Etchells Electrical Ltd, 849 Lincoln Road, Peterborough, Cambs PE1 3HG

Tel: 0800 1313 010 or 01733 753502

Old style fuseboard

Additional Sockets and Lighting Peterborough and nationwide electrical services


With so many electrical items around the house the need for additional sockets has increased in recent years. It is quite usual now to have at least 2 to 4 double sockets per room. Additional sockets are now used for;

  • Sockets for mobile phone charges
  • New RCD sockets and waterproof sockets
  • New sockets for washing machine
  • New sockets for tumble dryers
  • New sockets for TVs
  • Additional sockets for general and kitchen appliances

Additional new sockets for outside equipment - These sockets need to be protected by RCDs to make sure that they give the maximum safety for the users and other people in the vicinity. RCDs work by guaranteeing a very fast trip time to cut our fault current, in event of an electrical fault, to prevent electrical shocks.

Safe Installation of Sockets by a Competent Electrician

It is recommended that each appliance that is plugged into an electrical socket have its own socket outlet, if too many appliances and electrical items are plugged into these multi-way adapters and extension leads they are at risking of overheating which is potential fire hazard.

DIY electrics is the most dangerous DIY in the home that anyone can attempt to dabble in. DIY enthusiasts and unqualified handy men can put homes and loved ones at risk. New sockets now need to be installed to 17th edition BS 7671 2011 wiring regulations. Great care should be taken when installing new sockets into an existing system, as altering the wiring incorrectly can cause overheating and fire risks due to overloading of cables.

There is a maximum amount of sockets that can be taken off existing socket circuits, and additional measures such as spurs should be used to limit the current through cabling.

Sockets in kitchens and outdoors are subject to part P regulations and need RCD protection and the right IP rating for outdoor use. Professionals know the current regulations for the installation of sockets and carry all the relevant test equipment and provide certification to meet part P legislation (law).

Please contact us if you have any concerns with your current sockets or any additional sockets you may require
contact details 0800 1313 010 or 01733 753502 or e-mail.


Old style fuseboard

Lighting installations and extra lighting in the home can help you relax and provide the ambience you require.

You may need additional lighting such as task lighting or under cupboard kitchen lighting. Spotlighting is very popular. Decorative chandeliers and contemporary modern light fittings give different effects for different types of homes and rooms. Our range of lighting and accessories includes;

  • Wall lights
  • Glass lights
  • Porcelain wall lights
  • Decorative wall lights
  • Floor lamps

Energy saving light fittings and lamps are being installed into properties

These can be LED or fluorescent and save energy from 50 to 90% of a conventional lamp. LED spotlights are being used more and you can have a dimmable version of the LED spotlights. LED spotlights are available in brass LED spots, white LED spots, chrome LED spots, brushed stainless LED spots. Most new spotlights and LED spotlights are fire rated for the part P building regulations compliance

Dimming and Dimmers can be used to create the perfect light level in and around the house, and can help with energy saving.

Lamps -The main types of lamps and fitting types for lighting are GU 10, MR 12 12 V transformer, GLS, and Edison screw light fitting lamp caps.

Old style fuseboard

Flood and Security lighting

Typically for floodlighting you would have LED, compact fluorescent or halogen lamps. These could be controlled by darkness sensors (photocells) or a combined PIR detector, which has light level and movement detection built-in to the sensor. This will normally be triggered by movement for a set period of time.

Floodlights and security lights can be an excellent way to help reduce crime by floodlighting an area that could be subject to criminal activity.

Security lights can serve as garden lighting, as most security lights can be overridden for a certain period of time with an override switch. This means if you wanted to be outside and needed lighting for entertaining guests or relaxing in the garden you could do this for extended periods of time.

Security and floodlighting can also assist with CCTV and help provide enhanced lighting for detection of people on CCTV systems.

Please contact us if you have any concerns with your current sockets/lighting or any additional sockets/lighting you may require

contact details 0800 1313 010 or 01733 753502 or e-mail.