Our electrical installation costs an estimated £675 and includes consumer unit, three double sockets, a light switch, standard pendant light, armoured cabling from your home to the garden building and safety certificates.
Electrical work may involve several hours of trenchwork where in our estimated costs we allow for 2 hours to dig and backfill the trench and therefore any additonal time spent will be charged at a labour rate of £15 per hour.
Longer cable runs will involve more work and more armoured cabling which may not be included in the original estimate.
On some occasions electrical consumer units or components are out of date and will need replacing at cost price and this may only be confrimed on inspection by a qualified electrician.
(alternative lights can be sourced or supplied for us to fit)
Our electricians will aim to accommodate all your requirements so if you need further sockets or lighting this can be arranged at a discounted rate.
Some companies now claim to offer installation for half this cost but it does not include armoured cable or connection to the main consumer unit or any groundwork. It might make a good headline price but it is not a complete installation.
Armoured cable can be surface fixed to immovable objects such as a garden wall but in most cases a trench in excess of 450mm deep is required for the armoured cable.
Another company states a limit 15 metres of armoured cable. In our experience most installations require in the region of 25 metres or more of cable. We do not set a limit and simply charge the cost price of extra cable plus the time taken for any additional trench work.
Cabling normally has to be upgraded in thickness to accommodate the drop off over longer distances.
Adding electrics to your log cabin
To make full use of your garden office you will need power installed and to comply with current building regulations part P the following applies:
From 1 January 2005 it is a legal requirement for all work on fixed electrical installations in dwellings and associated buildings to comply with BS 7671: 2001, 'Requirements for electrical installations' (The IEE Wiring Regulations 16th Edition).
Where possible we use Electrical engineers we have used several times before but in some areas we arrange for several quotes from local engineers bearing in mind our experience of the likely costs in different areas. If you would prefer to select your own electrician we can work with them during the first and second fix as we assemble your log cabin.
In some cases armoured cable can be surface mounted all the way to the log cabin but often there is trenchwork involved and this is budgeted into our costs.
All our electricians work to the UK national standard, BS 7671, and will issue a safety certificate for their electrical work to confirm that the installation has been designed, constructed, inspected and tested in accordance with the national electrical safety standard, BS 7671 - Requirements for Electrical Installations.
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