COMMERCIAL ELECTRICAL SERVICES

TNC Commercial Electrical Services

EMERGENCY LIGHTING

Current UK legislation requires all occupied buildings to have adequate escape lighting to allow safe exit should mains power fail. Escape and exit routes must be lit to a minimum of one lux during an emergency.

Emergency light fittings include a battery as a backup power source that is continuously charged. Emergency light fittings can tell when the power has failed and immediately switch to using the backup battery. The battery needs to power the light fitting for a minimum of 3 hours. To conserve power, the light output from the fitting is reduced, often to 10% of the normal light output.

The Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997 & BS5266 part 1 - require building owners to test emergency lighting systems regularly and maintain them in proper working order.

LIGHTING DESIGN

At TNC Property Services we offer a bespoke lighting design service. We will help you make the most of your light fittings in the space you have available, from a single room to the whole house and garden.

TNC will help you to create a stunning lighting scheme that will highlight the key features of your home or garden and make each space come to life.

We offer an full lighting design service, starting with the initial design, supply of the lights and fittings, full fitting and testing and control solutions to ensure am easy to use lighting scheme.

RESTAURANTS

TNC Property Services can advise you on how to save money by making upgrades to your current electrical systems.

With the continual cost of rising energy prices, it has never been more important for businesses to try and reduce the cost of their energy bills. Using modern electrical techniques and methods, it is possible to reduce your electricity bill by around 30%, which adds up to a significant saving. Being energy efficient is not only good for the environment, but good for your pocket as well.

TNC offers the following services for you restaurant business:

  • Upgrade/repair electrical installations using more modern materials with longer shelf life
  • Supply and fit voltage optimisation units that reduce the voltage that your appliances need to work at
  • Supply and replace your current lighting with LED lighting, which can save you up to 90% on the cost of your next lighting energy bill
  • Supply and fit 3 phase distribution boards – 3 phase and single phase for your commercial kitchen
  • We can rebuild or supply kitchen extractor fans
  • Sound and theatre systems, improve the ambience of your restaurant
  • Supply, fit, repair a variety of the best energy efficient kitchen appliances
  • We install power supplies for air conditioning units

HOTELS

At TNC Property Services we know that hotels are a 7 days a week, 24 hour a day business and we are on hand to ensure that your electrical installations and equipment are working all of the time.

It is important to keep your electrical testing up to date to comply with current legislation and also to protect your guests and your staff.

TNC offers the following services for you hotel business:

  • Custom electrical design
  • LED emergency lighting
  • Outside lighting
  • Key card switching
  • Energy saving lighting
  • Smart meters
  • Backup after refit
  • Lighting sensors in areas of less traffic
  • Bespoke electrical fitting and outlets

SCHOOLS

TNC Property Services can help your school with easy solutions for electrical maintenance and installations. We can carry out work outside of school time or out of term time.

We can help you with general repairs to electrical outlets, light fittings and cabling, we can also help you with more energy efficient LED lighting and emergency lighting solutions.

We can also upgrade your distribution boards and stabilize the voltage in your buildings.

RETAIL

TNC have experience with both small retail outlets and larger department stores. If you have a betting shop, builder's yard, estate agents, small corner shop or a high end retail outlet, we understand how important it is to make your business stand out. We can offer various lighting solutions to present your products and services at their best.

We understand how faults can have an impact on your business and aim to trace faults and conduct repairs on a same day service. For those with warehouse based retail outlets, we are also able to provide approved staff to operate cherry pickers.

TNC offers the following services for you retail business:

  • Emergency call outs
  • Maintenance and refits
  • New distribution boards
  • Electrical testing

NURSING HOMES

At TNC we can help nursing staff by overseeing repair jobs as and when they happen, showing them how to check fire alarms so that weekly tests are carried out and make recommendations for areas requiring remedial work.

