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Perth & Kinross Council Car Park

Client: Connected Kerb / Perth & Kinross Council Car Park
Completion date: July 2024
HF divisions involved: ElectricalGreen Energy

Brief project description: With the growing demand for electric vehicles comes the growing demand for ev charging installations.  At HF, our green energy team have successfully completed the installation of 12 new electric vehicle (EV) charging points for Connected Kerb. This project is one of many EV Charging Installation projects our green energy team are part of as we support the transition to sustainable transportation and improve EV infrastructure across the UK. The new EV chargers are strategically located within the Perth & Kinross Council Car Park on Victoria Street, Perth, providing convenient access for EV users.

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Our electricians managed the excavation and groundwork required to install the charging points. This included preparing the site, laying foundations, and ensuring all work met the necessary regulatory standards. We carried out all electrical installations, ensuring the chargers are safely and efficiently connected to the power supply. This included the installation of necessary wiring, connectors, and safety features to guarantee reliable and secure operation.

To ensure clear and safe access to the charging points, we installed appropriate signage and barriers. This included directional signs, usage instructions, and safety barriers to protect the charging stations and users.

Our team completed the project by adding white lining to mark designated EV charging bays. This helps to clearly identify the spaces reserved for EV users and ensures the efficient use of the charging infrastructure.

Project Challenges: The primary challenge for our EV Charging Installers was coordinating the civil works and electrical installations within an operational car park without causing significant disruption to daily activities. To overcome this challenge, we implemented a phased work schedule to minimise disruption. Work was carried out during off-peak hours where possible, and temporary access solutions were provided to ensure continuous car park use. Clear communication with the council and car park users was maintained throughout the project to address any concerns and ensure smooth progress.

The project was completed on time and within budget, showcasing our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. The new EV charging points are now operational, providing much-needed infrastructure to support the growing number of electric vehicles in Perth. This installation not only facilitates the transition to greener transportation but also supports Perth & Kinross Council’s sustainability goals.

EV Charging Installers

Our expertise in delivering comprehensive turnkey solutions has once again proven successful, enhancing local infrastructure and supporting the shift towards more sustainable transport options. As the demand for green energy solutions continues, our green energy services are in high demand from businesses looking for EV Charging Installers, Solar Panel Installers and even LED Lighting upgrades that can help lower energy costs while improving companies sustainability credentials.

For more information about our green energy services and to discuss EV Charging Installations for your business please contact us.  With branches nationwide and the opportunity to tap into a wide range of varied services and associated consultants, all with a skills base and command of technologies which are second to none, working with HF is more than just another service contractor.

Domestic Electrical Job, Bearsden

Client: Domestic Client
Completion date: May 24
HF divisions involved:
Electrical
Green Energy

Brief Project Description: Our Glasgow Electricians recently completed a domestic electrical upgrade project in Bearsden. The project involved replacing an outdated split-format consumer unit with a modern one, enhancing safety and functionality. Additionally, the team installed an Electric Vehicle (EV) charge socket, further modernising the property’s electrical infrastructure.

Our Electricians installed a new consumer unit equipped with a surge protection device and individual RCD protection for every circuit. This comprehensive upgrade significantly enhanced the safety and reliability of the electrical system, offering complete protection against electrical faults and surges.

Additionally, the team successfully wired and fitted an EV charge socket at the designated location. Despite not being fed from the main consumer unit, the EV circuit was seamlessly integrated into the property’s electrical infrastructure, providing convenient and efficient charging for electric vehicles for the property owner.

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The completion of this project has brought substantial benefits to the client:

  1. Enhanced Safety: The installation of individual RCD protection for every circuit and surge protection ensures optimal safety against electrical hazards, providing peace of mind for the homeowner.
  2. Improved Functionality: The modern consumer unit and EV charge socket enhance the functionality and convenience of the property’s electrical system, catering to the evolving needs of the homeowner.
  3. Future-Proofing: By integrating surge protection and accommodating EV charging capabilities, the upgraded electrical system is future-proofed, ready to adapt to emerging technologies and energy needs.

