Common commercial electrical mistakes to avoid

Electrical design is something that every property developer should plan in accordance with the purpose of the building. But unfortunately, roles changes, and as buildings become re purposed over time, the electrical design does not always fit perfectly, and will require a re-design. But whether you are designing the electrics for a new build, or re-designing those for an older property, there are a number of important decisions to make, to prevent design mistakes. So what are the most common electrical mistakes for commercial properties to avoid? Well, here at Walker electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. From industrial to commercial properties, we provide a range of electrical services, including professional lighting. As a result, we have produced this guide to the electrical mistakes you should avoid.

What are the most common commercial electrical mistakes to avoid?

When designing the electrical systems for any new commercial property, or retro-fitting or redesigning electrical systems for older buildings, there are a number of common mistakes to avoid. These include:

  • Overlooking electrical outlets- depending on the purpose of each room in your property, and the proposed layout, there should be a good amount of electrical outlets and sockets available, in practical positions around the room. This is something that is very frequently overlooked and leads to an impractical electrical design, with a need for extensions cables and cords that could be a health and safety or electrical safety risk.
  • Not using LED fixtures- if you dont install LED fixtures at the earliest point, you could need to spend more money, and more time, replacing some existing light fixtures to be suitable for LED bulbs. LED lighting is incredibly effective for conserving energy and reducing bills, and commercial properties should consider LED lighting throughout, which may involve installing some specific fixtures.

For more information or advice, get in touch with Preston’s leading professionals today, here at Walker Electrical.