Hamilton takes a fresh look at Circuit Protection
Hamilton Litestat has seized an opportunity, presented by Amendment 3 to BS 7671 IET wiring regulations, to enter the Domestic Circuit Protection market with the launch of its own innovative range of metal consumer units.
Challenging conventional thinking
Unlike many of the existing suppliers to this market, who are simply changing old enclosure designs from engineering plastic covers to steel covers to conform to the latest amendment, Hamilton has taken a forward thinking approach.
A ‘Smart-Ready’ solution
The company implemented detailed research to identify the core needs of the installers and users in relation to the regulations and as a result it was decided to develop a new unit designed to operate in readiness of the adoption of ‘smart’ control technologies within the home.
Improved performance, stylish design
In direct response to feedback Hamilton’s new ‘Convex’ and curved ‘Contour’ metal consumer units not only comply with the new regulations they exceed expectations on every level. Several innovative features ensure the units are straightforward to install, come in a stylish external design so they don’t have to be hidden away and essentially incorporate a robust and unique fire protection system designed to optimise safety.
Gavin Williams, Marketing Manager at Hamilton says: “As a trusted and reliable supplier to the trade we saw the latest amendment to the building regulations as a fantastic opportunity for us to enter the domestic circuit protection market. By getting close to the issues facing both installers and end users has allowed us to fully understand the changing requirements of BS7671 Amendment 3, which in turn has enabled us to develop a range of exciting new products needed to comply with the new regulations. As a new entrant to the market we have had to make sure our offering would bring new ideas and innovative solutions so that we can keep one step ahead of the traditional players in this sector.”
Making protection smarter
In addressing every aspect of circuit protection the company has developed a comprehensive range designed to deliver an ideal solution for most domestic circuit protection installations.
Gone is the need to hide the units away... they are both robust and stylish. They are designed to be aesthetically pleasing, manufactured from steel with a curved option available, and finished in a tough, scratch resistant Matt White paint.
Ease of installation has been made a priority... The units have large accessible wiring space with removable gland plates top & bottom – each plate is retained by two screws – plus knockouts to rear. Cable entries are positioned for easy access to devices.
Safety is optimised... with unique fireproof gland protection adaptors that help to improve fire containment, including a fail-safe drop down lid. All of which is fully compliant to BS 7671 (Amendment 3) and comes with a 2 year guarantee.
“As well as having the best looking range of consumer units available in the market we have also designed a totally unique installation feature with our products that no one else can offer and makes it the safest and easiest board to install,” adds Gavin.
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