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Auckland Electricians: Learn About Local Sparkies In Your Area

Ahh, the Queen City, the City of Sails, Auckland. We are a lucky bunch since the weather is actually warm in summer, unlike our more southerly neighbours, plus we have a rocking street art scene (K-Road anyone?) and we also have that geological cool factor, being built from volcanic remains.

Living in such a lucky city doesn’t preclude us from having everything easy though. What happens when the power goes out? (Hint: it’s probably that you’ve forgotten to pay your power bill or the whole city is experiencing blackouts) What happens when there is no power point to plug your iPhone into next to the bed overnight? (Who is seriously going to use the plug in the lounge?) What happens when your light switch starts giving you a shock whenever you use it? (Pro tip: don’t use the switch)

In all these instances, you need to find yourself an electrical expert to help you with your problem. You’ll be able to have someone out in no time if you follow this quick guide.

What is an electrician qualified to do?

  • House rewiring
  • Repair existing wiring
  • Install electrical systems
  • Electrical repairs
  • Install new power sockets and light switches
  • Install new lighting
  • Wire new buildings
  • Test your existing electrical work for safety

What qualifications does a licenced electrician hold?

An electrician, or a Kaimahi Hiko, usually holds a Level 4 National Certificate in Electrical Engineering or Level 4 National Certificate in Electricity Supply. All electricians should be registered with the Electrical Workers Registration Board.

When choosing an electrician to work with ask them to produce evidence of both of these certifications.

How to find the right electrician

The right electrician is just a few clicks away from finding you! Using Builderscrack to post your electrical works makes the process simple. Write up a description of your job, including what area you are in and once your ad is posted you can sit back and wait for electrical contractors to contact you.

When you speak to your potential contractor, feel free to ask them for references or examples of work they’ve done. Make sure you get them around to your house and prepare a written quote for the job if it is more than just a simple task.

What will it all cost?

This all depends on how big your job is, how old your current wiring is and the cost of materials used. Generally you will be looking to spend around $75 an hour getting out an electrician in Auckland. Obviously the cost can go up or down from there – you can hire apprentices for around $25 an hour but they must be overseen by a qualified electrician.

For small contracts, like repairing a light switch, the job may be completed in under an hour (but you will likely be charged for an hour’s work) and for large contracts like installing all the electrical work in a new house it can take many days to complete.

Latest electricians articles

Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering electricians related repairs and renovations around your home. 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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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 "extr

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 "extr

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Need electrical contractor

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi. I need an electrical contractor to re wire part of a house and add more sockets in. Need this doing today. Thanks

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Ceiling Fan Change- Install New Fans in same location

Posted 6 days ago

We need our ceiling fans replaced with new ones. We have purchased the new ones so now just need them installed. The current fans work fine in terms of electrics so it would just be a swap out job. The new fans may require pole extensions in order to not knock into down lights. Job is in a retail space so need a quick turn around. Standard ladder should be sufficient for the job.

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Two additional sockets

Posted 18 hours ago

Two additional twin power sockets needed prior to installation of kitchen bench. Will involve some trunking and hole cutting in existing gib.

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Tiffany lamp repair

Posted 1 week ago

Hi. The switch to turn the lamp on & off has come loose. Can you assist? Thanks.

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In need of some new wiring and power outlets

Posted 4 days ago

We are currently renovating our home and would like to install some additional power outlets in the kitchen and bathroom area . Some wiring also runs through a wall that is being removed and needs to be rerouted/replaced.

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Rewiring the whole house

Posted 1 week ago

I have got 3BHK, requires new wiring.

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Oven install

Posted 2 weeks ago

Needing an oven, dishwasher, microwave power set up.

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Extractor fan repair

Posted 2 days ago

Hi there, Our extractor fan in the bathroom has stopped working for the past two days. Need someone to fix it. Thanks

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No hot water

Posted 2 weeks ago

Fix hot water. The fuse isnt broken and weve got an old hot water cylinder.

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Cover plug sockets for heated towel rail

Posted 1 hour ago

I would like to remove the heated towel rails in 2 bathrooms and replace them with ones that are not heated. Cover up plug outlets with power plates so no power is available. Also if possible I have a leaking tap, needs repairing so one person to so both jobs would be great.

