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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Repair of bedroom light fitting

Posted 2 days ago

Ceiling light in bedroom has blown. When turned on the other night it blew out along with the rest of the lights in the house. I repaired the fuse wire in the box and all other lights are working except the bedroom one. Suspect its either the fitting or something else. Need sonmeone to come and take a look.

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Install Ceiling Fan x 2 & LED downlight

Posted 3 weeks ago

Looking for a licensed sparky to install two ceiling fans which requires switches & a surface mount LED ceiling light. Ceiling fan & light will be provided.

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Circuit breaker tripped

Posted 2 weeks ago

noticed there was no hot water this morning and noticed the circuit breaker for the hot water cylinder had tripped. flipped it back this morning but still no hot water. checked the power to the cylinder with AC detector and not picking up any voltage. suspect circuit breaker is faulty but not a push fit type

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Kitchen reno electrical appliance install and possible switchboard upgrade

Posted 5 days ago

Hello! We are doing a new kitchen DIY install and we're looking for an electrician to install our rangehood, hob, wall oven and to install a few light switches, powerpoints and pendants above the bar. We have had a quote from an electrical company which was more than we had been thinking - which is usually the way haha! Regardless we thought we would get some other opinions. From what we have been told we will need a switchboard upgrade also (1960's house). Please let me know if you are int...

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Random electrical work around the house

Posted 1 month ago

Need two light fittings repaired. Connect a new socket in the bathroom.

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Kitchen and Bathroom

Posted 1 month ago

Relocate/install power points. Add lighting Add extra RCD to power board

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Fixing pool lights

Posted 1 month ago

i have lights in the pool and beside the pool, currently they are not working and looking for Electrician to fix those lights.

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Quote for adding 4 extra power sockets and getting a smart meter

Posted 2 weeks ago

I want a quote for adding 4 extra power sockets throughout my house, and potentially getting a smart meter. House is a 1930s bungalow

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Lighting Fix

Posted 1 month ago

Remove dimmer switch in lounge. Change halogen downlights to a LED system in kitchen (9 lights). Change fluorescent lighting in garage. Check wiring.

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Disconnect powerpoint and towel rail

Posted 2 weeks ago

Disconnect a powerpoint and heated towel rail for a bathroom renovation. I'll be relining the walls and keeping the towel rail and powerpoint in the same positions.

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Extractor fan is very loud

Posted 1 month ago

Our kitchen extractor fan is really loud and we want to see what needs to be done.

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Bathroom extractor fan installation

Posted 4 days ago

This job is to install an extractor fan in a bathroom if possible with an independent switch. There is no existing fan.

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Electrician needed in Wainuiomata

Posted 1 month ago

We are renovating our bathroom and needed some electrical jobs. We are turning one bathroom into two bathrooms so one of light need to be relocated. We are cutting a wall for a new entryway so the existing heated towel rail and fan heater need to be disconnect. Here are the list of jobs needed: - 2 power outlets not working and need to be fix (not in the bathroom) - Install a new light switch for an existing downlight (bathroom) - Disconnect heated towel rail and fan heater

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Kitchen and Bathroom Extraction

Posted 1 month ago

We need a quote to install a kitchen and bathroom extraction fan. The property has concrete walls and no ceiling space. But we would like to know what can be done.

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Fit replacement light switch

Posted 2 weeks ago

Old light switch to be replaced with new light switch (already have)

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Electrician required

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for someone to deactivate 3 outlets and 2 switches as we reframe internal door. We have other small projects we can discuss as well i.e. removing and adding new lights etc

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Oven install

Posted 1 month ago

Need to have a Oven plug attached to the oven, socket placed in the wall and a cable run to the breaker as my house has never had a electric oven before. The oven shares a wall with breaker box so they are close together. I have already had the gas fitter by and he has install a detachable bayonet fitting so the oven is moveable Thanks -Tim

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Replacing existing lights (x 3)

Posted 1 month ago

We would like three lights replaced with new lights we have purchased. Please see the pictures attached.

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Roses Kitchen electrical work

Posted 2 weeks ago

Install an electric oven ( switch ect) Install a new double power Outlet for a fridge Install an outlet in a cupboard for a microwave Provide options for extraction over the oven- behind the oven wall is the under floor of a split level, that restricts height for venting. Option for light over the oven too. Second photo shows split level floor at top of door Third photo is rear side of wall behind kitchen

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 146,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Outside security light inspection

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th July 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

Installing new power points and switches

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th August 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

Need speaker wires

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th July 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

Updating multiple light fittings

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th August 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

Odd jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th August 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

Electrics for spa pool

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th June 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

Disconnect powerpoint and towel rail

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th October 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

Small rewiring job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th August 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

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

Lighting Fix

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st October 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

Rangehood and Bathroom Fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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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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Joe's 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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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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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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Odd Jobs Electrical

Joined September 2017

I am an Electrical Engineer who also does electrical work. If you have jobs that seem to be in the 'too hard basket' for other firms, contact me to discuss. I specialise in maintenance, and diagnosis and fixing of electrical faults such as blowing fuses, tripping circuit breakers, and misconnections of electrical wiring (e.g. power circuits connected to night store heating controls). Remembe...

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Paulos Handyman & Electrical Services

Joined May 2017

I've been in the electrical trade for over 15 years and take pride and guarantee all my work.Although my area of expertise is electrical,over the years i have gained skills in a number of trades and i'am very confident in all trades.Any job i undertake will be finished to the customers satisfaction guaranteed.

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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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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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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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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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Dees Electrical

Joined April 2019

Hi I have been doing new houses and renovations for over 15 years now. While I specials in new builds I do smaller jobs from time to time. I also did a number of dental surgeries. My pricing is highly competitive , and will be willing to provide a certificate of compliance on completion of any project.

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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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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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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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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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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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Water and Gas Plumbing ltd

Joined April 2015

Water and Gas Plumbing LTD are one of the largest maintenance based plumbing companies in the Greater Wellington Area specializing in all aspects of plumbing, gas fitting, drain laying, roofing and building maintenance. We use the most advanced technology in the market to effectively diagnose problems quickly. Where required we can respond with the hour for emergency work, having completed over 7...

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