New builds

If you are considering, or at the start of, a new build project then you are no doubt aware that an electrician plays a crucial role in various aspects of a new build electrical system installation.

The role of an electrician in a new build is integral to creating a safe, reliable, and efficient electrical system for the entire structure. Their work lays the foundation for the electrical functionality of the building.

Electrical issues in new builds can arise for various reasons so it is imperative that you employ a trusted, certified and experienced electrical team to install your electrical systems.

Prokop Electrical has over 30 years experience in new-build electrical installations. As part of a new build project our electrical experts undertake:

  • Design and Planning
    Collaborating with the architect or builder to design the electrical layout, including the placement of outlets, switches, lighting fixtures, and other electrical components.
  • Wiring Installation
    Installing the electrical wiring throughout the entire structure, ensuring compliance with local building codes and safety standards.
  • Power Distribution
    Setting up the main electrical panel, distributing power to different circuits, and ensuring a balanced load to prevent electrical issues.
  • Installing Fixtures and Outlets
    Mounting and connecting electrical outlets, switches, light fixtures, and other devices based on the approved electrical plan.
  • Appliance Connections
    Installing and connecting major electrical appliances, such as ovens, stoves, HVAC systems, and water heaters.
  • Safety Measures
    Implementing safety measures, including grounding systems, surge protection, and ensuring that all electrical components meet safety standards.
  • Testing and Troubleshooting
    Conducting thorough testing to ensure the proper functioning of the entire electrical system. Identifying and addressing any issues or defects.
  • Collaboration with Other Trades
    Coordinating with other construction professionals, such as plumbers and HVAC technicians, to ensure seamless integration of electrical systems with other building components.
  • Code Compliance
    Ensuring that all electrical work adheres to local electrical codes and regulations.
  • Documentation
    Providing documentation, such as wiring diagrams and records of inspections, for future reference and compliance purposes.

Top 8 reasons electrical issues occur in new builds

1. Poor Installation

Inadequate installation practices, such as improper wiring connections, incorrect placement of outlets, or insufficient attention to detail during the initial construction phase, can lead to electrical problems.

2. Design Flaws

Errors or oversights in the electrical design and planning phase can result in issues, including overloaded circuits, inadequate power supply to certain areas, or impractical placement of outlets and switches.

3. Subpar Materials

The use of low-quality or substandard electrical components and materials can lead to premature failure and issues with the electrical system over time.

4. Lack of Compliance

Failure to adhere to local electrical codes and regulations during the construction process can result in unsafe and non-compliant electrical installations

5. Inadequate Testing

Insufficient testing of the electrical system after installation can lead to undetected issues that may manifest later on. Comprehensive testing is crucial to identifying and addressing potential problems.

6. Coordination Issues

Lack of coordination among different construction trades can lead to conflicts in the installation of electrical systems with other building components, potentially causing damage or functional issues.

7. Changes During Construction

Modifications or changes made during the construction process without proper consideration for the electrical system can lead to compatibility issues and electrical problems.

8. Insufficient Planning for Future Needs

Failure to plan for future electrical needs, such as additional outlets or circuits, can result in the need for retrofits or upgrades shortly after construction.

To mitigate these issues, it’s crucial to involve qualified and experienced electricians, follow best practices in design and installation, use high-quality materials, and ensure compliance with local codes and regulations throughout the construction process. Regular inspections and testing can also help identify and address potential problems early on.

If you would like to discuss your new build plans or project with Prokop Electrical contact us today and a member of our team will be happy to help.

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