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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest electricians case studies

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

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

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

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 "

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

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

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.

Install new powerpoints in garage - immediate job

Posted 26 minutes ago

I need power outlets installed in the garage this Friday 26 April The cables etc need to be run before the interior wall covering is put on this weekend (27 and 28 April) and then finish installation later. Will need to run new supply from the fuse panel and add new trip-fuses.

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Small electrical work

Posted 3 hours ago

- Installing a new spot light in kitchen. - Removing a existing light. - Looking at a faulty light switch

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Instal bathroom extractor fan

Posted 4 hours ago

Need a quote for installation of bathroom extractor fan. Vent in ceiling but doesn’t appear the be connected anyway. May be just be vent (except there’s a fan behind it). Also need removal of old power point (used to power the cylinder, but now no cylinder so don’t need). Cheers

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Sensor light

Posted 4 hours ago

Replacement of light sensor

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Replace rusty metre box

Posted 5 hours ago

Hi . I own a 4 unit rental at 6, Waripori St, Berhampore. The outside meter box (which contains 4 meters) is very rusty, and needs replacing. Are you interested in quoting? Thanks, Russell ... PH ...

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Power out in some parts of the house

Posted 15 hours ago

Our power is out in the frontroom, bathroom and passage but we have power in kitchen.

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Lights

Posted 18 hours ago

Looking for someone to move light switches so cavity sliding doors can go in, also put in down lights in hall way (4 to 6 lights), and fix a few switches.

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Installing Extractor fans in a bathroom and laundry area

Posted 22 hours ago

Looking for someone to give a quote to come and install 2x extractor/exhaust fan in a bathroom and laundry area and provide Cert of compliance and who would not charge unreasonably. We could source the fan and any other things you recommend using our Bunnings or Carters account. Location - Wattle Downs. Ideally who could do this in the next two to three weeks Thanks Dinoy

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X2 computer power and data wire up

Posted 1 day ago

New counter in a pharmacy with 2 POS computers being rolocated. Need power and data set up to new counter and old counter space wiring may possibly need to be tidied up once we have removed old counter.

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Electrician needed for a few different jobs

Posted 1 day ago

A few different jobs to do: 1 power point not working at all- needs to be fixed. A couple of other power points need replacing. A few lights not working in kitchen and outside

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Install outdoor security light 2

Posted 1 day ago

Need to install a netatmo presence security light and camera (camera function is wireless so is just like security light). Instructions can be seen here: ...

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Reduce downlights and replace them with LED downlights

Posted 1 day ago

We have 11 down lights in the kitchen/laundry area of our investment property and its a bit of a pain when they go faulty. We would like an electrician who has experience and can help us reduce the existing down lights in the kitchen/laundry area (see photo) and replace them with a fewer, reliable and energy efficient LED down lights and also get some advice of how to patch up the ceiling once the other downlights have been removed. We would like to know what is the process and the estimate cost...

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Install extractor fan/light in onsuite

Posted 1 day ago

Replace existing light with light/extractor fan combination

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Kitchen Installation

Posted 1 day ago

We are installing a new kitchen and need an electrician to wire and install the oven and cook top as well as adding some new power points and removing existing power points.

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Replace 3x Downlights

Posted 1 day ago

we need 3x standard downlights replaced in our lounge ceiling. Job needs to be completed by the end of the week please.

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Electrical inspection, fixing and installing plugs

Posted 1 day ago

Need a electrical inspection for a newly bought house, two electrical plugs repaired and one extra plug installed, please

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Kitchen range-hoods X2

Posted 1 day ago

I need kitchen range-hoods installed at two of my rentals. I have the range-hoods. I just need someone to hang them add power socket in the ceiling? and run ducting to the outside.

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A few odd jobs

Posted 1 day ago

A few small jobs : - Shifting four ceiling down lights - Replacing fittings for a few external lights - Replacing the switch on an electric towel rail. Ready to be done now. Looking to have done be end of next week if possible. Thanks Jordan

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Oven wired

Posted 1 day ago

New 2nd hand oven connected in my rental and the old oven disconnected. Oven being delivered saturday 27th April.

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Light fittings and switches repairs

Posted 1 day ago

I need to change lightbulb fitting for one room and three power points checked and or replaced if necessary. I need quote for labour only since I have necessary parts.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 133,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Removal of heated towel rail

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Matt

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outside power point

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Install new 12 Down lights in 3 bedrooms and install 4 new power sockets

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hot water cylinder issue

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Track lighting and plug outlets

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Faulty light - wiring repair


17th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Spa Pool

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace Old Security Light and alter length of hanging lights.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen powerpoint

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace extractor fan above oven

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th April 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Bruce

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pendant light installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom sparky work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Add outdoor Cleverloop camera to existing system 2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

No power to the socket in the garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

2 Outside lights not working


11th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

electricianc

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Electrician

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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