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Category Archives: Electrical

  • 14 January 2020

    Electrical fires are common in both homes and businesses around Australia. 
    An electrical fire is often caused by a failure or malfunction within the electrical components of equipment, appliances, and/or machinery. The fire danger originates in electrical wires, cables, circuit breakers, and within the appliances themselves.
    These fires can be complicated to put out – throwing water on the fire or extinguishing them can read more...

  • 7 December 2019

    Thinking of upgrading the lighting and the look of your business? Or how about the level of security on your premises, so you can protect your assets and your team members? 
    No matter what you’re looking to achieve for your business, a qualified electrician is your first point of call. With the right expertise and experience, an electrician can help revamp the atmosphere of read more...

  • 14 November 2019

    When we’re decorating our homes, our focus normally tends to fall on furniture, finishings, and decorative elements. It’s fun decorating and making a space your own – however, more often than not, lighting falls by the wayside, becoming an afterthought to be dealt with later down the track.
    Lighting can make or break the design and overall atmosphere of a room – especially when read more...

  • 14 October 2019

    Looking to refresh the look and feel of your business for both customers and staff? It might be time to redesign the electrical and security set up of your premises.
    A modern lighting and electrical design can help emphasise your brand, communicate your business’ story, create head-turning window displays and create an immersive shopping experience for customers.
    Alternatively, if you work in an office

  • 17 April 2019

    Building a brand new home can be daunting.
    There are lots of moving parts – architect designs, council approvals, working with builders and of course, planning for plumbing and electricity. While builders can take care of most of the plumbing work, electricity is a little more complicated and needs careful thought before installation.
    For example, you need to consider where power points will be read more...

  • 12 April 2019

    We shed some light on an electrician’s prices and rates in Newcastle.
    Updated April 2019
    From routine electrical installation or repair work to emergency call-outs, you’re probably going to need the services of an electrician at some point in your life.
    When power failures and issues occur, your first priority is to get the issue fixed. Pricing, however, is easily a close second.
    You

  • 27 March 2019

    Starting to think the lounge room looks a bit drab?
    How about the dining room? Or the lounge room?
    If something feels missing or the house seems dull, it might be time to consider upgrading the lighting. A unique new chandelier or matching set of table lamps can bring new life to a room – and not just with fresh light bulbs! Think bright read more...

  • 29 January 2019

    At GKT Group, we understand the value of good customer service.
    Whether you’ve hired an electrician to wire your new home, fix a power outlet in your current home or apartment, or even to complete a full electrical fit-out of your new business, you expect the work to be done right straight off the bat.
    No flickering lights. No mysterious buzzing. No power outages.

  • 5 November 2018

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    Electrical malfunctions at home are a serious problem in Australia. Between 2016-2017, 10 deaths from electric shock were recorded in Australia and New Zealand.
    All 10 of those deaths occurred in Australia.
    Out of those 10 deaths, 9 were members of the general public, and 6 deaths were the result of a malfunctioning appliance, a piece of electrical equipment, or faulty electrical read more...

  • 20 March 2018

    We’ve all heard the stock standard responses on saving electricity bills: turn off your lights, wait till the evening to do your laundry, keep your fridge full.
    Blah, blah, blah.
    There are literally hundreds of ways you can save on your electricity bills – some of them easy, some of them requiring a little more effort (like conducting your own electricity energy audit). At read more...

  • 26 February 2018

    Imagine finding an outrageously low electrician rate while you’re gathering quotes for your next job.
    Your immediate instinct is to go for it and sink your hard-earned into the pocket of the cheapest electrician…
    Only to find out the dodgy contractor you’ve hired has done subpar work.
    The lights are flickering.
    The powerpoints are crackling when you plug things in.
    Turning

  • 19 December 2017

    The future looks bright for solar power.
    But you need to do your bit to help the next generation deal with our climate change challenge.
    There’s one simple, practical decision you and your family can make to make a genuine contribution.
    And there’s a red hot chance you’ll save a stack of cash at the same time.
    You’ve probably considered solar panel installation for

  • 7 November 2017

    There’s nothing worse in summer than being way too hot and having no way to cool down.
    We’ve all endured those sweaty, clammy nights when the relentless heat keeps you awake for hours and you just can’t justify the financial/environmental costs of keeping the air conditioning on around the clock.
    Electrical price comparison company, Canstar Blue, discovered the average air conditioning unit costs read more...

  • 19 December 2016

    What to look for when getting an electrician quote
    When it comes to assessing quotes for electrical work, first glances can be deceiving. What appears to be the cheapest quote can quickly blow out if it doesn’t satisfactorily address the specifications of your job, and poor attention to detail in the quote document could be an indication of an inexperienced or lazy operator.
    Here

  • 12 December 2016

    Whether you’re looking to spruce up your garden with the latest in outdoor lighting, or want to add ‘wow factor’ to your home with stylish interior downlights, Newcastle’s quality lighting retailers can connect you with premium lighting products from the world’s leading brands.
    They can also help you with expert advice to ensure you achieve the lighting design you’re looking for – all read more...

  • 29 November 2016

    If you find yourself exclaiming ‘I need an electrician!’ help is at hand. Googling electricians in the area is a good start. Online registers have made finding an electrician near you easier than ever. Websites like and can help you find an electrician in your area and compare quotes with ease.
    However, all electricians are not created equal and there are some read more...

  • 15 November 2016

    Did you know that it’s an offence to engage in any electrical work without a licence?
    That’s why it’s so important to review your electrician’s qualifications, carry out an online electrician licence check, and ensure they are registered with the New South Wales Department of Fair Trading before you accept their quote.
    How do I check if my electrician is licensed?
    Electricians are legally

  • 28 July 2016

    When you are hiring a professional to perform a service for you, you want to know that they are qualified, experienced and will deliver the results that they claim to.
    This article will help you to identify some of the key things that an electrician should be able to demonstrate or display so that you can have peace of mind knowing you have hired read more...

  • 14 July 2016

    Electrical problems in your home or business should always be treated with a high level of caution. Whenever something goes wrong and a source of electricity is involved, there is the potential for fire, smoke damage and serious injury. Thankfully, most of the electrical problems that we encounter in our homes or workplaces are usually more of an inconvenience than a serious health and safety read more...

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