Our electricians successfully executed the domestic electrical upgrade project in Bearsden, delivering a high-quality, safe, and modern electrical system tailored to the client’s requirements.

Project Challenges: The existing consumer unit provided RCD protection to less than half of the circuits, posing safety risks and limiting the functionality of the electrical system. Moreover, integrating an EV charge socket required careful planning to ensure seamless operation and compliance with safety standards.

With such a rich history in both domestic and commercial electrical work, this particular job presented no substantial challenge over what we are experienced in dealing with for our customers across the UK.

Electrical Services

We are NICEIC and Select Approved Electrical Contractors providing Manned electrical 24 hour Call-out Service nationwide and are the first choice for some of the country’s leading businesses when it comes to electrical services.

From Electrical Installations to Planned Maintenance Contracts, quality service and peace of mind are the principles on which the Fulton family founded the company as electrical contractors all those years ago, and it’s just as important today.

We can provide our electrical contract services for domestic and commercial customers across the UK.  With branches in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Belfast and Aberdeen, we can work in:

With an approach which combines traditional values with innovative thinking, we know that for our customers, a faulty light switch requires the same level of service and professionalism as a multi-million pound electrical installation project.

Double Tree Hilton Hotel

Client: Double Tree Hilton Hotel
Completion date: April 24
HF divisions involved:
Electrical
Green Energy

Doubletree by Hilton Edinburgh Airport is a popular hotel catering to both business and leisure travellers. With its strategic location and commitment to providing exceptional guest experiences, the hotel aims to maintain high standards while also prioritising sustainability and cost efficiency. So when they wanted to upgrade their hotels lighting to energy efficient LED lighting fixtures, they turned to our electrical services to complete the job.

Brief Project Description: In line with their commitment to sustainability and cost-effectiveness, Doubletree Edinburgh Airport sought to upgrade their lighting systems to energy-efficient LED technology. The existing lighting infrastructure, encompassing corridors, stairwells, staff areas, stores, and the car park, needed a comprehensive overhaul to reduce electricity consumption and enhance lighting quality.

As a leading electrical contractor in the UK, we have been providing LED Lighting Upgrades for businesses big and small for a very long time and on this particular project, we conducted a thorough assessment of the existing lighting systems, analysing energy consumption patterns and lighting requirements across different areas of the hotel.

Based on the assessment findings, we proposed an LED lighting solution that addressed the specific needs of Doubletree Edinburgh Airport. The solution aimed to optimise energy efficiency, minimise maintenance requirements, and enhance lighting quality to improve the overall guest experience.

Our electricians executed the installation process with the same precision and efficiency that we have built our name on, ensuring to minimise disruption to hotel operations. The installation covered corridors, stairwells, staff areas, stores, and the car park, ensuring comprehensive coverage of the designated areas.

Upon completion of the installation, we conducted rigorous testing and calibration to ensure optimal performance and adherence to quality standards. Working closely with the hotel management, we calculated the anticipated energy savings resulting from the LED lighting upgrade. The projected savings were based on reduced electricity consumption and decreased maintenance costs over the lifespan of the LED fixtures.

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The Benefits of LED Lighting Upgrades

The LED lighting upgrade implemented by our electricians at Doubletree Edinburgh Airport yielded a range of benefits including:

Project Challenges: The main challenge with this project was completing the LED Lighting Upgrade work around the hotels day to day business requirements.  We had to ensure that our work did not interfere with hotel guests stays, hotel events and other day to day operations. As experts in working in ‘live environments’ we were able to overcome these challenges and complete a successful electrical lighting upgrade for the client.

The LED lighting upgrade not only enhances the guest experience but also demonstrates the hotel’s commitment to responsible business practices and environmental stewardship.

LED Lighting Upgrade Services

Upgrading your businesses old fluorescent or halogen lighting to LED Lighting technology can offer REAL costs savings on your yearly energy bills whilst offering lower maintenance costs and a more inviting working environment that is also eco friendly.

