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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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 findi

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 findi

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.

Supply and install 4 detectors

Posted 2 hours ago

Supply and fit, or I can supply and they just need fitting, 4 x photoelectric smoke detectors with a minimum 8 year life into a rental property. Please provide a quite via email on company headed document

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Check power board and lay additional cct

Posted 2 hours ago

Cct breaker on dryer/fridge/dishwasher cct overheating but not blowing. Needs checking and maybe laying an additional cable to the board for this service area?

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Retail shop lighting upgrade

Posted 4 hours ago

Supply and Install LED panel lights in grid ceiling. Removal of existing and make safe if necessary. Unknown quantity at this stage, potentially 20 + Ideally site visit this week (25 - 29 May)

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LED lights

Posted 5 hours ago

Replace nine 90s style downlights in lounge with modern LED downlights.

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90m2 house rewire and temp power point

Posted 5 hours ago

Looking for someone to rewire a 90m2 house in Castlecliff. There are no linings on walls so easy access. House was fire damaged and been repaired. Main damage was in one room so rest of house should be able to run wires through existing holes in framing I will supply approx 240m of 2.5mm, 100m of 1mm and 20m of 1.5mm. Also looking for a temporary power point for use during renovation in next few days. Just after a cheap job nothing fancy just for a rental Cheers

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Minor repair and certification

Posted 6 hours ago

Replace a dimmer switch with a normal switch. Install a LED light in a pantry (to replace a temperamental small fluoro light), and inspect and certify some LED down lights which have been installed. No rush and can be flexible around your availability.

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Fix/replace a laundry Power point.

Posted 8 hours ago

As above, we bought a new washing machine and once plugged in the power point failed. Looks like we need a replacement, as soon as possible please. Kitchen lighting and one bedroom light may need attention, other electrical ok and fuses ok.

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Underground existing residential fibre cable

Posted 8 hours ago

I currently have my residential fibre connection via overhead line. During the subdivision of mine and my neighbour's property, an underground duct was laid to enable future undergrounding of the fibre. I would now like a quote to underground the fibre cable. Please see attached annotated photos showing what my current provisions are. The duct for the fibre has already been laid between the existing connection points at the house (ETP) and at the roadside near the existing in-ground pit (Clas...

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Installation of switch for towel rail in bathroom

Posted 9 hours ago

I'm renovating a bathroom in my house, and need an electrical switch/power point installed for a heated towel rail.

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Rewire and move fuse box outside

Posted 9 hours ago

Some new wiring required. Moved fuse box to outside, Old house approximately 80sqms

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Check and resolve issues after property transfer

Posted 20 hours ago

We have recently moved into a house. We need some help in getting 1 plug point working, installing / checking sensor lights and fitting new lights

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Power points

Posted 20 hours ago

Need to move a power point in the laundry room and add one in too, one beneath a bench top for washer dryer and one above bench top for appliances

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Indoor lights

Posted 21 hours ago

4 downlights in our home are not working. We have tried replacing with new bulbs. LED lights work best in this home but some were replaced with halogen and this seems to have caused the issue. Need an electrician to look at this

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Install video doorbell at front gate

Posted 22 hours ago

I would like to get a video doorbell installed at the front gate of our house. I would like to get the Arlo Video Doorbell: ... There a couple of things however: - Per the installation requirements on the link above, it requires a wired doorbell and chime with existing electrical wiring. I currently have no existing doorbell setup. - How to get power to the doorbell (I do have a electric gate, but unsure if you can latch on to the power from there). So in short I would like to know if i...

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Electrical for immediate and ongoing renovations

Posted 22 hours ago

We are looking for an electrician to help us negotiate the existing wiring in our home, review what we have planned and work with us to create a plan for some immediate work and in the future. We have a few things to sort as soon as possible, and a kitchen renovation happening in June. Look forward to hearing from you if interested.

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Extractor fan installation

Posted 1 day ago

Our ensuite has an extractor fan but our family bathroom does not. We would like an extractor installed in the family bathroom, possibly connected to the same exterior vent if that makes things easier.

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Installing a couple of light fittings up my stairs

Posted 1 day ago

I have removed the old lights and bought a couple of new ones that need to be installed. wires from the old lights are sticking out from the walls where the old ones were.

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Electrical repairs

Posted 1 day ago

Domestic electrical repairs....burned out 10amp circuit breaker in distribution board. This has resulted in no lighting at all in the house...

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Rattling

Posted 1 day ago

We have a combined heat, light, and fan unit in our small bathroom. Heat and light are fine but the fan, which has a separate switch, is making a horrible rattling noise. So we've not been using it during lockdown, but it's getting a bit cold to leave the window open during showers now! Help please!

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Install 6 bar heated towel rail - current rail not heated

Posted 1 day ago

We would like electrician to install if suitable the Fabia 6 bar heated towel rail to replace our current non heated towel rail. The only difference in dimensions is new one is 50mm wider at 500mm vs 450mm for current one. Other dimensions are same. We would like a switch installed so we can turn it off and on. Photos of current non heated towel rail and boxed planned fabia towel rail are below. Would ideally have installed sometime between 9am and 2.30pm any week day. I would like a quote f...

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Recent electricians reviews

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Installing a bathroom heater light/extractor fan

Work carried out by an employee of the company

25th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

No power to powerpoints in part of the house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Run power to new garden shed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wiring up a Sleepout

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Power points not working

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install of Oven and Hob

Work carried out by an employee of the company

24th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installation of bathroom extractor fan

Work carried out by an employee of the company

23rd May 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Small household electrical repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lights reinstall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Move power point #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Out door Sensor lights not working

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pendant lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

X3 Down lights and oven install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Run power to garage

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

5 x random electrical jobs

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wall Socket replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

bathroom fan give up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electricity to new external shed/office

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

replace element in hot water cylinder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

A Few Electrical Jobs needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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