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A Guide to Electricians In Christchurch

It’s been some years passed now since the Christchurch earthquakes. There has been much restoration and community coming together, like the Re:START Mall in the shipping containers, and various art projects of Christchurch city. It all takes time, but residents from all over the city from Avonside to Edgeware to Merivale to St Andrews Hill helped rebuild and reform Christchurch into the City That Rocks.

Have you had all your electrical work checked for safety since then? Or maybe you need a whole new house wired? Have some new downlights to install in your kitchen? Perhaps you just need to install some of those USB wall ports to power your iphone, tablet or other devices.

Electrical contractors in Christchurch can help you with any electrical jobs that you need done. These tradespeople are qualified to conduct electrical works for you. Remember that it is illegal to conduct any electrical works yourself, due to safety regulations.

What qualifications should an electrician have?

Your electrical expert should be registered by the Electrical Workers Registration Board. They will have completed their electrician’s apprenticeship, a Level 4 National Certificate in Electrical Engineering or a Level 4 National Certificate in Electricity Supply. Apprentices may work alongside a fully qualified electrician on your job.

Ask your sparkie if they have the relevant qualifications and check their insurance is up to date.

What works is an electrician qualified to carry out?

Beyond the standard installation of a power point or two, electricians are qualified and insured to conduct a large range of commercial and residential electrical works.

Here are some of the more common jobs that an electrician does:

  • Installing lights
  • Installing electrical systems
  • Repairing faulty wiring
  • Rewiring old homes
  • Complete wiring of new homes
  • Rewiring underground power to the home
  • Testing current home for electrical safety

How long will it take and how much will it cost?

This all depends on what sort of job your electrician is doing. For minor work, such as fixing a faulty light switch, this may take no longer than an hour. For newly wiring a whole house this will likely take several days and rewiring an old house a similar timeframe, or longer.

As far as rates go, for a singular electrician to come out, you will be looking at around $75 an hour. There may also be a call out fee, depending on your distance from the centre of Christchurch. This fee will not include any materials used either.

How to get a good quote

Use Builderscrack to post a job for your electrical work that needs doing. Include the full outline of the work that they should carry out.

After putting up your ad on Builderscrack, have the electrician professional  come round to your place to inspect what needs to be done. They should provide you with a written quote with time and cost estimates including materials and labour. This quote should be obligation free, meaning you don’t have to agree to the terms if you don’t want to hire them.

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Posted 01/04/14

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Posted 08/04/14

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Posted 11/06/13

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Posted 05/11/10

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Installing Solar Panels for Your Home

Posted 18/02/14

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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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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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Security Service & Alarm Installers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

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Posted 4 days ago

I need someone to install a power outlet for two bathrooms for my fan heater.

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Powerpoints added to excisting walls

Posted 1 week ago

We have moved into a new house and would like 1 light switch moved and 3 powerpoints added. I have the powerpoints, hoping to get someone to run the power cords and hook it all up. Thanks

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2x pendant lights installed

Posted 1 week ago

Wanting a registered electrician to install 2x pendant lights above our kitchen island and wire up with to an existing light switch. And also Brace up lights in ceiling.

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Upgrade garage power and supply power to shed

Posted 11 hours ago

hi, we're settling on a property on Thursday and would like some work done. the at the back of the property is shed, which i would like to power. 5m away is a garage with power, however an older switch board. Garage is not lined so easy to access. property is 1950s. if necessary would like to upgrade the switch board in garage and run a cable to power shed (I will dig trench). would also like a price to wire in a newer oven. thanks

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Damaged fibre cable

Posted 6 days ago

Hi, Our builder has damaged the fibre cable inside our house during renovations. Can this be fixed ? Thanks Lee

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Spa power supply hooked up.

Posted 1 week ago

Cable is already laid , just needs plug put on one end and fixed on a post outside then safely attached into circuit box. Cable looks to be the correct 15amps . In pre-laid conduit and coiled up inside power box.

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Electrician needed - A few general household jobs

Posted 2 days ago

New oven wired in, Heat Transfer Kit installed, Two downlights installed in kitchen, Switch fixed on bathroom heat lamp,

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1920s house wiring

Posted 1 week ago

I am currently renovating the kitchen lounge and bathroom. would like to speak to a sparky about the electrical work.

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Re-wire livingroom wall for tv

Posted 4 hours ago

Looking to get a few things done on this wall in the living room: - pull out wall mounted heater - add electrical port(s) - move light-switch - advice on mounting tv on the wall, connecting power, chromecast and soundsystem and hiding the wires. The sliding door on the left of the photo goes into a cavity behind the wall. The stud is in line with the tape measure / light switch in the first photo.

