Beware of fake electricians posing as registered electricians!

A man has been jailed for carrying out dangerous work while posing as a registered electrician. John Draco, 35, of Rowan Place, Newton Aycliffe, pleaded guilty to fraud and consumer protection related offences after falsely claiming to be a qualified electrician. He advertised his services on Yell.com as accredited by ELECSA and Trustmark-despite not having either accreditation. He also claimed to be NICEIC registered.

Old style Rewireable Fuse Boards, Are they Illegal?

If you have an old rewireable fuse board, as a home owner your likely to hear “Your fuse board is illegal….” I've heard electricians tell customers this many times, or “your house needs a rewire...” a surveyors favourite based on a cursory glance at your fuse board...so what's the truth?