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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering electricians related repairs and renovations around your home. Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest electricians case studies

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

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 finding the tim

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 finding the tim

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

Recent jobs posted

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

3bed family home rewiring 2

Posted 1 year ago

Hi there we looking at getting our 3bed bungalow ... exstate home and a few extra PowerPoint and A second light switch in the lounge and kitchen

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New Lights

Posted 1 year ago

We would like to replace 13 halogens with LEDs. They are arranged in four groups of 4 lights, 4 lights, 3 lights and 2 lights.

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Sleepout refit

Posted 6 years ago

existing sleepout, currently 1 big room, needs 2 internal bedroom walls installed, prepack kitchen installed (has plumbing already), walls gibbed,ceiling installed, skylight installed. Lights changed/installed.

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Faulty Switch

Posted 2 years ago

I have a rental property in Alexandra that has a faulty switch above the cooker, the switch is on the wall and is used to isolate the mains feed to the cooker. The switch is cracked and needs to be replaced, its an easy 5 min job for a sparky but as I am not qualified I need to done by a registered professional.

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Power

Posted 3 years ago

Require power to be connected from the street to a shed on our section at 28 Leven St, Naseby.

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Alexandra Electrician

Posted 1 year ago

I am looking for a qualified electrician in the Alexandra area to install ventilation systems, heat pumps and LED lights for me, on an ongoing basis.

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Install exterior electricity meter

Posted 1 year ago

Relocate electricity meter to exterior of house.

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3bed family home rewiring

Posted 1 year ago

Hi there we looking at getting our 3bed bungalow ... exstate home and a few extra PowerPoint and A second light switch in the lounge and kitchen

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Electrical

Posted 1 year ago

Seeking quotes for the electrical work required on new home build.

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Refresh light fixtures

Posted 1 year ago

Replace 5 pendant lights with new fittings and replace 5 spotlights with downlights

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Find Electricians in Central Otago

Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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Four Lakes Electrical Ltd

Joined April 2019

Hi, i've been wiring new houses and renovating existing ones for the last 8 years. Im a young, keen electrician who has an eye for detail and able to think outside the box to achieve the desired result. I will provide competitive quotes and work hard to complete the job on time and on budget.

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Hawk Services

Joined March 2019

Hawk Services offer qualified and registered Electricians and Electrical Inspectors to make sure your next project runs smoothly. We even offer specialist fire and building compliance services. Rest assured your next project no matter how big or small is going to be done on time and on budget. We have the right people with the right knowledge to get it done. ELECTRICAL SERVICES - Residential a...

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Lakeside Electrical

Joined September 2017

Experienced in all aspects of electrical installations, repairs and maintenance. Commercial and industrial specialists willing to undertake smaller jobs when available so consider our friendly professional team to talk to about your electrical needs today!

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Twin Ropes Technical Services

Joined June 2018

We specialise in work at height jobs, plus a wide variety of technical services including stand-alone solar and off-grid solutions for remote locations. If you are struggling with a solution to your at-height problem, let us know!

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Shotover Electrix Ltd

Joined November 2011

We're a well established and known electrical business in the Queenstown, Lakes District covering all surrounding areas for the past 10yrs, with staff also on the ground in Wanaka, Cromwell, Alexandra we can have your small home job through to a renovation taken care of professionally. We really enjoy doing small jobs from fixing a dodgy light or replacing a switch. Outdoor driveway lighting, no...

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Electronic Resources NZ Ltd

Joined April 2013

We are specialised to service needs for: COMPUTERS: Computer repairs - All Makes & Models. Virus/Spyware Detection & Removal, Custom Built Computer, Data Recovery & Back up, Broadband installations (wire or wireless), Laptop LCD panel replacement, Laptop DC power Jack repair, system login unlock. SOLAR ENERGY: Solar panels, Solar controller/charger, Solar PV cable, Solar power D.I.Y....

