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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

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

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he not only encouraged his daughter to take up a trade but how he is actively helping her to succeed in an electrical career... Hamilton based Noema, has worked in the electrical trade for the last 38 years. He's spent the last 10 years encouraging his daughter, Demi, to "jump into a trade". Now in her mid-twenties she has taken up his advice and this year started her training as an electrician. She is studying at the Waikato Institue of Technology (Wintec) on the Electrical Pre-Trade Training course, aimed at getting students ready for apprenticeship. Demi is one of only four women on the course and has teamed up with Mere, another inspirational women who is training in her 30's, all while having the pressure of children and family commitments. After the polytech based first year, each of the girls will be required to find and start an apprenticeship. Not only is Noema the inspiration and encourageme

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

Busy homeowner Michelle holds down parenting, full-time work and studying towards her PhD. She shares with us how she used Builderscrack to outsource her housework so she could focus on the important stuff... How It Started To say Michelle is a driven person is an understatement. Sitting across from a woman that packs so much into her days is inspiring, not only because of that drive but the clever way she has arranged her life to make it possible. She tells me "I’m doing a full-time PhD and I’m doing full-time work, so for me, I have lots to do and absolutely no time. I also have a teenager who’s almost 16, who is extremely social. Every weekend there are at least five to seven friends invited, and they are having a sleepover. I come home, and I'm like, “I left it nice and tidy, what happened?”.  Michelle and her son moved into their home three years ago, and with a laugh explains “how things were starting to fall apart and in need of repair”. It wasn't only hard findi

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

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

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he not only encouraged his daughter to take up a trade but how he is actively helping her to succeed in an electrical career... Hamilton based Noema, has worked in the electrical trade for the last 38 years. He's spent the last 10 years encouraging his daughter, Demi, to "jump into a trade". Now in her mid-twenties she has taken up his advice and this year started her training as an electrician. She is studying at the Waikato Institue of Technology (Wintec) on the Electrical Pre-Trade Training course, aimed at getting students ready for apprenticeship. Demi is one of only four women on the course and has teamed up with Mere, another inspirational women who is training in her 30's, all while having the pressure of children and family commitments. After the polytech based first year, each of the girls will be required to find and start an apprenticeship. Not only is Noema the inspiration and encourageme

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

Busy homeowner Michelle holds down parenting, full-time work and studying towards her PhD. She shares with us how she used Builderscrack to outsource her housework so she could focus on the important stuff... How It Started To say Michelle is a driven person is an understatement. Sitting across from a woman that packs so much into her days is inspiring, not only because of that drive but the clever way she has arranged her life to make it possible. She tells me "I’m doing a full-time PhD and I’m doing full-time work, so for me, I have lots to do and absolutely no time. I also have a teenager who’s almost 16, who is extremely social. Every weekend there are at least five to seven friends invited, and they are having a sleepover. I come home, and I'm like, “I left it nice and tidy, what happened?”.  Michelle and her son moved into their home three years ago, and with a laugh explains “how things were starting to fall apart and in need of repair”. It wasn't only hard findi

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

Re-cabling between house and garage

Posted 1 month ago

We just had our driveway concreted, and during the job some dodgy old cabling was discovered between the house and garage. Unshielded cables, buried in the dirt. As of now, the cables are buried with sand in a drench beside the driveway. The cabling needs to be brought up to standard.

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Couple of minor kitchen jobs

Posted 3 weeks ago

Just a quick job to disconnect & remove a rangehood and 2x ceiling lights

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Sleep out circuit

Posted 5 days ago

Sleepout in garage has blown the fuse in main house a couple of times and we have replaced the fuse and has happened again. Can someone come tomorrow?

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Install oven and one new powerpoint

Posted 1 month ago

Two small jobs: One is to install a new oven - Got the plug that needs to be installed into the wall and checked for safety etc The other is to put in an exterior powerpoint - I've added some photos - there is already a powerpoint on the interior side of the wall so hopefully it is easy to go from that one (?) - we haven't bought the actual plug/powerpoint for this one We would really like the oven installed before Christmas so if necessary will prioritise just that job!

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Move outdoor power socket

Posted 1 week ago

Move our outdoor socket just around the corner to the left(as I will be extending deck outwards ). Can easily just pull up boards to access behind as decking is being replaced. Anytime Tuesday afternoon to Friday all good

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TV Cable + Fairy Lights

Posted 1 day ago

I have recently moved into a new house. There are two cables in the lounge that have had their ends cut. I am hoping at least one of these is a tv cable - I need someone to check what these cables are for and then put the correct connector/ends on them so that they are usable. Extra job - the fairy lights and outdoor lights are on the same switch, I would like these separated.

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A new range hood and Bathroom fan

Posted 2 weeks ago

I want to install new range hood and bathroom fan for my rental property. The range hood needs a vent through a external wall which is a timber cladding. The extractor fan is required for the bathroom which is on the upper floor of the unit and needs a vent through a roof. I can buy the rangehood and the extractor fan on your recommendation. The current tenant is leaving on 14th and the new tenant starts on 26th January. You can visit the property from 15th and need to completed by 25th. Thank...

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Ceramic cook top installation

Posted 1 week ago

We currently have an induction cooktop top that has cracked and we would like to replace this with a ceramic cooktop we have purchased.

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Electrical inspection

Posted 1 month ago

Electrical wiring inspection for insurance purposes. Plus several other jobs to be discussed.

