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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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 regulations require that certain wor

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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

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

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 "

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

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

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 "

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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 Connection

Posted 6 days ago

Installing a new meter connection and separating one section from the existing meter.

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CONCS 150 - Prewire and fit off

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, We have a renovation project in Waiuku so we want to have an electrician to come to prewire and fit off some lights. It is an extension between the house the the garage. We would need 4 downlights in the new extension area. And we'll move the sensor light from the original entrance door to outside (pic 2 and 3) . We hope to have the prewire done as soon as possible. Please let me know how much will it cost and when will be the earliest available time for you to start this work. Thanks!

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Halogen Lighting down light repair

Posted 1 month ago

A small job two separate halogen down lights in the kitchen area of my home are faulty and require the power transformer? to be replaced

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Extractor Fan/Rangehood for Kitchen

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for recommendations for Extractor fan/rangehood for the Oven which is against an internal wall. Have included picture of where the Kitchen window is from the inside and the out.

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Extractor fan

Posted 1 week ago

Installation of 1 extractor in 2 x bathrooms

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Investigating and providing power to automated gates

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for local electrician to investigate and provide power to automatic gate system

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Arc fault detection upgrade

Posted 4 days ago

Add arc fault detection to the switchboard in the photo. I realise this will mean a new switchboard or additional one

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Replace small sub main in garage

Posted 1 week ago

Replace garage sub main or repair as per the photo attached

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House extension and modifications

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for Electrician to provide quotation for electrical works for a house extension and relocation of main house sub board

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Ash

Posted 1 month ago

Have no hot water, thinking its electrical issue but not entirely sure.

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Various Electrical Jobs

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi, We have a 4 year old single level Fletcher Home in Karaka Lakes and we would like some electrical work undertaken. Want to support someone in Karaka / Franklin District. Scope of Work is as follows: 1. Install outlet under bench. There is existing power here for the dishwasher and waste disposal. 2. Move a light switch in the formal living area to another wall. This is a single light switch and need to have a dimmer attached also. 3. Wire in 3 new down-lights in new entrance are...

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Power lost to one set of power points.

Posted 1 month ago

Three lots of power points (including the dishwaher) are not working. The blue override/trip button on the powerboard hasn't popped out so not sure whether it is a fuse or something else.

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Installing 15A outside plug and 2 x 10A outside power points

Posted 3 weeks ago

I need to have a 15A PowerPoint and 2 x 10A power points installed in my Outside entertainment area - covered area in Pukekohe.

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Installing 12 downlights

Posted 3 weeks ago

Need down lights installed (12) and 3 current standard light fixings removed and possibly old wall switches swapped out for newer items ( 7 in total). Drop lights are being installed in dinning room, hallway and kitchen, easy access into loft above these rooms. Photos to come.

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Outside power point

Posted 1 month ago

We need an outside power point fitted on our weatherboard house in pukekohe. It's for our new gas unit we've just had fitted. We'll be doing renovations inside the house in the near future so were not too bothered about making holes in the walls and there's also access under the house.

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Replace power points & aerial

Posted 2 months ago

Replace switch in bathroom for a water heater inside the shower - this is quite urgent as shower has completely stopped working today :( (photo 2 & 3) Replace 2 x single power points for doubles Move TV aerial from eye height to floor height (lead already fed thru). (photo 3 & 5) Install new power point in garage for tilt door opener (photo 1)

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Power

Posted 3 weeks ago

we need a sparky to lay and connect cable from the pole to the unit powee box . 32amp unit

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Electrical upgrade

Posted 1 month ago

To check and quote to upgrade the electrical power supply board, cables and wirings.

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Add electrical switches

Posted 1 week ago

I require several new down lights & replace others. wire up 2 fans ,wire in new oven

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Connect 2 remote operated louvre roofs

Posted 2 months ago

We are requiring two jobs. 1. Connect louvre roof to power in the house to enable remote control operation. Future proof for installation of retractable screens and down led lights 2. Connect ceiling light above stairwell

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 173,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Switch board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Oven install


29th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ceiling fan install - master bedroom


25th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace 3x Downlights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace small sub main in garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Power point install needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th September 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Broken bathroom fan

Work carried out by an employee of the company

2nd December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

New Lights


29th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Spa Pool

Work carried out by an employee of the company

21st November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor power outlet and install 3 x light fixtures - Clarks Beach

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installing an electric/ceramic oven

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen Alterations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair power points

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove Light Fittings in Preparation for Asbestos removal 3 Bedroom home

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace power points & aerial

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Power lost to one set of power points.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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KFC Limited

Joined April 2010

Hi, We specializes in the construction of residential and commercial projects. Involving in new built, renovation, upgrade from small to large scale in Auckland region. We are extremely focused on the delivery of our construction projects to be completed in time with quality and on budget. Formed in 2015 and privately-owned company that is a strong, stable and reliable force in the constructio...

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DRL Electrical LTD

Joined January 2020

DRL Electrical LTD is a team of Kiwi guys who are trained and registered in NZ. We have experience in all areas of domestic , commercial, and industrial electrical and also data and CCTV. We can help you with your home renovations and builds right though to your workplace maintenance and electrical jobs.

