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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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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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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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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

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

Whether its lighting or plumbing fixtures, cabinetry or new tiles, you can give the bathroom a whole new look with a budget bathroom makeover.  A fresh coat of paint or using drywall to provide texture are two great ways to update the walls. Budget bathroom makeover ideas If you want to go one s

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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Old House

Posted 08/04/14

Are you considering buying an old house? Old villas and bungalows can be charming, but with age, often comes problems. Here’s three questions to ask before you sign on the dotted line. Buying an old house? Ask these questions first! You don't want to buy a lemon! Here are 3 questions you need

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Security Service & Alarm Installers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

A security service or alarm installers will be able to advise and install the best security system for your property or anything else you want to protect. Some systems are composed of a simple alarm that sounds when an entry point is breached, while others include monitoring centres where

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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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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 finding the tim

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

Builderscrack started out in 2007, with the simple goal of connecting homeowners to tradies. Fast forward 12 years and we are excited to be celebrating such a significant milestone… Our 300,000th Job To have had the opportunity to help homeowners find tradies for 300,000 jobs is both exciting and a privilege. From all of us here at Builderscrack we want to say a big THANK YOU to our homeowners and tradespeople, without you we wouldn't be here. The Job Mark from Auckland, a busy doctor at Auckland's Middlemore Emergency department, posted our 300,00th job. He had recently purchased an electric car and needed a charging port installed in his garage, with the idea of upgrading to the full power charger unit down the track. With this in mind, he wanted the job done in such a way that all the wiring was in place for the future upgrade. Mark posted his job on Builderscrack, having used it on numerous occasions since moving from England several years ago. Describing it as "

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he not only encouraged his daughter to take up a trade but how he is actively helping her to succeed in an electrical career... Hamilton based Noema, has worked in the electrical trade for the last 38 years. He's spent the last 10 years encouraging his daughter, Demi, to "jump into a trade". Now in her mid-twenties she has taken up his advice and this year started her training as an electrician. She is studying at the Waikato Institue of Technology (Wintec) on the Electrical Pre-Trade Training course, aimed at getting students ready for apprenticeship. Demi is one of only four women on the course and has teamed up with Mere, another inspirational women who is training in her 30's, all while having the pressure of children and family commitments. After the polytech based first year, each of the girls will be required to find and start an apprenticeship. Not only is Noema the inspiration and encourageme

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

Busy homeowner Michelle holds down parenting, full-time work and studying towards her PhD. She shares with us how she used Builderscrack to outsource her housework so she could focus on the important stuff... How It Started To say Michelle is a driven person is an understatement. Sitting across from a woman that packs so much into her days is inspiring, not only because of that drive but the clever way she has arranged her life to make it possible. She tells me "I’m doing a full-time PhD and I’m doing full-time work, so for me, I have lots to do and absolutely no time. I also have a teenager who’s almost 16, who is extremely social. Every weekend there are at least five to seven friends invited, and they are having a sleepover. I come home, and I'm like, “I left it nice and tidy, what happened?”.  Michelle and her son moved into their home three years ago, and with a laugh explains “how things were starting to fall apart and in need of repair”. It wasn't only hard finding the tim

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

Builderscrack started out in 2007, with the simple goal of connecting homeowners to tradies. Fast forward 12 years and we are excited to be celebrating such a significant milestone… Our 300,000th Job To have had the opportunity to help homeowners find tradies for 300,000 jobs is both exciting and a privilege. From all of us here at Builderscrack we want to say a big THANK YOU to our homeowners and tradespeople, without you we wouldn't be here. The Job Mark from Auckland, a busy doctor at Auckland's Middlemore Emergency department, posted our 300,00th job. He had recently purchased an electric car and needed a charging port installed in his garage, with the idea of upgrading to the full power charger unit down the track. With this in mind, he wanted the job done in such a way that all the wiring was in place for the future upgrade. Mark posted his job on Builderscrack, having used it on numerous occasions since moving from England several years ago. Describing it as "

