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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 findi

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 findi

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

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

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

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

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Extra power point

Posted 1 week ago

Kia Ora all, Needing an extra double PowerPoint in the kitchen. Could you please quote me estimates in your replies. Thank you

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Main Switch replacement

Posted 1 week ago

Need main switch to be replaced ASAP. Switch to be supplied by electrician

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Wall lights transferred to ceiling lights

Posted 5 days ago

Currently we have wall lights in our hallway and lounge. They are very outdated and don’t offer good ambience in these areas. We are seeking experienced tradesperson/lighting specialist to remove current lighting, check wiring & transfer to ceiling LEDs.

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Bathroom heat, fan light install, need new breaker

Posted 4 days ago

I need to replace an old breaker to suit my heater in bathroom. Old heater use 15a breaker. But new heater use much less current. 1200w.

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Lights flickering in kitchen

Posted 1 week ago

The light bulbs on one electrical circuit in the kitchen are flickering. The other lights in the living area are ok. The Bayonet fitting needs to be replaced and maybe some wires.

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Fitting and installing a rangehood

Posted 1 week ago

Fitting in a ductless rangehood Need a sparky to install it, already have the stove power outlet, just need to put another switch for the rangehood. Job is urgent, as house is going on the market soon.

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Need to install 3 in 1 Light, with extraction Fan

Posted 22 hours ago

Need a good certified electrician for many jobs. Need to install 3 in 1 light. Material given. Needs to certify.

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Rangehood replacement

Posted 1 week ago

Want to know price quote for replacing rangehood. Will get new rangehood myself. Job in papatoetoe.

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Bathroom wiring needed

Posted 1 week ago

Renovating bathroom -Need towel rail installed -Lights and extractor fans -New Plug installed -Existing wiring rearranged for new bathroom layout

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Indoor /outdoor reno

Posted 2 days ago

need power point shifted .2 new ones installed

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Extractor fan replacement

Posted 1 week ago

We have an extractor fan /heat light unit we need to change. I also want to add a heat lamp unit in the ensuite, currently there is just an extractor fan. Please indicate options and cost.

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Mangere Powerpoint #2

Posted 1 day ago

Powerpoint not working, not sure if fuse has blown (not sure if that's the correct term?). Heat pump on the side of the house not working, we've tried plugging in appliances to that powerpoint and they don't work

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Quote to replace security light

Posted 1 week ago

A thief ripped off the security light above the garage. Wondering what is the cost of replacing?

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Installing an Extractor Fan and adding power plugs

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are wanting to install an extractor fan in our bathroom, install about 6 more power points. Also open to recommendations on which is the best extractor fan to purchase prior to appointment

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Lighting / Electrical Repair

Posted 1 week ago

Need 2 lights and 2 electrical outlets repaired. 1 Electrical outlet tripped and burnt out the fuse so will need to be repaired and fuse replaced.

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Exhaust Fan installation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi , Current 4 Heat +1 heat lamp exhaust fan is not powerful enough for my bathroom. I need to install another additional powerful one to fix the condensation issue

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Partial Rewiring

Posted 1 week ago

We think that 2 of our ring mains have stopped working, the wiring is old and we have overloaded some of the sockets which tripped the electricity. We've unplugged & checked all the sockets and still can't get them to come back on. Also the stove ring main we think has gone as well.

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Extension

Posted 1 week ago

Added a new room and it needs plugs, sockets connected.

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Old wiring from a 1950's house for rewiring

Posted 1 week ago

The house has old wiring that would be good to replaced as previous work has not been done properly.

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House electrical repairs and maintenance

Posted 1 week ago

3 bathroom Extractor fans - Fans don't work but heat lamps work . Need old dead fans removed and new stronger fans installed OR 3 new bathroom extractor ones installed. 3 light switches replaced. Relocated a light fitting. Install new wall socket

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 166,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Outdoor power supply, single or double

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd June 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Free standing range wiring and power point install for adjacent dish washer.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install 32 amp power point

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Oven Installation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

26th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Partial Rewiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Powerpoint installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

No hot water

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lights reinstall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Emergency!!! Power out in rooms, help ASAP

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House lights blown. Possible rewiring for house lights required.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install New Ring flood light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom Extractor & Heater Installation x 2 + odd jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacing switch board and re-wiring bathroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Down lights repair

Work carried out by an employee of the company

21st May 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 2
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Replace outdoor powerpoint for Rinnai Gas Hot Water

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Move security light

Work carried out by an employee of the company

4th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Out door Sensor lights not working

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hill Road spotlight

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installing new freestanding oven


10th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Light replacements and Addition

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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jlp construction

Joined June 2020

move from usa to nz in 2009 were i did have a construction company...now here in nz i work as a site manager for a well know construction company...i can do anything excluding plumbing and electrical

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Comfort Air NZ

Joined July 2019

Hello, Here at Comfort Air Ltd we are always looking for the best way to serve our clients needs by delivering the best install, service and maintenance possible. Trust is something we thrive on creating with our clients. We hope that you give us the opportunity to build that same trust with you.

