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Dol.cHe Vita 

Recently upgraded to exposed ceiling retro cafe with lighting fittings purchased from Industville. 
All cable trays and conduits are on view . An added feature was the egg crate concrete ceiling that was exposed once the original suspended ceiling was removed.

Kennylands Gymnastics

Howard Electrical has recently completed, last friday, replacement LED lighting at the gym. The new lighting has improved the look of the Gym and provided excellent lighting coverage. Above are some before and after shots.

Spiral Staircase in the Chemistry Building

HES is pleased to announce another completed project in the shape of a replacement suspended LED system for the spiral staircase in the Chemistry building. The new Lighting has provided a real enhancement of the stairs and work station areas around the perimeter.

Chemistry Lab Lighting Upgrade

With the newer technologies offering enhanced lighting with less input and therefore lower costs the UoR has taken the opportunity to upgrade the lighting panels in the Chemistry Lab to LED panels. HES is delighted to have recently completed this upgrade.

Chemistry lighting project at the University of Reading. This external lighting/ emergency lighting replacement using Led bulkheads on the external fire escape stairways was completed by HES recently.
The 2nd pic is of Sam Pittman in action and modelling the latest in working safely equipment. He is our 2nd year apprentice who is completing his steel conduit module at University of Reading London Rd campus.

Building LO14 Refurbishment

Building LO14
Refurbishment of an old taxi rank office including new upvc dado trunking and sockets and LED sky tile lights. The project was completed very neatly and on time by Matt Dunkerton and apprentice Sam Pittman.

RFC Project

Howard Electrical has just completed installation of new power supplies for pitch growth lighting rigs installed on the east and west stands.

Thunderbird 7 Gets a Run Out!

HES's very own Thunderbird 7 got a run out this week up at the Reading Football Club Academy.

Leaderboard Golf Driving Range

HES have recently completed an upgrade of lighting in the shop area to LED at Leaderboard Golf Driving Range. This has given the whole store a lift provided a lighting scheme to best show off the goods.

For the start of the new season!

Completed ready for the first home game against Preston North End the new Pitchside advertising screens. HES installed all cabling and distribution boards for ADI UK Ltd who supplied and commissioned all the new screens. Obviously a 1-0 win was a great start to the new season as well!

University of Reading, Chemistry Building

New Main Switchgear Panels being lifted onto the Roof of the Chemistry Building as part of a complete upgrade for the main electrical distribution in the building.

University of Reading, Agriculture Building

A recent office refurbishment completed at The University of Reading, Agriculture Building including minor alterations to the small power and complete replacement of the lighting with LED panels. All building works completed by Morris and Blunt of Reading. A very happy client.

Reading Football Club - Bar Canopy Works

Completion of the infra-red heating and led lighting installation for the new outside bar at the Madejski Stadium. This should keep the drinkers nice and warm before the game!

Brains and Virgil brave the cold to bring some Christmas cheer

Yes its that time of year again and the Brains and Virgil of HES have swung into action. Thunderbird 7 was launched to allow them to brave the cold and all that the British winter can throw at them 20 feet up!

Maiden Lane Centre Lighting

The image is of a job just at the point of completion at Maiden Lane Centre, Lower Earley which comprised of removing existing bowl lighting and installing 10 watt LED floodlights at high level. This has enhanced the lighting making for a much better  shopping and/or dining experience and has also helped with night time cctv camera images.
The new lighting has been very well received by the tenants occupying the Centre shops/restaurant

Box Upgrade at Reading FC

Howard Electrical has just been involved in the box conversion at Reading Football Club for the new owners creating The Owners Box.

Reading Football Club - changing room lighting upgrade

Upgrade of lighting to the Madejski stadium changing room to 11 watt LED replacements with a vast improvement of overall lighting level and better switching options and of course energy savings.

Energy Saving Initiatives at the UOR

Two energy efficiency projects in RUSU are making big impacts in reducing their carbon footprint. Howard Electrical Services is proud to have been part of this initiative.