Older lighting solutions that use high wattage bulbs can be replaced with similar or identical LED lighting fixtures that provide the same light output but for a fraction of the energy watts. In fact, a typical 50W halogen bulb can be replaced by a 5W LED light yet achieves the exact same lighting output.  Energy savings of 65% or more can be achieved simply by switching from old fluorescent lighting in your office or retail space.  And this saving can be further enhanced with additional lighting features such as occupancy motion sensors.

To find out more about the benefits of upgrading your businesses commercial lighting to LED, please contact us today. As one of the leading commercial electrical contractors in the UK, the name HF Group occupies an unprecedented position in industry across the country. We have diversified and developed abreast of industry advancements and have grown into a group of world-class companies leading the way in next-generation technologies; and all with a family continuity at management level which is rarely seen.

We are the first choice for some of the country’s leading businesses when it comes to electrical services. Retail and leisure organisations, property services clients and global brands all benefit from the reassurance that HF Electrical are only a phone call away, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

To discuss LED lighting upgrades and any of our other electrical services, please contact us today.

Lennoxtown Community Sports Complex

Client: Morgan Sindall
Completion date: March 24
HF divisions involved:
Electrical
Green Energy
Mechanical
Plumbing, Heating & AC

Located in Lennoxtown, Scotland, the High Park Community Sports Complex received funding to tackle the growing demand for modern amenities and energy-efficient infrastructure. HF were brought in to handle the sites electrical and mechanical services, tasked with revamping the facility to meet modern standards.

Brief Project Description: The client required a comprehensive overhaul of the sports complex, focusing on modernising the facilities while enhancing energy efficiency. The key requirements included:

We upgraded the existing electrical systems to meet current regulations and safety standards and installed new distribution boards, wiring, and accessories to support increased demand on site.  We also installed new LED Lighting to offer energy-efficient lighting throughout the complex, including sports arenas, corridors, and outdoor spaces.

Our Mechanical Engineers designed and installed a new air conditioning system to ensure optimal temperature control and ventilation as well as fitting a new air source heat pump to efficiently generate hot water, reducing reliance on traditional heating methods and lowering energy consumption.

We also refurbished the restroom facilities with the installation of new showers, toilets, sinks, and fixtures to enhance user convenience and hygiene standards.

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Project Challenges: During the project execution, we successfully dealt with challenges including logistical constraints, coordination with multiple subcontractors also working on site and adherence to strict timelines. However, through effective project management and proactive communication, we successfully navigated these hurdles, ensuring minimal disruptions to the facility’s operations.

All work was completed well within the scheduled deadline and the facility has now successfully opened, benefiting the local community of Lennoxtown.

The successful completion of the project underscores our expertise in delivering comprehensive mechanical and electrical solutions tailored to clients’ needs. By modernising Lennoxtown High Park Community Sports Complex, this project has not only met the client’s expectations but also contributed to the sustainable development of the local community infrastructure.

Our work in the Sports & Leisure Sector

From Murryfield (home of Scottish International Rugby) to local gym facilities; out Sports Facilities & Leisure Sector contracting work truly covers projects of all shapes and sizes.

We use our expertise in the diverse range of services that we offer within HF to create, maintain and service sports and leisure facilities for our customers across the UK.

In an environment where cost-effective, trouble free yet high quality contracting work is not just expected but demanded, we deliver.

Our mixture of standard and bespoke services allows us to offer a ‘one stop shop’ for projects ranging from the fitting of a new gym facility to the 24/7 security monitoring of large scale sports venue and the mechanical and electrical fitting of community sports complexes like this one in Lennoxtown.

With office in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Belfast and Aberdeen, our services span far and wide across the UK to offer our clients an unsurpassed level of genuinely in-house capabilities, senior-level hands-on management from initial planning to final handover, and the opportunity to tap into a wide range of services and a team of consultants with a skills base and command of technologies which are second to none.