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Applied Electrical

Joined March 2020

Hello. We are Applied Electrical! We are a small team of Electricians who focus our efforts on the residential and commercial areas of the trade. A wide range of industry knowledge and contacts means that we can tackle any type of Electrical job you may have. We are a Quality Assured Master Electricians Member. This means that the entire business has passed an assessment from the Master Electric...

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Safe N Sound Audio Visual

Joined January 2015

Safe N Sound Audio Visual is an electrical company, which specialises in home automation, audio visual and network solutions. We are based in West Auckland and have been operating for 6 years. Therefore our experience and expertise will ensure you are left with a system that combines quality, innovation and practicality. If you're looking for qualified electricians, we can manage your electric...

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TecHome

Joined February 2019

Here at TecHome we integrate technology into homes, offices and workplaces. We focus on the ever growing market of tech in homes, easier use of tech, the cleaner finish of home electronics, providing a healthy air flow environment and home security that puts you in control. We are constantly adapting with future home requirements. We work closely with partnered electrical workers when required...

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prosat cmmunications ltd

Joined July 2017

Hi, we have been in the profession of installing Freeview aerials, satellite systems, CCTV security cameras, data cabling, and alarm systems and LCD TV and home theater installations for over 20 years, with domestic and commercial experience. We have an impeccable work ethic and complete jobs to high and professional standards, with consideration to deadlines.

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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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Bright Kiwi Electrical Services

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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Multi Technologies Limited

Joined October 2019

We have been providing telecommunications and data, internet sevices, wifi access points, security alarms and CCTVs installations , maintenance and upgrades in Auckland for 10 years. We provide professional advice and maintenance. We provide free no obligation quotes. No job too big. No job too small.

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Ekara Electrical Ltd

Joined May 2019

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to consider us. We are a team of 6 electricians and electrical apprentices operating primarily in the Auckland City area. We have the capability to tackle projects of any size whether commercial, industrial, residential or marine. Our staff are all passionate about the industry and bringing you the best service possible. If you’re looking for professional, re...

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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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JFM Electrical

Joined August 2019

I am based in West Auckland and have over 15 years experience in house wiring, renovations and repairs, commercial installs and machinery repair and fault finding. I'm happy to do any job and pride myself on working hard and making sure customers needs are met.

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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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Satplus Ltd

Joined June 2020

For seven years 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 - Netw...

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Construction & Engineering Technical Solutions limited

Joined February 2020

CETS ltd. provides a highly experienced and skilled team, with access to specialized plant and equipment to provide a complete solution to your civil concrete and landscaping needs. Our management team has over 15 years experience in all aspects of the construction industry and have a” hands on”, collaborative approach, with a strong emphasis on performance, quality and safety. CETS ltd. can be...

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Heating and Cooling and Electrical Solutions

Joined September 2019

Heat Pumps are perfect for winter warmth & summer cooling - all at the touch of a button. Heat pumps are highly regarded as the most energy efficient form of electric heating for NZ homes and can provide summer cooling for less than $1 a day. Heating and cooling solutions can assist with the highest standards of correct sizing, advice and installation for air conditioning and heat pumps in the...

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pro wire

Joined December 2010

Hi we work from hamilton to auckland we have been doing jobs from new homes full renovations ,to the smallest jobs ,we pride ourselves on punctuality, and 100% customer satisfaction ,we always clean up after ourselves and offer helpful advice and ,no obligation free quotes ,our prices are always competitive .

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TDS Security Limited

Joined February 2017

TDS Security offers free security advice on all brands of residential and commercial security systems, alarm and monitoring quotes, servicing & installation / Phone-Data Networks / Intercoms / Access Control/CCTV Systems/Smoke Detection. Licenced Private Security Personnel Licencing Authority 16-032237.

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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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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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