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Rangehood and bathroom extractor fan installation

Posted 2 days ago

An electrician is required to install a rangehood and extractor fan in a rental property. Access to the ceiling and the installation locations are unobstructed.

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Oven installation

Posted 3 days ago

Hi, Im wanting a price for having a free standing oven disconnected and a replacement oven hooked up. The property is Pages Rd area. Thanks Wayne

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Outdoor Reno

Posted 1 day ago

We plan to renovate our outdoor as attached, I have drawn on ideal electrical situation, we will be digging this all up so good chance to run required cables, we do already have an outdoor spa feed on the external wall. Not where I have marked. Looking for an estimate at this rate. Thanks

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Papparich Westfield RIccarton

Posted 1 week ago

Full Fitout of exisiting Tenancy New Power and Lighting Plans Avaliable on request. This Project is Going ahead this year and we have a project completion date of 10th December 2021

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Electrician needed

Posted 6 days ago

Instal light fittings and power sockets into new 40ft container build. All materials already sourced and on site. Main cable to container laid but not yet wired to main dwelling. Don’t need it to be, just need fittings installed

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Troubleshoot wiring issue and install/move bathroom plug

Posted 1 day ago

We have a 3 switch fitting (see pic) in the ensuite that should be controlling power to; oversink light, 3x ceiling lights and fan (see pic)- none are working. I'd like the issue to be investigated, and power restored to each of the end points. We have a single plug (see pic) in the bathroom that we'd like shifted 1.2 meter to the left and replaced with a double plug.

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Industrial - 3 phase compressor connection

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for some assistance connecting and comisioning of a 3 phase compressor with appropriate motor starter early next week. Possibility of future sub-contracting work for someone with sound industrial knowledge.

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Bathroom extractor fan replacement

Posted 1 week ago

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Install PowerPoint x2 in garage

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there, Looking for some one to install 2 power points in garage. Cheers

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Bathroom electrical

Posted 15 hours ago

Install shaving plug. Towel rail connection. Fan

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Install new Bluetooth downlights and install 1 new plug

Posted 1 week ago

I need 8 Bluetooth downlights installed and 1 new electrical plug, there is easy access to the ceiling space

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28th September 2021

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two oowerpoints

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16th September 2021

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 5
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Power outlet and lightswitch

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30th September 2021

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Weather proof EV 15 amp socket outlet

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7th October 2021

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 5
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Heated towel rail not working

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14th October 2021

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 5
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 5
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Ducting bathroom extractor fan

Work carried out by an employee of the company

8th September 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Installation of Bathroom Extractor Fans

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3rd October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 4

Temperamental electricity in garage, needs checking

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

installation of bathroom exhaust fan/heated towel rail/ceramic cooktop/rangehood

Work carried out by an employee of the company

29th September 2021

Workmanship
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 4
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 4
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 4

Immediate start- various jobs required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th September 2021

Workmanship
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 5
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electrical check up

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1st October 2021

Workmanship
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 5
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 5
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3 x Power Sockets, kitchen Reno.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th September 2021

Workmanship
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 5
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 5
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 5

Put new wire in Hallway

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5th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

2x pendant lights installed

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18th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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Electrical work

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13th September 2021

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Electrical work

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8th September 2021

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Install 4 heat- fan -light bathroom Ventilation unit

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12th October 2021

Workmanship
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 4
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 5
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Replace bathroom 3 in 1 heat lamp/fan

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9th September 2021

Workmanship
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 5
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 5
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Repair power plug.

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4th October 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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Install new and retrofit single interior power points & light switches

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5th October 2021

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 5
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 5
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Essential Electrical Services Ltd

Joined October 2016

We are a small Christchurch based electrical company with over ten years in the electrical industry we are primarily operating in the residential sector where we excel at all aspects from working with your builders and designers in completing your architecturally designed new home, renovations big and small or just replacing a faulty light switch in your existing home. We also place a strong focu...

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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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Facilities Services Ltd

Joined August 2019

Maintenance and Handyman company called Facilities Services – we are a group of hard work tradespeople from Builder, Plumbing, Electrician, Plaster, Painter, Tiler, Cleaner, etc

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ADECONSTRUCT LIMITED

Joined March 2015

ADECONSTRUCT With over 32 years in the building industry offers the following services: Bathroom renovation. HANDYMAN. Tiling. vinyl and Carpet Handyman Solid Plastering..modified plastering. Exterior &interior plastering. Painting. bricklayng Waterproof Swimming pools Bricklayng

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GRAB HIRE also trading as GCM BUILDING SERVICES

Joined March 2013

Hi my name ia Gary . I’ve got a Grab lorry that’s ready to grab your materials . I’ve also got a Komatsu 3 ton digger for your excavations . Quick prompt service. Collecting green waste Rubbish Concrete Soil removals I can also deliver I can also grab a load over a fence or deliver a load over a fence . I can transport 8 tons of concrete or soils Or ap40 The list is endless ....

