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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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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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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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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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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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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

A career-driven mom shares with us how she used Builderscrack by outsourcing housework so she could focus on the important stuff.

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he encouraged his daughter to be one of the country’s women in trade.

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

An electric car charge port installed in a garage is our 300,000th job. Read about a busy doctor’s experience working with a tradie.

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

A career-driven mom shares with us how she used Builderscrack by outsourcing housework so she could focus on the important stuff.

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he encouraged his daughter to be one of the country’s women in trade.

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

An electric car charge port installed in a garage is our 300,000th job. Read about a busy doctor’s experience working with a tradie.

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

Electrcial certificate prior to sale

Posted 5 days ago

Just a generic electrical cert for our house going on the market.

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Downlights in kitchen

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there I need some downlights installed in my kitchen ceiling by reg electrician . There are 6 lights in total but in two separate areas. Thanks!

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Bathroom extraction fan

Posted 2 months ago

-Removal of existing extractor fan. -Supply and installation of a new fan through roof, ducting ect will need to be provided. Current fan is not ducted -Electrical disconnect and reconnect - Current fan is hardwired in -Fabrication and installation of galv' soaker flashing - Fan will need to be ventilated through the roof. Needing done urgently - within the next 2-3 weeks if possible

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Electrician

Posted 1 month ago

Have already purchased rangehood would like it installed

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House re-wiring

Posted 3 days ago

I am looking to get my small 4 bedroom home re-wired. Very flexible on times/days. Contact by texting is best for me.

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Cat6 installation

Posted 3 months ago

I'm looking for someone to install a cat6 cable between my lounge and master bedroom. I'm estimating between 20 and 30 meters of cable will be needed to run the cable through the roof and will need 2 rj45 sockets and wall plates

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Security light

Posted 3 months ago

I recently bought a house which has only one security light down the side of the house that flicks off again before I even get my key in the door. And there is no lightening down the front of my house which makes it hard to park and walk up to the house. Need recommendation and installation of a really decent security light (hopefully off the front of the deck) and possible time extension of the current security light if possible. Sooner the better as currently using a torch, thanks 😀

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Install Heavy Light Fitting on High Ceiling

Posted 3 months ago

I need to find an electrician in Dunedin to help me install a heavy old antique light fitting on a 3.3m high ceiling in our listed house in George Street, Dunedin. I will also need to engage the same person to advise and help me carry out some upgrading work on a periodic basis over the next year as and when required. There is some old VIR wiring that should be replaced as well as fuses that need replacing. The work would best suit a retired or self employed electrician.

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Essential - In Built Oven Removal and Installation

Posted 2 weeks ago

We need an electrician to remove our old built in oven, install an outlet/rewire in, and install a new oven. The current built in oven is unreliable and broken, so the quicker the better for timing if possible. We've bought a new one to replace it. (BEKO BBO6850MX). The new oven has a plug (said to be 10amp lead and plug). However, from what we can see (using an endoscope camera thingee) it looks like the current oven box is wired directly into the wall, probably 15amp. Haven't take...

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Extractor fans

Posted 1 month ago

This is for a rental property in South Dunedin. The two main jobs are installing extractor fans in the kitchen and bathroom. Insulation also needs to be installed in the ceiling. It would be good if it could be done in the next couple of months, lockdown permitting.

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2 jobs.

Posted 1 week ago

I need a light bulb changed on outside spot light, its quite high up, so a long ladder is required. The other job is I need an ethernet cable to run under house, so I wont see it. To plug into modem, run under house to tv. Drill a couple of holes in for cable.

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Installing an outdoor spa

Posted 1 week ago

Kia Ora We have bought a spa and looking for some one to be able to install it outside ASAP. Cheers

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Electrician needed for small job today if possible

Posted 1 month ago

I need an electrician to do a small job for me today if possible. I’m fitting a new rangehood and need an electrician to do 2x small jobs. I have an old hardwired rangehood to be disconnected I need a power plug fitted to the wall before I fit my new rangehood. Needing someone ASAP.

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Fitting electric power point in hot water cupboard, and another power point.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, we need a power point fitted in a hot water cupboard, and a double power point fitted in living room. Need this done next week, earlier in week if possible.

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Replace plugs

Posted 3 months ago

We have loose plug sockets in our house which need replacing. Four at last count.

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Replace switchboard of caravan

Posted 1 week ago

Our 1980s caravan needs a new switchboard with a mains socket with RCD. The earth reading during electrical check was high too, chassis to body, so needs to be looked at as well. In addition, we would like to fit a 16amp male plug cap to our lead. It is not super urgent but a small job that would be great to be done in he next 3 weeks or so. Please indicate cost. Thanks

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Extractor fan install

Posted 2 months ago

Quotes for extractor fan install in bathroom.

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Disconnect lighting in garage

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, I'm looking for some one to disconnect some lights in a garage and reconnect when finished gib, wanting quote, cheers.

