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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he not only encouraged his daughter to take up a trade but how he is actively helping her to succeed in an electrical career... Hamilton based Noema, has worked in the electrical trade for the last 38 years. He's spent the last 10 years encouraging his daughter, Demi, to "jump into a trade". Now in her mid-twenties she has taken up his advice and this year started her training as an electrician. She is studying at the Waikato Institue of Technology (Wintec) on the Electrical Pre-Trade Training course, aimed at getting students ready for apprenticeship. Demi is one of only four women on the course and has teamed up with Mere, another inspirational women who is training in her 30's, all while having the pressure of children and family commitments. After the polytech based first year, each of the girls will be required to find and start an apprenticeship. Not only is Noema the inspiration and encourageme

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

Busy homeowner Michelle holds down parenting, full-time work and studying towards her PhD. She shares with us how she used Builderscrack to outsource her housework so she could focus on the important stuff... How It Started To say Michelle is a driven person is an understatement. Sitting across from a woman that packs so much into her days is inspiring, not only because of that drive but the clever way she has arranged her life to make it possible. She tells me "I’m doing a full-time PhD and I’m doing full-time work, so for me, I have lots to do and absolutely no time. I also have a teenager who’s almost 16, who is extremely social. Every weekend there are at least five to seven friends invited, and they are having a sleepover. I come home, and I'm like, “I left it nice and tidy, what happened?”.  Michelle and her son moved into their home three years ago, and with a laugh explains “how things were starting to fall apart and in need of repair”. It wasn't only hard finding the tim

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

Builderscrack started out in 2007, with the simple goal of connecting homeowners to tradies. Fast forward 12 years and we are excited to be celebrating such a significant milestone… Our 300,000th Job To have had the opportunity to help homeowners find tradies for 300,000 jobs is both exciting and a privilege. From all of us here at Builderscrack we want to say a big THANK YOU to our homeowners and tradespeople, without you we wouldn't be here. The Job Mark from Auckland, a busy doctor at Auckland's Middlemore Emergency department, posted our 300,00th job. He had recently purchased an electric car and needed a charging port installed in his garage, with the idea of upgrading to the full power charger unit down the track. With this in mind, he wanted the job done in such a way that all the wiring was in place for the future upgrade. Mark posted his job on Builderscrack, having used it on numerous occasions since moving from England several years ago. Describing it as "

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he not only encouraged his daughter to take up a trade but how he is actively helping her to succeed in an electrical career... Hamilton based Noema, has worked in the electrical trade for the last 38 years. He's spent the last 10 years encouraging his daughter, Demi, to "jump into a trade". Now in her mid-twenties she has taken up his advice and this year started her training as an electrician. She is studying at the Waikato Institue of Technology (Wintec) on the Electrical Pre-Trade Training course, aimed at getting students ready for apprenticeship. Demi is one of only four women on the course and has teamed up with Mere, another inspirational women who is training in her 30's, all while having the pressure of children and family commitments. After the polytech based first year, each of the girls will be required to find and start an apprenticeship. Not only is Noema the inspiration and encourageme

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

Busy homeowner Michelle holds down parenting, full-time work and studying towards her PhD. She shares with us how she used Builderscrack to outsource her housework so she could focus on the important stuff... How It Started To say Michelle is a driven person is an understatement. Sitting across from a woman that packs so much into her days is inspiring, not only because of that drive but the clever way she has arranged her life to make it possible. She tells me "I’m doing a full-time PhD and I’m doing full-time work, so for me, I have lots to do and absolutely no time. I also have a teenager who’s almost 16, who is extremely social. Every weekend there are at least five to seven friends invited, and they are having a sleepover. I come home, and I'm like, “I left it nice and tidy, what happened?”.  Michelle and her son moved into their home three years ago, and with a laugh explains “how things were starting to fall apart and in need of repair”. It wasn't only hard finding the tim

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

Builderscrack started out in 2007, with the simple goal of connecting homeowners to tradies. Fast forward 12 years and we are excited to be celebrating such a significant milestone… Our 300,000th Job To have had the opportunity to help homeowners find tradies for 300,000 jobs is both exciting and a privilege. From all of us here at Builderscrack we want to say a big THANK YOU to our homeowners and tradespeople, without you we wouldn't be here. The Job Mark from Auckland, a busy doctor at Auckland's Middlemore Emergency department, posted our 300,00th job. He had recently purchased an electric car and needed a charging port installed in his garage, with the idea of upgrading to the full power charger unit down the track. With this in mind, he wanted the job done in such a way that all the wiring was in place for the future upgrade. Mark posted his job on Builderscrack, having used it on numerous occasions since moving from England several years ago. Describing it as "

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PowerPoint Installation

Posted 3 months ago

New laundry being installed next week, need two additional PowerPoints to be installed as current one is too high and needs to be below the bench for washing machine to plug into. See pic of current PowerPoint which is mid wall level. Also need one further along the wall for the dryer. Job ideally done ASAP. House only 2 years old so should have good wiring.

