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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

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 "extr

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

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 "extr

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

New light fittings and oven hook up.

Posted 2 months ago

We just require 2x new light fittings to be replaced. We also require our new (2nd hand) oven to be wired in.

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Bathroom fan

Posted 6 months ago

Bathroom fan is fitted and just needs to be wired up and new switch fitted, power available at the light switch. Down light to wire up, old light removed and new down light to be fitted.

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Integral garage/ lounge PowerPoints and lights

Posted 2 weeks ago

Flush boxes mounted, holes drilled, position of lights marked making it straight forward. Pre line wire.

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We’d love some power please

Posted 5 months ago

I’m renovation a bedroom and have taken down all the gibb. The bedroom only has one power point and I’m wanting another power outlet to be put in. I’ve drilled holes and layed out where ild like the socket can go to help with the process.

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Re-wiring bedrooms

Posted 6 months ago

We have been advised we need to re-wire the 3 bedrooms in our 1950s home and possible look at the supply out to the garage which is a later addition. Alos there are a couple of wall lights which need replacing. Thanks

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Install power point

Posted 1 month ago

House is going to need rewire eventually as it has been fire damaged. Looking for someone to get 1 power point working now so that we can start working with power tools. Need completed anytime between this Friday 21st and 2nd Jan.

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Install Ceiling Fans

Posted 3 weeks ago

Seeking Electricians to install ceiling Fans

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Fix home security light

Posted 7 months ago

Security light not working (even after several attempts to re-set). Sensor is located on corner of house, control is hard-wired (part of the lighting circuit in the house). All other lights on this circuit working ok.

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Anna hill

Posted 9 months ago

Wanting electrical wires to be put behind the wall so we can put our flat screen on the wall and don’t want to exposed cords

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Install wiring for stove

Posted 10 months ago

New wiring and plug for electric stove. House had partial rewire and new fuses in 2017. Remove old stove wiring if necessary or run new alongside.

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Outdoor plug

Posted 3 months ago

I need an external plug wired up so I can run a spa pool from it.

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Water Heater replacement for better water pressure

Posted 4 months ago

Have old water heater that needs replacement as water pressure very bad, has a wet back.

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Please SHOCK me by replying, I know you're in demand :)

Posted 4 months ago

We've just moved into our new home and need a few things tweaked: 1. We need a power point in our bathroom for a laundry 2. We need a few light fittings moved in the kitchen and lounge. 3. We need to move a few power points in our sleepout. 4. We want to put in a spa pool so needing the power done for that, please. Thanks guys.

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Draw wire for bathroom underfloor heating

Posted 3 months ago

URGENTLY need a draw wire installed for underfloor heating in our bathroom that is going in on the 5th of November. We are tiling over current walls so have been told it can be done through drilling hole in the wall. Need done next week and live out in Patoka so no consultation needed. Just someone to come in and get the job done any day next week.

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Cold shower please make it hot

Posted 9 months ago

Our hot water thank is not heating it’s not leaking and water is tepid

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Hot water fuse tripping

Posted 7 months ago

Fuse tripping overnight leaving us with no hot water.

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Hot Water Cylinder

Posted 9 months ago

Getting no hot water. Cylinder cold to touch.Checked fuse seems ok

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Installation of submain cable from power pole to section builders site

Posted 1 week ago

works required as follows: 1. trench from pole to building section, down the side of tarmac roac, might require crossing the tarmac or cutting the corner. 2. installation of power cable from pole to building section. Cable free issued. 3. installation of cable protection slab over the cable. cable protection slab free issued. 4.termination of the cable into a isolator with in a weatherproof enclosure. 5. cover up of trench, where required provide tarmac cover. Site address is 234A Durham...

