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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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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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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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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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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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Preparing for Winter - 3 Things You Can Do Right Now

Posted 15/04/14

Autumn’s begun and now that there's a noticeable chill in the air, preparing for winter is a top priority. If you’re anything like us you’ve been wondering if it’s too soon to turn the heater on in the evenings or if now’s the time to hire a handyman to chop and stack some wood for your fire. Her

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Tips for Heating Your Home in Winter

Posted 07/05/13

As temperatures start to fall and household prices continue to rise, the need to stay warm without increasing your bills has never been stronger. Heating your home on a budget has never been greater! We've got some helpful suggestions for you to minimise your energy usage and keep warm this winter.

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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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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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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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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 findi

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

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 "

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

Busy homeowner Michelle holds down parenting, full-time work and studying towards her PhD. She shares with us how she used Builderscrack to outsource her housework so she could focus on the important stuff... How It Started To say Michelle is a driven person is an understatement. Sitting across from a woman that packs so much into her days is inspiring, not only because of that drive but the clever way she has arranged her life to make it possible. She tells me "I’m doing a full-time PhD and I’m doing full-time work, so for me, I have lots to do and absolutely no time. I also have a teenager who’s almost 16, who is extremely social. Every weekend there are at least five to seven friends invited, and they are having a sleepover. I come home, and I'm like, “I left it nice and tidy, what happened?”.  Michelle and her son moved into their home three years ago, and with a laugh explains “how things were starting to fall apart and in need of repair”. It wasn't only hard findi

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

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 "

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

Acourt aelectrics

Posted 1 year ago

I would like a quote to check existing wiring and connect light fittings and power points in some rooms. The power was disconnected aND electrical fittings removed for remediation services. Wiring seems ok. No meter board.

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Altered commercial kitchen

Posted 2 years ago

I need an existing plug moved, and a new plug added. It is for a commercial building

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Move meter

Posted 1 year ago

Move the meter outside. Replace what is needed.

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Electrical for new small budget home

Posted 1 year ago

Hi...new budget home build near Hawera. 108m2 floor. One open plan living/kitchen area, 2 bedroom each connected to an ensuite. Please let me know your estimate quote to get lighting and power points in - floor plan attached. The house is a 9m x 12m rectangle. Living area 6m x 12m...the bedrooms and ensuites in rectangular wing 3m x 12m. I want 6 double power points in the main living/kitchen area, then 2 in each bedroom and 1 in each bathroom. Lighting minimal to keep costs down - 3 hanging lig...

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Electrical maintenance for blowing light bulbs

Posted 2 years ago

Some electrical maintenance is require as light bulbs keep blowing throughout the house, even when they are new and just been replaced

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Fault find/repair

Posted 1 year ago

Having an issue with the power randomly cutting out in our laundry. Happens while washing machine is running and takes out the power to the socket that feeds our fridge in the kitchen and to the wall socket in the adjacent bedroom. We run a washing machine, two fridges and a lamp and baby monitor off this circuit (I’m assuming it’s the same circuit as this is all that dies intermittently - everything else stays live) has been running these appliances on this circuit happily for a year with no dr...

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Mike Blackstock

Posted 1 year ago

Our current switchboard is old and on a wall which we are looking at converting to a bathroom. The house was relocated from New Plymouth. I need a quote as to how much it will cost to fit a new distribution board and connect all existing wires and add a few power points and light switches.

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Karen

Posted 2 years ago

Need existing telephone jack points Checking and maybe another one adding

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Electrician Required

Posted 3 years ago

I need some wiring re routed and new wiring installed in a standard 3 bedroom home. I'm currently renovating and have the house stripped of its interior linings. I need power points shifted and some installed, also need wiring for new lighting to be installed.

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Replace power board

Posted 3 years ago

Move power board from inside to out

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Tracey

Posted 1 year ago

Check a hot point and repair or replace old wiring

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Hawera

Posted 3 years ago

Looking for a competent electrician to complete a commercial LED lighting upgrade in Hawera. Possibility of additional commercial LED lighting upgrades throughout the Taranaki Region.

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Kitchen fan install

Posted 3 years ago

Installation of a through wall extraction fan in my kitchen.

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Power and Data install at a local school

Posted 6 months ago

Hi, I require a few power points and a data port installed at a school in Hawera and I need it done quickly (this week) Some of the power is at height, so if you have scaffold thats great, otherwise I will arrange. In total, 3 power points in different locations and 1 dual data port.

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Switchboard replacement

Posted 3 months ago

Old switchboard needs replacement and moved approx 2-3 metres. All/any redundant wiring to be disconnected.

