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Why is going with a local Electrician wise?

When you need a professional electrician, finding an electrical company within your local area is always wiser. It will help save money. If your project will take a long time, this will help your local licensed electrician to get the work done on time. These are the benefits of finding an electrical company near you:

Personalised Service – When contacting a family-run electrical company near you, ensure you’ll get a well-planned personalised service with minimal waiting time.

Save Money – Finding professionals near you will save you a lot of costs and energy.

Save time – Not only can you save money by getting these electric services from a locally certified electrician, but also time.

Why choose a licensed electrician in your local area?

When experiencing an electrical issue at home or in your office, it’s best to look for your licensed local electrician. When you hire a licensed electrician, they are very committed to their work. They will never leave any project hanging in the middle of the project. Since they are very professionals, they carry sufficient bonds and insurance to cover their work. In addition, they understand well and make sure all legal paperwork gets filed.

What makes it wiser for you to hire a trusted electrician, just like we have in Eden Terrace, Central City, and more in the central region, is that they don’t take shortcuts to make the work easier.

Unlike the others, it’s prevalent to use shortcuts when possible. Furthermore, taking shortcuts is never a good idea for electrical work.

Faulty electrical systems can sometimes be unstable and even, in some situations, can cause electrical fires. Certified and trusted electricians in your area inspect and ensure wirings are carefully installed and identify issues fast.

Suppose you need fast and reliable electricians in your local area. Contact us and get a free quote right away!

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Faulty wiring can be a huge source of problems for many houses in New Zealand. For starters, it increases the risk of accidents like fires. Poor wiring job also decreases the electrical capacity of a home, which may cause damages to electrical appliances and gadgets. Unfortunately, a lot of homeowners aren’t aware that they do need to rewire their entire house. If you’re in the same situation and you’re not sure whether to have your house rewired, our short guide below may help you figure things out.

Signs you Need a full House Rewire in NZ

New Zealand offers an array of housing types ranging from attached townhouses to standalone residential buildings. It’s also quite common to for Kiwis to live in homes built in the 50s to 70s, which often come with dated electrical wirings. As a rule of thumb, if you live in a property that’s more than 30 years old, you must have your wiring checked and updated to the latest standards. You must act quickly to prevent untoward incidents that may arise from faulty electrical wiring. You should also consider checking your wires residence if you’re planning a major renovation job.

In case you’re not sure how old your property is or if you doubt the value of getting a full house rewire, make sure to keep your eyes peeled for the tell-tale warning signs below:

  • The persistent scent of electrical burn
  • Seeing brown markings on switches and sockets
  • Frequent blowing of fuse or tripping of the circuit breaker
  • Dimming or flickering lights all around your house
  • Hearing sizzling or buzzing sounds
  • Frequent need to replace light bulbs
  • Unexplainable power outages

If you observe the signs of faulty home electrical wiring above, you need to call your trusted electrician right away. Otherwise, you might end up with a less energy-efficient home, increased risk for fires and electrocution, and damaged appliances.

I’m ready for a House to Rewire, What’s Next?

Supposed you’re ready to get your house rewired by our team of electricians. What happens next? What should you expect from the job? Does this mean the electrician has to cut off power in every part of the residence?

Essentially, a full electrical rewiring job involves the following steps:

    • Creating a detailed inventory of every electrical device in your home
    • Checking for existing infrastructure in the property such as plumbing work
    • Removing all the old wires in your residence as well as steel conduit
    • Adding cables with tough plastic sheath
    • Upgrading the fuse board
    • Installing protective equipment such as RCDs
    • Replacing switches, light fixtures and other old fittings
    • Relocating the power meter
  • Testing the new system installed

Depending on the complexity of your electrical wiring system and the size your home, a typical rewiring job can last for a couple of day or several more. However, this doesn’t mean that your entire house won’t have electricity during the length of the service. With careful planning, you can set up temporary spaces for cooking and doing chores while our electricians complete the job.

Ideally, you should consider getting the rewiring job done before you make new updates such a kitchen revamp. This way, you ensure that the electrical system in your home becomes suited for modern-day living. You may also have the job done separately from a renovation project. This way you can prepare everything before you start installing new fixtures and whatnot.

How much does it Cost to do a Full House Rewire in New Zealand?

