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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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 "

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

Electrical outlet 2x3pin plugs died..

Posted 1 year ago

Repair, and extend to a 3x3pin plug outlet. And depending on cost maybe extend a second bank ot 2 to a 3x3pin outlet also It workd OK just need more function in kitchen. I wish to pay at the end of job.. I dont have accounts sent I need to cancel appointments to be here for tradie to access job.

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Wire a shed plus extras

Posted 2 years ago

Connect cables between two buildings. Setup second board, Fit off points and lights

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Mains connect to house

Posted 6 months ago

Connect 3 phase to meter box 20 M . Connect 2 phase power to house 36 M. Wire UV filter, water and wastewater pumps 34m. Move switch board from back to the front of cupboard. Trench work can be done by owner. Hoping to be done by last week of may /early June.

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Mains Cable Install

Posted 1 year ago

After a quote to run 50m of 25mm twin an pilot from plinth (in the ground) to a builders temporary.

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Sleep out

Posted 3 months ago

I require 2 x Double power out puts and 2 x Single out puts .... 3 x Light out puts. This only a small sleep out 3 x 8 meters, There is already old existing wiring, would like to replace for new ! Cheers

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Rewiring and full house connection

Posted 2 years ago

I require an electrician to look at the wiring of my relocatable house. We will need the whole house connected.

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Connect mains power

Posted 2 years ago

We have recently bought land and would like to connect the mains power to a barn currently on the site. The mains power is approximately 10m away from the barn. The location is 55 Brooke Lane, Mangawhai. we've been told Northpower do not have appointments until the middle of January.

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Oven wire in and plug replacement

Posted 4 months ago

Need a new freestanding oven wired in that's replacing an old one. Also need a double wall socket replaced in laundry. Required to be done in the next week or 2.

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Lighting advice and installation

Posted 2 months ago

Hi. Require advice on what lighting you have installed in an open plan Living space that has Trusses. In Kaiwaka. Please.

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Rewire house

Posted 1 year ago

3 bedroom bungalow (100sq m) rewire and extra sockets etc. Must be available to do job week commencing ...

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New Spa Pool

Posted 11 months ago

15A electrical plug needs fitting.

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Electrician required for connecting a Relocatable House

Posted 2 years ago

I require an electrician to look at the wiring of my relocatable house. We will need the whole house connected.

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New section - electricity power supply installation

Posted 1 year ago

We have just purchased a piece of land in Pahi with electricity up to the land. We need and need a stand alone meter, fuse box and plug suitable to connect to a caravan.

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Electrical House connection

Posted 1 year ago

Looking for an electrician who can do all of the connections for my relocatable. After a quote now and would like to get started after Christmas. We will have an aerated septic system and water tank that will need to be connected. The house should not require rewiring , but it will need to be connected.

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Overloaded plugs in bedroom

Posted 2 years ago

I need 2 more double 3pin plugs in y bedroom as I have a bunch of things going into 2 triple board thingys

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Adz

Posted 2 years ago

Needing phone lines installed, so able to get internet in kaiwaka.

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Install TV on late Tuesday afternoon.

Posted 4 months ago

Install 55in Tv and wall bracket in rural Mangawhai Heads. We will probably require a new wall plug installed for TV. Needs to be done Tuesday afternoon 7 July.

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Overloaded plugs in bedroom 2

Posted 2 years ago

I need 2 more double 3pin plugs in y bedroom as I have a bunch of things going into 2 triple board thingys I also need a bottom element for my oven...Please advise me of your hourly rate plus any add on costs Certificate of compliance essential.

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Electrical repairs

Posted 3 months ago

We need a powerpoint fixed and a light switch fixed, as well as a quote to have the switchboard replaced please.

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Val’s house

Posted 2 years ago

Need a certified electrician for the ... , to connect to house and sign off after north power has Layed cables

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Shore Electrical

Joined March 2019

Hi, we have been dealing with new builds for the past few years. Also hold a maintenance contract with some large companies. We do smaller jobs from time to time. And also some appliance repair jobs. We are very professional small team with extremely competitive pricing. Clean and tidy.

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Wiresplus Electrical

Joined April 2015

I’m an electrician with 20+ years of experience who makes customers happy. I focus on tidy, practical solutions and can do all manner of work from mains to phones, alarms and data. I love automation, and enjoy designing trouble-free solutions for years of reliable service. All work is carried out by a registered electrician, tested, compliant and certified. We’d love to hear from you. Call o...

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ProperCare

Joined June 2009

Why choose ProperCare?.... Quality work, Fast and efficient, Great communication (we'll even help with planning) Large range of jobs big or small.

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DATT plumbing and heating

Joined March 2014

Hi, DATT P&H are a family run business, which has 25 years experience in all aspects of the trade,gaining the highest qualifications possible here and overseas.We have now acquired our waterproofing registration, and have all trades close at hand, so all our jobs can be project managed to time and cost. We are proud to say that our quotes are very competitive.

