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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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 "

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

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

Electrician - install/replace 4 x pendant lights

Posted 1 year ago

4 pendant lights to be fitted (replacing existing fittings). 2 lights are in a double height void so will need a decent sized ladder. Needs to be available Friday 20th Sept from 12.30pm.

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Electricain required

Posted 2 years ago

Electrician required to price for new house on waiheke island

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Bach Electrical work

Posted 4 years ago

Hi, I'm renovating and would like the services of an experienced electrician to assist. Tasks required: - New power points in Kitchen, bathroom, lounge. - New lighting & power in bedrooms - New swtiches throughout - Outside power & lighting Prefer Waiheke based Electricain please. Thanks, Simon.

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Carolas wiring

Posted 4 years ago

New circuit board new plugs and lught switches new lighting layout

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Bach reno

Posted 3 years ago

New wiring for basement area with 2 bedrooms , laundry and bathroom ,sep toilet plus reconfiguration and new wiring power sockets etc for 1 bedroom bathroom, kitchen and lounge of existing bach upstairs

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Bruce

Posted 3 years ago

New power point in an ensuite.

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Waiheke Beach Bungalow

Posted 3 years ago

This job is on Waiheke Island, but we can provide accommodation off site if you wish. We are gutting and renovating our 2 bedroom cottage so need an electrician to rewire the whole house, move the power box, wire up oven, power points, lights, TV cable etc. Job starts on or around 24th April 2017

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New house electrical fit out

Posted 11 months ago

Full electrical fit out for new build on waiheke for 3 bedroom house with garage. Work includes all led lights, ventilation in bathroom and double electric points in all rooms. Outdoor light around house is also included. Timeframe to commence is likely to be six to 8 weeks.

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Renovated kitchen

Posted 3 years ago

Wanting an electrician to replace around 4 powerpoints in a kitched, change the electrical point over to a new plus type for the electric oven, move one light switch. Also consideration for putting power through to the garage.

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New House Wiring

Posted 2 years ago

• Run mains conduit in trench from house to garage • Run mains cable from main board in garage to distribution board in house (cable supplied - 25mm twin core with pilot) • Run telecoms conduit from house to power pole and install draw cord (with tee to garage, I need to run a single security cable from house to garage) • Run conduit from house to septic tank and install 2.5mm power supply from distribution board to septic • Run conduit from house to water tank and install 2.5mm power supp...

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Reno - almost complete

Posted 5 years ago

We are renovating our house and have had an electrician in who has completed the rewire and we are at connection and livening stage. Unfortunately our sparkie has had a stroke during the Christmas break and is not expected to return to work anytime soon, which has left us in a bit of a predicament. Is there anyone out there who could complete this for us in the next week or so?

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Re-wire 1950s House

Posted 1 year ago

Waiheke house needs full rewire, re-siting of power board. 100sqm house, has some old black wiring, crumbly. Need to update outlets, switches and lighting fixtures.

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Lonergan House

Posted 4 years ago

Removing existing light fittings and installing pendants

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Jill jackson

Posted 5 years ago

Outside lights don't work

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Various Tasks | Waiheke | Ongoing Contract

Posted 2 years ago

We're a rapidly growing Facilities management Firm based in Auckland, maintaining countless sites nationwide - we're looking for a local electrician to service and maintain our clientele on Waiheke Island. Quantity of works is low roughly 2-4 jobs over the course of 2 months. Currently we're utilizing our preferred electricians out of Auckland. One of the three sites will require police vetting - this process can take up to 1 month to complete. Please do not apply for this contract should you ha...

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Switchboard upgrade

Posted 5 years ago

upgrade old style wire fuse to 12 way switchboard

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Spa Pool Electrical installation

Posted 4 years ago

Buying second hand spa pool (is approx. 1 year old, see specs ... ), and require an electrical installation to our mains supply. I am told it would probably require a 15a supply hooked up to the switchboard (it is not a plug-in model). Looking for someone to come and have a look at the job, confirm what work is required, and provide a quote. We'd also be hoping to get the job started and completed at the end of April/start of May.

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Electrician for Waiheke

Posted 3 years ago

New outlet required for relocating of hot water cylinder

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Electrical repairs

Posted 2 years ago

Hi, We have had a number of issues with a few of our circuits continuing to cause the circuit breakers to overload and switch off. We’d like someone to take a look at our electrics to ensure they are working correctly. Also, we’d like to have a few outdoor lights installed/or upgraded as well as have a few switches replaced.

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New home build Waiheke Island - Electrician required

Posted 3 years ago

Looking for an electrician who is able to issue a quote within the next few weeks for all electrical work for a new home build in Little Oneroa on Waiheke Island. House is 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms. Construction begins late January/ Early Feb

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Find Electricians in Waiheke Island

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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TimberFox Floors

Joined July 2019

Hi, We run a Property Maintenance & flooring company trading as TimberFox Floors. The works we do : We supply & Install Carpets Laminate, solid wood, Enggineering wood, Vinyl Planks, Tiles, Carpet Tiles Vinyl sheets & do all kind of floor preparations. Interior & exterior Paintings Gutter cleaning Gib fixing Gib stopping Lagging work for plumbers to apartments Soundproofin...