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Paul Buffery

Posted 2 months ago

3 light fittings changed and faulty oven socket

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Rangehood install

Posted 1 month ago

I am looking for a electrician to install a new rangehood.

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Ceiling fan install - master bedroom

Posted 1 month ago

Hello, I'm looking to get a ceiling fan installed in our master bedroom along with the remote control. It's a single floor house and the roof hatch is in the master bedroom. I've been up in the roof a few times and there's a power point there already for the HRV pump if that helps. I've already brought a fan and remote, pictures attached. Thanks!

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Two power points

Posted 1 month ago

I am looking to have some power points installed in my house. 1. Replace and relocate a two plug outlet from one wall to a four plug outlet on the perpendicular wall. The wires are requried to come down from the ceiling in conduit. I will provide the conduit, mounting block, and four plug outlet. 2. Fit an outdoor plug (double plug) for a lpg gas system. It is approximately 9m from the fuse board (linear measurements, not straight line). There is good access under the house (minimum 400mm...

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Power point install needed

Posted 2 months ago

A Powerpoint plus any wiring needed to install under the kitchen sink for a dishwasher being fitted.

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Additional Powerpoints and tv antenna socket

Posted 1 month ago

1 x double Powerpoint installed next to Hob switch in Pantry. 1x double PowerPoint and tv antenna Access point for wall mounted TV. 1x double power point installed inside a cupboard ( used as a small office) Work to be completed anytime in November 19. Existing wiring and antenna cable in close proximity to desired locations.

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Electrician in Pukekohe

Posted 3 months ago

Hi We need a couple of powerpoints installed in our home and also need help with hanging a couple of tv's on the walls . One of them is a fairly simple one where a powerpoint is available on the same wall but at the bottom but we need another one on the middle where the tv would go and the next one either would be a new install or stretching it from another nearby powerpoint but could be going through a couple of cabinets.

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Install 2x pendant lights

Posted 1 month ago

Install 2x pendant lights over the breakfast bar and to connect them to two existing switches in the kitchen. An electrician has already wired it to powerboard etc just need to finish wiring up lights to the wires shown in pictures.

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Outdoor Spa pool socket

Posted 3 months ago

Hi, anyone available to install an outdoor 15amp socket for a spa pool today (Saturday) or tomorrow at a reasonable price? I’m told it will take one to two hours to install and can feed off an internal wall socket. Thanks.

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Installing an electric/ceramic oven

Posted 2 months ago

Replacing old hot plate/electric oven with new Ceramic/electric oven 60cm wide.

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Replace down light

Posted 3 months ago

Needed down light replaced as the one which is currently installed not working but I have the replacement part.

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Remove Light Fittings in Preparation for Asbestos removal 3 Bedroom home

Posted 1 week ago

Hi Need light fittings removed from 3 bedroom home in Pukekohe (approx 10). Also will need them put back after asbestos ceiling removal. They are looking to start removal work on Monday. Thanks

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Garage conversion to studio flat

Posted 3 months ago

1) Set up a seperate meter board 2) Washing machine installation 3) Freestanding stove installation 4) Kitchen plugpoints 5) Hotwater cylinder 6) Plugpoints & light switches throughout. 7) Garbage disposal installed. 8) Heat lamp extractor fan unit in bathroom 9) Heated towel rail 10) Heatpump installation. Please note: there is existing power in the garage however it is currently linked to the main house.

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External downlights + patio

Posted 2 months ago

Need extra external led downlights installed in soffett. Need patio lights wired into a dimmer switch

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Install a New Power point for the Gas Hot water Unit

Posted 4 months ago

Need to install a power point for the new gas hot water unit which will be installed on the outside wall.

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Farm solar installation

Posted 2 months ago

Install a grid connected hybrid inter-active solar system including 9.7Kw of Trina panels lead acid batteries and sungrow inverters

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Kitchen Renovation Electrical Upgrade

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for quotes, kitchen renovation with new kitchen units, underbench stove, cooktop, dishwasher etc. Meter box needs upgrading, Needing extra power points and new lighting. Gib on roof and walls is being removed and starting from scratch.Start date for work to begin approx 28 October so looking sometime around that date once strip out completed.

