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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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 "

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

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

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 "

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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Electrical fit out

Posted 1 week ago

need electric wires and power points installed into a sleep out

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Downlights kitchen & garage

Posted 6 months ago

Replacement of 6 x downlights to LED in kitchen (photo 1) Repairs to 3 non working lights in kitchen (photo 2) and garage (photo 3)

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Repair power points

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have two power points in the kitchen which no longer work and a power point in one of the bedrooms that is working but needs the face replaced as it has cracked.

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Bathroom switch needs repair

Posted 6 months ago

Bathroom switch needs repair

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Installation or extractor fan in the bathroom

Posted 3 months ago

We would like to install an extractor fan in the bathroom and in the kitchen at Waiuku.

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Double garage to be wire up

Posted 3 months ago

I have a double garage that I need to wire up with power and in stall power points and lights.

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Wall mount Television-brackets already purchased

Posted 6 months ago

We need someone to mount a tv on a wall. Already purchased the brackets. Also would like 2 pendants install in a room

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Ceiling fan install

Posted 6 months ago

Just need a ceiling fan installed in my barn. It has electricity lights etc already onsite.

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Re wiring of home entertainment

Posted 1 month ago

Would like to additional TV and Sky aerial cable so i can change lounge around

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Electric lift chair repair

Posted 1 month ago

Bought 2nd hand lazy boy lift chair, worked for a week then went clunk and no longer works

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Rewire a house

Posted 3 months ago

Rewire a 100m3 house currently being renovated. Most walls and all cellings currently out and ready to go

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Add new electrical outlet and fix faulty outlet in garage

Posted 1 month ago

Need to add a new electrical in the lounge. And I have a faulty outlet in the garage that trips off when high powered appliance is in use.

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ConsumerUnit; adding a circuit or replace the unit

Posted 3 weeks ago

I am looking for a registered electrician who can provide me with two quotes for the following works on my consumer unit in my residential home: Quote 1: A) Adding a new circuit to my consumer unit. The placement of an existing, already mounted, 3-core TPS wire, currently on the outside of the consumer unit, to the inside; and connect it to power via a new MCB (20A). B) Replacing a single existing plug-in MCB with one of a higher capacity. Determine whether an existing MCB of 15A can be sa...

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BTS for Counties Power

Posted 5 months ago

Prepare the switchboard and PowerPoint for Counties power inspection. Temporary power connection for a new building site.

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Spa pool electrical wiring

Posted 3 months ago

I want to get the wiring done for a spa pool. Im after a an assessment and quotation

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6/2Masters Rd

Posted 5 months ago

3bedroom Kauri bungalow with return verandah relocatable needs rewiring

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Installation of Power point for swimming pool pump and heat pump

Posted 5 months ago

Hi there We are after an electrician who can install external powerpoints (for swimming pool).

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Welder Powerpoint

Posted 1 month ago

I need a new 20A powerpoint in my garage for my welder. The one with the slightly bigger earth prong. I need a new circuit breaker in one of the spare positions and then the new powerpoint installed about 2m below the existing circuit board. I am happy for the wires to be installed in a duct fixed to the wall running from the top of the ceiling , rather than chasing it into the gip. Would prefer job done on ...

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Kitchen

Posted 1 month ago

Kitchen renno, need power switches moved one new plug and one new light switch, stove/oven wiring moved and connected, check lights If possible to quote and do the job this week

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Replace power points & aerial

Posted 4 days ago

Replace switch in bathroom for a water heater inside the shower - this is quite urgent as shower has completely stopped working today :( (photo 2 & 3) Replace 2 x single power points for doubles Move TV aerial from eye height to floor height (lead already fed thru). (photo 3 & 5) Install new power point in garage for tilt door opener (photo 1)

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 165,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Kitchen Alterations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Spa Pool

Work carried out by an employee of the company

21st November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ceiling fan install - master bedroom


25th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Broken bathroom fan

Work carried out by an employee of the company

2nd December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

New Lights


29th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom fan needs fixing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace 3x Downlights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installing an electric/ceramic oven

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove Light Fittings in Preparation for Asbestos removal 3 Bedroom home

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Oven install


29th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor power outlet and install 3 x light fixtures - Clarks Beach

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Switch board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace power points & aerial

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Power point install needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th September 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Repair power points

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Black Box Electrical Engineering

Joined June 2016

Black Box Electrical Engineering Licensed Electrical Engineering Services Design, Problem Solving and Installation for Homes, Motorhomes and Connectables. We are a north island based mobile business who travel to your home, tiny house or caravan etc to help facilitate your design, solve your electrical problems and complete electrical installation work.

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Salvadors Electrical Limited

Joined July 2017

Registered Electrician - Experienced - Conscientious - Neat AWARDED - "Top-Rated Tradie 2019" by Builderscrack last 5 July 2019 Residential/Commercial/Industrial • electrical wiring • rewire • switch board upgrade • power points, safety switches, lightings • LED downlights, outdoor lights, security lights • Heatpump installation • Centralised Airconditioning and Heating • Ele...

