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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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 findi

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 findi

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.

Lighting

Posted 2 months ago

Hi we are selling our home but I want to swap out 2 pendant lights before we sell!

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Outside light installation and electric gate installation.

Posted 3 weeks ago

Needing electric gate system installed that we have. Outdoor lights to be connected up on fence and outside of house.

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Light battens & power points

Posted 1 week ago

Install 2x battens and replace multiple old power points and a couple light switches.

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Outdoor socket for spa

Posted 1 week ago

We require an outdoor socket for our spa to be installed. Needs to be done by end of November

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Install a rangehood

Posted 3 weeks ago

Need a builder to install a range hood with ducting to the outside.

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Extractor Fans Installation Required

Posted 1 week ago

We need to install four extractor fans on two story house, two on the ground floor and two on the first floor. We also need to replace old Ranghood with new one.

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New light shades

Posted 2 months ago

I have three light shades i would like changed from a 5 bulb light fitting to a simple 1 bulb shade. Also would like a dimmer switch replaced. Happy to provide the new one

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Need thermostat replacement

Posted 2 months ago

Had a plumber look at why our hot water cylinder wasn’t working and he said and electrician needs to look at the thermostat as it potentially needs to be replaced

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Light install and bathroom fan repair

Posted 1 week ago

Install a new light into bathroom ceiling and check fan that has stopped working Need done asap please

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Rewire 1940s house

Posted 2 months ago

Our 1946 house has I believe mixture of old and new wiring. I would like quote to have all old wiring replaced. House size is 110 sqm and is three bedroom. Attached picture of our power board,. Thanks.

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3 face plates mounted + 2 ethernet cables routed. (I have the stuff)

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi, I have 3 faceplates and 2 ethernet cables and I need them routed from the Office to Bedroom 1 & 2. Basically this is what needs doing: A hole cut in each of the 3 walls, the 3 faceplates mounted, and the 2 cables routed through the attic area. There is easy access to the attic. There is no "cabling/networking" work that needs to be done - the cables will plug straight from the modem in the office into each computer in the bedrooms. I work from home so anytime during the day suits, and I can...

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Ceiling lights

Posted 1 month ago

I want to replace some wall light and one big ceiling light with some smaller Downlights, move the location of the tv, switch out a spotlight and put in a new electrical point

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New powerpoints in bathroom

Posted 1 month ago

After two new powerpoints to be installed in our bathroom. Bathroom is getting a full renovation. Wall will be stripped to studs.

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Spa pool plug

Posted 1 week ago

Have an outside plug that i need to be checked to confirm it can run a 15amp spapool, or be changed so it can run a 15amp spapool. Contact ... Richard ... Donna

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New electrical circuit incl installation of two powerpoints in media cupboard

Posted 3 weeks ago

Current circuit appears to be overloaded and constantly trips. Looking at a new dedicated circuit with two powerpoints to media cupboard that will powers large TV, internet, security camera, receiver, printer. Access to run lines from media cupboard to board is easy from either the roof cavity or underfloor. Approx distance is 3-4metres.

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Living room renovation electrics

Posted 2 weeks ago

Update wiring as needed Replace plugs Replace light switch Replace light fittings 1920s double brick home Work completed by october 31st

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Lounge electrical bulb/fuse repair

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, one of our lounge lights isn't working. I have tried changing the bulb but didn't work. Need qualified electrician to come and fix it please cheers

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Wall light removal

Posted 2 months ago

Removal of a wall mounted light in the bathroom. The light will not be replaced. Wall will be replastered separately. The light is wired to the same switch as the ceiling light in the room. The light is beginning to corrode and short circuit. Available 24/7, quick completion preferred.

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Rangehood supply and install. Residential

Posted 2 months ago

To supply and install a basic rangehood in a residential home. Ideally within the next month.

