Cable Management

  • Marshall-Tufflex trunking in double act

    By BSEE on January 14, 2014
    When specifying for two London Borough of Ealing schools, Balfour Beatty Engineering Services (BBES) required good-looking DDA compliant trunking systems with the capacity for large amounts of data and the flexibility for re-configuration. It therefore opted for Marshall-Tufflex cable management systems designed to meet the needs of growing educational establishments with large and complicated power and data supply requirements. As […]
  • Which cable management system suits?

    By BSEE on October 30, 2013
    Matt Crunden from Legrand’s cable management business discusses the different types of cable management that specifiers can choose from and the considerations that should be taken into account when selecting a ‘best fit’ system for the installation While it is usually hidden from view and often the unsung hero of the electrical installation, cable management is generally a subject that […]
  • Structured wiring sets the standard

    By BSEE on February 21, 2013
    Mark Redfern of Wieland Electric explains why structured wiring is now becoming firmly established as the standard for fast-track projects. In the current climate time is of the essence because less time spent on site leads to greater savings and lower costs, which is why many new build and refurbishment projects are now taking advantage of the benefits of structured […]
  • Data requirements drive specification

    By BSEE on December 20, 2012
    Tight margins and intense competition are affording electrical contractors little room for manoeuvre in pricing up and delivering contracts, with the best hitting tight schedules on time and to budget while maintaining a viable margin. Jeremy Dodge, Head of Marketing & Technical Services for Marshall-Tufflex explains. As construction output continues to slide, industry commentators are forecasting a bleak winter for […]
  • Flexibility for the future

    By BSEE on December 5, 2012
    Achieving cost reductions, spending less time on site and ensuring flexibility for the future are all challenges which this industry faces in both new-build and refurbishment projects. Mark Redfern of Wieland Electric explains why the introduction of Metalynx², a second generation, structured wiring system will help to meet these challenges. We are all familiar with the scenario where the construction […]
  • A question of scale

    By BSEE on November 6, 2012
    Paul Courson, Managing Director of Cablofil, discusses the need to make modern buildings scalable and explains how steel wire tray cable management can help to achieve a scalable approach. Our built environment is changing.  Where once a building would stay true to its original purpose and layout for a generation, these days our buildings need to be flexible enough to […]
  • Every business needs to be a people business

    By BSEE on January 9, 2012
    By Paul Courson, Managing Director of Cablofil UK It’s impossible to switch on a TV or radio these days without being confronted with an economic gloom that is making the markets jumpy and the commercial marketplace an increasingly challenging place to be. Between soaring unemployment in the USA, Euro zone bail outs and the seemingly endless capacity of emerging markets […]
  • Manage cables the easy way

    By BSEE on November 29, 2011
    Gregg Ringer from Mainline discusses the need to integrate new technologies that can help eradicate problems with poor cable management, leading to more work on future projects as a result. Overloading one power outlet with several sockets and wires not only poses a fire risk, due to the potential for the outlet to overheat, but can also present a trip […]
  • Smart technology and the wiring device

    By BSEE on June 30, 2011
    When it comes to electrical installations, smart technology is currently the phrase on everyone’s lips, but despite the technologically advanced nature of its operation it still relies heavily on wiring devices for control. Smart technology has been around for years, but it’s taken some time to really catch on. The reasons for this are difficult to pinpoint, but it’s fair […]
  • The future for installations

    By BSEE on June 30, 2011
    Modular wiring systems are growing in popularity among UK electrical contractors, specifiers and end-users, providing significant improvements over hard wired alternatives and reducing onsite installation times by up to 70%. Here, Dave Lewis, Managing Director of Apex Wiring Solutions, explains more about the technology and the benefits provided. The UK’s approach to electrical installations had by and large remained unchanged […]