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Emergency Lighting Design/Plan

Written by Hall Electrical on January 17th, 2018.      0 comments

Emergency Lighting Design (Plan)If you need Emergency Lighting Installed for council compliance, you need an Emergency Lighting Design (Plan) completed. We can help.

We organise and engage a specialist emergency lighting designer to design a plan and provide a PS1 (a “Producer Statement”, which is a council requirement). They utilise the Fire Report, Architectural plans and if required a site visit to complete the design.

Once we receive the design (a layout Plan with specified product and quantities) we can provide a quote to supply, wire and install the emergency lighting and provide a PS3 (another council requirement) to confirm installation is done as per the design and PS1.

So, it is a two-step process:

1) Emergency Lighting Design/Plan and PS1 – contact us for pricing for this service.
2) Supply, wire & install of Emergency Lighting as per Plan and PS1 – we will price once we have the plan.

Email through your Site Plans, or Architecture Plans, or Layout/Fit-Out Plans and/or Fire Report and we will provide you a price for Step 1 of the process. Upon your acceptance and approval to proceed with part 1), we will sort it out ASAP – once you send us the Fire Report, normally we can get a Plan & PS1 turned around in less than a week, shorter if we ask a favour for urgent projects.

If you have any further questions, please do ask. We are here to help…


Email: info@hallelectrical.co.nz
Phone: 09 379 9198



Written by Hall Electrical on March 1st, 2015.      0 comments

John Russell Electrical Systems - North ShoreHall Electrical Services Limited (“Hall Electrical”) is pleased to announce the purchase of North Shore and commercial specialist electrical services business, John Russell Electrical Systems. The acquisition was completed March 1, 2015.

Hall Electrical Director, Phil Hall said, “Hall Electrical continues to grow and we welcome this opportunity to unify the brands. As always, our core goal is to continue to provide exceptional service to existing customer, both residential and commercial, to be the number one provider of electrical services throughout Auckland”.

John Russell Electrical was founded in June 1996 by John and Lorraine Russell. After assisting with the smooth transition, John and Lorraine will be taking a well-deserved and extended break/adventure. We wish them all the very best.

Existing and new John Russell Electrical customers will find us operating under the Hall Electrical banner, which has proud history of professional service throughout Auckland spanning 35 years.

Hall Electrical will continue to serve and specialise in providing electrical services for private and commercial clients throughout Auckland.


Hall Electrical Welcomes New Field Electrician: Chris Irving

Written by Hall Electrical on April 24th, 2014.      0 comments

Hall Electrical Welcomes Two New Team MembersHall Electrical continues to grow. In April-14 we welcome a new Field Electrician to the team, Chris Irving. Chris comes to us with a depth of experience in both residential and commercial sectors after working for a select number of established electrical services companies and a period of contract work.  

Chris has over 9 years’ of electrical experience which includes; commercial electrical installations, commercial project work and team management, residential electrical installations, re-wires, renovations, security alarms, and Data/TV.
Chris has already shown himself to be a conscientious team member who can confidently take control of jobs ensuring they run smoothly and the client gets a resolution, not more problems. We are happy to have Chris on-board and look forward to him becoming a long term value team member at Hall Electrical.


Written by Hall Electrical on January 30th, 2014.      0 comments

Bays Electrical - Eastern Bays Auckland logoHall Electrical Services Limited (“Hall Electrical”) is pleased to announce the purchase of Eastern Bays specialist electrical services business, Bays Electrical, from Bays Electrical Limited. The acquisition was completed Jan 30, 2014.

Hall Electrical Director, Phil Hall said “Hall Electrical views this amalgamation of two successful long standing electrical services providers as an excellent way to ensure our Auckland customers get the very best service”

“This provides Hall Electrical with the required scale to ensure the very best response times to both new and existing key commercial and residential clients for repair and maintenance work. Furthermore, the expanded company will be able to draw on a wide and deep pool of experience offering the very best commercial and residential installation electrical services for commercial re-fits, electrical compliance, residential re-wires and renovations.

Bays Electrical was founded in January 2006 by Geoff and Kirsten Beggs. After 8 years Geoff has made the decision to move on from the business and is happy to leave his valued customers in the capable hands of the team at Hall Electrical. Existing and new Bays Electrical customers will find us operating under the Hall Electrical banner, which has proud history of professional service throughout Auckland spanning 30 years.

