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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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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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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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Tips for Heating Your Home in Winter

Posted 07/05/13

As temperatures start to fall and household prices continue to rise, the need to stay warm without increasing your bills has never been stronger. Heating your home on a budget has never been greater! We've got some helpful suggestions for you to minimise your energy usage and keep warm this winter.

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Electricians - What They Do

Posted 05/11/10

The electrician trade is one of the more highly skilled and potentially dangerous of the trades. All electricians must be part of the Electrical Workers Registration Board, so don't be afraid to ask to see their registration before hiring... The responsibilities of electricians include br

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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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Put an earthrod and fix light switches

Posted 2 years ago

Fix light switches in the house and install an earth rod

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New outlet, Oven repair, light fitting replaced

Posted 2 years 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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Small job

Posted 2 years ago

Install range hood and induction hob

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Oven/Cooker Installation

Posted 2 years ago

Need an electrician to remove our Oven/ Cooker and Install new one that we have recently purchased.

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New subdivision

Posted 3 weeks ago

10 sites to have power and internet installed

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Issues from Electrical Safety Report

Posted 4 years 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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Devils Bridge Road

Posted 7 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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Camp kitchen block extension

Posted 4 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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Extractor fan supply and install

Posted 1 year ago

We need a few of our properties to be installed with range hoods and extractor fans.

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Re-wire

Posted 1 year ago

Looking for someone who has experience in electrical work on churches.

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Installing indoor light fittings, repair outdoor lights

Posted 5 years ago

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

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Install extract fan and heating unit in a bathroom

Posted 2 years ago

Install a heating and extract fan unit in a bathroom.

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Extractor Fan Install

Posted 1 month ago

I have a rental property 8a Rother Street South Hill. I have a manrose 150mm through wall extractor fan that was pulled off another property I own- works well. Was wanting it and my grill/ ducting installed through the wall above the oven. Kitchen has no external soffits and limited roof space so this is the best solution. I am based in Christchurch and the property is managed locally. I would send my unit to my property manager and then they could arrange getting the item to you and access...

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Rewire at Oamaru

Posted 2 weeks ago

Complete rewire and new incoming power cable from pole to a residential renovation (stone single story home)

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Electrician

Posted 2 years ago

Quote to see what needs done.

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Numat - replace warehouse lights to LED

Posted 2 years 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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Eden extractor

Posted 5 years ago

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

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Powerpoints and TV set up

Posted 3 years ago

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

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Extractor Fan Installation

Posted 1 year ago

Hi there :) I am in need of an Electrician to install an Extractor Fan above our oven I have purchased the Extractor fan and accessories Thank you

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New life to old lights

Posted 5 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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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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RP Carmody construction

Joined January 2011

We are a small residential building company based here in Dunedin, with 20 years experience we do everything from complete new builds to bathrooms to replacing a paling on a fence. We do it all !

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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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Takeru Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2019

Residential/light industrial electrician No job too small, we will take any job on from installing an extra socket, replacing a light, rewiring your house or starting a new house from scratch. We can also fit out your commercial building or complete maintenance.

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Total Electrical Services Otago Ltd

Joined September 2021

Total Electrical Services Otago (TESO) is a full-service electrical business based in Dunedin. Residential and commercial services are available throughout the wider Otago region, and TESO is also available for specialist industrial work nationwide. Free quotations are offered for residential work in the Dunedin area.

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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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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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Karl Valpy

Joined November 2017

Small renovations Barthroom and kitchen restoration Rotten timber interior/exterior All handyman jobs Farm matainstance Welding Irrigation / pump matainstance Concrete and digger work Exterior painting

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JDC ELECTRICAL

Joined September 2017

JDC Electrical is a locally owned and operated electrical company based in Dunedin. I have 10 years experience in the industry and pride myself in finishing work to a high standard at competitive prices. I specialise in - domestic, new builds, alterations, maintenance , repairs, lighting, wiring reports, and commercial projects. Call Josh for free, no obligation quotes!

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Foleys Dunedin

Joined August 2020

We believe in exceeding our customer's expectations by going above & beyond. We started in Dunedin in 1934 & still have 3 generations of the Foley family working in the business.

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Hickey Electrical

Joined July 2020

All things Electrical! Commercial & Residential Renovations, Servicing, New Builds, Solar, Ev Charge points, Healthy Homes. Whatever your needs, we can do it! Reasonable rates and will travel for larger projects throughout the South Island.

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Electrical Services Dunedin

Joined August 2017

Electrician/Electrical Inspector Licence No. I ... 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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Victor Brown Electrical

Joined October 2019

Victor Brown Electrical has been working hard for our customers for generations. Our reputation for being trusted, professional and safe Electricians goes back a long way and we are constantly striving to exceed our customer’s expectations. We pride ourselves on having a highly capable workforce, able to undertake a wide range of work and provide top quality workmanship at a reasonable price....

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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