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Kitchen Lighting

Kitchen Lighting

Our kitchens are often seen as the hub of the home performing on a multifunctional level. The lighting needs to evolve to ensure it can support our growing needs for the space such as dining, relaxing, homeworking, entertaining and the obvious food preparation.

Clever lighting has the power to transform an ordinary kitchen into the versatile space we need. It can make small spaces seem larger, disguise awkward architecture or compensate for poor natural light.

The main lighting used in the kitchen includes ambient, task and accent lighting.

Ambient lighting is the main source of light which can be in addition to natural light or to compensate for the lack of it. Its best to cast as much ambient lighting as evenly as possible from your ceiling which can be done with a combination of fittings such as chandeliers, pendants or recessed lighting. Ambient lighting should generally be places as high as possible to fill your kitchen with light.

Decorative Outdoor LED Lighting

Decorative Outdoor LED Lighting

You may have spent a lot of time making your garden the perfect outdoor space and are now looking for the perfect way to compliment this, so that you can enjoy your hard work as the warmer evenings draw in.

Outdoor lighting has a multitude of benefits from both a safety and a style point of view. You may want to install outdoor lighting for a social atmosphere for patio dining or maybe you simply want outdoor lighting to enjoy alone to wind down or even a practical purpose.

 Whatever your outdoor lighting needs are there are many outdoor lighting solutions available to you.

The most popular enquiries we have regarding decorative outdoor lighting installation include -

Garden wall lights

These are a permanent fixture to a wall as the name suggests. With many options available wall lights can provide a useful lighting solution to finding your way along a passageway or can be used to provide mood or ambient lighting when installed correctly.

Summer house electrics

Summer house electrics and lighting

There are many reasons you may decide that the installation of electrics into your summer house would benefit you.

Maybe you have been moved to permanent home working and need a new space to work from. You might be planning to host garden parties in the summer and want an outdoor space to entertain in including lighting and a fridge even your own bar! Or maybe you need a tranquil escape that allows you to relax and unwind in a space right on your doorstep.

The opportunities for your summerhouse are endless.

It can be a great additional living space in the garden and with electrics enabling you to heat your summer house it can quickly become suitable for year-round use rather than just the warmer, sunnier months.

Unexpected electrical dangers

Unexpected electrical dangers

Electrical dangers lurk in all homes. Accidents and misuse of electrical appliances can lead to an electrical injury or in some cases death. Even with perfect electricity common sense should still be applied when using electrical appliances.

Don’t chance it

Many electrical accidents happen as the person didn’t realise that they were doing anything wrong. We have some handy hints and tips for staying safe in your home. By following this advice, you will be keeping yourself, your home and your family as safe as possible from the dangers of electricity.

Electricity kills

If you have concerns about your home electrics do not take any chances. From a loose socket to a shower that isn't working there will always be a reason why an electrical item isn't working as it should. It's important not to take matters into your own hands, get a qualified and registered electrician to take a look. It could be a simple solution or possibly a lifesaving one. Electrical accidents cost 1 person their life every week – do not become a statistic!

Serving the community in Quarrington

Electrician in Quarrington

At Marshall-Sadler we specialise in domestic installations and the provision of a range of services directly to Homeowners, Letting Agents and Landlords.

Homeowners

At Marshall-Sadler we are proud to offer electrical inspections to homeowners to ensure safety in the home. As a homeowner are you aware that its recommended you have an EICR report carried out every 10 years? An EICR is an Electrical Inspection Condition Report which tells you the condition of your homes electrical system.

We are also available for day-to-day domestic electrical work that you may need. You can contact us regarding any of your electrical requirements – no job is too small!

Many people attempt their own electrical work to save money but this can end up costing more in the long run if things don’t go as expected. When selecting an electrician to carry out your electrical work it's really important to select a registered and qualified electrician.

