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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

Recent jobs posted

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

Pendant light replacement

Posted 53 minutes ago

Just need one pendant light replaced with another in a kids bedroom. Quick job, happy to pay ca$h

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HWC- Addison Dr

Posted 1 hour ago

The HWC has stopped working. A Plumber and an Electrician have been to the property for preliminary check but seems to be an issue with HWC itself. Photos attached.

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Experienced Electrician for various jobs including installation and lights

Posted 3 hours ago

We have just bought a house that needs a range of electrical improvements. 1:The kitchen needs a new range hood installed. 2: 2 bathrooms require extractor fans and new wall heaters. 3: Security lights need replacing 4:I need an Ethernet cable run from downstairs to the study upstairs 5:Ugly striplights replaced in 2 bathrooms and kitchen and suggest suitable lighting replacements. There is a fair amount of work that needs doing, so I will be getting 2 or 3 quotes before deciding who...

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Powerpoint repair (2)

Posted 10 hours ago

Got a couple of loose power points that doesnt work. (One single and one double outlet). Would like to have it fixed and add an outlet each if possible. Thanks.

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Moving light switch

Posted 12 hours ago

Just need to move a light switch from the centre of the wall to the left 1 meter or so.

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Ethernet installation

Posted 12 hours ago

House is owned by my father, this is a three level house, fibre jackpoint and router is located on the top floor, wanting to run Ethernet cable to the basement, could be a fairly long run, there is an existing sat/tv cable to the basement if that helps.

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Relocate ONT

Posted 15 hours ago

I like to relocate our ONT within the existing fibre length

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Tap water too hot, possibly hot water cylinder thermostat needs replacing

Posted 20 hours ago

The water coming out of my taps is too hot - near boiling. Want this fixed. Have tried turning down the temperature on the hot water cylinder but this hasn't fixed it, so possibly the thermostat needs replacing? Hot water cylinder model: Rheem ... Thermostat model: EWT1L2-540NZ See pics

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Install 2 outdoor power points

Posted 20 hours ago

Require 1 double and 1 single outdoor plug installed for festoon lights to plug into, One in an undercover gazebo area and the other under an eve

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Urgent Hot Water Circuit Shorting

Posted 21 hours ago

The Hot Water Fuse on the street has blown and Vector have checked it and replaced it and then it has blown again and Vector mapped the issue back to the line connection to the house - need someone to investigate - we have no hot water :{

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Bedroom lighting and power points

Posted 21 hours ago

Looking for an electrician to wire in 4 down lights into a bedroom, add a double power point, potentially move an existing power point approx. 30cm, check a wire that was found unused when gib was pulled off. Room has been stripped of all Gib. Approx. Size of room is 3x3m. See photo for existing light and switches.

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Install of external powerpoint

Posted 23 hours ago

We have an electric car and need to have an external powerpoint fitted to the side of our house as we are currently running the wire in through a cat door. We have a couple of other minor jobs including installing a heater in a bathroom and replacing some light fittings.

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Lower Location of Mains Cable Connection

Posted 1 day ago

Our house currently has mains connection to house mounted on barge board (see pictures 1 and 2) however this means our current spouting is mounted very high, causing issues of overflow into soffit in one problem area. We want to get new spouting around entire house and would need to have cable lowered just enough to allow spouting. My parents older house has brackets that attach it to soffit (see pics 3,4) so looking for a similar interim solution - I believe soffit is probably an asbestos c...

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Rewiring - 1950s house

Posted 1 day ago

Complete rewiring work needed for 102m2, 3 bedroom house + new meter board. Start date will be early April 2020

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I need an outside electrical point installed

Posted 1 day ago

I need two things 1- Outside electrical point. Must be waterproof. 2- I need deck lights installed. This will require using a drill to drill holes in the deck. I can either supply the lights or you can qoute

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Electric Hob Installation

Posted 1 day ago

Replacing an existing electric hob with another one. The model going in is a Smeg SE2772CX. If the existing connection power point in use for the existing hob could not be used for any reason, a new power point might be required.

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Repair a light Fitting and faulty wall plug

Posted 1 day ago

We need a new fitting in the shower room and fix a faulty 3 point plug

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Concrete Wall Cutting

Posted 1 day ago

I’m looking for someone to cut a hole large enough to accomodate 150 mm ducting for a rangehood in an exterior concrete wall.

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Internet connection

Posted 1 day ago

New house, fibre won’t work, vodaphone useless, help please ASAP!

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Lights

Posted 1 day ago

Down lights installed for kitchen\lounge area

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Recent electricians reviews

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Bathroom renovation electrical fit off

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Roskill Water tank

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage power

Work carried out by an employee of the company

24th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Jan 2020

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

23rd January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New connection

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

23rd January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install and wire in new kitchen hob

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

External plug installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Upgrade power board + power socket

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wiring Oven

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small Freezer Panel Room Rewiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace a LED light in the toilet

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Switchboard upgrade #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Move switchboard ~1m

Work carried out by an employee of the company

17th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Switchboard replacement and oven install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lights and Power for Garden Shed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extractor fans, power outlets, extra lights wiring. - Flat Roof House 1950

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace down lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Oven/hob and general wiring up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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