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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 finding the tim

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 finding the tim

Recent jobs posted

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

Wall oven install

Posted 4 days ago

Need to install a new wall oven, replacing like with like.

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Light switch repair

Posted 1 month ago

Quote to repair broken light switch

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Detached Garage - Electrical Work

Posted 5 days ago

Garage Renovation (has existing power). Connect New lights ( x 3 internal, x 4 external) Connect New Power Sockets (x 5 internal, x1 external) Install Light Switch x 1 All cabling and fittings supplied (most cabling has been run , but not connected) – framing is exposed so cable runs are accessible. May need to review current spec of amp breaker/sub panel.

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Install down lights

Posted 3 days ago

Have a wall light I want moving to a ceiling down light along with 2 further down lights to be installed. Also change of switches from old to new.

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Removal of light in lounge and check plug socket

Posted 3 weeks ago

Loung light remove and replace Plug socket is possibly faulty

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Electrician needed

Posted 2 weeks ago

Electrician for renovated bathroom - bathroom lights - heated towel rail - bathroom extractor fan

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Outside plug socket

Posted 1 month ago

Outside plug socket for security light and also fairy lights to be plugged in too.

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Electrical cooktop installation

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, needing a cracked electric, ceramic cooktop removed and installed with a new one. Standard 60cm in size. We need it completed within the next few weeks please (by mid-Nov). We still need to source the cooktop, preferably a good, condition 2nd hand so any recommendations on where to source would be appreciated. Thanks

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Plug/Switch replacements

Posted 2 weeks ago

5 x switches and outlets, (5 in total). Old ones causing problems, new ones are supplied to be swapped over. Mother is home during the day, Price required, please. A simple small home.

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Partial rewiring assessment

Posted 3 weeks ago

In my pre purchase inspection report this was noted: "This house has been partly re-wired, further re-wiring work is recommended as older style wiring was detected. Further Investigation is recommended by a qualified electrician to check how much work is required." I would like an assessment of what needs doing and a quote or estimate of the costs.

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Various wiring jobs

Posted 3 days ago

New P/Point (backed onto existing), wiring and installation of new pendant lights (replacing existing), new p/point, test circuit for load and advise for appliance that occasionally trips RCD

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Motion activated lights and electrical renonvation

Posted 1 week ago

1. We are looking to get motion activated lights on the front porch fixed and also get another one installed along the side of the house. 2. Install surge protection and change fuse board 3. Earthing system

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Lamp replacement & instal (2)

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have two old industrial high bay lights that I want to install in my kitchen. They are currently E40 Edison and I want to change them to E27 Edison and then hang them.

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Bedroom power point completion

Posted 3 days ago

I need 2 power points rewired and 1 wired to the mains

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Hot water is not heating

Posted 1 week ago

Just found out that my hot water is not heating. The water cylinder is considered quite new. Need urgent fix.

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Small job

Posted 3 weeks ago

Would like to change 2 lights in the hallway to new ones. Change 2 double plugs over to new ones in the lounge. New batten holder (light) in ensuite. Change the switch that controls the light and fan in the ensuite to a 2 switch for individual control.

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

Posted 4 days ago

Hello there The sleepout is at the stage where we are now waiting to line it. We would like to receive quotes from licenced electricians for the installation and electrical certification of a 16 amp electrical system that would essentially be identical to that of a caravan. For your quote, the location of the property is about half way (say 6-9 km) to Staglands from the Upper Hutt Cemetary at the beginning of the Akatarawa Road proper. Sleepout footprint is 4.1 x 2.4 m. The ceiling is...

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Power to the Garage

Posted 1 week ago

Electrician needed to reconnect power to the garage. Prior to buying our home there must have been power in the garage as there are light fittings and a power box. It has not been in operation for over 10 years. We can see the cable cover down the garage but would like this reconnected prior to building a deck. We believe a trench needs to be dug first to help with cabling.

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Odd electrical jobs

Posted 1 week ago

Check and replace extractor fan, install heated towel rail (power already there) replace outside light with a security light, replace 4 power points.

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Kitchen/bathroom/general renovations

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are replacing the kitchen and bathroom in our home, and removing the wall where the fuse box and TV aerial are located (photo of the fuse box below). We need someone who can relocate the fuse box, and replace light fittings in the kitchen/dining/lounge/hallway areas, install rangehood/extractor fan in the kitchen and bathroom, move the tv aerial to a different wall and move the location of a number of power points and light switches. This work is expected to be completed in the new year...

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 150,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Need speaker wires

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Home electric odd jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installing new power points and switches

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th August 2019

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

Repair lights

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th August 2019

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

Lighting Fix

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

bathroom vent and single room smart vent

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrician required

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th August 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

Replacing existing lights (x 3)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small rewiring job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Disconnect powerpoint and towel rail

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrics for spa pool

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Updating multiple light fittings

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical cooktop installation


11th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Odd jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th August 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

Outside security light inspection

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Oven install

Work carried out by an employee of the company

30th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Electricians in Hutt Valley

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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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Drainage Rescue Limited

Joined June 2019

I have been plumbing for over 25 years. Will do plumbing, roofing spouting and drainage work. Punctual, reliable and competitive prices. All work guaranteed

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P R Plumbing & Gas

Joined October 2013

I've been Plumbing and Gasfitting since the 80s. I did my apprenticeship based in Mt. Victoria specialising in domestic maintenance and renovations - some serious challenges with those character homes!. Now based in the Northern Suburbs but working all over the greater Wellington area working with builders and other trades and directly with home owners. We also take on new builds and commerci...

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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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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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MC Electrical

Joined October 2016

We're a new company, who combined have 10+ years' experience in the electrical industry. Through our years of training, we saw that the level of communication between client and business as well as the quality of work could be done to a much higher standard. Because of this, we set up MC Electrical to raise the bar in the industry for providing quality workmanship and excellent electrical services...

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OneSecurity

Joined September 2018

Hi we are locally owned and operated security business servicing the Wairarapa and Wellington. We have over 20 years in the security industry and pride ourselves in our ability to exceed customer expectations on both quality and price. No job is too big or too small so contact us today with your security needs

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Tungsten Electrical ltd

Joined September 2017

Tungsten electrical are registered and qualified electricians who are very professional at their work and have great customer service. We work with you to ensure you get the best electrical work for the best price. Call Conrad (Director) on 0279248859 and he will sort you out. Thanks, Tungsten electrical ltd.

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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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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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Sanjeev

Joined January 2016

Registered electrician with 25 year work experience .repair and install of lights power point hot water stove replaceing exiting light to led .hav also worked for HRV to so can install hrv ,general electical solution to ur house .

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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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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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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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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 2015...

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DO BUILDERS

Joined April 2012

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating in Wellington on 12 years now. While we specialise in major on new builds, renovations and we also do smaller jobs 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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VElectrical

Joined March 2019

When you contact VElectrical, 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 with...

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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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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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Better Connections Electrical Ltd

Joined January 2016

We are a medium sized electrical contracting company that pride ourselves on quality workmanship and ethical business practices. We will always offer the best and most efficient electrical solution to suit a customers budget, not just the one that makes our business the most money. We make sure the business is run ethically and always take our social and environmental responsibilities seri...

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