In 2017, Mike Lowden decided it was time to start ticking some items off his bucket list. Less than a year and a half later, he had reached Mt Everest base camp. Originally a personal challenge, Mike started out hoping to improve his fitness levels and do something pretty extraordinary. However, his motivations soon changed.

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With the new updates to our industry standards, it’s not just on-the-site work that’s affected – in fact, new electrical manufacturing standards are likely to have a big impact on manufacturers and sparkies alike.

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Better for the environment, cheaper to run, easier to maintain – there’s a lot to like about electric vehicles (EVs), so it’s not hard to see why New Zealand sales are increasing by the day. In fact, the government has projected that we could see over 60,000 EVs on our roads by 2021 – which would require the current number doubling every year.

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When it comes to unique spaces, you don’t normally think of commercial offices. But when Singer Group (or Singer Electrical, as you may know them) moved to a different level on their building, they wanted to create just that. Having worked with them closely on a lot of commercial and industrial projects, we were excited to dig our teeth into the project and make the most of the unconventional space. (more…)

From mid-September Ideal Electrical will be the first electrical wholesaler to ban plastic bags and therefore, we will be replacing plastic bags for paper ones in an effort to improve the environment. Also available will be a reusable cloth bag you can purchase. We appreciate your support in our efforts to improve the environment we live in and our children will inherit.  (more…)