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Introducing Stitchy

Automating your home lighting can be an intimidating and expensive prospect, the market for ‘smart’ lighting is saturated with different standards, systems and products. Retrofitting your lighting with dozens of individual smart bulbs and fittings from a major retailer is both expensive and results can be inconsistent, particularly if another member of the household flicks […]

Explainer: Queensland Smoke Alarm Legislation

Starting in 2017 the requirements for Smoke Alarms in new and existing properties have changed and will continue to change in stages up to 2027.Property owners, residents and landlords and their agents should make sure that residential properties are compliant.The goal of the legislation is to save lives through improvements to smoke alarm installations. Changes […]

Going Dry this July for Cancer

North Gold Coast Electrical is always looking for ways to support the community. So our director has signed up to Dry July to raise funds for people affected by cancer. We’d love for you to support us and make a donation; http://www.dryjuly.com/users/peter-malady The funds we raise will help provide comfort and support to cancer patients and […]

Tips for Getting an Electrical Apprenticeship

Scarcely a week goes by without multiple enquiries to our office from aspiring electricians looking to gain an electrical apprenticeship. When we’ve advertised to recruit apprentices in the past we’ve often received hundreds of applications in a number of days. All this is to say there’s huge demand for electrical apprentice positions from jobseekers, so […]

Whats New: Clipsal Iconic Range

You’ll find clipsal’s classic range of switches and power outlets in homes and businesses all over Australia. But you might not yet have seen their new range of ‘Iconic’ products. Which sees sleek new designs and modern features integrated with that classic clipsal quality.Here’s how Clipsal describe them:”Clipsal Iconic® is a modern electrical accessories range, based […]

The risk is real - one safety switch may not be enough

The Queensland Government has released a useful video explaining the importance of multiple safety switches in a domestic installation. Give it a watch and get in touch with North Gold Coast Electrical, your experienced Gold Coast Electrician.

Safety Switch changes

Changes to RCD requirements The wiring rules have changed in Australia and your switchboard might be due for a change with them. Previously only circuits with socket outlets required protection from a residual current device (or ‘safety switches’) but now all final sub-circuits need to be protected. That means not only your power points but […]

Electrical Safety at Christmas Time

In the Christmas season it is great to see more and more homes bringing colour and light to their neighbourhoods with dramatic Christmas lighting installations celebrating the festive season. Its important to make sure the lighting you’re using and the way its installed doesn’t cause any electrical or fire hazards. Worksafe Queensland provides the following […]

New postal flyer, Special offer on smoke detector testing

The regulations governing smoke detector installations in residential properties have changed and North Gold Coast Electrical is offering a special promotion to help local’s ensure their homes and property are compliant and safe. For a limited time, we will be offering a low-cost smoke detector test at only $10 with NO CALL OUT fee. We […]

New product: Remote Operated Light Switching

CBUS & DynaLight systems are popular for top-end new-home constructions but for those wanting to update their home-tech in an existing structure can be prohibitively expensive if not impossible from a practical perspective. Luckily there are products on the market that can bring modern technology like remote operation of lighting and power outlets to your […]