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Installing Solar Panels for Your Home

Posted 18/02/14

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Tips for Heating Your Home in Winter

Posted 07/05/13

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

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Preparing for Winter - 3 Things You Can Do Right Now

Posted 15/04/14

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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Old House

Posted 08/04/14

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Check Out These Luxury Bedroom Lighting Ideas

Posted 11/06/13

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Security Service & Alarm Installers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

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Electricians - What They Do

Posted 05/11/10

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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

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LED Lighting Ideas & Benefits for Your Home or Office

Posted 28/01/14

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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

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Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

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Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

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Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

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Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

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Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

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

2 new towel rails and 1 extractor fan

Posted 1 month ago

We need 2 towel rails installed in 2 bathrooms and one new extractor fan in the guest toilet.

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Install 15amp power point

Posted 8 months ago

I need to get a 15amp outside power point installed for a spa pool. There is currently a double socket there but both points are for 10amp plugs

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Fix bathroom fan

Posted 3 months ago

Fan not fanning. Bathroom extractor fan does not work when switched on

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Lights dont work

Posted 7 months ago

For well over a year the light in our bedroom has not worked. We have sporadic what I would describe as 'pulsing' issues with other lights at this end of the house also. Not in a hurry to get fixed given time out anyway, looking for a thorough, reliable and affordable job.

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Temp Supply for onsite Caravan

Posted 5 months ago

Needing an electrician to run cable from boundary and set up a temp connection for our caravan that will be on our building site while we build. Open to suggestions.

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Upgrade domestic electrics

Posted 8 months ago

Replace existing fuseboard with modern distribution board. Replace some remaining black rubber sheathed wiring with modern cable. Replace supply cable from distribution board to master bedroom light switch. Add double switching to lights in hallway.

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Stripping old wiring and adding new LED strip lighting

Posted 2 months ago

1960’s built bach in Arthur’s Pass has a beautiful native wooden ceiling, so needs the original black cable taken removed and 90’s white cable hidden. In pricing, I would pay for one full day’s labour with a 30min break for lunch. Travel cost to get here and back on the day to be negotiated prior to accepting quote. I want all the old black rubber wiring removed from the apex of the ceiling and any white cable, that is currently metal clipped, cased in brown capping -which I already have on...

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Install pendant light and suplly and install outdoor led light

Posted 9 months ago

1.We need to install a pendant light by swapping out an existing recessed downlight. 2. The swapped downlight needs to go to another pre-wired area within house. 3. Supply and install 3 outdoor led (atleast 10w) recessed tilt downlights to pre-wired switches. Wires are connected to switches and are placed in roof.

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Data point in study

Posted 3 months ago

I need a data point installed in our bedroom which we will make a study room.

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Extractor fan Repair/replacement

Posted 8 months ago

These was an animal(maybe a bird or a rat) got stuck (maybe died) in my extractor fan, now the fan stopped working but motor still goes. I need someone to come and take a look, clean the duct and extractor fan see if can get it going. Or replace it when it need to. It’s a simple extractor fan attached to the wall, 1 button for light, another 3 for different fan speeds. Photo attached. Please contact me on ... . Thanks

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Sparky 4 hours?

Posted 3 months ago

Heated towel rail and led mirror install, wiring ready to go. 2 light switches (1x6way and 1x 4way) moved across a doorway. ...

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Dishwasher

Posted 5 months ago

Dishwasher not working / emptying

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Heat transfer kit installation

Posted 8 months ago

Install Heat Trans system already purchased into 5 year old house. 1 to 4 rooms required.

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Install wall mounted 2 plug socket

Posted 8 months ago

Move existing wall mounted 2 plug socket up 1 meter prior to installation of laundry room cabinets. It would be good if it could be done by the 14th of August. Thank you

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Upgrade circuit protection and disconnect oven

Posted 9 months ago

A small bach in Arthur's Pass village needs the circuit protection upgraded as well as the oven disconnected. The circuit breakers are of an older style and we would like new circuit protection installed. I have attached photos of the circuit protection from both the inside and outside of the bach. The oven is hardwired to the wall and we would like this disconnected so we can remove the oven.