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Modern electrical solutions ltd

Joined June 2012

Modern electrical solutions ltd trading as Mr Power ,provides 24hour/7days service Auckland wide.Our work details includes the following services : •24/7 Breakdowns,power failure,maintenance & repairs,installation & rewiring,stoves& water heaters,insurance & WINZ quotes,communications & data ,appliance repairs,security alarms,air conditioning ,refrigeration & heat pumps,swimming pools& spa,caravan...

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EMS

Joined December 2020

EMS offers both electrical and mechanical services to residential, commercial and industrial clients. EMS is the upper tier when it comes to electrical servicing, we provide free over the phone support for existing clients and we stand by our great ethics, morals, outstanding quality of workmanship and minimal disturbance to your home or business. Visit www. ...

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KS Electrical

Joined June 2019

KS Electrical is your one stop shop that specializes in residential and small scale commercial electrical service work. This means that we can provide more personable service to you, catering more easily to your needs and timetable. With experience from new kitchen installations to full house rewires, KS Electrical has the ability to fulfill your electrical needs. Providing punctual and profession...

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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Sublime Electrical

Joined September 2019

Hi, I have been actively working as a registered electrician for the last 20 years covering a range of work including New Builds, Renovations, Commercial, Industrial. I also specialize in Heat Pumps, Design and install of Smart homes and have spent the last 5 years Designing and installing on and off grid Solar systems. I am price competitive, work hard and will always be available to talk with my...

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Nail It Repairs And Maintenance Ltd

Joined August 2020

We At NAIL IT REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE LTD aim to provide competitive quotes and work within the customers budget with quality and professional services guaranteed..

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Dragon Maintenance Ltd

Joined September 2013

Hi, my name is Jason and part of a family run business from Wales in the UK. I have 20+ years experience in the Building & Construction Industry, from project management and on the tools. Qualified as an Electrician, Joiner/Carpentry, brick/block laying and experience in other trade backgrounds. Now living in New Zealand we are continuing to provide a high quality service in Building, Renovatio...

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North Shore Plumbers 2011 Ltd

Joined September 2011

I am a registered lisenced plumber and certifying drain layer .I have fantastic reviews on Builderscrack which speaks for itself.Also a member of No Cowboys with great reviews. I have been doing domestic and commercial plumbing for over 30 years and guarantee exceptional service and rates. I promise to beat any valid quote if possible.Promise not to deviate from original quote on labour. Co...

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Matt Bennett Electrical ltd

Joined April 2019

Matt Bennett Electrical NZ Registered Qualified Electrician Your one stop shop for all electrical needs priding ourselves in providing a high qaulity professional service. Get in contact today for any electrical needs. Electrical, Automation, Heat Pumps, Lighting, Electrical design, Security, Maintenance, Audio and Visual. Website: ... Regards Matt

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Secure U LTD

Joined March 2017

Secure U is dedicated to helping you find the best Security and IT Security solutions for your budget. Since 2016, we’ve been striving to create lasting relationships with our customers, and guarantee that they can count on us for honest pricing and quality materials with zero hassles. Let us know what we can do for your home or office by giving us a call. We’re here to make sure you don’t have t...

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Jarrod Goile

Joined September 2020

Quality assured workmanship at a very reasonable price. Certified tradies for just about any job. Working with the customer to meet their demands without delay.

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Kitchen Reno

Joined September 2020

We are a locally owned and operated family business that stands behind their products. We source our kitchens locally and offer full design and installation services.

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Bright Mirror Solutions

Joined January 2016

We design, make and install custom mirrors with lights for your bathroom and more ... We plan lights in- and out-door; we supply wide range of LED lights, install and service lights for residential and commercial projects!

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Safe N Sound Audio Visual

Joined January 2015

Safe N Sound Audio Visual is an electrical company, which specialises in home automation, audio visual and network solutions. We are based in West Auckland and have been operating for 10 years. Therefore our experience and expertise will ensure you are left with a system that combines quality, innovation and practicality. If you're looking for qualified electricians, we can manage your electri...

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Genlec electrical limited

Joined January 2021

Genlec electrical is a newly established electrical company. We specialise in new builds, renovations, maintenance, residential, commercial and industrial. No job is to big or small.

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Heating and Cooling and Electrical Solutions

Joined September 2019

Heat Pumps are perfect for winter warmth & summer cooling - all at the touch of a button. Heat pumps are highly regarded as the most energy efficient form of electric heating for NZ homes and can provide summer cooling for less than $1 a day. Heating and cooling solutions can assist with the highest standards of correct sizing, advice and installation for air conditioning and heat pumps in the...

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All Bases Electrical

Joined October 2019

Hi, were a small electrical company who have 15 years experience in the electrical industry from small jobs to full rewires of residential and commercial spaces. We also have been installing solar and battery systems across all types of properties for the last 5 years. We are a very professional outfit that is determined to beat deadlines. We always treat your property as 1 of our own when looking...

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Orange Mini Electrical Limited

Joined February 2021

Registered NZ Electrician, Combined 50+ years experience. All facets of electrical work, from changing lights to Wiring high end housing projects. Domestic, Comercial, Industrial and Marine.

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A Team Security & Electrical Ltd

Joined February 2021

We Install, Service and Maintain Intruder alarms, Fog Cannons, Access control, Intercoms, CCTV and a lot more of what the Security Industry has to offer you. We also have our electrical team who look after all our New Installations, Fit outs, Tag and test, Heat pumps and Refrigeration Maintenance and Servicing, from Commercial ,Domestic and Industrial work. Call us for your Free Consultations!...

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