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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

What does that trade logo on your tradie's website or vehicle mean? What benefit can it provide you, the homeowner? Read on to find out more about national trade accreditations in New Zealand... Some industry accreditations are mandatory, as government regulations require that certain wor

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Installing Solar Panels for Your Home

Posted 18/02/14

If you've ever considered installing solar panels, you are not alone. Kiwi homes are generally exposed to 20-30 times more energy from the sun than they use in power or gas and most of its going to waste. By making use of it, we can reduce emissions, create jobs and contribute towards energy ind

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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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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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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.

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

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 "

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

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

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 "

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

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

Electrical socket/plug

Posted 10 hours ago

Need two new electric outlet/plugs put in in the hallways

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Lights and power switches

Posted 1 week ago

Two old double plugs need rewiring. Need 1 new double plug installed. Install two new ceiling lights and remove wiring for previous light. All of the work is in one bedroom. Work needs to be done prior to the weekend of the 24th October.

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Repair work

Posted 1 week ago

Have a bank of LED lights which is flickering and needs to be checked (Lockwood house), and two sets of outdoor sensor lights not working needing to be checked. Would ideally like work to be done before Saturday 17th October if possible.

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Heat pump + Rangehood + Bathroom Fan

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi there Looking for a sparky to supply and install 1 x Heat Pump - new replace existing rangehood replace existing bathroom fan repair 1 wall socket Location is Nae Nae, Lower Hutt.

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Wall mount TV

Posted 1 week ago

Require to wall mount our 55 inch tv on the wall

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Install Down Draft Kitchen Extractor Fan

Posted 4 days ago

We have a difficult kitchen space to put in an extractor fan. So we are keen to see if there is a specialist out there who could install in a difficult space. May potentially have to be a down draft extractor fan or in celling.

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Power point/s install

Posted 2 weeks ago

power points required for tv and heater wall mounted

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Spa Pool install

Posted 3 days ago

Hard wire Spa Pool Install.

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Install bathroom heater

Posted 1 week ago

We have a small bathroom that we would like a wall heater installed in. We can supply the heater.

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Spa pool socket

Posted 1 week ago

We need an existing exterior domestic socket upgraded to one for a 15 amp spa pool. Ideally as soon as possible. Picture is of existing socket. Located Central Hutt - near Queensgate.

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Electrical wiring range hood

Posted 1 week ago

We are looking for an electrician to wire up our new oven hood. The oven hood is already secured to the wall we just need the wiring done.

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Installation of extractor fans for kitchen and bathroom for 2 apartment units

Posted 1 week ago

Installation of extractor fans to the bathroom and kitchens in two units, 48 Merton Street, Upper Hutt. Work includes supply, installation, (through external walls) and associated electrical.

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Switch boards and automatic electric garage door opener

Posted 2 days ago

*Replace faulty switch boards *Install new switch boards in new places *Experienced in installing an automatic electric garage door opener for my garage roller door

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Meter board upgrade

Posted 1 week ago

I need to have the meter board in my home upgraded to the current standard. There is no rewiring required, this is purely to upgrade the meter board. See pictures for more detail. If you require more information please ask.

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Light switch move

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there. I need a light switch moved 85cm across the same wall.

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Power point installed

Posted 3 days ago

Need a new power point installed

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Garage Downlights

Posted 1 week ago

We are renovating / lining our small single garage and need an electrician to re-run cables and power point/s for the garage that's attached to the house. We are moving from a florescent tube light to 4x downlights & also have a security light attached.

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Replace 3 ceiling lights / pendants #2

Posted 6 days ago

We have 3 heritage style brass pendant lights (1 x 5 lamps, 2 x 3 lamps) that we want to swap out for 1 large pendant, 1 x med pendant and 1 x round ceiling mount. We are not moving the wiring just swapping out the pendants and making sure the dimmers work.

