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Fast, Friendly & Reliable Electricians in Nelson.

Our team of qualified electricians are fully licensed, and each of our sparkies has over 10 years of electrical experience. For the highest quality, safety-assured electrical work in your home or office, call our friendly team today.

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Residential electrical

  • New installations
  • Electrical alterations
  • Switchboard & metering upgrade
  • Electrical troubleshooting
  • Exit & emergency lighting
  • Dimmer and light fixture installation
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Commercial electrical

  • Wiring upgrades
  • Electrical surge protection
  • Fixture repair and replacement
  • Dedicated circuits and sub-panels
  • Cooktops/stoves/ovens and hot water units – elements, thermostats and wiring repairs plus new installations
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Retail electrical

  • Fully licensed and insured
  • Knowledgeable, experienced and skilled
  • Equipped with state-of-the-art tools
  • Friendly, helpful, and reliable
  • Fully screened and background checked
  • Clean and uniformed for safety and security

Top Rated Nelson Electricians

We have the most skilled electricians in the business, and there’s no job too big or too small for our team of qualified sparkies. We strive to deliver top-notch services to all our customers and we stand by our work. For professional electricians in Nelson and Tasman, call our team today!

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Reliable Nelson Electricians

We’re locally based right here in Nelson, so our response time is fast. Give us a call today for any immediate repairs or problems.

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10+ Years Electrical Experience

For faulty electrical system repairs, rewiring or general electrical maintenance, get in touch with our team of local and friendly electricians.

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Fully Licensed Local Electricians

Our credentials match up to all industry standards, and our work is certified and regulated to the highest quality New Zealand guidelines.

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Nelson Emergency Electrician

We know how frustrating it is to experience electrical issues. We’ve got expert electricians at the ready, for last-minute bookings and urgent electrical repairs.

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New Installations & Rewiring

Book one of our fully qualified, experienced electricians to ensure your home is safely connected to electricity and everything is installed professionally. We’ve got you covered!

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Internal & External Lighting

Our electricians are fully licensed, and experienced in installing lighting both indoors and outdoors so you can enjoy safe, energy-efficient lighting wherever you are.

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Audiovisual Installations

Specialising in customised Media Room installations including sound systems, monitors and visual displays, our experts will ensure you can enjoy the highest quality audiovisual experience in your home.

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Powerpoint Replacements

Upgrading old powerpoints, and replacing tired, worn or outdated power points can improve the overall safety within a home and ensure electricity is received and measured accurately.

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Hot Water Cylinder Servicing

If the hot water in your home is running too hot or too cold, a simple hot water cyclinder service could be all that is required to correct the temperature and have you enjoying long hot showers again. Book your service today!

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Nelson Electricians

Our excellent Nelson electricians are fully qualified and licensed with over 10 years of experience each. We have established a great reputation in Nelson and Tasman thanks to our expert team and outstanding electrical service.

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Nelson Electricians for House Rewiring

Whether it’s to reduce the risk of fire, increase the reliability of your electrical services, keep your insurance company happy, or installing additional wiring during renovations and upgrades, our electrical team can easily get you sorted.

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Domestic LED Lighting Experts

Energy-efficient and climate-friendly lighting is a must for every modern home. LEDs use up to 85% less electricity than incandescent bulbs, and the ‘warm white’ tone is our expert recommendation for a more comfortable and welcoming light in residential homes.

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Electrical Maintenance & Repairs

Our staff are qualified and experienced for both domestic and commercial electrical work, and a large portion of our bookings are repairs and maintenance. From a faulty switchboard to power points not working, you can be sure our team of experts have dealt with it before and will get it sorted out quickly and professionally for you.

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Hot Water Cylinder Installations & Repairs

Most often when a hot water cylinder isn’t producing hot water, it’s an electrical problem. In this instance, our team will replace the heating element, the thermostat, or both. If you’re unsure whether you need a plumber or an electrician – touch the pipe coming out of the top of your cylinder and if it’s still hot, we need to send you a plumber instead.

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After-Hours Nelson Electricians

Our electricians offer an after-hours service for electrical emergencies. Our customers who have used this service can’t thank us enough, as our sparkies often give up precious time with their families for emergency call-outs. We charge a fair call-out fee, but we’ve checked others and we think ours are still the best rates in town.

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Outdoor Lighting & Spas

We frequently install outdoor powerpoints for spas and hot tubs, and it’s essential to get these professionally installed to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones. Additionally, we can install outdoor lighting and motion sensors, which is commonly requested at the same time. Call our team today to get a quote.

Your electrician has been involved in a number of my projects. A rebuild of our heritage home as well as upgrades, maintenance and compliance work to Healthy Homes Standards as prescribed by MBIE on the rental properties I manage. Your team are always punctual and courteous. He’s great at listening and using his problem solving and technical expertise to help me get the job done, whatever the situation.

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Experienced in Solar Energy

Another favourite in these more ecologically-aware times is the installation of solar hot water heating, and the retrofitting of LED lighting in houses and commercial buildings – more efficient (and a nice surprise when the power bill arrives) plus they produce way less heat.

All of our electricians are Registered Nelson Electricians with several decades of experience.

Our electricians have both specialised skillsets and general electrical experience, so you can count on our team of electricians for a wide range of jobs.

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I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the fantastic service from your sparky Phil. It genuinely was the best tradie experience I’ve ever had. Everything that was important to me was taken care of; He was on time, honest and friendly, happy to explain everything, and he cleaned up! The whole process was completely stress-free for me. I will definitely be recommending you guys to everyone I know.

Georgie Kerby

Nelson Electricians FAQs

Generally, it is the heating element and/or the thermostat that has failed.

That’s an electrician’s job. If it’s the element, it normally takes between one to two hours to drain the cylinder, replace the element, and refill the cylinder.

At the same time, the electrician will test the thermostat to make sure it’s functioning properly.

All our visits have a minimum charge of one hour – by the time our electrician has driven to your property, got his tools and parts from the van, done the job and packed up again, it’s an hour that we don’t have him available for another customer.

However, if the job is a quick one, we suggest you get him to attend to, on the same visit, any other electrical jobs you may have been saving for a while.

Yes, each of our Nelson electricians is licensed by the NZ Electrical Workers Board. We do not employ apprentices or unlicensed electricians.

LED lights give more pure, bright lumens of light. The light fittings colour can be changed for every application – e.g. warm white, cool white, and daylight white.

The LED light uses less electricity and they are more energy-efficient than Halogen globes.

They also have a very low heat-generating capacity, therefore a lower overheating fire risk.

If the wiring is old, not only is it a requirement of your insurance company but a great way of avoiding a house fire to have you home fully rewired.

Old wiring has insulation which breaks down over time.

An old fuse board is unlikely to have MCBs (Miniature circuit breakers), or RCDs (Residual current device) present, which are a feature of more modern switchboards.

Yes, it is dangerous for various reasons – the humming sound can be caused by a loose electrical connection which can cause an electrical fire, or it can be caused by an overloaded circuit or MCB (miniature circuit breaker).

If the MCB is faulty, it can also cause nuisance fuse tripping and worst-case scenario, a fire.

It sounds like the specific light circuit is overloaded and/or a faulty MCB is causing the problem.

If overloading is causing the problem, we suggest an additional light circuit be installed, splitting the light circuit and installing an extra MCB.

The ‘fault’ on a new installation is sometimes caused by poor design and planning for the electrical installation, but equally a blown light bulb can cause this.

Check if you can turn on other lights on the same circuit without tripping the fuse.