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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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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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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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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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7 Things Tradies Want You To Know Going Into 2022

Posted 30/11/21

Next year will be the year of catch-22’s for home improvement. So, how can you get a great outcome for your project in these busy times?

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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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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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Preparing for Winter - 3 Things You Can Do Right Now

Posted 15/04/14

Autumn’s begun and now that there's a noticeable chill in the air, preparing for winter is a top priority. If you’re anything like us you’ve been wondering if it’s too soon to turn the heater on in the evenings or if now’s the time to hire a handyman to chop and stack some wood for your fire. Her

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Latest electricians case studies

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

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.

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Replace lighting fixture - Rangiora

Posted 2 months ago

Hi I'm wanting to replace my grotty old lights in my kitchen with some new ones - photos follow of both the existing and the new lights.

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Additional Power Outlets

Posted 5 months ago

Need to have 2 additional outlets run from fuse box to sunroom for a high drain device installed. Ideally ASAP Internal fuse box is inaccessible to add circuits to but an external one has been fitted from an earlier job which I think you could use to supply the additional power

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Upgrading light fittings

Posted 2 months ago

We purchased lights from Lighting Direct to add a bit more ambience to our home. We need a light fitting installed in the entrance, three lights in the kitchen. Two vanity lights in the two bathrooms. Two bedside lights in the bedroom. Can you please give me a competitive quote for this job and a time frame as to when it can be completed? Thanks

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Installing 3 cat 6 wall jack

Posted 3 weeks ago

I want to install 3 cat6 wall jack in my house.

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Tiny home electrical

Posted 2 months ago

Need quote to install power board, run wires to sockets and lights

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TV Mounting + Plug Installation behind the wall mount

Posted 4 months ago

After someone to wall mount our new television and install a new plug behind where the wall mount would be located so all cords are hidden

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32amp outdoor wiring to spa pool

Posted 1 month ago

To run short distance from house to spa through conduit.

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Outdoor powerpoint

Posted 2 months ago

Outdoor power points x2 required for new spa and outside lights on gazebo and a new sensor light beside garage. Also fix indoor light and PowerPoint in kitchen. I would like this done by mid December if possible.

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Renovating Electrical connections for new Dishwasher and Power Point

Posted 2 weeks ago

In preparation for putting in a new dishwasher, we are needing consultation for putting in new wiring necessary for a dishwasher in the kitchen. This is ahead of having kitchen drawers/base (pictured, next to sink) removed to make room for said dishwasher. We would also like a new power point installed above the kitchen cabinetry pictured. The perfect electrician would be able to provide us a quote to complete this job once the drawers/base are removed (or recommend any other work needing t...

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2-3 plugs

Posted 1 week ago

We need 2 plugs installed in ceilings and maybe one other plug in a wall.

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Electrical - new circuit for spa pool

Posted 3 months ago

Quote for electrical supply of 1 dedicated circuit and feed to external paved area (through attic space to ext wall appx 21m; in ground appx 9m (excavation and fill by others); taken along fence line appx 2.5m and outlet at fence line adjacent spa location)

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Connect heat transfer kit

Posted 6 months ago

I need an electrician to connect my heat transfer kit. We have a switch installed at the wall and cables run, however it appears that this is not connected to the switch board as the plug has no power. All of the running of ducting etc will be done by me I just need the electrical side of things connected. Ideally we would like this done as soon as someone is available. We have someone home most days so access is no problem.

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Security camera install

Posted 6 months ago

We have just purchased 4 security cameras and need them installed. I'm of work Monday if any one is available

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Light switch needs replacing in bathroom

Posted 3 months ago

Middle switch in bathroom light switch has broken and spring poking through. Whole light switch needs replacing. Thanks

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Kitchen Bar bench downlight

Posted 1 month ago

Hi We need to replace kitchen bench lighting with a larger bar type. Also wanting to replace some downlights to LCD downlights

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Partial rewire on renovation (LBP)

Posted 5 months ago

- replace any TRS/VIR - add downlights throughout x 22 - few additional light switches - few additional power points - additional heat rail - additional wall heater Switchboard upgrade - Gut out old switch board replace with recessed white plastic style switchboard - Supply main switch circuit breakers and RCD safety switches - electrical inspection/cert please note I will supply plugs, switches, towel rail ,bathroom heater bathroom fan ,exterior light fittings as agreed....

