Company: Ridgeons | Location: Cambridge | Sector: Retail

Ridgeons the timber and builders merchants have continued their expansion across the East Anglia area by opening another new branch in Coldhams Business Park, Cambridge. As part of the electrical fit-out main contractors 7formation used Steve Rudkin Electrical of Stamford, Peterborough, to carry out the installation. Following a site visit where the choice of whether to use traditional steel cable tray for all the overhead containment or wire basket were considered, the decision was made to use the new FastConnect range from Tamlex, the steel cable management specialists from Telford.

The conditions in the new store and the amount of cables to be contained made FastConnect an ideal option.

The patented coupling system and the ready availability of bends, tees and risers enable a fast installation and provide an on-site flexibility over conventional perforated tray.“We found the Tamlex FastConnect very quick and easy to install” said Steve Rudkin, “ and I am already considering using it again on the next job.”

To assist the easy maintenance to the luminaires used in the warehouse, M2 clip-in ceiling roses were chosen. The three pin for standard fittings and four pin options for emergency circuits can be supplied pre-wired to save further time on site.

For cable management in the offices the Meridian three compartment trunking system by Centaur manufacturing was installed. The clever design of flexible bends, clip-on covers and pre-pierced bases all assisted in a quick and speedy installation. A protective peel-off film is applied to the outer covers which is only removed once all decorations are completed.
“It seems IMD design their products to make installation simple and quick”, said Steve, “which means reducing costs for me and my clients which is always good news”.