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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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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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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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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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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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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

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 "

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

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

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

Cable Locate

Posted 1 month ago

Tracking an underground cable from the meterbox back to the powerpole, its about a 30 metre distance .

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Powerpoint + tv wire relocation

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are needing tv wires + power points that are coming out of the middle of the wall, to be relocated to the bottom of the wall.

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Bathroom overhead light and mirror light installation

Posted 1 week ago

I have multiple bathroom fittings that need installing: 1. The overhead light needs changing to a button light fitting (which I have) 2. The mirror vanity needs to be connected 3. Heated towel rail can be wired in Then possibly: 4. I also need a vent installed in the wall - This is optional I can get this done at a later time if necessary. It's a lockwood house

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New kitchen - few new plugs lights oven etc

Posted 4 months ago

Hi ya We desperately need an electrician before the end of jan to put in some new power points and shift a couple light switches . Before the new kitchen goes in, early February. All the walls are off and ready to go. See photo . Located Westown.

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Recycled wall oven

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have an old wall oven to remove and get a second hand one wired/plugged in .

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Replacing 1960's light switches and sockets.

Posted 1 month ago

We are wanting to replace / modernise some of our light switches and electrical sockets to the PDL Iconic range. Lounge 3 x double sockets 1 x single socket 3 x light switches Add two dropped ceiling lights - which we will supply. Move TV aerial (and network cable if possible) - wiring will have to be run a few metres under the house. Bedroom 1 single socket converted to a double 1 x light switch

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Trip Switch not working

Posted 4 months ago

Come around and see why the Trip Switch is not working and power to house has been lost.

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Downlights and some powerpoints

Posted 4 months ago

Needed some downlights and powerpoints in our dining room renovation.

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New power point

Posted 1 month ago

Need to add a double power point in a bedroom. Should be straight forward job.

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Repair and put in new three pin wall plugs

Posted 4 months ago

Quote for three pin plug that is arching repaired and two new ones put in bedroom and basement. Am a gold card holder if there’s electricians that do gold card discount ( but not a necessity)

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Electrical

Posted 4 days ago

we have a hob to be hooked up along with some extra power points to be put in.

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Rewiring for kitchen

Posted 3 months ago

Hi there, I am in the process of updating my kitchen and I'm looking for someone to quote on a job to add some new plugs, move some old plugs, prepare for oven and hob, add a new light switch etc. Today would be great if possible! if not as soon as poss would be brill. See pics for more detail on the changes. Thanks!

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Rewiring 1940's 3 bed

Posted 2 months ago

Complete rewire required of 3 bed house in Tikorangi. Relocation of outside meter board required

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New power points

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have 2 bedrooms where we need 2 new single power points

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Fuse Box

Posted 3 months ago

Fuse has blown 6 times in the last week I reset it but think it needs checking (Not over loaded with plugs)

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Quote to check wiring

Posted 2 months ago

I would like a quote to get my wiring checked in my 3 bedroom home please.

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Led Down lights throughout house

Posted 2 weeks ago

We need led lights added throughout house and old lights removed.

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PowerPoint replacement/repair

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for someone to check and replace/repair 2x PowerPoint switches please

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New switchboard

Posted 3 months ago

Hi I need a switchboard upgrade and a few cables updated. I live central It's a two bedroom house Some new cable, some old black cable I'm exposing walls etc I'd like to run the cable myself to save costs as I've done this before. Otherwise I'm happy to just expose walls and drill holes and be the lackie. Also like to know if exposed conduit is an option?

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Install light fittings

Posted 1 week ago

I need 2 chandeliers fitted (One needs the wires extending) and three ceiling lights fitted

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 193,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Lighting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

New switchboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Jeff Barber

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Rewiring 1940's 3 bed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extractor fan in bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

change light fittings in 70s house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom Extractor Fan/Light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Retrofit a new power outlet

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th October 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New kitchen - few new plugs lights oven etc

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen and Bathroom Extractor Fan install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General electrical jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Heated Towel Rail

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House rewire

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical powerpoints and light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stove and oven fitment

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

3x power points/stove

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fan installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

general wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair and put in new three pin wall plugs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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DJ Instrument and Electrical

Joined October 2020

One man band, friendly and honest family man, clever and quick, I will always find a solution to the problem. Call me to get the Lights on and the stove working.

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Baker electrical

Joined August 2020

Hi ,local friendly electrician available at a great rate,25 years experience, registered and available for all your electrical work,extra,lighting or power points ,power to garage ,give me a call for a,free quote, Lee Baker ... .

