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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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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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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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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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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.

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 finding the tim

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 finding the tim

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.

New Power point for dishwasher

Posted 2 years ago

Hi we need a power point dropped below the sink for dishwasher installation

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Extension

Posted 2 years ago

Have an extension that requires electrical coming up. Need an electrician to work with for this job and future jobs in Queenstown.

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Electrician

Posted 1 year ago

We have a unit with one switch controlling the lights in two rooms. This need to be split into 2 separates switches.

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Three bedrooms, all ensuite need elctrician

Posted 3 years ago

I'm have three bedrooms & three new ensuites, the size of bedroom is about ... , and the bathroom size is 5,5 and 6 m2. I need all wires to be connected and plugs installed. BC approved. Accommodation available.

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Fix light switches

Posted 2 years ago

We need 2 light switches checked, repaired (if necessary) and reinstalled. We also need three smoke alarms to be purchased and installed.

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New Switchboard needed

Posted 2 years ago

current switchboard is old, we have a 1970's home, need a new switchboard

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Faulty fridge in Fernhill

Posted 1 year ago

My fridge freezer is faulty and I’m hoping you can help! The fridge has stopped cooling suddenly. I’m thinking it’s a relay probably? The compressor and compressor fan still seem to be going fine and the door gasket is all good, the freezer still operates fine and the light in the fridge works but it’s not cold anymore!

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Easy job

Posted 3 years ago

1 power point in room not working probably needs to be replaced.

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Install 4 smoke alarms

Posted 4 months ago

install smoke alarm in each bed room

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New self contained units

Posted 2 years ago

Two new 40m2 self contained units

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Wanaka install

Posted 1 year ago

Require a registered electrician to install some LED lighting in our customers home in Wanaka. Lighting has been supplied..

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Coffee Machine

Posted 1 year ago

Running new cable from switchboard to new power point for commercial coffee machine.

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Electrical transformer replacement

Posted 2 years ago

Replace 2 faulty transformers for halogen fittings.

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Temporary supply

Posted 3 weeks ago

To install builders temporary supply to section in wanaka

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Garage reno to room

Posted 2 years ago

We are converting our garage into a room and just need an electrician to sort out the sensor cable from the garage door (now removed), and also to shift the light fitting a bit and possibly change the fitting to fit a non-fluoro lamp.

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Paul Stanistreet

Posted 6 months ago

Install external powerpoints for outside lighting, heating and water feature. We would like the work done as soon as possible. We're located on Brisbane Street

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2 New Homes - Electrical

Posted 5 months ago

We are seeking quotes to carry out the electrical work for 2 new homes in the Arthurs Point area. The 2 double storey homes consist of 3 bedrooms, and are 170 square metres each. Both homes are at framing stage, so the electrical first fix is scheduled for late March/early April. The awarded contractor will must have very high standards of workmanship, communication, and be focused on delivering a top quality finish. For more information to quote from, please enquire and we will send through...

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Electrical Work - 8 New Homes

Posted 2 years ago

We are seeking quotes from Electricians for 8 new double storey homes Blueview Developments are building on one site in Arthurs Point. Each home is approx 170 square metres. Construction of the 8 homes is expected to begin before winter, with the homes slightly staggered to allow crews to complete tasks on one or more units at a time. Electrical fittings can be supplied by the electrician or by Blueview Developments. The accepted sub contractor will have high standards of workmanship, good c...

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Small 2 light fix

Posted 3 years ago

Hi, I have 1 down light that has a broken bulb stuck in it and another one that is not working at all that need fixing for sale - a relatively small job but needs fixing please

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New house

Posted 8 months ago

I need an electrician to Wire a 4 bedroom house, 2 sockets each bedroom and 6 in common area plus lights etc.

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Find Electricians in Queenstown Lakes

Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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Best Connection Electrical

Joined May 2014

Hi my name is Tyler van der kley from Best Connection Electrical We are a Small Electrical firm specialising in residential new builds and servicing work and also heat pump Installations . I have lived in Canterbury my whole life and know the area very well. We pride ourselves on our fast, efficient and friendly service at an affordable price. For any more info Please feel free to get in contact w...

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JDC ELECTRICAL

Joined September 2017

JDC Electrical is a locally owned and operated electrical company based in Dunedin. I have 10 years experience in the industry and pride myself in finishing work to a high standard at competitive prices. I specialise in - domestic, new builds, alterations, maintenance , repairs, lighting, wiring reports, and commercial projects. Call Josh for free, no obligation quotes!