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2x power point or wiring for heated towel rail.

Posted 2 months ago

Wanting estimates for cost. 2x power outlets or connections for heated towel rails. One of the spots is below the window in ensuite. The other on a wall in main bathroom. No Current power points on wall. I will install the rails and paint/gib stop myself as repainting. Just needing the plugs installed. Job won't be untill 15th Dec. 2011 built house. Thanks

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Small job for electrician

Posted 2 days ago

Would like a quote for an electrician to remove 2 existing bathroom towel rails and put up 2 new ones in their place, plus remove a nightstore heater from hallway. Would like an outside plug put in also suitable for a spa.

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A couple of small electrical jobs

Posted 3 months ago

Shift PowerPoint and aerial from the lower part of the wall to go up behind the TV . Install a new pump on a small water feature.

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Light fitting/ change

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi, Looking for a quote for how much it would cost to swap this layout to three pendant lights going across the benchtop, or alternatively how much it would cost to swap out the two fittings for another style pendant Thanks

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With over 215,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Installing healthy homes fans

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30th July 2021

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General electrical

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22nd November 2020

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2x power point or wiring for heated towel rail.

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21st December 2021

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Electrical

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27th June 2021

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Element

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10th January 2022

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Heated towel rail

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21st December 2020

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 5
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Replacement of lights

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28th April 2021

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 5
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Upgrading light fittings

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18th November 2021

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 5
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installing 3 cat 6 wall jack

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19th January 2022

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A couple of small electrical jobs

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3rd November 2021

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 4
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 4
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 5

Additional power points

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24th October 2020

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Additional Power Outlets

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25th August 2021

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Replace lighting fixture - Rangiora

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18th November 2021

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 5
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Light switch needs replacing in bathroom


30th September 2021

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plug for comms pannel

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18th August 2020

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 4
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 4
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 5

Security camera install

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25th July 2021

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 5
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 5
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caravan elect wof

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9th October 2020

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Cable & Plug

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29th September 2020

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Outdoor powerpoint

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7th December 2021

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Power Socket in bathroom and old wall heater with detaching front panel.

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9th September 2020

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Tempo Electrical

Joined August 2019

Hi, I've been an electrician for over 25 years. I worked on renovations and new building projects. I am accredited by Masters Electrician NZ and my company has a Gold site safe status. I am very professional, hard-working and honest. I pride myself on providing a service to my customers that is of high quality, affordable and completed on time within budget. I service the Auckland and the Bay of...

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M and K Electrical Inspectors

Joined September 2021

Domestic, Commercial and Industrial. Electrical Inspector Electrical Warrant of Fitness (EWOF) for your caravan, motorhome, mobile food van or boat. Hazardous Areas, Fuel pumps, Spray Booths Rewiring New Builds & Alterations Insurance Hot Water Cylinders Gas Changeovers Ventilation & Heating Bathroom & Kitchen Mains & Switchboard Upgrades Fiber/TV installation (Home Ne...

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Andco Electrical

Joined April 2021

Kia Ora Looking to bring your next idea or vision to light? We aim to bring a quality touch to every project. Whether it’s a simple repair, upgrade or alteration. Lighting for a feature, space or security. Right through to a new residential or commercial project which we can really sink or teeth into, please get in touch we would love to be involved in your project. Creative ideas, and carrying...

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Chris Owen

Joined December 2018

I am duel traded and have been working as an electrician for 14 years. I am a licenced and registered electrician with industry experience in domestic, commercial and high voltage electrical repairs installation and maintenance.

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Cassidy Davies Electrical

Joined February 2018

We have 15 years experience in the electrical industry. We specialise in new builds, renovations and servicing. We pride ourselves on doing the job right the first time for a competitive price.

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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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Woodhouse Electrical

Joined June 2009

A two man team with over 700 jobs completed through Builderscrack over 10 years with the new top 100 or the old 5 star tradie certification every year. Note also licensed security technician. Trademe services also has more reviews available. Please note our minimum charge is 1 hr @ $80+gst for charge up work + admin Coc charge $25+gst however we charge no call out fees during regular business...

