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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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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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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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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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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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Wiring

Posted 1 year ago

we need a licenced electrician to quote for electrical work in a 1950's house, switch board has VIR wiring. we are looking at ensuring house is safe and running efficiently

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Please bring us power from the boundary to the house!

Posted 2 years ago

We are relocating a house to the ashburton area and we need a qualified electrician who is able to sign off council paperwork for consent. The job will be to bring power on to site from the connection at boundary and connect it to the house which is fully wired already. We will be needing costing for this work asap as we are using KiwiSaver to purchase the land, but the job will likely not take place until late October. Cheers

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In home electrical work

Posted 5 months ago

I am hoping to find the electrician in Ashburton.... that I used about 1 yr ago .his name is Richard. But lost his contact details ..was found on this site . So if there is still a Richard in here please contact to carry out work we were going to do ... thanks

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Small weekend bathroom job

Posted 11 months ago

One bathroom wall, moving of light switch and a few other things before we can put a cavity door in

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Install/modify powerpoint

Posted 1 month ago

1. Need a new powerpoint. There is one already on the other side of the wall in the next room. So wiring is in the wall. 2. Modify and exisiting single powerpoint to a double. 3. Close off two old phone jack plugs. Not sure if this is an electrician job. Heard that it can interfere with home internet.

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Various electrical

Posted 4 years ago

install bathroom heater, fix extractor fan, new power point.

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Ph junction box relocate

Posted 3 years ago

Needing the outside phone junction box, ( the grey bout 500mm high thing ) moved about 3mt to allow for new driveway access, box is already well back off road on private land and location of lines running already marked on ground.

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Electrical

Posted 1 year ago

some wiring may need replacing in 1950's house

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Rangehood installation

Posted 2 months ago

Install new rangehood and ducting. I have found a rangehood I want and installer would pay for and collect from Mitre10 as I live in ChCh. To be installed in approx one week or so as flat is currently being painted. Currently the kitchen wall is concrete block but we are covering with gib but could work with builder about any wiring that is required. Property is currently empty so available for inspection anytime (can pick up key from property managers). I have 4 to do but just one at this stag...

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New stove

Posted 9 months ago

take out old stove and put in new one

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Stove

Posted 9 months ago

take out old stove and put in new one

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Re-locate power wires underground

Posted 5 years ago

Looking for quote to run approx 25m of power cable to house. Currently have power lines running through lifestyle property to the house, planning to add extension to house where power lines connect so need to move wires. Closest power pole on property is approx 20m from house and will require new cable to be laid underground from house to powerpole and then old lines disconnected and removed and new cables connected. Looking to re-locate meters on outside of house(currently inside with switc...

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Lights down hall flicker

Posted 3 months ago

Lights down the hall way flicker when on

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My first home! Help i need power on asap

Posted 1 year ago

I need an electrician to inspect my wiring before my home can be reconnected as it has been without power for over 6 months. I have just bought it and i get the keys on the 29th of September and will be at the property from 1pm onwards. Of anyone can please come on the 29th to pass the wiring so I can get the power connected before the weekend that would be awesome!! Email or txt me ... with a quote

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Quote to check wiring,and rewiring if an older house before purchase .

Posted 1 year ago

Looking to buy an older home and need a quote on how much it would cost to have completed. If I do decide to buy the.house

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Electrical check on house we are purchasing

Posted 1 year ago

Hi, we have an offer in on a property in Ashburton. The house was built mid 1950's and we want an electrician to give it the once over to ensure wiring is up to current code and there is no TRS.

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Switchboard issue

Posted 3 years ago

One fuse on switchboard trips every time trying to turn it on. Also lights in one area of the house not working. Could be connected to fuse issue.

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Internal Renovation

Posted 5 years ago

Turn an existing laundry room/toilet and separate bathroom into an extra small bedroom/study and bathroom. Need walls taken down and new partitions put up etc.

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Light socket

Posted 3 months ago

replace light socket no longer working

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New powerpoint

Posted 1 year ago

Install new PowerPoint in laundry.

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Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th July 2018

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Wiring

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1st February 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5
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Electrical check on house we are purchasing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th December 2017

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 5
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 5
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electrical

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19th July 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
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Wiring

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1st February 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Electrical check on house we are purchasing

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16th December 2017

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

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JBI Electrical

Joined April 2018

Hi, I’m a fully qualified electrician specialising in new housing and residential services. Have been in the industry for 15 years. What you want is peace of mind and I trust you will be 100% satisfied with every aspect of your service. Will work to your requirements and complete on budget.

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Christchurch Insulation

Joined November 2018

We make Canterbury homes Warm, Dry and Healthy. Local and owner operated with no middle men. Trust us to look after your property. We use the full range of Insulation products, all with a minimum 50 year Warranty. Eco Friendly, Family Friendly and Wallet Friendly We specialize in retrofit situations and pride ourselves on doing the jobs other’s turn down. Due to popular demand, We now off...

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Priority Construction

Joined November 2017

Hi We are a New Zealand building company. We have been repairing, renovating and building lite commercial to grand residential homes here in Canterbury. Across the board our team has over 25 years experience in the New Zealand building industry. We specialize in trade concept and management. focusing on best practice, winning strategies to repair and renovate or build your new home. We build...

