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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest electricians case studies

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

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

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

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

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

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

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

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

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

Posted 2 months 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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Lighting

Posted 1 month ago

Repair or replace lighting (spotlights) in bathroom. Replace damaged floodlight on exterior of garage. We have hardware for both jobs.

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Dual electric/gas oven and bedroom light

Posted 1 month ago

Need to check why our dual gas/electric oven is not working. We still use the stove top because the gas still comes through, but all electrics are dead. Also a light fixture in the upstairs room needs fixing. My wife will be working from home on Monday.

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VIVIENNE GRIMSTRUP

Posted 1 month ago

We are wanting the removal of old oven and a wall oven installed at floor level (have already), rangehood replaced, power switches on wall and spot lights installed above window. We have the cabinet for oven an a gas hob for installation as well. Will be getting splashback for x2 walls as position is in corner.

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Supply and install extractor fan , change outdoor sensor light

Posted 1 month ago

Need a new extractor fan installed , have a showerdome and the existing fan is over the showerdome so not needing it for humidity extraction but wanting something that will extract toilet fumes . Also needing an out door security light replaced . Needing advice on best silent fan with timer to use , eg , the existing fan and ducting or a fresh install through the wall ? The bathroom is approx 17 cubic sq metres and has shower bath vanity and toilet . Would like installer to supply and install...

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Light fittings and switches repairs

Posted 1 month ago

I need to change lightbulb fitting for one room and three power points checked and or replaced if necessary. I need quote for labour only since I have necessary parts.

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Caravan plug installments

Posted 1 month ago

I need x2 caravan plugs to be installed outside a house that I am moving into on the 27th of April. One is for my electric car and the other will be for a caravan.

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Rangehood and Bathroom Fan

Posted 1 month ago

I need to install a new Rangehood, a bathroom fan and a towel railer.

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Install electric outlet outdoor

Posted 1 week ago

Install dual outlet outside to connect heaters.

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Quote to Fully Re-wire 3 bdrm House and Garage

Posted 1 month ago

We have a rental property in Thackeray St of which we have been made aware by a trades-person that the wiring looks to be deteriorating and should be replaced. I would like a quote for this work to be done.

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Electrical Inspection #2

Posted 2 months 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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Light alterations

Posted 1 month ago

Move switches and install new fittings

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New bathroom #3

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are building a new ensuite and need someone who can do the electrical work. We have council consent and building work will be starting next week. Will appreciate if someone can visit and provide an estimate for the work involved.

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Chandeliers Flickering

Posted 1 month ago

We have two recently installed chandeliers with dimmer switches. Both need the switches checked/tweaked so that they don’t flicker. Also check wiring for a hallway with switches at either end. Also new hotpoint in master bedroom.

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Reconnect live wire to light shade

Posted 1 month ago

Mainfreight have come in to deliver a fridge and at the same time managed to snap the wire connecting to our hanging light so it's just dangling in free air. Need fixed urgently so no-one gets hurt if light switch accidentely turned on.

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Moera

Posted 1 month ago

Needing some wiring done for a new rangehood, a plug for a dishwasher, plus couple of extra hotpoints installed. The kitchen wall is currently unlined and ready to go.

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Electrician needed

Posted 2 months 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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Power out in some parts of the house

Posted 1 month ago

Our power is out in the frontroom, bathroom and passage but we have power in kitchen.

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Wiring for a lourved roof installation

Posted 2 months 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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Recent electricians reviews

With over 135,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Moera

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th May 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

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

Sarah Meadows

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
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 4

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

Install power for Induction cooktop

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th February 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

Electrical work

Work carried out by an employee of the company

2nd April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small electrical jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd February 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

bathroom extractor fan replacement.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th March 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

Rangehood and Bathroom Fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th 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

Bedroom Electrics

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Install new spot light over bathroom mirror


20th 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

Switchboard upgrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd May 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

External Light Wiring Fitting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 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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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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Wire Works Electrical

Joined May 2019

With over 8 years experience in the electrical industry we have a good knowledge of domestic, comercial and industrial systems . We are currently focusing on the domestic and small comercial markets from simple electrical repairs and upgrades to full new installs. We pride ourselves in providing a top quality job with clear and timely communication with our customers.

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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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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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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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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 if 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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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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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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Holdsworth Electrical & Telecommunications Ltd

Joined January 2016

Hello, I am a qualified Registered Electrican and Electrical inspector, with 10 years expereince in the electrical industry, and 20+ years in the Telecommunications field. We offer a prompt professional service, guarantee our quality of work and we are site safe accredited.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Spark of Life Electrical Ltd

Joined August 2017

Spark of Life electrical are specialist in the domestic and commercial market. We cover the following work. This includes alterations, new builds, office fit outs, maintenance, rewires general lighting, additional power outlets and much more. I am an electrician who brings reliability and honesty to all works commenced in your property, weither it is a big or small job we love to work to the best...

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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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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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