Level 2 Electricians Forestville

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Level 2 Electrician Forestville

Are you looking for a level 2 electrician in Forestville?

Hornsby Electric is a Level 2 Authorised Forestville Service Provider (ASP), enabling us to fix network services from the street to your property, including power pole installation, disconnect/ reconnect metering and underground/ overhead services and solar metering.

Our Level 2 Electrician work covers: Power Poles

Supply power to new premises from either overhead or underground systems.

Provide temporary power supply, builders poles & live work

Provide power upgrades, disconnects/reconnects, relocate switchboards and/or mains, upgrade metering requirements

Galvanised and timber

Disconnect/Reconnect & Metering

Installing metering

Metering removal

New homes, existing and demolition

Solar Metering

Installation of solar meters

Underground Services

Installation of underground services.

Overhead Services

Installation of overhead services using our Cherry Pickers.

Cherry picker hire

We hire out our cherry pickers at very reasonable rates.

Servicing Asquith & surroundings areas

We can provide level 2 and ASP electrical services throughout the North Shore region

Why choose Hornsby Electric

Hornsby Electric has been servicing residents and businesses in Forestville for over 50 years. Our team of local level 2 electricians are hand-picked to uphold the exceptional customer service we are renowned for.

Agreed price prior to starting

We have transparent pricing and prices are pre agreed, before we start. That means you always know what the job is going to cost, with no hidden extras. Plus, our prices are very reasonable, in fact most of the time our customers approve our prices and we can get the job done there and then. We leave your home sparkling clean and tidy We have the upmost respect for your premises. We always wear shoe covers, use clean drop sheets to work and clean up after ourselves leaving our work area as clean, if not cleaner, than before we started

Quality Workmanship

Hornsby Electric provides a lifetime guarantee on workmanship and we only use materials of the highest quality. We are so sure of the products we use, we double the manufacturer’s warranty*. This, coupled with our lifetime guarantee on our workmanship, will give you 100% peace of mind.

*maximum 2 years

5-Star Google Reviews

We pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service. We are all about generating loyal customers who use us again and again, so our focus is on honesty, reliability and respect for our customers’ homes and budgets. The fact that over 80% of our work is from our loyal repeat customers, speaks for itself.

We have a dedicated office team

We are here and ready to take your call now. You won’t be left hanging or waiting for a return phone call, we can assist you straight away. Not only that, our office team is highly experienced in all things electrical, and able to offer you solutions to your electrical needs, not just book an appointment.

Professional and local

Our team of electricians are fully licensed, and highly experienced, so we can complete your job promptly and professionally. Each electrician in our team has been hand-picked to uphold our reputation for outstanding customer service. Not only that, we are 100% local, we live local, work local and buy local, so you’ll be supporting your local community.

Your safety is our priority. FREE safety check with every service

We make it our priority to ensure the current electricals in your home or business meet or exceed Australian Safety Standards as well as operating efficiently and are as safe as they can be. We inspect all your lights, light switches, power points, smoke alarms and switchboards.

Areas We Service

Our level 2 electricians have been servicing Forestville and the surrounding area for
more than 50 years.

What Our Customers Have To Say

We are a family run business with a large loyal customer base. In fact, we have been providing quality electrical services in Sydney’s North & Northwest for more than fifty years. Here’s what some of our customers have to say about us…

