Hornsby Electric are a great team of people who approach each job diligently. They are reliable and very experienced electricians. We have been very happy with every job they have completed for us and recommend them highly.
Electrician Lane Cove
Are you looking for an electrician in Lane Cove ? Hornsby Electric are truly local, five-star electricians you can trust. At Hornsby Electric you will receive prompt, reliable electrical solutions from fully qualified, professional electricians with exceptional customer service. We respect your time, your home and your budget. Want a truly local Lane Cove electrician? Our team of electricians live local, work local and buy local. Please give us a call today on 9477 2550
Why choose Hornsby Electric
Hornsby Electric has been servicing residents and businesses in Lane Cove for over 60 years. Our team of local electricians are hand-picked to uphold the exceptional customer service we are renowned for.
Electrical Services we offer:
Our services include; Fault finding and repairs, Power points installations, Energy efficient LED lighting, Switchboard upgrades, Rewiring, Alarms and smoke alarms, Electrical safety and protection, Sub mains and circuits, Phone and data cabling, Ceiling and exhaust fans, Hot water electrical repairs, Outdoor lighting, FREE home safety checks, and much more.
Level 2 Electrician Services
Hornsby Electric is a Level 2 Authorised 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, Disconnect/Reconnect & Metering, Solar Metering, Underground Services, Overhead Services, Cherrypicker hire
Areas We Service
Our local electricians have been servicing North Shore and the surrounding area for more than 50 years. We service all areas in Hornsby, the Lane Cove and surrounds including;
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.
Cassandra in front office was excellent, very helpful and very knowledgeable. Mick who did the actual work was terrific, knew what he was doing explained job to me, cleaned up after himself, would thoroughly recommend. Will be using Hornsby electrical again in the future.
EXCELLENT I have been a satisfied customer of Hornsby Electric for nearly 12 years. The service, attention to detail and proficiency; not to mention the helpful manner of all staffi, ss second to nnn. During a recent emergency I discovered that their 24hour Emergency Service really IS 24hours!! Thank you so much David and Cassandra for putting me at ease and managing to prioritise the work during a very busy Monday. Highly recommended.
We engaged Hornsby Electric to replace our switchboard, mains and install additional circuits within our home. We are delighted with the result and recommend their services without any hesitation.
Hornsby Electric have helped me on a coupe of occasions now and I’ve found that they are helpful over the phone to sort out what you need. Their sparkies are always on time, neat, clean up after themselves. Thanks for your help.
Excellent, reliable and local which was a positive in these covid times. Lachlan was informative and made suggestions about the job. He arrived on time and had the job completed efficiently. Thank you
We considered the advice provided by Lachlan as most welcome and the lights provided exceeded our expectations. The other jobs were completed in a very professional manner.
We are very happy with the prompt attention and service provided by Lachlan. Everything is back in working order. The only other comment I would like to make that we thought the charge was excessive for half an hours work as the replacement part was provided by.
Great service, smart electricians that take the time to plan everything properly and excel at their job. Would recommend
We have an old 60’s home and some time back we had down lights put in the kitchen and lounge-room. We decided we would like to complete the update for the rest of the house. Hornsby Electric had already been recommended to us for work on our off peak water heater and Lachlan came and discussed the work with us and carried it out over two days to suit our convenience. We were impressed with his efficiency, his friendly manner and the way in which he cleaned up after each day. We would be happy to recommend Lachlan and Hornsby Electric to anyone else.
Thank you Dave and Mike for the level 2 upgrade at my place! Always reliable, courteous, and well priced. Whenever I have a level 2 job I recommend my clients to Hornsby Electric.
Was great service and really cared about doing it properly and leaving everything perfect
From quote to completed job, Hornsby Electric was helpful, straightforward and easy to deal with. Thank you for a job well done.
David and his team responded promptly to an Ausgrid Defect notice at our property, quoted promptly and completed the work which involved replacement of a pole very professionally within in a tight lead time. We are very happy to act as a reference for Hornsby Electric
We contacted Hornsby Electric after our previous electrician absconded. It was found that his work is not to the standard and Mike worked patiently with us to remediate. He was very prompt and professional was willing to explain to us exact nature of the work. We are very happy with the outcome and enjoying the outdoor lighting and pool electrical. I am planning to consult Hornsby electrical for my next stage of electrical work.
Work completed as quoted, cleaned up and courteous employees.
Awesome service and value Awesome service and value
Mike was great…service excellent.
Great service. Hornsby Electric were recommended to me by a friend who is also an electrician but is not qualified for level 2 work. Dave and his team were very professional and friendly from when I rang to get the job booked through to the work being completed.
I’m very happy with the service and I would recommend.
Wonderful professional service who solved an emergency Sunday problem over the phone and didn’t charge for what turned out to be a simple problem.
We highly recommend Hornsby Electric, they are always on time, very professional and their quality of work and attention to detail is outstanding.
The team at Hornsby Electric are one of the most professional service offerings I’ve experienced. Prompt and cheerful communication, turned up to quote and for work on the day and at the time promised. Their work was high quality and at reasonable rates. I’d recommend them to anyone.
Hornsby Electric were fantastic, from the quote to completion. These guys are amazing and I will certainly be using them again and would recommend them to anybody. A big shout out to Cassandra for all her help with everything.
The team at Hornsby Electric were extremely easy to deal with and carried out the work in a professional way. All lighting was carefully measured and positioned, they discussed and reviewed with me at each step, and cleaned up after. Some unforeseen circumstances impacted the scheduling, but the office team rearranged and keep me updated as there were multiple days of work required. Would happily recommend.
Hornsby Electric fixed our bathroom light switch which had got stuck in the off position. They also were able to give us some quotes for additional power points which we would like installed. They were honest and transparent about how the power points might need to be installed with ducting due to living in a unit block. They were extremely friendly and easy going. They got back to us quickly (the same day) with an itemized quote that they emailed to us for future works we would like done. Their communication is great with confirming appointments via text and calling half an hour ahead of their arrival. They also arrived within the timeframe booked
Overall, they are a very professional business that we will use again.
The service was prompt, the price competitive, and the backup staff really helpful. I would recommend this company to others.
Hornsby Electric …hands down one of the best sparkies on the north shore ..if not Sydney! We have used these guys numerous times this year. They are friendly, professional, can do and most importantly care about their customers! In particular I am grateful to David for looking after my parents when they were without power after the storms! Dave and Cass engender a customer centric culture which is evident by all of the team!
Good advice provided on my options replacing lights and ensured everything was carried out safely including fixing existing items not to code. Fantastic communication throughout.
Excellent in every way. Always had the customer requirements first and foremost to make sure we were happy with their work.
I have worked with the guys on a recent project. Top quality Tradesmen and very efficiently ran office by Cassandra and Dave. Look forward to working with you again soon!
We had a level 2 emergency situation recently and Hornsby Electric were straight onto it. Sent two of their guys out immediately to fix it up and make everything safe. Highly recommended. The team are safety conscious, professional, clear communicators and you always know the costs before the job begins.
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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