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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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Installing Solar Panels for Your Home

Posted 18/02/14

If you've ever considered installing solar panels, you are not alone. Kiwi homes are generally exposed to 20-30 times more energy from the sun than they use in power or gas and most of its going to waste. By making use of it, we can reduce emissions, create jobs and contribute towards energy ind

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Check Out These Luxury Bedroom Lighting Ideas

Posted 11/06/13

Whether your luxury bedroom is a small cosy space or a grand suite, it’s probably used for more than just sleeping. While dark bedrooms are perfect for sleep, too little light can hinder other activities.  With plenty of luxury bedroom lighting ideas available, let us help you choose the right  prof

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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Lamp wiring

Posted 1 day ago

I have a lamp base/stand that currently has no wiring. I am wanting to get this wired up. I can either drop it to you or you can come to mine. Very flexible with time frames etc.

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Power points and bathroom fan/lights

Posted 4 days ago

New power point behind the dishwasher Depending on the cost, another shaver power point for the bathroom plus a 3 in one unit to be installed in the bathroom with a heat light, fan and light. I have the unit, it also has the ducting and the switch included.

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Basic powerpoint install time 2

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have a older house, there is only one plug in each of the bedrooms. I need a plug installed in both bedrooms. The plugs would essentially "back to back". There is a existing plug in the hallway aprox 2m from where the new plugs would need to be.

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Broke Light fitting

Posted 5 hours ago

Hi there A light fitting is broken. The bit that the light bulb is screwed into is broken. Hopefully a simple job

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Quote to make ethernet in wall

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there! i have a few odd jobs that may need doing. I am moving soon and will want a RJ45 connection through the wall to router ( kitchen to bedroom ) also want a TV hung on wall and a couple of other pieces floating on wall.

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Electro RenoX

Posted 1 week ago

We live in an old ex state house (1950s) and need our electrical system modernised, so probably a total or partial rewiring is needed and perhaps some more outlets and lights put in. Maybe the switchboard would need to replaced as well. Probably you would need to come and have a look at what is involved before you give uss a quote.

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Fisher&Paykal Hob Top Repair

Posted 6 days ago

It’s a fixed oven/ cooking range. The knobs kept coming off and someone glued them back. The knobs now need replacing. One element does not simmer at all. I was told that it needs: The hob knobs x4 need replacing 4x simmerstats need replacing Looking for a quote for the same Thanks

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Electrician needed to change lights and switches

Posted 1 week ago

We have spot lights in all the bedrooms that we want to change to new light fittings. Also many of the light and power switches are old/not in great shape so would like to get these changed. Possibility of creating new light switches in the living room-current one is in the hallway.

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Extractor fans, power outlets, extra lights wiring. - Flat Roof House 1950

Posted 1 week ago

Wanting to add air extract fans to the laundry, and bathroom and a rangehood to the kitchen. I'd also like to add extra electrical outlets as most rooms only have one outlet and add an extra light in the toilet. Not vital but I'd be interested in a price for all the wiring to be replaced. Special considerations - Flat roof house (1950 - Art Deco Style) and there is currently no roof access hatch (all wiring seems to be run with the roof) although I'm happy for one to be cut. Wall construc...

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Light string above counter

Posted 1 week ago

We'd like to have a single light from a three-light array, replaced with three lights on their own switch. And we have an electrical outlet high on a wall that we'd like moved down. It might be easiest to explain if you come around to check it out!

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Install downlights

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job requires installation of 16 down lights in a residential house.

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New light fittings

Posted 6 days ago

We have a couple of rooms where we want to replace existing lights with newer ones ( 4 to 7 lights total). Its a rental property so it need to be able to be changed back at the end. I have IKEA lights to go in.