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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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Lakeside Electrical

Joined September 2017

Experienced in all aspects of electrical installations, repairs and maintenance. Commercial and industrial specialists willing to undertake smaller jobs when available so consider our friendly professional team to talk to about your electrical needs today!

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FMH Electrix Ltd

Joined April 2018

Our company are: - Registered Master Electrician ( electrical contractors association nz) - Site safe member - IQP( independent qualified person) Auckland council - Ministery of justic( security licensed) - accredited Mistubishi installer - accredited fujitsu installer. We do Domestic, commercial & industrial job.

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Foleys

Joined October 2011

We are committed to providing exceptional customer service, for all our customers - Above and Beyond. Every time. This includes our 30 minute time promise - we'll arrive within 30 minutes of the arranged time or the first hour of labour will be free! We have 10 locations across New Zealand, with branches in Central Otago, Christchurch, Dunedin, Oamaru, Ranfurly, South Otago, Twizel, Wanaka, Queen...

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Wire It Electrical ltd

Joined April 2019

Wire it, is a locally owned business that has a wide range of experience, from small residential jobs to large commercial show rooms and workshops, no job is to small!

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JBI Electrical

Joined April 2018

Hi, I’m a fully qualified electrician specialising in new housing and residential services. Have been in the industry for 15 years. What you want is peace of mind and I trust you will be 100% satisfied with every aspect of your service. Will work to your requirements and complete on budget.

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Electrical Services Dunedin

Joined August 2017

Electrician/Electrical Inspector Licence No. I 242701 with 30+ years experience. Issue Electrical WOF for Caravan/Camper. Domestic wiring, repairs, installation. No job too small. Connect new stoves. I can inspect and certify electrical installation as required. PAT Testing. Pre-purchase Report.

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Hawk Services

Joined March 2019

Hawk Services offer qualified and registered Electricians and Electrical Inspectors to make sure your next project runs smoothly. We even offer specialist fire and building compliance services. Rest assured your next project no matter how big or small is going to be done on time and on budget. We have the right people with the right knowledge to get it done. ELECTRICAL SERVICES - Residential a...

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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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PM Electrical Consultants Ltd

Joined August 2017

We carry out Electrical installations, equipment & plant maintenance and repair, appliance servicing and general household maintenance and advice. All electrical work is carried out by a fully certified registered electrician.

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Shotover Electrix Ltd

Joined November 2011

We're a well established and known electrical business in the Queenstown, Lakes District covering all surrounding areas for the past 10yrs, with staff also on the ground in Wanaka, Cromwell, Alexandra we can have your small home job through to a renovation taken care of professionally. We really enjoy doing small jobs from fixing a dodgy light or replacing a switch. Outdoor driveway lighting, no...

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Hoult Electrical Limited

Joined April 2017

Hoult Electrical is a Wanaka based company but we service the whole of the Central Otago region. We specialise in residential, commercial, maintenance and repairs. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing the jobs on budget.

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Four Lakes Electrical Ltd

Joined April 2019

Hi, i've been wiring new houses and renovating existing ones for the last 8 years. Im a young, keen electrician who has an eye for detail and able to think outside the box to achieve the desired result. I will provide competitive quotes and work hard to complete the job on time and on budget.

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VDW Consultants

Joined April 2019

VDW Consultants is primarily consultants who performs general contract work. Getting the job done correctly, quickly and cost effectively is our number one priority. No job is too big or too small.

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Thomson & Smith Builders

Joined April 2013

Hello we are a small team, building new houses,student flats to renovating that grand old villa. We are hard working and love to help you, put your dreams into your home.We can help from design to completion (including landscaping) No job to big or to small

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Paint Right Limited.

Joined September 2013

Paint Right Limited is a New Zealand Based decorating company dedicated to providing reliable, quality services to cater all your decorating needs. We have a team of fully qualified professional decorators who are committed to providing hassle free, quality service. We pride ourselves in our professionalism and experience. Paying attention to detail. Using only quality products, delivering on ti...

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Phil Huntley Builder Ltd

Joined August 2009

Over 20 years experience. Available for renovations, repairs and all building work inside and outside, including: * Kitchen and bathroom renovations and repairs. * Full interior refurbishments * Additions and alterations to existing houses * New house construction * Decks and fencing * Driveways and landscape construction * Emergency flood and damage repair No job too small or too big

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Kahu Contractors

Joined March 2018

A small team dedicated to providing an excellent service throughout the building and construction industry. Having spent a lot of time in all sectors of the industry we are known to specialize in everything from formwork amd foundations to crane work and precast installation, We have the expertise, tools and where needed tickets (qualifications) to complete all builds to an excellent standard, saf...

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