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Building a new home is complex and technical, especially when it comes to the electrical component of the build.

If you've never built before, here are a few common electrical factors to consider when planning your new home electrics.

Don’t DIY

If you are considering saving some money by attempting to complete some electrical work yourself - don’t. There may be lots of things you can do yourself over the course of your home build, however, making alterations to electrics must be carried out by a professional and qualified electrician.

Never complete electrical work on your own. Always leave it to licensed professionals.

Planning is Key

With electrical, it is all about the livability of your space once you’ve moved into your new home; so the planning is important. Consider the power point locations that will be needed for your equipment, appliances and even your bedside lamps and phone chargers. Make a wish list of what you’d like then consult with your electrician to see what is possible.


Another detail that should be discussed with your electrician is your lighting wishes. Multiple light sources can help to balance light in a room and requires planning for you to understand the location and type of lighting you’ll want installed.

The bathroom is a great example of planning fixtures that will light your face and reduce glare. This process needs careful consideration. Discuss task lighting for areas you are wanting to use for reading, complete hobbies, or study for example.

Outside Electrical

Don’t forget to consider the electrical needs for the outside of your house.

Garden lighting, entertainment areas, outside heating or cooling, sensor lights, garage electrics and outside power points should all be planned during the build as it can cost more to install after the build is completed.

Mention Details

Not all electrical requirements are similar so any details that can be provided are of benefit during the electrical process.

Make sure you mention to your electrician your ‘high power draw’ or ‘always-on’ requirements for example. If this is discussed beforehand, advanced wiring systems may be essential and will be less costly to install during the build.

Future Proofing

With thorough planning and consultation with your electrician about your electrical requirements, you can be sure that you have your electrical needs covered when you move into your new home.

If you are building in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs Region - our experienced electricians will deliver a professional and fully compliant solution for your new home electrical needs.

If you’re ready to move forward in building your new home, contact the team at NB Trades and Services today.