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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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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Old House

Posted 08/04/14

Are you considering buying an old house? Old villas and bungalows can be charming, but with age, often comes problems. Here’s three questions to ask before you sign on the dotted line. Buying an old house? Ask these questions first! You don't want to buy a lemon! Here are 3 questions you need

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Installing Solar Panels for Your Home

Posted 18/02/14

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

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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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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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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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Check Out These Luxury Bedroom Lighting Ideas

Posted 11/06/13

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

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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

Whether its lighting or plumbing fixtures, cabinetry or new tiles, you can give the bathroom a whole new look with a budget bathroom makeover.  A fresh coat of paint or using drywall to provide texture are two great ways to update the walls. Budget bathroom makeover ideas If you want to go one s

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Latest electricians case studies

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

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

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 findi

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

Recent jobs posted

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

Bathroom and kitchen extractor fans

Posted 1 hour ago

I have a rental needing 2 extractor fans fitted, according to tenancy regulations.

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Wall plug installs - quote

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for someone to come and quote us for some new wall plug installs

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House rewire

Posted 1 month ago

1940's house in Portobello needs rewiring. The building report completed when the house was purchased (~5 years ago), recommended rewiring. Some additional powerpoints are also required.

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ASAP Install 5 light fixtures in villa home

Posted 2 months ago

We need a registered electrician ASAP to remove existing light fixtures and install five pendant lights (supplied) in our Kenmure Dunedin villa, which we are getting ready to rent.

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Simple Light wiring

Posted 2 months ago

Im a lighting designer and I’m in need of an electrician who can wire some simple lights for me ASAP. It’s super simple but I’d just like to know it’s done properly for my piece of mind.

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BR & CC

Posted 3 months ago

We want downlights put through the house (lounge/ hall/ kitchen/ bathroom/ 3 bedrooms/ laundry/) and a couple of plug sockets changed as the plug falls out. We are not desperate but would appreciate it happening before end of March. Our kitchen got an upgrade a few years ago so I think we got an Earth (but I'll need this confirmed). The lights I have bought are Tegra 11w LED downlights. I realize these may not work for all areas (bathroom) but will for most?

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Exterior power point

Posted 1 month ago

Need a power point installed on the external wall of the house to charge vehicle. Should be able to plug in 2 gadgets. Most likely scenario is to use the power mains from the kitchen. Not an urgent issue but best done soon cuz the car is dying.

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Lights and heated towel rail

Posted 1 week ago

3 of our spotlights aren't working anymore and would like 2 new lights put up in the lounge. Also for 1x heated towel rail to be fitted in the bathroom if possible. It's an old bathroom with ceratone walls so not sure if this is possible

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Updating

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for a sparky who can upgrade our lightswitches and some old plug sockets and maybe change our lounge ceiling light Thanks

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Instal 3 cabled cameras residential

Posted 3 months ago

I have 3 cabled cameras that I want installed. They are outdoor & for residential.

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Rewiring house

Posted 3 months ago

We were told recently we need the house rewired as some of the wiring is old. We would it looked at and a quote on how much it would cost please. Contact are installing a smart meter soon. Replacing the old meter that was installed pre ark.

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Rewire house

Posted 3 months ago

I need my house rewired real old wiring 92sqm home single story

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Honeywell Heating System

Posted 1 month ago

We have the below photo heating system in our house with the dial up temperature gauges. It heats panels through the ceiling. Does anyone know if is possible to change this dial up gauge to a timed one such as the Google Nest Thermostat or something similar and what cost is involved? Thanks for any help in advance.

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Downlights and general electrical

Posted 1 month ago

approx 34 downlights to be supplied and installed remove 4 sidelights move a light switch change hob install 2 power switches remove electric to old central heating

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Cof bus/motorhome

Posted 3 months ago

just need a current inspection and COF for motorhome electrics. we happy to travel to you.

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Lights and plugs

Posted 4 months ago

Install new light fitting and fix another. Replace single plug with doubles.

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Free standing oven installation

Posted 4 days ago

Need a free standing oven installed as the website said it would need an electrician

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Sockets and oven not working

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, my tenants have reported that some power sockets and the oven are no longer working so looking to get someone in to take a look. Thanks, Jamie.

