The free diy home improvement guide with answers to your questions on a wide range of do it yourself projects.

Adding a New Light and Switch - One Way

Guide explaining how a new light is added to an existing lighting circuit with the light being operated by a single switch commonly referred to as a one way switch.

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Adding a New Light and Switch - Two Way

How to instal two way lighting switches, with details of the circuit, switch and link cable or wire used as well as connections and earthing requirements for lights.

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Adding a Switch to Electrical Flex

How to fit a switch in a flex. Instructions for trimming and preparing the flex sheath and conductors as well as connecting the switch to control small appliances.

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Cable - Connecting

Step by step guide for connecting cables in home How to connect the conductors to switches sockets and terminals.

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Cable - Stripping

How to strip cable ready for connections in home wiring systems. Guide to preparing cables and fitting earth sleeving to the bare conductor

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Cable Types

Guide to types of cable in home electrics and wiring. Single, twin and earth, and three core with earth cables explained

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Ceiling Rose - Wiring and Connections

Cable identification in the ceiling rose of pendant lights. How to identify and label the switch cable or wire as well as the earth.

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Christmas Tree Lights

How-to guide on taking care of christmas tree lights and keeping them in working order. Help with changing and replacing bulbs or a blown fuse.

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Colour Codes for Wiring

Colour codes for UK electric cables showing both the old (pre 2006) and the new harmonious colours for live neutral and earth as well as three core

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Connecting a Pendant Light Fitting

How to remove and replace an old or damaged pandant light fitting. Guide to connecting the flex to the lighting circuit or wiring at the ceiling rose.

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Damaged Socket Outlet - Rewiring and Replacing

Damaged electrical sockets can be dangerous and must be replaced. This guide explains how to remove the damaged socket outlet face plate and connect a new one.

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Earthing

Safety earth for the safe earthing of plumbing and consumer unit

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Electics Safety warning

box alertThis material is for information purposes only. Strict rules govern what electrical work can be done without notification and inspection.
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