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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Install some lights inside a food display cabinet

Posted 2 months ago

The sushi display cabinet in my shop is a bit dark with only two lights on each sides. I hope someone can install one or two more lights at the ceiling of cabinet for me to make the food display cabinet looks brighter. Many thanks.

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Quote needed for home Ethernet cabling

Posted 5 months ago

I would like a quote to run Ethernet around the house. An 8 port patch panel in the roof, and 3 rooms to cable up with cat6. Cables to be run inside the walls, down to an Ethernet port.

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Newport job

Posted 1 month ago

Supply and install an in line replacement bathroom extractor fan. Wanting a high extraction rate fan. Fan in ceiling.

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Install a panel heater

Posted 3 months ago

Select and install a panel heater in a hallway where you can adjust the temperature. Within the next two weeks.

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Move a PowerPoint in laundry

Posted 1 month ago

Putting in a new laundry in garage and need an additional power point positioned a metre below the exisiting one

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Rewire HWC

Posted 1 month ago

Rewire HWC. Existing wire looks quite old. May need a new wire.

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Fix faulty fuse

Posted 4 months ago

Fuse keeps shorting in garage

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Electrical works - probably rewiring

Posted 2 months ago

It's a newly purchased house and we would like to make the wiring safer. We want this job done asap. Thank you

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Upgrade old switchboard to new standards

Posted 3 months ago

We have an old switchboard we need to upgrade. We are planning on renovating the bathroom and adding additional power points during the renovation. It has been mentioned that our old switchboard won't be up to standard and it would be better to upgrade the whole thing rather than slowly add RCDs to each new powerpoint.

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Frank Wafer extractor fan

Posted 5 months ago

We have roofers in at the moment and we want to fit an extractor fan to the downstairs bathroom but it needs to be done in the next two weeks.

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Extractor fan / light supplied and fitted

Posted 4 months ago

Hi there, I need an extractor fan / light supplied and fitted in my ensuite. Also have a few other bits and pieces needed to be replaced around the house.

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2x outdoor lights urgent

Posted 2 months ago

2x outdoor lights urgently needed around dog area behind house. Today would be ideal if possible.

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Rewiring garage and sleepout

Posted 2 months ago

I am looking to re-wire my garage and sleepout. The sleepout has three rooms (one of which is a laundry). These did have electricity but, when I did renovations, the electricity was removed.

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Electrician odd job

Posted 3 months ago

1. Installed bathroom heater on tiled wall. (Heater supplied) 2.Replace towel heater on tiled wall (Supplied) 3. Replace current wall vanity light switch into ones with socket and switch. New line to fuse box, as need to run hairdryer,higher amp. Requirement : registered electrician. Must be efficient and competent.

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Replace plugpoints/other in the property

Posted 4 months ago

I am looking for someone to remove the old plugs/switches and replace a new one. Need to check the switch boards and replace new fuses, or other electrical work. Property located in Otaki. Its a 2bdrm unit.

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Electrician install broadband fibre

Posted 3 weeks ago

Broadband Fibre cable (supplied) needs connecting between two power points at opposite ends of a lounge via ceiling and existing electrical wall cavity connections. A phone cable is also to be run from one of the ends to the ceiling cavity (cable supplied). Job is on Raumati Rd close to old state highway 1 rd. Chorus contact cellphone supplied to clarify any issues.

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Fix/replace a laundry Power point.

Posted 4 months ago

As above, we bought a new washing machine and once plugged in the power point failed. Looks like we need a replacement, as soon as possible please. Kitchen lighting and one bedroom light may need attention, other electrical ok and fuses ok.

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EWof for Jayco caravan

Posted 4 months ago

Caravan needs an EWoF... an inspection of the 230 V system and certification/certificate its ok

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2 x power points

Posted 5 months ago

Two power points installed..power points on other side of wall

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Heat transfer system thermostat and light switch

Posted 4 months ago

We are looking for an electrician to come and install a thermostat for a heat transfer system and a light switch. Thanks.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 176,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Fix/replace a laundry Power point.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install wall mounted fan heater & re-run power cable

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lights, plugs and switches

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install a panel heater

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

A quote for replacing black rubber wires, and some advice on our switchboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rewire HWC


30th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New powerpoint to be installed.

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Replace plugpoints/other in the property

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

URGENT - small amount of electrical work to keep a project on track!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

TV relocation and associated cables / power

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Oven rewire to new spot in kitchen

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extractor fan / light supplied and fitted

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Spark It Up Electrical LTD

Joined October 2020

Hi there, we at Spark It Up Electrical are a new and developing electrical business, here to provide the best service and electrical practising. We have experience in the majority of electrical fields including Domestic, Commercial and Industrial. We also do smaller jobs when there is electrical work required. Our electricians have over 10 years worth of electrical experience and we pride ourselve...

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Enzec Wellington Limited

Joined August 2019

Connecting you from A to B Enzec Wellington are ICT specialists. We specialize in networks, cabling and electrical. We have been involved with a wide range of initiatives and projects across commercial, industrial and some residential works. We have experience working with Chorus and have managed to navigate many work sites and projects. You may have seen us in hospitals, schools and in buil...

