Do you have a garden shed or a garage that you are looking to upgrade by adding power? Many people are discovering the benefits an electrical installation in an outbuilding can bring.
Having electricity in your summerhouse, shed or garage can unlock it’s full potential, allowing you to convert it into an office, workshop or studio space. You can even add a fully equipped home bar to your garden with the proper electrical installation! Perfect for entertaining on summer evenings. If you are looking for an electrical installation in an outbuilding in Marsden, Huddersfield then JP Electrical are your local, reliable and fully qualified garden electricians.
Planning your Outbuilding Electrical Installation
The first step in planning any electrical installation in an outbuilding is to ascertain whether your outbuilding is durable enough to withstand the elements. A reputable electrician will only perform an electrical installation if it is safe to do so. Your electrical supply needs to be properly protected form the stresses and strain of wind, rain and changes in temperature. If your outbuilding shows any signs of leakage or damage this will need to be repaired before the electrical work can commence.
Your next step is to consider exactly what the structure will be used for so that the electrical design suits your needs. Think about where any furniture and machinery will be placed. This will ensure that your sockets and switches don’t end up hidden behind a sofa or in the wrong location for your appliances. Do let your electrician know if you plan on using any machinery with high power demands. That will allow them to use the appropriate circuitry for your specific needs.
Finally, you will need to decide where you would like your electrical supply cable placed. The cable for your outbuildings electrical supply can be laid either underground or overground. Underground cabling is the most common choice as it is hidden from view. It is worth remembering that this will involve a trench being dug in your garden so there will be some potential disruption to your garden planting scheme. Your electrician will talk you through the pros and cons of each option before you proceed.
Who can Install Power to an Outbuilding?
As we have already mentioned, your outbuilding’s electrical installation will potentially be exposed to the elements in a way an internal power supply is not. It is vital that you choose a reputable, fully qualified and registered electrician who is experienced in managing the demands of an outdoor power supply and will keep you and your home safe. Choosing an electrician who is registered with NICEIC assures you of the quality of their work and means they will adhere to the Part P Electrical Safety Regulations, giving you additional peace of mind. Always check your electrician’s credentials and ask them about their experience. You can also find out what their previous customers thought by checking the reviews on a site such as Checkatrade.
JP Electrical are your friendly, reliable Marsden, Huddersfield electricians. We are fully qualified and NICEIC accredited. Our customer reviews speak for themselves – we have a 5-star Google review rating and score 10 out of 10 on Checkatrade. With years of experience, we can help with all aspects of outdoor electrical work. If you are looking to have an electrical installation in an outbuilding, call us today.