We get asked a lot of questions this time of year regarding outdoor power and lighting. Below are some hints and tips:
Electrical work to gardens is notifiable by this I mean you need to formally tell your local authority what you have had done. If you use a registered electrician they will do this for you. If you do it yourself or use an unregistered person you will need to pay your local Building Regs dept to test it and sign it off.
If things go wrong….
One of the most common call outs we get in the Wallington and Carshalton area is the RCD tripping on the garden circuit. The reasons for this are varied: ingress of water, foxes/squirrels chewing cables, slugs in juncton boxes to name a few.
Your local registered Electrician will have the equipment to find the faults and repair them.
I hope this is useful and please do let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
If any faults are found, switch off the electrical supply immediately, and have them repaired by a registered electrician.