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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 "extr

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

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 "extr

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.

Electrician

Posted 8 months 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 2 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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Gill

Posted 3 years ago

We have been getting very high power bills all year. The neighbor says he can see hot water coming out on our roof. We have paid for 2 plumbers to check and one replaced thermostat but other one said its normal. We are pretty desperate to get it sorted. We cant afford much more so can pay in delicious home baking.

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New Switchboard needed

Posted 1 year ago

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

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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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Michelle

Posted 3 years ago

Replace existing dining pendant (on site) and replace x5 exterior wall lights.

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Easy job

Posted 2 years ago

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

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Electrical Work - 8 New Homes

Posted 1 year 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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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 6 months ago

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

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Paul Stanistreet

Posted 1 week 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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New Power point for dishwasher

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Extension

Posted 1 year 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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Powerpoint and switch for new oven

Posted 2 years ago

Looking for an electrician to wire up our new oven. There is an existing normal powerpoint on the wall where we want the oven. Will also need to install the oven switch. There's a possibility we will also add a couple of powerpoints and move a lightswitch.

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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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Small 2 light fix

Posted 2 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 2 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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New self contained units

Posted 2 years ago

Two new 40m2 self contained units

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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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Electrical transformer replacement

Posted 2 years ago

Replace 2 faulty transformers for halogen fittings.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 128,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Electrical transformer replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st December 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of Wireless gear from site

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th February 2010

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Michelle


11th November 2015

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wiring in garage

Work carried out by an employee of the company

5th September 2012

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

powerpoint and switch for new oven

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th July 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage reno to room

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small 2 light fix

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd July 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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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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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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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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Peak Construction Ltd

Joined April 2010

We are a turn key company that has been building in the south island for over 14 years. We provide our clients a fixed price contract and we build to any budget.

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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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AG Foley

Joined October 2011

Dunedin - Christchurch - Oamaru - Central Otago - Mackenzie. Hi, We have been doing plumbing, drain laying and gas fitting for 75 years, we also have had an electrical department since 2005. We can do anything from a leaking tap, new houses & alteration, as well as commercial projects such as the Forsyth Barr Stadium. We also have drain hydro clearing equipment, as well as our high tech camer...

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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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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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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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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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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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Current demand contracting

Joined March 2017

A new electrical business based in Dunedin with two qualified electricians each having over 10 years trade experience in domestic and commercial electrical work.

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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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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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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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richard carmody

Joined January 2011

hi im a 28 year old qualified builder from aucklands norh shore been qualified for 4 years and looking to get out on my own now so keen to find some of my own work

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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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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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stroke by stroke contractors

Joined January 2011

hi my names gareth im a trade cert painter, i have 20 years experiance. i specialise in repaints, exterior,interior, alterations,new houses. i also offer a full plastering service, free written quotes, air less spray painting ( roofs,fences,decks) we are ch-ch based and offer great labour discounts for quake repairs.

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