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.