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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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

Install 3 x Ceiling fans, wiring is in place

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hello, we have three ceiling fans that need installing when the place was built wiring and fixing was pre-installed . we have the fans and are looking for someone to install and connect up.

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Power points, heated towel rack

Posted 2 months ago

I have several points in the house that need new power points, or upgraded points to double instead of single outlets. Also some are inconveniently placed. And I need a heated towel rack installed - I'm just unsure of where it should go due to space and proximity of water as I understand that can be a problem.

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Extra power points

Posted 1 week ago

I am looking at relocating some power points & install a ceiling fan plus more work

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Cake and coffee supplied

Posted 1 month ago

We have a number of small electrical jobs to be done mainly power sockets that no longer work and some light fixtures that require installation. All jobs can be done during work hours or out of work hours, can be done at once or over a period of time. Payment for jobs to be agreed upon after visual inspection by trade if work to undertake. Coffee and cake supplied.

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Shower Extractor Fan Install

Posted 1 week ago

Needing an extractor fan installed in the bathroom of a rental property. See right side of the picture provided. Work needs to be completed 19th of March 2021 in the afternoon.

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Network cabling

Posted 1 month ago

Hi. I need to liven up a couple of jacks around the house for network. The jacks were used for telephone but all have cat6 cable running to them from a telephone patch board in the garage. The fibre ont in the cabinet goes out to one outlet in the kitchen, there is a second outlet next to it which you could route back to the cabinet and from there could be patched to the rooms. Also have one room where there is no rj45 jack where I would like one. There is an existing tv cable there that woul...

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New outdoor plug for newly installed infinity gas

Posted 3 months ago

We have just had a new rinnai A26 gas hot water system installed at our house. We need a new outdoor Powerpoint for it to run off as currently we had a extension cord running running into a window to a point inside the house. Access under the house is easy and outside area where agas system is, is undercover. Rough quotes would be great just so we get a ball park figure.

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Wiring from House to Garage

Posted 3 months ago

Running electrical from house to garage in garden for garage to office conversion.

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Wall oven installation

Posted 1 month ago

Removal and install wall oven.

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Fit external security camera

Posted 2 weeks ago

External security camera to be fitted to top and front of garage. Camera comes with one waterproof connector. The plug is a UK plug. A new power plug will be required internally to plug the camera in. The garage is powered. Internal bedroom ceiling fan is not working, will need to also look at this.

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House lights at the cabana are not working.

Posted 3 weeks ago

House lights at the cabana are not working. Includes a dimmer switch.

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Install bathroom fan and heater in lounge.

Posted 3 months ago

Possibly not enough ceiling space for bathroom fan, depending on type of fan and may have to install through wall, ground floor. Plug needs to be installed for heater to go high on wall (looks like a heat pump). Can likely install a plug back to back from current plug and run inside wardrobe.

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Caravan Trailer wiring.

Posted 3 months ago

Looking for someone to re-wire my caravan trailer lights, brakes / indicators working but main lights not working. The Caravan is 20years old so suit someone that has done this before. Will replace parts etc as required.

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Fit ceiling fan

Posted 2 months ago

Hi just want a ceiling fan fitted in a bedroom , it is operated by remote control

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LED installation Taradale

Posted 1 month ago

Currently have 22 ceiling down lights in living area and kitchen, that I would like to convert to LED. To accommodate my LED lights, the ceiling holes will need to be enlarged. Job is enlarging holes and installing my, about to be purchased LED lights.

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Wiring issues

Posted 1 week ago

Rental property - tenant has reported that several light switches cause a sparking sound and flickering of the lights when they are used. Require an electrician to have a look and repair as required.

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Extractor fan and splash-back for stove fitted

Posted 1 month ago

To assemble a extractor fan/ range-hood above the kitchen stove. Also the stove will need a splash back.

