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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!

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Posted 15/04/14

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Posted 08/04/14

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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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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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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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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Power to Garage

Posted 1 week ago

Provide power from my house to my garage

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Posted 1 week ago

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Electrician needed

Posted 1 day ago

Hi, we need an electrician to put in new plug points and few other bits and pieces

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Replacing porch lights + old switch

Posted 1 week ago

As the photographs show, the work involves replacing old lights in the front and rear porch with new LED lights, including fittings; also, replacing an old faceplate for the towel rail with a new faceplate. I'll provide the new lights and the new faceplate, and I expect that this job can be completed within an hour (or less).

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Single phase kiln disconnection

Posted 3 weeks ago

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Relocate electrical wiring

Posted 1 day ago

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New pendent light installation

Posted 2 days ago

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Posted 4 days ago

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Posted 1 month ago

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Complete rewiring of a house rennovation. #2

Posted 1 week ago

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Electrical- various

Posted 1 month ago

I have an electric socket that is not working / results in the circuit being tripped. I would like this to be fixed. I also would like the following additional electrical work completing: - install rangehood - replace ceiling light wiring/ roses/ fitting lightshade (x3) - replacing kitchen lights - install external powerpoint - add internal power point Ideally I would like someone to come out this week, confirm what's involved and provide a quote.

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Electric wiring issues in the house and general inspection

Posted 1 week ago

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Replace extractor fan above oven

Posted 1 week ago

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Rewire, new switchboard, a few new power sockets

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Posted 1 week ago

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House lighting

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have several light switches and fixtures I would like changed and moved, in the kitchen and on the exterior of the house. I am also renovating my bathroom and will need work done in there. I'd like someone to come over and talk through what I need done and provide a quote. Thanks.

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Extractor Fan Bathroom

Posted 3 weeks ago

The current fan is located in the manhole directly over the shower/bath and goes into the ceiling/roof space and not to the outside. Looking for someone to install a new fan or use the old one but lead it to the outside.

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BREEZE

Posted 2 days ago

Reroute cabling and switch boxes in small laundry renovation. Project manager will be on site to give guidance and help. Pref this week or weekend, or early next week.

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Light Switch Repair

Posted 2 days ago

One light switch needs replacement/repair. Had been intermittent and light not turning on and switch making small crackling sound. Now, doesn't work at all. Suspect the switch is just old and needs updating.

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Te Anau Rd tamperproof smoke alarms

Posted 2 weeks ago

All bedrooms, passageways, & living rooms to have tamperproof smoke detectors/alarms installed

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Bathroom Electrical renovations

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install new lights and powerpoints during re-gib

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

Quick job

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26th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Quote for new wiring and power sockets

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

chandeliers

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Assumed wiring issue in recessed light and two pendant light installations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extractor Fan/light not working

Work carried out by a subcontractor

3rd January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House requires rewiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Faulty Power Switch

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Joesphine Martin

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New circuit and wiring for a Spa Pool

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outside lights replacements

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace security light unit and ensure its connected to other lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix Garage Electrical Wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair wiring to garage + install lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Exhaust Fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Various household fixes

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

A lot of little jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace bathroom light fitting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

cylinder wire melted, no hot water, help!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Water and Gas Plumbing ltd

Joined April 2015

Water and Gas Plumbing LTD are one of the largest maintenance based plumbing companies in the Greater Wellington Area specializing in all aspects of plumbing, gas fitting, drain laying, roofing and building maintenance. We use the most advanced technology in the market to effectively diagnose problems quickly. Where required we can respond with the hour for emergency work, having completed over 7...

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Kinetic Electrical

Joined August 2018

Hi, I've been in the industry for the last 15 years and come from a commercial/domestic background. We pride our selves on quality and great service. We guarantee all of our work and happy to quote any job regardless of value. We are a start up company in Wellington and keen to build new customer relationships. Give us a call.

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P R Plumbing & Gas

Joined October 2013

I've been Plumbing and Gasfitting since the 80s. I did my apprenticeship based in Mt. Victoria specialising in domestic maintenance and renovations - some serious challenges with those character homes!. Now based in the Northern Suburbs but working all over the greater Wellington area working with builders and other trades and directly with home owners. We also take on new builds and commerci...