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Modserve NZ Ltd

Joined January 2019

We offer a variety of trade services, mainly focusing on Domestic & Commercial Electrical works, along with HVAC (Heat Pump & Ventilation) design, supply and installations. ⁠ We can also find a solution for your smart home requirements, data, security and modular / pre-fab service solutions.⁠ ⁠ ⚡ Electrical Jobs & Projects⁠ (for new houses and renovations) 🏡 Heat Pump and Ventilation Systems (...

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Ben Dykstra

Joined November 2009

Born, raised and living in Canterbury. Residential Builder for 25ears. Trade & LBP Qualified. Honest reliable and hold a Very High Standard of Workmanship.

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Hillside Solar and Electrical

Joined September 2020

Hi, I'm Zac a registered electrician and Inspector. I specialise in all residential electrical work as well as Solar. Let me know if I can help. Thanks

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Murrell Contracting

Joined January 2014

A Team of Qualified Tradesmen inc a Registered Builder and a Drain layer we are based in Christchurch a We offer Excellent rates and Prompt service on Odd Jobs New builds Repair work

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Professional Gas and Plumbing

Joined October 2018

We are experienced gasfitters and plumbers with over 17 years experience in the Canterbury area. We speacialise in all areas of gasfitting and have fast friendly service at an affordable price. Free quotes are available upon request and Dean is happy to find solutions to any problems you may have.

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The Gentleman Sparky

Joined July 2021

After 7 years in the trade I found a big number of people complaining about unreliable tradies and that's where I realised I want to make a difference. So meet the Gentleman Sparky - Jan Bartos - who will listen to your needs carefuly and will treat you honestly with respect and kindness, while offering my knowledge and providing great electrical service. So if you allow me we can have a gentl...

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ATL Christchurch LTD

Joined July 2016

ATL started out in 2007 as Automated Technologies. With two electricians and a passion for automation, a company was born! The two quickly found themselves in high demand and expanding. Since then, ATL has found it's electrical division skyrocket, with heat pumps and security divisions being founded alongside. These days you'll find 30 multi disciplined staff working on residential, commerc...

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Zero Electrical Limited

Joined July 2021

A small Christchurch based electrical company to suit all your electrical jobs around your home. We are professional and take pride in our work while taking care and being respectful of your home. We can provide competitive quotes free of charge and supply any materials at a discounted rate with a quick start time. We are Mater Electrician members, fully registered and insured for complete p...

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Skilled Electrical Ltd

Joined April 2013

Hello, are you tired of getting a sparky that doesnt show up when they say? Do you need an electrician that will communication with you effectively all of the way through your job or project? Do you worry about the level of workmanship you are going to get when you take on a new tradesman, and can you trust them to have your best interests at heart? At Skilled Electrical we try extremely hard t...

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Canterbury Electrical Services Ltd

Joined January 2015

HI, we have been providing electrical services to the residential, commercial and light industrial sectors in the Canterbury region for more than 25 years. We are registered as Master Electricians and pride ourselves on our customer service and professionalism. Offering a range of services from simple repairs, residential upgrades, heatpump installation and rewiring to new builds at competitive pr...

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Startech Electrical Ltd

Joined June 2021

Here at Startech Electrical Ltd we strive to be the best electricians in the Canterbury Area. We've been in the industry for 15 years plus. We generally specialise in residential and hospitality but we also do commercial, data and security. We value all our clients, no job is to small. Free quotes and competitive pricing.

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MJMT Electrical

Joined March 2019

Hi there I can provide top quality electrical service and work, have over 18yrs experience in the electrical trade and can do almost anything electrical or data, security, phones that is required. I am fair, reasonable and friendly tradesperson. Main line of work servicing but can also do rewires, lighting upgrades, small commercial works, etc. I like to get a job done with a happy cusomer at th...

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CTH Electrical LTD

Joined August 2021

HI, I've been a Electrician for 10 years in Canterbury and have a plethora of experience in all residential and commercial applications. No job is too small, so give me a call!

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