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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Recent jobs posted

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

Unwire Downlights, install surface sockets

Posted 1 month ago

Currently have old incandescent downlights. Have purchased a new set for the entire open plan kitchen/dining/lounge area which I'm happy to fit myself, but looking to have someone to come in to unwire the downlight, and wire the surface sockets I have bought to go with the lights. Thanks

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Power points not working + Repalcement fuse box cover

Posted 1 month ago

Hello, this job will be for: - Fixing several power points which are not working (2-3 are not working) - Add a new fuse box cover to a fuse (as per photo) Thanks Shane

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Light Switch Moves

Posted 1 month ago

We need - 1x light switch moved from one side of the door to the other (literally from the left side to the right side of the door frame) - 1x light socket removed / safely uninstalled and it's corresponding light switch (within 40cm of each other) - Potentially 1x electrical outlet installed in the bathroom. The wall where the outlet would be installed has an electrical outlet already, just in the hall. If these could be costed individually or 1 quote with the last bathroom outlet install...

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Need extractor fan installed in Bathroom

Posted 1 month ago

Would like someone to install extractor fan in our Bathroom. Please provide quote. Thanks

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Wiring in oven

Posted 1 month ago

When having some work done on our gas stove, we discovered that the wiring for the oven does not look right (see photo). We would like this to be wired properly to ensure it is safe.

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DVS fan stopped working

Posted 1 month ago

We'd like someone to check the DVS system in our property as fans not running anymore when switch it on. thanks

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New build

Posted 2 weeks ago

Wire and connect 4 lights, and 4 plug points in the Entertainment Area, and 1 light in the Atrium.

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Electrical issue with Bulbs /Bulb fittings

Posted 1 month ago

Hi There, We are facing problems with all the bulbs at our house. very frequently, bulbs are flickering /blown out. Even most of LED s blown out. So would like someone to visit and confirm the cause and fix them.

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Wire in new induction hob and fan oven

Posted 7 hours ago

New hob and oven need to be wired in. the fuse box is just outside the kitchen so not far away. The oven and hob have been fitted in and just need connecting to the electric. I have the two 45A isolation switches here. I would like this done as soon as possible as I am currently cooking on a single electric hob and have no oven to use.

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Need someone to come have a look at Fibre Optic Cable running from the street

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi There, We need someone to come and have a look at our fiber cable from the street, as it currently runs along the fence but we are getting a new drive way so would like to relocate it.

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Kitchen Reno

Posted 3 weeks ago

Getting kitchen re done and will need a sparky for powerpoints etc with, oven, hob, range hood and dishwasher install etc etc

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Larger bathroom fan needed and to be installed

Posted 1 month ago

We need a larger bathroom fan to be installed in our ceiling. The present fan does not draw enough and we are getting the start of mold on the ceiling. We have researched some fans, and also could use someone who can give us advice and also install the fan.

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Connecting new build

Posted 2 weeks ago

Connecting the Nook build "Entertainment Area & Atrium" with the exisiting house.

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Run single cable from loft through wall cavity

Posted 1 month ago

I am in the middle of getting a fibre installation via chorus and have been told they will not run cable through a wall cavity but if I can get this done they can do the remainder of the job. So I am looking for someone to run a cable (supplied) from within the loft, down the wall cavity and out of the wall. (no terminations needed at either end) The remaining cable can be left in the loft. Would prefer this to be done on a friday (any time)

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Smart Home Automation

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, I am interested in automating my light switches and some other sockets around my house and also to add other couple of things. Main thing to do is retrofit current light switches, not interested in changing all of the switches but want to retrofit, so can get the functionality without changing the look. I want to achieve smart home functionality so I can control things through mobile app. Interested to know more about, regarding what kind of products and also any costs in relatio...

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Extractor Fan in Bathroom

Posted 3 weeks ago

I need an extractor fan put in my bathroom

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Rewiring lighting circuits

Posted 1 month ago

Our house was built in 1960 and some lighting circuits contain wiring with rubberised insulation that can become brittle with heat and age. The wiring is in the roof space and there is now a layer of thermal insulation over it. I would like to explore options for either (a) replacing all of the old wiring or (b) replacing the more vulnerable parts of it (ie the sections near lights). The existing wiring has not caused any electrical problems but is an issue that needs addressing. There are...

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Install extractor fan and heater

Posted 3 weeks ago

Small job to install an extractor fan in the kitchen and a heater in the bathroom. We will need advice on the best approach for the extractor fan as it’s a small space.

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Installing smoke alarm

Posted 2 weeks ago

need to install smoke alarm in property in Maungaraki

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Downlight driver replacement

Posted 1 month ago

I have purchased 20 drivers for my down lights to convert them to take LED bulbs. So really only labour and tools required.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 159,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Small Job #3

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st February 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Extractor fan is very loud

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Running new wiring to garage and probably new small DB in garage

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom heat fan/light and new power socket.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Run single cable from loft through wall cavity

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plug/Switch replacements

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installation of 15amp outlet with RCD

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lamp replacement & instal (2)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Partial rewiring assessment

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Expelair Replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Power to the Garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Downlight driver replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Light switch repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extend wiring to kitchen island

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New-Build Sleepout - Quote for electrical wiring and Electrical Certification

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen Range hood installation plus down lights installed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tiny house oven

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Various wiring jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical account amalgamation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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JRL Electrical

Joined January 2019

I'm Joe.I'm time served, licenced and insured. I've been working as an electrician since 2002. I offer great service at a reasonable price. Please check out my reviews. I look forward to working with you to deliver your project / repair on time and within budget.

