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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

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

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

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 finding the tim

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 "

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

Rewire a two-bedroom house

Posted 2 weeks ago

It is an ex-state house of about 90 sqm. It has original tilt roof with manhole access.

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Extractor fan for Kitchen

Posted 1 week ago

To meet the 2021 kitchen ventilation requirement, a ceiling mounted (inline) extractor fan is required for a small kitchen. Install required ASAP as interior is being repainted and carpeted.

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Need speaker wires

Posted 3 weeks ago

Need job done on 2/02/19 Speaker wires to be installed and also a few hdmi cables. I will provide the materials. Need done tomorrow before he GIB board goes on.

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Wiring for New Garage (and re-routing existing house power)

Posted 4 days ago

We're building a new garage which will be between existing overhead lines running to the main house. We're wanting to reconfigure so the overhead lines now go underground to the garage (approx 5m from pole), to new switchboard, then underground to existing house. We're wanting a qualified electrician who can: - help design electrical plan to submit to council with garage consent (submitting approx 22 April). - assist with installing appropriate conduit from pole to garage concrete pad locati...

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Installation work

Posted 1 week ago

1. Install a new stove (stove is to be ordered but hoping to get delivered in next 2-3 days and installed by this Fri - but all depends on delivery) 2. Install 2xsets of 4 lights on a bar (in kitchen and dining area) Note: the lights are second hand the home is a original lockwood. Currently there are one light hanging (30cm in length approx) in the dining room and one in the kitchen. If there is a major problem with the second hand lights then I won't bother installing.

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Bathroom extractor fan replacement.

Posted 3 weeks ago

Remove old fan and replace with new.

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External Light Wiring Fitting

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have an external light by our front door which we'd like to repair. It was subject to water damage due to a leaking roof which we've now replaced. We'd now like to get this light working.

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General repairs

Posted 1 week ago

Gas hob, spark not working for biggest element. (Can see it sparking when lighting other elements but not when trying to light big one) Light in upstairs bathroom is hard to replace

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Electrical Inspection #2

Posted 5 days ago

I need an registered electrician to inspect downlights installation in couple of rooms to ensure it has been done as per the safety norms.

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3in1 bathroom heater/extractor fan

Posted 2 weeks ago

I am in need of someone to replace old ceiling exhaust and install/wire a 3in1 bathroom heater/light/exhaust fan and have it vented outside

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Various lighting jobs

Posted 1 week ago

- Fix garage light - Replace various existing light fittings - add some new lights indoor and outdoor

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Electric plugs

Posted 1 week ago

I need an electric plug installed in a former hot water cupboard and a dishwasher plug repaired.

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Switchboard upgrade

Posted 1 week ago

Hi - I believe I need a switchboard upgrade - 1970s house only 1 PowerPoint per room so need more to live in this day in age. Problems in the past have been fuses blown - burnt out PowerPoint. Thanks

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Electrical work

Posted 1 month ago

I need two fan heaters to be installed in each bathroom (main bathroom upstairs, en suite is downstairs) and the switches in the bathroom changed from a double to a triple switch. Also I need a Rinnai water control panel to be installed downstairs in the Kitchen area which will be back to back from the Rinnai INFINITY water system on the outside. I've got the heaters, triple switch and the control panel already has cabling for it.

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Shed power trip

Posted 1 week ago

The main power circuit breaker for the shed kept tripping, even without any appliance connected to it. I have tried replacing the circuit breaker to the shed but it still trips. I even switched off the circuit breaker located in the shed but it (main circuit breaker) still trips.

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Wiring for a lourved roof installation

Posted 1 week ago

The installer of the louvred roof and builder have suggested I organise an electrician to wire the lourves into existing wiring from the outside of the house. At this stage the installation will be either Monday 15th or Tuesday 16th April - waiting for confirmation - they have asked for the electrician to attend in the morning to liase with them on the job which would be later in the day.

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Power point installation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Install a power point by taking the lead from the other side of the wall

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Electrician needed

Posted 3 days ago

Hi, we are looking for an electrician to install total of 4 double plugs and plug for a television, areas are in the bedrooms (2) and hallway. The walls in these areas are gutted out, so we would be ready to get it done straight away. Thanks.

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Halogens to be replaced with LED

Posted 1 month ago

I am wanting to replace all the halogen 50W downlights in our house with insulation safe LEDs. We currently don't have adequate ceiling insulation and the halogens need to be replaced with LEDs so we are able to insulate over top of them. We currently have 17 halogen lights throughout our house. Easy roof access also.

