• 10 Interesting Facts about Lightning

    Posted in News By The Churchill Specialist Contracting Team

    With lightning being a specialty here, we have decided to share with you 10 interesting facts about lightning!A single bolt of lightning is around 50,000f or 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun. The irrational fear of lightning is known as keraunophobia. There are two types of lightning, negative strikes and positive…

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  • How Lightning Damages Buildings

    Posted in News By The Churchill Specialist Contracting Team

    Lightning is both amazing to watch, and also highly destructive. The amount of energy a lightning strikes imparts on an object means damage to people and buildings can be significant. It isn't just the strike itself though that causes the problems, there are in fact three ways in which a…

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  • The Basics of Lightning

    Posted in News By The Churchill Specialist Contracting Team

    We've talked a lot about lightning protection but not actually about the phenomenon of lightning itself to understand how protection works its worth having a look at why and how lightning strikes. The lightning most frequently referred to in terms of lightning protection is cloud to ground lightning, other forms…

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  • Selecting Conductors For Your Lightning Protection System

    Posted in News By The Churchill Specialist Contracting Team

    One of the most important components of any lightning protection system is the actual lightning conductor. Conductors are available in two different materials, aluminium and copper and a range of different widths, the most common width used in the UK is 25x3mm. Designers of lightning protection system will establish the…

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