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Electrical Services Dunedin

Joined August 2017

Electrician/Electrical Inspector Licence No. I 242701 with 30+ years experience. Issue Electrical WOF for Caravan/Camper. Domestic wiring, repairs, installation. No job too small. Connect new stoves. I can inspect and certify electrical installation as required. PAT Testing. Pre-purchase Report.

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PM Electrical Consultants Ltd

Joined August 2017

We carry out Electrical installations, equipment & plant maintenance and repair, appliance servicing and general household maintenance and advice. All electrical work is carried out by a fully certified registered electrician.

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On Time Electrical

Joined January 2015

Queenstown based electrical company offering professional, friendly service at an affordable price. We specialise in mainly domestic and commercial electrical installations. No job too big or small. All work is completed in a very clean and tidy manner. Offering free and honest quotes throughout Queenstown and the surrounding areas for all electrical work.

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Phil Huntley Builder Ltd

Joined August 2009

Over 20 years experience. Available for renovations, repairs and all building work inside and outside, including: * Kitchen and bathroom renovations and repairs. * Full interior refurbishments * Additions and alterations to existing houses * New house construction * Decks and fencing * Driveways and landscape construction * Emergency flood and damage repair No job too small or too big

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JDC ELECTRICAL

Joined September 2017

JDC Electrical is a locally owned and operated electrical company based in Dunedin. I have 10 years experience in the industry and pride myself in finishing work to a high standard at competitive prices. I specialise in - domestic, new builds, alterations, maintenance , repairs, lighting, wiring reports, and commercial projects. Call Josh for free, no obligation quotes!

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Thomson & Smith Builders

Joined April 2013

Hello we are a small team, building new houses,student flats to renovating that grand old villa. We are hard working and love to help you, put your dreams into your home.We can help from design to completion (including landscaping) No job to big or to small

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Current demand contracting

Joined March 2017

A new electrical business based in Dunedin with two qualified electricians each having over 10 years trade experience in domestic and commercial electrical work.

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AG Foley

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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C & D Electrical

Joined June 2017

We are a small business dedicated to satisfying each and every customer. We specialize in the domestic market this includes house rewiring , insurance reports , new builds , renovations or any small jobs. Feel free to give us a call for a free quote we will not disappoint

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Small time joinery

Joined August 2017

Hi, I've been making furniture full time for a couple of years and part time since age of 12, have have a strong ethic towards site and self safety and getting any job done to the highest degree of accuracy necessary, I pride myself on my eye for detail, and understanding of application of knowledge; can follow and give directions clearly.

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Your Tradies LTD

Joined November 2016

ARE YOU CONSIDERING RENOVATING? Perhaps a new bathroom or kitchen? Maybe add another bedroom for your growing family?Or repair that leaking roof! With our increasingly busy lives it can be daunting finding enough time to organise these projects. "What tradespeople do I need to contact?" Who is the best?" How do I manage and co-ordinate all these people?" "How do I know that they will do the...

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Mandy Wood Stained Glass

Joined January 2011

I have been making stained glass for 25 years and was the first stained glass artist in Queensland to be accredited by the governent to train apprentices who I used in my 5 galleries. Over the years I have made 1000's of stained glass commission windows and doors for the cyclone prone Queensland coast line. I came back to NZ and bought a home and gallery in Dargaville in 2007. I can ship s...

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HomeTech Solatube

Joined April 2011

HomeTech has been providing and installing home improvement products to New Zealanders since 1992 and has more than 70,000 customers across the country. From Kaitaia to Bluff, HomeTech’s nationwide network of credited installers and contractors install daylighting, condensation control, ventilation, heating/cooling, skylights / roof windows, hard wired fire alarms and attic stair solutions. Hom...

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Hoult Electrical Limited

Joined April 2017

Hoult Electrical is a Wanaka based company but we service the whole of the Central Otago region. We specialise in residential, commercial, maintenance and repairs. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing the jobs on budget.

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