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Emergency Lighting and Exit LightingEmergency lighting systems form a critical part of a safe building evacuation. Many commercial buildings, premises, workplaces and high occupancy residential buildings have a compulsory requirement to provide lighting that operates during a power failure event. Hall Electrical provides all the necessary electrical services for commercial building owners and tenants and for residential apartment building owners, building managers or body corporates. We can take care of the initial design & installation for new buildings or re-fits. We also offer corrective and preventative maintenance.

Emergency Lighting - Design & Installation

Design: Emergency lighting plans are often provided to us; in this instance, we can move directly to sourcing the appropriate parts and develop a project plan. However, on many occasions we arrange an On-Site Evaluation to fully determine the site requirements – particular for commercial property enhancement projects (whether funded by building owners or leaseholders) and residential apartment buildings.

Supply: We work with a select range of electrical suppliers who offer high-quality products backed with product warranties. Emergency lights now come in a range of options. These include designs that are basic but fit cost-effective briefs, through to high end aesthetically focused design concepts. LED emergency lighting can also provide considerable energy saving. High visibility signage for Exit lights is also a common requirement.

Install: With a clear project plan the installation of emergency lighting can be a relatively quick process. Liaising with other contractors is a common requirement. We strive to the deliver the project on time and on budget, every time.

Emergency Lighting - Preventative Maintenance, Testing, Compliance & Certification

Monthly Emergency Lighting Checks: The Compliance Schedule for a specific building should state the requirements, among which you will often find that owners need to ensure a regular emergency lighting check. For the building to pass its annual warranty of fitness the IQP (Independent Qualified Person) must be able to see that any regular checks have been done and recorded in a log book/maintenance history schedule. By outsourcing the regular emergency lighting checks you can ensure compliance with no surprises at the annual IQP check.

Emergency Lighting Compliance / Annual Electrical IQP (Independent Qualified Person): Buildings with emergency lighting systems are generally required to have a Building Warrant of Fitness (BWOF). Such, BWOF’s require a Certificate of Compliance by an IQP to certify that the inspection, maintenance and reporting procedures for central battery and single point systems shall be performed in accordance with AS/NZS 2293 and the buildings Compliance Schedule.

Emergency Lighting - Corrective Maintenance Requests (Repair Service)

During the course of regular preventative maintenance lighting checks faults can be detected. Common issues with emergency lighting include:

  • Faulty Battery Pack,
  • Lamp Replacement,
  • Faulty Fitting

Phone: 379 9198 (24/7)

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Repairs & Faults

  • Restoring power, lights & hot water
  • Light fitting, switch repairs & replacements
  • Faulty power point, outlet & socket repair
  • Electrical Certificate of Verification (COV)

New Installations

  • New wiring & rewiring for power, lighting & data
  • Switchboard upgrades, installations & relocations
  • Power plugs, TV outlets & phone outlets
  • Indoor & outdoor lighting installation

Additional Services

  • Home Heating
  • Kitchen Appliance Installation
  • Home Renovations, Alterations & Extensions
  • Security Systems, Lighting & Alarms
  • Home Automation
  • Home Theatre & Audio

We believe a high quality domestic service requires electricians with professionalism to both quality of work and customer service. Doing a good job and making sure you are happy throughout the process is our priority.

Hall Electrical is committed to being Auckland’s preferred electrician and provider of electrical services. Our domestic services (i.e. the regular day to day electrical work we do with home owners and tenants right across Auckland) forms a very significant part of this commitment, we take your satisfaction when using us very seriously.

We think this is a special combination of professionalism mixed with old fashioned warm, friendly and accommodating personality. Call anytime (24 hours / 7 days) to speak with one of our friendly team and talk about your domestic electrical repair, installation, project, fault or any question you may have, we’re happy to help… ph 379 9198.

We Promise To

Turn up on time

We understand that communication is important to you. If we tell you we will arrive between 12:00pm & 2:00pm, we will. But if for some reason, like unforeseen traffic or we get stuck onsite longer than first thought, we’ll call to keep you informed.

Carry out a quality job

All tradesman are Master Electricians. Our 14 vehicles are also fully equipped for most repairs, saving you travel costs and time.

Tidy up when finished

Once the job’s done, it’ll be like we were never there. Our electricians will clean up and leave your place spotless.

Totally trustworthy in your home or office

Hall Electrical’s tradesmen all have security clearance from the New Zealand Police, for your peace of mind.

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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.

Next Steps:

Call us for a friendly chat with our professional team on 09 379 9198
Book a Free Electrical Proposal and Quote

*NOTE: We recommend getting a quote for an accurate assessment of your individual project.