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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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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

What does that trade logo on your tradie's website or vehicle mean? What benefit can it provide you, the homeowner? Read on to find out more about national trade accreditations in New Zealand... Some industry accreditations are mandatory, as government regulations require that certain wor

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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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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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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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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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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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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 findi

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 findi

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

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Check out how homeowners like you are using Electricians on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Cut cable

Posted 16 hours ago

Need to repair cut cable as I cut it today

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Bathroom wiring

Posted 2 days ago

Currently I'm doing a bathroom renovation which needs new lights, power outlet, fan and heated towel rail connected and installed.

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Wiring TV relocated on wall

Posted 2 weeks ago

Have relocated our TV to be wall mounted. Have also installed a shelf unit to hold Sky, DVD and soundbar. Need to have wiring / aerial etc relocated behind the wall with associated new power points and brush plates installed. The wall unit is temporarily attached to wall held by 4 screws so is able to be detached from wall to assist with wire installation.

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Oven electrical repairb

Posted 1 week ago

No power to oven. Hobs working ok

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7 x new light switches and 2 x new power plugs

Posted 5 days ago

7 x new light switches and 2 x new power plugs

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Spa Pool 10amp Outdoor Power Point

Posted 2 weeks ago

Install Spa Pool 10amp Outdoor Power Point with required protections to side of house. No more than 3/5m from Meter/Switch Box. Easy access under house also. Need installed ASAP.

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Outside wiring for spa pool and pervola

Posted 1 day ago

New wiring from house to outdoor entertainment area . Job is installing power point for spa and external lights for pergola. Cable trench has been already been dug.

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Electric Fuse - burned (No electricity in the house)

Posted 5 days ago

The electricity of our house is connected to a main house where the fuse / power overloaded. We noticed that the fuse seems burned and when we try to bring up the fuse again, we hear some spark so we turned it off. We need help from someone to check the burned fuse if needs replacing and to overall check the power connection between our house and the main house.

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Installing extractor fans into two bathrooms

Posted 1 day ago

We would like to install extractor fans into two separate bathrooms that are next to each other on the same wall. The bathrooms are on the first floor, external wall is brick. We are flexible on the extractor fan type, minimum flow rate must be at least 25l/sec as per Healthy Homes Standard.

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Corunna road

Posted 1 week ago

Need a new power point put in Change a plate on another due to a switch not staying down Install an outside security light - wiring there as old one not suitable now The new power point is in a cupboard and will need to be spilt off another one - not one close

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Basic renovation related electrical jobs

Posted 13 hours ago

A series of basic electrical jobs to do as part of our ensuite renovation. My estimation is 1-2 hours of work. What is your hourly rate? tasks are; - Connect new Tastic light/heater/extract unit to existing wiring (relatively like for like as old unit was also a light/heater/extract unit) - Run new cable from existing circuit to new switch for heated towel rail (all existing cables are easily accessible as linings are off and you actually have access to the back of the fuse box) - R...

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Lighting needed inside van - powered by solar

Posted 2 weeks ago

We need some lighting put inside our van. Lighting would be powered by our solar setup in van. Need the job done asap.

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Replace Bathroom Extractor Fan

Posted 1 week ago

We need to replace our existing bathroom extractor fan for our rental property, to be up to the standard of the Registered Healthy Homes guidelines.

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Moving some power points disconnecting power from a kitchenette being removed.

Posted 1 week ago

I have a small kitchen which has been sold all on one wall which needs to be disconnected with a few power points moved too.

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Outdoor power points needed.

Posted 2 days ago

I need four outdoor power points. In different locations around the home Two of the power points will be used for a 2000 watt outdoor heater. Tow others will be for low voltage path lighting.

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Looking for an electrican

Posted 2 weeks ago

I am looking for an electrican in devonport, northshore,cafe.

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Cabling from outdoor into the house

Posted 1 week ago

I need to bring an outdoor internet cable coming from my garage and connect inside my home, so I need the weatherboard/wall drilled, the cable to be passed in and everything to be properly sealed.

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Find faulty smoke detectors (low photo detectors) and replace them

Posted 2 weeks ago

Find the fault and replace faulty smoke detectors.

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Burned Fuse

Posted 5 days ago

Burned fuse. House has no electricity at the moment.

