Prefabricated wiring reduces installation time to a quarter

Hager, prefabricated wiring, electrical

A 75% time saving on an electrical installation is being achieved by Burgin Contracting using Hager’s Klik prefabricated wiring system. The installation at 6-7 New Bridge Street in central London has used the klik.system from distribution boards right through to final luminaires and lighting control. The prefabricated wiring system also provides power to fan-coil units throughout the 7-storey building.

Andy Collinge, electrical operations manager for Burgin, explains, ‘The system saved us significant time in the first fix because there are fewer hard-wired connections to make. The labour saving translates into a cost saving on the job, making us more competitive in the tender.

‘In addition, there will be significant savings when it comes to inspection and testing since the system has been designed and manufactured in a factory-controlled environment, so it has already been pretested. This in turn means that there should be less fault finding before we hand over the completed job and then less snagging afterward.’

To ensure the system complies with all relevant standards and regulations, Hager designed the installation using its bespoke software to produce a fully calculated design that includes drawings, electrical calculations, test information and delivery schedules.

All products were delivered complete with drawings that detail exactly what leads should be used where. All cables are labelled .

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