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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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

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.

Electrical work

Posted 3 months ago

Hi Looking to get few things done around the house. Outside motion light, rangehood, inside stair lights and few lights to change around the house. Thanks

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Outdoor Spa pool socket

Posted 1 week 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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Install connection for heatpumup hot water cylinder on 15th or 16th April.

Posted 4 months 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 5 months 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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Oven

Posted 4 months 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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Garage conversion to studio flat

Posted 21 hours 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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PowerPoint Installation

Posted 1 day 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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Kitchen Alterations

Posted 6 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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Electric light installation

Posted 4 months 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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Connection of internet wires inside rooms

Posted 2 months ago

I dont have broadbrand wires connected to switches inside bedrooms rooms and lounge so i have to connected router inside garage as i am having problems getting wifi signals inside bedroom. As shown in the photo blues wires to be wired from inside to the rooms.

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Electrician in Pukekohe

Posted 1 day 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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Power to garden shed

Posted 3 months ago

i want power in my shed i can do all the wiring just want someone to connect to main power off house. ive already doug trench. please quote

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Replace 3x Downlights

Posted 4 months 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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Install 2 sunshine instant heaters

Posted 2 months ago

Need 2 instant heaters to be installed in house

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SPA Electrical Wiring

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi I want to get a SPA installed . Looking for an electrician to do the outdoor wiring to 15~20 amp as per spa specifications. Thanks in advance

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$$$

Posted 6 months ago

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

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Switch board

Posted 2 weeks ago

70mm ali downsize to 16mm copper at meterbox and road pit ends. Also wire up meterbox and main earth. ...

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Rheem Hot water Cylinder

Posted 2 months ago

We have a Rheem hot water heat pump Cylinder that appears to have some power issues. Need someone to diagnose and fix thanks

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Install a New Power point for the Gas Hot water Unit

Posted 2 weeks 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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Re wire

Posted 1 month ago

quote to rewire board so as all load goes to solar, also hook up batteries

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 142,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Spa Pool

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21st November 2018

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 5
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bake a cake

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12th September 2017

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 4
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 1
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 3

Replace 3x Downlights

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12th May 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Outside plug and strip heater

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29th November 2017

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 5
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 5
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 5

Electrician for new kitchen

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19th December 2017

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

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

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25th March 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Broken bathroom fan

Work carried out by an employee of the company

2nd December 2018

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 5
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 4
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 4
Communication
 5

Kitchen Alterations

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22nd February 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Electrical upgrades

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14th January 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Small lighting rewiring job

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22nd October 2017

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 5
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 5
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 5

New Lights


29th October 2018

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 5
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 5
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Rach 11

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9th June 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Exterior lights

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30th January 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5

Bathroom fan needs fixing

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21st September 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

New ceramic cooktop install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th January 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Spa pool instillation.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th October 2017

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 5
Communication
 5

lounge wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

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Icon electrical

Joined July 2016

Family owned and operated business based in Auckland, established in 1998, We are a registered electrical contracting company . We cover all range of works in the Residential and Commercial sector including general maintenance, installation, renovations, new homes, office and business fit outs and much more. We offer expert advice, friendly and reliable service at very competitive quotes....

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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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KS Electrical

Joined June 2019

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

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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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Fridgy L T D

Joined March 2017

Hi! I have been working in the refrigeration and hvac/heat pump trade for around 7 years and am trade qualified. I am very tidy with a lot of attention to detail whilst also completing the work on time. I can repair/maintain/install/design most refrigeration (domestic and commercial) along with any Air conditioning, heating and ventilation equipment. Please feel free to contact me and I will try...

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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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Skyview Communications Ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi, we are quite experienced in Aerial,Satellite installations,trouble shooting,remove old Aerials,Multi rooms, Residential electrical services. We guarantee our workmanship and work is always carried out to Customers requirements.

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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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This Is Electric NZ

Joined February 2017

I am a English qualified and New Zealand registered electrician. I have over 10 years experience working in England, Australia and New Zealand. I aim to deliver top end professional work at realistic prices and time scales

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5N1 TRADE SERVICES

Joined August 2019

Hi we've been doing plumbing, gas fitting, drain lying ,heating cooling and electrical for past 5 yrs. We specialize in renovation, new builds,new install and maintenance for residential and commercial. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing satisfactory and affordable services to our customers. Please visit our website (www...

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Dow Electrical Ltd

Joined February 2019

We're a local, friendly Auckland based electrical company. We work within domestic, residential and commercial projects from Home Theater installations to complete electrical installations. We use the latest, professional, full-layout electrical software for planning projects right up to the last switch. We offer a full range of professional services. If you are building a brand new home, renovat...

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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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Maintain To Profit Auckland CBD

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 over 20 years 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 standard....

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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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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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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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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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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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pro wire

Joined December 2010

Hi we have been working in auckland for 16 yrs ,and we have been doing jobs from new homes full renovations ,to the smallest jobs ,we pride ourselves on punctuality, and 100% customer satisfaction ,we always clean up after ourselves and offer helpful advice and ,no obligation free quotes ,our prices are always competitive .

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JS Electric

Joined June 2019

Hi! I am a registered Electrician with a wide variety of experience, from industrial to commercial to residential... simply put if I am chasing your job it means I can do it! - Trying hard for a fast response - Competitive pricing , will work around budget - Quality workmanship

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