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Can I do my own electrical repairs?
Do you do quotes before you start work?
Have you ever installed Infinity or Olsent Cable in my house?
My safety switch keeps tripping. What should I do?
I hear that the regulations regarding smoke detectors in residential homes and rental properties has changed. How does this affect me? And how much will it cost me to have a smoke detector installed?
- If your home was built before 1 July 1997, and you don’t already have smoke alarms installed, you will need to buy and install at least one 9 volt battery operated smoke alarm.
- If your home was built after 1997, it should have had at least one 240 volt (hard-wired) smoke alarm installed at the time it was built. This is a requirement under the Building Code of Australia (BCA).
- If you have done major renovations to your home since 1997, it should have included the installation of 240 volt (hard-wired) smoke alarms.
The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service has a number of fact sheets available to answer basic questions about the new legislation and explain how it will affect you. Depending on the type of dwelling, number of detectors, and access for wiring, the cost is about $100-$150 per alarm.
I have very old wiring in my home, does it need replacing?
I am starting my renovation / extension soon. What do I need to do to get an electrician when I need one?
- Plan to ask the builder about the need for power to be switched of or pulled out of those areas, and then book in a sparky well ahead of time to make sure that you are all set to go with minimal delays.
- Plan what you need done – Talk to the spark. If needed, order special fittings well ahead of time to make sure they are there for you
- Plan for that renovation BBQ to show off the new kitchen / deck / pool room to your friends, because after we have finished, you’ll be happy to celebrate a well planned renovation.
I am getting some air conditioners installed. Do I need to do anything to my switchboard to accommodate the extra load?
I am renovating and I would like to change light fittings and wiring etc, but I have an older house, and I think the access in my ceiling is very limited. Can you help me?
I am buying a new home and the wiring looks OK but I have suspicions that there may of been some “handyman” wiring done. What should I do?
I have recently had insulation installed in my home, and I am bit concerned about my electrical cabling and lights in the ceiling. I have heard there are fire and electrocution risks from incorrectly installed insulation. Can you put my mind at ease?
What payment methods do you accept?
Also, ask us about our Interest Free Payment Plan option, which is ideal for those bigger jobs. We have partnered with a Third Party Credit provider, allows you the flexibility to get the job done now, and pay it off over a 6-12 months period (Conditions apply – please ask us for full details of this when accepting our quote)