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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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 "

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

Recent jobs posted

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

Move Switchboard and light switch. Remove alarm.

Posted 1 hour ago

Looking at removing wall. So switchboard lightswitch needs to be moved. Alarm doesn't work so can remove. Interested in best price to do this job. Thanks

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Faulty led lights

Posted 3 hours ago

Two lights in lounge not working after ceiling insulation installed - need this looked at and repaired please.

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Gut Rona Street

Posted 4 hours ago

I am looking fully gutting a house ready for a renovation and need it fully cleared bathroom stripped other than new boiler and kitchen removed and gib walls taken off. I have attached plans for the build to provide guidance.

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Installing chandelier

Posted 4 hours ago

Hi have a chandelier and few other outdoors light which needs installing can you please let me know what will it cost

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Down lights put in ASAP start

Posted 6 hours ago

Need some down lights put in and maybe a few other lights taken down. Immediate start as opening business next Monday so need done asap. Job site in Ponsonby.

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Installing downlights

Posted 6 hours ago

We have a 1 storey 80m2 home (3 beddie), and want to change all the existing lights to downlights, and also add more downlights to the house. Can we please get a quote Cheers

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2 replacement double plugs and 1 light switch in hall

Posted 8 hours ago

Taking the old ones off and put on new ones in plain white Could you pls ring me re a time you could drop in and do these pls tks marc ...

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Electric

Posted 16 hours ago

Looking for someone to install bathroom extractor and fix the electric heater in house. Also want the quote to install new led ceiling lights in house

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Changing cooktop element

Posted 16 hours ago

Need an electrician to change a cooktop element. I have purchased the new element. The old element does not sit on the ring beneath due to rust. See picture uploaded.

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Upstairs Bathroom electrical

Posted 16 hours ago

I need power for my upstairs bathroom with a switch installed. I need a heated towel rail installed (see photo of it). I need a bathroom heater installed (see photo of similar one that I have). I need an extractor fan installed in the ceiling (see photo of similar one I will get). Also maybe a button LED light put in to replace the old eco bulb you can see in the photo. Run the wires necessary to achieve the above. (as I work business hours at a call centre, please leave a message if your...

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Remove heated towel rail

Posted 18 hours ago

We have a heated towel rail that needs removing. The wiring goes into the wall and there is an on/off switch on the wall. We won't be replacing it with another rail and can do plastering/repainting ourselves.

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Kitchen, Bathroom extractors & downlight

Posted 18 hours ago

I need someone who is reliable, neat & tidy to upgrade rental house to HHS. 1. Kitchen rangehood replaced with slimline (economical) rangehood & needs to be vented outside (please itemize labour & appliance - as we might source product) 2. Bathroom 3 in 1 light/extractor & vented to outside sofit (please itemize labour & appliance as we might source product) 3. Replace old down light in kitchen with new LED downlight ( 1 not working, 4 others still working... depending on cost whether all 5 a...

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Service line relocate

Posted 18 hours ago

We are replacing and old facia, softfit and guttering, therefore require an electrician to relocate the service line. Photo also attached, Thanks

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Power point not working

Posted 19 hours ago

There is a power point on a wall not working. I'd like to get it fixed.

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Switchboard upgrade/replace

Posted 19 hours ago

Looking to get someone to quote either upgrading or replacing the current switchboard in our house. Unsure what is required. Will be looking to add more powerpoints in bedrooms,bathrooms and lounge and upgrading the hot water cylinder. Any help would be appreciated

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New oven to fit in

Posted 19 hours ago

Hi there I’ve recently purchased a new oven, because it has a stove top and oven feature I need an electrician to fit it to the wall. I’m needing it done some time this week. Could you please let me know roughly how much it will cost to do so. Cheers

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Double power point installation

Posted 20 hours ago

Hi We move into a new home Monday 7th December in Grey Lynn. We need a double power pint installed mid to late Monday 7th December afternoon in preparation for a hot tap being installed the next morning. Please contact me if you can book this job for this timing. Thank you. Ph ...

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Electrician for a bathroom renovation.

Posted 20 hours ago

Hi there, I’m looking for an electrician to wire a medium size bathroom renovation. Most of the new wiring will be on the same places. Only a couple of new power points additional.

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Remove 6 old wall lamps + switches safely

Posted 20 hours ago

We have 6 of these old wall-mounted lamps that take up wall space in 3 bedrooms. There are also 5 switches associated with these that we also need removed. I want to make sure that they’re removed and the wiring is safely closed off. We are happy to patch up the drywall holes that are left behind. We also eventually will want to replace all the switch covers in the house, change some ceiling lights to have newer pendants installed and to install a couple of power points but at this stage we wou...

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Hill rd lights

Posted 21 hours ago

Bathroom renovations. To inspect extractor fan in bathroom with option to replace existing models (x2). Install LED lights, x 2 in bathroom, 24 total in house.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 179,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Bathroom fan extractor replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wall Oven Removal and Install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical Repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen Installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

outdoor light not working.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 2
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical Work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Light fittings

Work carried out by an employee of the company

25th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Downlight installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Whole House (1960s house) Re-wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rewire lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair outdoor porch light

Work carried out by an employee of the company

24th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

LED Downlights, USB hotpoint, install wall lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th November 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Bathroom 3 in 1 extractor fan supply & install

Work carried out by an employee of the company

23rd November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Uninstall & Install of Oven, New Alternate Switch

Work carried out by an employee of the company

23rd November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General electrical

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

instal powerpoints

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor Spa Power Point

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fit off 15 amp outlet and connect to the switchboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installing 15amp socket

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sundry jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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