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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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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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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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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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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.

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 finding the tim

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 finding the tim

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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Bathroom extraction unit, rear yard security light

Posted 3 days ago

Two jobs at a tenanted property in Frankton on Killarney Road. check and clean bathroom extraction unit, refix to wall, rear yard security light Picture shows current extractor unit in bathroom as indicated in the mirror reflection. Unit still runs but lacks adequate suction. Should just need a remove and clean? Rear yard two bulb security needs refixing to the brick wall as it has come away from the securing support and screws. Successful provider will be advised of the tenant co...

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Installation of 'Heat Fan Light Unit' in Bathroom

Posted 1 week ago

Hi There, We want to get a 'Heat Fan Light Unit' kit installed in our bathroom and Looking for an electrician. The job includes: -Installation of the Heat and Fan unit on bathroom ceiling. -Install the wall switch -Ducting and installation of exterior grille. Example of the unit that we want to get installed: See attached photo.

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Multiple jobs on residential home

Posted 1 week ago

1. Light in external shed/converted back porch (there’s a socket there, we just don’t know where the switch is) 2. Exterior lighting x2 down one side of the house 3. LED lighting banks x4 for garage & workshop attached to garage – 2 sets in each. Plus power in workshop (set of 4, or 2 x dual, powerpoints). Add light switches to garage lighting next to internal access door 4. External power for caravan, ideally outside garage 5. Hardwire in wall heater in ensuite – include extending the power...

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Bathroom extractor fan removal and installation

Posted 4 days ago

Needing extractor fan from bathroom removed and a new one installed

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Deck Reno

Posted 3 weeks ago

Require outdoor switch to be wired for Spa pool. Exterior deck lights to be wired

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New ensuite #2

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need wiring for new ensuite being built for fan/light installation.

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Wire a 3 point light switch

Posted 2 weeks ago

We need a 3 switch light plate wired please.

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Extractor fan installation

Posted 2 weeks ago

We need a new extractor fan installed in our bathroom as there is excessive mould growing and I don't think the current extractor is working properly. Would also need advice on the best extractor fan to install that doesn't break the bank - so need someone with knowledge on the matter.

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Check existing house

Posted 3 weeks ago

House has been sitting disconnected for more than 6 months. Need to have it checked over before reconnecting

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Fix phone jack

Posted 1 week ago

The wires were removed and need to be placed back in ASAP for work purposes.

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URGENT JOB NEED TO BE COMPLETED BY TODAY OR TOMORROW 25th

Posted 4 weeks ago

We have just moved into a new retail premises. We have a exterior light sign we need connected. There is a existing lead for this exterior light but it has been isolated and we need it to be reconnected.

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Catalina drive

Posted 3 weeks ago

Need to install a ceiling fan in my lounge. I have already one but does not have the switch and regulator. It's a self one so need install a switch and regulator also

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Door bell - repair or replacement

Posted 1 day ago

Door bell currently a no go. Need it repaired or replaced. Ideally by end of day 22nd August.

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Quote to Install security light plus couple small items

Posted 1 day ago

Install security light Replace 3 light switches in the lounge, check wiring to one light in lounge and check outside light fitting.

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Installing 3 new power points

Posted 4 weeks ago

We need 3 new power points installed in a newly renovated house. 2 in a bedroom. And one in the lounge.

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Led lights

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need to put new Led lights in the lounge, and change some down lights into LED

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Replace lights

Posted 2 days ago

Replace 3 exterior lights with fittings supplied. Replace 1 down light and two spotlights in kitchen with LED lights to be supplied by electrician. Move/replace stove switch House built in 1990

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Replace recessed lights with LEDs

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have 21 recessed lights (4 inch diameter) that I want replaced with LEDs. Wanting quotes please

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Rangehood

Posted 1 week ago

installation of new rangehood

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Dehumidifier

Posted 3 weeks ago

Dimplex dehumidifier showing e2 error code.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 142,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Small job, replacing some lamps, light fittings and switches

