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Problems with electrical re-wire in my home, with the knowledge after the event that the client can do nothing about it, since Napid requires you to re-use the same contractor to fix the problems. Would you after reading these pages? Manderson emails to us about re-wire.

We wrote the
concerns about the electrical work on 21.03.21;
Questions concerning electrics on 21.03.21 and
re-wire narrative on 19.04.2021
which had no effect on the credit card company or Napid. So we commisioned the following report to see if that will make any difference.
Pages 10, 11, 12, 13 contain information concerning the condition of the electrical installation of the complete rewiring of my home by Mr Manderson of Manderson Electrical Services Ltd, with the report by a qualified electrician and this statement about the work carried out:-
"The result of my observations and testing, I am recommending that all the fixed wiring be recovered and a complete new fixed wiring installation is installed. Unfortunately the work previously carried out is of such a poor standard I cannot re-use any of it."
Mr Manderson is a Part P Registered Electrician with Napit; Registered Competent Person Electrical; Approved Electrician from Napit; City & Guilds Qualified; Part P Electrical Safety; and Honest & Transparent. His firm was employed to replace all the wiring, power sockets, light switches and lights and make sure that rodents could not attack them to chew through the cables or cause an
electrical problem.
Pages 10 lists 18 electrical faults on the new wiring, re-use of the old wiring, and old wiring that was still either in use or had been cut at the old power socket, at the old light fitting, or old light switch (the plasterers filled an old power socket metal box and short-circuited the fuse - it will be fine in 30 minutes sir; 4 hours later it was still shorting, so presumably that would explain why they switched off one of the fuses in the old fuseboard - see photo on page 15 of the report. As clients; we do appreciate having the opportunity of electrocuting ourselves from their re-wire work) where

  • fault 2 is a Code C1 'Danger Present' and immediate action is required from March 2021, (the electricians testing 2 of the double power sockets installed in the kitchen in 1987 found that they were polarity reversed. This risks a short circuit, shock or fire. They corrected the problem immediately)
  • Faults 4, 12, 14 and 18 are Code C2 and Urgent remedial action required,
  • Faults 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17 are Code C3 where improvement is recommended

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Mr Manderson of Manderson Electrical Services Ltd was employed to rewire our home, due to rodents eating our cables.
Mr Manderson is a Part P Registered Electrician with Napit; Registered Competent Person Electrical; Approved Electrician from Napit; City & Guilds Qualified; Part P Electrical
Safety; and Honest & Transparent.
His firm was employed to replace all the wiring, power sockets, light switches and lights and make sure that rodents could not attack them to chew through the cables or cause an
electrical problem.

