Converting a garage into a workshop is a dream for many DIY enthusiasts.
Whatever your hobby, having a dedicated workspace can give you a chance to fully indulge your passions and concentrate on those projects you are dying to get started. A well-planned, high-quality electrical installation will ensure your dream workshop is capable of powering all your must have tools and equipment. Quality Electrician are your local, qualified electrician in Birkenshaw, Bradford. We have the skills and experience to help make your garage to workshop dreams a reality.
Planning the electrics in a garage workshop
When you are planning on converting your Bradford home’s garage to a workshop it’s important to take some time to consider what you would like to include and where you plan on putting it. This information will help your electrician to plan an effective garage electrical installation for you. Your electrician will ask you about the equipment you plan on using and will need to know about any high-powered machinery that requires specific circuitry. They will ask how many sockets you would like and where they would be best positioned. This is a particularly important decision as it will be incredibly frustrating if there is no socket near to your fixed machinery or tool bench! It is also a good idea to consider if you would like any other electrical appliances added whilst you are converting your garage to a workshop. You may wish to add an electric heater or an air conditioning unit to allow you to use the space comfortable year-round.
Lighting in a garage workshop
Power sockets are incredibly important when planning a workshop but so too is effective lighting. Your electrician will ask you about your lighting needs and will plan accordingly. They will install general or ambient lighting that provides good background levels of light and that is suitable for use in a workshop. They will also add focused task lighting to those areas that require better illumination, such as over a workbench or a piece of machinery that involves finer work.
Choosing the right materials for a garage workshop
A garage that is converted to a workshop is subjected to difficult conditions including intensive energy usage, dust, vibrations, and of course the changeable British weather. For optimum results and performance, we always recommend you choose high quality fittings with a proven track record for reliability. For a garage workshop fuse board, we recommend industry leading Hager fuseboards for their high build quality and longevity. We will also recommend higher quality metal clad fittings as they are more durable than their plastic counterparts and therefore better suited to a busy workshop where knocks can easily occur. Your cabling will be installed via conduit. This better protects the wiring inside - in particular from dust which can get into fittings and cause issues. Conduit also makes it easier to make changes later should you add more machinery, and it looks the part too!
If you are planning on converting your garage into a workshop, Quality Electrician are on hand to help. Our experienced, fully qualified electricians will be happy to share their expertise and help you to plan a garage electrical installation that meets your unique needs. Based in Birkenshaw, Bradford our electricians come highly recommended and are NICEIC registered, so you can rest assured you are in good hands. Call us today and let’s begin turning your garage into the ultimate workshop!