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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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.

Farm solar installation

Posted 6 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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Wall mount Television-brackets already purchased

Posted 3 months ago

We need someone to mount a tv on a wall. Already purchased the brackets. Also would like 2 pendants install in a room

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Remove Light Fittings in Preparation for Asbestos removal 3 Bedroom home

Posted 4 months 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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6/2Masters Rd

Posted 2 months ago

3bedroom Kauri bungalow with return verandah relocatable needs rewiring

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Oven install

Posted 5 months 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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Two power points

Posted 5 months 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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Install 2x pendant lights

Posted 5 months 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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Ceiling fan install

Posted 3 months ago

Just need a ceiling fan installed in my barn. It has electricity lights etc already onsite.

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BTS for Counties Power

Posted 2 months ago

Prepare the switchboard and PowerPoint for Counties power inspection. Temporary power connection for a new building site.

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Installation or extractor fan in the bathroom

Posted 3 weeks ago

We would like to install an extractor fan in the bathroom and in the kitchen at Waiuku.

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Downlights kitchen & garage

Posted 3 months ago

Replacement of 6 x downlights to LED in kitchen (photo 1) Repairs to 3 non working lights in kitchen (photo 2) and garage (photo 3)

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Rangehood install

Posted 5 months ago

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

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Spa pool electrical wiring

Posted 1 month ago

I want to get the wiring done for a spa pool. Im after a an assessment and quotation

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Bathroom switch needs repair

Posted 3 months ago

Bathroom switch needs repair

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Installation of Power point for swimming pool pump and heat pump

Posted 2 months ago

Hi there We are after an electrician who can install external powerpoints (for swimming pool).

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Kitchen Renovation Electrical Upgrade

Posted 5 months 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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Additional Powerpoints and tv antenna socket

Posted 5 months 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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Double garage to be wire up

Posted 1 month ago

I have a double garage that I need to wire up with power and in stall power points and lights.

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Ceiling fan install - master bedroom

Posted 5 months 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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Rewire a house

Posted 3 weeks ago

Rewire a 100m3 house currently being renovated. Most walls and all cellings currently out and ready to go

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 159,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Oven install


29th November 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

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

lounge wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Switch board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th September 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

New Lights


29th October 2018

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

Rach 11

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th June 2018

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

Replace 3x Downlights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th May 2019

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

Ceiling fan install - master bedroom


25th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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

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Pulse electrical & communication services ltd

Joined August 2017

Welcome to Pulse Electrical, we are professional electrical contractors with over 10 years experience in providing a comprehensive range of electrical services in and around the Auckland area. The key to our success is our commitment to every individual, family, and company that uses our services, whether it’s planning, procurement, design, review, implementation, or maintenance, we have the exper...

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Plumb Press

Joined April 2019

Hi Im Tim and I have had over 15years experience in plumbing industry. Its of great importance to deliver the highest level of workmanship to our customers. For any plumbing issues or new work you may need ,we can do it. Feel free to view my website for more information. Thank you for your time Tim

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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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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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Heating and Cooling and Electrical 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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Dymond Construction Ltd

Joined January 2020

Welcome to Dymond Construction. We build new homes and renovate old ones. With an eye for a crystal diamond finish, our professional team of tradesmen are more than able to help you complete that long overdue project or build that dream home for you and your loved ones. No job is too big or small for our team. We take tremendous pride in being a "One-Stop-Shop" offering our own Builders, Elec...

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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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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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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www.uniquerenovations.co.nz

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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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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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Ample Power Limited

Joined March 2020

Hi, dual traded in electrical & industrial instrumenmtation/automation with almost 20yrs experience. I'm a registered Electrical Inspector catering for all your electrical needs so do not hesitate to contact me to discuss your needs. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on time and wi...

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Red Rhino Electrical

Joined August 2019

Overview Red Rhino Electrical is a family owned electrical company based in Auckland, New Zealand. With more than 35 years industry based experience, our number one priority is to make sure that out customers are 100% satisfied from start-to-finish. Values: Dependability ~ Consistency ~ .Efficiency ~ Honesty Vision: Red Rhino Electrical will apply their expertise, skills and preci...

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pro wire

Joined December 2010

Hi we work from hamilton to auckland 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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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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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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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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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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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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