Commercial Electrical Maintenance Apprentices Get New Exam


As a Registered Master Electrician, Electrical relies on robust quality assurance, health & safety, risk management, reporting and sustainability systems and processes. We are committed to the environment and assist all our customers in making informed decisions to reduce electrical consumption by utilising power saving techniques and products.

Electrical has been the local leader in commercial development and maintenance; their success is derived through accurate project planning, impeccable onsite staff and an unwavering commitment to client satisfaction. Electrical call on their vast network of creative suppliers and sub contractors to ensure that a total solution is presented to any project or maintenance contract and that no substitutes for quality or health and safety will be accepted.

business established to change the face of the volunteer travel experience. Established and now cemented right here it was an exciting project to be part of. With dynamic and aesthetically pleasing design this office space has been developed into a place of comfort by forward thinking designers

Following the completion and success of the boutique accommodation the demand increased to more beds. Leading the renovation of the old White Hart Building the Left Wing retains its industrial influence while maintaining nothing but class for service and style.

With the demand increasing on the hospitals current capacity the left wing was introduced to increase bed capacity and specialist service spaces. Electrical Ltd has held a long standing and successful relationship with spanning back nearly a decade.




If you’re building or renovating, we can help you with your electrical work and layout.  It’s important to plan all electrical work early, like what lighting design you want, where the power points should be and so on. We can help guide you through this process and in turn this will save you time and money further down the track.


We understand the importance of getting the job done on time. Electrical are reliable, prompt, highly organised, and provide functional electrical fit-outs and maintenance services

With a team of Electrical Industry experts, Electrical are well equipped to complete your electrical work, with all the personal touch and convenience of a local company run by a passionate owner/operator.



We provide you with a residential maintenance service that is professional and friendly. Whether you need us now, later, or on a regular basis, get it fixed promptly.



Electrical are reliable, prompt, highly organised, and provide functional electrical fitout services for business owners, facility managers, builders and project managers. Our office staff send you quotes, invoices, and adjustments for variations on time.



Q: What is the proper way to bond Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST)?

A: Please refer to manufacturer’s installation instructions and review the following documents:

Direct Bonding of Standard (Yellow) CSST

2009 National Fuel Gas Code Excerpt

NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, 2014

Q: When is a permit/inspection required?

A: Electrical permits/inspections are required for all new installations and alterations unless ALL of the following conditions are met:

  • The Installation is performed by a licensed Electrical Contractor, Residential Electrical Contractor or their employees.
  • The installation does not in any way involve work within a new or existing switchboard or panelboard.
  • The installation does not exceed 30 amps.
  • The installation does not exceed 277 volts, single phase.

Q: I am a homeowner. Will I have to be licensed to wire my own house?

A: No, a license is not required for an owner of property performing work on the owner’s principal residence that qualifies for the homestead tax exemption, if such residence is an existing dwelling rather than new construction, and is not larger than a single-family dwelling. A new house will require the electrical work to be performed by a licensed Electrical Contractor or Residential Electrical Contractor. Inspections are required for all new electrical installations regardless of whether a license is required.

Q: What electrical code is adopted by the state?

A: Per Iowa Administrative Code 661-504.1, the provisions of the National Electric Code, 2017 Edition, published by the National Fire Protection Association are adopted as the requirements for electrical installations performed by licensed electricians.

Q: Do cities have to adopt the State Electrical Code?

A: Yes, the code that the Board adopts will apply to all electrical installations across the state. The codes that cities enforce cannot be less restrictive than the State Electrical Code


Reliable Electricians

While you can change a light bulb or run an extension cord, unless you’re an electrician by trade, any electrical job which requires wiring, repair, installation or replacement will need a professional. To give you the confidence to hire the right electrician, we’ve put together a guide that walks you through everything you need to know, step by step.

How much do electrical services & repairs cost?

The following are guide prices only, and include materials, and standard travel time.

Install or replace a power socket: $150 to $250

Install power point for washing machine/heater: $150 to $250

Electrical inspections: $250 to $400

Hot water cylinder repair: From $200+

Heat Pump or Air Conditioning Installation: From $400

Heat Pump or Air Conditioning Repairs: $150 to $300+

Wiring upgrades: Custom quote required

How does an electrician charge me?

A bill from an electrician is usually made up of a number of factors:

Labour charge – this is a set rate, exclusive, often between $90 and $120 per hour. There will often be a minimum first-hour charge.

Parts and materials – if the electrician has the parts in their van, or if they need to pick up something from an electrical store, you will be charged for what’s needed. There may be a markup as well.

Travel cost (this can be factored into the labour charge) – if the electrician charges travel costs, this is usually charged from the time the electrician leaves for your home, to when they arrive back at their base after the job. This will also include the time it takes to visit an electrical store to get any parts.

GST – the total of 1, 2 and 3 will be added, and (15%) added.

How can I get the best price for electrical work?

Shop around – it’s unlikely your electrical needs will be urgent, so don’t rush to confirm an electrician right away. Instead, approach an electrical job like you would when buying a phone or car – be calm and patient. Have a ring around and explain your electrical needs, and ask for an estimate of the job, as well as the hourly cost, travel cost and parts markup percentage.

Know that prices and quotes will usually exclude – be sure to check – our calculator shows the total price you’ll pay if you’re quoted ‘exclusive’.

Find a local electrician – electricians will often charge travel time, so the closer to your home is to the electrician and an electrical store (if needed), the cheaper the labour cost. For this reason, you will also pay more if you are in an out-of-town property.

Be available during standard business hours – you might have to be late for work or work from home for a half day, but most out-of-hours visits (i.e. 6pm to 7am, and all hours on weekends) will be more expensive than standard hours. If in doubt, check with the electrician before. If the job can wait, don’t pay a weekend or late night surcharge if it can be sorted the next day.​


Guide to Electrical Maintenance

The Guide to Electrical Maintenance provides guidance on carrying out maintenance activities and using good practice techniques. It examines the operational risks, mitigations and processes that may be used in carrying out electrical maintenance, and also provides insights and philosophies to ensure that electrical maintenance activities are not only safe, but are satisfactorily planned and properly carried out.

The Guide also draws together key guidance from other IET inspection safety and maintenance titles to provide a practical overview for duty holders responsible for maintaining electrical systems, electrical contractors and building service engineers.

Good maintenance regimes do not happen by accident: they need careful planning, proactive management and comprehensive reporting. The tone for good maintenance is also established beforehand by considerate design, intelligent construction and satisfactory commissioning.

A good maintenance regime also has its part to play in a more sustainable world where correctly maintained electrical systems keep operating at their maximum energy efficiency and are disposed of correctly at the end of their lifecycle.

This Guide is aimed at electrical contractors, engineering technicians, maintenance engineers and managers, design engineers, building service engineers and duty holders responsible for electrical maintenance.