Underground Power

Underground Power is the first preference of many people.  
It is tidy, out of the way of most dangers and a reliable way to get power to a house or building.  

One of the main issues we see time and time again is undersized cabling.  There are strict Australian Standards for what sized cable needs to be used based on Length of Cable Run, And how much Current is needed, but for a number of reasons these rules seem to get overlooked (even by electricians, it seems).  

Underground cabling is not an area you want to "save money" by putting in an undersized cable, as if this cable needs to be replaced in the future it will cost more than double to have it upgraded later, which is nothing like saving money.  

We pride ourselves on designing underground cabling systems that not only comply with the relevant Australian Standards but also meet your needs now and into the future.

When planning an underground power run always think as far into the future as you can and think "what else might you want to run off this line in future??"   It is a lot cheaper to go up a cable size now  than to have to upgrade it later.  And things change, additional sheds need power , sheds get converted to granny flats etc etc.

Keeping it cost Effective:
On longer & larger cable runs we often use Aluminium double insulated underground cable instead of copper as it is more cost effective. Other people you might hear of have been known to use Aerial Bundled Cable (overhead Twisted cables) underground but while this is a cheap alternative we would strongly advise against it as it is using a cable outside of what it was designed for and again it is very expensive to replace it in a few years time if the cable fails from being essentially submerged in water (as is often the case with underground cables in conduit, and definitely not what the makers of overhead cable had in mind).

Give us a call if you are wanting a price on an underground run or a comparison price comparing underground and overhead cabling.