We wrote the following on the 21.03.2021:-

"Questions concerning electrics

  • A. There are cables in the cloakroom with no obvious protection at the moment. We are not clear where they go and if they are protected from ceiling upwards. See photos
    10, 11, 28, 29, 31, 125 and 126. Photo 141 shows the bottom landing at the top of the stairs from the ground floor to the bedroom floor. It then shows the middle landing,
    the step up to the landing outside the dormer bedroom at the top of the picture. There is another step to the left to the stairs from the bedroom landing to the library/ study/ tank
    room of the top storey. When the carpet is removed and floor-boarding removed of the middle landing as shown in photos 145 and 146 one sees unprotected new data wire
    and grey cables in photo 145, these unprotected grey wires continue on to photo 146 and are under a coiled bundle of grey wire and data cable as shown in photo 147. This
    wire bundle continues to the kitchen as shown in photos 16, 17, 18, 37, 38, 39, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100 and 101. Photo 102 shows the view from the kitchen along the hall to
    the front door, passing the lounge door on the right and the cellar door on the left, then the stairs to the bedroom floor on the left with the door to the dining room on the left
    before coming to the door to the left for the cloakroom where the old fuse box is and new fuse box 1, and then finally to the front door. This bundle of new cables in photo
    145 continues towards the front door and might be partly protected between photo 145 of the middle landing and when it comes out into the cloakroom. Are all these cables
    trunked? Photos 50-55 attempt to show what is inside this new ceiling space. There are 2 new data cables coming out of metal codex trunking, they are taped together, then they
    split up and each wire goes into another metal codex trunking, but between these 3 bits of codex trunking these 2 data cables are unprotected.
    When you look at photo 151 you will notice 3 cables have been laid over the top of the joist on the left hand side by chiselling a channel in the top of that joist, The bundle of new
    grey wires has been put through a new hole bored in the same joist. Where the original floorboard of the old step under these new joists were installed perhaps in 1984, there is
    a missing floorboard. The 2 sets of wire put into the joist and weakening it could both have been put into this missing floorboard hole. Has this weakened the landing so that a heavy
    person going down the stairs could break this joist?
  • B. The new acoustic wall see photo 132 in the dining room sounds hollow and may not be insulated, which we had requested.
  • C. There is a wire in the ceiling for a pendant light in the dining room; no evidence that it is encased in codex when it is wiggled see photo 133, so is the rest of the wiring in that ceiling
    trunked?
  • D. There are holes in the dining room wall below the new ceiling (installed because the old ceiling was old lath and plaster). The wires in the holes are not protected - see photos 40-47.
  • E. An extension cable is plugged into a power socket in the hall. This goes into the front bedroom from the stairs and is joined to a grey wire installed by the electricians and is
    connected to the new fuse box 2 in the wardrobe. The whole of the power supply for the attic and first floor including all lights and sockets and the hot water timer etc all seem to rely
    on this one extension cable. Is this load safe?
  • F. Are they on the same circuit as the lead from the power socket in the cloakroom to be the supply to new fuse box 1 (See photo 28) which we were told supplies power to the cellar,
    dining room and hall? If those 2 power sockets in the old wiring are on the same MCB in the old fuse board, is that safe?
  • G. There is wire from the new fuse box in the cloakroom going through a hole in the wall, but they do not seem to go into the second fuse box, so where do they go? To the kitchen and the
    rest of the ground floor and cellar?
  • H. Is the power and lighting for Chris’s study and the ironing room on the old circuit and fuse box?
  • I. Looking at photos 156, 157 and 158 at the 4 light dimmer switches beside the entry door and inside the lounge we find that the wires are blue, red, green/yellow (is the green/yellow
    the covering of the wire or trunking?) does this mean that the live of the old fusebox has been put with the neutral of the new system? If so, is it unsafe to mix 2 electrical systems
    together for a potential 4 separate light system of which 2 circuits have been installed and are working? 
The Conductor Colours of current IEC is green/yellow for protective earth, blue for neutral and brown for single phase live.Three Phase live is brown for L1, black for L2 and grey for
    L3. “Household wiring does not usually use three-phase supplies and the clash only occurs in three-phase systems. Wiring to the old standard can be detected by use of a red wire.
    The new standard colour code does not use red. Where new wiring is mixed with old, cables must be clearly marked to prevent interchange of phase and neutral.” from
    https://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/ Electrical_wiring_ in_the_United_Kingdom.
  • J. Is it usually safe to mix single phase wiring with three-phase wiring and connect both to Pre-2004 IEE Wired fuseboard? Unless we look at the conductor colours on each switch,
    light and power socket fitted, we will not now whether it is the old wiring, new single phase or new three-phase?
  • K. A new double power socket was installed in the back bedroom between the windows and the bedroom cupboard. The old power socket was taken out, the old wires to it cut off and
    then when the electrical work was completed in that room for the ceiling lights and power sockets, leaving the wall light wires exposed through the newly created insulation? Wall, the
    insulation wall was plastered, the new rectangular section of plasterboard in the ceiling from one end to the other covering where they had cut out that section to put the new wiring in
    and the holes where the old power sockets was plastered. The power for the power sockets in Chris’s study went off. I was told by the plasterer that once the plaster had dried then it
    would be okay within 30 minutes. 4 hours later the electricity to the study was still not on.
    The electricians fiddled and the power came back on. When you look at photo 28, there is a white strip over a circuit breaker on the old fuse board and that fuse is off. Why? Is it safe
    to apply wet plaster to live ends of wire?
    If you look at photos 138-140 there is a wire that comes out of the bottom hole and up to the second hole where it is bent into the hole and pushed down. When you pull it out, its end is
    unprotected. In the second hole is a cut wire with red and black conductor colours. Is that old wire still connected to the old fuse box and live? And it has a new wire which could be
    live pushed past it, which is in contact between its grey external cover. Is this safe?
  • L. If you look at photo 31, you will see an unprotected cable coming from the new fuse board 1 up to the metal codex in the ceiling and another unprotected cable coming from
    that same codex to join the bundle of wires in the hole on the left. 3 other unprotected cables come out above of new fusebox number 1 loop over and into the area screened by the
    plywood and loop up to join the bundle of wires in the hole on the left. Are these the 3 cables that go to the kitchen? What are the 5 cables coming down from the hole connected to, since
    they are not connected to either fuse board or power socket in the room - are they 5 red herrings?
  • M. If you look at photo 28, then there is writing under each of the MCB’s to indicate what circuit that fuses. There are no markings on the new fuse board 1. Is that safe so that if
    an mcb blows that we will not know where the problem is? Is that why when the electricians came to take their tools away on Saturday 20 March at 8:30am, that they wanted to put the
    cover on this fusebox number 1, so that we would not know what each fuse serviced because there was nothing to tell the client?
  • N. From the above, we do know if there has been more than 2 re-uses of old wire in the new wiring and looking at the dimmer switches in the lounge, that if the old fuse box is
    disconnected, then there will be no live wires to that circuit. Is there any safe new wiring in the house and is the old wire left in a safe condition instead of simply being cut off?

    The above is repeated below with its relevant photos:-
     


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Photo taken by Chris Garnons-Williams In 1 Eastmoor Farm Cottages.

 


Photo taken by Chris Garnons-Williams In 1 Eastmoor Farm Cottages.

 


Photo taken by Chris Garnons-Williams In 1 Eastmoor Farm Cottages.