Marty Oswald
Marty Oswald
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Thanks Sonja, well done! I'll definitely be recommending your company.
Neil Buchanan
Neil Buchanan
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Hornsby Electric recently updated our switchboard and installed 3 ceiling fans. They were easy to deal with, the admin side was efficient and the electricians were excellent. Got on with the job, explained what they had done, were very pleasant and tidy. Will certainly be using their services again ( hopefully not too often ). Neil Buchanan ( Waitara )
Erik Miller
Erik Miller
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Professional, knowledgable staff who completed the job flawlessly. They are cleam up after the job is complete and are great to work with. I highly recommend them for data, networking and all electrical needs. Just completed the second job with them to upgrade a circut for our airconditioning. Very professional team, job completed on time in a flawless manner. I recommend them highly for all your home electrical and data wiring needs.
Gus Van Der Vlag
Gus Van Der Vlag
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First class electrical installation work performed by courteous and highly skilled professional tradespersons
Richard Harrison
Richard Harrison
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Yesterday, Jacob from Hornsby Electric replaced all our downlights (16) in familyroom/kitchen. The 10 year old set we had were starting to flicker intermittently and it was time for a technology upgrade. Jacob was quick, knowledgeable, neat and a very engaging young man who did the job efficiently to our entire satisfaction, and he was a pleasure to have in the house. He's a credit to himself -- and to Hornsby Electric too. Thank you Jacob!
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Hands down the best electricians and office staff I have ever dealt with. After being told by two other electricians the job couldn't be done, James and Mason were up for the challenge and exceeded my expectations by managing to conceal all the cabling even though I didn't think it would be possible. They showed excellent work ethic, were patient with answering my questions, had meticulous attention to detail in ensuring all my requirements were met and thoroughly cleaned up once the job was done. This is a huge win for me and I will be going to Hornsby Electric for all my future electrical needs. Thank you
BG Granger
BG Granger
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Had a safety switch/circuit breaker go in the evening. Emailed the team at 10pm. They called me first thing in the morning and had it fixed in no time.


Hornsby Electric does all types of electrical work for residences, businesses and strata managers. We are also level 2 Electricians. Our residential and strata services include rewiring, phone and data cabling, NBN cabling, fault finding and repairs, power points installations, energy efficient LED lighting, electrical safety, switchboard upgrades, rewiring, alarms, electrical safety and protection, sub mains and circuits, ceiling and exhaust fan installations, hot water electrical repairs, outdoor lighting and FREE home safety checks.  

Our level 2 Electrician services include Power Pole services; Supply power to new premises from either overhead or underground systems, provide power upgrades, disconnects/reconnects, relocate switchboards and/or mains, upgrade metering requirements, provide temporary power supply, builders poles & live work 

Disconnect/Reconnect & Metering; Installing metering, metering removal, new homes, existing and demolition, Solar Metering, Underground Services, Overhead Services using our Cherry Pickers, Cherry picker hire We hire out our cherry pickers at very reasonable rates. 

If you live in Hornsby, the North Shore or surrounds then yes, we are your local Electricians! Unlike many other Electricians we truly ARE local (as our name suggests) and have been operating in the area for some 50 plus years (the business is owned and run by David Masters, who’s dad owned it before him). Not only that, our team of Electricians live locally. We also have supplies in the local area so we buy locally too. You’ll be supporting your local community by choosing Hornsby Electric.  

Hornsby Electric are truly local Electricians. We provide local electrical services to all areas in and surrounding Hornsby and the North Shore. This includes these areas, and the surround areas; Hornsby, Wahroonga, North Wahroonga, Turramurra, North Turramurra, West Pymble, Mount Colah, Asquith, Waitara, Warrawee, Berowra, Asquith, Pennant Hills, Thornleigh, Westleigh, Normanhurst, St Ives, Pymble, Gordon, Beecroft, Killara, East Killara, Dural, Hornsby Heights, Galston, Cherrybrook, Lindfield, Roseville, North Sydney, Cremorne, Neutral Bay and all surrounding areas.  

A Level 2 Electrician is qualified and accredited to carry out installations, repairs and maintenance work on overhead and underground electricalservices that run between your home or business and the electricity supply distribution networks in NSW. Hornsby Electric are A-Grade Level 2 Electricians authorised to work on both the Ausgrid and Endeavour Energy distribution networks. Call us on 02 94772550 to find out about our Level 2 Electrician services or read more here.  

At Hornsby Electric we have customer satisfaction as a our top priority. We offer 100% workmanship guarantee on all our work, for your peace of mind.  

Absolutely. Our team of local Electricians will leave your premises clean and tidy. They wear covers on their shoes and use drop sheets and will clean up any mess made. We will leave your home just as clean, if not cleaner than it was before we got there.  

