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Electricians In Wellington: Who, What And Where To Find Them

Our beautiful capital city is getting more and more lively every year. The arts scene is jumping and we’re lucky to have some fantastic places to dine like the Boat Café and the Spruce Goose. The windiest city in the world gets its fair share of building wear and tear over the years too. Earthquakes and tremors can even dislodge old systems that previously worked perfectly.

If you’re looking to find yourself an electrician from Aro Valley to Wadestown then check out this guide to finding yourself a sparkie to get your job done.

Electricians know:

  • How to fix old wiring
  • How to install new wiring
  • How to install electrical systems
  • How to do electrical repairs
  • How to upgrade old electrical systems
  • How to rewire underground power
  • How to install a light switch
  • What to do with your fuse box
  • Anything else involved with electricity that you shouldn’t touch yourself!

What qualifications should an electrician hold?

A qualified electrician will be registered and licenced with the Electrical Workers Registration Board. They will have completed their trade certificate. Be careful to check these qualifications as going with an unqualified electrician can be extremely dangerous for you and your family. If the electrician is an apprentice, ensure they have a fully qualified electrician supervising.

Take the time to look up their reputation online and call references if you’d like further peace of mind.

How long will the job take?

This depends fully on your situation. For something as simple as installing a new power outlet in a new house, electrical experts could be finished within an hour. If your wiring is old, it may take longer. Rewiring all your shoddy electrical work for your light fittings from the 1970s could take significantly longer.

How much will it cost?

Depending on whether your tradesperson is an apprentice or someone who has been working in the field for 20 years will help in determining cost. You will be able to find apprentices from around $25/hour for a small job, up to $100+/hour for some electricians. The average rate should be around $75/hour. This does not include materials, and there may also be a call out fee.

Ensure you get a proper quote from the electrical technician before you go ahead with the project. This should generally be at no cost to yourself and obligation free, meaning you don’t have to sign with them. Have them come out to inspect your house before getting a proper quote.

How do I find one?

Post your job on Builderscrack and wait for the sparkies to come to you! In your advertisement make sure that you’re succinct and include the suburb you live in, as well at the general state of your current wiring and a picture if it is appropriate. Include as much information in the posting as you can, as it will make it easier for the electrician to know in advance what is required of the job.

When you’re finished, sit back and wait for experienced sparkies to contact you!

Latest electricians articles

Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering electricians related repairs and renovations around your home. 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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

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Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

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Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

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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.

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.

Recent jobs posted

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

Power, aerial and network points moved down wall and plastered.

Posted 1 week ago

Need a power point, network and aerial plug moved down a wall as they are too high. Will need plastering afterwards as well and potential help mmounting a TV.

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Extractor fan

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there We need an Extractor fan installed on the bathroom. Based in Newlands. flexible around your availabity to work as we can be home (partly). Happy to organise a visit. Preet ...

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2x wallight and lightswitch installation and wiring

Posted 5 days ago

2x bedside light and light-switch installation . Existing bed side lights had built in switches, most new lights seem to require separate wall mounted switches so will need two holes cut into wall just below existing wiring, and two light switches installed.

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Install dimmer switch and check wiring

Posted 3 days ago

I need a new dimmer switch installed. Also need to check electrical wiring as some other lights are not working.

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New power point - small job

Posted 1 week ago

Very small job to install a new Powerpoint in the lounge. I’ve just had the lounge painted so hoping this job doesn’t ruin the paint.

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Pottery Kiln - Wiring into Switchboard

Posted 1 week ago

Need a pottery kiln (Model: DUB-05) wired into the switch board with a new breaker (as per attached photo in the manual) and possibly new wiring if existing can’t be used. Will also need an electric shutoff switch mounted near the kiln.

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Bathroom and toilet extractor fan

Posted 1 month ago

I wish to have an extractor fan in bathroom and toilet and vented out where rangehood is vented to exterior .

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Installer for Smeg CS6GMXA 60cm 4 Burner Dual Fuel Freestanding Oven

Posted 1 week ago

To remove current electrical freestanding stove oven and install new dual fuel freestanding oven.

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Sensor lights installation

Posted 4 days ago

Installing outdoor sensor lights

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Underground Cable Locator

Posted 2 days ago

I need someone to check my gate area for cables before we start planning our new gates. As we would like them to be electric gates.