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Tough Electrical

Joined January 2020

Hi im Nathan and i am a Nz registered electrician. I have been qaulified for 10 years working for mutiple commercial and domestic electrical contractors. I have good experience throughout and have decided to start working for myself. I will look at any job and will provide free quotes. Look forward to doing business with you

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Pulse electrical & communication services ltd

Joined August 2017

Welcome to Pulse Electrical, we are professional electrical contractors with over 10 years experience in providing a comprehensive range of electrical services in and around the Auckland area. The key to our success is our commitment to every individual, family, and company that uses our services, whether it’s planning, procurement, design, review, implementation, or maintenance, we have the exper...

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JB Solar & Electrical

Joined August 2019

JB Solar & Electrical Family owned an operated Electrical business. We work mostly with residential new builds, renovations, additions and Solar installations from Auckland to Whangarei and are all ways looking to meet new clients. No obligation quotes any time. Regards Joshua Babbage Director JB Solar & Electrical ... ... ...

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Helena Bay Electrical

Joined November 2017

Helena Bay Electrical focuses on excellent all-round customer service – making sure your projects get completed on time & to the highest standard. Your one-stop-shop for home improvements! Maintenance - Alterations - New Builds, servicing Whangarei North, Rural & coastal areas throughout Northland We pride ourselves on delivering high quality workmanship and are leaders in new technologies in ou...

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Griffin electrical ltd

Joined May 2016

Ashton has over 10 years experience in residential, commercial, industrial, security, solar, air conditioning and underground services. Specialising in residential new housing, renovation and servicing, He takes pride in his work and complete jobs either on time or early.

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Revolve Electrical Solutions Limited

Joined September 2020

Hi, we are a small local business based in Northland. At Revolve Electrical Solutions we provide the highest standard of electrical safety for domestic, commercial and residential installations and we’re proud of the quality of our work. Revolve Electrical Solutions can provide quality work for new installations, renovations, maintenance, TV/data, phone and heatpump installations.

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Appliance Tech Limited

Joined June 2017

Hi I've been repairing whiteware appliance from 8 years with experience in all the brands, I have Over 2000 parts in stock, cheaps callout fee and repairs in whangarei. Give us a call today.

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CMA Electrical

Joined August 2019

Family ran local electrical business with over 20 years experience in the trade carrying out a variety of work from basic maintenance to new builds and solar installations. We believe in offering all our customers great value for money.

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Just a Sparky LTD

Joined September 2018

Hi. We are a newly opened business with a wide variety of experience. Dometic, Commercial and Industrial. We value our customers and appreciate their time is important, therefore are committed to honoring quoted times. All work guaranteed and no job to small.

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Davis Electrical & Solar

Joined March 2017

Davis Electrical & Solar are your friendly local Electricians with great knowledge and experience in all electrical installations, we are reliable and motivated and believes our knowledge will save you time and money. We deliver a high standard of workmanship backed by our $20,000 Master Electricians guarantee and have great people skills. We take pride in our work for the best job every time.k...

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CIRCULATE SERVICES LTD

Joined July 2019

Our goal is to provide superior products and services at an affordable cost for our customers. Specializing in Heat pumps And Air conditioning, everything Electrical from Complete house rewire and renovations to New home plan and installation

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CMC Electrical

Joined February 2013

Registered electrician Reliable, fast and efficient as well as cost effective. Specialise in residential electrical work. Cover all areas of electrical requirements Work out of Whangarei and from Ruakaka through to Bay of Islands. Look forward to hearing from you no matter what size of job

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Frontier Electrical

Joined January 2020

Hi Frontier electrical is your go to electricians that think outside the box. We go out of our way to come up with leading edge solutions to suit your needs. We do everything from small service jobs, renovations, new builds, security, CCTV, audio visual and home automation. We pride ourselves on our professional work, meeting deadlines and being the cleanest electricians you will ever...

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Howard Contracting

Joined December 2017

Hello there! Having been a NZ Registered Electrican for the last 25 Years I am familiar with all facets of electrical work; commercial, domestic & industrial. For now I just specialise in the housing sector; additions/alterations, old/new work, relocates' rewires and main cabling/trenching etc plus if need be solar installs. I like to be accurate, conservative and realistic for whatever the dema...

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Court Electrical limited

Joined September 2019

Do you want your work done by an award-winning Electrician, then you have come to the right place! We are a locally owned Electrical company that cover all your residential and commercial electrical needs. We give our best service every time because we love what we do and pride ourselves in providing a quality service at the price we promise in the time frame that suits you. We offer free an...

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JZee Electrical Ltd

Joined September 2016

www. ... .nz We provide a full range of electrical and heating/cooling services delivered by qualified electricians We are well experienced with more than fifteen years electrical and six years heating/ventilation experience and are fully qualified in both electrical and heating/ventilation installations. No job is too large or too small to attend to. We are focused on customer satisfact...

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