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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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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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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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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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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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Check Out These Luxury Bedroom Lighting Ideas

Posted 11/06/13

Whether your luxury bedroom is a small cosy space or a grand suite, it’s probably used for more than just sleeping. While dark bedrooms are perfect for sleep, too little light can hinder other activities.  With plenty of luxury bedroom lighting ideas available, let us help you choose the right  prof

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Installing Solar Panels for Your Home

Posted 18/02/14

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

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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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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 finding the tim

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 finding the tim

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.

Ligh bulb and transformer replacement

Posted 1 week ago

We have 15 recessed lights in residential home that need LED bulb and / or transformer replacements. Work involves putting in new LED bulbs and changing transformers if bulb change doesn’t get light working

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Light switch/Power point swap over

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there, We're after an electrician to replace old switches and power points with new ones. All are like for like except for one light switch which is four gang for five lights - I'd like to swap this for a five gang switch so that I can run each light independently. I already have the switches (x3) and power points (x8). Please advise hourly rate (+ call out fee, if applicable) and let me know when you'd be able to carry out the work. Location: Torbay, North Shore This is part of a gradu...

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Replace 4 gang switch for 5 gang switch : May lead to additional work

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi Needing an electrician to swap out a light switch that powers five sets of lights with four switches for a switch that will allow each light to be powered independently. 5 gang switch already purchased (PDL Iconic). Would like to have the work carried out this week - Probably isn't a job that'll take too long but you'll be the first electrician we call when we renovate our kitchen and bathroom later in the year. Location: Torbay Would be great if you could provide an estimate or...

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Exercycle repair

Posted 1 week ago

The plug has broken off in the socket on the exercycle.i have a replacement plug but I can't use it until the socket is replaced or repaired.

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Building relocation disconnection

Posted 1 week ago

We are having a building relocated to our section, the house is currently at Hauraki Gulf Corner. The house is going to be split and we would like an electrician to go through the wiring to Map and neatly cut the wiring so that we can reduce the amount of work when we put the house back together again. I also want to make plans to add in networking cable and extra lighting and some external power socket(s) on the outside of the property. The house is eventually going to be put on our plot in...

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25amp External Power Point Install

Posted 4 weeks ago

We require a quote to install a 25amp external power point in our outdoor living area please. Cable run within the roof space from circuit board to the external soffit is approx. 6m. We will then need conduit running down the exterior brick façade to garden level where there are two options to run the conduit to the outlet. See photos which attempt to explain this. Happy to discuss this detail on site on the day. note: area will be cleaned up and more accessible by the time this job is ca...

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Joanne Tidswell

Posted 3 weeks ago

The lights on our extractor fan have stopped working. Replaced bulbs. No go. Its a Smeg

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Haier Dryer needs fixing

Posted 1 month ago

We have a Haier dryer that needs fixing. Still goes on but the inside doesn't move. It just makes a noise. Would be super handy to get it fixed early next week.

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Replace ceiling lights (2)

Posted 3 days ago

The shade on one of my ceiling lights broke and I can't get a replacement so I've bought two new shades (one for each end of my hallway). Just need old fittings removed and new ones installed. Photos show old fitting (no shade) and new shades I've bought.

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Install rangehood

Posted 3 days ago

Need to replace existing rangehood and dishwasher brownsbay area.

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Ethernet House Network

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, My house has many (at least one in every room) existing phone jacks and tv aerial connections. I'd like these to be repurposed as ethernet (one or two in each room) and then the rest removed. I will provide and configure my own switch, I only need assistance moving the wires through the walls. The house is two storey, there is very convenient under floor access and the ceiling is made of plaster tiles (which I think pop out but I haven't been able to work out how). The walls do not con...

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Bathroom

Posted 1 month ago

Supply and install a power point in the bathroom to plug new bidet into. There is a power point 600mm away in the next room which may help. Needs to be completed soon

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Power poll upgrade

Posted 3 weeks ago

Power poll onsite needs replacing

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Power point for Rinnai water heater

Posted 2 weeks ago

Power point install into a recess box for a Rinnai EF24 heater. Side of recess box is near (400mm) an internal RCD power point in the bathroom. Recess box not permanently fixed yet, access power point to existing wiring is available (to the left of the box in the picture). I can arrange to be home any day that suits.

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Install extractor fan into a bathroom

Posted 1 month ago

Install extractor fan into a bathroom, ideally connected to the main bathroom light switch now. No fan has been purchased yet, but happy to purchase myself or electrian can buy as part of the job.

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Extractor fan for bathroom

Posted 1 week ago

ideally want to install extractor fan that brings light into bathroom as well.

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Repair fuse, replace fuse box, install rangehood

Posted 14 hours ago

We are renovating a rental property and the powerpoints have stopped working (lighting OK). Need someone to fix asap. Not urgent, but we also want to replace the fusebox with a modern one. We would also like to have a new rangehood installed.

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Kitchen Extractor Fan

Posted 2 weeks ago

Install a new extractor fan

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Upgrade lighting to LED

Posted 3 weeks ago

Replace existing recessed lighting in house with LED's

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Swapping a 4 Gang Light Switch for a 5 Gang Light Switch.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi there Please reply with an estimate and potential date that you could carry out the below job: We're after an electrician to swap out a light switch that powers five different lights with four switches, for a switch that will allow each light to be powered independently. 5 gang switch already purchased (PDL Iconic). Please refer to photos. Would like to have the work carried out asap. This may not be a job that'll take too long but you'll be the first electrician we call when we r...

