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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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

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.

Island rangehood installation

Posted 2 months ago

just need an island rangehood installed

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Lounge power point

Posted 1 month ago

1 extra power point in a corner nook off the lounge. Landlords are at the property today and tomorrow

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Install new oven and ventilation

Posted 3 weeks ago

Install new oven with 40amp plug, current oven is hardwired Removal from property of old oven Mechanical ventilation ducted to the exterior of the home to be installed to meet healthy homes standard

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Repair light

Posted 8 months ago

Light was broken by movers

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Murch Place

Posted 4 months ago

Tenant reported 2 three point plugs have detached from wall in main bedroom

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Rangehood installation

Posted 2 months ago

New rangehood installation on a plain wall. Please contact me.

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Quote for replacement of ceramic fuses with circuit breakers

Posted 3 months ago

Hi there, I am seeking quotes for the replacement of the remaining ceramic fuses in my switchboard with circuit breakers. Photos attached with more information. Thank you in advance!

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Bathroom light

Posted 3 months ago

need new light fittings on switch and celling

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Wiring two new build houses and separate garages

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi I need two new build kitset houses (QBH) wired and connected to the mains, and two new Versatile double garages wired at the same time. All materials for the houses should be supplied - wiring, switches, hot points, earth rods, appliances, heat pump, light fittings and switchboard. Pre-wire will already be done during construction. Photos can be supplied or you're welcome to inspect during this stage. Timeframe should be around early December, ideally completed by this year. Specs and BOM ava...

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Kitchen #2

Posted 5 months 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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Electrical Split into two units

Posted 5 months 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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2 small electrical jobs

Posted 8 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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Bathroom extractor fan

Posted 6 months 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 6 months 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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New garage

Posted 1 month ago

Double garage with workshop needing power throughout - 3 doors and 5 power points and light in workshop.

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Kitchen and security lights

Posted 6 months ago

Downlights in kitchen need replacing also security lights need looking at

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New rangehood installation and small wall repair

Posted 1 month ago

New rangehood installation and small wall repair. Please see photos

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Plug me in !

Posted 1 week ago

Hook up a power connection to the main supply on the road at the pole, run that power to a location nearby on the land. Install junction box and everything needed for this.

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90m2 house rewire and temp power point

Posted 5 months ago

Looking for someone to rewire a 90m2 house in Castlecliff. There are no linings on walls so easy access. House was fire damaged and been repaired. Main damage was in one room so rest of house should be able to run wires through existing holes in framing I will supply approx 240m of 2.5mm, 100m of 1mm and 20m of 1.5mm. Also looking for a temporary power point for use during renovation in next few days. Just after a cheap job nothing fancy just for a rental Cheers

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 176,000 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

Install a stove

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 1
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Craft Creations


6th November 2019

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kinetic Electrical

Joined September 2020

We are a team of electricians and we have crews in Palmerston North, Whanganui and South Taranaki. Being part of a franchise allows us to have extremely good buying power delivery savings to our customers. We also have a great network to draw on for bigger jobs too. We can cover all aspects of our trade from industrial and automation work, domestic and commercial to high end home entertainment sys...

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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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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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PWS electrical

Joined January 2019

Registered electrician with 10 years experience. - 5 years domestic - 5 years commercial and industrial. - Roller door wiring and control. - Install motors and control. - Code auto door remotes - Automation - Fault finding - General Electrical work

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ColourScheme

Joined September 2011

ColourScheme can provide all the services you need to turn your house into a home. We specialise in interior paintwork, but also consider small exterior paint jobs, minor gib repairs and general maintenance work. Our aim is to provide an affordable, yet high quality service with expert advice and brilliant craftmanship. We always clean up beautifully afterwards and we offer a full refund on lab...

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ONCORE BUILDING MAINTENANCE

Joined April 2020

ONCORE Building Maintenance Service One call does it all. Oncore is New Zealand's leading team for residential and commercial repairs, maintenance, insurance work, and we service nationwide. The Oncore process ensures your project is delivered to a high standard, on time and within your budget. From your first consultation, through to project completion, Oncore provides one point of con...

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Electro Guard

Joined October 2010

Licence to Install under the security Guards Act. SG ... I have been in this business of installing, selling and servicing Electronic security systems for 20 years. I specialise in Selling Servicing and Installing, Security Alarm systems and Video Surveillance systems. We are also particularly experienced in digital wireless security systems. We also specialise in driveway alert systems...

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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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