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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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HALOGEN REMOVAL / LED INSTALLATION #2

Posted 1 day ago

Require an electrician to remove 7 halogen ceiling lights and replace with 4 new LEDs (we are having new insulation installed so these need to go). Access is great, high pitch tiled roof, manhole large internal access. I’ll repair the remaining holes myself. - as a side note, the last electrician to install our 15A spa outlet has looped a circuit which now cuts out if we use too many appliances. Would love this looked at... there are a couple of flickering lights around the place so potential...

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Heat Pump Hot water cylinder - NO HOT WATER

Posted 4 months ago

Hiya need someone to check our cylinder why we are not getting hot water for 48 hours now. we have two cylinders for ensuite and main bathroom. ensuite still working but not main cylinder. spoke to our power company nothing they can see at their end in terms of meter etc. cylinder is outside

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General electric work

Posted 5 months ago

Looking for a tradesperson to do some electrical work around my property. Rewiring some parts, adding powerpoints, sensor lights etc. Ongoing work possible

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Ceiling fan check.

Posted 1 month ago

We have ceiling fans and would like them looked over. One in particular is looking loose and they are all noisy. Unsure if that is how they are meant to be.

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Fan put into wall above stand alone oven

Posted 1 month ago

Need an extractor fan in to kitchen wall. We have a stand alone electric oven going in aswell which is on order.

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NO HOT WATER

Posted 3 months ago

hi our secondary hot water cylinder for our ensuite is not heating up. the switch on the switchboard keeps turning off so may be electrical blown fuse i have no idea. there was popping noises from the switchboard when we tried to switch it back on. our main cylinder is working fine located outside (heat pump cylinder). the mini cylinder is located in the bedroom wardrobe, switch board in the hallway

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House Re-wire plus additional

Posted 6 months ago

Have just moved into a new place; the house has some old wire which needs to be removed/re-wired (entire house 122m square), new power points installed (8-10), new light switches installed (5), down lights installed (three bedrooms, lounge, dinning , hallway, bathroom, laundry), recede the switchboard.

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HALOGEN REMOVAL / LED INSTALLATION

Posted 1 month ago

Require an electrician to remove 7 halogen ceiling lights and replace with 4 new LEDs (we are having new insulation installed so these need to go). Access is great, high pitch tiled roof, manhole large internal access. I’ll repair the remaining holes myself. - as a side note, the last electrician to install our 15A spa outlet has looped a circuit which now cuts out if we use too many appliances. Would love this looked at... there are a couple of flickering lights around the place so potential...

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Electrician To Fix Various Issues in Shops in Hastings

Posted 4 months ago

I've got a block of shops in Hastings central. I need an electrician to go through it with me and fix any electrical issue that is found and be available to call if needed. Currently there are a few light fittings that don't work. I need the work done on the 11th of May.

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No hot water #2

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have solar power. My hot water is very cold, the cylinder is not very old maybe 4 years. Water seemed to be getting cooler over the past days thought it might have been related to unison turning it off remotely as they have done previous years but this doesn't seem to be the case now

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Install new rangehood

Posted 7 months ago

Remove existing range hood which is ducted to outside. Install new range hood which we have purchased and is very similar to old one. May or may not have to remove glass splash back.

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Small home - rewiring

Posted 5 months ago

We need someone to come assess our wiring and rewire as required. Some areas have already been done but most of the house seems to still be wired with old rubber wiring. When we had our builders report done for the property this is what was advised. "Rubber based wiring appears to be present within the dwelling, and we strongly recommend that a registered electrician is contracted to investigate and rewire where necessary." This is a 2 bedroom unit built in the 1940s

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Double Oven

Posted 7 months ago

Faulty thermostat, remove faulty one and replace with new one.

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Move light switch

Posted 5 months ago

I have a 1944 house that has a light switch inconveniently behind the bedroom door. I would like it moved before the plasterer comes back (maybe 3 weeks). The other issue Is it looks like it might be original wiring, and I'm assuming that will be the case for all 3 of my bedrooms (communal areas were all rewired in 2005 with renovations done). Can I get just this one light switch done for now and an assessment/quote arranged for the rest?

