House of Coffee, Worcester
Taking over new premises is often a stressful time, and the last thing that any business needs is potential electrical issues bubbling away in the background. Especially when the only thing bubbling should be freshly-brewed pots of coffee.
But that’s the situation House of Coffee found themselves in after taking possession of their new shop on Worcester High Street. As any diligent business does, the shop’s owners had a quick look at the wiring in place – and they didn’t like what they found. Enter Goodridge Electrical Contractors Ltd.
Any commercial space that welcomes customers through the doors needs to be safe first and foremost. That means well-maintained electrical systems, and fire alarms. Especially when you’ve got a kitchen on the go firing out hot meals to happy customers.
After checking over the wiring at the shop, we discovered that while clients and staff weren’t in immediate danger, the existing wiring definitely needed to be upgraded for safety reasons. An in-depth investigation revealed that 80% of the existing wiring would need to be replaced – and a new fire alarm would need to be fitted too.
House of Coffee also took the opportunity to upgrade the building’s lighting while we were working on the wiring, so we outlined a project where we’d work on evening and weekends to allow the shop to stay open.
Over four months, Goodridge Electrical Contractors Ltd worked around the shop’s opening hours to make sure everything was fitted correctly and safely.
The main issue House of Coffee faced was obsolete wiring and a lack of sockets. When the new owners took possession of the property, they found that kitchen appliances were being run from extension leads and power strips. This isn’t the safest way to work long term, so we upgraded the wiring and took the opportunity to install new sockets into the kitchen.
In the main part of the shop, Goodridge Electrical Contractors Ltd installed steel conduits to improve the property’s aesthetics, and used it to install House of Coffee’s chosen industrial-style lighting.
Finally, a new fire alarm was fitted and tested, to ensure that House of Coffee would remain safe for all of the staff and employees for years to come. And with that done, we sat back and enjoyed a well-earned cuppa!