Note that’s virtually impossible to provide you with a ballpark figure on how much an average rewiring job costs in NZ. This is because we must consider a few factors when providing a quote. These factors include the following:

  • The complexity of the wiring system (this includes the number of fittings and electrical wiring)
  • Size of your property
  • Accessibility of the wires through the ceiling and sub-flooring
  • The extent of the electrical rewiring task
  • The hourly rate of your electrician

To help you compute the average costs of your home rewiring project, you can note the following rates below:

  • The hourly cost of hiring an electrician: $40 to $90 (excluding GST)
  • Inspection of your home’s electrical system: $250 to $400
  • Installation costs of power socket: $150 to $250
  • Wiring upgrades: The rate relies on the type of electrical wiring material you prefer to use plus your home’s size and electrical requirements.

Get your NZ Home Rewired Today!

Needless to say, a home rewiring service is definitely a must if you want to prevent mishaps and other unnecessary expenses like buying a new fuse or replacing an overloaded appliance. Whether you live in a dated or a modern house, it pays to have a fully functional electrical system that meets the current standards.

With the help of our professional electricians here at Hall Electrical, you can have your wires inspected and replaced in no time. Call us today to book your appointment!

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When you are considering what to do and who to use with regard to home renovations, the choices, jargon, and options can sometimes seem a little overwhelming. In particular; selecting a home renovations electrician and evaluating electrical & power options can seem like an endless choice. At Hall Electrical we believe the process of home renovations should be an exciting and fun time, after all, you are creating a new environment for you and your family to enjoy for years to come.

To make sure you enjoy the home renovations process, right from initial discussions and ideas through to the completed project, we think it is our role to do whatever we can to help you out. Can we perfectly define what that is exactly? perhaps not… because everyone is different. Some people want to be very hands-on and involved in the whole renovations process from start to finish. Others just want their options to be heard at the beginning so they can make informed decisions then want us and other people involved in the home renovation to just handle everything.

Ultimately, it has to be about listening to YOU and delivering you the experience you not only expect, but deserve. We aim to exceed and deliver an experience that will leave you with a big smile. It’s your home, we understand this is a big deal. Details will mean everything two years down the track. We will make every effort to understand your lifestyle requirements to ensure you’ll love your newly renovated home now and for years to come.

We have the experience to help people renovate their home in just about every conceivable way; from simple renovations, right through to complex home rebirths. Electricity and power is a central part of modern life and our need for power is only increasing. Careful electrical design and planning will help you to have a dramatically improved quality of life. We’d love to have an initial chat about your home renovations project.

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Kitchen Renovations from an Electrical Perspective:

A kitchen renovation can transform your home. Careful consideration of your ideal living environment must be matched to a well thought out electrical plan in order to ensure you not only transform your home but you vastly improve your quality of life.

It is understandably easy to get excited about the visually dramatic changes you can make during the kitchen design and planning stage. For example you may decide to change the entire layout from an older wall based design to a more modern island style. You could upgrade all appliances, fittings, bench tops, cupboards and much more. The choices are certainly extensive.

The electrical plan initially may seem far less enthralling. However, successful kitchen renovations – from simple refreshers to a complex upgrade and extensions – require the experience of a Master Electrician to help you design your electrical plan. This can have a huge impact on your quality of life.

Consider the following questions and the impact they can have on your day to day life;

  • Where would you ideally like to have your kettle? What about the toaster?
  • Do you have or will you get a coffee machine? Where will that live?
  • How many portable kitchen appliances do you use while cooking?
  • How many double power points will you require? Where should they be located?
  • Does a landline phone connect in the kitchen? What about the mobile phone charger?
  • Down lights, spot lights or both?
  • Future proof electrical wiring? ADSL? Fibre?

It’s ok if you are not sure what all the answers are just yet. The Hall Electrical team have plenty of experience helping people like you complete kitchen renovations. We can help you by listening to your ideas and most important requirements…. and we can provide you with helpful suggestions and ideas. Together we shall form an enhanced and complete vision that will functional and visually pleasing.

How to get an Electrical Plan that will ensure your Kitchen Renovation is a great success

Whatever your situation we like to take care of the entire electrical plan, making it easy for you and ensuring we deliver on our promises of quality. You can be involved as little or as much as you like throughout. But the one thing we like to focus on is keeping the communication first class. People love the fact we are human and we are always keeping you up to date with what is going on. It’s your home, you care about it, and we get that… so we think you deserve someone that keeps you 100% informed throughout the entire process.

Where do I start?

The best thing to do is talk to us. We will provide you with a quote by actually coming to your home or property, assessing the situation and getting to know what your vision is.

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Getting Outdoor Lighting for your home or building should be a breeze. That is once you have selected an appropriate outdoor lighting electrician who will ensure all your requirements are carefully met and your expectations fulfilled or exceeded.

The Hall Electrical team are obsessed with providing people with exceptional service. Right from the initial inquiry through to job completion, professionalism is a cornerstone value we live to. We have helped many people, companies and organizations with outdoor lighting projects both big and small.

