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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What's inside the metal conduit? Old cotton cables.

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.

Tell-tell signs:

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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Pamela Nilsson
Pamela Nilsson
08:06 06 Aug 22
Alan was excellent - his work was to a high standard and he himself is professional and lovely. We are so happy to never have to search the internet for an electrician again - we have found the best one!
Pauline Pollock
Pauline Pollock
08:54 04 Aug 22
An average of 5 stars from hundreds of reviews sounds too good to be true, but Alan absolutely lived up to that rating. He gave thoughtful advice about placing lights and switches, used all quality products, carried the work out dead on time and left the place perfectly clean. I'd recommend Westcork to anyone.
Sarah Munro
Sarah Munro
09:01 26 Jul 22
Alan at Westcork Electric is fantastic, I will recommend to all my family and friends. Very professional, reliable, super friendly and helpful. Will always go the extra mile to make sure things are done to the highest quality.


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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