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Tips for Heating Your Home in Winter

Posted 07/05/13

As temperatures start to fall and household prices continue to rise, the need to stay warm without increasing your bills has never been stronger. Heating your home on a budget has never been greater! We've got some helpful suggestions for you to minimise your energy usage and keep warm this winter.

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Check Out These Luxury Bedroom Lighting Ideas

Posted 11/06/13

Whether your luxury bedroom is a small cosy space or a grand suite, it’s probably used for more than just sleeping. While dark bedrooms are perfect for sleep, too little light can hinder other activities.  With plenty of luxury bedroom lighting ideas available, let us help you choose the right  prof

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Preparing for Winter - 3 Things You Can Do Right Now

Posted 15/04/14

Autumn’s begun and now that there's a noticeable chill in the air, preparing for winter is a top priority. If you’re anything like us you’ve been wondering if it’s too soon to turn the heater on in the evenings or if now’s the time to hire a handyman to chop and stack some wood for your fire. Her

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Security Service & Alarm Installers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

A security service or alarm installers will be able to advise and install the best security system for your property or anything else you want to protect. Some systems are composed of a simple alarm that sounds when an entry point is breached, while others include monitoring centres where

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Electricians - What They Do

Posted 05/11/10

The electrician trade is one of the more highly skilled and potentially dangerous of the trades. All electricians must be part of the Electrical Workers Registration Board, so don't be afraid to ask to see their registration before hiring... The responsibilities of electricians include br

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What does that trade logo on your tradie's website or vehicle mean? What benefit can it provide you, the homeowner? Read on to find out more about national trade accreditations in New Zealand... Some industry accreditations are mandatory, as government r

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LED Lighting Ideas & Benefits for Your Home or Office

Posted 28/01/14

LED lighting has long been the next-best thing in retail and commercial lighting by designers, but now, they’re catching on with homeowners thanks to their energy efficiency.  LED lighting can incur higher upfront costs. However, you don't need to wait a long time to recover your investment in energ

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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Old House

Posted 08/04/14

Are you considering buying an old house? Old villas and bungalows can be charming, but with age, often comes problems. Here’s three questions to ask before you sign on the dotted line. Buying an old house? Ask these questions first! You don't want to buy a lemon! Here are 3 questions you need

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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

Whether its lighting or plumbing fixtures, cabinetry or new tiles, you can give the bathroom a whole new look with a budget bathroom makeover.  A fresh coat of paint or using drywall to provide texture are two great ways to update the walls. Budget bathroom makeover ideas If you want to go one s

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Installing Solar Panels for Your Home

Posted 18/02/14

If you've ever considered installing solar panels, you are not alone. Kiwi homes are generally exposed to 20-30 times more energy from the sun than they use in power or gas and most of its going to waste. By making use of it, we can reduce emissions, create jobs and contribute towards energy ind

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Latest electricians case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

Busy homeowner Michelle holds down parenting, full-time work and studying towards her PhD. She shares with us how she used Builderscrack to outsource her housework so she could focus on the important stuff... How It Started To say Michelle is a driven person is an understatement. Sitting across from a woman that packs so much into her days is inspiring, not only because of that drive but the clever way she has arranged her life to make it possible. She tells me "I’m doing a full-time PhD and I’m doing full-time work, so for me, I have lots to do and absolutely no time. I also have a teenager who’s almost 16, who is extremely social. Every weekend there are at least five to seven friends invited, and they are having a sleepover. I come home, and I'm like, “I left it nice and tidy, what happened?”.  Michelle and her son moved into their home three years ago, and with a laugh explains “how things were starting to fall apart and in need of repair”. It wasn't only hard finding the tim

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he not only encouraged his daughter to take up a trade but how he is actively helping her to succeed in an electrical career... Hamilton based Noema, has worked in the electrical trade for the last 38 years. He's spent the last 10 years encouraging his daughter, Demi, to "jump into a trade". Now in her mid-twenties she has taken up his advice and this year started her training as an electrician. She is studying at the Waikato Institue of Technology (Wintec) on the Electrical Pre-Trade Training course, aimed at getting students ready for apprenticeship. Demi is one of only four women on the course and has teamed up with Mere, another inspirational women who is training in her 30's, all while having the pressure of children and family commitments. After the polytech based first year, each of the girls will be required to find and start an apprenticeship. Not only is Noema the inspiration and encourageme

