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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest electricians case studies

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

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

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

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 "

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

HOUSE REWIRE

Posted 1 year ago

We need a licenced electrician to rewire a 1920 housewith 1950s electrical work. Switchboard needs replacing minimum of 3 double powerpoints per room. New lighting as well

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Rachael Wilkinson

Posted 6 months ago

We bought a replacement 4 light heatlamp/fan and would like a quote to fit it please. Also to change a light fitting in our lounge from a 1970's one to a standard single light.

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Q#MP 29829

Posted 2 years ago

I have a ventilation system and heat transfer system that have just stopped working. No fuses have tripped.

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Sewage pump service

Posted 7 years ago

We need to have our sewage pump checked and serviced. Property in Geraldine.

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... bedroom villa rewire

Posted 1 month ago

Full rewire. House currently has original wiring and fuse board. Have replaced switches and outlets but touched nothing else.

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Install Rangehood

Posted 7 months ago

Rangehood installation. Up into ceiling, then out through eave. Have good and ducting ready to go

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Kitchen & bathroom appliances

Posted 5 years ago

We're planning kitchen renovations & will require the installation of a new wall oven, range hood & gas cooktop. Also Installation of extractor fans in 2 bathrooms.

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Wire new workshop

Posted 7 years ago

I need some quotes to wire my new 14m x 9m steel shed. Power will need to be taken from the house about 60-70m switch board to switch board. Need cable run (I will trench), lights interior and exterior, wall sockets. All single phase.

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Electrical switchboards and install to garage

Posted 3 years ago

our villa was in two flats and still has two old switchboards in the house which we want gone, they are both still active for different parts of the house and are wired to another board outside the front of the house and so some new wiring in the house will need doing and a new switchboard too, we would like quotes for this and also another/combined job quote to also have power installed to the garage. thanks.

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New fuseboard

Posted 1 year ago

Would like a switchboard for house replaced. It has old style ceramic fuse holders and would like the board replaced with new re-settable type fuses and RCD's. The existing board also has the Meters on it so assume (?) they will need relocating to the outside of the house.

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Connecting Relocated House

Posted 6 years ago

New large section - flat to mild slope. Utilities to the verge. Relocating old villa or bungalow (140-170 sqm). House will be situated 30-50 m from the verge. Require all utilities connected, and any inspections etc for consents. Need quote for sewage, water, phone, power. Interested in high current (> 100A) and or three phase power connection. Also require timber pile foundation. If you know about house relocations feel free to tell me about other things I will likely need to get done...

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Wiring for backup generator

Posted 5 years ago

Would like to be able to run the house off a generator in case of power outages.

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Kitchen lights

Posted 5 years ago

Originally there was 3 60watt spot lights together from mitre ten cheap 1s but they keep blowing so I bought a longer bar with 4 small halagon bulbs but 3 have blown after 3 days. What's happening???

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Bits and pieces

Posted 2 years ago

I need a power point in the garage to ceiling to plug in the roller door. I need a sensor light installed outside. One of the elements on my hob doesn't work.

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Peel Forest Internet

Posted 3 years ago

The bach has no phone line going into the property. We need this work done inside the boundary so that we can have broadband interent connected. Information from Chorus below: Note that the initial connection Inside boundary including internal wiring is the responsibility of the property owner. This can be done by any electrician, they would simply bring the cable (service lead) to the boundary and then Chorus can connect you. After this we will maintain the connection. This can only be done...

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New Bathroom Ventilation Fan Installation

Posted 5 years ago

We need an extractor fan (which also includes a heater and light) installed in our bathroom.

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Timaru Install

Posted 2 years ago

Independent sparky required to retrofit LED downlights and lighting into existing homes. Ongoing work. We are a Christchurch LED lighting company and sell directly into people's homes. We have jobs ready to go and ongoing work in Timaru Thanks

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Kat

Posted 3 years ago

New double plug in kitchen.

