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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest electricians case studies

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

A career-driven mom shares with us how she used Builderscrack by outsourcing housework so she could focus on the important stuff.

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

An electric car charge port installed in a garage is our 300,000th job. Read about a busy doctor’s experience working with a tradie.

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he encouraged his daughter to be one of the country’s women in trade.

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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 2 ceiling fans in bedrooms

Posted 21 minutes ago

Install ceiling fans in bedrooms. Will fit into existing light fitting (fan has a light)

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Fix and install Lounge Room Light Fitting

Posted 1 hour ago

Main lounge room light fitting started flickering and now does not turn on. Need that looked at and fixed, but also at the same time install a new replacement light fitting which we purchased. So 1 . Fix light, 2. Install the Black light fitting in pic 2

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Supply & install exhaust fan for bathroom #2

Posted 2 hours ago

See photos, need to install exhaust fan to get ventilation for shower , pipe from bathroom to attic to outside , the wall is cedar but need to be very careful when walk on attic , pls quote, thanks

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Spa Pool

Posted 2 hours ago

Bought a spa pool and need it hardwired, Existing plug has low amps so new wiring

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Supply & install exhaust fan for bathroom

Posted 2 hours ago

See photos, need to install exhaust fan to get ventilation for shower , pipe from bathroom to epic to outside , the wall is cedar but need to very careful when walk on epic , pls quote, thanks

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Small Security Light Job

Posted 4 hours ago

Hi. Just need a security light removed and replaced with a bulkhead light. Power is running there currently. Won’t take long but need done fairly urgently.

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Install new Cooktop, Oven, Rangehood

Posted 14 hours ago

After an electrician to hard wire a new oven, ceramic cooktop, and rangehood as soon as possible. All of the cabling is in place ready to be hooked up to the appliances

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Wall switch cover broken

Posted 18 hours ago

wall switch cover broken, need to be replaced

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Oven & light fitting

Posted 18 hours ago

I need the existing oven disconnected and the new one connected. Also, there is a light fitting which needs attention too.

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Replacing wall sockets

Posted 19 hours ago

I would like to have 6 double wall plugs replaced, and some led lights installed in the hallway bedroom and office - total of 4 (lounge), 2 (office) and 4 (bedroom).

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Earth sockets

Posted 20 hours ago

Difficult access to wall socket in kitchen which needs to be earthed or rewired. Also affected is the hit water cylinder in kitchen power supply. Have had it assessed and couldnt be fixed just through switchboard so will need to be ? Rewired or earthed asap as house is for auction on 13th dec. There is no access under the floor. Thank you.

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Extractor fan installation

Posted 22 hours ago

Hello, we are looking to have an extractor fan installed in our bathroom and toilet (separate spaces). The bathroom has an existing extractor fan connected to the light but the motor has died. Looking to upgrade the unit. The toilet currently has no extractor.

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Hang some lights

Posted 22 hours ago

Hang four New lights that need to be hard wired into the ceiling

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Recessed powerpoint for TV and Soundbar

Posted 22 hours ago

Need a recessed powerpoint installed behind TV to allow TV power and soundbar power to be connected whilst hiding corss/wires

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Moving one powerpoint and adding an extra #3

Posted 21 hours ago

Hi there, I am interested in getting an existing power-point in our pantry moved up the wall, as it has been installed very close to the top of the shelf. I am needing to plug something into it which can't be plugged into a power-board and there is no room as the power-point is so close to the shelf. Photos attached. I would also like a new double power-point added to the bottom of the pantry. I have purchased the power point. Available ASAP. Best contact email or I will attempt to an...

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Broken Extractor Fan

Posted 1 day ago

Unfortunately our exteactor fan is not working right now. Hubby has been up in the roof and can't quite figure it out so it's time to call in some know how!

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Google Nest Cameras and Extra Powerpoint in Bedroom

Posted 1 day ago

Install the following 1. 'Nest Cam with Floodlight' at back of the house. Input: ... V AC 50/60Hz Installation Video: ... 2. 'Nest Cam' at front of the house This comes with an AC power adaptor with a short cable (1m). AC adapter input: ... V AC, 50/60 Hz, 0.2A AC adapter output: 5V DC, 1.4A Camera input: 5V DC, 1.0A Power cable connector: USB micro-B Installation Video: ... 3. Additional powerpoint in the bedroom. There is an existing powerpoint on the opposite side of the wal...

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Replace electric hob with new one

Posted 1 day ago

We have an old electric hob that looks Terrible and have bought a new ceramic one to replace it. The hob will need a plug and the power sockets need to be load tested for safety. The old hob has a 10am plug on it which is weird.

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Extractor Fan and heated rack installtion

Posted 1 day ago

Installation of the kitchen extractor fan as well as the heated towel rail in bathroom, both extractor fan and the heated rack purchased. Please refer to the photo.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 211,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Install PowerPoint x2 in garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Earthing electrical socket.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom & Kitchen fan repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

70s ceiling fan light not working

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace standard light fittings with downlights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Faulty Hot water Cylinder


30th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Oven power switch cutting out

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General electrical work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House Electrical Repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom heatlamp/Fan install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Small kitchen/laundry refurb #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

New outside electric plug

Work carried out by an employee of the company

29th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ceiling Fans Install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install an extractor fan in my bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Powerpoints

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Upgrade powerpoint type in ONT cabinet so I can close the door!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rangehood bulbs & ceiling lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install extractor fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

new 15A spa pool supply

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Check lights

Work carried out by an employee of the company

25th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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