If your business has been going particularly well over the last few years, you may need to extend your premises so that you can carry more stock or bring in additional staff. This type of work will, of course, mean a certain amount of disruption, and you will have to adjust your operation while it is going on. However, you should also take advantage of this disruption to revealed and potentially upgrade your electrical system so that it can cope with your new load. How will electrical technicians tackle this type of job?


If you work in a building that is rather old and is undoubtedly in need of renovation, your electrical system may need some TLC. You'll want to bring all of the cabling and systems up to date and make them compliant with the current code before you add anything more to cope with your expansion.

Stage One

Typically, a new installation will follow a two-step process. To begin with, your commercial electrician will install all of the cabling as the main builder works and will ensure that they place the back boxes that will accommodate all the switches and sockets. Some of this work will need to be performed under the floor as well and before they install any new coverings.


While this is going on, they will inspect the old wiring and determine what they need to do to bring it up to modern-day specification. Typically, the technicians will try and do this with as little disruption as possible by using the existing channels and 'chasing' the new system through.

Stage Two

The second stage of installation will then begin when the other members of the building team have almost finished. Once the plasterers have left, the electricians will be able to add the actual sockets, switch plates, lighting fixtures and other controls. Remember to specify safety devices as well, such as RCDs, and introduce additional USB ports or outlets for other electronic devices.

First-Class Job

Once you've upgraded your old system so that it matches the work in your new extension, you will be able to expand with confidence. Always ensure that you work with an experienced team of commercial electricians, however, so that all the output is first class and in line with the relevant government regulation. Furthermore, make sure that your team is as flexible as it possibly can be so you can continue to operate while all of this work goes on around you.