 

  • A. There are cables in the cloakroom with no obvious protection at the moment. We are not clear where they go and if they are protected from ceiling upwards. See photos
    10, 11, 28, 29, 31, 125 and 126.
    .
    .
    .
    Photo 141 shows the bottom landing at the top of the stairs from the ground floor to the bedroom floor. It then shows the middle landing,
    the step up to the landing outside the dormer bedroom at the top of the picture. There is another step to the left to the stairs from the bedroom landing to the library/ study/ tank
    room of the top storey. When the carpet is removed and floor-boarding removed of the middle landing as shown in photos 145 and 146 one sees unprotected new data wire
    and grey cables in photo 145, these unprotected grey wires continue on to photo 146 and are under a coiled bundle of grey wire and data cable as shown in photo 147.
    .
    .
    .
    This wire bundle continues to the kitchen as shown in photos 16, 17, 18, 37, 38, 39, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100 and 101. Photo 102 shows the view from the kitchen along the hall to
    the front door, passing the lounge door on the right and the cellar door on the left, then the stairs to the bedroom floor on the left with the door to the dining room on the left
    before coming to the door to the left for the cloakroom where the old fuse box is and new fuse box 1, and then finally to the front door.
    .
    .
    .
    This bundle of new cables in photo
    145 continues towards the front door and might be partly protected between photo 145 of the middle landing and when it comes out into the cloakroom. Are all these cables
    trunked?
    .
    .
    .
    Photos 50-55 attempt to show what is inside this new ceiling space. There are 2 new data cables coming out of metal codex trunking, they are taped together, then they
    split up and each wire goes into another metal codex trunking, but between these 3 bits of codex trunking these 2 data cables are unprotected.
    .
    .
    .
    When you look at photo 151 you will notice 3 cables have been laid over the top of the joist on the left hand side by chiselling a channel in the top of that joist, The bundle of new
    grey wires has been put through a new hole bored in the same joist. Where the original floorboard of the old step under these new joists were installed perhaps in 1984, there is a missing floorboard. The 2 sets of wire put into the joist and weakening it could both have been put into this missing floorboard hole. Has this weakened the landing so that a heavy
    person going down the stairs could break this joist?

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Photo 28

The fusebox on the left on a piece of new plywood is a new fuseboard 1 put in by Manderson Electrical Services Ltd.

The top left hand grey box and the 2 grey boxes one on top of the other on the right hand side are the current old fuseboxes installed in 1987.

The 2 smaller fuseboxes below the top left hand grey box on the right hand side are separate fuseboxes for the garage and workshop (pigsty storage area) originally installed by me and amended by a qualified electrician who came to check my wiring.

It is noted that the new Fuseboard 1 is not connected to the main electrical circuit from the main supply to the house, but is connected to a power cable to a 13 amp socket, which leads to a MCB on one of the 3 old fuseboards. This means that the new lights and power sockets which have been connected to new wiring which goes to the new fuseboard 1 are fed by a 13 amp socket for the cloakroom, hall, dining room, cellar and lounge.

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Photo 141

Photo 141 shows the bottom landing at the top of the stairs from the ground floor to the bedroom floor. It then shows the middle landing,
the step up to the landing outside the dormer bedroom at the top of the picture. There is another step to the left to the stairs from the bedroom landing to the library/ study/ tank
room of the top storey. When the carpet is removed and floor-boarding removed of the middle landing as shown in photos 145 and 146 one sees unprotected new data wire
and grey cables in photo 145, these unprotected grey wires continue on to photo 146 and are under a coiled bundle of grey wire and data cable as shown in photo 147.

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Photo 145

This bundle of new cables in photo
145 continues towards the front door and might be partly protected between photo 145 of the middle landing and when it comes out into the cloakroom. Are all these cables
trunked?

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This wire bundle continues to the kitchen as shown in photos 16, 17, 18, 37, 38, 39, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100 and 101. Photo 102 shows the view from the kitchen along the hall to
the front door, passing the lounge door on the right and the cellar door on the left, then the stairs to the bedroom floor on the left with the door to the dining room on the left
before coming to the door to the left for the cloakroom where the old fuse box is and new fuse box 1, and then finally to the front door.

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Photos 50-55 attempt to show what is inside this new ceiling space. There are 2 new data cables coming out of metal codex trunking, they are taped together, then they
split up and each wire goes into another metal codex trunking, but between these 3 bits of codex trunking these 2 data cables are unprotected.

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Photo 151

When you look at photo 151 you will notice 3 cables have been laid over the top of the joist on the left hand side by chiselling a channel in the top of that joist, The bundle of new grey wires has been put through a new hole bored in the same joist. Where the original floorboard of the old step under these new joists were installed perhaps in 1984, there is a missing floorboard. The 2 sets of wire put into the joist and weakening it could both have been put into this missing floorboard hole. Has this weakened the landing so that a heavy person going down the stairs could break this joist?

 

 

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Photo 132

B. The new acoustic wall see photo 132 in the dining room sounds hollow and may not be insulated, which we had requested.

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Photo 133

C. There is a wire in the ceiling for a pendant light in the dining room; no evidence that it is encased in codex when it is wiggled see photo 133, so is the rest of the wiring in that ceiling
trunked?

 

  • D. There are holes in the dining room wall below the new ceiling (installed because the old ceiling was old lath and plaster). The wires in the holes are not protected - see photos 40-47.

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Strange - this is the same lath and plaster system as used in the ceiling, but Manderson Electrical Services Ltd had no problem with making lots of holes through it, when they worried about anthrax from the ceiling of the same construction!!! Milk the client?

