Licensed Electrician Lachlan Buchan serves Wangaratta and surrounding country areas.

Lachie loves rural travel, keeps his appointments and always cleans up after himself.

Need help? Call Lachlan on 0439 688 999 or click the button below to leave him a message.

Very glad to have found Buchan electrical when we moved into Eldorado, Lachie was prompt and efficient, highly recommended John Wassens

Lachie reliably turns up when he says he will, does great work and always has sound advice on the most cost efficient way to do things. Trudy Campbell

Lachlan is a RARE find …his skilled approach to both his work, & his people skills, has restored my faith in trades people. Sandii Keenan

We have used Buchan Electrical several times … for electrical installation and repairs … always found them to efficient, prompt and … James Westmore

Why Buchan Electrical?

We Travel

Wangaratta electrician Lachlan Buchan is happy to travel, and services the entire Northeast Victoria region. He works on residential, rural and commercial jobs, big or small.

We Listen

The guy you talk to on the phone is the same guy that shows up, with an action plan and the right equipment. No explaining twice, or waiting while he goes back for the right tools.

Reliable Service

For timely service, competitive quotes, solid advice and a great range of top-quality electrical fittings, call Lachlan. Whether you live in town or country, he’ll be sure to get your job done ASAP

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Services — Town & Country

Building & Renovations

Electrical underground Extensions and renovations Wiring New houses Re-wiring

Home & Garden

Light fittings
Stoves & Ovens
Smoke alarms
Garden pumps and bores

Farm & Rural

Rural Residential
Water Pumps
Water pumping windmills


Electrical underground
Extensions / renos
Wiring / Re-wiring
Light fittings
Smoke alarms

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We serve town and country areas of Northeastern Victoria, with a focus on quality and safety.

About Buchan Electrical

From near to far … and back again

Buchan Electrical is a sole trader business, run by Lachlan Buchan, Registered Electrical Contractor #16499. Lachie received his RMIT certified electrical trade trading through the Australian Army, after which he was posted to several army combat and transport units, in locations including Wodonga, Darwin and East Timor.

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Lachie received his RMIT certified electrical trade trading through the Australian Army, after which he was posted to several army combat and transport units, in locations including Wodonga, Darwin and East Timor.

After leaving the Army in 2003, Lachie and his wife Melanie returned to their hometown, Wangaratta. After a successful second renovation in Green Street (their first was in Moyhu), Lach, Mel and the kids moved out to a large block in Eldorado to build from scratch. They moved in late last year, just in time to save their newest baby from a tin-shed summer.

Lachie’s interests lie in architecture, building, and all the things that go with it in the rural lifestyle, including windmills, pumps and header tanks; plumbing and welding; with the accompanying collection of “junk”, all which he invariably puts to good use sooner or later.

With a particularly strong interest in woodwork, Lachie also has a keen eye for combining old school interior design and build quality with modern lighting and electrical features, and knows his trees, woods like the back of his hand. Not to mention the Australian Design Standards for building and electrical wiring.

From a professional viewpoint, Lachie’s strong interest in his electrical work and the things that go along with it mean that he pays attention to the details that make the difference to each job he does; making sure that the finished result looks as good as it works.

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Lachlan’s Electrical Tips

Save some $$$, and maybe your life

Be aware!

Here is a photo of a spa motor I saw a while back outside a bathroom. Always be aware and if you see an electrical problem, get it fixed straight away. In this case, the customer had safety switches, but the spa was hardwired, therefore not on a safety switch.

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Electrical Tip #4: In the Roof

A few months back, I was in the roof of a house in Wangaratta and noticed that a bit of illegal electrical wiring had been done. If you are the sort of person that doesn’t mind Rats, Mice and Spiders, Get up in your roof and have a quick look around with a good torch.

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Electrical Tip #3: Smart Meters

Everyone is always asking me about Smart Meters. While the design of a smart meter will vary by date, with different power companies and your geographical location, here is an idea of what one might look like. This meter pictured is smart meter capable and …

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Electrical Tip #2: Blown Fuses

Whenever a fuse has blown, Always be extra careful if searching for faults yourself. This picture shows a power cord, eaten by mice that had blown a fuse. Luckily the fuse carried the correct rated wire. Sometimes the plug in fuse wedge may even be the incorrect …

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Electrical Tip #1: Reduce your Bills

Winter in Wangaratta. Power bills gone through the roof? Try cutting back on hungry power users. electric -oil column heaters and blower heaters. A small heater in a large room can cost as much as $0.62c per hour to run! Left on for 15 hours per day, that can cost you …

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Contact Us

Need help with electrical work on your building & renovations, home & garden, farm & rural or commercial properties?

Buchan Electrical has solid local experience, all the right skills and certifications, and is happy to travel to customers all over North East Victoria.