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Installing Solar Panels for Your Home

Posted 18/02/14

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

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Preparing for Winter - 3 Things You Can Do Right Now

Posted 15/04/14

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

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Electricians - What They Do

Posted 05/11/10

The electrician trade is one of the more highly skilled and potentially dangerous of the trades. All electricians must be part of the Electrical Workers Registration Board, so don't be afraid to ask to see their registration before hiring... The responsibilities of electricians include br

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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 finding the tim

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.

Bathroom electrics

Posted 3 months ago

I would like a shaving plug to be converted to a normal electrical outlet. I would like to have the 3-1 case to be modernised to a new fitting. I would like to remove the current electrical towel rail and replace it with a modern one.

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Plugs and switches

Posted 3 weeks ago

This is a 50 year old home that needs several switches and plug sockets replaced. Currently used for AirBnB we've had a complaint so need to get this fixed asap. There's a free week from 3 June if someone can do it then.

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Range hood installation + light point & power socket replacement

Posted 3 weeks ago

1)Range hood installation - cost to install - we can buy the actual range hood. 2) light switch replacement 7 single & 2 double 3) power socket replacement 10 double vertical (was single) 1 double horizontal 1 x replacement of old shaving point to standard double point 4) Seperate quote (if you can) Wall light and light switch replacement x2 - we can get the wall lights from somewhere. Photo attached.

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Change of light socket

Posted 4 weeks ago

Lounge basic ceiling light fitting - has broken one side of bayonet fitting so light bulbs can no longer be fitted. Seeking someone that can do the job between 27/5 and 7/6/19

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Rean

Posted 1 month ago

Install a 3 bar pendant light into kitchen which only needs one power source to run it, would use the existing light as seen in photo, could you give me a quote please. Cheers

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Bathroom light bulb connection

Posted 2 months ago

Fix it. Bathroom light bulb connection broken. Cant sit light bulb in it

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Disconnecting stove for moving

Posted 3 weeks ago

I need to move the kitchen stove so the floor can be done on Monday the 27th of May.

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TV Wall Mount - Tv over fireplace

Posted 1 month ago

1960’s house. Tv Mount over fireplace/gas heater Cords can be internal or external.

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Flickering downlight and USA plugs

Posted 3 weeks ago

1. Kitchen ceiling downlight is flickering and randomly going from bright to dim. 2. I need an alternative to two adaptors to connect a Canadian light box to a New Zealand mini-transformer.

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Heat transfer and exhaust fans

Posted 3 months ago

We would like a 1 or 2 room heat transfer kit installed from main lounge to hallway and an exhaust fan in the bathroom and toilet. (or welcome any suggestions) No fans are in place these are new installations. The property has a tenant in situ, all arrangements will need to be made with the property manager. Built early 70's.

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Remove and install new power/TV points

Posted 3 months ago

Up to 7 points need to be removed/relocated in our lounge. 3 TV points and 4 double power points. One side needs to be reduced to just one power point and lowered. The other side which we use needs fixing. The last electrician we used left a hole in the wall with exposed cables.

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Swap out 3x wall/ceiling light fittings

Posted 3 months ago

2x wall light fittings and 1x ceiling pendant light fitting - swap the existing ones for new ones I have purchased. Check function of one wall power socket as it may be faulty.

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Electrical renos

Posted 2 weeks ago

After a quote to get 8 down lights installed in shed+sleepout, oven moved, and replacement of 7 lights in main house.

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Handyman job

Posted 20 hours ago

Need two heaters put on walls one inside and one in garage. Just Brought them the Instant heaters.

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Wiring of large Workshop/garage

Posted 3 months ago

160sqm shed, 3 phase to be connected from cottage 20m to shed , then lighting and power points. Steel frame shed so conduit etc, I am willing to do the menial labour as req.

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Wiring for bathroom extractor fan

Posted 3 months ago

Need a certified electrician to wire up a replacement bathroom extractor fan. The unit is fitted and ducted with wires pulled through, literally just needs to have the wires connected.

