HAVELLS CUSTOMISES ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION FOR SWINDON ASSISTED LIVING
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HAVELLS CUSTOMISES ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION FOR SWINDON ASSISTED LIVING 
Feb 28, 2014

London, 28 February: Havells, a specialist in low voltage switchgear, has recently provided a bespoke electrical distribution system for a residential apartment block in Swindon. Located in the town centre, the development of 45 Assisted Living apartments has been built to achieve the Level 3 standard of the Code for Sustainable Homes.

 With a small main switch room, the installation of an electrical distribution board at the development could have been a difficult proposition due to the dimensional constraints. However, Havells has the capability of building bespoke panel boards which offer an electrical distribution solution meeting their customer’s specific requirements.

Working with Holloway Electrical Consultants and CMBE Electrical, Havells developed an 18/6 way purpose built split load board with a din rail enclosure pre-installed on the 6 way section and a 12 way 250A panelboard with metering and surge protection.
Regulatory compliance, whether in metering or surge protection has also meant that additional room is required for enclosures. The solution offered by Havells was to fit the surge protection device within the bottom section of the incoming meter and then the outgoing meters were fitted into a purpose built enclosure at the top of the panel.

”It’s never easy installing distribution boards in a small switch room, plus with the additional requirements needed to comply with ever changing regulations, it’s important to have a flexible offer” says Jon Griffiths, Contract’s Manager at CMBE Electrical “It’s essential that the integrity of the installation is not compromised by developing something off specification. With Havells product quality and build knowledge, it was the perfect solution for the development in Fleming Way, Swindon.”

Havells offer the capability at their Newhaven factory to create specific arrangements for panel boards as part of their recently launched late customisation service. They can create electrical distribution solutions to projects that require something different to the standard distribution board including modular enclosures that can be added to parts of the board.

Havells successfully entered the UK switchgear market in the second half of 2011, and has already launched ranges of residential consumer units, Type A and Type B distribution boards including the Tri-Load, a ground-breaking new three-section MCB TPN distribution board for commercial building applications. At the beginning of 2013, Havells launched QuikWire, a new range of energy meters that incorporate plug and play technology to eliminate wiring errors and reduce installation time.
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