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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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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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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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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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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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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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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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.

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

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 finding the tim

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 "

Recent jobs posted

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

Boatman

Posted 2 years ago

we have a structure about to start a new build in the next few days we are at mangawhai and the builder says we need a Qualified Asset Locator . As there is going to be a pole shed constructed this means boring holes . Adjacent to the build is a baby transformer . Best to mark where cables are before hand we have tried B4UDig but they couldnt help as its a private transformer

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Adz

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Overloaded plugs in bedroom 2

Posted 1 year 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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Kitchen and bathroom electrics

Posted 3 years ago

Today or tomorrow we need an electrician to move 4 kitchen power points lower, so that our new splashback can be accommodated. We also have one recessed light to be replaced. Next week or soon after, we need an electrician to do the electrical fit out on our new bathroom. Robin

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Power to the people

Posted 3 years ago

We moved in a property where the power is disconnect. Now we need a COV.

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Plumber

Posted 6 years ago

Renovating villa in Dargaville needing quote for exterior and some interior work. Will be on site 6th April all day to show tradespeople through.

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Electrician required for connecting a Relocatable House

Posted 10 months 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 1 year 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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Electrical

Posted 1 year ago

81m2 ranch cabin. Power points Lighting etc. Just needing a ball park figure please

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Wire a shed plus extras

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Business workshop & house

Posted 3 years ago

few job's in a workshop & a house.

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Electrical House connection

Posted 8 months 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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Wiring to light switcches and light fittings

Posted 4 years ago

Needs wiring brought inside - set up ready for use in batch at Mangawhai.

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Electrician needed for a brand new heat pump electrical set up

Posted 2 years ago

Looking for an electrician to connect a brand new installed Daiken 7KW heat pump this coming Saturday afternoon in Mangawhai

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Rewiring and full house connection

Posted 1 year 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 Build Electrical

Posted 2 years ago

New build, approx. 240m2, electrical instalation in Mangawhai Heads, BC, RC, PIM issued expected build start mid October with main electrical fit out to start early 2018.

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Val’s house

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Overloaded plugs in bedroom

Posted 1 year 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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Mains Cable Install

Posted 5 months 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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Estimate to Wire up a small cabin

Posted 3 years ago

We have a sleep out which has had under ground cabling installed up to the sleep out so now need an electrician to give us a cost to connect it up and put in some lights , power outlets and external lights, thanks

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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Dylan Haora

Joined November 2011

Hi I've been in the construction industry for over six years. In Auckland and Northland, with experience in general construction earthworks road building concrete asphalt chipsealing retaining walls and drainage, In addition I have been university trained as an engineer, with project management experience. While I'm used to larger industry sized jobs I'm looking to deliver small jobs with the s...

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BenCo Ltd

Joined March 2017

Hi, BenCo is a family owned business that specialise in anything Electrical, whether its home renovations; new homes as well as commercial office buildings/sites (including all forms of Lighting and Data installation) as well as heavy machinery maintenance. We are very professional and pride ourselves on delivering quality work in a timely manner. Our quotes are competitive and we are committed...

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HomeTech Solatube

Joined April 2011

HomeTech has been providing and installing home improvement products to New Zealanders since 1992 and has more than 70,000 customers across the country. From Kaitaia to Bluff, HomeTech’s nationwide network of credited installers and contractors install daylighting, condensation control, ventilation, heating/cooling, skylights / roof windows, hard wired fire alarms and attic stair solutions. Hom...

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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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CMA Electrical

Joined August 2019

Family ran local electrical business with over 18 years experience in the trade carrying out a variety of work from basic maintenance to new builds and solar installation. We believe in offering all our customers great value for money.

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Southern star building and maintenance Ltd

Joined May 2018

We are a small but growing business who take on all general maintenance and carpentry work in and around your property. All jobs undertaken from small to large. Workmanship and quality guaranteed. We offer competitive quotes and meeting of deadlines.

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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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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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Preston Electrical Limited

Joined July 2016

Hi, after 15 years working in the industry across the areas of domestic, commercial, industrial, marine and rural I have formed my own company to take what I have learned and experienced, and want to offer it to you at a competitive rate.

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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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ARENA ELECTRICAL LIMITED

Joined July 2017

Experienced Registered Electricians offering high quality workmanship with great customer service at a competitive rate - residential, commercial and industrial electrical works. We can offer services as simple as repairing a light fitting to complete fit outs in high end architectural new housing, underground services, advanced security systems, CCTV solutions and much more.

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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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JZee Electrical Ltd

Joined September 2016

www.jzeelectrical.co.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 custome...

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Airwise limited

Joined September 2012

We are a family owned and operated business. We have been in the air-conditioning and refrigeration trade since 1972. We pride ourselves in quality installations at great prices. We give free quotes and the best options for you our customers! Give us a call today. We are IQP and PS3 registered.

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Full Power Electrical

Joined March 2017

At Full Power Electrical our goal is to meet our customers every Commercial and or Domestic electrical need. We pride ourselves on providing quality workmanship which is also cost effective for our customers. Full Power Electrical is locally owned and operated. Servicing the greater Auckland region.

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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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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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Fergus electrical ltd

Joined April 2014

Hi I am a fully registered and nz qualified Electrician, I've been in the trade for 15 years and are a reliable trustworthy professional , I specialise in new homes / renovations , but am happy to wire the odd power point here an there, I am looking forward to helping you with your project thanks Clint

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Strictly Spouting

Joined April 2010

Strictly Spouting are Your Rain Harvesting Professionals. Written Lifetime Guarantee on all Repairs, Supply and Installations. We also clean gutters and provide various gutter guard solutions to keep your home free of birds, leaves or to give you cleaner, healthier drinking water. We clean, repair, supply and install the following products: • Continuous • Colorsteel • Colorcote • Copper • PV...

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Mandy Wood Stained Glass

Joined January 2011

I have been making stained glass for 25 years and was the first stained glass artist in Queensland to be accredited by the governent to train apprentices who I used in my 5 galleries. Over the years I have made 1000's of stained glass commission windows and doors for the cyclone prone Queensland coast line. I came back to NZ and bought a home and gallery in Dargaville in 2007. I can ship s...

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