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he not only encouraged his daughter to take up a trade but how he is actively helping her to succeed in an electrical career... Hamilton based Noema, has worked in the electrical trade for the last 38 years. He's spent the last 10 years encouraging his daughter, Demi, to "jump into a trade". Now in her mid-twenties she has taken up his advice and this year started her training as an electrician. She is studying at the Waikato Institue of Technology (Wintec) on the Electrical Pre-Trade Training course, aimed at getting students ready for apprenticeship. Demi is one of only four women on the course and has teamed up with Mere, another inspirational women who is training in her 30's, all while having the pressure of children and family commitments. After the polytech based first year, each of the girls will be required to find and start an apprenticeship. Not only is Noema the inspiration and encourageme

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

Fan replacement in bathroom

Posted 3 weeks ago

Replace 3 in 1 fan extractor from bathroom

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Fitting extractor fan

Posted 1 month ago

Hi I want a quote to fit an extractor fan to the bathroom in my home.. There is no extractor fan in the bathroom at the moment so the job needs to be done from the scratch. I want the quote for labour cost also an appx cost for the fan! Regards Cletes

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Fuse issue

Posted 3 months ago

Since the big thunder storm a month ago, the fuse to my garage will not stay on anymore. It is a flick switch fuse. I had asked an electrician for any tips. He advised to check for leaks in the garage and cant find any. he also advised to check all the plug boxes and light fittings for a build up of ants and snail droppings (i have a snail issue), all were absolutely clear. The power for the garage runs about 15 meters underground from my house. When i flick the fuse switch it will s...

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Need someone to install security light and camera

Posted 3 months ago

I am wanting someone to wire and install one security light camera near front of house and to replace the flood light at rear of house with security light camera. While relocating the replaced flood light to a different location. I have the security light cameras only need wiring and installation.

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New single power point in bathroom/laundry room

Posted 5 months ago

We need a new power point installed in our bathroom/laundry room. The room is large and the power point is well away from any sinks etc. I am wanting to know how much the total cost will be to have this installed. I would also like to know the additional price to separate the power from our main dwelling to the minor dwelling which we are in the process of developing. It is an existing and consented double garage + sleep out and shower + toilet. The garage has lighting and is partially renov...

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Kitchen Renovation

Posted 4 months ago

We are having a new kitchen installed. Existing kitchen rip out is on Thursday 29th November and need an electrician to come and quote for the electrical work associated with that asap. Plastering work should be done around 5th - 7th December and new kitchen install on Monday 10th December with final electrical work done immediately after that. We are renovating a unit so there is a lot of other electrical work also to be done at a later date.

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Calmars job #2

Posted 4 weeks ago

I am having a deck built and am looking to have the air conditioner unit disconnected and then reconnected. I need to have this job done by Thursday and would like to get a quote please

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New exterior electric outlets

Posted 4 months ago

We need 2 new electrical outlets put outside. One for general purpose the other for charging our ev.

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Heat pump air conditioning unit pipe

Posted 5 months ago

Hi! I really need someone to help me sort this, circumference of the pipe 8cm and length roughly 22cm needs to be connected back to the ducting hoping someone is free this week thanks

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Fitting new down lights

Posted 2 months ago

I want two down lights installed in my lounge area. There are currently no lights installed there so holes will need to be cut in the ceiling and a separate power switch. Can someone pop in to give me a quote please.

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Electric gate

Posted 6 months ago

Supply and Install wiring and motor for front gate, about 20m from house to gate

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Electrical job before end of day Friday 9th November

Posted 5 months ago

See description below. 1. Replace 5x downlights 2. Replace bathroom heat lamp unit. Customer to supply downlights and new heat lamp unit. Job to be completed by Friday 9th November. Licenced electrician with insurance. Require GST receipt. Please provide quote.

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Add two new switch and replace Pendant light

Posted 5 months ago

We require a quote for the following work required: 1). Add new power-point in the kitchen area 2). Replace existing pendant light with a new light 3). Add new light which is required outside (on the side of the house, near guttering area).

