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Check Out These Luxury Bedroom Lighting Ideas

Posted 11/06/13

Whether your luxury bedroom is a small cosy space or a grand suite, it’s probably used for more than just sleeping. While dark bedrooms are perfect for sleep, too little light can hinder other activities.  With plenty of luxury bedroom lighting ideas available, let us help you choose the right  prof

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LED Lighting Ideas & Benefits for Your Home or Office

Posted 28/01/14

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

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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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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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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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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

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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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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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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 "

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

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 finding the tim

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

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Posted 1 month ago

Install skylight in loung a nd a dome in lounge

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Lights not working.

Posted 7 months ago

We have ceiling lights that won't turn on in 2 bedrooms and down a hallway as well as 1 wall lamp that won't turn on.

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Faulty light - wiring repair

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have an easily accessible light that for some reason faults - it was flickering but now cant get it to work. Suspect it needs re wiring. Have put new bulbs in - it has multiple switches to it but the wiring is all easy to get to

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TV and Fan help

Posted 6 months ago

We need help connecting the TV to the Antenna and Satellite in a particular room. We might need a new socket installed. We also need a Fan in the Bathroom repaired. Cheers, Nora

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Telephone point needs moving

Posted 3 months ago

Hi I would like to move my phone pint o or add an additional one - whichever is easier

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Home - Re-Wiring

Posted 8 months ago

Rewiring old wires that do not comply with new and reviewing newer wiring if they comply.

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Extractor fan switch

Posted 1 month ago

I have two separate switches in a bathroom for an extractor fan and lights and I would like to have just one switch so that the fan would start once the lights were switched on. Could I have a quote for this, please? Thanks

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Deb

Posted 2 months ago

I am need electrical work done on putting power from a single garage next to a container in which I want to convert into a bedroom

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A few repairs

Posted 7 months ago

We've just bought a house a need to get a couple of power points looked at. We'd also like to reset the Paradox alarm system (we don't have the previous code), get the heat pump checked (it seems to be going fine) and increase the hot water pressure in the shower (I think the ajax valve might be under the house).

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Electrician - general jobs

Posted 1 month ago

Remove rangehood, install new one, remove heated towel rail, move tv aerial cord - week of the 15 - 14th March

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Hot water cylinder relocation

Posted 7 months ago

Relocate a hot water cylinder from inside a kitchen to outside.

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Oven swap

Posted 8 months ago

Old oven removed and new oven rewired and installed

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Upgrage existing switchboard Labour only

Posted 5 months ago

Labour only quote to Upgrade/Install the following: 1 x PDL 30 way switchboard enclosure RCD and MCB circuit protection 1 x Main earth electrode 1 x Meter box isolator Will require Northpower inspection.

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3-4 new powerpoints

Posted 3 months ago

I need to have a new power point put into a bedroom, another one in a lounge area and one put into the bathroom.

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Additional power outlet required

Posted 1 week ago

I have only one power outlet in a living room and want to have another one installed. Not sure if it is possible though as all walls are made of brick and there is no underfloor space in the unit. Need electrician to come and have a look. Thanks

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Swap 3x wall lights and one surface mount plate

Posted 4 months ago

Quick job for someone, house is vacant, - 3x wall lights, we've already got them. Switch them out for whats on the wall - supply and install one surface mount box broken behind a plug.

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Electrician needed for power board upgrade

Posted 6 months ago

We would like in the first instance a quote for power board upgrade. It is the original 80's board and still has some fuse wire type fuses. We have done some renovation to the home and suspect that anything more to be added would create overload hence the upgrade. We have been told that there is no kill switch for the power at the house and that you will need to deal with northpower to organise this, we would also like this remedied if at all possible. Currently the power board is inside a pantr...

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Power check

Posted 7 months ago

The power in the house i would like to move back into has been off now for a year. The power company needs to have someone check it out and certificate this for us.

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Electrical Reparis

Posted 7 months ago

There are three items that have been identified by an electrical inspector. These repairs will need to be done and certified again, before I can have the power on at the cottage.

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Rangehood installation

Posted 7 months ago

I want to install new rangehood..

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 132,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

oven/ fuse check

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd May 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Power to detached garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th January 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Basic wiring needed asap please

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Lights not working.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

3-4 new powerpoints

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrician - general jobs

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Telephone point needs moving

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Just moved in - installations etc

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st May 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace element in hot water cylinder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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HomeTech Solatube

Joined April 2011

HomeTech has been providing and installing home improvement products to New Zealanders since 1992 and has more than 70,000 customers across the country. From Kaitaia to Bluff, HomeTech’s nationwide network of credited installers and contractors install daylighting, condensation control, ventilation, heating/cooling, skylights / roof windows, hard wired fire alarms and attic stair solutions. Hom...

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ALL DONE

Joined October 2016

Hi there, Having worked in many industries including construction and also technician positions ,has provided me with experience to tackle almost any task. I am very handy and can think outside the box to resolve any problem you might have at a reasonable rate. Thank you for your consideration.