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Installing an extractor fan above my free standing oven

Posted 6 days ago

I need a 60cm rangehood installed above my freestanding oven. It will be vented outside. I haven't purchased it yet but I'm looking at a Fisher and Paykel 60cm Wall Rangehood model HS60LXW4. I may need some advice on which sort I should get. I think it needs to be ducted out thru the wall not the ceiling but I'm no expert!!

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Sensor Install

Posted 1 week ago

Mounting Sensors on a lighting mast, will need EWP licence, approx no more than 16m high. Access equipment will be arranged and paid for in advance

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Pre-purcahse inspection

Posted 4 months ago

I need a electrical pre-purchase inspection to be carried out on a 163m 1955 built home that I am looking at buying, just after an idea of price.

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Repair Bathroom Extractor Fan

Posted 1 month ago

The extractor fan in my bathroom has stopped working. Need an electrician to come and repair please.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 136,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Lisa or Zac Davis

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th November 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pull Fibre Cable Down the wall out an existing phone jack

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Chandelier installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Heat transfer and exhaust fans


23rd April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wiring for bathroom extractor fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Flickering downlight and USA plugs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Slimline switchboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom electrics

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install pendant lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrician for renovations in Palmy starting September

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th December 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

christine

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom light bulb connection

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Infiniti power supply

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ground stake install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rewire and Certificate

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Swap out 3x wall/ceiling light fittings

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Several jobs to be done

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Disconnecting stove for moving

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Semtex Plumbing & Gas

Joined May 2015

Semtex Plumbing & Gas was established in 2015 and offers professional and extensive gas, plumbing, drainage & bathroom renovation services to Palmerston North and the wider manawatu. Founder Matthew Nieper has 15 years experience. Why You Should Choose Semtex Plumbing & Gas Semtex Palmerston North is a member of the Master Plumbers Association, giving you the Master Plumbers Guarantee and u...

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Better Connections Electrical Ltd

Joined January 2016

We are a medium sized electrical contracting company that pride ourselves on quality workmanship and ethical business practices. We will always offer the best and most efficient electrical solution to suit a customers budget, not just the one that makes our business the most money. We make sure the business is run ethically and always take our social and environmental responsibilities seri...

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Flex Electrical LTD

Joined December 2016

All Electrical Repairs & Wiring. Residential, Commercial & Industrial. Specialising in On and Off Grid solar Installations. Family owned and operated busniess servicing Wellington, Wairarapa and Kapiti regions. Reliable and on time with free competitive quotes. All work guaranteed, no job too big or small.

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S E S Limited

Joined September 2018

First established in the 80's, SES has been providing the lower north island with high quality electrical services ever since. SES Ltd are Registered Electricians offering everything from Residential, Commercial, Audio visual, Security alarms and CCTV, Heating and cooling systems, Solar, Home automation and more.

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Windsor Electrical Limited

Joined February 2018

Hi I have been and electrician for over 30 years and have carried electrical works in the domestic, commercial and Industrial sectors of the electrical industry. We pride ourselves in quality workmanship and customer satisfaction. All quotes are free and very competitive, no job to small wether its replacing a power point, light, switch or to a house rewire. Please feel free to contact me at an...

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Tim Toomey Electrical

Joined June 2011

Combining experience, youth and enthusiasm  to bring the best electrical service in wellington. Wellington's Professional  Electricians contact us For all your Electrical services including but not limited to: Domestic and Commercial Electrician Services House Wiring, Rewiring and renovations Switchboard Upgrades Mains entry point repairs/Replacement All New Installations ...

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The Kingz Co

Joined April 2019

Hi, we have 20years experience in our team. We have great pride in our workmanship and professionalism. We have pulled together a team of leaders to take care of your specific needs. No job to big, No job to small. Call us today ?