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Switch Board

Posted 3 weeks ago

Update switch for House with a internal switchboard. Kitchen has been renovated with new fuses needed on main switchboard, or possibly install internal switchboard.

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With over 131,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Small electrical jobs

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23rd February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install and connect an extractor fan + additional power socket

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install power for Induction cooktop

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th February 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

Colleen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sarah Meadows

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Halogens to be replaced with LED

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New meter box hook up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

rewiring?

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Socket repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install new spot light over bathroom mirror


20th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove a heat pump and a put in a couple of power points

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mains cable/switchboard update

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

External Light Wiring Fitting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Light fitting and wires removed, disconnected and some reconnected

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

A Barone

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

kitchen light switches and power points

Work carried out by an employee of the company

25th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bedroom Electrics

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Hallway Light Repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom fan installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th November 2018

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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Surge Life Electrical

Joined April 2018

Hi, I provide residential electrical services to the greater Wellington area. I pride myself in providing punctual, reliable and quality service. Surge Life Electrical specialises in all residential work, including: Heat pump, Smartvent and heat transfer installation/servicing Oven, Stove and Hob Repairs Hot water repairs - Elements, Thermostats and all associated wiring LED Lighting Upg...

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M10 Services Limited

Joined January 2019

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

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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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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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Merlo Joinery Specialist ltd

Joined November 2012

Manufacturer of Exclusively crafted joinery and furniture I am trade qualfied with forty seven years experience in this industry I make all items personally my self Quality and workmanship is gauranteed. Regards Neil.

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Brooks Refrigeration Services

Joined October 2017

Hi My Name is Adam Brooks I am a Wairarapa local and fully qualified refrigeration engineer, i install/service/repair all types of refrigeration, air conditioning, heatpumps and a small amount of Electrical work throughout the region and further afield as the jobs take me. I pride myself on communication and quality workmanship what ever the job, i like to look at every job as "if it was my ho...

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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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Flex Electrical LTD

Joined December 2016

All Electrical Repairs & Wiring. Residential, Commercial & Industrial. Specialising in On and Off Grid solar Installations. Family owned and operated busniess servicing Wellington, Wairarapa and Kapiti regions. Reliable and on time with free competitive quotes. All work guaranteed, no job too big or small.

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Tim Toomey Electrical

Joined June 2011

Combining experience, youth and enthusiasm  to bring the best electrical service in wellington. Wellington's Professional  Electricians contact us For all your Electrical services including but not limited to: Domestic and Commercial Electrician Services House Wiring, Rewiring and renovations Switchboard Upgrades Mains entry point repairs/Replacement All New Installations ...

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VElectrical

Joined March 2019

When you contact us, you can be sure your electrical project is in Good Hands. This is because we are Registered Electricians whom have high standards of workmanship and we pay attention to details. We focus on ensuring maximum customer Satisfaction from high standard of work. No job too big or small. Prices are competitive and our goal is to complete you projects on Budget. We are flexible an...

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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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Underflow plumbing limited

Joined August 2012

Hi there plumber servicing your area (certifying plumber) have a backround in both commercial and domestic plumbing drainage and gas, we are honest reliable and hardworking for all your plumbing needs give us a call anytime!

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Custom Balustrades

Joined August 2007

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

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DG Roofing & Building

Joined November 2018

We understand your problem/requirement accurately and then we discuss with you the solution to your problems/ We discuss the right approach to achieving your requirements. If you agree for us to proceed, we do our job at cost, in a satisfactory timeframe and highest possible quality and value for you... Try us and you will not regret.

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Hydro plumbing maintenance ltd

Joined April 2015

If it needs water you need us. From everyday plumbing issues to full bathroom or kitchen renovations to installing appliances. We have a wide range of product knowledge specialising in maintenance plumbing. We offer all gasfitting from servicing to installing new appliances. We cater for every budget, work with the other tradies to get your job done on time. PROBLEM SOLVED!

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Endeavour Electrical Services Ltd

Joined November 2017

Here at Endeavour Electrical Services we provide our customers with service that you deserve. We will do our absolute utmost to ensure that the work you have for us is completed with as much ease as possible for you. Our qualified Electricians have the knowledge to complete any task and solve practically any problem as quickly ,cost effectively and hassle free as possible, we even show up on time...

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Kinetic Electrical

Joined August 2018

Hi, I've been in the industry for the last 15 years and come from a commercial/domestic background. We pride our selves on quality and great service. We guarantee all of our work and happy to quote any job regardless of value. We are a start up company in Wellington and keen to build new customer relationships. Give us a call.

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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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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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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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