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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 "

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

Recent jobs posted

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

Install new rangehood

Posted 1 week ago

This is a job for replacing an old rangehood with a proper extraction rangehood.

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Lights to install

Posted 2 weeks ago

Three lights to install, one in a bedroom and two in hallway.

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New Electrical Plug

Posted 1 week ago

We need a new electric plug in two places: 1. In the toilet as we are planning to install a toilet seat that will need it. 2. In the Kitchen.

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Small electrical job, Purata House

Posted 4 days ago

Hi, we’re looking for a registered electrician to make some finishing touches to our Mangere Bridge rental property… as our electrician has up and moved to Wanaka! Hoping to get this done over next few days, as the new tenant is moving in Weds afternoon – and she’ll only get cold showers until we have this sorted, ha! There are 3 things that need to be done: * Connect oven and stove top. * Connect Heat Pump TPS cable at fuse box. * Replace faulty (RCD?) in fuse box. NOTE: photo attached...

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Lights switches rangehood expellair

Posted 2 weeks ago

2/117 Maich Rd, Manurewa (onsite from 12 April) Lights (5) - bedrooms , lounge, kitchen, external (just replacing the existing lights already have the lights) Switches and sockets (14) - update as switches sockets already there (already have the switches and sockets) Rangehood install switch Expellair install unit Please quote on the above. Manurewa starting 7 April. Thanks

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Tampin Road

Posted 1 week ago

New Oven and induction cooker both on the same cabinet unit need to be connected. Will need to run possibly between 4 to 6 meters of new wiring from old plug in wall to where the cabinet is depending on which route you decide is best.

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Electric works

Posted 1 week ago

replacing exisitng switches, adding switches.

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New sockets, wall plug cover and wall tv installation

Posted 3 weeks ago

Ideal if can quote tomorrow (Saturday 6th April around 11am)

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Lights to be added

Posted 4 hours ago

I'm needing an electrician to add some lights to a garage room these lights will need to be able to be removed at some stage as the property is a rental

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Rikkk

Posted 1 week ago

all sorted dddlsA'DP][DP]\WDQAWD

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Outdoor 15amp plug to install

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need a 15amp outdoor plug placed on an outside plaster wall near where my spa pool is being set up. It needs to be installed professionally and completely water tight as my house is plaster and I know there is risk of water tightness if not done correctly. I woul dlike the job done within the next 1 to 2 weeks if possible so please only respond if that is do-able :)

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Insinkarator power socket

Posted 3 weeks ago

No power at socket where insinkarator plugs in under sink but fuse still in on position, would like it repaired today if possible as I am home

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Roof cavity

Posted 4 weeks ago

We have had a slow leak from the overflow pipe on the rood and weren't aware until the ceiling gib started bubbling. I need an electrician to confirm if the wiring in the roof cavity is safe or needs replacing. Also would like to 3 more sockets installed.

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Electrician needed a.s.ap for Bucklands beach Job

Posted 3 weeks ago

Need electrician to finish off a bathroom Job in Bucklands beach. Install 150mm back to wall vent through tiles to exterior plaster cladding, install lights, power point, light above mirror etc.....our electrician is unable to complete due to medical reasons. There is on going work after this job. Start a.s.a.p

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Get Connected

Posted 1 month ago

I have a project that had HD cable running to it. But the plug on one is no good. Would like to replace it wireless device or maybe run new cable in ceiling. Could be a little tricky. But am sure some could do it. Will add photos soon..

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Lights not working

Posted 1 week ago

3 lights are not working. Have changed bulbs. Suspect fuse needs to be replaced. Older style house.

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Installing Extractor fans in a bathroom and laundry area

Posted 2 days ago

Looking for someone to give a quote to come and install 2x extractor/exhaust fan in a bathroom and laundry area and provide Cert of compliance and who would not charge unreasonably. We could source the fan and any other things you recommend using our Bunnings or Carters account. Location - Wattle Downs. Ideally who could do this in the next two to three weeks Thanks Dinoy

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Security Lightings

Posted 1 month ago

Install sensor lights along perimeter of house, around 6 to 8 lights

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Outside power point

Posted 3 weeks ago

I'd like to get any external power point added to the side of my house. The power point will be located very close to the switchboard on a brick wall. Preferably pdl 56 series compatible. If possible, I want the ability to disable the socket via wifi. Also a nice to have its power monitoring but only if it doesn't cost to much.

