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The most common electrical questions


Clipsal's experts answer the most frequently asked questions about electrical. 



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Innovative Design



To give you a bit of insider information on what goes into creating the products you love to use, we chatted with Schneider Electric’s Design Director Tim Rochford about his experience, design philosophy and how to continually innovate. 

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Designer Insider



Getting the insider info on how products come to life, how his team continually delivers great work with a customer-first approach – as well as an exclusive hint about an exciting upcoming release.


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What is a smart home?


Part 1 of this series explores what a smart home is and what the benefits home automation are.

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How to create a smart home


Part 2 of this series explores everything you need to know about getting started with home automation.

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Are smart homes safe?


Part 3 of this series explains how you can keep your smart home cybersecure.


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Electrical costs debunked


Ready to start your reno but not sure how much you can expect to spend? We asked an Aussie electrician for some advice.

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Don't Be A Smart Arc In Electrical Fire Safety

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Learn about the history and future of fire safety. Read about the benefits of RCD, RCBO and the new AFDD in your home. 


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3 Ways Your Home is Wasting Energy


Here’s how some easy tweaks and upgrades can help you save on avoidable energy wastage and ongoing energy bills.


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Smart Home Myths You Probably Think Are True


We've debunked some common smart home myths so that you can better understand home automation and make the right choice for you.


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The Perfect Finishing Touch With Iconic


Tips on how some small, easy changes can make a big impact. Update the look of your décor with the Iconic range.


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Tips For Keeping Your Home Safer


There’s never been a more important time to ensure your family is kept healthy and safe. Here’s how to ensure you’re protecting your loved ones and your home.

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Ways to Save On Your Energy Bill


Reduce your energy use and save on your bills with these helpful tips, tricks and management solutions.


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Smoke Alarm Troubleshooting


Is something strange happening with your smoke alarm? We have the answers.


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Wellness For Your Home Ideas


You’ve heard the term wellness – but do you really know the impact your home has on your wellbeing?


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7 budget-friendly electrical extras for every new build


Read about suggestions for electrical, cost-effective additions to add value to your home and meets your needs.

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5 must-have selections for your next renovation


From flooring to ceiling fans to colour, explore some must-haves for your renovation, to ensure a perfect home.

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Considerations before renovating your home


Renovations require careful planning. These are some points to consider before you pick up the hammer.

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The Block: Kitchen ideas to inspire


Explore clever kitchen ideas that showcase the latest design trends, to inspire your next kitchen makeover.

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Reno Mistakes We’ve Learned From The Block

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Ah, The Block. There’s tears, laughter, and lots of late night painting – but it’s also jam-packed full of interior design ideas, home decor inspiration and practical renovation lessons (and mistakes) that we can all learn from.


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7 Things You Need To Know Before a Home Reno


There’s nothing like a home renovation project to add approximately a million things to your 'to do' list. Read about what you should know before starting and help ease some of the stress. (You might want to bookmark this page!)

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5 Bedroom Trends That’ll Get You Renovating


The average person spends 40+ yrs in their bedroom. So, it should be a place you feel calm, safe, and rejuvenated in. These bedroom trends can inspire you to create your ultimate sleep and relaxation haven.


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5 Simple Tweaks


Learn how five simple changes can refresh your home without breaking the bank.




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Cleaning Care for Your Switches and Power Points

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2020 has elevated the focus on what we touch and the need to explore contactless options to help reduce the spread of germs. Here are some hints to help keep your home electrical clean.

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3 Design Details You’ve Probably Forgotten About

Make sure you check to see if one (or all of) these details have dropped off your radar with your reno or new build.


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How to: Up your home’s street appeal on a budget

Selling or renovating? Don’t forget the home exterior in those design plans. You don’t have to spend big to up your home’s street appeal either – here’s our hacks!

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Understanding the HomeBuilder Grant

2020 has been an “unprecedented” year with COVID-19 impacting us in unimaginable ways. The HomeBuilder grants were introduced to help reboot the economy so what better time to renovate or build your dream home. 

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Top tips for saving on your electricity bill

Learn how to cut thousands from your summer electricity bills with top tips from experts in the field. 

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4 Reasons to Improve Your Home’s IQ

A quarter of Australian homes are investing in smart technology......

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How to set and stick to your budget

Budgets can be tricky things to manage but check out these articles that can help you scope out your budget and stick to it!

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Could you live in a house with no bills?

Imagine the future where you live in a home that texts you when you have used too much power or have the air-con turned on before you get home but most importantly, you won’t have to pay a cent!

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Tips for sparkies

Block to the Future: Why hi-tech homes are smart

SCIENCE-fiction fantasy has become a home hunter’s switched-on reality in a Sydney suburb where this apartment block is set to become Australia’s “smartest” home.

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Home Tech You’ll Thank Yourself For this Winter

4 tech upgrades to make the chilly season that bit little bit kinder..

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Swish Switches That Light Up a Room

Use our guide to identify your switch style and you'll discover...

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Key Smart Home Trends to Know About Now

The latest trends in smart home technology are scalable and...

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Things to Consider

Essential Things to Consider When Planning Your Home's Electrics. Recharge your electrical fittings with this simple guide to planning...

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Darren Palmer’s home

Take a tour of the home of Darren Palmer, one of the Judges from The Block. Get excited about new gadgets and technology with Clipsal’s Smart Home Solutions.

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5 Ways Lighting Technology Can Make Your Life Easier

Upgrade your home with smart fixtures that have the looks as well as...

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Tips for sparkies

Electrical distributors: futureproof your business!➚

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Along with digitization, several other factors are re-shaping the landscape of the electrical distribution marketplace. Find out some tips around how you can evolve your business model, to meet these new needs.

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Smart homes deliver smart business for electricians➚

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More than 26 billion connected devices are expected to be deployed by 2020 – 20 times more than in 2016! Plus, smart home device spending is set to reach more than $112 billion by 2022.

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A Wiser approach to smart homes➚

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Join us as the smart home industry continues to evolve, as we seize opportunities and enhance Wiser’s position as a worldwide leader in the category.

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Mistakes People Make When Positioning Smoke Alarms


 These days it’s recommended that houses have alarms in every bedroom and on every floor, but what sort and where exactly?


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