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

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 finding the tim

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 finding the tim

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Easy

Posted 6 months ago

Just a small job changing a single socket to a double or possibly adding another single one instead.

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Electric light installation

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have several outside lights required Including Back deck Outdoor areas in rural property Garage/ carport Old wiring to be removed/disconnected

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Electrical rewiring on relocated house

Posted 2 months ago

House will be cut in half and relocated to Hunua. Will need someone to rewire and connect to main power. Not sure if you can connect power located on the bare land to the house also, let me know or I need someone else to do that. House size is 19x13m with garage added on. Stat date approx mid- late March.

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$$$

Posted 2 months ago

Require stove and switch to be wired in and electrical outlets checked.

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Outdoor Room Wired

Posted 6 months ago

Need cable run from house to new outdoor room, around 20m (we will dig trench), two plugs and a light fitting installed.

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Ceiling fans (2) install

Posted 2 months ago

2 ceiling fans with light installs in privat home

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Replace 3x Downlights

Posted 1 day ago

we need 3x standard downlights replaced in our lounge ceiling. Job needs to be completed by the end of the week please.

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Electrical - Additional Power-points

Posted 8 months ago

Need a double power point installed into a cupboard and another installed into an internal wall.

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Kitchen Alterations

Posted 2 months ago

We require an Oven / Hob switch, and a power point to be moved from its current positions, to a point approx 300 mm lower on the same wall in the Kitchen

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Residential power

Posted 4 months ago

to connect a solar hybrid interactive home solar system to the grid about 7or 8 Kw

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Deck electrical installation.

Posted 7 months ago

Looking for a quote for installation of 2-3 outdoor power points on a recent ally installed deck. One of the supplies is for Spa pool.

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Broken bathroom fan

Posted 6 months ago

We have a fan in the bathroom that's not working ( vent fan). Would be great if someone could come over and take a look at it and provide us with a quote to fix it.

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New Lights

Posted 6 months ago

x3 old pendant lights to be removed and replaced with a total of 12 down lights to match the lights in the rest of the house. Will need 3 light switches with dimmers and new facings for 3 powerpoints. One light switch that is currently behind a door to be relocated to other side of door.

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Install connection for heatpumup hot water cylinder on 15th or 16th April.

Posted 1 week ago

Need to get connection for heat pump hot water cylinder that will be installed by the plumber on 16th. The cylinder is going outside the house so needs new wiring from switch board, an outside connection with an isolation switch.

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

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there, I am looking for a registered electrician to install a 15amp power outlet on the outside of the house. Also, remove current light fixtures and install 3 new light fixtures. Roof standard 2.4m. I don't have the physical outlet but can purchase this if it makes it easier. Job would need to be done next monday or wednesday (25th/27th March).

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Spa Pool

Posted 5 months ago

We have a new spa pool being delivered on Thursday 15th Nov and need this connected. The manufacturer states it needs a 25amp conection back to the switchboard. There is currently a 40amp plug at the site but need to get it hard wired to the spa.

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Food Trailer

Posted 4 months ago

I'm looking for someone who can install a couple of 15Amp power points in a food trailer and on the side of the house. Also someone who can do the electrical certification for the food trailer. I need to also know that the generator will be suitable for running the trailer.

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Bathroom fan needs fixing

Posted 7 months ago

Need a bathroom fan fixed in Waiuku, we installed insulation in the ceiling and it was working before install but after the install it stopped working, might be a loose wire but need it checked and fixed

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Oven

Posted 6 days ago

Need to install a standalone electric oven, so I believe it requires an electrician to ensure cabling correct. Once I book a time with the electrician, I can pick up oven for install.

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Sparky needed

Posted 6 months ago

Need a registered sparky for some outdoor lighting and power point installation. Lights in place ready for connection External power point supplied Papakura location

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Recent electricians reviews

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Outside plug and strip heater

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen electrics - Pokeno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th June 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Exterior lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th January 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small lighting rewiring job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd October 2017

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

New ceramic cooktop install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th January 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

Broken bathroom fan

Work carried out by an employee of the company

2nd December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Spa pool instillation.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th October 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical upgrades

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th January 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Lights


29th October 2018

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

lounge wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrician for new kitchen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th December 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom fan needs fixing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rach 11

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th June 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

bake a cake

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th September 2017

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 1
Schedule
 1
Communication
 3

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Project Management Auckland Limited

Joined February 2019

Hi, We are a company with more than 30 years of experience in the construction and demolition industry and strive for honest and happy relationships with all our clients. We are able to provide you with a professional environment whilst still cracking a joke here and there just to make the experience that more stress-less. We are able to provide you with very competitive prices and compl...

