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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest electricians case studies

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

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

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

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 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 "

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.

Light repair

Posted 8 months ago

Light hanging down from socket and not going.

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Renovations electrical work

Posted 4 days ago

Currently gathering quotes for renovations to my bathroom kitchen and laundry area. Require new PowerPoints throughout the house (as these as minimal due to age of property). Also would like to know if house needs re-wired again due to age of property. Will be putting in new kitchen laundry and bathroom so require electrical work here and new light in a small storage cupboard.

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Needing new lights and electric switches replaced

Posted 1 month ago

I am needing 5 batten holders, 3 light switches and 2 electric switches replaced Have the products already

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Earn St #3

Posted 8 months ago

Fit smoke alarms to rental standard, replace double wall plug in bathroom.also quote on heat pump install

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Electrician

Posted 8 months ago

New power point and tv aerial cable re positioned in lounge. Also light fitting wired in to ceiling, dimmer wall switch fitted to same (light switch already there)

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Water cylinder is on the blink

Posted 7 months ago

I have contacted a plumber already and he believes it's a thermostat or element, as I have no hot water and need it I'm hoping someone can help determine what wrong and fix it asap Thank you!

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Installing a bathroom heater

Posted 1 month ago

Installing a bathroom fan heater

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Help me please

Posted 1 month ago

i was about to get fibre installed today but they are unable to go underneath my house to install so need an electrician to install the cable down the wall - i have the cable so just needs 8 meters run down one side across to the other side and have 5 meters left there so they can come back and install

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Plugs and lights

Posted 10 months ago

Install power points and light fittings, remove 2 downlights. Replace some old wiring. Older home built 1902.

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Installing a heater

Posted 1 month ago

Installing a bathroom fan heater

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Installing a heater #2

Posted 1 month ago

Installing a bathroom fan heater

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Installing a new Hot Water cylinder

Posted 3 days ago

I am looking for a tradesman to do the following: *Remove current leaking cylinder & replace the flooring * Install a new c 1 x 180 litre low pressure Hot Water Cylinder *Connect the electrical connections to existing wiring HWC *Replace valving at Hot Water Cylinder -*Install tempering valve * Remove cupboard shelving to access Cylinder space

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Extractor Fan Installation x2

Posted 8 months ago

2x extractor fans as pictured that need to be installed in kitchens in 2x different houses- 1 in Georgetown and 1 in Strathern. Would like them installed in the ceiling and ducted to outside. Would like them on seperate switches (to be supplied). Exact location can be your call on where ever makes sense or what suits existing power sources. Just don’t want them directly above ovens where they will deteriorate too fast. I am based in Christchurch and the fan kits are with my property manager at R...

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Install wall plug for freestanding range

Posted 8 months ago

need a plug wired up to code for replacement freestanding shacklock range.

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15 amp external waterproof plug point install on deck

Posted 8 months ago

15 amp external waterproof plug point install on deck needed done

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Bathroom

Posted 1 week ago

electrial for new bathroom extraction fan, towel rail and heater

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Connect an HRV system to power supply

Posted 1 week ago

I’ve just installed Cleanaire CL130 HRV system. Need a registered electrician to hook this up to power supply Thanks Isaac

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32A hardwire spa pool + RCD

Posted 2 months ago

Need a 32A hardwire installation for a new spa pool. Three phase available (if needed) on the spa. RCD on switch board already for kitchen/bathroom but unsure if this would meet requirement for a 32A line. Looking for a quote for after lockdown is finished.

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Curio Bay - Power organised for new site

Posted 1 month ago

Plans attached, need power to the site and then connections made when the home is delivered

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New plugs

Posted 3 weeks ago

1. Install two towel rails in bathrooms (towel rails provided by the client) 2. Install two heaters in bathrooms (heaters provided) 3. Two double plugs in the bathrooms 4. Install 6x double plugs 5. Move light into center of bedroom 6. Disconnect wall light in two lounges

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 166,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Wiring for new sleepout

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lights/Switches

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrician

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General Electrical

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

32A hardwire spa pool + RCD

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

light repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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HENDRIKZ NZ LTD Trading as Hendrikz Electrical

Joined January 2012

Registered Electricia­n and Heat pump installer doing residential electrical work and Heat Pump(mainly Mitsubishi) installations in Invercargill, Bluff, Winton, Riverton, and other towns surroundin­g Invercargill; as far as Gore. I have been doing general electric work, rewires, electrical for renovations and new homes for the last 9 years. I also install Range hoods, bathroom extractor fans, et...

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Phil Huntley Builder Ltd

Joined August 2009

Over 20 years experience. Available for renovations, repairs and all building work inside and outside, including: * Kitchen and bathroom renovations and repairs. * Full interior refurbishments * Additions and alterations to existing houses * New house construction * Decks and fencing * Driveways and landscape construction * Emergency flood and damage repair No job too small or too big

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Igl Hospitality Ltd

Joined September 2010

Igl Hospitality Ltd Specialize in Commercial Kitchen Equipment and Industrial Ventilation Igl Hospitality Specialize in industrial ventilation systems including make-up air, extract air, dust & fume Control etc. 100% New Zealand Made Stainless Steel Kitchen Equipment. We are a registered business supplying high quality commercial kitchen equipment at highly competitive Prices and New Zealand...

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Electronic Resources NZ Ltd

Joined April 2013

We are specialised to service needs for: COMPUTERS: Computer repairs - All Makes & Models. Virus/Spyware Detection & Removal, Custom Built Computer, Data Recovery & Back up, Broadband installations (wire or wireless), Laptop LCD panel replacement, Laptop DC power Jack repair, system login unlock. SOLAR ENERGY: Solar panels, Solar controller/charger, Solar PV cable, Solar power D.I.Y....

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keep it tidy

Joined November 2009

Lawn mower broken down? Too busy? Let us mow your lawns for you! Max 1/4 acre section price includes edges weed whaked and clippings taken away. Let us know if u are interested........We also do rubbish removal, section tidying, spouting's, hedge trimming, tree pruning and spider spraying. No job to big or small if u are interested let us know and will be in touch to give you a free quote, o...

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Up Ease LTD

Joined March 2011

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

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Ground Source Limited

Joined May 2009

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

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Affordable Guttering &Roofing Ltd

Joined August 2009

Hi I am Nathan Childs Owner and Installer of All Spouting and Roofing Products snowstraps gutter, repairs, replace, cleaning! Roofing, Repair, Replace My books are open for anyone too pick a customer and ask how we did on there homes ! No Company does that but I do We are a Trusted Christian Family company You the Home Owner are Number One !! P.s and we don't even preach lol NOTHI...

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Panther Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi I am an Electrician with 7 years experience. We have been Specialising in new builds, renovations, small and big jobs in the Wellington region.Residential and commercial. Efficient,Reliable,Friendly,On Time and fair pricing. Building,Landscaping backround and general handyman Trade skills and knowledge.Skills throughout various trade industries. Free Quote's available.

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George Mallory Builders Limited

Joined February 2007

Hi - We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 10 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time - check out the photos below. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines...

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