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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

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 regulations require that certain wor

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 findi

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he not only encouraged his daughter to take up a trade but how he is actively helping her to succeed in an electrical career... Hamilton based Noema, has worked in the electrical trade for the last 38 years. He's spent the last 10 years encouraging his daughter, Demi, to "jump into a trade". Now in her mid-twenties she has taken up his advice and this year started her training as an electrician. She is studying at the Waikato Institue of Technology (Wintec) on the Electrical Pre-Trade Training course, aimed at getting students ready for apprenticeship. Demi is one of only four women on the course and has teamed up with Mere, another inspirational women who is training in her 30's, all while having the pressure of children and family commitments. After the polytech based first year, each of the girls will be required to find and start an apprenticeship. Not only is Noema the inspiration and encourageme

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

Builderscrack started out in 2007, with the simple goal of connecting homeowners to tradies. Fast forward 12 years and we are excited to be celebrating such a significant milestone… Our 300,000th Job To have had the opportunity to help homeowners find tradies for 300,000 jobs is both exciting and a privilege. From all of us here at Builderscrack we want to say a big THANK YOU to our homeowners and tradespeople, without you we wouldn't be here. The Job Mark from Auckland, a busy doctor at Auckland's Middlemore Emergency department, posted our 300,00th job. He had recently purchased an electric car and needed a charging port installed in his garage, with the idea of upgrading to the full power charger unit down the track. With this in mind, he wanted the job done in such a way that all the wiring was in place for the future upgrade. Mark posted his job on Builderscrack, having used it on numerous occasions since moving from England several years ago. Describing it as "

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

Busy homeowner Michelle holds down parenting, full-time work and studying towards her PhD. She shares with us how she used Builderscrack to outsource her housework so she could focus on the important stuff... How It Started To say Michelle is a driven person is an understatement. Sitting across from a woman that packs so much into her days is inspiring, not only because of that drive but the clever way she has arranged her life to make it possible. She tells me "I’m doing a full-time PhD and I’m doing full-time work, so for me, I have lots to do and absolutely no time. I also have a teenager who’s almost 16, who is extremely social. Every weekend there are at least five to seven friends invited, and they are having a sleepover. I come home, and I'm like, “I left it nice and tidy, what happened?”.  Michelle and her son moved into their home three years ago, and with a laugh explains “how things were starting to fall apart and in need of repair”. It wasn't only hard findi

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.

Electrical technicians for magnet locks.

Posted 1 month ago

We are needing magnet locks and hotel card readers installed into our escape house, some aurdunio may need to be used but unsure at this stage.

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Need power in our garage.

Posted 5 months ago

As per the title, we are looking to put power to our garage. The garage sits at the front of our house but the circuit board is about 10-12m away behind our house. Nothing fancy - 2 outlets (or 1 Double), 1 light switch with 1 batton holder. Can/will dig holes if/where needed. We are currently building a retaining wall next to the garage (on the house side) so am looking to get this power-up asap.

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Extractor Fan required 11 Taharangi Street

Posted 6 months ago

New installation.New extractor fan required. Oven backs on to a brick wall.

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Repair lights and install new security light.

Posted 6 months ago

I would like to install some lights and in living room, repair switches and install security lights, if possible in the next 10 days . Thanks

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Upgrade Double outdoor socket to 15A

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have existing 10A double PDL socket, and need to get this upgraded to 15A for a spa pool.

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Install extractor fan in bathroom

Posted 2 months ago

We need to put in an exctractor fan in our downstairs bathroom.

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Kitchen rangehood installation 600mm

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for a reliable and reasonable electrician to remove a current rangehood and install a new one with external vent.

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Ceiling fan - control switch getting hot on settings 1 and 3

Posted 3 weeks ago

Tenanted property on Ngongotaha Rd, 3 bedroom home, ceiling fan control switch getting hot on fan speeds 1 and 3, please investigate and repair, also please inspect and repair/replace any switches and outlets that are faulty.

