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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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

An electric car charge port installed in a garage is our 300,000th job. Read about a busy doctor’s experience working with a tradie.

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

A career-driven mom shares with us how she used Builderscrack by outsourcing housework so she could focus on the important stuff.

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he encouraged his daughter to be one of the country’s women in trade.

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

An electric car charge port installed in a garage is our 300,000th job. Read about a busy doctor’s experience working with a tradie.

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

A career-driven mom shares with us how she used Builderscrack by outsourcing housework so she could focus on the important stuff.

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he encouraged his daughter to be one of the country’s women in trade.

Recent jobs posted

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

Install new power point in small garage

Posted 1 week ago

Connect to house power and rewire connection to small toll house next to the house.

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New outdoor spa pool connection

Posted 1 week ago

New outdoor spa pool connection, 10amps. Job is in One Tree Hill.

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Spa Pool

Posted 1 week ago

External 15 Amp plug in socket required for spa pool

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Underfloor heating prep

Posted 2 days ago

need to put in a draw wire to the floor. Vertical flush box and power feed on RCD. To prepare for underfloor heating installation

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Sparky needed for home renovations

Posted 1 week ago

We recently bought a home, and are renovating it before moving in, including the kitchen and two bathrooms. Here is a list of where we need your help: - USB plugs to form part of outlets plugs - - Outdoor light by front door: change to new one HALLWAY - New ceiling light (+ extend cord so we can reach the light and change bulbs from the stairs). This will need to be done when scaffoldings are in place (so when hallway is being painted) - Remove spotlights...

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Bathroom extractor fan

Posted 1 week ago

Prior to lockdown I had a electrician recommended through neighbourly . He put in a new extractor fan with a heater . During lockdown we put the heater on and sparks came out so turned off and have been only using the extractor fan part . Need someone to come and have a look to see what is going on . I am looking for a certified electrician .

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Fixed down lights and switch in bathroom

Posted 2 days ago

The downlights in our apartment keep blowing the bulbs and it has been suggested that there's an issue with the lead length in the ceiling. There are 15 connections in total I'll like fixed. Also the light in the bathroom has a faulty switch, it seems like a loose connection. Also have a cooking hood ducting tubing that needs replacing if you can do that too?

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Outdoor residential lighting and GPOs

Posted 1 week ago

Replace 5 outdoor wall mounted light fittings with new replacement LED fittings, (Nova Twin Spotlights) 13W LED as per photos Install 2 more outdoor wall mounted LED light fittings in new locations.(Nova Twin Spotlights) 13W LED as per photos Install approx. 9M of LED ribbon around outdoor beams, with LED driver. All lights are to be linked into existing outdoor lighting circuits. (LED ribbon & driver as per photos) Install 2 outdoor GPO outlets in walls & 1 outdoor GPO to upper level deck...

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Install Smoke Alarms in the House

Posted 5 days ago

Hi! I would like to have smoke alarms installed in the house, which is approximately 200 sqm. The house is fairly old, so I would like to be on a cautious side and get the alarms installed properly and according to regulations. There is one smoke alarm in the house, and it's not working (attached to the disconnected security system). It will be decommissioned later. Kind regards, Kate

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A few electric repairs at Jervois

Posted 1 week ago

The lights on either side of the range hood, the strip lights and some ceiling lights in the kitchen are not working, together with multiple lights in the basement and extractor fan light.

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Install rangehood and connect new standing oven/cooktop

Posted 1 week ago

I need to install a rangehood and connect a new oven/cooktop for my new property. Please see photos and text me at ...

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Remove and replace heated towel rail

Posted 1 week ago

We are putting a bigger shower in so are wanting to remove the current heated towel rail and heater and then replace with a new heated towel rail about 1.5m along the wall (other side of the toilet) where we currently just have rails (will be removed before work begins). Ideally wanted a heated towel rail with a timed function and possibly a power point nearby too. We do not want a heater there anymore. Ideally work to be done ... before work on the shower begins. See photos attached.

