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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 findi

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 findi

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

Builderscrack started out in 2007, with the simple goal of connecting homeowners to tradies. Fast forward 12 years and we are excited to be celebrating such a significant milestone… Our 300,000th Job To have had the opportunity to help homeowners find tradies for 300,000 jobs is both exciting and a privilege. From all of us here at Builderscrack we want to say a big THANK YOU to our homeowners and tradespeople, without you we wouldn't be here. The Job Mark from Auckland, a busy doctor at Auckland's Middlemore Emergency department, posted our 300,00th job. He had recently purchased an electric car and needed a charging port installed in his garage, with the idea of upgrading to the full power charger unit down the track. With this in mind, he wanted the job done in such a way that all the wiring was in place for the future upgrade. Mark posted his job on Builderscrack, having used it on numerous occasions since moving from England several years ago. Describing it as "

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

Install outdoor power outlet

Posted 6 months ago

Need outdoor power outlet, for 3kW/15Amp hot tub heater. Assume this can be connected to circuit, through external wall (concrete block) from a nearby indoor power source?

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Some powerpoints not working

Posted 3 weeks ago

Just moved into a new house and some of the powerpoints are not working. Need them checked and repaired.

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Power outlet

Posted 9 months ago

Wanting to install a double power plug

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Rewiring & connecting

Posted 7 months ago

Have lost power to numerous power outlets on one side of the house . Needing someone to come in and assess the situation (quote) . And if affordable potentially looking at reconnecting up a relocation house in waipawa . Pic is of relocation house .

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Bathroom extractor fan installation

Posted 8 months ago

I require a simple bathroom extractor fan installed I need assistance as well as to buying one & any other things I need for the installation to be completed.

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Powerpoints and tv wiring

Posted 8 months ago

Need 2 power points put in the main bedroom. Wiring for tv as it’s going to be mounted.. Security lights at the front of the house need to be fixed.. And a few quotes on down lights throughout the house And more potential work going forward...

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Install of new fittings

Posted 2 days ago

Need some lights for the outdoor living space and some indoor installed. Also need a ventiliation fan. Keen to get someone to have a look

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Flickering Hallway Light

Posted 3 months ago

Hi despite changing light bulbs, light in hallway of our rental property still keeps flickering. Investigation needed.

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I need a Tesla coil built

Posted 6 months ago

One Tesla coil ,size to be discussed and volts ,size will depend on volts produced

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Connecting relocated cottage

Posted 4 months ago

connecting relocated cottage - to obtain compliance

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Water pump electrical repair

Posted 2 days ago

Our kohanga has had water pressure problems. We had a plumber come out to check it out and he notified us we need to get an electrician out to fix the pump.

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Install extraction fan and instant heater

Posted 1 week ago

Want to install and extraction fan and instant heater in our laundry and shower room. We can supply appliances or happy to consider installer supplying them also.

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Small Job - New lights

Posted 8 months ago

We just require 3x new downlights to be wired in out kitchen and 1x additional power point added. Needed as soon as possible, ideally early during the week of 7th Oct. Photos can be provided for quoting purposes. Address is approx 15min up Taihape Rd.

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Terminate alarm system

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi I have two pretty straight forward jobbies Ild love you to do for me. I have an existing alarm system that I would just like terminating as it’s faulty and also I have a couple of new light switches Ild like replacing with old ones.

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1905 house

Posted 6 months ago

Quote to rewire a 90 square meter home that was built in 1905. Would like the job done ASAP.

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Hot water cylinder wiring

Posted 9 months ago

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

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Fixing the air circulation fan in the bathroom.

Posted 5 months ago

In our bathroom the air circulation fan makes a loud sound so it needs repairing.

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Bathroom plugs

Posted 4 months ago

Hi, I’m looking for an Electrician to quote how much it would cost to put plugs into our bathroom.

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Putting a power switch on outside wall for an Air Condition Unit

Posted 6 months ago

Hi there. If someone can give me a quote for the work required to put a power switch for a AC unit on an outside wall. Will have to see if it needs to be run from the main switch board or can be pulled from the bedroom nearby. Also change a sensor light.

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Install of new oven and cooktop

Posted 4 months ago

we need someone to please connect up our new oven/cooktop please. powerpoints in place and both are electric

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 162,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

no hot water

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25th September 2019

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 4
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Pendant Lights

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7th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

Bathroom fan

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
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 5

Garage conversion

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 2
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Hot water cylinder wiring

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Re-wiring bedrooms

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st August 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Switch relocation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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

Draw wire for bathroom underfloor heating

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

Electrical work ASAP

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

Dave Breuer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Flickering Hallway Light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th February 2020

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
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 5
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

We’d love some power please

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

install of new oven and cooktop

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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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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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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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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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Reset Electrical

Joined January 2020

After leaving a career with the New Zealand Police, Hannes White started an electrical apprenticeship with a large reputable industrial electrical company. Working on state of the art wineries and breweries along with general service and maintenance work he completed his trade qualification with the same company. With dedication and determination to perform in the electrical industry Hannes wa...

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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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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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Toby's Roof & Gutter

Joined August 2010

Hi, Toby's Roof & Gutter specialize in Spouting and Down Pipe repairs and replacements, Roof and Flashing repair and replacements and Guttering . Contact us to find out about our gutter cleaning service with a vacuum system. We provide free, competitive quotes.

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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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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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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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Evolve Electrical LTD

Joined February 2020

Hi we have been in the electrical industry for 15 years and have installed or worked on almost everything electrical, we specialize in smart homes and automation but are available for even a light switch repair if needed. if its broken we can have a look at fixing it, if its new we can have a look at installing it. No job to big or small.

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DMAK ELECTRICAL LIMITED

Joined June 2020

Here at Dmak Electrical we pride ourselves on a top quality finish with a personal small business touch at a fair price. We specialise in new builds, renovations and heat pumps (ducted) although no job is to small for us as we cover a wide of electrical work.

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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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Just Electrics

Joined November 2019

HI There. Just electrics is run by Greg Brosnan, Greg has been a locally qualified electrical engineer in Hawke's Bay for over 17 years. He is proud to own Just Electrics who pride themselves on quality electrical work at a reasonable price. we look forward to working with you to get your electrical need sorted quick and easy!

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Mahi4Koha

Joined March 2020

I've just moved back to the Bay, and wanting to share my expertise with the community. I can help with wiring/setting up networks, home theatre and televisions, custom built computers, computer and laptop repairs, as well as general handyman work from gardening, lawns, rubbish, shifting, and more. I also offer lessons in coding, basic to advanced computing (using the computer, checking emails, all...

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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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Garland Electrical Services

Joined September 2019

Hi. I am a solo electrician who specialises in commercial and domestic/residential with many years experience. I take a lot of pride in my work and strive to achieve the best result for the customer.

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Fibre Ready & Electrical

Joined May 2020

Hi, we have a wide range if skills from commercial and residential. New builds, renovations/alterations and faults, we are here to help. We also do fibre work and can move and fix Chorus fibre installations. T.V., data, security solutions. Ask as and we will let you know if we have the skill set.

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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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Blomeyers Electrical

Joined August 2017

Good day We offer an excellent customer service by putting you first We will give you what you want together with our expert knowledge Our services include: -New Installations -Repairs and maintenance -Renovations -Fault finding -Testing and reporting -Hot water cylinders -LED lighting solutions -Domestic/Industrial Automation -Single/3 Phase Motors -Generators

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