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

Socket Outlets - Fitting Flush Metal Box

How to cut out walls to fit a metal electrical socket outlet box with details for fixing and inserting the cables through a rubber grommet for protection

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Socket Outlets - Fitting Plasterboard Box

How to cut out plasterboard to fit a plastic electrical socket outlet box with details for fixing and inserting the cables as well as clamping the plasterboard box

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Socket Outlets - Fitting Surface Mounted Box

Guide to fixing a new plastic surface mounted socket outlet box including details of running cable and protecting exposed sections with mini trunking fixed to the wall

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Socket Outlets - Locating New Electrical Points

Locating electrical socket outlets to provide power supply with details for ring mains, radial circuits and spur wiring

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Socket outlets - replacing an electrical point 1

How to replace an electrical socket outlet, with details of surface mounted and flush type as well as single and double sockets.

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Socket Outlets - Spur from a Junction Box

Adding a junction box and spur to provide electrical power for a new socket outlet. Installing the new cable to feed the socket

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Socket Outlets - Spur from Existing Socket

Adding a spur to an existing power point to provide electrical supply for a new socket outlet. Installing the new cable to feed the socket

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Stripping and Preparing Electrical Flex

How to strip flex ready for connecting in home wiring and electrics. Guide to preparing flexes, trimming back the sheath and stripping the conductors to the right length ready for connection.

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Television - wiring an aerial plug

How to fit an aerial plug onto coaxial cable for connecting a television.

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Television aerial - extra socket outlet

How to add an extra tv point with coaxial cale to a new television socket outlet.

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The Importance of Using Certified Electrical Contractors

Gil-Lec looks at electrical work in the home and explain which jobs require an electrician and importance of using Part P Qualified Electricians

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Top 10 Home Electrics Tips

Our top ten home electrics tips will help you to be prepared if a fuse blows or there is a power cut. There’s also advice on using the correct fuses and lamps, saving energy, electrical safety, and knowing the rules governing DIY electrics.

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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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