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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest electricians case studies

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

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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Light fitting replacement

Posted 1 year ago

replace broken light fitting in the hallway

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Taupo

Posted 7 months ago

Urgently require an electrician to install some downlights on Friday 14th September. This a retrofit job plus 6 LED compatible dimmers. We have supplied the downlights but we will require electrician to supply dimmers

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Wire Two Sleepout Cabins

Posted 7 months ago

Two sleepouts need to be wired caravan style to be supplied via garage. Need 3 double power sockets in each (one each side of bed, plus another), also 2 bulkhead lights each, 1 sensor light exterior between them. Sleepouts are approx 8m and 4m distance from garage. They are on or under 10m2 each. Once sleepouts wired, I'll get them jibbed and insulated. Then electrician needs to come back and finish light and power fittings etc. This job needs to be done this month - September. Thanks for your...

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Whole house

Posted 11 months ago

Light fitting renew and switches. Redoing

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Extractor fan in bathroom and rangehood installed

Posted 2 months ago

Looking to have a quote for two houses to have extractor fans and rangehoods with extractor ducted externally on each.

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Electricians - Extractor Fans - Taupo Motel

Posted 7 months ago

I am managing a Motel and I have a number of extractor fans to repair.

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Tv cables

Posted 1 year ago

Need to insert cables for 2 TVs behind the wall.

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Power for ev car

Posted 1 year ago

Need to get power on in my car port which is not attached to my house as want to be able to charge electric car.

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Hang new light fittings and replace missing lightbulbs in two Units

Posted 3 months ago

Just renovating two units in Taupo and new electrician to install around 6 light fittings and replace any blown bulbs

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Ceiling Fan

Posted 1 year ago

I have just fitted a ceiling fan/light and wish to have the wires and wall switch connected. Also would like a dimmer switch checked. Thanks

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Taupo Installs

Posted 1 year ago

Independent electrician required to install retrofit LED lighting into residential properties around Taupo. We supply the replacement lights.

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Installation of meter on unit

Posted 8 months ago

I've got a property in two units and it is wired for two units however the last owner put a stair case in between the two units and took out one of the meters. I need the second meter to be reinstated. All the wiring has been split and there is a connections for the second phase at the meter base that needs to be reconnected to the second meter.

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Electrical update

Posted 10 months ago

Update switches and lights.

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Bathroom Extractor Fans

Posted 1 year ago

Extractor fan not working properly in 2 bathrooms. Also, heated bathroom floor tiles monitor on wall not working.

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Fit lights

Posted 3 months ago

fit 11 down lights into ceiling ( in place of existing light sockets) . change the light switches for new switch units. disconnect hard wired stove and fit plug socket in place. wire new heated towel rail in place of old one ( existing wiring in place)

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Need soon

Posted 7 months ago

8 new led lights fitted plus ceiling light repair, and checking of wiring at same time

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Underfloor heating

Posted 2 years ago

We have a house at Omori, near Turangi, that has underfloor heating. We need an electrician to establish where the heating wires are embedded in the concrete floor so we can do some work on the foundations.

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Illuminated Window Card install

Posted 8 months ago

We have a new office in Taupo which need illuminated window cards installed. Window card are easy to make up and screw to the top of the windows, we just need power outlets put in near the 4 windows.

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Bazza

Posted 4 weeks ago

Wire in cook top oven control panel changes

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Pendants lights replaced with recessed light fittings.

Posted 1 year ago

We've just moved into a new house and would like three pendant light fittings removed and replaced with recessed lights, please.

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The Cable Guy Inc Taupo

Joined November 2009

We provide solutions in the following areas: Entertainment: Home Theatre Systems Whole Home Audio and Video Solutions Control Solutions Environment: Lighting Control Blind and Curtain Control Home Automation Safety & Security: Alarm Systems Surveillance Solutions Access Control Solutions Communications: Phone Systems Intercom Systems Networks TV Aerial Cabling Home...

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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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AQ Electrical Ltd

Joined May 2014

Hi, I'm a self employed electrical contractor, with 15 years plus experience as an electrician working in the domestic, commercial, industrial and underground mining areas. I pride myself in delivering the best possible job with the ability to troubleshoot and provide appropriate solutions for customers. I have a customer focussed point of difference and flexibility to do both large and small jobs...

