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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Recent jobs posted

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

Ferguson Street

Posted 1 month ago

need meter box moved also rewire lounge and other work

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Karaka Papakura electrical work required

Posted 1 week ago

I need power to a shed underground plus I have 14 security lights to be changed

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Ceiling fan installation

Posted 1 month ago

Need a quote for 3 x ceiling fans ( already purchased) installed into 3 bedrooms on 2nd floor of 2 storey house. There is direct access to ceiling space. Need work completed in next 2 weeks.

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Aries Ortiz

Posted 1 week ago

I will need to have 3 electrical power points to be installed in the ceiling of our house. Can you quote me please and possible date

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Change light bulbs

Posted 3 months ago

already got light bulbs on hand, but need an electrician to change 4 lights on Alfriston Rd.

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Looking for a certified electrician to put a sub meter

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for a certified electrician to put a sub-meter.

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Standalone Ovens removing and installation

Posted 3 months ago

There are a few things included in this post: Removing a standalone Appolo oven at a Papakura site, install a new oven same model at the same site. Replace an oven at a Greenlane site with the one from Papakura. Rangehood lights not working Fixing a broken fan in bathroom vent at Greenlane site. Replace a light in living room with a different one

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Home automation

Posted 2 months ago

Please require quote for home automation for new build house

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Hot water boiler not working

Posted 3 months ago

Hi, for some reason our hot water cylinder has stopped working, was fine until yesterday it's the Reef hot water cylinder

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Re-connect

Posted 5 hours ago

Small workshop has been dis-connected for a couple of years as property was used as a storage unit. Requirements are for an electrical inspection of the switch board and wiring to check it is safe to connect and fill in a certificate to that effect for Mercury or other .

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Ring doorbell pro installer

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for someone how csn install a ring video doorbell pro It comes with wall plug adapter for power but i also have existing wiring in place for intercom. See attached images

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General inspection

Posted 3 months ago

I have just recently have my oven and stove stop working on me , i assume it has something to do with the fuse, i noticed that it triggered my circuit breaker as well Also lightings around the house tend to flicker at times and my heating fan in my bathroom tends to work when it wants to. So overall i would like a inspection to see if my electrical is safe for me to use.

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Pendant Lights

Posted 1 month ago

Need pendant lights (3x) installed over counter top in kitchen. No existing pendant lights connections. No switch yet. Bought my own pendant lights. Just need connection and installation.

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Fuse for hot water cylinder blown.

Posted 3 months ago

Probable blown fuse. Connected to hot water cylinder.

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Fix electrical switch board

Posted 1 month ago

An electrical switch board needs fixing. It has come off the wall. please find attached pics.

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Check and repair misc electrical issues

Posted 2 months ago

Oven knob broken and one missing. Oven and range hood not working. Bedroom plugs not working in 2 rooms

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Bathroom extraction fan not working

Posted 2 weeks ago

Fan in / above shower has stopped. Not sure if needs cleaning, repair or replacement.

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Need a certified electrician

Posted 3 months ago

Looking for a certified electrician for following 1. Hang a chandelier (wall height 6m approx) 2. Install hanging lights in kitchen 3. Gas hob electric connection 4. replace existing exterior sensor lights with a new one 5. some kitchen lights are not working. seems like something to do with the holder or the wiring. would be great if you can please provide me with an estimated cost.

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Smoke alarms installations

Posted 3 weeks ago

Needs to install 1 smoke alarms. The house is in Papakura. I would like to receive a quote including the alarm.

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Wiring up 2 supplied roller door motors to power

Posted 4 days ago

Had Duffet doors install 2 roller doors with motors but they did not have time to wire the control switch to the power. Need to run conduit and wires from top of the roller door to control switch at shoulder height, then to a power source close by. Need 2 done 7 Old Wairoa Road, Papakura Hopefully done this weekend

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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.

Exhaust Fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Calmars job #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st May 2019

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

Fitting Extractor Fan #2


19th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fuse issue

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New electrical lighting install and rewiring, security camera install, misc

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stanners

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th August 2019

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

Electrical Switchboard repair

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

URGENT SECURITY LIGHTS

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ceiling fan installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th January 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair led ceiling light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Roof Space Power Outlet

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace faulty power point

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen Reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th July 2019

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

install a new power point.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th June 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical Work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Moving main distribution board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

calmar and sheryls job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th July 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Find Electricians in Papakura

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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Fresh Technical Services

Joined August 2019

Fresh Technical Services Offers both Electrical and Security Installations (Electrical wirings, light fittings, electrical upgrades, CCTV, Security alarm, Access Control, Maintenance) to Domestic, Commercial and Residential facilities within the Auckland region. We welcome any inquiries for your Electrical and security needs. We believe in providing Good Quality service and support to our custome...

