As more Kiwis choose to build new homes, increasingly they want more out of them. They aspire to live in homes that are not only comfortable, but homes that make life easier and more enjoyable too.

PDL by Schneider Electric has become the go-to for New Zealand builders when it comes to creating homes that exceed clients’ expectations. Its extensive range of residential electrical solutions encompasses switches and sockets for a range of interior styles, through to smart home automation. Designed for the Kiwi way of life, PDL’s products have been in New Zealand homes for more than 80 years and come with the support of its renowned global parent brand.

David Reid Homes Queenstown looks to PDL by Schneider Electric to add quality and value to its impressive builds. Director Fraser Mackenzie says they choose its products for their innovation and reliability, coupled with the outstanding back-up support from the Schneider Electric team and the satisfaction of their own clients with the results.

PDL Iconic and Iconic Styl switchgear add a stylish touch throughout while managing the property is made easy with Schneider Electric’s C-Bus smart home automation, whether the owners are at home or out of town. The microprocessor-based wiring system can control and automate virtually any type of electrical load from lighting to blinds, heating to home security or audiovisual systems. It gives instant access to any electrical feature linked to it from a discreet eDLT wall screen, or via a smartphone app.

With the average home having a wider range of electrical features than ever before, C-Bus is a way to streamline daily life and manage the elements that are now becoming commonplace in many new homes.

Additional feature lighting such as kitchen pendants, kitchen cabinetry, artwork spotlights, or hallway downlights, as well as landscape lighting, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, blinds, security cameras and electronic gates are all increasing in popularity and affordability.

As well as the C-Bus system, the David Reid Queenstown showhome in Hanley’s Farm also features PDL’s popular Iconic and Iconic Styl switchgear. Fraser Mackenzie says the choice of finishes that PDL offers is a bonus for clients, who can add a point of difference to their home’s interior while creating a cohesive look across all the light switches and power points and even the C-Bus eDLT screen.

PDL Iconic comes in three designs to suit a variety of modern décors: the classic Iconic in four different colours; the linear Iconic Styl in three aluminium finishes; and the Scandi-inspired Iconic Essence in two colours with rounded edges and birch timber detail.

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If you are building or renovating it is essential to consider how electrical, smart home and energy management products can add value to your project. Stylish switches designed to suit specific environments, simple energy-saving devices, and fully integrated smart home systems can add comfort, simplify living, complement design features, increase security, and save your clients money on their future energy bills.


With a presence in New Zealand since the 1930s, PDL has a proud design, developing and manufacturing history in New Zealand. The PDL brand has stood side-by-side with Kiwi sparkies and homes, delivering world-leading electrical innovations for over 80 years.

In 2001 PDL became part of the Schneider Electric group, forming a formidable partnership. Today both brands work side by side in New Zealand to provide our Kiwi customers with the latest advances and developments in electrical solutions.

Commercial and industrial sectors are filled with Schneider Electric’s products and solutions, with power distribution, energy management, building controls, and industrial automation. As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers quality electrical and energy solutions across homes and businesses.

Together, we believe in creating a more sustainable future, ensuring Life is On everywhere for everyone, at every moment.