Hall Electrical – Eastern Bays will continue to serve and specialise in providing electrical services for private and commercial clients in the Eastern Bays Area of Auckland:

- Glendowie

- Kohimarama

- Meadowbank

- Mission Bay

- Remuera

- Orakei

- St Heliers.


ECANZ Excellence Awards 2013: Hall Electrical

Written by Hall Electrical on September 1st, 2013.      0 comments

Hall Electrical Announced as Finalist in ECANZ Excellence Awards 2013Hall Electrical is very proud to be winners of the Phillips Lighting Award in the 2013 ECANZ Excellence Awards. The ECANZ Excellence Awards are an industry event held every two years designed to promote, recognise and celebrate excellence in the field of electrical services.  Electricians gathered at the Langham Hotel on August 23, 2013 for the awards dinner.

A big thank you to all of our dedicated team members for your skill, professionalism and effort.  This award recognises your long term commitment to excellence. Thanks are also due to Timber Construction Solutions Ltd and to the owners of the Karaka Homestead for allowing their home to be showcased in the awards.

Hall Electrical Announced as Finalist in ECANZ Excellence Awards 2013

Written by Hall Electrical on July 8th, 2013.      0 comments

Hall Electrical Announced as Finalist in ECANZ Excellence Awards 2013The Electrical Contractors Association of New Zealand (ECANZ) has announced the finalists of the 2013 ECANZ Excellence Awards. Hall Electrical is proud to celebrate becoming a finalist in the Lighting Category. Congratulations to the Hall Electrical team!

Judging was completed in June with the finalists announced shortly afterwards. The finalists will attend an awards dinner held at the Langham Hotel in Auckland on Friday 23rd of August. The winners will be announced at the awards dinner. Not only is it wonderful for the Hall Electrical team to be recognised, it’s also exciting for our clients.

Electrical Excellence with a Residential Electrical Project
In contrast to the other finalists, Hall Electrical entered a residential home in the awards. Most of the other 17 finalists (3 finalists for each of the 6 categories) have entered work based on commercial projects. The home we entered utilises a number of interesting design elements that set it apart from standard homes.  To view more details about the Karaka Homestead >


Podium Finish for Hall Electrical in Regional ECANZ Apprentice of the Year Challenge 2013

Written by Hall Electrical on June 10th, 2013.      0 comments

ECANZ Challenge 2013Earlier this year, Hall Electrical Senior Apprentice, Markham Jefcoate entered the ECANZ challenge. The ECANZ (Electrical Contractors Association of New Zealand) Challenge is an electrical industry competition to find the NZ Electrical Apprentice of the Year. We are proud to announce Markham received the 3rd highest score in the Auckland Region for the Domestic/Commercial category.

Contestants in the regional round of the national award competition were put through a series of practical tests and challenges. Such tests are designed to simulate real world situations and highlight ‘outstanding individuals with a flair for either domestic/commercial or industrial work.’ Markham did himself and Hall Electrical proud by performing extremely well in a number of these tests. Congratulations Markham!

The ECANZ Challenge is one way apprentices can test themselves and receive recognition as top performers. It is also a great motivation for younger members of the team to entry the competition in subsequent years. Hall Electrical has recently taken on a number of Junior Apprentices, so we look forward to challenging our Apprentices to compete in the years to come.

Hall Electrical Welcomes Two New Team Members

Written by Hall Electrical on May 27th, 2013.      0 comments

Hall Electrical Welcomes Two New Team MembersHall Electrical is a growing company. In May, two new positions became available. We are pleased to welcome two new Junior Apprentices to the Hall Electrical team, Josh Taylor and Josh Silk.

Josh Taylor lives in Grey Lynn and has always enjoyed practical ‘hands-on’ jobs. Josh has previously worked on a number of ad-hoc building, gardening and maintenance jobs such as; lawn mowing, gardening, interior and exterior painting, drainage and building. Immediately before starting a Hall Electrical Josh T was a Gelato chef responsible for a range of duties. His long term goal is to become a qualified electrician and joined Hall Electrical to fulfill this goal.

