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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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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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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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Security Service & Alarm Installers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

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

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Check Out These Luxury Bedroom Lighting Ideas

Posted 11/06/13

Whether your luxury bedroom is a small cosy space or a grand suite, it’s probably used for more than just sleeping. While dark bedrooms are perfect for sleep, too little light can hinder other activities.  With plenty of luxury bedroom lighting ideas available, let us help you choose the right  prof

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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Old House

Posted 08/04/14

Are you considering buying an old house? Old villas and bungalows can be charming, but with age, often comes problems. Here’s three questions to ask before you sign on the dotted line. Buying an old house? Ask these questions first! You don't want to buy a lemon! Here are 3 questions you need

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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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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 "

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

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

Down light

Posted 2 months ago

In a bedroom. New walls and ceiling being replaced. Will be smart lights:

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Rewire a bathroom - currently renovating #2

Posted 2 weeks ago

I am having my very small bathroom fully renovated and removing the jib. I would like to wire up new power points, wire in a fan, lights, heated towel rail and an outside light.

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Needing some hot points fitted

Posted 1 year ago

I have a new kitchenette that was installed and am needing some hot points for it. I have been let down by two electricians (I had one due this morning and he cancelled half an hour before he was due here). I have five paying guests arriving tonight and more next week so desperately need an electrician to do some work (one who doesn't charge like a wounded bull please)

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Move powerpoint

Posted 1 year ago

I need to get a single powerpoint moved from one wall to around the corner of the other wall and turned into a double plug rather then a single plug. I can supply the double power point. Picture shows where powerpoint is now and roughly where I need it moved to.

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Installing 4 hot points into an existing house

Posted 3 months ago

I need 3 new Hot Points in the Kitchen installed and 2 in the Lounge. This is an older house on piles. Also I am replacing the kitchen so it would make it easier to install the hot points before the kitchen goes in. within the next week or so would be ideal.

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Range hood ducting

Posted 1 year ago

Require a quote to duct rangehood to outside of house (not currently ducted). Alternatively if cannot be ducted, need confirmation that it cannot be done.

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Hard wiring spa pool #2

Posted 2 months ago

Looking at Hard wiring a spa pool to the house. its a 15 amp spa if that helps

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Angela Bennett #2

Posted 1 year ago

Need a connection for oven Hob and hood and ten down lights cut and supplied and connected

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Potential hot water cylinder replacement

Posted 3 months ago

Our hot,water cylinder isn’t performing as it use to. Still provides hot water, but hot water runs out quicker than usual.

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Additional Power Points and Kitchenware

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, I'm after an electrician to install some standard household wall plugs, replacement of a ceramic cooktop to an induction one (same size), addition of a dimming switch for lights in the lounge, and installation of a 15amp outdoor receptacle. I am flexible for dates (could make multiple visits or get it all done in one hit) but would like to prioritise the 15 amp receptacle first. Cheers.

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Dry steam

Posted 8 months ago

fitting of dry steamer also need advice on systems best suited for stock feed plant

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Installs

Posted 1 year ago

Hello, I am looking for somebody to do: 2-3 ceiling lights instalment (bulbs currently keep blowing would like to replace with LEDs) 1x power point relocation 2x power point installs 1x power plug install for a spa pool (we think 15 amp) Thanks :)

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3x power points + 2 lights

Posted 1 year ago

Hello, We currently only have one power point in our main bedroom and would like 2. The current one may just need to be moved and one additional one added. We also would like an additional 1x double power point in the kitchen. In two bedrooms the light keep blowing, so would like that looked at and fixed maybe short circuiting. Thank you :)

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Rewire a bathroom - currently renovating

Posted 1 month ago

I am having my very small bathroom fully renovated and removing the jib. I would like to wire up new power points, wire in a fan, lights, heated towel rail and an outside light.

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Sparky help

Posted 1 year ago

Quote for additional power points, two way switch, down lights, heat transfer kit installed, hang pendant lights and change light switches

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Hard wore oven

Posted 8 months ago

Hi.i need an electrician to hard wire my oven to the wall please.

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Angela1234

Posted 10 months ago

A old meter remove Rewire new section of house Test for code Call lineman to disconnect

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Nuku

Posted 2 months ago

Good afternoon, We need to get some quotes to put extractor fans in both the Kitchen and the shower room.

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Power/lights to shed

Posted 9 months ago

Dragging power from the house to an outdoor shed ~5m away. Whacking in a couple of power outlets and 4 lights in the ceiling

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Put internet cable from lounge to garage

Posted 10 months ago

We have fiber internet and would like a cable to go out to the garage to have internet in the garage.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 175,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

bathroom reno

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

26th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House rewire

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sparky help

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Angela Bennett #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom sparky work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hard wore oven

Work carried out by an employee of the company

30th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bambillo Electrical bed not moving

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 1
Schedule
 3
Communication
 4

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Electro Guard

Joined October 2010

Licence to Install under the security Guards Act. SG ... I have been in this business of installing, selling and servicing Electronic security systems for 20 years. I specialise in Selling Servicing and Installing, Security Alarm systems and Video Surveillance systems. We are also particularly experienced in digital wireless security systems. We also specialise in driveway alert systems...

