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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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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Old House

Posted 08/04/14

Are you considering buying an old house? Old villas and bungalows can be charming, but with age, often comes problems. Here’s three questions to ask before you sign on the dotted line. Buying an old house? Ask these questions first! You don't want to buy a lemon! Here are 3 questions you need

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Security Service & Alarm Installers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

A security service or alarm installers will be able to advise and install the best security system for your property or anything else you want to protect. Some systems are composed of a simple alarm that sounds when an entry point is breached, while others include monitoring centres where

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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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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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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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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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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 "

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

Replace two bedroom ceiling lights

Posted 1 month ago

We have two bedrooms with ceiling lights that need replacing. I have the replacement light. We also have one down light in the Kitchen which doesn't appear to work.

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Double Powerpoint Replacement

Posted 4 weeks ago

Needing a double powerpoint replaced urgently. Looking for qualified electrician to do the job asap, offering reasonable rates in doing so.

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Renovating a room outside my house

Posted 6 days ago

I'm planning to renovate a room outside my house with that I wanted to do electric work as mentioned on the attachment. There is a connection between main house and room as you can see on attached photos. I would like to get a price for the electric work. Please let me know if you are interested?

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Install new lights

Posted 1 week ago

We have four light fixtures which need upgrade we have light fittings for install

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Remove power point.

Posted 1 month ago

Want bookcase flush with wall. Remove power point. 3 cables joined. Make safe.

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Labour only fault find

Posted 2 weeks ago

Qualified nz certified electricians only. As of today, one breaker refuses to turn back on. Someone with quick troubleshooting skills and equipment. Parts are provided, so labour hourly rate quotes only. Also need new wall sockets wired up in lounge and office.

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Kitchen LED light strip

Posted 3 weeks ago

There was a LED light strip underneath an overhead kitchen cabinet, The tiler has removed the light strip for tiling the walls. Job: LED lights trip is present: to be "re-attached" (adhesive backing). Possible together with a separately listed job for bathroom light power point. Preferably after 16.15 hrs on a weekday.

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Ceiling fan

Posted 1 month ago

I am looking for someone to install a ceiling fan in bedroom

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Light switch plus quote for extra outlets

Posted 1 month ago

Need an electrician to be able to quickly repair / replace a faulty 3 gang (heat/light/fan) switch in bedroom and also provide a quote to provide 2/3 additional outlets in rooms. Need repair/replace done ASAP

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Kitchen powerpoints

Posted 1 month ago

Install new powerpoints in kitchen. Run additional tv cable to a new point. Change toilet fan from being on timer to having it’s own switch

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Bathroom power point to be added

Posted 3 weeks ago

There is a over-mirror (no mirror yet) strip connected to existing powerpoint. This existing power point is for the extractor fan-heater-light in ceiling, so both over-mirror lights as well as ceiling light come on at same time. The over-mirror lights need to be on a separate switch from heater-fan-light in ceiling. Job: - new power point to be made for over-mirror lights. - to have three matching types of switches (currently two, and not matching), to match the "switch" from fan-heater-li...

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RDC tripping, find and fix fault/Install new power point in bathroom

Posted 2 weeks ago

An RCD is tripping, I have turned off every appliance one room at a time but it still will not stay on so I believe it is in the lights. Would like a power point installed in the bathroom, there is a heated towel rail near so there will be wiring in the wall directly above the point (my ex was sparkie and did all the wiring when the house was built so I know how things work).

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Security Camera

Posted 1 month ago

Hello, I want some quotes for installing security cameras at my place. I have purchased the security cameras hence just want to know abt the quotes on installation

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Install ceiling fan; remove sleeves from electrical lines

Posted 1 month ago

2 jobs please: 1. I need a ceiling fan with light kit installed in a bedroom; and 2. Had my house painted about six months ago and sleeves were placed on the electrical wires leading to the house. The electrician never came back and removed them so I would like them removed please.