Josh Silk was living in Omaha and has just recently moved to Birkenhead in his first week of employment at Hall Electrical. Josh S has studied Electrical Engineering at Unitec, completing his first year certificate in 2012. Josh S has also worked for two previous electrical firms gaining vital experience and basic practical knowledge. By continuing with his study and entering the electrical apprenticeship program, Josh S's goal is to quickly gain his practicing licence.

Hall Electrical Welcomes New Senior Apprentice

Written by Hall Electrical on November 28th, 2012.      0 comments

Hall Electrical Welcomes new Senior ApprenticeHall Electrical has taken on a new Senior Apprentice Electrician. Welcome to Markham Jefcoate. Markham has come to Hall Electrical after completing a large part of his Apprenticeship with an old employee of Hall Electrical. Markham has a high skill level and strong customer service focus. Both attributes fit well with Hall Electrical’s company culture.

Markham previously worked as a building labourer before he decide to go to tech and start the process to become an electrician. This has given him a good understanding of the building process, particularly home and commercial renovation projects.

A resident of West Auckland, Markham is looking ahead to the future, and will complete his qualifications within the next year. He is also keen to experience the variety of work that comes with being a part of the Hall Electrical team. 

Switchboard Repairs

Written by Hall Electrical on September 10th, 2012.      0 comments

Switchboard RepairsElectrician for Switchboard Repairs: burning smell at the switchboard, electrical switchboard faults, switchboard not working, faulty switchboard, fault finding, and switchboard replacement.

First, it is important to mention; a faulty Switchboard can be extremely dangerous. If there is a burning smell at your Switchboard, please phone us urgently! Other faults may be less urgent; however, they can be very frustrating when they disrupt power to parts of your home or building.

Electrical Switchboards are one of the most vital components of electrical power circuits in both residential homes and commercial buildings. They are really the heart of the electrical circuit, distributing power through the home or building. In many multi-tenancy / multi-story buildings (both apartment blocks and commercial buildings) each floor or unit title will likely have a switchboard.

Wiring to, from and within the Switchboard
Power often runs through electrical wiring from the street to an outside Circuit-board, then to the inside Switchboard. In other properties power runs directly from the street to a single Circuit-board / Switchboard. Within the Switchboard, power is split into a number of different electrical circuits, each with its own circuit breaker or fuse. Electrical wiring then takes power through-out the property. Faults at the Switchboard can often be related to wiring either at the point of contact with other fittings or the actual wire itself. We can test the power supply to isolate the issue. Where possible we will repair the issue.

Circuit Breakers within the Switchboard
Switchboards normally contain many circuit breakers. Circuit breakers are a safety fitting within each particular individual electrical circuit that runs power through different parts of the home or building. Many switchboard repairs can turn out to be faults with circuit breakers.

Fuses within the Switchboard & time decayed Switchboard Units or Circuits
In many older homes and buildings, switchboards contain a number of fuses. Fuses were primarily used before circuit breakers. It is not uncommon for many of the electrical issues coming from the switchboard to be directly linked to older style fuse failures. Normally a straightforward and quick repair can be done to resolve such issues in the immediate term. However, overtime electrical components, fittings and wiring can decay. Switchboards are not immune to this issue. It is worth noting that at some stage it will become a necessary task to replace the switchboard, the individual components inside the Switchboard, and perhaps re-wire the property.

Our Auckland wide team of registered master electricians have experience resolving Switchboard faults and providing electrical repair services. We have also completed a number of Switchboard upgrades when the unit or circuit is beyond repair and a replacement switchboard needs to be installed.

Need an Electrician for your Switchboard Repair?

Hall Electrical can assist you with your electrical fault, repair and installation. Call us on 09 379 9198

Vanity & Bathroom Light Repairs

Written by Hall Electrical on September 3rd, 2012.      0 comments

Vanity   Bathroom Light RepairsElectrician for Vanity & Bathroom Light Repairs: vanity light repairs, bathroom lights not working, bathroom spot lights faulty, bathroom mirror lights not working, fault finding, wiring repairs, & bathroom light fitting replacement

We understand that when you are without full lighting in the bathroom, you really notice it. If your vanity light (bathroom mirror light) is not working correctly the fault needs to be diagnosed by an electrician who can then complete a repair or install a replacement.

Vanity & Bathroom Light Fault Finding
If the light fitting is not working at all, an electrician will test the operation to isolate the issue. The most common issue is the light fitting has over time reached the end of its safe and useful life. Other common issues in the bathroom include faulty electrical points and wiring around the fitting. Water and electricity do not mix. Less common, but not unheard of, are issues with the power supply at the switchboard or something else within the specific electrical circuit.