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Eleca Limited

Joined May 2017

Professional with 12 years experience in New Zealand. Specializing in all areas, from domestic - (New builds, renovations, installation, rewiring old houses, switch boards and lighting) to commercial - (Offices, workshops & small factories). First visit and quotation is FREE OF CHARGE. No job is too big or too small.

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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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Sanjeev

Joined January 2016

Registered electrician with 25 year work experience .repair and install of lights power point hot water stove replaceing exiting light to led .hav also worked for HRV to so can install hrv ,general electical solution to ur house .

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Fixit Roofing

Joined September 2018

Hi, We are a small local team based out of the north shore Auckland. We specialize in repairs, iron re-roofing, new roofs and all spouting needs. With competitive prices and a fast schedule. Our goal is to complete the job on time with a high quality standard.

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ASM Electric

Joined November 2018

We are registered experienced electricians operating with NZ$ One million indemnity insurance. We do all domestic, commercial and industrial electrical work for fair rated both the home owners and us. We use only genuine parts / components that are sold in reputed electrical suppliers. We always maintain the ASNZS 3000 standards in our work.

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Pearce Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi, we specialise in Residential, Commercial & Maintenance. Covering every situation, from the smallest of jobs such as replacing a broken light switch - right through to a full new build. We are NZ Registered Master Electricians. We pride ourselves on our workmanship & customer service, aiming to leave you 100% satisfied.

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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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Hire a handyman

Joined August 2015

Hi, I have been running this maintenance company for the past 4 years where all around Auckland. I always provided a great job to keep my clients satisfied and loyal.

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Gauranga Electrical Services

Joined January 2019

Hi, I am a Registered Electrician. Please do not hesitate to contact me over the phone for free electrical estimation for any electrical work. Our Head office is based in Tokoroa covering Rotorua to Hamilton and A Register Electrician is based in Auckland. We pride in Quality workmanship.

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Salvadors Electrical Limited

Joined July 2017

Registered Electrician - Experienced - Conscientious - Neat Does all kinds of electrical wiring: new home electrical wiring, electrical renovation; rewire, switch board upgrade, power points, safety switches, lightings, LED downlights, outdoor lights, security lights, lighting maintenance, emergency exit lightings, aircon and heatpumps installation, maintenance and repair, central heating and...

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Jka Electrical Ltd

Joined September 2018

Hi there, we are fully trained in health and safety, customer service and certified. Our first priority is to our customer and we work to fulfill your requirement and leave your property with peace of mind. We are professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. From any small to a big job we are there for you. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then compl...

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Shocked Electrical

Joined October 2018

We are an electrical team with a keen interest in modern design and technology. We like to make your house functional, but also add some “wow” factor. Home automation, wireless audio systems and modern security are just a few of the things we love to do. Of course we still love a good fault finding mission and any repairs or maintenance you might need help with! Get in touch and let us know what y...

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Dragon Maintenance Ltd

Joined September 2013

Hi, my name is Jason and part of a family run business from Wales in the UK. I have 20+ years experience in the Building & Construction Industry. Qualified as an Electrician and Joiner with experience in other trade backgrounds. Now living in New Zealand we are continuing to provide a high quality service in Building, Renovation, Installation, Preventative Maintenance & General Maintenance, Ind...

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Air Concepts Service

Joined October 2010

Hi, I have been in the air conditioning industry 23 years installing, maintaining and repairing all types of air conditioning, heat pumps and ventilation systems. All jobs are done to a high standard with a code of compliance for electrical work. We work with all domestic and commercial systems and can provide IQP.Thanks

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Modern electrical solutions ltd

Joined June 2012

Modern electrical solutions ltd trading as Mr Power ,provides 24hour/7days service Auckland wide.Our work details includes the following services : •24/7 Breakdowns,power failure,maintenance & repairs,installation & rewiring,stoves& water heaters,insurance & WINZ quotes,communications & data ,appliance repairs,security alarms,air conditioning ,refrigeration & heat pumps,swimming pools& spa,caravan...

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Orient electrical Ltd

Joined October 2016

Hi, we have been in electrical industry for 10 years . While we specialise in new projects we also do renovations and add ons as you require . We take pride in our work and work hard to meet our deadlines with affordable prices . ( No EXtra charge on weekends )

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Auckland electrical services and supplies limited

Joined November 2018

Hi, we are registered electrical with gst registered company. We do general electrical commercial industrial and domestic. Nevermind small or big we doing everything and we very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for projects

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Teraforma Construction

Joined November 2010

I am a builder who does tiling and landscaping when required, I have 15 years experience working in Auckland, Northshore, Hibiscus Coast & New Plymouth.I hold a degree in physical geography and I am very good with structural work. My rates are very reasonable and I work hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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A Class Electrical Ltd

Joined February 2019

Registered electrician. 10+ 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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