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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

An electric car charge port installed in a garage is our 300,000th job. Read about a busy doctor’s experience working with a tradie.

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

A career-driven mom shares with us how she used Builderscrack by outsourcing housework so she could focus on the important stuff.

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he encouraged his daughter to be one of the country’s women in trade.

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

An electric car charge port installed in a garage is our 300,000th job. Read about a busy doctor’s experience working with a tradie.

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

A career-driven mom shares with us how she used Builderscrack by outsourcing housework so she could focus on the important stuff.

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he encouraged his daughter to be one of the country’s women in trade.

Recent jobs posted

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

House rewire

Posted 2 months ago

Require a rewire on a 1910's villa located in Timaru. Wanting quotes to get an idea of what the cost is and time frame.

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Rachael Wilkinson

Posted 2 years 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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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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Put a switch in the basement for gas, plus another few jobs, depending on cost

Posted 8 months ago

New switch in the basement, plus heated towel rail etc.

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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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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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Q#MP 29829

Posted 4 years ago

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

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... bedroom villa rewire

Posted 2 years ago

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

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Rewiring switch board

Posted 4 months ago

We have an old switch board that needs rewiring and possibly moving.

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Kitchen window fans

Posted 4 months ago

We have recently purchased 6 flats are require the following works to be quoted. Site inspection is possible on the 6th May. 1.Supply and installation of new window mounted extraction fans for 6 units to meet healthy homes requirements. 4 units are ground floor, 2 units are 1st floor If any other labour is required to achieve this, we’d like the tradesperson to source subcontractors. We would like these works to be completed as soon as possible, ideally within the new 6 weeks.

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Install

Posted 1 year 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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Fit light pullchord switch .

Posted 1 year 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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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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Light fitting shift

Posted 7 months 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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Power socket update

Posted 4 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 2 years ago

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

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Bathroom heater

Posted 2 months ago

Just need a bathroom heater installed, and to advise me/quote extractor fan placements in bathroom and kitchen.

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House report

Posted 2 years ago

Pre purchase electrical inspection

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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 being modernised for rental market

Posted 1 year 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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Recent electricians reviews

With over 203,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Bathroom heater

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Light fitting shift

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rewiring switch board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom heater

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Light fitting shift

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rewiring switch board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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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 lights back on, look no further.

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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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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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Neo Electrics Limited

Joined May 2018

Servicing Christchurch and the greater Canterbury region, Neo Electrics is your go to company for any Electrical and Air Conditioning needs. From small bathroom and kitchen renovations to wiring of large architectural builds with ducted heatpump systems, Neo Electrics is ready and available to assist you in designing and implementing your dream project.

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Positive Industries NZ

Joined April 2021

Licensed and Registered electrical contractor. Experienced in all forms of electrical installation. Give us a call to help with your electrical projects

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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 am also a member of Master Electricians so you can rest assured with their $20000 workmanship guarantee. 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 brin...

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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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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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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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Hickey Electrical

Joined July 2020

All things Electrical! Commercial & Residential Renovations, Servicing, New Builds, Solar, Ev Charge points, Healthy Homes. Whatever your needs, we can do it! Reasonable rates and will travel for larger projects throughout the South Island.

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Goldtech Engineering

Joined January 2020

Hi We specialise in doing all sorts of driveways aspahlt , concrete and sealing small patches. We also do House wiring for Telecomunication and Data, Alarm installation

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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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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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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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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 Bos...

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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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Create Transform Electrical Solutions

Joined April 2021

We specialise in Domestic and Commercial Installations and Maintenance, Healthy Homes, Security Lighting/Alarms and Home Automation. We pride ourselves in providing competitive quotes and completing the job to a high standard and within the required budget. We work hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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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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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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