Time Delay Switches

Time Delay Switches

Time Delay Switches St Mary's Church Hall, Dawlish Warren We were approached by one of our domestic customers who was responsible for looking after their local church hall.  Their concern was that certain lights within the building were being left on after private hires of the hall which may not be noticed for anywhere up to a week afterwards.  With the cost of electricity ever increasing, they asked us if we could retrofit some time delay switches so even if someone left a light on it would eventually turn itself off, saving electricity and crucially saving money! One particular aspect of the job was a little tricky though; some of these switches were pull cord switches and a time delayed pull switch is not something you can purchase off the shelf of a local wholesaler – come to mention it, most wholesalers just simply say they are not available.  So after contacting other electrical companies in order to obtain several quotes (as required by the church hall board), we were the only ones who had managed to source and could provide a suitable pull switch with time delay that could be used as a replacement. We installed 3 pull cord time delay switches in their washrooms, and 4 normal time delayed switches in a kitchen cupboard and some individual toilets. For the normal switches we used an electronic solution – a standard normal time delay switch works with a vacuum, and the light is on for the preset time.  An advantage of the electronic version is that you can set a delay time, but if you want to turn...
New Installation

New Installation

New Electrical Installation Dawlish, Devon We had an enquiry through the website where a builder was converting a ground floor shop space into a residential dwelling. He’d initially hoped to re-use some of the existing electrical installation but on closer inspection it was a little old and messy so we quoted to provide a new installation. It was a pretty standard specification – it was a 2 bedroom ground floor flat with the 2 bedrooms and a bathroom at the rear of the property and a lounge/kitchen/diner in an open plan layout. Due to the relatively low roof in the rear of the property, it was decided to use downlighters in the master bedroom and bathroom, bedroom 2 had a normal pendant light, the hall through to the back was also lit with downlighters, and the main living area was mixture of downlighters and ceiling fixtures. Separate circuits were also installed for a combi boiler and a sprinkler system. (Insisted upon due to the kitchen being at the front of the building which has flats above) All switches and lighting wiring was routed back to individual junction boxes to allow for easy future maintenance and inspection – there are no connections hidden in any of the walls or lost spaces, everything is easily accessed. We also provided a Grade D LD2 smoke alarm system which is mains powered with a battery backup with a heat detector in the kitchen and smoke detectors in the principally habited rooms. The customer was extremely happy with out work and we now have established an ongoing reciprocal trading relationship. If you are undertaking...
Fire Alarm Installation

Fire Alarm Installation

Fire Alarm Installation Barnstaple, Devon We were approached by one of our existing customers who was also a landlord of another property. As a result of an inspection of the property due to a new purchaser it was advised that the property be fitted with a Grade A LD2 system throughout the 3 flats, Grade D systems in each of the 3 flats and emergency lighting in the communal staircase and entrance hall. For those of you who may be wondering what on earth those numbers and letters mean: Grade A LD2 – Grade A – A fire detection & alarm system which incorporates control & indicating equipment conforming to BS EN 54-2 and power supply equipment conforming to BS EN 54- 4, and which is designed & installed in accordance with sections 1 to 4 of BS 5839-1:2002 except certain clauses. LD2 – A system incorporating detectors in all circulation spaces that form part of the escape routes from the dwelling, and in all rooms and areas that present a high fire risk to occupants. Grade D – A system of one or more mains powered smoke alarms, each with an integral standby supply. (The system may, in addition, incorporate one or more mains-powered heat alarms, each with an integral standby supply) We provided which was accepted and we subsequently installed all 3 elements. As part of the installation we also had to provide a new consumer unit to supply the power to both the new systems. If you would like any fire detection equipment or emergency lighting, or have any queries about the different types of system available...