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  • Cables Where You Need Them, When You Need Them

    Cables Where You Need Them, When You Need Them

    Aug 04, 2021

    If you are involved in purchasing cables, you’ll be aware of the challenges that many businesses are currently dealing with, even if they do not directly affect you. Chinese New Year and Christmas are (obviously) annual disruptions, while Brexit is pos...

  • KNX - Advanced Technology, Simple Cabling

    KNX - Advanced Technology, Simple Cabling

    Jul 16, 2021

    KNX is an international building control standard that enables the integration and programming of a range of products from many manufacturers using a single software tool. Buildings that are energy efficiently designed are becoming increasingly popular.

  • The Battersea Power Station's Redevelopment Project

    The Battersea Power Station's Redevelopment Project

    Jun 22, 2021

    How FS Cables met complex delivery requirements during Battersea Power Station’s redevelopment project. The iconic Battersea Power Station Grade II* listed building and surrounding area is being brought back to life as one of the most exciting and...

  • Call Off Orders and the Need for Purchasing Flexibility

    Call Off Orders and the Need for Purchasing Flexibility

    Jun 08, 2021

    If you’re involved in importing cables, you will be aware of the challenges that can arise, even if they do not directly affect you. Chinese New Year and Christmas are (obviously) annual disruptions, while Brexit is posing actual and potential problems...

  • How laboratory testing assures the quality of our cables

    How laboratory testing assures the quality of our cables

    May 13, 2021

    Irrespective of your application, the quality of your cables has a critical impact on the compliance, safety, and reliability of your project installation. But how can you be sure that the cables you purchase meet the right standards?

  • High Temperature Cables, there’s more to it than you’d think!

    High Temperature Cables, there’s more to it than you’d think!

    Apr 21, 2021

    Finding suitable cable can be challenging when it needs to operate at extreme temperatures. In this post we’ll discuss the differences between typical high temperature cable ranges and options for sleeving from our sister company Cablecraft.

  • How to Choose the Right Category of Data Cable

    How to Choose the Right Category of Data Cable

    Mar 15, 2021

    This article looks at the role of Ethernet data cables, how they are designed, and how, today, they are available in several different categories. This should help you in deciding which data cable category (or categories) is/are best for you...

  • Navigating the Maze of The CPR For Cables

    Navigating the Maze of The CPR For Cables

    Mar 04, 2021

    Trying to understand the CPR for cables can feel like you’re going round in circles whilst navigating a complex maze, specifiers and installers have our sympathies. There’s little doubt that the CPR’s contribution to fire safety is ultimately a positive..

  • What's happening to copper pricing?

    What's happening to copper pricing?

    Feb 18, 2021

    The advent of the pandemic has led to huge copper price rises, with, naturally, implications for copper cable and wire pricing. Here, we look at this situation, what is likely to happen, and how you as a cable buyer can plan accordingly...

  • Special Manufacture - Custom & Prototype Cables

    Special Manufacture - Custom & Prototype Cables

    Feb 16, 2021

    Despite the phenomenal range of specialist cables available on the market today a significant amount of our business still comes from cables designed to meet the customers' exact requirements. It makes a lot of sense to buy a cable that fits your needs...

  • Apprenticeship Update

    Apprenticeship Update

    Feb 10, 2021

    Following the success of the Shoal Group Apprenticeship programs, we are pleased to announce that Lewis Grant (FS Cables Customer Service) and Harriet Riches (Cablecraft Customer Service) have joined a Business Administration apprenticeship scheme...

  • Tree Cable Designed For Loxone System - Now to CPR Class B2ca

    Tree Cable Designed For Loxone System - Now to CPR Class B2ca

    Feb 08, 2021

    FS Cables stock the all-in-one Tree cable & jumper wires, designed for use for Loxone Tree devices - whether that’s motion sensors, switches or LED spots. Available on 100m, 200m and 500m reels all for next day delivery, the cable is CPR certified to B2ca