As with any build, renovation or restoration project, the most enjoyable parts are the details at the end like the right power points for the right style and aesthetic. We offer a range of power points and light switches designed specifically to seamlessly fit into Federation style, Art Deco styling and mid-century and beyond. We specialise in offering you access to modern reproductions of older style power points and finishing details like ceiling light pull switches to help you choose the perfect detail for every room.
We also have a range of indoor lighting options that are also in keeping with specific design periods and styles so that you can faithfully restore any type of home in Australia. Finishing materials include antique brass, antique copper, modern chrome, polished brass as well as classic black and white. We also have a range of dimmer switches that you can purchase to match your lighting styles and keep all of your mechanisms and power points looking the same and matching the rest of the house’s traditional and old world charm.
What size cable is used for power points?
Are you in the middle of a build or a restoration project? If you’re considering how many power points you can have in a room and what size cable you will need, then refer to Australian standards which advise that an unlimited amount of power points can be placed on a circuit of 2.5mm cable. One of the annoying quirks of older style homes in the penchant for placing only a single power point in each room and not usually in the most convenient spot. If you’re renovating your original home and want to stay true to the beautiful features without sacrificing on modern convenience, we can help you with our selection of specifically designed power points you can install anywhere in your home, maintaining its original look and feel.
How to install an electrical power point
To install a new electrical power point in Australia, you will need to be a licenced electrician. If, on the other hand, you’re looking for some information to help you plan out your rooms better, we can help with that.
As mentioned before, when you have a circuit of 2.5mm cable then you can run an unlimited amount of power points. If you do live in an older style home like an Art Deco house or apartment, then chances are there are not enough power points in most of your rooms and you’d like at least one extra switch. Usually, power points in Art Deco style homes are located halfway up the wall as well, which makes them not only too few but also impractical. Tidying up these spaces by installing more power points and putting them in more intuitive spaces can make modern living a lot easier. You will be surprised how much more comfortable you’ll feel in space that has an adequate number of power points for you to run everything you want in that room safely and tidily. Having electrical cords running from wall to wall can not only be a safety hazard but it can look unsightly as well.
For those of you who are building a new space and not actually restoring anything, there is still plenty to choose from on RestorationOnline. While we specialise in antique and vintage reproductions that doesn’t mean a bit of traditional switches and styling and push buttons won’t offer your house a little something special. Search online for pages of great vintage designs like our power points and think outside the box a little while you’re planning your new home or office. It doesn’t take much to help a room really pop and little details like heritage power points can make a bigger difference than you might imagine.
When you choose to shop online with Restoration Online, you’re shopping with a team of experts who have over 40 years of building and restoration experience. If you are looking for a particular style of power point, then please feel free to get in contact with us and we can point you in the direction of exactly what you’re looking for. If we don’t seem to have it, then we can usually arrange for modifications to our existing stock or, at the very least, ensure you have the details of a specialist stockist who does have what you’re looking for. It’s all part of our service.
We also screen every order that we send out for accuracy, including making sure that you have ordered everything you need to complete your installation in the right materials and style. For example, if you’re purchasing a selection of power points but it looks like you have also purchased one or two in a different material, then we’ll get in touch with you. Our screening process is a quick once over on your total order ensuring that you haven’t accidentally ordered something of the wrong size or type. If we do flag anything then we’ll let you know as soon as possible, saving you time spent receiving the wrong item and exchanging it for the right one.
Browse our selection of power points online and when you buy with us you will enjoy quick and easy shipping on every order direct to your project site.