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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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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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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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Check Out These Luxury Bedroom Lighting Ideas

Posted 11/06/13

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

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

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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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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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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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.

Electrical repairs

Posted 1 year ago

Repair and relocate lights around the house

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Kitchen renovation

Posted 3 months ago

Put in range hood an do a check on other power points

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Fixing light switches

Posted 2 months ago

A couple of dodgy switches in the house need fixing. They are currently interfering with lights in different rooms and causing them flicker on and off. Possibly would take up to an hour to fix.

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Murphy electrical finishing

Posted 1 year ago

Hi, 1950's house has been partially rewired (this needs to be signed off) and possibly a new switchboard put in (as the poor old one is a bit jam packed now.) And I'd really like my heated towel rail connected up, possibly a couple of other things too.

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Range of small tasks

Posted 1 year ago

source and replace lower oven heating element. Also, reactivate electrical outlet and check a light fitting which has a slight delay in connection. The light thinks about it for a second before it agrees to illuminate the kitchen.

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Kitchen

Posted 4 months ago

Move light an put in PowerPoint an a range hood

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Phone jerk installation

Posted 10 months ago

Hi there, I need a phone jerk installed in my house. There was never a one done. I just want one installed.

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Power points tripping out circuit

Posted 6 months ago

RCD tripping out constantly on Kitchen/Lounge power point circuit ..need to troubleshoot

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Extra electrical sockets/plugs in home

Posted 1 year ago

I would like to have around ten new double plugs/ electrical sockets installed in my home. Is a older bungalow but has been rewired

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2x security light installation

Posted 2 years ago

2x outdoor security lights to be installed (and recommendation on what lights to buy) && Move a phone port cable down the wall approx 30cm

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Garage rewiring

Posted 1 year ago

Looking to rewire my garage as I want to make it into a workshop. The powerpoints are all on weird places. Also need suitable lighting.(light fixtures I can provide). Thanks.

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Sarj

Posted 2 years ago

Light switch moved around corner. hole has been drilled in top plate and hole cut out approx for flush box .

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Diagnosis & repair of Thetford cassette toilet cistern pump

Posted 1 year ago

Hi - I have a Thetford C-200 cassette toilet fitted in a caravan in rural Waihou. The caravan is on mains supply. Recently the pump which draws water from the cistern to flush the toilet stopped working. Investigation showed that the 3 amp blade fuse had blown, but a replacement fuse immediately blew, leading me to think the pump itself has shorted, or there's some other electrical fault. I'm looking for someone (ideally familiar with Thetford toilets) to visit me on-site, diagnose the f...

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Extractor fan installation

Posted 2 months ago

Quote required. Soffit or weatherboard wall.

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Powerpoints

Posted 11 months ago

need two more power points put into garage

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Bathroom extraction fan

Posted 3 months ago

Fit a extractor fan in bathroom there is currently nothing there

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Warehouse with special needs

Posted 1 month ago

We are building a warehouse at the rear of our property and need a 230A supply (probably 3 phase) which will be about 70m, plus switchboard, power outlets and lighting. I don't know if you deal in ventilation but we are interested in smooth air fabric ducting. Pole fuse at the end of the driveway. I would also like the existing power supply and fibre under grounded as I work from home and the overhead wires will one day snag on a truck. The new supply will require metering. Floor plan can be pro...

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Fix cylinders

Posted 7 months ago

No hot water coming through any outlets, and the switch in the main box keeps flicking off that goes to the hot water

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Update light fittings

Posted 3 weeks ago

Move 1 light switch Replace 2 wall fittings in bedroom Replace 5 pendant fittings lounge Replace entrance fitting Replace outside light fitting Update switch x 3

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Powerpoint for rangehood

Posted 2 months ago

Quote required to install a powerpoint for rangehood.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 173,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Urgent stove hook up

Work carried out by an employee of the company

27th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Murphy electrical finishing

Work carried out by an employee of the company

6th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Update light fittings

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Diagnosis & repair of Thetford cassette toilet cistern pump

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Automatic Door Services

Joined February 2015

ADS repairs and supplies all types of Garage & Commercial Doors. ADS is owned and managed by Andy Marsden, who has a team of 9 people ensuring the smooth running of his business. Andy's background is from aviation and engineering. As Andy says if you can keep 25 million pound aircraft up in the air and all those aboard safe - then keeping people safe with garage doors and commercial doors is a l...

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Hiko electrical services ltd

Joined August 2019

When you need a reliable electrician Hiko Electrical is your first choice. Over 10 years in the industry and experts in Residential and Commercial installations. Whether you need a light fixed or a quote for electrical plans, Chris and his team are here to help.

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pro wire

Joined December 2010

Hi we work from hamilton to auckland we have been doing jobs from new homes full renovations ,to the smallest jobs ,we pride ourselves on punctuality, and 100% customer satisfaction ,we always clean up after ourselves and offer helpful advice and ,no obligation free quotes ,our prices are always competitive .

