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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tips for Heating Your Home in Winter

Posted 07/05/13

As temperatures start to fall and household prices continue to rise, the need to stay warm without increasing your bills has never been stronger. Heating your home on a budget has never been greater! We've got some helpful suggestions for you to minimise your energy usage and keep warm this winter.

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

What does that trade logo on your tradie's website or vehicle mean? What benefit can it provide you, the homeowner? Read on to find out more about national trade accreditations in New Zealand... Some industry accreditations are mandatory, as government regulations require that certain wor

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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 findi

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 findi

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 "

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Electrician

Posted 1 year ago

I need an electrician to quote on my new a Waihi Beach home

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Replace light switch

Posted 1 year ago

I would like to replace a faulty light switch. The current switch has a motion sensor , but it can be replaced with a standard switch with no sensor. The colour of the switch plate needs to be black and the same size as the current one (or close to it). See photos attached.

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New Connection supply power 3 bedroom house

Posted 1 year ago

New connection for power, grid is overloaded, need power.

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Te Puke New Power-points Instalment

Posted 5 months ago

Looking for electrician to quote for installing 8 additional PowerPoints in an existing home.

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New room in garage

Posted 1 year ago

I need a double powerpoint and a light put in an extra room that is being built in my garage. There is power and light already in main garage.

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Find underground services

Posted 9 months ago

Locate and mark out underground phone & power lines along driveway to house.

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Temporary power

Posted 11 months ago

I need to have temporary power connected to my new build site in Waihi Beach

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Fibre Cable Trenching and Install

Posted 5 months ago

Rural House to be connected to Fibre Long driveway. House is 390m from nearest Fibre on State Highway 33 along the driveway. Looking for a big job. Someone who can trench and lay fibre and connect and install ONT Please reply for more details

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Quote for a rewire

Posted 1 year ago

Quote for a rewire of half a house 1940s

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Electrician #2

Posted 1 year ago

I need some one to quote on my new house build next April

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Electrician

Posted 7 months ago

Hi Looking for wiring of garage Cheers Samira

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Rogers road Light in laundry and cooker socket need fiximg

Posted 1 year ago

Looking for electrician to fix a light in laundry room and fix a broken socket on f&p cooker

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Electrical

Posted 3 weeks ago

Installing ceiling fan in Master Bedroom

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Minden Road Urgent!!

Posted 7 months ago

circuit breakers tripping out. Possible rats have chewed wires.

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Rewire house

Posted 1 year ago

1970s house to be rewired in conjunction with re-roofing (no ceiling cavity)

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Flat site, electrical work for 4 bed new build

Posted 5 months ago

We require a quote for complete wiring of a 4 bedroom new build on Sargent Drive, Whakamarama, Western Bay of Plenty. The site is flat and the house to be built is 2 bath, 4 bedroom on timber piles. Some features that require wiring include: - 2 pumps, one for the water pump and one for the sewage pump. - 2 ceiling fans - garage door - heat pump - in cupboard kitchen lights Please include travel charge and an hourly rate for extra work in your response. Building consent has been granted...

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Re fitting a light

Posted 6 months ago

We are needing a light fitted in a disable bathroom urgently. This needs to be done within 24 hours. Please help

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Vantage pl. Spa pool power

Posted 1 year ago

Looking to get power from house to swim spa(concrete pad not installed yet) . Swim spa will have separate heat pump which will also need power.

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Electrician #3

Posted 10 months ago

I need electrical quotes to wire my new house in Waihi Beach. Section Digout about August

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Electrician to install some extra power points

Posted 1 year ago

We are looking for quotes to get some extra power points put into bedrooms (each bedroom currently only has one/older home). Also to fit/replace a couple of light fittings (one in bathroom/extra light in kitchen and one in lounge)

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 187,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Replace light switch

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12th March 2020

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 5
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 5

Heat Transfer

Work carried out by an employee of the company

17th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

Run some power and data around a house.

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16th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

Re fitting a light

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1st September 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 3
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 5
Communication
 3

Electricity to new shed

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5th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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 5

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Tead Electrical

Joined December 2020

Hi, we have been in the electrical field for over 20 years . While we specialise in industrial automation we also expertise in air conditioning, EV charging station and domestic work. Excellent communication and all work done at a professional level.

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Dawson Electrics

Joined June 2020

Dawson Electrics covers new homes and alterations as well as repairs and maintenance. Both commercial and residential. Working with you to provide the best solution based on what you need as well as what you want. With over 25 years experience, we pride ourselves on our competitive prices and our professional work standard.

