Having electrics that are in full working order is highly important to ensure the safety of those using them. BNC Electrical Contractors Ltd provide domestic, commercial and industrial electrical maintenance to those based in and around the Okehampton area. We can carry out a wide variety of services including security lighting installation, electrical testing, rewiring, and landlord inspections. Established in 1987, we have worked extremely hard to develop our reputation and provide a high quality of services.
We are committed members of the NICEIC, reassuring you that all regulations will always be followed. Alongside this we are part of the NICEIC Domestic Installers Scheme and are fully Part P Electrical Safety compliant.
Services We Offer
We provide a range of electrical services to all customers, ensuring that our team are able to help you no matter what you need. Some of these services include:
- Periodic maintenance inspections
- Preventative maintenance
- Emergency lighting
- TV and satellite installations
- PAT testing
- Landlord inspections
- Aerial installation
- Electrical maintenance
- Cat 5 data rewiring
- Security lighting
- Electrical testing
- Barn conversions
If you cannot see a service listed above that you need, please do not hesitate to get in touch today. You can call our friendly team on 01647 440 231 to discuss electrical maintenance, repair, or testing.
Benefits of Security Lighting
When it comes to securing your property, commercial or domestic, there are a few things that you can do. Security lighting offers a way of adding protection and comes with many benefits, reassuring you that you are taking important steps towards security. One of the largest benefits to the installation of security lighting is the peace of mind that it gives you. When you leave a property locked up it can be worrying to think of the possibility of break-ins. Having security lighting helps to put your mind at rest as it is another form of protection that you can take. Motion-detection lighting is usually recommended, as it will trigger when a moving object or figure is spotted. These types of security lighting help to save energy, keeping your costs down and making sure that your electricity use is as environmentally friendly as possible.
Another huge benefit is that these lighting forms are easy to install and portable. Security lighting can be a great addition to any home, acting as a deterrent for would be thieves. However, it is important that it is used in conjunction with other security systems including alarms and surveillance.
As a landlord you are legally responsible for the electrical safety of your properties. Without following these legal responsibilities private landlords are risking the safety of their tenants as well as financially compromising themselves. The Government outline two key responsibilities:
- That the electrical system is safe, including sockets and light fittings
- That all appliances they supply are safe, including cookers and kettles
Landlords should maintain the safety of both electrics and electrical appliances throughout the tenancy. Any House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) needs to have a periodic inspection carried out every 5 years by a registered electrician to make sure that any hazards or potential risks are repaired. Electrical Safety First recommend that a visual inspection is conducted between every tenancy, a registered electrician is used to carry out any checks, and that each property is checked to make sure it has adequate RCD (Residual Current Device) protection.
With over 30 years of experience, you can trust our electricians to conduct inspections of your private rented properties. We are on hand to carry out periodic inspections and if any issues are found, we ensure that they will be repaired. Checking the safety of the electrical installations against BS 7671 British Standards is important and we always ensure that the UK safety standards are met. It is estimated that around 30 deaths and 4,000 accidents are caused by household electrics in the UK every year. Not maintaining the electrics within your rented property is important to help prevent deaths and injuries occurring.
Deciding to rewire your house is an important decision to make. Knowing when a rewire needs to be undertaken can help you to determine when the right time is to rewire your home. If a rewire hasn’t been undertaken within the last 25 to 30 years, then chances are it is time to have one. Out-of-date electrical wiring can be dangerous as they may not be up to current standards, risking the safety of those that use it. Other times when rewiring is good to carry out is during major renovation works. If you’ve bought an older property or decided to renovate one you already own, it is an ideal time to replace the electrical system. Rewires take time and can make a bit of mess as access to all wiring is important. If you are already undertaking renovations, then there is no better time.
There are some signs that you can look for when it comes to the safety of your electrics. You should check the condition of your cables, switches, sockets and other electrical accessories on a regular basis. Signs that there is damage or a potential hazard include burn marks, buzzing or crackling sounds, fuses blowing, and circuit breakers tripping.
Okehampton and the Surrounding Area
The town of Okehampton has an estimated population of around 6,000 and sits on the northern edge of Dartmoor. There are plenty of things to do whilst in the area, including a visit to the Museum of Dartmoor Life, historical Okehampton Castle, or the Meldon Viaduct. Our electrical engineers are always on hand in the Okehampton area to help you with a whole range of problems, from security lighting to Portable Appliance Testing (PAT).
Ensuring the safety of your electrics should be top of all our lists. At BNC Electrical Contractors Ltd we work extremely hard to provide electrical services around Okehampton and the surrounding areas. The team are always on hand to provide a range of services including installation, repairs, maintenance and inspections.