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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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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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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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 "

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

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

Kitchen range hood installation

Posted 1 year ago

Hi there, I’m just wondering if I could please have a quote to install a range hood/extract fan in the kitchen. This job will need to be completed by the end of February and recommendations on the appropriate range hood will be required. Thanks, Keshi

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Add outdoor Cleverloop camera to existing system 2

Posted 1 month ago

I have a cleverloop security camera system in place with seven indoor and outdoor cameras. I would like an additional outdoor camera added.

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3 bedroom house rewiring

Posted 3 months ago

Requiring an electrcian to rewire a 1950s weatherboard home. Switchboard needs replacing.

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Cat6 installation

Posted 10 months ago

We require an Electrician to install Cat6 wiring to enable 3 TV's to work from a central hub. House built 2007 with a Mono Pitch roof however there is crawl space..

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Extractor fan repair/ replacement

Posted 4 days ago

Needing extractor fan in bathroom repaired as well as towel rail heater

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Spa

Posted 4 months ago

Hi I am looking to get a spa hard wired it needs to be a minimum of 15 amp but will work best at 25 Was thinking of getting 15 done first then maybe later getting 25 Looking for suggestions

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Power up the festoon lights on my decking!

Posted 7 months ago

I would like one new double power outlet installed outside on some decking from the circuit.

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Fix electrics in a sauna

Posted 8 months ago

We are an international company that sells infrared saunas and we have a sauna that needs some electrical help as well as some basic maintenance. We are looking for someone who is capable and happy to assist with the electronics and basic maintenance in one job. We will need to arrange a call between you and our director who will advise on the work that needs done.

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No more incinerated bacon

Posted 6 months ago

I have purchased a new underbench oven and cooktop...same size as current one in place..want them swapped over

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Shop wiring, small job

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, this is a reasonably urgent job, a small shop needs power sockets moving, in Te Awamutu. Anyone able to come quote today (Friday) and start Monday or Tues next week? Thanks Martin

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Light shades and switch fixings

Posted 2 months ago

We have some bulbs that are blowing and I would like 4 hanging lights to be replaced, and a number of light switches are to be replaced also. We will provide switches.

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Electrical safety inspection

Posted 1 year ago

Hi, we need a safety inspection of electric work on entire house, as we are trying to get code of compliance for the property. Haven't been able to track person who did original installation yet.

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Wiring lights and power points in sewing nook

Posted 1 year ago

We are turning two side-by-side closets into one sewing nook. We need to wire in two wall lights and put in a power point.

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Spa Pool

Posted 2 months ago

Outside 15amp plug required for Spa Pool. There is a Hotpoint on the inside wall to help with getting the wires down the wall. House is 10 years old, Poly with a cavity.

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Electrical Work

Posted 7 months ago

Looking for pricing on the following: Glass panel heater needs to be hard wired into wall Extra power plug to be added into lounge

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Reconnect a relocted garage

Posted 9 months ago

I have relocated a garage on my property and need it wired back to the house. The garage is all wired with switchboard, just needs to be reconnected.

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Outdoor lights

Posted 8 months ago

We have 6 bulkhead lights along a retaining wall we want installed and wired. We want the lights to be motion activated when vehicles drive past. Retaining wall is not backfilled yet and is within 5m of the house

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Wiring Job

Posted 8 months ago

We have a 1930's house that needs its wiring checked to provide a report on current condition and re-wire areas that need up dating. 250sqm house

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Outdoor heater and some

Posted 8 months ago

I bought an infrared outdoor heater that I need hung and wired up with an outdoor (Covered) powerpoint and associated switch I also have 2 flood lights which I want hooked up on separate switches And anyone that can install additional powerpoints would be great too!

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New kitchen appliances

Posted 6 months ago

Looking for an electrician to come Tuesday 2/10 to hook up new kitchen appliances; induction cook top, wall oven and range hood.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 132,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

New kitchen appliances

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen range hood installation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th February 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Light shades and switch fixings

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wiring Job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wiring lights and power points in sewing nook

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd February 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

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Endurance Electrical

Joined October 2016

Our aim is is to serve our clients in a friendly, enthusiastic, caring professional way, whilst ensuring we deliver a high quality product. We can assist in any electrical work you require from minor repairs, renovations, extensions, new house builds and anything in between. For a no obligation quote, please get in touch today.

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Leading Edge Electrical

Joined August 2010

We have been operating in the Waikato region for about 10 years and in that time we have developed a soild,loyal client base. We have achieved this by offering a prompt,reliable,professional service at a competitive price. So if you are looking for a Electrician you can rely on, who communicates well & has a great team give us a call!

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2E Electrical Ltd

Joined August 2009

2E Electrical prides itself on quality work at affordable prices. With over 20 years in the electrical trade we have experience in all aspects of the industry. Adding to this we also have qualifications to install heat pumps and SmartVent systems. There is No job too big or small.

