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M&E Services

3 April 2023

M&E (Mechanical & Electrical) Services is a term that’s widely used in construction but what are they and how important are they to the design and functionality of your building? We explore in more detail:

What are M&E services?

Mechanical & Electrical Services are usually undertaken by a specialist sub-contractor or facilities management company. When sourcing this type of contractor, the following criteria should be met:

  • Certified to the current standards as laid down by the IEE
  • Wiring regulations to the 18th edition
  • NICEIC certified

What type of work does an M&E sub-contractor do?

  • Commercial & Industrial Installations.
  • EV Charging Design & Installation for small to large projects
  • Emergency Lighting.
  • C.C.T.V.
  • Access Control.
  • Car Park Lighting
  • HVAC Design & Installation
  • Plumbing on a commercial and industrial level.
  • Design & Installation of Fire Detection Systems
  • Design & Installation of Security Systems

When should an M&E contractor be involved in the project?

An M&E contractor should be involved in the project from the Design stage as they will be able to identify the best technologies to be used with sustainability in mind, help reduce costs where appropriate, and ensure project timescales are realistic.

It’s not just new buildings that need an M&E focus, older buildings need to be maintained to ensure they meet current legislation and it could also be an area to help reduce your carbon footprint and electricity costs such as changing to LED lights or adding solar panels to your premises.

How important are the M&E elements in a project?

The M&E elements bring the building to life! Other than the structure, the mechanical and electrical elements are the main fundamentals of your building from a legislative and safety point of view, and it also creates the right environment for the tenants such as lighting and heating whilst enabling the efficiency of the building.

Looking for more information on our M&E services and how we can save you time and money? Contact us at [email protected].

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