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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

Electrical

Posted 6 days ago

Down lights and a few other things like garage button.

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Uninstall old oven and reinstall new oven

Posted 2 hours ago

We need our old oven uninstalled on 7th July and new oven installed after cabinets installed around 10th July

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Install induction cooktop

Posted 1 week ago

Our old electric cooktop (6600W) is broken. We have a new induction cooktop (F&P 7000W induction) we need to have installed. We needing someone to lift out the existing cooktop (comes out easily), cut about 2cm wider in the bench to fit the new unit and connect up the new cooktop.

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Electrical

Posted 1 week ago

Interested to look for someone that can advise on installing new lighting for indoor

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Arama Framhein

Posted 6 days ago

Need new wall socket installed

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3x Down lights

Posted 2 weeks ago

3x Downlights to replace our exisisting lights in the kitchen / dining area. Lights have been purchased.

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Replacing an old ceiling light fixture.

Posted 3 days ago

Looking to replace an old bedroom lighting fixture with a new ceiling light. Need it done by ...

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Move light switchs

Posted 3 days ago

Need to move a light switch (simple from hallway to inside the room - opposite side of same wall) & install a separate light (storage cupboard light is on the same switch), want it on its on switch.

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Sockets and switches

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have turned a Garage into a games room and need some more power plugs installed. Also have a couple of other sockets that need replacing (including an outdoor one) and some new lights to be installed (2 in bedrooms and 10 in the family/kitchen area).

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Run electrical wiring from main switch board to Garage

Posted 2 weeks ago

When we bought the property ages ago, the garage has power going to it from basically a socket from the house. I want to ideally get this hardwired. And want to know what the cost would be. and when can this be done. I can do the trenching etc s it is only around 3meters

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Raj

Posted 4 days ago

I have fibre connection in home and the fibre box is connected in the garage and from there all the wiring is going. I have router connected thru wall installed ethernet port in the kitchen but that’s the 1 and only port in the whole house is working rest of them i try is not working can someone fix that ?

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Edward Sampson

Posted 5 days ago

Remove outside power cable on the internal wall (right on photo) and the ceiling so the wall can be removed and the jib on the ceiling. May need to isolate power? Put in the new wiring, power switches and lights once framing has gone up. I currently in the process of doubling the studio size in the garage as I used it as a production office. The garage is a metal frame.

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Install Vector Pit and connect 2 new and 1 existing house underground

Posted 2 weeks ago

Installation of pit by Vector Connection by electrician Cost for underground work to existing house (lot 3)+ Cost for underground work to 2 new houses (Lot 1 & Lot 2)

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Kitchen Rangehood ducting installation

Posted 4 days ago

We need to remove existing rangehood ducting and replace we the new sirius ducting. Attached are pictures of existing ducting, new ducting and rangehood.

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Kitchen electrics repair

Posted 2 weeks ago

Tenant of our office reports faults in kitchen electrics. Check required and repairs if necessary.

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Electricals

Posted 1 day ago

Need some new outlets and new ceiling lights installed. Need discconection of old oven Job completion between 28th june and 2nd july

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Media Room

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have bought a new TV that needs to be set up and mounted on the wall and connected to sky etc in my media room. The media room has built in speakers and I also want advice on an upgraded sound system which we can stream to and from via bluetooth or wireless, to improve the signals to the other tv's in the house and look at options for going from two sky boxes to one.

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Power point replacement x 2

Posted 2 weeks ago

Replacement power point from shavers only to normal power point in the bathroom x 2, security light x 3 and bathroom fan install, need job done a s a p.

