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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

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Increase Studio to 32AMP & other work

Posted 2 weeks ago

Studio/garage currently has power supply but not enough. Need additional supply to boost to 32AMP. Also needs sub-circuits installed to separate spa and dryer/studio, and a new 15AMP power point.

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Bathroom heatlamp/Fan install

Posted 3 weeks ago

Renovating bathroom, I need my current heat lamp in ceiling removed and replaced with new (shown). The fan will need extracting outside, You can fit it next to vent outside (shown). There is already an independent fan in bathroom, not doing a great job as ceiling got a lot of mould, why The second fan if conducted properly should help alot. There is 3 Meters ducting in box, you'll see in photo the window outside is the bathroom window, so a very short distance, Manhole to ceiling is outside bat...

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Bathroom heater installation

Posted 4 weeks ago

Our existing bathroom wall heater no longer works and we have a new one that needs fitting in its place. It should be a straightforward job. Thanks, Tracey

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Install 15Amp outdoor power point

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need a 15Amp power point installed outdoors for a spa pool. It is about 10 meters away from the switchboard.

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Outdoor Spa pool plug

Posted 1 week ago

I am wanting a spa pool plug installed. Already set up on switchboard and there are a couple of outdoor plugs but in the wrong locations.

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Garage outlets not working

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there, I'm looking for someone to get the outlets in my garage working again. The garage is below the house. Had some electrical work done but now the outlets in the garage on the ground floor don't work so must be an issue with the line connecting top to bottom. Everything else on the top works. Cheers

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Data cabling

Posted 3 weeks ago

Run 2 x CAT6 cable from study to the living room (approx. 5m in distance) preferably through underneath the house

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PowerPoint needs to be moved

Posted 4 weeks ago

New kitchen back splash is being installed. I would like to have the power point moved above the backsplash3and further into the corner. Double horizontal power point please. Work needs to be completed ASAP

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Electric Installation for extension to property

Posted 2 weeks ago

I am looking for an electrician who can take up a job for extension of the property. Building consent is approved and construction will start early next year Jan/Feb 2022. Adding 2 bedroom + ensuite and dinning area.

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Replace fan/heater

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hello, we would like the extractor fan and the heater in our bathroom replaced. We already have procured both items.

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Check Fuse Box in Home Workshop

Posted 3 weeks ago

Leak in workshop was dripping water onto the fuse box. Fuses popped but cant get power to lights or power points. Need assessment for what it will take to repair

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Electrical Work - Install Lights, Change Switches and Plates

Posted 1 day ago

We are looking for an electrician to do various work around our house. The house has large roof cavity which can be stood up in, plenty of room to work. We will provide light fittings. No immediate time frame, before Christmas would be good. LIGHTS - Spare & Office: Remove central surface fitting, install x2 downlights - Laundry: Remove surface mounted fitting, install x1 downlight. Ensuite: Remove surface mounted fitting, install x1 new surface mounted fitting. Bathroom: Remove surface...

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Bathroom extractor fan

Posted 3 weeks ago

Small shower room which has a shower dome installed, however we are going to rent out our home and need to install an extractor fan to meet healthy homes requirements. Good access.

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Install ceiling fan into existing light

Posted 1 month ago

Small Ceiling fan install into bedroom into existing light. Asap

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EWO certificate

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need a electrician for a EWO certificate for a pop up caravan Next week if possible

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Extraction Fan Install

Posted 1 month ago

Install an extraction fan in the bathroom.

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New power outlet required

Posted 1 month ago

New power outlet/plug installed.

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Hall lighting

Posted 6 days ago

Replace lighting switch that wont work and maybe put in a downlight if wiring is already there ( I think when we did alterations the electrician put wiring in for it.) Take down old hanging lights and put a new one up in the stairwell

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Rangehood installation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Disconnect and remove old rangehood and install new one. The new one is much bigger than the old one.

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Power board.