Our local area is filled with beautiful character filled older homes. However older houses often have outdated and deteriorating wiring. Homes with cotton or rubber insulated wiring should be rewired. Cotton and rubber insulated cabling ceased being used in homes and commercial properties in the 1970’s as the insulation a much shorter life span than the plastic insulated cabling we use today.  As wiring deteriorates, it begins to pose a fire risk and the risk of electrocution.  

With electrical wiring hidden away in the roof, walls, or under the floor where you can’t easily see it, it can be hard to know the state of your home’s electrical wiring; whether it has been recently updated and is safe or if it’s not up to Australian standards, posing a hazard to your family. Poor wiring can also cause damage to expensive electrical appliances over time.  

We recommend you have your wiring assessed by one of our qualified Electricians, particularly if you answer yes to any of the following;  your home is fitted with single insulated wiring & steel conduits , the safety switch trips frequently, your house was built in the 1970’s or earlier, there is only one circuit for all your power outlets, your home is fitted with rubber or cotton insulation, socket outlets are over-heating, you are renovating and can see the wiring is deteriorating/ non-regulation.   

Having a home that has safe electrical systems in place is paramount to the safety and wellbeing of the people living in your home. For all new customers, we conduct a FREE safety inspection, checking your homes electrical systems to grade the efficiency and safety of them. We inspect smoke alarms, to check if they are working, we check powerpoints as well as other things, and also make recommendations to improve not only the safety, but the efficiency of your electrical systems in your home. The safety of our customers is our top priority.   

Many homes in our local area don’t have working smoke alarms. That’s because most smoke alarms expire and stop working after ten years. If you have not changed yours within ten years, it’s definitely time to get them checked and possibly replaced with a brand new set-and-forget model!

Switchboards are the electrical heart of your home, distributing the power supply from the street to the lights and appliances in your home. To keep your family safe, switchboards should be regularly maintained. A staggering 40 percent of the 4,500 house fires in NSW each year are caused by electrical faults which could have been prevented had the switchboards been inspected by a licensed Electrician and if required updated for safety.

Safety switches protect you and your family from earth-leakage faults the most common cause of shock and electrocution by isolating electricity to affected circuit(s) within just 30 milliseconds, less than the time it takes for your heart to complete a full beat cycle. Many switchboards are outdated and if left unchecked leave the residents with unnecessary risk of electrical accidents, including fire, electric shock, and electrocution.

Here are some of the common reasons you might need your switchboard inspected or upgraded:

  • You are installing new or replacing old appliances with newer or more powerful ones.
  • Your circuits keep tripping.
  • You are adding new power points to your home.
  • Your switchboard has not been upgraded and you have ceramic fuses.
  • You have circuit breakers, and you don’t have safety switches.
  • You are renovating and your switchboard does NOT meet current Australian Standards for safety (AS3000:2018 Wiring rules).
  • You hear buzzing or can smell burning coming from your switchboard.
  • Your lights flicker or dim for no apparent reason.

Safety switches gives protection from earth leakage faults, the leading cause of serious injury or electrocution in our homes. They are usually installed on the main switchboard or a sub-board. They work by monitoring the flow of current through the circuit they’re installed on. If the safety switch detects an earth-leakage fault, a difference in the residual current returning on the circuit, will switch off the power supply within 30 milliseconds, saving you from electric shock or even electrocution. We urge all homeowners to have working safety switches protecting all circuits in their home.  We need safety switches to protect us when we need them most. Did you know safety switches should be tested monthly? Not sure how? Give us a call and we’ll be happy to help. 

A licensed Electrician will be able to fix and repair electrical faults and install or replace electrical equipment in the most effective way that ensures it complies with Australian safety standards. Having a licensed Electrician complete electrical work in your home or premises will minimise the incidence of overloading and nuisance tripping. Investing in getting the job done properly in the first place is not only the safest measure, but it can also very often save time and money later on that would otherwise be spent on expensive repairs.

