Garden Lighting Design Consultancy

Garden Lighting by Design has been established for 16 years now and operates on a national basis. We design, install and maintain flexible systems that can easily be adapted and expanded as your garden changes over time. Our completed projects range from small urban gardens to large country estates both domestic and commercial. We offer a friendly and professional service, listen to your needs and work together with you to realise the full potential of your outdoor space with minimum disruption. As well as lighting we also provide electrical supply and design for other outdoor electrical requirements such as water features, awnings, heaters, hot tubs, swimming pools, audio and out buildings.

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    1How long does it take to install garden lighting?
    The simple answer to this is: if done well longer than you assume as it is very labour intensive. With obviously each job being subject to the variables you would assume of size of property and number of lights/equipment required that directly impacts on the time. Read more
    2Should the cables be buried in your garden?
    Where on display yes the cables should be buried and down to an 18 inch depth with caution tape half way up the trench as a warning to would be diggers. However cables can be on the surface and where they cannot be seen and depth maybe impeded by continuous route systems such as hedge lines they can be strategically threaded down them on the surface. Shallow burying should not occur on 230v armour cable at all and although you can on 12v cable it will only just lead to excessive damage to cable runs over time.
    We also offer a laminated wiring diagram to clients highlighting where all cables 230v and 12v are either buried or run, as well as locations of transformers and drivers for future ease of maintenance.
    3Will your installation come with an electrical certification?
    Yes all our installations are Part P certified and tested and our installed in line with the current regulations.
    4Can we install it ourselves?
    You can and some people do, but we would always recommend that you do it in line with a certified/qualified electrician. However that may not be enough as many electricians don't have enough experience with the outdoors, highlighted by the number of poorest installed systems we have now had to go out and replace. Here more often than not they have chosen poor quality cheap equipment, not located things in the best positions and not respected water in their overall design of the system.

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