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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

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 findi

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.

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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Install Rangehood

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Q#MP 29829

Posted 3 years ago

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

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Rachael Wilkinson

Posted 1 year 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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... bedroom villa rewire

Posted 8 months ago

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

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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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House report

Posted 10 months ago

Pre purchase electrical inspection

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Wiring for backup generator

Posted 6 years ago

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

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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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Electrical

Posted 4 months ago

3 x light switches moved (need extenders) 3 x new power sockets installed. 1 x light moved. (Extended)

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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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HOUSE REWIRE

Posted 2 years 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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Electrical switchboards and install to garage

Posted 4 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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Kat

Posted 3 years ago

New double plug in kitchen.

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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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Bits and pieces

Posted 3 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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New fuseboard

Posted 2 years 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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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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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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Socket repair

Posted 4 months ago

An electrical socket needs to be repaired and replaced in the wall

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Buds Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2020

locally owned and operated, experienced in residential, industrial and rural work. Our team will handle your job professionally with safety taking first priority. Give us a call today

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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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Takeru Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2019

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

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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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Jellis construction

Joined November 2015

I take a lot of pride in my work I have been building for 8 years now and am a licensed building practitioner. Have done work with architectural new builds, spec homes, earthquake repairs and big renovation jobs and have acquired a wide skill set from these. Happy to come and give a free quote and havnt had a job go over budget so far look forward to doing some quality work for you

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Aircon Masters Ltd

Joined October 2010

I am a Christchurch local, lived here over 50yrs. An electrician over 30yrs and Installing Aircons for over 20years. Authorised Mitsubishi, Daikin and Gree _ Supplier - Installer - Technician. My work is varied, as is the area I cover. From Commercial in Cheviot , Holiday Homes in Brunner , to Log Cabins in Peel Forest . Banks Peninsula is also a regular destination. Electrical Work Incl...

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C S Electrical Limited

Joined April 2013

We are a small to medium electrical and air conditioning company specialising in Domestic and light commercial heating, ventilation and electrical solutions.

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Caffeine Fix

Joined October 2019

Servicing and Repairing domestic and commercial Espresso Machinery, Dishwashers, Ovens and Grills. Registered Electrical Service Technician. Very reasonable rates and no mileage/travel charges within Christchurch.

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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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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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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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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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Luminate Electrical

Joined January 2020

Hi there, We are Luminate Electrical. The work we do consists of but not limited to, is day to day electrics, television, data connections, audio & home theatre sytems, LED Lighting, new house wiring, alarm and camera systems, test and tagging, and maintenance in all three areas, residential, commercial & industrial. So if you are after a quick, reliable and competent sparky please don't hesita...

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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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Hiko Heating

Joined September 2019

The team at Hiko have been in the heat pump industry for over 10 years with a wide range of experience in both new & existing homes . All homes and all budgets we’ve got you covered

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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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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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Facilities Services Ltd

Joined August 2019

Maintenance and Handyman company called Facilities Services – we are a group of hard work tradespeople from Builder, Plumbing, Electrician, Plaster, Painter, Tiler, Cleaner, etc

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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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Swift Electrical Services LTD

Joined March 2020

I am Qualified and Experienced Electrician. Swift Electrical Service company's aim is to provide best services to clients. We believe in earning Clients trust and to see them happy after completion of job. We are specialized in total residential electrical and security work. We provide no obligation free quote. Bring any quote and we will beat it by 10%. See you soon on our next project.

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