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

Builderscrack started out in 2007, with the simple goal of connecting homeowners to tradies. Fast forward 12 years and we are excited to be celebrating such a significant milestone… Our 300,000th Job To have had the opportunity to help homeowners find tradies for 300,000 jobs is both exciting and a privilege. From all of us here at Builderscrack we want to say a big THANK YOU to our homeowners and tradespeople, without you we wouldn't be here. The Job Mark from Auckland, a busy doctor at Auckland's Middlemore Emergency department, posted our 300,00th job. He had recently purchased an electric car and needed a charging port installed in his garage, with the idea of upgrading to the full power charger unit down the track. With this in mind, he wanted the job done in such a way that all the wiring was in place for the future upgrade. Mark posted his job on Builderscrack, having used it on numerous occasions since moving from England several years ago. Describing it as "

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

Busy homeowner Michelle holds down parenting, full-time work and studying towards her PhD. She shares with us how she used Builderscrack to outsource her housework so she could focus on the important stuff... How It Started To say Michelle is a driven person is an understatement. Sitting across from a woman that packs so much into her days is inspiring, not only because of that drive but the clever way she has arranged her life to make it possible. She tells me "I’m doing a full-time PhD and I’m doing full-time work, so for me, I have lots to do and absolutely no time. I also have a teenager who’s almost 16, who is extremely social. Every weekend there are at least five to seven friends invited, and they are having a sleepover. I come home, and I'm like, “I left it nice and tidy, what happened?”.  Michelle and her son moved into their home three years ago, and with a laugh explains “how things were starting to fall apart and in need of repair”. It wasn't only hard finding the tim

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he not only encouraged his daughter to take up a trade but how he is actively helping her to succeed in an electrical career... Hamilton based Noema, has worked in the electrical trade for the last 38 years. He's spent the last 10 years encouraging his daughter, Demi, to "jump into a trade". Now in her mid-twenties she has taken up his advice and this year started her training as an electrician. She is studying at the Waikato Institue of Technology (Wintec) on the Electrical Pre-Trade Training course, aimed at getting students ready for apprenticeship. Demi is one of only four women on the course and has teamed up with Mere, another inspirational women who is training in her 30's, all while having the pressure of children and family commitments. After the polytech based first year, each of the girls will be required to find and start an apprenticeship. Not only is Noema the inspiration and encourageme

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

Builderscrack started out in 2007, with the simple goal of connecting homeowners to tradies. Fast forward 12 years and we are excited to be celebrating such a significant milestone… Our 300,000th Job To have had the opportunity to help homeowners find tradies for 300,000 jobs is both exciting and a privilege. From all of us here at Builderscrack we want to say a big THANK YOU to our homeowners and tradespeople, without you we wouldn't be here. The Job Mark from Auckland, a busy doctor at Auckland's Middlemore Emergency department, posted our 300,00th job. He had recently purchased an electric car and needed a charging port installed in his garage, with the idea of upgrading to the full power charger unit down the track. With this in mind, he wanted the job done in such a way that all the wiring was in place for the future upgrade. Mark posted his job on Builderscrack, having used it on numerous occasions since moving from England several years ago. Describing it as "

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Check out how homeowners like you are using Electricians on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Replace existing bathroom ceiling heat fan light unit - !

Posted 4 hours ago

Replace existing HLF in bathroom ceiling in Maeroa - unit will be supplied as shown in pics and same brand as existing. Same measurements but changed configuration.

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Kitchen appliances installation

Posted 15 hours ago

We are installing a new kitchen, putting in new dishwasher (need new wiring as there's no dishwasher currently) and new freestanding oven with induction cooktop. Will be moving the oven around 60cm from the current location so may need new power point there too. Would be perfect if can be done over the labour weekend(27 or 28 Oct), otherwise the following Tuesday (29 Oct) should be fine.

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Hall lights and switches

Posted 15 hours ago

Remove 2 hall lights and replace with new lights. I have purchased the new lights. Replace or fix 2 wobbly buttons on switches. I will be home on Mon 30 Sept and Tues 1 Oct all day - so these would be good days to come if someone is available. Text is the best way to contact me. Janet Davidson ...

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Installation / set up of security cameras

Posted 18 hours ago

Hello We have purchased a set of 4 wired security cameras today and are looking for someone to urgently come and install these as soon as possible. We know the spots we would like them in and haven't opened the box, so everything should be there. Please contact me if you're able to do this. Thank you!

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NEED POWER POINT IN BEDROOM

Posted 20 hours ago

needing an electrician to put a new power point plug in one side of a bedroom, already have one but it's in the wrong side.

