Unitrunk’s multi-compartment trunking and Uniklip cable tray have been specified for the first three of 36 planned refurbishments of multi-occupancy social housing properties in Wolverhampton.
Wolverhampton Homes, which manages homes owned by Wolverhampton Council, plans to upgrade the electrical installation in the common areas of 36 multi-occupancy buildings over the next five years, with new mains supply and upgrades to all power, lighting, TV aerial, telephone line and door entry system cabling. The projects will also include new fire stopping for all installations.
A trial project at Harroby Court in the Chetton Green area of Wolverhampton was completed using Unitrunk multi-compartment trunking and Uniklip cable tray last year and two further properties in Chetton Green — Wobaston Court and Patshul Court — are now on site, with completion anticipated on these schemes in September. All buildings will remain fully-occupied throughout the works.
Unitrunk’s Uniklip cable tray will be used in the ground floor communal areas and as risers to take sub mains cabling through the building. The company’s three-compartment trunking will also be used as risers and will be installed on each floor.
Dean Adock from the project’s electrical contractor, Dodd Group, commented: “These projects will raise the standard of the building services in the properties involved, with a clear focus on safety for residents.
“The Unitrunk cable management solutions provide a robust specification that’s fast and simple to install and will ensure a neat and reliable installation for years to come.”