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Installing Solar Panels for Your Home

Posted 18/02/14

If you've ever considered installing solar panels, you are not alone. Kiwi homes are generally exposed to 20-30 times more energy from the sun than they use in power or gas and most of its going to waste. By making use of it, we can reduce emissions, create jobs and contribute towards energy ind

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LED Lighting Ideas & Benefits for Your Home or Office

Posted 28/01/14

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest electricians case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

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 "

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

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

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 "

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

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.

Sparky needed

Posted 3 years ago

I need someone to repair two electrical wall sockets that have stopped working.

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Restaurant fitout

Posted 5 years ago

new restaurant fitout in amberley

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Kitchen renovation

Posted 5 months ago

We are moving the location of the oven and microwave.

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New electrical wiring job

Posted 1 year ago

I need a 10m * 8m cottage new build wired please email me to obtain a copy of my wiring plan.

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Garage connetion

Posted 3 years ago

Need toreplace broken power conection to garage. Also install new powerpoints in garafe

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Repairing water pump DAB

Posted 2 years ago

DAB water pump not working. When plugged in just hums. Suggested start capacitor problem by pump agent.

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Outside light

Posted 4 years ago

Need an outside light wired up to existing wiring, please.

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Outside lights

Posted 1 year ago

Need 6 outside/security lights installed asap. House and other buildings. Have older outside lights on house that can be replaced by newer lights. Prefer to receive quotes, please specify hourly rate and travel costs etc, include GST.

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James Bradbury #10

Posted 7 months ago

Disconnect 2 plugs Lights Come back reconnect when painted

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Milli

Posted 2 years ago

96 Yr old 390 sq m 2 storied character villa in need of rewiring to have insurance reinstated.. Wanting a quote for purchasing budget

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Entire house rewire

Posted 1 year ago

Old house, needs entire rewire. All fittings, wires, mains, etc... everything. 3brm house, 130m2. Some specifics: 2 sockets required in each bedroom. Big appliances in kitchen, so sockets and wiring needs to allow for that (big fridge/freezer, chest freezer, dehydrator, breadmaker, dishwasher, etc... )

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Waipara gardens

Posted 4 years ago

Rewire a switch which had fallen off wall and wiring too short for me to do.

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Replace switchboard

Posted 4 years ago

Replace existing old fuse board with integrated meter to a modern one (with external meter box if required). Need to decommission the existing board asap even if we don't get the new one in immediately.

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Oven wiring at leithfield beach

Posted 3 years ago

I need help connecting our oven today or tomorrow (3-4th oct).

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Portable building e-wof work

Posted 5 months ago

Electrician required to complete installation inside portable building, and supply to caravan socket. (To house). 40ft container requires electrical work for e-wof. Fitment of: 1x switch board 4x light fittings 10x power points All new wiring has been fitted (walls are off) Requires sign off prior to e-wof inspection. 4mm cable from main switch board already run. Requires termination at switch board and outlet socket. 16amp breaker already fitted (not linked yet). Have all new f...

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Patrick

Posted 2 years ago

Estimate for connection from property boundary to new home, the house is a transportable which is fully wired, the distance from boundary to house is 25 to 30 meters with a slight drop of 500mm. The reason I only need an estimate is that I'm just in the perliminary stage of my costings. If someone could help that would be appreciated.

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New spa

Posted 5 years ago

Need a 15 amp outside outlet installed

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Weekend retreat

Posted 5 years ago

New section in Waipara, services to site. Would like initial site visit to scope running wires/meter/fuse box etc

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Ceiling Fans x 2 Install no accessible Roof Space

Posted 6 months ago

We would like 2 x Ceiling Fans (Pre purchased, yet to purchase Will be DC Motor fans) to be installed in our second story Bedroom Ceiling, one at each end of room. There are separate light switches that operate downlights at each end already there if that is of any use. Photos attached depict the ceiling/Roof style, it is peaked with small space above flat area, but not accessible. What work would this take to install fixture & wiring? Would this require removal & Patching of gib etc? If so we...

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Villa refit

Posted 3 years ago

We are well underway in relocating a old Villa to Oaro Kaikoura. Under our refit we will require a professional licensed Electrician to undertake quality work as per plan and Council specifications to refit our old Villa. Great access underfloor and roof will be available. Please submit day rates or fixed price.

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Woodhouse Electrical

Joined June 2009

A two man team with over 670 jobs completed through Builderscrack over 10 years with the new top 100 or the old 5 star tradie certification every year. Note also licensed security technician. Trademe services also has more reviews available. Please note our minimum charge is 1 hr @ $75+gst for charge up work + admin Coc charge $25+gst however we charge no call out fees during regular business...

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Essential Electrical Services Ltd

Joined October 2016

We are a small Christchurch based electrical company with over ten years in the electrical industry we are primarily operating in the residential sector where we excel at all aspects from working with your builders and designers in completing your architecturally designed new home, renovations big and small or just replacing a faulty light switch in your existing home. We also place a strong focu...

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Uneda Plumber Ltd

Joined July 2012

Hi, Uneda Plumber is proud to be Canterbury owned and operated since 2009. Our plumbers have the highest standards, and a worldly wide range of knowledge and skills on all levels of plumbing. So whether it's a bathroom or kitchen reno, a replacement faulty Hwc, help with your wetback fire or even a complete new build. All you need to remember is, if you need a plumber UNEDA PLUMBER.

