Updating your student accommodation this New Year

If you own or manage a student accommodation complex or property, you may be considering updating or refreshing this, in the upcoming New Year. From decoration and interior design, to practical changes, there are a number of ways to alter your student accommodation and create the best possible space for your tenants. But what are the electrical considerations you should bear in mind when renewing your student accommodation this New Year? Well, here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical specialists, and we provide electrical solutions across a range of industry sectors, from industrial environments to the residential. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about making electrical changes to your student accommodation property.

Electrical considerations for updating your student accommodation this New Year

If you want to go beyond a cosmetic make-over and really transform your student accommodation, there are a number of electrical changes you could make. These include:

  • Increasing the number of sockets- every residential property across the UK could benefit from an increased number of sockets. This includes student accommodation properties. Without enough sockets, your tenants will instead use multiple extension cables and cords, which can be an electrical safety hazard, as well increasing the risk for slips, trips and falls. As a result, increasing the number of sockets can result in a safer space.
  • Updating security lighting- if you operate a student accommodation complex, you will probably already have security lighting in place. But updating this system can be worthwhile. Motion sensitive security lighting that is connected to a CCTV system can ensure that whenever the light is activated, footage of any potential crime will be instantly recorded. This can not only deter crime, but also ensure that crimes can be prosecuted.

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