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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest electricians case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

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

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 findi

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 "

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

Garage & sleepout

Posted 3 days ago

Recently completed garage and sleep out (fully consented) requiring electrical works. Stage 1 (preline) - Mains connection to the house - New Switchboard in the garage - Installation of 8 surface mount sockets (5 lights, 2 x power & 1 fan) - 2 x power points in the garage - Pre wire for external lights Stage 2 (after pre line inspection) - Install 6 power points and 1 for heated towel rail - Install 4 double gang switches - CoC Notes: - 6mm TPS cable already ran but not connect...

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Replace fan

Posted 2 days ago

replace old extractor fan

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Electrician required

Posted 3 days ago

Need an electrician in a reasonable price to change lights and switch plates asap. Thank You

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Aircon installation

Posted 3 days ago

Hi, I am looking for some to install 2 Aircon. 2 properties next to each other 8kw and 3.5kw units

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Bulb replacements external and internal at 2 locations -city and fringe

Posted 5 days ago

Several light bulbs need replacing: External security and test - Cook St City Internal with high stud- Cook St City Oven lights - Cook st City Internal bathroom lights replace with different colour tone - Durham St West, City Durham St lights - can arrange parking.

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Outside power plug

Posted 3 days ago

Just need an outside power plug in the driveway. It’s near a power plug in the garage. Also near the meter board.

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Small bathroom extractor fan fix

Posted 2 days ago

Hi, I'd like to request a quote for fixing a bathroom fan at the Zest apartment (72 Nelson st). The fan does not turn on when the switch is on. It is a small sized fan approx 15cmx15cm. Thanks in advance.

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Electrician #2

Posted 15 hours ago

Hi everybody… I have limited license I’m looking for job also I have overseas experience and in NZ experience about one year I need to done my 2000 hours if anyone interested please let me know Thanks

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Exhaust Fan fittings

Posted 1 week ago

3 exhaust fan to be fitted - probably looking for multi task like electrician and handyman as there would be removal of window ventilation and fitting

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Moving Outlets and Sky input

Posted 3 days ago

We need 2 x power points moved, and a sky input moved higher in the wall. The power points need to be moved approx 300mm and 600mm respectively.

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Kitchen Extractor Fan Installation

Posted 4 days ago

Full installation of a through-wall Manrose 150mm kitchen fan. We have the new fan kit (with ducting) - model number is MAN0135. There is currently no fan in the property so this will need the holes cutting for the ducting to go through the wall.

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Installation of 2 extractor fans

Posted 1 day ago

We need to get 2 extractor fans installed in our bathrooms.

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2x extractor fans

Posted 3 days ago

Need 2 extractor fans installed in each of our bathrooms for HHA.

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Wire Bathroom Heater

Posted 2 days ago

Need bathroom heater wired up. Have attached to wall. Cabling in ceiling space (old light - may need extended) and existing switch.

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Bathroom Fan Extractor - 2 Install

Posted 1 week ago

Healthy Homes Standard - Install 2 Fan Extractors in our Rental - Require Quote - Location Mt Albert AKL

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Light not working

Posted 1 day ago

Potential water damage, where some water has gotten in to electrical wiring after roof waterblast job this afternoon.

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Power socket for the range hood is not working

Posted 3 days ago

May need to replace or re-wire. Please provide estimated time and cost. I am working from home tomorrow, so feel free to let me know when suits you best. Thanks.

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Urgent...Look at Hot Water element today

Posted 6 days ago

We have no hot water and need an Electrician to come today to see if we need the element replacing in our hot water cylinder. It is a Rheem 3kw 180lt -...

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Install two PowerPoint

Posted 4 days ago

Using existing wiring, run a cable about two meters and install two power points - one in a bedroom and the other behind it on the other side of the wall (a laundry).

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Hot water cylinder

Posted 1 week ago

hot water cylinder no hot water with sudden

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General Household fixes and renovations for Electrical items

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
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Lights and door chime

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen Rangehood

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extractor fan for kitchen and bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hot water cylinder water cold

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Reattach fibre ducting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor weatherproof 15amp powerpoint installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace transformer on light fitting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small job - move one powerpoint

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace two bulbs / balasts in bathroom ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

LED Outdoor light not working

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix heater lights in bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom fan stopped working, might need a new one install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

A couple of electrical jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Oven wire replacement and range hood replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrician

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical Wiring for a new Spa Pool installation in Lynfield.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install outdoor powerpoint (15A Single phase) for spa pool

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Oven and hot plate repair

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

18th July 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Replace light switches and power sockets

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Electricians in Auckland

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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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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Kiwi Facilities Maintenance Limited

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 Homefit , and Building Warrant of Fitness inspections too. 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 c...