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Install four new light switches

Posted 1 week ago

Install four new lights switches. Switches provided

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HotwaterCylinder power switch move

Posted 4 days ago

Hi We need to get our HotWaterCylinder switch moved from bottom of the wall to the top of the wall, see attached picture. Please let me know if you can come for site visit to check if that is possible. Thanks Regards Vikrant

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Quick Job - Change Light Switch

Posted 2 days ago

Have a dimmer mech we'd like to install ... Property is in One Tree Hill, quick $ in hand job :) Thank you,

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Bathroom extractor fan

Posted 1 week ago

groundflloor bathroom fan has to go through concrete wall.

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Replace 14 old lights with LED ceiling buttons

Posted 1 week ago

A job to replace 14 ceiling lights with LED ceiling buttons: ... Ceilings are standard 2.4m. Grafton apartment location with visitor carpark available.

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Under canopy led lights

Posted 1 day ago

I have got halogen lights under the canopy and need to be changed to LED. Need to change atleast 10 lights with 200 watts , 6k and 24000 lumens.

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General electrical

Posted 1 week ago

Rectifying non working lights (to use LEDs) four external and two internal plus adding two new outdoor double powerpoints under an eave to power a new louvre roof. To be completed over next 30 days.

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Today - Remove and Reconnect for new gib

Posted 1 day ago

We are getting the gib replaced and need an electrician to disconnect 3 power points for gib to be installed and painted, then return and reconnect them. I need these removed today if possible, latest removed by midday tomorrow. Please advise availability and quote please. Thanks

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 206,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Two gang power point and one switch replaced

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Service and Reinstallation of In Roof Ventaltion Sytem (rvs)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom Ventilation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install an outdoor PowerPoint off existing heat pump connection

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Check two outdoor light fixtures & wiring


30th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Heated Towel Rail Installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outside power plug

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix for faulty electrical fireplace

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical Switch Repair for Lighting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Move light switch / install power points and lights / Run ethernet cable

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installation of data cabling in the house


15th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Need a 15 Amp power source for spa

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Connecting new power points to kichen refurb

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New down lights installed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General Electrical

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

New lighting in kitchen/dining/living area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen Ceiling lights are broken


30th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen Extractor Fan Installation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

replace fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

New power point & pendant

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Oncore

Joined October 2021

Oncore is New Zealand's leading team for residential and commercial repairs, maintenance, insurance work, and installations. Please visit our website to learn more at www. ... .nz

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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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Salvadors Electrical Limited

Joined July 2017

REGISTERED ELECTRICIAN - EXPERIENCED - CONSCIENTIOUS - NEAT AWARDED - "Top-Rated Tradie 2019" by Builderscrack last 5 July 2019 Residential/Commercial/Industrial • electrical wiring • rewire • switch board upgrade • power points, safety switches, lightings • LED downlights, outdoor lights, security lights • Heatpump installation • Centralised Airconditioning and Heating • Ele...

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JBD ELECTRICAL SERVICES LIMITED

Joined July 2020

Registered Electrical Engineer New Zealand Services: Installation/Disconnection of Power & Light Fittings. Installation/Disconnection of Rangehood Repair Hot Water Cylinder Switchboard Upgrade Home CCTV/Network Computer Specialist Call/Msg for FREE QUOTES

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Rigid Security Ltd

Joined November 2016

With many years of experience in the security industry we develop and offer a robust security system that gives our customers full confidence and sense of protection. Our point of difference is our strength in customer focus, innovation & adaptability and compliance.

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Pointzero Network Limited

Joined April 2021

A business of providing specialized network cabling to Auckland and the surrounding regions. With our hard work and dedication, we have made our dream a reality. Today, with our teams of highly skilled technicians, we are focused on designing, installing, and maintaining systems that deliver optimum performance to all their customers and are committed to exceeding your expectations every time.

