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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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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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7 Things Tradies Want You To Know Going Into 2022

Posted 30/11/21

Next year will be the year of catch-22’s for home improvement. So, how can you get a great outcome for your project in these busy times?

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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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Installation of x2 Industrial Switch Sockets 3 Pin 10 Amp 250V

Posted 1 month ago

Installation of x2 Industrial Switch Sockets 3 Pin 10 Amp 250V into a space that has an industrial switch installed. Thanks

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New plug + Bathroom heater

Posted 5 months ago

Hey, I am hoping someone can install a double plug and a bathroom heater - I will supply a Serene Living Classic S2068 through work. We are going to rent this part of our house out and are planning on completely changing the bathroom in a few years so don't want to spend a heap on this ideally. I can see the guy who owned it previously just ran the wire over the gib and put a wee cover over it, I am guessing this is an easier, cheaper option if we could just do the same again maybe? I...

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External electrical work

Posted 2 months ago

Hi - we need some external power sockets fitted so that we can run things like a water feature, deck and path lights etc. We have power in an external shed where the new cabling can be run from. Please contact us if this is the type of small household work you have the capacity for. We'd like to get this done fairly quickly. May suit someone as a weekend project?

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Replace house lights with modern lights

Posted 2 months ago

I have a house that has lights from early 80's and I like an upgrade. a couple will need to be moved. I'd like advice on light choices too.

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Rangehood installation

Posted 9 months ago

Installation of 2 kitchen rangehoods- ducted externally

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Kitchen rangehood & bathroom fan installation

Posted 5 months ago

I have a rangehood and a bathroom 3in1 heat light fan need to be installed. both need ducting

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Powerpoints

Posted 1 day ago

Install 3 double and 2 single powerpoints in kitchen

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Replace light switches and power sockets

Posted 2 weeks ago

Replace light switches x 3, replace single power sockets x4, replace single power socket with double x5. Also 3 of lights don't work (not bulb issue), no separate trip switch in box so needs troubleshooting.

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Above stove fan n bathroom fan

Posted 1 month ago

i need to get an extractor fan put into the kitchen , already have the unit.Goes through exterior wall to outside , single level house.Put in nnew fan into bathroom , do not hv a fan for this

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Rewire

Posted 7 months ago

I have some new wiring in my 1950s house but would like to get a price for upgrading.

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Electrician needed for bathroom renovation

Posted 4 months ago

Hi, we are renovating our bathroom and We need new power outlets, install electrical for new downlights, heated towel rail, heater…. job date is October 1st.

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Moving Switchboard 400 metres vertically

Posted 9 months ago

Hi there We recently bought house in central Nelson..with renovations in mind We need to Move this switch board upwards if we can.. also we are moving walls etc and need power to be reorganised for this Later we are doing full kitchen and turning existing garage into master bedroom so there will be on going work

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No hot water

Posted 5 months ago

I have no hot water please help looking for cheap fast job

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Wiring for a Spa pool

Posted 1 month ago

I'm putting down a concrete pad for a spa pool and need advice on where to run the conduit and a quote for the wiring work. Thanks

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Dimming light removal

Posted 3 months ago

The main light in our home has a 'touch pad' dimmer. This dimmer is malfunctioning and causing the light to stay on while dimming high to low continuously for long periods of time. We want this dimmer removed and replaced with a normal on / off switch.

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Wiring up new kitchen

Posted 6 months ago

Our electrician has got a big job and can’t complete our work..we have our old kitchen out and gib board off the walls so wiring won’t be too diff Unfortunately we don’t have a lot of time so would like someone who is immediately available,this week or early next There are other jobs too,eg lighting changes but these could be discussed But initially the important thing is the kitchen wiring as the units come in couple of weeks so the walls need finishing after the wiring is done . We are...

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Gillespie

Posted 6 months ago

1. Power point on a high amp breaker put in to garage for electric car 2. Replacing outdoor light fixture with new one (we have) 3. Remove old and install new heated towel rail in bathroom 4. Install power point for microwave in kitchen cupboard 5. Install power point in dining room wall for computer 6. Alarm system check for fault Ideally we'd like this work done on a Saturday (1 & 2 as priority) and all tasks do not need to be done at once.

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Tag & Testing- minimal, & relocate junction box

Posted 7 months ago

Hi there, We are a registered charity and need 3 items tested and tagged for safety as well as a junction box relocated. We are hoping to find someone willing to do this work as pro-bono if at all possible. We are a Toy Library, so should you have a young family, we could trade a membership or a table or two at an upcoming quiz night fundraiser we have. Please get in touch! Many thanks for considering our request

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Oven extractor fan install

Posted 7 months ago

Need basic oven extractor fan installed above the oven in the kitchen.