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Murrell Contracting

Joined January 2014

A Team of Qualified Tradesmen inc a Registered Builder and a Drain layer we are based in Christchurch and service We offer6 Excellent rates and Prompt service on Odd Jobs New builds Repair work Odd jobs

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Modserve NZ Ltd

Joined January 2019

Modserve NZ offers electrical and mechanical service solutions to the construction industry, mainly focusing on modular construction but also on standard electrical and mechanical services. We can provide a full package solution from design through to sign off, new houses, renovations and heatpumps/HVAC.

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Uneda Plumber Ltd

Joined July 2012

Hi, Uneda Plumber is proud to be Canterbury owned and operated since 2009. Our plumbers have the highest standards, and a worldly wide range of knowledge and skills on all levels of plumbing. So whether it's a bathroom or kitchen reno, a replacement faulty Hwc, help with your wetback fire or even a complete new build. All you need to remember is, if you need a plumber UNEDA PLUMBER.

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MVG Electrical Services

Joined March 2019

I have vast Experience in all fields of Electrical Work Residential, Commercial but Specialise in Industrial / Automation work as well, Open for all kinds of Electrical Work

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ko plumb ltd

Joined April 2012

OK Plumb ltd menu # Plumbing # Drainlaying # Waterblasting # Roof leak repairs/replace iron coloursteel. # Spouting leak repaires/replace # Log burner installs # New house plumbing/drainlaying

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Ikon Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi, I have over thirty years experience as an electrician, mostly in the domestic and commercial market. From new builds to some very, very old houses in the UK. I pride myself on my reliabilty and quality of workmanship.

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Smart Sparks Commercial Ltd

Joined October 2017

With speed, precision and consistency we deliver superior, customised support to clients across a range of industries. Be it a quick fix or a long-term strategic partnership, we are proud to provide a superior servicing capability, quick smart. Residential, Commercial, Industrial, new installations, existing building rewiring, appliance repairs,climate control, compliance testing, thermal imaging,...

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B Electric Ltd

Joined January 2016

I have been in the electrical industry for 5 years now, doing mainly residential housing. I specialise in the smaller jobs however I still take on larger jobs as well. I pride myself in my quality of work as well as meeting the deadlines agreed upon. I usually charge $45 an hour in cash plus materials.

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Jace Electrical Services Ltd

Joined September 2017

Hi, we are a Canterbury based electrical company that has been operating for 11 years. We do domestic and commercial servicing, new builds and renovations, home automation, audio and LED light upgrades. We have a great team with a lot of knowledge and pride ourselves on providing the best service and highest quality work. Ecanz Master Electricians, $20,000 workmanship Guarantee. (conditions app...

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Paul's Electrical Maintenance

Joined September 2017

Hi I am a qualified refrigeration engineer with an Electrical Service Technician NZ practising Licence. I have worked in the service industry for 46 years. I am available to repair any existing wiring in your home. I can replace faulty light switches, install a new light to replace an existing fitting or put in a new bathroom heater or heated towel rail. I have considerable experience working on...

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Foleys

Joined October 2011

We are committed to providing exceptional customer service, for all our customers - Above and Beyond. Every time. This includes our 30 minute time promise - we'll arrive within 30 minutes of the arranged time or the first hour of labour will be free! We have 10 locations across New Zealand, with branches in Central Otago, Christchurch, Dunedin, Oamaru, Ranfurly, South Otago, Twizel, Wanaka, Queen...

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John McDonald Electrical Ltd

Joined May 2011

I have been in the Electrical field for 16 years, my main projects wiring new homes, rewiring existing homes and repairs. I also do Commercial installation and repairs eg shops, offices, warehouses. Fully Qualified and NZ Registered. Friendly, efficient and hard working. Canterbury wide. 24/7

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DC Installation Services Limited

Joined June 2014

Welcome to DC Installation Services Limited We specialise in healthy home solutions that are energy efficient while maintaining comfort. At DC Installation Services we pride ourselves on our proven professional service and high quality efficient workmanship. We strive to continuously improve our customer experience whether it be the right sizing and advice to get an efficient and reliable...

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Garden city homes limited

Joined August 2018

Hi All. At garden city homes we take the stress out for you. From small jobs to building new houses to renovation we do it all for you. If finance is an issue we do have finance options available for approved clients. We assist our clients to get mortgages. We will do our best to help you out. Our dedicated team will keep working will results are achieved. Thanks Garden city homes te...

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Storm & Co Electrical

Joined January 2017

We are passionate about providing high quality workmanship in an environment of trust and reliability. We believe everyone should have access to the same quality and integrity of work.

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Gallagher Grant

Joined August 2019

Registered Electrician and Electrical Inspector with decades of experience. Specialist in service and installation work across all aspects of the Electrical industry. Focus on finding a cost effective solution for any repairs, upgrades and new installations.

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Gintas Renovation NZ

Joined October 2016

I've been renovating houses for 15+ years. I focus on getting the job done fast and in high quality while maintaining reasonable prices. My main goal is to understand my client's vision and manifest it as they wish. There are no big or small jobs, all jobs accepted. To see my work you can visit gintas.co.nz

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