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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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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

Whether its lighting or plumbing fixtures, cabinetry or new tiles, you can give the bathroom a whole new look with a budget bathroom makeover.  A fresh coat of paint or using drywall to provide texture are two great ways to update the walls. Budget bathroom makeover ideas If you want to go one s

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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Old House

Posted 08/04/14

Are you considering buying an old house? Old villas and bungalows can be charming, but with age, often comes problems. Here’s three questions to ask before you sign on the dotted line. Buying an old house? Ask these questions first! You don't want to buy a lemon! Here are 3 questions you need

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 "

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

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Issues from Electrical Safety Report

Posted 1 year ago

We have had an electrical safety report done as part of the sale of our house. The report has found several issues that need to be addressed, as follows: - There are 3-4 power points that are not earthed - Two power points are loose and needs secured - The heat light fan unit in the bathroom needs replaced as it is showing signs of having been hot. - A bulb has broken off in the hall light. - The kitchen light is missing a cover exposing all the control gear. - There is a burnt out c...

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Eden extractor

Posted 3 years ago

Installing a kitchen extractor and vent out through a flat roof.

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Numat - replace warehouse lights to LED

Posted 9 months ago

We have a 2 year old building fitted with std factory lights as shown in the pics below. We would like a quote for someone to supply & install (27 in total) lights in our warehouse. The height of the warehouse is 8m @ the knee & 10m @ the apex. These would need to be replaced with an LED unit that puts out the same output.

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Powerpoints and TV set up

Posted 10 months ago

Old Cottage in Herbert needs some additional powerpoints installed, and also set up of freeview tv

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Bathroom/ensuite

Posted 7 years ago

We would like to renovate our bathroom. Dividing it in half and creating a new ensuite through the existing wardrobe. We want to install a new bath and shower unit. Re do flooring. Remove existing shower. Create new wet floor ensuite with shower and toilet.

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New life to old lights

Posted 2 years ago

rewire light fitting - I have a metal chandelier that needs to be rewired and checked before I can hang it

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Devils Bridge Road

Posted 5 years ago

I am wanting to re-wire this old cottage on our farm - it hasn't been lived in since 1990s. It has one bedroom. It used to have mains from the main line just outside on the road, but hubby snapped the power line by felling a large tree. I need an estimate for the re-wireing of the cottage thanks

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Replace Light Fittings & Install Bathroom Fan

Posted 9 years ago

To replace broken light fitting with a new 3-bulbs light shade in lounge. To install a new 3-in-1 bathroom fan and light in bathroom. To replace a broken window latch in lounge.

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Electrician

Posted 2 months ago

Quote to see what needs done.

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Rewiring a small 3 bed house

Posted 7 years ago

Old house needs rewiring throughout. Would like done soon but flexible

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Install extract fan and heating unit in a bathroom

Posted 3 months ago

Install a heating and extract fan unit in a bathroom.

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New outlet, Oven repair, light fitting replaced

Posted 2 months ago

We need the 4 stove top element thermostats replaced, a light fitting replaced and would like a new double plug fitted in our lounge.

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Put an earthrod and fix light switches

Posted 3 months ago

Fix light switches in the house and install an earth rod

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Camp kitchen block extension

Posted 2 years ago

Location is South Island, Oamaru- Waimate area. Kitchen extension requiring 9 double sockets plus 2 double sockets with USB outlets, 3 x ceiling lights, plus 2 ceiling lights under verandah, 2 LED bulkhead lights for outside, all required materials and supply Certificate of appliance. Must be fully certified electrician. Required around August. Must be from the South Canterbury - North Otago area.

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Installing indoor light fittings, repair outdoor lights

Posted 3 years ago

Installing new light fittings indoors,earthing outdoor lights which are apparently not earthed.

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Kahu Contractors

Joined March 2018

A small team dedicated to providing an excellent service throughout the building and construction industry. Having spent a lot of time in all sectors of the industry we are known to specialize in everything from formwork amd foundations to crane work and precast installation, We have the expertise, tools and where needed tickets (qualifications) to complete all builds to an excellent standard, saf...

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affordablesheds south-mid cant & north otago

Joined March 2011

Hi everyone Affordablesheds was born 5 yrs ago out of complete distrust of the Companies offering similar Products in NZ. We believe a Quote should be just that a fixed price contract with no hidden small print that latter renders the quote an estimate,SO that is what we offer with the premier design & Material grades on the market in NZ we Can,t be beaten on Quality price.We design to your requir...

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Thomson & Smith Builders

Joined April 2013

Hello we are a small team, building new houses,student flats to renovating that grand old villa. We are hard working and love to help you, put your dreams into your home.We can help from design to completion (including landscaping) No job to big or to small

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Mandy Wood Stained Glass

Joined January 2011

I have been making stained glass for 25 years and was the first stained glass artist in Queensland to be accredited by the governent to train apprentices who I used in my 5 galleries. Over the years I have made 1000's of stained glass commission windows and doors for the cyclone prone Queensland coast line. I came back to NZ and bought a home and gallery in Dargaville in 2007. I can ship s...

