Firstly I will not be doing this myself, I will be contacting an approved electrical installer to get a quote for this work. I am just looking for some basic knowledge so that I know they are using the right components for the job.
1. My garage is about 3' away from the house and will require that the electrical supply be brought into the garage by a cantenary wire. What kind of cable should they be using, SWA or will be the standard grey stuff often behind walls?
2. What will they use to support the wire rope from the garage as this will be raised, I have see all sorts used on other people houses from, angle iron, round tubing to TV aeriel support poles.
3. I would like 2 flourescent lights in the garage and 1 double socket. With the possility to add some outdoor sockets for say the lawnmower and possibly a pond pump at some point in the future. What kind and size consumer unit should they be using allowing for some expansion, I don't want the minimum installing and then finding I have to have it replaced at a later date due to the load.
I appreciate all your help and advice if you have any, what too look out for when they are doing the job.
Many Thanks in advance.