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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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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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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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LED Lighting Ideas & Benefits for Your Home or Office

Posted 28/01/14

LED lighting has long been the next-best thing in retail and commercial lighting by designers, but now, they’re catching on with homeowners thanks to their energy efficiency.  LED lighting can incur higher upfront costs. However, you don't need to wait a long time to recover your investment in energ

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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

Whether its lighting or plumbing fixtures, cabinetry or new tiles, you can give the bathroom a whole new look with a budget bathroom makeover.  A fresh coat of paint or using drywall to provide texture are two great ways to update the walls. Budget bathroom makeover ideas If you want to go one s

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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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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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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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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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Latest electricians case studies

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

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

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 "

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

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

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 "

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

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

Bathroom Heating

Posted 2 years ago

Install heat/light/fan in small bathroom.

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Jo

Posted 2 years ago

Need code of compliance for my meter box for traders to use.. Prefer electrician close to Whakatane

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Extractor fan installation

Posted 2 years ago

I'm looking to get an extractor fan installed in my bathroom. Should be a fairly standard job I think - bathroom has an external wall (though it is on the second storey). Small bathroom. I don't have the extractor fan or anything yet.

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New oven extractor

Posted 2 years ago

need to install a new oven air extractor

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New cooktop

Posted 1 year ago

I want to upgrade the existing switchboard to include a fuse switch for an induction cooktop'

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Tania Melbourne

Posted 1 year ago

light socket in ceiling damaged

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Plug in cooker and put light up

Posted 1 year ago

Hello I need an electrician to install an electric cooker and fit a kitchen light up please. ASAP. thanks Michele

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Safety Checks

Posted 2 years ago

General check of power points in lounge and kitchen and safety check jug and toaster.

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General

Posted 10 months ago

Need a ceiling fan to be installed . 8 down lights to be replaced in house , a outdoor switch to be done .

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Heated Towel Rail installation

Posted 1 year ago

Install Goldair Heated Towel rail. Location of install is near power supply.

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What a waste

Posted 4 months ago

Bluetooth speaker just stopped going its such a waste kids want me to get another one but I don't like to waste

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Wire existing garage

Posted 1 year ago

I want to install electricity to an existing standalone double garage. Couple of power points required, connect automatic door opener and installation of one light (already purchased). Garage is located within 1.5m of the house (living room).

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Need an electrician to install a bathroom heater to a old house

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need an electrician to install a bathroom heater to my nanas house. The house is 147 Ruatoki Valley Road.

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Rob nuku

Posted 1 year ago

hot water cylinder leaking

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Bathroom extractor fan installation

Posted 5 months ago

I need an extractor fan installed in our bathroom. There is a reasonable amount of ceiling space however the roof is pitched and the extraction will likely need to go through the roof. There is a current light and switch in place, i am unsure if any wiring would need to be changed as we plan to replace it with a fan and light combination like this ...... .

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Fuse box move & lights

Posted 8 months ago

Needing a fuse box replaced and moved about 300mm across . Plus some led ceiling lights hooked up and a few switches and plugs replaced and a couple moved . All walls and ceiling are open with no linings so easy access .

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Install 4x new powerpoints

Posted 1 year ago

I require 4 new powerpoints to be installed in my ~1940s timber frame home. There is access to beneath the house, and to the roof cavity.

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Checking hot water cylinder

Posted 5 months ago

To check why no hot water...thermostat worked for 3 days then cold again and water is coming out top overflow pipe.

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Electrician to fix bedroom light

Posted 2 years ago

The light in one of our bedrooms is not working and I need an electrician to have a look at it. It's not the fuse and the power points are working, just not the ceiling light.

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Lights need checking

Posted 8 months ago

Check lights in kitchen area and dinning

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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.

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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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The Electrical Department limited

Joined August 2019

Hi, The Electrical Department Ltd 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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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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BOP Plumbing & Gas Ltd

Joined October 2013

MASTER PLUMBER MEMBER Get the Master Plumber Guarantee! 24/7 Emergency Callout Service 07 347 8655 I strive to provide quality workmanship & great service, because the best deserves the best! We will give you the best advise with straight up answers to any questions you may have. Want that new kitchen & bathroom or have an unexpected water leak? We now offer finance with 6-18 months i...

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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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Coastal Home Services

Joined May 2020

Coastal Home Services have a team that you can count on! We are here to help with what ever project or problem you have, we will find a solution. We offer a professional service and take pride our workmanship, value for money! We will take on the jobs others won’t and happy to give advice free of charge, you can count on us!

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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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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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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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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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Eleco Electrical

Joined January 2018

We are a small owner operated company with experience in the commercial,domestic and industrial fields, we currently have a fully qualified electrical inspector and a heat pump tech on board. We can provide competitive (or even beat written) quotes. We do any size job and are available 24/7.

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Tempo Electrical

Joined August 2019

Hi, I've been an electrician for over 25 years. I worked on renovations and new building projects. I am more than willing to do smaller jobs, as no job is too small or too big. I am very professional, hard-working and honest. I pride myself on providing a service to my customers that is of high quality, affordable and completed on time within budget. I have serviced Auckland for the last 2years...

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Bay Installation & Service Ltd

Joined November 2019

Our services include, but are not limited to the following… Mechanical and electrical installation of workshop lifts and hoists. Electrical installation and problem solving, in domestic and commercial situations. CCTV installation. Security alarm installation. Caravan electrics fault finding and solutions, 230V, 12v and Solar systems

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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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Spark IT Electrical BOP 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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Stanley Instrumentation & Electrical

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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Absolute Contracting Ltd

Joined May 2020

Hello. I have been working in the Security and Communications industry for the last 20 years with experience in installation, maintenance and repair of most makes and models of security systems (alarms, access control, security cameras etc). I have extensive experience in data networking (copper and fibre optic) and installation of Wi-fi. I can install and troubleshoot TV and audio systems - every...

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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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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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