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Ur Plumber Waikato Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi we’ve been in the Plumbing industry with over 10 years experience in Residential,Commercial, Industrial we are well equipped to under take any job big or small. While we specialise in General Maintenance Plumbing we also do complete full renovations kitchen,bathroom,laundry. Whether upgrading from low to mains pressure Hot water , blocked drain to a roof leak Ur Plumber Waikato Ltd has...

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Maintain to profit

Joined March 2017

We are a renovation and maintenance company, who project manage the work using our teams of sub contractors. We negotiate great rates with our contractors, meaning no extra cost to you for one point of contact and project management

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Eleco Electrical

Joined January 2018

We are a small owner operated company with experience in the commercial,domestic and industrial fields, we currently have a fully qualified electrical inspector and a heat pump tech on board. We can provide competitive (or even beat written) quotes. We do any size job and are available 24/7.

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Leading Electrical Ltd

Joined July 2013

Leading Electrical is a Kiwi-owned business based in Hamilton, Waikato. Our qualified, registered electricians provide a wide range of electrical services, from installations to repairs. As Master Electricians, we also provide a 1 year warranty on all parts and labour at no cost to you.

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Perfect Solutions

Joined April 2017

Hi we've been installing Aerials, CCTV cameras and Audio/Video Solutions for the last 20 years While we specialise in HOME AUTOMATION & SECURITY for new and existing homes we also do smaller jobs like TV and dish installations and TV hangs on the wall. We are licensed security technicians and consultants. We take pride in our professional approach Things you can expect from us *Competi...

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Tytan Electrical

Joined November 2019

Hey there I’ve been an electrician in the bay for the last 10 years and out on my own for 18 months. I work in really well with all other tradies . Have the experience to deal with any electrical issue that you have

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CCN Electrical

Joined July 2020

Hi, I have been in the electrical trade for more than 8 years. I have specialised in many fields in the electrical industry from industrial right through to rural electrical work and whiteware repairs. I am very professional and can take on small to medium size work. All work is done in accordance to relevant standards.

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DBS Electrical Ltd

Joined January 2017

We have over 15 years experience in the electrical trade specialising in residential electrical and air conditioning. For workmanship done to a Professional, Reliable, Honest standard call Daniel at DBS Electrical. Find us on the web dbs electrical.co.nz or Facebook for photo galleries and other reviews.

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Dawson Electrics

Joined June 2020

Dawson Electrics covers new homes and alterations as well as repairs and maintenance. Both commercial and residential. Working with you to provide the best solution based on what you need as well as what you want. With over 25 years experience, we pride ourselves on our competitive prices and our professional work standard.

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Anything Communications Ltd

Joined March 2020

Hi i've been in the communications industry for over 17 years and have been involved in a range of installations on projects from new builds to retrofitting existing buildings in both the commercial and residential market. I pride myself in providing both a friendly and professional service to my clients at a fair price.

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Open Range Plumbing and Gas

Joined September 2019

Open Range Plumbing & Gas has over fifteen years of experience in the industry, with extensive experience in both maintenance plumbing and gas fitting, as well as new builds. We can also lend our knowledge and experience to your renovation project with helpful advice and guidance from the planning stage through to completion. Open Range Plumbing is able to work within your budget to problem solve...

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Phill Plamer Productions Ltd

Joined June 2019

Residential/Industrial/Commercial Electrician Reliable prompt friendly service. Competitive rates Over 23 years experience in the industry, Free Quotes Travel up to 80 k radius from depot Residential/Industrial/Commercial

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Oncore

Joined September 2020

My name is Ajit Singh and i am resident of Rototuna north, Hamilton I Operate as an Independent Operator/Franchisee for ONCORE group which is part of Refresh Renovation group here in Hamilton. Me and My team will ensure you receive WORLD CLASS customer service and Value for your money. We are ONE STOP SHOP for all your household, residential and commercial needs. One call does it all..... Below...

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Katoa technology Ltd

Joined June 2017

We are a home based technology business across CCTV and Alarm service, Access control, Electrical service, and Computer Networks, Smart home Solution, integration, etc. Our company is a licensed security company from Justice department. Our main technician Ben has more than 6 years' residential and commercial practical experience in installation of CCTV, Alarm and computer system & netwo...

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Fusion Technologies

Joined July 2020

Hi, we are a small family run company and have been in business for the last 12 years. We specialise in audio visual installation, media rooms and creating sound systems within your home and outdoor living areas including home networking. While we specialise in the audio and media design in new builds we also really enjoy improving your current audio and media set up in a very cost effective way...

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Bay Electric

Joined January 2019

Hello. I am a registered electrician with 10 years trade experience. Specialising in all areas of domestic, commercial and industrial environments. I am a clean and tidy, hardworking, friendly sparky. There is no job too big or small, I pride myself on working hard in any situation and having good relations with my clients. I like to keep the space clean and be aware of the clients wants, needs an...

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Black Box Electrical Engineering

Joined June 2016

Black Box Electrical Engineering Licensed Electrical Engineering Services Design, Problem Solving and Installation for Homes, Motorhomes and Connectables. We are a north island based mobile business who travel to your home, tiny house or caravan etc to help facilitate your design, solve your electrical problems and complete electrical installation work.

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