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Oven install

Posted 1 month ago

I'm looking at replacing my freestanding oven for a built in one and cooktop. But not renovating the kitchen properly until next year.  So was wondering if I bought an underbench cabinet (pic attached) with a wall oven. Would a cooktop be able to be installed on this (temporarily before I get a new benchtop)?. And what the quote would be. Cheers, Tiffany

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Install master filter

Posted 2 months ago

Install the master filter in the phone line box part is provided.

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Ceiling fan install - master bedroom


25th November 2019

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

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25th March 2019

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Spa Pool

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21st November 2018

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lounge wiring

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27th May 2018

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New Lights


29th October 2018

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Oven install


29th November 2019

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Bathroom fan needs fixing

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21st September 2018

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New ceramic cooktop install

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13th January 2018

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Electrical upgrades

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14th January 2018

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Rach 11

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9th June 2018

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Broken bathroom fan

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2nd December 2018

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Replace 3x Downlights

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12th May 2019

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Electrician for new kitchen

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19th December 2017

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Power point install needed

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28th September 2019

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Kitchen Alterations

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22nd February 2019

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Exterior lights

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30th January 2018

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Installing an electric/ceramic oven

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16th September 2019

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Switch board

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11th September 2019

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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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Heating and Cooling Solutions

Joined September 2019

Heat Pumps are perfect for winter warmth & summer cooling - all at the touch of a button. Heat pumps are highly regarded as the most energy efficient form of electric heating for NZ homes and can provide summer cooling for less than $1 a day. Heating and cooling solutions can assist with the highest standards of correct sizing, advice and installation for air conditioning and heat pumps in the...

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Hire a handyman

Joined August 2015

Hi, we have been operating since 2014 providing good quality job with affordable prices. Due to it, we can proudly say that we are one of the top tradies around. Check our reviews over hundreds jobs completed only for Builderscrack and let it speak for our selves.

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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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Oryx Ltd

Joined November 2009

I am a Registered Electrician with 20 years experience across a wide range of Domestic, Commercial and Industrial Electrical Services including residential home renovations, rewiring and from the plan new houses. As well as being electricians, Oryx Electrical is an Accredited Heat Pump, and a Preferred Smart Vent and Home Ventilation Systems Installer. We also install both heating and cooling d...

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Smart wiring limited

Joined November 2016

We are small registered electrical company with registered electrician and air conditioning..we install all major brands of heat pumps/air con and we do small to big jobs... provide free quotation...

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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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E&S Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2017

Hi, I've been on tools as Electrician in the last 20 years. I can do general electrical work such as new build, rewire, power points, lights, renovations, heatpumps, CCTV/ security cameras, LED downlights, home automations, etc. etc... Reasonable price/quote.

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Ross's Plumbing

Joined October 2007

Ross's Plumbing is a locally based company owned by Ross and Maureen Collins-Wright. We have a team of 4 registered and licensed plumbers/Drainlayers/gasfitters as well as support staff. We specialise in bathroom renovations and property maintenance. Property Maintenance, - we cover everything from cylinders, toilets, taps, basins, water mains etc. Bathroom Renovations - We can pr...

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Blackstone Project Management

Joined June 2019

We provide fixed price / fixed timeframe renovations for homeowners and property investors from kitchens and bathrooms through to full interior and exterior renovations, basement conversion and extensions. With extensive experience in the building and construction industry and a great team we are able to offer peace-of-mind that your renovation project will be done effectiently and to a high stan...

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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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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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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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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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Audio and visual services

Joined August 2019

Hi, we are doing the Freeview installation, sky installation (sky approved tech), cable runs, internal cabling, mounting tvs on walls professionally, pre wire houses while under construction as per building plans. While we are specialists in alarm and cctv installations (approved security installer and security consultants ), home theatre set up, multi zone sound system installation, We used to...

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Jacks building

Joined July 2016

Hi I've been building for 4 years and just here to do maintenance work for residential or commercial, as i am working full time during the week. My rates is reasonable and I get the job done with time and quality.

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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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White Ryder Creations

Joined June 2019

Professional Cabinet Maker and handyman. Qualified in furniture making. Looking at moving into contracting work. Available to assist on evenings and weekends for smaller jobs. I work full time for a kitchen joinery company. Phone number listed is my wife's who takes my querries.

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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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Matt Bennett Electrical ltd

Joined April 2019

Matt Bennett Electrical NZ Registered Qualified Electrician Your one stop shop for all electrical needs priding ourselves in providing a high qaulity professional service. Get in contact today for any electrical needs. Electrical, Automation, Heat Pumps, Lighting, Electrical design, Security, Maintenance, Audio and Visual. Find us on Facebook and Instagram @mattbennettelectrical Reg...

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