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Fixing electric lawn mower cord

Posted 2 months ago

I ran over the cord for my electric lawnmower and need to get it replaced.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 214,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Oven and extraction fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

External electrical work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th January 2022

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wiring a new bathroom


15th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installation of x2 Industrial Switch Sockets 3 Pin 10 Amp 250V

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

getting rid of old live cables

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gillespie

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Moving Switchboard 400 metres vertically

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Steel Electrical & Heat Pumps

Joined January 2022

Steel Electrical & Heat Pumps are Canterbury based offering a wide range of services to the South Island from Electrical to Heat Pumps as well as Security and AV. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and our commitment to delivering a quality service, no how big or small the job may be.

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Hickey Electrical

Joined July 2020

All things Electrical! Commercial & Residential Renovations, Servicing, New Builds, Solar, Ev Charge points, Healthy Homes. Whatever your needs, we can do it! Reasonable rates and will travel for larger projects throughout the South Island.

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D & D Electrical

Joined May 2017

Hi, I have been working as an Electrical engineer for past 10 years. I am fully EWRB registered. I mostly specialised in residential and industrial electrical systems. I pride myself providing competitive quotes and completing the job on budget.

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rodkohlhase plumbing ltd

Joined March 2017

Hi there Rod has been self employed for over 25yrs has experience in all aspects of the plumbing trade, specializing in maintenance and alteration work Also new housing and light commercial work

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Nelson Handyman

Joined November 2020

Nelson Handyman provides expert maintenance services for homes and commercial properties in the wider Nelson/ Tasman region. We tackle any task from General Building Works (decks, fences, renovations, GIB) to Painting, Furniture Assembly, house water blasting and more.We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quote...

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Payless Electrical

Joined April 2013

Guaranteed Quality Workmanship and craftsmanship, Residential and Commercial Master Electrician Nelson, FREE QUOTES call ... or ... . www. ... .nz No Call out charges or travel costs $55 per hour. We provide a registered New Zealand Master Electrician in Nelson with over 17 years in the trade. No job too big or small. Residential Renovation/alteration rewiring, switchboard upgrad...

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HomeTech Solatube

Joined April 2011

HomeTech has been providing and installing home improvement products to New Zealanders since 1992 and has more than 70,000 customers across the country. From Kaitaia to Bluff, HomeTech’s nationwide network of credited installers and contractors install daylighting, condensation control, ventilation, heating/cooling, skylights / roof windows, hard wired fire alarms and attic stair solutions. Hom...

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Electronic Resources NZ Ltd

Joined April 2013

We are specialised to service needs for: COMPUTERS: Computer repairs - All Makes & Models. Virus/Spyware Detection & Removal, Custom Built Computer, Data Recovery & Back up, Broadband installations (wire or wireless), Laptop LCD panel replacement, Laptop DC power Jack repair, system login unlock. SOLAR ENERGY: Solar panels, Solar controller/charger, Solar PV cable, Solar power D.I.Y....

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Handyman and Electrical Services

Joined August 2010

My business offers the Nelson Tasman region general handyman and electrical repair services for home, business, motorhome or caravan. I am a registered electrician who spent 30 years as an electrical fitter working on the Nelson City electricity network. I will install/repair your electrical appliances and equipment or carry out any general maintenance work you require for home, business...

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Kiwipure Ltd

Joined May 2013

We design and sell water treatment systems for households, rural applications and up to medium sized commercial businesses. Our district is the whole of New Zealand as we can arrange plumbers to install anywhere in New Zealand

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Up Ease LTD

Joined March 2011

Here at Up Ease we have over 15 years experience providing access solutions for residential and commercial properties. Specialising in all forms of vertical access we also provide Dumb waiter's chairlifts for stairs, frieght lifts, hospital bed lifts,passenger lifts,Maintenance/service and car park solutions. As well as elevators we can undertake onsite engineering, demolition and removal wor...

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Ground Source Limited

Joined May 2009

We provide high efficiency ground source heating and cooling solutions New Zealand wide through our installer/dealers. We are the NZ agents for WaterFurnace products. Ground Source systems are extremely well suited to commercial applications such as hotels, motels, schools, offices and factories, as well as domestic homes. We can provide a high efficiency eco-friendly ground source solution to...

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