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Faulty plug sockets x 2

Posted 2 days ago

Hi I have 2 double plug sockets that are faulty. 1 intermittently has one of the inlets that doesn’t work and the other has one of the inlets that never works. Thanks

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Replace kitchen extractor fan

Posted 16 hours ago

Need to replace oven extractor fan. This is built-in to fitted kitchen cupboards. Size = ... . Current one was pretty munted anyway but finally blew up. Current model is Ilve (same as fitted oven) but anything that fits should be fine.

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New Switchboard with RCD and AFDD

Posted 1 month ago

I've just moved into a new house and would like a new Switchboard. To stay safe I'd like to have the whole house RCD protected. Additionally I'd like to look into Arc Current Detection Devices and get an estimate for how much that would cost additionally. Other than fitting the new Switchboard I'd like a 16A Commando Campervan Socket as well as preparations for a 32A 1-Phase EV charger in the garage. The run for those two additions would be around 12 - 15m. They would be right next to each oth...

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Rangehood Installation - ducted

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, I'm needing a rangehood installed into kitchen above hob and also ducted to outside. I have included three photos of the space - hob is on an angle and I've also included the general area outside where ducting goes out to. Thanks.

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Downlights, power outlet etc

Posted 1 week ago

Bathroom lights to be replaced with downlights, a power outlet to be installed in bathroom, the bathroom fan to be put on an independent switch, heated towel rail replaced and a possible ceiling fan in bedroom

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Our stove top appears to have a fault

Posted 12 hours ago

Our stove top blew a fuse recently but the after flicking the fuse back, it immediately blows again. I wonder if there is a fault somewhere? I need an expert to assess.

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Heated towel rail installation

Posted 1 month ago

Heated towel rail needs to be installed on a tile wall in a bathroom- not sure if the cord is long enough to reach where the outlet is currently on the wall, so this will likely need to be moved.

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ESSENTIAL extractor fan installation

Posted 4 days ago

I would like an extractor fan installed in my bathroom due to mould growing on the ceiling caused by steam from the shower. This job is quite urgent as the mould is spreading quickly.

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Installing a new pendant light

Posted 5 days ago

We would like a new pendant light installed in an extension of the living room. There is no existing wiring in that part of the house except for an outlet. The roof of the extension is flat, so I am not sure how big the roof cavity is. If installing a pendant light would be too difficult, installing wall lights are an option instead. Once it has been determined which type of lighting would be best to install, we're very keen to get the job done as soon as possible.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 203,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Install bathroom extractor fan

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th August 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5

Removal of some light fittings

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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 5

Light fittings

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22nd July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ethernet wiring

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th July 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair or replace ceiling extractor/heatlamp unit in bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lighting Replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Checking security lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install a power point

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacing external light fittings

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install 4 new switches

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New shed installation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

27th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fuse popped looking for help

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom down light replacement


12th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Livening LED Ceiling Batten Lights and Exhaust Fan

Work carried out by an employee of the company

2nd August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

SwitchBoard upgrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Security light sensor repair/replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace 6 lights on outdoor stairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lights 'Lowered'

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace outdoor sensor light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Security cameras #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Flex Electrical LTD

Joined December 2016

All Electrical Repairs & Wiring. Residential, Commercial & Industrial. Specialising in On and Off Grid solar Installations. Family owned and operated busniess servicing Wellington, Wairarapa and Kapiti regions. Reliable and on time with free competitive quotes. All work guaranteed, no job too big or small.

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Action Aerials

Joined December 2013

I have been in the Aerial Installation business for over 30 years. Operating in the greater Wellington area including the Kapiti Coast. I pride myself on high quality workmanship and all work is guaranteed. I do commercial and domestic work - no job is too big or small.

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Plumb Press

Joined April 2019

Hi Im Tim and I have had over 15years experience in plumbing industry. Its of great importance to deliver the highest level of workmanship to our customers. For any plumbing issues or new work you may need ,we can do it. Feel free to view my website for more information. Thank you for your time Tim

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MakeCo

Joined February 2018

Building and Electrical Company- with ability to take on small to medium renovation and building and electrical projects. Also offering project management services. Small operation that is service focused with high quality work

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Electrify electrical limited

Joined May 2020

Hi I'm an electrician with 14 years experience in commercial and residential. My skills cover all aspects of electrical from 400v 3 phase/230v single phase men supply system and distribution, house installations, maintenance, fault finding, lighting controls, new switchboard installations, emergency lighting systems, extraction fans ,swimming pools/spas, test and tag, Data and CCTV. I pride my...

