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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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 finding the tim

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

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Check out how homeowners like you are using Electricians on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

General electric work - Rangataua

Posted 7 months ago

15 year old house in Rangataua needing a few jobs: Downlights installed in kitchen to replace existing lights - Gib ceiling Hanging light fittings replaced in bedrooms Bathroom fan heater installed 15Amp outlet on outside of house / spa installed Due to timing, we need this work done on Monday 8th October. Thanks, Jo

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Electrical inspection, fixing and installing plugs

Posted 1 day ago

Need a electrical inspection for a newly bought house, two electrical plugs repaired and one extra plug installed, please

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Electrical work

Posted 1 year ago

I have just built a tiny home (28m2) in Raetihi and need the power connected. I am paying Powerco currently to put the new box at the gate which should be done in Jan 2018 then I need the power take to the house. I’m after the following work plus trenching: Lay mains and protection Lay phone line – this can be done by the phone company at the same time as you do your bit as long as the trench is open for them to lay the line. Install meter board Earthing Inspection/coc Wire 6 power points...

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General electric work - Rangataua

Posted 7 months ago

15 year old house in Rangataua needing a few jobs: Downlights installed in kitchen to replace existing lights - Gib ceiling Hanging light fittings replaced in bedrooms Bathroom fan heater installed 15Amp outlet on outside of house / spa installed Due to timing, we need this work done on Monday 8th October. Thanks, Jo

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Electrical inspection, fixing and installing plugs

Posted 1 day ago

Need a electrical inspection for a newly bought house, two electrical plugs repaired and one extra plug installed, please

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Electrical work

Posted 1 year ago

I have just built a tiny home (28m2) in Raetihi and need the power connected. I am paying Powerco currently to put the new box at the gate which should be done in Jan 2018 then I need the power take to the house. I’m after the following work plus trenching: Lay mains and protection Lay phone line – this can be done by the phone company at the same time as you do your bit as long as the trench is open for them to lay the line. Install meter board Earthing Inspection/coc Wire 6 power points...

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Find Electricians in Ruapehu

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Mackford Drainage Ltd

Joined October 2010

We are a locally owned and operated business consisting of two registered certified drainlayers (Scott & Josh). We are professional in our work and take pride in giving our customers a tidy quality job. We do all aspects of Drainage including: Septic Tank/ Treatment Plants installations, New house and Alteration drainage, Excavation, and Footings.

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ICLED LTD

Joined October 2013

LED lighting retrofitting commercial contracting body corporates apartment buildings developments rewires meter moves tree removal landscaping handyman services roofing services additions, alterations, painting, waterblasting sandblasting

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TWS Co. (The whole shabang)

Joined March 2010

Hi, We've been building and painting new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in Auckland for the last 10 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Kaipara, Rodney and Hauraki districts. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet dea...

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Goldpower Electrical

Joined February 2017

Goldpower Electrical has a combined 10 years experience installing, servicing and maintaining electrical equipment from a small job right through to large domestic, commercial, industrial jobs. We pride ourselves on the ability to deliver competitive quotes, professional workmanship on time and on budget.

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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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AQ Electrical Ltd

Joined May 2014

Hi, I'm a self employed electrical contractor, with 15 years plus experience as an electrician working in the domestic, commercial, industrial and underground mining areas. I pride myself in delivering the best possible job with the ability to troubleshoot and provide appropriate solutions for customers. I have a customer focussed point of difference and flexibility to do both large and small jobs...

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RHL Fortuna Ltd TA RHL Contracting

Joined October 2017

Based in Hastings with over 20 years combined experience, we take pride undertaking and completing jobs in affordable and efficient way, Producing work that is creative and is sure to please. We are happy if you are happy.

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Tjmdrillingservices Ltd

Joined April 2017

Owner operator with 5.5 ton digger and 4 wheeler truck. I offer services from general Earthworks, house cuts , section clearing , drive preping for new drive ways, installing new and existing utilitys, and spoil removal ect. I am reliable and efficient and have competitive prices so give us a call

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Cheap Titles

Joined December 2010

Hi, I am a resource management planner with 6 years planning experience working at councils and for private planning consultancies. The sort of work I can do for you is: providing you with certificates of title or interests registered on titles, preparing resource consent applications and assessment of environmental effects, assisting with any monitoring or enforcement issues, subdivision quer...

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Compass Energy Ltd

Joined October 2018

Your Hawke's Bay locally owned & operated Air conditioning & Electrical business, we specialise in Air conditioning/Heatpump Installation & service. We are a very professional, fast , and friendly team, and pride ourselves on a quality job for more info & reviews check out our facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/compassenergy.co.nz/?modal=admin_todo_tour

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Mts Projects Ltd

Joined November 2008

We offer full Joinery & carpentry service,House additions,maintaince,decks,also Kitchens,handcrafted furniture and joinery made in our modern factory.11years building in NZ, 10 years building overseas, We now look forward to bringing innovation and fresh ideas to your next building project. I specialise in high quality interior/exterior finish, with excellent attention to detail. No job too big o...

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Panther Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi I am an Electrician with 7 years experience. We have been Specialising in new builds, renovations, small and big jobs in the Wellington region.Residential and commercial. Efficient,Reliable,Friendly,On Time and fair pricing. Building,Landscaping backround and general handyman Trade skills and knowledge.Skills throughout various trade industries. Free Quote's available.

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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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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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HALLIWELL CONSTRUCTION LTD

Joined June 2010

We are a locally based company working the greater Central N I for 27 years. We are Registered Master Builders that cater for all building requirements from maintenance work to building award winning homes. Apart from working above industry standards and finishes, I personally maintain that projects keep within the budget agreed.

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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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Local Electrical 2005 Ltd

Joined April 2017

Scott, the Director of Local Electrical 2005 Ltd trading as Inspect Tech Global and Registered Electrical Inspector has over 20 Years in the electrical industry working in a range of industries both in New Zealand and Internationally, is highly qualified and able to meet your electrical needs what ever they may be. Scott also has over 10 years experience in Thermal Imaging and is certified and...

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Kiwipure Ltd

Joined May 2013

We design and sell water treatment systems for households, rural applications and up to medium sized commercial businesses. Our district is the whole of New Zealand as we can arrange plumbers to install anywhere in New Zealand

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Ecoelectric 2016 Limited

Joined April 2014

We provide a professional and reliable service for all domestic and commercial electrical work. We also provide free competitive quotes for Solar Energy Systems, New Builds, Rewires/Renovations, Appliance Connections, Heat Pumps and Heat Exchange, TV/Data/Networking Installations and more. We also have certified installers for Chamberlain, Merlin and Grifco garage door openers, also Smartvent home...

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Gauranga Electrical Services

Joined January 2019

Hi, I am a Registered Electrician. Please do not hesitate to contact me over the phone for free electrical estimation for any electrical work. Our Head office is based in Tokoroa covering Rotorua to Hamilton and A Register Electrician is based in Auckland. We pride in Quality workmanship.

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