At Surrey Smarthome all our electrical work is inspected and tested to ensure that it fully conforms to the Requirements For Electrical Installations; BS 7671:2008
At the end of the work clients are provided with an Electrical Instalation Certificate and if necessary we notify Building Control through NICEIC who then issue a Building Control Certificate.
We also offer periodic inspections for existing electrical installations. This would mainly be used for rented properties and business premises. But can also be a great way to check the safety of your own home wiring. On completion of the inspection clients are issued an Electrical Installation Condition Report which would contain any necessary actions/recommendations to improve the safety of the wiring. These reports are normally valid for 5 years or until the next change of tenancy (if in rented property).
If you wish to maximise your living space, Surrey Smarthome are here to help you with your project. We are used to working in close cooperation with numerous other trades or if you wish we can recommend a building team with whom we have worked for many years.
If you are undertaking a large renovation or extension project then there comes a point where it makes more sense in terms of cost and safety to rip out all the old cabling and completely re-wire.
Surrey Smarthome would work closely with you from initial planning, giving guidance on the Electrical design, through to first fix (chasing/running cables and backboxes) then - after the plastering is complete – second fix (sockets, switches and light fittings).
Fuse boards had their day, but are now way past their sell-by date
Modern metal clad Consumer Units offer a far greater level of electrical safety, both protecting your home from electrical fire caused by short circuits and protecting you from lethal electric shock.
The latter is thanks to RCD’s (residual current devices) which due to increased demand have dropped in price significantly (a Consumer Unit with 10 ‘ways’ can cost as little as £80). This means that for the safety benefit given, updating your old wired fuse board with a new Consumer Unit is excellent value for money.
If you want to re-new a living space, think about the lighting. Is the light adequate for the space, does it offer you flexibility and enhance the features of your room? It is worth considering the 3 different types of lighting:
Here at Surrey Smarthome we are more than happy to help guide you towards the correct lighting and lighting controls for your project.
Our domestic power needs have greatly increased over the past 40 years so having only a couple of single sockets in each room can be rather inconvenient.
At Surrey Smarthome we are happy to extend existing power circuits, fit sockets which have integral USB 5v supplies, or just improve the look of the room by swapping out old plastic faceplates for shiny new ones.
Electrical Faults which start off as just a nuicance can quicky become something far more serious and should not be ignored. Something as simple as a loose connection can easily result in an electric shock or fire risk.
At Surrey Smarthome we are happy to carry out investigative work to track down the cause of the fault and will advise on what repair work needs to be done before proceeding.
Once fixed the faulty circuit will then be fully tested for electrical safety to give peace of mind.
Whether you require a couple for sockets in a garden shed, or a fully equipped garden office with lighting, heating and network connections, we at Surrey Smarthome are happy to help.
Best practice would invoice running armoured cable from your house consumer unit and down the garden either in a trench or fixed to a wall, This would then supply a ‘sub-consumer unit’ in your outbuilding. Lighting, power and heating circuits would then be run from this.
For multiple TV locations around the house and for wall mounted TV’s with a nice clean look (no cables, no boxes) a centralised media distribution system is needed.
Using HTMI over CAT your TV signal can be sent from a set-top box hidden neatly away in a utility room to any TV in the house. This protocol can also support IR signal so you can use your remote control as normal.
Switching media sources (e.g. Sky/Apple TV/Amazon fire TV) from any TV in the home can be achieved using a rack mounted TV distribution hub like the Mhub max from HDanywhere.
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