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Here we have a video that shows an insulated consumer unit and a Hager metal consumer unit being subjected to an internal hot-wire test. The hot-wire test principle assisted in the development of Regulation 421.1.201 and in particular, illustrates why ferrous metal e.g steel, was deemed to be an example of a non-combustible material for the consumer unit enclosure.
15.07.2016
Design 10 Flush Consumer Unit Installation Video

Designed specifically for installations in solid or hollow walls, our Amendment 3 conforming flush consumer unit can be installed with the backbox first, before moving onto the front assembly. This removes the risk of the devices and terminations becoming contaminated with building materials or damaged. Watch the installation video now!

29.04.2016
Hager inspires Amendment 3 design for 17,000 Barratt Developments

Barratt Developments plc has been working proactively alongside leading electrical manufacturer Hager to ensure the recent wiring regulation changes would have minimum impact on its construction process while maintaining high quality interior design. As a result, it has specified Hager’s Design 30 consumer unit into 17,000 new homes for 2016.

18.04.2016
Guidance for installers when making connections in consumer units

In recent years there have been an increasing number of reports of fires involving consumer units. The increase in such reports is due to a number of factors, including the effects of poor workmanship, a progressively deskilled electrical contracting trade, increased surveillance activities by fire and rescue services and product evolution.

26.01.2016
Professional Electrician review the Design 30

Kelly Vincent, Professional Electrician gives us her views on our Design 30.

07.12.2015
New developments for the 'Easiest to install' Consumer Unit.

The Design range was one of the first Amendment 3 compliant ranges of consumer units to market and has redesigned a number of features to ensure the boards are the ‘easiest to install’ consumer units.

23.11.2015
Watch us break myths on Amendment 3

We have seen a massive amount of uncertainty regarding Amendment 3 and non-combustible consumer units. In response to this, we've compiled a list of myths and truths using the Design range of consumer units as a case study.

20.11.2015
Breaking myths on Amendment 3

We have seen a massive amount of uncertainty regarding Amendment 3 and non-combustible consumer units. While attending various industry events and seminars since the Amendment was announced in January, Steve York, Market Manager has uncovered a number of false perceptions in relation to the subject. In response to this, he has compiled a list of myths and truths using the Hager Design range of consumer units as a case study.

29.09.2015
Amendment 3 Frequently Asked Questions

Changes have been made to the wiring regulations BS 7671 with Amendment 3 which was published in January 2015. One of these changes involves consumer units installed in household premises and is focused on the material their enclosures are manufactured from. Here you can see a number of frequently asked questions surrounding the Amendment.

11.06.2015
A metal solution, designed with installers in mind!

Steve York, Residential Market Manager at Hager UK discusses how Hager UK used the latest legislation to fuel the design of its metal consumer unit range in order to make the lives of electricians easier.

11.06.2015
Hager - Insulated vs Metal consumer unit

The following video shows an insulated consumer unit and a Hager metal consumer unit being subjected to an internal hot-wire test. The hot-wire test principle assisted in the development of Regulation 421.1.201 and in particular, illustrates why ferrous metal e.g steel, was deemed to be an example of a non-combustible material for the consumer unit enclosure.

11.06.2015
Can you talk the torque!

Torque is defined as a twisting force that tends to cause rotation, read more about the torque settings for our products.

08.06.2015
We shine a light on Amendment 3 with free training

We are helping the nation’s electrical installers to fully understand recent updates to the wiring regulations, specifically Amendment 3, by providing a comprehensive training programme completely free of charge. The impartial, hour-long session puts the focus firmly on the new legislation and offers a wealth of useful, practically applicable information to ensure electrical contractors comply with the new legislation.

08.06.2015
Design 30 gets stamp of approval from electricians

Industry professionals have until January 2016 to ensure they are complying with the new Consumer Unit regulations (421.1.201) included in Amendment 3 to the wiring regulations. Fortunately, with the introduction of its Design range of consumer units, Hager UK is making this straightforward - and now feedback from a sample of working electricians who have tried out the Design 30 in the field, confirms that.

03.06.2015
Rapid sales of the Design Range

Hager UK is reporting this range to be its fastest selling product in its 30-year history in the UK, with sales continuing to soar.

12.03.2015
Discover our Amendment 3 compliant Design Range

After various investigations from the London Fire Brigade, involving fires originating with plastic consumer units and the changes to the wiring regulations that followed, we are proud to announce the Design Range.

10.12.2014
Circuit breakers used as switching devices

The 17th edition introduced a quick selection table 53.4 to assist with the selection of devices used for various functions such as isolation, emergency switching and functional switching.

31.10.2014
Amendment 3 - Wiring Systems in escape routes.

Our latest update for the proposed regulation changes. Amendment 3 to BS7671: 2008.

17.10.2014
BEAMA Publish Technical Bulletin

BEAMA, on behalf of the leading manufacturers of consumer units, has published a Technical Bulletin entitled ‘Enhanced Fire Safety from Consumer Units’ to give industry guidance and bring some clarity to the intended application of Regulation 421.1.201

17.10.2014
Consumer Unit Selection

In a world of ever-changing legislation and best practice it is a constant challenge to remain current, ensuring that electrical suppliers are providing the best possible service to their customers. In most residential installations the biggest challenges are with the selection of the correct consumer unit. Take, for instance, the introduction of the 17th edition wiring regulations and the implications they had with Electrical Contractors, Designers and Consultants.

03.10.2014
The London Fire Brigade push for Amendment 3

After a recent report from London Fire Brigade there has been a new amendment added to the three yearly update of the 17th Wiring Regulations for the domestic Consumer Unit, find out more.

03.10.2014
BS 7671 Amendment 3 & changes to consumer units

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.