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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 "

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he not only encouraged his daughter to take up a trade but how he is actively helping her to succeed in an electrical career... Hamilton based Noema, has worked in the electrical trade for the last 38 years. He's spent the last 10 years encouraging his daughter, Demi, to "jump into a trade". Now in her mid-twenties she has taken up his advice and this year started her training as an electrician. She is studying at the Waikato Institue of Technology (Wintec) on the Electrical Pre-Trade Training course, aimed at getting students ready for apprenticeship. Demi is one of only four women on the course and has teamed up with Mere, another inspirational women who is training in her 30's, all while having the pressure of children and family commitments. After the polytech based first year, each of the girls will be required to find and start an apprenticeship. Not only is Noema the inspiration and encourageme

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

Household light & appliance repairs

Posted 5 months ago

Rangehood that comes up behind the cook top has power but only for a moment. Downlight in kitchen. Have purchased new box for it but it still doesn't work, bulb works in other lights. Light in bathroom over mirror not working, swapped bulb with the other one the same but still doesn't work.

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Electrical outlets and light switches need replacing

Posted 5 months ago

Rental house in Flaxmere just been cleaned of meth and all the electrical outlets and light switches including covers were thrown away, just holes in the wall with wires in at present. Power is currently off to the house with the exception of the oven. We need 5 new light switches (one double, four single), three electrical sockets and one electrical socket cover to be replaced please, and the power turned back on safely. As this is a rental we have tenants waiting to move in and would lik...

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Power outlet

Posted 4 days ago

Wanting to install a double power plug

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Supply underground 240 volts power sliding gate motor

Posted 3 weeks ago

* Supply and lay cable. * Distance between house and driveway is around 13 metres. * Connect power to driveway sliding gate motor. * Gate has inbuilt transformer & need 240 volts power. * Have already dug the trench 600 mm deep. * Gate motor is yet to be installed.

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Small rewire and new down lamp installation

Posted 2 months ago

Following a wall demo, requires light switch gear to be relocated. Additional downlighting (supplied) to be fitted. All materials supplied.

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Hot water cylinder switch

Posted 4 months ago

Good afternoon We have a new hot water cylinder being installed on Thursday, just looking for a sparky to come in after about 1pm and fit a new switch and wire it up for us. Cheers Ben

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Louise - LED lighting

Posted 1 week ago

I have 5 lights to change to led

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Switch relocation

Posted 5 months ago

Move light switch from right side of doorway to left Need to get it moved before builder starts mid next week.

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Installation of submain cable from power pole to section builders site

Posted 6 months ago

works required as follows: 1. trench from pole to building section, down the side of tarmac roac, might require crossing the tarmac or cutting the corner. 2. installation of power cable from pole to building section. Cable free issued. 3. installation of cable protection slab over the cable. cable protection slab free issued. 4.termination of the cable into a isolator with in a weatherproof enclosure. 5. cover up of trench, where required provide tarmac cover. Site address is 234A Durham...

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Stove Repair 2

Posted 5 months ago

My Fisher and Paykel "classic" ceramic stove top has a large crack going from the front left element to the back of the stove top. The front left element cannot be used. The rest of the elements are fine.

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Stove Repair

Posted 5 months ago

My Fisher and Paykel "classic" oven has a ceramic glass top but there is a large crack going across the middle of the front left element. I am unable to use that element.

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Alternative electricity:. battery solar wind generator

Posted 1 month ago

A small rural dwelling with no access to grid electricity wants a small battery system of electricity with solar and generator back up. { not in great location for stand alone solar) would consider wind as well. Hot water and cooking as well as heating will be gas.

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Garage conversion

Posted 3 months ago

Need wiring done for PowerPoints and lightning in the garage conversion, also some lighting issues in the house

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Hot water Cylinder repair or replacment

Posted 5 months ago

I have no hot water and need element checked and replaced (hopefully) or cylinder replacement - asap as no hot water

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Fit external 3-pin socket

Posted 3 months ago

I need a 3-pin socket wired in to the outside of a house in Waimarama. I'll be at the property around the 10-12 May, which is when it will need to be done.

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Pendant Lights

Posted 5 months ago

We have 4 pendant lights above our kitchen bench, three are installed, one we need some help to install, then all four need to be wired up.

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Louise - LED lighting #2

Posted 1 week ago

I have 5 lights to change to led

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Hot water cylinder wiring

Posted 6 days ago

Have had to replace a hot water cylinder and need it wired up to the power.

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Dave Breuer

Posted 4 months ago

Install a power point in old villa bedroom. We would like this done as soon as possible. The bedroom is empty at present as we have a gib stopper coming within the next week to do his work..

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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.

Electrical work ASAP

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

We’d love some power please

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom fan

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hot Water Cylinder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical outlets and light switches need replacing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Switch relocation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Household light & appliance repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pendant Lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Draw wire for bathroom underfloor heating

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dave Breuer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage conversion

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 2
Communication
 1

Re-wiring bedrooms

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install wiring for stove

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small rewire and new down lamp installation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Abi caravan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th December 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical/lighting update

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th August 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Electricians in Hastings

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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Ecoelectric 2016 Limited

Joined April 2014

We provide a professional and reliable service for all domestic and commercial electrical work. We also provide free competitive quotes for Solar Energy Systems, New Builds, Rewires/Renovations, Appliance Connections, Heat Pumps and Heat Exchange, TV/Data/Networking Installations and more. We also have certified installers for Chamberlain, Merlin and Grifco garage door openers, also Smartvent home...