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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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Ultra Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2019

An electrical company dedicated to providing you, the customer with satisfaction and piece of mind. From new installations and renovations through to fault finding and repairs, we are here to help. Ultra Electrical Ltd 'Your local Sparky'

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MTM Builders Limited

Joined August 2010

Matt Tobin (Director/Builder) has worked within the construction industry for over 10 years. Matt has a wide range of experience from residential building and commercial construction through to general maintenance, and house renovations. Currently Matt and his team are working in the high end residential building market, and specialise in residential town house construction. Our clients require...

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CommElec Group

Joined March 2019

Our projects have diversified over the years and now include the provision of electrical services on sites that range from intricate office fit outs to extremely high-end residential properties. We provide electrical service and maintenance to many customers in a wide range of industries including hotels, shopping centres, individual retailers and restaurants. Our specialised services include elec...

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Coffey electrical services ltd

Joined September 2018

Coffey Electrical Services' specialise in all areas of electrical work. We especially enjoy renovations, domestic and heat pumps installs. No job for us is too small or too large. We have a keen eye for lighting design and functionality trying to maximise your needs within your budget. We work quickly, tidily and efficiently and strive off challenges. We hope to be in contact soon.

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Eleco Electrical

Joined January 2018

We are a small owner operated company with experience in the commercial,domestic and industrial fields, we currently have a fully qualified electrical inspector and a heat pump tech on board. We can provide competitive (or even beat written) quotes. We do any size job and are available 24/7.

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AllFixed Plus

Joined February 2019

Carpenter works, hanyman services, normal building tasks, vinyl flooring, fencing, decking, Install doors and locks, smoke alarms, clotheslines etc. minor landcsaping, property maintain, window clean etc.

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SAS Electrical Limited

Joined July 2017

Hello. We are a recently formed company , 2017 , that is looking to bring a quality service to new customers. We have 20yrs of experience in the electrical trades, covering the full scope of domestic and commercial work. We have also carried out a wide variety of other work also as in rural , servicing and maintenance . We do not consider any job to small and would like to have the opportunity...

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Kia Kaha Electrical Ltd

Joined September 2018

Kia Ora Koutou, I have over 30 years in the Electrical Industry & have experience in domestic, Commercial, & Renovations. The most common concern from Clients I hear is the jobs are too small & they don’t ring back, well no job is too small & I will ring back. Reasonable quotes, Work ethic & timeline. Kia Kaha

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A1 Building & Maintenance

Joined April 2008

We are a small but versatile company.Member of MASTER BUILDERS and are licenced practitioners. We work in all areas of the building industry including: ALTERATIONS/ADDITIONS-We specialize in this area having been doing it for 28 years. SHOP FIT OUTS-We are proud to have been a part of building bars and restaurants through out Sky City Casino including Zone Bar/Rebo Restaurant and Vue Bar and t...

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Connect Electrical 2015 Ltd

Joined November 2015

We are a privately owned and operated business based in Hamilton and cover the Waikato region. We specialise in Domestic work which includes: renovations, extensions, new builds and maintenance. If you are wanting a reliable and honest electrician offering a competitive price package then look no further. Connect Electrical 2015 Ltd will be able to deliver on this whilst providing excellent serv...

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Prime Electrical NZ

Joined February 2018

Hi there. My name is Alistair Murray and I am a fully insured and NZ registered electrician. Having worked in the industry for 7 years, I have recently decided to take the plunge to get out there and run my own business. Located in Hamilton, Prime Electrical NZ specialises in residential, rural, commercial and industrial electrical work. I pride myself in my communication skills, my high standard...

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DBS Electrical Ltd

Joined January 2017

We have over 15 years experience in the electrical trade specialising in residential electrical and air conditioning. For workmanship done to a Professional, Reliable, Honest standard call Daniel at DBS Electrical. Find us on the web dbs electrical.co.nz or Facebook for photo galleries and other reviews.

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X Electrical

Joined October 2018

X Electrical is a Hamilton based company serving the Waikato and Coromandel regions. We offer both residential and commercial services, where no job is too big or too small. Founder Jaxon Skewes is a qualified electrician with over 5 years’ experience in the mechanical, residential and industrial trades. Jaxon specialises in Mechanical service (heating, ventilation and air conditioning, but also...

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Automatic Door Services

Joined February 2015

ADS repairs and supplies all types of Garage & Commercial Doors. Reliable 24hr service with excellent customer service. Our products range from entry level to high end, something to suit all budgets. All our technicians recieve on site safety courses and ongoing training on all products. We do say, Any door, Any time, Any Where! - Waikato Wide.

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Maintain to profit

Joined March 2017

We are a renovation and maintenance company, who project manage the work using our teams of sub contractors. We negotiate great rates with our contractors, meaning no extra cost to you for one point of contact and project management

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Velocity Electrical Ltd

Joined November 2016

Velocity Electrical specializes in all your domestic, commercial and electrical servicing needs. You name it, we do it. Customer satisfaction is our priority so if you're after efficient, reliable and of course safe electrical servicing for your home or office, Velocity Electrical is for you.

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