Home renovations always require proper planning. Whether it is refurbishing your kitchen or bathroom or if you are taking down and putting up walls, it pays to get it right the first time.
An electrician will always play a crucial part in your home renovation work. An accredited electrician will deliver quality, electrical safety, integrity, and energy advice.
Below is a list of steps that you, as a home renovator, should follow to ensure that your renovations are safe and meet all the legal requirements:
- Any electrical renovations done must meet current Australian Standards. All electrical work must meet or exceed Australian Standard 3000:2007 (Wiring Rules).
- It is advisable to have an electrician help with your design and involve the electrician from an early stage to ensure compliance and safety of all electrical work you intend to carry out. Rooms such as bathrooms, kitchens and outdoor areas with pools and spas have a number of zones that, due to electricity and water not mixing, limit the types of devices that may be installed.
- There is a large range of energy efficient items that can be incorporated into your home that will help you to conserve energy and save you money. Look for low voltage fittings, compact fluorescent lamps and water saving devices. A qualified and experience electrician can provide professional adviceand make recommednations.
- All electrical contractors need to be licensed and carry a minimum of $5 million Public Liability. Check with your contractor if he/she is licensed and has the necessary liability insurance in place.