House Electrical Rewiring Services and Home Rewiring Costs in Maitland & Newcastle

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Is the wiring in your home old and or sub-standard? If you are getting some faults, tripping your consumer unit or blowing bulbs regularly then these can be signs your wiring could be old and somewhat dangerous.

A complete house rewire is usually something that most homeowners would avoid unless it was absolutely necessary due to the perceived costs but it really can vary quite substantially on each individual property.

Horsell Electrical in Maitland are expert electrical technicians serving the Newcastle area and surrounds with professional electrical services for both domestic and residential needs so if you are looking to get your home rewired then you should be speaking to us to get a free quote.

How To Know If Your Home Needs Rewiring

The simplest way to tell is if your wiring is over 40 years old. You may not have any problems but the risks will still be there. Here are some other signs to tell your home needs a rewire:

  • Wiring older Than 40 Years
  • Burning Smells
  • Power Outages
  • Power Surges
  • Shocks
  • Blowing Bulbs
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Old Wiring Types

If you have exposed wiring then apart from the fact that this is very dangerous and you should call a qualified electrician right away, there are actually a few common types of rewiring that can actually be observed either by exposed wiring or visible in certain places:

  • Knob and Tube Wiring - This was designed prior to the 1940s and whilst not that common many properties, especially rural ones can have this old wiring type. It’s not inherently dangerous but wasn’t designed for high power loads and it isn’t grounded and nor can it be. Look for ceramic white knobs nailed to exposed joists in attics and basements. Tubes will be running through the knobs to protect the wires.
  • Aluminium Wiring - Some homes built in the 60s and 70s utilised aluminium wiring as opposed to copper wiring which is used everywhere today. Identifying it is not easy so do not attempt to do so yourself. Sometimes it may say aluminium on the wiring. This wiring is dangerous as connections loosen over time causing gaps from wiring to connectors that can cause overheating and start fires.
  • Cloth Wiring - This was the predecessor to modern wiring with cloth wrapped around each cable. It hasn’t been used for more than 50 years now and so the cloth will have rotted. Some cloth wiring doesn’t have a ground so you can’t use 3-prong plugs. It’s hard to spot as even some rubber wiring has cloth inside. Additional wiring may be required to distribute loads more evenly.

If you suspect you have any of these on your property they really should be replaced so give us a call for a free quote and inspection to be on the safe side and find out precisely how much a home rewire will cost you.

Benefits Of Rewiring Your Home

The benefits of a home rewire may seem invisible, but in reality, they aren’t at all. Here are some of the advantages improving your home's rewiring gives.

  • Increased Electrical Safety
  • Massively Decrease The Risk Of Fires
  • Opportunity For More Outlets
  • Ability To utilise higher Electrical Loads
  • Increases Your Property Value
  • Prevents Damage To Electrical Devices
  • Reduces The Risk Of Power-cuts or Tripping Your Consumer Unit (Switchboard)
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What’s Involved With A Home Rewire?

There can be little or a whole lot of work involved. It entirely depends on your specific house or property. It may require some plastering but an experienced team like Horsell Electrical have the experience, skills and qualifications to make this light work meaning we are efficient which will save you money. You may or may not require a new consumer unit (switchboard or fuse box) but we will give a full quote and answer any questions once we have done a full inspection for free.

Home Rewiring Costs

As indicated above, there is no way of costing this without a full safety inspection and Horsell Electrical calculating your quote accordingly. Current Australian averages are between $3000 and $13,000 but they can vary massively. What you don’t want is substandard work which may come from the cheapest quote. House wiring is incredibly important and safety-related so you really should only be speaking to expert, fully qualified, insured and experienced Level 2 electricians like Horsell Electrical so give us a call or contact us for a free no obligation quote.

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Why Use Horsell Electrical?

  • Friendly, Knowledgeable & Approachable
  • Fully Qualified (Over 20 Years Combined Experience)
  • 3 Years Warranty On All New Work
  • Manufacturers Warranty On Parts & Materials
  • Fully insured ($20 million public liability)
  • Established 2017
  • No Job Too Big Or Too Small
  • 3 Equipped Vans & 2 Teams
  • Emergency Service 24/7
  • Punctual & Reliable
  • First Class Reputation
  • Excellent Reviews
  • Free, No Obligation Quotes


Are you fully licensed and insured?

Yes. We have $20 Million public liability insurance, are level 2 certified, have over 20 years of combined experience and are members of the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) so you have complete peace of mind with Horsell Electrical.

Can I do small electrical jobs myself?

No! This is the shortest and safest answer. Unless you are replacing a plug on an appliance or replacing a bulb, all electrical work should be carried out by licensed and qualified electricians which is a legal requirement in NSW.

Do you provide free quotes?

Yes, most quotes can be done over the phone and for larger or more complicated quotes we will do an onsite visit. We will also provide these in writing and there is no pressure or obligation as we know how annoying that is plus it would affect our reputation.

Do you do small electrical jobs?

Yes, absolutely. We have a no job too big or too small ethos and undertake all work with the same professionalism. We understand that a job may not be small to the person who requires it.

What areas do you cover?

We are based in Maitland and cover all of its surrounding towns plus all of Newcastle and its suburbs. Also, all places in-between like Cessnock, Weston and Thornton etc. As we have 3 vans we can be at most jobs promptly.

Are you emergency electricians?

Yes. We operate a no call-out fee and will advise accordingly when we get an after-hours call, day or night, 24 hours a day. If you have an electrical emergency don’t hesitate to Horsell Electrical.

About Horsell Electrical

Horsell Electrical are the best Electricians servicing Maitland, Newcastle and surrounds. We are reputable, reliable & affordable with free quotes for all large or small commercial & domestic electrical work

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