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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tips for Heating Your Home in Winter

Posted 07/05/13

As temperatures start to fall and household prices continue to rise, the need to stay warm without increasing your bills has never been stronger. Heating your home on a budget has never been greater! We've got some helpful suggestions for you to minimise your energy usage and keep warm this winter.

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Security Service & Alarm Installers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

A security service or alarm installers will be able to advise and install the best security system for your property or anything else you want to protect. Some systems are composed of a simple alarm that sounds when an entry point is breached, while others include monitoring centres where

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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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Latest electricians case studies

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

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

An electric car charge port installed in a garage is our 300,000th job. Read about a busy doctor’s experience working with a tradie.

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

A career-driven mom shares with us how she used Builderscrack by outsourcing housework so she could focus on the important stuff.

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he encouraged his daughter to be one of the country’s women in trade.

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

An electric car charge port installed in a garage is our 300,000th job. Read about a busy doctor’s experience working with a tradie.

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

A career-driven mom shares with us how she used Builderscrack by outsourcing housework so she could focus on the important stuff.

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he encouraged his daughter to be one of the country’s women in trade.

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

House rewiring

Posted 1 month ago

Potentially a full house rewire due to oxidised cables, including; Replacing old switch plates and sockets for new PDL600 series in white where needed. Maybe, replace all old lights for new LED buttons? Replace the switchboard with new internals including PVC/Formica panel, new circuit breakers and residual current devices. Replace the main earth for new. Rewire all cabling that is damaged from the oxidization of the copper and plastic sheathing reacting. Rewire hardwired appliances;...

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Light switch #2

Posted 3 months ago

Replace light switch in bathroom

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Light switch move

Posted 3 months ago

Need light switch move inspected and certified or moved back to original position. Possibly seal up dry wall too.

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Repair electric 3-pin plug

Posted 1 week ago

Replace or repair a dicey-looking 3-pin plug for an elctric heater, if possible. (See photos, below)

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Driveway sensor lights/Kitchen bench light

Posted 1 month ago

Work out why kitchen bench light won’t work as replacement bulbs didn’t fix the issue. Driveway lights don’t work so need to work out why not/repair and quote/fit two outdoor spot lights please. Done as soon as possible please

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Remove two wall lights and put in 2 new ceiling lights.

Posted 1 month ago

Please close.off 2 wall lights and then replace with two ceiling hanging pendant lights. Keeping same switches on the wall. Need done asap.

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Electricals

Posted 2 weeks ago

Builders report indicated a couple of issues of which the most urgent would be the unearthed plug above the bath... I suspect it would be good to check the rest of the plugpoints and switches for compliance while we are at it. We are still buying the property so need a rough quote for doing the assessment and sorting out the worrisome plugpoint.

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Easy electrical repairs

Posted 2 months ago

Hi team, We have a house at 30 Teoti St, Paraparaumu and need to get a wall plug replaced and a light replaced . Can you let me know if you are able to do this and when you may have availability? Many thanks,

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Residential electrical updates

Posted 22 hours ago

We have just moved into an 80's house and need a few items fixed including distribution board update (RCDs etc), an outside outlet and a few other jobs. House has been mapped for circuits etc.

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Rewire 2 bdr 1950s house, and install exterior path lighting

Posted 4 months ago

1) We need a licenced electrician to rewire a 1950's era building. The switchboard also needs replacing. We'd also like some power points and light switch locations moved. 2) Install extractor fan in bathroom (possibly through ceiling to soffit). 3) Outdoor lighting - we have approx 40 metres of path to our house with no lighting, and shaded by trees. We'd like minimal lighting to make the path safer at night, with sensor. Flexible with timing, ideally within the next 6 months.

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Rewire Stove and Light Switch

Posted 3 months ago

Top part of kitchen wall will be removed. Rewire stove below benchtop. Move lightswitch below dwang. Will need to reroute lights. Easy access to sight. A frame structure - no ceiling cavity. Crawl space is tight but accessible.

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Outside electrical cable secured

Posted 4 weeks ago

Cable for outside light needs securing as has come away from roof and also need outside sensor light checked.

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A few small-ish jobs....

Posted 2 months ago

We have a few small-ish jobs that need doing, putting in a couple of power points + light in a new outbuilding, fixing an outside light etc

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Sleepout electrics

Posted 3 days ago

Quote for transfering electric from main house to new build sleepout, plug points, lighting,

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House electrical

Posted 4 weeks ago

We need new LED lights throughout the house and continuing work will be needed as our Reno progresses. First need a price then on to the job ASAP. Cheers

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Faulty wall oven

Posted 2 months ago

The top oven's fan is not working and not heating up. We can be here most of the week.

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Install a heated towel rail

Posted 2 months ago

We need a heated towel rail installed in our small bathroom as soon as possible.

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Removing lampshade

Posted 1 month ago

Take down a David Truebridge lampshade

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Update electrical wiring

Posted 2 months ago

Electrical wiring is dated and requires upgrading / rewiring, including switchboard. Also need additional power points. Small cottage. Not urgent.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 201,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Replace plugpoints/other in the property

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rewire HWC


30th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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

Light switch move

Work carried out by an employee of the company

8th May 2021

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

put an outside socket in the yard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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

Circuit fuse keeps cutting out

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

A few small-ish jobs....