Vanity & Bathroom Light Replacement
Replacing the light fitting is often the best option with older bathrooms. New light fittings come in a wide range of styles, configurations and the options can seem endless. We can help recommend a fitting to work in your bathroom.

Vanity & Bathroom Light Repairs
If the fault is traced to the electrical points or wiring at the fitting, and the light fitting is still in safe operational condition, a repair can sometimes be untaken without replacement of the fitting. This will resolve the issue quickly and get you back to full bathroom lighting.

Our Auckland wide team of registered master electricians have experience resolving many bathroom lighting repairs. We have also completed a number of electrical installations for bathroom renovations.

Need an Electrician for your Vanity & Bathroom Lighting Repair?

Hall Electrical can assist you with your electrical fault, repair and installation. Call us on 09 379 9198


Power Point Repairs

Written by Hall Electrical on August 27th, 2012.      0 comments

Power Point RepairsElectrician for Power Point Repairs: Power Points not working correctly, fault finding, wiring repairs, power point replacement

Electrical components like power points and wiring don’t last forever. Over time the power point fitting itself may become faulty and require repair or replacement. In other cases the fault may be traced to no power arriving to that particular power point.

Power Point Fault Finding
An initial diagnostic and testing process will help to determine the cause of the fault and the action required to resolve the issue. An electrician will run through a series of checks to ensure than there is a stable power supply to the power point. If the initial diagnostic determines that there is power supply issue it could be the wiring, a fuse, a circuit breaker, the switchboard or something else within the specific electrical circuit.

Power Point Repairs
Replacement is normally a better option than repair for power point fittings. However, in some cases, where safety is not compromised, repair may be a fast and affordable option.

Power Point Replacement
When the fault is traced to the power point fitting, and it is not able to be repaired cost effectively or safely, replacement is the best option. Power points come in a range of sizes, specifications and colours. For more information on details regarding larger installation projects and upgrades for power points, sockets and outlets visit our specific webpage regarding this service offering.

Our Auckland wide team of registered master electricians are experienced with power point repairs and installations for residential property and commercial buildings.

Need an Electrician for your Power Point Repair?

Hall Electrical can assist you with your electrical fault, repair and installation. Call us on 09 379 9198


Interior Light Repairs

Written by Hall Electrical on August 20th, 2012.      0 comments

Interior Light RepairsElectrician for Interior Light Repairs: Downlights, Ceiling Lights, Wall Lights, Spot Lights, Hall Lights, Stair Lights, Bathroom Lights, Kitchen Lights, Halogen Lights, LED Lights

When your lights are not working correctly (or at all), and it’s not the bulb, you’ll need an electrician to test the electrical circuit and repair the fault. Common faults with interior lights include faulty light fittings and components. These can often be resolved by simply replacing part or all of the light fitting. Other issues may require more extensive repair and replacement.

The age of the components within the electrical circuit may also be a factor in identifying the fault. Within both residential properties and commercial buildings the age of the electrical wiring, switchboard, light fittings and fixtures all have an impact on the performance of lighting. It could be more cost effective and safer to replace a number of the components to ensure faultless operation of interior lights. Common interior light repairs include;

Downlight Repairs
Downlight repairs have become a rather common need in many homes and businesses. Often the fault occurs simply because of a downlight fitting failure. When building or renovation work is originally undertaken, average quality downlights are sometimes installed to keep the cost of the entire project down. Replacing with new fittings can quickly resolve and repair the issue. In fact, new downlight regulations came into effect in May 2012 which help improve the standard of downlight installations.

Spot Light Repairs
Kitchens are a common location for spot lights. Both wall and ceiling mounted spot lights come as single, double, triple and quad fittings. When the fitting has multiple spot lights, it is often easilier to see if it is the fitting or power supply causing the issue. If replacement is the best solution, there is the option to replace with newer style halogen spot lights.

Ceiling & Wall Light Repairs
Ceiling & wall lights depend on both the age of the fitting and the purpose of the light. Regardless of the light fitting (claw, fluorescent, surface or hanging) the process starts with testing the electrical circuit.

