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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

A career-driven mom shares with us how she used Builderscrack by outsourcing housework so she could focus on the important stuff.

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he encouraged his daughter to be one of the country’s women in trade.

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

An electric car charge port installed in a garage is our 300,000th job. Read about a busy doctor’s experience working with a tradie.

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

A career-driven mom shares with us how she used Builderscrack by outsourcing housework so she could focus on the important stuff.

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he encouraged his daughter to be one of the country’s women in trade.

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

An electric car charge port installed in a garage is our 300,000th job. Read about a busy doctor’s experience working with a tradie.

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Kitchen extraction fan installation

Posted 2 months ago

The space is not enough for installing a range hood; we are wonsering if it's possible to install an extraction fan in the kitchen. I have included some photos of the inside & outside of the kitchen here. Size of the wall behind the stove/oven - the height is 80 cm (from the stove top to the ceiling), width 45 cm. The roof above the ceiling is flat so hopefully there is room for the ducts. Many thanks

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New wiring also extractor fan

Posted 7 months ago

New wiring for commercial freezer Extractor fan for bathroom External wiring for sleepout

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Bathroom light replacement

Posted 1 month ago

Wanting to replace pull cord bathroom light to bathroom heater-fan-light all in one Also to install from door light

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Powerpoints install to room that has none

Posted 3 months ago

Hi all. Need power points added to a room that currently has none. Will have gib off wall to help access Will be two power points to one room and two more on the room that the gibless wall backs onto. House is 1950s. Job can be done 24th April onwards. Thanks

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Electrician

Posted 6 days ago

Job required is to fix x3 power points as they just need new covers as they have been cracked and one has been pulled out but all wires are still intact. Another job is for an electrician to fix stove tops and two main front ones don’t work and only work for a few secs most time doesn’t heat up and temp seem to be really hot so just someone to fix that also please.

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Faulty led lights

Posted 8 months ago

Two lights in lounge not working after ceiling insulation installed - need this looked at and repaired please.

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Rangehood Installation required

Posted 2 months ago

Need a rangehood installed in rental property as part of the healthy homes cert. Positioning in photo attached (purple box) Looking to get a couple of quotes and installed at earliest convenience. Please note that installation and access to property will need to be managed through the Property Manager. Thanks Cat

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Full house rewire and removal of old conduit

Posted 1 month ago

1940s bungalow needing full rewire, removal of steel conduit, new switchboard, powerpoints and switches.

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Install Rangehood in Kitchen

Posted 6 months ago

Install Rangehood in line with health homes standards, timing can be flexible. Rangehood will be provided.

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Adding circuit/sockets

Posted 7 months ago

We are currently in the process of renovating our 1940s house and would like to add a few more circuits and sockets around the house as there currently are only a few. We would like an RCD added to the board and a circuit run into the bathroom for a socket and a heated towel rail. We would also like a new circuit run in the lounge/bedrooms for additional sockets.

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Additional Circuits and Power points

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hello, I am looking to install 2 additional circuits in a 1970s house. Both circuits would require two electrical outlets. Additionally, I need to wire one Cat6 wire from one end of the house to the other.

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Powerpoints

Posted 8 months ago

I have moved into a 1960s house with few hot points (approx) 12 and two ceiling sockets that need replacing. Light switch covers replaced. I also need a bathroom light and fanlight replacing as well I need one outdoor hotpoint if possible. Regards Fran

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Rewiring of 1920 home required

Posted 6 months ago

Rewiring of a 1920 hone is required in Foxton. Hone has already been partially required. Quite required ASAP and work must be completed in next 90days due to lending conditions.

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Various jobs uregnet before winter please

Posted 5 months ago

Need a heat pump installation, Brandt rangehood installation, 6 hot points and infrared heater for bathroom. Other sm jobs for light fittings less urgent

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Install of an extractor fan in the bathroom

Posted 5 months ago

We would like someone to provide and install an extractor fan in the bathroom of our rental property in Levin. Please can you provide me with a cost estimate for providing and installing the fan? Thank you.

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Sensor light install

Posted 8 months ago

I need a sensor light installed from our house, covering our driveway area.

