Chris Owen Electrical

Electrician in Linwood
Opening at 7:00 AM
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Posted on Jan 8, 2019

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Posted on 19/12/2018

Free Quotes on any job big or small, for commercial or domestic work offering competitive rates


Home Electrical maintenance

  • Socket outlet replacement

    Fitting replacement starting from $50.00 per fitting flat rate for existing socket outlets with fixed wiring already installed. I will supply basic fittings at that price if you require fittings that match existing I will need to source those fittings and add any extra cost to the flat rate.
  • Re-wireable fuse and carrier replacement.

    If you have cracked or damaged re-wireable fuses I can replace them at a flat rate of 85 dollars per fuse and base. If it will be more cost effective for you to replace your switchboard i will give an obligation free quote for the work.
  • Disconnection of faulty or dangerous wiring

    In some older houses there is rubber insulated cables and/or brittle pvc cables. In the case that cost is an issue for replacement I can disconnect the faulty/dangerous wiring and partially replace the wiring to get minimal services going again. Sometimes with this service I offer promotions and discounts. My standard rate for this work is $50 per hour.
  • Switchboard replacement

    When the time comes to replace your old switchboard I can supply and install the replacement at a competitive rate. One thing to keep in mind is if you are replacing multiple re-wireable fuses it can often pay to get an obligation free quote on replacing the entire board and enclosure at the same time as cost is often comparable when you have enough fuses to replace.

Connections and disconnection.

  • Permanent Connection of appliances

    In some rentals the appliances require permanent connection to the fixed wiring I will remove the plug and connect the appliance.

Insurance and pre purchase checks

  • Pre purchase checks

    Fixed rate - wiring check and report of the condition of the houses wiring and details of dangerous cables, as a safety requirement for the checks I will need to switch the mains off while I remove fittings and switchboard covers to check the wires. The purpose of the checks is to identify obsolete cable types that have been deemed dangerous or posing a fire hazard to the dwelling, identifying poor workmanship and detailing work that may need to be undertaken in the future or immediately.
  • Insurance checks

    A visual inspection of the fixed wiring of the house to identify cables and practices that pose a fire hazard to the dwelling. Often this type of check is required on old villas to ensure that none of the original wiring is still in use your insurance company will indicate if they require the wiring to be checked when you apply for the policy.


2 months ago
Chris recently did a marvellous electrical job for us. He was efficient, prompt and generous with his time and expertise. When we next need an electrician he'd be our first choice. Vicki
- vicary t
4 months ago
Mr Owen redid the electrical wiring in my house - did a fantastic job, very tidy worker, good price and was within an excellent time frame - would highly recommend him to anyone looking at electrical work! (L McMillan)
- Em D

About us

I have been working in the electrical industry for 14 years.  My goal is to provide affordable safety maintenance for your installation, complete new work with in the quoted price range with a high level of workmanship.

If you would like to discuss your electrical requirements feel free to contact me obligation free.

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  • 021 263 3349


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211 England Street
Christchurch 8011
New Zealand

Business Hours

Mon:7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue:7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed:7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thu:7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri:7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat:8:00 AM – 3:00 PM