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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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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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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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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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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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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Tips for Heating Your Home in Winter

Posted 07/05/13

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

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Security Service & Alarm Installers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

A security service or alarm installers will be able to advise and install the best security system for your property or anything else you want to protect. Some systems are composed of a simple alarm that sounds when an entry point is breached, while others include monitoring centres where

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Latest electricians case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

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 finding the tim

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 finding the tim

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

Just moved in

Posted 4 months ago

A few phone jacks, tv cable, disconnect heater and replace electrical sockets

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LED light install

Posted 6 years ago

We are looking for certified electrician to replace 24 downlights with led lights. We will purchase lights and drivers unless electrician can get better rate. Modern house with good wiring and easy access through roof. Flexible timing, looking to install April sometime.

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Install oven

Posted 4 years ago

disconnect old oven, I'll fit cabinetry (new oven is a different size), install new oven

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Kitchen reconfiguration

Posted 1 year ago

Reconfiguration of new kitchen requires rewiring/reconfiguration, room will be unlined next weekend, so job could be started from 18/9 onwards. Job includes - rerouting light switches, 10 downlights, double wall oven plug installation (both ends) multiple plugs etc.

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Donation

Posted 1 year ago

Project for Riding for Disabled Motueka. Need electrical wiring to new container, plus outside lighting. As donation if possible

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Pizza point

Posted 2 years ago

Hi there, Just wondring if u can get my extractor fan clean and before we go further wanting the pricing and all other information please. Coz i'm taking over a pizza place and the building owner ask me to clean extractor fan. Thanks

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Fix my hot water cylinder PLEASE!! :)

Posted 3 years ago

i need someone to quote how much it will cost to fix our hot water cylinder, i have no idea what is wrong... could b somthing small and dumb that we should have known about, or somthing huge.... no idea!

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2 phase

Posted 1 year ago

I have a particular problem with the electrical supply to the fuse board and our regular electrician has not been able to solve it. So I am sending you this email in the hope that you might know what to do. If you do, then you get the job of fixing it. Plus any other work that comes up too. The fuse board is supplied with two phases each one separately metered. But there is only one neutral and one earth link. The difference between the current in the phases and that in the neutral produces an...

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Solar water installation.

Posted 1 year ago

Install a previously purchased salar water heating unit.

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Garage Power

Posted 2 years ago

Connect power to a detached garage. Run cable from house fusebox to garage, supply distribution box for garage. Connect 4 double power points, 3 internal lights, 1 exterior light, existing fittings. Also connect separate 20A circuit with 3 pin socket (for welder) to be supplied. Fully registered electrician and COC cert. required

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We Have TOO MANY Powerpoints :-)

Posted 2 years ago

We have in total around 15-20 surplus powerpoints/light switches to be removed (this includes around 3-4 old built-in vacuum system wall plugs that seem to be wired, a ceiling fan controller box and some aerial sockets ).

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Security Lights

Posted 8 years ago

I would like 2 pairs of security lights fitted to two of the street facing corners of my house. I would like a quote for the cost of installation of 2 pairs of security lights plus sensors.

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Outdoor plugs

Posted 9 years ago

I need a outdoor socket for a water pump on one end of the house - there are wires already on the outside of the house going into the sleep out.

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New plantings cable location

Posted 3 years ago

Planting new trees in park and want to be sure that there are no cables in the way

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230v for Tiny House Nelson/Tasman region

Posted 5 months ago

Looking for good sparkie to hook up and sign off 230v system for our new tiny house near Motueka. 9(ish) power sockets and Caravan plug. I haven't purchased cabling or power boxes yet so that could be part of the deal if prices are reasonable. We also need a gas fitter (see other post).

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Waimea East Irrigation -Ashton

Posted 1 year ago

I need a cable located. Haycock Rd Richmond Nelson

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2 wall lights and an overhead

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have 2 wall lights and a dining hanging light to be wired. Richmond. Thanks

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Small domestic electrical maintenance

Posted 6 years ago

Range of small domestic electrical jobs, probably a few hours work. Move hotpoint Fit bathroom heater Test and fix faulty hotpoints Install attic light

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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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daves painters and renovators

Joined May 2010

We specialise in domestic and commercial painting, wallboard, stopping, tiling, water blasting, airless spray, decorating, floorsanding, insulation etc. Thanx

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CRE Cheyenne Refrigeration Electrical

Joined May 2009

Registered Electrician Registered Line Mechanic Cert Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineer Commercial & Domestic Heat Pumps Refrigeration Electrical Wiring All Appliance Testing / Tagging / Repairs Maintenance & Service

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Urban Power LTD

Joined September 2018

With almost 10 years experience in the electrical field Urban Power has decided to open up shop in the Nelson area. From changing a light bulb, to complete new builds, we offer great service and expertise

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JRS Builders

Joined August 2010

My experience is manly building and renovating however I am adept carpenter as well. I have also had some very successful work making entranceways, vertical trellis fences, deckings and feature walls with rimu as well as designing these projects myself. I am reliable, my work is extremely accurate and contructed to last and my prices are very competitive. I have my own tools, hammer hand (if ne...

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Elevate Electrical

Joined February 2018

Elevate Electrical is your local Nelson-based electrician, specialising in residential, commercial, and custom jobs. We offer free quotes and pride ourselves on having great customer service and a competitive price.

