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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest electricians case studies

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

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 "

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

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

Plugs snd lights

Posted 5 days ago

Hi, Looking for an electrician to install an outside plug (undercover), and a light in a carport. Also a letter for insurance company for a treadmill

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Cat6 cables to be run throughout house

Posted 1 year ago

We would like to run some cat6 cable throughout the house to different locations. Cables do not need to be terminated they just need to be run

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Bashing out TV shelving and moving plug points

Posted 2 years ago

We bought a house with an old TV shelving cabinet, far too small for a modern TV. I would like the top of the TV unit (shelving) to be knocked out and the wall behind filled and left smooth. As this is a TV plug point, I will need someone who can do electrics as all the plug points will need to be moved from the wood panel onto the wall behind it.

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Light swapping

Posted 1 year ago

We have bought an LED ceiling light that we would like installed in the kitchen and we'd like the existing kitchen light fitting moved to the living area. We've also bought a small smoke detector which we'd like installed in our hallway.

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Instal extractor fan, towel rail and pour outlet in bathroom.

Posted 1 year ago

Instal extractor fan, heated towel rail and outlet for electric toothbrushes.

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Castlepoint New Oven Wiring to Switchboard

Posted 2 years ago

Electrician required to install a new oven. Wiring to switchboard is also required. Property is rural (about 57km from Masterton near Castlepoint) and is a small weatherboard bach. Oven installation is on the same wall as the switchboard (approx 5 meters away). Would like work to be completed between 7-10 October. Please only reply if you can commit to one of these days. We would also like a single powerpoint converted to a double. Picture of switchboard attached for your reference.

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Light fittings and power points

Posted 1 year ago

I am wanting to have 3 light fittings changed and two new power points put in

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Reno wiring

Posted 10 months ago

Wire in new power supply General renovation wiring

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PacknSave masterton small job

Posted 7 months ago

We need a sparky to cut three pipes and disconnected a power box on the side of a roof unit so we can replace the unit flashings. Then reinstate using new goose neck sytem etc

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House wiring upgrade

Posted 1 year ago

I have purchased an older home that I am told is two thirds rewired. I need an initial inspection and a safety cert for insurance purposes, and a quote for completion of remaining rewiring and installation of down lights in three bedrooms.

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Update house lot of plugs/switches.

Posted 1 year ago

I have an entire house of plugs / light switches (approx 50 units) that need changing to new PDL 600 series or similar. Currently they are the 80s rounded type which are getting worn and outdated - as per pic. Will need COC for the work so no handymen please. I'd be really happy to do a few at a time just whenever suits someone and maybe it could just fit between other jobs/quiet days etc. Wiring all in good condition. Will need to supply the plugs/switches. Would be great to change single...

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Renovating the Older Electrics

Posted 1 week ago

Looking to finish off modernizing the electrics, wiring, some switches, and outlets in 1905 Villa. Most of the house has been modernized. Roughly two bedrooms with older switches / outlets to replace and the rest of the old wiring and fuses. Board with older fuses shown.

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Power cable and trenching

Posted 1 year ago

392 black rock road, masterton. 230m trench and laying of cables for 3 phase power. To barn. Power box is currently at road side. Gently sloping land, easy access.

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Instal hot water cylinder

Posted 1 year ago

Install hot water cylinder-need to convert low pressure to high pressure

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Small jobs wanted doing

Posted 1 year ago

Hi - i just wanting to see the availability of anyone - I need 3 new power points and I need all my light switches and power points replaced (I have all the switches ) I have 4 new light fittings that need putting up (replacing existing ) and a ceiling fan removed . ?

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Installation of electrical power points

Posted 2 years ago

Hi there, I'm looking for an electrician to help me reduce clutter, reduce risk and increase convieniece by providing an electrical evaluation as well as installing 4 electrical power points at my house. Thanks

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Light fittings and power points 2

Posted 1 year ago

I am wanting to have 3 light fittings changed and two new power points put in

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Electrical for Home

Posted 2 years ago

I am moving a NEW home to a section. I will only will require: - connection at the metre box - reconnection of wiring on house break lines - new lighting x8, plugsx7 -wiring for water pump (approx. 15meters from house) -electrical to change from hot water cylinder to infinity which will be mounted in the ceiling and flued directly above where the current HWC is.

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Water leak may have effected my light fitting! ?

Posted 1 year ago

I had a leak (concealed guttering pushed water into my ceiling). The ceiling has been repaired, but I'd like a qualified electrician to come and check the light fitting, before anyone turns it on. I would appreciate someone coming out in the next week! Please!! :) I live in Wainuioru, 18 minutes outside Masterton!

