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As qualified level 2 technicians, we have the experience and knowledge to efficiently install consumer mains or upgrading a defective one.

Services & Consumer Mains

Consumer mains deliver power from the property’s point of attachment to the main switchboard. Single-phase mains are commonly used for residential buildings, while three-phase mains are typically used for larger commercial or industrial properties.

On the other hand, service mains connect the electrical network to individual properties via overhead or underground cables attached to the Point of Attachment.

They are both responsible for receiving and distributing electrical power from power lines to the service mains then consumer mains to the switchboard. They may need to be upgraded over time to avoid putting you at risk of a power outage or an electrical fire.

When Do You Need An Upgrade?

A defective or overloaded mains can lead to power outages and other issues. A defective main can pose a safety hazard and should be replaced as soon as possible.

Consumer mains sizes are governed by the maximum load. Once your consumer main reaches or exceeds the maximum load, it could become unsafe or pose a fire hazard.

Your consumer main may also need to be upgraded if it has an old or outdated cable. Give us a call and let our fully trained, licensed electricians do it for you.


Accredited Level 2 Service Provider To Safely Install Service & Consumer Mains

Consumer mains cabling must comply with relevant electrical safety regulations and standards. Installing them can only be done by ASP (Authorised Service Provider) Level 2 Electricians who hold the necessary qualifications and accreditation. It is illegal for a regular electrician to connect the consumer mains to the supply lines.

Whether it’s replacing undersized consumer mains or upgrading a defective one, as qualified level 2 technicians, we have the experience and knowledge to efficiently install these crucial safety features, keeping them compliant and your family safe.


“Selectrical removed and reinstalled a private power pole to my property together with an all new and upgraded meter box and circuit breakers to reflect latest standards.the quoting process was straightforward and clear.”


Reliable Power Distribution
Services & consumer mains play a critical role in distributing electricity from the grid to your home. By ensuring the installation and maintenance of robust and properly sized mains, you can enjoy a reliable and efficient power supply, minimising the risk of voltage fluctuations, power outages, and electrical issues.
Capacity for Increased Power Demands
As technology advances and the demand for electricity grows, your home may require additional power capacity. Services & consumer mains provide the infrastructure needed to accommodate increased power demands, allowing you to power new appliances, home automation systems, and other electrical devices without overloading the system.
Compliance with Safety Standards
Properly installed and maintained services & consumer mains ensure compliance with safety regulations and electrical codes. This helps protect your home from electrical hazards, such as electrical fires and shocks, ensuring the safety of your family and property.
Upgrading or installing new services & consumer mains future-proofs your home by preparing it for potential energy upgrades or expansions. Whether you plan to add solar panels, electric vehicle charging stations, or other energy-intensive systems in the future, having the appropriate mains infrastructure in place ensures a smooth and efficient integration process.
Efficient Energy Management
Modern mains systems incorporate advanced features such as smart metering and energy monitoring capabilities. These technologies provide valuable insights into your energy consumption, allowing you to identify areas of high usage, implement energy-saving measures, and ultimately reduce your electricity bills.

Frequently asked questions

How are consumer mains installed?
There are two main ways in which consumer mains are usually run. The first is through the roof cavity or external conduit from the Point of Attachment where the overhead mains cable connects to the house. Second, through the underground mains, which usually involves a private pole or pillar located on your property boundary or even a streetlight located in front of your home.
Who can install consumer main systems?
Consumer mains cabling system can only be installed by a licensed electrician or an ASP (Authorised Service Provider) level 2 electrician. It is illegal for a regular electrician to connect the consumer mains to the supply lines.

When working with consumer mains and house mains, it's best to have one of our Level 2 electricians assess your circumstances. We have the training and certification to know how to safely install, repair and overall work with the cables and mains connection.
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Lu JLu J
21:08 19 May 23
Responsive and cost effective. Front desk is super helpful and provided quote in such a timely manner and during the work day, both electricians arrived on time and completed the work professionally.
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12:49 18 May 23
Have to say it's rare to come across any companies such as selectrical services these days. Their custom service is excellent and backed with prompt service. They would text you to inform when their electrician would arrive. When they promise something, they would keep their promise. We had really good experience having them to carry out electrical work.
Timur SimashevTimur Simashev
23:49 14 May 23
They replaced our power board and main cables. Done as scheduled, all nice. I'm grateful they took old pole and powerboard and moved payment to more convenient day for us!
Mirna AbdallahMirna Abdallah
07:22 21 Feb 23
Emergency call out today, our switchboard started to smoke and our power had to be turned off. With temperatures over 35 and elderly parents it was extremely stressful. I can not speak highly enough of this company. Not only did they turn up within a few hours but the job was done promptly and efficiently. Thank you so much for your professional service !! I will highly recommend you!
Robert CahillRobert Cahill
05:36 28 Nov 22
Selectrical removed and reinstalled a private power pole to my property together with an all new and upgraded meter box and circuit breakers to reflect latest standards.The quoting process was straightforward and clear.Selective completed the work promptly and as promised.Michael was great to communicate with, knew his scope and made the project an easy one to complete from a client point of view.The site work was complemented by office admin that was responsive and knew what was going on.Recommended.

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