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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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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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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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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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 "

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

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Electrical

Posted 1 day ago

We are doing a light touch renovation to sell. (1) Install LED inserts throughout house, (2) heater/lights installed in main bathroom and ensuite.

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Installation of water feature and door bell

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there, We need to install one water feature a outdoor heater and a door bell we already have outdoor cables put in. Would you please give us a quote for above three things Thanks,

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Electrical repair - urgent

Posted 1 month ago

A set of two way switching lights is playing up - when the wall near the switch is tapped the lights flicker - suspect loose wiring. Delivery person smashed the security lights - these need replacing. Due to work load I can only be at the property on a friday afternoon from 12.30 onward. Needs to be completed in next two weeks. thanks.

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Power Meter required

Posted 3 weeks ago

Need a new power meter installed in a sleepout/garage

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TV Aerial #2

Posted 1 week ago

Someone to check my aerial connection as channels keep dropping and one TV auto tunes, the other can no longer find any channels

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Oven not working

Posted 1 week ago

Need an electrician to fix oven

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Simpson - 74 Lewis Street

Posted 5 days ago

I have 70's weatherboard house that has easy access underneath & in the roof. I have also removed all the gib on the exterior walls to add insulation, so easy access for running wiring in the walls. I'd like a new TV aerial wiring run for the lounge & master bedroom. Maybe a new aerial too. As well as the aerial for the master, I'll need a powerpoint on the wall for a TV. Would like an extra powerpoint beside the bed, and the lightswitch moved to the other side of the main door. The lo...

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Electrical wiring fault

Posted 8 hours ago

The circuit breaker trips if we have 3 heaters on simultaneously in our 3 bedrooms. Also looking at rewiring the whole house with additional power points.

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

Posted 23 hours ago

- Need to replace the heated towel rail (800 mm * 600 mm) - Need to replace the ceiling heating / extracting fan. Size should just fit but need to add 4 ways switch since it is only one switch. - Need to install a wall-mounted vanity light. No exisiting wiring. - Also please check the main switch board and make sure it is code compliant.

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Install a heated towel rail and upgrade a power point

Posted 2 weeks ago

Just a couple small jobs need doing, installing a heated towel rail in bathroom, looks like power already there, plus upgrading a power point in kitchen.

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Three new power points

Posted 1 month ago

I am needing three new power points installed. One for a range hood, one for a dishwasher and the third is for in the bathroom next to/above vanity with double outlet.

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New installations for house

Posted 4 weeks ago

Need an electrician to help install a new oven, kitchen lights + wiring, deck lights and wiring. Thanks! Aron

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Davison rd renos drill some nogs 1970s easy roof space stand up trussed

Posted 1 month ago

need to run a few cables to new light switches/ heat transfer kit. just need to go down the existing wall about ... with a drill thru some nogs. also some other work if interested.

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Install LED down-lights throughout house

Posted 1 week ago

Install LED down lights throughout the house, to replace existing batton lights. 4 Bedroom house Quote for hardware and install.

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New Spa pool install

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have a new spa pool to be installed which requires 32A power. The power cable needs to come up through the bottom of the spa (so that it is concealed). There is an existing power cable trenched under the paved area from the corner of the house to the area where the spa will sit however the power cable is not connected to the mains. Spa required to be installed before the weekend of 9th May, 2019.

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Moving Power Points, Installing Appliances, Rewiring Lights

Posted 1 week ago

- Moving 4 power points from 2 walls being removed - Move/remove 1 light switch from wall being removed - Wire in heated towel rail and HRV (maybe using the moved power points? Not sure) - Rewire lights so switch turns on 2 bulbs, not just 1 (x2) - Replace above bulbs with recessed lights (x4) [might do some/all myself]

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2 new machine - Electrical connections

Posted 1 month ago

We need a good electrician to work on setting up two new imported machines Two new Industrial machine we have imported fresh: 1. Can seamer machine 2. Powder filling machine Someone who is willing to work on them and get them operational All Manuals documents available

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Bathroom extractor fan

Posted 4 days ago

Bathroom has no extractor fan, Need a quote for bathroom extractor fan, perfer thur wall fan if possible.

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Hot water cylinder repair

Posted 3 weeks ago

Electric hot water cylinder stopped working - no hot water coming out in the taps. No leak seen and the cylinder and pipe above it feels cold to touch. Cylinder is just under 5 years old; spoke to the plumber who installed it and he believes the problem is electrical. Could be the thermostat or element. Would really like this to be fixed before the long weekend.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 137,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

New fan installed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th February 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

New Spa pool install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th June 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

Stove Repair


10th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install Outdoor Power point

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom extractor fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th February 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

Electrical To Install Double Sensor Light

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

25th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Network Cabling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

No hot water, preliminary check

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

electrical this and that

Work carried out by an employee of the company

26th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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

LED Down Light Installation x5

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th April 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

Hot Water Cylinder replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd March 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

Install 15A RCD and outdoor powerpoint

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Circuit breaker

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Christopher Staal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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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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AllFixed Plus

Joined February 2019

Carpenter works, hanyman services, normal building tasks, vinyl flooring, fencing, decking, Install doors and locks, smoke alarms, clotheslines etc. Ceiling, wall and underfloor insulation. minor landcsaping, property maintain, window clean etc.

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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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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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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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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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all electrcial company limited

Joined January 2013

all electrical is a te awamutu based company that carries out all type of electrical work, small jobs in and arround the home, re wires and new builds, some commercial and industrical maintenance contract work, and all farm and cow shed maintenance. all electrical also supplies and sell air conditioning using good brands and selling at good prices. all products are sold at good prices because all...

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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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A1 Building & Maintenance

Joined April 2008

We are a small but versatile company.Member of MASTER BUILDERS and are licenced practitioners. We work in all areas of the building industry including: ALTERATIONS/ADDITIONS-We specialize in this area having been doing it for 28 years. SHOP FIT OUTS-We are proud to have been a part of building bars and restaurants through out Sky City Casino including Zone Bar/Rebo Restaurant and Vue Bar and t...

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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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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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On Tap Plumbing

Joined January 2017

Professional, punctual and honest plumbing work, we go the extra mile. From maintenance work through to commerical fit outs we have the experience to get the job done.

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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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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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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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Coffey Electrical Services LTD

Joined September 2018

Coffey Electrical Services' specialise in all areas of electrical work. We especially enjoy renovations, domestic and heat pumps installs. No job for us is too small or too large. We have a keen eye for lighting design and functionality trying to maximise your needs within your budget. We work quickly, tidily and efficiently and strive off challenges. We hope to be in contact soon.

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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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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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Prime Electrical NZ

Joined February 2018

Hi there. My name is Alistair Murray and I am a fully insured and NZ registered electrician. Having worked in the industry for 7 years, I have recently decided to take the plunge to get out there and run my own business. Located in Hamilton, Prime Electrical NZ specialises in residential, rural, commercial and industrial electrical work. I pride myself in my communication skills, my high standard...

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