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Electrical work ASAP

Posted 7 months ago

-Need 2 x single power points changed to double -Need a power point for the new range hood There’s already an existing cable for the previous oven but we need a a connection for a new rangehood

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 128,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Hot Water Cylinder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Donnae

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th January 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Abi caravan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th December 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gas connection, fan connection and light connection

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st June 2015

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install wiring for stove

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extra power points

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th July 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th January 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Saint Leos overhaul

Work carried out by a subcontractor

17th November 2016

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 3

Heated towel rail

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th August 2015

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace switch board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd June 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

We’d love some power please

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Power points

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th March 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical work ASAP

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical Repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th July 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Draw wire for bathroom underfloor heating

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Re-wiring bedrooms

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom fan

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical Work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th January 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House repairs

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

1st August 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical/lighting update

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th August 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Electricians in Hastings

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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Panther Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi I am an Electrician with 7 years experience. We have been Specialising in new builds, renovations, small and big jobs in the Wellington region.Residential and commercial. Efficient,Reliable,Friendly,On Time and fair pricing. Building,Landscaping backround and general handyman Trade skills and knowledge.Skills throughout various trade industries. Free Quote's available.

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D & A Property

Joined April 2014

D & A Property is a small business offering a friendly, professional service at an affordable price. We cover all aspects of electrical work and offer a full range of handyman services. All electrical work is carried out by a registered electrician and a certificate provided. Where required we are happy to provide fixed price quotes before work begins and we are always happy to offer advice...

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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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Go 2 Services Property Maintenance & Electrical

Joined August 2016

Property Maintenance & Electrical All our work are covered by Vero Liability. The team service, repair, upgrade or replace just about anything: Faulty power sockets or light fittings. Upgrade or replacing electrical switch boards. From a leaking roof to a dripping tap, repairing or replacing a fence or a gate. Problems with your door catches or locks, or do you need a new door hung...

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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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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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TryMe Tech

Joined September 2016

WHY USE TRYME.TECH? Hi, I'm Daniel I love finding solutions for customers and their satisfaction is my main goal. I believe that if you take excellent care of your customers the rest will fall into place. I understand that not everybody is a techno wiz and I’m happy to take the time to set up and explain new tech. Growing up in South Africa Daniel spent most of his spare time in his dads...

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HillMac Electrical Limited

Joined June 2017

ABOUT HILLMAC ELECTRICAL "Our vision is to provide a superior service at a reasonable rate!" LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED For more than 20 years, Mike Hill and Tony McKenna, both fully qualified master electricians, have been serving residential, commercial and industrial customers throughout the North Island. They deliver the most comprehensive service from general electrical repairs or upgrad...

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Infinite Building Solutions Ltd

Joined April 2015

We are an “all under the same roof” operation which provides our clients with the complete job handled by us from beginning to end. 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 qu...

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Ecoelectric 2016 Limited

Joined April 2014

We provide a professional and reliable service for all domestic and commercial electrical work. We also provide free competitive quotes for Solar Energy Systems, New Builds, Rewires/Renovations, Appliance Connections, Heat Pumps and Heat Exchange, TV/Data/Networking Installations and more. We also have certified installers for Chamberlain, Merlin and Grifco garage door openers, also Smartvent home...

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REM Air-conditioning and Electrical LTD

Joined March 2018

At REM air conditioning and Electrical we pride ourselves in what we do. We can help with any electrical job you have, nothing to big or small for us. We also install, service and repair air conditioning products including heat pumps! We can supply a free no obligation quote on any work you require.

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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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Goldpower Electrical

Joined February 2017

Goldpower Electrical has a combined 10 years experience installing, servicing and maintaining electrical equipment from a small job right through to large domestic, commercial, industrial jobs. We pride ourselves on the ability to deliver competitive quotes, professional workmanship on time and on budget.

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Buzz Electrics

Joined January 2015

been electrical contracting for twenty five years plus , expanded to nine staff , domestic work , but focus mainly on PV installations , compliance , commercial and industrial contracts , PLC installation and systems , etc , etc

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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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RHL Fortuna Ltd TA RHL Contracting

Joined October 2017

Based in Hastings with over 20 years combined experience, we take pride undertaking and completing jobs in affordable and efficient way, Producing work that is creative and is sure to please. We are happy if you are happy.

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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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Redshift Electric

Joined February 2019

Redshift Electric are specialists in electrical and fire protection installations and repairs for both residential and commercial. With over fifteen years in the industry we will have a solution for your needs. Redshift Electric is also a member of Master Electricians New Zealand. Call us today.

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Curtis Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2018

Hi, I've been self employed since April 2016. I specialize in residential work whether that be a new build, renovation or even slight alterations around the house. I strive to give you the best service and price.

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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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