We work with real estate and strata, large and small commercial clients, and new builds and renovations to provide high quality electrical services to meet and exceed our clients needs. We’ll work with you on the planning of your project, and offer a complete service approach to electrical services. From installation, to repairs and service, our friendly, professional team always deliver.
Our professional team are fully-qualified, licensed and insured, and we’re on all 24 hours a day, seven days a week to work when you need us.
We Specialize In
Whatever your commercial electrical needs, our experienced team at Delta Electrical & Solar can devise a plan to save you money and help your energy work more efficiently for you. Our team has extensive experience in delivering commercial electrical jobs on time and on budget.
Our services include installation, service and maintenance for all your commercial electrical needs. From energy-efficient lighting fitouts, to safety audits and data communication needs, our team works with you to deliver the best option to suit your business.
You want safe, cost-effective and efficient electrical services, Delta Electrical & Solar are the team to deliver exactly what you need – on-time and in-budget. Delta Electrical & Solar have public liability insurances up to 20 million and always apply work place health and safety practices. We will work with you to tailor an electrical solution to meet your industrial needs to save you time, money and help your business run more effectively.
Does your switchboard require an upgrade? Old switchboards are not only ineffective, they can be dangerous. Our expert team can assess your energy usage, technology and power requirements and efficiently upgrade your switchboard to meet all your current and future needs, safely and effectively.
A faulty switchboard can be the cause of dangerous and deadly electrical fires. Ensuring that your switchboard is upgraded with the most effective safety switches will protect you 24/7. Our safety upgrades involve changing over old circuit breakers and fuses to RCD (Residual Current Device) safety switches which are the Australian Standard in all new builds.
The benefits of an RCD circuit breaker are that it will trip out power in 0.3 of a second if an appliance faults or if a foreign object comes into contact with a powerpoint. Old circuit boards may not stop the flow of electricity if a knife comes in contact with a toaster, but an RCD will do so immediately, preventing cardiac arrest from electric shock.
An RCD is a fail-safe that essential in any home or business.
Building owners must ensure that they have RCD fitted as they’re required by law. Talk to us about fitting an RCD to meet your needs. [link to contact]
Test and Tag
Delta Electrical & Solar is fully licensed, insured and equipped to provide tag and test services to ensure the safety of your workers and meet all your OH&S needs.
We specialise in testing and tagging electrical appliances. Our equipment is gold-standard and we ensure that all results are logged and stored in a database for reporting and auditing purposes. Our tags have individual ID and barcode for tracking so we can readily implement a testing schedule for any work.
We will satisfy all your OH&S needs and keep your workplace safe – all for one fee per tag.
Test and tag is simply the process of checking (testing) the safety levels of any electrical appliance.
A qualified electrician will first inspect the appliance visually before testing it with a Portable Appliance Tester. This tests for three things; Earth continuity resistance, insulation resistance and lead polarity. Once checked, the appliance is tagged to indicate that it has been tested, who tested it, when it was tested and when its next test is due.
Test and tag needs to be performed on any electrical appliance that:
- Has a flexible cord,
- Has a removable plug,
- Is not low voltage (but does not exceed).
This can include any cord from Class I earthed appliances such as phone and computer chargers, to kitchen appliances such as kettles and microwaves. It also includes Class II double insulated appliances such as electric drills and vacuum cleaners.
Mining, construction and demolition companies are required by law to have any portable electrical appliances tested and tagged every three months. However, we recommend that all companies have portable appliances tested to ensure that your staff are as safe as possible in the workplace.
In regular office environments, we recommend testing and tagging every twelve months.
The AS/NZS 3760 provides rules, guidelines, regulations and recommendations around test and tag including workplace identification, frequency and who can legally test and tag your portable appliances. If you’re still unsure, it is best to contact your state regulatory authority to ensure that your organisation complies with the requirements.
Delta Electrical & Solar specialises in the maintenance of many properties and facility management. We are available to our Real Estate, Property Management and Strata clients 24 hours a day, every day of the week…no matter what!
Delta Electrical & Solar provide trusted, professional facility management to businesses and commercial properties across Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter. We operate at an international standard, with quality, safety and environmental sustainability at the fore of everything we do.
With more than 20 years of electrical experience, our team operates all our facility management services in strict accordance with AS/NZS ISO 9001:2016 to uphold the strongest professional standards in operational site and trade requirements.