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New power point for wall mounted tv

Posted 5 months ago

I’ve just mounted a tv to the wall and would like to have a power point installed behind it to remove the ugly cables I’m in the process of getting a bracket to mount a second tv in the lounge so would potentially need two new power points depending on cost at the time etc Home in ten years old brick and tile in papakura.

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Hot water cylinder repair?

Posted 2 months ago

We have no hot water and from our Google analysis we may need an new/replacement thermostat or element. Let me know if any further info required. Thanks

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Outdoor Electrical outlet

Posted 1 week ago

Looking to get an exterior power outlet installed to run some lights. Power point will not be exposed to rain etc, and there's a power point on interior wall directly opposite where the external point will be. Exterior wall is fibre cement.

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Changing hot water cylinders to gas

Posted 2 months ago

I would like to have my hot water cylinder changed to gas ones and would like to know how much will that cost. Thank you

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Bathroom ventilation fan replacement

Posted 3 weeks ago

Need to replace 3 in 1 fan from bathroom

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Adding Exterior Lighting

Posted 3 weeks ago

Looking for an electrician who can install a few lights outside on our deck and move a couple of power sockets. We would also like to get a quote on having an outdoor power socket installed for outdoor lights around our pool area. We have seen some we like but need the power junction to be installed so that we can plug into it.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 133,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

outside plug

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fuse issue

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor power please!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th December 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Powerpoints

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th February 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical Switchboard repair

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hot water cylinder help

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th October 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Heat pump air conditioning unit pipe

Work carried out by an employee of the company

15th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Exhaust Fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Oven wiring


27th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

renovATION WIRING ALTERATIONS

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th August 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hot Water Cylinder - Wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Supply and install new stove top and extractor fan for kitchen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th February 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical maintenance and improvements - house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th August 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Hot water cylinder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Switchboard upgrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th September 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

install a new power point.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th June 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

1-24 Station Rd Takanini

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

Extractor fans installation (x2)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom Electrical Repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Automatic Gate Wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th November 2017

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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Blink Electrical

Joined February 2018

At Blink Electrical our primary focus is always customer satisfaction. We turn up on time, work hard and always get the job done. Also we appreciate the importance of living and working in a safe, healthy and happy environment. If you ask for a fixed price quote, there will be no hidden costs at the end of the job. We will always honour our promise to turn up on time and if we are running late,...

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ASM Electric

Joined November 2018

We are registered experienced electricians operating with NZ$ One million indemnity insurance. We do all domestic, commercial and industrial electrical work for fair rated both the home owners and us. We use only genuine parts / components that are sold in reputed electrical suppliers. We always maintain the ASNZS 3000 standards in our work.

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Auckland electrical services and supplies limited

Joined November 2018

Hi, we are registered electrical with gst registered company. We do general electrical commercial industrial and domestic. Nevermind small or big we doing everything and we very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for projects

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Bright Mirror Solutions

Joined January 2016

We design, make and install custom mirrors with lights for your bathroom and more ... We plan lights in- and out-door; we supply wide range of LED lights, install and service lights for residential and commercial projects!

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Kool tech refrigeration ltd

Joined April 2018

Hi, we've being specialised in : Repairing,servicing,installation and maintenance for heat pumps,refrigeration and airconditioning. We are very professional and work hard to provide the best quality work to our clients. We are IQP Registered to carry out compliance for hvac system

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Gauranga Electrical Services

Joined January 2019

Hi, I am a Registered Electrician. Please do not hesitate to contact me over the phone for free electrical estimation for any electrical work. Our Head office is based in Tokoroa covering Rotorua to Hamilton and A Register Electrician is based in Auckland. We pride in Quality workmanship.

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Handyman Services

Joined May 2017

General Repairs, Builds and maintenance around your home as well as Waterproofing. We have a range of professionals from Builders, Plumbers, Electricians, Landscapers and Handyman to provide you a complete solution for your Home, Property or Business. Get in touch with us for a speedy response and a competitive rate. Let the professionals take care of you!

