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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 encouraged his daughter to be one of the country’s women in trade.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Powerpoints

Posted 2 years ago

Hi have just moved into an old house and need some more powerpoints and an oven removed at a reasonable cost.

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Replace existing Halogen lights with LEDs

Posted 1 year ago

Replacing approximately 13 halogen lights with LED lighting

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New lights and a few switches

Posted 2 years ago

We are wanting to replace all the down lights and add a few extra with LED lights as well as moving a few plugs and switches. This is for a 120m2 house in Lyttleton. Would be good to get a price and be able to get into it asap.

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Seperate power supplt

Posted 1 year ago

Convert existing supply into 2 seperate power meters (upstairs and downstairs)

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Installation of 15amp external plug.

Posted 1 year ago

Hi there. We need a 15amp plug installed on the side of a sleepout, for a spa pool which is right alongside. We have the 15amp plug, the fuse and the wire...just need it to be installed safely. The plug is to be situated right on the outside of where the fuse box is located, so really easy access. 6ml wire running to fuse box so can draw 15amps safely (or so I'm told). Separate fuse box in sleepout, coming from main house.

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Rewire complete repaired house

Posted 2 years ago

House is being repaired at the moment, will need complete rewiring. Framing should be done by end of June

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Lyttelton

Posted 1 month ago

Have a few electrical jobs that have been building up, mainly: Remove combi oven and install a steam oven Reinstall four outside lights Install down two lights in kitchen Change over a pendant light Install power points on kitchen island Replace faulty power socket Connect wardrobe power socket Install two bathroom fan heaters Replace noisy extractor fan Install heated towel rail

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Extra plug sockets

Posted 11 months ago

Extra plug sockets in kitchen and one in room next to kitchen.

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Extra plug sockets and extractor

Posted 1 year ago

Hi I need some additional socket points and an aerial moved in 3 rooms for wa-mounted tvs. Also need to look at getting extractors fitted in bathroom and two toilets

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Rewire outdoor sensor lights x 2

Posted 1 month ago

I have 2 outdoor sensor lights that need replacing and repositioning. I have the new lights and sensor so need them to be fixed to the garage exterior wall (corrugated iron) and the existing wires connected up. There will need to be additional wire installed because the existing won’t reach.

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Kitchen rangehood required for rental property

Posted 4 months ago

Kitchen rangehood required for rental property required. Source, fit and install. Nothing fancy, needs to vent to outside. Bunnings - bellini-600mm-stainless-steel-canopy-rangehood_... " thanks

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Bathroom heater and plug fitted

Posted 1 year ago

I have a new bathroom heater I want fitted, and a heated towel rail. I also want a plug which I don't have. Happy to have an estimate as maybe note worth coming to quote such a small job.

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Returning plugs and switches to wall

Posted 1 year ago

Wall has been removed and now we need 1. Light switches returning to wall 2. Two single power points to be one double 3. Removal of wiring for one light

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Ngaio Lane

Posted 2 years ago

Replace original powerboard in 1960's bach.

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New Fusebox

Posted 1 year ago

We're looking to replace a 1970's fuse box with a modern equivalent - replacing fuses with circuit-breakers.

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Extractor fan replacement

Posted 6 months ago

Putting in extractor fan - hoping to connect this job to another replacing four light fixtures

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Kitchen rangehood fit and install

Posted 4 months ago

Kitchen rangehood required for rental property required. Source, fit and install. Nothing fancy, needs to vent to outside. ...... thanks

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Removal of Satellite Dish

Posted 1 year ago

Satelite dish was taken off our roof by a roofer as it was suspected to be causing a leak. The dish is now off the roof but is still connected via it's chord, need the dish to be safely disconnected. Ideally would like this to be sorted before we get any wind or rain.

