When it comes to electrical work around your home, there is no question that a fully trained and experienced tradie is the only person who should be trusted to complete the job. Apart from the fact it is illegal in Australia to carry out electrical work if you are not a qualified electrician, it is also extremely dangerous. So it is vital for the safety of you and your family that you call in an expert who you can trust.
In Canberra and throughout the local region, there are many experienced electricians who can satisfy all your electrical needs with quality assurance you can depend on. Whether your home requires installation of lighting or appliances, rewiring, an electrical safety check, a complete smart wiring overhaul, or you simply have a niggling issue that needs resolving, there are plenty of dependable, efficient options around town for you to choose from.
We asked our readers from Canberra and the surrounding region to share their experiences with leading local electricians. Below, you will find a recommended list of the best ones. If you are not sure what you are looking for, the following checklist should help you decide which trustworthy sparkie is for you.
What makes a great electrician?
- Relevant qualifications and licenses. In the ACT, all electrical contractors must be licensed. This gives you peace of mind knowing your electrician has the experience and qualifications to safely conduct all electrical work, from straightforward jobs to complex wiring.
- Knowledgeable. It pays to do some research and hire an electrician with a wealth of knowledge that only experience can deliver. The best electricians know the ins and outs of the trade. From simple household jobs to electrical emergencies, you need to be assured they can complete the job professionally.
- Reliable. The best electricians turn up on time, every time, and don’t leave you waiting. They should arrive when they say they will, be ready to work and complete the job efficiently.
- Transparent pricing. Your electrician should be upfront with you about how much things will cost. Quotes and invoices should be transparent, with no unexpected fees or charges. If any unforeseen expenses arise, you should be confident knowing this will be communicated to you and that you are getting what you pay for.
- Reliable and respectful of your property. The best electricians treat your home as if it is their own. This means keeping mess and disruption to a minimum while being careful with your belongings.
The best electricians in Canberra
RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of onsite comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook, as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.
Complete Electrical Service is one of Canberra’s leading electrical providers. The team prides itself on using premium quality products and materials, always prioritising customer service, and handling every project from start to finish.
Complete Electrical Service electricians are selected for their personality and electrical skills. They receive ongoing training in the latest techniques to ensure their work is safe, efficient and delivered to a superior standard.
They offer an on-time guarantee and free testing of safety switches with every job. Additionally, if you book online you save 10 per cent on the service call fee.
Here is what happy customer Paul had to say about his experience with Complete Electrical Service: “Excellent service. They were able to provide someone at short notice for a quote, and again at short notice for repairs. The electricians were friendly, easy to talk to, did great work and, unprompted, offered suggestions to reduce my power bills, which I will be taking up. They are now in my phone as the go-to electricians.”
With two fully-qualified, licensed electricians – Harrison McIntyre and Rowan Harrison – at the helm, Harrison’s Electrical Canberra can install, repair and maintain the electrics in your home or commercial space. Their range of services include general electrical work; installation of air-conditioning units; TV, data and telephone outputs; switchboard upgrades; smoke alarm installation and testing; thermal scanning; and commercial fit-outs.
Harrison’s Electrical Canberra guarantees superior customer service, and will always turn up on time to provide outstanding workmanship. Your safety is the duo’s number-one concern, and they will do everything possible to keep the power in your home or commercial premises in safe working order.
Mark Rawstorn is an experienced Canberra electrician providing electrical installation, maintenance and repair to residential and commercial spaces. Quality, safety and professional service are Mark’s priorities, and he has been recognised for delivering excellence in the capital region by business review company Three Best Rated. Catering for all domestic electrical jobs such as lighting, wiring and switchboard upgrades, he operates Monday to Friday plus Saturday by appointment, and on Sunday for emergency call-outs.
Family-owned and locally operated, JM Electrical Solutions offers 24/7 electrical services throughout the Canberra region. With customer service their priority, they guarantee premium electrical work and value for money. Offering a full range of domestic electrical installations – including switchboard upgrades, wiring safety inspections, security lighting, ceiling fans, smoke detectors and TV antennas – you are guaranteed the job will be done right. They also specialise in the supply and fitting of air-conditioning units. With no hidden fees and years of experience, JM Electrical Solutions is a professional company you can trust.
Sparks Fly Electrical is a leading Canberra electrical services company that prides itself on delivering quality, professional service and workmanship. With years of experience in the construction industry, the dedicated team of qualified tradies are committed to satisfying the electrical needs of every customer. Their expertise extends across residential and commercial premises, and no job is too big or too small, from power point installations to complete commercial fit-outs. Plastering services are also available and can be quoted as part of your job if you require holes repaired from the repositioning of switches, lights, fans and other appliances.
Your experience with electricians in Canberra
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Have you had any experience hiring electricians in and around Canberra? Which company did you use? Would you recommend it?
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