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Modern electrical solutions ltd

Joined June 2012

Modern electrical solutions ltd trading as Mr Power ,provides 24hour/7days service Auckland wide.Our work details includes the following services : •24/7 Breakdowns,power failure,maintenance & repairs,installation & rewiring,stoves& water heaters,insurance & WINZ quotes,communications & data ,appliance repairs,security alarms,air conditioning ,refrigeration & heat pumps,swimming pools& spa,caravan...

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Salvadors Electrical Limited

Joined July 2017

Registered Electrician - Experienced - Conscientious - Neat Does all kinds of electrical wiring: new home electrical wiring, electrical renovation; rewire, switch board upgrade, power points, safety switches, lightings, LED downlights, outdoor lights, security lights, lighting maintenance, emergency exit lightings, aircon and heatpumps installation, maintenance and repair, central heating and...

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Project Management Auckland Limited

Joined February 2019

Hi, We are a company with more than 30 years of experience in the construction and demolition industry and strive for honest and happy relationships with all our clients. We are able to provide you with a professional environment whilst still cracking a joke here and there just to make the experience that more stress-less. We are able to provide you with very competitive prices and compl...

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Fixit Roofing

Joined September 2018

Hi, We are a small local team based out of the north shore Auckland. We specialize in repairs, iron re-roofing, new roofs and all spouting needs. With competitive prices and a fast schedule. Our goal is to complete the job on time with a high quality standard.

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Hunter construct and connect LTD

Joined October 2017

All electrical work - hot water elements, re-wiring , small repairs , lighting upgrades , switchboard upgrades. Building work - Fencing and decks , renovations and repairs.

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Pearce Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi, we specialise in Residential, Commercial & Maintenance. Covering every situation, from the smallest of jobs such as replacing a broken light switch - right through to a full new build. We are NZ Registered Master Electricians. We pride ourselves on our workmanship & customer service, aiming to leave you 100% satisfied.

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Jka Electrical Ltd

Joined September 2018

Hi there, we are fully trained in health and safety, customer service and certified. Our first priority is to our customer and we work to fulfill your requirement and leave your property with peace of mind. We are professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. From any small to a big job we are there for you. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then compl...

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Air Concepts Service

Joined October 2010

Hi, I have been in the air conditioning industry 23 years installing, maintaining and repairing all types of air conditioning, heat pumps and ventilation systems. All jobs are done to a high standard with a code of compliance for electrical work. We work with all domestic and commercial systems and can provide IQP.Thanks

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North Shore Plumbers 2011 Ltd

Joined September 2011

I am a registered lisenced plumber and certifying drain layer .I have fantastic reviews on Builderscrack which speaks for itself.Also a member of No Cowboys with great reviews. I have been doing domestic and commercial plumbing for over 30 years and guarantee exceptional service and rates. I promise to beat any valid quote if possible.Promise not to deviate from original quote on labour. Co...

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Refresh Renovations Manukau Alex Wong

Joined January 2019

Refresh is the world's leading home renovation builder. We’ve completed thousands of renovations around the world. Our building teams are some of the most experienced renovation builders in the industry and they deliver it with a level of professionalism that is second to none. Alex Wong is a Manukau Renovation Specialist who understands that without a well thought out plan and process in place...

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Sanjeev

Joined January 2016

Registered electrician with 25 year work experience .repair and install of lights power point hot water stove replaceing exiting light to led .hav also worked for HRV to so can install hrv ,general electical solution to ur house .

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A Class Electrical Ltd

Joined February 2019

Registered electrician. 10+ years experience. High quality, competitive pricing. For all your electrical requirements. 24/7. No job too big or small. Call - 0800 4AC ELEC

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Hire a handyman

Joined August 2015

Hi, I have been running this maintenance company for the past 4 years where all around Auckland. I always provided a great job to keep my clients satisfied and loyal.

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