Rewiring: Does Your Renovation Project Need it?

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Deciding whether your property needs rewiring is a big consideration as to whether you want to take on a renovation project. If the home you're purchasing is more than 25 years old, it's important to make investigations into the state of the wiring before you buy. 

By checking this out with a survey ahead of time, you can get an understanding of how much work will be required, which also means you'll be able to get an estimate of how much rewiring is likely to cost — it might just affect how feasible renovating a house is for your budget. 

Darryl Bertie

Darryl Bertie is a smart home installer and electrical engineer with over 30 years experience, and founder of Bert Electrics and From rewiring properties to delivering whole-house smart integration, Darryl has worked on a vast array of projects throughout his career, including self build properties to cruise-liners. He is a member of industry body NAPIT.