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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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Posted 15/04/14

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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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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

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Installing Solar Panels for Your Home

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Currently I have a Smeg integrated Extractor Fan above my hobs. I have purchased the appropriate replacement 0.9 m Bosch extractor fan on the advice of an electrician and kitchen installer who is now too busy to do the job so I now need someone to take out the old one, make a frame and install the new one behind the integrated cabinet.

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Upgrade fuse board and repair switches

Posted 5 days ago

We have four pieces of work we wish an electrician to complete: 1) The largest piece of work is to replace our fuse board with a modern equivalent. Previous electricians also discovered that the hot water cylinder is not connected to the main switch, which should also be fixed. 2) An old single plug outlet cover has been broken. We would like this replaced with a new outlet, preferably recessed into the wall. 3) A switch on a double plug outlet in our kitchen has jammed in the on positi...

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Increased wattage usage.

Posted 3 days ago

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Posted 1 week ago

Hi, my existing towel rail has stopped working, it is hardwired to the wall. I have brought a replacement towel rail and require a electrician to install.

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Posted 21 hours ago

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Spa 15amp outlet needed

Posted 6 days ago

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Install a Induction Cooktop

Posted 2 hours ago

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New switchboard needed/shifted

Posted 1 week ago

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Posted 3 days ago

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Posted 1 week ago

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Fix Buzzing hot water fuse and ensure set up is correct for spa wiring

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, We are looking for an electrician to fix the buzzing from our fuse box when the hot water cylinder is going and to ensure our spa outdoor wiring is correct before our spa arrives in 3 weeks time. We have an outdoor power point already but am not sure if this is the 15amp needed. Thanks Nina

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Install extractor fans in Bathrooms

Posted 5 days ago

I need to install extractor fans in 4 units, two bathrooms each. I need someone who can come around and have a look not later than Tuesday, and can give a reasonable quote to install 8 extractor fans.

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Replace old plugs and lightswitch

Posted 1 week ago

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20th December 2020

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2nd January 2021

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1st January 2021

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Power circuit check/replacement for induction heating

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14th December 2020

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Install a socket and hdmi plates

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29th December 2020

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Fit bathroom and kitchen extractor fans

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5th December 2020

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14th December 2020

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3 power outlets

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7th January 2021

Workmanship
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 5
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 5
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Fix outdoor entry light

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3rd December 2020

Workmanship
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Outside light plus new switch

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19th December 2020

Workmanship
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Door Bell - Hardwired

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6th January 2021

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Noisy Hot Water Cylinder

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29th November 2020

Workmanship
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 5
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New power outlets needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th December 2020

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Wire new pond pump

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Small appliance repair

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2nd January 2021

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Quick job in Sumner

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd December 2020

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Electrician required in Ilam

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12th January 2021

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8th January 2021

Workmanship
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Electrical Repairs

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28th November 2020

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Decibel Electrical

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Takeru Electrical Ltd

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Swift Electrical Services LTD

Joined March 2020

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Dylan the Sparky

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Skilled Electrical Ltd

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Isitt Electrical LTD

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4Front Electrical

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Rapid Electrical And Property Maintenance Ltd

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