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DJ Electrical Services Limited

Joined September 2010

Be in the service field for more than 10 years in Wellington, specialised in electrical appliance installation, repair and maintenance, including dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, oven etc. also lighting system, professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. I do the works after hours, in...

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Wright Electrical Limited

Joined February 2020

Wright Electrical is a small electrical business operating in the Hutt Valley and wider Wellington region. We focus on residential work - From New builds to renovations, heatpumps to alarms we do it all. No job too big or small. We have a strong focus on customer service and providing a high quality product which we and you the customer can be proud of.

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BAS Electrical & Heatpumps

Joined June 2019

I have 30yrs experience as an electrician and 12 yrs experience installing heat pumps. I'm a " one man band " so I'm the guy who'll come and do your work . My reputation is based on quality work for a reasonable price.

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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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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.whittakerelectrical.co.nz

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Water and Gas Plumbing ltd

Joined April 2015

Water and Gas Plumbing LTD are one of the largest maintenance based plumbing companies in the Greater Wellington Area specializing in all aspects of plumbing, gas fitting, drain laying, roofing and building maintenance. We use the most advanced technology in the market to effectively diagnose problems quickly. Where required we can respond with the hour for emergency work, having completed over 7...

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iPower Electrical Services

Joined May 2017

Registered electrician. Located in Porirua. Servicing all Wellington, Porirua, Johnsonville, Newlands, Tawa, Khandallah, Grenada, Peremata, Whitby. Complete rewiring of houses, New Switchboards or upgrading, industrial and commercial work. Very competitive quotes provided for free. Thanks. Nelson iPower Electrical Services.

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Tomorrow Electrical

Joined October 2017

We're proud to be among Greater Wellington's most trusted sparkies. Since starting our journey, Tomorrow Electrical has served hundreds of businesses and homes across the region, providing reliable workmanship with incredible results. Our devotion to service is the hallmark of our team. It's our can-do attitude and willingness to go that extra mile which shine through into every job we do, beca...

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MVT Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2020

I am a one man operation with over 13 years experience mostly doing residential electrical work and repairs. I was previously also the head of whiteware repairs at my old firm, training over 5 apprentices before going out on my own. I am professional, prompt, upfront and honest regarding costs and timelines

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Waea Contractors Ltd

Joined October 2019

Hi Waea Contractors has spent most of the last 2 years contracting in the communications industry with the Ultra-Fast Broadband rollout; this is a national initiative that aims to connect every residence or business in NZ to Fibre Optic cable over time. Our Tasks included, - Site Leveling & General Earthworks - Trenching in Pipe and Cable - Trenchless options - Air Knifing, Thrusting, Hydro...

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Enzec Wellington Limited

Joined August 2019

Connecting you from A to B Enzec Wellington are ICT specialists. We specialize in networks, cabling and electrical. We have been involved with a wide range of initiatives and projects across commercial, industrial and some residential works. We have experience working with Chorus and have managed to navigate many work sites and projects. You may have seen us in hospitals, schools and in buil...

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Roundhouse Electrical

Joined August 2019

Hello, I've had 8 years in the electrical industry and specialise in residential work whether it's small jobs such as upgrading lighting throughout the house to LED's or adding extra power points where needed. I also tackle larger jobs from kitchen or bathroom renovations to complete new build homes. I take pride in my professionalism and will communicate with the customer throughout the job to ac...

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Endeavour Electrical Services Ltd

Joined November 2017

Here at Endeavour Electrical Services we provide our customers with service that you deserve. We will do our absolute utmost to ensure that the work you have for us is completed with as much ease as possible for you. Our qualified Electricians have the knowledge to complete any task and solve practically any problem as quickly ,cost effectively and hassle free as possible, we even show up on time...

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Kinetic Electrical

Joined March 2018

Hi I'm Mark, Owner and Operator of Kinetic Electrical Kapiti/Wellington. I've been an electrician in the Wellington Region for over 10 years. Check out our website to see the exceptional service that I can provide. Whether the job is big or small, give me a ring. I can offer you the best service and great advice on all your electrical requirements.

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The Electric Spider LTD

Joined February 2012

37 years in the Electrical Trade I've recently completed contracts in Housing New Zealand homes installing 2700 power points in existing homes; so I know my way around the nooks and crannies of most house styles to get your job done

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Tim Toomey Electrical

Joined June 2011

Combining experience, youth and enthusiasm  to bring the best electrical service in wellington. Wellington's Professional  Electricians contact us For all your Electrical services including but not limited to: Domestic and Commercial Electrician Services House Wiring, Rewiring and renovations Switchboard Upgrades Mains entry point repairs/Replacement All New Installations ...

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V Electrical

Joined March 2019

When you contact V Electrical, you can be sure your electrical project is in Good Hands. This is because I am a Registered Electrician whom have high standards of workmanship and I pay attention to details. I focus on ensuring maximum customer Satisfaction from high standard of work. No job too big or small. Prices are competitive I am flexible, honest, friendly and reliable as will work wit...

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RDT Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi.I have recently started out with my electrical business.I have 25 years plus electrical experience,and strive towards customer satisfaction,quality workmanship and keeping my prices very competitive.

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Hashtag Electrical

Joined June 2014

We’re Wellington’s newest electrical service providers. We’re a small team (there’s just two of us but what we lack in size, we make up for with experience, enthusiasm and electrical nous. We’re more than just electricians. We’re #electricans. Between us, we have over 15 years experience working in the sparky game; we know a thing or two about electrics. Our mantra is modern electrical soluti...

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