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Need lights

Posted 1 month ago

I am doing a kitchen Reno and will need some lights added and a few new power sockets, would love someone to come and see what I'm planning and see if it's possible, I will need more electrical work in the bathroom/bedrooms etc at a later date

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House checks

Posted 3 weeks ago

2heated towel rails installed, light above bench in garage,a couple of light sockets to be checked

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Kitchen wiring, sockets and hob

Posted 2 months ago

Currently in the initial stages of replacing old kitchen, we would like to add roughly 4 additional sockets aswel as have a wall oven and induction job wired and connected. Would also like an additional circuit in the living room tested and connected to the switchboard.

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Power to tiny home

Posted 6 months ago

16amp caravan plug to in installed to tiny poll next to tiny home and then to be connected to the main house. It will involve climbing through the ceiling and fix line to house where it meet up with a pre dug trench with power cable already laid and at the site near the tiny home where the actual 16amp plub with be connected. Further information can be expressed at point of contact. Photo wont upload. Black bag in power cable pre laid and run through to ground by tiny home. Thank you.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 201,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

The hot water switch keeps on tripping, main ciruit, currently have no hot water

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17th December 2019

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New wiring also extractor fan

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29th December 2020

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Extractor fan

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20th October 2020

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Replacement Light Fittings and Power Points

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15th July 2020

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Powerpoints

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29th November 2020

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 5
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The Coast House #2

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27th October 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5

Faulty led lights


5th January 2021

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Light switch

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29th December 2019

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 5
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 5
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Electrical Repair and Modification

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27th January 2021

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 5
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 5
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Need 3 Ethernet Lines Run Underfloor

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25th October 2019

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Various jobs uregnet before winter please

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th March 2021

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 5
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 5
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Install Rangehood in Kitchen

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15th February 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Install of an extractor fan in the bathroom

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10th March 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Various jobs uregnet before winter please

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17th April 2021

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 5
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 3
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 5

Sensor light install

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11th November 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Exterior hot point install

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27th August 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Kitchen extraction fan installation

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30th May 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

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Flex Electrical LTD

Joined December 2016

All Electrical Repairs & Wiring. Residential, Commercial & Industrial. Specialising in On and Off Grid solar Installations. Family owned and operated busniess servicing Wellington, Wairarapa and Kapiti regions. Reliable and on time with free competitive quotes. All work guaranteed, no job too big or small.

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Jim Boyd Electrical

Joined October 2020

I am an experienced Electrician and have my own company with my wife Trudy . I live at Waitarere Beach and my work area covers the wider Horowhenua area but can also include Palmerston North and surrounding areas. I enjoy new builds, but also like the challenge of wiring upgrades to older houses. I have experience also in providing solutions for meeting the Healthy Homes Standards for landlord...

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Solar Works Ltd

Joined September 2009

Solar Works is owned and operated by Greg Winter, a Certified Plumber and Gasfitter with 18 years experience. We provide high quality plumbing and gasfitting services and are experts in supply and installation of solar hot water systems. We pride ourselves on quality, integrity and service that is second to none. We are a member of the New Zealand Solar Industries Association, and are accredi...

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Lit Electrical Wellington Limited

Joined November 2020

Hi there, I have been involved in the electrical industry for 9 years now, worked for 3 seperate companies and ranged between domestic, commercial and industrial. I have recently gone out on my own post covid which was a big step but I let my work speak for itself with exceptional quality for a competitive price. I have also done a lot of insulation jobs helping out a friends business and ha...

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Whittaker Electrical Limited

Joined January 2017

Highly experienced in all areas of residential and commercial electrical. New builds, design, renovations, high end to budget savvy. Make us the first choice for all your electrical work. www. ... .nz

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Electro Guard

Joined October 2010

Licence to Install under the security Guards Act. SG ... I have been in this business of installing, selling and servicing Electronic security systems for 20 years. I specialise in Selling Servicing and Installing, Security Alarm systems and Video Surveillance systems. We are also particularly experienced in digital wireless security systems. We also specialise in driveway alert systems...

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Nick Wickham Plumbing and Gas Ltd

Joined May 2017

Hi there We are a small husband and wife run business specialising in domestic plumbing and gas fitting applications. Whether it’s fixing your leaky tap, upgrading your old hot water system, installing a new fire or gas oven you can trust in us for a job well done. Free competitive quotes provided and times tailored to suit you. We offer the following services: - Plumbing and Gas Fi...

