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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 "

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

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

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he not only encouraged his daughter to take up a trade but how he is actively helping her to succeed in an electrical career... Hamilton based Noema, has worked in the electrical trade for the last 38 years. He's spent the last 10 years encouraging his daughter, Demi, to "jump into a trade". Now in her mid-twenties she has taken up his advice and this year started her training as an electrician. She is studying at the Waikato Institue of Technology (Wintec) on the Electrical Pre-Trade Training course, aimed at getting students ready for apprenticeship. Demi is one of only four women on the course and has teamed up with Mere, another inspirational women who is training in her 30's, all while having the pressure of children and family commitments. After the polytech based first year, each of the girls will be required to find and start an apprenticeship. Not only is Noema the inspiration and encourageme

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

Builderscrack started out in 2007, with the simple goal of connecting homeowners to tradies. Fast forward 12 years and we are excited to be celebrating such a significant milestone… Our 300,000th Job To have had the opportunity to help homeowners find tradies for 300,000 jobs is both exciting and a privilege. From all of us here at Builderscrack we want to say a big THANK YOU to our homeowners and tradespeople, without you we wouldn't be here. The Job Mark from Auckland, a busy doctor at Auckland's Middlemore Emergency department, posted our 300,00th job. He had recently purchased an electric car and needed a charging port installed in his garage, with the idea of upgrading to the full power charger unit down the track. With this in mind, he wanted the job done in such a way that all the wiring was in place for the future upgrade. Mark posted his job on Builderscrack, having used it on numerous occasions since moving from England several years ago. Describing it as "

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

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

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he not only encouraged his daughter to take up a trade but how he is actively helping her to succeed in an electrical career... Hamilton based Noema, has worked in the electrical trade for the last 38 years. He's spent the last 10 years encouraging his daughter, Demi, to "jump into a trade". Now in her mid-twenties she has taken up his advice and this year started her training as an electrician. She is studying at the Waikato Institue of Technology (Wintec) on the Electrical Pre-Trade Training course, aimed at getting students ready for apprenticeship. Demi is one of only four women on the course and has teamed up with Mere, another inspirational women who is training in her 30's, all while having the pressure of children and family commitments. After the polytech based first year, each of the girls will be required to find and start an apprenticeship. Not only is Noema the inspiration and encourageme

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

Install

Posted 6 months ago

Hi- I was looking for a installer for an automatic extractor fan in my property in Timaru. It's to be done as soon as possible but I understand the date may extend due to COVID backup. It is an A frame house and the bathroom is in the upper storey.

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HOUSE REWIRE

Posted 3 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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Light fitting shift

Posted 1 month ago

I removed a wall sconce and wondered if the wiring can be moved so I can have a light fitting suspended from the ceiling. (Could use the same switch if wiring can be fed from the wall up into the centre of the ceiling).

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Fit light pullchord switch .

Posted 5 months ago

Fit pull chord switch to ceiling in bedroom . Old switch has broken and have replacement switch ready to fit. Would like this job done in the next couple of days as we are selling the house and need to show people through.

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Peel Forest Internet

Posted 4 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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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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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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New fuseboard

Posted 3 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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House report

Posted 1 year ago

Pre purchase electrical inspection

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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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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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Timaru Install

Posted 3 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 4 years ago

New double plug in kitchen.

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... bedroom villa rewire

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Power socket update

Posted 3 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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Electrical

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Bits and pieces

Posted 4 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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House being modernised for rental market

Posted 6 months ago

Looking for an electrician who can install new modern power outlets, downlights, electrical work in place for kitchen installation. Renovation happening over 4-6 weeks.

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Socket repair

Posted 1 year ago

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

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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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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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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 ... .nz

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Southern Wired Electrical

Joined February 2021

Hi there, my name is Stu. I have been in the electrical trade for 10 years now and have decided to start up my own company. I have had experience in domestic, renovations, alterations, additions, high-end architectural housing, commercial, fault finding, industrial servicing and pumps. Pride myself in the highest standard of work at a reasonable price.

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Foleys Dunedin

Joined August 2020

We believe in exceeding our customer's expectations by going above & beyond. We started in Dunedin in 1934 & still have 3 generations of the Foley family working in the business.

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BB Electrical

Joined April 2020

I am a qualified, competent and reliable domestic electrician. I pride myself on quality workmanship, customer service and a competitive price. If you have been thinking about taking on a renovation, have faulty fittings or just need power or light back on, look no further.

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GRAB HIRE also trading as GCM BUILDING SERVICES

Joined March 2013

Hi my name ia Gary . I’ve got a Grab lorry that’s ready to grab your materials . I’ve also got a Komatsu 3 ton digger for your excavations . Quick prompt service. Collecting green waste Rubbish Concrete Soil removals I can also deliver I can also grab a load over a fence or deliver a load over a fence . I can transport 8 tons of concrete or soils Or ap40 The list is endless ....

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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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Heatspec Electrical

Joined October 2020

We are a family operated electrical business operating out of Christchurch. Aswell as general electrical work, we specialize in Underfloor Heating fault finding and repairs. Backed by over 40 years of experience, we at Heatspec electrical pride ourselves on providing quality solutions for our customers, at competitive rates.

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Resolute Electrical

Joined November 2020

Resolute Electrical pride themselves on delivering the best possible prompt service at an affordable price. You can depend on us to provide highly professional yet friendly service, whilst working to your budget and timeframe. No job is too small or too big for us. We provide all electrical services from new builds and renovations to commercial fit outs, re-wiring, installations and maint...

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Tricky Electrical

Joined August 2020

Registered electrician providing residual and commercial solutions. Completely transparent from start to finish. Specialising in cost effective energy solutions.

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Hillside Electrical

Joined September 2020

Hi, I'm Zac a registered electrician and Inspector. I've been working in the electrical industry for 8 years now and pride myself on completing work to a high standard but for an affordable price.

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4Front Electrical

Joined May 2017

4Front Electrical services the greater Christchurch area and can provide a wide range of services work including: • Residential and commercial electrical • Renovations • Heat Pumps • Security We pride ourselves in competitive pricing, unrivalled service and quality in all of our work.

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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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Halo Electrical Services

Joined March 2019

With over 15 years in the electrical industry from London to Christchurch. From fixing a faulty light or a new electrical installation, domestic, commercial and industrial. We’re happy to provide a high standard of workmanship for a competitive price. So give us a call.

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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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Tri Arc Electrical

Joined February 2021

Locally owned and operated Electrical Company. Industrial , Commercial and residential reticulation,maintenance and repairs. With 18 years experience you can rely on great workmanship,sound advice and competitive pricing.

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PM Electrical

Joined February 2013

certified quality work done fast - experienced electrician 25yrs Specialise in residential Alterations Renovations, Additions & Upgrades. New Electrical installations Bathroom upgrades Kitchen upgrades Led Lighting upgrades Complete house rewires New switchboards or relocations. Switchboard replacement Under tile floor heating installation Extractor fans, rangehood install...

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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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Rapid Electrical And Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined October 2020

Hi iam an electrician who as been in the trade for 15 years, I have completed all types of jobs from domestic through to industrial electrical. I pride myself on a high standard of work in timely friendly manner. No job is to big or small. Setting up a business where I can help people bring to life there ideas or fixing something for them is something i am very passionate about.

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Dylan the Sparky

Joined September 2020

Dynamic and Dependable. I am a reliable electrician who keeps up with the changing times. I bring new and smart ideas to the table to ensure the client gets a finished product they are happy with. I have 6 years experience with a diverse background allowing me to have a good knowledge in a variety of electrical installations.

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