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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest electricians case studies

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

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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Power socket for spa

Posted 3 months ago

Needing outside power socket for our 15 amp spa to plug into.

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Electrical

Posted 3 weeks ago

Replace 2 light switches & 3 plug switches. I have purchased the parts already.

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Installing pendant lights

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hiya, looking for a couple of wall lights and a pendant light to be taken down and new ones put in. Hopefully ongoing as will need more lights in other rooms put up later as they arrive

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Light replacement

Posted 3 months ago

outside lights replacing, lights inside checked and a power outlet installed in laundry.

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Rewire old house

Posted 3 months ago

Our 50+ year old house requires rewiring as the insulation is degrading. The access to the wiring in the wall is limited. The fuses are old and the board itself is asbestos. Replacement of fuses to allow space for a new smart meter is required. We want to replace the existing board for a safer material. Looking for an assessment of the current electrical wiring of the house and a quote to replace it. Included should be a full assessment of what needs to be done to comply with safety standards, a...

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Electrical

Posted 2 weeks ago

- disconnect old over - reconnect new oven - fix two lights - install new power points - quote changing batten holders to down lights Preferably have done after 4pm 19th January or anytime 20th or 21st January

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Check and replace faulty oven elements.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Have had an electric oven blow 3 elements in quick succession, so need someone to test oven and if OK replace elements.

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Relocating Antenna & Sky cords

Posted 3 months ago

Hi would like a quote to relocate antenna & sky cords

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Install 2 external lights

Posted 1 month ago

We need two external new lights installed. No existing lights or wiring in place, so new install.

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Shed installation

Posted 1 month ago

Newly built 12x10 shed requires electrical installation.

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Bathroom Update

Posted 3 months ago

Updating the bathroom: 1) single heated downlight fitted in place of the current single hanging light 2) over-mirror spotlights fitted in place of existing over-mirror light 3) an old electric wall heater removed 4) 1x double hotpoint installed to replace old hotpoint not working. Would like it done pre-xmas if possible.

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Windturbine installation

Posted 1 week ago

We have recently purchased a windturbine with a built in charge controller, and we are having trouble finding how to connect this to a battery. Instructions say to ask a qualified electrician to help us install. We have the battery and inverter but unsure how to connect these or what cables to buy to connect them.

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Oven plug

Posted 2 months ago

I have a freestanding oven that's hard wired in. I would like a quote to convert this to a plug. Please quote for labor plus parts. There is approx 2m oven cable to play with.

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Relocating Antenna & Sky cords #2

Posted 3 months ago

Hi would like a quote to relocate antenna & sky cords

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Installation of 19x lights

Posted 2 weeks ago

Installation and conversion of 2x downlights Installation of 1x kitchen spotlight Installation of 9x pendant lights Installation of 4x wall lights Installation of 3x outdoor wall lights

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Additional power points

Posted 2 months ago

Add three or four power points, move ceiling lights, add two TV aerial connections

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New extractor Fan

Posted 4 months ago

Need a new fan installed in bathroom

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Oven in rental property has stopped working.

Posted 1 week ago

Need someone to check why the oven has stopped working in my rental property. Expect it could be an element but need to test and make sure there are no faults that could have caused it.

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Check electrical outlet

Posted 3 months ago

When I turn on a specific electrical outlet, it makes an sizzling/frying noise. I dont think its safe. I would like an electrician to check it and fix it.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 215,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Kitchen and Bathroom Extractor Fan install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th October 2020

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 5
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 5
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Bathroom Update

Work carried out by an employee of the company

4th December 2021

Workmanship
 4
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 4
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 5
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 5

Aircon connection

Work carried out by an employee of the company

6th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Jeff Barber

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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 4
Communication
 5

Powerpoint + tv wire relocation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Repair and put in new three pin wall plugs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

light replacement

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Electrical

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

install light fittings

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Retrofit a new power outlet

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th October 2020

Workmanship
 4
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 4
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 5
Communication
 5

Stove and oven fitment

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Rewiring 1940's 3 bed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

change light fittings in 70s house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

New switchboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fuse Box

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st August 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

general wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

HWC connection & run new cable

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House rewire

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General electrical jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New kitchen - few new plugs lights oven etc

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Sai Building Services Ltd

Joined December 2020

Sai Building Services Ltd We do Led Lighting Aircond Heatpump Central Ducted system For all Residential and commercial Plus 6 years free service on all systems installed by us for peace of mind. Area's we cover Wellington to Waikato Finance also available For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles) Painting Roofing Plumbing Pl...

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ProperCare

Joined June 2009

Why choose ProperCare?.... Quality work, Fast and efficient, Great communication (we'll even help with planning) Large range of jobs big or small.

