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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest electricians case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

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 findi

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 findi

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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Check out how homeowners like you are using Electricians on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Bathroom renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Looking for a sparky to install downlights, an extractor fan with ducting to go out to the soffit. Install a towel rail. Remove old lights and switches and install new multi function switch. Lights, towel rail and extractor/ducting is supplied.

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Electrics to mobile office

Posted 1 week ago

We have just installed a mobile office in our backyard and need power connected from home to office. Need this done as quickly as possible

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Wall socket

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need the wall plug replaced Ideally a double with 2x USB outlets too

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Four jobs in a new-to-us house

Posted 2 weeks ago

* move light switch nearer to the door - presently directly facing the front door. * replace broken cover on light switch in shower room. We have a new cover. * if possible, fit bathroom heater in shower room, on the wall above the switch. We have the heater. * this is a bit different. The stairwell cries out for a feature light, but has, at present, nothing. It is quite gloomy. We have a huge shade, with the fittings and bulb, and need a rose outlet in the ceiling. There is probably loft a...

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Tv wiring

Posted 1 month ago

Wanting to hide my wiring for my tv unit, wall mounted

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Supply and install 3 range hoods/extractor fans

Posted 6 days ago

I have three rental properties which require extractor fans in the kitchen or alternatively range hoods with extractor fans. These must comply with new tenancy laws. All three have range hoods but none have an extractor to the outside. I am looking for the best solution.

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Bathroom electricals and replacing other house switches

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi -Fix (or replace if need be) our fan extractor in the bathroom -remove heated towel rack - fix broken bathroom switches - old power outlets that need replacing -short circuiting??

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Range hood ducting and venting

Posted 1 week ago

Hi. I have a Rangehood installed and working. I just need the ducting and venting done to vent out side through the roof. At the moment the rangehood is venting back into the kitchen. I live in an older style brick apartment located above shops in town. I think the roof is flat?? And there is access into the roof thru a bedroom wardrobe. Maybe a little tricky and is a bit of a tight squeeze.

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Range hood + bathroom heat lamp/extractor fan install

Posted 1 week ago

Have Range hood and Heat lamp/extractor fan comb ready for install. Rangehood back to back install. Extractor fan to replace existing unit which is not working and look to be venting into roof space. Install this week. Quote and estimated start time. Models in pics.

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Laundry Reno

Posted 3 weeks ago

Looking for someone to assist with electrical needs of a complete laundry renovation. Will require moving light switches, power points and installing new down lights. Whole room will be relined. Looking for someone who can complete the initial work first week of September.

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Security lights on side of garage

Posted 2 weeks ago

needing 1 light to be put up i have the light

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Range hood installation

Posted 3 weeks ago

Install a range hood going through the wall

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Switch board old & faulty need replacing

Posted 1 week ago

Need quote for job, replacement, new board etc, board not supported properly to the wall. Informed by power company that switch board is faulty. They cannot update meter until switch board is fixed.

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Installation for extractor fan and rangehood

Posted 2 weeks ago

We require an electrician to install a bathroom extractor fan and kitchen range hood we have the appliances for this. We also have a bathroom power outlet that is for shavers and would like to replace for a standard one, and we have light socket that is broken and need the unit replaced

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20 led downlights installation

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need 20 led downlights (will be supplied) fitted in the ceiling (3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, laundry, dining room, passage, toilet). Ceilings currently have traditional pendants. The contractor must help to assess the right locations and undertake the cutouts. Connection is to the existing electrical circuit. 3 of the light switches are also to be replaced with dimmers (also to be supplied). Also looking to install an extractor fan in bathroom. Contractor only needs to undertake the connecti...

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Plug socket relocation, light switch fixing and lighting installation

Posted 1 week ago

Plug socket relocation, light switch fixing and lighting installation Dinsdale

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Graham St Extractor Fans & Stove install

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there, Needing a couple of extractor fans installed plus a couple to be completed/vented/chimney etc. 1 x stove also requiring installing. All on same site but doesn't have to be all in one day but preferable? ASAP needed (subject to tenant notice required).

