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Inspiring customer stories showcasing the power of technology and design

Welcome to our Case Studies page, where we introduce real-life examples of homes transformed into smart, safe, and stylish spaces.

Discover how PDL’s innovative electrical solutions enhance functionality, security, and aesthetics, and gain valuable insights for your projects.

Smart homes

The smart and sustainable Bunker House

The smart and sustainable Bunker House

Getting away from it all to relax at the beach doesn’t have to mean going back to basics. In fact, a smart home makes downtime even easier.

katikati exterior of house

Smart and sustainable

Nestled in a lush avocado orchard in the rural Bay of Plenty is a modern and energy efficient home with clever technology at its heart.


Smart home upgrades to a rural family home

After 16 years of enjoying the suburban life in Auckland, successful electrical business owners Chris and Chantelle French decided it was time for their family, including two teenage children to make the move back to a taste of country life.

queenstown smart home

A Queenstown smart home

As more Kiwis choose to build new homes, they aspire to live in homes that are not only comfortable, but homes that make life easier and more enjoyable too. Find out how PDL's electrical and smart home automation solutions helped a Queenstown home achieve just that.

guy sebastian and c-bus

Guy Sebastian’s smart home

For Australian singer, songwriter and all-round entertainer, Guy Sebastian, tailoring PDL smart technology has turned his new house in the eastern suburbs of Sydney into a dream home.


Family life made smart

In today’s busy world, a home that simplifies and enhances daily life sounds like a great idea. For Master Electrician and mother-of-four, Sarah Loveday, it was a must-have.

Klemm Homes

Building the smart homes of tomorrow

When it comes to building luxurious new homes, the couple behind boutique builders Klemm Homes put electric home design high on the checklist right from the start.

des dass house

A truly intuitive home

Located on a picturesque cliff edge, one architecturally designed home is distinctly different from the other luxury homes surrounding it. Not immediately obvious at first, the magic is in-built amongst the impressive floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive views, discreetly hidden behind the walls is smart home technology called C-Bus.


Stylish smart living 

For innovative design and construct company Futureflip, that makes electric home design an important part of their luxury new home and custom duplex builds. 

Modern home on hill, at night time.

Creative home meets automated submarine

The sky’s the limit when it comes to home automation for Christchurch couple Wayne and Aimee. They installed C-Bus by Schneider Electric a decade ago and after starting small they have expanded their install and now use it to control nearly everything around the house, as well as their incredible submarine-themed theatre, and classic car showroom and workshop.

Modern New Zealand Home

From quake rebuild to ultimate smart home

A trip to choose light switches for their modern, energy efficient new build turned into a plan for a full smart home for Christchurch couple Paul Williams and Alex Hazard, after a visit to PDL Vision Studio showed them what home automation could add to the project. See how the couple controls everything from lights through to sprinklers, from their smartphones or tablets. Smart and simple.

Stylish homes

Modern house with two garages and large window.

Discover the Design Duo project

Interiors experts Alisa and Lysandra Fraser have just completed brand new homes, sharing the journey in their online show “The Design Duo: Twin vs Twin”, where the sisters competed in each episode to see who could create the best rooms. One thing the pair agreed on from the outset? Choosing PDL for their switches and power points, smart home system and security.

Modern beachside bunker

Homes to inspire with PDL

Open Homes Australia

Join us as we tour homes at the forefront of great Electric Home Design. From a suburban family oasis in Adelaide, South Australia to a stylish mountain escape on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland – see how PDL has added the perfect finishing touch to five very different builds.

Stunning galley kitchen with Dekton Trilium bench

A New York state of mind

Find out how PDL Iconic range delivers style and efficiency to interior spaces and the switches of PDL Iconic Styl have a sleek feel that add to the overall experience of the beautiful fittings.

Alex and Corban Walls’ new home

Alex & Corban’s new home

Alex and Corban Walls’ new home is a showcase of trademark sophisticated styling and clever design that makes the most of the beautiful bush setting and sea views.

outside home

Setting the gold standard in home design

A modern black cedar home with sweeping views across rural Pukekohe makes a striking statement on its hilltop location, and a beautiful interior using stylish Iconic switchgear from PDL.

lounge room

Scandi design with Iconic Essence

Clayton and Toni created a beautiful family home, channelling a clean, minimalist Scandinavian influence with the Iconic Essence switchgear in Arctic White from PDL. The range also come with handy extras like USB charging, dimmers and Bluetooth functionality that add convenience to their everyday life. 

Ben and Quinn’s Iconic Christchurch home

Ben and Quinn’s Iconic home

The transformation of a tired 1940s bungalow into a modern family home by former The Block NZ contestants Ben and Quinn Alexandre got the perfect finishing touch with the award-winning future-ready PDL Iconic switch range.

The couple chose the switchgear after visiting Schneider Electric’s Vision Studio in Christchurch and falling in love with its sleek design, changeable faceplates and additional home automation features.

St Heliers house interior

St Heliers home refresh

When Jim Gleeson of Refresh Renovations started work on the electrical renovation of the St Heliers house, he found it had old switches that were yellowed and damaged and in three different styles, which detracted from the overall presentation of the property. He suggested that the owners update the switch gear to a single style for a more streamlined look and to complement the light, bright interior.

saturn zen in dining room

Homes to inspire

From a modern holiday beach house designed for full-on family living, to a stylish inner-city home with smart home automation; season 8 of Open Homes Australia shows how Electric Home Design sets occupants up for seamless, smart, stylish and sustainable living.

Modern lounge room

Inside interior designer Donna Jones’ home

Auckland interior designer Donna Jones of The Design Option wanted to make strong statements when renovating her beautiful Kohimarama home, which features grand spaces and expansive views.

As someone who loves to constantly update her surroundings, Donna was drawn to the PDL Iconic range with its changeable faceplates and the fact she could incorporate dimmers and USB chargers for added ambience and functionality.

Innovative shipping container venue

Stylish container transformation in Marlborough

A Marlborough vineyard shipping container venue needed switches to complement its modern industrial look – an ideal job for Saturn Horizon.

Corban Walls, director, engineer (& winner of The Block NZ), created the Pavilion using a container. He says the brushed black metal finish of Saturn Horizon is the perfect complement to the raw black steel of the container & its interior elements of wood, glass & ceramic.

Safer homes

Old breakers

A safer home with AFDD

How did Arc Fault Detection RCBO, the new solution for home electricity security from PDL by Schneider Electric help make a home safer quickly and easily.

Peter Wolfkamp operates Arc Fault Detection Devices

Peter Wolfkamp’s villa reno

Builder Peter Wolfkamp is best known for dispensing DIY wisdom on popular tv show The Block NZ – but when it came to his own renovation he was only too happy to take some advice on how best to protect his new investment, and those living in it, from electrical fires.