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Electro Guard

Joined October 2010

Licence to Instal under the security Guards Act. SG 11-009141 I have been in this business of installing, selling and servicing Electronic security systems for 20 years. I specialise in Electronic security, security alarm systems and video Surveillance systems. We are also particularly experienced in digital wireless security systems. We also specialise in driveway alert systems and door cont...

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ProEx Solutions

Joined August 2018

PROEX SOLUTIONS - Excavation & Digger Hire within the Manawatu and wider region. We are a locally owned and operated business with our customers at the forefront of what we do. We have 2 diggers available for daily hire or available to hire with a driver. 1.7 Tonne 2.0 Tonne We also have auger attachments for drilling holes. In addition to the diggers we also have a 3 Tonne...

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Grounded Electrical Ltd

Joined February 2014

Hi, my name is Phil. At Grounded Electrical you will get a friendly professional, who has a passion for the industry. I am a good communicator and pride myself on finishing to a high professional standard. I look after your property as if it were mine, and leaving my work space in a clean and tidy standard is an absolute must. I love the challenge involved in fault finding and I'm always determin...

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ELtech 2017 Limited

Joined October 2016

Good day from the ELTECH ELECTRICAL Team. Our teams of electricians are available 24/7. I have about 25 years experience in these types of electrical work, from domestic and commercial, to industrial and rural. No job is too big or too small. We are reliable and committed to our customers, and pride ourselves on being on time, getting the work right the first time, and finishing it to the highest...

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Linc Electrical

Joined October 2014

Experienced electrician of 11+ Years with focus on very high level of workmanship, customer satisfaction and meeting and exceeding customer expectations for a satisfactory budget. No job too big nor too small!

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BDF Electrical Ltd

Joined June 2019

Meet the team: We're Bradley and Natalia Fordyce and we're hugely passionate about delivering exceptional electrical services to the wider Manawatu region. For us, 'delivering the exceptional' isn't just a slogan, it's our aim from the very first handshake. Give us a call or flick us an email any time to get a free quote.

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Foleys

Joined October 2011

We are committed to providing exceptional customer service, for all our customers - Above and Beyond. Every time. This includes our 30 minute time promise - we'll arrive within 30 minutes of the arranged time or the first hour of labour will be free! We have 10 locations across New Zealand, with branches in Central Otago, Christchurch, Dunedin, Oamaru, Ranfurly, South Otago, Twizel, Wanaka, Queen...

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Brooks Refrigeration Services

Joined October 2017

Hi My Name is Adam Brooks I am a Wairarapa local and fully qualified refrigeration engineer, i install/service/repair all types of refrigeration, air conditioning, heatpumps and a small amount of Electrical work throughout the region and further afield as the jobs take me. I pride myself on communication and quality workmanship what ever the job, i like to look at every job as "if it was my ho...

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Tranzheat Air Conditioning Ltd

Joined September 2009

Registered Electricians Specialist Heatpump Technicians Qualified Heatpump Installers and Registered Electrical Service Technicians Supply,install and service air conditioning equipment. Domestic and Commercial Electrical work

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Nick Wickham Plumbing and Gas Ltd

Joined May 2017

Hi there We are a small husband and wife run business specialising in domestic plumbing and gas fitting applications. Whether it’s fixing your leaky tap, upgrading your old hot water system, installing a new fire or gas oven you can trust in us for a job well done. Free competitive quotes provided and times tailored to suit you. We offer the following services: - Plumbing and Gas Fi...

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Josephs Electrical Solutions

Joined June 2019

Josephs Electrical has over 10years experience within the electrical industry. Servicing all electrical needs Domestic, Commercial and Industrial. We are professional and efficient in our work and take pride in providing our clients with the best service available.

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WK Electrical

Joined March 2017

I am Registered Electrician looking for work with domestic/ light comercial installations. I strive to maintain a high quality of workmanship and get the job done in time

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UElectrical

Joined June 2019

Hi . Whether it is electrical underground or overhead cabling to the finishing off your new build or renovations. Give us a call or flip us a txt ,whatsapp or e-mail with your job requirements.

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