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Ground Source Limited

Joined May 2009

We provide high efficiency ground source heating and cooling solutions New Zealand wide through our installer/dealers. We are the NZ agents for WaterFurnace products. Ground Source systems are extremely well suited to commercial applications such as hotels, motels, schools, offices and factories, as well as domestic homes. We can provide a high efficiency eco-friendly ground source solution to...

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stroke by stroke contractors

Joined January 2011

hi my names gareth im a trade cert painter, i have 20 years experiance. i specialise in repaints, exterior,interior, alterations,new houses. i also offer a full plastering service, free written quotes, air less spray painting ( roofs,fences,decks) we are ch-ch based and offer great labour discounts for quake repairs.

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Phil Huntley Builder Ltd

Joined August 2009

Over 20 years experience. Available for renovations, repairs and all building work inside and outside, including: * Kitchen and bathroom renovations and repairs. * Full interior refurbishments * Additions and alterations to existing houses * New house construction * Decks and fencing * Driveways and landscape construction * Emergency flood and damage repair No job too small or too big

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Peak Construction Ltd

Joined April 2010

We are a turn key company that has been building in the south island for over 14 years. We provide our clients a fixed price contract and we build to any budget.

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Your Tradies LTD Trading as Otago Builders

Joined November 2016

ARE YOU CONSIDERING RENOVATING OR BUILDING A NEW HOME Check out our new build designs on (www.otagobilders.co.nz) Perhaps a new bathroom or kitchen? Maybe add another bedroom for your growing family?Or repair that leaking roof! With our increasingly busy lives it can be daunting finding enough time to organise these projects. "What tradespeople do I need to contact?" Who is the best?" How d...

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HomeTech Solatube

Joined April 2011

HomeTech has been providing and installing home improvement products to New Zealanders since 1992 and has more than 70,000 customers across the country. From Kaitaia to Bluff, HomeTech’s nationwide network of credited installers and contractors install daylighting, condensation control, ventilation, heating/cooling, skylights / roof windows, hard wired fire alarms and attic stair solutions. Hom...

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Wire It Electrical ltd

Joined April 2019

Wire it, is a locally owned business that has a wide range of experience, from small residential jobs to large commercial show rooms and workshops, no job is to small!

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Up Ease LTD

Joined March 2011

Here at Up Ease we have over 15 years experience providing access solutions for residential and commercial properties. Specialising in all forms of vertical access we also provide Dumb waiter's chairlifts for stairs, frieght lifts, hospital bed lifts,passenger lifts,Maintenance/service and car park solutions. As well as elevators we can undertake onsite engineering, demolition and removal wor...

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Igl Hospitality Ltd

Joined September 2010

Igl Hospitality Ltd Specialize in Commercial Kitchen Equipment and Industrial Ventilation Igl Hospitality Specialize in industrial ventilation systems including make-up air, extract air, dust & fume Control etc. 100% New Zealand Made Stainless Steel Kitchen Equipment. We are a registered business supplying high quality commercial kitchen equipment at highly competitive Prices and New Zealand...

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VDW Consultants

Joined April 2019

VDW Consultants is primarily consultants who performs general contract work. Getting the job done correctly, quickly and cost effectively is our number one priority. No job is too big or too small.

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Lakeside Electrical

Joined September 2017

Experienced in all aspects of electrical installations, repairs and maintenance. Commercial and industrial specialists willing to undertake smaller jobs when available so consider our friendly professional team to talk to about your electrical needs today!

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Electrical Services Dunedin

Joined August 2017

Electrician/Electrical Inspector Licence No. I 242701 with 30+ years experience. Issue Electrical WOF for Caravan/Camper. Domestic wiring, repairs, installation. No job too small. Connect new stoves. I can inspect and certify electrical installation as required. PAT Testing. Pre-purchase Report.

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Electronic Resources NZ Ltd

Joined April 2013

We are specialised to service needs for: COMPUTERS: Computer repairs - All Makes & Models. Virus/Spyware Detection & Removal, Custom Built Computer, Data Recovery & Back up, Broadband installations (wire or wireless), Laptop LCD panel replacement, Laptop DC power Jack repair, system login unlock. SOLAR ENERGY: Solar panels, Solar controller/charger, Solar PV cable, Solar power D.I.Y....

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Foleys

Joined October 2011

We are committed to providing exceptional customer service, for all our customers - Above and Beyond. Every time. This includes our 30 minute time promise - we'll arrive within 30 minutes of the arranged time or the first hour of labour will be free! We have 10 locations across New Zealand, with branches in Central Otago, Christchurch, Dunedin, Oamaru, Ranfurly, South Otago, Twizel, Wanaka, Queen...

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C & D Electrical

Joined June 2017

We are a small business dedicated to satisfying each and every customer. We specialize in the domestic market this includes house rewiring , insurance reports , new builds , renovations or any small jobs. Feel free to give us a call for a free quote we will not disappoint

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