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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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Oncore

Joined December 2021

Oncore provides both commercial and residential maintenance and repair services. Whatever the job, your local Oncore team can get it done. From fencing, painting, decorating to leak repairs, heat pump installation, roofing and so much more. The Oncore process has been designed to deliver projects to a high standard, on time and within your budget. From your first consultation, through to p...

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Scott Electrical Solutions

Joined October 2016

Hello, we are a high quality electrical company made up of a core team of 5 guys. We serve north taranaki for all your domestic, commercial and farming needs.

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Grounded Electrical Ltd

Joined February 2014

Hi, my name is Phil. At Grounded Electrical you will get a friendly professional, who has a passion for the industry. I am a good communicator and pride myself on finishing to a high professional standard. I look after your property as if it were mine, and leaving my work space in a clean and tidy standard is an absolute must. I love the challenge involved in fault finding and I'm always determin...

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R M Electrical

Joined March 2020

Hi I am a qualified electrician have been in the Industry for 6 years I specialise in Industrial installations, but also have extensive experience in domestic work. I am capable of doing small to medium jobs around the house, I pride myself on my quality of work and getting jobs done on time at a good rate. I am required by law to produce a COC or ESC upon completion of work which has my lice...

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5N1 TRADE SERVICES

Joined August 2019

Hi, As per our company name, 5N1 Trade Services, our company provides services in these 5 fields- Plumbing, gas Fitting, Drainage, Heating & Cooling/ Refrigeration and Electrical. We specialize in Renovation, New builds, New install and Maintenance for residential and commercial. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing satis...

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Neel Electrical Services ltd

Joined April 2017

At Neel Electrical Services Ltd we like to take the time to work in with owner to find out exactly what they want.We then make it happen!Wether its a new home house extension or a commercial building or simply changing a light bulb.We've got the experience and the team to get your next electrical project finished on time and on budget!

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Mac Electrical

Joined December 2016

Hi, Col is a fully registered New Zealand Electrician working in the trade for ten years. "Mac Electrical" provides switchboard upgrades, lighting upgrades new builds, renovations, kitchen fitouts, extra powerpoints exterior lighting and most all general electrical works. As a small outfit we offer complete dedication to our client , flexibility on times and a fair price.

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Baker electrical

Joined August 2020

Hi ,local friendly electrician available at a great rate,25 years experience, registered and available for all your electrical work,extra,lighting or power points ,power to garage ,give me a call for a,free quote, Lee Baker ... .

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Teraforma Construction

Joined November 2010

I am a builder who does tiling and landscaping when required, I have 15 years experience working in Auckland, Northshore, Hibiscus Coast & New Plymouth.I hold a degree in physical geography and I am very good with structural work. My rates are very reasonable and I work hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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AB Electrical and hvac ltd

Joined August 2020

Hi I’ve been a qualified electrician for 8 years now doing all types of electrical, lately mainly doing new houses and house renovations, but can do almost any electrical jobs required.

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Steve Betts Electrical

Joined March 2019

Hi I am a registered electrician with 30 years experience in Taranaki. I specialise in domestic electrical work and can help you from a repair to a new home. I can offer free advise and quotes I take pride in being reliable,professional, and safe.

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DJ Instrument and Electrical

Joined October 2020

One man band, friendly and honest family man, clever and quick, I will always find a solution to the problem. Call me to get the Lights on and the stove working.

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Protec Electrical

Joined April 2017

When you need an electrician to install or repair the electrical systems in your home or business, we will provide you with a competitive quote. We make every job easy by providing quality solutions and workmanship.

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Panther Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi I am an Electrician with 7 years experience. We have been Specialising in new builds, renovations, small and big jobs in the Wellington region.Residential and commercial. Efficient,Reliable,Friendly,On Time and fair pricing. Building,Landscaping backround and general handyman Trade skills and knowledge.Skills throughout various trade industries. Free Quote's available.

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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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Mandy Wood Stained Glass

Joined January 2011

I have been making stained glass for 25 years and was the first stained glass artist in Queensland to be accredited by the governent to train apprentices who I used in my 5 galleries. Over the years I have made 1000's of stained glass commission windows and doors for the cyclone prone Queensland coast line. I came back to NZ and bought a home and gallery in Dargaville in 2007. I can ship s...

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Weathertech Shade Structures

Joined March 2011

Outdoor shade & waterproof solutions for the great Kiwi lifestyle Make the most of living in this beautiful country. Let us help you create the perfect outdoor living areas for you and your family. This means choosing the best designs, durability, and craftsmanship. It also means knowing how to care for the mechanics and fabrics of your shade canopy, shade sail, umbrella, louvers, patio s...

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