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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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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

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 regulations require that certain wor

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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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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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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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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.

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

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.

Make safe for demolition

Posted 4 weeks ago

Hi there, I need a few wired in switches, heaters, oven etc made safe for the demolition of a few walls. I need this done ASAP please. It won't be long until I will then need an electrician to wire up my new bathroom and kitchen... do a good job on the safety stuff now and I'll get you back for the bigger job!

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Replace + update switchboard, wiring, outlets, fixtures, fittings, add RJ45

Posted 1 day ago

Replace ancient switchboard, wiring, light fittings, mains outlets, and all associated switch gear. Add some CAT5/RJ45 network ports. Possibly change meters to smart meter. Prepare for solar installation. House is single story, 2 beds, 120sq/m. Easy underfloor crawl space.

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Rewiring 1950s Bach

Posted 1 month ago

We are looking to purchase a 1950s stucco Bach. Wiring original. Need to get estimate of cost to replace so can get insurance

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Sensor lights

Posted 5 months ago

I need two sensor lights with switch installed.

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Power keeps tripping - possible earth leak

Posted 6 months ago

We have just purchased the property. Electrical fault some where. We have narrowed it down to the garage sub main. Followed my brothers guidance - sparky across the ditch. Beleives there could be an earth leak somewhere. Power was constantly tripping last night, seems ok at the moment. The house is powered by a cbus unit. Massive subfloor working space.

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Replace wall light

Posted 1 month ago

Remove old wall light fitting and replace with new fitting. Check door bell repair or replace as needed.

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Install wall mounted fan heater & re-run power cable

Posted 3 months ago

Install a new wall mounted bathroom heater (I have the unit already). Note the existing power cable hanging out of the wall will need to be replaced as it's for a much older, lower output heater. Will need you to supply 1x PDL 651VWP switch and appropriate power cable. There is good roof space access from a manhole just outside the bathroom. Any time within the next month is fine.

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Box on wall

Posted 5 months ago

to install a Distribution Box on the outside of the house to put new smart meter into and

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More outlets required.

Posted 3 months ago

We currently have many extension leads draped over floors. Want 4 more power outlets installed in four rooms. Very good access under the house. Have relatively new switch board (circuit breakers)

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Downstairs Bathroom extractor fan

Posted 1 month ago

Supply and install a wall mounted fan above window. Gap from top of window to architrave is 33cm. Take power from inside socket and conduit external to house to fan. Add internal switch to operate fan.

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Change heatpump off hot water circuit

Posted 4 months ago

The heatpump in living room is connected to hot water circuit and turning off with cylinder during peak times. I need it put onto another circuit.

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Cooker

Posted 5 months ago

Require new cooker to be hard wired. Also new electrical layout on bathroom

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F45 Paraparaumu

Posted 2 months ago

We are opening a F45 fitness studio in January 2020. We require various electrical work for wall mounted T.Vs and sound system and power points in new changing room please.

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Assess home switchboard wiring and sockets for upgrades

Posted 4 days ago

Assess exsisting wiring switchboard and sockets . Currently have mix of TPS wiring and two core also have old porceline fuses. Some sockets have been tested and have come back with faults. so want to update the system. thanks for looking at the job

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A quote for replacing black rubber wires, and some advice on our switchboard

Posted 4 months ago

We have four old black rubber wires that need replacing/re-wiring. We're interested in a quote for this work. We're also in the process of getting our house ready to sell, and our switchboard uses the old black panel with asbestos in it. We're unclear if there is an issue with selling a house while the switchboard has this sort of panel in it? Other than the potential cost of needing to replace it if/when new holes need to be drilled in it etc.

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Electrician

Posted 3 months ago

Hi i need a electrician to help wire a new house, experience in heat pumps preferred, Looking at contract hourly rate electrician

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Russell

Posted 6 months ago

Fit off power for a new kitchen e.g powerpoints, Rangehood , Hob, oven , dishwasher etc. Also could need more powerpoints through out the house

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Garage Wiring

Posted 4 months ago

Install 4x double plugs, outdoor light, indoor light plus all wiring and connections to an old garage with open frames. I have put a duct in from the corner of the house to the garage and distance is about 30m from the switchboard to the end of the garage.