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Endeavour Electrical Services Ltd

Joined November 2017

Here at Endeavour Electrical Services we provide our customers with service that you deserve. We will do our absolute utmost to ensure that the work you have for us is completed with as much ease as possible for you. Our qualified Electricians have the knowledge to complete any task and solve practically any problem as quickly ,cost effectively and hassle free as possible, we even show up on time...

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Zech's Electrical Wellington

Joined May 2017

Registered electrician. Located in Porirua. Servicing all Wellington, Porirua, Johnsonville, Newlands, Tawa, Khandallah, Grenada, Peremata, Whitby. Complete rewiring of houses, New Switchboards or upgrading, industrial and commercial work. Very competitive quotes provided for free. No call out fees charged between 8am to 5pm weekdays. Contact me on 02108506461. Thanks. Nelson

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Tungsten Electrical ltd

Joined September 2017

Tungsten electrical are registered and qualified electricians who are very professional at their work and have great customer service. We work with you to ensure you get the best electrical work for the best price. Call Conrad (Director) on 0279248859 and he will sort you out. Thanks, Tungsten electrical ltd.

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sabar supply

Joined October 2018

Hi there, Services we can provide: Dry wall installation Partition walls Basic demolition Decks Fencing Limited concreting Door or slider installation Bathroom renewal Kitchen renewal Chimney removal Asbestos testing And many other services! Enquire today

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M10 Services Limited

Joined January 2019

Good day, We are an expanding company operating in the Wellington region for over 3 years, We manage new builds/ renovations working with a extended team of trusted and proven sub contractors to deliver projects start to completion. The team has a personal investment and do good attitude inside and outside of the work uniforms and hours. Our completed projects have been performance and quality...

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CP Property Maintenance

Joined December 2018

CP Property Maintenance offers quality job for reasonable and affordable prices. We provide professional full-service in interior- exterior house painting and renovating. We also provide full service in gardening and lawn mowing. Quality is our priority means we pride ourselves in our work ethics and our determination to ensure that we exceed above and beyond our customer expectations every time....

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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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RAO Electrical

Joined October 2013

Hi, I am a registered electrician with a current practicing licence. During my 19 years of work in the electrical trade I have gained experience working in Industrial, commercial and domestic areas. For the last two and a half years I have been a stay at home dad. Recently my youngest started Kindy and with my oldest in school I now have some spare time. My family life is important to me so...

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Tim Toomey Electrical

Joined June 2011

Combining experience, youth and enthusiasm  to bring the best electrical service in wellington. Wellington's Professional  Electricians contact us For all your Electrical services including but not limited to: Domestic and Commercial Electrician Services House Wiring, Rewiring and renovations Switchboard Upgrades Mains entry point repairs/Replacement All New Installations ...

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Underflow plumbing limited

Joined August 2012

Hi there plumber servicing your area (certifying plumber) have a backround in both commercial and domestic plumbing drainage and gas, we are honest reliable and hardworking for all your plumbing needs give us a call anytime!

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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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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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Merlo Joinery Specialist ltd

Joined November 2012

Manufacturer of Exclusively crafted joinery and furniture I am trade qualfied with forty seven years experience in this industry I make all items personally my self Quality and workmanship is gauranteed. Regards Neil.

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Ed building

Joined August 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 18 years, NZ and Europe. We specialise in major or smaller renovations and new builds. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride to provide competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Hydro plumbing maintenance ltd

Joined April 2015

If it needs water you need us. From everyday plumbing issues to full bathroom or kitchen renovations to installing appliances. We have a wide range of product knowledge specialising in maintenance plumbing. We offer all gasfitting from servicing to installing new appliances. We cater for every budget, work with the other tradies to get your job done on time. PROBLEM SOLVED!

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Surge Life Electrical

Joined April 2018

Hi, I provide residential electrical services to the greater Wellington area. I pride myself in providing punctual, reliable and quality service. Surge Life Electrical specialises in all residential work, including: Heat pump, Smartvent and heat transfer installation/servicing Oven, Stove and Hob Repairs Hot water repairs - Elements, Thermostats and all associated wiring LED Lighting Upg...

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Sven Harens Renovation

Joined August 2018

Whatever your home or workplace needs, we can get it done. Consider me you’re one-stop-shop for trades services. I’ll bring in whoever I need to get the job done under one convenient umbrella. Mechanical, building, plumbing, electrical, lighting, weatherproofing, door/window repair, cable management, plastering and painting, picture hanging, dryer install… and more. If you’re experiencing a lea...

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