Building your new home is an exciting, but at times daunting task, with so many options on the market today. We work alongside you, providing advice and solutions to make the process easy and enjoyable.
When we quote for new builds we make sure that the electrical needs of the house are met. Meaning that you aren’t left having to add ‘powerpoints’ or ‘extractor fans’ later on. We have seen this happen and it ends up costing the customer more money and frustration in the long run.
If you are building on a budget and intend to add things later, talk to us about your plans. We can help to future-proof your house for the ‘down the track’ installations.
Many New Zealand households have original wiring in them. Unfortunately, they aren’t designed to handle the appliances you find in a household today. If you are unsure if your wiring is safe and adequate for the needs of your home, give us a call and we can come and inspect it for you. We provide a realistic report on the condition of your wiring.
Some warning signs to look out for are:
- Blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers
- Flickering lights
- Powerpoints or plugs that are warm or hot to touch
- Scorch marks
Fault finding and repairs – water heaters
When something electrical goes wrong in your house, there is a fault in your circuit. The fault needs to be located before it can be repaired, and in some cases that can be trickier than it sounds. Our experienced and knowledgable team inspects, tests and tracks what is causing the fault. Nine times out of 10, a hot water fault is an electrical fault. All our vans are fully stocked, so we can get the job done right, the first time.
Hint – If you are having issues, take note of what is happening, when it is happening and is anything else going at the same time? This information will help our team to track down the fault faster.
Have you considered home automation? It is the way of the future and can give your home a living feel. Imagine going away on holiday, and people thinking that you are home because your curtains open/close and your lights come on/off every day. Or coming home, and at the touch of a button you can disarm your alarm, unlock the doors and turn heating/lighting on. The possibilities are exciting! and if it something you have thought about come and discuss your options with us. As residential electrician’s we pride ourselves with keeping up-to-date in the latest technology to provide you with the best options for your home.
Alterations and renovations
When it comes to renos, most of them involve adding, moving or removing lights and power sources. Don’t stress, we take pride in helping you transform your space and bring your plans to life.
Hint – If you are renovating an older home it is a good time to inspect the condition of your wiring (while you have gib off the walls, and powerpoints off). Give us a call if you are unsure about the condition of your current wiring.
Hint two – Take electrical fittings off the wall and ceiling when painting and decorating. Not all fittings and lights are the same size. Don’t get caught out with a switch that is stuck to the wall or a replacement fitting that doesn’t cover the old paint mark.
Keep your home warm and cosy in the winter, as well as cool and fresh in the summer.
Heat pumps are an economical and efficient choice when looking at heating your home. We look at the size and layout of your living space when pricing the right heat pump for you. We also put the outside unit in a discrete location where possible. (Always ask companies where they plan to put these when looking at your heat pump options). Back-to-back quotes are cheaper but can mean big intrusive units right by your front door.
Hint: Heat pumps are most efficient and effective in a well insulated home. Think about drafts and how good your insulation is when considering a heat pump for your home.
Everybody loves a nice home cinema, and they are becoming common place in new homes. What a lot of people don’t realise is the wiring that goes on behind the scenes to make it happen. Our team has the tools and knowledge to transform your space so that you feel like you are at the movies, but in the comfort of your own home.
We can help you with your TV installation, surround sound, networking. Give our friendly team a call!
Caravans and Motorhomes
Camping is a New Zealand tradition. To plug your caravan or motorhome in at any campground, you need to have a current Electrical Warrant of Fitness. These can only completed by an Electrical Inspector. We have one of the few Electrical Inspectors in town and can have your camper ready to go on holiday in no time.