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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

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Extractor fan repair or replacement

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need to get a bathroom extractor fan repaired (may be a loose wire) or replaced.

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Electric gate

Posted 3 days ago

Hi there We’d like to make our current double swinging gate with an automatic opener. Please get in contact if you can do this. No current power by the front gate. Thanks

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A few jobs following a bathroom renovation

Posted 1 month ago

A few jobs available, nothing out of ordinary Make a power point for a mirror with back light Vanity power Towel rec Down lights

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Replace light in dining room

Posted 1 month ago

We want to replace the light in our dining room. We bought a light frame ( Picture 1) to replace our current light (picture 2). It seems like we need some additional parts to hang the light frame and a bulb. we need someone to supply these parts and do the installation.

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General Electrical Work in Bayview, North Shore

Posted 3 weeks ago

Need the following works done: - Porch coach light does not work. Changing the bulb doesn't help. - Install two security lights around the house (these will be new points) - One of the GUW fittings in a bedroom doesn't work. Changing the bulb doesn't help

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Oven installation and light fitting rewire

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hello The main job is installing a new electric free standing oven (old oven pictured, new oven for installation is a brand new one still in the box). We may want a light fitting to be rewired, if it's a quick easy job. Current light fitting in photo attached. Would like a pedant light for the lantern light shade (also in an attached picture) to hang from. Thanks.

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Moving power point

Posted 3 weeks ago

Need to move power point to two new locations on same wall

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Thermostat has failed

Posted 3 weeks ago

Our hot water is stupidly hot. It seems that the thermostat has failed. I'd like a quote to have it replaced. Also, quote to install a new on/off switch for the oven. We own the house but need to move out by 28th of March 2020.

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Electrical short affecting some plugs and lights in my house

Posted 1 month ago

Bathroom light flickers when turned on. It is a 3 switch . Also a wall socket and exterior light on the same side of the house has stopped working.

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3phase power point

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi, We need a 3 phase power point installed in our mechanical workshops there is one about 2m along the wall to run it from. There is a 3phase plug in another area that can be disconnected and reused.

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New electric or electric/gas oven installation

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, electricians We would like to replace our currect old electric/gas stove. We will purchase a new one either electric or electric/gas model from either Noel Leeming or Harvey Norman in Wairoa Park this weekend. Please give a quote including picking up the item from the store, installation, and removal of the old stove. Thanks George

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New 32A outside point for spa

Posted 1 month ago

New installation of 6mm feed from outside area to spa bath. Isolation switch to be supplied. Cable must run outside the house, hole to be drilled close to garage area and cable to be connected to switch board. Approx 28m in length

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Power box short circuit

Posted 3 weeks ago

Power short circuit outside the box , need some experienced electrician to take a look today

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Blown fuse & light installation

Posted 1 month ago

We have a blown fuse & a couple of lights to install and switches.

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Small quick job ASAP - broken wall switch for oven / range

Posted 3 weeks ago

Wall switch was not properly installed for oven / range and now no longer turns on or off. Needs to be reinstalled properly. Should be a very quick job, but we don't want to risk doing it ourselves and messing it up more or injuring ourselves

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Plug point repairs, rangehood installation

Posted 1 month ago

We need to get a few plug points repaired around the house and we need to install a new rangehood (haven't bought the rangehood just yet). Need this work done asap - please get in touch!

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Electrical wiring - Bathroom exhaust fan

Posted 1 month ago

Recently installed a bathroom exhaust fan, however, need some help to wire the exhaust to the existing bathroom light. Light fitting is an old javelin (not a new led driver with driver)

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Hard wiring of hot water cylinder

Posted 1 month ago

Hot water cylinder has already been installed, currently connected by an extension cord, needs to be hard wired then job signed off so we can get a code of compliance certificate from the council.

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New powerpoint

Posted 3 weeks ago

I need a new powerpoint added to an internal wall.

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Replace old power board

Posted 1 month ago

We have the old fuse type power board needing upgrading.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 159,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Reattaching power box to external fascia board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th February 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Electrical Repairs

Work carried out by an employee of the company

29th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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 5

Canopy rangehood

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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 5

Cable tidy up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical short affecting some plugs and lights in my house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd February 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Light install / plugs


15th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

First time rangehood installation and stove electrical plate fix

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete Wall Cutting


31st January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bedroom lighting and power points

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New wall plug

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Blown fuse & light installation


6th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom fan repair/replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General Electrical Work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plug point repairs, rangehood installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical work for bathroom refit

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th March 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Power box short circuit


17th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

NEW STOVE TOP ELEMENT NEEDS REPLACING

Work carried out by an employee of the company

4th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wiring Oven

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Upgrading wiring in in loft above garage to support a kitchen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Urgent Hot Water Circuit Shorting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

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Modern electrical solutions ltd

Joined June 2012

Modern electrical solutions ltd trading as Mr Power ,provides 24hour/7days service Auckland wide.Our work details includes the following services : •24/7 Breakdowns,power failure,maintenance & repairs,installation & rewiring,stoves& water heaters,insurance & WINZ quotes,communications & data ,appliance repairs,security alarms,air conditioning ,refrigeration & heat pumps,swimming pools& spa,caravan...

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Heating and Cooling and Electrical Solutions

Joined September 2019

Heat Pumps are perfect for winter warmth & summer cooling - all at the touch of a button. Heat pumps are highly regarded as the most energy efficient form of electric heating for NZ homes and can provide summer cooling for less than $1 a day. Heating and cooling solutions can assist with the highest standards of correct sizing, advice and installation for air conditioning and heat pumps in the...