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Installing security cameras

Posted 9 months ago

Hi there, I’m just wondering roughly how much it would cost to install 2 of these security cameras/floodlight outside my house. There is currently 2 outdoor sensor lights that don’t work so im not sure if that wiring is still useable/relevant to installing these in the old lights places. ...... Thanks a lot Harley

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Update of wiring.

Posted 2 years ago

Inspect and advise for insurance purpose

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Non functioning telephone jack points

Posted 2 years ago

Needing internet near tv various jack-points in lounge but none seem to work modem needs to be more central in house

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1970's house Reno

Posted 3 years ago

Need to have wiring in 1970's house looked at and have meter moved to outer wall as we are doing renovations

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New and moved power point

Posted 2 months ago

I need a 15 amp all weather power point put in for a spa pool and also need a normal power point moved due to renovating a sun porch

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Teraforma Construction

Joined November 2010

I am a builder who does tiling and landscaping when required, I have 15 years experience working in Auckland, Northshore, Hibiscus Coast & New Plymouth.I hold a degree in physical geography and I am very good with structural work. My rates are very reasonable and I work hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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Boss electrical

Joined August 2018

If you want to achieve boss status when it comes to your electrical needs, look no further, communication is key and that's what I pride myself on as equally as my finished product

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R M Electrical

Joined March 2020

Hi I am a qualified electrician have been in the Industry for 6 years I specialise in Industrial installations, but also have extensive experience in domestic work. I am capable of doing small to medium jobs around the house, I pride myself on my quality of work and getting jobs done on time at a good rate. I am required by law to produce a COC or ESC upon completion of work which has my lice...

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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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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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South Taranaki Home Renovations

Joined June 2009

Been in the building/fencing trade for 20 yrs feels like 50 but things still need doing since selling the fencing business some 18 mth ago needed a change so im full time doing home repairs very rewarding always meeting new clients and looking after my regulars, do hope to meet more

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Steve Betts Electrical

Joined March 2019

Hi I am a registered electrician with 30 years experience in Taranaki. I specialise in domestic electrical work and can help you from a repair to a new home. I can offer free advise and quotes I take pride in being reliable,professional, and safe.

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5N1 TRADE SERVICES

Joined August 2019

Hi, As per our company name, 5N1 Trade Services, our company provides services in these 5 fields- Plumbing, gas Fitting, Drainage, Heating & Cooling/ Refrigeration and Electrical. We specialize in Renovation, New builds, New install and Maintenance for residential and commercial. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing satis...

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Jp decoration

Joined December 2017

Hi,I myself have been painting and plastering for 10 years I have experience in a lot of trades eg,fixing we use a range of old style and upto date technics using the best products in the nz market . We are professionals and work hard to complete jobs on time an within budget . From new builds to re builds, renos to the old hole in the wall we do it all we take pride in doing the best job and...

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J R Builders

Joined March 2011

Hi, I am a young quilfied builder looking for extra work. I have spent most of my time building redesintal homes, including decks, fences and some renovations.

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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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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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Neel Electrical Services ltd

Joined April 2017

At Neel Electrical Services Ltd we like to take the time to work in with owner to find out exactly what they want.We then make it happen!Wether its a new home house extension or a commercial building or simply changing a light bulb.We've got the experience and the team to get your next electrical project finished on time and on budget!

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Wairau electrical services limited

Joined October 2019

Electrician based in Oakura Taranaki. Specialising in domestic house wiring, heatpump installation, heat Transfer and Ventilation, faults and repairs.

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Ground Source Limited

Joined May 2009

We provide high efficiency ground source heating and cooling solutions New Zealand wide through our installer/dealers. We are the NZ agents for WaterFurnace products. Ground Source systems are extremely well suited to commercial applications such as hotels, motels, schools, offices and factories, as well as domestic homes. We can provide a high efficiency eco-friendly ground source solution to...

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Weathertech Shade Structures

Joined March 2011

Outdoor shade & waterproof solutions for the great Kiwi lifestyle Make the most of living in this beautiful country. Let us help you create the perfect outdoor living areas for you and your family. This means choosing the best designs, durability, and craftsmanship. It also means knowing how to care for the mechanics and fabrics of your shade canopy, shade sail, umbrella, louvers, patio s...

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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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Building Effects

Joined November 2010

This is a young new exciting business looking to make a great name for itself in the Waikato area. We pride ourselves on workmanship and reliability. Our number one goal is to make your dream come true within your budget. No job is too small - no job too big.

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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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Grounded Electrical Ltd

Joined February 2014

Hi, my name is Phil. At Grounded Electrical you will get a friendly professional, who has a passion for the industry. I am a good communicator and pride myself on finishing to a high professional standard. I look after your property as if it were mine, and leaving my work space in a clean and tidy standard is an absolute must. I love the challenge involved in fault finding and I'm always determin...

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