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Mitchell Builders LTD

Joined March 2011

Hi, Mitchell Builders is a well established family business made up of two generations of top quality master craftsmen. We specialize in executive style homes, renovations, additions, alterations, commercial and shop fitouts. We give a prompt, professional, hassle free service. We can take care of the whole project big or small so you can go about life as normal.Our pricing is free and we can work...

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AA Dobbs Ltd Electrical Services

Joined March 2019

I have over 26years experience in the Commercial and Domestic Electrical Sector I believe in having pride in my work, leaving customers pleased and safe every time, being reliable, punctual, listen to what you want giving sound advice and support and respect your customers property as it was my own.

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JZee Electrical Ltd

Joined September 2016

www.jzeelectrical.co.nz We provide a full range of electrical and heating/cooling services delivered by qualified electricians We are well experienced with more than fifteen years electrical and six years heating/ventilation experience and are fully qualified in both electrical and heating/ventilation installations. No job is too large or too small to attend to. We are focused on custome...

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Just a Sparky LTD

Joined September 2018

Hi. We are a newly opened business with a wide variety of experience. Dometic, Commercial and Industrial. We value our customers and appreciate their time is important, therefore are committed to honoring quoted times. All work guaranteed and no job to small.

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Appliance Tech Limited

Joined June 2017

Hi I've been repairing whiteware appliance from 8 years with experience in all the brands, I have Over 2000 parts in stock, cheaps callout fee and repairs in whangarei. Give us a call today.

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Howard Contracting

Joined December 2017

Hello there! Having been a NZ Registered Electrican for the last 25 Years I am familiar with all facets of electrical work; commercial, domestic & industrial. For now I just specialise in the housing sector; additions/alterations, old/new work, relocates' rewires and main cabling/trenching etc plus if need be solar installs. I like to be accurate, conservative and realistic for whatever the dema...

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Airwise limited

Joined September 2012

We are a family owned and operated business. We have been in the air-conditioning and refrigeration trade since 1972. We pride ourselves in quality installations at great prices. We give free quotes and the best options for you our customers! Give us a call today. We are IQP and PS3 registered.

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Beegle Ltd

Joined December 2010

Hi, We're a company based in the North Shore of Auckland and in Whangarei, Northland. We have a variety of skills available and are able to help with everything from PC repairs, MYOB bookkeeping, secretarial help, through to aircraft engineering, grounds maintenance and general handyman work.

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CMC Electrical

Joined February 2013

Registered electrician Reliable, fast and efficient as well as cost effective. Specialise in residential electrical work. Cover all areas of electrical requirements Work out of Whangarei and from Ruakaka through to Bay of Islands. Look forward to hearing from you no matter what size of job

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Helena Bay Electrical

Joined November 2017

Helena Bay Electrical focuses on excellent all-round customer service – making sure your projects get completed on time & to the highest standard. Your one-stop-shop for home improvements! Maintenance - Alterations - New Builds, servicing Whangarei North, Rural & coastal areas throughout Northland We pride ourselves on delivering high quality workmanship and are leaders in new technologies in ou...

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Northerly Electrical

Joined October 2017

I am a self employed tradesman. I can undertake all kinds of electrical work but specialise in domestic jobs such as renovations, new houses, additions, switchboard upgrades, repairs and upgrades. I can provide no obligation quotes.

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pro wire

Joined December 2010

Hi we have been working in auckland for 16 yrs ,and we have been doing jobs from new homes full renovations ,to the smallest jobs ,we pride ourselves on punctuality, and 100% customer satisfaction ,we always clean up after ourselves and offer helpful advice and ,no obligation free quotes ,our prices are always competitive .

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BenCo Ltd

Joined March 2017

Hi, BenCo is a family owned business that specialise in anything Electrical, whether its home renovations; new homes as well as commercial office buildings/sites (including all forms of Lighting and Data installation) as well as heavy machinery maintenance. We are very professional and pride ourselves on delivering quality work in a timely manner. Our quotes are competitive and we are committed...

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Davis Electrical & Solar

Joined March 2017

Davis Electrical & Solar are your friendly local Electricians with great knowledge and experience in all electrical installations, we are reliable and motivated and believes our knowledge will save you time and money. We deliver a high standard of workmanship backed by our $20,000 Master Electricians guarantee and have great people skills. We take pride in our work for the best job every time.k...

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ThunderBoss Ltd

Joined April 2017

ThunderBoss have fully licensed New Zealand registered electricians & an electrical inspector. We have over 17 years’ experience in the electrical industry. We can also build, repair, renovate, install, paint, decorate, landscape and so much more. Our services are reliable, honest and always on time. With better quality, better innovation, better value and better service. We hope to change the way...

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Preston Electrical Limited

Joined July 2016

Hi, after 15 years working in the industry across the areas of domestic, commercial, industrial, marine and rural I have formed my own company to take what I have learned and experienced, and want to offer it to you at a competitive rate.

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Fergus electrical ltd

Joined April 2014

Hi I am a fully registered and nz qualified Electrician, I've been in the trade for 15 years and are a reliable trustworthy professional , I specialise in new homes / renovations , but am happy to wire the odd power point here an there, I am looking forward to helping you with your project thanks Clint

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