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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What does that trade logo on your tradie's website or vehicle mean? What benefit can it provide you, the homeowner? Read on to find out more about national trade accreditations in New Zealand... Some industry accreditations are mandatory, as government r

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 finding the tim

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 "

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

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 finding the tim

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 "

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

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Electrical Connections

Posted 2 weeks ago

Reconnect new wall oven to existing wiring and install a new double plug in a new location

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Odd Jobs

Posted 4 days ago

Hi there, I am wanting a couple of odd jobs completed. 1) two of our down lights have stopped working, we have tried to putting a new bulb in and they appear to blow straight away. 2) new light fitting needs to be installed in the bathroom 3) Possibly a new floodlight instalation (we have tried new bulbs and it still doesn't work) 4) Stove element overheats but works so i hope that an electrican fixes it :)

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Bathroom - Small electrical Job

Posted 1 month ago

Hello, We are currently renovating our bathroom. Now the wall lining is gone, we would like an electrician to come and rewire the light as well as install a plug at the new location of the Vanity.

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Rewire house

Posted 1 month ago

Full rewire of house Older house still has old wiring throughout.

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Tarun Ahuja

Posted 2 months ago

Some light fixtures not working properly and need replacing/repairing. Probably 1-2 hours of work.

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Andy Langford

Posted 1 month ago

Fixed bathroom heater to removed and another one hardwired in, either supplied by you or we can supply

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Add a powerpoint

Posted 1 month ago

I need a powerpoint in a bathroom, for a bidet toilet.

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General electrcial wiring check

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, in need of an electrician to check the wiring at a home I recently purchased.

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House fittings

Posted 1 month ago

Heater bathroom and light fitting

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Electrical rewire and switchboard upgrade

Posted 2 months ago

We have a single storey house with a mixture of TPS, rubber and fabric cabling. We need the rubber and fabric cabling replaced for insurance purposes, and likely also need the switchboard upgraded/replaced. Keen to move on this asap.

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Hang two pendant lights

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need two pendant lights hung up in our house - one in the dining area and one in the master bedroom.

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Wall switch rewiring

Posted 1 month ago

Currently have a 2 gang switch in bathroom. 1 for heater, 1 for light and fan with timer. I would like to add a manual switch for same fan. I have a printed fan switch module and plate already.

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Power Points & Electrical Appliance Change

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, I need a quote for: (1) New power points and light switch install. (2) New Stove install, and old stove to be removed. (3) New Power switch board. Regards Sanjay

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Install caravan plug to main board

Posted 1 week ago

need a caravan plug installed on outside of house, have new plug

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Install two new kitchen powerpoints

Posted 1 month ago

I need additional powerpoints added to kitchen area above bench

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Re-install Out Side Light

Posted 1 month ago

Fit new outside light by back door. Wall has been re-clad and the wires are hanging out ready to connect to.

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Quote for new 15 Amp circuit with RCD outlet install

Posted 2 months ago

I'd like a quote for the installation of a 15 amp circuit with an RCD outlet in my home. There may be existing 15 amp lines (breakers are 15 amp) but i'm uncertain. If so, would be happy to have a 15 amp RCD outlet installed on one of these. Purpose of the outlet is to run a brewing system that will draw around 11 amps (2500w at 240v).

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Bathroom extractor fan installation

Posted 3 weeks ago

Install extractor fan in bathroom vented to outside wall

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Multiple wiring jobs

Posted 2 months ago

We have a number of wiring jobs that need doing. They will include, wiring 6 LED down lights and one feature light (we will install these first), wiring a heat transfer system (also installed already) moving a plug in the bathroom and installing an extraction fan in the kitchen. We would be looking for a quote for this work prior to beginning it.

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Electrician needed

Posted 3 weeks ago

Need a bathroom heater put in, down lights put into our dining room and hallway and existing lights removed. Lounge light removed and a pendant light out in. New sockets in main bedroom

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With over 142,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

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25th October 2017

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Heat pump removed, power points killed

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30th October 2017

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Replace light fitting

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10th June 2018

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RG

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18th January 2018

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General Electrical Work

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4th July 2018

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Renovation

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16th August 2018

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panda wilson

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11th March 2019

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Wiring repairs

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7th August 2018

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Electrical rewire and switchboard upgrade

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28th July 2019

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Check Electrical Wiring

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26th March 2018

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Quintin

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20th November 2018

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12 volt fountain pump wiring

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23rd November 2017

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Steam, be gone!

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22nd October 2018

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House rewire and mains entry cable

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1st August 2019

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Electrician

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14th August 2018

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Faulty fuse fitting on inside fuse box

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14th May 2019

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C & D Electrical

Joined June 2017

We are a small business dedicated to satisfying each and every customer. We specialize in the domestic market this includes house rewiring , insurance reports , new builds , renovations or any small jobs. Feel free to give us a call for a free quote we will not disappoint

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Paint Right Limited.

Joined September 2013

Paint Right Limited is a New Zealand Based decorating company dedicated to providing reliable, quality services to cater all your decorating needs. We have a team of fully qualified professional decorators who are committed to providing hassle free, quality service. We pride ourselves in our professionalism and experience. Paying attention to detail. Using only quality products, delivering on ti...

