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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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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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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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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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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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Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

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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Repair power socket switch

Posted 3 weeks ago

one of my double power points is no longer working. i think the switches are broken

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Bedroom Fans & Sensor Light

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are replacing 2 bedroom fans / lights with new ones, and also need to replace an outside sensor light

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Power point upside down

Posted 1 day ago

Hi, we installed 2 bidets but the power points do not fit well. The cable is not long enough if we turn the plug. If possible, we would like to make the power up side down. Please let me know any good ideas.

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Garage overhead power point

Posted 3 weeks ago

I need 1 power point installed in the garage for the Auto garage door opener

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DB Replacement

Posted 2 weeks ago

The job we have here is to replace the old DB and repair a light switch fitting, an Electrical Work Certificate will need to be provided upon completion.

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3 x Down Lights, bathroom light and appliance conversion

Posted 1 week ago

3 x downlights not working to be fixed (small round LED fittings) 1 x bathroom light fitting to be connected (replacing broken fitting) 1 x UK Hi Fi appliance / plug to be converted to NZ plug sorry, no pics. but happy to provide if reqd

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Reno inverness

Posted 4 days ago

Hello I am doing up a flat and would like to put in a heated towel rail and vent in the bathroom Yet to re plaster walls Need done urgently Cheers Lynne

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Repair and replace 5 outside sensor lights and 1 or 2 indoor lights

Posted 1 week ago

Fix and/or replace 5 locations for outdoor sensor lights. Current ones are either broken or work poorly. Ideally need some quality light fittings that with handle the outdoor activity. All lights are easy to reach. Two will need a step ladder. One or two indoor light fittings that are not working and need replacement. Only a step ladder needed. Sorry. All indoor light do not need replacing so just outdoor lights.

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Power plug

Posted 3 weeks ago

Fused wall PowerPoint ,on kitchen bench

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Disconnection of electrical connection to shed /replace with outdoor power point

Posted 1 day ago

We have electrical wiring going to a backyard shed via conduit (pictured). We are removing the shed so would like wiring disconnected (conduit can remain in place) and an outdoor power point installed using the same wiring on the house weatherboard above the orange conduit (pictured).

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Electrical quantity surveyor to give a costing

Posted 3 days ago

Replacement of overhead aerial mains from street to private dwelling.

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Installing freestanding induction oven

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need an old oven disconnected and a new induction oven wired in

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Oven installation

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for someone to install a new stand alone stove top oven in Northcote home

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Light fittings

Posted 1 week ago

I need 2 light fittings fixed. 1 in the lounge the other in a bedroom in Birkenhead.

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EV wall charger installation

Posted 3 weeks ago

Looking for a quote for straightforward EV charger installation (Tesla) in a garage. Switchboard is in garage of recently built house and location to be installed is on the opposite wall. Thanks

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Extraction bathroom fan install

Posted 5 days ago

Extraction fan required in the bathroom. Will need to be supplied and installed will duct out of soffit outside bathroom

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Underground power for new section

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have just subdivided our lifestyle block, and require a new power connection to the new section. Vector have installed a new 3 phase connection on the pole ready to go. We require a new cable to be thrusted approx 65m underground from the pole to a new pillar and then connected at each end. We would like a quote for single phase and three phase to compare costs. Please see attached plan for cable route. Pillar to be installed at the entrance to lot 2.

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Fuse broken?

Posted 3 weeks ago

Circuit keeps tripping when carport light is turned on. Also another circuit in kitchen ? Fuse blown

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Testing smoke alarms (and installing new ones if needed)

Posted 1 week ago

We need someone to check the smoke alarms at our rental flat to make sure they work, to replace any that don't work, and to install new alarms if needed = to ensure that the flat meets minimum requirements for rental properties.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 146,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Joanne Tidswell

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

7th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage overhead power point

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage Electricity Outage

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Strip light and switch replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hob swap

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace faulty security lights sensor.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dishwasher not working

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Urgent - Relocation of Light Switches, Powerpoint and New Gas Fire Powerpoint

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electric sockets in Laundry

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fuse broken?