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Electrical work

Posted 7 months ago

We are in need of some new power points set up throughout the house and a small amount of rewiring done.

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Oven/fan installation

Posted 2 months ago

To install a wall oven & a ceiling fan (both provided) in a house in Waimarama. The fan is a new fitting in the main bedroom, the oven replaces the exiting one in the kitchen. Ideally when we are on site, 31 Jul to 3 Aug.

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Install rangehood

Posted 2 months ago

Install a rangehood ducting it to the outside and splash back. Electric cables are already in the ceiling

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Bathroom extractor fan malfunction. Light bulb 'stuck'.

Posted 4 months ago

Bathroom extractor fan stopped working after being switched on at the wall (fan and bathroom lights are separate switches). At the same time lights flickered up and down in intensity but lights continued to work. However not the extractor fan. The fan unit is about 4 years old. Unable to remove a 'blown' light bulb in a wall fitting light

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Run a cable through roof space

Posted 6 months ago

Run an ethernet cable through the roof on a 1 storey 190sqm house

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Sussex street

Posted 2 months ago

Rewiring exstate house it has a high tiled roof

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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.

Bathroom extractor fan malfunction. Light bulb 'stuck'.

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install extraction fan and instant heater

Work carried out by an employee of the company

2nd June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hot water cylinder wiring

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

fuse shorting

Work carried out by an employee of the company

9th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

no hot water

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th September 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Flickering Hallway Light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace element for 180L LP Copper Cylinder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th September 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Oven/fan installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical Work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stove 3 point plug lounge lights fixed

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

23rd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install rangehood


21st July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

install of new oven and cooktop

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install new rangehood


14th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Oven Replacement and Rangehood Installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Fibre Ready & Electrical

Joined May 2020

Hi, we have a wide range if skills from commercial and residential. New builds, renovations/alterations and faults, we are here to help. We also do fibre work and can move and fix Chorus fibre installations. T.V., data, security solutions. Ask as and we will let you know if we have the skill set.

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Evolve Electrical LTD

Joined February 2020

Hi we have been in the electrical industry for 15 years and have installed or worked on almost everything electrical, we specialize in smart homes and automation but are available for even a light switch repair if needed. if its broken we can have a look at fixing it, if its new we can have a look at installing it. No job to big or small.

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Patchay Electrical

Joined December 2016

Hi, I am an experienced NZ registered electrician with nearly 20 years experience in the industry. I take pride in my work and always complete on time and on budget. Safety, quality and customer satisfaction are my top priorities. I can meet all your domestic electrical needs and bring with me experience in the high voltage industry which requires exceptionally high safety and quality standards.

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Plumber Joe

Joined April 2020

I am available on weekends for some extra cash work. Registered and lisenced certifying plumber, certifying drainlayer and licenced gasfitter, also licenced to work on electricy for the associated trades. Specialize in maintenance and reno's, but would consider bigger projects too Honest and hard working. Reliable and takes pride in client satisfaction. We can offer traceable references. Ove...

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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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Zeus And Sons Electrical

Joined February 2017

Hey, I've been working as an electrician for 5 years. Recently formed Zeus And Sons Electrical on the 3rd of Jan 2019. Based in Hastings, servicing the Hawke's Bay region. As a new business owner I'm keen to get underway and start building my reputation by providing a quality service with reliable products at a good price. I do domestic/commercial/Industrial work such as: -Installation of l...

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Garland Electrical Services

Joined September 2019

Hi. I am a solo electrician who specialises in commercial and domestic/residential with many years experience. I take a lot of pride in my work and strive to achieve the best result for the customer.

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DMAK ELECTRICAL LIMITED

Joined June 2020

Here at Dmak Electrical we pride ourselves on a top quality finish with a personal small business touch at a fair price. We specialise in new builds, renovations and heat pumps (ducted) although no job is to small for us as we cover a wide of electrical work.

