Herald - Issue 395

Page 48 • The HERALD • 17th September 2020 v SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES v | DOWN THE GARDEN PATH | • HEDGE CUTTING • FENCING • PATIOS • TURFING • GARDEN CLEARANCES & MORE For a FREE quotation please call 023 8122 4550 or 07548 355262 AUTUMN LEAF GARDEN WORKS RPD Landscapes Building & Paving • Patios • Driveways • Fencing • Turfing • Brickwork • All Property Repairs Free Estimates 07707 390791 023 8007 0386 Send your local news to The Editor, The Herald, 2 High Street, Hythe SO45 6AH or email editor@herald-publishing.co.uk Concerns as Homeowners Splash out on Hot Tubs Provided by NICEIC With hot tub sales booming across the UK, NICEIC have been quick to point out the associated electrical dangers with attempting to install home hot tubs and spas without enlisting the support of a registered professional. However, with electricians now being able to enter people’s homes, NICEIC has been quick to advise UK’s hot tub enthusiasts to make sure the equipment is installed safely and correctly by a quali ed, registered electrician. Paul Collins, Technical Services Manager at NICEIC comments: “Although many of these items can be purchased with a 13 Amp plug, it may not be as simple as plug-and- play. There are a number of outside socket-outlets available; however, not all of them will remain water resistant with the plug in place. Having this ability is really important if planning to leave the hot tub in-situ and switched on for long periods of time”. “If you are considering going for a plug-in option you should consider having a registered electrical contractor check your electrics before you purchase to make sure you have an appropriate socket and the additional safety features such as a Residual Current Device (RCD). RCD’s have the ability to switch off the electric within milliseconds if a fault is detected. These devices can save life”. Upgrades by registered electricians may be needed before you can enjoy your new purchase as the Building Regulations could stipulate the works are highlighted to the local building control body. You can search for a local registered electrical contractor by visiting www.niceic.com SJB Gardening Services RHS Qualified & Experienced Gardener specialising in quality hedge cutting, shaping & pruning ❀ General garden maintenance ❀ Garden clearance ❀ Hedge removal ❀ Planting ❀ Mulching ❀ Creation of new beds & borders ❀ Pruning & removal of trees to approx 8 metres ❀ Commercial properties  Fully insured Free quotations call Simon on 023 8178 7730 or 07443 649192