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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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Security Service & Alarm Installers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

A security service or alarm installers will be able to advise and install the best security system for your property or anything else you want to protect. Some systems are composed of a simple alarm that sounds when an entry point is breached, while others include monitoring centres where

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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Old House

Posted 08/04/14

Are you considering buying an old house? Old villas and bungalows can be charming, but with age, often comes problems. Here’s three questions to ask before you sign on the dotted line. Buying an old house? Ask these questions first! You don't want to buy a lemon! Here are 3 questions you need

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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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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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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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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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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 findi

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 findi

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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Outdoor powerpoints installation

Posted 1 week ago

We would need a couple of outdoor Powerpoints installed. One for a new Spa pool arriving early February, the other for the deck area. Both spots where we want the power points installed are close to the indoor power points. We would like to use the Spa pool pretty much as soon as it’s installed so looking for the job to be done in the next couple of weeks.

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Connect internet from road to new build site

Posted 1 month ago

Around 300m to build site from road need internet a connection at new build site. Fibre at road. Thanks

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Extractor fan

Posted 4 months ago

Installation of 1 extractor in 2 x bathrooms

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Pull a wire to inside the house

Posted 1 month ago

New Outdoor canopy led lights ( already installed) need to be connected to a switch inside the house

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Power point and light installation

Posted 3 months ago

I am renovating my laundry. I need two double power points and a LED light installed in the ceiling.

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Electrician please

Posted 3 months ago

Please find attached my drawings of alterations in electrical, I paid for wiring downstairs years ago and the guy never finished job, renovation taken different turn and need new wiring for lights, switches & plugs plus movement of some old (switches etc) I have tried to list, but a visit is definitely advised. An estimate pending visit for quote is okay. Please note, only those wishing to travel to Clarks Beach please.

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Move power points

Posted 2 months ago

Small job, need a couple of power points moved and 2 x ceiling lights installed. The ceiling has not been lined yet.

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Connect to power for new build site.

Posted 1 month ago

Need around 300m of power cable put in trench provided...

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Socket relocation

Posted 2 months ago

I need a double socket moved about 1.5 meters and a light switch wired up.

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Electrical connection from main house to garage.

Posted 2 months ago

Provide electrical connection from main house to the garage. Approx distance is 20m from garage to the main house. Will require a switch box with a tripper, 4 plug points, 1 light point for a tube light. Please quote with and without the material.

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Replace small sub main in garage

Posted 4 months ago

Replace garage sub main or repair as per the photo attached

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Electricity

Posted 1 month ago

Move builder temporary electricity outlet post

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Cat6 cabling

Posted 3 months ago

Hello, Ive been advised by Chorus to get a new Cat6 cabling throughout the house or atleast to one of the phone points downstairs previous cable is old and is entombed within the wall outside. The picture shows wire entering the property, to a phone point on ground floor I believe. Would appreciate to have it done asap. Thankyou.

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House wiring

Posted 6 days ago

New house pre wired but job to be completed with internal installation of switchboard down lights plugs and switches etc

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Home entertainment in wall cabling

Posted 1 month ago

I need some conduit or in wall ducting installed to be able to run home entertainment cabling discreetly from the AV unit to the speakers and to another room.

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Hook up electric hwc

Posted 2 months ago

Am a plumber need urgent cylinder connect new cylinder is pretty much done, only chase if can do today

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CONCS 150 - Prewire and fit off

Posted 4 months ago

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

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New Connection

Posted 4 months ago

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

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New power switch

Posted 2 weeks ago

Replace single switch with double and USB charging.

