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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Smoke alarms installations

Posted 5 months 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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Quick jobs

Posted 3 days ago

Replace outside sensor, and fit new light in pantry with switch.

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Electrical Repairs

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have an electric fence and outdoor light that needs repairing

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Install hot towel rail

Posted 1 week ago

Install towel rail and light fittings

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Bathroom extraction fan not working

Posted 4 months ago

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

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Fuse replacement #2

Posted 2 months ago

Have to change fuse or the socket on the roof where the main wire comes from the pole

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Hot food cabinets heating system

Posted 3 months ago

Heating system thermostat part&its connecting to aluminium need to be fixed

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Electrician to reposition power supply to house

Posted 3 months ago

We have added a deck to our home consequently the main power supply feed to our house is now critically unsafe. We need to reposition the main power supply feed as currently it interferes with the opening of our French doors leading onto our deck. I have new insulators and bolts which need to be fixed to a new access point (a T-Bar positioned above existing point of entry has been recommended however will need to be supplied and attached/fixed for insulators to be attached) We will need to n...

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Kitchen reno

Posted 2 months ago

Already have design & installation contractor. Need electrician to quote moving power points in lockwood type home. Need gas fitter to quote installing lines for new gas hob. No previous gas in house.

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Re-connect

Posted 4 months 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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PowerPoint and microwave wall mount

Posted 4 weeks ago

Just wanting to mount the microwave on the wall. Don’t know how expensive a basic wood shelf would be but either that or just the microwave wall mount brackets from mitre 10. Needs a PowerPoint added for it, existing one is just a foot or two lower on the wall so should be able to daisy chain off that probably?

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Outside camera wiring and sensor lights wiring

Posted 3 months ago

There is already a wire and camera mount installed. Need to change the mount and also change the location of wiring. Install wiring for sensor lights .

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Fix Ceiling Lights

Posted 3 months ago

The 4 ceiling downlights in an addition we built 15 years ago aren't working in the bedroom, however they are working in the ensuite. There are also a few downlights in the main house not working (3 bathroom and 1 bedroom)

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Down lights to put in

Posted 1 month ago

down lights and power pugs x 3

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Aries Ortiz

Posted 4 months 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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Wiring up 2 supplied roller door motors to power

Posted 4 months 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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Colin #2

Posted 4 months ago

Lights are tripping 1 switch in fuse box. Security sensor is not working.

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Karaka Papakura electrical work required

Posted 4 months ago

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

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Sparky

Posted 2 weeks ago

require electrical unit added inside house and also 1 in our garage - 3 different jobs

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Light fittings upgrade and power socket installation

Posted 1 week ago

Hi There, We want to replace the old light fittings to recessed light where possible and install few power sockets. We would like you to come to our place to assess and provide the quote for this. Regards, Vinoth

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 162,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

URGENT SECURITY LIGHTS

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19th July 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Repair led ceiling light

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12th October 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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calmar and sheryls job

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11th July 2019

Workmanship
 4
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 4
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 4
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 4

Re-connect

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13th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Replace faulty power point

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24th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen Reno

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10th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stanners

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10th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical Work

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24th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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

Calmars job #2

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21st May 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

install a new power point.

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19th June 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Ceiling fan installation

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6th January 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fitting Extractor Fan #2


19th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Aries Ortiz

Work carried out by an employee of the company

21st February 2020

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

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

Roof Space Power Outlet

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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

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

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4th December 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

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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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Rock On Electrical Services

Joined February 2020

I'm a registered electrician and electrical engineer with 15 years experience in the electrical field. I have vast experience in air conditioning and ventilation maintenance and installations. I can also take on small jobs such as renovations or electrical upgrade/repairs. I pride myself on doing the job right with attention to quality work on time and on budget.

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DNH Electrical

Joined April 2020

Small electrical business with 15 years experience in commercial, residential and industrial maintenance, new installs and construction. IQP certified and level 2 thermal imaging trained.

