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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 "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

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

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

New lines

Posted 6 months ago

Replacing overhead lines from house to powerpole

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Wire in new cooker

Posted 6 months ago

Bought a new range to replace old - needs to be wired in by registered electrician.

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Solar panel and house battery installation to camper

Posted 6 months ago

Strange request- Im looking for someone to fit a House battery/Inverter and solar panel to a camper! it will only be a small set up, but it does include fixing a solar panel and running wires back through roof, so i'd like someone with experience of this- any help/advice gladly accepted!

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Quick kitchen electrical job

Posted 4 months ago

32a oven socket moved approx 20cm and feed split to suit under bench oven and (non induction) cooktop. Isolation switch needs moved also. Extra PowerPoint needs added for range hood. 2.5mm feed nearby. All wall linings off, easy access.

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One PowerPoint to install

Posted 5 months ago

I need one PowerPoint installed in a kitchen

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Dave

Posted 4 months ago

All sorts of work done, in the First Garage, Fluo lights put in, more power points, get existing security lights going, up Ampage so it can run my single faze compressor. 2nd Garage, more Lighting. In the house renew power points, change light fittings.

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Removal electrical sockets.

Posted 5 months ago

I have taken two walls out and the plugs that were in the wall are just hanging. I want them removed please.

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Electrician

Posted 6 months ago

This is a small job want a new light switch put in.

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Install 4x ceiling fans

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for someone to install 4x fans in our house (Mercator Kimberley II 1200 Ceiling Fan with Light) - fans supplied. Pictures of rooms attached, (Lounge, master, 2 bedrooms) please provide a quote for installation with expected hours/rates per hour. Thanks!

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Check Meter needed!

Posted 6 months ago

Hi I have a property that has been split into 3 dwellings but strangely have 2 meters that is shared with the 3. As I did not do the renovations, I have no idea how they are shared. As such, I would like to install 'Check Meters' on all 3 switchboards to be fair to all tenants.

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Fix vehicle retractable mirror

Posted 6 months ago

The gear that retracts the passenger mirror on my daughters Honda Fit has failed in the retracted position. The motor runs continuously. I need the mirror extended and ghe motor disconnected. I did the same on the driver mirror, but now the other mirror has gone and she is in Dunedin.

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Electrical work - New kitchen

Posted 1 month ago

Existing kitchen being disassembled in January 2019. New kitchen being installed on ... so Tradie must be available to complete work required on that date (and before for pre-work required). • Disconnect existing induction hob and reinstall in new position • Disconnect existing oven switch and reinstall in new position • Disconnect existing switch for dishwasher and reinstall in new position • Wire in new plugs (3-5 required) • Install new kitchen lights

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Dunedin Installs

Posted 5 months ago

Install LED downlights replacing existing downlights. We supply the downlights.

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Electrical jobs

Posted 6 months ago

Hi, I need a few jobs done around the place as follows: - install plug for welder in garage - install new bathroom heater - figure out why heat pump leaking water inside

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Wiring repairs

Posted 6 months ago

Registered Electrician required to locate and repair fault in house lighting circuit (blows fuses). Located approx 30 min drive from Dunedin City.

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Wiring Replacement

Posted 3 weeks ago

We wish to replace 1950's wiring, switches and power points in parts of our two story home, along with replacing current electrical box. Require all wiring to checked to confirm what needs redoing and a quote for all required work before we proceed.

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Judd Residence - Electrical

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are looking for an electrician for a new build

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3 bed house rewire

Posted 2 months ago

Small 3 bed house with a bit of old wiring in places, over the years of renovations good chunk of the house has been done just lounge hallway and 2 bedrooms is left to do

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Remove headboard sconce

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have a headboard with sconces in a bedroom that we would like to remove and need someone to detached the wiring to the lights.

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Quintin

Posted 6 months ago

We need an electrican to wire up plug points to a newly renovated room along with lighting.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 128,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Steam, be gone!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd October 2018

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 5
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 5
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 4

Quintin

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20th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Heat pump removed, power points killed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th October 2017

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 4

Add powerpoints to Network Cabinet

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th June 2016

Workmanship
 4
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 5
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 5
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 5

58 hazel ace

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th July 2016

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Check Electrical Wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrician to replace switchboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th June 2016

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

12 volt fountain pump wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd November 2017

Workmanship
 4
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 4
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 4
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 4

Electrician

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14th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Villa Reno Bedroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd March 2017

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Extractor fan installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th May 2017

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Wiring hot water cynlinder


25th October 2017

Workmanship
 4
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 4
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 5
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Bathroom and kitchen extraction fans

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th August 2016

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Fuse box relocation


15th November 2016

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
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 5

Electrical rewiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th July 2016

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 5
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 5

RG

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th January 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 5
Communication
 5

General Electrical Work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th July 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Wiring repairs

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7th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Replace light fitting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th June 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Find Electricians in Dunedin

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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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richard carmody

Joined January 2011

hi im a 28 year old qualified builder from aucklands norh shore been qualified for 4 years and looking to get out on my own now so keen to find some of my own work

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Your Tradies LTD

Joined November 2016

ARE YOU CONSIDERING RENOVATING? 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 do I manage and co-ordinate all these people?" "How do I know that they will do the...

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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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DR Builders

Joined September 2009

Hi, I have over 10 years experience as a builder in the building industry. I am trade qualified. I specialise in home renovations no matter how big or small e.g bathrooms, kitchens, decks, fences, maintenance etc. You will find my quotes are very competitive. I have great communication skills and work with the owner to ensure deadlines are met. Feel free to contact me to discuss your project...

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Thomson & Smith Builders

Joined April 2013

Hello we are a small team, building new houses,student flats to renovating that grand old villa. We are hard working and love to help you, put your dreams into your home.We can help from design to completion (including landscaping) No job to big or to small

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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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Mandy Wood Stained Glass

Joined January 2011

I have been making stained glass for 25 years and was the first stained glass artist in Queensland to be accredited by the governent to train apprentices who I used in my 5 galleries. Over the years I have made 1000's of stained glass commission windows and doors for the cyclone prone Queensland coast line. I came back to NZ and bought a home and gallery in Dargaville in 2007. I can ship s...

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Refresh Renovation

Joined September 2013

we are specialist in home renovations.Most builders focus on new home building and only do renovations when they don't have other work to do.The skills and processes needed for renovations are from those required to build new homes, so this is an important consideration when choosing your renovation builder. Renovations are notorious for cost over-runs and out of control timelines. Refresh has pro...

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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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Current demand contracting

Joined March 2017

A new electrical business based in Dunedin with two qualified electricians each having over 10 years trade experience in domestic and commercial electrical work.

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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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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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affordablesheds south-mid cant & north otago

Joined March 2011

Hi everyone Affordablesheds was born 5 yrs ago out of complete distrust of the Companies offering similar Products in NZ. We believe a Quote should be just that a fixed price contract with no hidden small print that latter renders the quote an estimate,SO that is what we offer with the premier design & Material grades on the market in NZ we Can,t be beaten on Quality price.We design to your requir...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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