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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 "

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

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 "

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

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.

Repair/Replace

Posted 1 week ago

Repair/ Replace down lights, fit new pendant lights

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Electrician required. For home renovations.

Posted 8 months ago

Electrical. Kitchen. Disconnect existing freestanding oven and connect the new oven to the power source. Relocate the Oven power switch. Connect Rangehood to power. Connect Dishwasher to power Replace the existing power outlet and convert it to a double plug. Install a new power outlet. Laundry. Convert existing laundry power outlet into a double plug and relocate it to a new location. Install exterior power point for Rheem gas system. Work with my current builder.

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Sparky

Posted 5 months ago

Need brand new switchboard, sensor light and new kitchen wired and lighting done. QUOTE required

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Kitchen renovation - Electricals

Posted 5 months ago

Install wall oven, dishwasher, gas hobs, extractor, new double power point, change single to double

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Reno

Posted 1 month ago

Re wiring and new plugs in stalled

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Replace power points and batten holders

Posted 8 months ago

I need a few power points and wall sockets replaced. There are two ceiling lights to be replaced and a couple of batten holders. I need to look at option for an extractor fan in the kitchen as there is no room for a range hood Wednesday-Friday next week if possible please The expected cost gauge on this site is difficult to use sorry, It's the hourly rate that is more important to me as a customer

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Sparky 101

Posted 6 months ago

URGENTLY in need of an electrician as removing a wall in kitchen and forgot about the electrics😳 Job involves shutting off old sockets, and moving entertainment unit and all electrics from one wall to another! Help!

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URGENT NEED HOT WATER!!

Posted 6 months ago

Hi all, My hot water cylinder has stopped heating the water and have tried everything and no result. Am unsure if I need a plumber or electrician but I need someone to please fix it urgently please.

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Unhook oven and re attach

Posted 9 months ago

Hi We are after someone to unhook and then re attach our oven after the new lino is down . Preferably same day or next day. No date as yet just need a price and then we can organize everything from there

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Install oven

Posted 1 month ago

In need of the cheapest sparky to remove old oven and install the new oven/2nd hand please.

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Sparky #2

Posted 5 months ago

Need brand new switchboard, sensor light and new kitchen wired and lighting done. QUOTE required

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Replace task light in bathroom

Posted 6 months ago

Need to replace lights above mirror in bathroom. Looking at a basic batten light (in pics). Potentially an outdoor spot light too (pictured)

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Lounge/dining

Posted 2 months ago

Supply and install down lights in the lounge and dining areas. Rewire the security light on garage

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Install Range hood extractor fan in kitchen

Posted 1 month ago

Job to start Friday 12 June please

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Ceiling fan

Posted 6 months ago

Repair wiring in ceiling fan, replace power point. Any time within the next 7days.

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Colleen Roger

Posted 5 months ago

Freezer has green light on but not working only a small standing g one

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Kitchen Alterations

Posted 1 month ago

Disconnection of old and installation of new supplied oven / rangehood. Installation of new powerpoint. Install of new supplied bathroom fan.

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Electrical Reno job

Posted 4 months ago

Moving switches, checking safety of switches in kitchen, deleting plugs, removal of security equipment etc..

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Kaboodle

Posted 5 months ago

Need a kaboodle kitchen installed please QUOTE required

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Replace Bathroom & Outdoor light

Posted 1 week ago

Needing to have bathroom task light & outdoor light replaced. Have purchased lights, just need the install.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 165,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Lisa flood


14th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

URGENT NEED HOT WATER!!


23rd December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sparky 101

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lisa flood


14th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

URGENT NEED HOT WATER!!


23rd December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sparky 101

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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The Electrical Department limited

Joined August 2019

Hi, The Electrical Department Ltd 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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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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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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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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Black Box Electrical Engineering

Joined June 2016

Black Box Electrical Engineering Licensed Electrical Engineering Services Design, Problem Solving and Installation for Homes, Motorhomes and Connectables. We are a north island based mobile business who travel to your home, tiny house or caravan etc to help facilitate your design, solve your electrical problems and complete electrical installation work.

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BOP Plumbing & Gas Ltd

Joined October 2013

MASTER PLUMBER MEMBER Get the Master Plumber Guarantee! 24/7 Emergency Callout Service 07 347 8655 I strive to provide quality workmanship & great service, because the best deserves the best! We will give you the best advise with straight up answers to any questions you may have. Want that new kitchen & bathroom or have an unexpected water leak? We now offer finance with 6-18 months i...

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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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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 Electrical Services Ltd

Joined June 2017

For all your Electrical needs from renovations and additions to new builds, competitive quotes with a friendly ontime service, no job too big or too small. We can provide lighting and power design to suit your budget and preference. We pride ourselves on our quality of work and meeting deadlines.

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Scott Taylor Electrical Limited

Joined December 2019

We are a local reliable and friendly service providing high standards of work throughout the electrical industry from Residential to Commercial. There’s not much we don’t install, replace or service to suit your needs.

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DRE Systems Limited

Joined March 2018

DRE Systems is a newly established electrical contracting company, providing electrical services for industrial, commercial and domestic projects. We undertake to deliver quality projects, products and services on schedule and within scope. Our goal is to become a leading provider of electrical services in the Wellington region, through quality workmanship, reliability and a dedication to the cli...

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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 the client. I like to keep the space clean and be aware of the customers wants, needs...

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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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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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Absolute Contracting Ltd

Joined May 2020

Hello. I have been working in the Security and Communications industry for the last 20 years with experience in installation, maintenance and repair of most makes and models of security systems (alarms, access control, security cameras etc). I have extensive experience in data networking (copper and fibre optic) and installation of Wi-fi. I can install and troubleshoot TV and audio systems - every...

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Eleco Electrical

Joined January 2018

We are a small owner operated company with experience in the commercial,domestic and industrial fields, we currently have a fully qualified electrical inspector and a heat pump tech on board. We can provide competitive (or even beat written) quotes. We do any size job and are available 24/7.

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Skyview Communications Ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi, we are quite experienced in Aerial,Satellite installations,trouble shooting,remove old Aerials,Multi rooms, Residential electrical services. We guarantee our workmanship and work is always carried out to Customers requirements.

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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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Bay Installation & Service Ltd

Joined November 2019

Our services include, but are not limited to the following… Mechanical and electrical installation of workshop lifts and hoists. Electrical installation and problem solving, in domestic and commercial situations. CCTV installation. Security alarm installation. Caravan electrics fault finding and solutions, 230V, 12v and Solar systems

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