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th June 2021

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

Repair electric 3-pin plug

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rewire 2 bdr 1950s house, and install exterior path lighting

Work carried out by an employee of the company

27th June 2021

Workmanship
 4
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

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

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Roundhouse Electrical

Joined August 2019

Hello, I've had 8 years in the electrical industry and specialise in residential work whether it's small jobs such as upgrading lighting throughout the house to LED's or adding extra power points where needed. I also tackle larger jobs from kitchen or bathroom renovations to complete new build homes. I take pride in my professionalism and will communicate with the customer throughout the job to ac...

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Lit Electrical Wellington Limited

Joined November 2020

Hi there, I have been involved in the electrical industry for 9 years now, worked for 3 seperate companies and ranged between domestic, commercial and industrial. I have recently gone out on my own post covid which was a big step but I let my work speak for itself with exceptional quality for a competitive price. I have also done a lot of insulation jobs helping out a friends business and ha...

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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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DJ Electrical Services Limited

Joined September 2010

Be in the service field for more than 15 years in Wellington, specialised in electrical appliance installation, repair and maintenance, including dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, oven etc. also lighting system and ventilation system, professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. I do th...

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Green Van Electrical

Joined July 2009

At Green Van Electrical we pride ourselves on friendly service with quality advice and workmanship. - Servicing the whole Wellington area - Kapiti Coast, Wellington central and Hutt Valley - Repairs, maintenance, new buildings, commercial and residential work; Specialising in solar technology advice and installation - call us to discuss your solar options. See our website to view some of...

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Simple Energy Co

Joined December 2019

Our company is based on making Heating, LED and Solar affordable for everyone. Working in the construction industry and trying to help the environment is like banging your head against the wall, the two appear to be going in opposite directions. So, we decided to change things up. With 20 years combined experience in the electrical industry, working on 3 different continents, we bring a broad k...

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Raine Electrical Ltd

Joined April 2021

At Raine Electrical we believe completing the job to a high standard as well as ensuring that the client gets what they have asked for is of great importance! We offer services for New builds to Rewires, Alarms, Security cameras, Heat pumps, Marine and much much more

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The Electric Spider LTD

Joined February 2012

37 years in the Electrical Trade I've recently completed contracts in Housing New Zealand homes installing 2700 power points in existing homes; so I know my way around the nooks and crannies of most house styles to get your job done

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Custom Balustrades

Joined August 2007

I manufacture handrails balustrades and gates usually aluminium stainless or steel with railings wire or glass, I am a qualified tradesman and ticketed welder so can do other engineering work ie beams.check the website link to metalwork

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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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MakeCo

Joined February 2018

Building and Electrical Company- with ability to take on small to medium renovation and building and electrical projects. Also offering project management services. Small operation that is service focused with high quality work

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M L Electrical

Joined March 2021

Hi I have been in the electrical industry for about 15 years. I mainly specialise in residential but also have a background in commercial and marine. I am very professional and will advise as required and meet customers requirements and deadlines to complete jobs. I pride myself in providing competitive quotes and keeping within budget.

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Electrify electrical limited

Joined May 2020

Hi I'm an electrician with 14 years experience in commercial and residential. My skills cover all aspects of electrical from 400v 3 phase/230v single phase men supply system and distribution, house installations, maintenance, fault finding, lighting controls, new switchboard installations, emergency lighting systems, extraction fans ,swimming pools/spas, test and tag, Data and CCTV. I pride my...

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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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JJ Electrical ltd 2020

Joined June 2021

JJ Electrical, providing Kapiti Coast and the greater Wellington region with reliable and quality electrical services. Specializing in residential work, from new builds to renovations, to fixing faults and maintenance jobs. Please feel free to check out JJ Electrical on facebook to view some of our carried out work @JJ Electrical 2020 ltd.

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Quality Electrical Services

Joined January 2020

​At Quality Electrical Services we are completely dedicated to client satisfaction. All of our team members are punctual and knowledgeable, working hard to provide high-quality services to our clients. ​Covering all Electrical work

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Fast Lane Electrical Limited

Joined April 2021

We are a family owned business. Our electrician is fully qualified and has over 20 years experience in the industry. We work hard to meet deadlines and providing competitive quotes.

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Can Do Plumbing And Gas

Joined July 2013

Hi, I have been a plumber and gas fitter for 12 years. I specialise in renovations, new housing and commercial. I also do some maintenance work. I have a strong work ethic and have pride in my work. Thank you for your time Chad

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Waea Contractors Ltd

Joined October 2019

Hi Waea Contractors has spent most of the last 2 years contracting in the communications industry with the Ultra-Fast Broadband rollout; as well as this we do a multitude of civil tasks with some minor construction in the mix too Our Tasks included but are not limited to, - Site Leveling & General Earthworks - Trenching in Pipe and Cable - Trenchless options - Air Knifing, Thrusting, Hydro B...

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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. See us at ...

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