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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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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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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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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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Check Out These Luxury Bedroom Lighting Ideas

Posted 11/06/13

Whether your luxury bedroom is a small cosy space or a grand suite, it’s probably used for more than just sleeping. While dark bedrooms are perfect for sleep, too little light can hinder other activities.  With plenty of luxury bedroom lighting ideas available, let us help you choose the right  prof

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Preparing for Winter - 3 Things You Can Do Right Now

Posted 15/04/14

Autumn’s begun and now that there's a noticeable chill in the air, preparing for winter is a top priority. If you’re anything like us you’ve been wondering if it’s too soon to turn the heater on in the evenings or if now’s the time to hire a handyman to chop and stack some wood for your fire. Her

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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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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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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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Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

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

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

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

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

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

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

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

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

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

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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Install UNOVENT in three bedrooms

Posted 1 week ago

Unovent: ... I am looking for someone to install three Unovent Ventilation fans for each bedroom (there are three bedrooms). It will need a 1x plug installed in the roof space. Looking for a quote for the job. Let me know. Cheers Ellis

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Relocate Chorus ONT

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need to relocate Chorus Fibre ONT from one room to another. We already run CAT6e from external point through ceiling to a room where ONT is. Its a matter of dropping the same cable to another room and shifting ONT.

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Switchboard upgrade

Posted 4 days ago

Hello - I have an old fuse box that I would like replaced with modern circuit breakers and RCD's. There are currently 11 fuses on the box. Thanks

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Change bathroom light and fan, install home security camera

Posted 4 days ago

Electrical work required, new light and security camera installation.

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In wall music System not working.

Posted 3 weeks ago

My in wall music system has stopped working. no power not turning on. need someone to fix or replace it.

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Bathroom heat/fan installation + light switches

Posted 1 week ago

Hi. We have a few jobs we would like to get quotes for: 1. Installing a new heat/extractor fan in the bathroom (there is already one in the bathroom, but needs replacing with a slightly larger device - we have already purchased this) 2. Replacing 6 light switches and 4 power sockets (have purchased these too). 3. Checking/replacing one faulty LED downlight. We would really like to get these fixed in the next two weeks. Please let us know if you will be able to provide a quote for this wo...

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Registered electrician needed

Posted 4 days ago

Hi, I'm wanting a variety of jobs done. These are in order of what I want done. If the price is too much, the jobs at the bottom will start dropping off (but hopefully not)... 1. Rangehood put in. I bought the rangehood, an electrician put wiring behind the wall for a rangehood at later date so it's all ready to go. 2. Lounge lights updated to some pendant lighting. I don't know where to start with this so need help please. Need some advice. 3. Bathroom lights changed to something more mo...

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Laundry Renovation

Posted 6 days ago

I am looking for some electrical work to be carried out on my laundry as part of a renovation. The work is to move an electrical outlet for a washing machine, and also install two LED downlights in the ceiling.

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Small electrical things

Posted 3 weeks ago

Need to get following done: 1) change one electrical PowerPoint 2) have a 16A caravan plug installed outside (runs straight off from the PowerPoint) 3) possibly put smart timer to hot water cylinder.

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New Wall Oven Installation

Posted 1 week ago

I'm after someone that can help remove my current wall oven and install my new oven. The oven will be collected from the store by myself, all you need to do is install it. I can do Wed - Sat 9am - 1pm and will be home at the time. I have two dogs, a small little pug and large white Samoyed but they will be in the next room.

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Renovation electrical

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are looking for quotes for the renovation of our 70s brick and tile 3 bedroom house. 1. New circuit board needed, and moved to new location. 2. Run new electrical for kitchen bathroom, laundry, and hallway. 3. Update existing layout Project plan can be shared when we discuss pricing and quotes. Thanks, Mark

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Hot water #2

Posted 3 weeks ago

Heat pump part of hot water not heating. Compressor comes on for 2 mins then turns off. Error on the panel is pointing to low gas and no hot water. The bypass is heating water so we currently have hot water.

