Trusted Electricians.
NZ wide.
Sorted.

Learn more about the trades we cover.

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.

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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.

Read more

Latest electricians case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

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 "

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

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 finding the tim

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 "

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

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 finding the tim

Recent jobs posted

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

Install wiring and new breaker for oven

Posted 3 weeks ago

Just bought a house (60s) and replaced oven. Old oven circuit is only 20A and new Miele needs way more than that. Also cabling for old oven not sufficient for load and needs replacing. Board is literally about 2m from the oven. Looking for a sparky to come and check our board is safe and run new cabling to the oven plus install an appropriate breaker. Also check cabling to water heater as we are looking at replacing that soon.

Read more

Installation of kitchen extractor fan

Posted 5 days ago

We would like someone to scope out whether the installation of a kitchen extractor fan is possible, and if so, complete the installation. We would rely on the tradie to help us choose the appropriate rangehood as well

Read more

Bathroom External Extractor Fan Install

Posted 2 weeks ago

I require an external extractor fan to be installed in my bathroom through the ceiling/roof. I have an internal bathroom without access to the outdoor areas other than through the ceiling. There isn't access in the roof space either, but I am okay removing some gib board to get the job done.

Read more

Spa Pool 32 Amp

Posted 16 hours ago

Hi I have bought a spa pool and have to get a 32 amp connection installed so would like to get a quote for this to be done. Thanks and Regards Pieter

Read more

Lights and powerpoints

Posted 2 weeks ago

Install light switch and 2 LED downlights. Install 3 powerpoints. Move one existing light by 1m. Project is in a garage conversion to rumpus room. The framing won't be lined yet and there is power in the areas already.

Read more

Recessed ceiling lights

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have a pair of recessed ceiling lights that are no longer working. We have tried changing the bulbs but this has not worked so maybe the fault lies with the fitting or transformer.

Read more

Rewiring older house

Posted 3 weeks ago

1920s house requiring rewiring. Lights and power sockets throughout. New wiring in place already.

Read more

Remove wiring to replace wall flashings

Posted 2 weeks ago

need to replace wall cladding flashings that these wires go through.

Read more

Flickering lights

Posted 1 week ago

Flickering lights in two rooms. Some lights start after slight delay

Read more

Fixing a light fitting

Posted 1 week ago

Repairing a bedroom light fitting (looks like it has rusted) and changing three lights to drop lights (Have purchased the new lights already). Parents also in Khandallah also need some lights fixed so a combined job would be great.

Read more

Replace downlighting

Posted 2 weeks ago

Replace six down lights with LED

Read more

Fitting replacements

Posted 5 days ago

I have several wall outlets and a down light fitting which need repair or replacement. One wall outlet in the bathroom is loose in the wall, and the other is faulty. The downlight fitting is damaged and won't take light bulbs properly. Images attached Also seeking a quote during the visit to upgrade the switchboard in the adjacent property.

Read more

Lights

Posted 3 weeks ago

Installation of lights into a roof storage area

Read more

Fan install and led lighting

Posted 3 days ago

I need a fan (aeratron) installed to the underside of an exposed truss in my open plan living space. Have all parts. The cable is already wired (some years ago). I also want some LED lighting strips running along the 3 exposed trusses. These are also already wired. Want someone with good knowledge of LED options available to me. Also want a bathroom heated towel rail removed. Possibly two lights fitted to living room ceiling (awaiting purchase of). I have a 4 metre, double width Aluminium mo...

Read more

Ceiling fans

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, I need three ceiling fans with lights installed and the the lights that are there now removed from ceiling please

Read more

Network Port Installation

Posted 1 week ago

I would like a Network Port installed in my lounge area. The cables would need to be run via attic ( I believe there is enough room up there to do so) from the main router.

Read more

Electrical 15AMP Hot point reqd - for a spa Pool

Posted 1 week ago

We have bought a Spa Pool and need an outdoor Hot Point - 15Amp to be installed so we can plug it in and get it going for the Xmas and New Year period. Keen to have this done asap!

Read more

Varied small jobs in a home

Posted 1 week ago

Hi all, I need the following work to be done in my house: 1. Removing faulty outdoor sensor light. 2. Installing new outdoor sensor light (I provide the light) 3. Installing outdoor power outlet If you can provide a quote for these, I'd appreciate it. I'd like these done by the end of this year if all possible. Thank you!

Read more

New wiring in small extension

Posted 1 week ago

Run wiring for 5 x ceiling lights and 1 x power outlet back to fuse board.

