London Borough of Haringey
Electrical installation of IRS system
To place an IRS system within Stella House, N17.
Because of the changeover from terrestrial to digital television and radio, there has become an increasing need for this system to be fitted. The cabling system replaces the aerial systems, which provided the communal housing with terrestrial TV.IRS systems require the installation of very high quality cabling, in addition to the aerial cluster and booster-distributor box – the installation and maintenance of which can be very time consuming and expensive, and many landlords pass this charge on to their residents.To combat this, Dennis Johns provided an efficient, less expensive alternative. This involved installing the catenary wires down the outside of the building through the use of an abseiling team. Through choosing to install the wires in this way, there is no need to use scaffolding which is costly, inconvenient and takes longer. This project was completed in ten weeks.