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A and E Electrical Ltd

Joined September 2020

Good day friends and neighbours, We are Auckland based electricians offering PROFESSIONAL & FRIENDLY SERVICE to solve ALL your electrical requirements We pride ourselves on our honesty & hard work. Managing Director, Dean Marx guarantees a prompt and professional service from him and his team of NZ qualified, registered electricians and support staff. We do Residential and Commercial: R...

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Kiwi Facilities Maintenance Limited

Joined November 2017

Hi we are a maintenance company consist of multi trade - Builders , Plumbers, Electrician and Electrical Inspectors with 20 years of experience. We do all job small or big with very competitive cost. We are very professional and work to meet deadlines for project completion to high standard. We pride ourselves on providing very competitive quote and then completing jobs on budget with workmansh...

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A Class Electrical Ltd

Joined February 2019

Registered electrician. 15+ years experience. High quality, competitive pricing. For all your electrical requirements. 24/7. No job too big or small. Call - 0800 4AC ELEC

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SRB CONTRACTING

Joined September 2020

Broken Door, sticky window, missing fence palings. Any odd job or small task is my focus! I look after those jobs that you haven’t been able to attack or unable to find time to complete

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DJ SPARK LIMITED

Joined July 2020

ALL ELECTRICAL WORK COVERED AUCKLAND WIDE New electrical power points, LED lighting, pendant lights, house rewiring, hot water and broken oven repairs, range hoods, extract fan ventilation, heating and cooling, kitchen and bathroom renovations, and everything in between.

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Salvadors Electrical Limited

Joined July 2017

REGISTERED ELECTRICIAN - EXPERIENCED - CONSCIENTIOUS - NEAT AWARDED - "Top-Rated Tradie 2019" by Builderscrack last 5 July 2019 Residential/Commercial/Industrial • electrical wiring • rewire • switch board upgrade • power points, safety switches, lightings • LED downlights, outdoor lights, security lights • Heatpump installation • Centralised Airconditioning and Heating • Ele...

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Bright Mirror Solutions

Joined January 2016

We design, make and install custom mirrors with lights for your bathroom and more ... We plan lights in- and out-door; we supply wide range of LED lights, install and service lights for residential and commercial projects!

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Applied Electrical

Joined March 2020

Hello. We are Applied Electrical! We are a small team of Electricians who focus our efforts on the residential and commercial areas of the trade. A wide range of industry knowledge and contacts means that we can tackle any type of Electrical job you may have. We are a Quality Assured Master Electricians Member. This means that the entire business has passed an assessment from the Master Electric...

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MCElectrics Ltd

Joined September 2020

MCELECTRICS upgrade your switchboard with modern RCD and Circuit breakers to better protect your home and family, Maintenance, lighting, heat pump electrical installation, general repair...

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Licence To Wire

Joined September 2013

We are an Auckland based company that specialise in the residential & commercial market. We offer services from renovations, bathrooms, kitchens, re-wires, new builds, property management, shop fit-outs & general maintenance. No job is too small. Our main aim is to make the entire build/renovation process as stress free as possible for all our clients. We are very customer focused & can p...

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Solo

Joined June 2019

Hi, been an electrician for 15 years. From residential to commercial, some industrial jobs. From rewiring to newly wiring jobs. Home appliances works. Very professional and high standards work. Electrical advice. Work to budget with a know how can do attitude.

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Destiny Group Limited

Joined August 2020

We have been at the fore front of building ultra-modern new houses including investor consented homes designs. We are also gurus at renovating old houses - work raging from recladding, bathroom upgrade, retroffiting, painting, electrification, heatpump installation, security systems installations, kitchen upgrade, landscapping, fencing, roofing, decking. We are also into new build design, consenti...

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Ryte on Electrical Limited

Joined September 2017

Ryte on Electrical Limited is valued for it’s reliable, affordable and professional service. You are guaranteed an electrician who works cleanly and efficiently and gets the job done on time and to your satisfaction. Whether your job is residential or commercial, large or small, you can expect great results and quality service from Ryte on Electrical Limited.

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Ault Electrical

Joined January 2014

Hi I’m Richie Ault registered electrician since August 2012, working in the electrical industry since 2007.. pride myself in doing the best job I can for you making sure the job is done right the first time round

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iSparky

Joined January 2020

I have been in the industry for more than 10yrs, NZ Qualified, NZ Registered Electrician. Very active to handle big or small jobs, work on budget and time frame. I am proud of what I'm doing from *builders temporary power supply, *renovation up to a new build, *modern kitchen rewiring, *oven, stove, hood, dish washer, hot water cylinder install repair and maintenance, *swtichboard upgrade...

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Bright Kiwi Electrical Services

Joined July 2020

Auckland wide services within the residential, commercial and industrial environment. We provide you with specialized solutions to all your electrical needs. We are registered electricians who take pride in our profession and look after our clients.

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GI & GM Contacting

Joined February 2020

Hi We have a team of builders/electricians/landscapers and handyman to handle all small to large projects around Auckland -Waikato Our director Greg has been Qualified building/site Manager for the last 10 years Our co-director Grant has Been a Qualified Electrician for the past 10 years We pride ourselves in doing a high quality job and clean and tidy work environment.

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Jarrod Goile

Joined September 2020

Quality assured workmanship at a very reasonable price. Certified tradies for just about any job. Working with the customer to meet their demands without delay.

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