Outdoor Lighting Projects:

There are a number of possible situations you might be facing;

  • you simply need outdoor lighting for your outdoor entertainment area,
  • you require security lighting for your home, business or investment property,
  • you are looking to transform your outside space with outdoor & garden lighting, or
  • you have a custom outdoor lighting project.

Typical Exterior Lighting Areas:

  • Outdoor Entertainment Lighting
  • Landscape & Garden Lighting
  • Deck & Patio Lighting
  • Pool & Underwater Lighting
  • Architectural Lighting
  • Security Lighting

Possible Outdoor Lighting Fixture Options:

  • Wall Lights
  • Post Lights
  • Ceiling Lights
  • Flood Lights
  • Solar Lights
  • Deck Lights
  • Step Lights
  • Garden Lights
  • LED Lights
  • Specialty Lights

An Electrical Service Provider with a Quality Focused Process:

If it is a very simple requirement we may be able to provide you with an estimate over the phone & book the job immediately. For others, your situation and requirements may be better suited to following our very clear and solid methodology project evaluation & management process – this we make sure you get what you want. Our 6 step process;

  • Onsite Evaluation
  • Proposal & Quote
  • Design Project Plan
  • Schedule Project
  • Project Fulfillment
  • Project Completion & Review

Why use Hall Electrician for your Outdoor Lighting Project:

We connect people and power, and pride ourselves on our professional service. Our stated vision is to;
”Be widely recognized as the preferred provider of Electrical Services Auckland wide through professionalism, honesty & understanding the customer’s needs”
We are one of Auckland’s largest independent electrical companies which means we have the team, experience, knowledge, tools and resources to make your outdoor lighting project a success. We would love to talk to you about your project and perhaps someday soon you’ll be one of our featured customer testimonials…

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Indoor lighting installation and wiring services from a registered electrician

Great lighting design, fixtures and fittings can make a world of difference to a property. Aesthetically people will notice a difference, but the real benefit is for those people who spend time in the newly lit environment. If you are looking at installing new lights and fittings inside your home consideration to lighting by an experienced electrician can help you to

  • Improve the look of your lights and enhance your home interior
  • Improve the consistency of light to all areas of a room
  • Improve the direction of light to specific areas of a room
  • Improve the visual comfort by reducing visual glare from light

Faced with the above list of beneficial outcomes from a successful indoor lighting installation, it is little wonder why this is a popular electrical service. The easiest thing to do is start the process by calling us to get a quote. We will send one of our team to your home or investment property for an initial onsite evaluation. We’ll listen to your requirements and vision, and we can provide a few ideas to make sure the best outcome is planned in the lighting design. Call to speak with our team on 0800 422 973.
Some further points about indoor lighting you may find helpful follow;

Indoor Lighting Methods

  • General room lighting – light fixtures ON the ceiling
    • Traditional bulbs
    • Diffused bulbs
    • Energy efficient bulbs
    • Traditional, Modern & Designer lamp shades
    • Diffused lamp shades
    • Spot lights
    • Chandeliers
  • Downlighting – light fixtures recessed IN the ceiling

  • Uplighting – bouncing indirect light OFF the ceiling

Where do I start?

The best thing to do is talk to us. We will provide you with a quote by actually coming to your home or property, assessing the situation and getting to know what your vision is.

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Electrician to install a new electrical switchboard

Switchboards are an important feature of modern home wiring and electrical systems. Once upon a time homes had fuse boxes, many older homes still do. However, new homes have circuit breakers rather than fuses. Circuit breakers are situated in a switchboard. Many older homes that have been renovated will also have had a complete rewire with a switchboard installed.

Hall Electrical provides a full electrical switchboard upgrade and installation service.

Modern switchboards come in a range of designs. They can be flush or surface mounted, doors can be tinted transparent or completely opaque. The size of switchboards also vary, height and width ultimately determine the number of circuit breakers. When installing or upgrading a switchboard, an electrician must consider the current electrical rewiring system, any potential future need for more electrical circuits and the location of the switchboard.





It is also important to ensure that the switchboard manufacturer complies with all electrical regulatory standards. We only install compliant switchboards from reputable manufacturers.

While the process to install and test the operation of a unit is mostly the same, the complexity and time requirement can vary greatly. It is best to speak with an experienced electrician who can evaluate your individual situation.

Where do I start?

The best thing to do is talk to us.

For small switchboard repair jobs you just want done, we can send someone to resolve the issue at a time that works for you.