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With over 142,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Install extractor fan and heated towel rail

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th June 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Quick electrical job Albany

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

TV point and repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Need quote for installation - extractor/heat fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Powerpoint install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 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

Replace 2 x bathroom extractor fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wiring for Sky

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom extractor fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dishwasher not working

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Put in new ducting/clean bathroom extractor fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Hanging lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd May 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 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

Garage Electricity Outage

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacement of 2 lights and dimmer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Electrical work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Joanne Tidswell

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

7th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Inspect foil insulation for electrical enlivening

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stove and light repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sort Phone Jack

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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 5
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 5

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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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Oryx Ltd

Joined November 2009

I am a Registered Electrician with 20 years experience across a wide range of Domestic, Commercial and Industrial Electrical Services including residential home renovations, rewiring and from the plan new houses. As well as being electricians, Oryx Electrical is an Accredited Heat Pump, and a Preferred Smart Vent and Home Ventilation Systems Installer. We also install both heating and cooling d...

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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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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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Tesla Electrical Ltd

Joined April 2008

I am thorough in what I do.I have a good knowledge on lighting. I have had 34 years experience in the business . I offer my services regarding power board (old ones for new ones) , kitchen electrics ( refurbishments and new kitchens) , electrical to new houses and for renovations , new lighting layouts and installations and complete electrics to new bathrooms .The most recent TV reality project I...

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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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Trust Electrical Servieces

Joined October 2016

We Provide top quality work, on residential, commercial, renovation and electrical inspection with registered electrician. Use the best quality materials. Treat your home and business with respect.

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Moscoso Bros Electrical

Joined March 2017

Hi, I've been on tools as Electrician for the last 10 years. I can do general electrical work such as new build, rewire, power points, lights, renovations, heatpumps, CCTV/ security cameras, LED downlights, home automations, etc. etc... Reasonable price/quote.

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ASM Electric

Joined November 2018

We are registered experienced electricians operating with NZ$ One million indemnity insurance. We do all domestic, commercial and industrial electrical work for fair rated both the home owners and us. We use only genuine parts / components that are sold in reputed electrical suppliers. We always maintain the ASNZS 3000 standards in our work.

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JNJ Electrical Ltd

Joined June 2013

Looking for experienced and qualified electrician? Want professional electrical service and get your job done efficiently? Don't want to pay a huge amount bill? JNJ electrical is your choice

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Solo

Joined June 2019

Hi, been an electrician for 15 years. From residential to commercial, some industrial jobs. From rewiring to newly wiring jobs. Home appliances works. Very professional and high standards work. Electrical advice. Work to budget with a know how can do attitude.

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iMate Electrical & Inspecting Ltd

Joined April 2018

iMate is focusing on Electrical Inspecting and general Electrical. Contact me today for more information. Always happy to help! Offering: Domestic, commercial and industrial electrical, Solar power inspections, Caravan eWOF's, Boat eWOF's, Relocatable Building eWOF's Certificate of Verifications for Caravan sites, Marinas, Buildings left disconnected for over 6 months. Switchboard upgrades, Pr...

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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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JS Electric

Joined June 2019

Hi! I am a registered Electrician with a wide variety of experience, from industrial to commercial to residential... simply put if I am chasing your job it means I can do it! - Trying hard for a fast response - Competitive pricing , will work around budget - Quality workmanship

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Sika Services

Joined December 2016

Hi there, We are a maintenance company located in central Auckland We provide quality workmanship for a fair price. No job is too small for us and we take pride in knowing our services are done on time and to budget Cheers Sika Services

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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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TecHome

Joined February 2019

Here at TecHome we integrate technology into homes, offices and workplaces. Offering a wider, more skilled and trained approach of home integrated technology. We focus on the ever growing market of tech in homes, power saving, less energy loss, easier use of tech, the cleaner finish of home electronics, providing a healthy air flow environment and home security that puts you in control. We are co...

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Kiwi Facilities Maintenance

Joined November 2017

Hi we are a maintenance company consist of multi trade - Builders , Plumbers, Electrician and Electrical Inspectors with 20 years of experience. We do all job small or big with very competitive cost. We are very professional and work to meet deadlines for project completion to high standard. We pride ourselves on providing very competitive quote and then completing jobs on budget with workmansh...

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All Electrical Services

Joined March 2012

I engage in electrical work in all sectors, specialising in LED lighting, ELV supplies for electric vehicle connections, domestic work, light industrial, small jobs, problem solving, testing equipment, I specialise in switchboard replacement, house rewires, shop fitting work, commercial work, and technical jobs. I am a happy, personable and experienced electrician, with 25+ years of experienc...

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Mantis Renovations and Maintenance

Joined December 2017

A very professional team of Jacks-of-all-trades. We consider all jobs, whether big or small, to be of equal importance. Between us, we have a combined 60+ years of experience in various trades including building, renovations, landscaping, stonewalling, just to name a few. There are very few things that we can't do but we'd be willing to give it a crack. We offer competitive quotes and can work to...

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