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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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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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Installing Solar Panels for Your Home

Posted 18/02/14

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

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LED Lighting Ideas & Benefits for Your Home or Office

Posted 28/01/14

LED lighting has long been the next-best thing in retail and commercial lighting by designers, but now, they’re catching on with homeowners thanks to their energy efficiency.  LED lighting can incur higher upfront costs. However, you don't need to wait a long time to recover your investment in energ

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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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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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Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

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

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 "

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

Power sockets and light switches

Posted 18 hours ago

Wanting to remove the wall between the kitchen and lounge. There are 2 x power sockets and 2 x light switches that will need to be removed or moved.

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Half of house lost power

Posted 1 month ago

Electricity not working for half the house. Happened as microwave was started, oven was also going. Immediately no power to half of house. No fuses were down. Turned main switch on and off twice. Fridge is running off an extension cord currently. Home was built 5 years ago

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Small Electrical job

Posted 2 months ago

Hi needing an aerial plug or two installed. Possibly a couple power plugs and a bathroom extractor fan.

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Install power point in hall, check wiring

Posted 2 months ago

I would like a power point installed in the hall of a house and I would like some of the wiring checked/replaced if necessary.

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Install wiring for electric cooktop and oven

Posted 2 months ago

I need an electrician to install wiring for a new electric cooktop and oven for a kitchen renovation. The appliances are on the same wall as the switchbox, roughly 4m from it. I have tacked on some gib over the framing but I can remove this easily allowing easy access to the walls if needed. I also need the switch from the old oven removed from the back of the switchbox and a small length of conduit removed from the outside of the house which ran down to the old oven. Roof space is very tight as...

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Minor dwelling

Posted 3 months ago

Need cost of connecting house to minor dwelling witch is to be placed on section behind existing house. Original house may need switch broad up date. Present sheds with power to be removed.

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2 bed cottage

Posted 2 months ago

Rewire of a small two bed cottage Fuse board as pictured Allow for a new heat pump circuit Access is good Labour only quote (or materials at cost+10%) Allow 2x power points per bed room 3x power points in kitchen 1x hotwater cylnder 1x lightswitch per room Heat pump power Laundry power Oven power (although appears new so may be ok to reuse) 3x switches for outdoor lights 5 rooms Bed1 Bed2 Lounge Kitchen Bathroom Heat pump Outdoor security lighting Start asap Two...

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Bathroom extractor fan

Posted 3 months ago

Urgent installation of extractor fan in bathroom, Ceiling unit (basic) to extract to eaves Our guy has an injury and failed to let us know, now we are in desperate need to get the job done by this Saturday 20th July please

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Morgan Knox

Posted 3 months ago

Brand new kitchen requires oven termination and ESC cert. 3meters of 6mm hanging out of wall, super easy job.

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EWOF - Small Food Cart

Posted 1 month ago

We require an EWOF (just expired in July) for our 2015 small food cart. It has five double plugs, one single plug, one interior tube light, one 300L horizontal fridge, one small 90L freezer, one small water pump, one small heated water mixer, and an external power lead. We are happy to bring the small cart to Fielding, Ashhurst, or anywhere within Palmerston North city.

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Home re-wiring (partial) and wall socket install

Posted 5 days ago

I require partial re-wiring of the remaining older style wiring in a renovated character home for insurance purposes by a certified electrician. In addition, installation of a wall socket in my office.

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Additional power point in lounge area

Posted 1 month ago

Older property on timber piles (acess underneath) and in roof space. Require an additional power point to be added to the lounge.

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Rangehood installation

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there after a quote on rangehood installation

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Moving two central light fittings

Posted 1 month ago

Need two multi bulb existing light fittings swapped over ( hallway to lounge)

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House rewire/upgrade

Posted 1 month ago

Rewire house, add extra light in kitchen, extra outlets & wire up for infinity to be installed.

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Replacement of hot water cylinder

Posted 1 month ago

Replacement of hot water cylinder which is in the shed the removal of the old one plus the cupboard put a new one no need for a new cupboard hopefully going to replace it with an outside one

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Changing a light fitting

Posted 2 months ago

We have an ugly 3 light pendant, we want it changed to a single bulb

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Instal heated towel rails

Posted 2 months ago

Need two heated towel rails installed, one in each bathroom, power sockets are already in place, and have the towel rails. Just need them fixed to the wall and wired into the power socket.

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Electrical repairs socket shorts out

Posted 4 days ago

socket shorts out x1 blew out the kettle. heater turned on throws the circuit breaker

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Install kitchen rangehood

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have an existing recirculated rangehood and would like this replaced with a new rangehood with chimney that is ducted out through the soffit. Customer will supply rangehood and ducting.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 146,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Heat transfer and exhaust fans


23rd April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plugs and switches

Work carried out by an employee of the company

25th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Morgan Knox

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 2
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Wiring for bathroom extractor fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th March 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

Bathroom light bulb connection

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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

Flickering downlight and USA plugs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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

Bathroom extractor fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th July 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

Electrical repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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

Chandelier installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Additional power point in lounge area

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th September 2019

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

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

Replacement of hot water cylinder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th September 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

Bathroom electrics

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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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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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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Fast Flow Plumbing Ltd

Joined September 2018

Fast Flow Plumbing Ltd is located in the Manawatu . We have 16 years experience in the trade.We specialise in Maintenance, New Homes, Renovations and Heating. Reasonable rates and efficient service. 24/7 CALL OUT service. ( Quality without Compromise)

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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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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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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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DRE Systems Limited

Joined March 2018

DRE Systems is a newly established electrical contracting company, providing electrical services for industrial, commercial and domestic projects. We undertake to deliver quality projects, products and services on schedule and within scope. Our goal is to become a leading provider of electrical services in the Wellington region, through quality workmanship, reliability and a dedication to the cli...

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Rapid Electrical

Joined June 2010

We do electrical work on all domestic and commercial premises. Although based in Levin we cover Horowhenua, Palmerston North, Kapiti and sometimes Lower Hutt and Wellington. We offer a more personal service that the bigger companies are not able to do. All the materials we use are quality branded items. We also recommend and install Smart Vent home ventilation systems. Regards Gary

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U Electrical

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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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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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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AMC Electrical

Joined June 2019

AMC has been in business for 18 years and has opened a new branch and office in Palmerston North and we can help you with all of your electrical needs. Domestic, Commercial and industrial.

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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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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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Synergy Plumbing and Gas Limited

Joined March 2019

Certifying plumber and gasfitter, registered drainlayer with 13+ years experience in the plumbing industry specialising in general plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying installation, repairs and maintenance. We pride ourselves on giving our customers the best advice and solutions for any plumbing, gasfitting or drainlaying issues they may have whether its replacing a washer or draining surface wate...

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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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