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Blackstone Project Management

Joined June 2019

We provide fixed price / fixed timeframe renovations for homeowners and property investors from kitchens and bathrooms through to full interior and exterior renovations, basement conversion and extensions. With extensive experience in the building and construction industry and a great team we are able to offer peace-of-mind that your renovation project will be done effectiently and to a high stan...

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Safe N Sound

Joined January 2015

Safe N Sound Audio Visual is an electrical company, which specialises in home automation, audio visual and network solutions. We are based in West Auckland and have been operating for 10 years. Therefore our experience and expertise will ensure you are left with a system that combines quality, innovation and practicality. If you're looking for qualified electricians, we can manage your electri...

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Dragon Maintenance Ltd

Joined September 2013

Hi, my name is Jason and part of a family run business from Wales in the UK. I have 20+ years experience in the Building & Construction Industry, from project management and on the tools. Qualified as an Electrician, Joiner/Carpentry, brick/block laying and experience in other trade backgrounds. Now living in New Zealand we are continuing to provide a high quality service in Building, Renovatio...

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RedwoodEngineering ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi we have been providing engineering solutions for NZ for over 50 years . Key aspect is our ability ask relevant questions and come up with a effective and economical solution

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Heating and Cooling and Electrical Solutions

Joined September 2019

Heat Pumps are perfect for winter warmth & summer cooling - all at the touch of a button. Heat pumps are highly regarded as the most energy efficient form of electric heating for NZ homes and can provide summer cooling for less than $1 a day. Heating and cooling solutions can assist with the highest standards of correct sizing, advice and installation for air conditioning and heat pumps in the...

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This Is Electric NZ

Joined February 2017

I am a English qualified and New Zealand registered electrician. I have over 10 years experience working in England, Australia and New Zealand. I aim to deliver top end professional work at realistic prices and time scales

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ONCORE

Joined October 2021

My name is Vicky Mali and i am resident of West Auckland I Operate as an Independent Operator/Franchisee for ONCORE group which is part of Refresh Renovation group here in Auckland. Me and My team will ensure you receive WORLD CLASS customer service and Value for your money. We are ONE STOP SHOP for all your household, residential and commercial needs. One call does it all..... Below are some...

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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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Tigerworks Electrical Limited

Joined July 2021

Hi, We are a small company that takes pride in communicating well with our customers to give them top quality workmanship at a fair price. Kiwi electrican with 18 years experience.

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MSHOCK Engineering

Joined January 2021

Automated Electric gates & Garage Safety devices, vehicle detection systems Surveillance (CCTV) wired & wireless systems Home security Alarm System Appliances repair Access control system, Keypad & swipe cards LED Security outdoor sensor light Installation Door Lock new installation & Repair

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Oncore East Auckland Manukau

Joined December 2020

We aim to provide world class property repairs, maintenance and installation services, including small to medium sized residential renovations. Feel free to contact us on the number above for a free no obligation quote. Our mission is simple "to provide a friendly service that makes every project stress-free and cost-effective".

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Lani

Joined August 2021

Hi, we've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. While we specialize in major renovation and new builds we also do smaller jons from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Kool tech refrigeration ltd

Joined April 2018

Hi, we've being specialised in : Repairing,servicing,installation and maintenance for heat pumps,refrigeration, airconditioning,ventilation,hrv and home appliances. Design/build coolrooms and freezer rooms. Electrical work new or alterations. Kool tech team has a registered electrician where all our Electrical work is guaranteed and signed off. We are very professional and work hard to provi...

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Satplus Ltd

Joined June 2020

Since 2013 Satplus has been helping Kiwis. We get a kick out of solving issues with the right solution whether that be improving your WIFI, installing a satellite dish/UHF freeview aerial, CCTV/Security or mounting and setting up a smart TV. We are 100% NZ owned and operated and guarantee our work. We offer a variety of products and services - TV UHF & Satellite Antennas - Satplus Ltd...

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