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  • E. An extension cable is plugged into a power socket in the hall. This goes into the front bedroom from the stairs and is joined to a grey wire installed by the electricians and is
    connected to the new fuse box 2 in the wardrobe. The whole of the power supply for the attic and first floor including all lights and sockets and the hot water timer etc all seem to rely
    on this one extension cable. Is this load safe?
  • F. Are they on the same circuit as the lead from the power socket in the cloakroom to be the supply to new fuse box 1 (See photo 28) which we were told supplies power to the cellar,
    dining room and hall? If those 2 power sockets in the old wiring are on the same MCB in the old fuse board, is that safe?
  • G. There is wire from the new fuse box in the cloakroom going through a hole in the wall, but they do not seem to go into the second fuse box, so where do they go? To the kitchen and the
    rest of the ground floor and cellar?
  • H. Is the power and lighting for Chris’s study and the ironing room on the old circuit and fuse box? According to the conditioning checking electricians, the old ring main from the old fusebox system had gone to my study and then to 1 power socket in the lounge as a single cable and no longer as a ring main. It was attached to a 32amp MCB and because it was no longer a ring main, it was dangerous since the time taken for the MCB to fail might exceed the time taken to shock the person receiving the electricity, so they made the line safer.
  • I. Looking at photos 156, 157 and 158 at the 4 light dimmer switches beside the entry door and inside the lounge we find that the wires are blue, red, green/yellow (is the green/yellow
    the covering of the wire or trunking?) does this mean that the live of the old fusebox has been put with the neutral of the new system? If so, is it unsafe to mix 2 electrical systems
    together for a potential 4 separate light system of which 2 circuits have been installed and are working? 
The Conductor Colours of current IEC is green/yellow for protective earth, blue for neutral and brown for single phase live.Three Phase live is brown for L1, black for L2 and grey for L3. “Household wiring does not usually use three-phase supplies and the clash only occurs in three-phase systems. Wiring to the old standard can be detected by use of a red wire.
    The new standard colour code does not use red. Where new wiring is mixed with old, cables must be clearly marked to prevent interchange of phase and neutral.” from
    https://en. wikipedia. org/wiki/ Electrical_wiring_ in_the_United_ Kingdom.
  • J. Is it usually safe to mix single phase wiring with three-phase wiring and connect both to Pre-2004 IEE Wired fuseboard? Unless we look at the conductor colours on each switch,
    light and power socket fitted, we will not now whether it is the old wiring, new single phase or new three-phase?
  • K. A new double power socket was installed in the back bedroom between the windows and the bedroom cupboard. The old power socket was taken out, the old wires to it cut off and
    then when the electrical work was completed in that room for the ceiling lights and power sockets, leaving the wall light wires exposed through the newly created insulation? Wall, the
    insulation wall was plastered, the new rectangular section of plasterboard in the ceiling from one end to the other covering where they had cut out that section to put the new wiring in
    and the holes where the old power sockets was plastered. The power for the power sockets in Chris’s study went off. I was told by the plasterer that once the plaster had dried then it
    would be okay within 30 minutes. 4 hours later the electricity to the study was still not on.
    The electricians fiddled and the power came back on. When you look at photo 28, there is a white strip over a circuit breaker on the old fuse board and that fuse is off. Why? Is it safe
    to apply wet plaster to live ends of wire?
    If you look at photos 138-140 there is a wire that comes out of the bottom hole and up to the second hole where it is bent into the hole and pushed down. When you pull it out, its end is
    unprotected. In the second hole is a cut wire with red and black conductor colours. Is that old wire still connected to the old fuse box and live? And it has a new wire which could be
    live pushed past it, which is in contact between its grey external cover. Is this safe?
  • L. If you look at photo 31, you will see an unprotected cable coming from the new fuse board 1 up to the metal codex in the ceiling and another unprotected cable coming from
    that same codex to join the bundle of wires in the hole on the left. 3 other unprotected cables come out above of new fusebox number 1 loop over and into the area screened by the
    plywood and loop up to join the bundle of wires in the hole on the left. Are these the 3 cables that go to the kitchen? What are the 5 cables coming down from the hole connected to, since
    they are not connected to either fuse board or power socket in the room - are they 5 red herrings?
  • M. If you look at photo 28, then there is writing under each of the MCB’s to indicate what circuit that fuses. There are no markings on the new fuse board 1. Is that safe so that if
    an mcb blows that we will not know where the problem is? Is that why when the electricians came to take their tools away on Saturday 20 March at 8:30am, that they wanted to put the
    cover on this fusebox number 1, so that we would not know what each fuse serviced because there was nothing to tell the client?
  • N. From the above, we do know if there has been more than 2 re-uses of old wire in the new wiring and looking at the dimmer switches in the lounge, that if the old fuse box is
    disconnected, then there will be no live wires to that circuit. Is there any safe new wiring in the house and is the old wire left in a safe condition instead of simply being cut off?