We offer a free site visit in which we attend the Nursing Home to make an initial assessment. We can provide advice about any potential faults and plan a yearly maintenance schedule.

When updating bedrooms or doing refits, we can help by working with the Nursing Home to ensure the resident's safety. We understand that the option of closing is not realistic and we offer an out of hour service.

In order to comply with council requirements and ensure resident safety, testing of fixed wiring is required on a five yearly basis. Without this, many insurance companies will either refuse to issue insurance – or worse still, refuse a claim in the event of an incident. Apart from providing this service, we can also hold the certificate for you. Next time your copy disappears in the Manager's office, don't turn the office upside down – just give us a call.

All emergency lights in Nursing Homes should be inspected every 6 months, with a full three hour test done on an annual basis. In order to comply with BS7671, it is essential that emergency lights provide sufficient light for working. They should come on when the main power fails or are turned on at the board with a key switch. In many older homes, the emergency lights do not meet these standards. This means that if there is a trip on the main circuit, the emergency lights would fail to work. We can check compliance with BS 7671 and carry out any remedial work required.

We can provide staff training in the use of the fire alarm and offer support in the event of a fault developing. Fire alarms should be tested on a weekly basis and the findings recorded in a log book. It is also important that night staff know how to operate the fire alarm and what to do in the event of a fault developing. We can provide a comprehensive testing service. This is usually done on a three monthly basis and includes checking that smoke detectors, strobes and door closers are all functioning correctly. We also check alarm sound levels and the presence of dust in the detectors (which may result in false alarms) and analyse any fault patterns since the last visit.

CCTV

TNC's team of CCTV installers can help secure your home or business with a full, professional CCTV installation. We supply and install CCTV and monitoring systems for all of our customers.

Analogue CCTV has been on the market for many years now and there is a lot of equipment to choose from. Analogue CCTV equipment is a tried and tested field and reliability is excellent. Whilst not matching the newer HD-SDI CCTV & IP CCTV equipment in a few areas, an Analogue CCTV installation is currently, and will be for a good few years to come, an excellent choice for many customers.

HD-SDI stands for ‘HD Serial Digital Interface’ and was originally developed for the HDTV market. It is currently the most efficient way to deliver HD quality CCTV images without any loss. HD-SDI CCTV is an excellent choice for new CCTV systems and it can utilise existing coaxial cable found in more traditional analogue CCTV systems, it is perfect to use as a way to upgrade old systems. A hybrid HD DVR is also perfect for upgrading a system so that ‘critical’ areas are can benefit from HD Megapixel cameras whilst less important areas can retain standard analogue cameras.

IP CCTV can be, in some scenarios the most suitable CCTV option by a large margin. Within buildings that already has structured network cabling, IP CCTV negates the need for any new major cable installations, and could potentially reduce the costs when compared to Analogue or HD-SDI CCTV. Expanding an IP CCTV system is easy to do from a cabling point of view so long as the existing network is in place.

DATA WIRING

Almost every organisation's IT infrastructure relies on sound data cabling and without a good cabling system many companies would not be able to operate. It is important to make sure that your network is up to date and managed properly.

TNC Property Services offers Cat5e, Cat6 and Cat6a structured cabling systems and installations. We provide a complete network cabling service, from design, installation, and project management through to commissioning.

TNC Property Services also provide a network consultancy service for the planning of structured cabling systems.

If you have a data centre that requires the implementation of fast mission critical networks and where access time is limited, we can design and install pre-terminated cabling systems, providing reduced time on site and minimise disruption to the existing live network.

We can install data cabling solutions ranging in size from one data outlet to thousands, and have we have experience in a wide variety of different environments including offices, shops, schools, hotels, retail outlets and many more. We are able to work in both refurbishments and new builds, and we can adapt your existing equipment to improve performance should it be necessary.

3 PHASE SUPPLY

Three phase power is a common form of electrical power supply for larger electrical installations and a popular method of electric power transmission throughout the national grid system. Three phase power is usually installed in larger properties including commercial and industrial properties.

