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New sticker time again! Just spent a freezing cold hour peeling old Safe Trader stickers from the Currelec van and applying the new ones. “Got to be done” they said. Just wish they’d redesign them when it’s lovely warm Summer! In fairness, they’re a great organisation, putting some vulnerable and elderly clients in touch with honest, decent tradespeople. As Electricians in Preston, we get to meet some lovely customers through them, so despite the hassle of a couple of stickers, who wouldn’t be glad to be part of that?
Safe Trader - www.currelec.co.uk

Currelec is proud to have been accepted into the ELECSA Part P Competent Person Scheme. We have been members of a similar scheme through another provider until now, but the rapidly increasing administrative costs relating to this scheme weren’t something we could continue to fund without increasing our prices to our customers, which we didn’t want to do. Our assurance to you is that we’ll always do our very best to give you a Safe, Quality Job, at a Good Competitive Price.

Currelec is delighted to announce we have been accepted as members of the Lancashire Trading Standards backed Safetrader scheme. The www.safetrader.org.uk website helps people find traders for property repairs, home improvements and even domestic services such as cleaning, laundry and shopping delivery. It’s funded by Lancashire County Council as part of their Help Direct service.
Safe Trader enables people to search for Trades & Businesses in their own areas who have met stringent criteria set by Trading Standards and shown their commitment to deal with their customers fairly and honestly. We all see programmes on the TV about bad Traders, but the many good and dedicated ones rarely get the same publicity. There are lots of good honest Traders around, so as electricians in Preston who value our reputation, Currelec is proud to be part of this initiative. You can check out the Safetrader website by clicking the logo below.
Currelec are members of www.safetrader.co.uk

Wall mounting a flatscreen TV is a great way to both free up some floor space and give your room a designer look, but it has to be done properly. The correct brackets & wall anchors for the weight and location of your TV must be used. If you want to hide all the cables from view and you decide to use the Chimney over a fireplace, there are 3 extra things you also need to consider.
1. Flue – Is it in use? The Flue is the actual hole itself inside the chimney. If it is (eg you have a Gas or Real Fire), you need to consider how you’ll mount the brackets and run the cables without heat damage or allowing fumes from the Flue into the house.
2. Materials – Is your chimney breast plasterboard & battens, or brick? Many new chimney breasts have a surprisingly thin front wall. You’ll need the correct wall anchors and the construction materials will influence how you hide the cables.
3. Heat – It’s not called a Fireplace for nothing. You have heat from within the chimney and also rising past the TV screen. This can damage or destroy the TV, especially if there’s no mantlepiece to deflect some of it away from the TV screen. You need to carefully assess the level of heat before installation.
At Currelec, every installation we do has slightly different requirements in some way, so we’ve built up a lot of experience and can wall mount your TV for you, with the minimum fuss and the maximum reliability and safety. Call us on 01772 615428 or email for a free quote.
Currelec can install your Wall Mounted TV

We often wonder if all Electricians in Preston spend their time photographing bits of burnt plastic!
There’s no escaping the fact Currelec is seeing lots of poor connections and wiring problems on downlighters, resulting in failure, overheating and obvious danger.


We are running our own campaign of replacing old, inefficient downlighters with modern LED units, especially chosen for the customer’s desired location. This not only reduces the energy consumption by up to 90%, but it also reduces this risk of load-induced overheating and obviously the danger too. We only fit fire rated downlighters, which are also safer than the old type, together with the latest bright LEDs. We know times are hard, but this can be a real energy-saving measure which will pay for itself, for your home. It can really transform the look of your kitchen, too! So, maybe it really is time for a change?


Burnt Connector