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Installing lights and Powerpack

Posted 1 month ago

I would like a registered electrician to install the following: - 2 x downlights in bathroom - 3 x downlights in kitchen - 1 x LED bar light in bathroom - 1 x powerpack and vent to outside in kitchen - 1 x extractor fan and vent in bathroom All wiring is complete, just the fittings need to be changed/installed. Ideally the work will be completed prior to ... .

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Rangehood installation

Posted 3 weeks ago

Anyone working over the Christmas period? We are looking for someone to install our rangehood in our kitchen as soon as possible before 4 Jan. It needs to go into the cavity just below the ceiling and then out the wall.

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Forest lake electric repair

Posted 1 week ago

Hi I need 3 light fittings replaced. Also where the power enters the house, the connection is pulling away from the house. The power board may need reattaching also.

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Lighting

Posted 1 week ago

1 light bulb that has blown and is tuck in the light fixture

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Small light repairs and maintenance job

Posted 2 weeks ago

Two jobs please. 1. Replace power supply in a LED light 2. Check a light for safety and replace lamp. This light usually takes halogen lamps. I accidentally tried to replace with LED with power on. Had a bit of a spark. Not sure now if the halogen works or not - it came on when twisting out. I have 2 "halogen" lights. Might get you to put LED in both of the old halogen lamp is blown. I have three potential LED replacements here. One new which I tried to put in, and two unopened.

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Installing Outdoor Plug for Spa

Posted 3 weeks ago

I am placing a plug-in spa pool in my garden next to the deck. I need a new outdoor-rated plug for the pool to run off. Note - ceiling access is very limited. Underfloor access is decent.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 153,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Replace switch

Work carried out by an employee of the company

9th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Labour only fault find

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Power socket fault

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Light switch plus quote for extra outlets

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace existing bathroom ceiling heat fan light unit - !

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st October 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install LED down-lights throughout house

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

4th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Installing 3 new power points

Work carried out by an employee of the company

23rd October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Laundry Renovation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

29th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cook top plate not working

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lighting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rangehood & extractor fan in bathroom


24th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fan not working - laundry

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install ceiling fan; remove sleeves from electrical lines

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical tasks - x5 Items

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

bathroom extraction unit, rear yard security light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Multiple jobs on residential home

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace 18 downlights through house ceiling with LED lights

Work carried out by an employee of the company

4th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Check existing house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace two bedroom ceiling lights

Work carried out by an employee of the company

17th December 2019

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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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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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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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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5N1 TRADE SERVICES

Joined August 2019

Hi, As per our company name, 5N1 Trade Services, our company provides services in these 5 fields- Plumbing, gas Fitting, Drainage, Heating & Cooling/ Refrigeration and Electrical. We specialize in Renovation, New builds, New install and Maintenance for residential and commercial. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing satis...

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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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Leading Electrical Ltd

Joined July 2013

Leading Electrical is a Kiwi-owned business based in Hamilton, Waikato. Our qualified, registered electricians provide a wide range of electrical services, from installations to repairs. As Master Electricians, we also provide a 1 year warranty on all parts and labour at no cost to you.

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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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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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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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DataTek

Joined October 2016

Welcome to DataTek! We specialize in Telecommunications and Security, from getting your house fibre ready, all the way through to new builds and major renovations! We have a wealth of experience with all things internet related, having been part of the government network build, and working with local Internet Service Providers. We offer smart, elegant, bespoke services, and always offer good h...

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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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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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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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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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Alpha Building Services

Joined July 2019

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

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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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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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Eds Electrical Ltd

Joined August 2009

We do GENERAL electrical work i.e repairs,maintenence and new installations. No job too big or too small we cater for all. Experience and registered Electricians! We also do Heat Pumps and refrigeration work We provide prompt and reliable service at a reasonable price. Available 24/7 Call us NOW !!!!!!

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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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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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