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Whisk Renovators

Joined February 2009

Whisk Renovators is a renovations company, providing innovative solutions to Kitchen and bathroom consenting, design and build projects. Whisk services the greater Wellington region in both the residential and commercial sectors. Whisk has been a member of New Zealand Master Painters since 2009, providing quality service and workmanship guarantees to our Clients. We won National awards in ......

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siegelectric

Joined April 2011

Hi,I'm an electrician and electrical inspector, I'm mainly doing domestic work.I'm in business since more then 20 years. My quotes are competitive and my work is done in a professional manner

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Glow electrical

Joined September 2020

At Glow electrical we specialise in all residential work. From new builds to renovations, fault finding to repairs there really is no job we havnt seen. Let us help you improve your property today. See us at ...

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M L Electrical

Joined March 2021

Hi I have been in the electrical industry for about 15 years. I mainly specialise in residential but also have a background in commercial and marine. I am very professional and will advise as required and meet customers requirements and deadlines to complete jobs. I pride myself in providing competitive quotes and keeping within budget.

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Hawk Maintenance Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi , I’m ranovating old bathroom . Do ceiling and three side wet wall ( hardieglaze) I do small jobs also like change locks ( all types ) New mailbox. Clothesline etc.

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Waea Contractors Ltd

Joined October 2019

Hi Waea Contractors has spent most of the last 2 years contracting in the communications industry with the Ultra-Fast Broadband rollout; as well as this we do a multitude of civil tasks with some minor construction in the mix too Our Tasks included but are not limited to, - Site Leveling & General Earthworks - Trenching in Pipe and Cable - Trenchless options - Air Knifing, Thrusting, Hydro B...

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Raine Electrical Ltd

Joined April 2021

At Raine Electrical we believe completing the job to a high standard as well as ensuring that the client gets what they have asked for is of great importance! We offer services for New builds to Rewires, Alarms, Security cameras, Heat pumps, Marine and much much more

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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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Fast Lane Electrical Limited

Joined April 2021

We are a family owned business. Our electrician is fully qualified and has over 20 years experience in the industry. We work hard to meet deadlines and providing competitive quotes.

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NZ Lighting & Heating Ltd NZ Property Maintenance Solutions Ltd

Joined December 2020

We do Led Lighting Aircond Heatpump Central Ducted system For all Residential and commercial Plus 6 years free service on all systems installed by us for peace of mind. Area's we cover Wellington to Waikato Finance also available We are also none as NZ PROPERTY MAINTENANCE SOLUTIONS LTD For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles)...

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Eve Street

Joined June 2021

Eve Street provides electrical care for homes and businesses in Wellington. Eve Street is a family business owned and operated by me, JP Hastings. I have more than fifteen years of experience in residential and commercial electrical services and I'm a fully-insured Master Electrician. I care about delivering quality work, so you can count on Eve Street to get your job done right. We are efficien...

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Can Do Plumbing And Gas

Joined July 2013

Hi, I have been a plumber and gas fitter for 12 years. I specialise in renovations, new housing and commercial. I also do some maintenance work. I have a strong work ethic and have pride in my work. Thank you for your time Chad

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Kinetic Electrical

Joined March 2018

Hi I'm Mark, Owner and Operator of Kinetic Electrical Kapiti/Wellington. I've been an electrician in the Wellington Region for over 10 years. Check out our website to see the exceptional service that I can provide. Whether the job is big or small, give me a ring. I can offer you the best service and great advice on all your electrical requirements.

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Full Circuit Electrical Services Limited

Joined September 2021

NZ Registered Electrician. I take pride and joy in the work I do. I have good experience in Residential, commercial, industrial installations, heat pumps, Internet, tv/sky and new builds. Can check out some of my work on Instagram under the company name. Can provide quoted or hourly rate payments, install customer supplied or company supplied certified materials.

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Leon Build

Joined January 2016

Hi, we have been building new houses as well as general home renovations and maintenance. Lately we have endeavoured in tiny house and motorhome builds. Give us a call to discuss your requirements. (Bathrooms, Kitchens, Decking, Fencing and many more)

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