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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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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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LED Lighting Ideas & Benefits for Your Home or Office

Posted 28/01/14

LED lighting has long been the next-best thing in retail and commercial lighting by designers, but now, they’re catching on with homeowners thanks to their energy efficiency.  LED lighting can incur higher upfront costs. However, you don't need to wait a long time to recover your investment in energ

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Electricians - What They Do

Posted 05/11/10

The electrician trade is one of the more highly skilled and potentially dangerous of the trades. All electricians must be part of the Electrical Workers Registration Board, so don't be afraid to ask to see their registration before hiring... The responsibilities of electricians include br

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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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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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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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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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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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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 findi

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

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

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 findi

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

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

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New powerpoints and LED light replacement

Posted 1 week ago

Few jobs need to be done : 1) Need to replace existing LED lights ( already purchased replacement lights) on ceilings of lounge , living room and bedroom. There are 6LED lights in the main lounge with high ceiling with height of 3.4m - 6 lights . The rest of the LED lights are on ceiling of standard height - there are 20 lights. 2) Adding 6 LED lights to ceiling of rooms - standard ceiling height . 3) need to add in 4 powerpoints, back to back addition. 4) need to replace...

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Bathroom Lighting Install

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there, Looking for a Electrician to isntall the following. 1. Install a 2 new power points (one linked back to the lighting switch, and one cable run from the ceiling) 2. Install new downlight to bathroom (tap into existing light) 3. Install new fan extract unit 4. Swap dining room light for 3 hanging down lights instead. Tools required - Hole saw for the fan extract (150mm) - Tiling dril bit Expected duration of install - 1 day Start date: 18th Jan - 24th Jan...

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Extraction Fans Installation

Posted 2 days ago

I need x 2 extraction fans supplied & installed, one in the upstairs bathroom and the other in the Kitchen. Kitchens – must have a minimum diameter (including ducting) of 150mm or an exhaust capacity of at least 50 litres per second. Bathrooms – must have a minimum diameter (including ducting) of 120mm or an exhaust capacity of at least 25 litres per second.

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Shed

Posted 2 weeks ago

Cabling is done. Everything is visible and just needs connecting. All the gear has been purchased. 6 power points (2.5 2c+e) 3 downlights (1mm 2c+e) 1 main switchboard (2 x 6mm...2c+e) 1 garden switchboard ( 2 x 6mm..2ec+2)

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Quote for Switchboard for sleepout/games room

Posted 1 week ago

Have a garage converted into a games room with two utility rooms and toilet. Looking for a professional to give advice on the best safest and cheapest way to manage the power in the games room? Also looking to add a caravan charging outlet outside for our an electric car for charging. Need a free quote for this job

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Bathroom heating lamp and extractor fan

Posted 1 week ago

Replace recessed light with a heating lamp/ regular light unit without the extractor fan.

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House rewire

Posted 5 days ago

new powerboard whole house rewired electric oven installed

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Idrive repair

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, I am wanting somebody to look at my I-Drive on my BMW. No power going through. Unsure what fuses belong to what

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Small electrical repairs

Posted 1 week ago

Repair extractor fan in bathroom, repairs outside security lights and make safe power entry points to house

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Electrician / South Auckland / maintenance

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are a contractor to a commercial client that has on going works, we need a electrician to service Manukau area. We can offer steady work flow of maintenance works for good rates and good communication.

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Rangehoods and bathroom Extractor fan install and supply

Posted 1 week ago

Rangehoods and bathroom extractor fans install and supply. First property: 3 Leonard Place Otara RANGEHOOD - present in kitchen but not ducted to outside. new extractor fan needed and ducted. EXTRACTOR FAN - none present in upstairs bathroom, new extractor fan needed Second property: 612c Mt Wellington Highway RANGEHOOD IN KITCHEN - present and ducted to the outside, but not in working order, needs to be checked by electrician. 3 IN 1 EXTRACTOR FAN IN BATHROOM - working but fan sound...

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Ceiling extractor fan in bathroom stopped working

Posted 3 days ago

Hi there, Can you please provide a quote to fix extractor fan in bathroom. The fan has stopped working but the heating and light is still working.

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Lights keep blowing out

Posted 3 days ago

The lights on one side of our house keep switching off since we plugged in our spa and swimming pool. I also need some outdoor lighting installed.

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Fix lighting switch on the wall

Posted 1 day ago

Lighting switch has become loose and needs to be fixed

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3 new powerpoints to be installed.

Posted 1 week ago

We require 3 new power points to be installed in one room. 2 to be on an internal wall and 1 on an external concrete block wall.

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Gas heater - electrical works

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, We've recently had a gas water heater put in and need someone to complete the electrical bits of the job. The job is in Mangere and we are available most of the day if you want to come have a look. thanks,

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Through the wall bathroom exhaust install

Posted 3 days ago

Hi there, after a quote please for the attached bath and possibly another similar upstairs depending on cost. Thanks heaps

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Numerous electrical repairs needed

Posted 1 week ago

Got a few electrical jobs that need attention. Eroded or unsafe fixtures needing repair or replacement. Ceiling fan needs repair and maintenance.

