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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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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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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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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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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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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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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

Recent jobs posted

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

Lights for Tennis Court

Posted 3 months ago

HI, I would like to install lights around my tennis court. Interested in discussing with any local electricians. Also looking at some driveway light installs.

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Spa wired in

Posted 6 months ago

We need to get a new outdoor plug installed for a spa.

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Rewire Bathroom

Posted 4 months ago

Remove old wiring and insulation of heater/light/fan. Power socket and heated towel rail. No gib on walls currently.

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Outside plug installation

Posted 1 month ago

Outside plug needed for spa pool.

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Transferring from gas to electric

Posted 3 days ago

I am changing from a gas hob to an induction hob.

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Dimmer switches for lights

Posted 10 months ago

We'd like dimmer switches put into two kids' bedrooms, potentially a few other other rooms around the house too.

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Fridge power

Posted 2 months ago

Need to replace hardwire fridge ppt with double ppt, drill hole so microwave can plug in. Replace single ppt with double ppt in garage.

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Minor repairs

Posted 2 months ago

1 bathroom switch for heater not working - blocked -not switching 2 some power points not working 3 possibly underfloor heating not working

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Brown Residence - Electrical

Posted 8 months ago

We are looking for a full new house electrical fit out house is a dual occupancy 296 m2 with a 2 bedroom unit at the front and a 4 bedroom plus study in the back. We need a price for electrical and data cabling we will supply all light fittings

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Sensor light installation

Posted 4 months ago

Installation of HPM Security Sensor Flood Lamp 500W White under soffit above garage door. No existing Light.

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Outside Security Lights - Not working

Posted 3 months ago

Our outside security lights have stopped working, sensor is not picking up movement to turn lights on.. Residence in Rolleston.

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Heat Transfer Kit - Install

Posted 3 months ago

I'm looking for some guidance re install of a heat transfer kit. I have attached a picture for the concept of layout that I think will suit best. House is 18 months old, we have a good log burner in living area and would like to transport the warm air to passage way adjacent bedrooms. I don't have a transfer kit so would be supply and install based on acceptance of quote. Looking for experience installer that will provide a top job, quality install and solution. Thank you...

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Greg

Posted 7 months ago

Recent new build, I need the telephone cable connections completed at the boundary and the house.

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Install Spa Pool

Posted 1 month ago

We've recently bought a spa pool for our property in Prebbleton and need it wired in. There is currently no power outside, so will need a new connection to the switch board. Spa pool is being delivered this friday so the sooner the better from my partners point of view. Power requirements, according the website, are 240V, 25 amps.

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Coonnecting home theatre to an existing wired system

Posted 9 months ago

have an existing speakers / home system and have surround sound iinstalled need to connect with some addition connections

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Connect power from boundary for relocated house.

Posted 2 months ago

We are relocating a house to Whitecliffs and need an electrician to connect power from the boundary. May be a few miscellaneous things too after the house has power and we can check what is what. We also have a 12 volt problem in our caravan which we need fixed as we are living in it. The house gets moved on Thursday 13th June. Piles going in next week. Terrain is flat. House is about 20 metres from the gate. Services are to the gate.

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TV aerial plug not working

Posted 10 months ago

Our tv is on the wall and our tv Aerial plug isn’t working. I know the aerial isn’t damaged as the other tv plug further down the wall that we currently use still works with the tv. I would suspect it would be a very easy job to fix. See picture of aerial plug I am talking about

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Holly Knightly

Posted 3 months ago

Check for old wiring before we purchase home.

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E V Plug

Posted 10 months ago

Install 16amp caravan plug to charge electric vehicle....gathering quotes at present.

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Bedroom

Posted 8 months ago

Need 4 down lights installed...feeds to switches and sockets already in place...swap a couple of halogens for LEDs as well in pantry.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 142,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Wiring Up of Garage/Workshop

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New switch for hot water cylinder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dimmer switches for lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fairfield Way

Work carried out by an employee of the company

15th January 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

coonnecting home theatre to an existing wired system

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wiring in a window-actuator in Southbridge

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lighting and switches moved

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th September 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

add 3 x 3 phase power points

Work carried out by an employee of the company

6th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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K w electrical services ltd

Joined November 2012

Electrical install and maintenance; heat pump install and services phone and data cabling; Freeview Aerial and satelliate install and services; Burgular alarms and intecom,CCTV,access system install and repair; Motel and Hotel MATV system Home theater install. Range hood supply and installed hot water cylinder electrical repair

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Gintas Renovation NZ

Joined October 2016

I've been renovating houses for 15+ years. I focus on getting the job done fast and in high quality while maintaining reasonable prices. My main goal is to understand my client's vision and manifest it as they wish. There are no big or small jobs, all jobs accepted. To see my work you can visit gintas.co.nz

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Murrell Contracting

Joined January 2014

A Team of Qualified Tradesmen inc a Registered Builder and a Drain layer we are based in Christchurch and service We offer6 Excellent rates and Prompt service on Odd Jobs New builds Repair work Odd jobs

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Stevens Electrical

Joined July 2019

I am a registered electrician, qualified communications technician and have experience in the security industry. I am happy to help find solutions for clients with their electrical, security and communication needs. My pricing is competitive and am available in the evenings and weekends to work around the clients lifestyle.

