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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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

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

Wire up shipping container workshop

Posted 2 months ago

Need wiring in our shipping container for running our 2 cnc router machines and dust extraction system. Also needing some led lighting. Would prefer if container had its own internal fuse box if possible and a way of connecting to house power. We are just looking for any ideas that can fit what we need. Will be looking at getting job done in the new year

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Water cylinder thermostat ??????

Posted 8 months ago

cylinder keeps boiling with water coming out of over flow think thermostat needs checking ??

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Stove

Posted 2 years ago

take out old stove and put in new one

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Extractor fans (19)

Posted 1 year ago

To meet the Healthy Homes standard, I am looking to have 10 bathroom extractor fans and 9 kitchen fans installed in some rental flats in Ashburton, All properties are within a 5km radius and some flats require both a kitchen and bathroom fan. Looking for a cost effective quote and for the bathroom fans to turn on when the light is turned on. All flats are the standard 70's /80's generally in a block of 4.

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Lights down hall flicker

Posted 1 year ago

Lights down the hall way flicker when on

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Installing Tesla wall charger

Posted 1 year ago

I'd like to know how much it cost to install a Wall charger in the garage. How much power/ charge can I get? There is a free charger in town So, is it worth it? is my question Thanks

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Electrical check on house we are purchasing

Posted 3 years ago

Hi, we have an offer in on a property in Ashburton. The house was built mid 1950's and we want an electrician to give it the once over to ensure wiring is up to current code and there is no TRS.

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Rangehood installation

Posted 1 year ago

Install new rangehood and ducting. I have found a rangehood I want and installer would pay for and collect from Mitre10 as I live in ChCh. To be installed in approx one week or so as flat is currently being painted. Currently the kitchen wall is concrete block but we are covering with gib but could work with builder about any wiring that is required. Property is currently empty so available for inspection anytime (can pick up key from property managers). I have 4 to do but just one at this stag...

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Wiring

Posted 3 years ago

we need a licenced electrician to quote for electrical work in a 1950's house, switch board has VIR wiring. we are looking at ensuring house is safe and running efficiently

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In home electrical work

Posted 2 years ago

I am hoping to find the electrician in Ashburton.... that I used about 1 yr ago .his name is Richard. But lost his contact details ..was found on this site . So if there is still a Richard in here please contact to carry out work we were going to do ... thanks

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Quote to check wiring,and rewiring if an older house before purchase .

Posted 3 years ago

Looking to buy an older home and need a quote on how much it would cost to have completed. If I do decide to buy the.house

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Install/modify powerpoint

Posted 1 year ago

1. Need a new powerpoint. There is one already on the other side of the wall in the next room. So wiring is in the wall. 2. Modify and exisiting single powerpoint to a double. 3. Close off two old phone jack plugs. Not sure if this is an electrician job. Heard that it can interfere with home internet.

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Extractor fans installed

Posted 1 year ago

I need an extractor fan installed in a bathroom and kitchen,

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Whole house rewire

Posted 5 months ago

1940s house, wiring needs updating/renewing

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Light socket

Posted 1 year ago

replace light socket no longer working

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Brian

Posted 8 months ago

Water cylinder boiling over told by plumber to get thermostat checked .

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Electrical

Posted 2 years ago

some wiring may need replacing in 1950's house

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Rewire 1925 Bungalow with TPS

Posted 1 year ago

My intentions are to rewire the whole house with TPS. At present I have a report which states that there are some VIR & TRS wiring throughout the home. This was assessed in 2015 and the report said it was in good condition so it has not been replaced. The only part I can see that has been replaced was the main earthing and the sockets that needed replacing as per report. House is approx 150 m2. This is required for insurance purposes. Not looking to break the bank.

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New stove

Posted 2 years ago

take out old stove and put in new one

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Small weekend bathroom job

Posted 2 years ago

One bathroom wall, moving of light switch and a few other things before we can put a cavity door in

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GRAB HIRE also trading as GCM BUILDING SERVICES

Joined March 2013

Hi my name ia Gary . I’ve got a Grab lorry that’s ready to grab your materials . I’ve also got a Komatsu 3 ton digger for your excavations . Quick prompt service. Collecting green waste Rubbish Concrete Soil removals I can also deliver I can also grab a load over a fence or deliver a load over a fence . I can transport 8 tons of concrete or soils Or ap40 The list is endless ....

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Southern Wired Electrical

Joined February 2021

Hi there, my name is Stu. I have been in the electrical trade for 10 years now and have decided to start up my own company. I have had experience in domestic, renovations, alterations, additions, high-end architectural housing, commercial, fault finding, industrial servicing and pumps. Pride myself in the highest standard of work at a reasonable price.

