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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 security lighting at rear of property

Posted 12 hours ago

My house is without security lighting at the back of the property. I require a security light installed there please.

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Stove Replacement

Posted 13 hours ago

Currently got a non working stove and have a new one that i need to replace so we can use the oven for cooking, we have a gas cooker that we are currently using but my kids want to bake during this lock down, so please HELP me.

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Doorbell chime and wiring installed for Smart doorbell (post lockdown)

Posted 1 day ago

Hi Team, I purchased a new home a few weeks ago and the home does not have wired doorbell or chime. I do have a Ring video doorbell pro but it requires the home to be pre-wired. Is this a service you offer and if so what would be the rough cost? Thank you, Ankit

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Power lead adapter required for an essential business

Posted 5 days ago

Hello, I am after a weatherproof house mains plug to campervan socket to connect my remote office facility in Whananaki. Comany provides essential service of med device development specifically for covid19 crisis.

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Portacom Wiring

Posted 6 days ago

I have an off grid portacom to be wired with a switchboard, lights and sockets - to be run from a generator. I have plans for interested parties.

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Essential

Posted 1 week ago

Need an electrician for electrical hook up for stove

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Spa pool electrical installation

Posted 1 week ago

Electrician required to add new outdoor plug and connection to new spa pool. Today only - March 25 if possible and available?

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No Hot Water

Posted 1 week ago

We have electrical hot water cylinder Hot water stopped working as of 24 March. No apparent blown fuse in the fuse box We will need repaired urgently please for our family

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Light switch replacement

Posted 1 week ago

Bedroom light switch needs replacing as 2 down lights flickering. Would need to be completed before 4.15pm today.

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Bathroom light

Posted 1 week ago

Tenant advised bathroom light not working.. looking to have it fixed ASAP.

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Electric upgrade in garage for Caravan

Posted 1 week ago

as we are self isolating our Daughter is living self contained in our caravan however the power is tripping so we need a heavier wire capacity in the garage to plug into.

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Ceiling lights wiring repair

Posted 1 week ago

The lights in our kitchen ceiling seem to have faulty wiring, whereby they flicker and turn off by themselves. The lightbulbs aren't blown.

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Bathroom rewire

Posted 1 week ago

New bathroom in old house. Walls stripped of GiB. Needs old wiring removed, relocated as needed. New wiring installed. Includes a power point, light switch to 3 lights and wiring up a 3 n 1 vent/heat/light.

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Half of house light switches not working

Posted 1 week ago

WE have removed a wall in the house that had a light switch. The light switches was for the dining room light and outside light. Understandably they dont work but what has happened is that the other half of the house (bedrooms, laundry, bathroom ect) dont have light. The plugs still work on that side of the house but the light switches do not. We would also like to have a plug moved about two metres higher up the wall to accommodate TV going on wall. I need an honest fast working electri...

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Extractor fan Bathroom.

Posted 1 week ago

Extractor fan in bathroom works and turns on, but fan does not rotate. Please repair. Job needs to be done in next 1-2 weeks as has been sold but part of settlement agreement. Replace extractor fan if necessary. Repair is preferable. Thanks.

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Wiring in plug for coffee machine and fridge

Posted 1 week ago

I have a coffee machine that needs a plug, the physical wiring is there, just no plug and another plug for the fridge which this plug exists but needs to be wired in..

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Installing smoke alarm

Posted 1 week ago

need to install smoke alarm in property in Maungaraki

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Wiring for Spa needed

Posted 1 week ago

We need to have our spa hard wired to the fuse box. There is an outdoor switch in this location but the spa requires hard wiring as it's quite a big one. We would like this completed as soon as possible please. There will be other work in future too as we are starting renovations.

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Oven install

Posted 1 week ago

Install wall mounted electric oven. Removing the existing oven and ideally take away old oven too.

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Recent electricians reviews

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Kitchen Range hood installation plus down lights installed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New powerpoints

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom lighting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wiring in plug for coffee machine and fridge


26th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

No Hot Water

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Titirangi Main Bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Light switch replacement

Work carried out by an employee of the company

24th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of Wall Lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom fan sourced and installed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical refurbishments Featherston

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Room renovations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Upgrade, Relocate & Install further - to a 60's Unit

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Faulty ripple relay - no hot water

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electric main board upgrade with RCD

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical work for bathroom refit

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th March 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Run single cable from loft through wall cavity

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Underfloor heating check & installation of heated towel rail

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Upgrade Light Switches

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom Fans


18th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Range hood installation and standalone oven repair


18th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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