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Ignite Electrical Services

Joined January 2021

Hi I’m a fully qualified Electrician with 8 years experience in the industry, with an fast efficient service and a friendly can do attitude let me bring your Limitless Electrical Solution ⚡️

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Goldtech Engineering

Joined January 2020

Hi We specialise in doing all sorts of driveways aspahlt , concrete and sealing small patches. We also do House wiring for Telecomunication and Data, Alarm installation

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Murrell Contracting

Joined January 2014

A Team of Qualified Tradesmen inc a Registered Builder and a Drain layer we are based in Christchurch a We offer Excellent rates and Prompt service on Odd Jobs New builds Repair work

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MJMT Electrical

Joined March 2019

Hi there I can provide top quality electrical service and work, have over 18yrs experience in the electrical trade and can do almost anything electrical or data, security, phones that is required. I am fair, reasonable and friendly tradesperson. Main line of work servicing but can also do rewires, lighting upgrades, small commercial works, etc. I like to get a job done with a happy cusomer at th...

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Andco Electrical

Joined April 2021

Kia Ora Looking to bring your next idea or vision to light? We aim to bring a quality touch to every project. Whether it’s a simple repair, upgrade or alteration. Lighting for a feature, space or security. Right through to a new residential or commercial project which we can really sink or teeth into, please get in touch we would love to be involved in your project. Creative ideas, and carrying...

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Create Transform Electrical Solutions

Joined April 2021

We specialise in Domestic and Commercial Installations and Maintenance, Healthy Homes, Security Lighting/Alarms and Home Automation. We pride ourselves in providing competitive quotes and completing the job to a high standard and within the required budget. We work hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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C K Electrical 2021 LTD

Joined December 2018

G’day CK here I have been working in the Electrical industry for 6 years and it’s time to do my own thing. Iv done most of my time in commercial builds scaling from small to XL ,but definitely no slouch on the residential side. I feel I have a great set of skills task wise but also communication wise. I’m on my lonesome at the minute but there’s room for growth, in saying this I’m very hard workin...

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Rapid Electrical And Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined October 2020

Hi iam an electrician who as been in the trade for 15 years, I have completed all types of jobs from domestic through to industrial electrical. I pride myself on a high standard of work in timely friendly manner. No job is to big or small. Setting up a business where I can help people bring to life there ideas or fixing something for them is something i am very passionate about.

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Ryans Electrical ltd

Joined January 2021

hi, I've been in the electrical industry for 13 years now with experience in domestic, commercial and industrial work, even heatpumps . I'm happy to help with more or less anything that uses electricity including but not limited to lighting ,3 phase power, alarms, camera systems access control data and tv distribution, electrical design and mains supply's. I take pride and care with all my work...

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Professional Gas and Plumbing

Joined October 2018

We are experienced gasfitters and plumbers with over 17 years experience in the Canterbury area. We speacialise in all areas of gasfitting and have fast friendly service at an affordable price. Free quotes are available upon request and Dean is happy to find solutions to any problems you may have.

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ATL Electrical LTD

Joined July 2016

ATL started out in 2007 as Automated Technologies. With two electricians and a passion for automation, a company was born! The two quickly found themselves in high demand and expanding. Since then, ATL has found it's electrical division skyrocket, with heat pumps and security divisions being founded alongside. These days you'll find 30 multi disciplined staff working on residential, commerc...

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Skilled Electrical Ltd

Joined April 2013

Hello, are you tired of getting a sparky that doesnt show up when they say? Do you need an electrician that will communication with you effectively all of the way through your job or project? Do you worry about the level of workmanship you are going to get when you take on a new tradesman, and can you trust them to have your best interests at heart? At Skilled Electrical we try extremely hard t...

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PM Electrical

Joined February 2013

certified quality work done fast - experienced electrician 25yrs Specialise in residential Alterations Renovations, Additions & Upgrades. New Electrical installations Bathroom upgrades Kitchen upgrades Led Lighting upgrades Complete house rewires New switchboards or relocations. Switchboard replacement Under tile floor heating installation Extractor fans, rangehood install Bos...

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Hickey Electrical

Joined July 2020

All things Electrical! Commercial & Residential Renovations, Servicing, New Builds, Solar, Ev Charge points, Healthy Homes. Whatever your needs, we can do it! Reasonable rates and will travel for larger projects throughout the South Island.

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BB Electrical

Joined April 2020

I am a qualified, competent and reliable domestic electrician. I pride myself on quality workmanship, customer service and a competitive price. If you have been thinking about taking on a renovation, have faulty fittings or just need power or light back on, look no further.

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GRAB HIRE also trading as GCM BUILDING SERVICES

Joined March 2013

Hi my name ia Gary . I’ve got a Grab lorry that’s ready to grab your materials . I’ve also got a Komatsu 3 ton digger for your excavations . Quick prompt service. Collecting green waste Rubbish Concrete Soil removals I can also deliver I can also grab a load over a fence or deliver a load over a fence . I can transport 8 tons of concrete or soils Or ap40 The list is endless ....

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Takeru Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2019

Residential/light industrial electrician No job too small, we will take any job on from installing an extra socket, replacing a light, rewiring your house or starting a new house from scratch. We can also fit out your commercial building or complete maintenance.

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