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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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Tips for Heating Your Home in Winter

Posted 07/05/13

As temperatures start to fall and household prices continue to rise, the need to stay warm without increasing your bills has never been stronger. Heating your home on a budget has never been greater! We've got some helpful suggestions for you to minimise your energy usage and keep warm this winter.

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Security Service & Alarm Installers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

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

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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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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

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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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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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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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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 "

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

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Small security lights x2

Posted 2 days ago

Looking for electrician to install two low power floodlights, to light up these stairs under the small bush cover. I use solar for that but they don't get enough sun (marked on the picture). The switchboard is pretty close to this place as well (2m away - can see it on the photo). As for devices, thinking of HPM 12W Sika LED Security Light With Sensor (bunnings) or Arlec White Ritter Sensor Solar Wall Light (bunnings) or any other with sensor and low power as no need for very bright light t...

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3 bedroom house reno 90 sqm

Posted 2 weeks ago

Update current power outlets from single to double x 8.. Plus install new double power outlets x 9. Connect electrical Oven x 1. Install cooker extractor fan and ducting x1. Install bathroom extractor fan x 1 Install electric towel rail x1 TV antenna TV outlets x 2. Install 12 down lights through lounge, kitchen, dinning with 2 x dimmer. Install 3 down lights bathroom install bathroom extractor. Install dryer vent outlet - internal to external. Install lighting pendant in current bed...

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Swap old hot cylinder switch to modern one and check/ replace cable if needed

Posted 2 weeks ago

Just had a new hot water cylinder installed. Apparently the isolation switch is to old (1970's house) and needs replacing and maybe the wire. Have had a quote and essentially as it seem like a basic job, but needs doing today for a hot shower I am offering up $180 for a certified job including all the parts required. (Power board is within 1.5 meters of the hot water cylinder switch

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Need quote for installation - extractor/heat fan

Posted 22 hours ago

Hi there I need an extractor fan - preferably also with a heat option for my bathroom in a 1927 house. Plenty pf space in the roof cavity for any ducts. Just looking to get a general idea at the moment. Thank you.

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Telephone cable

Posted 1 week ago

We need to disconnect and remove the overhead telephone cable between the pole at the top or the drive and the house and then connect an underground cable that was installed by the previous owner at the pole and the house. I have tried Chorus who said call Vodafone, then Vodafone said call Chorus. Need to find an independent.

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2 x Seperating Bathroom light and extractor fan switch

Posted 2 weeks ago

Currently the lights when switched on also switches on the extractor fan. I would like to get a separate switch in place for the extractor fan. This is the same across 2 bathrooms ( see attachment for details)

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Quick electrical job Albany

Posted 2 days ago

Hi, We need an electrician to unplug and remove 2 wall lights and 2 spotlights and unplug and secure an irrigation system box (not working). Ideally this Saturday. Thanks

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Installation of submeter / separate meter

Posted 2 days ago

I would like to rent out upstairs and garage/laundry (downstairs) then keep the downstairs studio (with separate access) for occasional use (but not living in). Therefore I need a submeter or separate meter installed to keep track of the tenant’s and my usage of power (the cheapest option possible as I am on tight budget). Thank you.

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Needing a few powerpoints, and general fixture repair/replace

Posted 1 week ago

Needing a few power points, ceeling light fixing a few have gotten knocked while upper floor was replaced. A heated towel rack wired in , and possibly a few light fixtures.

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Tramway

Posted 6 days ago

Converting downstairs into 2 separate units so need to split off the power to have 3 separate meters. 1st fix is starting this week as the sparky I had lined up pulled out today. I can supply all the materials because I have a good discount at JA Russell and I can run cable/fit flush boxes etc to save time if needed.

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Sort Phone Jack

Posted 1 week ago

I had a phone jack removed during some renovations and need it replaced and then some re-wiring done on it to enable the ADSL to work through the jack. The Jack in question is located in the kitchen and the ADSL is currently running in a back room. I have the new Jack already.

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Repair electric motor for benchtop extractor fan

Posted 4 days ago

We have a Parmco rear riser benchtop downdraft extractor fan with a noisy (squeaking) motor - needs repair or replacement.

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TV point and repairs

Posted 16 hours ago

Restore TV point. To fix a lounge light similar to the existing one. Restore existing connection to the sunroom light.

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Two Small Jobs - Install Chandelier & Another Light Fitting #2

Posted 1 week ago

1. We need a small chandelier that needs to be installed. We have removed the original light fitting and have new light fittings. 2. We have another LED down light in the passageway that needs to be installed. We need this completed by Thursday 13.

