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Importance of lightning protection highlighted by domestic blaze

In the early hours of Tuesday 24th July, firefighters were called to a blaze in Arnold, Nottinghamshire, where the roof of a house had been destroyed in an electrical storm.

Fire ripped through the property during thunder and lightning storms at around 2.30am; by 6am the blaze was put out. Luckily no one was in the house at the time and there were no injuries. The house, however, was severely damaged.

It’s a stark reminder of just how powerful electrical storms can be and for buildings without protection, the consequences can be devastating.

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) is the UK market leader in the design, installation and testing of lightning protection and earthing systems. Its engineers protect buildings in the public and private sector throughout the UK. It has a number of regional offices, enabling its specialists to be mobilised to almost any job at a moment’s notice.

Formed in 1835, PTSG’s London office, trading as JW Gray, is believed to be the oldest company providing lightning protection services within the UK and possibly even Europe.

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