Adding Power to your Summer House

Summer House Electrics

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Whether Summer is around the corner or about to start, there is no better time to consider adding power to the summer house at your Peterborough home. SUMMER HOUSE ELECTRICS need to be carefully considered before installation.

We all want to enjoy a Summer House as a great outdoor space and there are a variety of uses that need to be considered to maximise our investment.

Some of our customers will enjoy a Summer House as a garden bar, wanting colourful lighting installations to create a party atmosphere, power for draft beer pumps, music systems and the ability to move inside as the evening chills to keep warm.

Some of our customers will want a multi-use space all year around as a garden room, home office and party space during the better months.

There is a lot to consider when planning and designing an electrical installation for this purpose.

The Safety Wiring Regulations (BS7671) and Building Regulations need to be adhered to for your safety, legality and to ensure that the electrics in your summer house work trouble free for years to come.

Can a Summer House be connected to an outdoor socket?

Due to design factors such as cable length, consumer unit capability and intended use of the outdoor building, we have to carefully consider the manner in which electrical wiring is connected to, and installed in a Summer House.

It is often simply not safe to connect a Summer House to an existing outdoor socket as electrical overload is likely to occur when in use resulting in expensive repairs, overheating or even fire risk!

Every home in Peterborough and its electrical system are different and as such, we consider all aspects of the electrical system, safety earthing, mains supply capabilities and cable sizes (to name a few design factors) when carrying out the design and installation of your Summer House electrical system.

Did you know that poor design and installation can result in sockets that perform poorly or lights that flicker or don’t work at all?

Your electrical equipment may also suffer as a result of inadequate cable sizes. Where electrical wiring and accessories are not correctly installed and tested, electrical shock becomes a real risk too!

Expert Installations

At MDS Electrical Peterborough, we are experts in our field of electrical installation and have an excellent reputation in the local community for carrying out electrical work. We will ensure that not only do your SUMMER HOUSE ELECTRICS look fantastic and perform well but that they also comply with all wiring regulations.

Furthermore, we will make sure that the work is tested, inspected, and signed off as required. Work such as new Summer House installations will require TWO certificates!

  • Electrical Installation Certificate – The paperwork that proves the work has been tested, inspected, and installed according to the BS7671 Wiring Regulations. Only Qualified Electricians with the correct test equipment and expertise can issue this certificate.
  • Building Control Compliance Notification Certificate – This paperwork means that your local building control have been notified by us and proves that the work complies with the building regulations.

We only do a Professional and thorough job to make sure that your wiring is safe, trouble free and lasts for years to come. Contact us TODAY to get your Summer House project moving forward.

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