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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

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 regulations require that certain wor

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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.

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 "

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

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

Bathroom fan and kitchen rangehood

Posted 10 hours ago

Needing kitchen rangehood and bathroom extractor fan added to 1960's house so will need ducting out through the roof. Wanting to get done in March.

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Electrical Inspection/Inspection

Posted 11 hours ago

I have 2 properties that need inspections done. One is in Silverstream, Upper Hutt. And the other is in Pukerua bay. The Meters need to be re-sealed as I had to upgrade the switchboards.

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Fisher and Paykel oven

Posted 13 hours ago

To fit a gasket rubber to the frame of the oven

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Swapping out a phone line with ethernet cable in underground conduit

Posted 14 hours ago

I have some conduit running from our house to our garage with a phone cable in it. I am keen to get a quote on whether this can be replaced by an ethernet cable for home internet.

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Replace power sockets

Posted 15 hours ago

Replace single power sockets with double sockets in all rooms (3 bedrooms, livingroom & kitchen) possibly add extra sockets to master bedroom & kitchen

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URGENT HELP - Temporary Removal Fibre Cable

Posted 16 hours ago

We are having a truck move a cabin onto our property tomorrow and need a low hanging fibre cable moved out of the way while the truck is here - approx 1-2 hours. I organised with Spark they said an electrician could do it but I am unable to find an electrician who is happy to do it for fear of breaking the fibre optics. Chorus can do, but will take 5-20days to book in. Please if anyone can help us tomorrow we would be so grateful.

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Outside powerpoint requried 15amp

Posted 19 hours ago

Hi, I require an outside powerpoint installed 15 amp for a spa pool either this Thursday or Friday.

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Papajob

Posted 22 hours ago

Extractor fan/ range hood to meet healthy homes requirement for tenancy. in kitchen (stove ) Plus Extractor fan in bathroom

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Relocation of switches

Posted 1 day ago

We want to mount our tv on the wall but before we do that, the electrical, internet and antena outlets need to be moved higher up the wall so we dont have cables coming down the tv and stuff. Would be good if someone can move the switches up the wall AND do the gib and paint coverup the existing spaces as if they were never at the bottom.

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Run ethernet cable

Posted 1 day ago

issues with wifi about 30 metres from router from router - want to run ethernet up the wall ( can pull through wall using old tv cable ) to other end of house through roof ( good access but one section would need small lad ) to an out side area

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Heat Pump Install #2

Posted 1 day ago

I want someone to install my new Heat Pump

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Put in a new plug in for a microwave (and close off the old plug)

Posted 1 day ago

Currently, having a kitchen put in and have just realised that the microwave plug needs to be moved to a new location. Urgently need someone on-site tomorrow 24 Feb, preferably in the morning at 10 am or before.

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Sockets for my gas hot water system

Posted 1 day ago

I would like to install a socket, outside the house for the gas connection.. Thanks

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Bathroom - Switch light to Extractor/reposition vanity light/double outlet

Posted 1 day ago

Bathroom - install Weiss, Clearflow extractor system and reposition vanity light and double power point.

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Add single powerpoint

Posted 1 day ago

I have added a power point in my bathroom. (Away from the wet areas) However when I turn the power on it trips the rcd. Need someone to make it work.

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Change fuse board

Posted 1 day ago

We need the fuse board replaced/ upgraded.

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Re-route Conduit

Posted 1 day ago

Had an upstairs heatpump installed along with new downstairs unit which required running new wires to main power supply. Due to having Skillion roof couldn't access through roof. So wires have been run around the base of our patio which looks terrible. Were wondering if it could be re-run around top of Porch/patio which would make it more hidden rather than how it is now across the paver area. Ok in the garden as won't see it.

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Accessman Waikato - Machine charging outlets

Posted 1 day ago

We need to have about 20 240v outputs installed in our Pukete Warehouse - Surface run cabling

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New powerpoint needed

Posted 2 days ago

We have made a laundry nook where a cupboard once was and need the power to be connected. The wire is already inside the wall and hole is cut out. It just needs to be connected to the mains through the ceiling and powerpoint put in.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 186,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Change halogen Down lights to LED

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Upgrade Double outdoor socket to 15A

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

lights and powerpoints

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

x two Security Spotlight Replacements

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installation of Ceiling Fans

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Spa pool hard wire

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Broken Light Fitting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

no power to garage and fat

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

No power in a single powerpoint in the garage + remove home system alarm

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install exterior wiring for a spa

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

AV Installation for Ponsonby Small Office

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Several electrical jobs need to be done

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Needs more sockets

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 1
Communication
 5

fixings

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Projector install

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install extract for over

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Two Small Jobs (I think)

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installation of down lights and some extra plug sockets

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Adding one electrical circuit for a fridge freezer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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