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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

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 "

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

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

Install outdoor powerpoint for deck lights

Posted 2 months ago

Wanting to install a outdoor PowerPoint by my deck to operate deck lights. Approx distance from power box inside house to outside of house would be around a 15m run of cable. Easy access under house.

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Wiring and fixing

Posted 1 month ago

We have 2 lights that need rewiring and repairing, 2 outdoor lights that need replacing (we have the lights for the outside ones) and the major job is our electrical pump for our water is not working. Unsure if needs a new pump or wiring.

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RCD plug

Posted 2 months ago

plugs needing a RCD switch as we do not have one located by washing machine

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Rangehood and extractor fan installations

Posted 1 month ago

New rangehood installation and replacement of 3 in 1 extractor fan in bathroom

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Extractor fan

Posted 1 month ago

I would like to have a extractor fan + heat light installed in a bathroom. The bathroom has existing light and is approximately 3 meters from the outside wall

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Provision of additional power point

Posted 6 days ago

Looking for quotes to provide a power point for rain water tank pump

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Remove alarm box in closet

Posted 4 days ago

We would like to remove the alarm box located in a bedroom closet.

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Rangehood installation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi there, I would like a rangehood installed in the kitchenette. The cupboard shouldn't be blocked by it so the placement and extraction needs to be planned neatly without ruining the look.

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Plug not working

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, Wanting to install a dishwasher but this plug (see photo) isn’t working. Hasn’t worked for aslong as we’ve lived here. I believe the plug backs onto a covered up chimney.

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Review and repair fuses

Posted 1 month ago

This work is for a body Corp. There are fuses in black covered boxes for each of the properties. They need to be reviewed/replaced?. A temporary job has been done on one that failed but we would like them to be reviewed and updated so as to be safe? Quote will be needed prior to the work go-ahead approval. Can be viewed at any time as are outside on driveway.

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Locate Underground Cables

Posted 2 weeks ago

Locate underground electrical cables. Address is 630 Ponga Rd, Opaheke, Auckland 2584 Expecting that services would be around the house area with power cable running from house out to road somewhere.

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Chandelier Installation in Hallway

Posted 2 months ago

I'm looking for a affordable quotes for someone to come and install my hallway chendelier at my proeprty thanks.

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Wiring a standard stove-oven to mains power supply

Posted 2 months ago

The job includes disconnecting a faulty stove/oven and reconnecting a replacement unit which is a standard westinghouse stove (model : 4U600W)

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Power supply to hot water cylinder

Posted 1 month ago

I need an electrician to rewire the power supply to the Hot Water Cylinder. The power is currently down due to burnt wall socket and wires . Thanks

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Extractor fan X 2

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there, We need an estimate for installing 2X extractor fans, all standard installations in the bathrooms. Also, small range hood to be installed in a kitchenette as well. Please give us quote with your best price. I can buy all the products. Thanks

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Tripping Hot Water Cylinder (outdoor unit)

Posted 2 months ago

HRC fuse is blown and a replacement fuse instantly blows when I turn the hot water cylinder breaker back on. Need an electrician to fault find and repair. Cylinder is only about 18 months old, so unlikely it's a faulty element.

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Separating Bathroom Light and Exhaust Fan Switch

Posted 1 week ago

Needing help separating the bathroom light and exhaust fan.

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Clarice place tiny home

Posted 1 month ago

This is a tiny home 10m by 3m we want to put new lights and outlet all over the home pls txt or email me ...

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Power point not working

Posted 1 month ago

There is a power point on a wall not working. I'd like to get it fixed.