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Small electrical jobs

Posted 2 weeks ago

Two small jobs. 1. Power to old garage to be converted to outdoor plug on exterior of house. Currently the power goes from outside of house underground to garage, we no longer need power to garage, so would like it converted to an outdoor power-point. 2. Security light at front of house no longer works, bulbs have been replaced but still not working. Would like it to be fixed and working again, can be replaced if required.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 133,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

External Plug Not Working and Possibly Related to Switch Board switch turningOff

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

replacement of oven

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom extractor fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hallway lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom 10 years old

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

electricianc

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Bathroom. Fan replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Insinkarator power socket

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Moving the power cable

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Vish1

Work carried out by an employee of the company

19th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Wiring relocation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

minor outside work

Work carried out by an employee of the company

25th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

LED LIGHT & powerpoint installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outside power point

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Lights not working and switch board check

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Upgrade switchboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install modern downlightes

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Powerpoints x 4

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace pendant light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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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Phoenix Electrical and Security Services Ltd

Joined March 2019

We have been carrying out electrical work in the greater auckland area for over 36 years. We have specialist that cover all residential, industrial and commercial needs. We have extensive experience in villa restoration and rewiring as well as new builds, solar technology, security and industrial fault finding as well as a dedicated air conditioning team. We provide a high quality, reliable ser...

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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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Shocked Electrical

Joined October 2018

We are an electrical team with a keen interest in modern design and technology. We like to make your house functional, but also add some “wow” factor. Home automation, wireless audio systems and modern security are just a few of the things we love to do. Of course we still love a good fault finding mission and any repairs or maintenance you might need help with! Get in touch and let us know what y...

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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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Brady Electrical

Joined October 2018

Brady Electrical has been working in the electrical industry for 4 years now and owner Matt has more than 10 years experience in the industry. Services offered: Residential -Renovation's -New Home Electrical -Maintenance Commercial & industrial -New Buildings -Apartments -Factories Solar Residential We offer our Residential customers with homes and apartments a quality service to upgrade...

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AA Dobbs Ltd Electrical Services

Joined March 2019

I have over 26years experience in the Commercial and Domestic Electrical Sector I believe in having pride in my work, leaving customers pleased and safe every time, being reliable, punctual, listen to what you want giving sound advice and support and respect your customers property as it was my own.

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Ault Electrical

Joined January 2014

Hi I’m Richie Ault registered electrician since August 2012, working in the electrical industry since 2007.. pride myself in doing the best job I can for you making sure the job is done right the first time round

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MAGIC POWER ELECTRCAL

Joined May 2014

Do a Domestic & Commercial Job Do Industrial Do New Installation Or Alteration Rewiring Hot Water & Much more No job is a Big Job & your electrical problem is my job to fixed for you.

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lux Electircal Ltd

Joined September 2018

Lux Electrical is a small privately owned business which means that every Customer is met with the same high standard in the services we provide. We are able to ensure that all of our Customers receive the personal touch that bigger companies wouldn't be able to deliver. We are a brand new business but far from new to the trade, after 5 years of experience our Owner/Operator Jason zeidan decided t...

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Pearce Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi, we specialise in Residential, Commercial & Maintenance. Covering every situation, from the smallest of jobs such as replacing a broken light switch - right through to a full new build. We are NZ Registered Master Electricians. We pride ourselves on our workmanship & customer service, aiming to leave you 100% satisfied.

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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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Project Management Auckland Limited

Joined February 2019

Hi, We are a company with more than 30 years of experience in the construction and demolition industry and strive for honest and happy relationships with all our clients. We are able to provide you with a professional environment whilst still cracking a joke here and there just to make the experience that more stress-less. We are able to provide you with very competitive prices and compl...

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Handyman Services

Joined May 2017

General Repairs, Builds and maintenance around your home as well as Waterproofing. We have a range of professionals from Builders, Plumbers, Electricians, Landscapers and Handyman to provide you a complete solution for your Home, Property or Business. Get in touch with us for a speedy response and a competitive rate. Let the professionals take care of you!

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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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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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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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Salvadors Electrical Limited

Joined July 2017

Registered Electrician - Experienced - Conscientious - Neat Does all kinds of electrical wiring: new home electrical wiring, electrical renovation; rewire, switch board upgrade, power points, safety switches, lightings, LED downlights, outdoor lights, security lights, lighting maintenance, emergency exit lightings, aircon and heatpumps installation, maintenance and repair, central heating and...

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Fixit Roofing

Joined September 2018

Hi, We are a small local team based out of the north shore Auckland. We specialize in repairs, iron re-roofing, new roofs and all spouting needs. With competitive prices and a fast schedule. Our goal is to complete the job on time with a high quality standard.

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Fluid Light Ltd

Joined February 2019

Here at Fluid Light I take things seriously. I do it once and do it right the first time. Simple really ! I have been an electrician for 32 years now, so nothing is a problem. I am more than happy to provide a free quotation. I'm totally approachable and will fit in with your schedule. Attention to detail and price conscious, this electrician is dedicated to doing the job right !

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Refresh Renovations Manukau Alex Wong

Joined January 2019

Refresh is the world's leading home renovation builder. We’ve completed thousands of renovations around the world. Our building teams are some of the most experienced renovation builders in the industry and they deliver it with a level of professionalism that is second to none. Alex Wong is a Manukau Renovation Specialist who understands that without a well thought out plan and process in place...

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