Brucefields Children’s Home

Client: Connected Kerb / Brucefields Children’s Home
Project length: 3 days
Completion date: April 2023
HF divisions involved: ElectricalGreen Energy

Brief project description: The HF Green Energy team were in Stirling this month installing and commissioning a new 1 Nr Dual 7Kw ‘Gecko’ EV Charging point at Brucefields Childrens Home, Stirling. To install the new EV Charging System, our team had to lay the groundwork for the installation to be completed.  This involved carrying out a machine dig across soft ground from the main building at Brucefield Children’s Home to the proposed location that the EV Chargers would be installed.  Once the dig work had been completed, we could install ductwork (one for power and one data duct), install a ‘soak away’ 1.5 m away from the node box and encase the node box in concrete with the Power pack inside.

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Project Challenges: When it comes to EV Charging Installation, if the site of the EV charger is away from any existing (suitable) electrical supply, there is always challenges with the electrical installation. Due to the age of the existing distribution board, the MCB’s & RCD’S/RCBO’s are no longer manufactured for this type and therefore could not be sourced. To work around this challenging problem, our electrical team had to brainstorm a solution that involved fitting a new distribution board into an already congested area.

As this was an external installation and the installation was taking place in April, we had to deal with heavy rain during the civil works before the weather cleared during the EV charger fitting and we were able to commission the new system successfully on the third day.

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There is a growing wave of support for electric vehicles in both the commercial and consumer sectors that is currently exceeding the electric vehicle charging network. There is a great demand for charging stations across the country that needs to be met and as more and more people move to electric vehicles, there has never been a better time to have electric vehicle charging stations fitted.

At HF, we are a group of world-class companies leading the way in next-generation technologies; and all with a family continuity at management level which is rarely seen. We can provide a complete electric vehicle charging service – from advising on the best charging station units for your installation to providing year round maintenance contracts to ensure your system is always running at full power. If you would like to know more about Electric Vehicle Charging System Fitting and Maintenance for your business, retail car park or other parking facility, please get in touch.

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Cardhu Whisky Distillery

Client: Connected Kerb / Cardhu Whisky Distillery
Completion date: March 2023
HF divisions involved: ElectricalGreen Energy

Brief project description: HF’s Green Energy team recently undertook a challenging yet rewarding project at the picturesque Cardhu Whisky Distillery in Scotland. Tasked with installing Connected Kerb EV charging points, the team ventured north to bring sustainable mobility solutions to this historic location. Despite facing some challenging weather conditions ranging from snow to sunshine, our EV Installation Team successfully completed the installation, furthering the distillery’s commitment to environmental stewardship.

Cardhu Whisky Distillery has been looking to embrace sustainable practices by incorporating electric vehicle charging infrastructure on its premises. HF’s Green Energy team was entrusted with this task through Connected Kerb with the aim of facilitating the transition towards eco-friendly transportation while preserving the distillery’s rich heritage.

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Project Challenges: The project presented several challenges, notably the unpredictable weather conditions characteristic of Scotland’s highlands. Despite encountering snow and sunshine during the installation process, HF’s team remained resilient, ensuring minimal disruptions to the project timeline. Additionally, logistical considerations, such as remote location and site-specific requirements, required meticulous planning and coordination.

Our expertise in renewable energy solutions enabled the successful deployment of Connected Kerb EV charging points at Cardhu Whisky Distillery. The team meticulously designed the installation layout, considering factors such as accessibility and power requirements. The completion of the EV charging installation marked a significant milestone for Cardhu Whisky Distillery in its journey towards sustainability. Visitors can now conveniently charge their electric vehicles while exploring the distillery’s offerings, promoting eco-friendly travel in the region.

During the project, our team had the unique opportunity to interact with the local community, including the iconic Highland Cows that graze in the surrounding areas.

This EV Charging Installations exemplifies the transformative potential of sustainable technology in traditional industries. As the demand for renewable energy solutions continues to grow, HF remains dedicated to pioneering innovations that empower communities and protect the planet under our Green Energy Services including solar pv installations, battery storage systems and of course, our EV charging installations.

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Albert Bartlett

Client: Albert Bartlett
Project length: 2 weeks
Project value: £50K
Completion date: September 2022
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Green Energy

Brief project description: Our Green Energy Electricians were contracted to carry out the fitting of two new 200 amp supplies for Albert Bartlett so that they could in turn supply eight Twin 32 amp pedestals that were needed to charge their new fleet refrigerated trailers.