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Kam's Electrical & Handyman Services

Joined March 2012

Hi, I'm a NZ Qualified and Registered Electrician and a "jack of all trades" including building renovations, plastering, painting and tiling etc. I have worked on both commercial and domestic projects around Wellington for the last 9 years and am known to be meticulous and very tidy! I'm happy to consider any jobs - whether large or small and would provide you with an honest and very reasonable q...

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Action Aerials

Joined December 2013

I have been in the Aerial Installation business for over 30 years. Operating in the greater Wellington area including the Kapiti Coast. I pride myself on high quality workmanship and all work is guaranteed. I do commercial and domestic work - no job is too big or small.

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U Electrical

Joined June 2019

Hi . Whether it is electrical underground or overhead cabling to the finishing off your new build or renovations. Give us a call or flip us a txt ,whatsapp or e-mail with your job requirements.

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SBurt Electrical

Joined June 2020

Hi, I am a qualified and registered electrician working in the greater Wellington region. I have 10 years of experience in the industry working on residential and commercial jobs. Please consider me for your next project.

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RAO Electrical

Joined October 2013

Hi, I am a registered electrician with a current practicing licence. During my 19 years of work in the electrical trade I have gained experience working in Industrial, commercial and domestic areas. For the last two and a half years I have been a stay at home dad. Recently my youngest started Kindy and with my oldest in school I now have some spare time. My family life is important to me so...

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M10 Services Limited

Joined January 2019

Good day, We are an expanding company operating in the Wellington region for over 3 years, We manage new builds/ renovations working with a extended team of trusted and proven sub contractors to deliver projects start to completion. The team has a personal investment and do good attitude inside and outside of the work uniforms and hours. Our completed projects have been performance and quality...

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Glow electrical

Joined September 2020

At Glow electrical we specialise in all residential work. From new builds to renovations, fault finding to repairs there really is no job we havnt seen. Let us help you improve your property today.

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Flex Electrical LTD

Joined December 2016

All Electrical Repairs & Wiring. Residential, Commercial & Industrial. Specialising in On and Off Grid solar Installations. Family owned and operated busniess servicing Wellington, Wairarapa and Kapiti regions. Reliable and on time with free competitive quotes. All work guaranteed, no job too big or small.

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Blackfox electrical

Joined May 2018

Blackfox electrical can supply to all your electrical needs, no job too big or small. Experience in both domestic and commercial situations, always taking pride in the finished product. Check out our Facebook page!

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Hawk Maintenance Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi , I’m ranovating old bathroom . Do ceiling and three side wet wall ( hardieglaze) I do small jobs also like change locks ( all types ) New mailbox. Clothesline etc.

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iPower Electrical Services

Joined May 2017

Registered electrician. Located in Porirua. Servicing all Wellington, Porirua, Johnsonville, Newlands, Tawa, Khandallah, Grenada, Peremata, Whitby. Complete rewiring of houses, New Switchboards or upgrading, industrial and commercial work. Very competitive quotes provided for free. Thanks. Nelson iPower Electrical Services.

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V Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2019

When you contact V Electrical, you can be sure your electrical project is in Good Hands. This is because I am a Registered Electrician whom have high standards of workmanship and I pay attention to details. I focus on ensuring maximum customer Satisfaction from high standard of work. No job too big or small. Prices are competitive I am flexible, honest, friendly and reliable as will work wit...

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On Point Engineering Ltd

Joined October 2020

On Point Engineering Ltd is a small 100% Wellington family owned business that offer a range of services for your home or business. From design and installation of custom made ducted heat pumps and energy recovery ventilation systems, installing split systems to servicing existing heat pumps. Also do a large range of electrical and mechanical work.

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MVT Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2020

I am a one man operation with over 13 years experience mostly doing residential electrical work and repairs. I was previously also the head of whiteware repairs at my old firm, training over 5 apprentices before going out on my own. I am professional, prompt, upfront and honest regarding costs and timelines

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Scarrett Electrical

Joined September 2020

Scarrett Electrical is a small family owned and operated business servicing Horowhenua-Kapiti with all in-home electrical needs. Run by husband and wife team Luke and Brittany Scarrett, the dream is to create a legacy for our three young sons. Registered Electrician Luke has over 7 years experience in all thing electrical from brand new builds to electrical upgrades, including security systems, sp...

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Whisk Renovators

Joined February 2009

Whisk Renovators is a renovations company, providing innovative solutions to Kitchen and bathroom consenting, design and build projects. Whisk services the greater Wellington region in both the residential and commercial sectors. Whisk has been a member of New Zealand Master Painters since 2009, providing quality service and workmanship guarantees to our Clients. We won National awards in ......

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Whittaker Electrical Limited

Joined January 2017

Highly experienced in all areas of residential and commercial electrical. New builds, design, renovations, high end to budget savvy. Make us the first choice for all your electrical work. www. ... .nz

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Capital Electrical Services

Joined May 2020

We understand small to large scale complexities in electrical projects and offer great customer service to our customers and clients, offer prompt and prioritized services in emergency. Capital Electrical Services' point of difference in experience is our experience and high standard of workmanship. We are a local business based in Wellington, servicing greater Wellington Area. All of our electr...

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