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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 findi

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 findi

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

Repair light

Posted 2 months ago

Light was broken by movers

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2 small electrical jobs

Posted 3 months ago

Install one new double 3pin power outlet in a bedroom, replace front outside security lights with a new LED one I already have.

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Need rangehood and extractor fan fitted

Posted 5 months ago

Need rangehood and extractor fan fitted ducting etc.

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Install a stove

Posted 5 months ago

Install a new stove back in the same place. Its just a basic stove.

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Kitchen and security lights

Posted 1 month ago

Downlights in kitchen need replacing also security lights need looking at

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Fix broken fibre optic cable

Posted 3 months ago

Fix fibre optic cable that go's to the modern from outside the house

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Power socket installation

Posted 3 months ago

We are looking to get a 2 point wall power socket installed and connected behind where we want to put our tv on the wall to eliminate chords hanging down.

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Kitchen appliance installation

Posted 4 months ago

Installing new oven, dishwasher, rangehood and adding new powerpoints, light switches in kitchen. Job needed to be done on 9th January

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Kitchen #2

Posted 3 weeks ago

My down lights in the kitchen have blown we replaced them but two of them only lasted a couple of days. One of the prongs on the down light have gone black

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Infinity heater, bath extraction +

Posted 5 months ago

Hi I’m looking for a reliable sparky for several tasks in a vacant house: 1. wire up an infinity heater on the outside of the building (requires some conduit into the house and wiring into the main panel). Heater install Thursday ... . Wire in bathroom extraction (no power in bathroom apart from lighting) 3. Install PowerPoint in kitchen for range hood (splicing existing PowerPoint and adding one higher up on wall) Several other jobs possible depending on availability and cost. Chee...

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Electrical Split into two units

Posted 2 weeks ago

We want to split the one existing power board and meter for the whole house into two. The intention is to split the house into two units within the overall existing structure effectively creating two flats rather than having one large house. We will be converting a laundry into a kitchen in the process and relocating the existing laundry. Happy to meet on site and discuss the details and options to determine the best option going forward.

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Electrical reconnection and certification

Posted 7 months ago

House has been rewired but needs to be reconnected to the mains and certified that all is ok

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Outdoor PowerPoint for Spa

Posted 6 months ago

Need an outdoor PowerPoint installed for a Spa pool. Approx 10-15m from meter to PowerPoint location (including wall height). Easy ceiling access. Would like dual power outlet. PowerPoint will be on external wall of house.

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Bathroom extractor fan

Posted 3 weeks ago

Wanting a ‘good quality’ bathroom extractor fan on a seperate switch. There isn’t one there nor has there ever been. See pictures attached of ceiling cavity, outside wall and bathroom

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Extractor Fan - Bathroom

Posted 3 weeks ago

Needing a decent quality extractor fan supplied and installed in our bathroom on a seperate switch. There isn’t one there and never has been, plenty of ceiling space as pictured, unsure if it can go through the wall? Only say this as there isn’t really an eve so may need to go through the roof which is coloursteel - this is only what I’ve been told so unsure.

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Wire /connect extraction fan above oven

Posted 7 months ago

I would like a quote to get an extraction fan wired in and ducted out in a house that I’m purchasing. Currently fixed on the wall but not connected.

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COV

Posted 3 months ago

Need a COV on property to get power connected as property been vacant for several years. Need done asap. As we are in the house at the moment.

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Bathroom extractor fan

Posted 6 months ago

Bathroom extractor fan in a state house

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Bathroom revamp

Posted 3 months ago

Hi I need the wires run back to the switchboard and installation for two lights and a extractor fan in a bathroom. There will be more work available for the right person as the whole house will need rewiring as the project continues.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 162,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Electrical wiring report / consult

Work carried out by an employee of the company

2nd February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Craft Creations


6th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Check electric fault and installation of oven and powerpoints

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wiring new shed Lights & Power Points

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install a stove

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 1
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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ELtech 2017 Limited

Joined October 2016

Good day from the ELTECH ELECTRICAL Team. Our teams of electricians are available 24/7. I have about 25 years experience in these types of electrical work, from domestic and commercial, to industrial and rural. No job is too big or too small. We are reliable and committed to our customers, and pride ourselves on being on time, getting the work right the first time, and finishing it to the highest...

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Davis electrical engineering LTD

Joined January 2020

Davis electrical is a one man band, owned and operated my Scott Davis, a 30 year old hard working skilled tradesmen started this company after returning home from Australia in 2016. Specialising in commercial and industrial construction no project is to big or small. Recent work includes Housing renovations, rewires, LED Lightning upgrades, switchboard rewiring, new builds. I have recen...

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Energy Workshop Ltd

Joined March 2017

Energy Workshop is a Manawatu based Healthy Home Business providing expert advice and solutions for Insulation, Ventilation, Heat & Cool and Efficiency for residential Homes, Rentals & New builds in the Manawatu, Whanganui, Rangitikei, Horowhenua and Wairarapa regions. A number of people and groups engage in our services due to our ethical approach, honest advice, fair pricing and reasonable r...

