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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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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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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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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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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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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

Whether its lighting or plumbing fixtures, cabinetry or new tiles, you can give the bathroom a whole new look with a budget bathroom makeover.  A fresh coat of paint or using drywall to provide texture are two great ways to update the walls. Budget bathroom makeover ideas If you want to go one s

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Tips for Heating Your Home in Winter

Posted 07/05/13

As temperatures start to fall and household prices continue to rise, the need to stay warm without increasing your bills has never been stronger. Heating your home on a budget has never been greater! We've got some helpful suggestions for you to minimise your energy usage and keep warm this winter.

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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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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

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

Busy homeowner Michelle holds down parenting, full-time work and studying towards her PhD. She shares with us how she used Builderscrack to outsource her housework so she could focus on the important stuff... How It Started To say Michelle is a driven person is an understatement. Sitting across from a woman that packs so much into her days is inspiring, not only because of that drive but the clever way she has arranged her life to make it possible. She tells me "I’m doing a full-time PhD and I’m doing full-time work, so for me, I have lots to do and absolutely no time. I also have a teenager who’s almost 16, who is extremely social. Every weekend there are at least five to seven friends invited, and they are having a sleepover. I come home, and I'm like, “I left it nice and tidy, what happened?”.  Michelle and her son moved into their home three years ago, and with a laugh explains “how things were starting to fall apart and in need of repair”. It wasn't only hard findi

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15A External Plug addition

Posted 1 year ago

15amp socket (and CB?) added to existing home. Preferably external and waterproof. Simple cabling access if required.

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Home renovation

Posted 1 month ago

Bought this house 3weeks ago, few things i needed done! Garage renovating-inside, elecrical wiring check to be done, spotlight put up connected, walls put in-the interior walls lined and a new door put in from the side, also looking at putting on cabinets/shelves for storage etc..We also wanting an electrician who can put up/mount for 4TVs/4rooms connected to sky and also a home theatre put up and connected. Your help will be much appreciated. Looking forward to hear from you soon. Regards Phill...

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Extraction fan

Posted 10 months ago

I have a takeaway and would like the extraction fan (external ) cleaned please

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New Lights to be put up.

Posted 1 year ago

We have some lighting work that needs doing.

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Garage wiring

Posted 6 months ago

Two electrical sockets to be fitted in the garage ceiling for automatic garage openers. Access above garage for installation is good.

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Few small electrical jobs in Levin

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, Is anyone available in the short term to do a couple of jobs at my rental property? - add three powerpoints - install a light in a wardrobe - move a light switch - move the TV aerial It’s being redecorated so it’s fine to cut the gin. In Levin. I’m here today if anyone can come and take a look (or even better get it done!)

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Garage openers

Posted 6 months ago

Two electrical sockets to be fitted in the ceiling for the Garage openers. Access above the garage is good

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Kitchen conduits

Posted 4 months ago

Our insurance company says - we ask that you mount all switches within the back end kitchen area proud of the panels (as per switch shown in Digital Image 3514), and ensure that all wiring is in conduit thus preventing any direct contact between electrical wiring and panel core material. The time frame for this improvement is 60 days. (Refer Digital Images ... ).

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Cabin

Posted 7 months ago

Fitting plug caravan type for portable cabin and 2-3 powerpoints

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Games room

Posted 8 months ago

Change wiring around in garage

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Replace DIY electrics

Posted 1 year ago

I have recently bought a house which has a lot of DIY electrical which I want replaced, plus a lot of new plugs, and some lights replaced, plus some new lights added.

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Creation of PowerPoint for dishwasher install

Posted 6 months ago

I need an electrician to create a power point in the cupboard next to the hot water cupboard, for my dishwasher

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Homestead

Posted 1 year ago

Power meter is reading way too high. Needs to be checked asap

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Updating kitchen

Posted 5 months ago

New new wiring maybe new electrical box - not very safe at the moment

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Chrissy

Posted 1 year ago

Install outside sensor light. Wiring already there. Fix light in bedroom which isn’t going. Fix light switch in kitchen that is hard to turn off. Fix outside light at the front of property

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Electric Fence

Posted 1 year ago

I need someone to help select a solar powered electric fence and install it for me

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Bedroom update

Posted 4 months ago

Need new plates for 3 vertical light switches and 3 vertical single PowerPoints, put new light fixtures into place(1 ceiling light and two wall lights, already brought), where existing lights are, move 2 of the 3 light switches from 2 single bed bedroom design into queen bed in centre of bedroom whether higher than headboard or above where side tables would be. Would like to have it done any day from 8 October to 13 October ie second week school holidays as not working so more flexible if possib...

