Rewire Inner West

Do you need a rewire?

Is your home in need of a rewire? We're seeing a lot of homes throughout the inner west still with the original wiring from over one hundred years ago. Sure it works, but is extremely dangerous.

Old cotton and rubber cables are extremely brittle. When altered, moved or pressure is applied they are prone to snapping, short circuit or desecrating.

Over time this cabling starts to break down and has a life expectancy unlike new double insulated TPS cabling.

If you spot metal conduits in your attic space, at your switchboard or on your walls and you know you've not had a rewire it may be due!     

Check out some rewire work we've carried out, making these inner west homes a safer place.

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When do i need a rewire?

As a rule of thumb id your home is over sixty years old it may be due an inspection to see if you need a rewire.

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Why is a rewire important?

Safety! Old cabling can cause electrical shock or worse fatality. When doing a rewire we make sure all your cabling is replaced and brought up to the current wiring rules that were updated in 2018. That means ALL the cables replaced and all electrical sub circuits will be placed on an individual safety switch.

The Benefits of rewiring your home!

  • Increase safety for your family in your home
  • Increase market value to your home, most likely your biggest asset. 
  • Piece of mind knowing you're safe fresh cabling to run all your homes electrics

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Jonathan Loon
Jonathan Loon
23:18 05 Dec 23
Great service and communication from Westcork. Alan was highly professional and the installation went smoothly. The preparation process they use was helpful, with Alan sending a video discussing the installation plan and what was needed prior to installation. Everything went smoothly and without issue.
Bridget De Maine
Bridget De Maine
04:55 04 Dec 23
I found Westcork Electrical from Google reviews and my experience was just as positive as others - he was super responsive, friendly and helpful, and I found his comprehensive quote process really easy and transparent. He did a combo of small and more intricate work with our place and he took the time and care to explain every aspect of the job in detail, as well as check on a few other little things around the place while he was there. Thanks for a job well done, Alan!
Deryk Neighbour
Deryk Neighbour
22:18 28 Nov 23
Alan did an amazing job! The work was completed on time and he was very easy to communicate with. I would definitely recommend him and use his services again in the future.


Should my old house be rewired?

Getting your old house rewired reduces the risk of a house fire and addresses potential electrical problems lurking in the wiring. There are no set guidelines for rewiring but if your house is more than two to three decades old and has the original wiring, it is likely to need updating, we recommend you call a certified electrician to properly assess the condition of old wiring in your home. If there is any traces of VIR cable or black rubber it’s an alarm bell you need a rewire.

How long does it take to rewire a whole house?

On average, an older home takes a few days to a week and might take longer depending on the complexity of the job.

How much does it cost to rewire an old house?

The cost to update electrical home wiring ranges from $2,000 to rewire a light circuit to $15,000 or more for a complete home on average. Rewiring costs depend on the home size, accessibility to the wiring, materials needed, and permits if necessary.

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