Switchboard upgrades & inspections for domestic to multi-high rise office or unit blocks.

The switchboard is the central hub for all your power, so it is vital that it is maintained and kept in safe working order. The electrical standards have dramatically changed resulting in many switchboards that do not comply with the current standards. Think of it like a car, it still works but lacks all the safety features of a new one! If you have a catastrophic failure, you could be without power from days to weeks depending on the size of the building.

We are your switchboard specialists and can help with ongoing maintenance, compliance and upgrading if required.

Body Corporate switchboard upgrades, power capacity installs or upgrades, and relocation of switchboards across Brisbane
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Home renovation electrical services Brisbane, Grange, Albion, Milton, Indooroopilly, Kenmore

Residential Switchboards

Switchboards for a standard home usually contain a couple of metres and household circuits. Being the main place where power enters and is distributed throughout the home, it requires regular maintenance to ensure safety, as well as to keep meeting the needs of the occupiers – which is to keep functioning! Regular testing and inspections can pick up safety issues or identify upgrades to make the switchboard safer. An upgrade to a home switchboard is always a good investment in safety for your occupants and property.

Homes built in Australia before 1990 did NOT have a mandatory safety switch installed on the lighting circuit, potentially putting these homes in danger as they are not compliant with the current Australian standards. An electrician will be able to complete an inspection and provide recommendations to achieve greater safety and compliance.

There are a few key reasons why a switchboard will require an upgrade:

  • The frame is made from non compliant materials (chipboard/asbestos) or is breaking apart, making it a hazard.
  • If there are ceramic fuses or old and cracked breakers still being used
  • Switchboards which were installed before the year 2000
  • Any extensions to the home or building where load has increased – new appliances or pool/spa
  • If the switchboard does not comply with new metering and connection standards

While there is no official law as to how often a switchboard should be inspected, we strongly recommend that owners have an inspection every 2 years or when leaving or purchasing a new property, renovating a property or you simply see damage and unsure if it is safe or not.

Yes, we are the experts on your side to manage and communicate directly with your energy provider and Energex on your behalf. Often this can be the hardest part for owners, so we make sure we take care of this for you and communicate in a language you can understand.

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Commercial & Body Corporate Switchboards

A Commercial or Body Corporate community main switchboard is an often overlooked yet critical piece of infrastructure and generally contain larger circuits (including 3 phase circuits). These switchboards are designed to handle higher loads, so safety and regular inspections are vital. Over time the switchboard degrades and falls behind the latest safety requirements and can become non-compliant to current standards. This is particularly the case for switchboards installed before the year 2000. An inspection with Fully Wired Electrical can determine the state of your switchboard and provide expert advice on what you can do to increase the safety of your supply.

Switchboard upgrades are often required when a new tenancy is taken over, therefore the requirements the business may place on the switchboard needs to be considered.

A sub-standard installation is a major safety concern to people and property, especially in the event of an electrical fault or infrastructure failure.   If the switchboard suffers a catastrophic failure the complex may suffer power loss for up days or sometimes weeks and the financial cost will be substantial to the body corporate or owners of the building.

Yes, but the time frames vary. We liaise directly with your or site contacts to give an estimated time for power outages.

Yes, we are the experts on your side to manage and communicate directly with your energy provider and Energex on your behalf. Often this can be the hardest part for owners, so we make sure we take care of this for you, organise with onsite managers and communicate in a language you can understand.

There are a few key reasons why a switchboard will require an upgrade:

  • When a new tenancy moves into a building, they often have a different power requirement, therefore the switchboard capacity may need to be increased
  • Being submerged full or partly under water from flooding events
  • The frame is made from non compliant materials (chipboard/asbestos) or is breaking apart, or is not lockable therefore making it a hazard
  • If there are ceramic fuses or old and cracked breakers still being used
  • If the switchboard which were installed before the year 2000
  • Any renovations or new major appliances installed in the building which impacts the power load
  • If your circuits require safety switches