Posted 1 week ago

Power board keeps tripping out to my sleepout.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 211,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Bathroom heatlamp/Fan install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install extractor fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom heater installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extractor Fan not working


2nd September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Caravan - Light Fixture Repair/Replace & Hot Water Cylinder/Pump Connect

Work carried out by an employee of the company

29th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Various wiring jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Grounding electrical socket

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Light fittings installation - extractor fan re-pair or replace

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen rangehood install #2

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dishdrawer and rangehood install

Work carried out by an employee of the company

26th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Change a Single light switch (PDL681)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

bathroom fan light replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House/Garage Wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Instal socket

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install cooktop

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th September 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 3

Installation of cooktop and oven

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Builder/Electrician to install kitchen and bathroom extracts.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Connect underfloor heating

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Spa plug plus a few odd jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Quick and easy powerpoint install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Leon Build

Joined January 2016

Hi, we have been building new houses as well as general home renovations and maintenance. Lately we have endeavoured in tiny house and motorhome builds. Give us a call to discuss your requirements. (Bathrooms, Kitchens, Decking, Fencing and many more)

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Can Do Plumbing And Gas

Joined July 2013

Hi, I have been a plumber and gas fitter for 12 years. I specialise in renovations, new housing and commercial. I also do some maintenance work. I have a strong work ethic and have pride in my work. Thank you for your time Chad

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MakeCo Electrical

Joined February 2018

Building and Electrical Company- with ability to take on small to medium renovation and electrical projects. Also offering project management services. Small operation that is service focused with high quality work

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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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RDO Ltd

Joined July 2020

Hi - I'm fortunate to be able to complete a very wide variety of work. Having worked in the building, construction, maintenance and technology industries all my life. I'm happy completing small or large jobs in a domestic or business situation. I'm happy to visit and review your "Challenge" and offer advice or assistance as required. Many referees will testify to my consultative style, a...

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M L Electrical

Joined March 2021

Hi I have been in the electrical industry for about 15 years. I mainly specialise in residential but also have a background in commercial and marine. I am very professional and will advise as required and meet customers requirements and deadlines to complete jobs. I pride myself in providing competitive quotes and keeping within budget.

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ATL ELECTRICAL AND HVAC SERVICES LTD

Joined November 2021

Hi, we've been installing and servicing heat pumps and central system of all re-known brands and models for last 11 years. While we specialise in install and maintenance of commercial and residential from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Fast Lane Electrical Limited

Joined April 2021

We are a family owned business. Our electrician is fully qualified and has over 20 years experience in the industry. We work hard to meet deadlines and providing competitive quotes.

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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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Whisk Renovators

Joined February 2009

Whisk Renovators is a renovations company, providing innovative solutions to Kitchen and bathroom consenting, design and build projects. Whisk services the greater Wellington region in both the residential and commercial sectors. Whisk has been a member of New Zealand Master Painters since 2009, providing quality service and workmanship guarantees to our Clients. We won National awards in ......

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NZ Lighting & Heating Ltd & Sai Building Services 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 Sai Building Services Ltd For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles) Painting Ro...

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Electro Guard Security Wellington

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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Wattex Electrical Limited

Joined February 2021

I am a professional registered electrician. I pride myself on good service and a job well done. I also install and service heat pumps. Go check out out website www. ... .nz

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Raine Electrical Ltd

Joined April 2021

At Raine Electrical we believe completing the job to a high standard as well as ensuring that the client gets what they have asked for is of great importance! We offer services for New builds to Rewires, Alarms, Security cameras, Heat pumps, Marine and much much more

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DJ Electrical Services Limited

Joined September 2010

Be in the service field for more than 15 years in Wellington, specialised in electrical appliance installation, repair and maintenance, including dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, oven etc. brands include Washtech Starline, Electrolux, Hobart, Eurowash, Moffat ovens, Convotherm ovens etc. also lighting system and ventilation system, professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project co...

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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. See us at ...

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Ginger electrics

Joined January 2021

Hi buildercrackers! 30yr old kiwi registered electrician with over ten years in the business, keen to do your electrical work. This includes solely residential for now. All general electrical installation works for instance Reno’s, New builds, Board upgrades, power points and lighting. Looking forward to working with you.

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Stay Wired Security and Electrical

Joined May 2021

New Security and Electrical company located in Wellington, New Zealand! Over 10 years of knowledge doing Electrical and security work through out New Zealand!

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Eve Street Electrical

Joined June 2021

Eve Street provides electrical care for homes and businesses in Wellington. Eve Street is a family business owned and operated by me, JP Hastings. I have more than fifteen years of experience in residential and commercial electrical services and I'm a fully-insured Master Electrician. I care about delivering quality work, so you can count on Eve Street to get your job done right. We are efficien...

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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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