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Repair heated towel rail

Posted 3 days ago

check if repair or replacement please the plastic brackets also need replacement if it still works thanks

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Electrical maintenance

Posted 2 weeks ago

1. Install new pendant light in stairwell. Reroute cable from old light in hallway to new light in stairwell area, about 1m reroute. Will need to go in roof space. 2. Create 2 new power points inside storage cupboard by daisy chaining off an existing PowerPoint. 3. Check existing sensor light, not working correctly.

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Thermostat issue

Posted 2 weeks ago

There was a trip on the switchboard yesterday and once switched back on the hot water cylinder was working but today there was no trip however got water doesn’t heat up.

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Replace security lights

Posted 5 days ago

Would like 2 outside sensor lights replaced and a new one installed

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Exterior Lighting

Posted 3 weeks ago

Outside bulkhead light needs replacing and connecting. Also supply, fit and connect double sensor light.

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Need a power outlet installed

Posted 2 weeks ago

Mounted a TV on the wall. Need a dual HPM style horizontal power outlet installed. Simple job. Could potentially have capping on other side of wall as there is a cupboard.

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General Electrical Work

Posted 2 weeks ago

Looking for an electrician to do some small work around the house like installing some garden lights, replacing a security light.

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Installing of free standing oven

Posted 1 week ago

I need a quote for instslling a free standing oven . Initially had a separate oven and ceramic cook top

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 144,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Rewire lights x2 and powerpoint x 1

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacing an old ceiling light fixture.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Electricals

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Senor Light Repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Uninstall old oven and reinstall new oven

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix bathroom extractor fan.

Work carried out by a subcontractor

4th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Disconnect power from external garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom Extractor installation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

29th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hot water cylinder

Work carried out by an employee of the company

7th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small electrical things


9th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install induction cooktop

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rikkk

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Need a power outlet installed


16th September 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrician

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Oven switch moved

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Home Network

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lights switches rangehood expellair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sparky

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th May 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

move light switchs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

small job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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The Wet Sparky

Joined June 2019

The Wet Sparky is an ambitious electrical service company, aimed to provide our customers with cost effective solutions and years of industry gained experience. Our slogan says it all, Better installation, Better Operation, Better Control. Our vision is to fully understand customer needs and exceed their expectations, delivering increased profitability through design and innovation. We believ...

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JS Electric

Joined June 2019

Hi! I am a registered Electrician with a wide variety of experience, from industrial to commercial to residential... simply put if I am chasing your job it means I can do it! - Trying hard for a fast response - Competitive pricing , will work around budget - Quality workmanship

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Handyman Services

Joined May 2017

We are a team that thinks outside the Box for your General Repairs and Waterproofing. Our services include but not limited to include General Repairs, Maintenance, Waterproofing, Roof and Skylight Repairs, Drainage and Gutters. Roof Restoration and Coating, Custom Repairs and General Troubleshooting of issues around your build which might seem almost impossible to remedy. We have a ran...

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FMH Electrix Ltd

Joined April 2018

Our company are: - Registered Master Electrician ( electrical contractors association nz) - Site safe member - IQP( independent qualified person) Auckland council - Ministery of justic( security licensed) - accredited Mistubishi installer - accredited fujitsu installer. We do Domestic, commercial & industrial job.

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Hire a handyman

Joined August 2015

Hi, I have been running this maintenance company for the past 4 years where all around Auckland. I always provided a great job to keep my clients satisfied and loyal.

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Jka Electrical Ltd

Joined September 2018

Hi there, we are fully trained in health and safety, customer service and certified. Our first priority is to our customer and we work to fulfill your requirement and leave your property with peace of mind. We are professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. From any small to a big job we are there for you. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then compl...

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Black Box Electrical Engineering

Joined June 2016

Black Box Electrical Engineering Licensed Electrical Engineering Services Design, Problem Solving and Installation for Homes, Motorhomes and Connectables. We are a north island based mobile business who travel to your home, tiny house or caravan etc to help facilitate your design, solve your electrical problems and complete electrical installation work.

