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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

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

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

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

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

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

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

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

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

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

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

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

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Various Tasks | Waiheke | Ongoing Contract

Posted 1 year 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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Bruce

Posted 2 years ago

New power point in an ensuite.

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Reno - almost complete

Posted 4 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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Electrician - install/replace 4 x pendant lights

Posted 8 months 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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Renovated kitchen

Posted 2 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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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 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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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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Electrical repairs

Posted 1 year 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 house electrical fit out

Posted 2 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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Bach reno

Posted 2 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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Switchboard upgrade

Posted 4 years ago

upgrade old style wire fuse to 12 way switchboard

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Carolas wiring

Posted 3 years ago

New circuit board new plugs and lught switches new lighting layout

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Re-wire 1950s House

Posted 10 months 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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Electrician for Waiheke

Posted 2 years ago

New outlet required for relocating of hot water cylinder

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Lonergan House

Posted 4 years ago

Removing existing light fittings and installing pendants

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New home build Waiheke Island - Electrician required

Posted 2 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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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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Jill jackson

Posted 4 years ago

Outside lights don't work

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Electricain required

Posted 1 year ago

Electrician required to price for new house on waiheke island

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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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All Bases Electrical

Joined October 2019

Hi, I`m a 1 man operation who has 15 years experience in the electrical industry from small jobs to full rewires of residential and commercial spaces. I also have 5 years experience in installing Solar and Battery systems on all types of properties. I`m very professional and determined to beat deadlines. Plus I`m pretty easy to get on with. I always treat your property as my own when looking at id...

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Alarm and Electrical Services LTD

Joined February 2020

Alarm & Electrical is a family business based in central Auckland that is owned and operated by Stewart Watson. Established in 1981, the team started out by installing power points and light fittings but continued to develop their services to keep up with changing technology and customer demand.

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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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Electric nz

Joined February 2019

We do general electrical repairs/ upgrades / hot water cylinder electrical faults, LED downlights, switchboard upgrades, stove repairs, dryer repairs, washing machine repairs Hourly charge is $50.00 per hour + materials and no after hours charge or a one off quote. We are committed since 9 years in this field

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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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Dylan Payne

Joined February 2020

Hi, qualified electrician with 10 years experience. Have worked in high end residential and commercial. Specialise in LED lighting up grades, new builds, renovations and fault finding.

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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.uniquerenovations.co.nz

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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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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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5N1 TRADE SERVICES

Joined August 2019

Hi, As per our company name, 5N1 Trade Services, our company provides services in these 5 fields- Plumbing, gas Fitting, Drainage, Heating & Cooling/ Refrigeration and Electrical. We specialize in Renovation, New builds, New install and Maintenance for residential and commercial. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing satis...

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Construction & Engineering Technical Solutions limited

Joined February 2020

CETS ltd. provides a highly experienced and skilled team, with access to specialized plant and equipment to provide a complete solution to your civil concrete and landscaping needs. Our management team has over 15 years experience in all aspects of the construction industry and have a” hands on”, collaborative approach, with a strong emphasis on performance, quality and safety. CETS ltd. can be...

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Shocked Electrical

Joined October 2018

We are an electrical team with a keen interest in modern design and technology. We like to make your house functional, but also add some “wow” factor. Home automation, wireless audio systems and modern security are just a few of the things we love to do. Of course we still love a good fault finding mission and any repairs or maintenance you might need help with! Get in touch and let us know what y...

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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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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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Brady Electrical

Joined October 2018

Brady Electrical has been working in the electrical industry for 4 years now and owner Matt has more than 10 years experience in the industry. Services offered: Residential -Renovation's -New Home Electrical -Maintenance Commercial & industrial -New Buildings -Apartments -Factories Solar Residential We offer our Residential customers with homes and apartments a quality service to upgrade...

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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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Red Rhino Electrical

Joined August 2019

Overview Red Rhino Electrical is a family owned electrical company based in Auckland, New Zealand. With more than 35 years industry based experience, our number one priority is to make sure that out customers are 100% satisfied from start-to-finish. Values: Dependability ~ Consistency ~ .Efficiency ~ Honesty Vision: Red Rhino Electrical will apply their expertise, skills and preci...

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A Class Electrical Ltd

Joined February 2019

Registered electrician. 15+ 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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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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Kiwi Facilities Maintenance Limited

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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