Do you ever feel like your power points aren’t in the location you require? Or do you want to change an old single power point to a double power point? This is a familiar thought of many people in today’s day and age, as ever growing technology requires more power to operate new devices. Many older residences in Sydney’s inner western suburbs have very few power outlets installed throughout the house as they were essentially ‘add on’s’ which were installed well after the original home was constructed. It is not unusual to still come across homes that do not have a power point in, for example, the bathroom and we are well equipped and licensed to install these if required.

Types Of Power points Available

Power points come in a diverse range of shapes, colours and sizes and differ in cost depending on which ones are chosen. Various types of power points include:

  • white
  • black
  • stainless steel
  • slim line
  • weather proof
  • 15 amp rating
  • 20 amp rating
  • outdoor, waterproof
  • coloured

Power Point Installation

Power points can be installed in many different places from internal walls to external walls of a power points imagebuilding. By law, power points must only be installed by a licensed electrician. The location of a power point, will determine the type of power point installed. For example if you require an external power point that will be open to inclement weather then a weather proof power point will need to be installed for safety and to comply with Australian standards.

Installation requirements differ depending on the location of a desired power point. Power points may have to be ‘chased’ into a concrete wall and then plastered and painted to get a nice finish with no conduit or cable visible. By chasing we mean cutting a small channel into the surface of a brick wall to facilitate running an electrical cable through the wall to the desired location of a power point.  Other circumstances may require less work like a double brick wall where a cable can be dropped down the cavity and pulled out at the bottom with no chasing required.

Electrical safety is always paramount and unless you are a qualified electrician, always remember to hire a qualified contractor to do any electrical work you require.