Our Auckland wide team of registered master electricians are experienced with interior lighting repairs and installations for residential property and commercial buildings.

Need an Electrician for your Interior Light Repair?

Hall Electrical can assist you with your electrical fault, repair and installation. Call us on 09 379 9198


Stove Repairs

Written by Hall Electrical on August 13th, 2012.      0 comments

Stove RepairsElectrician for Stove Repairs: Stoves, Ovens, Cooktops, Elements, Lights, Timer & Wiring

Stoves with an electrical fault can make cooking a frustrating experience. Stoves differ greatly in age, make, style and functionality. However, the faults people experience are quite common and often require an electrician to test the power supply, connection, switch, element, circuit breaker, fuse and operation.

Common Stove Faults
  • One element doesn’t work at all
  • All elements not going
  • Element not heating up
  • Oven isn’t heating up
  • Oven light not working
  • Oven timer not working
  • Stove clock isn’t working
  • Stove power outlet/socket not working
  • Oven temperature incorrect
Stoves are found in the home, rental property, business or workshop. Depending on your situation your requirements may be quite different to other peoples. Differing requirements demand a flexible approach to Stove repairs and servicing. This is where a team of electricians with vast experience in stoves repair, servicing, replacement and installation can help you.

Common Stove Brands we Repair
  • Fisher & Paykel
  • Simpson
  • LG
  • AEG
  • Westinghouse
  • Delonghi
  • Parmco
  • Indesit
  • All other brands...
Fisher & Paykel Stove RepairsSimpson Stove Repairs

Westinghouse Stove RepairsIndesit Stove Repairs
Delonghi Stove RepairsAEG Stove Repairs

Sometimes it is uneconomic to repair a stove. Furthermore, at times stoves simply can’t be repaired. When this is the case two replacement options present themselves; a brand new unit or a reconditioned unit. For people wanting an affordable option, a reconditioned unit can be an excellent choice as they often also come with a warranty. Those wanted the extra piece of mind of longer warranty terms, a brand new stove many be a better option. Stoves are wired to the power supply, so either option will require a registered electrician to install the stove.

Our Auckland wide team of registered master electricians are experienced with repairs and servicing a wide range of whiteware appliances; stoves, ovens and stove top elements.

Need an Electrician for your Stove Repair Requirements?

Hall Electrical can assist you with your electrical fault, repair and installation. Call us on 09 379 9198


Written by Hall Electrical on August 6th, 2012.      0 comments

RightLight Energy Efficient LightingRightLight is a programme championed by the NZ Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA). The initiative is designed to help people learn about efficient lighting.

The website www.rightlight.co.nz provides lighting efficiency tips for the home and business. The site contains information on the following areas:

Home Environments: How to Save Money, Why Change, Choosing the Right Light

Choosing the right energy efficient light will become an easier task with knowledge the website provides in these areas;
  • Replacing existing bulbs; how to choose, bulbs & fittings, what watt?, which white?, where to buy, case study
  • Types of bulbs; compact fluorescent lamps, halogen spotlights, new generation halogen globe, linear fluorescent tubes, light emitting diodes, specialist halogen bulbs
  • Building or Renovating; design tips, virtual designer, room by room, lighting control systems, style gallery
Business Environments: Office, Industrial, Retail, Education

Each business environment has specific considerations in the following areas;
  • The right light level
  • Types of light
  • Lighting controls
  • Things you can do
  • Next steps
The Rightlight website has so much information so people might find it a little overwhelming. If less is more, then go straight for the quick tips page if you’re interested in business environments. If your focused on the home then head to the resources section tips page. Here are a few selected tips from the website you might find useful;

Quick Efficient Lighting Tips for Business
  • Install occupancy sensors in office and car parks
  • Use table lamps or task lighting for desks/work areas vs entire room lighting
  • Install day light sensors to dim lights when not required in full
Quick Efficient Lighting Tips for the Home
  • Turn lights off (the simplest way)
  • Use CFLs (compact fluorescent lamp)
  • Light-coloured walls
  • Task specific lights (one solution doesn’t work in all areas)
  • Low watt lamps in bedroom
  • Additional conveniently located light switches
  • Outdoor security lights on sensors

Need an Electrician for your Efficient Lighting Requirements?

Hall Electrical can assist you with your electrical repair, faults, design, installation and maintenance. Call us on 09 379 9198