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Electronic Resources NZ Ltd

Joined April 2013

We are specialised to service needs for: COMPUTERS: Computer repairs - All Makes & Models. Virus/Spyware Detection & Removal, Custom Built Computer, Data Recovery & Back up, Broadband installations (wire or wireless), Laptop LCD panel replacement, Laptop DC power Jack repair, system login unlock. SOLAR ENERGY: Solar panels, Solar controller/charger, Solar PV cable, Solar power D.I.Y....

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REDWOOD ELECTRICS

Joined September 2013

* All house wiring, new and existing, repairs, extensions, alterations, additions. * Domestic, Residential, Commercial, Industrial Electrical Installations * CCTV Installations/Security Cameras and setup * Specialised in HV and LV cable jointing and terminations, plus all electrical work. * Underground mains trenching and installations * Switchboard replacements from old to new * Garden l...

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Payless Electrical

Joined April 2013

Guaranteed Quality Workmanship and craftsmanship, Residential and Commercial Master Electrician Nelson, FREE QUOTES call 0800 772 794 or 03 545 7372. www.paylesselectrical.co.nz No Call out charges or travel costs $55 per hour. We provide a registered New Zealand Master Electrician in Nelson with over 17 years in the trade. No job too big or small. Residential Renovation/alteratio...

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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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D & D Electrical

Joined May 2017

Hi, I have been working as an Electrical engineer for past 10 years. I am fully EWRB registered. I mostly specialised in residential and industrial electrical systems. I pride myself providing competitive quotes and completing the job on budget.

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HomeTech Solatube

Joined April 2011

HomeTech has been providing and installing home improvement products to New Zealanders since 1992 and has more than 70,000 customers across the country. From Kaitaia to Bluff, HomeTech’s nationwide network of credited installers and contractors install daylighting, condensation control, ventilation, heating/cooling, skylights / roof windows, hard wired fire alarms and attic stair solutions. Hom...

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BC Electrical Nelson Ltd

Joined January 2019

Brad is your local registered electrician, providing quality assured electrical work throughout the Nelson Tasman region. There is no job too small or too big. Call or email Brad today for a free no-obligation quote! 02041854761 BCElectricalNelson@gmail.com Residential - Commercial - Industrial

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Bay Sparkie

Joined June 2007

Baysparkie Ltd - registered electricians specialising in all housing electrical work in Pohara Golden Bay with 25 years experience. As an owner operated business we pride ourselves in prompt honest professional service to you our customer. From the smallest job to complete builds we can take care of it for you! >New Homes / Additions / Alterations / Commercial work >Free-view TV / Home t...

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Handyman and Electrical Services

Joined August 2010

My business offers the Nelson Tasman region general handyman and electrical repair services for home, business, motorhome or caravan. I am a registered electrician who spent 30 years as an electrical fitter working on the Nelson City electricity network. I will install/repair your electrical appliances and equipment or carry out any general maintenance work you require for home, business...

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Coastline Plumbing

Joined March 2017

Hi, I'm Barry at Coastline Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying. I'm a certifying plumber, gasfitter and drainlayer based in Palmerston North. I have eight years' experience in new work, renovations and repairs, both domestic and commercial. I provide a professional, friendly and efficient 24 hour service to the Manawatu region. I pride myself on my reliable and quality workmanship. Sound like wh...

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DG Roofing & Building

Joined November 2018

We understand your problem/requirement accurately and then we discuss with you the solution to your problems/ We discuss the right approach to achieving your requirements. If you agree for us to proceed, we do our job at cost, in a satisfactory timeframe and highest possible quality and value for you... Try us and you will not regret.

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Hertz Electrical Ltd

Joined November 2016

We are a small company dedicated to completing your project with quality results, on time, and with reasonable prices. We offer quality services and proud for putting safety first. Available on Weekdays and Weekends since than booked. If you are looking for a renovation, building an extension, or a new build; we offer the following services: - Powerpoint; - Indoor and Outdoor Lighting; - Swi...

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MR ELECTRICAL LTD

Joined December 2010

IM 42 YEARS OLD. BASED IN KAPITI COAST. WILLING TO TRAVEL NORTH / SOUTH ISLAND. WORKING TO PROVIDE FRIENDLY REALISTIC SERVICE WITH COMMUNICATION AND SATISFACTION FOR ALL.

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affordablesheds south-mid cant & north otago

Joined March 2011

Hi everyone Affordablesheds was born 5 yrs ago out of complete distrust of the Companies offering similar Products in NZ. We believe a Quote should be just that a fixed price contract with no hidden small print that latter renders the quote an estimate,SO that is what we offer with the premier design & Material grades on the market in NZ we Can,t be beaten on Quality price.We design to your requir...

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Allen Plumbing & Gas

Joined December 2011

Locally owned and operated and a family business in the true sense of the word, Allen plumbing and gas have been serving Nelsonians for over 20 years. Starting out as Dennis Allen Plumbing in a bright blue Toyota Hiace in 1988, it wasn’t long before his 3 sons followed in his footsteps prompting the name change to Allen Plumbing and gas in 2004. Since then our workshop car park is full of brig...

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