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Rent Smart Wales – Make sure you’re ready

If you’re a landlord, or you manage rental properties, in Wales, the law is changing – putting a raft of extra responsibilities on those that look after rental properties.

Under the Housing (Wales) Act 2014, there are new legal obligations on landlords who have rental property in Wales. From November 23rd 2016, landlords operating anywhere in Wales have to comply with these obligations,  which help protects tenants and ensure rental properties meet appropriate safety standards.

See our Rent Smart Checklist

If you’re a landlord, or if you manage properties on behalf of a landlord, we’ve put together a handy checklist of the steps you need to follow to ensure your property meets the new legislation and stays legal.

In the meantime, if you need any help making sure your property is ready for Rent Smart Wales, just give us a call on 01269 841 844 and we can give you help and advice.

Our expert electricians can help ensure your property meets all the Rent Smart Wales’ legislation – at rates that won’t break the bank.

From PAT testing to Alarm System Checks to Electrical Inspections, we’re fully trained and qualified to carry out all necessary work.

Rest easy with our maintenance plans


To make things easy for landlords, we’ve put together a maintenance plan for rented properties to make sure that you never have to worry about your property meeting the necessary standards.

Our plans cover both gas and electrical services, and include all the necessary inspections and certificates your properties need each year to meet the new laws.

Even better, we’ll track exactly what’s needed and when – so you don’t have to worry. All for a small monthly fee.

Find out more about our plans and exactly what’s included, or give us a call on 01269 841 844 and we’ll be happy to help.

Celsius Inline with New Consumer Unit Regulations

Celsius Installations has urged all Home owners to ensure that they are familiar with the standards set out in the IET Wiring Regulations BS 7671:2008 incorporating Amendment 3:2015.

The call comes as 01 July 2015 marks the date from which all new electrical installations must be designed to comply with the standards and requirements set out in BS 7671:2008 incorporating Amendment 3:2015. .



As you may be aware there are changes being made to the wiring regulations BS 7671 with Amendment 3 which is due to be published in January 2015. One of these changes is expected to involve consumer units installed in household premises and is focused on the material their enclosures are manufactured from.

What is driving the changes?

Investigation into several fires involving plastic consumer units, by the London Fire Brigade, has concluded that a key cause of the fires was substandard cable connections made by the Electrician. These resulted in overheating, which eventually ignited the plastic enclosure.

amendment 3:2015 - Consumer Unit
amendment 3:2015 – Consumer Unit
Old Regulations Consumer Unit
Old Regulations Consumer Unit


Anticipated new regulation

The new Regulation 421.1.201 is expected to state:
Within domestic (household) premises, consumer units and similar switchgear assemblies shall comply with BS EN 61439 3 and shall:
I. Have their enclosures manufactured from non-combustible material, or
II. Be enclosed in a cabinet or enclosure constructed of non-combustible material and complying with Regulation 132.12.
Note 1: Ferrous metal e.g. steel is deemed to be an example of a non-combustible material.
Note 2:* the implementation date for this regulation is the 1st January 2016. This does not preclude compliance with this regulation prior to this date.

What impact will this have?

This would mean that eventually all new consumer units installed in UK homes, i.e. within domestic (household) premises must have their enclosures manufactured from a non-combustible material, or be enclosed in a cabinet or enclosure constructed from a non-combustible material. This is likely to result in an increased use of metal enclosures.

What is meant by ‘within domestic (household) premises’?

It is understood that Regulation 421.1.201 applies to consumer units and similar switchgear assemblies to BS EN 61439-3 inside all domestic (household) premises including their integral/attached garages and outbuildings or those in close proximity.

When will Amendment 3 come into effect?

The third amendment to BS 7671:2008 Requirements for Electrical Installations will be issued in January 2015 and is intended to come into effect on 1st July 2015. Installations designed after 30th June 2015 are to comply with BS 7671:2008 incorporating Amendment 3, 2015.
However, Regulation 421.1.201 does not come into effect until the 1st January 2016. This does not preclude compliance with this regulation prior to this date.

Mont Ventoux Challenge.

As a part of a gruelling challenge to conquer the Mount Ventoux Cycling experience and raise money for Laureus appeal ,  Celsius were proud to have sponsored Osian Rees of IRP Wealth Planning (Llandeilo) in his attempt last month.

Not only did Osian ride a total distance of 206 miles on a 4’391 meter assent but managed to complete the course whilst baking in an average of 35 Degree Celsius Heat!!

Independently he managed to raise £2045.01 through local businesses and the kind generosity of local people all of  which will be doubled by St James Place Corporate making a grand total of £4090.02.

Well Done Osian, a great accomplishment which Celsius Installations are Proud to have been a part of, we look forward to the next challenge…..



Hot Under the Collar!

The second phase on reducing  Dyfed menswear’s carbon footprint and energy bills got underway last week.

With temperatures reaching a hot 30 degrees inside the shop, Celsius have been busy installing Air conditioning to both reception and fitting rooms.


Using our Fujitsu cassette split system, we were able to deliver 8kw of cooling to both rooms reducing the temperature down to a cool18 degrees.

Fujitsu air conditioning supplier

Not only will this system benefit the staff during the Summer months but will also act as Heating during the Winter months!

Suitably Efficient!



Grasping their energy bills by the ‘Belt’ This week seen us starting work at Dyfed Menswear in Gorslas.

Tasked with converting existing lighting to LED equivalent along with Installing Occupancy sensors , we estimated that John and his team could potentially save 58% on their lighting bills.

Danny Installing our 42watt LED Panel.
Danny Installing our 42watt LED Panel.

With our slimline panels and LED Fluorescent tubes  that run on a fraction of the cost of conventional tubes , the only issue they now have is ‘What to do with the money they save?’

Finished Reception Lighting .
Finished Reception Lighting .

Cafe Fitout

Just completed the fit out of Karma Fitjuice

Celsius has been working to transform a rather old, worn out building into a clean, chilled out Pilates, Yoga and Juice cafe.

Karma Fitjuice in Swansea opened recently providing a fantastic place for yoga, fitness or just to chill out. Celsius Installations worked to install an array of different lighting schemes to create the right moods in the different areas of the building.

Take a look at the before and after photos below:

Cafe and Gym Electrical Fit outWiring for the Karma Fitjuice Cafe and Fitness StudioLighting Plan for the Karma Fitjuice Cafe and Fitness StudioLighting Scheme for the Karma Fitjuice Cafe Lighting for the Karma Fitjuice Fitness Studio

Want to transform your shop, bar or cafe? Talk to Celsius about how we can create the right lighting for your premises.