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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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

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

Rangehood installation

Posted 1 month ago

Installation of 2 kitchen rangehoods- ducted externally

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Extractor fan repair/replacement

Posted 1 year ago

We have an existing combined light, heat lamp and extractor fan unit located in the middle of the bathroom ceiling. The fan has intermittently stopped working. We would like to either replace it with a new fan located in a better position above the shower, or replace the current unit. We require advice and quote, and then for the job to be completed.

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Small electrical works small partial renovation /upgrade

Posted 5 months ago

installing new lights, moving or repairing existing light fittings moving or replacing existing sockets, adding new sockets some new wiring for a new bathroom and additional laundry facilities. need to work with builder and plumber installing internal and external security - detection and lights ( wifi bulbs) possibly including two solar powered

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Oven and extraction fan

Posted 2 months ago

I have a new oven that needs to be hard wired in. And an extractor fan that needs to be hard wired in as it was just plugged into my old oven. There is easy excess under the house and into the roof.

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Install towel rail timers

Posted 1 year ago

We have two Arlec towel rail timers that we would like to have installed.

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Qualified electrician for small commercial job

Posted 1 year ago

Install pendant lights, move switches, install power points

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Wiring a new bathroom

Posted 2 months ago

Wiring the new bathroom light/fan and plug on wall etc, plus possibly new kitchen plugs and hallway . Needs to be done asap preferably this week :)

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Power points and possible light install for single garage convert

Posted 6 months ago

Please quote to install power points and possible light install. Property is part of IS Services Nelson, who care for intellectually handicapped adults. My brother was a resident for 20 yearsa nd he passed away this year during lockdown. We are hoping to convert their garage to a games room with his small estate bequest.

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New LED Downlights, Power Sockets & Switches

Posted 1 year ago

Looking to install an additonal 7 Double Sockets, swapping switches and installing new LED Lights and dimmers spread across two bedrooms, and 1x lounge of house, breakdown being: Main Bedroom: 1x Double Socket - external wall. 2-3 LED Downlights (Depending on Advice Received). 1x dimmer. Bedroom 2: 2x Double Socket - External Wall. 1x double socket - Internal Facing Wall off bathroom 2-3 LED Downlights (Depending on Advice Recieved) 1x dimmer Lounge: 2x Double Sockets - Installed onto...

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General electrical work

Posted 2 years ago

General electrical jobs including relocation of plugs, tv aerial wire relocation, install new plug location, remove wiring.

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New socket instal

Posted 1 year ago

Simple job to install a new power point. The wall is currently open and existing power is easily accessible, and mains board adjacent. Job needs to be done very soon (ie Tuesday/Wednesday) to meet other time requirements to close up gib.

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Installing plug point and wiring for an oven

Posted 3 months ago

I need to install an oven in my kitchen. There was wiring for it years ago, but i had it removed as i had no need for an oven. The time has come that i need to get one installed, and i need wiring done and plug point installed for a free standing cooker.

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Electrician

Posted 1 year ago

Connect studio wiring to house.

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Bathroom extractor fan

Posted 11 months ago

Install an extractor fan in bathroom to an exterior wall

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Getting rid of old live cables

Posted 1 year ago

following removing an internal wall we now need to remove the live cables that were in the wall. Its a small job but is part of a bigger plan to do a full rewire of the house. Needing to get this done in the week starting 24th Feb

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House renovation: general electrical work

Posted 1 year ago

Renovating a small two bedroom house in kawai street south. Looking for an electrician with the skills and certifications to do some basic electrical work such as wiring in new downlights in the ceilings, shifting wall plugs around for changes made to the kitchen, and installing a range hood where there isn’t one currently.

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Bathroom heater install

Posted 1 year ago

We would need a bathroom heater supplied and installed to existing wiring.

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Sub-Floor Foil Insulation Removal plus Electrical Renovations

Posted 10 months ago

Looking to get some quotes for some electrical work that needs to be done by a registered electrician to the subfloor and also for interior/exterior renovations we intend on doing.

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Moving Switchboard 400 metres vertically

Posted 4 weeks 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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Quote for Electrician to fit power socket

Posted 11 months ago

I would like a power socket put in underneath sink of kitchen to put in a dishwasher

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 193,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

getting rid of old live cables

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extractor fan repair/replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Oven and extraction fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th March 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

Wiring a new bathroom


15th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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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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Hertz Electrical Ltd

Joined November 2016

We are a small company dedicated to completing your project with quality results, on time, and with reasonable prices. We offer quality services and proud for putting safety first. Available on Weekdays and Weekends since than booked. If you are looking for a renovation, building an extension, or a new build; we offer the following services: - Powerpoint; - Indoor and Outdoor Lighting; - Swi...

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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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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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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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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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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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Igl Hospitality Ltd

Joined September 2010

Igl Hospitality Ltd Specialize in Commercial Kitchen Equipment and Industrial Ventilation Igl Hospitality Specialize in industrial ventilation systems including make-up air, extract air, dust & fume Control etc. 100% New Zealand Made Stainless Steel Kitchen Equipment. We are a registered business supplying high quality commercial kitchen equipment at highly competitive Prices and 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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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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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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Robert

Joined July 2019

I offer a cheaper alternative to trades services with over 20 years experience in building maintenance specializing in plumbing and drainage and commercial building maintenance and painting

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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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