Your residential or commercial switchboard is the engine for your property’s electricity. Like your car, it is essential to have your property’s engine continually serviced to ensure safety and optimal performance. In fact, you may not be aware that ageing switchboards can potentially lead to electrical dangers, if not continually serviced or maintained.

At Alan Oxford's Plumbing & Electrical, we offer comprehensive switchboard upgrade services for residential and commercial properties in Castle Hill, Parramatta, Baulkham Hills, the Hills District, and surrounding areas. With our expertise, you can rest assured that your property's electrical system is in good hands.

Signs It's Time You Need A Switchboard Upgrade

You may need a switchboard upgrade if any of the following problems occur:

  • Circuit breakers tripping frequently
  • Flickering or dimming lights
  • Outdated switchboard models
  • Burning smells or crackling sounds
  • Electrical shocks from switches or outlets
  • Overcrowded switchboards
  • Power outages in certain areas of your property

Our Switchboard Upgrade Services

If any of these problems are present, Alan Oxford’s Plumbing & Electrical are qualified in switchboard installations, upgrades and repairs to rectify the concern. We provide the following services:

  • Installation of new switchboards
  • Upgrade of old and outdated switchboards
  • Replacement of fuses with circuit breakers
  • Safety switch installations and testing
  • Electrical fault detection and repairs
  • Electrical rewiring for older properties
  • Free Switchboard Inspections

Commercial Switchboards

Did you know that Australian businesses are required by law to have mandatory Residual Current Device (RCD) safety switches installed in their commercial properties? Did you also know that there are many tests required to ensure compliance with these laws for occupational health and safety reasons?

Maintain your compliance with our expert team at Alan Oxford’s Plumbing & Electrical. Servicing commercial catchment areas such as Bella Vista, Castle Hill, Baulkham Hills and Parramatta, our local Hills District Electricians are qualified to ensure your switchboard satisfies government regulations. Our team provide switchboard upgrades to ensure circuit designation and RCD protection to avoid electrical dangers in the workplace.

Dedicated to customer service, our electricians are able to provide same day service and can also arrange for our out-of-hours service to minimise downtime during business hours.

Choose Alan Oxford's Plumbing & Electrical

As leading local electricians in Baulkham Hills, Castle Hill, Parramatta, the Hills District and other surrounding suburbs, our team can help advise you on how to save on your electricity bill, as well as provide switchboard installations and upgrades for energy savings.

Call (02) 9894 9623 now to request a booking or fill out the form on this page and our professional electricians will be in touch with you shortly.



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Our Testimonials

  • I highly endorse Alan Oxford Plumbing for Plumbing & Electricals to any potential client. I have been using the services of Alan Oxford Plumbing for the past 3+ years, and during this time, they have carried out various plumbing maintenance and refurbishment projects in Hills Districts.

    Not only have they always performed to our time programmes, they also offer a professional consultancy to overcome any difficult situation as well as providing cost saving advice.

    I do not hesitate to recommend Alan Oxford Plumbing to any business.

    — Wayne

  • Alan Oxford Plumbing & Electrical have maintained an excellent working relationship with our company.

    The service, reliability and professionalism displayed by Alan Oxford’s are qualities that stand them apart from other companies. It is a pleasure to deal with Alan Oxford at all stages of our projects from tendering to installation and commissioning.

    I highly recommend the services of Alan Oxford Plumbing & Electrical to any organisation.

    — John

  • Alan Oxford is the preferred supplier for all our plumbing maintenance to the Sydney villages. They are also the preferred supplier for the contractor who currently completes all upgrades in units within the villages in both the Sydney and the Central Coast regions.

    Alan Oxford Plumbing & Electrical are fully compliant with the changes to the Occupational health and Safety laws in 2013.When called upon for service they are always prompt and complete the job quickly and efficiently.

    I have no hesitation in recommending Alan Oxford Plumbing & Electrical as a plumbing and electrical contractor.

    — Deborah

  • I am writing to you to thank you for the past 8 years of service you have given me at our Real Estate. I have found you and your team to be very professional, knowledgeable and competitive. In an industry that is very competitive, your team always delivers excellent customer service.

    Thank you for your assistance and look forward to continuing our future dealings. 

    — Sam

  • We are a large portfolio of Strata, Neighbourhood & Community schemes throughout NSW and currently engaged the services of Alan Oxford Plumbing & Electrical for our plumbing and electrical services.

    The staff members provide professional advice and quality service, and where necessary provide reports from site when further repairs are necessary. In addition, the company is supported by friendly and knowledgeable office staff who respond to calls and/or emails in a prompt and efficient manner.

    Currently Alan Oxford Plumbing & Electrical are our after hour’s emergency contact for all our owners. We have no hesitation in recommending Alan Oxford Plumbing & Electrical to any company.

    — Donna


What is a switchboard upgrade?

A switchboard upgrade involves replacing or upgrading the electrical switchboard in a building or home. The switchboard is a central control panel that distributes electricity throughout the building, and it is important to keep it in good working order for the safety and functionality of the electrical system.

Why do I need a switchboard to upgrade?

There are several reasons why you may need a switchboard upgrade:

  • If your switchboard is old or outdated, it may not be able to handle the electrical load of modern appliances and electronics. Upgrading to a newer switchboard can increase the capacity of your electrical system and prevent overloading and potential safety hazards.
  • If your switchboard has visible signs of wear and tear, such as frayed wiring or damaged components, it may be time to replace it. An old or damaged switchboard can be a safety hazard and could cause electrical issues in your home or building.
  • If you are planning a major renovation or extension of your home or building, you may need to upgrade your switchboard to accommodate the additional electrical needs.

Why do I need a licensed electrician for a switchboard upgrade?

Switchboard upgrades involve working with the electrical systems of your property, which can be dangerous if not done correctly. A licensed electrician has the necessary skills and expertise to ensure that the upgrade is completed safely and to the required Australian electrical standards. Choosing an unlicensed electrician or attempting a DIY switchboard upgrade can lead to electrical hazards and potentially cause injury or damage to your property.

How often should I upgrade my switchboard?

It is essential to upgrade your switchboard every 10-15 years to ensure its optimal performance and safety. However, if you notice any warning signs like tripping breakers, flickering lights, or burning smells, it is advisable to seek professional assistance to upgrade your switchboard.