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Photo 28

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Photo 156

I. Looking at photos 156, 157 and 158 at the 4 light dimmer switches beside the entry door and inside the lounge we find that the wires are blue, red, green/yellow (is the green/yellow
the covering of the wire or trunking?) does this mean that the live of the old fusebox has been put with the neutral of the new system? If so, is it unsafe to mix 2 electrical systems
together for a potential 4 separate light system of which 2 circuits have been installed and are working? 
The Conductor Colours of current IEC is green/yellow for protective earth, blue for neutral and brown for single phase live.Three Phase live is brown for L1, black for L2 and grey for L3. “Household wiring does not usually use three-phase supplies and the clash only occurs in three-phase systems. Wiring to the old standard can be detected by use of a red wire.
The new standard colour code does not use red. Where new wiring is mixed with old, cables must be clearly marked to prevent interchange of phase and neutral.” from
https://en. wikipedia. org/wiki/ Electrical_wiring_ in_the_United_ Kingdom.

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Detail of photo 156 showing red cable.

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Photo 157

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Photo 158

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Photo 28

J. Is it usually safe to mix single phase wiring with three-phase wiring and connect both to Pre-2004 IEE Wired fuseboard? Unless we look at the conductor colours on each switch, light and power socket fitted, we will not now whether it is the old wiring, new single phase or new three-phase?

K. A new double power socket was installed in the back bedroom between the windows and the bedroom cupboard. The old power socket was taken out, the old wires to it cut off and then when the electrical work was completed in that room for the ceiling lights and power sockets, leaving the wall light wires exposed through the newly created insulation? Wall, the insulation wall was plastered, the new rectangular section of plasterboard in the ceiling from one end to the other covering where they had cut out that section to put the new wiring in and the holes where the old power sockets was plastered. The power for the power sockets in Chris’s study went off. I was told by the plasterer that once the plaster had dried then it would be okay within 30 minutes. 4 hours later the electricity to the study was still not on.
The electricians fiddled and the power came back on. When you look at photo 28, there is a white strip over a circuit breaker on the old fuse board and that fuse is off. Why? Is it safe to apply wet plaster to live ends of wire?
If you look at photos 138-140 there is a wire that comes out of the bottom hole and up to the second hole where it is bent into the hole and pushed down. When you pull it out, its end is unprotected. In the second hole is a cut wire with red and black conductor colours. Is that old wire still connected to the old fuse box and live? And it has a new wire which could be live pushed past it, which is in contact between its grey external cover. Is this safe?

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Photo 31

L. If you look at photo 31, you will see an unprotected cable coming from the new fuse board 1 up to the metal codex in the ceiling and another unprotected cable coming from
that same codex to join the bundle of wires in the hole on the left. 3 other unprotected cables come out above of new fusebox number 1 loop over and into the area screened by the
plywood and loop up to join the bundle of wires in the hole on the left. Are these the 3 cables that go to the kitchen? What are the 5 cables coming down from the hole connected to, since
they are not connected to either fuse board or power socket in the room - are they 5 red herrings?

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Photo 28 of 1 of the old fuseboxes

M. If you look at photo 28, then there is writing under each of the MCB’s to indicate what circuit that fuses. There are no markings on the new fuse board 1. Is that safe so that if
an mcb blows that we will not know where the problem is? Is that why when the electricians came to take their tools away on Saturday 20 March at 8:30am, that they wanted to put the cover on this fusebox number 1, so that we would not know what each fuse serviced because there was nothing to tell the client?

N. From the above, we do know if there has been more than 2 re-uses of old wire in the new wiring and looking at the dimmer switches in the lounge, that if the old fuse box is
disconnected, then there will be no live wires to that circuit. Is there any safe new wiring in the house and is the old wire left in a safe condition instead of simply being cut off?

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Photo 28 of new Fusebox 1 installed by Manderson Electrical Services Ltd.
The electrical condition checking engineers brought and put the 2 newcovers over this exposed board, when they did the inspection.

 

 

 

 

 

This website is being created by Chris Garnons-Williams of Ivydene Horticultural Services from it's start in 2005.

I am requesting free colour photographs of any plants grown in or sold in the United Kingdom to add to the plants in the Plant Photographic Galleries and Butterfly photographs for the Butterfly on Plant Photographic Galleries.

 

Site design and content copyright ©April 2007. Page structure amended October 2012. Page structure changed February 2019 for pages concerning Trees in pavements alongside roads in Madeira. Chris Garnons-Williams.

DISCLAIMER: Links to external sites are provided as a courtesy to visitors. Ivydene Horticultural Services are not responsible for the content and/or quality of external web sites linked from this site.  

It should be remembered that nothing is sold from this educational site, it simply tries to give you the best advice on what to use and where to get it (About Chris Garnons-Williams page details that no payment or commision to or from any donor of photos or adverts I place on the site in the Useful Data or other sections is made to Chris Garnons-Williams or Ivydene Horticultural Services). This website is a hobby and not for direct commercial gain for Ivydene Horticultural Services. There is no Google Adscenes or Search Facility in this website.

The information on this site is usually Verdana 14pt text and all is in tabular form. This can be downloaded and sorted using WORD or other word-processing software into the order that you personally require, especially for soil subsidence, the Companion Planting Tables and the pages in the Plants section. This would be suitable for use in education as well.

I put jokes in at various places to give you a smile.