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Electricians

Posted 4 days ago

I have 6 new ceiling lights to take old ones off and replace with my new ones

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Extractor Fanx

Posted 1 month ago

I need someone to install two extractor fans that comply with the rental regulations (as below). One in a bathroom and one in a kitchen please. Kitchens – In any room with a cooktop, new fans or rangehoods installed after 1 July 2019 must have a minimum diameter (including ducting) of 150mm or an exhaust capacity of at least 50 litres per second. Bathrooms – In any room with a shower or bath, new fans installed after 1 July 2019 must have a minimum diameter (including ducting) of 120mm or an...

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Outdoor power point for Spa

Posted 2 months ago

I'd like an outside power outlet wired to plug in a Spa pool, inside walls are currently exposed due to flood damage / gib removal so existing wiring is exposed. New gib and flooring goes on late Jan so job easiest done prior.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 187,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wiring from House to Garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New switchboard and add powerpoints

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Heater, extractor, light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New powerpoints

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th March 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Electrician rangehood

Work carried out by an employee of the company

24th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of Wall Lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shed plug replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Kitchen

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrician

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor power point for Spa

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Power points, heated towel rack

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

new oven install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor power point

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove and replace four centre lights

Work carried out by an employee of the company

24th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Just Electrics

Joined November 2019

HI There. We are Just Electrics, quality Electricians, run by Greg Brosnan and joined by qualified electrical engineer Matt and Jordan. Greg and Matt have been operating in Hawke's Bay for over 25 years. Greg is proud to own Just Electrics who pride themselves on quality and reliable electrical work at a reasonable price. We look forward to working with you to get your electrical needs sorted q...

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Evolve Electrical LTD

Joined February 2020

Hi we have been in the electrical industry for 15 years and have installed or worked on almost everything electrical, we specialize in smart homes and automation but are available for even a light switch repair if needed. if its broken we can have a look at fixing it, if its new we can have a look at installing it. No job to big or small.

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PRISM CONTRACTING

Joined October 2016

Hi, I've been carrying out ELECTRICAL Installs for nearly 30 years initially in the U.K and for the past 10 years here in NZ .I have a full practising licence and am very passionate about giving clients a good job and completing work on budget. I also specialize in AUDIO VISUAL Installations too, everything from a Full Home theatre to Multi Room App Control , from hanging a TV to a Church Projec...

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RHL Build & Construct

Joined October 2017

Based in Hastings with over 20 years combined experience, we take pride undertaking and completing jobs in affordable and efficient way, Producing work that is creative and is sure to please. We are happy if you are happy.

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Fibre Ready & Electrical

Joined May 2020

Hi, we have a wide range if skills from commercial and residential. New builds, renovations/alterations and faults, we are here to help. We also do fibre work and can move and fix Chorus fibre installations. T.V., data, security solutions. Ask as and we will let you know if we have the skill set.

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Andy Hamer plumbing and Gas Limited

Joined June 2018

Free advice and Quotations. Certifiying plumber and Gasfitter 37 years service. Maintenance plumbing and 24/7 Emergency cover. Bathrooms Laundries and Kitchen renovations. Gasfitting,Natural and LPG gas work.New connections and Maintenance. Gas for cooking,Heating Hot water,Califonts and commercial Catering Equipment,Blue Seal, Moffat etc. Servicing and repairs to all makes of gas app...

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Go 2 Services Property Maintenance & Electrical

Joined August 2016

Property Maintenance & Electrical All our work are covered by Vero Liability. The team service, repair, upgrade or replace just about anything: Faulty power sockets or light fittings. Upgrade or replacing electrical switch boards. From a leaking roof to a dripping tap, repairing or replacing a fence or a gate. Problems with your door catches or locks, or do you need a new door hung...