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Garage Sleepout Wiring

Posted 1 month ago

Installation of 4 powerpoints 3 light fittings (standard) 2 lightswitch points Wiring for powerpoints already run and looped (just needs termination) Flushboxes for powerpoints already mounted Walls are plywood clad timber frame with pinkbats (no conduit required) Most parts supplied, just need to supply your own 1mm 3 core for lights and 1mm two way strap for switch points. May need switch points supplied also. Cuts will need to be made for switches and lights. Ceiling very easily a...

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 176,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Replacement of hot water cylinder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Range hood installation and standalone oven repair


18th March 2020

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

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

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

Plugs and switches

Work carried out by an employee of the company

25th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Service heat pump & odds and ends

Work carried out by an employee of the company

17th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Run power to shed

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extractor fan/rangehood installation required.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th March 2020

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

Wall light removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th August 2020

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

Morgan Knox

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 2
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Powerpoint installation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

27th May 2020

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

Disconnecting stove for moving

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lighting

Work carried out by an employee of the company

4th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Heat transfer and exhaust fans


23rd April 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

Lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd May 2020

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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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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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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FREEFLOW PLUMBING & DRAINAGE SERVICES

Joined December 2011

I'VE BEEN SUCESSFULLY PRACTICING AS A PLUMBER, DRAINLAYER EARTH MOVER FOR OVER 35 YEARS ON THE KAPITI COAST. WE ATTEND TO ANY WATER OR DRAINAGE PROBLEMS THAT MAY POP UP OVER TIME.

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Solar Works Ltd

Joined September 2009

Solar Works is owned and operated by Greg Winter, a Certified Plumber and Gasfitter with 18 years experience. We provide high quality plumbing and gasfitting services and are experts in supply and installation of solar hot water systems. We pride ourselves on quality, integrity and service that is second to none. We are a member of the New Zealand Solar Industries Association, and are accredi...

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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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Kinetic Electrical

Joined September 2020

We are a team of electricians and we have crews in Palmerston North, Whanganui and South Taranaki. Being part of a franchise allows us to have extremely good buying power delivery savings to our customers. We also have a great network to draw on for bigger jobs too. We can cover all aspects of our trade from industrial and automation work, domestic and commercial to high end home entertainment sys...

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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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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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ONCORE BUILDING MAINTENANCE

Joined April 2020

ONCORE Building Maintenance Service One call does it all. Oncore is New Zealand's leading team for residential and commercial repairs, maintenance, insurance work, and we service nationwide. The Oncore process ensures your project is delivered to a high standard, on time and within your budget. From your first consultation, through to project completion, Oncore provides one point of con...

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Jim Boyd Electrical

Joined October 2020

I am an experienced Electrician and have recently started my own company with my wife Trudy . I live at Waitatere Beach and my work area covers from Otaki.to Himatangi but can also include Palmerston North and Shannon and surrounding areas

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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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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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Electro Guard

Joined October 2010

Licence to Install under the security Guards Act. SG ... I have been in this business of installing, selling and servicing Electronic security systems for 20 years. I specialise in Selling Servicing and Installing, Security Alarm systems and Video Surveillance systems. We are also particularly experienced in digital wireless security systems. We also specialise in driveway alert systems...

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Hawk Maintenance Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi , I’m ranovating old bathroom . Do ceiling and three side wet wall ( hardieglaze) I do small jobs also like change locks ( all types ) New mailbox. Clothesline etc.

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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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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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Scarrett Electrical

Joined September 2020

Scarrett Electrical is a small family owned and operated business servicing Horowhenua-Kapiti with all in-home electrical needs. Run by husband and wife team Luke and Brittany Scarrett, the dream is to create a legacy for our three young sons. Registered Electrician Luke has over 7 years experience in all thing electrical from brand new builds to electrical upgrades, including security systems, sp...

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Evoke Electrical Ltd

Joined May 2017

Been an electrician for over 10 years, large amount of experience in domestic and industrial. Very professional, pride ourselves on creating the best outcome possible, and creating happy customers who regularly recommend us to others.

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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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