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Quality electrical - where to buy

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by inspiredbyprop, 18th Mar, 2016.

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  1. inspiredbyprop

    inspiredbyprop Well-Known Member

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    Hi PCers,

    I'm looking to replace all the electrical switches around the property. I've looked at the ones available at bunnings but I think they lack of style and "build to last" feature.

    Can anyone suggest (preferably in Sydney or online) where to get the best quality electrical equipment? A good anology, my requirement is for a Dyson-like from the vacuum department. The reason is we use these things on regular basis and would like to spend more rather than replacing them every now and then, labour cost is also high.
    I will also try John Turks over the weekend.

    Thanks heaps,
    IBP
     
  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Check out the clipsal and hpm websites
     
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    Random Username Well-Known Member

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    Rixter Well-Known Member

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    Lawrence and Hanson electrical wholesalers.
     
  5. lightbulbmoment

    lightbulbmoment Well-Known Member

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    DO NOT buy any gear from bunnings. Clipsal is the way to go.
     
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  6. Heinz57

    Heinz57 Well-Known Member

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    You should be employing a licensed electrician for this. Unless you are qualified in this area Lawrence and Hanson / Haymans / Turks etc will not be interested in you window shopping their trade outlets. For inspiration however the Clipsal website, and home display centres. FYI the technical term is 'Bakelite' - a real 1950s word.
     
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  7. Tim & Chrissy

    Tim & Chrissy Well-Known Member

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    +1

    We buy from L&H and have an electrician friend install at mates rates. If they are architrave switches they can be quite pricey.
     
  8. lightbulbmoment

    lightbulbmoment Well-Known Member

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    Electrical wholesalers wont care who you are they will sell there gear to anyone its a business.

    They will probs be happy because you dont have an account there and can charge more.

    To OP poster your best bet is to look on the website pick out everything you wont then if you have a sparky mate get them to buy it and put it on there account at trade price.
     
  9. lightbulbmoment

    lightbulbmoment Well-Known Member

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    Meant to quote heinz57 not tim and chrissy.
     
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    Hanison Well-Known Member

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    Clipsal.
     
  11. Helicrete

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    Doesn't exist in my opinion.