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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 findi

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 findi

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 "

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

Affordable electrician needed

Posted 2 minutes ago

Replacing switches, lights, fixing stove and other bits and pieces throughout an older home that we are getting ready to sell.

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Extra power point

Posted 27 minutes ago

Kia Ora all, Needing an extra double PowerPoint in the kitchen. Could you please quote me estimates in your replies. Thank you

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Wire in an outdoor spa pool

Posted 11 hours ago

The new spa pool is arriving soon and we need to get it connected to the power.

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Bathroom extractor fan

Posted 12 hours ago

Bathroom fan has stopped working so requires replacing.

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Changing Lights to LED Downlights

Posted 12 hours ago

Hi, I'm after a quote from a registered electrician who can supply a completion of works certificate to update our lighting. This is for a 1970s two bedroom unit. Hoping to change to LED downlights, change face plates of switches and power points, possibly change location of some switches (to eventually change door swings) and whether the switchboard needs updating to suit too. After a quote to see if some or all of this is possible. Thanks

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Oven wire in and plug replacement

Posted 12 hours ago

Need a new freestanding oven wired in that's replacing an old one. Also need a double wall socket replaced in laundry. Required to be done in the next week or 2.

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New light installation

Posted 13 hours ago

Over bed light and pendant light to be installed in bedroom. Please note the ceiling is a pitched roof so quite high.

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Extraction fan not working

Posted 14 hours ago

Extraction fan not working. After turn on, make squeeze noise. It's Weiss Inline Extractor Fan.

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Heated Towel Rail

Posted 17 hours ago

Wiring only for a new heated towel rail

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Switchboard upgrade

Posted 17 hours ago

Upgrade needed to rcds etc of old board. Wiring is all modern.

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Help with fixing smart switches

Posted 19 hours ago

Looking for an electrician with some familiarity with smart switches and home automation. We have some Aeotec Nano Dimmer switches installed between the lights and a normal manual switch, and after a power cut in December they stopped working. Looking for an electrician to: a) Assist me in getting them working again, if possible or b) if they are fried, removing them and wiring the lights back to the normal switch again. I am happy to be on site to explain the product and the setup an...

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Quick Light fitting replacement

Posted 20 hours ago

Garage light fitting needs replacing. It has dropped its screws and is just hanging down. Need new ‘double light fitting’ installed. Photo attached for reference. Afternoon job. Flexible with day and time. Just when you are in the area is fine. I can go purchase new fitting from miter10 if required.

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New Home electrical

Posted 20 hours ago

Looking for electricians to wire transportable home. Could be labour only or full contract

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Bathroom

Posted 20 hours ago

electrial for new bathroom extraction fan, towel rail and heater

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Install TV - pickup from Warkworth Noel Leeming

Posted 21 hours ago

Pick up 55in Tv and wall bracket from Noel Leeming Warkworth and Install in Mangawhai. We will probably require a new wall plug installed for the TV. Would like done on between Saturday - Tuesday next week - ie 4-7 July.

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Installation of Extractor Fan

Posted 21 hours ago

I need to install extractor fan in my bathroom. There is extractor space given but its been covered by Pink Batts when house was renovated. See photos for more details. There is only one light switch in bathroom, if that can be used for extractor fan as well. Also, we can install fan near the window, whatever suits with less cost.

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High Pressure

Posted 21 hours ago

I need to change the water pressure from Low to High at my residence.

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Smeg oven not heating

Posted 20 hours ago

Power to unit OK but oven not heating Appears to be crack in one of the circular coils by fan but also suspect thermostat may not be working Unit very clean

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Old wiring from a 1950's house for rewiring

Posted 22 hours ago

The house has old wiring that would be good to replaced as previous work has not been done properly.

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Replace power points & aerial

Posted 1 day ago

Replace switch in bathroom for a water heater inside the shower - this is quite urgent as shower has completely stopped working today :( (photo 2 & 3) Replace 2 x single power points for doubles Move TV aerial from eye height to floor height (lead already fed thru). (photo 3 & 5) Install new power point in garage for tilt door opener (photo 1)

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 165,000 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 6 bar heated towel rail - current rail not heated

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Outdoor Security Light install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacing old light switches, light socket and sensor light

Work carried out by an employee of the company

2nd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace power points & aerial

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Check light switch/fitting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install extractor fan and change plug in bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage Re-wire / new sockets / switches

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen Extractor Fan / Rangehood Installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Spa Wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Power points

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lowering Point of Entry

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Upgrades

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New PowerPoint and CAT6 cable run

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

2 x ethernet to wallplate supply & installations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plug Installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace Light Switch

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Towel heating unit

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

A couple of repairs

Work carried out by an employee of the company

26th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Install ducted bathroom light/heater

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install of new ceiling lighting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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