 

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Plant Type,
Flower Colour, Flowering Months, Foliage Colour, Height,
Width,
Sun Aspect,
Soil Moisture,
and sometimes its
Photos,
Culture and
Uses
in either its own Plant Description Page or
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...X, Y, Z

Camera Photo Galleries:-

RHS Garden at
Wisley

Plant Supports .

Coleus Bedding Foliage Trial 1, 2 .

National Trust Garden at Sissinghurst Castle
Plant Supports 1, 2 .

Dry Garden of
RHS Garden
at Hyde Hall

Plants .

Nursery of
Peter Beales Roses - Their
Display Garden

Roses .

Nursery of
RV Roger

Roses A1, A2 .

Damage by Plants in Chilham Village .

Pavements of Funchal, Madeira
Damage to Trees
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Identity of Plants
Label Problems 1

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Garden Flowers 1


The plant with photo in the above Camera Photo Galleries
join

the plants with photos in the other Plant Photo Galleries below in

Plant with Photo Index of Ivydene Gardens - 1167

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B 1, Photos - 13
C 1, Photos - 35
D 1, Photos - 411
Photos of
Plants causing damage to buildings in Chilham Village and
Photos of
Damage to Trees in Pavements of Funchal
are in the D pages

E 1, Photos - 21
F 1, Photos - 1
G 1, Photos - 5
H 1, Photos - 21
I 1, Photos - 8
J 1, Photos - 1
K 1, Photos - 1
L 1, Photos - 72
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P 1, Photos - 54
Q 1, Photos -
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W 1, Photos - 100
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and in
Flower Shape and Plant Use of

Bedding
Bulb
Evergreen Perennial
Herbaceous Perennial
Rose
Evergreen Shrub
Deciduous Shrub
Evergreen Tree
Deciduous Tree
Annual
Fern
Wildflower

with
1. Why the perfect soil for general use is composed of 8.3% lime, 16.6% humus, 25% clay and 50% sand
within the SOIL TEXTURE, and
2. Why you are continually losing the SOIL STRUCTURE if you leave bare earth between plants so your soil - will revert to clay, chalk, sand or silt - unless you replace that lost humus with an organic mulch.

 

Aquatic
Bamboo
Bedding
...by Flower Shape

Bulb
...Allium/ Anemone
...Autumn Bulb
...Colchicum/ Crocus
...Dahlia
...Gladiolus
...Hippeastrum/ Lily
...Late Summer Bulb
...Narcissus
...Spring Bulb
...Tulip
...Winter
...Each of the above ...Bulb Galleries has its own set of Flower Colour Pages
...Flower Shape
Climber
...Clematis
...Climbers

Colour Wheels with number of Colours
Colour Wheel
...All Flowers 53
...All Flowers per Month 53
...
All Bee-Pollinated Flowers per Month 12
...All Foliage 212
...Rock Plant Flowers 53
 

Conifer
Deciduous Shrub
...Shrubs - Deciduous
Deciduous Tree
...Trees - Deciduous
Evergreen Perennial
...P-Evergreen A-L
...P-Evergreen M-Z
...A,B,C,D,E,F,G,
...H,I
,J,K,L,M,N,
...O,P,Q,R,S,T,U,
...V,W,X,Y,Z

...Flower Shape
Evergreen Shrub
...Shrubs - Evergreen
...Heather Shrub
...Heather Index
......Andromeda
......Bruckenthalia
......Calluna
......Daboecia
......Erica: Carnea
......Erica: Cinerea
......Erica: Others
Evergreen Tree
...Trees - Evergreen
Fern
Grass
Hedging
Herbaceous
Perennial

...A1,2,B,C,D,E,F,G,
...H,I,J,K,L,M,N,
...O,P1,2,Q,R,S,T,U,
...V,W,XYZ,
...Diascia Photo Album,
...UK Peony Index

...P -Herbaceous
...Peony
...Flower Shape
...RHS Wisley
......Mixed Border
......Other Borders
Herb
Odds and Sods
Rhododendron
Rose
...RHS Wisley A-F
...RHS Wisley G-R
...RHS Wisley S-Z
...Rose Use
...
Other Roses A-F
...Other Roses G-R
...Other Roses S-Z
Soft Fruit
Top Fruit
...Apple Gallery Intro
...Cherry Gallery Intro
...Pear Gallery Intro
Vegetable
Wild Flower
with its
flower colour page,
space,
Site Map page in its flower colour

NOTE Gallery
...Blue Note
...Brown
Note
...Cream Note
...Green Note
...Mauve Note
...Multi-Cols Note
...Orange Note
...Pink A-G Note
...Pink H-Z Note
...Purple Note
...Red Note
...White A-D Note
...White E-P Note
...White Q-Z Note
...Yellow A-G Note
...Yellow H-Z Note
...Shrub/Tree Note
Poisonous
Wildflower Plants

............

