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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

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.

Load increase application

Posted 5 days ago

Power for my property is not big enough as business is getting bigger. It is three phase power. I want to get more power to meet the situation.

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Electrical work

Posted 1 week ago

I want to install 2X 25C RCD and 5 plugs from in. Wiring approx 4 meters between RCD and switch. Easy job :) need to install in next 2 weeks time.

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Changing the switchboards for whole house.

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there, we have some old switches in house which we want to change to new ones.

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Rangehood installation

Posted 7 hours ago

Need someone to supply and install a 90cm rangehood in our kitchen.

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Connect existing extractor fan in kitchen

Posted 1 week ago

We are requiring an electrician to connect an existing extractor fan to an existing plug/switch and duct it to existing vent. The cover for the fan has broken from wear & tear and requires replacing aswell.

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Getting warm water only, need hot water

Posted 2 weeks ago

Warm water from the cylinder which is from 2018, not sure what the issue is, it is my rental property

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New powerpoints installation

Posted 1 week ago

Would like more powerpoints installed in rooms and old powerpoint covers replaced, including changing single ones to double ones. Also would like to check that some are actually working.

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Electricial Inspector

Posted 2 days ago

House is 1936. 1. Need to have the wiring for the house checked. 2. One of the hot points in kitchen doesn't work and is causing the hob and wall oven to blow a fuse (says the current owner). 3. I have purchased a new oven and hob to be fitted. 4. Outside gas infinity needs an external hotpoint. 5. Check power to outside 2 door garage is compliant. 6. Expelair to go into renovated bathroom. 7. New hot point for washing machine, Viewing 24th June to quote.

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No hot Water.

Posted 2 weeks ago

hot water cylinder not working after power surge/lightning. check fuse and element ( also need another one off wire hooked up) for inline shower.

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Lights out

Posted 2 weeks ago

Electrical points at the back of the house are not working. The only lights that are working all the time are to the front of the house. I can get the lights to work by flicking the switches in the wall electrical board in the laundry.

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Electrical Repair

Posted 2 weeks ago

Move light socket and connect wiring to exterior sensor light

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Replace oven and Hob

Posted 2 weeks ago

Just looking to get a price to replace oven and hob. Possibly adding another power point also

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Remove heated towel rail

Posted 5 days ago

We have a heated towel rail that is coming off the wall and I would like to have it removed and replace it with a normal rail. The sooner the better as it's a hazard with a toddler in the house.

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Replace heater/fan and wire up another heater/fan (2 in all)

Posted 2 weeks ago

One replacement of an existing heater/fan and wiring up a new heater/fan.

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LED lights change

Posted 1 week ago

2 LED lights gone faulty, need replacement. please quote and visit the site to replace it with new one

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Installation of extractor fan in bathroom

Posted 1 week ago

Currently only have a passive(?) Fan that I think goes into the ceiling rather than outside. Would like to put a property extractor fan in the bathroom.

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Heather

Posted 2 weeks ago

no hot water. no power to the cylinder.

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Electrical repairs lighting

Posted 1 week ago

Central ceiling light connected (wiring is there), and fixing four wall light fittings in residential lounge room.

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House rewire

Posted 2 weeks ago

Looking to get a quote and recommendations for our electrical issues. Some of the power points and lights don’t go because the fuse keeps popping out (one of those old kinds without the switch. Old switchboard needs replacing. A couple of the light switches buzz when you try and turn them on, then you have to poke the switch for it to stop buzzing. You get a bit of a shock when your finger or hand is on the switch too long. 4 bedroom house on Sunnyside Rd. Currently rented out to family. We’ve h...

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 197,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Bathroom Fan Not Working

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th June 2021

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 5
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 5

Sensor light install

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19th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

First extractor fan ever in 1980's bathroom.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove electrical fittings for painting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stove element repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th April 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Rangehood Installation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Downlight install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repairs and renovations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

replace heater/fan and wire up another heater/fan (2 in all)


10th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lights out

Work carried out by an employee of the company

9th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Broken light fitting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install new kitchen extractor fan

Work carried out by an employee of the company

8th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install 3x down lights, towel rail, switch

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Installation and wiring of extractor fan in bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Certificate of Compliance


20th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical box relocation, new electrical work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Getting warm water only, need hot water


6th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plug replacements and floodlights

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Remove heated towel rail & install plain one

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Run Cat 6 Network Cable Underfloor and terminate at both ends

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

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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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iPower Electrical Services

Joined May 2017

Registered electrician. Located in Porirua. Servicing all Wellington, Porirua, Johnsonville, Newlands, Tawa, Khandallah, Grenada, Peremata, Whitby. Complete rewiring of houses, New Switchboards or upgrading, industrial and commercial work. Very competitive quotes provided for free. Thanks. Nelson iPower Electrical Services.

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ONCORE

Joined November 2020

Hi,we specialise in installation,repair and maintenance business in Bay of Plenty and Rotorua.No job is too big or too small for us.We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Wisodom Group

Joined April 2021

Hi we specialise major in renovation and new builds including Bathroom, Kitchen and also we have good tiling / flooring team to make your home looks stunning. We also provide Electrical and Plumbing supply and install too. We are professional and meet deadlines for the project completion. We do fixed price quotes with competitive prices

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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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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 ... .nz or Facebook for photo galleries and other reviews.

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Powersmith Electrical

Joined October 2020

Been in Electrical work and business for over 30 years No job to big or to small .Electrical faults,New powerpoints,lights,switchboards or any other faults just call .We also do Oven and Hob repairs.No call out or travel charges

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Lawrence The Electrician

Joined February 2021

No job too big or too small. Honest and reliable, specializing in residential, commercial and industrial. Job completed on time and within budget. Making electrical work affordable without compromising on quality; hence our slogan "quality meets affordability". Call Lawrence the Electrician today!

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Everbright New Zealand

Joined June 2021

Greetings, we've been in electrical trade for many years. We have a wonderful dedicated team for electrical work such as pre wiring, re wiring, upgrading switch board, test & tagging apportble appliances, Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. We are professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing j...

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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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Endurance Electrical

Joined October 2016

Our aim is is to serve our clients in a friendly, enthusiastic, caring professional way, whilst ensuring we deliver a high quality product. We can assist in any electrical work you require from minor repairs, renovations, extensions, new house builds and anything in between. For a no obligation quote, please get in touch today.

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Ur Plumber & Electrical

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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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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Katoa technology Ltd

Joined June 2017

Dear, Katoa is a licensed security company from New Zealand Justice department. We are providing professional CCTV and Alarm system installation and maintenance service, Access control, Electrical wiring and installation, Computer Networks, Automation, etc. Our technician Ben has more than 7 years' residential and commercial practical experience in installation of CCTV, Alarm and c...

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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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Shockwave Electrical

Joined April 2021

I have been working in the electrical industry for the last 14 years. I have a wide range of experience. We do any electrical installation, heatpump services, switchboard upgrades.

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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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RealArc

Joined June 2021

Hi We are a small team & have been in business for couple of years. We have been providing flooring for New builds & Renovations. While we specialize in major renovations & new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time, We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing them on...

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Perfect Solutions

Joined April 2017

Hi we've been installing Aerials, CCTV cameras and Audio/Video Solutions for the last 20 years While we specialise in HOME AUTOMATION & SECURITY for new and existing homes we also do smaller jobs like TV and dish installations and TV hangs on the wall. We are licensed security technicians and consultants. We take pride in our professional approach Things you can expect from us *Competi...

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Jarrod Goile

Joined September 2020

Quality assured workmanship at a very reasonable price. Certified tradies for just about any job. Working with the customer to meet their demands without delay.

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