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Windsor Electrical Limited

Joined February 2018

Hi I have been and electrician for over 30 years and have carried electrical works in the domestic, commercial and Industrial sectors of the electrical industry. We pride ourselves in quality workmanship and customer satisfaction. All quotes are free and very competitive, no job to small wether its replacing a power point, light, switch or to a house rewire. Please feel free to contact me at an...

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ProEx Solutions

Joined August 2018

PROEX SOLUTIONS - Excavation & Digger Hire within the Manawatu and wider region. We are a locally owned and operated business with our customers at the forefront of what we do. We have 2 diggers available for daily hire or available to hire with a driver. 1.7 Tonne 2.0 Tonne We also have auger attachments for drilling holes. In addition to the diggers we also have a 3 Tonne...

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Refresh Renovations Manawatu

Joined August 2012

Refresh renovations is New Zealand's leading design and build home improvement specialist offering a range of services including: Create more space | Open plan living | Kitchen Renovations | Bathroom Renovations | Warm up homes | Create indoor outdoor flow | Refresh rooms | Outdoor Renovation | Re-clad and insulate The focus of Refresh Renovations is on designing to your budget and building to...

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Linc Electrical

Joined October 2014

Experienced electrician of 11+ Years with focus on very high level of workmanship, customer satisfaction and meeting and exceeding customer expectations for a satisfactory budget. No job too big nor too small!

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dunn building

Joined July 2013

Have been a qualified building since 2015, have been working over in England for the past 2.5 years and now back working for UCOL teaching carpentry and looking for the odd job to do after work/weekends.

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Fast Flow Plumbing Ltd

Joined September 2018

Fast Flow Plumbing Ltd is located in the Manawatu . We have 16 years experience in the trade.We specialise in Maintenance, New Homes, Renovations and Heating. Reasonable rates and efficient service. 24/7 CALL OUT service. ( Quality without Compromise)

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DRE Systems Limited

Joined March 2018

DRE Systems is a newly established electrical contracting company, providing electrical services for industrial, commercial and domestic projects. We undertake to deliver quality projects, products and services on schedule and within scope. Our goal is to become a leading provider of electrical services in the Wellington region, through quality workmanship, reliability and a dedication to the cli...

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Happy Air Heat Pumps Ltd

Joined April 2017

Were accredited Fujitsu dealers based in Auckland but also opening up recently in Hamilton and Taupo. We pride ourselves on our fast quotes followed up by A-Class service and installation. Were a fast growing company and love a challenge.

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Synergy Plumbing and Gas Limited

Joined March 2019

Certifying plumber and gasfitter, registered drainlayer with 13+ years experience in the plumbing industry specialising in general plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying installation, repairs and maintenance. We pride ourselves on giving our customers the best advice and solutions for any plumbing, gasfitting or drainlaying issues they may have whether its replacing a washer or draining surface wate...

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The Electric Spider LTD

Joined February 2012

37 years in the Electrical Trade I've recently completed contracts in Housing New Zealand homes installing 2700 power points in existing homes; so I know my way around the nooks and crannies of most house styles to get your job done

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ONCORE MANAWATU

Joined April 2020

Home Maintenance in Palmerston North Oncore’s Palmerston North team is happy to support you with any and all property maintenance and repair work you need! Oncore is New Zealand's leading team for residential and commercial repairs, maintenance, insurance work, and installations. The Oncore process ensures your project is delivered to a high standard, on time and within your budget. From...

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Fixit Crew

Joined February 2019

A professional team with a personal touch. No job is too small, and we’ll tell you right away if the job is too big. We believe that luxury lies in the details therefore nothing's taken for granted. What you want is what you get at a fair price. We pride ourselves in our customers satisfaction.

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Ecoelectric 2016 Limited

Joined April 2014

We provide a professional and reliable service for all domestic and commercial electrical work. We also provide free competitive quotes for Solar Energy Systems, New Builds, Rewires/Renovations, Appliance Connections, Heat Pumps and Heat Exchange, TV/Data/Networking Installations and more. We also have certified installers for Chamberlain, Merlin and Grifco garage door openers, also Smartvent home...

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Josephs Electrical Solutions

Joined June 2019

Josephs Electrical has over 10years experience within the electrical industry. Servicing all electrical needs Domestic, Commercial and Industrial. We are professional and efficient in our work and take pride in providing our clients with the best service available.

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CrawfordLett Electrical

Joined February 2017

Domestic, commercial and industrial electrical work, testing and tagging, oven repairs. Experienced, cost effective. Competitive free quotes. Licensed and registered.

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Electro Guard

Joined October 2010

Licence to Instal under the security Guards Act. SG 11-009141 I have been in this business of installing, selling and servicing Electronic security systems for 20 years. I specialise in Electronic security, security alarm systems and video Surveillance systems. We are also particularly experienced in digital wireless security systems. We also specialise in driveway alert systems and door cont...

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Tranzheat Air Conditioning Ltd

Joined September 2009

Registered Electricians Specialist Heatpump Technicians Qualified Heatpump Installers and Registered Electrical Service Technicians Supply,install and service air conditioning equipment. Domestic and Commercial Electrical work

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