Important considerations for electrical installations in outbuildings

Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. And we work with a wide range of companies and businesses across the North West, to deliver effective electrical solutions. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about electrical installations in outbuildings.

What are the most important considerations for electrical installations in outbuildings?

Adding electricity to your outbuilding can be incredibly beneficial. This allows you to add light and even heat to the space, as well as providing a useful power supply for any outdoor garden tools. However, there are a number of considerations to bear in mind regarding this, to keep you and your household safe. These considerations include:

  • The structure itself
  • Underground or overground cables
  • The sockets and light fixtures

The outbuilding structure needs to be safe for electrical installation

The first stage of any electrical installation in an outbuilding is to judge the security, durability and safety of the building structure itself. For a safe supply of electricity the outbuilding will need to be weatherproof, waterproof and 100-percent sturdy. This will prevent water damage and electrical shocks and fires from developing.

Underground or overground cables for electrical installation in an outbuilding

You will next need to decide on what type of cables you would like to run to your outbuilding. Underground or overground cables are two of the different options. Underground cables can be the best choice for most properties, but for individual recommendations for your outbuilding you will need to speak to a professional, qualified electrical team like us here at Walker Electrical.

Sockets, switches and light fixtures in outbuilding

Finally, you will need to decide on where you want your light fittings as well as your sockets and switches to be installed. This can be fairly simple but it’s important to consider the purpose of a space to make sure that your sockets especially are located in the most practical place within the outbuilding.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the professionals today, here at Walker Electrical.