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Bedroom light moved

Posted 1 year ago

I need the wiring checked as original light socket not working. Would like to see if it can be moved from side of wall to ceiling.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 200,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Removal of Satellite Dish

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installation of 15amp external plug.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extra plug sockets and extractor

Work carried out by an employee of the company

27th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Returning plugs and switches to wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

bathroom heater and plug fitted

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace existing Halogen lights with LEDs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Skilled Electrical Ltd

Joined April 2013

Hello, are you tired of getting a sparky that doesnt show up when they say? Do you need an electrician that will communication with you effectively all of the way through your job or project? Do you worry about the level of workmanship you are going to get when you take on a new tradesman, and can you trust them to have your best interests at heart? At Skilled Electrical we try extremely hard t...

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Chris Owen

Joined December 2018

I am duel traded and have been working as an electrician for 14 years. I am a licenced and registered electrician with industry experience in domestic, commercial and high voltage electrical repairs installation and maintenance.

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Greaney Trade Services

Joined July 2021

-Electrical -Home Maintenance -Handyman -Renovations -Fences -Decks Hi, I am a qualified electrician with years of experience in all residential installations, renovations, maintenance and repairs. I also have the skills, tools and experience for most home maintenance, renovation, handyman and repair jobs around the house. I am an honest, hard working and reliable person that is committe...

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Essential Electrical Services Ltd

Joined October 2016

We are a small Christchurch based electrical company with over ten years in the electrical industry we are primarily operating in the residential sector where we excel at all aspects from working with your builders and designers in completing your architecturally designed new home, renovations big and small or just replacing a faulty light switch in your existing home. We also place a strong focu...

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Zero Electrical

Joined July 2021

Here at Zero Electrical we pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We do all work residential/domestic from full house wiring or rewiring to small jobs like changing down lights or adding a PowerPoint. Feel free to contact Matt on ... . Thank you.

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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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Facilities Services Ltd

Joined August 2019

Maintenance and Handyman company called Facilities Services – we are a group of hard work tradespeople from Builder, Plumbing, Electrician, Plaster, Painter, Tiler, Cleaner, etc

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ATL Electrical LTD

Joined July 2016

ATL started out in 2007 as Automated Technologies. With two electricians and a passion for automation, a company was born! The two quickly found themselves in high demand and expanding. Since then, ATL has found it's electrical division skyrocket, with heat pumps and security divisions being founded alongside. These days you'll find 30 multi disciplined staff working on residential, commerc...

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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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Gentleman Sparky

Joined July 2021

After 7 years in the trade I found a big number of people complaining about unreliable tradies and that's where I realised I want to make a difference. So meet the Gentleman Sparky - Jan Bartos - who will listen to your needs carefuly and will treat you honestly with respect and kindness, while offering my knowledge and providing great electrical service. Let me buy you a coffee and have a gen...

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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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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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MJMT Electrical

Joined March 2019

Hi there I can provide top quality electrical service and work, have over 18yrs experience in the electrical trade and can do almost anything electrical or data, security, phones that is required. I am fair, reasonable and friendly tradesperson. Main line of work servicing but can also do rewires, lighting upgrades, small commercial works, etc. I like to get a job done with a happy cusomer at th...

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Startech Electrical Ltd

Joined June 2021

Here at Startech Electrical Ltd we strive to be the best electricians in the Canterbury Area. We've been in the industry for 15 years plus. We generally specialise in residential and hospitality but we also do commercial, data and security. We value all our clients, no job is to small. Free quotes and competitive pricing.

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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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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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Woodhouse Electrical

Joined June 2009

A two man team with over 700 jobs completed through Builderscrack over 10 years with the new top 100 or the old 5 star tradie certification every year. Note also licensed security technician. Trademe services also has more reviews available. Please note our minimum charge is 1 hr @ $75+gst for charge up work + admin Coc charge $25+gst however we charge no call out fees during regular business...

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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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Canterbury Electrical Services Ltd

Joined January 2015

HI, we have been providing electrical services to the residential, commercial and light industrial sectors in the Canterbury region for more than 25 years. We are registered as Master Electricians and pride ourselves on our customer service and professionalism. Offering a range of services from simple repairs, residential upgrades, heatpump installation and rewiring to new builds at competitive pr...

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