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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

Outdoor powerpoint

Posted 9 months ago

Hi just after an outdoor PowerPoint to be put in for our new hot water system. I’m sure there is a power point on inside wall near or the main switch box is not to far away.

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Peter

Posted 1 year ago

Just wondering if there is anyone local who can do an EWOF on a camper.

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Heat Transfer

Posted 5 months ago

We have a heat transfer in our roof (installed by the previous owner) but the motor has given up the ghost and we are uncertain how to get a new one installed. Roof is very easy to access as have a loft ladder and you can stand up in the roof. Heaps of room.

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Powerpoint and lighta

Posted 1 month ago

Need 8 powerpoints put into and a number of light fittings. A bathroom extractor fan put replacement. Not sure the cost but willing to chat.

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Marion R #2

Posted 7 months ago

Quote to connect electricity in a small cottage thank you

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Electrical certification of small 2 bedroom house (100m2)

Posted 1 year ago

Electrical certification of house built in 1997 I can not find the original electrical certification for our house that we are selling. I only have the the cert for the original builders box and some extensive work done (garage sub board, RCDs to main switchboard, lights upgrade etc) in 2013. We need the house tested and certified before end of next week if possible.

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New build - Electrical full Works

Posted 1 year ago

we have built a 2 bedroom sleep out next to our main house nothing massive . we need a quote for running a (6mm) powerline from our fuse box (main house which i am told is capable for this) to the new sleepoujt (not yet jibbed so all walls and roof exposed easy to run lines) into a separate fuse in the new sleepout and then for this to wired up. Must be a licenced electric or capable of signing work off for insurance purposes. job in lower kaimai please contact me and i can give address...

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Megan Bell - Powerpoints

Posted 4 months ago

LABOUR ONLY - I WILL PROVIDE THE FIXTURES/HARDWARE Dining Room - Replace double light switch with dimmer Entry Way - Replace double vertical powerpoint Laundry (Garage) - Replace 1 x double powerpoint, Replace 1 x single powerpoint Laundry (Garage) - Install new 1 x double powerpoint (for front loader washing machine and dryer) Garage is Coloursteel exterior and has chipboard where replacement powerpoints are required and plywood where the new powerpoint needs to go, as per pics.

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ALLSD Waihi

Posted 1 year ago

We require power to be isolated and some fittings removed from ceilings and walls in Waihi on Tuesday ... early morning? Thanks and Regards, Albert / Ade

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Small house - light fittings and switches to be replaced please

Posted 1 year ago

Hi there we would like a site visit and quote to replace all light fittings and switches please. Hows is approx 40 years old only 150m2 3 bedroom/ 1 bathroom. raises sloping ceilings in lounge area.

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LED Lighting

Posted 2 years ago

Need to install LED strip lighting into a large open room - approx 50 m of length - and connect to internal wiring. Installation date = Before 28th October.

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Cable locations

Posted 1 year ago

Power distribution cables are serving 3 houses from a black cable box in our orchard. We are going to bore holes to plant trees in the area shortly and need to know where the cables are before starting. Also a couple of house to shed cables to locate for future reference. Should be quick and easy with the right gadget.

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Run some power and data around a house.

Posted 2 months ago

Required ASAP We need an electrician to run some power for 2 TV's for wall mounting, a projector and a mototrised screen. Plus run some data cables to the same locations. House is single level and made from corrugated iron. The home is 5 years old. Also run speaker wires if possible, cable supplied for the speakers.

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Exit lights

Posted 1 year ago

I have 3 exit signs that need a test certification that they are working ok; lights are Evolve escape lights model; no EVESA06.

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Electricity to new shed

Posted 4 months ago

We have built a large shed on our property at Otamarakau that needs power for the garage door, Powerpoints and light fittings.

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House 1

Posted 6 months ago

Extractor fan needing to be added to a house

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Electrical power points

Posted 1 year ago

have 2 power points want moved in room and then new power point for a washing machine

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Exterior socket supply and installation

Posted 2 years ago

We just need supply and install of an exterior 15 amp double socket for a spa pool and some exterior lights. Ideally to be done this week if possible.

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To run power from house to spa pool - before Xmas please

Posted 10 months ago

We would like to get power to our spa pool which would be approx 15 metres from the house. will need a trench and dug and appropriate plastic piping for weather protection. I can dig the trench if preferred. Would like it done before Christmas. House is Te Puna Quarry Road. Must be certified electrician and only contact if you can do it asap. Thank you very much ;) ...

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New lights

Posted 1 year ago

Looking at putting extra lighting have dark space that needs better light cover

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 146,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Heat Transfer

Work carried out by an employee of the company

17th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor powerpoint

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

To run power from house to spa pool - before Xmas please

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Run some power and data around a house.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electricity to new shed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th February 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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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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Eco Plumber Gasfitter

Joined February 2016

We undertake new homes and renovations plumbing and gas fitting, Install solar and wetback combinations, and really just appreciate any small job or repair that helps keep my highly skilled team busy My name is Dale Healy, I have enormous pride in Eco Plumber Gasfitter I single handed started over 6 years ago. We have a office/showroom with our systems on display I have sought out the best...