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Electrical work for new sleepout

Posted 3 weeks ago

I am looking for a registered Electrician who will be interested to do the electrical work in my new sleepout. Here I have attached the design for better understanding. Couldn't attach the detail design but its available. Please feel free to come and visit my place or send me an email if you have any question. Kind regards// Azad

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McCarthy #2

Posted 1 month ago

I need the small extractor fan in my kitchen repaired. It is a Manrose brand and measures 200mm x 200mm square. The fan broke off while attempting to clean it. After a quote please to fix as on a limited budget.

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Power for spa 25 amp

Posted 2 weeks ago

need power 25a to out door area for spa - need rough price first will supply materials - switch / circuit breaker / conduit

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 172,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Electrical repairs

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18th July 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5

Small Electrical Jobs around House

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th August 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
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 5
Communication
 5

Range hood + bathroom heat lamp/extractor fan install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hardwire spa pool

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rectify switchboard (cover cannot be closed), and add a power socket

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18th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

3 small electrical jobs

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29th July 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

multiple small jobs to help get house ready for sale

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Install extractor fan and change plug in bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st July 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen fan needed + bathroom vent

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Interior and Exterior Lighting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Remove lamps + extra socket

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th September 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

Lighting repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

20 led downlights installation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

20th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Light fittings/sockets

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix wiring and rewire light switches

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sensor light repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen extractor fan needs maintenance or replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th August 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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Dynamic Electrical

Joined August 2020

Hi, I am Harry and I am registered electrician. We are doing the electrical works for new & old houses. We are also doing Test & Tag service for cleaners, offices, schools, building sites,shop and etc. We are professional and hard working. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completng jobs on budget.

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Oncore

Joined September 2020

My name is Ajit Singh and i am resident of Rototuna north, Hamilton I Operate as an Independent Operator/Franchisee for ONCORE group which is part of Refresh Renovation group here in Hamilton. Me and My team will ensure you receive WORLD CLASS customer service and Value for your money. We are ONE STOP SHOP for all your household, residential and commercial needs. One call does it all..... Below...

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Ur Plumber Waikato 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 Waikato Ltd has...

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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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Shane's Drainage Limited

Joined October 2016

Hello, Certified drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 15 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage. Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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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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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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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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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 & do all kind of floor preparations. Interior & exterior Paintings Gutter cleaning Gib fixing Gib stopping Lagging work for plumbers to apartments Soundproofing etc...

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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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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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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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Anything Communications Ltd

Joined March 2020

Hi i've been in the communications industry for over 17 years and have been involved in a range of installations on projects from new builds to retrofitting existing buildings in both the commercial and residential market. I pride myself in providing both a friendly and professional service to my clients at a fair price.

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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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Automatic Door Services

Joined February 2015

ADS repairs and supplies all types of Garage & Commercial Doors. ADS is owned and managed by Andy Marsden, who has a team of 9 people ensuring the smooth running of his business. Andy's background is from aviation and engineering. As Andy says if you can keep 25 million pound aircraft up in the air and all those aboard safe - then keeping people safe with garage doors and commercial doors is a l...

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CCN Electrical

Joined July 2020

Hi, I have been in the electrical trade for more than 8 years. I have specialised in many fields in the electrical industry from industrial right through to rural electrical work and whiteware repairs. I am very professional and can take on small to medium size work. All work is done in accordance to relevant standards.

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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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X Electrical

Joined October 2018

X Electrical is a Hamilton based company serving the Waikato and Coromandel regions. We offer both residential and commercial services, where no job is too big or too small. Founder Jaxon Skewes is a qualified electrician with over 5 years’ experience in the mechanical, residential and industrial trades. Jaxon specialises in Mechanical service (heating, ventilation and air conditioning, but also...

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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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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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