Our facility management packages are tailored to suit your needs and include regular scheduled maintenance and facility testing. This includes:
- A comprehensive electrical audit to ensure the switchboard and all accessible cabling exceeds relevant industry standards.
- We keep a close eye on cabling recall notices and immediately notify our clients of faulty or recalled cable, and work to rectify this in line with safety standards.
- We perform regular safety inspections, which include emergency lighting and exit signs – and also advise if lighting is too close to flammable structures.
RCDs (residual current devices) are one of the safest way to protect your staff and your property as they cut off an electrical current is 0.3 seconds if there’s an electrical fault or issue. This significantly reduces the risk of death or serious injury in a person who come into contact with a live wire.
As part of our facility management, we offer testing every three months to ensure that RCDs are fully function to give you extra peace of mind.
We offer high-quality, regular test and tag to ensure the safety of all portable electrical appliances onsite.
We meet and exceed the Australian Standards which require six monthly scheduled maintenance and inspection for all emergency lighting and exit signage. Our checks include the inspection, testing and maintenance of all emergency lighting and exit signage – as well as simulating a loss of power to ensure that all lights active on cue. These emergency lights are allowed to run for 90 minutes, and any non-operating items are tagged and repaired immediately.
Our aim is to ensure that you have the most energy efficient electrical solutions to meet your needs. As part of this process, our facility management packages include logging of power consumption so we can provide you with a comprehensive insight into your energy usage and devise a plan to help you save money.
At Delta Electrical and Solar we understand that maintaining high quality lighting is essential in all facilities. Our facilities management service will ensure that when lighting bulbs fail, they are immediately replaced, or switched for energy-efficient LEDs. LEDs (Light Emitting Diode lights) are cool to touch, give off minimal to no heat and reduce your overall energy consumption. We guarantee that if any LED light we install fails within three years, we will replace it for free.
The look and feel of a shop is vitally important, which is something the team at Delta Electrical & Solar understand. We will work with you to deliver a shop fitout that will suit your business needs now and in the future.
We consider mood, safety, energy efficiency and cost when it comes to tailoring a design that works for you and your business.
Do you want better-looking, more energy-efficient, longer-lasting lighting? Of course you do! LED (light-emitting diode) is one of the most rapidly-developing lighting technologies that offers longer-life, energy-efficiency, durable and eco-friendly lighting option.
At Delta Electrical & Solar, we can design a retrofit of your business, home or company that will improve the look and feel of your surroundings, and save you money!
Phone and Data
Fast, reliable phone and data is essential for everyone. Our experienced team can provide trouble-shooting, maintenance and advice to ensure that you stay connected at all times. We will work with you on a plan to ensure you get the most out of your service.
We offer reliable, prompt service to test and diagnose any problems, and work with you to provide a quick, clear solution to keep you connected.
Whether you’re installing data cabling for the first time, need to upgrade an existing cabling set-up to meet new business needs, or need to repair broken cables, it can be overwhelming if you’ve never had data cables installed in your business. Thankfully, there are experts like Delta Electrical & Solar that have knowledge and expertise with the installation of data cabling.
There are many reasons you should bring in the experts to handle your data cabling.
Firstly, your local electrician with experience in data cabling know about all of the pitfalls of the installation process and know how to avoid them. Plus they have experience managing the installation project for the quickest, most efficient and safest installation.
Secondly, a data cabling expert is aware of the codes, safety requirements and legalities involved in installing data cabling. Without expert advice, you could easily go against legal regulations and codes that have been put in place to help promote safety in the work environment and may have to pay hefty fines. In most cases, you may even have to remove the cabling to adhere to the codes and will need to install new cabling again.
Lastly, working with experienced electrician, you can get accurate costings and a project timeline. The best way to tackle big scale jobs like data cabling is know your budget and make a plan – this mean get professionals into the location site to measure and quote, as well as estimated time of installation. Do not get a quote over the phone!
3 Phase Power
If you’re operating on a 1-phase system, the team at Delta Electrical & Solar can work with you to install a 3-phase electrical system to meet your needs. If you require a new sub mains to run 3-phase equipment and machinery, Delta Electrical & Solar can supply 3-phase circuits to suit your needs. We also service and repair all 3-phase equipment.
Our experienced teams are licensed to install 3-phase metres, which is cheaper to run that 1 phase wiring – and offers a much wider range of options to run larger appliances and equipment such as air conditioners and solar power systems.
