Why Solar Energy?

Solar energy is free and a great way to reduce your dependence on utility power. It also helps the environment, as it is a source of renewable energy and does not leave a footprint on the environment.

Utility supplied electricity, on the other hand, is not renewable and is getting more expensive every year. Most utilities are increasing in cost by 5% and 10% per year. Investing in a solar energy system now will save you money in the long run.

Power Savings

Dumac Engineering solar energy systems reduces the power you need to buy. You can take control of your power bills by providing large percentage of your home’s electrical needs by having our professionals install solar panels. Solar power is clean, lowers your operating costs and increases your home’s value.

There are many homes in Rockhampton using solar electric power systems today. The solar panels feed electricity into homes and the owners use solar electricity first, before spending money on utility power. It’s a reliable, practical way to reduce electrical costs that all home owners can use.

Solar System Requirements

There are certain requirements a house must have to be a candidate for a solar energy system:

  • Your house must be in a location that has clear, unobstructed access to sunlight for most of the day and throughout the year
  • Your roof must be sufficiently sized
  • You must attain all local permits necessary

Paying for Your Solar System

Dumac understands that having a new power system installed in your home is a big investment and not all families can afford to pay for it upfront.

To schedule a consultation and quote, contact us.

For over 20 years Dumac has provided the families of Rockhampton and surrounding areas with customized telephone, TV, data and cable solutions. Now, more than ever, there is a huge demand for high-speed Internet and communications. Many new builds and renovations include moving, adding, or upgrading phone jacks and wiring, or data wiring.

We recommend our clients think about the future when deciding on phone and data wiring, so you and your family don’t suffer the inconvenience and expense of future upgrades.

New Data Networks

Any house built in 1990 or earlier was not built for data networks. Internet and data networks simply did not exist for consumers at that time. If you are purchasing an older home that needs updating, our professionals will do an onsite consultation and work with you to customize a plan for phone and data wiring.


You will receive a quote prior to any phone or data work commencing. When the project begins, our experienced service electricians will work to the highest standards and can schedule downtime to suit your lifestyle or home business hours.

Questions to consider with phone and data wiring:

  • How many electrical plugs do you need in each room for the technology you need?
  • How many data outlets?
  • How many TVs will be installed in any given room?
  • Will Internet be wired or wireless?
  • What if any smart home devices and controls will be needed?
  • What about music systems for music and movie lovers?
  • How big is your home network?

Our services include (but are not limited to):

  • Professionally installed telephone jacks
  • Relocating existing telephone plug-in and jack locations
  • Professionally installed security systems
  • Antenna, cable TV and satellite dish wiring
  • Custom TV, video and camera installations based on your needs
  • Cable wiring to provide a wire-free look
  • Professionally installed data wiring (CAT5 and CAT6)
  • Pre-wire home and business network cabling for new or remodelled property

Defective electrical wiring can be a serious fire risk to your home, it can also present an electric shock hazard to your family.

Professional House Rewiring

Rewiring can be one of the most daunting home renovation projects. Dumac takes the time to guide you through the whole process, from the initial electrical safety check, to the rewire assessment and plan. Dumac provides detailed quotes and ensures all work is up to Australian Standards and specific city codes. Upon rewiring completion and inspection, Dumac issues the compliance certificate.

Does My House Need Rewiring?

There are several signs which indicate your home could need rewiring:

  • Age– If your home is over 25-50 years old, chances are it will need to be updated to keep up to modern codes and standards.
  • Tripping– Old wiring struggles to stand up to the demands of modern home appliances, often causing the safety switch or fuse to repeatedly trip.
  • Damage– Loose or damaged wiring may cause an increase in current, which can result in a small fire that typically damages the power outlet. This can present in a discoloration, charring, or melting of the power point cover material.
  • Burning smell– A persistent burning smell in the house that cannot be identified could indicate overheating of electrical wiring.
  • Flood– If your home has experienced damage from flooding your wiring could become damaged or faulty. It’s best to get it inspected as soon as possible to avoid further damage to the house.