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Heat transfer system installation

Posted 2 months ago

The ducting and vents have been fitted in all the rooms; all that is required is for an electrical socket to be installed in the roof space and the thermostat fitted into the wall.

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Power to Outhouse required

Posted 2 months ago

We would like to get a power connection/power points installed in our outhouse - it sits about 2m away from the main house. Should be a quick and easy job. Thanks,

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 203,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

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Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

ASAP Install 5 light fixtures in villa home

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom extraction fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Downlights and general electrical

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Connect New Oven

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Security light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extractor fan installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom Electrical Works

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

31st December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Honeywell Heating System

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rewire house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

BR & CC

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sockets and oven not working

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrician needed for small job today if possible

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rewiring house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lights and heated towel rail

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extraction fan in bathroom #2

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th February 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Heat transfer system installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lights and plugs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Downlights in kitchen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Exterior power point

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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Wire It Electrical ltd

Joined April 2019

Wire it, is a locally owned business that has a wide range of experience, from small residential jobs to large commercial show rooms and workshops, no job is to small!

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Foleys Dunedin

Joined August 2020

We believe in exceeding our customer's expectations by going above & beyond. We started in Dunedin in 1934 & still have 3 generations of the Foley family working in the business.

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Taiaroa Electric

Joined March 2021

We are small locally owned Dunedin business that will endeavor to assist you with all of your electrical needs. Duncan has been in the trade for over 15 years working with everything from domestic lights and plugs to industrial process control. We also install heatpumps taking care of both the refrigeration and electrical connections. We are members of master electricians for extra piece of mind....

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Blueskin Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2014

Hi, We have been in business for 14 years, we carry out all types of domestic and commercial electrical work including TV reticulation (wall hanging TV's, Aerial installs, extra TV outlets etc), Electrical Inspections if you are buying or selling, Heat-pump supply and installation. We provide a friendly and professional service.

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Victor Brown Electrical

Joined October 2019

Victor Brown Electrical has been working hard for our customers for generations. Our reputation for being trusted, professional and safe Electricians goes back a long way and we are constantly striving to exceed our customer’s expectations. We pride ourselves on having a highly capable workforce, able to undertake a wide range of work and provide top quality workmanship at a reasonable price....

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FMH Electrix Ltd

Joined April 2018

Our company are: - Registered Master Electrician ( electrical contractors association nz) - Site safe member - IQP( independent qualified person) Auckland council - Ministery of justic( security licensed) - accredited Mistubishi installer - accredited fujitsu installer. We do Domestic, commercial & industrial job.

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Complete Restorations &Scaffolding LTD

Joined January 2018

Complete Restorations and Scaffolding is a Dunedin based company focusing on providing high-quality service for your property needs. From small assignments to big renovation and restoration projects, our experienced team is always happy to help.

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Honest Electerical

Joined March 2020

Locally based electrician providing HONEST skilled work in all areas of Domestic and Commercial to the Otago region. No job is too big, or too small. Book Now for a free non-obligation quote. Honest Electrical- Service you can trust.

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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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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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RP Carmody construction

Joined January 2011

We are a small residential building company based here in Dunedin, with 20 years experience we do everything from complete new builds to bathrooms to replacing a paling on a fence. We do it all !

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Electrical Services Dunedin

Joined August 2017

Electrician/Electrical Inspector Licence No. I ... 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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Top 2 renovation

Joined January 2021

We are a small team doing residential renovation and property maintenance work in Dunedin. We value quality whilst engaging with the needs of the client. We work with numerous property investors and home owners to make their properties a better place.

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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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Sam I Am electrical

Joined February 2020

Residential and small commercial electrician. Switchboard upgrade New builds Kitchen alterations Bathroom alterations Full rewires, including 2 storey houses New sockets New lights, including security lights and other outside lights Ventilation - extractor fans for bathrooms, laundry & toilets Heat transfer system Range hoods - get power, mount the hood and vent it outside. Garage s...

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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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Hickey Electrical

Joined July 2020

All things Electrical! Commercial & Residential Renovations, Servicing, New Builds, Solar, Ev Charge points, Healthy Homes. Whatever your needs, we can do it! Reasonable rates and will travel for larger projects throughout the South Island.

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Check Electric Ltd

Joined May 2019

Hi, I am an electrician with 10+ years experience in the trade. I started my business in August 2018. We do residential and commercial work. We like to pride ourselves on doing professional work in a safe and timely manner. Keeping customers informed before, during and after the job is key to us. At reasonable price.

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Dunedin City Contracting

Joined February 2017

We are a large firm specializing all all aspects of property maintenance and construction. We employ qualified Builders, Electricians and interior decorators. We Also do landscaping and excavation. Basically anything related to domestic or commercial properties. We make it easy having all trades in house for project management, no need to try and coordinate tradesmen from multiple businesses as we...

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