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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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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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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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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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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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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Old House

Posted 08/04/14

Are you considering buying an old house? Old villas and bungalows can be charming, but with age, often comes problems. Here’s three questions to ask before you sign on the dotted line. Buying an old house? Ask these questions first! You don't want to buy a lemon! Here are 3 questions you need

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LED Lighting Ideas & Benefits for Your Home or Office

Posted 28/01/14

LED lighting has long been the next-best thing in retail and commercial lighting by designers, but now, they’re catching on with homeowners thanks to their energy efficiency.  LED lighting can incur higher upfront costs. However, you don't need to wait a long time to recover your investment in energ

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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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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

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

Shed

Posted 1 year ago

Single light and hot point

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Subdividing - Moving house back by 5m - Quote please

Posted 3 months ago

Subdividing - Moving house back by 5m - Quote please

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The Coast House #2

Posted 3 months ago

I have a 3 bedroom house undergoing complete renovations which needs to a circuit board to be moved and updated, wiring for ovens and Hob, numerous power points throughout and downlighting. Etc. The job is in Waikawa Beach and start ASAP. Thanks.

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Change light fittings

Posted 8 months ago

Hi. We require a reasonable priced electrician to remove an existing light fitting and install a new one in the lounge. Also provide a new casing for a broken normal bayonet fitting. Ideally we would like the job done on Wed this week between 10am -3pm.

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Install security lighting on a house

Posted 3 months ago

Require two sets of security style lights to be installed on the exterior of the house with sensors. Also want to change the over front door exterior light to a sensor activated light. Will purchase lights so will only need wiring and installation.

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TV Mounting

Posted 4 months ago

Hi. I need to mount 2 tv's. 55" with a bracket need a power point nearest power outlet 15mtr and skybox 40mtr away. 65'' need a bracket and relocation and new power point .

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Need 3 Ethernet Lines Run Underfloor

Posted 3 months ago

Need 3 ethernet lines run from the lounge to the bedroom. Probably best run under-flooring. Would like Ethernet jack points installed to the wall.

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Hot water cylinder, oven and lighting repair

Posted 5 months ago

Hot water cylinder doesn't appear to be working. It had flipped the circuit board switch but after turning that back on it still isn't heating. One of the elements on the oven doesn't appear to be working. Also a light in the bathroom isn't working despite changing the bulb in it.

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Light switch

Posted 1 month ago

Replace broken light switch

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Exterior hot point install

Posted 5 months ago

Needing an exterior hotpoint put on wall of metal garage for new infinity hot water system. There is a hot point on wall on inside near where it needs to go.

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Installation

Posted 2 months ago

I want to you to help with carry out some installations in my new apartment which include 3 ceiling fans, 64 inches plasma TV, 8 wall light and 10 power point. Also, I would like to know if you accept credit card as payment... Reply me if you are available for the work with your quote and company address.

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Hotwater cylinder

Posted 9 months ago

Water is luke warm not producing hotwater for the home

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Wiring

Posted 3 months ago

Connect power from Street to garage. Power connection is buried underground on property.

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Oven instal

Posted 7 months ago

Need a brand new single phase oven wired in same place as original twin phase oven.

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Connection

Posted 2 months ago

We are just wanting prices at this stage. We already have power connected onsite that is permanent and was set up to allow a house bus to be connected. We are changing the use as we are moving a house onto the site and will need the box and connection relocated and connect to power the house.

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New Power Outlets

Posted 6 months ago

I need an electrician to run cable from an internal power box to the wash house to provide power to an outside SPA pool and another cable from the internal power box to the bedroom for a TV and home entertainment unit

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Relocate light switch - wall is being deconstructed

Posted 2 months ago

Relocate light switch - wall is being deconstructed asap please

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Switch repair

Posted 4 months ago

There is problem with power board switch which supplies power to hot water cylinder, as shown in photo. I have also include here photo of the switch to cylinder, and photo of the cylinder, which are working well.

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The hot water switch keeps on tripping, main ciruit, currently have no hot water

Posted 1 month ago

Quote and repair The hot water switch keeps on tripping, main ciruit board, currently have no hot water

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Martin #2

Posted 6 months ago

Downlighting , change switch and plug faceplates , install extractor fan in existing small house.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 154,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Few small electrical jobs in Levin

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Light switch

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Exterior hot point install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

The hot water switch keeps on tripping, main ciruit, currently have no hot water

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Light fittings replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Updating kitchen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th October 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Need 3 Ethernet Lines Run Underfloor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cachee upgrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

kitchen conduits

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th November 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

The Coast House #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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Tranzheat Air Conditioning Ltd

Joined September 2009

Registered Electricians Specialist Heatpump Technicians Qualified Heatpump Installers and Registered Electrical Service Technicians Supply,install and service air conditioning equipment. Domestic and Commercial Electrical work

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TKR Electrical

Joined May 2018

qualified and registered witha combined 45 years industry experience prompt friendly and professional services including new installations alterations repairs and maintenance electrical alarms and home ventilation

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Nick Wickham Plumbing and Gas Ltd

Joined May 2017

Hi there We are a small husband and wife run business specialising in domestic plumbing and gas fitting applications. Whether it’s fixing your leaky tap, upgrading your old hot water system, installing a new fire or gas oven you can trust in us for a job well done. Free competitive quotes provided and times tailored to suit you. We offer the following services: - Plumbing and Gas Fi...

