garden lighting

Using the correct types of cable

As electricians, we need to properly design a circuit and use materials that are suitable for it's location. Regulations change which means a few years ago the circuit may have been designed differently. A common difference is the use of grey PVC cable for outside wall lights i.e. decorative lights or flood lights. You'll often see a small amount of grey cable coming straight out of the wall and in to the back of a light. 

Lets talk lighting

Lets talk lighting. I've been doing more and more lighting jobs as the months go on and I feel like it's time to take the plunge and start showing everyone what's actually out there and what cool things you can do! 

Smart sockets, switches and light bulbs in Corsham and Chippenham

Technology is constantly changing the way we do things and we've moved in to the era of home automation. It's not super common because it's largely still quite expensive if you're going for a full wired install. 

 

These days though there is a plethora of accessories you can use to start making your home 'smart'. More and more of us have an Alexa or Google Home (I currently have 2 Alexas. 1 for the kitchen and 1 in my bedroom) and there are lots of very affordable sockets, switches and light bulbs that you can link to your Alexa to control your electrical installation. 

Why do I need a different type of cable outside?

As an electrician in Corsham, Chippenham and West Wiltshire, I get to visit a lot of houses and therefore a lot of different installations. Quite commonly in older properties where the installation is around 25+ years old, the electrics like outside lighting, shed electrics or summerhouse electrics tend to be supplied from a type of cable that isn't suitable to be used outside.

 

Outdoor lighting

sing a good, reputable, local electrician who takes pride in their workmanship often means you won't have any problems with your electrical installation. This becomes even more relevant when it comes to outdoor lighting. Many times I've come across outside lights with water ingress that will cause half the house to lose power when they trip the RCD. 

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Terms and conditions

The ‘Customer’ refers to the person ordering the work.

Installation

  • Installations will comply with the latest edition of BS7671 and any amendments in force.

  • Any making good or re-decorating, including filling in chases is excluded from the quote unless otherwise stated.

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