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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Electrical work

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have the following electrical work: Oven install 8 x Light switches and plug sockets to be procured (Schneider Electric - Saturn range) and installed 2 x lights to be installed

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Sky Wire

Posted 1 week ago

Wire between sky decoder and aerial needs replacing. It has intermittent signal at the moment

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Get outdoor power

Posted 2 weeks ago

Locate power in garage - power needs to get to front gate.

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Light Switch Replacement x3

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi there, We need 3x light / power switches replaced. Please refer to attached photos for type. Thanks in advance Matthew

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Lite reno work

Posted 1 month ago

Pls come and quote for about: change 6 light fittings new recessed lights new powerpoint or 2 check fuseboard and if you want: provide and install heatpump / fix DVS

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Install outdoor light, install indoor power socket, repair stove element

Posted 2 weeks ago

Outdoor light to go above ranchslider (see photo). Indoor power socket for phone extension. Stove element is on grill. No urgency. I work from home so available most weekdays.

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Electrical reno work

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are looking to Remove (two halogen down lights, 4 bedroom ceiling lights & one ceiling fan). Replace (5 wall lights with new ones) and fit approx 16 new LED down lights in various rooms. As well as move a light switch, remove a couple of alarm sensors & control panel and replace 3-4 sockets with new ones with a USB port included. We are hoping to do this work in the next couple of weeks if possible

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Long Bay vanity light

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have bought a Vanity light for the ensuite bathroom. Roof access is very goodi would like a quote to have this light installed

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Electrical renovation completion - Lounge

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there, After an electrician to compete a lounge renovation: - Fiz TV wall mount bracket. - Install power points. - Install brush plates. - TV plug may need to be swapped out for low profile. - Complete cat5 cable connections. Ideally we would like to have PDL Modena sockets and switches installed. Would be great to have the job carried out before March 30. Please advise availability and cost per hour. Thanks

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Printer not coming on

Posted 1 month ago

H P printer not coming on but the plug works

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Kitchen Extractor hood

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, the kitchen extractor hood has stopped working. Not sure why.

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Electrical check

Posted 4 weeks ago

We have been having some outlets causing the breaker to trip and some lights glitching and would like to have this checked to avoid potential fire etc.

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Rachel Barrett

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have a dual switch light that needs repairing and also plugs near our oven that need signing off by a approved elecetian.

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Separating bathroom lights and fan switch

Posted 4 weeks ago

We have 2 bathrooms where the light and the extractor fan are connected. The fan comes on a minute after lights go on and are running for 5 minutes post lights going off. I want to separate the fan and the light .

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Reduce downlights and replace them with LED downlights

Posted 11 hours ago

We have 11 down lights in the kitchen/laundry area of our investment property and its a bit of a pain when they go faulty. We would like an electrician who has experience and can help us reduce the existing down lights in the kitchen/laundry area (see photo) and replace them with a fewer, reliable and energy efficient LED down lights and also get some advice of how to patch up the ceiling once the other downlights have been removed. We would like to know what is the process and the estimate cost...

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Electrician for home repairs

Posted 1 day ago

I have a few small electrical jobs that require fixing: 3 recessed ceiling lights in kitchen not working. New wall light in hall to be fitted (wiring already in place). 1 crooked rocker switch needs replacing. 2 recessed kitchen under-cabinet lights need replacing but I am not sure what to purchase as they are a slim fitting and I would need advice.

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Spa Pool wiring

Posted 1 week ago

We need an outdoor plug for the spa pool installed

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Rewire

Posted 1 week ago

Rewiring the house from 1960s to new

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Light switch panel has come loose

Posted 4 weeks ago

Light switch panel has come loose. It needs to be secured as its not safe the way it is. It is not fitting flush to the wall as you can see from the photos. I think the screws or whatever have either come loose or fallen away. It is just the one light switch panel. Its not a big job but an important job from a safety aspect.