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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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TUNDRA BUILDING AND LANDSCAPING

Joined October 2010

TUNDRA BUILDING AND LANDSCAPING OFFERS A VARIETY OF SERVICES , WE DO SPECIALISE IN BATHROOM AND KITCHEN RENOVATIONS , WE DO ALTERATIONS AND XTENSIONS . WE OFFER A LANDSCAPE DESIGN SERVICE AND SPECIALISE IN ALL OUTDOOR LIVING STRUCTURES .TUNDRA BUILDING AND LANDSCAPING ALSO DOES POLE BARNS AND OTHER FARM BUILDINGS.WE HAVE A BASE OF SKILLED AND EXPERIENCED SUB CONTRACTORS TO CALL ON. WE ALSO OFFER A...

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Lakeland Plumbing Ltd

Joined April 2012

I am an Owner Operator plumber and drainlayer specialising in new homes and renovations. However I do maintenance/jobbing work as well - anything from repairing taps to improving hot water pressure/moving upgrading your hot water cylinder or a kitchen renovation. I can help with ideas for your scheme plan if you want to renovate your bathroom and have good builders I work with regularly if you nee...

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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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Ecoelectric 2016 Limited

Joined April 2014

We provide a professional and reliable service for all domestic and commercial electrical work. We also provide free competitive quotes for Solar Energy Systems, New Builds, Rewires/Renovations, Appliance Connections, Heat Pumps and Heat Exchange, TV/Data/Networking Installations and more. We also have certified installers for Chamberlain, Merlin and Grifco garage door openers, also Smartvent home...

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RHL Fortuna Ltd TA RHL Contracting

Joined October 2017

Based in Hastings with over 20 years combined experience, we take pride undertaking and completing jobs in affordable and efficient way, Producing work that is creative and is sure to please. We are happy if you are happy.

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Galveston Developments Ltd

Joined January 2010

I am a trade qualified builder with over 5 years experience in both residential and commercial sectors. I specialize in residential renovations and extensions in the Taupo region. Fair rates and quality workmanship. All work considered large or small. Thanks

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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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ICLED LTD

Joined October 2013

LED lighting retrofitting commercial contracting body corporates apartment buildings developments rewires meter moves tree removal landscaping handyman services roofing services additions, alterations, painting, waterblasting sandblasting

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Compass Energy Ltd

Joined October 2018

Your Hawke's Bay locally owned & operated Air conditioning & Electrical business, we specialise in Air conditioning/Heatpump Installation & service. We are a very professional, fast , and friendly team, and pride ourselves on a quality job for more info & reviews check out our facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/compassenergy.co.nz/?modal=admin_todo_tour

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Tjmdrillingservices Ltd

Joined April 2017

Owner operator with 5.5 ton digger and 4 wheeler truck. I offer services from general Earthworks, house cuts , section clearing , drive preping for new drive ways, installing new and existing utilitys, and spoil removal ect. I am reliable and efficient and have competitive prices so give us a call

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Scottbuilt Construction NZ Ltd

Joined February 2010

Hi, Feel free to contact me for all your new building, renovations and maintenance requirements...No job to small! Quality workmanship assured and competitive rates.

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Local Electrical 2005 Ltd

Joined April 2017

Scott, the Director of Local Electrical 2005 Ltd trading as Inspect Tech Global and Registered Electrical Inspector has over 20 Years in the electrical industry working in a range of industries both in New Zealand and Internationally, is highly qualified and able to meet your electrical needs what ever they may be. Scott also has over 10 years experience in Thermal Imaging and is certified and...

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Gauranga Electrical Services

Joined January 2019

Hi, I am a Registered Electrician. Please do not hesitate to contact me over the phone for free electrical estimation for any electrical work. Our Head office is based in Tokoroa covering Rotorua to Hamilton and A Register Electrician is based in Auckland. We pride in Quality workmanship.

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HALLIWELL CONSTRUCTION LTD

Joined June 2010

We are a locally based company working the greater Central N I for 27 years. We are Registered Master Builders that cater for all building requirements from maintenance work to building award winning homes. Apart from working above industry standards and finishes, I personally maintain that projects keep within the budget agreed.

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Goldpower Electrical

Joined February 2017

Goldpower Electrical has a combined 10 years experience installing, servicing and maintaining electrical equipment from a small job right through to large domestic, commercial, industrial jobs. We pride ourselves on the ability to deliver competitive quotes, professional workmanship on time and on budget.

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Cheap Titles

Joined December 2010

Hi, I am a resource management planner with 6 years planning experience working at councils and for private planning consultancies. The sort of work I can do for you is: providing you with certificates of title or interests registered on titles, preparing resource consent applications and assessment of environmental effects, assisting with any monitoring or enforcement issues, subdivision quer...

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