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Auto garage door

Posted 4 weeks ago

Hi. Can anyone help to fix this broken wire to the terminal on this auto garage door motor please.

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Replace/install of lights throughout house

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have the following jobs to be done: -Replace wall lights in 2 bedrooms and our dinning room -Install ceiling lights in 2 bedrooms and possibly dinning room (currently only have wall lights) - Replace fluorescent light in kitchen with normal light -Replace hanging light in living room with normal light -Cap off x2 wall lights in master bedroom - Replace old outside light with new light - possibly a few other small jobs similar to those listed above.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 151,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Lights

Work carried out by an employee of the company

21st July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical upgrades

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rangehood installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th February 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Old fuse box repair or replace

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th February 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

TV relocation and associated cables / power

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install electric oven

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

broadband

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th February 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Oven rewire to new spot in kitchen

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Alan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th January 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

A quote for replacing black rubber wires, and some advice on our switchboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Peter

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install wall mounted fan heater & re-run power cable

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New powerpoint to be installed.

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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Roundhouse Electrical

Joined August 2019

Hello, I've had 8 years in the electrical industry and specialise in residential work whether it's small jobs such as upgrading lighting throughout the house to LED's or adding extra power points where needed. I also tackle larger jobs from kitchen or bathroom renovations to complete new build homes. I take pride in my professionalism and will communicate with the customer throughout the job to ac...

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Synergy Plumbing and Gas Limited

Joined March 2019

Certifying plumber and gasfitter, registered drainlayer with 13+ years experience in the plumbing industry specialising in general plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying installation, repairs and maintenance. We pride ourselves on giving our customers the best advice and solutions for any plumbing, gasfitting or drainlaying issues they may have whether its replacing a washer or draining surface wate...

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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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Electro Guard

Joined October 2010

Licence to Instal under the security Guards Act. SG 11-009141 I have been in this business of installing, selling and servicing Electronic security systems for 20 years. I specialise in Electronic security, security alarm systems and video Surveillance systems. We are also particularly experienced in digital wireless security systems. We also specialise in driveway alert systems and door cont...

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Enzec Wellington Limited

Joined August 2019

Connecting you from A to B Enzec Wellington are ICT specialists. We specialize in networks, cabling and electrical. We have been involved with a wide range of initiatives and projects across commercial, industrial and some residential works. We have experience working with Chorus and have managed to navigate many work sites and projects. You may have seen us in hospitals, schools and in buil...

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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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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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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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U Electrical

Joined June 2019

Hi . Whether it is electrical underground or overhead cabling to the finishing off your new build or renovations. Give us a call or flip us a txt ,whatsapp or e-mail with your job requirements.

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Simple Energy Co

Joined December 2019

Our company is based on making Heating, LED and Solar affordable for everyone. Working in the construction industry and trying to help the environment is like banging your head against the wall, the two appear to be going in opposite directions. So, we decided to change things up. With 20 years combined experience in the electrical industry, working on 3 different continents, we bring a broad k...

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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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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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JRL 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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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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Plumb Press

Joined April 2019

Hi Im Tim and I have had over 15years experience in plumbing industry. Its of great importance to deliver the highest level of workmanship to our customers. For any plumbing issues or new work you may need ,we can do it. Feel free to view my website for more information. Thank you for your time Tim

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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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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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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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Green Van Electrical

Joined July 2009

At Green Van Electrical we pride ourselves on friendly service with quality advice and workmanship. - Servicing the whole Wellington area - Kapiti Coast, Wellington central and Hutt Valley - Repairs, maintenance, new buildings, commercial and residential work; Specialising in solar technology advice and installation - call us to discuss your solar options. See our website to view some of...

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Action Aerials

Joined December 2013

I have been in the Aerial Installation business for over 30 years. Operating in the greater Wellington area including the Kapiti Coast. I pride myself on high quality workmanship and all work is guaranteed. I do commercial and domestic work - no job is too big or small.

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