The refrigerated trailers electricity was previously being supplied by a diesel generator and the client was making the switch in order to reduce operating and running costs while lowering their carbon footprint.

Project Challenges: When installing the electrical pedestals, the best practice is to provide the pedestals with a TT earth. This involves insulating the equipment from the distributors earthing system, and creating our own.

Previously, this would have been done by means of earthing rods and a copper electrode which is driven into the ground.

Each rod is approximately 1m long, and to provide an acceptable reading it can mean that multiple rods need to be driven into the ground in order to reach a safe resistance. A stable reading is deemed as anything below 200Ω. For comparison, common readings from the distributor’s earthing system are much lower, <0.3Ω.

For safety, we wanted to get the reading down to as low a reading as possible but also not have to worry about what we may hit when driving rods into the ground.

A new innovation in electrical grounding that is now on the market is something called Condudisc, produced by Earthing Services. This new system is currently the forefront of earthing without the need for fitting rods.

The system requires a small hole (400mm (l) x 400mm (w) x 500mm (d) in which we place the Condudisc with an earth cable then going to the electrical equipment. When tested, we were able to get the readings down to just 8Ω!

We further enhanced the system by installing an additional two Condudiscs for each bank of 4 pedestals and encased the discs in the manufacturer approved Conducrete, another innovation by Earthing Services which improves the reliability of the discs.

As with any new technology, the use of the ConduDisc was a big step to take but has proved to be the best option as we have provided our client with a safe electrical installation with a stable and reliable TT earth. All with reduced installation costs due to this innovative new grounding method.

Earthing using this method is not limited to this type of electrical installation.  It can be used in other applications by HF such as our EV Charger installation work. EV chargers installations can sometimes require the need for a TT earth. Our telecommunications division HF Comms will also benefit from the use of this new grounding method as many of their installations are in remote locations across the UK and their installation TT earth specifications require the reading to be as low as 10 Ω.

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At HF Group, we are a group of world-class companies leading the way in next-generation technologies; and all with a family continuity at management level which is rarely seen.

If you would like to know more about Electric Installation work for Commercial Vehicle Charging and EV Charging Systems for your business, retail car park or other parking facility, please get in touch.

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Connected Kerb EV Charger

Client: Connected Kerb
Project length: 2 days
Project value: £2K
Completion date: October 2022
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Green Energy

Brief project description: Our Green Energy team were called out to Callander, near Stirling to replace a faulty wall mounted EV charger with a brand new Connected Kerbs dual Gecko charger system. As more and more drivers switch to Electric Vehicles, ensuring that the UK charging network is not just expanding but being well maintained is of vital importance.  Connected Kerbs ‘Gecko’ EV charging system is designed to fit into the existing architecture of the streets of towns and cities like Callander with minimal visual impact while delivering vital charging points for the ever expanding number of electric vehicles on our roads.

Project Challenges: Going from a wall mounted EV charging system to a ground mounted charging system is more than just simply unscrewing one device and installing another. Civils contractors were required to provide ducting for the new ground mounted unit and for the installation of the Mounting Box that the new dual mount chargers would be fitted to.

When the work began to install the ducting and mounting box, a previous concrete pad for an older building that may have been in the position was discovered. This impeded the ability to get an earth rod or ConduDisc in place to provide a TT earth.

Our specialist Green Energy Electricians managed to find a suitable ‘work around’ solution to this by install a Matt:E auto-reset PME device. This device, when it detects a supply fault, will immediately cut off the supply to the EV charger. When it detects the fault has cleared, it automatically resets.

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There is a growing wave of support for electric vehicles in both the commercial and consumer sectors that is currently exceeding the electric vehicle charging network. There is a great demand for charging stations across the country that needs to be met. And with various eco and Government grants available, there has never been a better time to have electric vehicle charging stations fitted.

At HF Group, we are a group of world-class companies leading the way in next-generation technologies; and all with a family continuity at management level which is rarely seen. We can provide a complete electric vehicle charging service. From advising on the best charging station units for your installation to providing year round maintenance contracts to ensure your system is always running at full power. If you would like to know more about Electric Vehicle Charging System Fitting and Maintenance for your business, retail car park or other parking facility, please get in touch.