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Extractor fan installation

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi we need someone to install an extractor fan in the toilet (as in the picture) in our rental property to meet the healthy home standard. There is no window in that toilet so probably need to drill on the wall. I also attached a photo to show the wall material if helps. Please quote the job if possible.

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Connect and certify prewired garage

Posted 2 months ago

Adjoining basement garage has been wired with a new switchboard (purchased prewired with a COC supplied), 6 x 10A double powerpoints, 6 x fluorescent lights (these were previously installed but have been connected to the new switchboard) and 1 x 15A outdoor double powerpoint on the exterior wall. A 6mm cable has been run from this garage switchboard back to the main switchboard in the house but has been left disconnected behind the board. Work required is the connection of this submain cable...

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 193,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Electrical

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rewire house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Downlights and general electrical

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bedroom Lighting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rewiring house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Connect New Oven

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Several small electrical jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Honeywell Heating System

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New bathroom roof extractor fan install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lights and plugs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installation of bathroom 3 in 1 heater/light/exhaust fan unit

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

ASAP Install 5 light fixtures in villa home

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extraction fan in bathroom #2

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th February 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extractor fan installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom Electrical Works

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

31st December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

BR & CC

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fuse board rewire

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor motion sensor light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Updating

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ceiling lights installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Electricians in Dunedin

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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Victor Brown Electrical

Joined October 2019

Victor Brown Electrical has been working hard for our customers for generations. Our reputation for being trusted, professional and safe Electricians goes back a long way and we are constantly striving to exceed our customer’s expectations. We pride ourselves on having a highly capable workforce, able to undertake a wide range of work and provide top quality workmanship at a reasonable price....

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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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Electrical Services Dunedin

Joined August 2017

Electrician/Electrical Inspector Licence No. I ... 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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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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Taiaroa Electric

Joined March 2021

We are small locally owned Dunedin business that will endeavor to assist you with all of your electrical needs. Duncan has been in the trade for over 15 years working with everything from domestic lights and plugs to industrial process control. We also install heatpumps taking care of both the refrigeration and electrical connections. We are members of master electricians for extra piece of mind....

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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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Shane's Drainage Limited

Joined October 2016

Hello, Certified drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 15 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage. Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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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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Hickey Electrical

Joined July 2020

All things Electrical! Commercial & Residential Renovations, Servicing, New Builds, Solar, Ev Charge points, Healthy Homes. Whatever your needs, we can do it! Reasonable rates and will travel for larger projects throughout the South Island.

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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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KS Electrical

Joined June 2019

KS Electrical is your one stop shop that specializes in residential and small scale commercial electrical service work. This means that we can provide more personable service to you, catering more easily to your needs and timetable. With experience from new kitchen installations to full house rewires, KS Electrical has the ability to fulfill your electrical needs. Providing punctual and profession...

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Blueskin Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2014

Hi, We have been in business for 14 years, we carry out all types of domestic and commercial electrical work including TV reticulation (wall hanging TV's, Aerial installs, extra TV outlets etc), Electrical Inspections if you are buying or selling, Heat-pump supply and installation. We provide a friendly and professional service.

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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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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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Sam I Am electrical

Joined February 2020

Residential and small commercial electrician. Switchboard upgrade New builds Kitchen alterations Bathroom alterations Full rewires, including 2 storey houses New sockets New lights, including security lights and other outside lights Ventilation - extractor fans for bathrooms, laundry & toilets Heat transfer system Range hoods - get power, mount the hood and vent it outside. Garage s...

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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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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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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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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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Electronic Resources NZ Ltd

Joined April 2013

We are specialised to service needs for: COMPUTERS: Computer repairs - All Makes & Models. Virus/Spyware Detection & Removal, Custom Built Computer, Data Recovery & Back up, Broadband installations (wire or wireless), Laptop LCD panel replacement, Laptop DC power Jack repair, system login unlock. SOLAR ENERGY: Solar panels, Solar controller/charger, Solar PV cable, Solar power D.I.Y....

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