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Replace Downlights

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, I am in the process of topping up my insulation in the roof and was advised to replace the downlights to led ones so that insulation can go over it. I have 4 downlights and wanted to know an approximate cost to replace them. I have attached a few photos to refer Kind regards Ben

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 173,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Bathroom Extractor Fan replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fuse keeps tripping

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix extractor fan


29th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair to circuit and 2 x power outlets repair/replace


7th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Spa and Heater

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Eight minor electrical jobs inside and outside single story house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fixing the outside sensor light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install towel rail and outdoor plug


24th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace old power board

Work carried out by an employee of the company

20th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom wall fan to be installed


5th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace lights, switches, and sockets

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extractor fan installation and wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Power plug plate replacement + new power point

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom extractor fan install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small kicthen reno - move/addition of some electrics

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen lights


3rd August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

bathroom ceiling lighting fittings

Work carried out by an employee of the company

7th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove old rangehood and Install Sirius Rangehood SL22900 90cm canopy

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom extractor fan installation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

25th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Underfloor heating

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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KFC Limited

Joined April 2010

Hi, We specializes in the construction of residential and commercial projects. Involving in new built, renovation, upgrade from small to large scale in Auckland region. We are extremely focused on the delivery of our construction projects to be completed in time with quality and on budget. Formed in 2015 and privately-owned company that is a strong, stable and reliable force in the constructio...

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iSparky

Joined January 2020

I have been in the industry for more than 10yrs, NZ Qualified, NZ Registered Electrician. Very active to handle big or small jobs, work on budget and time frame. I am proud of what I'm doing from *builders temporary power supply, *renovation up to a new build, *modern kitchen rewiring, *oven, stove, hood, dish washer, hot water cylinder install repair and maintenance, *swtichboard upgrade...

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MCElectrics Ltd

Joined September 2020

MCELECTRICS upgrade your switchboard with modern RCD and Circuit breakers to better protect your home and family, Maintenance, lighting, heat pump electrical installation, general repair...

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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, airconditioning and home appliances.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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Gelder Security & Electrical

Joined May 2020

Hi, I am a Apprentice Electrician and Security Technician with a Degree in Electrical Engineering, I have 5 years experience in commercial and residential new builds and renovations doing electrical and security installs (alarms & CCTV). I deliver professional & safe work and provide competitive quotes. All work is done by supervision of a registered electrician and licensed security technician.

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Advance Group Inc Ltd

Joined August 2010

Advance Group established in 2006 and active since in Building, Construction and Maintenance and offer a wide range of services by our friendly and qualified team. FREE INSPECTION FREE QUOTE 5 Million Dollars Public Liability We are a construction, renovation and maintenance company; we specialise in Designer Kitchen and Bathroom renovations, and we also offer the following services for yo...

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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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Jarrod Goile

Joined September 2020

Quality assured workmanship at a very reasonable price. Certified tradies for just about any job. Working with the customer to meet their demands without delay.

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A and E Electrical Ltd

Joined September 2020

Good day friends and neighbours, We are Auckland based electricians offering PROFESSIONAL & FRIENDLY SERVICE to solve ALL your electrical requirements We pride ourselves on our honesty & hard work. Managing Director, Dean Marx guarantees a prompt and professional service from him and his team of NZ qualified, registered electricians and support staff. We do Residential and Commercial: R...

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A Class Electrical Ltd

Joined February 2019

Registered electrician. 15+ years experience. High quality, competitive pricing. For all your electrical requirements. 24/7. No job too big or small. Call - 0800 4AC ELEC

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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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GI & GM Contacting

Joined February 2020

Hi We have a team of builders/electricians/landscapers and handyman to handle all small to large projects around Auckland -Waikato Our director Greg has been Qualified building/site Manager for the last 10 years Our co-director Grant has Been a Qualified Electrician for the past 10 years We pride ourselves in doing a high quality job and clean and tidy work environment.

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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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DRL Electrical LTD

Joined January 2020

DRL Electrical LTD is a team of Kiwi guys who are trained and registered in NZ. We have experience in all areas of domestic , commercial, and industrial electrical and also data and CCTV. We can help you with your home renovations and builds right though to your workplace maintenance and electrical jobs.

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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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Skilled Renovations Ltd

Joined June 2013

Hi I've been building now for 20 years i specialize in bathroom, kitchen's decks. we specialize in renovation I also do smaller jobs. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget Experienced tiler & licensed waterproofer

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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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SRB CONTRACTING

Joined September 2020

Broken Door, sticky window, missing fence palings. Any odd job or small task is my focus! I look after those jobs that you haven’t been able to attack or unable to find time to complete

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Destiny Group Limited

Joined August 2020

We have been at the fore front of building ultra-modern new houses including investor consented homes designs. We are also gurus at renovating old houses - work raging from recladding, bathroom upgrade, retroffiting, painting, electrification, heatpump installation, security systems installations, kitchen upgrade, landscapping, fencing, roofing, decking. We are also into new build design, consenti...

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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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