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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 finding the tim

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

Builderscrack started out in 2007, with the simple goal of connecting homeowners to tradies. Fast forward 12 years and we are excited to be celebrating such a significant milestone… Our 300,000th Job To have had the opportunity to help homeowners find tradies for 300,000 jobs is both exciting and a privilege. From all of us here at Builderscrack we want to say a big THANK YOU to our homeowners and tradespeople, without you we wouldn't be here. The Job Mark from Auckland, a busy doctor at Auckland's Middlemore Emergency department, posted our 300,00th job. He had recently purchased an electric car and needed a charging port installed in his garage, with the idea of upgrading to the full power charger unit down the track. With this in mind, he wanted the job done in such a way that all the wiring was in place for the future upgrade. Mark posted his job on Builderscrack, having used it on numerous occasions since moving from England several years ago. Describing it as "

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he not only encouraged his daughter to take up a trade but how he is actively helping her to succeed in an electrical career... Hamilton based Noema, has worked in the electrical trade for the last 38 years. He's spent the last 10 years encouraging his daughter, Demi, to "jump into a trade". Now in her mid-twenties she has taken up his advice and this year started her training as an electrician. She is studying at the Waikato Institue of Technology (Wintec) on the Electrical Pre-Trade Training course, aimed at getting students ready for apprenticeship. Demi is one of only four women on the course and has teamed up with Mere, another inspirational women who is training in her 30's, all while having the pressure of children and family commitments. After the polytech based first year, each of the girls will be required to find and start an apprenticeship. Not only is Noema the inspiration and encourageme

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

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

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

Builderscrack started out in 2007, with the simple goal of connecting homeowners to tradies. Fast forward 12 years and we are excited to be celebrating such a significant milestone… Our 300,000th Job To have had the opportunity to help homeowners find tradies for 300,000 jobs is both exciting and a privilege. From all of us here at Builderscrack we want to say a big THANK YOU to our homeowners and tradespeople, without you we wouldn't be here. The Job Mark from Auckland, a busy doctor at Auckland's Middlemore Emergency department, posted our 300,00th job. He had recently purchased an electric car and needed a charging port installed in his garage, with the idea of upgrading to the full power charger unit down the track. With this in mind, he wanted the job done in such a way that all the wiring was in place for the future upgrade. Mark posted his job on Builderscrack, having used it on numerous occasions since moving from England several years ago. Describing it as "

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he not only encouraged his daughter to take up a trade but how he is actively helping her to succeed in an electrical career... Hamilton based Noema, has worked in the electrical trade for the last 38 years. He's spent the last 10 years encouraging his daughter, Demi, to "jump into a trade". Now in her mid-twenties she has taken up his advice and this year started her training as an electrician. She is studying at the Waikato Institue of Technology (Wintec) on the Electrical Pre-Trade Training course, aimed at getting students ready for apprenticeship. Demi is one of only four women on the course and has teamed up with Mere, another inspirational women who is training in her 30's, all while having the pressure of children and family commitments. After the polytech based first year, each of the girls will be required to find and start an apprenticeship. Not only is Noema the inspiration and encourageme

Recent jobs posted

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

Craig

Posted 9 months ago

I have recently renovated our bathroom and need rewiring for a 4 heat bulb multi fan ceiling unit that I have fitted. Also to wire a double plug ( the wires and plug are there, just need wired).I would need this completed by 19/7 mid afternoon.

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Electrician needed

Posted 7 months ago

We need our garage wiring checked as lighting stopped working. Would like an extra light and switch added. Also want some extra powerpoints added. May need to update the power box also

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Rewiring 1930s House

Posted 3 months ago

Rewiring the whole house, while scrim walls are also being replaced Link to photos here: ...... .htm?rsqid=... d

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Deidre Stirling

Posted 7 months ago

Need a new plug put in an internal wall to run a pellet fire, an old fan above on an internal wall removed plus wiring to the plug. A switch on an internal wall that used to run a fan in the ceiling removed.

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Quick fit off

Posted 6 months ago

Just need a couple of plugs checked & a couple of lights connected up

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Powerpoints

Posted 7 months ago

Install new powerpoints and wiring back to switch board

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Kitchen Power Points

Posted 9 months ago

Installing a new kitchen and are looking for at least least 7 new power points installed in the kitchen preferably next week. I also will need oven and induction hob installed.

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Help

Posted 6 months ago

Geting a quote in rewiring the whole house

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Saich

Posted 3 months ago

Relocate wall plug and change two light fittings

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External lighting repacement

Posted 6 months ago

Wanting to replace two lights attached to the entrance of our house with new ones. Wiring is in place.

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Stove repair & cyclinder thermosat

Posted 3 weeks ago

Cylinder water is very hot and bubbling out roof overflow. Also, freestanding stove two elements dont work and when switch at wall is turned on it blows at fuseboard

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Electrical report for purchase

Posted 1 month ago

Brief report or assessment about age of wiring in a 1900 house to assess whether it meets current standards.

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Electrical work mike

Posted 7 months ago

Interror spa bath hook up at vanity and feed to switch board ( feed in cealing). new bathroom lights feed to switch board (feed in cealing). Decommission garage feed from switch board . Check hallway lights re-run if needed Job urgent

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Rewire old house

Posted 11 months ago

I need a registered electrician to check & replace wiring as required in an old house. The house has had a little modern plastic TPS wiring installed, but some old metal conduit and rubber sheathed wiring looks to be still in use. The switches and plugs are a mixture of different eras, but are mostly older ones, these should also be upgraded.

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Install plug under sink in kitchen

Posted 2 months ago

Needing a qualified electrician to install a plug under the sink or reasonable spot under bench for dishwasher to be plugged into. I can supply plug. Should be reasonably straight forward as there is a plug above bench not far from where I need this one installed. Depending where the wires are behind wall. Don't know how helpful photo is, will be removing the 3 draws for dishwasher to go and plug is likely to go at the back of the cupboard either left or right. Shows plug above bench....

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Bathroom LED Unit

Posted 10 months ago

To install a LED Lamp Heat, Light, /Vent in my bbathroom.

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Small outdoor lighting job (cable already run) and 3 switches replaced inside

Posted 5 months ago

I neeed a outdoor area lighting job done, cables and conduit have been run but need supplied and installed 3 ip rated strip LEDs. Is also a IP rated plug to install. Also 3 light switches to be replaced inside. Would like this done asap

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Electrical mods

Posted 7 months ago

I need some general electrical work done. 3 wall lights need to be removed, a change of light or fit a batton. New oven plug in our remodelled kitchen, a bunch of electrical outlets.

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Electrical work

Posted 7 months ago

Interror spa bath hook up at vanity and feed to switch board ( feed in cealing). new bathroom lights feed to switch board (feed in cealing). Decommission garage feed from switch board . Check hallway lights re-run if needed Job urgent

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Help us out!!!

Posted 7 months ago

Needing an extractor fan/light installed in bathroom, also a variety of plugs around the house to be installed

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Find Electricians in Invercargill

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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H and f chipping limited

Joined February 2019

Hi we are a local business in the Invercargill area. We offer a large array of services from new kitchens to flooring. We look forward to the opportunity to discus your project.

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On Time Electrical

Joined January 2015

Queenstown based electrical company offering professional, friendly service at an affordable price. We specialise in mainly domestic and commercial electrical installations. No job too big or small. All work is completed in a very clean and tidy manner. Offering free and honest quotes throughout Queenstown and the surrounding areas for all electrical work.

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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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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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