In 2016, CHP contracted DSA Electrical to replace the VIR Lateral Mains cables supplying 88 two story residential blocks. The process was initially relatively straightforward, however, in two blocks the consumer units were located at very low level, deep inside corner kitchen cupboards that caused distress to residents as the boards were almost impossible to reach, and it was especially difficult in the event of a tripped circuit breaker which needed to be reset to restore power or lighting.
DSA Electrical worked closely with the client and with residents programme the works and ensure all parties understood the process. The problematic consumer unites were moved to more accessible locations, with alterations made to the kitchens to accommodate this. In one case, we worked with the resident to redesign her kitchen, putting up an additional wall unit and installing a longer worktop to accommodate her fridge at no extra cost.
The VIR Lateral mains cables were replaced on time and on budget with no unscheduled disruptions and minimal inconvenience to residents.
“Having submitted a very competitive tender, DSA Electrical was awarded the contract. After several meetings and site visits to suggest workable solutions, DSA Electrical began to replace the main cabling and – partly due to the relationship DSA Electrical has with UK Power Networks, but also due to the company showing innovation to overcome problems - the project moved fluidly. The approach and relationship with UK Power Networks minimised the overall project time and reduced any inconveniences that the residents may have faced. DSA Electrical engineers were competent, professional and more importantly, approachable to all of the residents at all times. Experienced, expert, innovative and knowledgeable is how CHP would describe its relationship with DSA Electrical.”