A Solution Tailored For You

Steve York our project support manager, outlines how our Tailored Solutions team can collaborate on electrical projects which require bespoke solutions.  

Our Tailored Solu­tions Team

Steve York our Pro­ject Sup­port Man­ager, out­lines how our Tailored Solu­tions team can col­lab­or­ate on elec­trical pro­jects which re­quire be­spoke solu­tions.  From design and en­gin­eer­ing to test­ing and de­liv­ery, the vari­ety of ser­vices un­der­taken by the Tailored Solu­tions team can make a big dif­fer­ence when deal­ing with com­plex and non-stand­ard pro­ject de­mands.

What are Tailored Solu­tions?
Con­tract­ors and elec­trical pro­ject teams may have be­spoke re­quire­ments that can fall out­side of a stand­ard solu­tion. They could range from pre-as­sembled devices through to the need for a cus­tom­ised en­gin­eer­ing re­sponse as part of a com­plex pro­ject. Some of the pop­u­lar ex­amples in­clude pre-pop­u­lated con­sumer units, pre-fit­ted AF­DDs, pre-fit­ted surge pro­tec­tion, panel board link­ing and switch fuses.

To de­liver a per­fectly en­gin­eered res­ol­u­tion, we have a ded­ic­ated Tailored Solu­tions team that can sup­port cus­tom­ers and col­lab­or­ate with them on their spe­cific pro­ject re­quire­ments. Man­aging the pro­cess through from con­cep­tion to com­ple­tion in line with cus­tomer need.


What are the stages of work­ing with the Tailored Solu­tions team?

 Our Tailored Solu­tions team fol­lows a step-by-step pro­cess to en­sure that at all stages the cli­ent re­mains fully in­formed and part of the pro­ject. Start­ing with ini­tial feas­ib­il­ity dis­cus­sions to as­sess the pro­ject need, the team then pro­gress to the de­liv­ery of design and en­gin­eer­ing pro­pos­als spe­cific­ally tailored to the pro­ject in hand. 


Once the solu­tion has been given the go-ahead, man­u­fac­ture and ex­tens­ive test­ing at our UK-based fa­cil­ity and labor­at­ory com­mences to en­sure that the be­spoke solu­tion meets rig­or­ous per­form­ance and in­dustry stand­ards.  This is fol­lowed by de­liv­ery to the se­lec­ted loc­a­tion to meet pro­ject times­cales.


What are the practical benefits I would get from Tailored Solutions?

With the pos­sib­il­ity that items can go miss­ing on-site or when be­ing stored, or to help speed up in­stall­a­tion times­cales, Tailored Solu­tions of­fers tan­gible prac­tical sup­port. This in­cludes pre-fit­ting stand­ard com­pon­ents and sub-as­sem­blies to re­duce the po­ten­tial for com­pon­ent loss.  For solu­tions where sev­eral stand­ard com­pon­ents are re­quired to work to­gether, a full solu­tion is de­livered to site ready to be fixed to the wall and have cables con­nec­ted. 


What happens if I am not ready to take delivery of the entire order?

Flex­ib­il­ity is built into the Tailored Solu­tions lo­gist­ics ser­vice.  Full or­der de­liv­ery to an agreed date can be made, but if pro­ject teams re­quire part or­der de­liv­ery to site over a period of time, we are able to tailor the de­liv­ery sched­ule to suit the pro­ject’s need.  This in­cludes the abil­ity to work with spe­cific de­liv­ery time slots and ac­cess re­stric­tions which can be in place.

Tailored Solutions in action

Any small com­mer­cial pro­ject such as stu­dent ac­com­mod­a­tion, ho­tels, and house in mul­tiple oc­cu­pa­tion (HMO) are ideally placed to be­ne­fit from the Tailored Solu­tions team.

As an ex­ample, our re­cently launched arc fault de­tec­tion device (AFDD) hy­brid dis­tri­bu­tion board was spe­cified on a 210-bed­room stu­dent ac­com­mod­a­tion pro­ject near War­wick Uni­versity.

With on­go­ing safety of oc­cu­pants a primary con­cern for the ac­com­mod­a­tion de­velopers, the Tailored Solu­tions team worked with the pro­ject’s con­tract­ors to sup­ply 28 of our AFDD hy­brid dis­tri­bu­tion boards.


Com­ply­ing with BS EN 62606, the AFDD hy­brid dis­tri­bu­tion boards, when com­bined with our dis­tri­bu­tion sys­tems, provides a hy­brid solu­tion which has been rig­or­ously tested and val­id­ated to of­fer op­timum pro­tec­tion against the harm­ful ef­fects of dan­ger­ous elec­tric arcs.


The boards were de­livered to site pre-con­figured as re­quired, mean­ing the on-site con­tractor team had the straight­for­ward task of simple con­nec­tion which saved time and stor­age.

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