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Burnt cord

Posted 6 days ago

wife put hot pot lid on cord to nutribullet and it burnt thru the cord - blew it - wife replaced now need to fix cord

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Add two power points for auto garage door opener

Posted 6 days ago

Install two power plugs for connection to two new garage door openers

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 137,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Hallway lights

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18th March 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5

Lights not working and switch board check

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27th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Senor Light Repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

LED LIGHT & powerpoint installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Lights switches rangehood expellair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sparky

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th May 2019

Workmanship
 4
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 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Tampin Road

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Electrical

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18th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Lights not working

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom. Fan replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st February 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

electricianc

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11th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

replacement of oven

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Insinkarator power socket

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st April 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Upgrade switchboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st February 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 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

Rikkk

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Lights to be added

Work carried out by an employee of the company

7th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install modern downlightes

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st February 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor 15amp plug to install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th May 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
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 5
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 5
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 5

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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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A Class Electrical Ltd

Joined February 2019

Registered electrician. 10+ years experience. High quality, competitive pricing. For all your electrical requirements. 24/7. No job too big or small. Call - 0800 4AC ELEC

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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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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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Mantis Renovations and Maintenance

Joined December 2017

A very professional team of Jacks-of-all-trades. We consider all jobs, whether big or small, to be of equal importance. Between us, we have a combined 60+ years of experience in various trades including building, renovations, landscaping, stonewalling, just to name a few. There are very few things that we can't do but we'd be willing to give it a crack. We offer competitive quotes and can work to...

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Progressive Electrics Ltd

Joined February 2012

Domestic,commercial and industrial electricians since 2010. Registered Electricians servicing all of greater Auckland with a 1 year workmanship warranty. Free quotes and advice. Prompt family run service that you really can trust and develop a relationship with all at a reasonable price with efficient work to a high standard . We have guys running all around Auckland so minimal travel...

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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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Solo

Joined June 2019

Hi, been an electrician for 15 years. From residential to commercial, some industrial jobs. From rewiring to newly wiring jobs. Home appliances works. Very professional and high standards work. Electrical advice. Work to budget with a know how can do attitude.

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Blink Electrical

Joined February 2018

At Blink Electrical our primary focus is always customer satisfaction. We turn up on time, work hard and always get the job done. Also we appreciate the importance of living and working in a safe, healthy and happy environment. If you ask for a fixed price quote, there will be no hidden costs at the end of the job. We will always honour our promise to turn up on time and if we are running late,...

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3Dees Electrical

Joined September 2017

We are a small but experienced team of electrical professionals who can easily undertake electrical contracting across a wide range of electrical fields in domestic, commercial and industrial premises. Switchboards Our team have a great deal of experience in switchboard construction and onsite work relating too: • Switchboard installations (up to 3000 Amps) • Annual preventative maintenance •...

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Southern star building and maintenance Ltd

Joined May 2018

We are a small but growing business who take on all general maintenance and carpentry work in and around your property. All jobs undertaken from small to large. Workmanship and quality guaranteed. We offer competitive quotes and meeting of deadlines.

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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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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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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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AIR ELECTRIC SERVICES

Joined October 2016

Air Electric is a small , family owned and operated business which was formed in 2016. We have been working in the electrical field for the last 18 years. As a family owned business we go extra mile for customer satisfaction and building good customer relation . We also do air conditioning,heat pumps and home ventilation. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project complet...

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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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Ekara Electrical Ltd

Joined May 2019

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to consider us. We are a small team operating primarily in the eastern bays and central city suburbs. We pride ourselves on delivering the best service possible, our three guys are all people I have happily welcomed into my home and would trust to do right by anyone. If you’re looking for a professional, reliable, quality service at a fair price then please ge...

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CLS Electrical

Joined June 2017

Hi, I am a registered Electrician & have just started my own business, I have been in the electrical industry for over 10 years, with a wide range of knowledge and experience in the installation and servicing of residential and commercial properties, I am clean and tidy and always pride myself on my 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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Kiwi Facilities Maintenance

Joined November 2017

Hi we are a maintenance company consist of multi trade - Builders , Plumbers, Electrician and Electrical Inspectors with 20 years of experience. We do all job small or big with very competitive cost. We are very professional and work to meet deadlines for project completion to high standard. We pride ourselves on providing very competitive quote and then completing jobs on budget with workmansh...

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