Whether your electrical job is big or small – we can help.

We’re activ8, an electrical contracting business and service provider located in Auckland. Our team is committed to delivering quality and cost-effective electrical, security and air conditioning solutions that stand the test of time due to the use of the highest quality materials and workmanship.

Director Shane Robertson has over 25 years experience in the electrical, air conditioning and security industry. Shane set up activ8 with the goal of building a company that can deliver smart solutions integrating these trades. A decade later, we are proud to say that we’ve achieved this goal, which is evident by the number of commercial and residential customers that trust us with their repeat business.

Service work also forms a large component of what activ8 do. Small electrical jobs, heat pump and air conditioning maintenance and basic security installations are carried out to the consistently high standard we apply to larger works and with the same high quality materials.

We are confident in the quality of our work, so all activ8 jobs come with a $20,000 workmanship guarantee. Additionally, every customer is automatically enrolled in our loyalty programme, which provides a 15% discount on all future works — showing them that we value their business and understand the importance of building long-term relationships.

Commercial Electrical

  • Commercial Contracts
  • Commercial Fit Outs
  • Commercial Lighting
  • Commercial Maintenance
  • Data Cabling
  • Access Control
  • Security & CCTV

…and more!

Residential Electrical

  • Home & Kitchen Rewiring
  • Heat Pump & Air Conditioning Systems
  • Home Security
  • Lighting
  • Switchboard Upgrades

…and more!

Smart Electrical

  • Philips WiZ
  • Philips Hue
  • Customised Solutions

…for homes & offices

We care about creating healthy, safe and supportive spaces.

Just like you, we care about our homes, our workplace and the public places we visit. We want them to be safe, healthy and supportive of the people that live, work and play there. Electrical systems from access control and security to lighting, air conditioning and audio visual all play a huge part in people’s lives. Ideally, all those electrical systems work in harmony together, making our environments comfortable and safe places to live and work every day.

We care about sustainability and keep up with the rapidly evolving eco-building industry. Everyone can play their part and, while it can feel that way, we know it doesn’t need to be hard to move towards a more energy-efficient way of living and working. Talk to us about the different eco-friendly ways you can harness and use electricity in your home and workplace.

We care about your well-being. Energy efficiency measures can support good physical and mental health by creating healthy indoor living environments with healthy air temperatures, humidity levels, noise levels, and improved air quality. People who are well supported by their environments are happier and more productive, and that’s always a win in our books.

We care about the relationships we build. We’re not here to make a quick buck. We’re here to build longevity into everything we do — be it a large-scale commercial fitout job, a home automation system we design & install for you, or a heat pump that needs to be replaced. Longevity comes when striving for excellence in everything we do, including the way we continue to look after our customers and their homes, offices and worksites.

We care about individuality. Not only is every home, office or worksite different — but the people that live and work in those spaces have different needs, too. We embrace the unique challenges each job brings and thrive on creating custom solutions to meet those. We do this by listening, thinking creatively and working in collaboration with the customer until the job is done and everyone is happy with the end result. Nothing is impossible; if you have an idea, we can make it happen!

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A Selection of activ8 Suppliers

We like nothing more than developing future-proof, yet cost-effective electrical solutions in both the commercial and residential sectors. We do this by partnering with quality-focused suppliers and bringing deeply rooted family values to every job we take on. This results in carefully installed and maintained electrical systems that keep your family, staff and customers safe, connect your most critical electrical system to work in harmony, and save you money on future power bills.

Pricing & Finance Options

All charges are GST exclusive.

Electrician Charges

  • Residential Electricians We provide free quotations, please contact us here.
  • Commercial Electricians Discounted labour and material rates for commercial clients.
  • Apprentice Electricians $55/hour labour. Apprentices accompany one of our registered electricians and usually help with basic tasks to ensure we complete the job faster.
  • Electrical Certificate of Compliances (COCs) & Electrical Safety Certificate (ESCs) $35 per certificate

Travel Charges

A standard vehicle charge per site visit is $53.85 for both residential and commercial jobs. This covers the cost of our vehicle expenses and travelling to site. All activ8 vehicles have GPS installed to ensure we charge you correctly for our travel time.

Charges for Materials

We include the price for all materials used in your free quote, which you can request here. We have a $20,000 workmanship guarantee and a return to site warranty that includes the replacement of any faulty materials.


Finance options are available. Talk to us if you’d like to use this for your project.

Customer Loyalty Programme

All existing customers receive 15% off all works they book us for. This is done automatically in our system and given as a thank you for their ongoing trust in activ8’s ability to deliver great electrical solutions at great prices.

activ8 have been AHG NZ's preferred contractor for over 10 years; they have become part of our daily business operations. Shane and the team take care of our new fit out works and are always happy to help with whatever task we set. With our operations spread over the Auckland region, we need the expertise of a company that could handle maintenance as well as new fit out works for large format projects, and activ8 are experts in this field. I have no hesitation in recommending activ8 for any works in the commercial sector.

Aaron MacdonaldGroup Fixed Operations Manager, AHG NZ

Since 2014, we have employed activ8 as one of our preferred contractors for our new purpose-built early childhood centres. Plus, activ8 take care of many renovation requirements for our existing centres as well as the day-to-day maintenance requests. Shane and the team have produced a consistently excellent standard of work. They have demonstrated an ability to manage problems as they arise whilst maintaining a solutions focus and a commitment to clear and ongoing communication with us, site neighbours and other contractors. They are professional, reliable and ensure projects are completed on schedule. We would highly recommend activ8.

Dave CowenProject Manager, Early Childhood Centres (NZ wide)

Had been putting off the upgrade to our house for a new electrical switchboard for some time now knowing this could be an expensive job and the house power would be disconnected for some time, having a 12 month old baby this was a little concerning. Have to say the team at activ8 made the whole experience painless. The cost to upgrade was very reasonable and the time to carry out the upgrade was quicker than expected. Great job activ8! I would have no problem getting in touch with these guys again for any electrical work in the future.

Paul CartmellService Manager, North Harbour Ford

Having engaged the services of activ8 for some years to our company, I have found Shane and the team to be beyond peer in their solutions based focus. activ8 have worked on a wide range of repair and provisioning projects in addition to working closely to bring to market a number of key large format lightbox signs specific to our needs. activ8 act with integrity and put a high focus on customer satisfaction.

Frank CostelloOperations Director

Shane and his team were a pleasure to work with. They were quick and efficient, kept me up to date throughout the kitchen renovation, completed the job quickly and to a high standard. They exceeded my expectations and put my mind at ease throughout the entire process. They worked well with the other contractors on site and were happy to accommodate my changing ideas. I would have no hesitation in recommending Shane and his team to others and will definitely be using them again. Thanks guys!

GregHome Owner, Hobsonville, Auckland

The activ8 team did a great job replacing our switchboard. The job was quick, efficient, well communicated and completed on time with minimal disruption to our tenants. They managed the whole process from start to finish and were accommodating when it came to scheduling changes. They even left the area tidier than when they started! Highly recommended.

CatherineLandlord, Totara Vale, Auckland