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Switch board up grade and bathroom rewire

Posted 5 hours ago

Doing a house alteration and my current sparky has now retired. New switch board to go in and a bathroom wire

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New power point + fix for ceiling light fitting

Posted 5 days ago

Hi! We need a new power point in the kitchen wall; plus there's a light fitting in the bedroom ceiling that needs to be fixed. (An old light bulb blew, and the metal base of the light bulb is stuck in the light fitting. Might just be a question of pulling it out, but we'd rather leave it to the experts just in case.)

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Oven Install

Posted 2 weeks ago

New oven needs wiring in to rental property must be done after 4pm Thursday 7th or Friday 8th Feb

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Rewire House

Posted 1 week ago

1940's house needs a rewire, as outlined below. House approx. 110sq meters. Has good access to roof and under house. Most light fittings should already have new wiring, but some wooden conduit remains in the roof access. Known issues are 2 x junction boxes in the roof access that have 'illegal' wiring. Quote has been obtained from usual Electrical Company, but I just about had a heart attack!! -Install a new meter box outside, upgrade the mains cabling from the meter box to a new switc...

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Electrical socket

Posted 1 week ago

One double socket required. Monday or Tuesday 11/12th Feb if at all possible. would like it just to the right (floor level) under light switch-as per pic Please quote price thank you

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Install ceiling fan

Posted 1 week ago

Install electirc wiring and provided switch for a ceiling fan. All components except wiring and fuze box provided. Fan located in dining area and to be wired back to fuze box and wall switch in dinning area. Would be better to see area and distance to fuze box before starting job.

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Installing extractor fan in onsuite bathroom

Posted 2 weeks ago

installing extractor fan in ensuite ,ensuite on outside wall

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2 additional Powerpoints & underfloor heating disconnection

Posted 5 hours ago

Jobs to do: 1. Install 1 double powerpoint next to the hot water cylinder socket. 2. Install 1 double powerpoint approx 2m to the right of an existing powerpoint. Note, the wall will be getting painted so if need be, the wall can be cut into. 3. We have underfloor heating in the kitchen. We will be removing the tiles as we are replacing the kitchen so thinking to remove the underfloor heating. Looking to have the underfloor disconnected (happy for guidance on this however). Will post ph...

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Wiring up new extractor fan

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27th January 2019

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 5
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 5
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External power to Shed

Work carried out by an employee of the company

31st December 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 4

Install new oven

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24th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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TV mounting + power point and coaxial cable

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install a manual bypass switch to heat hot water during day rate

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

7th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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 5
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 5

Sleepout rewiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fluorescent Strip light rewire and install - in Garage

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20th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

Replace GPO and auto light switch

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5th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor lighting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th January 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Oven not hot

Work carried out by an employee of the company

24th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Install ceiling fan

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11th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Supply and install outside PowerPoint and check down lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Not working power points

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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 5

Jaqui

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

9th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Installing an outside powerpoint

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2nd January 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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New Powerpoint Wanted!

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17th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Outdoor Sensor lights, Garage light switch installation

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26th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 5
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 5

Ethernet cabling installation

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30th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 4

Electrical socket

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
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 5

bathroom reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

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Farrelly Electrical Ltd

Joined February 2017

Hi. I offer a wide range of electrical services. 10+ years in the industry. Tidy, reliable and efficient service. Specialize in property Maintenance & Repairs, Also do Alterations, Installations . Re-wires, Switchboard replacements. Range Repairs. No Job to Small.

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Daniel Leonard

Joined February 2019

I work full time for a company and do my own jobs outside of that so I can afford to do for a VERY REASONABLE PRICE. Over 13 YEAES EXPERIENCE as electrician ( NEW ZEALAND ) PROFESSIONAL service made EASY for customer FREE QUOTE!!

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All in 1 Electrical Services

Joined January 2019

Hi, We have a team of qualified electricians. refrigeration, fire alarm and security. We believe in quality workman ship and competitive prices. We will work in with you to provide you what you need without any obligation.

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Woodhouse Electrical

Joined June 2009

Step into the light with an electrician. Specialising in renovations and repairs, but will give free quotes for any size or variety of work - i.e heat lights to Club fitouts. Note also licensed security technician. Trademe services also has more reviews available. Please note our minimum charge is 1 hr for charge up work - however we charge no call out fees. All electrical, commercial kitche...