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Ryan Electrical Services

Joined July 2021

Hi, Safety and my Customers safety is my top priority. I am a Qualified Nz Electrician for 13years. I have work in residential and commecial and i understand how to deliver successful result and Great customer services. Very professional and work hard to meet every expectation. I can provide quotes and complete jobs on budget.i love my job enlight peoples house.

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Diamond Renovation & Maintenance Services

Joined May 2021

We are experienced and professional team who strive to provide the best service for our customers and completing the jobs with high standard. We service throughout North Island.

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MCElectrics Ltd

Joined September 2020

MCELECTRICS upgrade your switchboard with modern RCD and Circuit breakers to better protect your home and family, Maintenance, lighting, heat pump electrical installation, general repair...

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Lonepine Construction

Joined July 2021

Lonepine Construction are an Auckland based team of 6, consisting of 3 qualified and 3 apprentice builders. Specialising in the following; - High End New Builds - Spec Homes - Renovations - Alterations - Extensions - Bathrooms - Maintenance - Decks - Project Management We pride ourselves in the quality of our workmanship, transparency and cost effective solutions to ensure every...

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All Cabling Solutions

Joined September 2020

- Here at All Cabling Solutions we care about our customers and their requirements. - All installations are tailored to fit our customers current requirements, future aspirations and working to their given budget. - Our primary goal is customer satisfaction and ensuring that our customers receive the best customer service. - Happy to carry out a wide range of jobs. - We offer competitive pri...

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Pulse electrical & communication services ltd

Joined August 2017

Welcome to Pulse Electrical, we are professional electrical contractors with over 10 years experience in providing a comprehensive range of electrical services in and around the Auckland area. The key to our success is our commitment to every individual, family, and company that uses our services, whether it’s planning, procurement, design, review, implementation, or maintenance, we have the exper...

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Zero9 Services

Joined May 2018

HI, We bring 30 years experience in concrete. Specialists in concrete honing, sealing and concrete repairs. 10+ years experience in both residential and commercial electrical. Specialists for heat pump installing. No job is to small for us. Qualified for waterproof systems. Check out our website www. ... .nz. Top quality workmanship, friendly and fast team, affordable outcome for our Clients.

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Rickard Electrical

Joined September 2020

Hi there, we are a registered and licensed electrical company with 10 years plus experience at your service to provide customer needs and to make life a safer place. With free quoting and knowledge to share, we are able to direct you in the right path to ensure you get the best outcome, so give us a call as we are here to help you. Go check out our website for our services: www. ... .nz

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pro wire

Joined December 2010

Hi we work from hamilton to auckland 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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TDS Security Limited

Joined February 2017

TDS Security offers free security advice on all brands of residential and commercial security systems, alarm and monitoring quotes, servicing & installation / Phone-Data Networks / Intercoms / Access Control/CCTV Systems/Smoke Detection. Licenced Private Security Personnel Licencing Authority ... .

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Ethereal Electrical Ltd

Joined December 2020

Hi, I am currently based in Howick and have just started up "Ethereal Electrical" I will be looking for work within the area to fulfil the one man band. I have been in the industry for 6 years now and have been pretty lucky to experience and work alone some pretty awesome people in some awesome areas, I have covered a lot of industrial work, working in places like Tiptop and Quality bakers, Com...

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Jani Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2021

We are working in this trade from 5 years. Newly registered a company and happy to carry on small to medium size projects (residential and commercial). Happy to provide a reliable electrical solution and try to match your budget. Happy to quote for any job. We can work after hours and weekends to suits your availability.

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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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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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Hero Electrical

Joined November 2020

Experienced electrician of 10+ years. We strive to bring quality service at competitive prices! We pride ourselves on the ability to reach deadlines and provide excellent service.

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Infinity Heating & Cooling

Joined May 2021

Hi, we did all the perfect electrical work and willing to serve for you. We’ve been doing electrical work for new house and renovation. When we specialise in major work as new builds house and renovation work, we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet customer’s satisfying. We did too in previous customers since we started. We pride ourselves on pro...

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Modern electrical solutions ltd

Joined June 2012

Modern electrical solutions ltd trading as Mr Power ,provides 24hour/7days service Auckland wide.Our work details includes the following services : •24/7 Breakdowns,power failure,maintenance & repairs,installation & rewiring,stoves& water heaters,insurance & WINZ quotes,communications & data ,appliance repairs,security alarms,air conditioning ,refrigeration & heat pumps,swimming pools& spa,caravan...

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Quantum Services

Joined June 2019

ICT Experts - consulting, solutions, implementation, support. More than 20 years of experience in the ICT industry. We provide various services related to computer networks (structured cabling, WiFi, routers, switches,...), computer HW and SW setup, configuration and maintenance, data backup and recovery, antivirus protection, internet access, UPS, Alarm and CCTV solutions. We always come fo...

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