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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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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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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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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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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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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

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

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

Small rewiring job

Posted 3 weeks ago

Take wires back up to roof, reroute near to outside wall. Install light switch and power points in to half wall (gib on one side, other side bare to do wiring) ASAP please

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Angell

Posted 3 weeks ago

Tenant has reported no hot water from hot water cylinder. They checked the fuse and reported it was intact. Anyone available today please?

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Small Job #2

Posted 1 week ago

Move light switches and power point

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Bathroom Extraction Fan & sensor security lights installation

Posted 4 weeks ago

Hi We need help with installing a new bathroom extraction fan. We already have a fan but its suction is not that great. We also need some sensor security lights installed around the house. We will purchase the required materials for both jobs.

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Plug replacement

Posted 1 month ago

Oven switch is broken. Oven started flicking on and of. Panel may need to be replaced.

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Updating multiple light fittings

Posted 4 weeks ago

We have 10-15 light fittings that need to be changed and a lot of socket covers that need to be changed.

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Bathroom and laundry

Posted 2 weeks ago

Bathroom getting gutted back to framing, adding a wall to divide into bathroom and laundry. Need a quote for adding three double sockets, two down lights and a fan light combo.

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Repair lights

Posted 2 weeks ago

Our porch light flickers when turned on. Also three kitchen downlights no longer work.

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TV mounted on the wall and hard wired

Posted 6 days ago

New 43" tv to be mounted on the wall and hard wired into the wall

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Odd jobs

Posted 3 weeks ago

Replace existing ceiling lamps with new ones provided - x 3 Replace light switches in two rooms - provided

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Outside security light inspection

Posted 4 weeks ago

Outside security light is making a buzzing sound when switched on. Also, the light stays on for just a matter of seconds. The light needs to be checked for possible repair or replacement. I'm generally available in the mornings

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Rangehood installation

Posted 2 days ago

I need to get a rangehood (600mm) installed. Location is lowerhutt. This can be ducted out through the soffit. Would like to get a quote. Thanks

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Urgent - Re-Wiring, New Sockets

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are looking at starting our renovation this weekend with demo on Saturday 3/8/19. Wanting to get a sparky in on the Sunday or Monday to run some extra wiring and add in some sockets. In total there will be 4 additional sockets with a point for the oven being moved. All of this is within the same open-plan living area (kitchen, dining and lounge).

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Install replacement light

Posted 1 week ago

Wire in replacement light fitting and replace light switch.

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Garage Re-wire / new sockets / switches

Posted 1 week ago

Garage is 30m2, with all wall /ceiling linings and insulation removed. Existing electrical sockets/switches and wiring removed back to incoming wire. Need x4 power outlets x1 double light switch x1 external power outlet new circuit breakers inside garage, main board ok New wiring Strip lights connected

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Man cave stuff

Posted 5 days ago

Connect a light fitting to existing wiring, and isolate all four garage lights to work individually instead of all at once and possibly put two new double plug points in.

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Installation of rangehood

Posted 3 weeks ago

We need help with installation of range hood, will need power point to be put in as well. Pictures attached. From inside the kitchen and outside. Also another power point stopped working and needs to be looked at, could be a quick fix.

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Arden

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, Need a bathroom extractor fan and heater supplied and installed. Also outside sensor light supplied and installed. Plus some minor things.

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Oven instal

Posted 3 days ago

We need an old oven removed and a new oven wired in

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Urgent repair

Posted 1 week ago

We woke to no hot water. I've spoken to our plumber as he said because there is water coming out its electrical. We need this repaired urgently please.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 142,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Electrical work

Work carried out by an employee of the company

2nd April 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

Need speaker wires

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th July 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

Repair lights

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th August 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

Moera

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th May 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

Electrical Inspection #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Switchboard upgrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electric plugs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th March 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

Home electric odd jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th July 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

Rangehood and Bathroom Fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lighting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th April 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

Quote to Fully Re-wire 3 bdrm House and Garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

3in1 bathroom heater/extractor fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

bathroom extractor fan replacement.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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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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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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Oncore Wellington S W

Joined August 2019

Oncore is New Zealand's leading team for residential and commercial repairs, maintenance, insurance work, and installations. My name is Steve Wang, your local Oncore operator in Wellington. My people and project management skills have enabled me to ensure every project runs smoothly. Working with reliable and qualified tradesmen, we are set to improve homes of all shapes and sizes across the r...

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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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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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Whittaker Electrical Limited

Joined January 2017

Highly experienced in all areas of residential and commercial electrical. New builds, design, renovations, high end to budget savvy. Make us the first choice for all your electrical work. www.whittakerelectrical.co.nz

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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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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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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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Joe's Electrical

Joined January 2019

I'm Joe. I sub-contract to a larger firm during the day, and on evenings and weekends I do smaller jobs from builderscrack. 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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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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DRE Systems Limited

Joined March 2018

DRE Systems is a newly established electrical contracting company, providing electrical services for industrial, commercial and domestic projects. We undertake to deliver quality projects, products and services on schedule and within scope. Our goal is to become a leading provider of electrical services in the Wellington region, through quality workmanship, reliability and a dedication to the cli...

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Zech's Electrical Wellington

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. No call out fees charged between 8am to 5pm weekdays. Contact me on 02108506461. Thanks. Nelson

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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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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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Oncore

Joined August 2019

We provide full property maintenance and repair solutions from small jobs such as fixing a broken window latch or waterblasting your deck, to kitchen and bathroom installations, fencing and decks and building work. We pride ourselves on our professional and prompt service and delivering solutions that meet your needs.

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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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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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Zapling Electrical

Joined June 2019

I am currently a one man band operating out of the Hutt Valley. I have many years experience working on high quality new builds, residential service work and security/ data services. I take great pride in my work and stay till I am satisfied with the quality of my workmanship

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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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