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Re wire small house

Posted 7 months ago

First I need a quote. I am doing up a small house, will be one room plus bathroom. I need plugs put in, redo lights, install instant hot water. Apparently the electric that goes around the house is ok but all the lighting wiring is old. I am planning on putting my grandmother in it so need it done ASAP.

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Replace light fittings in kitchen and dining room

Posted 1 week ago

Remove old light fittings and replace with new light fittings. 5 light fittings in total. I have bought new light fittings which should be delivered by 26th February. I would like this job completed by 5th March.

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Internal house electrical changes

Posted 3 months ago

Additional power points, move light switched & disconnect a heated towel rail

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Bathroom extraction fan for rental property

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need a bathroom extraction fan for a rental property that will comply with healthy homes standard for 2021 .

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Repair/Replace

Posted 8 months ago

Repair/ Replace down lights, fit new pendant lights

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Find electrical fault and install security light

Posted 7 months ago

1. Install a new security light to replace the faulty one in photo. I will provide the new security light. 2. Find electrical fault in sleepout. Lighting fuse keeps blowing. Have,already had one electrician around who couldn't find fault so need someone who's good at locating faults. Nothing obvious like chewed wiring so may take some time to locate fault. I'm home this Friday arvo would like to get job done then.

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INSTALLATION120

Posted 1 week ago

Need extractor fan and splashback installed.Closest vent will be through roofI have purchased Extractor Fan and Splashback already.

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Bathroom extractor fan to be replaced

Posted 4 months ago

The extractor fan in the bathroom needs to be replaced as it is not working as it should.

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Bathroom Extractor Fan for Rental Property

Posted 1 week ago

We need a bathroom extractor fan installed in a rental property to comply with the Healthy Homes Standard. We would need this to be completed before 26 April 2021.

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New Lighting

Posted 6 months ago

Lighting is very old school. Need an upgrade. Need it done asap. Looking for cheapest options. Lighting for 3 rooms and possibly lounge. They all look like the one in image.

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Need a COI to switch electricity back on

Posted 3 weeks ago

I Need a electrician to come do a inspection at my property far COI to switch electricity back on property.

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Hang and connect light fitting

Posted 3 months ago

Replace existing light fitting

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 187,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Sparky 101

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Upgrade Double outdoor socket to 15A

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Need power in our garage.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen Alterations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

URGENT NEED HOT WATER!!


23rd December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair lights and install new security light.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extractor Fan required 11 Taharangi Street

Work carried out by an employee of the company

21st August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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ONCORE

Joined November 2020

Hi,we specialise in installation,repair and maintenance business in Bay of Plenty and Rotorua.No job is too big or too small for us.We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Mixed signals ltd

Joined February 2018

Internet connectivity issues resolved. Wifi coverage solutions, point to point wifi support for farms and businesses. Fibre modem upgrades. Residential and commercial data cabling. Tv wall mounting. Concealed AV cabling specialists. ADSL / VDSL connectivity resolved. MATV experts. SKY tv multi room HD modulation or cat6 distribution. HDMI matrix for full home AV. Multi room audio setup. Audio solu...

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Autumn Electircal

Joined January 2021

Hi all, we've just moved our Electrical business from the Waikato are now currently operating in the Bay of Plenty district. We pride ourselves on our work ethics and have worked with New Builds, Renovations, Alterations and Electrical Services to do with housing. Big to small commercial projects. Installations and maintenance on Industrial sites. Maintained rural farms

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Eds Electrical Ltd

Joined August 2009

We do GENERAL electrical work i.e repairs,maintenence and new installations. No job too big or too small we cater for all. Experience and registered Electricians! We also do Heat Pumps and refrigeration work We provide prompt and reliable service at a reasonable price. Available 24/7 Call us NOW !!!!!!

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Anything Communications Ltd

Joined March 2020

Hi i've been in the communications industry for over 17 years and have been involved in a range of installations on projects from new builds to retrofitting existing buildings in both the commercial and residential market. I pride myself in providing both a friendly and professional service to my clients at a fair price.