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Two Neighbours EV Charging Installation

Client: Domestic Customer (Neighbours)
Project length: 1 Day
Completion date: March 2022
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Green Energy

Brief project description: We were contacted by a resident living at  No. 15 who was initially enquiring about having an EV charger installed at his home. He advised us that other installers had been willing to quote but nobody had come to survey his property as the electrical installation was what can only be described as’ bit difficult’. This was because the property garage (where the EV Charger was to be installed) was located at the other end of the garden, far away from the house.

We surveyed the site and provided the customer with our quotation and breakdown of what work was required. While we were conducting our site survey, the resident at No. 15’s next door neighbour at No. 11, asked if we could also provide a quote to install an EV charger at his home, which was in the exact same situation with the garage being located at the other end of the garden from the house.

Project Challenges: During the EV installation survey, we discovered that both properties were on the dreaded looped electrical supply. It transpired that his supply in fact came from the property at No. 11 house which meant that we could not connect No. 15 or No. 11 chargers to the networks until they were successfully ‘un-looped’.

Scottish Power will not allow the connection of an EV charger with this type of supply. As a result, the customer was needing to have their home un-looped from the next-door neighbour’s electrical supply. Scottish Power were called out to install a brand new supply cable to the property – completely free of charge to the customer.

To make the project even more of a challenge, the deadline for installing chargers to gain the OZEV grant being 31st March, and the DNO stating between 7-15 weeks for a new supply to be installed meant we were up against the clock if both customers were going to be able to receive their grants.

We kept in constant contact with SPEN and through our persistence, we managed to book a date of the 25th March for their supply to be installed. The HF Electrical team completed both installations on the same day and both customers were understandably left very happy as the work was completed before the deadline and they would be in receipt of the OZEV grants before they expired.

What the customer said

“Superb service from your Electrician/EV Installer Graeme Sneddon. Great help dealing with Scottish Power. Not an easy job!!! Cheers”

Find out more

As more and more car manufacturers release new Electric Vehicles with better range and more efficient, faster charging options, there is a growing wave of support from customers looking to make the switch from petrol and diesel powered vehicles. And with more and more of these car owners making the switch to electric vehicles, there is a strong demand for at home charging systems to be fitted.

The different types of EV Charger

EV charging points are not like petrol stations with universal pumps. There are multiple branded manufacturer options available and various styles of EV charging station outlets to choose from. Wall mounted 7kW EV chargers are the most common and are compatible with all current electric vehicles on sale (with exception of some hybrid models) and an average charge time for an electric vehicle will take between 6 to 7 hours (though this is getting better all the time). There are faster, more powerful charging systems and even something called ‘Rapid Chargers’ available. Our qualified EV Charger Installation team can advise you on the best fit for your EV Charging needs.

With senior-level hands-on management from initial planning to final handover, and with the opportunity to tap into a wide range of varied services and associated consultants with a skills base and command of technologies which are second to none. Working with HF Group is more than just another service contractor.

Ohme Home Pro EV Charging Installation

Client: Domestic Customer
Project length: 1/2 Day
Completion date: February 2022
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Green Energy

Brief project description: We were contracted to install a brand new Ohme Home Pro EV charger for a customer in Glasgow. What makes the Ohme Home Pro EV charger so special is that it has full 4G capabilities. This connects the system to its own back office and allows the customer to select which energy tariff they are using when charging their electric vehicle.

The 4G connected charger then inputs the cost per unit of electricity at the time and gives the customer an accurate cost per charge (depending on the battery level of the vehicle at the time of charging, and the target charge level they are trying to achieve). This allows the customer to see when is the best time of the day to charge their vehicle, creating real cost potential to the customer over the course of the year (for example if their tariff was on a lower rate at night time to encourage overnight charging).

