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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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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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Security Service & Alarm Installers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

A security service or alarm installers will be able to advise and install the best security system for your property or anything else you want to protect. Some systems are composed of a simple alarm that sounds when an entry point is breached, while others include monitoring centres where

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Installing Solar Panels for Your Home

Posted 18/02/14

If you've ever considered installing solar panels, you are not alone. Kiwi homes are generally exposed to 20-30 times more energy from the sun than they use in power or gas and most of its going to waste. By making use of it, we can reduce emissions, create jobs and contribute towards energy ind

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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Posted 3 months ago

Connecting up heat transfer kit, Bathroom Renos and coming up New Build . Happy to do some labour only work

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Kitchen and Bathroom Extractor Fan install

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi All, I have a rental that needs a Kitchen and Bathroom extractor fan installed. I have already have the products, just need an install. Job based in Westown. Rangehood is one that is in the ceiling and out to the soffits Extractor for bathroom is the same.

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Change light fittings in 70s house

Posted 4 months ago

change 10 batten holders to down lights, install 4-5 pendants, need aeriel connection moved, add power points. After the 19th of June - (house take over date)

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Electrical Light Switch

Posted 1 month ago

Reconnect wire that has come lose.

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Electrical work required in home

Posted 2 months ago

Two pendant lights installed in hallway and new switch for it with a possible dimmer outdoor security light put in(already have light for it as was replacing existing one) Fibre box cords moved/or powerpoint For it put in in hallway cupboard so more hidden 2 power points installed in bedroom

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New light fittings

Posted 1 month ago

I have recently moved into a new house and would like to change the light fittings in the lounge - x2 large hanging lightshades - to fittings fixed to the ceiling, in a different style (I've seen a couple at Lighting Direct I'm quite keen on). There are also 2-3 other small things I'd like looked at in the house; one wall switch that doesn't flick on/off properly, light fittings in kitchen that need to be ? screwed in more tightly and a pantry light I would like altered. I would love this wo...

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House rewire

Posted 2 days ago

We are looking for quotes to completely rewire the house including replacing the switchboard, all existing wiring and fittings and adding additional power points. Work currently planned in for late November but could be earlier if we get early access to the property. House is approximately 130m2, 3 bedrooms with double garage below.

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Garage power supply

Posted 4 weeks ago

Update existing circuit in garage, add power points & lighting. At the moment it looks as if it feeds from the house which is limiting as we have supply issues already. Ideally it may need an addition to the meter board.

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Retrofit a new power outlet

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, I'm wanting to change the layout of my lounge and this involves installing a new power outlet on a wall I'm wanting to mount the TV too. The job requires some obvious crawling around in the ceiling and feeding cable down an internal wall which could prove tricky. Tradesman to pop around and have a look, then head to the wholesalers to pick up materials or advise materials required, then carry out installation. The new 3 pin power outlet is to have 4 ports. Home is an 80s brick house on conc...

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3x power points/stove

Posted 4 months ago

Hi there. I would like 3 powerpoints installed. 1 in bedroom, 1 in hallway and 1 half way up the wall for wall mounted tv. I would also like a stove wired in, Simpson ceramic top. Easy access, under house. Thank you

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Light

Posted 1 month ago

Installing a replacement outdoor security light and bathroom mirror light. Both just need wiring in.

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Stove and oven fitment

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, we are installing a new kitche and need to wire in the new oven, cook top and rewire two hot points. This is ready to go now. Thinking this is not a big job but needs are professional.

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Light switch

Posted 2 months ago

Replace damaged light switch

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Install bathroom wall extractor Fan

Posted 4 months ago

I have a new wall extractor fan I need installed asap.

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Fuse?

Posted 4 months ago

fridge freezer not going and electric jug won't turn on. All else going.

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New fuse box

Posted 4 months ago

Hi Have an old home which blows fuses. Need a quote to check wiring and fit new box

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General wiring

Posted 4 weeks ago

In Central New Plymouth to wire up a power socket circuit to new switch board, wire has been already run though ceiling to power sockets. Also top feed light circuit for 3 lights and 3 switches, heaps of room in ceiling ( easy to stand up ) Plus future work if wanted. Thanks

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Need repair one gibre optic cable

Posted 2 months ago

I wondered if there is anyone out there that can splice my fibre optic probe I use for ultrasound and repair it. It has been pulled and damaged inside.

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Bathroom extractor fan and light combo

Posted 3 months ago

I need to replace my bathroom fan and light combo. I have not bought a new one yet but would like one that has a very good fan extraction rate. The one currently installed measures at 32cm x 32cm. I was thinking of changing it to the Slightly bigger one from Weiss as pictured.

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New Carport to be wired labour only

Posted 5 months ago

New carport to be wired labour only

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 175,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

light

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23rd September 2020

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 5
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 5
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Power points required

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29th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

general wiring

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24th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Fougere electrical

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Stove and oven fitment

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7th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Removal of wall light

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29th May 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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Rental purchase - extraction required

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16th July 2019

Workmanship
 4
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 5
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 5
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 4

Electrical powerpoints and light

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30th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Bathroom Extractor Fan/Light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st November 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

instal RCD outlet

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Kelley Radonich

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Kitchen and Bathroom Extractor Fan install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Install pendant lights and possibly some downlights

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2nd June 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

New light connection and power point needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Electrical Power Point

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

3x power points/stove

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Heated Towel Rail

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Fan installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 5
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 5

Lighting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Extractor fan in bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd June 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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WireWise Ltd

Joined May 2011

Don't hesitate to contact Neil Hocken if you want a Quality Electrical job done at your property, with sustainable values and your best interests in mind. RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL SWITCHBOARDS POWERPOINTS LIGHTING TV / FREEVIEW AUDIO / VISUAL NETWORKING HEAT TRANSFER PHONES

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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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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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Alternative Design

Joined December 2011

Home Handy Man, 10years welding, 8years joinery, 5years building, So I can weld, build, cut glaze glass and paint. I very good at what i do and can show photos of my work as well as supply references

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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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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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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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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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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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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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