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Foleys

Joined October 2011

We are committed to providing exceptional customer service, for all our customers - Above and Beyond. Every time. This includes our 30 minute time promise - we'll arrive within 30 minutes of the arranged time or the first hour of labour will be free! We have 10 locations across New Zealand, with branches in Central Otago, Christchurch, Dunedin, Oamaru, Ranfurly, South Otago, Twizel, Wanaka, Queen...

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Storm & Co Electrical

Joined January 2017

We are passionate about providing high quality workmanship in an environment of trust and reliability. We believe everyone should have access to the same quality and integrity of work.

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Wakefield Electrical Ltd

Joined June 2013

Wakefield Electrical are Master Electricians servicing Christchurch and Darfield. We listen, understand your requirements, and suggest a range of solutions to suit you. As a locally owned and operated business, the most important thing to us is that you are happy with the work.

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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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MVG Electrical Services

Joined March 2019

I have vast Experience in all fields of Electrical Work Residential, Commercial but Specialise in Industrial / Automation work as well, Open for all kinds of Electrical Work

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Boss Electrical 2018 Ltd

Joined January 2019

Hi, I have been working as an eletrician in Christchurch for over 10years, I live local to Shirley and take on any jobs including new housing, maintenance work, fault finding, heatpumps, alarms, LED lighting, additions and alterations. New bathrooms and kitchens are no hassle either. At Boss Electrical we love a happy customer and like to work with our clients to achieve what they want, how and wh...

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Garden city homes limited

Joined August 2018

Hi All. At garden city homes we take the stress out for you. From small jobs to building new houses to renovation we do it all for you. If finance is an issue we do have finance options available for approved clients. We assist our clients to get mortgages. We will do our best to help you out. Our dedicated team will keep working will results are achieved. Thanks Garden city homes te...

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Uneda Plumber Ltd

Joined July 2012

Hi, Uneda Plumber is proud to be Canterbury owned and operated since 2009. Our plumbers have the highest standards, and a worldly wide range of knowledge and skills on all levels of plumbing. So whether it's a bathroom or kitchen reno, a replacement faulty Hwc, help with your wetback fire or even a complete new build. All you need to remember is, if you need a plumber UNEDA PLUMBER.

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Jace Electrical Services Ltd

Joined September 2017

Hi, we are a Canterbury based electrical company that has been operating for 11 years. We do domestic and commercial servicing, new builds and renovations, home automation, audio and LED light upgrades. We have a great team with a lot of knowledge and pride ourselves on providing the best service and highest quality work. Ecanz Master Electricians, $20,000 workmanship Guarantee. (conditions app...

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Woodhouse Electrical

Joined June 2009

Step into the light with an electrician, now a two man team specialising in renovations and repairs, but will give free quotes for any size or variety of work - i.e heat lights to Club fitouts. Note also licensed security technician. Trademe services also has more reviews available. Please note our minimum charge is 1 hr for charge up work - however we charge no call out fees during regular busin...

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Gallagher Grant

Joined August 2019

Registered Electrician and Electrical Inspector with decades of experience. Specialist in service and installation work across all aspects of the Electrical industry. Focus on finding a cost effective solution for any repairs, upgrades and new installations.

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ko plumb ltd

Joined April 2012

OK Plumb ltd menu # Plumbing # Drainlaying # Waterblasting # Roof leak repairs/replace iron coloursteel. # Spouting leak repaires/replace # Log burner installs # New house plumbing/drainlaying

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Heyday Electric

Joined July 2015

Heyday Electric Ltd was formed in 2009 as a result of a growing need in the construction industry for an efficient, cost effective electrical company with a strong focus on the client’s needs. Christchurch owned and operated today we have grown into one of the city’s leading electrical contractors servicing all aspects of the commercial and residential markets earning a reputation of deliveri...

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B Electric Ltd

Joined January 2016

I have been in the electrical industry for 5 years now, doing mainly residential housing. I specialise in the smaller jobs however I still take on larger jobs as well. I pride myself in my quality of work as well as meeting the deadlines agreed upon. I usually charge $45 an hour in cash plus materials.

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JBI Electrical

Joined April 2018

Hi, I’m a fully qualified electrician specialising in new housing and residential services. Have been in the industry for 15 years. What you want is peace of mind and I trust you will be 100% satisfied with every aspect of your service. Will work to your requirements and complete on budget.

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Smart Sparks Commercial Ltd

Joined October 2017

With speed, precision and consistency we deliver superior, customised support to clients across a range of industries. Be it a quick fix or a long-term strategic partnership, we are proud to provide a superior servicing capability, quick smart. Residential, Commercial, Industrial, new installations, existing building rewiring, appliance repairs,climate control, compliance testing, thermal imaging,...

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