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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Recent jobs posted

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

Napier

Posted 9 months ago

Independent electrician needed to install LED LIGHTS into 3 properties. Lights are supplied.

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Lights and power switches

Posted 5 months ago

Garage renovation requiring ceiling lights and a couple of power sockets. Currently two lights in centre of garage but I’d like four evenly spread. And power sockets on opposite side of the garage. Current GIB to be taken down and new GIB done as part of reno. Certified electrician only.

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Bathroom Electrical Finishings

Posted 10 months ago

We require a qualified electrician to come and finish our bathroom electrical work. All of the wiring is in place with flushboxs. Below is what is required. 1X light switch/ceiling vent switch 1X powerpoint 1X heated towel rail 1X ceiling vent 2 X downlights

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Install an outdoor plug for a spa

Posted 9 months ago

We have a new spa and require a 15A external plug to be installed on the outside of our house. This will need cabling run up the side of the house and then through the ceiling space to the switch board which is at the other end of the house. We want to be able to use the spa ASAP so would like someone who is able to come and do the work either tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon or Saturday morning.

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Decommission power points & heat pump unit taken down

Posted 2 months ago

Decommission power points in wall we are taking down. Take heat pump off wall to re- gib. Reinstall heat pump on wall and add new power points light switches once kitchen walls etc have gone up

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Fix lights and wire up fan

Posted 3 months ago

Install new lights through out house and wire up new fan. Also looking at replacing all power points.

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Ceiling fan

Posted 5 months ago

Replace existing lights with ceiling fans. Need an electrician to install 4 ceiling fans. Single level house. Lounge, dining room and 2 bedrooms all with existing ceiling lights.

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New kitchen with new plugs

Posted 7 months ago

I have a problem with the wiring in my new kitchen since it was put in last year

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Power point replaced

Posted 4 months ago

We have a power point broken, we are after a quote to either just replace it with the single power point as it is now and also what it would cost to put a double or quad power point in.

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A.K

Posted 3 weeks ago

Wanting a Powerpoint installed up on wall above fireplace where tv will be getting mounted.Any interest?

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Outdoor Powerpoint

Posted 7 months ago

Hi, I need an outdoor Powerpoint installed in the garden.

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Check name to be installed for second dwelling

Posted 4 months ago

Check metre to be installed for second dwelling. If you are interested in this job could you advise of cost please.

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Stef

Posted 8 months ago

This has been sorted thanks... Large 300l Hot water cylinder drips inside when shower is in use.. also runs out of hot water after 20 mins.. need someone to check it out asap ple

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Garage power and light 2

Posted 9 months ago

Install and power point and light fitting in a garage. Power already installed to the garage.

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Odd jobs around the house

Posted 9 months ago

We are looking for someone to do a few jobs around the house. The wiring in the toilet needs repairing as the light will no longer go, putting in an outdoor spotlight, as well as potentially putting in an outdoor plug and hanging some pendant lights. Potential for future jobs over the year as we do more projects.

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Minor Lighting repairs +

Posted 9 months ago

2 downlights not working - one LED one halogen - probably transformers. Also need replacement switch for garage door opener

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New powerpoints

Posted 2 months ago

Install 2 new power points and terminate an outdoor light.

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Electricians - new powerpoints installed and lighting

Posted 8 months ago

Hi, we need a couple of extra power points installed in our garage, as well as some additional lighting.

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Sherril

Posted 6 months ago

Security lights checked and alarm battery changed in patio venetian

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Lightin up in Greenmeadows

Posted 9 months ago

We need 4 lights replaced with LED domes in the lounge room and kitchen. Also, repair the light in laundry and nursery

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Recent electricians reviews

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

Install extractor fan

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

4th December 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Light Fixtures

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sparky

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor Powerpoint

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install an outdoor plug for a spa

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Minor Lighting repairs +

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Power Outlets

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

electrical/gib patching

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fluorescent lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th April 2018

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

Check name to be installed for second dwelling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace Switchboard - Good Access to Wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fit a Ceiling Fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th December 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Atlas oven repair

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lights and power switches

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

simple electrical work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Oven/Stove Connection

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th October 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Electrician

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th October 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

External power point

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Securtiy light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Electricians in Napier

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Positive Electrical

Joined January 2017

We are a new business specialising in domestic and commercial electrical work. Customer satisfaction is our number one goal, which we achieve through our high level of communication, tidy workmanship and competitive price.

