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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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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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 "extr

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 "extr

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

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Governors bay Sparky

Posted 1 year ago

Governors Bay. 1990's house that has been stripped back to its framing and needs all cables run for lights, power sockets, heating and Mains power reconnected. Needing a hard worker who offers competitive rates

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Electrician for little river 2 to 3 days work.

Posted 1 year ago

Check existing temporary power box as installed by registered electrician who left to go home to Aussie. Who is contactable. Then fit circuit breakers and power points to large rural farm shed in little river. Power point to rooms and lighting. We also have to run cable to out buildings Please call to discuss.

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Ruth

Posted 1 year ago

Washing machine stopped working. Two security light installed

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New lights and a few switches

Posted 2 months 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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Powerpoints

Posted 2 months 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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New power points

Posted 3 months ago

New power points to be installed at least 5 sets

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Power for campervan sites Little River

Posted 1 year ago

Want to install power for 5-10 camper van sites

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Telephone wiring.

Posted 1 year ago

We are seeking an electrician who can take a look at our telephone wiring. Its old and we have crackling and intermittent wifi. We have recently put in a new router but we think the problems are with the wiring up in the loft. We are looking for a reliable electrician with fair pricing. Many Thanks.

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Install outside light

Posted 1 year ago

Install LED double spot light (materials required) under the deck or at the bottom of the outside steps from the outside provision on the deck. New build (2015).

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BIRDLINGS FLAT

Posted 1 year ago

WE HAVE TRANSPORTED A HOUSE OUT TO BIEDLINGS FLAT AND NEED THE ELECTCITY TO BE HOOK UP.

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New kitchen - house rennovation

Posted 1 year 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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Phone jack point and wiring

Posted 11 months 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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Lyttelton electrical repairs

Posted 6 months 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 1 year 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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Adding 2 caravan points and water pump external

Posted 2 years ago

I would like two caravan connection points installed on my garage at 152 Pa Road Port Levy and also an external PowerPoint for our water pump that we currently use a long extension cord to power at the moment.

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Electrical

Posted 1 year ago

Looking to update our villas electric and wiring.

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Dave

Posted 1 year ago

I need a 250v-20a plug installed in my garage for a dryer.

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New Dryer

Posted 1 year ago

I need a 250v-20amp power socket installed in my laundry for a new dryer as well as metal ducting for the dryer exhaust.

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Replace Old Distribution Box

Posted 1 year ago

We would like to replace the ceramic fuse wire based distribution box with a modern RCD based box. There is a main board within the house and a secondary and later addition in the basement. The meter is external and not on the main board. Additional power outlets are also required.

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Reserve tce

Posted 1 year 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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Recent electricians reviews

With over 128,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Electrical inspection

Work carried out by an employee of the company

6th February 2016

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 4
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 4
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 4
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 4

Powerboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th May 2015

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tracey Adams

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install Hot Water Heater

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th December 2012

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rangehood & heat pump

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th August 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrician - connect

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th January 2012

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

Sparky

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th June 2014

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

spa pool

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st July 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

BIRDLINGS FLAT

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th January 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lighting / electrics circuit fault

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd December 2014

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
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 5
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 5

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John McDonald Electrical Ltd

Joined May 2011

I have been in the Electrical field for 16 years, my main projects wiring new homes, rewiring existing homes and repairs. I also do Commercial installation and repairs eg shops, offices, warehouses. Fully Qualified and NZ Registered. Friendly, efficient and hard working. Canterbury wide. 24/7

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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 and service We offer6 Excellent rates and Prompt service on Odd Jobs New builds Repair work Odd jobs

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ACE AV&SECURITY

Joined March 2017

ACE AV&SECURITY has been trading since 2001, we specialise in all forms of low voltage work including but not limited to,TV aerials/dishes TV wall monuting and cabling, CCTV (security cameras), alarms systems (licensed installer ST 11-000489) and data cabling for your home or business. We pride ourselves on delivering a neat and tidy job within your budget. Big jobs or small jobs, installs or se...

