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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

New gas cylinders

Posted 3 hours ago

removal of hot water tank inside and replacing with gas bottles outside

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Kitchen power points and ceiling lughts for kitchen

Posted 4 hours ago

I an planning my kitchen renovation. I am looking for some extra power points in my kitchen

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Wall socket replacement

Posted 5 hours ago

Looking to find someone to supply and change some wall sockets / switches .

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Move electrical Cables 6 - 8 inches and rehouse in external internal wall

Posted 7 hours ago

Internal wall removed today Cables to all above are coming out of ceiling and need to move over 6-8 inches into side wall, which is an external wall We will leave gib off for electrician The fibre cable maybe moved to a less obvious place, it was only put in from street in June 21 Currently there is 4 connections in the TV socket, I would prefer a tv socket, and other side of that wall is a conservatory , which has power points already but would like a TV socket also ? alarm cable. Ev...

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Electrcial certificate prior to sale

Posted 9 hours ago

Just a generic electrical cert for our house going on the market.

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Oven, hob, and extractor installation

Posted 11 hours ago

We need our existing built-in oven and cooktop replaced along with a new extractor. We would like this done ASAP and cost is flexible. We haven't bought the new appliances yet as we would like advice from the installer on what sizes would be needed and what extractor would be able to be installed into the space.

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Our stove top appears to have a fault

Posted 11 hours ago

Our stove top blew a fuse recently but the after flicking the fuse back, it immediately blows again. I wonder if there is a fault somewhere? I need an expert to assess.

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Replace kitchen extractor fan

Posted 14 hours ago

Need to replace oven extractor fan. This is built-in to fitted kitchen cupboards. Size = ... . Current one was pretty munted anyway but finally blew up. Current model is Ilve (same as fitted oven) but anything that fits should be fine.

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KITCHEN RANGEHOOD

Posted 15 hours ago

Replace the existing rangehood to meet the Healthy Home Standard.

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Bathroom extractor fan - supply & install

Posted 18 hours ago

Hi there, need extractor fan installed in downstairs bathroom. Likely needs to go direct through window wall, unsure of ceiling cavity space but I have photos somewhere of the prior owners bathroom renovation for reference as to where gaps might be. There is no extractor in the bathroom at present. Please could you provide me with a quote and references. Many thanks

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Re wire house, moving power box, new lights etc

Posted 1 day ago

Looking for an electrician to rewire, moving the power box to a new location, new lights, adding power points and more. Completely renovating my house, please provide quotes

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Power in a cabin

Posted 1 day ago

Hi there, I have a 4 x 3 Sheshed Cabin being put together and was after a quote for it to be fitted with power. Kind Regards Neida

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HALOGEN REMOVAL / LED INSTALLATION #2

Posted 1 day ago

Require an electrician to remove 7 halogen ceiling lights and replace with 4 new LEDs (we are having new insulation installed so these need to go). Access is great, high pitch tiled roof, manhole large internal access. I’ll repair the remaining holes myself. - as a side note, the last electrician to install our 15A spa outlet has looped a circuit which now cuts out if we use too many appliances. Would love this looked at... there are a couple of flickering lights around the place so potential...

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Install new lights and change smart vent filters

Posted 1 day ago

I have 3 x new light fittings (pendant) that I need installed. There are existing old ones to be removed. I also need my smart vent filters changed.

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Install and remove lighting

Posted 1 day ago

I'm looking to install a handful of pendant lights and remove some down lights in a bungalow that's been fully modernised. All the rooms needing new lights have existing wiring. There are 5 new pendant lights to install in 5 different rooms, 3 that need to be shifted slightly, and 12 down lights to remove across three rooms. Looking to complete the job by early October if possible. You're welcome to come and assess the job in person once we get to Level 3.

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Prewire of extension

Posted 1 day ago

Have a unit that needs to be prewired next week. Labour only. All materials provided. In Cambridge 2bdr+ lounge/kitchen

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Underground Cable Locator

Posted 2 days ago

I need someone to check my gate area for cables before we start planning our new gates. As we would like them to be electric gates.

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Mixed works

Posted 2 days ago

Changing some old down lights to LED down lights. Adding some new ones. Change some current pendant lights to new supplied pendants. Changing out some power point switches Etc

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Heated towel rail install

Posted 2 days ago

Just after a heated towel replacement. One already installed just swapping for a new one

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 203,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Replace Switchboard - 1960s Weatherboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

3 x Power Sockets, kitchen Reno.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Power Point Installation.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

two oowerpoints

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

15 Amp outdoor install required for spa pool

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage re wire /kitchen light re wire

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen rangehood install #2

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sleepout electrics

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

10th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install cooktop

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th September 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 3

Replace bathroom 3 in 1 heat lamp/fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extractor fan install for kitchenette


9th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hamilton Reno

Work carried out by an employee of the company

9th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ducting bathroom extractor fan

Work carried out by an employee of the company

8th September 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical work

Work carried out by an employee of the company

8th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Check fuses

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Delete 3 x Wall Lights

Work carried out by an employee of the company

7th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General Electrical

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Fix for faulty electrical fireplace

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace extractor fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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