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Hanging lights

Posted 4 weeks ago

Hi there I would like 2 hanging pendant lights installed over my dining table (would require you to split the current light that is there ) and another hanging light over the kitchen island. There is already a light there, it's just the installation of a new one. Although I am not an electrician, think it's a relatively straight forward job.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 133,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Living Area lighting circuit

Work carried out by an employee of the company

20th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Connect stove,warming draw,hob

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install a new wall oven

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace 1x5 gang switch & oven switch in Kitchen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Little electricial jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Relocate three light switches

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Instal 3 extractor fans

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace bathroom lighting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage electrical outlet installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bruce

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th April 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

printer not coming on

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Towel rail installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 1
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

COV required Glenfield

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th February 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

Upgrade 1 RCD to 3 RCD's

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Broken power point

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical renovation completion - Lounge

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Nigel Rd

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace a fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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North Shore Plumbers 2011 Ltd

Joined September 2011

I am a registered lisenced plumber and certifying drain layer .I have fantastic reviews on Builderscrack which speaks for itself.Also a member of No Cowboys with great reviews. I have been doing domestic and commercial plumbing for over 30 years and guarantee exceptional service and rates. I promise to beat any valid quote if possible.Promise not to deviate from original quote on labour. Co...

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Gauranga Electrical Services

Joined January 2019

Hi, I am a Registered Electrician. Please do not hesitate to contact me over the phone for free electrical estimation for any electrical work. Our Head office is based in Tokoroa covering Rotorua to Hamilton and A Register Electrician is based in Auckland. We pride in Quality workmanship.

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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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Pearce Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi, we specialise in Residential, Commercial & Maintenance. Covering every situation, from the smallest of jobs such as replacing a broken light switch - right through to a full new build. We are NZ Registered Master Electricians. We pride ourselves on our workmanship & customer service, aiming to leave you 100% satisfied.

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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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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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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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TW Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2018

TW Electrical provides residential and commercial electrical solutions. We cover all electrical services including TV aerial installations, data/phone/communications, alarm/CCTV installs. TW Electrical prides itself in bringing new school approaches to electrical solutions while maintaining the old school customer service. Reliable, honest and up front.

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Oddjob Group Limited

Joined November 2018

Welcome to OddJob. We are specialists in home maintenance, repairs and replacement. Covering everything from Painting to kitchen & bathroom remodels. We are based in Greenhithe, Auckland and offer our services to the greater Auckland region. Think your job is too small? Give us a call, we do it all!

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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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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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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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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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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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Blink Electrical

Joined February 2018

At Blink Electrical our primary focus is always customer satisfaction. We turn up on time, work hard and always get the job done. Also we appreciate the importance of living and working in a safe, healthy and happy environment. If you ask for a fixed price quote, there will be no hidden costs at the end of the job. We will always honour our promise to turn up on time and if we are running late,...

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Project Management Auckland Limited

Joined February 2019

Hi, We are a company with more than 30 years of experience in the construction and demolition industry and strive for honest and happy relationships with all our clients. We are able to provide you with a professional environment whilst still cracking a joke here and there just to make the experience that more stress-less. We are able to provide you with very competitive prices and compl...

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Fixit Roofing

Joined September 2018

Hi, We are a small local team based out of the north shore Auckland. We specialize in repairs, iron re-roofing, new roofs and all spouting needs. With competitive prices and a fast schedule. Our goal is to complete the job on time with a high quality standard.

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Sanjeev

Joined January 2016

Registered electrician with 25 year work experience .repair and install of lights power point hot water stove replaceing exiting light to led .hav also worked for HRV to so can install hrv ,general electical solution to ur house .

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Auckland electrical services and supplies limited

Joined November 2018

Hi, we are registered electrical with gst registered company. We do general electrical commercial industrial and domestic. Nevermind small or big we doing everything and we very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for projects

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Salvadors Electrical Limited

Joined July 2017

Registered Electrician - Experienced - Conscientious - Neat Does all kinds of electrical wiring: new home electrical wiring, electrical renovation; rewire, switch board upgrade, power points, safety switches, lightings, LED downlights, outdoor lights, security lights, lighting maintenance, emergency exit lightings, aircon and heatpumps installation, maintenance and repair, central heating and...

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