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Arc fault detection upgrade

Posted 4 months ago

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

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Replace 3x Downlights

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12th May 2019

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 5
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 5
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Hook up electric hwc

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29th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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 5

Power point install needed

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28th September 2019

Workmanship
 4
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 4
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 4
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 4

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

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25th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
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 5

Oven install


29th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ceiling fan install - master bedroom


25th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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

Installing an electric/ceramic oven

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16th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace small sub main in garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Power lost to one set of power points.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Installing 12 downlights

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2nd October 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

New power switch

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7th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Repair power points

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19th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Socket relocation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th November 2020

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

Kitchen Alterations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Power point and light installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace power points & aerial

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

add electrical switches

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27th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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 5

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MCElectrics Ltd

Joined September 2020

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

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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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Rickard Electrical

Joined September 2020

Hi there, we are a registered and licensed electrical company with 10 years plus experience at your service to provide customer needs and to make life a safer place. With free quoting and knowledge to share, we are able to direct you in the right path to ensure you get the best outcome, so give us a call as we are here to help you. Go check out our website for our services: www. ... .nz

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David Nugent Electrical

Joined August 2020

I’m a registered electrician with 15 years experience in the residential and commercial sectors. I specialise in small to medium projects including lighting and switchboard upgrades to general electrical needs. Competitive quotes and professional delivery on time.

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TimberFox Floors

Joined July 2019

Hi, We run a Property Maintenance & flooring company trading as TimberFox Floors. The works we do : We supply & Install Carpets Laminate, solid wood, Enggineering wood, Vinyl Planks, Tiles, Carpet Tiles Vinyl sheets & do all kind of floor preparations. Interior & exterior Paintings Gutter cleaning Gib fixing Gib stopping Lagging work for plumbers to apartments Soundproofin...

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KR Electrical

Joined May 2016

Hi, my name is Kris Roberts, we are reliable electricians servicing the wider Auckland area. Hi, my name is Kris Roberts, we are reliable electricians servicing the wider Auckland area.

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Eleco Electrical

Joined January 2018

We are a small owner operated company with experience in the commercial,domestic and industrial fields, we currently have a fully qualified electrical inspector and a heat pump tech on board. We can provide competitive (or even beat written) quotes. We do any size job and are available 24/7.

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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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NICA

Joined January 2021

Hi I've been building and renovating houses for the last 15 years. I am very professional in what I do, I also do small jobs from time to time. Plumbing is also one profession that I am very passionate about it. I can provide competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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All Bases Electrical

Joined October 2019

Hi, were a small electrical company who have 15 years experience in the electrical industry from small jobs to full rewires of residential and commercial spaces. We also have been installing solar and battery systems across all types of properties for the last 5 years. We are a very professional outfit that is determined to beat deadlines. We always treat your property as 1 of our own when looking...

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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. ... .nz

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GI & GM Contacting

Joined February 2020

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

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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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At Your Request electrical

Joined January 2020

Hi, I've been an electrician for over 15 years ranging from residential new builds and maintenance to large commercial sites and also security and electronics. I am very professional and work hard to complete jobs on time in a neat and tidy manner. I like to think I provide a competitive quote and on budget.

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TTB CONTRACTING

Joined December 2020

We at TTB work with our customers to ensure their projects get completed on time and to the highest standard. We offer small digger works, retaining walls and land development. ​ Do you have a project or idea in mind that you want to get started on? We are here to make it happen. Get in touch to learn what we can do for you today. We are a dynamic company with modern equipment, that takes p...

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Echo Electrical

Joined September 2020

Hi my name is Jimmy, I have been a qualified sparky for 8+ years working mostly on residential and commercial properties doing jobs such as new builds, maintenance, renovations, rewires and repairs. I pride myself on my ability to complete the job professionally and in good time providing competitive pricing. I believe in this line of work there is no job too small or too big. Look forward to hea...

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Ur Plumber Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi we’ve been in the Plumbing industry with over 10 years experience in Residential,Commercial, Industrial we are well equipped to under take any job big or small. While we specialise in General Maintenance Plumbing we also do complete full renovations kitchen,bathroom,laundry. Whether upgrading from low to mains pressure Hot water , blocked drain to a roof leak Ur Plumber Ltd has you cove...

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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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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 plumbers' and gasfitters and a contract drainlayer s 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 project...

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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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