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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Stove and oven fitment

Posted 5 months 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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Garage power supply

Posted 5 months 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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Downlight install & additional power points

Posted 3 months ago

Electrician required to install the following items. 4x downlights in bedroom + dimmer switch 3x new power outlets Cat 6 cable run from modem to ceiling space above hallway to allow for a new wireless AP 4x Led Battens in garage F type cable run and wall socket for TV in lounge All hardware such as lights and switches will be supplied - looking to get work done within next 3 weeks. Happy to assist with running of cables etc.

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Downlights and some powerpoints

Posted 2 months ago

Needed some downlights and powerpoints in our dining room renovation.

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Fuse Box

Posted 1 month 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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Repair and put in new three pin wall plugs

Posted 1 month 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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General wiring

Posted 5 months 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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Add new powerpoints

Posted 3 months ago

Looking at adding some new LED lights in living area, moving or removing old lighting, and adding some new powerpoints in house and in garage. House is a mid century build with plasterboard walls and softboard tile ceilings. Ideally looking for someone to come around and quote.

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Rewiring for kitchen

Posted 2 weeks 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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General electrical jobs

Posted 3 months ago

Hello! I would like to add a few power points to the kitchen. Also would like to purchase and install a new bathroom fan, there is one existing but its not very good. Also the potential of getting a kitchen extractor fan... Also a faulty button on one of the power points. Have attached photos, unsure how its possible to get an extractor fan over the oven/cooktoop Cheers!

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New kitchen - few new plugs lights oven etc

Posted 1 month 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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Trip Switch not working

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Retrofit a new power outlet

Posted 5 months 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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Run and wire up an external point for a spa pool

Posted 3 months ago

We have a spa pool approximately 10m from the house and would like a power point so we don't have to run a cable from the side of the house. The spa runs on a normal 10a circuit.

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Light

Posted 5 months ago

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

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House rewire

Posted 4 months 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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Jeff Barber

Posted 3 months ago

5 new lights to be installed

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New switchboard

Posted 3 weeks 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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Quote to check wiring

Posted 1 day ago

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

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Kitchen and Bathroom Extractor Fan install

Posted 5 months 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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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.

Bathroom Extractor Fan/Light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen and Bathroom Extractor Fan install

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19th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair and put in new three pin wall plugs

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28th 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

Stove and oven fitment

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House rewire

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7th December 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

Electrical powerpoints and light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th October 2019

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

Lighting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Power points required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rental purchase - extraction required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th July 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

instal RCD outlet

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th August 2019

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

Jeff Barber

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

General electrical jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th January 2021

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

Extractor fan in bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

general wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th September 2020

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

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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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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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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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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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Up Ease LTD

Joined March 2011

Here at Up Ease we have over 15 years experience providing access solutions for residential and commercial properties. Specialising in all forms of vertical access we also provide Dumb waiter's chairlifts for stairs, frieght lifts, hospital bed lifts,passenger lifts,Maintenance/service and car park solutions. As well as elevators we can undertake onsite engineering, demolition and removal wor...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kiwipure Ltd

Joined May 2013

We design and sell water treatment systems for households, rural applications and up to medium sized commercial businesses. Our district is the whole of New Zealand as we can arrange plumbers to install anywhere in New Zealand

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J R Builders

Joined March 2011

Hi, I am a young quilfied builder looking for extra work. I have spent most of my time building redesintal homes, including decks, fences and some renovations.

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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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