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Topic # 138708 14-Jan-2014 12:44 Send private message

We are currently doing a bathroom renovation and installing the spa bath and other things need an electrician. Does anybody know of a good electrician (preferably someone they've used and they recommend) that does things for a reasonably good price? We do have a tight-ish budget for the entire renovation and so would love to hear a few recommendations please. 

Thanks very much in advance!

P.S What is the average price range one can expect for such a job?

EDIT: Sorry, forgot to mention location lol.. in Massey, West Auckland. :)




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  Reply # 966757 14-Jan-2014 12:46 One person supports this post Send private message

Don't suppose you want to narrow that down with a location...

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  Reply # 966763 14-Jan-2014 13:03 Send private message

You may want to take a look at Builderscrack. I have found this a useful site when trying to get tradespeople.

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  Reply # 966765 14-Jan-2014 13:07 Send private message

I've used builderscrack but I'm not recommending it any more. When you award a job to a tradesman you have to rate their workmanship and performance, before the job even starts. I contacted them about it and didn't get a reply. I left a comment on their blog and it says "awaiting moderation". So all in all it seems to be abandoned, or at least very poorly designed and supported.




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  Reply # 966785 14-Jan-2014 13:31 Send private message

they average about $45 per hour



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  Reply # 966792 14-Jan-2014 13:40 Send private message

isis: they average about $45 per hour


So we had a quote and he said he was going to charge around $1600 (he even said that it was a special) and the builder said to renovate the bathroom takes about a week or two. Would that be averaged price for a job like this (assuming everything goes smoothly)?

Thanks.




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  Reply # 966796 14-Jan-2014 13:44 Send private message

We had a bathroom completely stripped, rewired, replumbed (moved the hot water cylinder to the huge ceiling cavity), relined, tiled with underfloor heating, new ceiling, etc. They estimated 4-6 weeks but it took 8. I didn't have a breakdown of each trades cost as we used a firm to do it. You don't want to know what it cost.




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  Reply # 966799 14-Jan-2014 13:50 Send private message

timmmay: We had a bathroom completely stripped, rewired, replumbed (moved the hot water cylinder to the huge ceiling cavity), relined, tiled with underfloor heating, new ceiling, etc. They estimated 4-6 weeks but it took 8. I didn't have a breakdown of each trades cost as we used a firm to do it. You don't want to know what it cost.


I'm thinking five figures.

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  Reply # 966802 14-Jan-2014 13:52 Send private message

sonyxperiageek:  Sorry, forgot to mention location lol.. in Massey, West Auckland. :)


LOL, anyone posting without a location is usually in Auckland...

Good luck with your hunt.

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  Reply # 966803 14-Jan-2014 13:52 One person supports this post Send private message

When it comes to domestic renovations, there is no such thing as average cost for electrical work, the only way to get an idea of cost is to look at it. There are so many factors that can affect what needs doing.

Best case, there is already provisions that comply with the current standards, and it's a days work.
Worst case, rewire the house.

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  Reply # 966804 14-Jan-2014 13:52 Send private message

DarthKermit:
timmmay: We had a bathroom completely stripped, rewired, replumbed (moved the hot water cylinder to the huge ceiling cavity), relined, tiled with underfloor heating, new ceiling, etc. They estimated 4-6 weeks but it took 8. I didn't have a breakdown of each trades cost as we used a firm to do it. You don't want to know what it cost.


I'm thinking five figures.


If you think it's even close to $10K you're dreaming! It was less than $100K though.




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  Reply # 966805 14-Jan-2014 13:54 Send private message

sonyxperiageek:
isis: they average about $45 per hour


So we had a quote and he said he was going to charge around $1600 (he even said that it was a special) and the builder said to renovate the bathroom takes about a week or two. Would that be averaged price for a job like this (assuming everything goes smoothly)?

Thanks.


If you buy all the wire and parts, and make it labour only , you may save a bit. 

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  Reply # 966811 14-Jan-2014 14:03 Send private message

timmmay:
DarthKermit:
timmmay: We had a bathroom completely stripped, rewired, replumbed (moved the hot water cylinder to the huge ceiling cavity), relined, tiled with underfloor heating, new ceiling, etc. They estimated 4-6 weeks but it took 8. I didn't have a breakdown of each trades cost as we used a firm to do it. You don't want to know what it cost.


I'm thinking five figures.


If you think it's even close to $10K you're dreaming! It was less than $100K though.


Five figures could be anywhere from 10000 to 99999.  As long as you were happy with the result, that's the main thing eh?

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  Reply # 966813 14-Jan-2014 14:06 Send private message

I have used Hall Electrical in the past and found them very reasonable.
http://www.hallelectrical.co.nz/

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  Reply # 966814 14-Jan-2014 14:07 Send private message

Result was good, somewhere in the middle of that range. The only thing that really bugs me is the under floor heating stops short of the toilet (crazy). We did a lot of work though, took out a window and put in a new smaller double glazed one, put in stairs up to the ceiling cavity, created an insulated hatch because I have a lowered ceiling and an obsession with insulation, second overhead showerhead that's about 40-50cm across, double sink, heated towel rail, cupboard, bath etc.




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  Reply # 966870 14-Jan-2014 15:14 Send private message

timmmay: Result was good, somewhere in the middle of that range. The only thing that really bugs me is the under floor heating stops short of the toilet (crazy). We did a lot of work though, took out a window and put in a new smaller double glazed one, put in stairs up to the ceiling cavity, created an insulated hatch because I have a lowered ceiling and an obsession with insulation, second overhead showerhead that's about 40-50cm across, double sink, heated towel rail, cupboard, bath etc.


That would've been a lot of work! And probably expensive as well! 

We managed to get some great deals (including an 1800cm spa bath for around 1.5k! Total job if using current quotes would be around less than 10k. Still expensive for us lol but if it's leaking it's got to be done fast!




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