EV Charging

Electric Vehicle Charging

Our team are experts when it comes to installing residential and commercial Electric Vehicle Chargers.

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Domestic

After a detailed electrical site survey to ensure that your electrical system is suitable for a new EV charger, our team will advise on the best solution for your home or business, helping you to navigate from the wide range of electric vehicle chargers available.  

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Commercial

We supply and install a collection of EV charging stations specifically approved for commercial properties.

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Why Choose Us

Year's of experience

Our leadership team each have over 28 years experience working within the electrical industry.

Local & National Installation

Our team regularly provide installations across London and Surrey as well as travelling nationally when needed.

Quality & Reliable Service

Our team are reliable fully qualified and accredited electricians.

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Peter Grimes
Peter Grimes
15 March 2024
SES attended promptly to an UF Heating issue and diagnosed & repaired the problem quickly. I use the company regularly for their continued professionalism and quality of work.
Matt Bull
Matt Bull
28 February 2024
John and the team installed a solar and battery system for us. Really pleased with the look and performance of the system.
Max Vincze
Max Vincze
20 February 2024
Needed some help with kitchen electrics as they kept tripping. SES came round within an hour, identified the issue checked other sockets, and advised on next steps. Excellent service - wouldn't hesitate to use again.
Greg Mina
Greg Mina
18 February 2024
Needed an electrician and fast…..bedroom lights were faulty, not ideal with a baby and lights randomly turning on and off! SES were over within 30 minutes of contacting……2 friendly electricians turned up and sorted the problem quickly and efficiently. Will definitely be using again in the future and would highly recommend.

EV Charging FAQs

To get an EV charger installed at home, you can follow these steps:

  1. Determine what type of charger you need: EV chargers have varying charging speeds and features. Consider your vehicle’s charging capabilities and needs when choosing a charger.
  2. Choose a location for the charger: Select an area that is convenient for charging.
  3. Take a look at our EV comparison table: Chargers come in all shapes, sizes and colours take some time to find the charger that best suits your property aesthetically.
  4. Installation: Once you have determined the type of charger best suited to you, give us a call we can then arrange to either visit the property to carry out a survey or conduct a video call with you to go over the points of the installation.
  5. DNO & ENA requirements: Due to the large load that EV charging can put onto a property, we may need to submit a request to your DNO prior to the charger being installed. Don’t worry we can always install a charging solution but worst case additional load management equipment will be needed. 
  6. Post notification: Even if prior notification is not required the DNO will need to be informed by the installation company, to register that you have had a charger installation.

By following these steps, you can install an EV charger at home and enjoy the convenience of charging your electric vehicle from the comfort of your home.

In the UK, it’s unlikely you will need planning permission for an EV charging point. Here are some general guidelines:

  1. Domestic & Commercial Installations: Planning permission is not usually required. However, planning permission may be required if your property is in a conservation area, a listed building, or a World Heritage Site.
  2. Public Installations: Planning permission will be required to install a charging point in a public location, such as a car park or on-street parking. You will need to obtain permission from the local authority and comply with any local planning policies.

It is important to note that these guidelines are general and may vary depending on the specific circumstances of your installation. It is recommended to consult with your local planning authority to determine whether planning permission is required for your installation.

According to The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (as amended), Schedule 2, Part 2, Class D, planning permission is not necessary for installing a wall-mounted electric vehicle charging point, as long as the off-street parking area is legally used.

To qualify as permitted development, the charging point and its casing should not:

  • Exceed 0.2 cubic meters in volume
  • Face onto or be within two meters of a highway
  • Be located within a scheduled monument site
  • Be within the curtilage of a listed building.

Additional considerations may apply, so it is advisable to confirm with your local planning team before installing an EV charging point.

It is possible to install your own EV charger in the UK. Still, it is recommended that the installation is carried out by a qualified electrician who has experience with EV charger installations. This is because EV chargers require specialised electrical work and installation procedures to ensure they are safe and meet UK regulations.

It is also important to note that some EV chargers may require a dedicated circuit, so your electrical panel may need to be upgraded to accommodate the new circuit. A qualified electrician can assess your electrical system and recommend any necessary upgrades.

If you decide to install the EV charger yourself, you should have the knowledge and skills to complete the installation safely and comply with UK regulations. It is essential to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully and to obtain any required permits and approvals from your local authority.

In any case, it is recommended that you consult with a qualified electrician before attempting to install an EV charger yourself to ensure that the installation is done correctly and safely.

Yes, it is possible to have two EV chargers at home in the UK, provided that your electrical system and circuit capacity can support the additional load.

However, it is essential to note that the electrical demand of two EV chargers may exceed the capacity of a standard home electrical system, which could result in electrical issues such as tripped breakers or voltage drops. As a result, it is recommended that you consult with a qualified electrician before installing multiple EV chargers to ensure that your electrical system can support the additional load.

Additionally, if you plan to install two EV chargers, consider a smart charging system that can balance the electrical load and efficiently distribute the available power to each charger. This can help prevent electrical issues and optimise the charging process for both EVs.

Overall, having two EV chargers at home in the UK is possible. Still, ensuring that your electrical system can support the additional load and that a qualified EV installer carries out the installation is essential.

Charging an electric vehicle (EV) from a 13A socket is possible, but it is not recommended as a long-term solution.

In the UK, a standard 13A socket is not designed to handle the high electrical demand of an EV charger and may need to provide more power to charge the EV efficiently. Charging an EV from a 13A socket could also pose a safety risk if the socket is overloaded or if the electrical wiring is not up to the task.
In addition, some EV manufacturers advise against using a standard 13A socket for charging as it may not be covered under the vehicle’s warranty.

If you do charge your EV from a 13A socket. In that case, it is vital to use a dedicated EV charger adapter compatible with your vehicle and follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully. However, installing an actual EV charging point with a higher capacity and safety features for long-term EV charging at home or in the workplace is recommended.

In the UK, the power supply you need to charge your electric car (EV) depends on the charger you are using and your vehicle’s battery capacity.

There are three types of EV chargers available:

  1. Slow chargers (up to 3.7 kW): These chargers typically use a standard 13A or a dedicated 16A or 32A socket and can take several hours to charge an EV battery fully.
  2. Fast chargers (7-22 kW): These chargers require a dedicated 32A or 63A socket and can charge an EV battery in a few hours.
  3. Rapid chargers (50 kW and above): These chargers require a three-phase power supply and can charge an EV battery to 80% in around 30 minutes.

In the UK, the standard domestic electricity supply is single-phase, with a voltage of 230V and a maximum current of 100A. For home charging, you will need a dedicated EV charging point that can provide a power output of at least 7 kW and is compatible with your vehicle.

It is also essential to ensure that your electrical system can support the additional load of an EV charger and that a qualified electrician carries out the installation. You may also need to notify your electricity supplier of the installation and consider upgrading your electrical system if necessary.

Overall, the power supply you need to charge your EV in the UK will depend on the charger you use and the electrical capacity of your home or workplace.

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