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    Providing electricity to wooden shed

    Electricians

    Is it possible and if so is it safe to provide electric power to a wood shed? What will I need to take into consideration? 

    Asked by Greg on 13th Jan 2021
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    Infinite Electrical

    "Yes it is fine to provide power to a wooden shed
    Just need to have a up to date fuse board and the correct cable feeding the fuse board"

    Answered on 13th Jan 2021 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    Ferguson Electrical Services

    "Yes, you would need to find a route, most likely underground from you house consumer unit, as long as you have a means of isolating in the shed aswell as a small board to supply whatever you plan on having in there."

    Answered on 13th Jan 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    Ashlar Renovations Ltd

    "The cable should be armored and should be where possible buried 450mm in the ground, covered with sand, and the shed to have its own small distribution/RCD board"

    Answered on 14th Jan 2021 - Member since Oct 2018 - report
    Felixstowe Electrical Services

    "Yes you can run power to a wooden shed. First of all you would need to know what losing is required . Are there heaters or just lighting, the cable ideally needs to be armoured protected by RCD . This may need digging to a depth of 18 inches, covered with danger electricity tape and back filled with soft sand and soil. A fuseboard in the shed and circuits run from that."

    Answered on 14th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    Idea Sparks Limited

    "Definitely you can. There are many things to consider/calculate though. Please ask a professional for a visit and quote."

    Answered on 13th Jan 2021 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    LP Electrical

    "Greg it is safe to do so.

    You should get an electrician to do it and then you do not have to worry about what you need to take into consideration."

    Answered on 13th Jan 2021 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    IKolchev

    "First you need a permission. After you have one we will be ok to proceed. By the regulation you will need straight load from the main fuse box safety armed cable to the shed."

    Answered on 13th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    JMC Electrical Services

    "There are lots to consider but first will be what are you going to be using in the shed ie 5 killowatt heaters , kettles tosters etc what is its purpose.
    It will have to be protected by at least a 30 milliamp rcd so if the mainboard does not have one you may need a board update and what is the length of the cable run from old board to new (where shed will be)"

    Answered on 14th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    English

    "It is safe as long as the building of sound structure a competent electrician would be able to advise you upon inspection"

    Answered on 24th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report

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