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Infinite Building Solutions Ltd

Joined April 2015

We are an “all under the same roof” operation which provides our clients with the complete job handled by us from beginning to end. We take the stress out of your job by project managing it from start to finish, and with many years experience in the industry, including owning a construction business in Wellington for 18 years, you can trust us to get the best results for you. We’ll put highly qu...

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REM Air-conditioning and Electrical LTD

Joined March 2018

At REM air conditioning and Electrical we pride ourselves in what we do. We can help with any electrical job you have, nothing to big or small for us. We also install, service and repair air conditioning products including heat pumps! We can supply a free no obligation quote on any work you require.

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PRISM CONTRACTING

Joined October 2016

Hi, I've been carrying out ELECTRICAL Installs for nearly 30 years initially in the U.K and for the past 10 years here in NZ .I have a full practising licence and am very passionate about giving clients a good job and completing work on budget. I also specialize in AUDIO VISUAL Installations too, everything from a Full Home theatre to Multi Room App Control , from hanging a TV to a Church Projec...

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Bay Electricians Ltd

Joined January 2019

Established in 2011, Bay Electricians Ltd are a team of 3 Registered Electricians and 4 Apprentices. You can trust us to get the job done reliably, safely and on time. We specialise in new homes, alterations, heat pumps and general home electrical maintenance. Call now for a free no obligation quote.

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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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Redshift Electric

Joined February 2019

Redshift Electric are specialists in electrical and fire protection installations and repairs for both residential and commercial. With over fifteen years in the industry we will have a solution for your needs. Redshift Electric is also a member of Master Electricians New Zealand. Call us today.

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Panther Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi I am an Electrician with 7 years experience. We have been Specialising in new builds, renovations, small and big jobs in the Wellington region.Residential and commercial. Efficient,Reliable,Friendly,On Time and fair pricing. Building,Landscaping backround and general handyman Trade skills and knowledge.Skills throughout various trade industries. Free Quote's available.

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Go 2 Services Property Maintenance & Electrical

Joined August 2016

Property Maintenance & Electrical All our work are covered by Vero Liability. The team service, repair, upgrade or replace just about anything: Faulty power sockets or light fittings. Upgrade or replacing electrical switch boards. From a leaking roof to a dripping tap, repairing or replacing a fence or a gate. Problems with your door catches or locks, or do you need a new door hung...

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Magz Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2011

Hi, with nearly 25 years experience in all varieties of Electrical work I can offer quality workmanship and advice. I am commited to cost effective and energy efficient practices where practical and providing an all round professional and affordable service. Kind Regards Paul Cook

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Zeus And Sons Electrical

Joined February 2017

Hey, I've been working as an electrician for 5 years. Recently formed Zeus And Sons Electrical on the 3rd of Jan 2019. Based in Hastings, servicing the Hawke's Bay region. As a new business owner I'm keen to get underway and start building my reputation by providing a quality service with reliable products at a good price. I do domestic/commercial/Industrial work such as: -Installation of l...

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Curtis Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2018

Hi, I've been self employed since April 2016. I specialize in residential work whether that be a new build, renovation or even slight alterations around the house. I strive to give you the best service and price.

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RHL Fortuna Ltd TA RHL Contracting

Joined October 2017

Based in Hastings with over 20 years combined experience, we take pride undertaking and completing jobs in affordable and efficient way, Producing work that is creative and is sure to please. We are happy if you are happy.

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DRE Systems Limited

Joined March 2018

DRE Systems is a newly established electrical contracting company, providing electrical services for industrial, commercial and domestic projects. We undertake to deliver quality projects, products and services on schedule and within scope. Our goal is to become a leading provider of electrical services in the Wellington region, through quality workmanship, reliability and a dedication to the cli...

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Cape Plumbing Ltd

Joined March 2016

Hi, We do all types of Plumbing Drainage and Gasfitting from repairing a dripping tap or a blocked drain to a major industrial installation. We have a team of qualified and insured plumbers drainalayers and gasfitters ready to tackle any job. We also design heating sewerage and plumbing solutions and have cctv cameras for those tricky underground drainage challenges. Proud members of Master P...

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HillMac Electrical Limited

Joined June 2017

ABOUT HILLMAC ELECTRICAL "Our vision is to provide a superior service at a reasonable rate!" LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED For more than 20 years, Mike Hill and Tony McKenna, both fully qualified master electricians, have been serving residential, commercial and industrial customers throughout the North Island. They deliver the most comprehensive service from general electrical repairs or upgrad...

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Stanley Instrumentation & Electrical

Joined March 2018

Call me SIE, for all your Industrial Instrumentation & Electrical works. As well as Industrial, commercial & Residential can be catered for if and when required.

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Booysen Electrical LTD

Joined November 2018

Booysen Electrical LTD can help you with the following: all electrical work - maintenance of existing installations and new installs Audio visual work - Hanging of TV's, aerials, satellite dishes, free view, ect CCTV camera systems Burglar Alarm systems Home automation Access Control doors and gates Ventilation systems

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Andy Hamer plumbing and Gas Limited

Joined June 2018

Free advice and Quotations. Certifiying plumber and Gasfitter 37 years service. Maintenance plumbing and 24/7 Emergency cover. Bathrooms Laundries and Kitchen renovations. Gasfitting,Natural and LPG gas work.New connections and Maintenance. Gas for cooking,Heating Hot water,Califonts and commercial Catering Equipment,Blue Seal, Moffat etc. Servicing and repairs to all makes of gas app...

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D & A Property

Joined April 2014

D & A Property is a small business offering a friendly, professional service at an affordable price. We cover all aspects of electrical work and offer a full range of handyman services. All electrical work is carried out by a registered electrician and a certificate provided. Where required we are happy to provide fixed price quotes before work begins and we are always happy to offer advice...

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