Topic - Flower/Foliage Colour
Colour Wheel Galleries

Following your choice using Garden Style then that changes your Plant Selection Process
Garden Style
...Infill Plants
...12 Bloom Colours per Month Index
...12 Foliage Colours per Month Index
...All Plants Index
...Cultivation, Position, Use Index
...Shape, Form
Index

or
you could use these Flower Colour Wheels with number of colours
All Flowers 53
...Use of Plant and
...Flower Shape

All Flowers per Month 12
with its
Explanation of
Structure of this Website with

...User Guidelines
All Bee-Pollinated Flowers per Month 12
...Index
Rock Garden and Alpine Flower Colour Wheel with number of colours
Rock Plant Flowers 53
...Rock Plant Photos

or
A Foliage Colour Wheel using 212 web-safe colours instead of the best Colour Wheel of 2058 colours in the Pantone Goe System
All Foliage 212

or
Flower Colour Wheel without photos, but with links to photos
12 Bloom Colours per Month Index
...All Plants Index

............


Topic -
Butterflies in the UK mostly use native UK wildflowers.

Butterfly Species.

Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis and Butterfly Usage

of Plants.

Plant Usage
by
Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis and Butterfly.

followed by all the Wild Flower Family Pages:-

There are 180 families in the Wildflowers of the UK and they have been split up into 22 Galleries to allow space for up to 100 plants per gallery.

Each plant named in each of the Wildflower Family Pages may have a link to its Plant Description Page in its Common Name in one of those Wildflower Plant Galleries and will have links to external sites to purchase the plant or seed in its Botanical Name, to see photos in its Flowering Months and to read habitat details in its Habitat Column.


57(o)58 Crucifer (Cabbage/ Mustard) 1
indicates 57 Plant Description Pages with photos and 58 plants with photos in that Crucifer Family Page 1:-

Wild Flower

ad borage gallery
...(o)2 Adder's Tongue
...Amaranth
...(o)3 Arrow-Grass
...(o)4 Arum
...1(o)1 Balsam
...Bamboo
...2(o)2 Barberry
...(o)10 Bedstraw
...(o)7 Beech
...(o)12 Bellflower
...(o)5 Bindweed
...(o)4 Birch
...(o)1 Birds-Nest
...(o)1 Birthwort
...(o)2 Bogbean
...(o)1 Bog Myrtle
...(o)23 Borage

box crowberry gallery
...1(o)1 Box
...(o)11 Broomrape
...2(o)2 Buckthorn
...(o)1 Buddleia
...(o)1 Bur-reed
...29(o)30 Buttercup
...(o)6 Butterwort
...6(o)6 Clubmoss
...(o)2 Cornel (Dogwood)
...(o)1 Crowberry

cabbages gallery
...57(o)58 Crucifer (Cabbage/ Mustard) 1
...(o)Crucifer (Cabbage/Mustard) 2

cypress cud gallery
...Cypress
...(o)4 Daffodil
...(o)23 Daisy
...(o)21 Daisy Cudweeds
...(o)16 Daisy Chamomiles
...3(o)22 Daisy Thistle
...(o)17 Daisy Catsears

hawk dock gallery
...(o)5 Daisy Hawkweeds
...(o)5 Daisy Hawksbeards
...(o)2 Daphne
...(o)1 Diapensia
...(o)10 Dock Bistorts
...(o)7 Dock Sorrels

duckw fern gallery
...(o)4 Duckweed
...(o)1 Eel-Grass
...(o)2 Elm

figwort fum gallery
...(o)24 Figwort - Mulleins
...(o)21 Figwort - Speedwells
...2(o)2 Filmy Fern
...(o)4 Flax
...(o)1 Flowering-Rush
...(o)3 Frog-bit
...7(o)7 Fumitory

g goosefoot gallery
...1(o)10 Gentian
...(o)16 Geranium
...(o)4 Glassworts
...(o)2 Gooseberry
...(o)13 Goosefoot

grasses123 gallery
...(o)8 Grass 1
...(o)8 Grass 2
...(o)8 Grass 3

g brome gallery
...(o)8 Soft Bromes 1
...(o)8 Soft Bromes 2
...(o)9 Soft Bromes 3

h lobelia gallery
...(o)2 Hazel
...(o)15 Heath
...(o)1 Hemp
...(o)1 Herb-Paris
...(o)1 Holly
...(o)7 Honeysuckle
...(o)1 Horned-Pondweed
...2(o)2 Hornwort
...5(o)5 Horsetail
...(o)9 Iris
...(o)1 Ivy
...(o)1 Jacobs Ladder
...(o)17 Lily
...(o)7 Lily Garlic
...(o)2 Lime
...(o)2 Lobelia

l olive gallery
...(o)1 Loosestrife
...(o)5 Mallow
...(o)4 Maple
...(o)1 Mares-tail
...(o)1 Marsh Pennywort
...1(o)1 Melon (Gourd/ Cucumber)
...(o)2 Mesembry-anthemum
...3(o)3 Mignonette
...3(o)3 Milkwort
...(o)1 Mistletoe
...(o)1 Moschatel
...Naiad
...4(o)4 Nettle
...(o)7 Nightshade
...(o)1 Oleaster
...(o)3 Olive

orchid parn gallery
...(o)22 Orchid 1
...(o)22 Orchid 2

peaflowers gallery
...(o)20 Peaflower
...(o)31 Peaflower Clover
...(o)18 Peaflower Vetches/Peas
...(o)1 Parnassus-Grass

peony pink gallery
...Peony
...(o)1 Periwinkle
...Pillwort
...Pine
...7(o)23 Pink 1
...7(o)24 Pink 2