Some items of electrical equipment consume larger amounts of current and so require a three phase supply, these include Air conditioning, Heating, Motors and pumps, Heavy machinery, UPS systems.

Electricity is supplied to smaller and domestic properties with one live (phase) wire, this should supply power at around 230 volts (although usually found to be in excess of 240 volts) and requires a neutral conductor (wire) to work. A three phase supply utilises three live wires and the voltage that exists between these live wires is 400 volts (415 volts on the older system).

Three phase systems also typically utilise a neutral wire, because most electrical devices are single phase items and are rated at 230 volts, this includes any device that plugs into a 13 amp socket outlet.

Phase balancing is an important consideration when installing a three phase system – this is where each of the phases have as near as possible, equal amounts of current flowing in the conductors.

Your supply authority is likely to charge for the installation of three phase power, but once it is installed the price per unit is the same as that for single phase power, unless a lower price has been negotiated with the supply company. Also, it must be taken into account that three phase consuming devices are usually items that require more power, which is why the power is spread over three separate conductors rather than just one.

CONTAINMENT

TNC Property Services Durham offer supply and installation of a range of cable management systems for commercial clients. Our containment systems include Ladder, Cable tray, Trunking, Basket, Tray trunk, Dado.

We offer a free consultation and quote to help you select the right products for your project, buildings structure, suitability of design and quality of the installation.

Our previous containment projects have included compartmentalised dado trunking, basket tray for works above ceiling and specialised stainless steel systems. We offer containment systems for both simple and complex projects and we are committed to finding the perfect containment system for your requirements.

ELECTRICAL TESTING AND INSPECTION

TNC Property Services offer a variety of electrical inspection and testing and NICEIC certification for our customers.

Electrical installations deteriorate with use and Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) help make sure they are still safe. It is extremely important for the persons responsible for the maintenance of the installation to be sure that the safety of the users are not put at risk and the installation continues to be in a safe and serviceable condition. Here at TNC we can periodically test and inspect your electrical installation and produce an EICR for you. Deficiencies observed during the inspection and testing can be remedied by the our engineers so that the installation may continue to be used safely.

Our qualified electricians can provide Electrical Installation Certificates (EIC) for your new installations. The IEE regulations state that all new installation work or alterations and additions to existing installations must have a standard form of EIC, including a record of the inspection and results of testing.

TNC will carry out all Landlord inspections and certification for any size of premises.

Our skilled electricians can also perform Fire Alarm Detection Inspections and provide servicing reports to confirm that the fire detection and fire alarm system to which it relates has been inspected and serviced in accordance with BS5839-1 Code of practice.

At TNC we also carry out PAT tests on any portable electrical appliance. PAT Testing is a health and safety requirement.

MAINS DISTRIBUTION INSTALLATION AND UPGRADES

TNC Property Services supply power low and high voltage distribution boards to our clients based on their requirements.

We also carry out servicing of the boards by replacing circuit breakers, contactors, power controls and other accessories to ensure continual system performance.

TNC technicians also install Switchgears and their accessories, cables and Low Voltage accessories.

ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE

TNC Property Services have delivered a number of Service and Maintenance contracts across the North East. Our contracts cover basic small works repairs to legislative checks.

Our team of skilled electricians will arrange to meet with clients and discuss site-specific requirements before designing a Service and Maintenance plan that is tailor-made for each business. Every item of work is reviewed monthly ensuring that each client is aware when the planned maintenance is due to take place and when our engineers are going to be on site.

Service and Maintenance activity can be carried out during normal working hours or we can arrange to carry out the work outside of normal working hours for minimal disruption.

TNC technicians are NICEIC accredited and have a broad range of experience in many types of electrical projects.

Our Service and Maintenance provision includes Electrical Design, Installation, Project Management, Surveys and Electrical Testing.