Builders: Key Steps for Choosing an Electrician for Your Project

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Undertaking a residential building project of any scale always comes with an abundance of challenges.
However, you can take measures to ensure that you are avoiding any costly pitfalls or disruptions. Engaging with a trusted electrician is one of them.

Ask your network
Throughout your time in the industry, you will likely have developed established relationships with other tradesperson professionals. Google reviews, No Cowboys, and social media are great resources for getting an idea for a business’s reputation. However, it’s always a good idea to tap into your network of professionals or any other trusted connections you have and ask for opinions or to hear about their experiences with different electricians.

A trusted and successful electrician should have a good reputation amongst other tradespeople. Some good questions to ask are:

  • What was the scope of the project?
  • Were they satisfied with the finished project?
  • What is their experience with residential projects?
  • Was the client satisfied?
  • How did their team get along with the building team?
  • Did their layout align with the other plans?

Verify certifications
While this might seem like an obvious step, it has increasingly become a necessary one.

As we are currently living in a pandemic era, it has brought with it an era of the ‘DIY’ (this is something that also naturally comes with being a Kiwi). This means it has become vital that you engage with a certified and licensed electrician to work on your project for the sake of the health and safety of your team and the project’s outcome.

Ensure you are checking:

  • The electrician has a current Practicing Licence
  • They have reputable health & safety accreditation such as SiteWise or Prequal
  • That they have a COVID-19 Health and Safety policy – A trustworthy electrician should demonstrate their commitment to reducing the transmission rates of COVID-19 by providing commercial property managers and tenants with a clear plan on how they plan to do so.

Align layouts and the team
In any big project, gaps form, and critical steps aren’t taken. This can, unfortunately, cause costly delays and could eventually lead to the total derailment of timelines.

Aligning building plans and electrical layouts is an important step to take to keep projects on track. A good electrician will understand this and have developed a process around ensuring building, architectural, and electrical plans can seamlessly align without any unnecessary issues or disruptions.

You should also make sure there is a cohesive and healthy working dynamic between your team and theirs. As everyone knows, teamwork makes the dream work. Understanding how good their team is at integrating with another is something you can discover by asking your network or looking at online reviews. Keep in mind that it’s always a good indication if an electrician has a long-lasting relationship with other builders or contractors and that they’ve repeatedly used them for several projects.

Use No Shock
No Shock has a certified team of electricians with extensive residential build experience. We have robust health and safety procedures, including COVID-19 policies that protect both customers and staff.

Our Design and Build service offers unique solutions for individual projects and their requirements. We understand that no project is the same, which is why we develop a comprehensive electrical layout, keeping the building and architectural design plans in mind so as to avoid any costly variations.

We also understand the driving force behind every project is the strength of the team. No Shock nurtures long-lasting relationships with every builder we work with and ensure we are consistently collaborating in a way that delivers excellent results.
Get in touch with one of our experts to discuss your upcoming building projects.

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