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical - Bathroom Reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wire a 3 point light switch

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Oven plug/wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

[Installation] Towel Rail x1 / Heating Fan x1 / Vanity Light x1 in Bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Spa install

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace extractor fan/heat/light unit

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Moving Power Points, Installing Appliances, Rewiring Lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

LED Down Light Installation x5

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

change 3 hanging lights and put one new one up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

No hot water

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Light fittings

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Spa pool install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install Rangehood.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical repair - urgent

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mangino

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wire up newly installed extractor fan to work with light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Feeding a ethernet cable from downstairs to upstairs and making a wall jack

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Patrick Allison

Joined January 2019

I am a general handyman with a very diverse range of skills, and the tools to match. Experienced at renovations, repairs and property maintenance. Also have experience with home entertainment, TV, security camara installation and telecommunications. You name it, it's likely I can do it.

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FMH Electrix Ltd

Joined April 2018

Our company are: - Registered Master Electrician ( electrical contractors association nz) - Site safe member - IQP( independent qualified person) Auckland council - Ministery of justic( security licensed) - accredited Mistubishi installer - accredited fujitsu installer. We do Domestic, commercial & industrial job.

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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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Adam's electrical Waikato

Joined January 2015

Honest, fair and reliable work guaranteed for twenty years from install. Registered Electrician. No extra charges on quoted jobs other than product cost change or extra installs/changes. Pride myself on making fair deals and finding competitive products to keep quality while also being affordable. Mainly supplied by Ideal Electrical and use (snieder)-PDL/HPM/rexel/robus products. TV and satellite...

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Skyview Communications Ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi, we are quite experienced in Aerial,Satellite installations,trouble shooting,remove old Aerials,Multi rooms, Residential electrical services. We guarantee our workmanship and work is always carried out to Customers requirements.

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Best Electrical Limited

Joined August 2019

Ben Thornton founded Best Electrical in 2006. With his team, he has worked hard to build the business’s reputation for service and safety, trustworthiness and reliability. Ben is the business owner and the boss. His no-nonsense approach and high professional standards make him stand out among electricians. Ben and his carefully selected staff of electricians and apprentices won’t cut corners....

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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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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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Hiko electrical services ltd

Joined August 2019

When you need a reliable electrician Hiko Electrical is your first choice. Over 10 years in the industry and experts in Residential and Commerical installations. Whether you need a light fixed or a quote for electrical plans, Chris and his team are here to help.

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DG Roofing & Building

Joined November 2018

We understand your problem/requirement accurately and then we discuss with you the solution to your problems/ We discuss the right approach to achieving your requirements. If you agree for us to proceed, we do our job at cost, in a satisfactory timeframe and highest possible quality and value for you... Try us and you will not regret.

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2E Electrical Ltd

Joined August 2009

2E Electrical prides itself on quality work at affordable prices. With over 20 years in the electrical trade we have experience in all aspects of the industry. Adding to this we also have qualifications to install heat pumps and SmartVent systems. There is No job too big or small.

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Velocity Electrical Ltd

Joined November 2016

Velocity Electrical specializes in all your domestic, commercial and electrical servicing needs. You name it, we do it. Customer satisfaction is our priority so if you're after efficient, reliable and of course safe electrical servicing for your home or office, Velocity Electrical is for you.

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Ultra Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2019

An electrical company dedicated to providing you, the customer with satisfaction and piece of mind. From new installations and renovations through to fault finding and repairs, we are here to help. Ultra Electrical Ltd 'Your local Sparky'

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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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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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pro wire

Joined December 2010

Hi we have been working in auckland for 16 yrs ,and 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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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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GT Electrical Solutions Ltd

Joined August 2019

Hi, we are an electrical company who prides itself on quality work at the right price with over 30 yrs of experience in the trade. We have the expertise to assist you with any project you have on the go or are thinking of doing. We can offer professional advice to help with any queries you may have. We are also qualified refrigeration engineers offering full heat pump installation, maintenance...

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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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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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