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New Socket

If you need extra power in the kitchen then get in touch.  Our customer used a lot of appliances in the kitchen and had no power on one side of the work surface.  

The tiles were cut through and replaced after fitting a new back box and socket.  The customer was then going to drill a hole through the work surface to power a new dishwasher.  We offered a suggestion of an additional socket under the work surface in the cupboard to power the dishwasher. 

The customer accepted the solution and we installed the socket upside down just in case the dishwasher cable was too short.

Great result.


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Home automation to a new level

If you’re a nerd, someone who is busy or a trekie, then this is for you.  A recent installation of an outdoor socket had a twist.  The socket was an IP65 rated socket which means that it was suitable for outside.  The socket was requested for Christmas lights.  The home could be lit up over the Christmas period with warm festivity.  The socket was installed from one of the main house socket circuits and had RCD protection.

The twist was the home automation side.  The customer wanted to turn the lights on without going outside, so some research was done.  Energenie came up as a good result as the customer wanted to integrate this with their already existing Amazon Echo dot (more on that in a moment).  A special hub and relay was installed and linked to the voice activated amazon echo.

RESULT:  the customer walked in through the door and said, “Alexa, turn on the Christmas lights”.  And magically, everything worked.  Not only that, but while the customer was away over Christmas, they could turn the lights on and off remotely on their mobile phone. 

HOW IT WORKS:  Almost any appliance can be connected to a remote relay (switch).  This relay is then wireless connected to a device that is connected to the internet.  The device allows the App on a smartphone to connect and activate the relay.  Not only that but other devices like the Echo dot, a voice activated microcomputer, can connect to the relay and be told verbally anything you want to activate the relay.  For example, “beam me up scotty!”, which turns your heating up a couple of degrees.    

Need help with this type of installation?  Then please get in touch.

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Office Power Points on Dado Trunking

This office required a new set of sockets installed in a dado style trunking.  The installation was for multiple hot-desk work stations.  The power requirement was minimal so simple and effective radial circuits were installed.  RJ45 ports and CAT 5 networking cable was installed for internet and LAN is readily available.




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Consumer unit and earth rod

Having an updated consumer unit in an outdoor location is essential.  Where water is present there is a greater risk of shock and corrosion of the metals on the connections etc.  In this installation there was added risk had conductive pipes coming into the  building, a garage.  So an earth rod was required to satisfy regulations.  

  1. a consumer unit with 30ma RCD protection
  2. Earth rod with a Ze value of 0.45 (well within safety limits)
  3. Certificate and building notification included in the price.

The result is a safe and reliable electrical installation outside for washing machine and other appliances.   

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CCTV installation

We were contracted to install CCTV, both  bullet cameras and dome cameras.  These were connected by connected via CAT5 and RJ45 connectors using POE as their power supply.  

The cables were terminated and tested to confirm functionality before fitting the camera.  The cameras were then focused and ready to use.




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New Fan in Bathroom

Rewire in Bare

Smells and steam need extracting from a bathroom for many reasons.  In this case our customer needed a new 4 inch diameter hole drilling out.  After this a fan with automatic delay switch timer was installed.  This meant the fan switched on when the light was switched on.  The fan would then automatically turn off after a short while after the bathroom user had turned the fan off.

This unit was also equip with a three way switch outside of the room (as per BS7671) to isolate the whole unit.

Other fans we have fitted have upgrades including moisture sensors to pick up increased levels of water in the air which are useful for damp areas.

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Workshop power and lights

Rewire in Bare

A Burton in Kendal customer asked us to power his workshop.  This installation brief was:

  1. a consumer unit with 30ma RCD protection
  2. two double metal clad sockets
  3. two strip lights
  4. Also with additional power and lighting to the next door shed.

The cables were installed inside white conduit (installation method B) and correctly sized for what the power requirement is.  The conduit gave a better finish and better protection for the cables.

We completed all of the work and submitted the correct information to Building Control as per Part P.

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Rewire in Bare

Our customer asked for new power and lighting for a two bed bungalow.  After an initial visit, a quote was sent rapidly and the work was completed within the timescales set.  All cables were correctly sized, installed, tested and correctly protected in accordance with the 17th edition 3rd amendment regulations.  The customer also received a full certificate and building control was informed as required.

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Easy socket installation

Always wanted a socket in the hall

Have you always wanted a socket in a certain place?  This customer wanted a socket in the hall at the back door for several reasons.  She wanted electricity at a certain point to do all of the hoovering without unplugging.  Also, power for outside for the lawn mower.

We offered a solution of cables burried in the wall or in trunking.  Some people like cables buried in the wall because they like the finish better and in some cases I agree.  Cable in trunking or conduit like in our photo is still well worth thinking about though.  Trunking is tidy and neat.  There is no invasive work on the walls and is virtually dust free.  It can be painted or wall papered over or left on its own.  Also, the cables can easily be accessed later for extending or alteration.

This customers case we ran a single 2.5mm cable to this socket and gave it a low breaker so that the cables were protected.  There was still plenty of electricity available for our customer.  We tested and confirmed that the installation was safe.