Dr Walkers C of E Primary School, Fyfield Essex

Dr Walker’s is a small, rural school near Ongar, Essex. DSA Electrical has carried out a variety of work for the school including their 5 Year Electrical Test, installation of LED lighting and wiring.

Noticeboard outside Dr Walkers Primary School

The Challenge

The school approached DSA Electrical about replacing some old storage heaters in their port-a-cabin classrooms. The old storage heaters were inefficient and costly. In a busy classroom where pupils and teachers are in and out and the doors are frequently opened, the school needed a solution which ensured the classroom was comfortably heated without being overly costly. The school would also experience regular power outages from blown fuses. Education environments present additional challenges around safeguarding, access and business continuity.

Main Distribution Board at Dr Walkers Primary School

The Solution

DSA Electrical were able to recommend competitively priced electric heaters with thermostats, timers and source safety grills to prevent children from burning themselves on the radiators. The temperature can be adjusted accordingly and the timer allows the heaters to come on at a suitable time in the morning and switch off at night. A new main distribution panel was also installed to ensure they have enough power to meet their needs and avoid unnecessary power-outages. Work was carried out without disruption to the school day by our experienced DBS checked engineers.

New radiator at Dr Walkers Primary School


The school were delighted with the new heaters which save the school money and ensures the port-a-cabin classrooms are always at a comfortable temperature for staff and pupils alike. The school also has an adequate power supply which avoids unexpected power-outages.