Yes, we offer ceiling fan installation and supply of a great range of ceiling fans. Whether you want a wall operated, or remote control operated, with or without a dimmable light, we have an excellent range of ceiling fans available. We love ceiling fans as they are a very efficient way to cool a room. They can be used all year round. They make a room feel up to 8 degrees cooler and cost the fraction of the price of air conditioning. By using them in winter, you can save as much as 15 percent on heating costs that will improve the distribution of heat in the room, thermostats can be turned down. When you do that, your heater runs less often, consuming less energy. Our range includes ceiling fans suitable for indoor and outdoor use.   

Yes, our licensed Electricians provide safety switch installation and upgrades to ensure homes are safe and meet Australian standards. Safety switches should be installed on each circuit and are designed to turn off the electricity supply in 30 milliseconds if an earth-leakage fault is detected. Please get in contact if your switchboard needs to be upgraded with safety switches.   

Having a safe and up-to-date electrical system in your home is essential to the safety and well-being of your family. Outdated faulty, deteriorated electrical systems/installations (including wiring, power points and switchboards), can result in electric shock, fire, and sometime electrocution. If you have a licensed Electrician do a safety check in your home or premises, they should inspect your switchboard to ensure all the safety switches are up to date and working, check your smoke alarms are all effective and within their expiry date and working, checking your lights are energy efficient. Hornsby Electric offers a free safety assessment for all new customers.   

Do you have the old porcelain fuses and circuits that are unprotected from earth-leakage on your current fuse box or switchboard? If you do, they are not safe as they don’t protect you from electric shock or electrocution from the most common type of electrical fault (earth-leakage). To be compliant and ensure your family’s safety, homes should have individual safety switches, one on each circuit, to protect against electric shock or electrocution. Safety switches work by monitoring the flow of current through the circuit they’re installed on. When the flow is normal/balanced, the switches are disengaged, but if the safety switch detects an earth-leakage fault, a difference in the residual current returning on the circuit, will switch off the power supply within 30 milliseconds, saving you from electric shock or even electrocution.

We urge all homeowners to have working safety switches protecting all circuits in their home.

Many house fires are the result of wire insultation melting and leaving the electrical wires dangerously exposed. The problem is, the wiring is often out of sight, in the roof or wall cavities. Wiring can melt due to arcing. If you can hear buzzing, crackling or popping from your electrical wiring, this may be happening. Older homes with older electrical installations very often do not have the capacity for our modern-day power loads. Having your home’s wiring checked is essential for the safety of your home.

Some common electrical faults are short circuiting and overloading power systems, appliance failure, deterioration of electrical wiring, tripping lights or power points and earth leakage faults. For all repairs and replacements of electrical installations, you need a licensed Electrician to help you.   

Some common give away signs that your home may need rewiring are flickering lights, lightbulbs that blow, sparking or discoloured power points, tripping circuits with no apparent appliance as a culprit, old switchboards with porcelain fuses, or if your home was built in or before the 1970’s. Many homes have wiring in poor condition. Electrical wiring standards have changed a lot in 30 years, and likewise our energy consumption these days is a lot higher than it was even twenty years ago so wiring that hasn’t been checked for at least twenty years could well be putting way too much pressure on your electrical installation (at the best) and may be putting people’s lives at risk (at worst). Rewiring is mostly out of sight so most families may be blissfully unaware they are living in a home that is in fact putting their family at risk of electrical hazards.

An RCD is a safety switch are an types that we haven’t really used in decades. The new type is known as an RCBO i.e., individual safety switch. We still replace RCDs (very rarely) but would usually recommend upgrading the switchboard and installing RCBOs.

RCD = protects multiple circuits. The biggest downside is that if you have a fault on just one circuit you lose power to all the circuits that the RCD is protecting.

RCBO = protects an individual circuit. The greatest benefit is that when you have a fault on one circuit you only lose power on one circuit. A far more modern and superior installation.

Our licensed Electricians provide RCD or safety switch installation and upgrades to ensure homes are safe and meet Australian standards. Safety switches should be installed on each circuit and are designed to turn off the electricity supply within 30 milliseconds if an earth-leakage fault is detected. Please get in contact if your switchboard needs to be upgraded with safety switches.

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