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General electrical work

Posted 22 hours ago

Scope of works: OFFICE: 1 new light switch 1 x recessed light to replace the existing light 1 x additional socket BATHROOM: 1 x fan heater to be installed LIVING ROOM: Light switch to be changed to a double switch so that the 2 lights can be switch on and off individually. EXTERIOR: 2 x IP plugs/sockets to be installed (to plug in the spa pool and outdoor water feature)

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Kitchen Renovation - Urgent electrician needed!

Posted 23 hours ago

New kitchen - need the power points, dishwasher, oven and electric stove top hooked up ASAP.

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Overhead electric line protection

Posted 23 hours ago

We need the overhead electric lines protected as we are installing new spouting. Power sleeving / tiger tails. Residential - single storey house, easy access. Balmoral end of Sandringham.

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Rewire house

Posted 23 hours ago

3 bedroom bungalow (100sq m) rewire and extra sockets etc. Must be available to do job week commencing ...

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TV Aerial Cabling and Powerpoints

Posted 1 day ago

My property had two wall mounted tvs and various cabling installed mid wall. The previous owner was and alarm installer/electrician and had various cabling installed to run all tvs off one skybox in the hallway. I would like this excess cabling to be removed, and the holes in the gib repaired. Currently I cannot get free view, as none of the cables appear to be connect to the sky dish. So I would also like the cabling to the tv aerial (sky dish) correctly installed for the master be...

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New lights install

Posted 2 days ago

Hello, Looking for a quote to get some more lights installed into a commercial shop in Auckland CBD area. Thanks

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Wiring to be checked

Posted 2 days ago

Had the wiring checked a month ago, but now some of the lights aren't working.

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3 small jobs for electrician

Posted 2 days ago

1. Electricity outlet on wall needs new plastic cover. See photo. 2. Apparently one of the settings on the oven does not work (either 'bake' or 'fan bake' etc). 3. Need new light fitting for bathroom because its rusty. See photo.

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Need new LED down lights

Posted 2 days ago

Need new down lights as the current ones are becoming a problem so would prefer to have LED lights throughout the home. The kitchen and bedrooms to begin with are always needing replacement so there must be something wrong with the wiring in the attic

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Powerpoints and tv wiring

Posted 2 days ago

Need 2 power points put in the main bedroom. Wiring for tv as it’s going to be mounted.. Security lights at the front of the house need to be fixed.. And a few quotes on down lights throughout the house And more potential work going forward...

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Switch Board upgrade and Extra Electrical work

Posted 2 days ago

Additional power outlets and electrical work: Switchboard upgrade. Lounge - Double power outlet with integrated USB charger above couch. Laundry power outlet 2 Side by Side Double’s 1x new double and 1x new double to replace existing. Bedroom Double power outlet. Front deck power outlet for heater. Disconnect the hot water cylinder supply and install new exterior power outlet for gas infinity unit. Install new downlight and extractor fan to bathroom. All Switchgear repla...

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EWOF - Small Food Cart

Posted 2 days ago

We require an EWOF (just expired in July) for our 2015 small food cart. It has five double plugs, one single plug, one interior tube light, one 300L horizontal fridge, one small 90L freezer, one small water pump, one small heated water mixer, and an external power lead. We are happy to bring the small cart to Fielding, Ashhurst, or anywhere within Palmerston North city.

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Fixing pool lights

Posted 3 days ago

i have lights in the pool and beside the pool, currently they are not working and looking for Electrician to fix those lights.

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Electrical Repairs

Posted 3 days ago

Replace 2x power switches Remove & replace 1x Bathroom heater 1x bathroom lights,fan & heater.

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Kitchen Renovation

Posted 3 days ago

We are in the middle of a kitchen renovation and need the electrical work to be done, such as lighting, instaling/moving power sockets etc. Needing this to be done before 18 Oct

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 144,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Additional power point in lounge area

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

17th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 1

Need a power outlet installed


16th September 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hob swap

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rangehood installation and wall switches/sockets

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install new freestanding oven

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

10m2 electrical fitoff

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New bathroom wall mounted light + hall cupboard light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rewiring and new power points

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install wall mounted fan heater & re-run power cable

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Spa Pool Wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bedroom fitting replacements

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

A quote for replacing black rubber wires, and some advice on our switchboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace faulty security lights sensor.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Disconnect Oven Timer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sparkie to fix control reset switch for sewage control panel

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Thermostat replacement and light dimmer repair

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Oven install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Switch board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Elect needed for few small jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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