Powering your shed
The two main considerations are: 1) Do you want to use your garden building all year round or just in the summer months, and 2) What will you use the building for?
The answers to these questions will determine whether you need power as well as lighting. And, if you do opt for power, how many sockets you might need (eg for a computer, heating, specialist equipment or power tools).
You will also need to decide whether to run the power cable from the outbuilding to the mains supply in the house overground or underground. It is possible to run power above ground. But running the cable underground is much safer and less unsightly (although costlier).
Why you should hire a professional electrician?
The main thing to bear in mind is that running electricity to your outbuilding is not a DIY job.
The work should be carried out by a registered electrician. Partly for safety reasons. But also, because the Building Regulations state that installing electricity to outbuildings requires the work to be carried out by a ‘registered competent person, registered third party certifier, or building control body’.
So, unless you’re a registered electrician yourself, you must employ the services of a Part P compliant professional. Juice Electrical Services are a NICEIC Approved Installer (ie registered under Part P of the Building Regulations) and can undertake your work to the highest standards.
Contact Us for a chat about your requirements.