A 3 phase meter box has eight 3 phase cables, where four of the cables are connected to the 3 phase circuit breaker while the other four are connected to the fuse board. 3 phase wiring is not as expensive as 1 phase wiring and is even cheaper to run. A single phase power system is an alternating current that uses a power wire and a neutral wire. Current therefore flows between the two wires. This system is common in homes and is used to provide power to electrical gadgets.
Restaurants and other commercial business will need a 3 phase power system in order to operate cool rooms, multiple electric ovens, and coffee machines. In some instances, commercial properties may already have three phase power installed, but the cables are too small to run the power that is required. In this case, we are able to upgrade existing three phase systems hosting 100 amp cables with new cables to enable them to draw up to 200 amps. This way, workplaces are able to draw huge amounts of power for large industrial purposes, such as factories and mines.
For residential locations, if you have an electrical transmission line pole on your property, it is a good idea to check the base of the pole for rust. If it becomes extremely damaged, in storms and high winds, there is a possibility that the pole can be blown over and present a severe hazard. If you notice your pole has damaged, it is important to contact a qualified electrician immediately.
Frequently asked questions regarding Delta Electrical & Solar’s Newcastle electrical services
Finding the right electrician might require a little research, but will be worth it in the end to find a Newcastle electrician that is experienced, affordable and reliable.
Firstly, check you're inquiring with a licensed electrician. Electricians operating commercially in NSW are required to be licensed with the relevant state board or authority. This ensures that they are appropriately qualified and have met the relevant requirements to perform electrical work in your area. This is particularly important as it means that any work they perform will meet the required standards and codes. You should be able to find their license number displayed somewhere, such as their website - for example, Delta Electrical & Solar's license number is in the footer of our website.
Secondly, ensure your electrician has the skills and expertise you need. For example, as a Newcastle electrical company, we do residential electrical , commercial electrical and solar installations. You can tell we are experienced with solar systems as we display our CEC solar accreditation on our website, which means we are an experienced, expert solar installation company you can trust.
Thirdly, you can check for reviews online on how reliable, professional and affordable certain local electricians have been to their previous customers. Sometimes these reviews can give you an indication of who to hire and who to avoid.
Lastly, call any local electricians you are interested in working with for a quote. This will allow you to compare prices to find an electrician to fir your budget, as well their availability. Calling will also provide you an opportunity to learn how they communicate, how professional they are and the kind of service you might expect to receive. This is someone you will be inviting into your home, so respectful communication, punctuality, professionalism and providing great customer service should be priorities. Essentially, you’ll be able to get a sense for the type of business they run, and whether you want to work with them.
You should never attempt to do electrical work yourself, unless you are a licensed electrician. We know it’s very tempting to consider running your own electrical improvements when you’re smack bang in the middle of a DIY project. Between Google and YouTube you should be able to figure out your wiring, right? No. You’re dead wrong, with an emphasis on 'dead' because electrical mistakes can be fatal. There are lots of reasons, including possible deadly mishaps, to call in the professionals rather than taking the riskier path and going it alone.
Take a step back from the power tools, and look at the bigger picture.
1. Are you familiar with every inch of your wiring?
Behind your walls you’ll find a maze of cabling, and it can be very dangerous if it comes into contact with an off-kilter nail or screw. Unless you’re a professional tradesman who knows what to looks for, don’t take the risk of rerouting or adding new circuits.
2. Do you own the right tools for the job?
Improvising can be great, often leading to innovative solutions, but if you take to electrical currents with the wrong tools, you risk more than just electrocution. Down the track you increase the very real possibility of starting an electrical fire that could destroy your home and put your family at risk.
3. Can you guarantee your work standards?
If your home improvements don’t meet professional codes relating to safety, you may actually render your home insurance void. So, while you might save money in the short term, you’ll pay for it in the long run. Furthermore, if you start on a project and realise that you’re in over your head, you’ll still require the services of a local electrician to fix your mistakes. This might end up being even more expensive than hiring a professional in the first place.
4. Are you ready to risk the safety of your family?
While you may be satisfied with your workmanship, there are implications for a much larger audience. Shoddy DIY jobs could endanger your loved ones, and when electrocution or fire are potentially deadly outcomes, don’t run the risk.
In short, there's a lot of reasons from home insurance to major safety risks to consider when it comes to your home electrical. The best solution is to hire a local electrical professional, such as Delta Electrical & Solar. Our services range from power point installation to full rewiring, and you’re guaranteed to be in safe hands.