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Applied Electrical

Joined March 2020

Hello. We are Applied Electrical! We are a small team of Electricians who focus our efforts on the residential and commercial areas of the trade. A wide range of industry knowledge and contacts means that we can tackle any type of Electrical job you may have. We are a Quality Assured Master Electricians Member. This means that the entire business has passed an assessment from the Master Electric...

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All Bases Electrical

Joined October 2019

Hi, I`m a 1 man operation who has 15 years experience in the electrical industry from small jobs to full rewires of residential and commercial spaces. I also have 5 years experience in installing Solar and Battery systems on all types of properties. I`m very professional and determined to beat deadlines. Plus I`m pretty easy to get on with. I always treat your property as my own when looking at id...

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jlp construction

Joined June 2020

move from usa to nz in 2009 were i did have a construction company...now here in nz i work as a site manager for a well know construction company...i can do anything excluding plumbing and electrical

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Construction & Engineering Technical Solutions limited

Joined February 2020

CETS ltd. provides a highly experienced and skilled team, with access to specialized plant and equipment to provide a complete solution to your civil concrete and landscaping needs. Our management team has over 15 years experience in all aspects of the construction industry and have a” hands on”, collaborative approach, with a strong emphasis on performance, quality and safety. CETS ltd. can be...

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Pulse electrical & communication services ltd

Joined August 2017

Welcome to Pulse Electrical, we are professional electrical contractors with over 10 years experience in providing a comprehensive range of electrical services in and around the Auckland area. The key to our success is our commitment to every individual, family, and company that uses our services, whether it’s planning, procurement, design, review, implementation, or maintenance, we have the exper...

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Ross's Plumbing

Joined October 2007

Ross's Plumbing is a locally based company owned by Ross and Maureen Collins-Wright. We have a team of 4 registered and licensed plumbers/Drainlayers/gasfitters as well as support staff. We specialise in bathroom renovations and property maintenance. Property Maintenance, - we cover everything from cylinders, toilets, taps, basins, water mains etc. Bathroom Renovations - We can pr...

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Pro UP Renovations

Joined August 2015

Hi, we have been operating since 2014 providing good quality job with affordable prices. Due to it, we can proudly say that we are one of the top tradies around. Check our reviews over hundreds jobs completed only for Builderscrack and let it speak for our selves.

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Bright Mirror Solutions

Joined January 2016

We design, make and install custom mirrors with lights for your bathroom and more ... We plan lights in- and out-door; we supply wide range of LED lights, install and service lights for residential and commercial projects!

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Ryte on Electrical Limited

Joined September 2017

Ryte on Electrical Limited is valued for it’s reliable, affordable and professional service. You are guaranteed an electrician who works cleanly and efficiently and gets the job done on time and to your satisfaction. Whether your job is residential or commercial, large or small, you can expect great results and quality service from Ryte on Electrical Limited.

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Orient electrical Ltd

Joined October 2016

Hi, we have been in electrical industry for 10 years . While we specialise in new projects we also do renovations and add ons as you require . We take pride in our work and work hard to meet our deadlines with affordable prices . ( No EXtra charge on weekends )

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www.uniquerenovations.co.nz

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ASM Electric

Joined November 2018

We are registered experienced electricians operating with NZ$ One million indemnity insurance. We do all domestic, commercial and industrial electrical work for fair rated both the home owners and us. We use only genuine parts / components that are sold in reputed electrical suppliers. We always maintain the ASNZS 3000 standards in our work.

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Voltsy Electrical

Joined May 2020

Experienced electrician with an eye for detail and commitment to completing projects in a timely and orderly manner, Proficient with new build installation, electrical additions, inspecting, maintaining and testing of electrical systems and equipment, data and security within the domestic and commercial industry.

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Matt Bennett Electrical ltd

Joined April 2019

Matt Bennett Electrical NZ Registered Qualified Electrician Your one stop shop for all electrical needs priding ourselves in providing a high qaulity professional service. Get in contact today for any electrical needs. Electrical, Automation, Heat Pumps, Lighting, Electrical design, Security, Maintenance, Audio and Visual. Website: matt@mattbennettelectrical.com Regards Matt

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This Is Electric NZ

Joined February 2017

I am a English qualified and New Zealand registered electrician. I have over 10 years experience working in England, Australia and New Zealand. I aim to deliver top end professional work at realistic prices and time scales

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Licence To Wire

Joined September 2013

We are an Auckland based company that specialise in the residential & commercial market. We offer services from renovations, bathrooms, kitchens, re-wires, new builds, property management, shop fit-outs & general maintenance. No job is too small. Our main aim is to make the entire build/renovation process as stress free as possible for all our clients. We are very customer focused & can p...

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Solo

Joined June 2019

Hi, been an electrician for 15 years. From residential to commercial, some industrial jobs. From rewiring to newly wiring jobs. Home appliances works. Very professional and high standards work. Electrical advice. Work to budget with a know how can do attitude.

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KFC Limited

Joined April 2010

Hi, We specializes in the construction of residential and commercial projects. Involving in new built, renovation, upgrade from small to large scale in Auckland region. We are extremely focused on the delivery of our construction projects to be completed in time with quality and on budget. Formed in 2015 and privately-owned company that is a strong, stable and reliable force in the constructio...

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