Residential Electrical Testing and Inspection

Garden Lighting and Wiring

Garden lighting and wiring for your home in Surrey

Pennington’s Electrical Contractors has fully qualified and NICEIC approved electricians, who can assist you with planning and installing every light and power point you require in your garden.

Lighting and Security

Lighting your garden has the most impact on how your garden looks. Having new lighting installed outside brings year round reliability and a wider range of choices.

Security and practicality are two reasons why lighting is a major benefit outside. Motion sensor lights can provide extra protection against intruders, and recessed spotlights can line a pathway or drive. Another use for outdoor lighting is to highlight and illuminate aspects of your garden you are particularly proud or fond of – an oak tree or water feature for example.

Lighting is not the only benefit of electricity outside, many people enjoy spending time in their cabins or offices, but without power there are certain limitations as to how often they can be in there comfortably. Introducing power into these buildings means sockets, lighting and heating, for a more comfortable experience.

Sockets and Switches

Sockets in outdoor locations come in handy for those with water features or ponds, as they will often require electricity to work the pumps or filters needed to keep them running properly. They can also make using electric tools in the garden safer, with no trailing extension leads required, that could get damaged or worn by the outdoor conditions.

However, when moving power outside, there are a lot of safety issues that need consideration; weather conditions, distance between the mains and sockets, proper coverings, safety measures and even the depth and type of cables being used to supply the electricity.

Regulations

Part P of the building regulations now requires anyone intending to have any electrical work installed outside to notify the building control authorities, and are obligated to use a Part P registered electrician to carry out the work. In fact, heavy fines can be incurred if electrical works do not meet the standards that have been set out.

If you are looking to install exterior power sockets or lighting then please give us a call and we would be happy to visit your home and provide a free, no obligation estimate.