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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

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

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Preparing for Winter - 3 Things You Can Do Right Now

Posted 15/04/14

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

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 "

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

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

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 3 months 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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Install ducted kitchen rangehood

Posted 1 month 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 to supply rangehood and ducting.

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Electrical repairs socket shorts out

Posted 3 months ago

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

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General Electrical Upgrade 3 x rooms

Posted 1 month ago

Three rooms of a home currently under renovation require some upgrades to the power points and switches before the plasterer comes in. Replacement hot points, adding one connection needed.

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EWOF - Small Food Cart

Posted 4 months 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 3 months 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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Replacement of hot water cylinder

Posted 4 months 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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Need a new PIR installed to control lights

Posted 2 months ago

Need old PIR taken out and replaced with something new. Please provide quote for supply and install and just install. Thanks

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Run power to shed

Posted 2 months ago

We are looking for a registered electrician to run power to our shed and install a fuse box and one power point for now with the ability to expand to other power points later and possibly lights. We are cost conscious and would like to dig the trenches and possibly run the cable & conduit ourselves to save cost so would be looking for someone that is ok with this.

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Moving two central light fittings

Posted 4 months ago

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

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Removal and change switchbox

Posted 1 month ago

Hi I need take off and reinstall switch box(board) under licence job at old house for demolish the wall.

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Installation of pendant lighting in dining room

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi, I'd like a qualified electrician to install a LED pendant light in the dining area. A photo of the pendant light is attached - dimensions L830xW320xH1200mm.

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House rewire/upgrade

Posted 4 months ago

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

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Additional power point in lounge area

Posted 5 months 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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Electric hob installation

Posted 3 weeks ago

Replace old electric hob with new and quote for 2 x rangehood installations

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Rangehood installation

Posted 4 months ago

Hi there after a quote on rangehood installation

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Light switches and towel rails

Posted 3 months ago

Install 2 light switches and 2 towel rails.

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Replace Light Switch

Posted 4 weeks ago

Replace damaged light switch. The cover on the current dual light switch has been cracked, Kids dont' you know (see pic). In order to replace the switch it needs to have each individual switch disconnected and then reattached to the new panel (i have this again pic). being power I'm not that confident that I would do it right or hey get a shock... The power board is readily available. The panel is easily removed and I reckon about a 10 minute job for an electrician.

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Half of house lost power

Posted 4 months 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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Install kitchen rangehood

Posted 4 months 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 154,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Run power to shed

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace Light Switch

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th December 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

Plugs and switches

Work carried out by an employee of the company

25th June 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

Bathroom electrics

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th April 2019

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

Disconnecting stove for moving

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 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

Install pendant lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th January 2019

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

New Slimline switchboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th February 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

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

Morgan Knox

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 2
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Replacement of hot water cylinder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install wiring for electric cooktop and oven

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th November 2019

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

Heat transfer and exhaust fans


23rd April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Electricians in Palmerston North

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Davis electrical engineering LTD

Joined January 2020

Davis electrical is a one man band, owned and operated my Scott Davis, a 30 year old hard working skilled tradesmen started this company after returning home from Australia in 2016. Specialising in commercial and industrial construction no project is to big or small. Recent work includes Housing renovations, rewires, LED Lightning upgrades, switchboard rewiring, new builds. I have recen...

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TKR Electrical

Joined May 2018

qualified and registered witha combined 45 years industry experience prompt friendly and professional services including new installations alterations repairs and maintenance electrical alarms and home ventilation

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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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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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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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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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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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Bubbaelectrix

Joined August 2016

Hi all, Am a fully confindent electrician, competent in all domestic installation requirements from new builds to renovations and rewires. Safety is paramount and client satisfaction.

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TKG Electrical & Data Solutions

Joined August 2018

With over 10 years experience in the Electrical industry TKG Electrical & Data Solutions are proud to give you the best advice and help for your Electrical needs at a top quality standard at competitive prices. LED upgrades, Switch board upgrades, hard wired Data points, Alarms and CCTV etc, If its Electrical and Data related, we can do it!

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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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