Building & Construction cables
Supporting large-scale build projects
The building and construction industry is highly regulated, both in the UK and internationally, and the cables used in projects have to be compliant and quality assured.
Projects across the spectrum of public, commercial and industrial buildings, and large-scale domestic dwelling plots, have requirements for connections to the electrical grid, fixed wiring, fire suppression and fire alarm systems, BMS systems for climate and lighting control, as well as fixtures and fittings such as elevators and escalators.
In the UK & Europe cables used in this industry are, with the exception of fire performance cables, subject to the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). Eland Cables is wholly compliant with the regulations and can support its customers in identifying the most appropriate cable type and accompanying Euroclass for their project.
Building & Construction Cable Solutions
Medium Voltage power cables
Creating a connection to the wider energy grid and DNO-specific cables, our range of MV cables covers copper and aluminium conductors, armoured and unarmoured, with and without additional waterblocking properties.
Low Voltage power cables
Providing power to integral sockets, light fittings and switches, and embedded into or attached to walls or in cavity spaces, the fixed wiring cables are an essential part of a building’s finishings.
Making buildings energy efficient – ‘greener’ as well as more comfortable for those who live or work in them – requires control over climate and lighting, and access control amongst others.
Public buildings and those with sensitive and valuable equipment are often fitted out with low smoke zero halogen insulated and sheathed cables. Available across all cable types, they offer a minimum of 60% light visibility through smoke when subject to fire conditions and none of the toxic gases contained in PVC equivalent cables.
Construction Industry Cable Compliance
Adherence to national and international standards, and in line with business best practice is the aim of all construction and engineering projects. Our teams are experienced in delivering cable solutions that are compliant with regulations and directives, including but not limited to:
BS7671 18th Edition Wiring Regulations
Mandatory as of January 2019, the 18th edition of the Wiring Regulations in the UK and covering Low Voltage electrical installations. Our commercial teams have members holding professional qualifications in this Regulation.
CPR Compliant Cables
Compliance with the Construction Products Regulations to EN 50575 has been mandatory since July 2017 across Europe, classifying cables according to their reaction to fire. Whilst no minimum CPR class has been specified for the UK, other European countries have different Euroclass requirements. All relevant cables are CPR-compliant – for specific Euroclasses please speak to our team. CPD-certified CPR training is also available.
What our customers say
The Cable Lab
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CPD Cable Training
Providing training for companies to help improve their understanding of the cables they use, covering products, compliance regulations, applications and more.Learn more