For larger more complex switchboard upgrades and installation jobs we will provide you with a quote by actually coming to your home or property to assess the situation and design an electrical plan if required.

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Ok, House Rewiring. So, you have figured out that your house needs rewiring, but this has only raised a heap of questions. Selecting a house rewiring electrician and determining what you need to do can be a little overwhelming for many people.

Do you have one or more of these questions firing around in your head?

  • Who do I trust?
  • What are the important things to consider?
  • How much will this cost?
  • What are my options?
  • How long will it take?
  • Do I project manage this or my builder?
  • Where do I start?
  • How do we get this underway?

Let’s answer a few of these questions in the first instance. Obviously every persons situation is slightly different and nothing beats a good old fashioned chat on the phone about your specific house rewiring project. Nevertheless, below are a few general guidelines with house rewire projects. Give us a call with your questions, we are very happy to do what we can to help you answer them.



Who do I trust?

First, if you are dealing with a builder that you know and trust, great! A registered professional master builder that specializes in home renovations, makeovers, additions and extensions should be well placed to recommend a preferred Electrician. You should always look for an electrician with plenty of experience in helping people like you complete a successful house rewiring project.

What are the important things to consider for house rewiring?

There are always a number of important considerations with rewiring your home or an investment property. First and foremost you must consider your desired outcome. What is the end result? i.e. Are you looking to completely transform your way of living?

This brings us to the second important consideration: the electrical plan. It is the electricians roll to be able to help you solidify your vision into a well thought out electrical plan. The electrical plan ensures you get everything delivered that you expect.

Other very important factors include; the electrical service providers history in completing successful house rewire projects, your budget, your timeline, other service providers like plumbers & builders, and lastly… who will be project managing the entire process.

House Rewiring Cost: How much will this cost?

We all hate it when we ask someone this question and they say “it depends”. However, it really does. The cost of a house rewire has a number of factors to consider, including; size of house, quality of fittings installed (power plug points, lights, etc), accessibility of rewiring (basically can we easily get at the wires inside your walls from above or below, or is it extremely difficult). As an approximate reference you might find the following a useful guideline*:

  • Basic house rewire cost: $3,000 to $4,000
  • Regular house rewire cost: $4,000 to $10,000
  • Advanced house rewire cost: $10,000+

House Rewiring Options: What are my options?

We can rewire your home putting power points and lights where they were or you can use the opportunity to completely redesign your living space to work much better. Your goal should be to create a very livable environment for you and your family or for your investment property. The modern world has a far greater demand for easy access to power and with a little bit of careful planning from your electrician, you’ll be able to remove any annoying power and electrical shortcomings (e.g only 2 power outlets in the kitchen vs the need for 6, or the fact the power outlets in the living room are not aligned with perfect TV location). There are many options to explore and different people prefer different setups.

If it is for your family home: We recommend making a list of the things that annoy you the most from an electrical perspective. Missing power points, the need for multiple power adapters all over the place, the fact your toaster and kettle fight for the same power plug, not enough phone jacks, etc. Also list any ideas you have and features you have seen and liked in your friends and families homes. When we walk around onsite with clients for an evaluation and quote we love to hear these points. We’ll then present you with options that are a fit for your situation, helping you achieve that much improved living space.

If it is for your investment property: Many landlords view the need to rewire as an expense. The act of replacing something unseen may feel like replacing the hot water cylinder, annoying and costly without adding value to the property. We feel we understand the landlords desire to always seek to improve the value of the property, be that rental return or asset value. So, we take this into consideration when talking options with property investors that need to rewire a property. Our thought process is always asking ‘How can we increase the value of your investment through a rewire project?’

How long will it take?

Obviously the scope (size and complexity) of the project dictates to a large extent the length it can take. Some projects are relatively quick from the electrical perspective. We could be in and out within a couple of days. Most project timelines are to a large extent influenced by the project management of all the other parties involved. So, if the entire home is going through a huge transformation involving every trades person under the sun, then you could be looking at months. Whatever the overall project timeline, it is quite often the case that we will come in and do a certain amount until we can do no more until another trade services provider has finished.

How do we live during the rewiring phase (will I still be able to cook)?

We always ensure the minimum disruption to the basic living requirements that we can. This can include setting up temporary areas or reconnecting stove or lights before we leave for the day.

Do I project manage this or my builder?

The answer could be either. If you have a builder and you are doing a house rewire as part of a large renovation then you could have the builder project managing everything for you. Or you could be the project manager with your hands on the pulse of the comings and goings of every service provider. Either way we have worked with both situations many times. It comes down to personal choice. Some prefer the hands on approach others prefer letting professionals take charge.