Electrician in Ruskington

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Over the last year we’ve spent more time than ever in our homes. So, it’s no surprise that many people have taken to DIY and home improvements in their spare time. When it comes to electrical safety in a home you don’t want to take any risks. Whether you’re a homeowner, letting agent or landlord, it’s important that you feel reassured in the knowledge that the work you are having done is being completed safely by a registered electrician. After all, our homes are where we feel safest with our families.

It can be tempting to take on those smaller electrical jobs yourself, especially if you’ve booked an electrician previously, who has then let you down once a bigger project has come along. However, that’s where we are different. Here at Marshall Sadler ltd we are proud to work with you on jobs no matter how big or small.

As local electricians in Ruskington, we offer a range of electrical services which include anything from replacement sockets and fixtures, to fault finding and rectification. Whether your electrical work is indoors or even outdoors in the garden, working with us provides you with the peace of mind that it’s being completed by a professional.

Which? Trusted Trader in Sleaford, Lincolnshire

Which? Trusted Trader in Sleaford, Lincolnshire

Marshall Sadler, you local, reliable and trustworthy Electricians in Sleaford are now pleased to announce that we are Which? Trusted Traders. 

So, What is Which? Trusted Traders?

Which? has been testing products and services for more than 60 years. Now they are doing the same for Electricians and in fact all trades people. Just like the Which? Best Buy award, Which? Trusted trader icon is a sign of reputation and trust.

Which? Trusted Traders is an endorsement scheme that recognises reputable traders in the home improvement and motor industries, such as electricians, plumbers, mechanics and kitchen installers. 

Which? Trusted Traders aims to raise standards for consumers, by setting a benchmark we expect all traders to meet before they can be endorsed. All traders who meet their standards process can become a Which? Trusted Trader and can display their Which? Trusted Trader logo on their branding and promotional material.

Are you at risk of electrical injury due to a product recall?

Are you at risk of electrical injury due to a product recall in Sleaford?

Research carried out by the UK electrical safety charity, Electrical Safety First, shows that many people tend to ignore product recall notices or worse still, are not notified that their electrical appliance could be dangerous.

Would you ignore a product recall notice?

Four million household appliances have been recalled by manufacturers over the last four years but yet the typical response rate is between 10-20%. Therefore, there are potentially millions of dangerous electrical products in use on a daily basis in homes all over the UK.

As an electrician in Sleaford, I have seen first hand the devastating effects of the damage caused by dangerous electrical products. Electrical items which are recalled by the manufacturer (product recall) have the potential to cause electrical injury, shock or house fire. It is important that you act on a product recall notice if you receive one to ensure your electrical safety is not compromised.

Electrical Safety Inspections - a guide for Landlords in Sleaford

Electrical Safety Inspections -  a guide for Landlords in Sleaford

As a Landlord, it is your legal duty to ensure all electrical equipment in your property is safe and maintained throughout the whole tenancy.

The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 came into force on 1 June 2020 and apply to all tenancies created on or after that date in England from 1 July 2020.

These new regulations require landlords to have the electrical installations in their properties inspected at least every 5 years and tested by a person who is qualified and competent. Landlords will also have to provide a copy of the electrical safety report to their tenants as well as to the local authority if requested.

Home Electrical Safety Check in Sleaford

Home Electrical Safety Check in Sleaford Broken Socket

Most of us don’t even thick twice about getting our car MOT’d and serviced.  We just accept it as something that we need to do that also keeps us safe.  So, much like an MOT for cars, it is important for us all to carry out checks on the condition of the electrics in our homes at regular intervals.

It is true that most of us take electricity in our homes for granted.  Perhaps because we can’t always see the cables and fuse boxes that are hidden away in our homes, it is all to easy to forget that they are there, working away to power our homes.  However, all electrical installations deteriorate with age and use.  They should therefore be inspected and tested at regular intervals to check whether they are in a satisfactory condition for continued use.  This will help identify any faults or defects which could require improvement and will ensure the continued operation of the electrical installation in a safe and effective manner.

There are two kinds of checks that can be carried out.  It is recommended that you always use a registered electrician to carry out any kind of electrical check.