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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 findi

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 findi

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.

Change of 10A outdoor plug to 15A plug

Posted 2 hours ago

We have a spa pool due to go in early july....there is a current outdoor plug as shown in the photos with a ?10A rating. The new pool requires a 15A rating plug therefore we need the plug +/- wiring upgraded.

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New Powerpoint

Posted 4 hours ago

1x New Powerpoint in Entranceway 1x Lightswitch faceplate replaced Location 205 Hobson Street. Looking to complete by Monday 28th ahead of Chorus installing ONT Fibre Box on Tuesday.

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New connection for granny flat #2

Posted 6 hours ago

Run mains cable for new ICP, make it ready for new meterbox

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Sensor light and USB camera installation

Posted 8 hours ago

Hi. We’d like replace an existing outdoor light with a sensor light and probably also a USB powered camera. Interested in approximate costs then I’ll go buy the light etc ready for you to install.

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Power to Cabin

Posted 8 hours ago

I'm looking to get power from my house to a newly constructed cabin. The cabin is intended to be a small office so the power will be for a computer monitor and light. I will need a single power point and a ceiling light with light switch.

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Bathroom Repairs

Posted 10 hours ago

I am looking to get some more work done and some advice. - I need to get a quote on a shaver plug in the bathroom checked/replaced as its not working - I would like a quote to replace the heater with a more modern one that I have bought The shower lighting is very dim due to a wall, is there perhaps a spotlight or another option that could be used to direct more light into the shower - We don't have a heated towel rail - is it possible to add one in? There is no plug in the room so it wou...

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Hot water cylinder repair

Posted 11 hours ago

Hi Have no hot water coming from cylinder. Left it overnight and still nothing. Checked the fuses - they're ok. There is still water flowing, just not heated, so likely either the element or thermostat. Need someone who can diagnose the issue and repair please. Thanks

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New electrical supply for additional dwelling

Posted 13 hours ago

Early stages. Need an electrician to check my supply at existing meter to see weather it is single or two phase and also advise on best route to proposed secondary dwelling.

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Mains box

Posted 13 hours ago

Need to relocate mains Power board on commercial site.

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Kitchen Rangehood

Posted 14 hours ago

The kitchen rangehood extractor stopped working. The light works but not the extractor. Brand Camino

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Basic light fitting work

Posted 15 hours ago

Looking for new lights to be fixed on existing fixtures of same type. basic job to remove old fitting and fit new lights. 3x ceiling lights 1x pendant

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Bathroom fan second story

Posted 1 day ago

Hi there, I am looking to get a fan installed in the bathroom in the second story of my residential home, to fix condensation issues during showering. There is not much roof space. Would like to get some quotes within the next week as I am on leave. Thank you.

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Security cameras

Posted 1 day ago

Wiring Swann home security cameras x2.

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Run power to wall mounted tv

Posted 1 day ago

I'm looking for a qualified electrician to run power from a nearby outlet, up inside the wall cavity, to my wall mounted tv. There will be one stud (next to the socket) to pass through and then it's a clean run up to the tv. Job should be very simple so hoping interested parties can provide a quote based on this information and the attached photo(s). Thanks, Andrew

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Rental house few issues

Posted 1 day ago

Tenant had told me lounge light not working. I thought could be loose wire so I went round and check and check fuse but now 2 bedroom light stop working so I better get someone look at and fix it. Seem light socket at lounge need replacing but I'm not sure. Tenant also mentioned double plug socket not plug properly so need replacing double plug socket. Need it done asap please.

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Tag & Testing- minimal, & relocate junction box

Posted 1 day ago

Hi there, We are a registered charity and need 3 items tested and tagged for safety as well as a junction box relocated. We are hoping to find someone willing to do this work as pro-bono if at all possible. We are a Toy Library, so should you have a young family, we could trade a membership or a table or two at an upcoming quiz night fundraiser we have. Please get in touch! Many thanks for considering our request

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Extract fan install

Posted 1 day ago

Extract fan install for Bathroom Rangehood installation

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Extract fan replacement

Posted 1 day ago

Extact fan replacement and duduct to exterior

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LED lights and sensor lights repair

Posted 1 day ago

repair some Internal LED lights dont go or flicker repair replace outside sensors and some lights dont go. Door bell doesnt go

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Mains line replacement

Posted 1 day ago

I need the overhead mains line from the power pole to the property replaced from 10mm to 16mm line

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 197,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Residential network cabling CAT6

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace light fittings

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installing LED Downlights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Disconnect Power to Garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

install bath ventilation fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New extractor fan in shower

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical fittings

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outlet and switch moved

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small electrical job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical check up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace bathroom fan unit

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage to Games Room Reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

One broken light switch

Work carried out by an employee of the company

15th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lights and heated towel rail

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

supply electrical garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Up Grade of light fittings and couple of power plugs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Exterior power point & toilet extractor fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Bathroom Fan Not Working

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wire LED & Aquarium Heater cable

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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