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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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Electric nz

Joined February 2019

We do general electrical repairs/ upgrades / hot water cylinder electrical faults, LED downlights, switchboard upgrades, stove repairs, dryer repairs, washing machine repairs Hourly charge is $50.00 per hour + materials and no after hours charge or a one off quote. We are committed since 9 years in this field

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Licence To Wire

Joined September 2013

We are an Auckland based company that specialise in the residential & commercial market. We offer services from renovations, bathrooms, kitchens, re-wires, new builds, property management, shop fit-outs & general maintenance. No job is too small. Our main aim is to make the entire build/renovation process as stress free as possible for all our clients. We are very customer focused & can p...

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DRL Electrical LTD

Joined January 2020

DRL Electrical LTD is a team of Kiwi guys who are trained and registered in NZ. We have experience in all areas of domestic , commercial, and industrial electrical and also data and CCTV. We can help you with your home renovations and builds right though to your workplace maintenance and electrical jobs.

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Applied Electrical

Joined March 2020

Hello. We are Applied Electrical! We are a small team of Electricians who focus our efforts on the residential and commercial areas of the trade. A wide range of industry knowledge and contacts means that we can tackle any type of Electrical job you may have. We are a Quality Assured Master Electricians Member. This means that the entire business has passed an assessment from the Master Electric...

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www.uniquerenovations.co.nz

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Ryte on Electrical Limited

Joined September 2017

Ryte on Electrical Limited is valued for it’s reliable, affordable and professional service. You are guaranteed an electrician who works cleanly and efficiently and gets the job done on time and to your satisfaction. Whether your job is residential or commercial, large or small, you can expect great results and quality service from Ryte on Electrical Limited.

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All Bases Electrical

Joined October 2019

Hi, I`m a 1 man operation who has 15 years experience in the electrical industry from small jobs to full rewires of residential and commercial spaces. I also have 5 years experience in installing Solar and Battery systems on all types of properties. I`m very professional and determined to beat deadlines. Plus I`m pretty easy to get on with. I always treat your property as my own when looking at id...

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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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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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Blackstone Project Management

Joined June 2019

We provide fixed price / fixed timeframe renovations for homeowners and property investors from kitchens and bathrooms through to full interior and exterior renovations, basement conversion and extensions. With extensive experience in the building and construction industry and a great team we are able to offer peace-of-mind that your renovation project will be done effectiently and to a high stan...

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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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Black Box Electrical Engineering

Joined June 2016

Black Box Electrical Engineering Licensed Electrical Engineering Services Design, Problem Solving and Installation for Homes, Motorhomes and Connectables. We are a north island based mobile business who travel to your home, tiny house or caravan etc to help facilitate your design, solve your electrical problems and complete electrical installation work.

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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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Upstream Electrical

Joined May 2020

Upstream Electrical is a prime electrical contractor. We arise from the desire to perform a high-quality job, fulfilling the electrical regulation and safety practices, in order to guaranty the customer satisfaction. We offer wide variety of electrical solutions from residential to commercial premises, such as electrical design, renovation, new builds, switchboard upgrades, lighting upgrades, mai...

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Brady Electrical

Joined October 2018

Brady Electrical has been working in the electrical industry for 4 years now and owner Matt has more than 10 years experience in the industry. Services offered: Residential -Renovation's -New Home Electrical -Maintenance Commercial & industrial -New Buildings -Apartments -Factories Solar Residential We offer our Residential customers with homes and apartments a quality service to upgrade...

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Trust Electrical Servieces

Joined October 2016

We Provide top quality work, on residential, commercial, renovation and electrical inspection with registered electrical inspector. Use the best quality materials. Treat your home and business with respect.

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Construction & Engineering Technical Solutions limited

Joined February 2020

CETS ltd. provides a highly experienced and skilled team, with access to specialized plant and equipment to provide a complete solution to your civil concrete and landscaping needs. Our management team has over 15 years experience in all aspects of the construction industry and have a” hands on”, collaborative approach, with a strong emphasis on performance, quality and safety. CETS ltd. can be...

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