ON SITE ELECTRICAL WORK
Are you building your own home or are you a property developer?
To meet Building Control requirements and Part P of Building Regulations, a qualified and registered professional electrician must complete all electrical work on-site. This applies not only to houses, maisonettes and flats but also to garages, sheds, greenhouses and garden lighting.
We are experienced in working as part of the team of skilled people needed to complete a building project. We will work with you to meet all your quality control requirements and we are flexible and responsive to the inevitable challenges that always arise.
Our first and second fix installation and finishing services include:
planning and costing
lighting and power plates
kitchens and bathrooms
heating and ventilation
earthing and bonding
testing and certification.
On-site electrical safety
On-site use of diggers, lifting equipment, ladders, pneumatic drills and hand power tools or even simple spades can all be cause for concern as contact with electricity can lead to serious injuries. Other risks include overhead lines and electricity substations as well as underground cables.
Where necessary we will ask for advice from network providers about issues such as disconnecting power supplies and shrouding overhead lines. We will confirm cable locations with a Cable Avoidance Tool (CAT) in advance and recommend trial digs where necessary.
Underground electrical cables aren’t always easy to see and many can look like pipes, so a visual inspection isn’t enough.
Although cables will normally belong to a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) some could belong to organisations such as the highways authority or Network Rail, for example, so risk assessments must take in to account local conditions.
We will review cable plans and find out who controls nearby electrical equipment and whether there are underground cables. We use suitable equipment to detect any underground cables and advise whether they will need to be ‘dead’ before work begins.
As offices, shops, and homes become flexible working spaces, use and temperature requirements are changing. With growing concerns about the environment and energy costs increasing, sustainability and renewable energy use are becoming priorities to help futureproof buildings of all types.
Many smart devices are suitable for new buildings and for retrofitting into older properties to manage the temperature and improve efficiency.