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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

New Fusebox

Posted 2 months ago

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

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New power points

Posted 2 years ago

New power points to be installed at least 5 sets

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Lyttelton electrical repairs

Posted 2 years ago

Rental property - 2 power sockets in house are loose/ cracked and need replacing. Light and power socket under house needs fixing/ replacing.

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Tracey Adams

Posted 2 years ago

We have several power points in our house that need checking and possibly replacing. We have a heated towel rail that doesn't work. We have outdoor lights that don't work and indoor lights (LEDs) that flicker. So we need someone to help sort out our problems. Cheers

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Extra plug sockets

Posted 1 month ago

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

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Bathroom heater and plug fitted

Posted 3 months 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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Ngaio Lane

Posted 1 year ago

Replace original powerboard in 1960's bach.

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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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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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Returning plugs and switches to wall

Posted 11 months 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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Powerpoints

Posted 1 year 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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Installation of 15amp external plug.

Posted 10 months 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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Seperate power supplt

Posted 3 months ago

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

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Phone jack point and wiring

Posted 2 years ago

I need a phone jack point installed and a cable run under the house (there's plenty of space to move about) from the jack point to the etp at the corner of the house. This is a small cottage that has never had internet and the telco has said this needs to be done before they can come and complete the job. My ideal scenario would be that it is done on Monday 19th...tho any day will do if I have to.

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New lights and a few switches

Posted 1 year 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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New kitchen - house rennovation

Posted 2 years ago

We need some power points moved and new ones fitted for a kitchen renovation in Lyttelton. Looking for an electrician for probably one days work.... over the Xmas New Year break if anyone on deck :)

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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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Rewire complete repaired house

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Reserve tce

Posted 2 years ago

We are moving into an “as is where is” property . The electricity provider won’t turn the power on until the property has been checked and certified by an electrician. Please provide a quote

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Replace existing Halogen lights with LEDs

Posted 5 months ago

Replacing approximately 13 halogen lights with LED lighting

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 175,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

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

Installation of 15amp external plug.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

new power points

Work carried out by an employee of the company

30th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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

bathroom heater and plug fitted

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Phone jack point and wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of Satellite Dish

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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. Im your one stop shop to take care of your project.

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Cassidy Davies Electrical

Joined February 2018

We have 15 years experience in the electrical industry. We specialise in new builds and renovations. We pride ourselves on doing the job right the first time for a competitive price.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Decibel Electrical

Joined June 2020

Hi, We are a small Electrical Company, recently launched. We bring a wealth of experience in both remedial electrical and upgrades, with specialties in commercial Audio Visual, Residential electrical and networks, and control systems integration. We are a company committed to ethical trade, and believe in giving honest value for a reasonable price while still producing quality workmanship to t...

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4Front Electrical

Joined May 2017

4Front Electrical services the greater Christchurch area and can provide a wide range of services work including: • Residential and commercial electrical • Renovations • Heat Pumps • Security We pride ourselves in competitive pricing, unrivalled service and quality in all of our work.

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Electrical Solutions

Joined July 2020

Hi, Electrical Solutions is the company for all your home and office electrical needs. With over 20 years industry experience we can complete your smaller job or your large renovation or new build. We pride ourselves on good communication and completing our work to a high standard.

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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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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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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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Woodhouse Electrical

Joined June 2009

A two man team with over 600 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 for charge up work - however we charge no call out fees during regular business hours. All electrical, commercial...

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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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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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