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Power socket update

Posted 2 years ago

Hi, I want to add a few extra electricity power sockets in bedrooms and hallway. (Total 4). I also want to add an IP water resistant Power socket to the outside house veranda area. I would like a quote for supplying an out building with electricity which needs to supply an electric cooker for work kitchen.(About 10m from house). And another to supply waterproof power socket at far end off the garden power lights etc. (About 25m from house) I'm happy to help with any trench work, installation etc...

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House report

Posted 2 months ago

Pre purchase electrical inspection

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Find Electricians in Timaru

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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Jafs Electrical Limited

Joined April 2018

We specialise in everything Electrical - From Residential to Industrial, Commercial and Heatpumps we cover it all. We take great pride in our work and like to live by the motto that “Anything is possible!”

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B Electric Ltd

Joined January 2016

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

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Craig O'Keeffe Builders

Joined March 2011

Hi. We are trade qualified and licenced carpenters based in Timaru with over 40 years in the trade locally and internationally specialising in renovations , extensions inc. small jobs with new home builds and light commercial experience. We are a young fresh small team ready to provide a service and solution for your requirements. Craig is also a National recognised , accredited , qualified h...

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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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DC Installation Services Limited

Joined June 2014

Welcome to DC Installation Services Limited We specialise in healthy home solutions that are energy efficient while maintaining comfort. At DC Installation Services we pride ourselves on our proven professional service and high quality efficient workmanship. We strive to continuously improve our customer experience whether it be the right sizing and advice to get an efficient and reliable...

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GCM Construction

Joined March 2013

Hi my name ia Gary I'm a fully qualified carpenter , I'm 43 and started in construction when I was 16 . I am not limited to carpentry , I also Own excavators and tipper trucks . I have a very broad spectrum of work which can be concrete driveways , decking , kitchens , bathrooms , demolition work aswell as building work I take pride in all the work I do and my company moto is "My aim is your...

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david c

Joined July 2019

electrician 13 years experience. An electrician can finish the job, but that doesnt mean they've done it properly or as per regulations. Find my photo on ewrb website under electrical worker search

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Priority Construction

Joined November 2017

Hi We are a New Zealand building company. We have been repairing, renovating and building lite commercial to grand residential homes here in Canterbury. Across the board our team has over 25 years experience in the New Zealand building industry. We specialize in trade concept and management. focusing on best practice, winning strategies to repair and renovate or build your new home. We build...

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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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Stevens Electrical

Joined July 2019

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

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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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John McDonald Electrical Ltd

Joined May 2011

I have been in the Electrical field for 16 years, my main projects wiring new homes, rewiring existing homes and repairs. I also do Commercial installation and repairs eg shops, offices, warehouses. Fully Qualified and NZ Registered. Friendly, efficient and hard working. Canterbury wide. 24/7

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All in 1 Electrical Services

Joined January 2019

Hi, We have a team of qualified electricians. refrigeration, fire alarm and security. We believe in quality workman ship and competitive prices. We will work in with you to provide you what you need without any obligation.

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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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Uneda Plumber Ltd

Joined July 2012

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

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Gallagher Grant

Joined August 2019

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

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Ikon Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi, I have over thirty years experience as an electrician, mostly in the domestic and commercial market. From new builds to some very, very old houses in the UK. I pride myself on my reliabilty and quality of workmanship.

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Modserve NZ Ltd

Joined January 2019

Modserve NZ offers electrical and mechanical service solutions to the construction industry, mainly focusing on modular construction but also on standard electrical and mechanical services. We can provide a full package solution from design through to sign off, new houses, renovations and heatpumps/HVAC.

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Revolution Plumbing and Gas Ltd

Joined February 2016

Revolution Plumbing and Gas Ltd has been built from the ground up by its owners to try and be as efficient and affordable as possible while delivering a high standard of workmanship and customer satisfaction. Our young fit four man team consists of Simon, Andy Lance and Zac with years in the trade we offer teamwork and experience in residential and commercial jobs we have seen and dealt with m...

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