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Home Office Fit Out

When COVID-19 struck, many of us found ourselves working from home. With not much notice, our home office set ups were likely inefficient and uncomfortable, leading to a disruption in our work process. Of course, many people run businesses from their own homes year-round. So, if you find yourself working from home or want to be equipped should it ever happen again, it’s important to make sure the space that you are using as your home office is properly equipped. At North Lakes & Surrounds Electrical, we can assist with all the electrical needs for your home office, going beyond having the right computer, printer and desk. 

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What electrical needs are important for a home office?

We all work better and are more productive in a comfortable environment. Turn your home office into a beautiful and functional workspace with the help of our qualified electricians at North Lakes & Surrounds Electrical. 

Power points: Once you know how many appliances you will be running, it’s time to consider how many outlets you’ll need. Some home offices will be equipped with just a computer and an extra monitor while others may require power for a printer, a docking station and any audio appliances. While you can use extension leads and power boards, this is not recommended as a long-term solution and too many appliances in one power board can exceed the maximum amperage and overload it. If you find yourself short on places to plug in your appliances, it’s time to upgrade with North Lakes & Surrounds Electrical. 

Data Cabling: Your internet speed is an important factor whether you’re setting up a home office or not, however, poor connections during video meetings or when you’re rushing to get something in before the deadline can be a real hassle with slow download speeds. You’ll find that the further you are from your modem, the weaker your internet signal, so if your home office is at the other end of your house, you may need to invest in a network router or run an Ethernet cable. Our qualified electricians can install and wire Ethernet and data cabling properly for you, ensuring it meets current Queensland standards. 

Lighting: A home office will require brighter lighting than your bedroom might, so you might need to upgrade your lights or install more. This is the perfect time to upgrade all your lights to LEDs (light emitting diodes). These lights are much brighter and can reduce your energy usage, plus they give you the option to use a dimmer, Bluetooth controlled lights or even a smart home system for lighting. For more information on upgrading your lights, read more on our lighting service page or call our team today. 

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A home office is a considered a workplace under the Workplace Health and Safety Act 2011 which means that it needs to meet WorkSafe Standards and all electrical components meet the Electrical Safety regulations. Our team at North Lakes & Surrounds Electrical are well versed in these codes and standards and will work with your to create a functional home office while ensuring it still meets all government protocols. For more information on home office fit outs, call us today on (07) 3053 3118.

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