The Cost of Rewiring a House

The cost of rewiring a house can vary greatly depending on factors such as:

  • Type of house
  • Square footage of house
  • Number of levels or stories
  • Ease of access to wiring
  • Number of large appliances
  • Number of power points
  • Number of light fixtures and switches
  • Switchboard replacement requirements

We are happy to provide you with a detailed house rewire quote. Our quotes are always thorough, as we try our best to prepare our clients and prevent any surprises.


Underground Safety

Underground power can be very tricky and if not performed by a trained professional, dangerous. It is never a good idea to start digging on your property without consulting a professional. There is always the chance you can hit an underground utility line, which is not only hazardous to your wellbeing, but can cause a lot of expensive power problems. Give us a call before you dig.

Why Go Underground?

Beyond aesthetic purposes, underground electrical is less susceptible to power outages. If you experience frequent bouts of power breaks, underground electrical cables could be a very good option for you. If you are looking for a way to increase the value or desirability of your home before you sell, underground electrical can be highly appealing for buyers.

Call us to discuss underground electrical services or view past projects for inspiration.

Are you having trouble with power, lighting, appliances, or other house features? Dumac has the capacity to help you with all your repair and installation needs.

Ceiling Fan Installations and Repairs

Ceiling fans are a great, less-expensive cooling option compared to air conditioning. They are also a quick and efficient way to add extra lighting or décor to a room. Whether you need a repair or new install, our technicians are ready to assist you.

Circuit Breakers and Fuses And Safety Switches

When your power goes out, it can be hard to know why and how to fix it. Don’t waste time and energy; our professionals can be at your house quickly to solve the problem for you.

Door Bells

Lacking a door bell? We can install a new system, customized to your needs. Hate the look or sound of your existing bell? We can upgrade it and change the look and sound completely.

Loose Wall Switches and Socket Repairs

Over time, light switches and sockets can come loose and pose a danger to your family. Never attempt to fix electrical wiring on your own; our professionals will come help and ensure the safety of you and your family.

Smoke and Fire Detectors

Certain appliances in your home can be hard to access – including smoke and fire detectors. Our technicians can install new systems or upgrade your existing detectors. Buying a new home? Let our professionals inspect your systems before you purchase.

Light Fixture Installation and Repair

One of the easiest, fastest ways to upgrade the look of your home and boost its value is by installing or upgrading your lighting.

Dimmers, Timers and Motion Detectors

Add a bit of luxury to your home with precise dimmers, timers and motion detectors. This increased functionality adds security and energy-efficiency to your home operations.

For more information about our repair and install services, please view our projects or contact us directly.

Dumac works in partnership with multiple builders in Rockhampton and surrounding areas. Over years of experience, we have fine-tuned our process to ensure we integrate our services seamlessly with the other contractor services involved in a new build. We have the knowledge and experience to make a new build an exciting process, instead of a stressful one.

The Process

Generally, builders will email us detailed plans for the new house. Our team then goes through the plans step by step and begins the outline for a customized lighting and power plan. Once the builder has confirmed, Dumac will then provide a comprehensive quote for your consideration.

Dumac encourages face-to-face sit-downs with clients. There can be a lot of different options to pick from and it’s always good to see what possibilities your budget will allow. Once the quote has been accepted and signed off, we provide the very highest-quality level of work and professionalism. We are dedicated to open communication with our client and the builders and conduct onsite walk-throughs as the project progresses.

Large Scale Housing Developments

Dumac can perform large-scale lighting and electrical projects for new townhouses, condos and housing developments. One of our fully qualified supervisors will be dedicated to the project and remain on site for the duration of the project, managing our team of electricians.

Our professionals have experience consulting with architects and building teams to ensure that the electrical installation will be delivered on time and on budget. We are fully insured with comprehensive coverage.