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Bathroom cabinet x 2 install

Posted 1 week ago

I have 2 new bathroom cabinets with built in led lights to replace existing. Cabinets need to be wired into existing light feeds then attached to wall. Tricky bit is walls are lined with porcelain tiles so very hard to drill thru and must find stud

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Install new ceiling light shade into bedroom.

Posted 1 day ago

We are simply needing to change out one new pendant ceiling light with a new one.

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Test and Tag

Posted 1 week ago

My company specialises in Test and Tagging Services.

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TV Wall Installation and Double Plug in Apartment

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, I am looking for a qualified electrician with excellent references to source a TV wall bracket, install the TV (concealing cords inside hollow wall) in a new apartment bedroom. Also purchase and install a backtoback double plug inside the wardrobe. Please provide quote estimate to maximum budget of NZ$500. Thanks, Mariska.

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Pool electrics

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi. I need a quote on supplying electric to a new pool install. Nothing to exciting or difficult.

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Install new pendant ceiling light

Posted 3 days ago

Need to replace a drum pendant with a new ceiling light from Bunnings. It has five individual bulb pendants connected to a base that needs to be installed electrically. The five individual strands need to be hung on the ceiling.

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Minor electrical works

Posted 1 week ago

connecting the oven and installing new plug points as a part of kitchen renovation. Installing new light fixture in the kitchen, walk in wardrobe, changing a switch button in the bathroom.

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Electrician

Posted 1 week ago

Our house is being painted and before the mobile scaffolding is installed we have to have our neighbour's two overhead power cables sleeved as the scaffolding will be within two metres of their cables. The cables run about 16 meters alongside our house where the scaffolding will be, and the cables are only about four meters off the ground (!) and access under the power cables is from a completely flat lawn (see photo). Please quote for cable sleeving and removal.

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Disconnect and Remove Advertising sign.

Posted 1 day ago

Disconnect, make safe, and remove electrical advertising sign and conduit on shop front. The sign is above the veranda on the front wall of a shop. Ladder access required. Need to liase with Doctor tenants as the consultation rooms are behind the windows. Otherwise should be a straightforward job.

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Mouse under house

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hot Water Cylinder wiring under house not live

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Outdoor powerpoint for gas water heater

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

27th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Powerpoint, wiring, RCD for electric vehicle

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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 5

Replace remaining fuse to new flick style


29th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Grant Johnson

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor supply

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Socket for washing machine

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hydro Hero HWC stopped working - electrical fault?

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor Shed - Power supply issues

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installing Extractor fans

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 2
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

CoC required for rental property


23rd January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

No hot water

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

new switchboard


30th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tidy up of bits and bobs in central auckland

Work carried out by an employee of the company

3rd December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrician Report - single car garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Marg Main

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

kitchen lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Need Additional Powerpoint

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sort my switchboard !

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Bathroom extractor/vent fan

Work carried out by an employee of the company

29th January 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 3

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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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Licence To Wire

Joined September 2013

We are an Auckland based company that specialise in the residential & commercial market. We offer services from renovations, bathrooms, kitchens, re-wires, new builds, property management, shop fit-outs & general maintenance. No job is too small. Our main aim is to make the entire build/renovation process as stress free as possible for all our clients. We are very customer focused & can p...

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Spark Pro Electrical

Joined May 2018

At SparkPro Electrical, we understand that every project is different. From small renovations to large scale builds, there are many details to consider. As a small company, we take pride in our ability to tailor our approach to each project and work closely with clients to surpass their expectations. We are committed to maintaining excellent quality of service, time management and reliability wh...

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Quantum Electrical

Joined July 2015

I’ve been in the industry for 5 years and can provide a high level of workmanship with a reasonable price. I can offer guidance on selecting and positioning electrical items in your installation to help you get your desired look and function.

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Mantis Renovations and Maintenance

Joined December 2017

A very professional team of Jacks-of-all-trades. We consider all jobs, whether big or small, to be of equal importance. Between us, we have a combined 60+ years of experience in various trades including building, renovations, landscaping, stonewalling, just to name a few. There are very few things that we can't do but we'd be willing to give it a crack. We offer competitive quotes and can work to...