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Why Brisbanites Choose Us

Whether it be installing lights in a home or fitting out a new office, we pride ourselves in exceeding our customers' expectations.
Great work done by a great local company. Adam was professional and couldn't have been more helpful. We've had these guys out twice and can highly recommend.
We had water ingress into the main switchboard of our 19 unit apartment block, which caused a fire and irreparable damage to the switchboard and power failure to the building and surrounding streets. The body corporate manager contacted Fully Wired Tuesday morning flagging an urgent job. Liam arrived within the hour, he assessed and quoted, got a team together, ordered materials and the job was underway that afternoon. It was a massive job, completed with power restored by Thursday evening. Liam, Jay and their team worked seamlessly, efficiently and professionally, nothing was a problem; they kept us up to date on progress, and answered any queries immediately. A very impressive operation in difficult and stressful circumstances for residents in the building. Many thanks, Totally Wired.
Ethan and Dennis are both very efficient, fast and professional electricians. They replaced my fluorescent light, quoted for some sensor lights I needed then installed them (7 all up) all within a couple of hours. I highly recommend this company for your electrical work.
Ethan and Ollie replaced some light fittings & a fan for me they called ahead, were very professional and did an amazing job.
I highly recommend Fully Wired Electrical Services. Very professional and thorough work. Ethan lead his team of apprentices over 2 days of work to complete a range of jobs. Very happy with the results.
Ethan and Caige arrived on time, were friendly, polite and well organised. Completed all the work and made sure all was cleaned up and tidy before they left. Girls in the office were efficient and I had no problems with having to alter booking times and our quote. Great team and highly recommend!
Ethan and Caige did a great job, arrived on time, were polite and professional and took the time to explain a safety issue to me and sorted it out. Not only that they were efficient and knocked the job out and everything looks first class.
Ethan and Bill were punctual, polite, efficient and tidy. I would highly recommend Fully Wired. I was referred to them and happily refer on.
Ethan and Cage did a great job. Called ahead of arriving, very professional and nothing was too much to ask. Definately using these guys again. Thanks for the service.
Damon and Bill did a fantastic job! Punctual, hard working, and very accommodating of all of my requests. Will definitely use their services again in the future if required. It was so easy and reliable to book a job as well with Jessie responding promptly to my emails.
Great service and quality work and communication. Thankyou.
Great work from Ethan and Bill
Adam and Bill were very professional and did a great job! We are very happy with their service 😊
Excellent Professional Services, we will be using them again.
I am extremely grateful to Ethan and Ryan for the new ceiling fan installations they carried out in my apartment today.They really did an excellent job since, being new installations, they looked for the best, most beautiful, and most efficient way to install them without having to make holes in the ceiling and therefore not having to spend more money later on roof repairs.I thank you very much for your professionalism, courtesy, punctuality, respect and how you took care of me in the best way possible.Ethan and Ryan are the type of people we need in our society today, people who not only know how to do their jobs well but also know how to take care of people, especially these days when the situation is still so hard and difficult, even more so for a single mother like me.Thank you so much Fully Wired Electrical Services from the bottom of my heart, my girls are also very happy with the new fans 😊👍
Great service and reasonably priced for a full apartment revamp of lighting. Very quick quotation done and I appreciated the opinions given on options and what would work best in the space. The team were very flexible in days and timings for the job to be done. Ethan did a great job on the day, arriving promptly and doing an excellent job of installation and clean up. Thanks again.
Fantastic team and fantastic workmanship. Dealt with 5 different staff members over the past month and have nothing but nice things to say about all of them. Service was great, and very happy with the works completed.
Ethan and Ryan were on time, polite, professional and completed all work in time frame advised. Fully Wired- you have done well with these two! Thanks Ethan and Ryan for your great work.
Excellent experience! Thank you Ethan and Bill!
Fantastic service, Ethan and Bill arrived on time and fitted 2 lights without any problems. Must also mention the reception staff for there impeccable service and phone etiquette
Ethan & Ryan were great. Job completed with practical solutions for us and they even cleaned up after they were finish. Would highly recommend.
Awesome effort over the last 2 days from Ethan, Ben and Ryan quality work great advice and all care taken can't wait to have them return when we put in our kitchen. Thankyou from Dave and Chrissy
Ethan and Brian did a great job. They explained all the options available and made sure we were happy at all stages of the work progression. Work included downlight installation in pitched cathedral ceiling, movement of existing light switches and installation of new switches.
We were very happy with the professionalism and punctuality we received. The lads were friendly and did a great job installing our fans . Will be using this business in the future .