Read more

Bathroom renovation

Posted 4 days ago

As part bathroom renovation need some electrical work completed which includes the following; - install wall extractor fan - install power socket - install light above vanity mirror - replace existing ceiling light with light/heater combo - move existing switch Flexible around timing but ideally work to align with when builder begins work in early January

Read more

Recent electricians reviews

With over 150,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Rewiring new switches

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacement domestic switchboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Downlights and extra for master bedroom

Work carried out by an employee of the company

7th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install new heated towel rail and relocate electrical socket

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ceiling light fitting repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Lights 2019

Work carried out by an employee of the company

2nd November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

1920's rewire and extra power points

Work carried out by an employee of the company

6th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 3

Reprogram ? Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1000 on Dumb Waiter

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wiring review for insurance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Four electrical jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Couple of Electrical/cable jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace downlighting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extractor fan needs fixing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th October 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 2
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Fixing a light fitting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom electrics

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New power point

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Urgent downlight check and replacement.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th October 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Disconnect vintage oven from mains


14th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Convert to LEDs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Electricians in Wellington

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.

B

Blackfox electrical

Joined May 2018

Blackfox electrical can supply to all your electrical needs, no job too big or small. Experience in both domestic and commercial situations, always taking pride in the finished product. Check out our Facebook page!

Read more
A

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.

Read more
V

VElectrical

Joined March 2019

When you contact VElectrical, you can be sure your electrical project is in Good Hands. This is because I am a Registered Electrician whom have high standards of workmanship and I pay attention to details. I focus on ensuring maximum customer Satisfaction from high standard of work. No job too big or small. Prices are competitive I am flexible, honest, friendly and reliable as will work with...

Read more
O

Odd Jobs Electrical

Joined September 2017

I am an Electrical Engineer who also does electrical work. If you have jobs that seem to be in the 'too hard basket' for other firms, contact me to discuss. I specialise in maintenance, and diagnosis and fixing of electrical faults such as blowing fuses, tripping circuit breakers, and misconnections of electrical wiring (e.g. power circuits connected to night store heating controls). Remembe...

Read more
I

iPower Electrical Services

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. Thanks. Nelson iPower Electrical Services.

Read more
F

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.

Read more
J

JRL Electrical

Joined January 2019

I'm Joe.I'm time served, licenced and insured. I've been working as an electrician since 2002. I offer great service at a reasonable price. Please check out my reviews. I look forward to working with you to deliver your project / repair on time and within budget.

Read more
B

BAS Electrical & Heatpumps

Joined June 2019

I have 30yrs experience as an electrician and 12 yrs experience installing heat pumps. I'm a " one man band " so I'm the guy who'll come and do your work . My reputation is based on quality work for a reasonable price.

Read more
P

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

Read more
R

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...

Read more
H

Host My Property

Joined December 2010

Hi. We've been doing house renovations and general property management and maintenance for 20 years, generally focussing on smaller jobs. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and quality workmanship

Read more
W

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; this is a national initiative that aims to connect every residence or business in NZ to Fibre Optic cable over time. Our Tasks included, - Site Leveling & General Earthworks - Trenching in Pipe and Cable - Trenchless options - Air Knifing, Thrusting, Hydro...

Read more
H

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.

Read more
S

Sanjeev

Joined January 2016

Registered electrician with 25 year work experience .repair and install of lights power point hot water stove replaceing exiting light to led .hav also worked for HRV to so can install hrv ,general electical solution to ur house .

Read more
E

Enzec Wellington Limited

Joined August 2019

Connecting you from A to B Enzec Wellington are ICT specialists. We specialize in networks, cabling and electrical. We have been involved with a wide range of initiatives and projects across commercial, industrial and some residential works. We have experience working with Chorus and have managed to navigate many work sites and projects. You may have seen us in hospitals, schools and in buil...

Read more
W

Whittaker Electrical Limited

Joined January 2017

Highly experienced in all areas of residential and commercial electrical. New builds, design, renovations, high end to budget savvy. Make us the first choice for all your electrical work. www.whittakerelectrical.co.nz

Read more
O

Oncore

Joined August 2019

We provide full property maintenance and repair solutions from small jobs such as fixing a broken window latch or waterblasting your deck, to kitchen and bathroom installations, fencing and decks and building work. We pride ourselves on our professional and prompt service and delivering solutions that meet your needs.

Read more
D

Drainage Rescue Limited

Joined June 2019

I have been plumbing for over 25 years. Will do plumbing, roofing spouting and drainage work. Punctual, reliable and competitive prices. All work guaranteed

Read more
T

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

Read more
E

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...

Read more
Get started now! Post your job for free and find the right tradie. Post your job for free, now!