According to NSW Fire & Rescue, there are approximately 4500 house fires in NSW every years. While more than half of all Australian house fires start in the kitchen, they can also be caused by damaged or faulty electrical wiring. Getting your house rewired could save your family from the trauma and loss, but how do you know when this needs to be done?
1.Check the age of your home
If you are living in a home that was built more than 30 years ago, it may still have its original wiring. This older wiring may not be able to handle the load required by modern appliances and electricals, causing the wires to heat up. The load from multiple appliances running together, such as hair dryers, washing machines and microwaves, can also cause overheating. Older wiring may also have insulation that is deteriorating or inadequate, leading the surrounding materials to catch on fire.
Home wiring in locations that regularly experience hot climates can be even more likely to degrade as high temperatures can also affect the condition of the wiring’s insulation.
If you suspect that your home’s wiring may be out of date, call a qualified electrician as soon as possible so that they can assess the need to update.
2.Circuit breaker tripping regularly
Circuit breakers are designed to prevent fires by cutting off the flow of electricity when the circuit overloads. Faulty electrical appliances can cause the circuit breaker to trip, but it can also be caused by faulty wiring. If your circuit breaker is tripping on a regular basis, it’s a good idea to call an electrician to assess the cause.
3.Hot, charred or discoloured power outlets
Loose electrical connections can cause small fires, leading to charring or discolouration on the front of outlets. The loose connection could be caused by faulty wiring near the switch. If you’ve experienced hot outlets or have found charred electrical sockets around your home, avoid using the socket immediately and seek the advice of an electrician.
If you notice a burning smell in your house that never seems to go away but you can’t find the source, it may be due to an electrical short having taken place in the walls or under the floorboards of your house. If you suspect this could be the case, turn your electricity off at the mains and call an electrician right away. The cause could be something that is easy to fix, or could be a sign that your house needs rewiring.
If you suspect you have faulty wiring in your home, don’t touch any of the wiring.
Besides the risk of fire, contact with old wiring can kill. According to Energy Safe Victoria, a man died in 2010 after touching an old split-metal conduit when he was installing an aerial in the roof space of his house. Whether accidental or not, touching electrical wires should be left to licensed professionals.
If you live in an older home or are experiencing any of the issues above, contact the licensed electricians at Delta Electrical & Solar. Our services range from power point installation to full rewiring, and you’re guaranteed to be in safe hands.
Home renovation is an exciting, but challenging time, especially when it comes to finances. So while there is a significant amount of work that you can do yourself to save on costs when renovating your home, there are certain jobs that require a professional. Electrical work is one of these jobs, as it requires you to meet certain legal and safety standards that require certification.
So what electrical work can you do and when should you call an electrician?
There is a number electrical procedures you can do yourself, such as:
- Garden light installation
- Changing light fixtures and fittings that do not need rewiring
- Installing pond pumps
- Fitting smoke detectors that are battery operated
- Replacing old fuses
- Changing light globes
Essentially, you can carry out any electrical work that does not require you to touch the wiring in your home. If you have to plug in equipment, or the equipment is battery operated, you can carry out this type of work. You can also make holes in walls and in benches to fit appliances such as ovens, and air conditioners, but you cannot hardwire these to a power source.
It is illegal and dangerous for you to carry out any electrical work that needs to meet Australian standards or wiring rules that are legislated by the government to prevent any serious accidents or possible death. Therefore, installations in your home that require wiring electrical equipment to a power supply will need to be fitted by a certified and licensed electrician. If you carry out wiring work to a source of energy yourself, you may be fined. Penalties in Australia for individuals are around $55,000, and $110,000 for a company.
A licensed electrician carries public liability insurance and they are required to be qualified and licensed. So before you hire an electrician, ask to see their credentials, confirming they have a valid license, as this will cover you against any damage if anything goes wrong.
The most common installations that an electrician does on home renovations are:
- Rewiring – if your home is heritage listed or older than 20 years, it may be time to think about rewiring. Rewiring is necessary if the wires in your home become worn and don’t operate as well as they should. An electrician has the tools to locate wiring problems quickly and fix these.
- Installation of hardwired electrical appliances – if you want to install a pool, spa, oven or air-conditioner, an electrician can do these jobs fast and efficiently, with minimal disruption to your household.
- Connecting sheds to power – an electrician understands how much power can be drawn from a source at once, without causing significant problems to other areas in your home, such as power outages or fires.