Project Challenges: During the initial site survey for the EV Charging Installation, our Engineers spotted that the customers supply to their home was looped. This method of supplying semi-detached and terraced properties in Glasgow was once a popular choice and means that one cable has been taken from the main supply cable in the street to one house. Then another cable ‘loops’ from this supply to the house(s) next door.

Scottish Power will not allow the connection of an EV charger with this type of supply. As a result, the customer was needing to have their home un-looped from the next-door neighbour’s electrical supply. Scottish Power were called out to install a brand new supply cable to the property – completely free of charge to the customer.

Because our engineers picked this up during the initial home survey and highlighted the problem to SP Energy Networks at the point of application, it took all the hassle away from the customer. It is this level of detail and service that we are so proud of when it comes to electrical installations such as EV Charging Point fitting.

When the property was ‘un-looped’, SP Energy Networks informed us that the works were complete and we were able to carry out our full installation of the new Ohme Home Pro EV Charger.

What the customer said

“Highly recommend HF for EV Charger installation. I got several quotes but HF were the only supplier who actually did an in-person site visit. Just as well too as they spotted I was on a looped supply. They then submitted the request to Scottish Power on my behalf to have a direct supply installed to my home and helped me navigate my way through that confusing process. Once that was done the installation of the charger was spot on – an excellent piece of work.”

Find out more

As more and more car manufacturers release new Electric Vehicles with better range and more efficient, faster charging options, there is a growing wave of support from customers looking to make the switch from petrol and diesel powered vehicles. And with more and more of these car owners making the switch to electric vehicles, there is a strong demand for at home charging systems to be fitted.

The different types of EV Charger

EV charging points are not like petrol stations with universal pumps. There are multiple branded manufacturer options available and various styles of EV charging station outlets to choose from. Wall mounted 7kW EV chargers are the most common and are compatible with all current electric vehicles on sale (with exception of some hybrid models) and an average charge time for an electric vehicle will take between 6 to 7 hours (though this is getting better all the time). There are faster, more powerful charging systems and even something called ‘Rapid Chargers’ available. Our qualified EV Charger Installation team can advise you on the best fit for your EV Charging needs.

With senior-level hands-on management from initial planning to final handover, and with the opportunity to tap into a wide range of varied services and associated consultants with a skills base and command of technologies which are second to none. Working with HF Group is more than just another service contractor.

Domestic EV Charging Installation

Client: Domestic Customer
Project length: 1.5 Days
Completion date: January 2022
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Green Energy

ev charging installation for a domestic garage

Brief project description: Our qualified EV Charging Installers were hired to install a new ‘Wallbox Pulsar‘ Tethered EV Charging Point along with additional IP-rated garden sockets for a property in Glasgow. The electrical installation work required the consumer unit in the garage to be upgraded to a more modern unit. We also increased the size of the cable supplying this consumer unit to cope with the increased demand of the EV charger.

Project Challenges: The frontal area of the garage where the EV charging point was to be fitted was quite narrow.  This meant that we could only fit a certain size of EV Charging Point.  Thanks to the advances in EV Charging technology, we were able to fit a new compact charger from specialist manufacturer Wallbox to the restricted space.

Customer Quote: “I am very happy with the work carried out.  Very helpful installer and overall am impressed with the work done.

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wallbox ev charging point installer

There is a growing wave of support for electric vehicles in both the commercial and consumer sectors that is currently exceeding the electric vehicle charging network. There is a great demand for charging stations across the country that needs to be met.

The different types of EV Charger

EV charging stations are not like petrol stations with universal pumping stations. There are different branded manufacturers and levels of charging station. Wall mounted 7kW EV chargers are the most common are are seen both in business parks and residential driveways. They are compatible with the vast majority of current electric vehicles on sale (we can advise you on the specifics) and an average charge time for an electric vehicle will take between 3 to 4 hours. There are faster, more powerful charging systems and even something called ‘Rapid Chargers’. Our qualified EV Charger Installation team can advise you on the best fit for your business needs.

With senior-level hands-on management from initial planning to final handover, and with the opportunity to tap into a wide range of varied services and associated consultants with a skills base and command of technologies which are second to none. Working with HF Group is more than just another service contractor.