Electrical is not that attractive as other elements related to home renovations but is one of the most important parts. However, a great emphasis must be put on electrics, safety, and utility.
Standard tasks include disconnect and reconnect
relocation and re-wiring if needed. Usually requires a minimum of three visits, so as to allow for the final connection of power-points once the splashback is installed. Extra for additional feature lights.
A lot of power is required in a kitchen – this may mean the installation of a sub-panel to cope with increased power consumption and allow extra circuits for appliances. Circuit breakers also need to be added in a home to prevent electric shock and stop electricity flow in case of an overload if not already in place. Changing the layout of your kitchen will also likely require the installation of power outlets to power the various appliances.
There also needs to be a minimum distance between electrical sockets and any water source, whether in the kitchen or bathroom – this distance is regulated by the applicable Australian Standards.
Other task carried out by an electrician for a kitchen renovation include wiring for a new cooktop, adding accent lighting, and installing a new oven, or rewiring an older home. We are also now seeing the addition of USB data wiring to allow homeowners to recharge their mobile phones, tablets, or other electrical devices without an adapter, as well as partial or whole home automation systems.
For bathroom renovations, lighting a vanity, the addition of a fan-heater-light, increasing the number of power-points, and installing heated towel rails or underfloor heating. Relocation of any of the services such as a sink or bath, will require an electrician to assess where to best place the electric power sources. Showerheads with lights also require an electrician for installation.