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Booysen Electrical LTD

Joined November 2018

Booysen Electrical LTD can help you with the following: all electrical work - maintenance of and additions to existing installations and new installs Audio visual work - Hanging of TV's, aerials, satellite dishes, free view, ect CCTV camera systems Burglar Alarm systems Home automation Access Control doors and gates Ventilation systems

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Infinite Kitchens & Joinery

Joined April 2015

We take the stress out of your job by project managing it from start to finish, and with many years experience in the industry, including owning a construction business in Wellington for 18 years, you can trust us to get the best results for you. We’ll put highly qualified tradesmen on your job, and you will be assured of top quality workmanship, with reliable service, communication and the best...

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Plumber Joe

Joined April 2020

Registered and lisenced plumber, drain layer and gasfitter, also licenced to work on electricy for the associated trades. Specialise in maintenance and reno's, but would consider bigger projects too Honest and hard working. Reliable and takes pride in client satisfaction. We can offer traceable refrences. Over 10 years experience. Plumbing, Drains and Gasfitting. Associated electeical (cylin...

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DRE Systems Limited

Joined March 2018

DRE Systems is a newly established electrical contracting company, providing electrical services for industrial, commercial and domestic projects. We undertake to deliver quality projects, products and services on schedule and within scope. Our goal is to become a leading provider of electrical services in the Wellington region, through quality workmanship, reliability and a dedication to the cli...

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Patchay Electrical

Joined December 2016

Hi, I am an experienced NZ registered electrician with nearly 20 years experience in the industry. I take pride in my work and always complete on time and on budget. Safety, quality and customer satisfaction are my top priorities. I can meet all your domestic electrical needs and bring with me experience in the high voltage industry which requires exceptionally high safety and quality standards.

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Hayden Percy

Joined October 2016

Qualified Furniture Maker and Builder. Hi, I started as a cabinet Maker about 12 years ago and have slowly moved towards building. I have worked on many different jobs, new, renovations, and maintenance. I also have lots of experience as a painter. I love a hands on challenge with Quality garanteed.

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Toby's Roof & Gutter

Joined August 2010

Hi, Toby's Roof & Gutter specialize in Spouting and Down Pipe repairs and replacements, Roof and Flashing repair and replacements and Guttering . Contact us to find out about our gutter cleaning service with a vacuum system. We provide free, competitive quotes.

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Magz Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2011

Hi, with nearly 25 years experience in all varieties of Electrical work I can offer quality workmanship and advice. I am commited to cost effective and energy efficient practices where practical and providing an all round professional and affordable service. Kind Regards Paul Cook

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Garland Electrical Services

Joined September 2019

Hi. I am a solo electrician who specialises in commercial and domestic/residential with many years experience. I take a lot of pride in my work and strive to achieve the best result for the customer.

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Zeus And Sons Electrical

Joined February 2017

Hey, I've been working as an electrician for 5 years. Recently formed Zeus And Sons Electrical on the 3rd of Jan 2019. Based in Hastings, servicing the Hawke's Bay region. As a new business owner I'm keen to get underway and start building my reputation by providing a quality service with reliable products at a good price. I do domestic/commercial/Industrial work such as: -Installation of l...

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Mahi4Koha

Joined March 2020

I've just moved back to the Bay, and wanting to share my expertise with the community. I can help with wiring/setting up networks, home theatre and televisions, custom built computers, computer and laptop repairs, as well as general handyman work from gardening, lawns, rubbish, shifting, and more. I also offer lessons in coding, basic to advanced computing (using the computer, checking emails, all...

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DMAK ELECTRICAL LIMITED

Joined June 2020

Here at Dmak Electrical we pride ourselves on a top quality finish with a personal small business touch at a fair price. We specialise in new builds, renovations and heat pumps (ducted) although no job is to small for us as we cover a wide of electrical work.

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Reset Electrical

Joined January 2020

After leaving a career with the New Zealand Police, Hannes White started an electrical apprenticeship with a large reputable industrial electrical company. Working on state of the art wineries and breweries along with general service and maintenance work he completed his trade qualification with the same company. With dedication and determination to perform in the electrical industry Hannes wa...

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