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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest electricians case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

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 findi

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 findi

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.

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

Posted 2 years ago

some wiring may need replacing in 1950's house

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In home electrical work

Posted 1 year 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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Rewire 1925 Bungalow with TPS

Posted 9 months 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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Quote to check wiring,and rewiring if an older house before purchase .

Posted 2 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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Electrical check on house we are purchasing

Posted 2 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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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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My first home! Help i need power on asap

Posted 3 years ago

I need an electrician to inspect my wiring before my home can be reconnected as it has been without power for over 6 months. I have just bought it and i get the keys on the 29th of September and will be at the property from 1pm onwards. Of anyone can please come on the 29th to pass the wiring so I can get the power connected before the weekend that would be awesome!! Email or txt me ... with a quote

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Wiring

Posted 2 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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New stove

Posted 1 year ago

take out old stove and put in new one

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Whole house rewire

Posted 1 month 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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Extractor fans installed

Posted 1 year ago

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

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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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Stove

Posted 1 year ago

take out old stove and put in new one

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Extractor fans (19)

Posted 9 months 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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Brian

Posted 4 months ago

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

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Water cylinder thermostat ??????

Posted 4 months ago

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

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Lights down hall flicker

Posted 1 year ago

Lights down the hall way flicker when on

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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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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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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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Able 2

Joined October 2008

Painting, Plastering, Tiling, Construction of Fences and Decks, Bathroom and Kitchen Renovation and Installation, Wood Burner Installation, Project management. Im your one stop shop to take care of your project.

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Form Builders

Joined July 2020

We are a Christchurch building company with loads of experience and a true passion for helping people build their homes. With a unique skill combination of joinery, building, design and communication, Form Builders take the worry out of all building projects. Form Builders are Licensed Building Practitioners and are also recognised as Accredited Earthquake Repairers in the Canterbury region. W...

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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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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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Gintas Renovation NZ

Joined October 2016

I've been renovating houses for 15+ years. I focus on getting the job done fast and in high quality while maintaining reasonable prices. My main goal is to understand my client's vision and manifest it as they wish. There are no big or small jobs, all jobs accepted. To see my work you can visit ... .nz

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Dirkze Electrical

Joined April 2019

I am a qualified electrician with a high level of workmanship and pride myself on customer satisfaction. I have a wide variety of experience including but not limited to wiring and electrical in new and existing housing, alterations, extensions, heatpumps, undertile heating, inslab heating, small commercial, shop fit outs and automation. I offer competitive rates and quotes. I pride myself on sho...

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Joe Grant Electrical Ltd

Joined April 2019

Newly established Christchurch based Electrical Company who have many years experience in a wide range of electrical applications, including everything from High end Residential homes to light commercial fit outs as well as security systems and home automation.

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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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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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DC Installation Services Limited

Joined June 2014

Welcome to DC Installation Services Limited We specialise in healthy home solutions that are energy efficient while maintaining comfort. At DC Installation Services we pride ourselves on our proven professional service and high quality efficient workmanship. We strive to continuously improve our customer experience whether it be the right sizing and advice to get an efficient and reliable...

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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...

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Swift Electrical Services LTD

Joined March 2020

I am Qualified and Experienced Electrician. Swift Electrical Service company's aim is to provide best services to clients. We believe in earning Clients trust and to see them happy after completion of job. We are specialized in total residential electrical and security work. We provide no obligation free quote. Bring any quote and we will beat it by 10%. See you soon on our next project.

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Isitt Electrical LTD

Joined October 2020

Hi there, thank you for your interest in my profile! I specialise in residential, light commercial and servicing. I am a GST registered, fully qualified electrician with all the tools, knowledge and experience needed to get the job done. I have been working in the trade for 9 years. I have a keen eye for detail and am very competitive in my pricing. I hope to hear from you soon!

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NicoElectrical

Joined December 2017

Hello, I’m a qualified electrician with over 5+ years experience. Residential and commercial are my core formation as well as a solid customer service base. I’m very friendly , easy going and put a lot of dedication and pride in my work.

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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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Buds Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2020

locally owned and operated, experienced in residential, industrial and rural work. Our team will handle your job professionally with safety taking first priority. Give us a call today

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Foleys

Joined October 2011

We are committed to providing exceptional customer service, for all our customers - Above and Beyond. Every time. This includes our 30 minute time promise - we'll arrive within 30 minutes of the arranged time or the first hour of labour will be free! We have 10 locations across New Zealand, with branches in Central Otago, Christchurch, Dunedin, Oamaru, Ranfurly, South Otago, Twizel, Wanaka, Queen...

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