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New House & Renovations

RMD Electrical Services is committed to providing our builders and home-owners with all the electrical options to provide a superior result that fully meets their needs.

Most people, when building or renovating a new home will spend enormous amounts of time planning exact size and colour of rooms, appliances, woodwork and furnishings – but fail to seek the assistance of a qualified electrician early enough in the process to get the best possible outcome. Given that the electrical work in the home will provide light, chill, entertainment, technology and probably even cooked food – you would want the service and outlets and wiring and every detail to accommodate your lifestyle and incorporate flexibility for future changes.

For the best outcome and to save time and money, engage RMD Electrical Services as soon as plans are available. An initial meeting with RMD Electrical Services should typically take between 60-90 minutes depending on the size and complexity of your home.

Top 10 things to ask your RMD Electrical Services before building a new home

  1. Electricity Supply arrangements, ie. underground or overhead etc
  2. Availability and location of Electricity Service Pit or Service Pole, distance to house
  3. Preferred Electricity Meter location
  4. Occupancy – Single or Multiple (units)
  5. Power Outlets – Type, Colour, Number and approximate location within each room, also include weatherproof outlets for external locations and outlets in ceiling for ducted heating and cooling
  6. Lighting – Type of light fittings, number and approximate location within each room, also review external lighting requirements
  7. Electrical Appliance Review - Oven, hotplates, hot water, air conditioning, heating, garage door openers, spa bath, sauna, bathroom 3in1’s, exhaust fans, workshop equipment etc. For all appliances required, power consumption in KW, single or thee phase connection is required in order to confirm electricity supply capacity is sufficient
  8. Telecommunications - TV Points, Telephone Points, Local Area Networking
  9. Smoke Detectors – Number and Locations
  10. Home Automation, ie. C-Bus

Once this is complete, RMD Electrical Services will be able to prepare the initial quotation that will detail all reviewed requirements.

What’s the process of the electrical design and wiring for a new home?

Most home electrical installations go something like this: -

  1. Confirm Electrician
  2. Prior to concrete pour, install underground service and builders post, extend Telephone conduits to home, normally buried within same trench. RMD Electrical Services own trenching machines and will do the trenching themselves making the scheduling and costing easier for you
  3. Once concrete slab is complete, install Builders Temporary Supply, normally located in final position. RMD Electrical Services will organise the required inspection and paper work for supply to be connected. You will be required to contact Power and water  and open an account with them.
  4. Once the frame is constructed and windows, brickwork and roof installation is complete, RMD Electrical Services can commence the “Rough-in” stage. This stage allows the electrician to run all required cables within the house frame. Normally the location of outlets and light switches are either confirmed on a final plan or ‘walked’ thru with the owner on-site. Note: Electrical Rough-in stage is normally done with plumbing Rough-in.
  5. Once the plaster is complete RMD Electrical Services would cut out all power outlets and light switch locations, down-light holes are also cut. This will allow tiling to be complete where required and will confirm all locations are found ‘BEFORE’ painting is complete.
  6. Once kitchen and bathrooms are fitted out, painting is complete, the electrical “Fit-off” stage can commence. All Power outlets are installed, Light Switches and Light Fittings are installed, Smoke detectors fitted, all appliances and finally switchboard fit out with safety switches and circuit breakers.
  7. Test and energise the installation.

Simple as that. Of course there is more to it than that, but that’s a good start in your understanding. Remember to start early with RMD Electrical Services, think about all your requirement in the early stages. If you do this, you will save both time and money.