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Spark IT Electrical BOP Ltd

Joined May 2017

Hello, our company specialises in retrofitting LED downlights, electrical maintenance work, domestic alteration work and new homes, we also do data and telephone wiring. We pride ourselves on good old fashion service.

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Electrical Solutionz BOP Limited

Joined September 2018

Hi, we are a local electrical company that prides ourselves on doing the job right the first time. We have qualified tradesmen available to do everything from a new plug to a new home, commercial, heating and ventilation.

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The Electrical Department limited

Joined August 2019

Hi, The Electrical Department focuses on high quality workmanship and fast reliable service. Specialising in residential, commercial and maintenance work. We pride ourselves on honesty and transparency when it comes to pricing. Always ready to get your job sorted!

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Healthy Home Compliance & Assessments

Joined January 2021

We are a small collective group of certified tradespeople that specialise in providing fast, accurate advice when it comes to ensuring your property is compliant with the current Healthy Home Standards. Our Assessments are detailed and all work & advice given is independently audited. We pride ourselves on communication, an eye for detail and thinking out side the box when it comes to finding so...

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Ur Plumber Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi we’ve been in the Plumbing industry with over 10 years experience in Residential,Commercial, Industrial we are well equipped to under take any job big or small. While we specialise in General Maintenance Plumbing we also do complete full renovations kitchen,bathroom,laundry. Whether upgrading from low to mains pressure Hot water , blocked drain to a roof leak Ur Plumber Ltd has you cove...

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Tytan Electrical

Joined November 2019

Hey there I’ve been an electrician in the bay for the last 10 years and out on my own for 18 months. I work in really well with all other tradies . Have the experience to deal with any electrical issue that you have

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Superior Electrical Limited

Joined October 2020

Hi, We are a small business who pride ourselves on a quality efficient job. We provide a one stop electrical service for your residential or commercial property, Including: Electrical, data/networking, security, hvac/air-conditioning, automation, Electrical planning and design. If you want an honest and reliable electrician contact us today. We look forward to working with you.

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Stanley Instrumentation & Electrical

Joined March 2018

Call me SIE, for all your Industrial Instrumentation & Electrical works. As well as Industrial, commercial & Residential can be catered for if and when required.

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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L Bishop Electrical

Joined March 2020

Hi, we’re a new and small company. We specialise in new builds, renovations and electrical maintenance. We also install heat pumps, No job is too big or too small. Fast service, competitive rates, Efficient and friendly

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Tead Electrical

Joined December 2020

Hi, we have been in the electrical field for over 20 years . While we specialise in industrial automation we also expertise in air conditioning, EV charging station and domestic work. Excellent communication and all work done at a professional level.

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Coastal Home Services

Joined May 2020

Coastal Home Services have a team that you can count on! We are here to help with what ever project or problem you have, we will find a solution. We offer a professional service and take pride our workmanship, value for money! We will take on the jobs others won’t and happy to give advice free of charge, you can count on us!

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Bay Electric

Joined January 2019

Hello. I am a registered electrician with 10 years trade experience. Specialising in all areas of domestic, commercial and industrial environments. I am a clean and tidy, hardworking, friendly sparky. There is no job too big or small, I pride myself on working hard in any situation and having good relations with my clients. I like to keep the space clean and be aware of the clients wants, needs an...

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Hiko electrical services ltd

Joined August 2019

When you need a reliable electrician Hiko Electrical is your first choice. Over 10 years in the industry and experts in Residential and Commercial installations. Whether you need a light fixed or a quote for electrical plans, Chris and his team are here to help.

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All Round Electrical Ltd

Joined January 2019

All Round Electrical Ltd offers many aspects of the electrical trade, we are a turn key solution for many home owners and business's giving you a complete solution. We have our own excavators for all underground services including underground thrusting, we are certified to install complete data networks, we registered with Ministry Of Justice to install security and CCTV systems, along with all el...

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