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When Should I Organise House Rewiring?

29 June 2021

When Should I Organise House Rewiring?

At O’Brien Electrical Castle Hill, we specialise in all house rewiring jobs. We make sure to carry out our work with the utmost care and efficiency to ensure customer safety.

The rewiring of power circuits and lighting is a difficult process for those without experience, so if in doubt, it’s important to employ a professional electrician to handle the job.

Located in the Hills area of Sydney, we are more than happy to assist with power circuit and light rewiring in your residential home.

Find out more below about how and when you should look at rewiring in your home in the Hills District.



What is Lighting Rewiring?

Light rewiring is ideal for those who wish to upgrade their lighting system or add in new light fixtures.

There are generally two lighting circuits in residential properties: one for upstairs and one for downstairs.

Light rewiring often requires a qualified and experienced electrician who can get the job done in no time and in a safe manner. Without specialist help and advice, you could put your home at risk.


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What is involved?

When it comes to rewiring your lighting, we will first assess your residential property to get a better understanding of what work needs to be undertaken and at what cost.

We work alongside you to assess desired lighting and socket positions to make sure that we complete what is needed quickly and efficiently.

It’s important to note that there are three different types of light circuits: junction box wiring, loop in a circuit, and loop in wiring.

Our experienced team is fully qualified to deal with each of these circuits and the work we carry out will be dependent upon which circuit your home has installed.

We will then work to implement cable routes for new light fixtures through drilling and ensure that cables are ready.

Light fittings, switches, socket faceplates, and isolation switches are all connected to the consumer unit and plastered over.

At O’Brien Electrical Castle Hill, we take safety measures to ensure that light wires are always connected properly to each component.



Why Should I Rewire My Power Circuits?

Power circuits are important because they supply power point outlets and individual appliances throughout your property. Typically, residential homes employ ring-final wiring or radial wiring.

No matter which method of wiring is used, we are fully capable of helping you rewire your home so that you can use your appliances where you want with ease.

While the process of power circuit rewiring is similar to light rewiring, the purpose is often different. For example, you may consider undertaking power circuit rewiring in your home if the property is old and requires an update for safety purposes.

This is particularly the case if your property is more than 25 years old. By employing our professionals to rewire your power circuit, you will boost your property’s value and can rest assured that your residential home has a safer, modern power system in place.


As with all our home rewiring projects, O’Brien Electrical Castle Hill makes sure that the job is done with minimal obstruction and disturbance. So call us today or email us for more information and to book a consultation with us in the Hills District.



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