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ETC ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS LTD

Joined March 2020

Hi we are Electricians with over 30years experience, who do new builds, renovations, service work. We have for the last 3 years been looking after landlord homes in Tauranga and Mount Maunganui on ELECTRICAL servicing. We are now in or 5 year of business and are certified in Solar installation , E-charger installation, Automation. We do domestic and commercial installations. We pride ourselves...

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L Bishop Electrical

Joined March 2020

Hi, we’re a new and small company. We specialise in new builds, renovations and electrical maintenance. We also install heat pumps, No job is too big or too small. Fast service, competitive rates, Efficient and friendly

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Stanley I&E

Joined March 2018

Call me SIE, for all your Industrial Instrumentation & Electrical works. As well as Industrial, commercial & Residential can be catered for if and when required.

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Ur Plumber Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi we’ve been in the Plumbing industry with over 10 years experience in Residential,Commercial, Industrial we are well equipped to under take any job big or small. While we specialise in General Maintenance Plumbing we also do complete full renovations kitchen,bathroom,laundry. Whether upgrading from low to mains pressure Hot water , blocked drain to a roof leak Ur Plumber Ltd has you cove...

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Anything Communications Ltd

Joined March 2020

Hi i've been in the communications industry for over 17 years and have been involved in a range of installations on projects from new builds to retrofitting existing buildings in both the commercial and residential market. I pride myself in providing both a friendly and professional service to my clients at a fair price.

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ONCORE

Joined November 2020

Hi,we specialise in installation,repair and maintenance business in Bay of Plenty and Rotorua.No job is too big or too small for us.We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Eds Electrical Ltd

Joined August 2009

We do GENERAL electrical work i.e repairs,maintenence and new installations. No job too big or too small we cater for all. Experience and registered Electricians! We also do Heat Pumps and refrigeration work We provide prompt and reliable service at a reasonable price. Available 24/7 Call us NOW !!!!!!

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Blair Presland Electrician

Joined October 2011

I am a registered electrician with over 15 years experience. Covering most aspects ranging from Domestic house wiring and maintenance to Industrial installs and Maintenance. Comprehensive with all light Commercial (shops, offices and businesses) Industrial includes Rural, Factories, Medical and Infrastructural. Take pride in my work with competitive rates and quotes.

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The Electrical Department limited

Joined August 2019

Hi, The Electrical Department focuses on high quality workmanship and fast reliable service. Specialising in residential, commercial and maintenance work. We pride ourselves on honesty and transparency when it comes to pricing. Always ready to get your job sorted!

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Healthy Home Compliance & Assessments

Joined January 2021

We are a small collective group of certified tradespeople that specialise in providing fast, accurate advice when it comes to ensuring your property is compliant with the current Healthy Home Standards. Our Assessments are detailed and all work & advice given is independently audited. We pride ourselves on communication, an eye for detail and thinking out side the box when it comes to finding so...

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Bay Electric

Joined January 2019

Hello. I am a registered electrician with 10 years trade experience. Specialising in all areas of domestic, commercial and industrial environments. I am a clean and tidy, hardworking, friendly sparky. There is no job too big or small, I pride myself on working hard in any situation and having good relations with my clients. I like to keep the space clean and be aware of the clients wants, needs an...

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Tytan Electrical

Joined November 2019

Hey there I’ve been an electrician in the bay for the last 10 years and out on my own for 18 months. I work in really well with all other tradies . Have the experience to deal with any electrical issue that you have

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Hiko electrical services ltd

Joined August 2019

When you need a reliable electrician Hiko Electrical is your first choice. Over 10 years in the industry and experts in Residential and Commercial installations. Whether you need a light fixed or a quote for electrical plans, Chris and his team are here to help.

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Lufdon Plumbing Services

Joined October 2013

Hi, I have been in the plumbing and gasfitting industry for 25 years speacialising in new homes, renovations and maintenance. We provide free no obligation quotes and can even provide a 10 point plumbing check with a full review of any plumbing issues. I pride myself on efficiency and cleanliness and take the upmost care when in or around your property or project. We are also Certified Gas...

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Magz Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2011

Hi, with nearly 25 years experience in all varieties of Electrical work I can offer quality workmanship and advice. I am commited to cost effective and energy efficient practices where practical and providing an all round professional and affordable service. Kind Regards Paul Cook

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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Paul Dobson Contracting

Joined October 2017

Hi I mainly do small jobs from replacing lights, power points, tv points to adding new ones. Installing heat pumps, servicing them and shifting them (to build that deck you want). I pride myself on quality work over speed.

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All Round Electrical Ltd

Joined January 2019

All Round Electrical Ltd offers many aspects of the electrical trade, we are a turn key solution for many home owners and business's giving you a complete solution. We have our own excavators for all underground services including underground thrusting, we are certified to install complete data networks, we registered with Ministry Of Justice to install security and CCTV systems, along with all el...

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