In April, they re-designed the cellar bar in Mojo’s.  By sectioning off 1 corner of the cellar for the storage of chilled drinks, we have been able to remove one of the 2 chillers completely, and have reduced the chilled space by 78%.  At the same time, new energy efficient lighting and occupancy sensors have been installed, which not only savings lighting energy, but also reduce the excess heat given off by the lights.  In combination, these initiatives are expected to save over £8,000 and almost 30 tCO2 annually.

New lighting

More recently, they replaced the ageing lighting in the central corridors with smart new LED lights ceiling panels.  This has been a joint investment with the Maintenance department, who have funded a replacement ceiling; to really improve the look and feel of the space and compliment the smart-looking new Café Mondial extension.  Further lighting replacements of halogen spotlighting in both bars with LED equivalents, and striking new LED lighting to the upstairs office corridors with in-built motion sensors, will see a further £6,800 and 24 tCO2 savings annually.

UOR Foxhill House

We have just been carrying out some work on this magnificent building set in the Reading University Campus. The building is an example of Gothic Revival style architecture. We have just completed Pics of recent upgrade to outside up lighting to Foxhill House using 120w LED floods replacing the old existing 150w HQI installation.

University of Reading

These two images are of some recent works at the University of Reading. We have been carrying out replacements of old MCB boards (approx 40 no) throughout the building during planned weekends to minimise the disruption to staff and students .

JD Sports

Howard Electrical Services completes another store at Brighton for J.D.Sports contracting to LGD interiors

RFC box refurbishments at the Madejski Stadium

HES is pleased to support the Royals and were instrumental in the refurbishment of two of the corporate boxes at the Madejski Stadium. Boxes 13 and 22 were completed in time for the new (and successful) 14/15 season.


Another recent installation by Howard Electrical of store completed for JD sports.
Complete refurbishment of the store to create a new retail outlet called OPEN at The Westgate Shopping Centre Stevenage.

HES News in Brief

Wentworth Golf Club

Recent electrical repair works nearing completion at Wentworth golf club following the Electrical installation condition report carried out.

Chiltern College
New installation secured for Chiiltern College for the complete refurbishment of a nursery area and associated rooms. These works are part of a complete upgrade to be carried out by Modus construction.

University of Reading
Inspection works nearing completion for the U o R at the Hillside property and 18 block apartments.
Continuation of large greenhouse refurbishment for the U o R at the plant science building with the supply of new control panels and motors  to control the ventilation 3 have been completed with 4 more to follow.

Thunderbird 7
Our Landrover defender access machine (working at height) or as we call it thunderbird 7 has had it's required maintenance certification and mot and is ready for action.

West Berks
West Berks Council swimming pool EICRs continue.

University of Reading

A new external lighting system installed by HES Ltd outside of the Students Union Building at the UOR Campus.

Thunderbird 7 in action!!!!



A recent picture of Thunderbird 7 in action maintaining the street lighting system on the University of Readings internal road structure. 

Harry Pitt Building - University of Reading

HES installed the lighting, power and electrical element of the project to refurbish the offices in the Harry Pitt Building at the University of Reading for occupation by the National Health Service. For more images please see our facebook site (please click here).

Electrical Testing Contract

HES has recently completed the Electrical Installation Condition Report for the Wentworth Club.

HES has completed the Electrical Installation Condition Report for Theale Green School.

Hatton Garden Jewellers

HES is pleased to have recently fitted a lighting upgrade to a LED solution at Eric Ross Jewelllers in Hatton Garden. 

Reading Football Club

Please see below some of the projects that we have been recently involved in with Reading Football Club.

  • The RFC Excecutive Lounge refurbishment power and lighting.
  • Power and lighting was supplied for the refit of the RFC Boardroom.
  • We provided lighting and power for the new RFC Directors Lounge.
  • HES supplied the distribution of power etc to the Training Ground
  • classrooms, offices and accommodation.  

Our Contact Details

Howard Electrical Services Ltd


University of Reading,

Earley Gate

Building TOB1



Tel: 07976 814243

We're also available via email using our contact form.


Howard Electrical Services is delighted to announce that we have been awarded the electrical testing contract for Wentworth Estates. For news of this and other projects please see our news page - click here.

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