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Watts out ? Electrical Limited

Joined October 2018

Hi , We are a start-up company packing a vast amount of experience ranging from high end homes through to factory work. No job too big or too small . We pride ourselves on being on time every time and doing work to the highest standard possible.

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Electrical Excellence ltd

Joined May 2010

Here at Electrical Excellence we pride ourselves in the service we provide, the quality of workmanship and value for money. We have 20 years experience in electrical work from small repair jobs to full house fitouts.Kitchens,bathrooms and renovations are our speciality.

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Hire a handyman

Joined August 2015

Hi, I have been running this maintenance company for the past 4 years where all around Auckland. I always provided a great job to keep my clients satisfied and loyal.

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Orient electrical Ltd

Joined October 2016

Hi, we have been in electrical industry for 10 years . While we specialise in new projects we also do renovations and add ons as you require . We take pride in our work and work hard to meet our deadlines with affordable prices . ( No EXtra charge on weekends )

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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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Tesla Electrical Ltd

Joined April 2008

I am thorough in what I do.I have a good knowledge on lighting. I have had 34 years experience in the business . I offer my services regarding power board (old ones for new ones) , kitchen electrics ( refurbishments and new kitchens) , electrical to new houses and for renovations , new lighting layouts and installations and complete electrics to new bathrooms .The most recent TV reality project I...

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Kiwi Facilities Maintenance

Joined November 2017

Hi we are a maintenance company consist of multi trade - Builders , Plumbers, Electrician and Electrical Inspectors with 20 years of experience. We do all job small or big with very competitive cost. We are very professional and work to meet deadlines for project completion to high standard. We pride ourselves on providing very competitive quote and then completing jobs on budget with workmansh...

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Shocked Electrical

Joined October 2018

We are an electrical team with a keen interest in modern design and technology. We like to make your house functional, but also add some “wow” factor. Home automation, wireless audio systems and modern security are just a few of the things we love to do. Of course we still love a good fault finding mission and any repairs or maintenance you might need help with! Get in touch and let us know what y...

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A Class Electrical Ltd

Joined February 2019

Registered electrician. 10+ years experience. High quality, competitive pricing. For all your electrical requirements. 24/7. No job too big or small. Call - 0800 4AC ELEC

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DCSB LTD

Joined August 2010

DCS LTD have years of experience in all aspects of new home builds, renovations, and extensions this includes, minor dwellings, kitchens, bathrooms, decks, home extensions, conservatory’s, carports, sheds, garages, fences, just to name a few. DCS LTD also have vast experience in insurance restoration, fire, water, and theft damage this includes complete rebuilds. We are extremely trustworthy, hone...

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Bright Mirror Solutions

Joined January 2016

We design, make and install custom mirrors with lights for your bathroom and more ... We plan lights in- and out-door; we supply wide range of LED lights, install and service lights for residential and commercial projects!

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Jka Electrical Ltd

Joined September 2018

Hi there, we are fully trained in health and safety, customer service and certified. Our first priority is to our customer and we work to fulfill your requirement and leave your property with peace of mind. We are professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. From any small to a big job we are there for you. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then compl...

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ASM Electric

Joined November 2018

We are registered experienced electricians operating with NZ$ One million indemnity insurance. We do all domestic, commercial and industrial electrical work for fair rated both the home owners and us. We use only genuine parts / components that are sold in reputed electrical suppliers. We always maintain the ASNZS 3000 standards in our work.

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Property Maintenance Services

Joined December 2013

I've just finished renovating an old state house in Auckland, which involved plumbing, electrical, decking and fencing, I can also do retaining walls so I am very able to tackle any house related maintenance or new construction.

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NSG ELECTRICAL

Joined December 2018

I am an electrical contractor who has been in the trade for over fifteen years. I have a variety of experience across the elecrical spectrum and always deliver a quality above the norm. I take pride in my work and am always willing to communicate the best option for the customer. I am a newly self-employed after having lived abroad for many years. My expertise in managing a dynamic array of pr...

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Handyman Services

Joined May 2017

General Repairs, Builds and maintenance around your home as well as Waterproofing. We have a range of professionals from Builders, Plumbers, Electricians, Landscapers and Handyman to provide you a complete solution for your Home, Property or Business. Get in touch with us for a speedy response and a competitive rate. Let the professionals take care of you!

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