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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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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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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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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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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

Recent jobs posted

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

Replace emergency lighting- internal warehouses

Posted 2 hours ago

I have 5 x illuminated emergency lights that need replaced in a commercial warehouse. Is anyone able to assess the product required, and fit before Monday ... ?

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Downlights

Posted 2 hours ago

Hello, i need 4x downlights installed . and also need a plug point to be relocated and a 2x new switches installed all for 1 room. Need it done ASAP thanks in advance

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Part time electrician approx 10 hours per week easy clean work

Posted 2 hours ago

We are a caravan importer based in Penrose and need a qualified electrician to change over the plugs for NZ required standards We have all the gear so require labour only Flexible hours

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Moving an ONT

Posted 4 hours ago

I need an Ont moved a short distance so I can tear down a wall. Orcon and enable are taking their time replying to me. 1960s brick house with easy underfloor access. Lots of slack in the cable as its currently installed in the middle of the house.

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Lighting

Posted 6 hours ago

Two lighting batton fixtures have disentergrated when replacing bulbs. One fixture when main light switch is turned on will trip and track back to main power board blowing all lighting in house. A double switched hot point in bedroom not working switches on power point jammed.

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Arc fault detection upgrade

Posted 10 hours ago

Add arc fault detection to the switchboard in the photo. I realise this will mean a new switchboard or additional one

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Garage main fuse tripping off.

Posted 18 hours ago

My garage main fuse is tripping off. i have disconnected all the running equipment's from the power point but it is still tripping off.

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Downlights, garden lights and power points

Posted 23 hours ago

I am looking to have repaired our garden lights (pic attached). They all stopped working at once. They have a solar switch to turn them on at night. Perhaps this has failed (pic attached) I have checked the circuit breaker. Also I have 24 existing downlights. (Pic attached) I would like replaced with LED some would need to be dimmable with corresponding dimable switch. Interested in a couple of rooms actually connecting these LED downlights to wifi. Also replacing 6 power points (pic attached) w...

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Newport job

Posted 1 day ago

Supply and install an in line replacement bathroom extractor fan. Wanting a high extraction rate fan. Fan in ceiling.

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Re: Ventilation in kitchen - rangehood and ceiling extractor fan

Posted 1 day ago

Calling all Sparkys... We need quotes for the supply & install of both a kitchen extractor fan and rangehood in our small rental (and we will then decide to go with either one or the other). This is in order to get the ventilation all sorted re: compliance with the Waikato Healthy Homes standards.

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New bathroom and laundry powerpoint

Posted 1 day ago

Hi, Looking to add a new powerpoint for our bathroom and laundry. Bathroom will have a new heat lamp, heated towel rail to be relocated to an adjacent wall. Laundry requires a new socket to accommodate a new dryer. Please get in touch, come around give us a quote, if it matches our expectations we can start the job asap.

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Replace element for 180L LP Copper Cylinder

Posted 1 day ago

No hot water coming from hot water cylinder - fuse not blown, thermostats ok but there's no reading across element, which will need replacing. Our current electrician is out of town & we have a plumber calling in to drain the cylinder this Thurs morning. Any chance of having the element replaced this Thurs arvo please? (Also NB - this cylinder was only installed in Nov 2016)

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Rangehood and light/heat/vent installation

Posted 1 day ago

New rangehood and 3 in 1 light/heat/vent for bathroom to be installed Products provided just needing installing Located Gresford Street, Edgeware

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Install New Light Fixtures

Posted 1 day ago

Upgrading light fixtures w/ new ones. New lights have been purchased, arriving later this week. Hoping to get this job done Friday or Monday.

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Oven, Rangehood, Light/Heat/Vent install

Posted 1 day ago

New oven, rangehood and 3in1 light/heat/vent for a bathroom needs installing. Products are supplied Located on Springs Road in Hornby

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Electrician to disconnect wiring of spa pool & pool before we excavate it

Posted 1 day ago

We would like an electrician to disconnect the wiring for our spa pool & pool before we excavate it and demolish it. Outdoor spa pool has never been used in 20 years we have lived here, because we have an indoor one.

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Minor rewiring in old villa

Posted 1 day ago

We are converting an old room into a walk in wardrobe + ensuite. We have consent from the council to do this work. key bits of job - relocate wires out of ensuite (see picture 1) - move switch (see picture 2) - install wires for extractor fan - install light in wardrobe - install wires for ensuite lighting - install switch for ensuite - move power point for heated towel rail (see picture 3) Work needs to be done in the next 2 weeks

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Electric Fuse - burned (No electricity in the house)

Posted 1 day ago

The electricity of our house is connected to a main house where the fuse / power overloaded. We noticed that the fuse seems burned and when we try to bring up the fuse again, we hear some spark so we turned it off. We need help from someone to check the burned fuse if needs replacing and to overall check the power connection between our house and the main house.

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Burned Fuse

Posted 1 day ago

Burned fuse. House has no electricity at the moment.

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7 x new light switches and 2 x new power plugs

Posted 1 day ago

7 x new light switches and 2 x new power plugs

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 173,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Replacement Lighting Interior & Exterior

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

20 led downlights installation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

20th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rectify switchboard (cover cannot be closed), and add a power socket

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Time clock switching

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace small sub main in garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Alarm system that can be integrated with Home Assistant

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair or replacement of bathroom extractor fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sky extention link

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Wall extractor fan installation for bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install a power point outside

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Electrical Outlet

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove loose exterior wire

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removing Nightstore heater from wall

Work carried out by an employee of the company

15th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

High power consumption concerns

Work carried out by an employee of the company

15th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Update light fittings

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cut of power line

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extractor fan Repair/replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Internet connection

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Downlights

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Adding power points, light and security alarm check


13th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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