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Scott Electrical Solutions

Joined October 2016

Hello, we are a high quality electrical company made up of a core team of 5 guys. We serve north taranaki for all your domestic, commercial and farming needs.

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Webber Building Ltd

Joined October 2010

25 years experience. Member of the Certified Builders Association of New Zealand. Liceinced Building Practioner. Competitive rates for high quality workmanship. Specialise in New Homes, renovations, additions, hard landscaping, Maintenance, Bathroom and Kitchens.

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Wairau electrical services limited

Joined October 2019

Electrician based in Oakura Taranaki. Specialising in domestic house wiring, heatpump installation, heat Transfer and Ventilation, faults and repairs.

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Mandy Wood Stained Glass

Joined January 2011

I have been making stained glass for 25 years and was the first stained glass artist in Queensland to be accredited by the governent to train apprentices who I used in my 5 galleries. Over the years I have made 1000's of stained glass commission windows and doors for the cyclone prone Queensland coast line. I came back to NZ and bought a home and gallery in Dargaville in 2007. I can ship s...

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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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Teraforma Construction

Joined November 2010

I am a builder who does tiling and landscaping when required, I have 15 years experience working in Auckland, Northshore, Hibiscus Coast & New Plymouth.I hold a degree in physical geography and I am very good with structural work. My rates are very reasonable and I work hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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NZ Lighting & Heating Ltd

Joined December 2020

We do Led Lighting Aircond Heatpump Central Ducted system For all Residential and commercial Plus 6 years free service on all systems installed by us for peace of mind. Area's we cover Wellington to Waikato Finance also available

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Grounded Electrical Ltd

Joined February 2014

Hi, my name is Phil. At Grounded Electrical you will get a friendly professional, who has a passion for the industry. I am a good communicator and pride myself on finishing to a high professional standard. I look after your property as if it were mine, and leaving my work space in a clean and tidy standard is an absolute must. I love the challenge involved in fault finding and I'm always determin...

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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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Mac Electrical

Joined December 2016

Hi, Col is a fully registered New Zealand Electrician working in the trade for ten years. "Mac Electrical" provides switchboard upgrades, lighting upgrades new builds, renovations, kitchen fitouts, extra powerpoints exterior lighting and most all general electrical works. As a small outfit we offer complete dedication to our client , flexibility on times and a fair price.

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Steve Betts Electrical

Joined March 2019

Hi I am a registered electrician with 30 years experience in Taranaki. I specialise in domestic electrical work and can help you from a repair to a new home. I can offer free advise and quotes I take pride in being reliable,professional, and safe.

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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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Neel Electrical Services ltd

Joined April 2017

At Neel Electrical Services Ltd we like to take the time to work in with owner to find out exactly what they want.We then make it happen!Wether its a new home house extension or a commercial building or simply changing a light bulb.We've got the experience and the team to get your next electrical project finished on time and on budget!

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Protec Electrical

Joined April 2017

When you need an electrician to install or repair the electrical systems in your home or business, we will provide you with a competitive quote. We make every job easy by providing quality solutions and workmanship.

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Weathertech Shade Structures

Joined March 2011

Outdoor shade & waterproof solutions for the great Kiwi lifestyle Make the most of living in this beautiful country. Let us help you create the perfect outdoor living areas for you and your family. This means choosing the best designs, durability, and craftsmanship. It also means knowing how to care for the mechanics and fabrics of your shade canopy, shade sail, umbrella, louvers, patio s...

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R M Electrical

Joined March 2020

Hi I am a qualified electrician have been in the Industry for 6 years I specialise in Industrial installations, but also have extensive experience in domestic work. I am capable of doing small to medium jobs around the house, I pride myself on my quality of work and getting jobs done on time at a good rate. I am required by law to produce a COC or ESC upon completion of work which has my lice...

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AB Electrical and hvac ltd

Joined August 2020

Hi I’ve been a qualified electrician for 8 years now doing all types of electrical, lately mainly doing new houses and house renovations, but can do almost any electrical jobs required.

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5N1 TRADE SERVICES

Joined August 2019

Hi, As per our company name, 5N1 Trade Services, our company provides services in these 5 fields- Plumbing, gas Fitting, Drainage, Heating & Cooling/ Refrigeration and Electrical. We specialize in Renovation, New builds, New install and Maintenance for residential and commercial. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing satis...

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