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Icon electrical

Joined July 2016

Family owned and operated business based in Auckland, established in 1998, We are a registered electrical contracting company . We cover all range of works in the Residential and Commercial sector including general maintenance, installation, renovations, new homes, office and business fit outs and much more. We offer expert advice, friendly and reliable service at very competitive quotes....

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Dee's aircondioning and ventilation

Joined June 2019

Heating ventilation and air conditioning we do it all please call in for a free quote today!!. Your a/c not working call us today and have one of our experienced technicians sent out within asap depending on your availability.

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Kiwi Facilities Maintenance

Joined November 2017

Hi we are a maintenance company consist of multi trade - Builders , Plumbers, Electrician and Electrical Inspectors with 20 years of experience. We do all job small or big with very competitive cost. We are very professional and work to meet deadlines for project completion to high standard. We pride ourselves on providing very competitive quote and then completing jobs on budget with workmansh...

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Salvadors Electrical Limited

Joined July 2017

Registered Electrician - Experienced - Conscientious - Neat AWARDED - "Top-Rated Tradie 2019" by Builderscrack last 5 July 2019 Residential/Commercial/Industrial • electrical wiring • rewire • switch board upgrade • power points, safety switches, lightings • LED downlights, outdoor lights, security lights • Heatpump installation • Centralised Airconditioning and Heating • Ele...

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Pacifc HACT

Joined June 2016

Our mission: “to create a better indoor environment in the New Zealand homes”, Pacific Heating and Cooling Technology supply and install residential and commercial Air Conditioners / Heat Pumps; - Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Gree, Daikin, Midea We are authorized to install and supply those products. They trust us to represent their brands, and we know you will have reason to. So, ther...

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TecHome

Joined February 2019

Here at TecHome we integrate technology into homes, offices and workplaces. Offering a wider, more skilled and trained approach of home integrated technology. We focus on the ever growing market of tech in homes, power saving, less energy loss, easier use of tech, the cleaner finish of home electronics, providing a healthy air flow environment and home security that puts you in control. We are co...

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Heating and Cooling and Electrical Solutions

Joined September 2019

Heat Pumps are perfect for winter warmth & summer cooling - all at the touch of a button. Heat pumps are highly regarded as the most energy efficient form of electric heating for NZ homes and can provide summer cooling for less than $1 a day. Heating and cooling solutions can assist with the highest standards of correct sizing, advice and installation for air conditioning and heat pumps in the...

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This Is Electric NZ

Joined February 2017

I am a English qualified and New Zealand registered electrician. I have over 10 years experience working in England, Australia and New Zealand. I aim to deliver top end professional work at realistic prices and time scales

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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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CKG Electrical & services limited

Joined March 2012

Hi, We've been doing electrical work in the residential, commercial and industrial industry's. We've always been in the Auckland area and do travel around the country when contracts call for it. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on pro...

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WS Electrical Ltd

Joined January 2018

Hi, I have been in the electrical industry for the last 10 years and have finally decided to venture on on my own. I pride myself on delivering great quality work in a timely manner and doing all I can to help the customer get what they need.

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AIR ELECTRIC SERVICES

Joined October 2016

Air Electric is a small , family owned and operated business which was formed in 2016. We have been working in the electrical field for the last 18 years. As a family owned business we go extra mile for customer satisfaction and building good customer relation . We also do air conditioning,heat pumps and home ventilation. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project complet...

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A Class Electrical Ltd

Joined February 2019

Registered electrician. 15+ 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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AA Dobbs Ltd Electrical Services

Joined March 2019

I have over 26years experience in the Commercial and Domestic Electrical Sector I believe in having pride in my work, leaving customers pleased and safe every time, being reliable, punctual, listen to what you want giving sound advice and support and respect your customers property as it was my own.

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5N1 TRADE SERVICES

Joined August 2019

Hi, As per our company name, 5N1 Trade Services, our company provides services in these 5 fields- Plumbing, gas Fitting, Drainage, Heating & Cooling/ Refrigeration and Electrical. We specialize in Renovation, New builds, New install and Maintenance for residential and commercial. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing satis...

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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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Warco Electrical

Joined October 2019

Warco Electrical is a focused and energetic team of electricians with the drive to succeed in the electrical industry. We are highly experienced in the residential, commercial and industrial industry. Our team has a variety on knowledge ranging from general electrical maintenance, new builds, renovations, home improvements, motors and machinery, oil refineries, oil rigs, shop fit outs, lightin...

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Hire a handyman

Joined August 2015

Hi, we have been operating since 2014 providing good quality job with affordable prices. Due to it, we can proudly say that we are one of the top tradies around. Check our reviews over hundreds jobs completed only for Builderscrack and let it speak for our selves.

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Moscoso Electrical Limited

Joined March 2017

Hi, I've been on tools as Electrician in the last 20 years. I can do general electrical work such as new build, rewire, power points, lights, renovations, heatpumps, CCTV/ security cameras, LED downlights, home automations, etc. etc... Professional and Quality workmanship with reasonable price/quote.

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