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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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7 Things Tradies Want You To Know Going Into 2022

Posted 30/11/21

Next year will be the year of catch-22’s for home improvement. So, how can you get a great outcome for your project in these busy times?

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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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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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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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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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Latest electricians case studies

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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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Extractor fans installed

Posted 2 years ago

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

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Howden

Posted 8 months ago

Ethernet cords put into other rooms in house

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Shed wiring (lights and power points)

Posted 1 week ago

I have a shed being built that needs some power points and lights (that I can supply) I have attached a couple of pictures and a map of the shed. So there is 6 led downlights, 2 led floodlights and 3 x bulkhead lights and 5 x normal double power points and 2 x exterior/rugged ones (the tack room isnt lined) There will be 3 phase coming into the property (not there yet) and one of the phases will go to the shed, so will need a small fusebox for the shed. And I can supply the cable or might b...

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Rewire 1925 Bungalow with TPS

Posted 2 years 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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Brian

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Rangehood installation

Posted 2 years 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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Whole house rewire

Posted 1 year ago

1940s house, wiring needs updating/renewing

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Installing Tesla wall charger

Posted 2 years 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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Wiring a sleepout

Posted 8 months ago

Needing a newly built sleepout wired with lights and plugs. It is no lined on inside yet to make wiring easier. Needing something on outside so I can unplug power if we need to move it.

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Stove

Posted 3 years ago

take out old stove and put in new one

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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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Small weekend bathroom job

Posted 3 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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Extractor fans (19)

Posted 2 years 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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Install/modify powerpoint

Posted 2 years 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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Lights down hall flicker

Posted 2 years ago

Lights down the hall way flicker when on

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Wire up shipping container workshop

Posted 1 year 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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New stove

Posted 3 years ago

take out old stove and put in new one

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Water cylinder thermostat ??????

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Light socket

Posted 2 years ago

replace light socket no longer working

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Rewiring Bungalow

Posted 7 months ago

Rewiring a 3 bedroom home

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Find Electricians in Ashburton

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Tempo Electrical

Joined August 2019

Hi, I've been an electrician for over 25 years. I worked on renovations and new building projects. I am accredited by Masters Electrician NZ and my company has a Gold site safe status. I am very professional, hard-working and honest. I pride myself on providing a service to my customers that is of high quality, affordable and completed on time within budget. I service the Auckland and the Bay of...

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Modserve NZ Ltd

Joined January 2019

We offer a variety of trade services, mainly focusing on Domestic & Commercial Electrical works, along with HVAC (Heat Pump & Ventilation) design, supply and installations. ⁠ We can also find a solution for your smart home requirements, data, security and modular / pre-fab service solutions.⁠ ⁠ ⚡ Electrical Jobs & Projects⁠ (for new houses and renovations) 🏡 Heat Pump and Ventilation Systems (...

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Craig O'Keeffe Builders

Joined March 2011

Hi. We are trade qualified and licenced carpenters based in Timaru with over 40 years in the trade locally and internationally specialising in renovations , extensions inc. small jobs with new home builds and light commercial experience. We are a young fresh small team ready to provide a service and solution for your requirements. Craig is also a National recognised , accredited , qualified h...

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Andco Electrical

Joined April 2021

Kia Ora Looking to bring your next idea or vision to light? We aim to bring a quality touch to every project. Whether it’s a simple repair, upgrade or alteration. Lighting for a feature, space or security. Right through to a new residential or commercial project which we can really sink or teeth into, please get in touch we would love to be involved in your project. Creative ideas, and carrying...

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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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Create Transform Electrical Solutions

Joined April 2021

We specialise in Domestic and Commercial Installations and Maintenance, Healthy Homes, Security Lighting/Alarms and Home Automation. We pride ourselves in providing competitive quotes and completing the job to a high standard and within the required budget. We work hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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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 am also a member of Master Electricians so you can rest assured with their $20000 workmanship guarantee. 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 brin...

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Steel Electrical & Heat Pumps

Joined January 2022

Steel Electrical & Heat Pumps are Canterbury based offering a wide range of services to the South Island from Electrical to Heat Pumps as well as Security and AV. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and our commitment to delivering a quality service, no how big or small the job may be.

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Murrell Contracting

Joined January 2014

A Team of Qualified Tradesmen inc a Registered Builder and a Drain layer we are based in Christchurch a We offer Excellent rates and Prompt service on Odd Jobs New builds Repair work

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Tase Electrical Ltd

Joined April 2021

At Tase, we firmly believe in providing effective solutions to all your electrical needs. You will be kept informed every step of the way. We'll work with you to ensure you get the best result! Together, we can make it work!

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PM Electrical

Joined February 2013

certified quality work done fast - experienced electrician 25yrs Specialise in residential Alterations Renovations, Additions & Upgrades. New Electrical installations Bathroom upgrades Kitchen upgrades Led Lighting upgrades Complete house rewires New switchboards or relocations. Switchboard replacement Under tile floor heating installation Extractor fans, rangehood install Bos...

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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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One Electric limited

Joined January 2022

Hi, I have been in the electrical trade ranging from new architecture, new house wiring, renovations and installation of additional electrical services, fault finding and repair for over 10 years, the time has come to provide my professional experience to you. I pride myself in giving the best possible experience giving competitive quotes and then completing jobs in a timely manner at the highes...

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Hillside Solar and Electrical

Joined September 2020

Hi, I'm Zac a registered electrician and Inspector. I specialise in all residential electrical work as well as Solar. Let me know if I can help. Thanks

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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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Goldtech Engineering

Joined January 2020

Hi We specialise in doing all sorts of driveways aspahlt , concrete and sealing small patches. We also do House wiring for Telecomunication and Data, Alarm installation

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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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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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Hickey Electrical

Joined July 2020

All things Electrical! Commercial & Residential Renovations, Servicing, New Builds, Solar, Ev Charge points, Healthy Homes. Whatever your needs, we can do it! Reasonable rates and will travel for larger projects throughout the South Island.

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Positive Industries NZ

Joined April 2021

Licensed and Registered electrical contractor. Experienced in all forms of electrical installation. Give us a call to help with your electrical projects

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