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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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Fast Flow Plumbing Ltd

Joined September 2018

Fast Flow Plumbing Ltd is located in the Manawatu . We have 16 years experience in the trade.We specialise in Maintenance, New Homes, Renovations and Heating. Reasonable rates and efficient service. 24/7 CALL OUT service. ( Quality without Compromise)

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Solar Works Ltd

Joined September 2009

Solar Works is owned and operated by Greg Winter, a Certified Plumber and Gasfitter with 18 years experience. We provide high quality plumbing and gasfitting services and are experts in supply and installation of solar hot water systems. We pride ourselves on quality, integrity and service that is second to none. We are a member of the New Zealand Solar Industries Association, and are accredi...

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Windsor Electrical Limited

Joined February 2018

Hi I have been and electrician for over 30 years and have carried electrical works in the domestic, commercial and Industrial sectors of the electrical industry. We pride ourselves in quality workmanship and customer satisfaction. All quotes are free and very competitive, no job to small wether its replacing a power point, light, switch or to a house rewire. Please feel free to contact me at an...

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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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DMAK ELECTRICAL LIMITED

Joined June 2020

Here at Dmak Electrical we pride ourselves on a top quality finish with a personal small business touch at a fair price. We specialise in new builds, renovations and heat pumps (ducted) although no job is to small for us as we cover a wide of electrical work.

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Kinetic Electrical

Joined September 2020

We are a team of electricians and we have crews in Palmerston North, Whanganui and South Taranaki. Being part of a franchise allows us to have extremely good buying power delivery savings to our customers. We also have a great network to draw on for bigger jobs too. We can cover all aspects of our trade from industrial and automation work, domestic and commercial to high end home entertainment sys...

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Tim Toomey Electrical

Joined June 2011

Combining experience, youth and enthusiasm  to bring the best electrical service in wellington. Wellington's Professional  Electricians contact us For all your Electrical services including but not limited to: Domestic and Commercial Electrician Services House Wiring, Rewiring and renovations Switchboard Upgrades Mains entry point repairs/Replacement All New Installations ...

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ONCORE BUILDING MAINTENANCE

Joined April 2020

ONCORE Building Maintenance Service One call does it all. Oncore is New Zealand's leading team for residential and commercial repairs, maintenance, insurance work, and we service nationwide. The Oncore process ensures your project is delivered to a high standard, on time and within your budget. From your first consultation, through to project completion, Oncore provides one point of con...

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Nick Wickham Plumbing and Gas Ltd

Joined May 2017

Hi there We are a small husband and wife run business specialising in domestic plumbing and gas fitting applications. Whether it’s fixing your leaky tap, upgrading your old hot water system, installing a new fire or gas oven you can trust in us for a job well done. Free competitive quotes provided and times tailored to suit you. We offer the following services: - Plumbing and Gas Fi...

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TKG Electrical & Data Solutions

Joined August 2018

With over 10 years experience in the Electrical industry TKG Electrical & Data Solutions are proud to give you the best advice and help for your Electrical needs at a top quality standard at competitive prices. LED upgrades, Switch board upgrades, hard wired Data points, Alarms and CCTV etc, If its Electrical and Data related, we can do it!

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Evoke Electrical Ltd

Joined May 2017

Been an electrician for over 10 years, large amount of experience in domestic and industrial. Very professional, pride ourselves on creating the best outcome possible, and creating happy customers who regularly recommend us to others.

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The Kingz Co

Joined April 2019

Hi, we have 20years experience in our team. We have great pride in our workmanship and professionalism. We have pulled together a team of leaders to take care of your specific needs. No job to big, No job to small. Call us today ?

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Linc Electrical

Joined October 2014

Experienced electrician of 11+ Years with focus on very high level of workmanship, customer satisfaction and meeting and exceeding customer expectations for a satisfactory budget. No job too big nor too small!

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Tranzheat Air Conditioning Ltd

Joined September 2009

Registered Electricians Specialist Heatpump Technicians Qualified Heatpump Installers and Registered Electrical Service Technicians Supply,install and service air conditioning equipment. Domestic and Commercial Electrical work

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Energy Workshop Ltd

Joined March 2017

Energy Workshop is a Manawatu based Healthy Home Business providing expert advice and solutions for Insulation, Ventilation, Heat & Cool and Efficiency for residential Homes, Rentals & New builds in the Manawatu, Whanganui, Rangitikei, Horowhenua and Wairarapa regions. A number of people and groups engage in our services due to our ethical approach, honest advice, fair pricing and reasonable r...

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Foleys Dunedin

Joined August 2020

We believe in exceeding our customer's expectations by going above & beyond. We started in Dunedin in 1934 & still have 3 generations of the Foley family working in the business.

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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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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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