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Lakeside Electrical

Joined September 2017

Experienced in all aspects of electrical installations, repairs and maintenance. Commercial and industrial specialists willing to undertake smaller jobs when available so consider our friendly professional team to talk to about your electrical needs today!

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VDW Consultants

Joined April 2019

VDW Consultants is primarily consultants who performs general contract work. Getting the job done correctly, quickly and cost effectively is our number one priority. No job is too big or too small.

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JDC ELECTRICAL

Joined September 2017

JDC Electrical is a locally owned and operated electrical company based in Dunedin. I have 10 years experience in the industry and pride myself in finishing work to a high standard at competitive prices. I specialise in - domestic, new builds, alterations, maintenance , repairs, lighting, wiring reports, and commercial projects. Call Josh for free, no obligation quotes!

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Wire It Electrical ltd

Joined April 2019

Wire it, is a locally owned business that has a wide range of experience, from small residential jobs to large commercial show rooms and workshops, no job is to small!

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Southcool heat pumps and electrical

Joined September 2018

Heat pumps and any electrical Repair Renavations Installations New builts and old house Electrical inspection Electrical appliances test and tag No job to big or to small

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FMH Electrix Ltd

Joined April 2018

Our company are: - Registered Master Electrician ( electrical contractors association nz) - Site safe member - IQP( independent qualified person) Auckland council - Ministery of justic( security licensed) - accredited Mistubishi installer - accredited fujitsu installer. We do Domestic, commercial & industrial job.

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Your Tradies LTD Trading as Otago Builders

Joined November 2016

ARE YOU CONSIDERING RENOVATING OR BUILDING A NEW HOME Check out our new build designs on (www.otagobilders.co.nz) Perhaps a new bathroom or kitchen? Maybe add another bedroom for your growing family?Or repair that leaking roof! With our increasingly busy lives it can be daunting finding enough time to organise these projects. "What tradespeople do I need to contact?" Who is the best?" How d...

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Electrical Services Dunedin

Joined August 2017

Electrician/Electrical Inspector Licence No. I 242701 with 30+ years experience. Issue Electrical WOF for Caravan/Camper. Domestic wiring, repairs, installation. No job too small. Connect new stoves. I can inspect and certify electrical installation as required. PAT Testing. Pre-purchase Report.

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Phil Huntley Builder Ltd

Joined August 2009

Over 20 years experience. Available for renovations, repairs and all building work inside and outside, including: * Kitchen and bathroom renovations and repairs. * Full interior refurbishments * Additions and alterations to existing houses * New house construction * Decks and fencing * Driveways and landscape construction * Emergency flood and damage repair No job too small or too big

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HomeTech Solatube

Joined April 2011

HomeTech has been providing and installing home improvement products to New Zealanders since 1992 and has more than 70,000 customers across the country. From Kaitaia to Bluff, HomeTech’s nationwide network of credited installers and contractors install daylighting, condensation control, ventilation, heating/cooling, skylights / roof windows, hard wired fire alarms and attic stair solutions. Hom...

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Dunedin City Contracting

Joined February 2017

We are a large firm specializing all all aspects of property maintenance and construction. We employ qualified Builders, Electricians and interior decorators. We Also do landscaping and excavation. Basically anything related to domestic or commercial properties. We make it easy having all trades in house for project management, no need to try and coordinate tradesmen from multiple businesses as we...

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JBI Electrical

Joined April 2018

Hi, I’m a fully qualified electrician specialising in new housing and residential services. Have been in the industry for 15 years. What you want is peace of mind and I trust you will be 100% satisfied with every aspect of your service. Will work to your requirements and complete on budget.

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Dunedin electrical services ltd

Joined September 2017

Dunedin electrical services is currently a small electrical business operating out of Dunedin. We specialise in domestic/residential work as well as light commercial work. Being a small company we take Immense pride in our workmanship and interaction with our customers. Our young and experienced team are ready and willing to help out.

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Foleys

Joined October 2011

We are committed to providing exceptional customer service, for all our customers - Above and Beyond. Every time. This includes our 30 minute time promise - we'll arrive within 30 minutes of the arranged time or the first hour of labour will be free! We have 10 locations across New Zealand, with branches in Central Otago, Christchurch, Dunedin, Oamaru, Ranfurly, South Otago, Twizel, Wanaka, Queen...

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Serviceman Ltd

Joined November 2011

Trading in Dunedin for 25 years we carry out all Electrical work including rewiring, alterations and additions and new home wiring. inspections,repairs and maintenance are carried out and we have a refrigeration tech for heat pump installation and repair. Undertile heating, heat transfer, ventilation and condensation control systems are designed, supplied and installed.

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Check Electric Ltd

Joined May 2019

Hi, I am an electrician with 10+ years experience in the trade. I started my business in August 2018. We do residential and commercial work. We like to pride ourselves on doing professional work in a safe and timely manner. Keeping customers informed before, during and after the job is key to us. At reasonable price.

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Complete Restorations &Scaffolding LTD

Joined January 2018

Complete Restorations and Scaffolding is a Dunedin based company focusing on providing high-quality service for your property needs. From small assignments to big renovation and restoration projects, our experienced team is always happy to help.

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Twin Ropes Technical Services

Joined June 2018

We specialise in work at height jobs, plus a wide variety of technical services including stand-alone solar and off-grid solutions for remote locations. If you are struggling with a solution to your at-height problem, let us know!

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