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Fluid Light Ltd

Joined February 2019

Here at Fluid Light I take things seriously. I do it once and do it right the first time. Simple really ! I have been an electrician for 32 years now, so nothing is a problem. I am more than happy to provide a free quotation. I'm totally approachable and will fit in with your schedule. Attention to detail and price conscious, this electrician is dedicated to doing the job right !

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Big Spark Electrical Limited

Joined August 2019

Hi I’m Shay from Big Spark Electrical + Heat Pumps, I am a reliable and friendly electrician, offering prompt Auckland wide service with a fast turnaround and high-quality workmanship. I take pride in turning up on time, every time. With over 10 years experience and great knowledge of the construction industry, I can ensure your project runs smoothly.

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Vitman ltd

Joined February 2020

Vitman Ltd was established in 2009 as a contractor in telecommunication area. Since 2009 the company has developed and participated in different telecommunication projects in both private and business sectors. All our engineers have a Bachelor degree in Radio physics and telecommunications. Projects we participate in: • NGA Fibre Broadband roll out • Cambier ISAM and GPON installation...

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Salvadors Electrical Limited

Joined July 2017

Registered Electrician - Experienced - Conscientious - Neat AWARDED - "Top-Rated Tradie 2019" by Builderscrack last 5 July 2019 Residential/Commercial/Industrial • electrical wiring • rewire • switch board upgrade • power points, safety switches, lightings • LED downlights, outdoor lights, security lights • Heatpump installation • Centralised Airconditioning and Heating • Ele...

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This Is Electric NZ

Joined February 2017

I am a English qualified and New Zealand registered electrician. I have over 10 years experience working in England, Australia and New Zealand. I aim to deliver top end professional work at realistic prices and time scales

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Dragon Maintenance Ltd

Joined September 2013

Hi, my name is Jason and part of a family run business from Wales in the UK. I have 20+ years experience in the Building & Construction Industry. Qualified as an Electrician and Joiner with experience in other trade backgrounds. Now living in New Zealand we are continuing to provide a high quality service in Building, Renovation, Installation, Preventative Maintenance & General Maintenance, Ind...

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Kool tech refrigeration ltd

Joined April 2018

Hi, we've being specialised in : Repairing,servicing,installation and maintenance for heat pumps,refrigeration and airconditioning. We are very professional and work hard to provide the best quality work to our clients. We are IQP Registered to carry out compliance for hvac system

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www.uniquerenovations.co.nz

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Quantum Services

Joined June 2019

ICT Experts - consulting, solutions, implementation, support. More than 20 years of experience in the ICT industry. We provide various services related to computer networks (structured cabling, WiFi, routers, switches,...), computer HW and SW setup, configuration and maintenance, data backup and recovery, antivirus protection, internet access, UPS, Alarm and CCTV solutions. We always come fo...

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Dee's aircondioning and ventilation

Joined June 2019

Heating ventilation and air conditioning we do it all please call in for a free quote today!!. Your a/c not working call us today and have one of our experienced technicians sent out within asap depending on your availability.

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TDS Security Limited

Joined February 2017

TDS Security offers free security advice on all brands of residential and commercial security systems, alarm and monitoring quotes, servicing & installation / Phone-Data Networks / Intercoms / Access Control/CCTV Systems/Smoke Detection. Licenced Private Security Personnel Licencing Authority 16-032237.

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Ample Power Limited

Joined March 2020

Hi, dual traded in electrical & industrial instrumenmtation/automation with almost 20yrs experience. I'm a registered Electrical Inspector catering for all your electrical needs so do not hesitate to contact me to discuss your needs. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on time and wi...

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ProAmp Projects

Joined March 2020

Hi, with over 10 years experience, I am a competent Electrician with a comprehensive knowledge of construction, installation, maintenance, and fault finding on electrical equipment and systems to required specifications, focusing on safety, quality, economy, reliability & sustainability. No job that can't be done, from new builds to automation & fault finding on any industrial machinery. Give...

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Accord Electrical

Joined February 2020

At Accord Electrical Auckland we provide the full range of electrical services for your home and business across North Shore and wider Auckland. Our electricians deliver on all jobs from new sub-divisions to commercial and industrial projects. We are on-time, on budget, Auckland electricians for any job – our focus is efficiency, safety, attention to detail and cost.

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Silverlake Electrical Services LTD

Joined February 2020

We have been in the electrical industry for over 30 years providing quality service to our commercial and domestic clients. Our registered electricians have vast knowledge in all aspects of the industry and are continually evolving to meet the markets needs. With a strong focus on data, communications and security we are one of the premier data companies in Auckland. We have developed long stand...

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Blackstone Project Management

Joined June 2019

We provide fixed price / fixed timeframe renovations for homeowners and property investors from kitchens and bathrooms through to full interior and exterior renovations, basement conversion and extensions. With extensive experience in the building and construction industry and a great team we are able to offer peace-of-mind that your renovation project will be done effectiently and to a high stan...

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TroMar Maintenance and Electrical Services

Joined December 2015

We renovate build and manitain property. Your one stop shop for Building , handyman, electrical and plumbing repairs and upgrades . 30 years experience in domestic ,commercial and industrial maintenance. We pride ourselves in being thorough and completing jobs on time and within budget. Our quotes are realistic and fair and we won't keep you waiting "TroMar guarantees all "TroMar" workmanship...

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Plumb Press

Joined April 2019

Hi Im Tim and I have had over 15years experience in plumbing industry. Its of great importance to deliver the highest level of workmanship to our customers. For any plumbing issues or new work you may need ,we can do it. Feel free to view my website for more information. Thank you for your time Tim

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