Frequently asked questions
Our GlenFarrow engineers are fully NICEIC registered electricians, City & Guilds qualified and hold the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations certificate.
Our electrical department offers a full electrical design and installation service, including fire alarms and emergency lighting. From small component designs to large-scale systems, our highly-skilled electricians offer a one-stop service for electrical design that would best meet customer requirements.
As each electrical job is unique the total cost will differ depending on different factors, such as the scale of the job, time it will take, cost of materials etc. That’s why at GlenFarrow we offer free site surveys across the UK so our customers will get a price breakdown before committing to any work!
In short – yes! You may require more power outlets to be added to your commercial building for many reasons, such as an increased amount of people in your facility or adding new electrical equipment. Our GlenFarrow electricians will be able to carry out this service after assessing your current electrical system.
Fixed testing is when an electrical engineer tests all electrical systems around your commercial building. This includes the testing of main panels, distribution boards, lighting, sockets, air conditioning and any other type of electrical wiring. Once the electrician has ensured the electrical installation is safe, an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) is issued.
PAT testing (Portable Appliance Testing) is essential for businesses to meet electrical safety requirements and to ensure appliances comply with the latest British Standards. A portable appliance is anything that can be connected to an electrical installation via a plug and socket (e.g. computers, printers, kettles etc). Once our engineers have carried out a PAT test, you will be given a certificate for confirmation.
It is best practice for all portable appliances to be PAT tested annually (it is common for most insurers to make this a requirement). We recommend annual testing as it will help you maintain high standards of electrical safety within your building.
A surge protector does exactly what it says on the tin – it helps protect your electrical equipment from a high-voltage power surge. When a surge of power occurs, the protector will divert the extra electricity to the ‘earth’ wire. If a surge happens without a protector, a fire could potentially start and cause permanent damage to your system or property.
AFDD’s (Arc Fault Detection Devices) are single, compact modules which prevent fires from starting. They provide you with huge protection against electrical faults on ring circuits, radials, spurs and leads. The AFDD technology automatically disconnects dangerous electrical circuits that could cause a fire.
Emergency lighting systems create immediate illumination in situations such as a fire or power cut. They are vital for human safety – this is why testing emergency lighting to make sure they are operating correctly is essential.
A landlord safety certificate is proof that the electrics in their rented property have been tested every five years. This is usually in the form of an EICR certificate.
Frequently asked questions
There are many factors that affect the amount of energy generate from a PV system – including number of panels, location, pitch, building orientation etc. Upon quotation, our solar experts will generate an estimated energy forecast for your system.
Our electrical team will evaluate whether a solar PV system is suitable for your building. This may include a free site survey of the property.
The Govt. funded Feed-In Tariffs scheme closed in 2019, however there may still be grants available at a local level throughout the UK.
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