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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest electricians case studies

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

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

Builderscrack started out in 2007, with the simple goal of connecting homeowners to tradies. Fast forward 12 years and we are excited to be celebrating such a significant milestone… Our 300,000th Job To have had the opportunity to help homeowners find tradies for 300,000 jobs is both exciting and a privilege. From all of us here at Builderscrack we want to say a big THANK YOU to our homeowners and tradespeople, without you we wouldn't be here. The Job Mark from Auckland, a busy doctor at Auckland's Middlemore Emergency department, posted our 300,00th job. He had recently purchased an electric car and needed a charging port installed in his garage, with the idea of upgrading to the full power charger unit down the track. With this in mind, he wanted the job done in such a way that all the wiring was in place for the future upgrade. Mark posted his job on Builderscrack, having used it on numerous occasions since moving from England several years ago. Describing it as "

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he not only encouraged his daughter to take up a trade but how he is actively helping her to succeed in an electrical career... Hamilton based Noema, has worked in the electrical trade for the last 38 years. He's spent the last 10 years encouraging his daughter, Demi, to "jump into a trade". Now in her mid-twenties she has taken up his advice and this year started her training as an electrician. She is studying at the Waikato Institue of Technology (Wintec) on the Electrical Pre-Trade Training course, aimed at getting students ready for apprenticeship. Demi is one of only four women on the course and has teamed up with Mere, another inspirational women who is training in her 30's, all while having the pressure of children and family commitments. After the polytech based first year, each of the girls will be required to find and start an apprenticeship. Not only is Noema the inspiration and encourageme

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

Busy homeowner Michelle holds down parenting, full-time work and studying towards her PhD. She shares with us how she used Builderscrack to outsource her housework so she could focus on the important stuff... How It Started To say Michelle is a driven person is an understatement. Sitting across from a woman that packs so much into her days is inspiring, not only because of that drive but the clever way she has arranged her life to make it possible. She tells me "I’m doing a full-time PhD and I’m doing full-time work, so for me, I have lots to do and absolutely no time. I also have a teenager who’s almost 16, who is extremely social. Every weekend there are at least five to seven friends invited, and they are having a sleepover. I come home, and I'm like, “I left it nice and tidy, what happened?”.  Michelle and her son moved into their home three years ago, and with a laugh explains “how things were starting to fall apart and in need of repair”. It wasn't only hard 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

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

Tania Melbourne

Posted 2 years ago

light socket in ceiling damaged

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General

Posted 1 year 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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Extractor fans

Posted 9 months ago

need 2 extractor fans fitted 1 in bathroom and 1 in kitchen in karewau

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Fix boiler - no hot water

Posted 2 weeks ago

We currently don't have any hot water. We think the possible cause was we left the power on and turned the water off (as no one is currently occupying the house but go back to house frequently). Guessing it may have been boiling with no water in it?

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What a waste

Posted 1 year 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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Fuse box move & lights

Posted 1 year 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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Lights need checking

Posted 1 year ago

Check lights in kitchen area and dinning

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Checking hot water cylinder

Posted 1 year 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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Bathroom extractor fan installation

Posted 1 year 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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Garage lighting

Posted 6 months ago

Require one double power point and two strong flourescent lights to be installed in basement garage that will be used for art studio. Instal double power point in bedroom. Deactivate wall light that has blown.

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Food trailer

Posted 5 months ago

We need a few plugpoints and some light and a 32 amp outside socket, but need it done very urgently...

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Lights and points

Posted 2 months ago

Repair the outside security lights/wiring (stopped working after building was water-blasted). Add power points inside office

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Install oven and 32amp plug

Posted 5 days ago

Install oven in new oven cabinet (supplied) in existing kitchen plus install a 32amp for the oven.

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Replace light switches

Posted 5 months ago

I need to replace 5 light switches. Some of them don't work. ie. seized up. Have already bought 2 switches, but need an electrician to job safely. No timeframe involved

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Sleepout wiring

Posted 8 months ago

I have an electrical kit I need hooked up to my new sleepout. Kit has a switch board, 4 fuse type boxes to go with it 2 double power points 1 light, wiring and a caravan plug. Cant run wiring inside walls because of the material so will have to run the wire on the outside of the wall but on the inside of the sleepout. Will also need covers for wiring to make it look tidy. Il run the power from the sleepout caravan connection to a normal power plug in the upper part of our house so will need some...

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

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Sunshine Coast Superette

Posted 8 months ago

We want to build an exhaust fan in the shop. We already have one but need another one by the fridges.

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Rewire electrical appliances

Posted 6 months ago

Kia ora Please quote the following job: To rewire appliances, hobb top, oven, dish washer, range hood and hotpoints. Thank you Dezma

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Bathroom & Kitchen Renovation #3

Posted 6 months ago

Complete renovation of kitchen and bathroom

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Extractor fan

Posted 3 months ago

To put up on the walls and connect to electricity

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jarrod Goile

Joined September 2020

Quality assured workmanship at a very reasonable price. Certified tradies for just about any job. Working with the customer to meet their demands without delay.

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Impact Electrical Services

Joined March 2021

Hi , we are electricians with up to 30 years experience ranging from large commercial to small residential jobs. We aim to provide a complete professional experience from start to finish and to meet any deadlines that you require. All work provided will be up to the highest standard. Our goal is to be your first thought for any other work and recommendations to others

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Hilhorst Electrical Ltd

Joined January 2020

Hilhorst Electrical Ltd is a small, family-run Electrical Company based on the North Shore operated by Registered Electrician Jordan Hilhorst. Our primary objective is to offer an Electrical Service to our customers that is safe, reliable and affordable with customer satisfaction a number one priority. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, reliability, affordability and communication. With...

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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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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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Papamoa Electrical services limited

Joined March 2021

Hi, we are a family owned and operated electrical company taking on a wide range of electrical work from problem solving to installs, renovations and additions.

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Mill Electrical BOP

Joined November 2020

Mill Electrical is a residential and industrial electrical service provider. We help homeowners and businesses create their living and working spaces. Experienced electricians, able to tackle a wide variety of electrical work, from the smallest jobs, to larger and more complex electrical projects.

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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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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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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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Whakahiko Electrical

Joined April 2021

Whakahiko electrical is a new sole trade company with experience in commercial and domestic buildings. We also have experience in eletrical civil groundworks.

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Manies Services Ltd

Joined April 2021

Hi we are in the Datacabling, Fibre Optick, Electrical, CCTV, Security and Wifi Business for the last 26 years. While we specialise in new builds and renovations to existing buildings. We are very professional in what we do. We pride ourselves on providing competitive free quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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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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star satellite and aerial

Joined March 2019

We do all the audio and visual jobs . With 10 years of experience you won't be disappointed You can check some of our work at Facebook page- Star satellite and aerial connection

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