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace 2 x bathroom extractor fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Put in new ducting/clean bathroom extractor fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

replace ceiling lights (2)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

PowerPoint replacement in Devonport

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Power point for Rinnai water heater

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

EV wall charger installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

circuit breaker turned off

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Running Ethernet cable from lounge to back room ~30m

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Underfloor heating wire up to switchboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st July 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

TV point and repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Top Construction

Joined September 2018

Hi there, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 5 years. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We provide ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. Thanks Jack

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Hall Property Services Limited

Joined October 2019

Hi, we are a team of skilled Tradesmen from various different backgrounds with a wide range of skill sets. Committed to any job, big or small from start to finish. We guarantee every customer's satisfaction and to meet deadlines on time and on budget.

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Eleca Limited

Joined May 2017

Professional with 15 years experience in New Zealand. Specializing in all areas, from domestic - (New builds, renovations, installation, rewiring old houses, switch boards and lighting) to commercial - (Offices, workshops & small factories). First visit and quotation is FREE OF CHARGE. No job is too big or too small. NZ Practising Licence E 250658

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Orient electrical Ltd

Joined October 2016

Hi, we have been in electrical industry for 10 years . While we specialise in new projects we also do renovations and add ons as you require . We take pride in our work and work hard to meet our deadlines with affordable prices . ( No EXtra charge on weekends )

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Audio and visual services

Joined August 2019

Hi, we are doing the Freeview installation, sky installation (sky approved tech), cable runs, internal cabling, mounting tvs on walls professionally, pre wire houses while under construction as per building plans. While we are specialists in alarm and cctv installations (approved security installer and security consultants ), home theatre set up, multi zone sound system installation, We used to...

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Jacks building

Joined July 2016

Hi I've been building for 4 years and just here to do maintenance work for residential or commercial, as i am working full time during the week. My rates is reasonable and I get the job done with time and quality.

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Baps Electrical Ltd

Joined August 2014

From our base on the Auckland's North Shore, we've applied our expertise and knowledge to deliver one of best services in a highly competitive market Auckland wide. Our services include :- Electrical Switchboard Upgrade, Electric vehicle charging station, Ducted, single and multi-split heatpump installation, Industrial, commercial and domes...

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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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Bosch ElectricalWorx

Joined February 2019

Registered electrical engineer who’s keen on doing some electrical work for other people. I can give a free quote and always within your budget. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. 💯

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Hire a handyman

Joined August 2015

Hi, I have been running this maintenance company for the past 4 years where all around Auckland. I always provided a great job to keep my clients satisfied and loyal.

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Handyman Services

Joined May 2017

We are a team that thinks outside the Box for your General Repairs and Waterproofing. Our services include but not limited to include General Repairs, Maintenance, Waterproofing, Roof and Skylight Repairs, Drainage and Gutters. Roof Restoration and Coating, Custom Repairs and General Troubleshooting of issues around your build which might seem almost impossible to remedy. We have a ran...

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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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Bright Mirror Solutions

Joined January 2016

We design, make and install custom mirrors with lights for your bathroom and more ... We plan lights in- and out-door; we supply wide range of LED lights, install and service lights for residential and commercial projects!

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KS Electrical

Joined June 2019

KS Electrical is your one stop shop that specializes in residential and small scale commercial electrical service work. This means that we can provide more personable service to you, catering more easily to your needs and timetable. With experience from new kitchen installations to full house rewires, KS Electrical has the ability to fulfill your electrical needs. Providing punctual and profession...

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Sargent Electrical Ltd

Joined November 2018

Hi, we have been in the electrical trade for 7+ years with plenty of experience with new homes, big and small renovations, commercial, maintenance work, phone wiring, data wiring, security alarms, audio and visual and also electric gate automation. Our passion is to ensure we fulfill our customers needs and wants to the highest of standards and quality of work. We enjoy the journey we go on wi...

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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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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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Pacifc HACT

Joined June 2016

Our mission: “to create a better indoor environment in the New Zealand homes”, Pacific Heating and Cooling Technology supply and install residential and commercial Air Conditioners / Heat Pumps; - Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Gree, Daikin, Midea We are authorized to install and supply those products. They trust us to represent their brands, and we know you will have reason to. So, ther...

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Pan Electrical

Joined October 2019

Hi,we are an electrical company doing residential and commercial electrical work. While we specialise in renovations and new builds, we also do maintenance from time to time. we are very professional and work hard and pride ourselves on providing reliable fast and competitive service.

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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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