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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 finding the tim

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 "

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

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 finding the tim

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 "

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

Recent jobs posted

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

New Industrial Factory

Posted 1 year ago

New Industrial Factory. Installation of 300 Amp mains system with generator backup. 100 + Lights and Emergency Lights, 50 + Power outlets, and 3 Phase machinery.

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Thames Renovation Project

Posted 6 years ago

Small cottage in Thames, Coromandel which requires new roof, re-wiring, insulation, carpentry repairs, gibbing and insulation. This job needs to be done asap.

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Bill edser

Posted 3 months ago

hang four down lights in kitchen, there are two lights to be taken out and to be replaced by two of the the down lights the other two down lights need two holes cutting out, all wiring is in ceiling, just changing old lights.

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Allan #2

Posted 3 months ago

Re connect existing power from main house to studio( digger cut through existing) pretty urgent job

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Hot water

Posted 2 years ago

This morning our hot water seemed extra hot. Wondering if there is something wrong with the thermostat.

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Re-wire our old house

Posted 2 years ago

Our old-ish house needs to be re-wired

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Electrical New Home

Posted 1 year ago

Full Home Electrical for quote

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Assist in TV install

Posted 3 years ago

One of our Auckland based Technicians needs help for an hour between 10am-11am in Paeroa ... to remove and replace a screen for a client.

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Cove Construction Ltd

Joined January 2011

We have been constructing homes for over 10 years we can building anything from kids play houses to high end architectural homes to light commercial. We have been in Whitianga for 6 years and we are looking forward to hearing from you. We pride ourselves on bringing your job in on time and on budget.

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Skyview Communications Ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi, we are quite experienced in Aerial,Satellite installations,trouble shooting,remove old Aerials,Multi rooms, Residential electrical services. We guarantee our workmanship and work is always carried out to Customers requirements.

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Cheap Titles

Joined December 2010

Hi, I am a resource management planner with 6 years planning experience working at councils and for private planning consultancies. The sort of work I can do for you is: providing you with certificates of title or interests registered on titles, preparing resource consent applications and assessment of environmental effects, assisting with any monitoring or enforcement issues, subdivision quer...

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LeafScreen

Joined October 2010

Leafscreen protects gutters from leaves, debris and birds. Great for those on tank water or have soak holes that need protecting. In business over 9 years and proud mambers of The Roofing Assn of NZ. Tje keys to our ongoing success is our quality conscious installers and happy satisfied clients. We do free assessments and quotes. We cover from The Far North to Christchurch.

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OSEC

Joined October 2014

I am based in central Auckland and specialise in Security and Electrical, with Home Automation and Access control experience as well. I started in this industry in 1996, working on all types of residential and commercial systems in alarms, CCTV, intercoms and access control, installing and servicing a wide variety of systems. I have a number of experienced contractors I can call on to assist in...

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Tjmdrillingservices Ltd

Joined April 2017

Owner operator with 5.5 ton digger and 4 wheeler truck. I offer services from general Earthworks, house cuts , section clearing , drive preping for new drive ways, installing new and existing utilitys, and spoil removal ect. I am reliable and efficient and have competitive prices so give us a call

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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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Mandy Wood Stained Glass

Joined January 2011

I have been making stained glass for 25 years and was the first stained glass artist in Queensland to be accredited by the governent to train apprentices who I used in my 5 galleries. Over the years I have made 1000's of stained glass commission windows and doors for the cyclone prone Queensland coast line. I came back to NZ and bought a home and gallery in Dargaville in 2007. I can ship s...

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Ground Source Limited

Joined May 2009

We provide high efficiency ground source heating and cooling solutions New Zealand wide through our installer/dealers. We are the NZ agents for WaterFurnace products. Ground Source systems are extremely well suited to commercial applications such as hotels, motels, schools, offices and factories, as well as domestic homes. We can provide a high efficiency eco-friendly ground source solution to...

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Dow Electrical Ltd

Joined February 2019

We're a local, friendly Auckland based electrical company. We work within domestic, residential and commercial projects from Home Theater installations to complete electrical installations. We use the latest, professional, full-layout electrical software for planning projects right up to the last switch. We offer a full range of professional services. If you are building a brand new home, renovat...

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X Electrical

Joined October 2018

X Electrical is a Hamilton based company serving the Waikato and Coromandel regions. We offer both residential and commercial services, where no job is too big or too small. Founder Jaxon Skewes is a qualified electrician with over 5 years’ experience in the mechanical, residential and industrial trades. Jaxon specialises in Mechanical service (heating, ventilation and air conditioning, but also...

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Kiwipure Ltd

Joined May 2013

We design and sell water treatment systems for households, rural applications and up to medium sized commercial businesses. Our district is the whole of New Zealand as we can arrange plumbers to install anywhere in New Zealand

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ICLED LTD

Joined October 2013

LED lighting retrofitting commercial contracting body corporates apartment buildings developments rewires meter moves tree removal landscaping handyman services roofing services additions, alterations, painting, waterblasting sandblasting

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CD ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS LTD

Joined July 2019

Hi, we are a small Local business in Thames area, a local for the locals we say, pride ourselves to be competitive but very professional. Renovations big or small, new builds, maintenance, Farms, all jobs considered. Quotes are available free of charge, the satisfaction of our clients is our main priority!

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Judd Property

Joined December 2012

Judd Property We specialize in - Garden maintenance - Lawn Care - Landscaping - Water Blasting - Concreting - Painting + other handyman duties

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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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Adam's electrical Waikato

Joined January 2015

Honest, fair and reliable work guaranteed for twenty years from install. Registered Electrician. No extra charges on quoted jobs other than product cost change or extra installs/changes. Pride myself on making fair deals and finding competitive products to keep quality while also being affordable. Mainly supplied by Ideal Electrical and use (snieder)-PDL/HPM/rexel/robus products. TV and satellite...

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Charly The Sparky Ltd

Joined July 2012

Hi, I have been on the tools for 16 years and self-employed since 2009. I am a registered and qualified electrician and offer my electrical services for domestic, commercial and light industrial installations. Besides core electrical work I can also offer innovation through home automation and distributed audio. Further specialities are the installation of data and phone networks, home movie thea...

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Spektrum Electrical

Joined August 2014

Registered Electrician & Inspector 10 years experience Apprenticeship trained in NZ,then lived in UK for 3 years doing A.V works,Alarms,Data plus electrical then came back started Spektrum Elec. -Domestic -Commercial -Rural

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Up Ease LTD

Joined March 2011

Here at Up Ease we have over 15 years experience providing access solutions for residential and commercial properties. Specialising in all forms of vertical access we also provide Dumb waiter's chairlifts for stairs, frieght lifts, hospital bed lifts,passenger lifts,Maintenance/service and car park solutions. As well as elevators we can undertake onsite engineering, demolition and removal wor...

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