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Adding new downlights etc

Posted 10 months ago

We are in need of someone to wire up new downlights and move some switches. The downlights will be in position, just need someone to wire them up and move switches to new locations. A few power plugs to move too. We are happy to wait until a cooler temperature day for the work to be done, the ceiling space is very hot. Very easy to access ceiling space too.

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Find Electricians in Masterton

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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Water and Gas Plumbing ltd

Joined April 2015

Water and Gas Plumbing LTD are one of the largest maintenance based plumbing companies in the Greater Wellington Area specializing in all aspects of plumbing, gas fitting, drain laying, roofing and building maintenance. We use the most advanced technology in the market to effectively diagnose problems quickly. Where required we can respond with the hour for emergency work, having completed over 7...

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Huntaway Electrical

Joined February 2018

Huntaway Electrical is a newly established electrical company, but I have been working in the electrical industry for 13 years. I have experience in commercial and residential new installs and maintenance. No job is too small. I am very professional and pride myself on doing a tidy job.

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S E S Limited

Joined September 2018

First established in the 80's, SES has been providing the lower north island with high quality electrical services ever since. SES Ltd are Registered Electricians offering everything from Residential, Commercial, Audio visual, Security alarms and CCTV, Heating and cooling systems, Solar, Home automation and more.

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iSolar Design and Installation Specialists Ltd

Joined October 2019

Hi, We are a family owned and operating small electrical and solar power business located in the Wellington region. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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JRL Electrical

Joined January 2019

I'm Joe.I'm time served, licenced and insured. I've been working as an electrician since 2002. I offer great service at a reasonable price. Please check out my reviews. I look forward to working with you to deliver your project / repair on time and within budget.

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Holdsworth Electrical & Telecommunications Ltd

Joined January 2016

Hello, I am a qualified Registered Electrican and Electrical inspector, with 10 years expereince in the electrical industry, and 20+ years in the Telecommunications field. We offer a prompt professional service, guarantee our quality of work and we are site safe accredited.

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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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Tomorrow Electrical

Joined October 2017

Hi there, I've been working in trades related industry full-time for the last six years. While I specialize in electrical work and hold a current practicing licence, I also do smaller handyman jobs from time to time.

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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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OneSecurity

Joined September 2018

Hi we are locally owned and operated security business servicing the Wairarapa and Wellington. We have over 20 years in the security industry and pride ourselves in our ability to exceed customer expectations on both quality and price. No job is too big or too small so contact us today with your security needs

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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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Odd Jobs Electrical

Joined September 2017

I am an Electrical Engineer who also does electrical work. If you have jobs that seem to be in the 'too hard basket' for other firms, contact me to discuss. I specialise in maintenance, and diagnosis and fixing of electrical faults such as blowing fuses, tripping circuit breakers, and misconnections of electrical wiring (e.g. power circuits connected to night store heating controls). Remembe...

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Red Stag Electrical ltd

Joined June 2018

Electrical services in wairarapa 14 years+ experience in the electrical industry! Renovations additions data networking, and all the small jobs! Very professional tidy services!

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DG Roofing & Building

Joined November 2018

We understand your problem/requirement accurately and then we discuss with you the solution to your problems/ We discuss the right approach to achieving your requirements. If you agree for us to proceed, we do our job at cost, in a satisfactory timeframe and highest possible quality and value for you... Try us and you will not regret.

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Electro Guard

Joined October 2010

Licence to Instal under the security Guards Act. SG 11-009141 I have been in this business of installing, selling and servicing Electronic security systems for 20 years. I specialise in Electronic security, security alarm systems and video Surveillance systems. We are also particularly experienced in digital wireless security systems. We also specialise in driveway alert systems and door cont...

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Bubbaelectrix

Joined August 2016

Hi all, Am a fully confindent electrician, competent in all domestic installation requirements from new builds to renovations and rewires. Safety is paramount and client satisfaction.

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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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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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Sanjeev

Joined January 2016

Registered electrician with 25 year work experience .repair and install of lights power point hot water stove replaceing exiting light to led .hav also worked for HRV to so can install hrv ,general electical solution to ur house .

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DEJ 2 Build

Joined August 2009

Hi, We've been building new houses, renovating old ones and general maintenance and repairs for the last 20 years. We've been in Masterton since inception and have worked on jobs around Wairarapa as well as in regional parts of Wellington. While we specialise in roofing, major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadl...

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