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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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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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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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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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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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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.

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

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

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

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

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

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

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

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

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

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

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

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

Recent jobs posted

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

Lonergan House

Posted 3 years ago

Removing existing light fittings and installing pendants

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Jill jackson

Posted 3 years ago

Outside lights don't work

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Re-wire 1950s House

Posted 1 month 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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Stove job

Posted 3 years ago

Simple, straight forward job, wire in a freestanding stove

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Electrician for Waiheke

Posted 1 year ago

New outlet required for relocating of hot water cylinder

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Electrical repairs

Posted 7 months 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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Bach Electrical work

Posted 3 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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Waiheke Beach Bungalow

Posted 2 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 Wiring

Posted 1 year 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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Various Tasks | Waiheke | Ongoing Contract

Posted 7 months 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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Power for hot tub

Posted 3 years ago

Need a 15 volt line run outside to power a hot tub pump / heater before Xmas

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Carolas wiring

Posted 2 years ago

New circuit board new plugs and lught switches new lighting layout

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Bruce

Posted 1 year ago

New power point in an ensuite.

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Spa Pool Electrical installation

Posted 3 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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Renovated kitchen

Posted 1 year 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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Reno - almost complete

Posted 3 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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Electricain required

Posted 10 months ago

Electrician required to price for new house on waiheke island

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New home build Waiheke Island - Electrician required

Posted 1 year 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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Bach reno

Posted 1 year 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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Switchboard upgrade

Posted 3 years ago

upgrade old style wire fuse to 12 way switchboard

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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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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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FMH Electrix Ltd

Joined April 2018

Our company are: - Registered Master Electrician ( electrical contractors association nz) - Site safe member - IQP( independent qualified person) Auckland council - Ministery of justic( security licensed) - accredited Mistubishi installer - accredited fujitsu installer. We do Domestic, commercial & industrial job.

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Solo

Joined June 2019

Hi, been an electrician for 15 years. From residential to commercial, some industrial jobs. From rewiring to newly wiring jobs. Home appliances works. Very professional and high standards work. Electrical advice. Work to budget with a know how can do attitude.

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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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Oryx Ltd

Joined November 2009

I am a Registered Electrician with 20 years experience across a wide range of Domestic, Commercial and Industrial Electrical Services including residential home renovations, rewiring and from the plan new houses. As well as being electricians, Oryx Electrical is an Accredited Heat Pump, and a Preferred Smart Vent and Home Ventilation Systems Installer. We also install both heating and cooling d...

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Kiwi Facilities Maintenance

Joined November 2017

Hi we are a maintenance company consist of multi trade - Builders , Plumbers, Electrician and Electrical Inspectors with 20 years of experience. We do all job small or big with very competitive cost. We are very professional and work to meet deadlines for project completion to high standard. We pride ourselves on providing very competitive quote and then completing jobs on budget with workmansh...

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Handyman Services

Joined May 2017

We are a team that thinks outside the Box for your General Repairs and Waterproofing. Our services include but not limited to include General Repairs, Maintenance, Waterproofing, Roof and Skylight Repairs, Drainage and Gutters. Roof Restoration and Coating, Custom Repairs and General Troubleshooting of issues around your build which might seem almost impossible to remedy. We have a ran...

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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. Qualified as an Electrician and Joiner with experience in other trade backgrounds. Now living in New Zealand we are continuing to provide a high quality service in Building, Renovation, Installation, Preventative Maintenance & General Maintenance, Ind...

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Sika Services

Joined December 2016

Hi there, We are a maintenance company located in central Auckland We provide quality workmanship for a fair price. No job is too small for us and we take pride in knowing our services are done on time and to budget Cheers Sika Services

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The Wet Sparky

Joined June 2019

The Wet Sparky is an ambitious electrical service company, aimed to provide our customers with cost effective solutions and years of industry gained experience. Our slogan says it all, Better installation, Better Operation, Better Control. Our vision is to fully understand customer needs and exceed their expectations, delivering increased profitability through design and innovation. We believ...

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Black Box Electrical Engineering

Joined June 2016

Black Box Electrical Engineering Licensed Electrical Engineering Services Design, Problem Solving and Installation for Homes, Motorhomes and Connectables. We are a north island based mobile business who travel to your home, tiny house or caravan etc to help facilitate your design, solve your electrical problems and complete electrical installation work.

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Auckland electrical services and supplies limited

Joined November 2018

Hi, we are registered electrical with gst registered company. We do general electrical commercial industrial and domestic. Nevermind small or big we doing everything and we very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for projects

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Angus Marks Technical Services

Joined August 2019

Hi, I’m a 24year old tradesman with a background in electrical work and take pride in creating sustainable solutions to a wide variety of jobs. Currently looking for work to sustain my creative endeavours and would love to talk to you.

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JS Electric

Joined June 2019

Hi! I am a registered Electrician with a wide variety of experience, from industrial to commercial to residential... simply put if I am chasing your job it means I can do it! - Trying hard for a fast response - Competitive pricing , will work around budget - Quality workmanship

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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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A Class Electrical Ltd

Joined February 2019

Registered electrician. 10+ years experience. High quality, competitive pricing. For all your electrical requirements. 24/7. No job too big or small. Call - 0800 4AC ELEC

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This Is Electric NZ

Joined February 2017

I am a English qualified and New Zealand registered electrician. I have over 10 years experience working in England, Australia and New Zealand. I aim to deliver top end professional work at realistic prices and time scales

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Licence To Wire

Joined September 2013

We are an Auckland based company that specialise in the residential & commercial market. We offer services from renovations, bathrooms, kitchens, re-wires, new builds, property management, shop fit-outs & general maintenance. No job is too small. Our main aim is to make the entire build/renovation process as stress free as possible for all our clients. We are very customer focused & can p...

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Ekara Electrical Ltd

Joined May 2019

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to consider us. We are a small team operating primarily in the eastern bays and central city suburbs. We pride ourselves on delivering the best service possible, our three guys are all people I have happily welcomed into my home and would trust to do right by anyone. If you’re looking for a professional, reliable, quality service at a fair price then please ge...

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Stoneley Electrical Services

Joined August 2018

Small Electrical Company comprising of 4 staff. We specialise in Industrial and Commercial upgrades and builds, however we are in no way new to residential. Our prices are very competitive and always endeavor to meet deadlines. As we are a small company our prices are very reasonable to compete witht the big guys.

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