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Bay Electricians Ltd

Joined January 2019

Established in 2011, Bay Electricians Ltd are a team of 3 Registered Electricians and 4 Apprentices. You can trust us to get the job done reliably, safely and on time. We specialise in new homes, alterations, heat pumps and general home electrical maintenance. Call now for a free no obligation quote.

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Booysen Electrical LTD

Joined November 2018

Booysen Electrical LTD can help you with the following: all electrical work - maintenance of and additions to existing installations and new installs Audio visual work - Hanging of TV's, aerials, satellite dishes, free view, ect CCTV camera systems Burglar Alarm systems Home automation Access Control doors and gates Ventilation systems

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PRISM CONTRACTING

Joined October 2016

Hi, I've been carrying out ELECTRICAL Installs for nearly 30 years initially in the U.K and for the past 10 years here in NZ .I have a full practising licence and am very passionate about giving clients a good job and completing work on budget. I also specialize in AUDIO VISUAL Installations too, everything from a Full Home theatre to Multi Room App Control , from hanging a TV to a Church Projec...

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JSElectrics

Joined February 2020

Specializing in all things electrical, in particular, new domestic installations, renovations, alterations and heat pumps . We pride ourselves on the great workmanship and professionalism we provide. Ensuring that all work is completed within a timely manner at a fair price.

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Just Electrics

Joined November 2019

Hi There. We are Just Electrics, quality Electricians, run by Greg Brosnan and joined by qualified electrical engineers Matt, Ed and Karl along with some fantastic apprentices. Greg and the team have been operating in Hawke's Bay for with over 50 years experience and would love to help you with your next electrical job. Greg is proud to own Just Electrics who pride themselves on quality and re...

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Xtreme Electrix Ltd

Joined April 2021

We are Xtreme Electrix Ltd . We are newly established in 2021. Our team will travel to accommodate to our clients needs throughout the entire Hawkes Bay Region . We Pride ourselves on a high standard and quality of compliant work while promoting cleanliness, integrity , speed , fair pricing and a stress free environment to our customers . Whilst been in the trade for 13 years. We have a pas...

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Infinite Kitchens & Joinery

Joined April 2015

We take the stress out of your job by project managing it from start to finish, and with many years experience in the industry, including owning a construction business in Wellington for 18 years, you can trust us to get the best results for you. We’ll put highly qualified tradesmen on your job, and you will be assured of top quality workmanship, with reliable service, communication and the best...

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DRE Systems Limited

Joined March 2018

DRE Systems is a newly established electrical contracting company, providing electrical services for industrial, commercial and domestic projects. We undertake to deliver quality projects, products and services on schedule and within scope. Our goal is to become a leading provider of electrical services in the Wellington region, through quality workmanship, reliability and a dedication to the cli...

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Hayden Percy Building Services

Joined October 2016

Hayden Percy Building Services Qualified Furniture Maker and Builder. Licensed LBP Hi, I started as a cabinet Maker about 12 years ago and have slowly moved towards building. I have worked on many different jobs, new, renovations, and maintenance. I love a hands on challenge with Quality garanteed.

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Magz Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2011

Hi, with nearly 25 years experience in all varieties of Electrical work I can offer quality workmanship and advice. I am commited to cost effective and energy efficient practices where practical and providing an all round professional and affordable service. Kind Regards Paul Cook

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Toby's Roof & Gutter

Joined August 2010

Hi, Toby's Roof & Gutter specialize in Spouting and Down Pipe repairs and replacements, Roof and Flashing repair and replacements and Guttering . Contact us to find out about our gutter cleaning service with a vacuum system. We provide free, competitive quotes.

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Andy Hamer plumbing and Gas Limited

Joined June 2018

Free advice and Quotations. Certifiying plumber and Gasfitter 37 years service. Maintenance plumbing and 24/7 Emergency cover. Bathrooms Laundries and Kitchen renovations. Gasfitting,Natural and LPG gas work.New connections and Maintenance. Gas for cooking,Heating Hot water,Califonts and commercial Catering Equipment,Blue Seal, Moffat etc. Servicing and repairs to all makes of gas app...

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