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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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Installing Solar Panels for Your Home

Posted 18/02/14

If you've ever considered installing solar panels, you are not alone. Kiwi homes are generally exposed to 20-30 times more energy from the sun than they use in power or gas and most of its going to waste. By making use of it, we can reduce emissions, create jobs and contribute towards energy ind

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Security Service & Alarm Installers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

A security service or alarm installers will be able to advise and install the best security system for your property or anything else you want to protect. Some systems are composed of a simple alarm that sounds when an entry point is breached, while others include monitoring centres where

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 findi

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 "extr

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 findi

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 "extr

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Hot Water not working

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hot water not working. Other power to the house ok. Might be a fuse but need to get it sorted this afternoon as have overseas visitors arriving.

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Kitchen

Posted 6 months ago

I am rearranging our kitchen and need the electrical connections done for the oven/hob and a power for an extractor fan.

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Peter

Posted 7 months ago

Replace 7 halogen down lights with LED ones, Move and replace a pendant light with a new fitting, replace 2 pendent/ceiling lights with new fittings, add 2 new down lights, move existing light an replace with LED down light

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Small job

Posted 6 months ago

We need a power outlet (3-pin) moved about 1.5m up an internal wall out of the reach of small children.

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Lights not working

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, we are looking for a trustworthy Electrician who can assist us with electrical work in relation to our rental property in Kapiti (which is currently tenanted). The first job we need now is to fix the lights - two nights a go the tenants turned on the outside lights for the back and side yard and they didn’t work but it also blew the lights in the lounge room. I am wondering if they are on the same switch. They replaced the bulbs and they still don’t work.

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House rewire

Posted 5 months ago

House rewire, single level, good roof and under floor access.

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Qualified Electrician for one or two days max. Immediate start

Posted 4 months ago

Hello there. I need an electrician to finish off some work on my home (new build/renovation). Should take a good day to complete. There are: extractor fan to fit in bathroom (most of the wiring is done and fitting was completed by roofer), Security lights going (wiring done) down lights and electricity to bottom flat needs to be completed.

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TV relocation and associated cables / power

Posted 1 week ago

Want to wall mount our tv but hate exposed cables! so need to have the power and connections for the aerial, sky tv , apple tv, and a network cable moved to be behind where the tv will be mounted. Would prefer to leave the sky box in a cupboard so will need a remote IR receiver or something similar.

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Outdoor powerpoint install required

Posted 2 months ago

Would like a double or single outdoor power socket installed on an exterior wall to accommodate a new Rinnai system being installed.

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Oven rewire to new spot in kitchen

Posted 4 months ago

Please rewire my oven to its new location in my kitchen. Stovetop connection too. Urgent.

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New powerpoint to be installed.

Posted 4 months ago

Need a new PowerPoint installed in my laundry for our new washer and dryer. Current PowerPoint is on other side of room.

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Mums jack point problem.

Posted 5 months ago

Phone jack needs is damaged and needs replacing.

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Pendent lights

Posted 1 month ago

I need 2 pendant lights installed in bedroom along with bedside switches, and a couple more down lights installed . Good ceiling access.

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Change a light fitting

Posted 7 months ago

Hanging cieling light fitting changed.

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Bathroom light/fan

Posted 6 months ago

My existing HPM heat/light/fan unit doesn't work and needs replacing. It's round approximately 30cm diameter. I need a new one supplied and fitted, with all finishing completed as well (if the hole in the ceiling needs to be enlarged or made smaller).

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Mums phone jack

Posted 5 months ago

Phone jack needs is damaged and needs replacing.

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Pre-purchase inspection

Posted 4 months ago

Pre-Purchase home inspection

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Jacky needs help

Posted 5 months ago

I need the following: - a timer installed on my main water cylinder so that it heats only during the low power rate period at night. - two outdoor lights replaced or fixed (I initially need advice on whether they are worth fixing) - LED cove strip lighting fixed (it is falling down and not working. Some of it is located high up and above a stairway) - outdoor lights installed (sockets already in place. Will be necessary to bring a waterproof box for the transformers) Many thanks I

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Install extractor fan in bathroom

Posted 3 months ago

I want to install an extractor fan in my bathroom. Single level home with asbestos-containing material in the cladding.

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install of fan for range-hood

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7th December 2016

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Replace downlights with LED.

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7th April 2016

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Lights

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21st July 2018

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 5
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Electrical fixes

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19th November 2016

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 5
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Peter

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19th July 2018

Workmanship
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 5
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 5
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Old fuse box repair or replace

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4th February 2018

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 5
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 5
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Needs some power points for my hanging TV + More


26th January 2017

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 5
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Electrical overhaul

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29th April 2016

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 5
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 5
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Extractor fans installation in Waikanae

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12th April 2017

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 5
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 5
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 5

Oven rewire to new spot in kitchen

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1st November 2018

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 5
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Alan

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13th January 2018

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 4
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 5
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Karen Simpson-Warren

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18th July 2017

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 5
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 5
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Lights

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10th April 2017

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 5
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Install electric oven

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4th March 2018

Workmanship
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 5
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 5
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New powerpoint to be installed.

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th November 2018

Workmanship
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 5
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 4
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Putting in new plug sockets

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19th October 2017

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

broadband

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28th February 2018

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 5
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 5
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Electrical upgrades

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16th May 2018

Workmanship
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 5
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 5
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Rangehood installation

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7th February 2018

Workmanship
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 5
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 5

Fix and fit small jobs.

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4th May 2017

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 5
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 5
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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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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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Total plumbing and gas

Joined July 2013

Hi I am a qualified plumber and gasfitter, most of my work consists of new housing. I do all plumbing and gasfitting needs from renovations too basic maintainece and hot water systems. I have an extremely high work standard and pride myself on that and have very competitive rates. Thank you for your time Chad

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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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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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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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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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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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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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sabar supply

Joined October 2018

Hi there, Services we can provide: Dry wall installation Partition walls Basic demolition Decks Fencing Limited concreting Door or slider installation Bathroom renewal Kitchen renewal Chimney removal Asbestos testing And many other services! Enquire today

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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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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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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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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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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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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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CP Property Maintenance

Joined December 2018

CP Property Maintenance offers quality job for reasonable and affordable prices. We provide professional full-service in interior- exterior house painting and renovating. We also provide full service in gardening and lawn mowing. Quality is our priority means we pride ourselves in our work ethics and our determination to ensure that we exceed above and beyond our customer expectations every time....

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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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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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Semtex Plumbing & Gas

Joined May 2015

Semtex Plumbing & Gas was established in 2015 and offers professional and extensive gas, plumbing, drainage & bathroom renovation services to Palmerston North and the wider manawatu. Founder Matthew Nieper has 15 years experience in the field and has offered his expertise in over six different countries to date. Why You Should Choose Semtex Plumbing & Gas Semtex Palmerston North is a member...

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