In our Electrical Division, management is split between Andre Chandler who is qualified as an Installation Electrician and handles most of the maintenance, whilst our managing member, James Gardiner – qualified both in SA and UK as an Installation Electrician – looks after key accounts and industrial applications such as automation and conveyor systems.

As previously mentioned, L J Taylor is a long standing member of the ECA (Electrical Contractors Association). With the highly experienced and knowledgeable management we are able to offer valuable advice as well as a satisfactory job. Our artisan electricians are not only employees of long standing, they too have a great deal of on-site experience.

Our organisation is able to offer a wide range of services including the following:

Complete new electrical installations to new development, be it hotels, factories, warehouses, shops and domestic housing.

Electrical alterations to the same range of applications, including low voltage applications.

  • Compliance testing and Certification.
  • Supply upgrading to commercial and industrial customers.
  • General electrical maintenance
  • Factory automation
  • Computer dedicated circuits, UPS installations and generator changeover switches
  • We also offer a 10% discount to pensioners on domestic or minor works.

Our experienced and versatile staff provide solutions to your electrical problems.


Domestically your biggest consumer of electricity is your geyser. Replace with a Solar unit, the expense will be recovered in 3 to 5 years after which the savings go into your pocket.

If replacement of your geyser is not an option, install a timer, so water is heated only when necessary. Reduce the temperature setting to 55 degrees C and insulate you geyser and hot water pipes to reduce heat loss.

  • Another expensive item to run is a tumble dryer. Try to use only when there is no alternative.
  • Save electricity and water by only using your dishwasher when fully loaded.
  • Buy energy efficient light bulbs. They will initially cost more, but will also save electricity and last longer.
  • Make one pot meals on your stove and make sure your pots have good flat contact with the electric plate. Use lids for the pots.
  • Room heaters should be set at a comfortable level and not on Maximum. Close windows to prevent heat loss.
  • Do not boil more water than you need as the kettle is a heavy consumer of electricity
  • Do not leave your fridge door open longer than necessary. Check the door seal is in good condition.
  • Do not run your pool pump longer than necessary every day.