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Energon Electrical limited

Joined July 2018

Hiya, with a wealth of electrical experience in the trade, workmanship and H&S are the standard. We specialise in all aspects of electrical, we are certified installers for Tesla, but do everything in between from heat pumps to solar to a light switch. Get in touch for a free quote.

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Gintas Renovation NZ

Joined October 2016

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

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Sam Meek Electrical Ltd

Joined May 2018

I am a registered licensed electrician committed to providing a transparent, quality service. Trading as Sam Meek Electrical Ltd based in Prebbleton. My main work is new, and servicing, within domestic and smaller commercial premises. With a technology background I also specialise in networking CCTV and Audio visual solutions.

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Uneda Plumber Ltd

Joined July 2012

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

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Perkins Services

Joined September 2010

Hi,We are a husband and wife team and can do almost anything.My husband is a builder/handyman and I can clean,paint and help with rubbish removal.We have 28 years experience. We are very trustworthy,reliable,and energetic. We guarantee satisfaction. Reasonable rates.

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Au Electrical Ltd

Joined May 2017

Hi, I am a self-employed Licensed Electrical Contractor and specialise in domestic electrical jobs. I have many happy customers outside of Builders Crack and I'd like to think that being self employ, that I am very price competitive and can meet your budgeting needs. My work ranges from big home renovations to something as simple as replacing a light fitting. I can also do Oven repairs/installs,...

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Ampere Electrical Limited

Joined August 2018

We are a new business to Christchurch with experience in all electrical fields. If you need a plug socket replaced to wiring a new architectural home with CCTV, security, and automation. We don't stop at residential either, we love commercial and industrial installs and servicing!

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ko plumb ltd

Joined April 2012

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

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Chris Owen

Joined December 2018

I am duel traded and have been working as an electrician for 14 years. Currently I am looking for extra work to help pay for repairing my house. I can complete general handy man work, yard work, painting and plastering and minor house repairs. I am a licenced and registered electrician.

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Boss Electrical 2018 Ltd

Joined January 2019

Hi, I have been working as an eletrician in Christchurch for over 10years, I live local to Shirley and take on any jobs including new housing, maintenance work, fault finding, heatpumps, alarms, LED lighting, additions and alterations. New bathrooms and kitchens are no hassle either. At Boss Electrical we love a happy customer and like to work with our clients to achieve what they want, how and wh...

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Shepard Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2018

Why choose Us? ~ Competitive pricing - We price all our work at a reasonable rate. Contact us for a no obligation quote. ~ Over 20 years experience - Wade has been in the electrical trade for over 20 years and therefore has a wide range of experience in both retail, commercial and residential electrical work. He is happy to discuss any requirements. ~ Emergency electrical 24/7 - If you ha...

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Oceanside Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2011

Oceanside Electrical - specialising in heat pump service and installations, domestic and commercial electrical work from small jobs to full re-wires, renovations or new builds. We are an owner operated buisness and we guarantee prompt and professional service. EQC registered electrician.

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K w electrical services ltd

Joined November 2012

Electrical install and maintenance; heat pump install and services phone and data cabling; Freeview Aerial and satelliate install and services; Burgular alarms and intecom,CCTV,access system install and repair; Motel and Hotel MATV system Home theater install. Range hood supply and installed hot water cylinder electrical repair

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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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George Mallory Builders Limited

Joined February 2007

Hi - We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 10 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time - check out the photos below. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines...

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REDWOOD ELECTRICS

Joined September 2013

* All house wiring, new and existing, repairs, extensions, alterations, additions. * Domestic, Residential, Commercial, Industrial Electrical Installations * CCTV Installations/Security Cameras and setup * Specialised in HV and LV cable jointing and terminations, plus all electrical work. * Underground mains trenching and installations * Switchboard replacements from old to new * Garden l...

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