We just upgraded our external lights and the Fully Wired team were excellent. Prompt, great communication and a job well done.I highly recommend them!Phil
Professional and friendly service from all staff. Ethan diagnosed the issue from aging light transformers, gave a fair quote for an appropriate solution, then came back to carry out the work, all with maximum efficiency and professionalism. A wiring fault was diagnosed and fixed within the allocated time without extra charge, as well as 2 loose power points.
Professional team, quick quote from Jessie. Ethan and Bill arrived within quoted time, great team work and respectful of our home, even vacummed the floor ! Amazing totally recommend your service
Definitely recommend. The office staff Jessie (and Emma?) were friendly and efficient. Response time was great. Ethan and Ryan turned up on time, did a great job and and were helpful with my questions and advice. Really impressed. Prices were competitive too.
Early to work, explains everything in detail, gets the job done asap, quality work, great experience ... thanks Matt Cunningham
Ethan and Ryan wired and installed an EV charger at my premises and the service from the time of arrival through to the commissioning and cleaning were all of first class rating. Very pleasant boys with a positive attitude. High recommended.
I highly recommend Fully Wired Electrical services. From the initial quote through to installation, the entire team were professional, knowledgeable and reliable. Ethan and Ryan. completed the installation and all aspects (quality, efficiency and communication) were brilliant. We are thrilled with the outcome. I very strongly recommend this business.
Another excellent job by the team from Fully Wired. Ethan and Ryan did a professional job with a fan replacement and installing some new downlights and power points. They left the work areas clean and tidy. Thanks again for the great work Fully Wired Team.
Ethan and Ben what can I say, "EPIC JOB GUYS". They work excellent as a team, got the job done really fast. Everything on hand, knew exactly what they were doing. Jessie in the office is so polite and professional. Will definitely be putting them in my phone for future use.Thanks heaps guys.
We have been using Fully Wired for a few years and are very happy with all of their work. Ethan and Bill are on time, helpful and complete the work to a very high standard. The office are quick communicators. I highly recommend this business.
Ethan & Bill did an excellent and professional job. Very happy with their work.
Huge thanks to Will and Billy for their expertise and professional work. Great customer service, neat and tidy and quality work. We have used this company 3 times in the last 8 months for a variety of work and highly recommend.Had the team back for more electrical work. Ethan, Billy & Ryan were polite, professional, consultative and efficient. Great problem solvers and kept us informed along the way. Great work team.
What a fantastic bunch of people! The girls in the office are so switched on and can do just about anything 😎 They were on time, and installed a hell-of-a-lot of smoke alarms faster than I could say "Fire"!But the best part was how well Ethan & Cage cleaned up after themselves. I thought I was lucky to get a couple of dudes that were polite & courteous, but these two were obviously taught well, because there was not a spec of dirt, dust or rubbish left and they managed to do everything on ladders without leaving a single mark on my polished timber floors.Well done 🙌🙌🙌
Bill and Ethan were on time, very helpful, and did a great job. Highly recommend them.
Great company to work with!We had to upgrade our meter box and the whole team from Jessie in admin and Liam, Ethan and Billy on the ground everything worked without a fault. Outstanding value for money. Thank you!
Ethan and Caige did a fantastic job with our renovations in our new office, they were friendly and professional and got the job done in great time.Great Job guys!
Had a burnt switchboard. The electrician came to my place in a few hours and repaired it quite quickly. No fussing around. Highly recommended.
Fantastic service and professionalism from fully wired.Great clean cut young men who were polite, courteous and cleaned up nicely when they left. Many thanks to Caige and Ethan. Highly recommend and will use again. 😎
Ethan and Caige provided supreme service. They were EARLY! Never had that happen before :)..... They were happy to accommodate the 20 minutes I needed to get there, completed the removal of my stovetop in no time and then carried it out to the car for me!!Amazing - will be calling on them again for sureThanks lads :)
Fantasy service Ethan and Bill were great they introduced themselves on arrival carried out their work effectively were happy to take details for a future quote really happy with the service guys were friendly
Daniel & Cade were at my house this morning. Both extremely polite and professional. Very Clean. Second time Daniel has been at my house. He was patient and kind and always spoke respectfully with his apprentice or offsider (Cade this time) & allowed a safe space for questions and always asked for anything to be completed with a please and a thank you. It's rare to see someone take as much time to teach a fellow person and complete a job with such professionalism so thank you both for your work this morning. Bet your workplace is better because of it. Would gladly have either back again in our space.
Ethan and Caige arrived on time, replaced the cover plates for a number of light switches, cleaned up and removed all rubbish. Ethan was happy to answer my queries and offer advice. Thanks!

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