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Installation & switch

Posted 1 week ago

Hi I am needing an oven and range hood installed as well as wanting to know the cost to change a switch that was used for a insinkerator to a power point if possible We will remove the current rangehood and will not be having it put back into the cupboard as per the picture

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CHEN LUO

Posted 2 weeks ago

I would like a ceiling extractor fan to be installed in my rental property. Currently, the room is fully tiled. The bathroom is on the 2nd floor of a 2 story building. Recently, an rangehood has been vented through the ceiling to the roof and to the outside. You may or may not want to join this. See photo

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Two Small Jobs - Install Chandelier & Another Light Fitting

Posted 1 week ago

1. We need a small chandelier that needs to be installed. We have removed the original light fitting and have new light fittings. 2. We have another LED down light in the passageway that needs to be installed. We need this completed by Thursday 13.

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Replacing oven and hot plates

Posted 3 weeks ago

Replace existing oven and hot plates with new ones, all appliances are the same size, mid 90's home so has isolating switches for both.

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Replace 2 x bathroom extractor fan

Posted 1 day ago

Supply and fit two 100mm extractor fans. Large sucking capacity Quote through Builders crack

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Recent electricians reviews

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Install new powerpoints in garage - immediate job

Work carried out by a subcontractor

8th May 2019

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 5
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 5
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Sort Phone Jack

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical reno work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Long Bay electrics

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th March 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

printer not coming on

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace wire on hot water cylinder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen Extractor hood

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace 2 gang vertical light switch

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

get outdoor power

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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 5
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 5

Replace bathroom lighting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix electrical switch to oven

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hanging lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bruce

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical renovation completion - Lounge

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Install extractor fan and heated towel rail

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Nigel Rd

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Replacement of 2 lights and dimmer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrician for home repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

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Alexander

Joined September 2010

Hi, We have been working in constructional industry for last 15 years. We do: - Electrical work, - Plumbing work, - Carpentry work, - Building work, - Cabinetry work, - Handymen work - Painting work - and more... New Zealand licenced Electricians, qualified plumbers, and builders, Work on residential, commercial and industrial sites. Locations covered: Auckland, Hamilton, Coromand...

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FMH Electrix Ltd

Joined April 2018

Our company are: - Registered Master Electrician ( electrical contractors association nz) - Site safe member - IQP( independent qualified person) Auckland council - Ministery of justic( security licensed) - accredited Mistubishi installer - accredited fujitsu installer. We do Domestic, commercial & industrial job.

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DNI Electrical Ltd

Joined April 2015

With over 20 years industry experience, David (Electrical Inspector) heads up DNI Electrical, providing Inspections, Compliance and Contracting services Auckland wide 24/7.

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Handyman Services

Joined May 2017

General Repairs, Builds and maintenance around your home as well as Waterproofing. We have a range of professionals from Builders, Plumbers, Electricians, Landscapers and Handyman to provide you a complete solution for your Home, Property or Business. Get in touch with us for a speedy response and a competitive rate. Let the professionals take care of you!

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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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Ault Electrical

Joined January 2014

Hi I’m Richie Ault registered electrician since August 2012, working in the electrical industry since 2007.. pride myself in doing the best job I can for you making sure the job is done right the first time round

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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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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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Licence To Wire

Joined September 2013

We are an Auckland based company that specialise in the residential & commercial market. We offer services from renovations, bathrooms, kitchens, re-wires, new builds, property management, shop fit-outs & general maintenance. No job is too small. Our main aim is to make the entire build/renovation process as stress free as possible for all our clients. We are very customer focused & can p...

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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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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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Electrical Excellence ltd

Joined May 2010

Here at Electrical Excellence we pride ourselves in the service we provide, the quality of workmanship and value for money. We have 20 years experience in electrical work from small repair jobs to full house fitouts.Kitchens,bathrooms and renovations are our speciality.

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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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Steedman electrical

Joined December 2017

Motivated electrician with experience in maintenance, new builds and renovations/extensions. My motto is if the customer is happy they’ll tell a few friends.

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KIWI PROPERTY SERVICES

Joined June 2019

KIWI PROPERTY SERVICES ia 100% NZ owned and operated company. We are a one-stop shop for all Residential repairs and Property Maintenance Services. Please check out www.kiwipropertyservices.co.nz for more details.

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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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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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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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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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Hunter construct and connect LTD

Joined October 2017

All electrical work - hot water elements, re-wiring , small repairs , lighting upgrades , switchboard upgrades. Building work - Fencing and decks , renovations and repairs.

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