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MJMT Electrical

Joined March 2019

Hi there I can provide top quality electrical service and work, have over 18yrs experience in the electrical trade and can do almost anything electrical or data, security, phones that is required. I am fair, reasonable and friendly tradesperson. Main line of work servicing but can also do rewires, lighting upgrades, small commercial works, etc. I like to get a job done with a happy cusomer at th...

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KJ Electrical Contracting Ltd

Joined November 2019

We are electrical experts servicing Canterbury for over 30 years. Trusted Master Electricians who are experienced in all aspects of electrical work from domestic to commercial and industrial. Contact us today for fast professional service - we get the right electrical solution every time.

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Stevens Electrical

Joined July 2019

I am a registered electrician, qualified communications technician and have experience in the security industry. I am happy to help find solutions for clients with their electrical, security and communication needs. My pricing is competitive and am available in the evenings and weekends to work around the clients lifestyle.

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Ben Dykstra

Joined November 2009

Born, raised and living in Canterbury. Residential Builder for 25ears. Trade & LBP Qualified. Honest reliable and hold a Very High Standard of Workmanship.

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Chris Owen

Joined December 2018

I am duel traded and have been working as an electrician for 14 years. I am a licenced and registered electrician with industry experience in domestic, commercial and high voltage electrical repairs installation and maintenance.

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SA Electrical

Joined August 2019

Experienced, tidy and fast, NZ trade qualified sparky specialising in domestic repairs, lights plugs etc and alterations. Experienced on motorhomes and caravans, inverters, power supplies, both 230 & 12 v systems.

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Woodhouse Electrical

Joined June 2009

A two man team with over 700 jobs completed through Builderscrack over 10 years with the new top 100 or the old 5 star tradie certification every year. Note also licensed security technician. Trademe services also has more reviews available. Please note our minimum charge is 1 hr @ $75+gst for charge up work + admin Coc charge $25+gst however we charge no call out fees during regular business...

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Professional Gas and Plumbing

Joined October 2018

We are experienced gasfitters and plumbers with over 17 years experience in the Canterbury area. We speacialise in all areas of gasfitting and have fast friendly service at an affordable price. Free quotes are available upon request and Dean is happy to find solutions to any problems you may have.

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Startech Electrical Ltd

Joined June 2021

Here at Startech Electrical Ltd we strive to be the best electricians in the Canterbury Area. We've been in the industry for 15 years plus. We generally specialise in residential and hospitality but we also do commercial, data and security. We value all our clients, no job is to small. Free quotes and competitive pricing.

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Takeru Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2019

Residential/light industrial electrician No job too small, we will take any job on from installing an extra socket, replacing a light, rewiring your house or starting a new house from scratch. We can also fit out your commercial building or complete maintenance.

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Skilled Electrical Ltd

Joined April 2013

Hello, are you tired of getting a sparky that doesnt show up when they say? Do you need an electrician that will communication with you effectively all of the way through your job or project? Do you worry about the level of workmanship you are going to get when you take on a new tradesman, and can you trust them to have your best interests at heart? At Skilled Electrical we try extremely hard t...

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The Gentleman Sparky

Joined July 2021

After 7 years in the trade I found a big number of people complaining about unreliable tradies and that's where I realised I want to make a difference. So meet the Gentleman Sparky - Jan Bartos - who will listen to your needs carefuly and will treat you honestly with respect and kindness, while offering my knowledge and providing great electrical service. So if you allow me we can have a gentl...

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Andco Electrical

Joined April 2021

Kia Ora Looking to bring your next idea or vision to light? We aim to bring a quality touch to every project. Whether it’s a simple repair, upgrade or alteration. Lighting for a feature, space or security. Right through to a new residential or commercial project which we can really sink or teeth into, please get in touch we would love to be involved in your project. Creative ideas, and carrying...

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PM Electrical

Joined February 2013

certified quality work done fast - experienced electrician 25yrs Specialise in residential Alterations Renovations, Additions & Upgrades. New Electrical installations Bathroom upgrades Kitchen upgrades Led Lighting upgrades Complete house rewires New switchboards or relocations. Switchboard replacement Under tile floor heating installation Extractor fans, rangehood install Bos...

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J T Electrical

Joined October 2021

I'm a local electrician with 7 years of experience in electrical industry. I provide complete and reliable electrical services including installation, repair and maintenance around the Canterbury area.

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