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Mini #2

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need small jobs done Replace several light fittings 1 new power point in garage 2 metres from existing fitting Several other small jobs

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New power outlet

Posted 1 week ago

Installation of additional mains power outlet in garage

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 184,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Moving of power points

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Smart Switch

Work carried out by an employee of the company

9th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Attach a new light fitting.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hanging light changed to downlight.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Need to mount new powerpoint in a room

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Sundry jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

boat trailer lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hot water switch repair - sub board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Spa Pool Electrical Install outdoor.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rinnai Infinity

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrician -Bunsy

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

9th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom fan extractor replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removing a skope heated towel rail

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mini #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace extraction fan in ensuite and other jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ceiling down light replacement.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install recessed lights and power points

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Freestanding oven install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Power point failure

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom Extractor Fan (In 2 houses)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th October 2020

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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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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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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North Shore Plumbers 2011 Ltd

Joined September 2011

I am a registered lisenced plumber and certifying drain layer .I have fantastic reviews on Builderscrack which speaks for itself.Also a member of No Cowboys with great reviews. I have been doing domestic and commercial plumbing for over 30 years and guarantee exceptional service and rates. I promise to beat any valid quote if possible.Promise not to deviate from original quote on labour. Co...

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Jarrod Goile

Joined September 2020

Quality assured workmanship at a very reasonable price. Certified tradies for just about any job. Working with the customer to meet their demands without delay.

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Rock On Electrical Services

Joined February 2020

I'm a registered electrician and electrical engineer with 15 years experience in the electrical field. We have vast experience in air conditioning and ventilation maintenance and installations. We also take on jobs such as renovations or electrical upgrade/repairs. We pride ourself on doing the job right with attention to quality work on time and on budget.

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NICA

Joined January 2021

Hi I've been building and renovating houses for the last 15 years. I am very professional in what I do, I also do small jobs from time to time. Plumbing is also one profession that I am very passionate about it. I can provide competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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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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TimberFox Floors

Joined July 2019

Hi, We run a Property Maintenance & flooring company trading as TimberFox Floors. The works we do : We supply & Install Carpets Laminate, solid wood, Enggineering wood, Vinyl Planks, Tiles, Carpet Tiles Vinyl sheets & do all kind of floor preparations. Interior & exterior Paintings Gutter cleaning Gib fixing Gib stopping Lagging work for plumbers to apartments Soundproofin...

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TV Antenna Man

Joined February 2020

FREEVIEW antenna installs from $200 and Television system setups, Domestic tv cabling and commercial installs, New housing. 30 odd years experience in TV aerial installations and other electrical / electronic fields. Well known on Trademe (... ) with great reviews (87reviews at 100%)

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Franklin Electrical ltd

Joined May 2016

Ashton has over 13 years experience in residential, commercial, industrial, security, solar, air conditioning and underground services. Specialising in residential new housing, renovation and servicing, He takes pride in his work and complete jobs either on time or early.

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A and E Electrical Ltd

Joined September 2020

Good day friends and neighbours, We are Auckland based electricians offering PROFESSIONAL & FRIENDLY SERVICE to solve ALL your electrical requirements We pride ourselves on our honesty & hard work. Managing Director, Dean Marx guarantees a prompt and professional service from him and his team of NZ qualified, registered electricians and support staff. We do Residential and Commercial: R...

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Satplus Ltd

Joined June 2020

Since 2013 Satplus has been helping Kiwis. We get a kick out of solving issues with the right solution whether that be improving your WIFI, installing a satellite dish/UHF freeview aerial or setting up a smart TV. We are 100% NZ owned and operated and guarantee our work. We offer a variety of products and services - TV UHF & Satellite Antennas - Fiber installation and move - Networkin...

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Nail It Repairs And Maintenance Ltd

Joined August 2020

We At NAIL IT REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE LTD aim to provide competitive quotes and work within the customers budget with quality and professional services guaranteed..

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Blackstone Project Management

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 extensive experience 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 stan...

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Bright Kiwi Electrical

Joined July 2020

Auckland wide services within the residential, commercial and industrial environment. We provide you with specialized solutions to all your electrical needs. We are registered electricians who take pride in our profession and look after our clients.

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ViFi Limited

Joined October 2020

Hi i am an experienced tradesperson but new to builders crack. I am well versed with handyman tasks and pride myself with doing a professional job which I try and deliver on time. I have attached a few few pictures of my recent work. In addition to the pictures where I cant show the before and after I would like to add that I do, TV/Projector wall mounts including running wires through the walls...

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Kitchen Reno

Joined September 2020

We are a locally owned and operated family business that stands behind their products. We source our kitchens locally and offer full design and installation services.

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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A Class Electrical Ltd

Joined February 2019

Registered electrician. 15+ 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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armourgod

Joined October 2020

Supply and Installation of Commercial and Residential CCTV system Supply and Installation of Commercial and Residential Intruder alarm systems Supply and installation of building access control Supply and installation of Gate controls and automation systems

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