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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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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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Installing Solar Panels for Your Home

Posted 18/02/14

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

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Security Service & Alarm Installers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

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

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Preparing for Winter - 3 Things You Can Do Right Now

Posted 15/04/14

Autumn’s begun and now that there's a noticeable chill in the air, preparing for winter is a top priority. If you’re anything like us you’ve been wondering if it’s too soon to turn the heater on in the evenings or if now’s the time to hire a handyman to chop and stack some wood for your fire. Her

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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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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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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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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 "extr

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 "extr

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

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Install and Connect new Powerpoint

Posted 1 week ago

Unit requiring new electrical powerpoint installed and wired

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TV tuning/set up

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need some help with my tv set up, netflix, tuning etc

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Replace 1x5 gang switch & oven switch in Kitchen

Posted 1 week ago

The 1 x 5 gang switch in kitchen is broken (microwave switch) as well as your oven switch is about to fall off. Please refer to photos. *1 x 5 gang plate with 5 switch mechs *1 x 32amp oven switch mech with a single gang plate Wanting them replaced. Please provide your best quote.

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Kitchen powerpoints

Posted 3 weeks ago

A couple of powerpoints close to each other have recently stopped working yet no circuit-breakers appear to have tripped.

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Relocate three light switches

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are removing s non-loadbearing wall in our bathroom to put in a cavity slider, however, need to relocate the light switches and extractor fan switch to another wall. Appreciate it if this job could be done immediately.

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Faulty switch in bathroom

Posted 1 month ago

I have a faulty switch in the bathroom which is now causing a burning smell when the light is turned on. I need an electrician to replace the switch and check the wiring for damage.

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Electricity installation for dishwasher and additional sockets

Posted 1 week ago

Hello - I need to install a plug for a dishwasher. There is a electrical point close by for our oven but not sure how easy to use this. We also have a couple of additional sockets we would like to install around the house. Please could you quote for the above separately ie first for the plug for the dishwasher and second for installing additional plugs. Many thanks Nathan

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New living room lights connected

Posted 5 days ago

Connect new supplied led downlights (13x) to cabling (already pulled before new ceiling fixed) and terminate 5 circuits to supplied PDL iconic push button dimmers. Existing lighting power feed at flush box. Also supply and fix off 3x double vertical PDL600 power outlets. All gib cutting, flush boxes and wires already prepped prior to/during fixing of gib. Previous electrician no longer available to complete the connections. Happy to obtain power sockets in advance if you prefer labour only....

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Replace canopy rangehood

Posted 1 week ago

We will need a qualified electrician to replace the canopy rangehood in the kitchen as it has broken down and its old with a similar model (same dimensions) as the one show in the link down below. We shall be supplying the replacement rangehood. Please provide us a quote for the job if you are interested. Thank you ...

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Electria

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need 1 outdoor electric socket and 1 outdoor caravan socket

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Towel rail installation

Posted 23 hours ago

We have a towel rail that we would like to move to a different bathroom and install a larger one in its place. Will need to supply a new larger towel rail for this job. House is 5 years old, and there is a power point available in the new location for the new towel rail.

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Super Quick/Easy Connection

Posted 1 month ago

New Hot Water Cylinder has been installed to replace old one, just need existing wiring connected into the cylinder... Real quick easy job. No new wiring required (cylinder is like for like replacement), existing cable reaches. Would like it done today (... ). It's in a commercial building (Thermosash), open until 5pm.

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Power point not working

Posted 2 weeks ago

One of the power sockets in the house is not working. Needs fixing.

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Wire new oven

Posted 1 month ago

I need somone to remove old oven and wire up new Bellini ocen

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Upgrading the feed to Hot Water Cylinder

Posted 1 week ago

I have a plumber to replace the leaking hot water cylinder with a mains cylinder. He said "I also had a look at the electrics and meter board. It looks like the wiring might still be old and only suitable for a 1.5KW element. Mains Pressure Cylinders either have 2 or 3 kilowatt so I would advise that you get an electrician to check whether it's OK as is or just needs to be upgraded" Wanting a quote to upgrade the feed to the hot water cylinder please.

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Replace a fan

Posted 1 month ago

We have a noisy extractor fan that we would like replaced with a new one. We have already purchased the fan, we just need the old one taken out and the new one wired and pipe fixed. Hole is the same size so no cutting or anything. Should be just a straight swap using exciting cabling. Easy access to unit in the roof. Heaps of space to move around.

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Oven replacement

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have a tenant above our office which has a faulty oven needing replacing. We purchased a second hand oven with a standard plug attached however the one being removed is hard wired in and will need changing over. We are a building company looking for an electrician who may be keen for small ongoing projects / repairs when needed. If this sounds like you get in touch!

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New cook job, oven and range extraction

Posted 4 weeks ago

I need a quote for someone to remove an existing cook hob, oven and range extraction and install new ones I have just purchased

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Broken power point

Posted 1 week ago

The power point on the wall got pulled out and broke the plastic mounting brace in the back. Can't screw it back in place. Refer to photos please. Need it securely back in place.

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Connecting new oven and cooktop

Posted 4 weeks ago

We'd like someone to come out, work out everything that needs doing and provide us a quote?

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 128,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

replacing light fittings

Work carried out by an employee of the company

7th December 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

caravan plug

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Move powerbox 90 degrees

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom extractor fan and kitchen range hood

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th November 2018

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

Broken power point

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

More light fittings

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st November 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Helen

Work carried out by an employee of the company

19th November 2018

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

Additional Plugs and Lighting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install security camera

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New power points

Work carried out by an employee of the company

20th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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

Living Area lighting circuit

Work carried out by an employee of the company

20th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Re connect power for a new kitchen

Work carried out by an employee of the company

21st October 2018

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

Security Lighting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

bathroom extractor fan install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extractor fan/ light installation.

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th November 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Super Quick/Easy Connection

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Dr.Sparky Electrical Services

Joined October 2018

Dr Sparky Electrical are registered electricians based in West Auckland. We can do your residential, commercial & industrial and food equipment electrical repairs and installations. We specialise in all brands of food equipment repairs for restaurants, cafes and food outlets including supermarkets. We provide emergency services 24/7 so feel free to contact Todd if you can't get anyone else. We...

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Shocked Electrical

Joined October 2018

We are an electrical team with a keen interest in modern design and technology. We like to make your house functional, but also add some “wow” factor. Home automation, wireless audio systems and modern security are just a few of the things we love to do. Of course we still love a good fault finding mission and any repairs or maintenance you might need help with! Get in touch and let us know what y...

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Volta Electrical

Joined November 2016

Powered by passionate electrical professionals, with over 13years experience, Volta has you sorted- whether the job is big or small, whether you're building a new home, renovating an old one, or require electrical services on a commercial site. Call us today for a FREE detailed estimate.

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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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Spark Pro Electrical

Joined May 2018

At SparkPro Electrical, we understand that every project is different. From small renovations to large scale builds, there are many details to consider. As a small company, we take pride in our ability to tailor our approach to each project and work closely with clients to surpass their expectations. We are committed to maintaining excellent quality of service, time management and reliability wh...

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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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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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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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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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Top Construction

Joined September 2018

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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