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All in 1 Electrical Services

Joined January 2019

Hi, We have a team of qualified electricians. refrigeration, fire alarm and security. We believe in quality workman ship and competitive prices. We will work in with you to provide you what you need without any obligation.

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SJ Repairs Ltd

Joined November 2018

We are a small family business that are able to provide all types of house and building repairs. From heat pump installs/repairs and cleaning, electrical component replacing to resealing drive ways, tidying yards. Anything you need a quote for, contact us.

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Woodhouse Electrical

Joined June 2009

Step into the light with an electrician. Specialising in renovations and repairs, but will give free quotes for any size or variety of work - i.e heat lights to Club fitouts. 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. All electrical, commercial kitche...

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Shepard Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2018

Why choose Us? ~ Competitive pricing - We price all our work at a reasonable rate. Contact us for a no obligation quote. ~ Over 20 years experience - Wade has been in the electrical trade for over 20 years and therefore has a wide range of experience in both retail, commercial and residential electrical work. He is happy to discuss any requirements. ~ Emergency electrical 24/7 - If you ha...

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B Electric Ltd

Joined January 2016

I have been in the electrical industry for 5 years now, doing mainly residential housing. I specialise in the smaller jobs however I still take on larger jobs as well. I pride myself in my quality of work as well as meeting the deadlines agreed upon. I usually charge $45 an hour in cash plus materials.

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DG Roofing & Building

Joined November 2018

We understand your problem/requirement accurately and then we discuss with you the solution to your problems/ We discuss the right approach to achieving your requirements. If you agree for us to proceed, we do our job at cost, in a satisfactory timeframe and highest possible quality and value for you... Try us and you will not regret.

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REDWOOD ELECTRICS

Joined September 2013

* All house wiring, new and existing, repairs, extensions, alterations, additions. * Domestic, Residential, Commercial, Industrial Electrical Installations * CCTV Installations/Security Cameras and setup * Specialised in HV and LV cable jointing and terminations, plus all electrical work. * Underground mains trenching and installations * Switchboard replacements from old to new * Garden l...

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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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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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Ampere Electrical Limited

Joined August 2018

We are a new business to Christchurch with experience in all electrical fields. If you need a plug 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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GCM Construction

Joined March 2013

Hi my name ia Gary I'm a fully qualified carpenter , I'm 43 and started in construction when I was 16 . I am not limited to carpentry , I also Own excavators and tipper trucks . I have a very broad spectrum of work which can be concrete driveways , decking , kitchens , bathrooms , demolition work aswell as building work I take pride in all the work I do and my company moto is "My aim is your...

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ko plumb ltd

Joined April 2012

OK Plumb ltd menu # Plumbing # Drainlaying # Waterblasting # Roof leak repairs/replace iron coloursteel. # Spouting leak repaires/replace # Log burner installs # New house plumbing/drainlaying

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Chris Owen

Joined December 2018

I am duel traded and have been working as an electrician for 14 years. Currently I am looking for extra work to help pay for repairing my house. I can complete general handy man work, yard work, painting and plastering and minor house repairs. I am a licenced and registered electrician.

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Sam Meek Electrical Ltd

Joined May 2018

I am a registered licensed electrician committed to providing a transparent, quality service. Trading as Sam Meek Electrical Ltd based in Prebbleton. My main work is new, and servicing, within domestic and smaller commercial premises. With a technology background I also specialise in networking CCTV and Audio visual solutions.

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Paul's Electrical Maintenance

Joined September 2017

Hi I am a qualified refrigeration engineer with an Electrical Service Technician NZ practising Licence. I have worked in the service industry for 46 years. I am available to repair any existing wiring in your home. I can replace faulty light switches, install a new light to replace an existing fitting or put in a new bathroom heater or heated towel rail. I have considerable experience working on...

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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 gintas.co.nz

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Mark Harris builders ltd

Joined May 2014

Mark is a quality builder who specialises in home renovations - taking clients through the whole process, from initial planning to delivering exceptional results, every time. Mark is a professional builder that carries out all types of home renovations, extensions and building repair work. Mark's expertise range from highly complex architectural projects, to bathroom and kitchen renovations,...

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