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Preparing for Winter - 3 Things You Can Do Right Now

Posted 15/04/14

Autumn’s begun and now that there's a noticeable chill in the air, preparing for winter is a top priority. If you’re anything like us you’ve been wondering if it’s too soon to turn the heater on in the evenings or if now’s the time to hire a handyman to chop and stack some wood for your fire. Her

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Security Service & Alarm Installers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

A security service or alarm installers will be able to advise and install the best security system for your property or anything else you want to protect. Some systems are composed of a simple alarm that sounds when an entry point is breached, while others include monitoring centres where

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

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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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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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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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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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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Latest electricians case studies

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

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

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

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

New spa

Posted 5 years ago

Need a 15 amp outside outlet installed

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Repairing water pump DAB

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Ceiling Fans x 2 Install no accessible Roof Space

Posted 1 week 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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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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Install TV on Wall

Posted 6 years ago

We have a 51" TV to be installed on a wall in our lounge. No bracket purchased as yet. I would like someone who can hang the correct bracket & TV & tidy the cords.

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Entire house rewire

Posted 7 months 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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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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Milli

Posted 1 year 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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Garage connetion

Posted 2 years ago

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

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Sparky needed

Posted 3 years ago

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

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Outside lights

Posted 9 months 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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Restaurant fitout

Posted 5 years ago

new restaurant fitout in amberley

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Outside light

Posted 4 years ago

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

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James Bradbury #10

Posted 1 month ago

Disconnect 2 plugs Lights Come back reconnect when painted

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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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Waipara gardens

Posted 3 years ago

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

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Power Reconnection

Posted 5 years ago

Power has been off to my house for over 6 months and Contact Energy requires a COV before the power can be turned on. Located just north of Amberly township at 9 Johnston St.

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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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Replace switchboard

Posted 3 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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Weekend retreat

Posted 4 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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Jellis construction

Joined November 2015

I take a lot of pride in my work I have been building for 8 years now and am a licensed building practitioner. Have done work with architectural new builds, spec homes, earthquake repairs and big renovation jobs and have acquired a wide skill set from these. Happy to come and give a free quote and havnt had a job go over budget so far look forward to doing some quality work for you

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Able 2

Joined October 2008

Painting, Plastering, Tiling, Construction of Fences and Decks, Bathroom and Kitchen Renovation and Installation, Wood Burner Installation, Project management.

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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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Buds Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2020

locally owned and operated, experienced in residential, industrial and rural work. Our team will handle your job professionally with safety taking first priority. Give us a call today

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Gintas Renovation NZ

Joined October 2016

I've been renovating houses for 15+ years. I focus on getting the job done fast and in high quality while maintaining reasonable prices. My main goal is to understand my client's vision and manifest it as they wish. There are no big or small jobs, all jobs accepted. To see my work you can visit ... .nz

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Form Builders

Joined July 2020

We are a Christchurch building company with loads of experience and a true passion for helping people build their homes. With a unique skill combination of joinery, building, design and communication, Form Builders take the worry out of all building projects. Form Builders are Licensed Building Practitioners and are also recognised as Accredited Earthquake Repairers in the Canterbury region. W...

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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...

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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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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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Woodhouse Electrical

Joined June 2009

A two man team with over 600 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 for charge up work - however we charge no call out fees during regular business hours. All electrical, commercial...

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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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tradie

Joined November 2012

Electrical install , maintenance and repairs; heat pump install,rapair and maintenance services phone and data cabling; Freeview Aerial and satelliate install and services; Burgular alarms and intecom,CCTV,access system install and repair; Motel and Hotel MATV system Home theater install. Range hood supply and installed hot water cylinder electrical repair. Coffee machine repairs. Ga...

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4Front Electrical

Joined May 2017

4Front Electrical services the greater Christchurch area and can provide a wide range of services work including: • Residential and commercial electrical • Renovations • Heat Pumps • Security We pride ourselves in competitive pricing, unrivalled service and quality in all of our work.

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Rapid Electrical And Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined October 2020

Hi am 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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Tricky Electrical

Joined August 2020

Registered electrician providing residual and commercial solutions. Completely transparent from start to finish. Specialising in cost effective energy solutions.

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Cassidy Davies Electrical

Joined February 2018

We have 15 years experience in the electrical industry. We specialise in new builds and renovations. We pride ourselves on doing the job right the first time for a competitive price.

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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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Decibel Electrical

Joined June 2020

Hi, We are a small Electrical Company, recently launched. We bring a wealth of experience in both remedial electrical and upgrades, with specialties in commercial Audio Visual, Residential electrical and networks, and control systems integration. We are a company committed to ethical trade, and believe in giving honest value for a reasonable price while still producing quality workmanship to t...

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Ampere Electrical Limited

Joined August 2018

We are a new business to Christchurch with experience in all electrical fields. If you need a socket replaced to wiring a new architectural home with CCTV, security, and automation. We don't stop at residential either, we love commercial and industrial installs and servicing!

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Dirkze Electrical

Joined April 2019

I am a qualified electrician with a high level of workmanship and pride myself on customer satisfaction. I have a wide variety of experience including but not limited to wiring and electrical in new and existing housing, alterations, extensions, heatpumps, undertile heating, inslab heating, small commercial, shop fit outs and automation. I offer competitive rates and quotes. I pride myself on sho...

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