What can we Help with?
Chris Odlum Electrical will guide you through the process of all the available options when wiring your new home.
We are happy to provide you with our years of experience to help you make the right decisions throughout your build. These areas of advice include::
LED Lighting options: General lighting, feature hanging lights and task area lighting placement as well as colours suited for the different task areas of your home. LED Lighting alone is a complicated topic with a lot of style options, beam angles and light colour options from Warm White, Natural white and Cool White options to consider.
Power Outlet placement: Positioning of socket outlets can be very important as you do not want to end up short of outlets in a new build or outlets in places that are of no use. We can work with you to find the best positioning or electrical outlets for your new home
Switchgear selection: A Large selection of brands and colours of switchgear is available to choose from. We can give advice on best brands and pricing options to suit.
Networking options: Although Wireless networks work really well for mobile phones and tablets we highly recommend appliances like TVs, Gaming consoles, and Desktop PC's be connected by a wired network connection for fastest speeds and most reliable connections..
Future Proofing: If the budget is tight it when you are building and you cannot afford all the things you are wanting it is l a good idea to put in some provisions for future proofing your home. We can install Cat6 cabling and or draw wires in hard to get to places so these other less important things can be done later when the budget is there for them.
Heat Pump Solutions: COE are qualified heat pump installers so can offer advice and pricing on High Wall heat pump options. -Unfortunately we are not yet doing AC Ducted Systems but can work with your Ducted AC installer to make sure all the wiring is done correctly for these systems.
Security Alarm System: We install Security alarms that are fully customisable to do so much more than just an alarm. Remotely arm or disarm your alarm, turn on or off lights open or close garage doors, get alarm notifications to your mobile phone and so much more. Tell us what you need and we can work out the nitty gritty to make the system work.
Security Camera Systems: Much Like security alarms, the camera systems we install are very customizable with trip wire alerts and notifications to your phone as well as remote viewing of cameras.
Sound System: Wiring a sound system in your main TV lounge really makes the difference when watching a movie or just lounging around listing to music on a Sunday avo. Talk to us for sound system options.
Extraction Fan Systems: Putting in decent extract fans is a must. Although there are cheap options available they normally struggle to provide the required volume of extraction for your bathrooms. We only install quality extraction fan systems
Smart Ventilation Systems: In today's busy world it is much more common for our homes to be shut up all day while we are at work and not getting the required ventilation and fresh air through our homes making them a perfect environment for mould and mildew and stale air to accumulate. A ventilation system is advised if your home is not going to be opened up daily.
Retrofit lighting solutions:
We can help upgrade your existing lights to LED fittings. New LEDs will use up 85% less power and last for up to 20 years. Talk to us today to discuss your options.
Talk to us about adding a combination of up / down lights, recessed lights and security lighting to your home.
Setting up a network hub is a great way to future proof your home and deliver faster internet to your devices. Having a central location for all your TV, phone and data wiring is not only much tidier but is easily accessible when upgrading or making changes to your devices. Installing a network switch in this hub is a nice way to network your devices around your home. We highly recommend hard wiring your high data streaming devices such as TVs and Desktop devices for optimum speeds. This will mean no more buffering screens midway through a movie on Netflix or three cups of coffee while you wait for the family holiday photos to upload to dropbox. If you can minimize the devices running on Wi-Fi to only smart phones laptops and tablets, then you will have a much more robust network with high speed distributed much more evenly around your home.
Design & Develop
Chris Odlum Electrical Ltd work with you from the design concept right through to the finished product providing you with years of experience in lighting layouts, future proofing, security, high speed internet, heat pump solutions and video/audio for your new home. Our team provide quality advice on all your electrical decisions throughout your build process.
Confused about LEDS, Click here for our simplified information about What, How, and Why to upgrade to LEDs. Contact us today for a free no obligation electrical quote on upgrading your existing lighting or installing new LED fittings. There is a lot of information out there around LEDS and it can be very confusing.