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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 18/02/14

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Posted 07/05/13

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Electricians - What They Do

Posted 05/11/10

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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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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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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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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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Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

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Posted 4 days ago

My ensuite bathroom extractor fan (EDM-300) has stopped working and needs to be replaced. My house is less than two years old so the fan itself should still be under cover of manufacturers warranty.

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Posted 1 week ago

Remove plug from 1 wall. Install new socket with USB port (power cable already in same wall). Replace old/faulty dimmers in 2 rooms.

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Posted 4 days ago

Need cabling run from one side of the lounge, above/through the wall (picture 1), down to and then through the ducting with power lines also present (picture 2) into two spots in the lounge (The TV and PC in picture 3). In my imagination since there is 4 ports on the router there would be a four port cat6 ready wall plate inside a little cabinet above the fuse box (on the right in picture 1) that contains the router, the ONT and the cat6 ready wall plate. For now only 2 ports of the wall...

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Replace security lights

Posted 2 days ago

Our house need replace two security lights (see two old lights pictures), i have bought two new security lights (see new lights picture), How much will cost to install these two security lights? Thanks

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Identify Transformer

Posted 3 days ago

We have some interior stair lights (12 volts) , recently they are flashing and we were told that the transformer maybe is fault. We need an experienced electrician to locate the transformer which might be inside the wall somewhere. Please get in touch if you can help. Cheers Mark

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Install new induction range cooker where old coil range currently is

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for electrician to install this stove - belling-90cm-cookcentre-deluxe-induction-range-cooker-stainless-steel from Harvey Norman Have attached photos of current stove including socket and switch and fuse box. Install will need to be during week of 21 to 25 June, but can arrange time to visit to quote any time before then.

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A few odd jobs around the house.

Posted 1 week ago

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Replacing external light fittings

Posted 1 week ago

Need to replace external light fittings x 4no

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New Electical Outlet

Posted 1 week ago

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Extractor fan and outdoor light

Posted 2 weeks ago

Fix existing extractor fan that doesn’t turn on and replace outdoor light above front door

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3 light fittings for replacement and removal of hardwired smoke alarm

Posted 6 days ago

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Assess, repair, or replace heated towel rack

Posted 1 week ago

1. Need assessment whether towel rail is dead or the power supply. 2. Repair or replace towel rail 3. Install timer switch for power supply switch At this stage, I'm unsure why the heated towel rack is not working.

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Install extractor fans for 2 bathrooms

Posted 1 week ago

To be compliant with the new Healthy Home Standards, we need to install extractor fans for our two bathrooms.

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Heated towel rail replacement

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there, I’m seeking an electrician to remove old heated towel rail (pictured) and replace with a new heated rail. Thanks

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Display unit

Posted 5 days ago

Wanting a neon light display unit mounted on the wall and connected to a light switch for power

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Move Meter and install car charge point

Posted 3 days ago

We live on a back section and the power entry is at the top of the driveway. We would like an electric power charger at the top of the drive way and believe the way to do this is to move the meter to near the power distribution at the top of the drive and have the charge point next to the meter.

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Extractor fan replacement

Posted 5 days ago

Our bathroom extractor fan is not working and looks pretty old. We would like a replacement.

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Fixing dual plug housing in concrete wall

Posted 1 week ago

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Restoring lights in my kitchen

Posted 1 day ago

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Replace outdoor sensor light

Posted 2 days ago

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8th May 2021

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5th May 2021

Workmanship
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Cost
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Work carried out by an employee of the company

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Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
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Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Work carried out by the owner/operator

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Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New oven and induction hob

Work carried out by an employee of the company

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Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Work carried out by an employee of the company

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Workmanship
 4
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 4
Schedule
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Communication
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Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
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Supply and install bathroom heater or heat lamp, plus some small electrical jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

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Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical work

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29th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Minor electrical to support painting job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dryer and range hood extractor fans installed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage Renovation into Lived in area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
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Supply and install fan heater in bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

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Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
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Communication
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Strip lighting for under bench

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
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Communication
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Induction cooktop installation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
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Communication
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Work carried out by the owner/operator

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Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th May 2021

Workmanship
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Leon Build

Joined January 2016

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Raine Electrical Ltd

Joined April 2021

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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!

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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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Quality Electrical Services

Joined January 2020

​At Quality Electrical Services we are completely dedicated to client satisfaction. All of our team members are punctual and knowledgeable, working hard to provide high-quality services to our clients. ​Covering all Electrical work

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Can Do Plumbing And Gas

Joined July 2013

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Eve Street Electrical

Joined June 2021

I'm a qualified, Master Electrician with 15 years' experience. If you need help or advice with your home or business electrical issue, upgrade, or project, please don't hesitate to give me a call. I'm in the process of going out on my own to set up an electrical services business called Eve Street. My pricing is competitive, and my costs are clearly explained. I also provide obligation-free visits...

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global property maintenance

Joined August 2017

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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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V Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2019

When you contact V Electrical, 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 wit...

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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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Diamond Renovation & Maintenance Services

Joined May 2021

We are experienced and professional team who strive to provide the best service for our customers and completing the jobs with high standard. Please refer to our recent reviews to hear the good work that we do.

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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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Roundhouse Electrical

Joined August 2019

Hello, I've had 8 years in the electrical industry and specialise in residential work whether it's small jobs such as upgrading lighting throughout the house to LED's or adding extra power points where needed. I also tackle larger jobs from kitchen or bathroom renovations to complete new build homes. I take pride in my professionalism and will communicate with the customer throughout the job to ac...

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M10 Services Limited

Joined January 2019

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MakeCo

Joined February 2018

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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.

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On Point Engineering Ltd

Joined October 2020

On Point Engineering Ltd is a small 100% Wellington family owned business that offer a range of services for your home or business. From design and installation of custom made ducted heat pumps and energy recovery ventilation systems, installing split systems to servicing existing heat pumps. Also do a large range of electrical and mechanical work. Registered Electrician. Registered Refrigera...

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