Important electrical considerations for new commercial projects

Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. From industrial electrics, to residential settings and student accommodation, we can handle it all. This includes commercial electricals. Your electrical wiring and connections in a commercial setting will be different to those needed in residential settings, for the most part. As a result, you need to make sure that you employ a professional and qualified electrician to tackle your commercial electrical project, like us! But what are the important electrical considerations for new commercial projects? And how can you be sure of the best results?

What are the important electrical considerations for new commercial projects?

For any new electrical work in any commercial property, you will need to consider:

  • The voltage and class requirements
  • The logistics and practical or functional issues
  • Building security

Voltage Class and Requirements for Commercial buildings

Firstly, you will need to make sure you know the voltage class and requirements for your building. Different sizes will need different treatment. If your commercial property is a small building, it is likely that it will only be supplied a lower voltage, under 1000 volts. On the other hand, if you own a large commercial property, you could be looking at a voltage 20 times this! As a result, before any electrical work is carried out, the voltage supply will need to be calculated.

The logistics for electrical work

Unlike a domestic home, electrical work in a commercial setting can require the navigation of a number of logistical issues. From establishing how your team will communicate, to how they can reach the different floors of your property, the logistics can be a challenge. Before electrical work can begin, you will need to:

  • establish a communication system for people to get in touch with one another
  • escalators or lifts to get from one floor to another within the building

Commercial building Security

Securing your commercial property is necessary, especially when electrical work is being undertaken. This is because equipment may need to remain in the building overnight, and this is a huge risk for an unsecured property. As a result, you may consider installing the electrical systems:

  • CCTV
  • burglar alarms
  • electronic key systems

For more information or advice about commercial electrical considerations, contact us today, here at Walker Electrical.