Electrical work is one of the most important aspects of any building construction or renovation project. It involves working with electricity, which requires specialised knowledge, skills, and experience. It’s crucial to hire a qualified and registered New Zealand electrician for any electrical work you need done, especially in Auckland where the standards are particularly high and the NZ electrical regulations are strictly enforced.
Alex Gallager, a registered New Zealand electrician with Legacy Electrical, Auckland recently wired 8 new townhouses, after a previous electrical company had left the job in shambles. The client had originally hired a competitor company who under-quoted and under-delivered on the electrical work, leaving things in a mess, with incomplete work, safety hazards, and a lot of stress and frustration. This can be a common occurrence in the construction industry, where some individuals prioritize cost-cutting and shortcuts over quality and safety.
Alex came to the rescue and delivered his work cost-effectively and to a high standard, in an urgent retrospective timeframe. Alex had to work quickly and efficiently to ensure that the project was completed on time and within budget, while also ensuring that all the electrical work was done safely and to the highest standards. Alex consulted with the client and also worked closely with other contractors, such as the builders, plumbers, and painters, to ensure that the electrical work was coordinated and integrated with the rest of the project.
Alex began by conducting a thorough assessment of the existing electrical system to identify any safety hazards, code violations, or areas that needed improvement. Alex checked the wiring, earthing, switches, outlets, circuit breakers, lighting, and other components of the electrical system. Alex then rewired the earthing system and mains cabling, and fixed the botched prewire, ensuring compliance with relevant codes and electrical standards. The earthing system especially is critical as it ensures that the electrical current is safely discharged into the ground in case of a fault or surge. This involves installing earth wires and earth rods, testing the earth resistance, and ensuring that all the metal parts of the electrical system are properly bonded and grounded.
Alex also installed new lighting throughout the townhouses, which not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of the properties but also improves their functionality and energy efficiency. This involved selecting the right types of lights, such as LED lights, and positioning them strategically to achieve the desired effects. Alex also installed dimmer switches, timers, and motion sensors to provide greater control and flexibility over the lighting.
Throughout the project, Alex adhered to all the relevant codes and standards, particularly AS/NZS 3000:2007, and the New Zealand Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010. These codes and standards ensure that the electrical work is done safely, reliably, and efficiently, and that the occupants of the buildings are protected from electrical hazards.
In addition to the technical skills and knowledge required for electrical work, Alex also demonstrated excellent communication and collaboration skills. He kept the client and other contractors informed and updated on the progress of the project, and was always available to answer any questions or concerns.
Contact Alex Gallagher at Legacy Electrical today, for all of your electrical needs.