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

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 "

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.

No hot water

Posted 2 minutes ago

A leak above the hot water valve was fixed today. But no hot water now. (note: because of the leak, the main gate valve at the water meter was turned on and off for the past 2 days)

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Rewiring older house

Posted 1 hour ago

1920s house requiring rewiring. Lights and power sockets throughout. New wiring in place already.

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80 year old bungalow requires rewire.

Posted 1 hour ago

Would like an estimate for a rewire on an 80 year old 140 square metre 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom house. Does not have to be 100% accurate, just a ball park figure.

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Ceiling and sensor light installation

Posted 1 hour ago

Would like to replace normal screw light bulb ceiling lights with LED oyster lights (the ones that housing nz uses), 10 in total. Also need 2 sensor lights installed, one at front door and another at back door.

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Rangehood repair

Posted 4 hours ago

hi We're looking for someone to repair our existing delonghi rangehood. There is power to it but the fan doesn't work. Thanks Shailesh

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Kitchen lighting

Posted 8 hours ago

We need to reposition 2 large pendant lights in our kitchen. We are also considering to change our existing down lights from halogen to LED throughout the house (20 in total). If we decide not to upgrade to LED, we have 2 halogens that are not working (have tried new bulbs).

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Electrical Sign Off

Posted 8 hours ago

Our home has been completely rewired, but was not signed off. Friend of a friend - won’t do that again! We just need one light installed and the final sign off done. As soon as possible as we want to get our house on the market in the next week or so.

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Bathroom powerpoint

Posted 9 hours ago

Install a rcd protected PowerPoint (provided) to bathroom wall

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Upgrade and install new sockets

Posted 9 hours ago

upgrade current sockets, install new, fix lights

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Rangehood install - wall vent

Posted 9 hours ago

Lockwood home, we have a 600mm Robinhood rangehood to install requiring horizontal venting through the kitchen wall.

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Replace exsiting mirror with powered LED mirror

Posted 10 hours ago

1) Removed existing mirror (90cm high x 45cm wide) which is glued to the wall. 2) Install new LED mains powered Nouveau mirror (70cm high by 50cm wide) AND wire the new powered mirror up to the adjacent light switch. Note we have already purchased the mirror.

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WIFI Camera installation

Posted 1 day ago

Looking for someone to install a wireless camera outside of my house

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Hot water problems & light fixture

Posted 1 day ago

Hot water is only hot if you allow the flow to come through very slowly, if you turn the tap on all the way the hot water will become luke warm, I aslo have a light socket in the downstairs bathroom that has part of the bulb stuck in it and it needs removed

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Move a light fitting

Posted 1 day ago

Small job...Need a light fitting in a bathroom moved about 30cm, because a new shower wall has interfered with the existing fitting. Asap would be good, as it is holding up plastering.

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Kitchen/bathroom/general renovations

Posted 1 day ago

We are replacing the kitchen and bathroom in our home, and removing the wall where the fuse box and TV aerial are located (photo of the fuse box below). We need someone who can relocate the fuse box, and replace light fittings in the kitchen/dining/lounge/hallway areas, install rangehood/extractor fan in the kitchen and bathroom, move the tv aerial to a different wall and move the location of a number of power points and light switches. This work is expected to be completed in the new year...

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Green Bay Renovation

Posted 1 day ago

The job is to disconnect the electricity supply to a garage, a sleep out and a deck so they can be pulled down/moved.

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Supply and install Range Hood and Bathroom Extractor Fan

Posted 1 day ago

Supply and install 600mm range hood in kitchen Supply and install extractor fan in bathroom wired to bathroom light switch

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Light fittings and lights that don’t turn off

Posted 1 day ago

Urgent need of work to fix some lights and change some light batons and power points tomorrow if possible. Mother home from hospital Monday and these need fix ASAP.

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Ring security camera floodlight installation

Posted 1 day ago

Install a ring security camera/floodlight in an existing security floodlight location. Ideally this would be done before Christmas.

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Install second hand HRV unit in house

Posted 1 day ago

I have purchased a second-hand HRV (later model). Comes with everything except the outlet vents. Currently, it is setup to service 4 rooms. See requirements below. Pics attached for reference including pics showing roof space. Needing: 1. Unit installed in home 2. Need outlet vents supplied, currently setup to service 4 rooms, but ideally need to service 5 rooms, is this possible? 3. May need new ducting as ducting that comes with it may not be long enough etc to service rooms. If you...

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Recent electricians reviews

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Disconnect vintage oven from mains


14th November 2019

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 5
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Light fitting

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12th November 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5

Ceiling fan installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th November 2019

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 5
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 4
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 5
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 5

Install of a light, switch & power sockets

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11th November 2019

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 4
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 5
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 5

Electrical cooktop installation


11th November 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5

Hang a porch light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th November 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Light switch & PowerPoint repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th November 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Caravan Socket Install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Two Small Kitchen cabinet lights to be installed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th November 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Installing freestanding induction oven

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th November 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Earth grounding rod connection and replacement - quote request.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th November 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5

connect wall oven

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th November 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

light repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

New Downlights and extra for master bedroom

Work carried out by an employee of the company

7th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Kitchen appliance wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Light fixture

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

4 x Lamp rewiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Craft Creations


6th November 2019

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 5
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 5
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New wiring for Induction hob and oven plus various

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th November 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Installing heated towel rails

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5
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