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REM Air-conditioning and Electrical LTD

Joined March 2018

At REM air conditioning and Electrical we pride ourselves in what we do. We can help with any electrical job you have, nothing to big or small for us. We also install, service and repair air conditioning products including heat pumps! We can supply a free no obligation quote on any work you require.

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HomeTech Solatube

Joined April 2011

HomeTech has been providing and installing home improvement products to New Zealanders since 1992 and has more than 70,000 customers across the country. From Kaitaia to Bluff, HomeTech’s nationwide network of credited installers and contractors install daylighting, condensation control, ventilation, heating/cooling, skylights / roof windows, hard wired fire alarms and attic stair solutions. Hom...

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Buzz Electrics

Joined January 2015

been electrical contracting for twenty five years plus , expanded to nine staff , domestic work , but focus mainly on PV installations , compliance , commercial and industrial contracts , PLC installation and systems , etc , etc

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RHL Fortuna Ltd TA RHL Contracting

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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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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Blomeyers Electrical

Joined August 2017

Good day We offer an excellent customer service by putting you first We will give you what you want together with our expert knowledge Our services include: -New Installations -Repairs and maintenance -Renovations -Fault finding -Testing and reporting -Hot water cylinders -LED lighting solutions -Domestic/Industrial Automation -Single/3 Phase Motors -Power/distribution Transformer...

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Ecoelectric 2016 Limited

Joined April 2014

We provide a professional and reliable service for all domestic and commercial electrical work. We also provide free competitive quotes for Solar Energy Systems, New Builds, Rewires/Renovations, Appliance Connections, Heat Pumps and Heat Exchange, TV/Data/Networking Installations and more. We also have certified installers for Chamberlain, Merlin and Grifco garage door openers, also Smartvent home...

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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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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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Panther Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi I am an Electrician with 7 years experience. We have been Specialising in new builds, renovations, small and big jobs in the Wellington region.Residential and commercial. Efficient,Reliable,Friendly,On Time and fair pricing. Building,Landscaping backround and general handyman Trade skills and knowledge.Skills throughout various trade industries. Free Quote's available.

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Goldpower Electrical

Joined February 2017

Goldpower Electrical has a combined 10 years experience installing, servicing and maintaining electrical equipment from a small job right through to large domestic, commercial, industrial jobs. We pride ourselves on the ability to deliver competitive quotes, professional workmanship on time and on budget.

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HillMac Electrical Limited

Joined June 2017

ABOUT HILLMAC ELECTRICAL "Our vision is to provide a superior service at a reasonable rate!" LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED For more than 20 years, Mike Hill and Tony McKenna, both fully qualified master electricians, have been serving residential, commercial and industrial customers throughout the North Island. They deliver the most comprehensive service from general electrical repairs or upgrad...

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Infinite Building Solutions Ltd

Joined April 2015

We are an “all under the same roof” operation which provides our clients with the complete job handled by us from beginning to end. 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 qu...

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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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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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Bay Electricians Ltd

Joined January 2019

Established in 2011, Bay Electricians Ltd are a team of 3 Registered Electricians and 4 Apprentices. You can trust us to get the job done reliably, safely and on time. We specialise in new homes, alterations, heat pumps and general home electrical maintenance. Call now for a free no obligation quote.

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Redshift Electric

Joined February 2019

Redshift Electric are specialists in electrical and fire protection installations and repairs for both residential and commercial. With over fifteen years in the industry we will have a solution for your needs. Redshift Electric is also a member of Master Electricians New Zealand. Call us today.

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Curtis Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2018

Hi, I've been self employed since April 2016. I specialize in residential work whether that be a new build, renovation or even slight alterations around the house. I strive to give you the best service and price.

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Booysen Electrical LTD

Joined November 2018

Booysen Electrical LTD can help you with the following: all electrical work - maintenance of 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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