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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

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Outside Security Lights - Not working

Posted 5 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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Connect power from boundary for relocated house.

Posted 4 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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Light repairs

Posted 1 week ago

Bathroom lights behind mirror not working. Also lights in kitchen and dining room need repairing

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Socket repair

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi. We need 2 electrical sockets replaced. They are both located in bedrooms. Thanks

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Spa Pool Wiring

Posted 1 month ago

We are looking for someone to wire in our spa pool. The pre-wiring has been done during construction of the house. The underground piping to feed the cables through is also in place. Attached are a few photos of the spa pool specs.

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Minor repairs

Posted 4 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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Small electrical repairs

Posted 1 month ago

Install oven, bathroom renovation, wire home office etc.

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Transferring from gas to electric

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Lights for Tennis Court

Posted 4 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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Holly Knightly

Posted 5 months ago

Check for old wiring before we purchase home.

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Spa wired in

Posted 7 months ago

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

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Sleepout power connection

Posted 1 month ago

Looking to have a Sleepout which is currently wired for a caravan plug connected to house power and And exterior plug added to the Sleepout for a spa pool connection. Trench from house to sleep out will be approx 9LM. Power box is in garage so need to run approx 25Lm through the roof to end of house then then through trench to connect etc

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Replace lights

Posted 1 month ago

Replace the 2 existing bar pendant lights with 5 new individual pendant lights as per the photo

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Rewire Bathroom

Posted 6 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 3 months ago

Outside plug needed for spa pool.

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Sensor light installation

Posted 6 months ago

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

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Install Spa Pool

Posted 3 months 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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Heat Transfer Kit - Install

Posted 5 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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Fridge power

Posted 4 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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10m2 electrical fitoff

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for an electrician to fit off a 10m2 sleepout. All wires have been run and to correct locations, we just need fitted 2 x outdoor lights 2 x ceiling lights 2 x twin plugs 1 x single plug 1 x heater plug Lights switches. We have all the gear on site ready for the above we just need you to supply a fuse box and a caravan point for power supply. Job needs to be done ASAP so if you can’t fit it in in the next two weeks don’t chase. Thanks

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 146,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

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

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

Replace lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Spa Pool Wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2019

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

Wiring Up of Garage/Workshop

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

10m2 electrical fitoff

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th September 2019

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

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

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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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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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MVG Electrical Services

Joined March 2019

I have vast Experience in all fields of Electrical Work Residential, Commercial but Specialise in Industrial / Automation I also do a lot of Commercial store and office fit out work as well, Open for all kinds of Electrical Work

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The Listening Post SI LTD

Joined February 2019

We are a Hi-Fi and Home Theatre retail and installation company. We deal in basic audio systems right up to home automation. including networking, wifi, hanging tvs on wall, cabling in existing homes, cabling new homes, setup and installation of speakers and amplifiers, as well as consulting on electronics for your home. We aim to have a high professional manner and service at a reasonable and a...

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Sam Meek Electrical Ltd

Joined May 2018

I am a registered licensed electrician committed to providing a transparent, quality service. Trading as Sam Meek Electrical Ltd based in Prebbleton. My main work is new, and servicing, within domestic and smaller commercial premises. With a technology background I also specialise in networking CCTV and Audio visual solutions.

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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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Christchurch Insulation

Joined November 2018

We make Canterbury homes Warm, Dry and Healthy. Local and owner operated with no middle men. Trust us to look after your property. We use the full range of Insulation products, all with a minimum 50 year Warranty. Eco Friendly, Family Friendly and Wallet Friendly We specialize in retrofit situations and pride ourselves on doing the jobs other’s turn down. Due to popular demand, We now off...

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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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Solarspark

Joined February 2015

We are a Christchurch based electrical service company.Solarspark can cater to all of your electrical needs from basic quick fixes through to complete installation and design procedures.All of our services are completed through to the highest standard. Solarspark 0211611743 Solarspark@gmail.com

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4Front Electrical

Joined May 2017

4Front Electrical services the greater Christchurch area and can supply and install a wide range of electrical work including: • Residential and commercial electrical • Renovations • Heat Pumps • Data • Security We pride ourselves in competitive pricing, unrivalled service and quality in all of our work.

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Chris Owen

Joined December 2018

I am duel traded and have been working as an electrician for 14 years. Currently I am looking for extra work to help pay for repairing my house. I can complete general handy man work, yard work, painting and plastering and minor house repairs. I am a licenced and registered electrician.

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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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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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Woodhouse Electrical

Joined June 2009

Over 500 jobs completed through Buildesrcrack with top or 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 for charge up work - however we charge no call out fees during regular business hours. All electrical, commercial kitchen equipment, fire alarms, data, phone and securi...

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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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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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Takeru Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2019

Residential/light industrial electrician No job too small, we will take any job on from installing an extra socket, replacing a light, rewiring your house or starting a new house from scratch. We can also fit out your commercial building or complete maintenance.

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Orca Electrical Limited

Joined March 2017

Hi, Based in Hoon Hay, Orca Electrical is your local electrical for Halswell, Hoon Hay, Aidenfield, Wigram Skys, Hillmorton, Spreydon, Addlington and Cashmere as well as anywhere else in the the Christchurch area. I offer quality electrical solutions for residential alterations, servicing and small commercial projects as well as electrical contracting. Often available in weekends and even...

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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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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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