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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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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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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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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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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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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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Replace power line anchor

Posted 5 days ago

One of the anchors for the power lines to the house is badly rusted and in need of replacement.

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Moving a fuse box and options for hot water cylinders

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there, we have plotted plans to reconfigure our kitchen/dining/laundry area and want to move our fuse box (the plan is to remove the wall it is currently on) and discuss options for moving our electric hot water cylinder.

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Light fittings checks

Posted 2 months ago

We have a few light fittings that don't appear to have power; and/or a few hard to change bulbs. Need them checked and fixed.

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Lightbulb led not working plus others

Posted 1 month ago

We have an led lightbulb not working (indoor entrance) that needs repairing/replacing, keen for this to just be done we also have a number of down lights through the house that have not been sealed from the top, so we can feel the wind in the roof space. We would like a quote for this to be remedied, around 8-10 lights in total. Not in a crazy rush (eg next few weeks would be nice)

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Wednesday morning (October ... )

Posted 1 month ago

Need a sparky to disconnect and reconnect for a HWC replacement tomorrow morning in Porirua. Plumber has been booked for tomorrow morning.

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Ethernet Cabling

Posted 1 month ago

Hi I am looking for someone to run ethernet cabling from my modem to a TV in the lounge (about 20m) and in a bedroom (10m) complete with wall points.

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Need a new powerpoint installed under the house for our sump pump.

Posted 1 month ago

Hi I am needing a powerpoint installed under the house for our sump pump. It will need wiring to the board, which is roughly about 6 or 7 metres give or take to where the point will need to be installed Many thanks Mike

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Installing extractor fan and light in toilet

Posted 1 month ago

My toilet currently does not have an extractor fan and I would like to have one installed. I would like to have someone take a look and provide the best options available. The job should be straightforward. Thank you.

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Powerpoint & Ethernet

Posted 1 month ago

Looking at getting a double power points installed and 3 ethernet jack points installed

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Install bathroom and kitchen extractor fans

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, would like to install an extractor fan in the bathroom as well as kitchen extractor fan. Can I pls get a quote

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Circuit Breaker Blown

Posted 2 weeks ago

After the thunder and lightening storm last night one of our circuit breakers appears to have blown causing a number of hot points throughout the house to stop working.

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Install fibre internet cable

Posted 1 month ago

Install fibre internet cable from junction box out side of house to internal location (lounge). This will require the cable to enter the wall cavity from underneath the house. cable run underneath house is app 6 meters with a further 7-8 meter run along the side of the house. preference would be to have this section buried if practical. Chorus have provided the cable.

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Electrical repairs and general maintenance

Posted 3 weeks ago

A couple of sockets needs replacing and perhaps an installation of a light, thanks in advance

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Install two exhaust fans

Posted 4 days ago

Please give us an idea of the start date and an estimated price. We prefer to have the job done before the new year. We hope to install two exhaust fans, one in the toilet and one in the laundry room. Requirement: 1. Ceiling mounted. 2. Ducted to external, not into the roof space. 3. Since both rooms are pretty small, we prefer smaller fans. 4. We do NOT want to have two more vents to the wall because there are already a few penetrations. So either one vent on the wall and one through...

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Electrical Reno

Posted 1 month ago

Hi All, Looking for registered electricians who could help me change electrical points , lights across the house to more modern lighting. Thanks Mithun ...

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Install security cameras and replace outdoor wall lights

Posted 3 weeks ago

1. Run electrical cables and install three outdoor security cameras to either wall or soffit. They are WIFI cameras so only need to connect to power. These cameras come with and are powered by 12V DC adapters. One of the camera can run electrical cables through the garage, other cameras need to run cables through the roof cavity or the wall. 2. Replace an outdoor wall light. 3. Move and replace another outdoor floodlight (move from soffit to the wall) 4. Repair or replace an indoor powerpoint...

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Seperate Power connection to Sleepout

Posted 6 days ago

Hi, At present same power is connected to Main house and sleepout. I would like to seperate the connection and looking for a professional to do the task

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Mix of small electrical jobs

Posted 3 weeks ago

Several electrical jobs need completing as below: - install new double powerpoint (laundry) - install new double powerpoint (bedroom) - replace existing outlet covers (x1 laundry, x3 bedrooms). This is to fix one cracked outlet and ensure all others match . - replace x2 bayonette light fixtures - install x2 extractor fans (x1 laundry, x1 bathroom) Please contact to discuss. Ideally work to be completed on 22nd Nov. Thanks

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Remove faulty exterior security lights

Posted 1 month ago

On the exterior south side of the house are some old security lights and wires. The lights don't work and they make a buzzing and clicking sound at times. We would like this made safe and to have the lights and wires removed please.