p rockrose gallery
...Pipewort
...(o)1 Pitcher-Plant
...(o)6 Plantain
...26(o)27 Polypody
...(o)4 Pondweed
...8(o)8 Poppy
...16(o)16 Primrose
...3(o)3 Purslane
...Quillwort
...Rannock Rush
...2(o)2 Reedmace
...4(o)4 Rockrose

rose12 gallery
...(o)30 Rose 1
...(o)23 Rose 2
...1(o)1 Royal Fern

rush saxi gallery
...(o)1 Rush
...(o)1 Rush Woodrushes
...9(o)9 Saint Johns Wort
...Saltmarsh Grasses
...(o)1 Sandalwood
...(o)1 Saxifrage

sea sedge2 gallery
...Seaheath
...1(o)3 Sea Lavender
...(o)2 Sedge Rush-like
...(o)1 Sedges Carex 1
...1(o)1 Sedges Carex 2

sedge3 crop gallery
...(o)1 Sedges Carex 3
...(o)1 Sedges Carex 4
...(o)1 Spindle-Tree
...(o)13 Spurge
...(o)1 Stonecrop

sun thyme gallery
...(o)1 Sundew
...1(o)1 Tamarisk
...Tassel Pondweed
...(o)4 Teasel
...(o)20 Thyme 1
...(o)21 Thyme 2

umb violet gallery
...15(o)15 Umbellifer 1
...15(o)15 Umbellifer 2
...(o)5 Valerian
...(o)1 Verbena
...11(o)11 Violet

water yew gallery
...1(o)1 Water Fern
...2(o)2 Waterlily
...1(o)1 Water Milfoil
...1(o)1 Water Plantain
...2(o)2 Water Starwort
...Waterwort
...(o)9 Willow
...(o)1 Willow-Herb
...(o)5 Wintergreen
...(o)1 Wood-Sorrel
...Yam
...Yew

The Site Map Page that you link to from the Menu in the above row for the Wildflower Gallery contains all the native UK plants which have their Plant Description Pages in the other 22 Wildflower Galleries. It also has Wildflower Index Pages, Flower Colour Comparison Pages and links to the 180 Wildflower Family Pages as shown in the menu above.


 

 

Links to external websites like the link to "the Man walking in front of car to warn pedestrians of a horseless vehicle approaching" would be correct when I inserted it after March 2007, but it is possible that those horseless vehicles may now exceed the walking pace of that man and thus that link will currently be br
ok en .... .....

My advice is Google the name on the link and see if you can find the new link. If you sent me an email after clicking Ivydene Horticultural Services text under the Worm Logo on any page, then; as the first after March 2010 you would be the third emailer since 2007, I could then change that link in that 1 of the 15,743 pages. Currently (August 2016), I can receive but not send emails, so please provide phone number/country or full postal address if reply required.

 


Other websites provide you with cookies - I am sorry but I am too poor to afford them. If I save the pennies from my pension for the next visitor, I am almost certain in March 2023, that I could afford to make that 4th visitor to this website a Never Fail Cake. I would then be able to save for more years for the postage.

 

It is worth remembering that especially with roses that the colour of the petals of the flower may change - The following photos are of Rosa 'Lincolnshire Poacher' which I took on the same day in R.V. Roger's Nursery Field:-

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Closed Bud

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Opening Bud

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Juvenile Flower

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Older Juvenile Flower

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Middle-aged Flower - Flower Colour in Season in its
Rose Description Page is
"Buff Yellow, with a very slight pink tint at the edges in May-October."

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Mature Flower

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Juvenile Flower and Dying Flower

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Form of Rose Bush

There are 720 roses in the Rose Galleries; many of which have the above series of pictures in their respective Rose Description Page.

So one might avoid the disappointment that the 2 elephants had when their trunks were entwined instead of them each carrying their trunk using their own trunk, and your disappointment of buying a rose to discover that the colour you bought it for is only the case when it has its juvenile flowers; if you look at all the photos of the roses in the respective Rose Description Page!!!!

 

Fragrant Plants adds the use of another of your 5 senses in your garden:-

Sense of Fragrance from Roy Genders

Fragrant Plants:-
Trees and Shrubs with Scented Flowers.

Trees and Shrubs with Scented Leaves.

Trees and Shrubs with Aromatic Bark.

Shrubs bearing Scented Flowers for an
Acid Soil
.

Shrubs bearing Scented Flowers for a
Chalky or Limestone Soi
l.

Shrubs bearing Scented leaves for a
Sandy Soil
.

Herbaceous Plants with Scented Flowers.

Herbaceous Plants with Scented Leaves.

Annual and Biennial Plants with Scented Flowers or Leaves.

Bulbs and Corms with Scented Flowers.

Scented Plants of Climbing and Trailing Habit.

Winter-flowering Plants with Scented Flowers.

Night-scented Flowering Plants.

Scented Aquatic Plants.

Plants with Scented Fruits.

Plants with Scented Roots.

Trees and Shrubs with Scented Wood.

Trees and Shrubs with Scented Gums.

Scented Cacti and Succulents.

Plants bearing Flowers or Leaves of Unpleasant Smell.