

Simon Vickers
Simon Vickers
14 Jun 2022

In the modern world safety and compliance is more prevalent and necessary than ever. Many rules and regulations are put in place every year by the UK government to ensure the country is a safer place for everyone to live in.

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Driving Meaningful Change

Chris Harkins
Chris Harkins
01 Jun 2022

At Keith Gunn, we have been the leading Edinburgh based business for all your electrical needs for over 30 years. We believe businesses can be the driving force behind meaningful change in the world.

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How to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Your Business in 2022

Chris Harkins
Chris Harkins
22 Feb 2022

For many small businesses, finding savings, no matter how small, is very important for the bottom line. With the cost of energy increasing at an unprecedented rate in 2022, this rise will have a significant impact.

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Finance Options Now Available For Rewiring Costs at Keith Gunn

Simon Vickers
Simon Vickers
18 Jun 2021

Keith Gunn Electrical Solutions is one of the leading electrical contractors in Edinburgh and Central Scotland. Fully accredited NICEIC electricians, their professionalism and customer service is second to none and they are committed to improving all aspects of their business.

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Retail Lighting Tips for Shops

Chris Harkins
Chris Harkins
12 Feb 2021

When a retail client needs help with their shop lighting, most of the work you’ll be doing for them as an electrician will be technical. But they’ll be even happier if you help them with suggestions for how to improve the overall look and feel of their store using lighting. Here are some tips you can share to add value to your service.

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Celebrating Scotland’s heritage through cutting-edge electrical innovation

Simon Vickers
Simon Vickers
29 Jan 2021

At Keith Gunn Electrical Solutions, we are committed to celebrating our nation’s heritage. Being based in central Edinburgh, our work and our ethos has long been influenced by our historic surroundings and the iconic legacies of the Scottish thought leaders that paved the way for innovation today.

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Speed Up Your Internet for a Productive Home Office

Chris Harkins
Chris Harkins
22 Jan 2021

These days, with many of us working from home in the lockdown, it’s more important than ever to be productive in the home office. While having your own space to work (away from kids and other distractions!) is essential, it’s also important to have a fast internet connection.

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Transform your Garden with Outdoor Lighting: Ideas to Suit Any Budget

Simon Vickers
Simon Vickers
16 Dec 2020

Transforming your garden can be accomplished with relative ease thanks to the myriad of outdoor lighting options that are available. Recreating that great feeling of arriving at a stylish hotel every time you pull onto your own driveway doesn’t need to be a difficult, or overly expensive, project to undertake – you’ve just got to know where to look and who to call, both of which this post should assist you with!

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Electrical Installation Condition Reports: A Guide for Landlords

Chris Harkins
Chris Harkins
03 Dec 2020

Landlords in Scotland have several legal responsibilities to their tenants, and if you are a landlord, it’s important to meet all your requirements. This includes ensuring the electrical safety of the property you are letting.

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Things That Might Require You to Call an Electrician

Chris Harkins
Chris Harkins
19 Sep 2020

Your home is likely to be one of the most important investments you’ve ever made, and for good reason, too.You’ll want to protect your home at all costs and make sure that it’s a comfortable environment for you and your loved ones to live in, which means keeping everything running safely – as it should be.

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Great Ways To Save and Conserve Energy In Your Home

Simon Vickers
Simon Vickers
13 Aug 2020

From putting a lid on a pot to switching to a lower washing machine setting, you can significantly bring down your annual bills and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time.

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Questions to Help You Choose the Right Electrician

Simon Vickers
Simon Vickers
07 May 2019

Choosing an electrician to carry out work in your home or office can feel like negotiating a minefield.  There are lots of electricians out there so how do you choose the right one?

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5 Myths About Electricians You Probably Still Believe

Chris Harkins
Chris Harkins
16 Nov 2018

Sometimes we get a hard time as  an electrician as I’ll explain below. Some people have outdated ideas stemming from decades ago when the industry was less regulated. Here are 5 myths about electricians that you probably still believe – and which aren’t true!

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When Does A House Need A Rewire

Chris Harkins
Chris Harkins
26 Jul 2018

If you have moved into a new property or are thinking about buying one, you may ask this question: – When does a house need a rewire? There are lots of old properties in Edinburgh, and many are in need of a rewire. Since most of us don’t have an electrical background, it would be wise to get a local electrician out to take a look over the property to advise.

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BS 7671: the 18th Edition Key Changes

Simon Vickers
Simon Vickers
24 Jul 2018

It is the national standard in the UK for electrical installation and the safety of electrical wiring in domestic, commercial, industrial, and other buildings, also in special installations and locations, such as marinas or caravan parks.

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Electrical Safety Tips for Your Kids

Simon Vickers
Simon Vickers
07 May 2018

You may or may not already know it, but your home is a playground for your little ones.However, your children may not realise the dangers that surround them, especially with regards to electricity.

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How to Clean a Chandelier in 10 Easy Steps

Chris Harkins
Chris Harkins
10 Apr 2018

Chandeliers are one of the most decorative lighting fixtures available on the market, and they make a great focal point for any room.

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Smart Reasons for Choosing a Registered Electrician

Simon Vickers
Simon Vickers
07 May 2017

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Keep Safe! 4 Reasons Why You May Need a New Fuse Box

Simon Vickers
Simon Vickers
15 Mar 2017

Most people know where their fuse box (or consumer unit) is in their home. It is usually found near their property entrance.  A fuse box controls all of the electrical circuits in your home and is the place you should go to turn off your electrical supply in an emergency.

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