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Bubbaelectrix

Joined August 2016

Hi all, Am a fully confindent electrician, competent in all domestic installation requirements from new builds to renovations and rewires. Safety is paramount and client satisfaction.

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Solar Works Ltd

Joined September 2009

Solar Works is owned and operated by Greg Winter, a Certified Plumber and Gasfitter with 18 years experience. We provide high quality plumbing and gasfitting services and are experts in supply and installation of solar hot water systems. We pride ourselves on quality, integrity and service that is second to none. We are a member of the New Zealand Solar Industries Association, and are accredi...

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Davis electrical engineering LTD

Joined January 2020

Davis electrical is a one man band, owned and operated my Scott Davis, a 30 year old hard working skilled tradesmen started this company after returning home from Australia in 2016. Specialising in commercial and industrial construction no project is to big or small. Recent work includes Housing renovations, rewires, LED Lightning upgrades, switchboard rewiring, new builds. I have recen...

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Electro Guard

Joined October 2010

Licence to Instal under the security Guards Act. SG 11-009141 I have been in this business of installing, selling and servicing Electronic security systems for 20 years. I specialise in Electronic security, security alarm systems and video Surveillance systems. We are also particularly experienced in digital wireless security systems. We also specialise in driveway alert systems and door cont...

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Flex Electrical LTD

Joined December 2016

All Electrical Repairs & Wiring. Residential, Commercial & Industrial. Specialising in On and Off Grid solar Installations. Family owned and operated busniess servicing Wellington, Wairarapa and Kapiti regions. Reliable and on time with free competitive quotes. All work guaranteed, no job too big or small.

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Whittaker Electrical Limited

Joined January 2017

Highly experienced in all areas of residential and commercial electrical. New builds, design, renovations, high end to budget savvy. Make us the first choice for all your electrical work. www.whittakerelectrical.co.nz

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Linc Electrical

Joined October 2014

Experienced electrician of 11+ Years with focus on very high level of workmanship, customer satisfaction and meeting and exceeding customer expectations for a satisfactory budget. No job too big nor too small!

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Fast Flow Plumbing Ltd

Joined September 2018

Fast Flow Plumbing Ltd is located in the Manawatu . We have 16 years experience in the trade.We specialise in Maintenance, New Homes, Renovations and Heating. Reasonable rates and efficient service. 24/7 CALL OUT service. ( Quality without Compromise)

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Tim Toomey Electrical

Joined June 2011

Combining experience, youth and enthusiasm  to bring the best electrical service in wellington. Wellington's Professional  Electricians contact us For all your Electrical services including but not limited to: Domestic and Commercial Electrician Services House Wiring, Rewiring and renovations Switchboard Upgrades Mains entry point repairs/Replacement All New Installations ...

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Josephs Electrical Solutions

Joined June 2019

Josephs Electrical has over 10years experience within the electrical industry. Servicing all electrical needs Domestic, Commercial and Industrial. We are professional and efficient in our work and take pride in providing our clients with the best service available.

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Synergy Plumbing and Gas Limited

Joined March 2019

Certifying plumber and gasfitter, registered drainlayer with 13+ years experience in the plumbing industry specialising in general plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying installation, repairs and maintenance. We pride ourselves on giving our customers the best advice and solutions for any plumbing, gasfitting or drainlaying issues they may have whether its replacing a washer or draining surface wate...

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BA Heat Pumps Limited

Joined December 2009

Greetings! With over 20years experience in the trade industry I can offer the sound advice you need. Fast, friendly & affordable! -accredited Fujitsu installer so you'll get 6years warranty. -I install all heat pump brands including the Gree brand which also has 6yrs warranty. -I install heat transfer kits -smart vent systems (more options than HRV) -I install bathroom fans -registered el...

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AMC Electrical

Joined June 2019

AMC has been in business for 18 years and has opened a new branch and office in Palmerston North and we can help you with all of your electrical needs. Domestic, Commercial and industrial.

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U Electrical

Joined June 2019

Hi . Whether it is electrical underground or overhead cabling to the finishing off your new build or renovations. Give us a call or flip us a txt ,whatsapp or e-mail with your job requirements.

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Windsor Electrical Limited

Joined February 2018

Hi I have been and electrician for over 30 years and have carried electrical works in the domestic, commercial and Industrial sectors of the electrical industry. We pride ourselves in quality workmanship and customer satisfaction. All quotes are free and very competitive, no job to small wether its replacing a power point, light, switch or to a house rewire. Please feel free to contact me at an...

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Jp decoration

Joined December 2017

Hi,I myself have been painting and plastering for 10 years I have experience in a lot of trades eg,fixing we use a range of old style and upto date technics using the best products in the nz market . We are professionals and work hard to complete jobs on time an within budget . From new builds to re builds, renos to the old hole in the wall we do it all we take pride in doing the best job and...

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