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TKG Electrical & Data Solutions

Joined August 2018

With over 10 years experience in the Electrical industry TKG Electrical & Data Solutions are proud to give you the best advice and help for your Electrical needs at a top quality standard at competitive prices. LED upgrades, Switch board upgrades, hard wired Data points, Alarms and CCTV etc, If its Electrical and Data related, we can do it!

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Energy Workshop Ltd

Joined March 2017

Energy Workshop is a Manawatu based Healthy Home Business providing expert advice and solutions for Insulation, Ventilation, Heat & Cool and Efficiency for residential Homes, Rentals & New builds in the Manawatu, Whanganui, Rangitikei, Horowhenua and Wairarapa regions. A number of people and groups engage in our services due to our ethical approach, honest advice, fair pricing and reasonable r...

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NZ Lighting & Heating Ltd

Joined December 2020

We do Led Lighting Aircond Heatpump Central Ducted system For all Residential and commercial Plus 6 years free service on all systems installed by us for peace of mind. Area's we cover Wellington to Waikato Finance also available We are also none as NZ PROPERTY MAINTENANCE SOLUTIONS LTD For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles)...

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Sharrock Plumbing and Gas

Joined October 2010

Craftsman plumber /gasfitter..Member Master Plumbers since being in business...have been in the trade for 18years and in business for 13 years..Gas hot water..central heating..new houses..all plumbing..blocked drains..solar.low to high pressure..pumps

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L A B Electrical Contractors Ltd

Joined May 2021

Hi! Thanks for considering us for your next electrical job. We are a new business set up amongst the chaos of COVID on our return from the Uk. We are a small family run business with my expecting partner and myself. I personally hold very high standards on both quality, service and above all else safety throughout all aspects of what I do. We do every job from singular power point extensions and l...

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Kinetic Electrical

Joined September 2020

We are a team of electricians and we have crews in Palmerston North, Whanganui and South Taranaki. Being part of a franchise allows us to have extremely good buying power delivery savings to our customers. We also have a great network to draw on for bigger jobs too. We can cover all aspects of our trade from industrial and automation work, domestic and commercial to high end home entertainment sys...

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Windsor Electrical Limited

Joined February 2018

Hi I have been and electrician for over 30 years and have carried electrical works in the domestic, commercial and Industrial sectors of the electrical industry. We pride ourselves in quality workmanship and customer satisfaction. All quotes are free and very competitive, no job to small wether its replacing a power point, light, switch or to a house rewire. Please feel free to contact me at an...

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U Electrical

Joined June 2019

Hi . Whether it is electrical underground or overhead cabling to the finishing off your new build or renovations. Give us a call or flip us a txt ,whatsapp or e-mail with your job requirements.

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Evoke Electrical Ltd

Joined May 2017

Been an electrician for over 10 years, large amount of experience in domestic and industrial. Very professional, pride ourselves on creating the best outcome possible, and creating happy customers who regularly recommend us to others.

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Tranzheat Air Conditioning Ltd

Joined September 2009

Registered Electricians Specialist Heatpump Technicians Qualified Heatpump Installers and Registered Electrical Service Technicians Supply,install and service air conditioning equipment. Domestic and Commercial Electrical work

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Palmerston North Electricians

Joined June 2021

We do a wide range of electrical work from installing socket-outlets and lights to building new houses. We can meet your electrical needs at reasonable prices.

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Fast Flow Plumbing Ltd

Joined September 2018

Need a Certified Plumber,Gasfitter or Drainlayer? We are your specialists in the region. Contact us for a No obligational free quote! ... www. ... .nz ( Quality without Compromise)

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FREEFLOW PLUMBING & DRAINAGE SERVICES

Joined December 2011

I'VE BEEN SUCESSFULLY PRACTICING AS A PLUMBER, DRAINLAYER EARTH MOVER FOR OVER 35 YEARS ON THE KAPITI COAST. WE ATTEND TO ANY WATER OR DRAINAGE PROBLEMS THAT MAY POP UP OVER TIME.

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