If you are not doing a major renovation, and are simply rewiring the home from a need to perspective, then we’ll certainly take care of the electrical side of things freeing you up to focus on things that matter to you.

Whatever your situation we like to take care of the entire electrical plan, making it easy for you and ensuring we deliver on our promises of quality. You can be involved as little or as much as you like throughout. But the one thing we like to focus on is keeping the communication first class. People love the fact we are human and we are always keeping you up to date with what is going on. It’s your home, you care about it, and we get that… so we think you deserve someone that keeps you 100%
informed throughout the entire process.

Where do I start?

The best thing to do is talk to us. We will provide you with a quote by actually coming to your home or property and accessing the situation and getting to know what your vision is.

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An electrical Certificate of Verification (COV) for residential property can often be requested by insurance companies during the sale & purchase of property. In particular, older properties are more likely to receive a request for a COV from an insurance company. Insurance compliance is normally a vital requirement for banks to sign-off on mortgage settlement.

The purpose of the electrical COV is to verify the condition and safety of the electrical circuits in the property. Typically, the certificate covers verification of; ‘an existing installation on which no work has been carried out and is not subject to Regulation 73’.

Situations in which COVs are commonly requested:

Electrical COV’s help to identify potential electrical hazards and provide peace of mind to individuals and a level of risk reduction to insurance companies & banks. Common situations when electrical COV’s are requested include:

    • As a Pre-Purchase requirement for mortgage settlement (via the insurance company).
    • As a Pre-Purchase reassurance measure or due diligence condition of sale.
    • As a Post-Purchase reassurance measure to give you peace of mind.
    • As an identification measure when you receive repeated ad-hoc and often intermittent electrical issues throughout the property.
    • As a evidence when selling your older home or investment property.

Situations in which COVs are commonly requested:

The time it takes to complete an on-site electrical COV inspection can vary. Typically, up to two hours on-site is common for an average sized home. Verification is classified as either: (a) Basic visual inspection; (b) Visual inspection and limited testing; or (c) Visual inspection and full testing.

Our standard residential home electrical COV is by Basic visual inspection.

The verification process includes:

The visual inspection applies to the readily visible wiring and electrical items. An electrician will run through a checklist and grade a series of listed items that typically include:

  • Main earth
  • Switchboard
  • Hot Water System
  • Range/Stove/Oven
  • House
    • Light switches
    • Light fittings
    • Metal fittings earthed
    • Switch-Sockets
    • Polarity
    • Condition of Cable
    • Pipe Insulation
  • Miscellaneous
    • Laundry
    • Garage
    • Other
  • Mains cable (to fully test mains cable an Electrical Inspector is required, thus it does not form part of our COV by basic visual inspection)

This will give you, your insurance company and your bank piece of mind that at this particular moment in time a qualified electrician believes the electrical condition of the property is safe.

Book a COV

Call the office on 0800 422 973

If you required the full testing of an Electrical Safety Audit & Report we can arrange an independent third party specialist inspector for this service. This service is often required by insurance companies for Commercial Buildings.

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Get an electrician to install electrical power points, wall sockets and power outlets

Regardless of what you call them (power points, sockets or outlets), with a few extra well placed power points around your home you can greatly reduce clutter and improve convenience. We often find people considering installing extra power points in their home broadly fit into one of two groups;

1) “I know exactly what I want”

Many people have a clear idea of what they want when they contact us regarding installing extra points. For example someone may wish to…

  • Reduce clutter in the home by installing one or two extra power points to remove an annoying and dangerous extension cord.
  • Reduce risk by replacing a single power point which has many electrical devices using a multi-plug with double adaptors, with two or more double power points.
  • Increasing convenience in a room by installing another double power point in the kitchen, or perhaps a double power point either side of the bed.

2) “I’m building or renovating and have some ideals, but I’m open to finding the best solution”

When presented with new home building or renovation project you are faced with a world of choice and decisions to make. Sometimes it can be extremely useful to have the helpful advice and ideas of a professional. The last thing you would want to happen would be to complete the project and say “oh, I wish we had an extra power installed here”.

This is where an onsite evaluation from an experienced electrician will often be the best way to state your requirements, share your ideas and get a few more inside tips from an electrical professional.

Power Point Options

  • Colour; typically sockets come in white, grey/silver, or black
  • Quantity; single, double or quad
  • Orientation of Double; vertical or horizontal

Where do I start?

The best thing to do is talk to us.
For small jobs you just want done we can send someone to complete at a time that works for you.
For larger more complex jobs we will provide you with a quote by actually coming to your home or property and assess the situation and getting to know what your vision is.