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Need a new circuit added for outdoor spa

Posted 2 months ago

Needing a quote for the install of a 32amp and 2x 10amp cables from outdoor spa to connect to the house switchboard.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 210,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Replace extractor fan motor

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26th June 2021

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Ethernet Cabling

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21st October 2021

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Kitchen and bathroom extractor fan installation in existing home

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4th June 2021

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Installation power point outside in covered patio for washing machine

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14th October 2021

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Fan not working

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7th July 2021

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Delete 3 x Wall Lights

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7th September 2021

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70's house needs a review

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17th October 2021

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15Amp outdoor Power point for Spa Pool

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28th June 2021

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Heated towel rails and bathroom heater install

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30th August 2021

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Living Room light

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13th September 2021

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Wiring to be sorted to install LED lighting in Ceiling

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

29th September 2021

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Electric odd jobs

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9th August 2021

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Crimp cat6 cable ends

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10th August 2021

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Down lights & fixes

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28th July 2021

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Light fittings checks

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25th October 2021

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Motion sensor security light install

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7th August 2021

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Relocate/install power outlets and light switches

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17th June 2021

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Installing extractor fan and light in toilet

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8th November 2021

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One broken light switch

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15th June 2021

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Powerpoint & Ethernet

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11th November 2021

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Leon Build

Joined January 2016

Hi, we have been building new houses as well as general home renovations and maintenance. Lately we have endeavoured in tiny house and motorhome builds. Give us a call to discuss your requirements. (Bathrooms, Kitchens, Decking, Fencing and many more)

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Can Do Plumbing And Gas

Joined July 2013

Hi, I have been a plumber and gas fitter for 12 years. I specialise in renovations, new housing and commercial. I also do some maintenance work. I have a strong work ethic and have pride in my work. Thank you for your time Chad

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MakeCo Electrical

Joined February 2018

Building and Electrical Company- with ability to take on small to medium renovation and electrical projects. Also offering project management services. Small operation that is service focused with high quality work

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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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Whittaker Electrical Limited

Joined January 2017

Highly experienced in all areas of residential and commercial electrical. New builds, design, renovations, high end to budget savvy. Make us the first choice for all your electrical work. www. ... .nz

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M L Electrical

Joined March 2021

Hi I have been in the electrical industry for about 15 years. I mainly specialise in residential but also have a background in commercial and marine. I am very professional and will advise as required and meet customers requirements and deadlines to complete jobs. I pride myself in providing competitive quotes and keeping within budget.

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ATL ELECTRICAL AND HVAC SERVICES LTD

Joined November 2021

Hi, we've been installing and servicing heat pumps and central system of all re-known brands and models for last 11 years. While we specialise in install and maintenance of commercial and residential from time to time. 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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Fast Lane Electrical Limited

Joined April 2021

We are a family owned business. Our electrician is fully qualified and has over 20 years experience in the industry. We work hard to meet deadlines and providing competitive quotes.

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The Electric Spider LTD

Joined February 2012

37 years in the Electrical Trade I've recently completed contracts in Housing New Zealand homes installing 2700 power points in existing homes; so I know my way around the nooks and crannies of most house styles to get your job done

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Whisk Renovators

Joined February 2009

Whisk Renovators is a renovations company, providing innovative solutions to Kitchen and bathroom consenting, design and build projects. Whisk services the greater Wellington region in both the residential and commercial sectors. Whisk has been a member of New Zealand Master Painters since 2009, providing quality service and workmanship guarantees to our Clients. We won National awards in ......

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NZ Lighting & Heating Ltd & Sai Building Services Ltd

Joined December 2020

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 We are also none as Sai Building Services Ltd For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles) Painting Ro...

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Electro Guard Security Wellington

Joined October 2010

Licence to Install under the security Guards Act. SG ... I have been in this business of installing, selling and servicing Electronic security systems for 20 years. I specialise in Selling Servicing and Installing, Security Alarm systems and Video Surveillance systems. We are also particularly experienced in digital wireless security systems. We also specialise in driveway alert systems...

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Wattex Electrical Limited

Joined February 2021

I am a professional registered electrician. I pride myself on good service and a job well done. I also install and service heat pumps. Go check out out website www. ... .nz

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Raine Electrical Ltd

Joined April 2021

At Raine Electrical we believe completing the job to a high standard as well as ensuring that the client gets what they have asked for is of great importance! We offer services for New builds to Rewires, Alarms, Security cameras, Heat pumps, Marine and much much more

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DJ Electrical Services Limited

Joined September 2010

Be in the service field for more than 15 years in Wellington, specialised in electrical appliance installation, repair and maintenance, including dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, oven etc. brands include Washtech Starline, Electrolux, Hobart, Eurowash, Moffat ovens, Convotherm ovens etc. also lighting system and ventilation system, professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project co...

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Glow electrical

Joined September 2020

At Glow electrical we specialise in all residential work. From new builds to renovations, fault finding to repairs there really is no job we havnt seen. Let us help you improve your property today. See us at ...

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Ginger electrics

Joined January 2021

Hi buildercrackers! 30yr old kiwi registered electrician with over ten years in the business, keen to do your electrical work. This includes solely residential for now. All general electrical installation works for instance Reno’s, New builds, Board upgrades, power points and lighting. Looking forward to working with you.

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Stay Wired Security and Electrical

Joined May 2021

New Security and Electrical company located in Wellington, New Zealand! Over 10 years of knowledge doing Electrical and security work through out New Zealand!

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Eve Street Electrical

Joined June 2021

Eve Street provides electrical care for homes and businesses in Wellington. Eve Street is a family business owned and operated by me, JP Hastings. I have more than fifteen years of experience in residential and commercial electrical services and I'm a fully-insured Master Electrician. I care about delivering quality work, so you can count on Eve Street to get your job done right. We are efficien...

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Kinetic Electrical

Joined March 2018

Hi I'm Mark, Owner and Operator of Kinetic Electrical Kapiti/Wellington. I've been an electrician in the Wellington Region for over 10 years. Check out our website to see the exceptional service that I can provide. Whether the job is big or small, give me a ring. I can offer you the best service and great advice on all your electrical requirements.

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