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Install exterior wiring for a spa

Posted 2 months ago

We have just purchased a new spa that will require to be hard wired with 32a supply We will need wiring run from the switchboard then outside to where the spa will be located house is only a few months old

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Caravan lights re wired

Posted 3 months ago

Caravan lights need re wired Have purchased 10m of 5 core cable wire Back lights front lights and number plate light needs fitted which I have also purchased Located westmelton Would prefer you come to me as caravan not warranted as yet Shouldn’t be a huge job I’m hoping

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Light switch buzzing

Posted 7 months ago

one light switch is making a new buzzing sound

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Disconnect chiller from mains

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have a portable outdoor chiller that’s connected to the mains and just need it disconnected so it can be transported

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House Electrics

Posted 1 month ago

Check supply to oven as socket has failed. Appliance Guy suggests wrong plug is fitted or cabling is wrong or too old Needs proper testing. fit outlet in bathroom for washing machine, full check and test of house electrics, fuse board compliance etc.. Old cottage. Electrics last looked at 2014. Suggest visit to quote as there is bit of work involved especially the outlet in the bathroom. Thanks

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 191,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

New ensuite

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ceiling fan installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Step lights (with motion sensor) stopped working

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom powerpoint

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install exterior wiring for a spa

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

2 new towel rails and 1 extractor fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Run power to shed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Upgrade circuit protection and disconnect oven

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install timer on hot water cylinder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installing additional lighting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install pendant light and suplly and install outdoor led light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Upgrade domestic electrics

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Temp Supply for onsite Caravan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor Fish Pond Power & Network Cable to Office

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace the switches of cylinder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

install wall mounted 2 plug socket

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pendant lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extractor fan Repair/replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Electricians in Selwyn

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

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Tricky Electrical

Joined August 2020

Registered electrician providing residual and commercial solutions. Completely transparent from start to finish. Specialising in cost effective energy solutions.

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KJ Electrical Contracting Ltd

Joined November 2019

We are electrical experts servicing Canterbury for over 30 years. Trusted Master Electricians who are experienced in all aspects of electrical work from domestic to commercial and industrial. Contact us today for fast professional service - we get the right electrical solution every time.

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JDK Builders ltd

Joined June 2018

Good day. We have been in the industry for more than a decade. A trustworthy and knowledged company here to serve all your building needs. Be it electrical, tiling, plumbing or painting. We have a dedicated professional team that can provide you with the best advise and meet all your demands. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes that suit your needs from start to finish of any proje...

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Woodhouse Electrical

Joined June 2009

A two man team with over 670 jobs completed through Builderscrack over 10 years with the new top 100 or the old 5 star tradie certification every year. Note also licensed security technician. Trademe services also has more reviews available. Please note our minimum charge is 1 hr @ $75+gst for charge up work + admin Coc charge $25+gst however we charge no call out fees during regular business...

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Resolute Electrical

Joined November 2020

Resolute Electrical pride themselves on delivering the best possible prompt service at an affordable price. You can depend on us to provide highly professional yet friendly service, whilst working to your budget and timeframe. No job is too small or too big for us. We provide all electrical services from new builds and renovations to commercial fit outs, re-wiring, installations and maint...

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Hays Electrical

Joined November 2020

Owner operated Electrican with over 16 years in the industry. I take pride in all my work and complete to a high standard, easy going and always happy to work around my customers.

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Able 2

Joined October 2008

Painting, Plastering, Tiling, Construction of Fences and Decks, Bathroom and Kitchen Renovation and Installation, Wood Burner Installation, Project management.

