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Prysmian Professionals: Paul Sellars

19 March 2018

The second blog in our Prysmian Professionals series focuses on Paul Sellars, who discusses what it’s like to work with Prysmian cables.

Electrical contractors Paul Sellars carries out mainly domestic work, rewires and new builds. Based in Bath, Sellars Electrical is a small company employing two electricians. Owing in part to their choice of Prysmian cables, the company has an established reputation for quality and efficiency on jobs.  

Paul now only makes use of Prysmian cable for his jobs after some bad experiences with cheaper brands. “We price for labour only so sometimes the customer supplies materials for the job,” said Paul. “These tend to be of a much poorer quality and once we’ve gone ahead with the job we find that when 2nd fixing the cable, it didn’t strip very well or at all in some cases, significantly increasing the time it takes to second fix.”

6242Y 6.0mm 2.5mm 1.0mm earth makes up the vast majority of cables Paul uses. A rigid building wire cable with PVC sheathing, it’s BASEC approved and comes with a one year guarantee. It’s flat for easy installation in plaster, but can also be installed on walls, boards or trays and in channels.

The cable is used mainly for both mains and lighting ring circuits as well as for radial circuits connecting electric ovens and electric showers. It has a well-established reputation in the electrical trade sector for quality and performance as well as for the ease with which contractors can work with it.  

Time-saving solutions are vital at delivering an increase in returns for electrical contracting businesses; when the cable allows for an easy installation and smooth handling, both time and money can be saved on a job. 

“The twin and earth cable reels off the drum straight and flat to make a professional, neat installation that much easier to achieve,” said Paul. “Other cables from unbranded manufacturers have left me going over cable runs trying to straighten our imperfections, kinks, twists and even cores overlapping on top of one another within the sheathing.”

“The cable reel itself is stronger and the cardboard edges don’t fall off as easily as they do on other makes of cable.”

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