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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 "

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

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Electrical at 16 Hinau Steet

Posted 4 weeks ago

Hi, I have two down lights with bad connections and arcing and a sensor light that has twice failed despite having newly installed units.

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Install extractor fan and change plug in bathroom

Posted 4 weeks ago

Needing to put an extractor fan in the bathroom of a rental in Hamilton East, preferably a roof unit ducted to outside. As well as changing the old style plug to a newer style unit. Can be done to suit your schedule but ideally within the next few weeks. Okay to view the property to firm up a quote. Cheers

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Kitchen fan needed + bathroom vent

Posted 1 week ago

We need to install an extractor in the kitchen to meet healthy homes standards. There is a 40cm wide tiled space above the oven, before the window frame. The bathroom fan vents into the ceiling space so need to have that looked at too. 1970s home with brick wall and low sloping roof.

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Check wiring on light circuit

Posted 1 month ago

I suspect something is wrong with the lighting wiring on a 2 way switch

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Hiding wires behind wall

Posted 4 weeks ago

Hi there we have recently bought a frame tv and would like to hide the wires behind the wall so the wires are not visible.

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Replacing switch

Posted 1 week ago

Would need a bathroom switch replaced. As the fan can't be turned on. Also wondering if it's possible to get a quote for outdoor light replacement? Could I get a quote for during and after hours repair?

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Install powerpoints

Posted 2 weeks ago

install powerpoints for new kitchen this coming friday 26june

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Down lights & extractor fan install in small bathroom

Posted 3 weeks ago

Need a sparky to come and install extractor fan (with light) in our small newly renovated bathroom and install a downlight in our toilet room. Even better if you can do before Monday! Have a plasterer coming and need done before then.

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Range hood installation

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have a Sirius undermount rangehood to install in my kitchen. Looks like the only option for ducting will be out the roof which is concrete tile. Looking for someone who can do the full install. Powerpoint is already in place.

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Check and Assess - Baumatic kitchen extractor fan

Posted 2 weeks ago

Light is the only thing working on our Baumatic kitchen extractor fan Please visit and check/assess for repair

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3 x Jobs - Exterior Power Point, Light Switch, and Towel Rail

Posted 1 week ago

Hi There, I require 3 x electrical jobs done. - Install a external powerpoint for a new infinity gas unit, inside a wall cavity - install a new light switch - replace a towel rail in a bathroom I would supply the majority of the parts myself but would need you to tell me what you need (I work in telco so get trade prices for equipment at the electrical wholesalers) Cheers

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Install Rangehood & 2 bathroom fan extractor

Posted 3 weeks ago

Rangehood need installation. Also 2 bathroom need fan extractors

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Electrical repairs

Posted 2 weeks ago

Security lights not working-light under outside alcove not working -replacing bulb didn't help-and an outdoor plug with a stuck on/off switch

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Relocating Fuse Box

Posted 1 day ago

Wanting to relocate a fuse box (which is also a meter reader) from one wall to an adjacent wall.

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Renew double plug in garage

Posted 3 weeks ago

After some building work the double plug does not function

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Shower Extractor Fan

Posted 1 week ago

Repair or replace failed extractor fan above shower in bathroom. Would like the work completed by 3 July

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Powerpoint for new kitchen

Posted 2 weeks ago

Installation of new powerpoints for kitchen

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Sove installation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need hob and oven removed and free standing oven installed. thankyou

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Replacement of light, heating lamps and fan unit in bathroom

Posted 3 weeks ago

Fan in current unit has stopped working so can't use heat lamps. Like quote to replace unit with new HPM one

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Install rangehood, replace light fitting, replace socket, replace stove

Posted 4 weeks ago

As title says, needs doing today ideally - We will supply parts except rangehood duct piping & wall vent, please supply both with wall vent similar to attached photo - rental property so will need any relevent certs

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 165,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Light switch plus quote for extra outlets

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Powerpoints, switches, down lights for lounge and kitchen.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Power socket replacement and timer installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New 2 way lightswitch #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Franton Job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hook up replacement electric towel rail in bathroom for client,

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Run power to new garden shed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lighting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

essential

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installation of bathroom extractor fan

Work carried out by an employee of the company

23rd May 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Issue with new spa


7th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install extractor fan and change plug in bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Down lights & extractor fan install in small bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Network cable installed through a wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Switchboard upgrade required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix broken light in bedroom and put wiring into 2 new rooms

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Blown fuses

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

multiple small jobs to help get house ready for sale

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small repair

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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Tytan Electrical

Joined November 2019

Hey there I’ve been an electrician in the bay for the last 10 years and out on my own for 18 months. I work in really well with all other tradies . Have the experience to deal with any electrical issue that you have

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Maintain to profit

Joined March 2017

We are a renovation and maintenance company, who project manage the work using our teams of sub contractors. We negotiate great rates with our contractors, meaning no extra cost to you for one point of contact and project management

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Connect Electrical 2015 Ltd

Joined November 2015

We are a privately owned and operated business based in Hamilton and cover the Waikato region. We specialise in Domestic work which includes: renovations, extensions, new builds and maintenance. If you are wanting a reliable and honest electrician offering a competitive price package then look no further. Connect Electrical 2015 Ltd will be able to deliver on this whilst providing excellent serv...

