About Watkins Electrical: Maryborough Electrician Servicing Wide Bay

Watkins Electrical was established in 1951 by “Nutty” Watkins, a local sparky who ran the business alongside his wife, with a few employees and the occasional apprentice working with him to serve the local Maryborough community, which was much smaller at the time. Nutty was renowned for his quality service and dedication to perfection, and there’s still plenty of loyal customers we visit that had work done by Nutty himself back in the day.

After running the business for nearly three decades, Watkins transferred ownership of the business to one of his employees in 1977, who also ran the business as a husband and wife team until 1997, when he passed the business on to his son, Peter, who worked as an apprentice under both Watkins and his father. Peter, maintaining the business as a husband and wife team, steadily grew the business, taking on another director in 2002.

We’ve continued to grow over the past two decades to employ a team of nearly 20 staff, as well as expanding the business to a second physical location in Hervey Bay. This expansion of our operations has allowed us to offer a vast array of services to both commercial and residential customers. We’ve done all this whilst carrying on the quality workmanship that Nutty was famous for, all those decades ago.

Commitment to Quality Workmanship and Electrical Safety:

Due to the high precautions that need to be taken to ensure your electricity is safe to use, we inspect any existing electrical systems carefully and advise you on any upgrades that need to be made to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones. Safety is our number one concern, and if you feel unsafe at any time because of a faulty electrical component, give us a call on our 24/7 emergency number to have a qualified professional come out and fix the problem.

When we speak to you on the phone or visit you for a quote, we listen carefully, ensuring that we take into account your budget and needs so we can make recommendations that are best suited to you.

All our electricians are Maryborough and Hervey Bay locals that are committed to the community. It is for this reason most of our clients are return customers. Please have a look at our project portfolio to see some of the work we’ve done over the years in the local community.

Book an Electrician

Get in touch to organise a suitable time for one of our Maryborough electricians to visit your property. Call (07) 4121 4294.

Terms & Conditions of Quotes

1. The contractor shall perform the work as specified herein in accordance with the requirements of the Electricity Act and Regulations 1994 in force on the date of acceptance of the offer made herein.

2. The contractor warrants that the completed work will be reasonably fit for the purpose for which it is intended provided that purpose is specific herein or is obvious by reason of the nature of the work. If any defects or defaults are discovered in the workmanship of the contractor the purchaser shall within 3 calendar months from the date of completion of the said works give to the contractor notice in writing hereof whereupon the contractor will make good any such proven defects or faults.

The warranty applicable to any appliances supplied under this quotation and all matters relating to such warranties shall be between the purchaser and the Manufacturer of the appliance and the contractor accepts no liability as to the quality, performance, etc. of such appliances. It is the purchaser's responsibility to establish the warranty relationship with the manufacturer by return of Warranty Card provided by the Manufacturer for such purposes.

3. If provided for in this contract (see Payment Terms overleaf) the purchaser shall pay to the contractor progress payments during the execution of the works. Each progress payment shall be made 7 days from date of such claim. Provided that where the progress payment is not made within the stipulated period the Contractor reserves the right to withdraw from site and any re-establishment costs will be to the purchaser's account. Alternatively the contractor may at his discretion terminate this contract.

4. The contract price is based on the costs of materials, labour, transport, employer's liability and third party insurance, and other statutory obligations ruling at the date hereof. If there shall be any variation of these costs during the currency of this contract and the Contractor incurs liability for them, then the contract price shall upon production by the Contractor of reasonable evidence of such variation be adjusted to provide for such variation. Provided that this clause shall be adjusted to provide for such variation. Provided that this clause shall not apply in cases in which the work of the contract is completed in less than 4 weeks from the date of the quotation.

5. Any variations to this proposal or the work as detailed overleaf shall be made in writing or else verbally at the Contractor's discretion setting forth the details of such changes and the value thereof shall be added to or deducted from the contract sum as the case may be.

6. Notwithstanding anything herein contained the Contractor shall not be held responsible for any loss, damage or delay caused by way, strikes, lockouts, shortages, hindrance, delay of or inability to obtain materials or labour, fire, flood or drought, or by any other cause beyond his control. In the event of such causes the Contractor shall not in consequence thereof be liable for damages. Should, as a consequence of any of the foregoing, a termination of the contract result, the Purchaser shall pay the Contractor a portion of the contract price proportionate to the work actually done and materials delivered up to the date of such termination.

7. i Title to materials and equipment shall remain in the Contractor until the full purchase price and all other sums payable by the Purchaser to the Contractor in respect of goods/materials and equipment are paid in full.

ii While Title to goods/materials and equipment remains in the Contractor, the Purchaser shall hold same only as a bailee of the Contractor

iii Until such time as the Purchaser pays to the Contractor the full purchase price, goods, materials and equipment belonging to the Contractor are required to be stored in such a way to demonstrate they are clearly the property of the Contractor.

iv The purchaser shall not use or incorporate the Contractor's goods/materials and equipment in any construction or sell, use or otherwise dispose of same until and unless the Purchaser has paid to the Contractor the full purchase price of the services, goods/material and equipment, or paid in full the progress claims in which the same are identified.

v Payment of the full purchase price of services, goods/materials and equipment shall at the Contractor's option, become immediately due and payable upon the commencement of any act or proceeding involving the Purchaser's insolvency, bankruptcy, receivership, liquidation, winding-up, dissolution or placement under official management or committing any other act of bankruptcy or its equivalent.

vi Whilst acting as bailee, the Purchaser shall not, except with the prior written consent of the Contractor and subject to the above provisions, return goods/materials and equipment to the Contractor. If after the due delivery date materials and equipment remains in, or is returned to the possession of the Contractor, the Purchaser shall pay such amount for storage and any other handling charges as the Contractor may determine.

vii The Contractor is entitled to retake possession of goods/materials unpaid for in the event of an unforeseen circumstance such as a proceeding involving Purchaser insolvency, bankruptcy, receivership, liquidation, winding-up, dissolution and/or dispute leading to termination of the contract and the Purchaser shall grant right of entry to the premises where such goods/materials are stored or installed so as to permit removal of said goods/materials from said premises for relocation to the Contractor's store.

8. The Contractor's offer is based on continuous work program unless otherwise stated and if the Purchaser causes the work to be delayed then such extensions of time to the agreed completion date shall be granted as per the Contractor's claim for extension of time.

9. Retention - if applicable, shall be limited to 5% of the contract sum and may be in the form of a Bank Guarantee in lieu of cash at the Contractor's option. Retention moneys/bank guarantee is returnable upon completion of the work fit for purpose period.

10. All work will be done during normal working hours (7.00am-6.00pm) Monday to Friday unless otherwise stated in the offer overleaf and any work required to be done outside of the nominated hours will be chargeable at award penalty rates as applicable.

11. Consequential, liquidated or pre ascertained damages are expressly excluded from this offer.