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Alexander

Joined September 2010

Hi, We have been working in constructional industry for last 15 years. We do: - Electrical work, - Plumbing work, - Carpentry work, - Building work, - Cabinetry work, - Handymen work - Painting work - and more... New Zealand licenced Electricians, qualified plumbers, and builders, Work on residential, commercial and industrial sites. Locations covered: Auckland, Hamilton, Coromand...

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APAC Electrical Ltd

Joined September 2015

Hi, I am a registered electrician, and have been working as a electrician for over 16 years. I specialise in installation and maintenance of power and lighting to Residential and Commercial properties. I am professional, efficient and pride myself on my work.

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Fresh Technical Services

Joined August 2019

Fresh Technical Services Offers both Electrical and Security Installations (Electrical wirings, light fittings, electrical upgrades, CCTV, Security alarm, Access Control, Maintenance) to Domestic, Commercial and Residential facilities within the Auckland region. We welcome any inquiries for your Electrical and security needs. We believe in providing Good Quality service and support to our custome...

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Maintain To Profit Auckland CBD

Joined June 2019

We provide fixed price / fixed timeframe renovations for homeowners and property investors from kitchens and bathrooms through to full interior and exterior renovations, basement conversion and extensions. With over 20 years in the building and construction industry and a great team we are able to offer peace-of-mind that your renovation project will be done effectiently and to a high standard....

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Salvadors Electrical Limited

Joined July 2017

Registered Electrician - Experienced - Conscientious - Neat AWARDED - "Top-Rated Tradie 2019" by Builderscrack last 5 July 2019 Residential/Commercial/Industrial • electrical wiring • rewire • switch board upgrade • power points, safety switches, lightings • LED downlights, outdoor lights, security lights • Heatpump installation • Centralised Airconditioning and Heating • Ele...

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Baps Electrical Ltd

Joined August 2014

From our base on the Auckland's North Shore, we've applied our expertise and knowledge to deliver one of best services in a highly competitive market Auckland wide. Our services include :- Electrical Switchboard Upgrade, Heatpump installation including ducted and multi-split systems, Major appliance repair for all brands of heatpumps, fridge/freezer,...

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Hunter construct and connect LTD

Joined October 2017

All electrical work - hot water elements, re-wiring , small repairs , lighting upgrades , switchboard upgrades. Building work - Fencing and decks , renovations and repairs.

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Skyview Communications Ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi, we are quite experienced in Aerial,Satellite installations,trouble shooting,remove old Aerials,Multi rooms, Residential electrical services. We guarantee our workmanship and work is always carried out to Customers requirements.

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Bright Mirror Solutions

Joined January 2016

We design, make and install custom mirrors with lights for your bathroom and more ... We plan lights in- and out-door; we supply wide range of LED lights, install and service lights for residential and commercial projects!

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KS Electrical

Joined June 2019

KS Electrical is your one stop shop that specializes in residential and small scale commercial electrical service work. This means that we can provide more personable service to you, catering more easily to your needs and timetable. With experience from new kitchen installations to full house rewires, KS Electrical has the ability to fulfill your electrical needs. Providing punctual and profession...

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Kool tech refrigeration ltd

Joined April 2018

Hi, we've being specialised in : Repairing,servicing,installation and maintenance for heat pumps,refrigeration and airconditioning. We are very professional and work hard to provide the best quality work to our clients. We are IQP Registered to carry out compliance for hvac system

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Modern electrical solutions ltd

Joined June 2012

Modern electrical solutions ltd trading as Mr Power ,provides 24hour/7days service Auckland wide.Our work details includes the following services : •24/7 Breakdowns,power failure,maintenance & repairs,installation & rewiring,stoves& water heaters,insurance & WINZ quotes,communications & data ,appliance repairs,security alarms,air conditioning ,refrigeration & heat pumps,swimming pools& spa,caravan...

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AF Electrical Ltd

Joined June 2019

I finished my apprenticeship in Queenstown working on big scale commercial projects and high end homes. I have worked all over Auckland on commercial/industrial and residential projects. Having worked all over NZ I provide professional and great quality service.

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