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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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Conway And Carpenter Electrical Ltd

Joined August 2018

Hi, Conway & Carpenter Electrical has been operating in Te Puke for over 80 years. We do a wide range of electrical work from Kiwifruit Pack houses, Cowsheds, Pumps and all types of domestic house wiring. Our staff are very professional and turn up on time (all vehicles are GPS tracked) and complete the job to a high standard. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and stand behind our products.

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CommElec Group

Joined March 2019

Our projects have diversified over the years and now include the provision of electrical services on sites that range from intricate office fit outs to extremely high-end residential properties. We provide electrical service and maintenance to many customers in a wide range of industries including hotels, shopping centres, individual retailers and restaurants. Our specialised services include elec...

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DRE Systems Limited

Joined March 2018

DRE Systems is a newly established electrical contracting company, providing electrical services for industrial, commercial and domestic projects. We undertake to deliver quality projects, products and services on schedule and within scope. Our goal is to become a leading provider of electrical services in the Wellington region, through quality workmanship, reliability and a dedication to the cli...

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Black Box Electrical Engineering

Joined June 2016

Black Box Electrical Engineering Licensed Electrical Engineering Services Design, Problem Solving and Installation for Homes, Motorhomes and Connectables. We are a north island based mobile business who travel to your home, tiny house or caravan etc to help facilitate your design, solve your electrical problems and complete electrical installation work.

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Leading Edge Electrical

Joined August 2010

We have been operating in the Waikato region for about 10 years and in that time we have developed a soild,loyal client base. We have achieved this by offering a prompt,reliable,professional service at a competitive price. So if you are looking for a Electrician you can rely on, who communicates well & has a great team give us a call!

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Adam's electrical Waikato

Joined January 2015

Honest, fair and reliable work guaranteed for twenty years from install. Registered Electrician. No extra charges on quoted jobs other than product cost change or extra installs/changes. Pride myself on making fair deals and finding competitive products to keep quality while also being affordable. Mainly supplied by Ideal Electrical and use (snieder)-PDL/HPM/rexel/robus products. TV and satellite...

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Spark IT Ltd

Joined May 2017

Hello, our company specialises in retrofitting LED downlights, electrical maintenance work, domestic alteration work and new homes, we also do data and telephone wiring. We pride ourselves on good old fashion service.

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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 the client. I like to keep the space clean and be aware of the customers wants, needs...

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Mixed signals ltd

Joined February 2018

Internet connectivity issues resolved. Wifi coverage solutions, point to point wifi support for farms and businesses. Fibre modem upgrades. Residential and commercial data cabling. Tv wall mounting. Concealed AV cabling specialists. ADSL / VDSL connectivity resolved. MATV experts. SKY tv multi room HD modulation or cat6 distribution. HDMI matrix for full home AV. Multi room audio setup. Audio solu...

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Maximum Demand Electrical

Joined June 2018

Hi Maximum Demand Electrical is locally owned and operated providing solutions to all your electrical problems and requirements. Taking pride in being honest, prompt, reliable and doing a neat and high quality job. We are experienced in new builds, Renovations, maintenance and heat pumps.

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The Electrical Professionals Tauranga

Joined August 2009

We have over 40 years combined experience as a qualified electricians working in the residential and commercial sectors. We do quality work for a competetive price. Just give us a call. Check out ur website for more info.

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James Electrical Limited

Joined June 2019

Hi, we are a domestic/light commercial Electrical company based in tauranga. We specialize in new builds and renovations. We take huge pride in our work and make sure even the finest details are done neatly and correctly.

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The Electrical Department

Joined August 2019

Hi, The Electrical dept focuses on high quality workmanship and fast reliable service. Specialising in residential, commercial and maintenance work. Always ready to get your job sorted!

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R and M Electrical

Joined March 2018

We are a small company serving the Eastern Bay of Plenty area from Whakatane to Cape Runaway. With over 30 years experience in the electrical industry we offer a complete residential/commercial service that includes new builds, renovations and farm installations. We are also able to offer pre purchase inspections and caravan EWOF.

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Lufdon Plumbing Services

Joined October 2013

Hi, I have been in the plumbing industry for 17 years speacialising in new homes, renovations. 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 Gasfitters so can take care of all...

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JJ's Electrical Services

Joined February 2019

Local Tauranga based electrician with over 15 years experience in all aspects of the electrical industry. We cover new builds, renovations, maintenance, heating/cooling, ventilation, security Residential, commercial and industrial. We work quickly and efficiently completing your jobs on time and on budget.

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