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Shed

Posted 1 month ago

Single light and hot point

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Cachee upgrade

Posted 4 months ago

Install new light fittings and update some hot points. There will also be future rewiring of a kitchen and we need to discuss appliance power loads.

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Light fittings replacement

Posted 7 months ago

Old light fittings need to be replaced. Bulbs go off frequently on these fittings therefore we wish to replace them. As in photos.

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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.

New Power Points

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th August 2016

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

Cachee upgrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom Heater/Extractor Replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th August 2012

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Glyn's garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th February 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace DIY electrics

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th August 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Power Point Problems

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd May 2016

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

Few small electrical jobs in Levin

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

kitchen conduits

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th November 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Stove installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th May 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

electrical installations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th March 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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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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Refresh Renovations Manawatu

Joined August 2012

Refresh renovations is New Zealand's leading design and build home improvement specialist offering a range of services including: Create more space | Open plan living | Kitchen Renovations | Bathroom Renovations | Warm up homes | Create indoor outdoor flow | Refresh rooms | Outdoor Renovation | Re-clad and insulate The focus of Refresh Renovations is on designing to your budget and building to...

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Brooks Refrigeration Services

Joined October 2017

Hi My Name is Adam Brooks I am a Wairarapa local and fully qualified refrigeration engineer, i install/service/repair all types of refrigeration, air conditioning, heatpumps and a small amount of Electrical work throughout the region and further afield as the jobs take me. I pride myself on communication and quality workmanship what ever the job, i like to look at every job as "if it was my ho...

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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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S E S Limited

Joined September 2018

First established in the 80's, SES has been providing the lower north island with high quality electrical services ever since. SES Ltd are Registered Electricians offering everything from Residential, Commercial, Audio visual, Security alarms and CCTV, Heating and cooling systems, Solar, Home automation and more.

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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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Semtex Plumbing & Gas

Joined May 2015

Semtex Plumbing & Gas was established in 2015 and offers professional and extensive gas, plumbing, drainage & bathroom renovation services to Palmerston North and the wider manawatu. Founder Matthew Nieper has 15 years experience in the field and has offered his expertise in over six different countries to date. Why You Should Choose Semtex Plumbing & Gas Semtex Palmerston North is a member...

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ProEx Solutions

Joined August 2018

PROEX SOLUTIONS - Excavation & Digger Hire within the Manawatu and wider region. We are a locally owned and operated business with our customers at the forefront of what we do. We have 2 diggers available for daily hire or available to hire with a driver. 1.7 Tonne 2.0 Tonne We also have auger attachments for drilling holes. In addition to the diggers we also have a 3 Tonne...

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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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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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Electro Tech Wellington Ltd

Joined August 2018

Hi, I have been an electrician and electrical inspector (I258830) for over ten years. Most of my work is in commercial and industrial environment, but I am also available for residential work. I am very reliable and thorough, trying my best to exceed customer's expectations, being on time and on budget whilst delivering what's needed. Thanks for your interest. Tim

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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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Merlo Joinery Specialist ltd

Joined November 2012

Manufacturer of Exclusively crafted joinery and furniture I am trade qualfied with forty seven years experience in this industry I make all items personally my self Quality and workmanship is gauranteed. Regards Neil.

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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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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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Rapid Electrical

Joined June 2010

We do electrical work on all domestic and commercial premises. Although based in Levin we cover Horowhenua, Palmerston North, Kapiti and sometimes Lower Hutt and Wellington. We offer a more personal service that the bigger companies are not able to do. All the materials we use are quality branded items. We also recommend and install Smart Vent home ventilation systems. Regards Gary

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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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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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TKR Electrical

Joined May 2018

qualified and registered with 10 years industry experience prompt friendly and professional services including new installations alterations repairs and maintenance electrical alarms and home ventilation

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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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