Residential New Construction

Custom-built or spec, single dwelling, or subdivision, Island Electric can power any new residential construction project.

Custom Homes

Custom homes are some of our favourite projects to be a part of.

Helping our clients realize their dreams and visions is very rewarding. There is no better feeling than watching a customer walk through their new finished home for the first time.

Island Electric has years of experience working on custom home building projects in Nanaimo and the surrounding areas.

  • All work meets or exceeds the current Canadian Electrical Code
  • We’re experienced with both large and small custom residences
  • We work in rural and remote settings, as well as in town
  • We’ve worked on cabins, acreages, and cityscapes

Get the quality & courtesy you deserve

Our custom homebuilding clients expect a high level of customer service and quality – and we’re happy to deliver. When you work with Island Electric, expect us to ask the right questions and always be thinking ahead.

Our thoughtful and forward-thinking process ensures we’ll make sure your electrical is exactly right for your custom home.

We also understand how critical it is to always represent ourselves in a professional manner while we’re working on your site.

Our crew is personable, polite, and positive From the planning and foundation stage, right up to your move-in day, we only bring our best.

Customize your home around your lifestyle

When designing your new custom home, there are many electrical-related options available to discuss.

Depending on your style, hobbies, and budget, we can consider incorporating custom electrical work such as:

  • Smart Home Automation – You may be surprised at how affordable smart-homes have become!
  • Electric Vehicle Chargers – Even if you don’t have an electric vehicle now, consider if it’s likely in the future
  • Pop-up Kitchen Counter Receptacles – Once you’ve had these in your kitchen you’ll never look back!
  • Automatic Backup Generator Power – An especially important feature when building in remote Vancouver Island/Gulf Island locations
  • Data/Network & Office Integration – Future-proof your technical setup with slick data and networking features
  • And Much More – Solar energy, security systems, and home audio/visual options are the cherry on top of your custom home

Whether we’re helping you with lighting design or installing cutting-edge technology, Island Electric Company lends our knowledge in all aspects of your home’s electrical system to ensure the finished product exceeds all expectations.

Tract & Spec Home Building

Island Electric Co. works alongside developers and homebuilders to provide quality and affordable electrical contracting work for new homes of all types in Nanaimo and the surrounding areas.

  • Single family dwellings
  • Multi-unit residential
  • Detached buildings
  • New subdivisions
  • Spec housing
  • Tract housing

Our electricians understand the importance of representing ourselves professionally while we’re working on your site. Our crew is communicative, courteous, and hard-working through all planning and construction phases of your home-building project.

We also recognize the importance of scheduling. Starting the project on time and meeting deadlines set out by home builders and other trades is something we take pride in.

Working closely with both our builders and homeowners is paramount to ensuring no details are missed. We help you through every stage, including lighting layouts and planning the future uses of the home.

LED Lighting Design & Installation

Whether you’re a homeowner building the custom residence of your dreams, or a spec-home builder looking to maximise your budget without sacrificing quality, our full complement of residential LED lighting means we have just what you need.

  • Recessed LED lighting
  • Interior and exterior accent LED lighting
  • Staircase LED lighting
  • Landscape LED lighting
  • Kitchen feature LED lighting
  • Bathroom specialty LED lighting

For more about the residential lighting options offered by Island Electric Co., please visit our dedicated Residential Lighting page.

Lighting Installs & Upgrades

Other New Construction Considerations

There are a vast range of electrical-related decisions and considerations to make during a new home construction project. Island Electric has the experience to help you understand all of your options, so you get the most out of your budget and needs.

Temporary Power

Providing electrical access is one of the first stages of the home-building process. Our electricians will scope out your requirements and ensure to abide by the rules outlined in the BC Electrical Code to keep your site powered while it’s under construction.

Appliance Circuits

During new home construction, it’s important to understand the type, layout, and location of appliances. From ovens to dryers, air conditioners to electric heaters, we work with designers and homebuilders to ensure your appliance circuits meet the needs of your lifestyle and budget.

Please note that we do not repair appliances. Island Electric Co. provides planning and power hook-up services for all types of appliances.

Data & Networking

Technology plays a key role in our day-to-day lives, so it only makes sense to consider data and networking options during new home construction.

Island Electric can design and install all types of data, voice, and security cabling/networking infrastructure. From telecommunication cables to fibre optics, our electricians can help ensure your productivity isn't limited by your technical setup.

Audio & Visual

Building a new home gives you the opportunity to achieve your audio-visual dreams! Mounting services, video distribution, and audio cabling are just some of the services we offer to create custom home audio/visual systems designed around your unique specifications.

Hot Tubs & Saunas

Whether inside your home or out in your garden, we can ensure your new home construction is equipped to handle a hot tub or sauna connection. Our electricians have the training and experience to ensure safety while working around water, damp conditions, and electricity.

In-Floor Heating

Imagine a home where your floor provides warm, comfortable-to-the-touch temperatures. As an effective and energy-efficient way to heat your home, in-floor heating can be installed in almost any kind of room. Island Electric Co. works with flooring contractors to install the complex circuits required for your new in-floor heating system.

Keeping Up To Code

When we’re designing or installing electrical circuits in new residential homes, we’re also keeping a close eye on the efficiency and safety of the systems.

Work performed by Island Electric always meets or exceeds Canadian Electrical Code regulations.

As a BC Hydro Power Smart Alliance Member, Island Electric Co. can help you take advantage of rebates and deals offered by BC Hydro.

Contact us for details, or visit BC Hydro online for current residential promos.

Book a Service Call*

Island Electric offers complete on-site electrical servicing to Nanaimo and area. Contact us to book your service call.

  • Inspections
  • Testing
  • Maintenance
  • Repairs

*All service calls are by appointment only.

Discuss Your Project

You can explain what you need with our handy estimate form, or just phone in or email to get started.

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Thank-you for considering Island Electric Co.