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A Guide to Electricians In Christchurch

It’s been some years passed now since the Christchurch earthquakes. There has been much restoration and community coming together, like the Re:START Mall in the shipping containers, and various art projects of Christchurch city. It all takes time, but residents from all over the city from Avonside to Edgeware to Merivale to St Andrews Hill helped rebuild and reform Christchurch into the City That Rocks.

Have you had all your electrical work checked for safety since then? Or maybe you need a whole new house wired? Have some new downlights to install in your kitchen? Perhaps you just need to install some of those USB wall ports to power your iphone, tablet or other devices.

Electrical contractors in Christchurch can help you with any electrical jobs that you need done. These tradespeople are qualified to conduct electrical works for you. Remember that it is illegal to conduct any electrical works yourself, due to safety regulations.

What qualifications should an electrician have?

Your electrical expert should be registered by the Electrical Workers Registration Board. They will have completed their electrician’s apprenticeship, a Level 4 National Certificate in Electrical Engineering or a Level 4 National Certificate in Electricity Supply. Apprentices may work alongside a fully qualified electrician on your job.

Ask your sparkie if they have the relevant qualifications and check their insurance is up to date.

What works is an electrician qualified to carry out?

Beyond the standard installation of a power point or two, electricians are qualified and insured to conduct a large range of commercial and residential electrical works.

Here are some of the more common jobs that an electrician does:

  • Installing lights
  • Installing electrical systems
  • Repairing faulty wiring
  • Rewiring old homes
  • Complete wiring of new homes
  • Rewiring underground power to the home
  • Testing current home for electrical safety

How long will it take and how much will it cost?

This all depends on what sort of job your electrician is doing. For minor work, such as fixing a faulty light switch, this may take no longer than an hour. For newly wiring a whole house this will likely take several days and rewiring an old house a similar timeframe, or longer.

As far as rates go, for a singular electrician to come out, you will be looking at around $75 an hour. There may also be a call out fee, depending on your distance from the centre of Christchurch. This fee will not include any materials used either.

How to get a good quote

Use Builderscrack to post a job for your electrical work that needs doing. Include the full outline of the work that they should carry out.

After putting up your ad on Builderscrack, have the electrician professional  come round to your place to inspect what needs to be done. They should provide you with a written quote with time and cost estimates including materials and labour. This quote should be obligation free, meaning you don’t have to agree to the terms if you don’t want to hire them.

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Posted 07/05/13

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Installing Solar Panels for Your Home

Posted 18/02/14

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Preparing for Winter - 3 Things You Can Do Right Now

Posted 15/04/14

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Posted 08/04/14

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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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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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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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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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Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

Builderscrack started out in 2007, with the simple goal of connecting homeowners to tradies. Fast forward 12 years and we are excited to be celebrating such a significant milestone… Our 300,000th Job To have had the opportunity to help homeowners find tradies for 300,000 jobs is both exciting and a privilege. From all of us here at Builderscrack we want to say a big THANK YOU to our homeowners and tradespeople, without you we wouldn't be here. The Job Mark from Auckland, a busy doctor at Auckland's Middlemore Emergency department, posted our 300,00th job. He had recently purchased an electric car and needed a charging port installed in his garage, with the idea of upgrading to the full power charger unit down the track. With this in mind, he wanted the job done in such a way that all the wiring was in place for the future upgrade. Mark posted his job on Builderscrack, having used it on numerous occasions since moving from England several years ago. Describing it as "

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Hot water cylinder

Posted 1 week ago

No hot water coming out of taps. Sister had cold shower on friday morning ... . Checked fuse at 5pm and had blown. Flicked it back on and it blew again when checking at 11am. Still on this morning. Water luke warm. Can some one check what is going on?

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Posted 2 weeks ago

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Hot water cylinder issue

Posted 1 week ago

Our hot water cylinder has stopped heating water effectively. We tried increasing the thermostat without any effect. We checked the breakers and power meter (it's on controlled night) and could find nothing wrong. Hoping to have this resolved quickly so we can have showers again.

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Power point installation in toilet

Posted 2 weeks ago

I would like to install power operated bidet seats in toilet which need power points around them. I have two toilets.

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Exhaust fan & bathroom heater

Posted 3 days ago

Hi There, can you install a new pull cord bathroom heater and a extractor fan with duct? How much for both jobs and each?? Service only, parts will be delivered. Thanks

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Lights

Posted 6 days ago

I hv 2 light fittings that need to be replaced and 2 need fixing. I also need 2 power points put in the kitchen

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Install 12v socket in campervan

Posted 1 week ago

I need to get a 12v cigarette lighter type socket installed in my camper van to run my new cooler box from the secondary battery. There is an existing cable there from the old fridge, but I need a socket so I can plug the new cooler in and out.

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Electrical repairs

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need some switches replaced and or fixed. I need my outside lights fixed i am not sure if is bulbs switches or what the issue is. I have a light in the garage that needs repaired, the bulb blew and the metal part is still in the light fitting. I need some lights put in my lounge. the cables are there it just needs holes in the ceiling and pulled through etc. i would like to get someone organised to do this next week as i am on leave then. 15-18 April.

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Kitchen range-hoods X2

Posted 2 days ago

I need kitchen range-hoods installed at two of my rentals. I have the range-hoods. I just need someone to hang them add power socket in the ceiling? and run ducting to the outside.

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General electrician

Posted 2 weeks ago

Connect bathroom heater and extractor fan up. No existing wiring for these. Connect up rangehood. No existing wiring for it. Check out nitestore heater. Not working.

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Bathroom heater replacement.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Wire in a replacement Skope/Serene heater in the bathroom. Brackets should still be the same so wiring only needed

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Jarvis

Posted 2 weeks ago

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Kendra dunstan

Posted 5 hours ago

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Track lighting and plug outlets

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2 Outside lights not working


11th April 2019

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13th March 2019

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Orca Electrical Limited

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Paul's Electrical Maintenance

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Perkins Services

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Rocket electrical and aircon limited

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AG Foley

Joined October 2011

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Energon Electrical limited

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Chris Owen

Joined December 2018

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Smart Sparks Commercial Ltd

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Pearson Electrical Ltd

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Farrelly Electrical Ltd

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GoGreen Electrical

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