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Ryans Electrical ltd

Joined January 2021

hi, I've been in the electrical industry for 13 years now with experience in domestic, commercial and industrial work, even heatpumps . I'm happy to help with more or less anything that uses electricity including but not limited to lighting ,3 phase power, alarms, camera systems access control data and tv distribution, electrical design and mains supply's. I take pride and care with all my work...

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Storm & Co Electrical

Joined January 2017

We are passionate about providing high quality workmanship in an environment of trust and reliability. We believe everyone should have access to the same quality and integrity of work.

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Halo Electrical Services

Joined March 2019

With over 15 years in the electrical industry from London to Christchurch. From fixing a faulty light or a new electrical installation, domestic, commercial and industrial. We’re happy to provide a high standard of workmanship for a competitive price. So give us a call.

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Hillside Electrical

Joined September 2020

Hi, I'm Zac a registered electrician and Inspector. I've been working in the electrical industry for 8 years now and pride myself on completing work to a high standard but for an affordable price.

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BB Electrical

Joined April 2020

I am a qualified, competent and reliable domestic electrician. I pride myself on quality workmanship, customer service and a competitive price. If you have been thinking about taking on a renovation, have faulty fittings or just need power or light back on, look no further.

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Takeru Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2019

Residential/light industrial electrician No job too small, we will take any job on from installing an extra socket, replacing a light, rewiring your house or starting a new house from scratch. We can also fit out your commercial building or complete maintenance.

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SA Electrical

Joined August 2019

Experienced, tidy and fast, NZ trade qualified sparky specialising in domestic repairs, lights plugs etc and alterations. Experienced on motorhomes and caravans, inverters, power supplies, both 230 & 12 v systems.

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The Listening Post SI LTD

Joined February 2019

We are a Hi-Fi and Home Theatre retail and installation company. We deal in basic audio systems right up to home automation. including networking, wifi, hanging tvs on wall, cabling in existing homes, cabling new homes, setup and installation of speakers and amplifiers, as well as consulting on electronics for your home. We aim to have a high professional manner and service at a reasonable and a...

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Resolute Electrical

Joined November 2020

Resolute Electrical pride themselves on delivering the best possible prompt service at an affordable price. You can depend on us to provide highly professional yet friendly service, whilst working to your budget and timeframe. No job is too small or too big for us. We provide all electrical services from new builds and renovations to commercial fit outs, re-wiring, installations and maint...

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ADECONSTRUCT LIMITED

Joined March 2015

ADECONSTRUCT offers the following services: Bathroom renovation Tiling. vinyl and Carpet Handyman Solid Plastering..modified plastering. Exterior &interior plastering. Painting. bricklayng Waterproof Swimming pools Bricklayng

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Christchurch Insulation

Joined November 2018

We make Canterbury homes Warm, Dry and Healthy. Local and owner operated with no middle men. Trust us to look after your property. We use the full range of Insulation products, all with a minimum 50 year Warranty. Eco Friendly, Family Friendly and Wallet Friendly We specialize in retrofit situations and pride ourselves on doing the jobs other’s turn down. Due to popular demand, We now off...

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Able 2

Joined October 2008

Painting, Plastering, Tiling, Construction of Fences and Decks, Bathroom and Kitchen Renovation and Installation, Wood Burner Installation, Project management.

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Ampere Electrical Limited

Joined August 2018

We are a new business to Christchurch with experience in all electrical fields. If you need a socket replaced to wiring a new architectural home with CCTV, security, and automation. We don't stop at residential either, we love commercial and industrial installs and servicing!

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Rapid Electrical And Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined October 2020

Hi iam an electrician who as been in the trade for 15 years, I have completed all types of jobs from domestic through to industrial electrical. I pride myself on a high standard of work in timely friendly manner. No job is to big or small. Setting up a business where I can help people bring to life there ideas or fixing something for them is something i am very passionate about.

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KJ Electrical Contracting Ltd

Joined November 2019

We are electrical experts servicing Canterbury for over 30 years. Trusted Master Electricians who are experienced in all aspects of electrical work from domestic to commercial and industrial. Contact us today for fast professional service - we get the right electrical solution every time.

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Uneda Plumber Ltd

Joined July 2012

Hi, Uneda Plumber is proud to be Canterbury owned and operated since 2009. Our plumbers have the highest standards, and a worldly wide range of knowledge and skills on all levels of plumbing. So whether it's a bathroom or kitchen reno, a replacement faulty Hwc, help with your wetback fire or even a complete new build. All you need to remember is, if you need a plumber UNEDA PLUMBER.

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Tricky Electrical

Joined August 2020

Registered electrician providing residual and commercial solutions. Completely transparent from start to finish. Specialising in cost effective energy solutions.

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Tri Arc Electrical

Joined February 2021

Locally owned and operated Electrical Company. Industrial , Commercial and residential reticulation,maintenance and repairs. With 18 years experience you can rely on great workmanship,sound advice and competitive pricing.

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