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Ignite Electrical Services

Joined January 2021

Hi I’m a fully qualified Electrician with 8 years experience in the industry, with an fast efficient service and a friendly can do attitude let me bring your Limitless Electrical Solution ⚡️

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Tri Arc Electrical

Joined February 2021

Locally owned and operated Electrical Company. Industrial , Commercial and residential reticulation,maintenance and repairs. With 18 years experience you can rely on great workmanship,sound advice and competitive pricing.

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Tase Electrical Ltd

Joined April 2021

At Tase, we firmly believe in providing effective solutions to all your electrical needs. You will be kept informed every step of the way. We'll work with you to ensure you get the best result! Together, we can make it work!

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ADECONSTRUCT LIMITED

Joined March 2015

ADECONSTRUCT offers the following services: Bathroom renovation Tiling. vinyl and Carpet Handyman Solid Plastering..modified plastering. Exterior &interior plastering. Painting. bricklayng Waterproof Swimming pools Bricklayng

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Andco Electrical

Joined April 2021

Kia Ora Looking to bring your next idea or vision to light? We aim to bring a quality touch to every project. Whether it’s a simple repair, upgrade or alteration. Lighting for a feature, space or security. Right through to a new residential or commercial project which we can really sink or teeth into, please get in touch we would love to be involved in your project. Creative ideas, and carrying...

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Total Electric Ltd

Joined December 2016

Total Electric Ltd is a samall electrical company serving Christchurch, Selwyn and surrounding areas. Domestic, commercial and industrial. New housing, Test & Tagging, Fault Finding, Repairs & Maintenance, Security Cameras, LED Lighting and more - no job it too small. If you would like to discuss any job or would like a free quote, then don't hesitate to contact us.

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Facilities Services Ltd

Joined August 2019

Maintenance and Handyman company called Facilities Services – we are a group of hard work tradespeople from Builder, Plumbing, Electrician, Plaster, Painter, Tiler, Cleaner, etc

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GRAB HIRE also trading as GCM BUILDING SERVICES

Joined March 2013

Hi my name ia Gary . I’ve got a Grab lorry that’s ready to grab your materials . I’ve also got a Komatsu 3 ton digger for your excavations . Quick prompt service. Collecting green waste Rubbish Concrete Soil removals I can also deliver I can also grab a load over a fence or deliver a load over a fence . I can transport 8 tons of concrete or soils Or ap40 The list is endless ....

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Chris Owen

Joined December 2018

I am duel traded and have been working as an electrician for 14 years. I am a licenced and registered electrician with industry experience in domestic, commercial and high voltage electrical repairs installation and maintenance.

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Canterbury Electrical Services Ltd

Joined January 2015

HI, we have been providing electrical services to the residential, commercial and light industrial sectors in the Canterbury region for more than 25 years. We are registered as Master Electricians and pride ourselves on our customer service and professionalism. Offering a range of services from simple repairs, residential upgrades, heatpump installation and rewiring to new builds at competitive pr...

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SA Electrical

Joined August 2019

Experienced, tidy and fast, NZ trade qualified sparky specialising in domestic repairs, lights plugs etc and alterations. Experienced on motorhomes and caravans, inverters, power supplies, both 230 & 12 v systems.

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PM Electrical

Joined February 2013

certified quality work done fast - experienced electrician 25yrs Specialise in residential Alterations Renovations, Additions & Upgrades. New Electrical installations Bathroom upgrades Kitchen upgrades Led Lighting upgrades Complete house rewires New switchboards or relocations. Switchboard replacement Under tile floor heating installation Extractor fans, rangehood install Bos...

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Skilled Electrical Ltd

Joined April 2013

Hello, are you tired of getting a sparky that doesnt show up when they say? Do you need an electrician that will communication with you effectively all of the way through your job or project? Do you worry about the level of workmanship you are going to get when you take on a new tradesman, and can you trust them to have your best interests at heart? At Skilled Electrical we try extremely hard t...

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