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Automatic Door Services

Joined February 2015

ADS repairs and supplies all types of Garage & Commercial Doors. Reliable 24hr service with excellent customer service. Our products range from entry level to high end, something to suit all budgets. All our technicians recieve on site safety courses and ongoing training on all products. We do say, Any door, Any time, Any Where! - Waikato Wide.

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jlp construction

Joined June 2020

move from usa to nz in 2009 were i did have a construction company...now here in nz i work as a site manager for a well know construction company...i can do anything excluding plumbing and electrical

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Open Range Plumbing and Gas

Joined September 2019

Open Range Plumbing & Gas has over fifteen years of experience in the industry, with extensive experience in both maintenance plumbing and gas fitting, as well as new builds. We can also lend our knowledge and experience to your renovation project with helpful advice and guidance from the planning stage through to completion. Open Range Plumbing is able to work within your budget to problem solve...

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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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Kia Kaha Electrical Ltd

Joined September 2018

Kia Ora Koutou, I have over 30 years in the Electrical Industry & have experience in domestic, Commercial, & Renovations. The most common concern from Clients I hear is the jobs are too small & they don’t ring back, well no job is too small & I will ring back. Reasonable quotes, Work ethic & timeline. Kia Kaha

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Flooring Fish

Joined May 2020

Hi, We run a property maintenance & Flooring company trading as Flooring Fish Limited. We have enough experience of working in Commercial & resdential properties. Works we carry out: We supply & Install Carpet (Residential & Commercial) Laminate Supply & installation- SPC Commercial & Semi commercial planks, Vinyl sheet Supply & Install (Residential & Commercial) Vinyl Plank Supply &...

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REL2017 Ltd

Joined December 2019

Hi we are a small team who specialize in Residential Electrical work from new houses to alterations & Full house rewire or a simple change of lighting to LED or Changing old switches to new updated styles. We cover all Electrical, Data, MATV Sound & Audio, Security Alarm & Cameras with help from our Sister companies We will help every step of the job big or small.

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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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DBS Electrical Ltd

Joined January 2017

We have over 15 years experience in the electrical trade specialising in residential electrical and air conditioning. For workmanship done to a Professional, Reliable, Honest standard call Daniel at DBS Electrical. Find us on the web dbs electrical.co.nz or Facebook for photo galleries and other reviews.

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Mighty1 Electrical Limited

Joined January 2018

Mighty1 Electrical Limited had been in the market for the past 3yrs. covering both electrical, refrigeration and air- conditioning services. Fully license and insured company,.

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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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Phill Plamer Productions Ltd

Joined June 2019

Residential/Industrial/Commercial Electrician Reliable prompt friendly service. Competitive rates Over 23 years experience in the industry, Free Quotes Travel up to 80 k radius from depot Residential/Industrial/Commercial

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Tidal electrical ltd

Joined February 2017

We are a small family business. I am fully qualified and take great pride in my work. I am fast , friendly and enjoy working with my customers to get great results. I specialize in new homes and all electrical repairs and installations. Also heat pump installation I have worked a great range of homes from your basic batch to very high end homes and have a good sense of what works with each h...

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Leading Edge Electrical

Joined August 2010

We have been operating in the Waikato region for about 10 years and in that time we have developed a soild,loyal client base. We have achieved this by offering a prompt,reliable,professional service at a competitive price. So if you are looking for a Electrician you can rely on, who communicates well & has a great team give us a call!

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Alpha Building Services

Joined July 2019

At Alpha Building Services we know what we are doing practically, logically, legally and we know how to stick to your budget. We know a range of different people and trades within the Construction industry so if any additional trades such as electrical and plumbing are required we can easily and quickly arrange for them to come in and do what needs doing. We are Licensed Building Practitioners in...

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Black Box Electrical Engineering

Joined June 2016

Black Box Electrical Engineering Licensed Electrical Engineering Services Design, Problem Solving and Installation for Homes, Motorhomes and Connectables. We are a north island based mobile business who travel to your home, tiny house or caravan etc to help facilitate your design, solve your electrical problems and complete electrical installation work.

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sparky oncall electrical services limited

Joined October 2019

As a Registered Electrician with over 16 years experience, and 10 years in business, your project is in good hands. We are a husband and wife team with a young family, and understand the importance of working with people’s daily schedules, when booking jobs

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