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Number 8 extractor fan

Posted 1 week ago

The extractor fan stopped working in the bathroom, looking for someone to fix it. Thanks

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Garage light and power point

Posted 2 weeks ago

Instead light and power points at garage.

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Oven wiring install

Posted 3 weeks ago

need an oven wired, please send quotes

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Extractor fan and wall light installation

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need a registered electrician to install a new wall light above a mirror and extractor fan fitted in the ceiling of my bathroom to be ducted outside. I have purchased both items already.

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General Electrical Work

Posted 4 days ago

We have moved into a property 2 weeks ago and need some electrical jobs completed: - Removal of 5 x Wall Lights - Replacing 2 x Garage Batten Lights and adding 2 more - Fitting recessed power point behind Garage TV - Fitting Downlights in 2 x Bedrooms We would like this work completed in the next 1-2 weeks ideally.

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Hot water not working

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, We are not getting hot water in any of our taps (kitchen, toilet sink, shower) so we think there is something wrong in water heater. Ours is electric one. Thanks for your help. Gideon

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Fit new outdoor 15amp power socket

Posted 2 weeks ago

Fit new outdoor 15 amp power socket for Spa New connection required from switch board with new RCD The distance from the board to where I want the new switch is roughly 23 metres. Conduit required for roughly 10 metres of it Quote for power socket, cable, RCD, conduit and labour. Work required within next 2 weeks

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Hot water now warm water

Posted 1 month ago

Over the last couple of days the hot water temperature has decreased. Standard hot water cylinder. In rental, so no cylinder make or model unfortunately. Tenant home, today, tomorrow morning or all day Thursday.

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Remove bathroom heater

Posted 6 days ago

Disconnect a heater in the bathroom. Install a plug.

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Small job installing new wiring

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there, I've ripped the gib off my main bedroom walls and looking for someone to install new writing for a couple of plugs before I put new gib on.

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1920's house requires rewire and new meter

Posted 1 week ago

Would like quotes to replace any old VR cabling and wiring that needs replacing and move the indoor old meter to a new meter outside. House is apprx 180sqm single story with good roof and underfloor access. Possibly to install a dvs depending on intial job costs. Job based in Lower Hutt

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 184,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Lights and power switches

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 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

Relocation and installation of additional power points

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Couple of minor kitchen jobs

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Uninstall & Install of Oven, New Alternate Switch

Work carried out by an employee of the company

23rd November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Security light removal/instal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rangehood install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ruth

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Exterior security lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Robs minor sparky work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Oven wiring install


8th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

moving light switch and adding power point

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Quotes

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th January 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wall mount TV

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Connect phone line

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage main fuse tripping off.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install Power points

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th November 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fit new outdoor 15amp power socket

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Light switch move

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

4th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 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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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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CableTech Solutions

Joined December 2020

CableTech provides structured cabling solutions to distribute the Internet and media around your home or business premises. The convenience of having the Internet available in your home or business premises where you want it and need it, especially for gaming computers and business-critical computers, Smart TVs for streaming shows, and for WiFi connectivity with minimal blank spots. Camera systems...

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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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Plumb Press

Joined April 2019

Hi Im Tim and I have had over 15years experience in plumbing industry. Its of great importance to deliver the highest level of workmanship to our customers. For any plumbing issues or new work you may need ,we can do it. Feel free to view my website for more information. Thank you for your time Tim

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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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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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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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Blackfox electrical

Joined May 2018

Blackfox electrical can supply to all your electrical needs, no job too big or small. Experience in both domestic and commercial situations, always taking pride in the finished product. Check out our Facebook page!

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Datasoft

Joined September 2020

Hello , We have been building timber fences for last 2 years in affordable rates. We provide quick free quotes. We also do Concreting, asphalting, general house maintenance and renovations.We are very professional and hard work to meet deadlines for project completion.

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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; as well as this we do a multitude of civil tasks with some minor construction in the mix too Our Tasks included but are not limited to, - Site Leveling & General Earthworks - Trenching in Pipe and Cable - Trenchless options - Air Knifing, Thrusting, Hydro B...

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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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Ed building

Joined August 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 18 years, NZ and Europe. We specialise in major or smaller renovations and new builds. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride to provide competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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On Point Engineering Ltd

Joined October 2020

On Point Engineering Ltd is a small 100% Wellington family owned business that offer a range of services for your home or business. From design and installation of custom made ducted heat pumps and energy recovery ventilation systems, installing split systems to servicing existing heat pumps. Also do a large range of electrical and mechanical work. Registered Electrician. Registered Refrigera...

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Leon Build

Joined January 2016

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

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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

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Green Van Electrical

Joined July 2009

At Green Van Electrical we pride ourselves on friendly service with quality advice and workmanship. - Servicing the whole Wellington area - Kapiti Coast, Wellington central and Hutt Valley - Repairs, maintenance, new buildings, commercial and residential work; Specialising in solar technology advice and installation - call us to discuss your solar options. See our website to view some of...

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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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2 T Digging

Joined January 2021

Experanced owner opperator with a Takuchi 016 excvator speclising in domestic demolition, site clearing and prep, trenching, tree and stump removal and landscaping work. No job to small.

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Furniss Electrical

Joined December 2019

Newly qualified Electrician who has been working for the last four years in the electrical trade, I am a positive hard working individual and am available to do most small jobs. Due to being newly qualified, jobs will be quoted at an affordable rate.

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