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New oven/hob/dishwasher installation

Posted 1 week ago

Just need to connect new oven/hob/dishwasher to the mains. Have existing outlets, but they need to be upgraded to meet the requirements

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Complete Rewiring of 1940s Bungalow

Posted 2 weeks ago

Complete rewiring of 1940s Bungalow (100 square Metre) and installation of a rangehood extractor fan (Healthy Homes). Immediate start would be ideal, as we are currently re-tenanting the property. Can you also indicate how long it will take.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 175,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Goldsmith

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19th August 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5

Remove loose exterior wire

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15th September 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Light fixture install and new powerpoint

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16th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Rangehood install

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5th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Install Power points

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23rd September 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

install two plug power point for a washer and dryer

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Rewiring a Petone home

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

14th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Need extractor fan installed in Bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Exterior security lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Need a new line run into the kitchenette- needs 2 4 plug powerpoints added

Work carried out by a subcontractor

8th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

moving light switch and adding power point

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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 5
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 5

Pull cables through wall that have a stud half way

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18th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Full house re-wire and new meter board

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31st August 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 4
Communication
 5

Internet connection

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Underfloor heating and then some.....

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th September 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Electrical

Work carried out by an employee of the company

21st September 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 5
Communication
 5

Cabling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

We need a Certificate of Verification

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Rangehood Installation & Shower vent repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Electrical Renovations and Installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Find Electricians in Hutt Valley

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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SBurt Electrical

Joined June 2020

Hi, I am a qualified and registered electrician working in the greater Wellington region. I have 10 years of experience in the industry working on residential and commercial jobs. Please consider me for your next project.

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Custom Balustrades

Joined August 2007

I manufacture handrails balustrades and gates usually aluminium stainless or steel with railings wire or glass, I am a qualified tradesman and ticketed welder so can do other engineering work ie beams.check the website link to metalwork

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Hawk Maintenance Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi , I’m ranovating old bathroom . Do ceiling and three side wet wall ( hardieglaze) I do small jobs also like change locks ( all types ) New mailbox. Clothesline etc.

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M10 Services Limited

Joined January 2019

Good day, We are an expanding company operating in the Wellington region for over 3 years, We manage new builds/ renovations working with a extended team of trusted and proven sub contractors to deliver projects start to completion. The team has a personal investment and do good attitude inside and outside of the work uniforms and hours. Our completed projects have been performance and quality...

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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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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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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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V Electrical Ltd

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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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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Glow electrical

Joined September 2020

At Glow electrical we specialise in all residential work. From new builds to renovations, fault finding to repairs there really is no job we havnt seen. Let us help you improve your property today.

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Action Aerials

Joined December 2013

I have been in the Aerial Installation business for over 30 years. Operating in the greater Wellington area including the Kapiti Coast. I pride myself on high quality workmanship and all work is guaranteed. I do commercial and domestic work - no job is too big or small.

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RAO Electrical

Joined October 2013

Hi, I am a registered electrician with a current practicing licence. During my 19 years of work in the electrical trade I have gained experience working in Industrial, commercial and domestic areas. For the last two and a half years I have been a stay at home dad. Recently my youngest started Kindy and with my oldest in school I now have some spare time. My family life is important to me so...

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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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Quality Electrical Services

Joined January 2020

​At Quality Electrical Services we are completely dedicated to client satisfaction. All of our team members are punctual and knowledgeable, working hard to provide high-quality services to our clients. ​Covering all Electrical work

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Roll Electrical

Joined January 2020

We are a small electrical company based in the Hutt Valley , With 20 years experience working in the industry we are available to cater for all types of electrical and cabling work. We excell at keeping customers and clients up to date and happy and most importantly safe . Happy to offer free quotes and advice on any upcoming works you may have in mind. Specializing in electrical maintenance...

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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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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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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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Spark It Up Electrical LTD

Joined October 2020

Hi there, we at Spark It Up Electrical are a new and developing electrical business, here to provide the best service and electrical practising. We have experience in the majority of electrical fields including Domestic, Commercial and Industrial. We also do smaller jobs when there is electrical work required. Our electricians have over 10 years worth of electrical experience and we pride ourselve...

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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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