Installing Garden Electrics

Style, form and function should be your top priorities when upgrading your outdoor electrics suggests Steve Owens, M.D. at Buzz Electrical.


Enjoying your garden is so much easier when you have an outdoor source of power. Carrying out routine jobs like lawn mowing and hedge cutting becomes so much more convenient, especially if you prefer to use lightweight electrical equipment. At last, you can ditch the hassle that comes with an extension lead and miles of cables. And essential summer pleasures like listening to music on the patio with a glass of wine are suddenly no problem.


Using a fixed outdoor supply is also safer, not only because it eliminates trailing wires but because exterior sockets must be RCD protected. An RCD (residual current device) works by switching off the flow of electricity when a cable is cut so preventing awful accidents.


It’s usually a simple matter for an electrician to run armoured cable from your house to wherever you need it. If you have a shed, summerhouse, greenhouse, gazebo, outdoor office or workshop, installing electricity will open up all kinds of new possibilities. Functional items like pond pumps, heaters, and security lights look neater when wired in close proximity.


With a bit of imagination and technical know-how lighting will transform your garden at night. Fix wall lights, hang lanterns and/or string fairy lights around your seating area and it will be transformed by dark into an intimate grotto. Combine with a series of spotlights strategically placed to create features of your trees, shrubs or potted plants and your space will take on a whole new appeal.



Installing outdoor electricity is a straightforward task for a competent professional. Buzz Electrical’s team of 16 fully qualified electricians, approved by the NICEIC, has offered exceptional personal service for over 18 years. Please look out for our bright red vans across the Vale and Cotswolds. For further details or advice call us on 01386 423600, visit or follow us on facebook.



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