New Home Construction and Home Renovation Wiring, Oakville

Planning a renovation or the construction of a new home? For electrical projects or services, all wiring and re-wiring should meet electrical code requirements.
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New Home Construction and Home Renovation Wiring, Oakville

When a new home is built, every part of the process is vital to consider. This includes home wiring, as pre-wiring means planning ahead for the future. Especially if there are plans to grow the family, having a sufficient electrical system to support the addition of kids with their high-tech computers and televisions is important to think about. During home construction before the walls have gone up is a great time to place emphasis on modern wiring due to the convenience, saving you hassle and money on labour in the long-run. Additionally, if you plan on being long-term homeowner, renovations at one point or another are inevitable. When making a list of upgrades, it’s important to remember that during renovations is the perfect time for renovation wiring.

According to the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) and the Canadian Home Builders’ Association, building codes are frequently updated. Since licensed electricians are trained to keep up with these changes, it is strongly recommended to hire a licensed electrical contractor to do the job. Renovations and construction can be stressful, but having a professional organize and see it through can not only allow you peace of mind, but will keep you and your family safe.

Significant additions to your home that can cause a strain on your electrical system are home offices (due to the need for computers, printers, and other devices), children’s rooms, and sprucing up outdoor spaces with lighting, security, or amenities like pools or hot tubs. Having up-to-date wiring and a sufficient electrical capacity will ensure that these spaces and their contents run smoothly without the risk of tripping breakers, malfunctions, and in more dire cases: accidents and house fires.

Contact MADE ELECTRIC for more information on home construction or home renovation wiring! Our team operates within the GTA and is committed to helping you make your dream home a reality.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I upgrade my home’s wiring myself?

Unless you are well-versed in electrical work, it’s not recommended to such a major and complicated renovation yourself. Even with electrical knowledge, working with wiring can very dangerous, so an unlicensed individual doing the work can put you and your property at risk. Faulty wiring is one of the top causes of house fires, so hiring a professional is all the more important. Any finalized work requires an inspection, which a licensed electrical contractor can conveniently set up for you. They will also be able to obtain the proper permits and issues the notifications required.

Do I need renovation wiring if I have more outlets added?

Having additional outlets added is also a great time to renovate your wiring since it will require working with the wiring anyway. After a licensed electrician has confirmed your home has enough capacity for more outlets, although not required, it’s convenient to save money on labour by also having them look at whether your wiring needs to be upgraded. From here, it can be determined whether an upgrade is in order.

What kind of wiring should be upgraded for the modern home?

Knob and tube wiring was an early type of wiring that is now deemed obsolete, but is still present in some older homes. Since this kind of wiring is dangerous as a fire hazard, it’s required for insurance purposes for it to be upgraded as soon as possible. Aluminum wiring is still permitted in homes, but an inspection is required by the ESA every 3-5 years for maintenance (since this type of wiring is softer and tends to come undone). Having it upgraded to copper wiring will eliminate this need.

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