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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 finding the tim

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 finding the tim

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.

Heated towel rail

Posted 7 hours ago

I want a towel rail removed and to be replaced with a heated towel rail. The wiring is already there as previously had a heated towel rail. I’d like the job done this Saturday around lunchtime to early afternoon, or on Sunday. I will supply the new towel rail. Please respond with cost of the job. Thanks Joe

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Abraham Place Job #3 - Electrical

Posted 8 hours ago

Add new power points / or move existing ones, swap out old power points for new. Move oven power supply. Reconnecting kitchenware once new kitchen in.

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Kitchen bathroom complete rewire and new switchboard

Posted 12 hours ago

Require a new rewire, old wiring still in place. 100 sqm old house, kitchen and bathroom stripped back no wall linings at present so easier access. Need a good estimate and work to be undertaken in 2-3 weeks time approx. ideal if an estimate could be done off this information as at starting point. Kitchen: Require connection for dishwasher, washing machine, electric hob and range fan. Plus 2 extra double plugs, light switch and 2 lights mount on ceiling. Bathroom: Plug for heater, p...

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Remove & replace a UK plug for a NZ 3 point plug

Posted 13 hours ago

Small job - remove & replace a UK plug for a NZ 3 point plug. Happy to drop the item off & p collect

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Connecting new build to mains power

Posted 15 hours ago

Hi, I'm beginning to budget for building a second dwelling in Dunedin. The new unit has already been built off site so already has internal wiring etc, however I will need the unit connected to mains. The site for the new building is around 20m off the existing house and around 50m off the road side. The building is a small 1-bed cottage so power usage will be low. Are you able to provide a rough estimate of costs to do this? Let me know if you need anymore information. Thanks in adv...

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Hot water cylinder

Posted 17 hours ago

Wring into the wall loose, needs to be made safe please ...

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Exterior lights wiring

Posted 17 hours ago

Our exterior lights wiring has fallen as the support cable has snapped.

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TV and sound bar wall mount

Posted 18 hours ago

We need someone to mount our TV and soundbar to the wall. Wires need to be concealed inside the walls if possible. I think its need a new power socket where we want to mount the TV. Wall brackets will be provided for both.

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Need a quote for installing an extraction fan

Posted 18 hours ago

I need a quote for a supply and installation of a bathroom extraction fan.

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Outside Security Lights - Not working

Posted 19 hours ago

Our outside security lights have stopped working, sensor is not picking up movement to turn lights on.. Residence in Rolleston.

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New Power Cable

Posted 20 hours ago

Run new power cable to supply power to new house site from boundary and install meter box .. could be approx 150m run. with a potential split off to a cottage half way along ..

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Margaret Ingram

Posted 1 day ago

I've moved my spa a few metres so I either need the cord extended or it needs to be rewired into cables from the heat pump units which the spa is now close to. Sorry the photos were taken at night!

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Lights and installations

Posted 1 day ago

We are looking to sell our house very soon and there are a number of jobs. As part of the process we would like the following work done: Lounge We need the second light in our lounge fixed Kitchen We need 3 'installations' done. We are buying a second hand oven to replace the one we have currently. We need this installed. We are also buying a second hand dishwasher that needs to be installed. Finally we need the button for our waste-disposal unit fixed (air-switch?) as it is broken....

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Bathroom extractor fan

Posted 1 day ago

Would like a extractor fan installed in my bathroom. Would like someone to recommend a fan unit for me to buy and then to install it for me. Exterior wall is cinderblocks so needs drilling. There is some limited roof access for wiring. Would ideally wire extractor fan to a new switch panel where the current light switches are

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Steve #6

Posted 1 day ago

Hi just wanting to get on quote or idea what it could cost to do electrical work on a add on to our house which includes 2 bedrooms a ensuite and garage and maybe a spa.

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Hayden White

Posted 1 day ago

Hi there. 1. Install movement sensor light to corner of house on or near existing exterior light 2. Install track light (provided) underneath car port. There is existing lighting cables there so it is just a case of rerouting / adding a junction. 3. Provide and install transformer for some exterior garden lights. Provide 20m cable. I will complete the final wiring of the actual lights into the low voltage lines. May need to do a site inspection so call me at anytime on ...

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Sky Wire

Posted 1 day ago

Wire between sky decoder and aerial needs replacing. It has intermittent signal at the moment I don't know how to delete this job off the system as it was a sky problem not a wiring problem apparently

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New office sleepout - electrical fit out

Posted 1 day ago

We are looking for an electrician to help with the electrical fit-out in a new ~10m2 office / sleepout. It's a fun little project, ready for fit-out mid-June. # Requested scope of work: * Install exterior 16A blue caravan socket connector (male) * Install new interior wiring * Install new electrical fittings, such as power points, switches and light. # Product specification NB: or equivalent ( to be discussed ) * Caravan socket power inlet: ... or ...... .htm * Ceiling ligh...

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Power to garden shed

Posted 1 day ago

i want power in my shed i can do all the wiring just want someone to connect to main power off house. ive already doug trench. please quote

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Stove not working

Posted 1 day ago

The stove top doesn't work, not heating up. The touch pad doesn't seem to react. I have attached a photo here. Stove measurements: outside 590 x 520 cm, Inside 555 x 490 cm

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 135,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

1 x Light Repair and 1 x LED Light not going

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical tidy up

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20th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kelley Radonich

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17th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Richard's job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical work

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15th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace bulb fitting

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15th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install power points and repair existing lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair for outdoor lighting and recessed lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace bathroom light/fan unit and install outdoor light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Senor Light Repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rangehood and Bathroom Fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Faulty fuse fitting on inside fuse box

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Electrical inspection, fixing and installing plugs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical work around the house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

bathroom reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace 3x Downlights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen Extractor hood

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix wall light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rikkk

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Several light fittings not working and needing replacement.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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