House Rewire

House Rewire

Is the Wiring in Your House Safe?

A defective wiring system in your home can cause damage to electrical appliances or potentially serious injury to occupants. Electrical rewiring should be considered periodically for your home. It’s most important for older Auckland homes or where there has been a recent electrical fault such as recurrent fuse problems or RCD’s that constantly trip.

Also, if you have parts of your house with rubber insulated wiring, this will need to be looked at. Rewiring includes adding light switches, fuse boards and various electrical devices to keep up with the latest technology and safety recommendations.

You may also need to upgrade your old switchboards for improved safety and performance.

Do You Need Rewiring?

The best way of knowing that your house needs rewiring is to ask an experienced electrician to look at all the wires in your house and determine their condition. Also if you’re selling your home, it’s a good idea to get rewiring as not only does this make the house safer but is also more attractive to prospective buyers.

Call us on 0800 33 66 77 to get advice on house rewiring and if you’re home requires it. We also offer Free House Rewire Quotes

How much does it cost to rewire a house?

This is one of the most common questions we have, and the answer as it is with major home projects, is that there’s a big potential cost range.

You can expect to pay $5,000 to $15,000 to rewire a standard Auckland home or Villa. The cost to rewire a home will depend on the size and age of your house, the ease with which our electrician can access the old wiring, and the quirks that we usually find in older Auckland homes.

We offer free quotes for Auckland house rewiring, so get in touch with our electricians today

Signs you may need a house rewire

  • Frequently tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses
  • Burning smell, sometimes with a sizzling sound
  • Discolored and hot outlets and switches
  • Old Black Rubber Wiring
  • House is Pre 1960
 Signs that you might need to rewire your home include:
  • Visibly worn electrical cable
  • Wire fuse switchboard
  • Black rubber cable
  • Electrical shocks from appliances, sockets & switches
  • Outlets and cords that get warm when in use
  • Fuses that blow regularly
  • Frequent power outages
  • Fuseboards that keep tripping out

House re-wiring usually involve some or all of the following:

  • Removal of all old TRS and VIR cables & steel conduit
  • Rewiring with new TPS cables
  • Replacement of original sockets, lights switches, light fittings with modern fittings.
  • New mains cables installed
  • Old fuseboard and porcelain fuses replaced with modern switch boards
  • Power meters relocated outside
  • An electrical inspection and Certificate of Compliance issue

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