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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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Bathroom light bulb connection

Posted 3 weeks ago

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

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Swap out 3x wall/ceiling light fittings

Posted 1 month 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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Wiring for bathroom extractor fan

Posted 1 month 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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Wiring of large Workshop/garage

Posted 1 month 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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Ground stake install

Posted 2 months ago

Previous sparky has attached earth to an old pipe that goes nowhere when water cylinder was removed. Only stumbled across it bu chance Earth wire is under house and need to have stake driven in and earth attached

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Pre-purcahse inspection

Posted 2 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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Bathroom electrics

Posted 1 month 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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Lights and power points in garage

Posted 3 months ago

I am getting my double garage renovated, I'm arranging a builder to line it and have automatic garage doors sorted. At the moment it has one power point and one light, I need it to have 3 power points (plus a 4th in the ceiling for the automatic door), and three new LED batten lights. And I need someone who can do the job over the next few weeks, so that I can get the lining done and the door installed. Thanks

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Bathroom Extractor Fan

Posted 2 months ago

I need a broken extractor fan replaced

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Remove and install new power/TV points

Posted 1 month 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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New Slimline switchboard

Posted 3 months ago

We are wanting to replace our old switchboard to a Slimline style that will sit closer to the wall. This is for our rental property and we are on a tight timeframe to reline the wall before tenants occupy at the end of Jan. Needed done asap.

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123Angela

Posted 4 months ago

Two sockets to be inserted connected to walls of a rental in palmy

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Replacing a light and two switches

Posted 2 months ago

Need someone to change two switches to new black ones (provided) and change an existing light to a pendant one. Would appreciate done ASAP if possible!

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Heat transfer and exhaust fans

Posted 1 month 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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Chandelier installation

Posted 3 months ago

I bought 2 chandeliers to replace one in my living room and receiving room. I need them to be installed and the old ones to the other rooms in the house.

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Extractor fan

Posted 2 months ago

Install an extractor fan in our bathroom

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Fan & Light Installation

Posted 3 months ago

Wanting 5x fans to be installed and 3x lights to be swapped to different pendants.

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Pull Fibre Cable Down the wall out an existing phone jack

Posted 4 months ago

We have had chorus come round to install fibre to our property. As our property is built on a concrete block pad they have pulled the wire up the ceiling and it is sitting there until we can have an electrician pull the wire down the wall cavity in the living room and out the existing phone jack as they said it is out of their scope of works? We have been lead to believe the cabling is ready and waiting in the roof cavity for the sparky to do the rest. Unfortunately chorus failed to tell u...

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Install pendant lights

Posted 3 months ago

Three new pendant lights to be installed. I would also like some advice about installing extra power points in the kitchen.

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Rewire and Certificate

Posted 3 months ago

We are after a quote to have our house rewire (if necessary) to get a certificate prior to sale.

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Electrician for renovations in Palmy starting September

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th December 2018

Workmanship
 4
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 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Wiring for bathroom extractor fan

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14th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pull Fibre Cable Down the wall out an existing phone jack

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21st December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom extractor fan light to install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lisa or Zac Davis

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11th September 2018

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

New light

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2nd October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom electrics

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9th April 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

Wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th November 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
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

New Slimline switchboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

christine

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd October 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Connect Kiln to mains

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Several jobs to be done

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd December 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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

Network cabling in wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th September 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

Chandelier installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th January 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
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 5
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 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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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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Ecoelectric 2016 Limited

Joined April 2014

We provide a professional and reliable service for all domestic and commercial electrical work. We also provide free competitive quotes for Solar Energy Systems, New Builds, Rewires/Renovations, Appliance Connections, Heat Pumps and Heat Exchange, TV/Data/Networking Installations and more. We also have certified installers for Chamberlain, Merlin and Grifco garage door openers, also Smartvent home...

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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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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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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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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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Merlo Joinery Specialist ltd

Joined November 2012

Manufacturer of Exclusively crafted joinery and furniture I am trade qualfied with forty seven years experience in this industry I make all items personally my self Quality and workmanship is gauranteed. Regards Neil.

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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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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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RHL Fortuna Ltd TA RHL Contracting

Joined October 2017

Based in Hastings with over 20 years combined experience, we take pride undertaking and completing jobs in affordable and efficient way, Producing work that is creative and is sure to please. We are happy if you are happy.

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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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TKR Electrical

Joined May 2018

qualified and registered with 10 years industry experience prompt friendly and professional services including new installations alterations repairs and maintenance electrical alarms and home ventilation

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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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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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CrawfordLett Electrical

Joined February 2017

Domestic, commercial and industrial electrical work, testing and tagging, oven repairs. Experienced, cost effective. Competitive free quotes. Licensed and registered.

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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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AG Foley

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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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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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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