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PowerPoint installation

Posted 3 months ago

Just need a PowerPoint fitted behind our washing machine. Will be into tiles in our new build karaka/drury area. Will be next to laundry tub as shown in photo

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 184,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Exterior Light Repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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

URGENT SECURITY LIGHTS

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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

Ceiling fan installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th January 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Re-connect

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dangerous goods store light bulb replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Variety of electrical jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st August 2020

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

PowerPoint installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

power point not working

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th December 2020

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

Chandelier Installation in Hallway

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

5th January 2021

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

Moving main distribution board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom extraction fan not working #2

Work carried out by an employee of the company

23rd September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Switchboard upgrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th November 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Power supply to hot water cylinder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

kitchen reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Bright Kiwi Electrical Services

Joined July 2020

Auckland wide services within the residential, commercial and industrial environment. We provide you with specialized solutions to all your electrical needs. We are registered electricians who take pride in our profession and look after our clients.

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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. ... .nz

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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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Comfort Air NZ

Joined July 2019

Hello, Here at Comfort Air Ltd we are always looking for the best way to serve our clients needs by delivering the best install, service and maintenance possible. Trust is something we thrive on creating with our clients. We hope that you give us the opportunity to build that same trust with you.

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Genlec electrical limited

Joined January 2021

Genlec electrical is a newly established electrical company. We specialise in new builds, renovations, maintenance, residential, commercial and industrial. No job is to big or small.

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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, airconditioning,ventilation,hrv and home appliances. Design/build coolrooms and freezer rooms. 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 Our great team got qualified and licen...

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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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Nail It Repairs And Maintenance Ltd

Joined August 2020

We At NAIL IT REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE LTD aim to provide competitive quotes and work within the customers budget with quality and professional services guaranteed..

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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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Pearce Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2019

We are NZ Registered Master Electricians. We pride ourselves on our workmanship & attention to detail whilst aiming to give you great value for money for your job. We ensure we clean & tidy up after ourselves if not we will give $40 cash back for the hassle.

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ViFi Limited

Joined October 2020

Hi i am an experienced tradesperson but new to builders crack. I am well versed with handyman tasks and pride myself with doing a professional job which I try and deliver on time. I have attached a few few pictures of my recent work. In addition to the pictures where I cant show the before and after I would like to add that I do, TV/Projector wall mounts including running wires through the walls...

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Ross's Plumbing

Joined October 2007

Ross's Plumbing is a locally based company owned by Ross and Maureen Collins-Wright. We have a team of plumbers' and gasfitters and a contract drainlayer s as well as support staff. We specialise in bathroom renovations and property maintenance. Property Maintenance, - we cover everything from cylinders, toilets, taps, basins, water mains etc. Bathroom Renovations - We can project...

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TTB CONTRACTING

Joined December 2020

We at TTB work with our customers to ensure their projects get completed on time and to the highest standard. We offer small digger works, retaining walls and land development. ​ Do you have a project or idea in mind that you want to get started on? We are here to make it happen. Get in touch to learn what we can do for you today. We are a dynamic company with modern equipment, that takes p...

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TimberFox Floors

Joined July 2019

Hi, We run a Property Maintenance & flooring company trading as TimberFox Floors. The works we do : We supply & Install Carpets Laminate, solid wood, Enggineering wood, Vinyl Planks, Tiles, Carpet Tiles Vinyl sheets & do all kind of floor preparations. Interior & exterior Paintings Gutter cleaning Gib fixing Gib stopping Lagging work for plumbers to apartments Soundproofin...

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NICA

Joined January 2021

Hi I've been building and renovating houses for the last 15 years. I am very professional in what I do, I also do small jobs from time to time. Plumbing is also one profession that I am very passionate about it. I can provide competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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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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Beckham Electrical Limited

Joined October 2020

Hi, Beckham Electrical is your local Electrician specializing in the Residential and Commercial market. I thrive in making your new home build, renovations, small jobs and everything in between easy hassle free. I have a can do attitude, I say what I mean and I put my customers first.

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David Nugent Electrical

Joined August 2020

I’m a registered electrician with 15 years experience in the residential and commercial sectors. I specialise in small to medium projects including lighting and switchboard upgrades to general electrical needs. Competitive quotes and professional delivery on time.

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Ur Plumber Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi we’ve been in the Plumbing industry with over 10 years experience in Residential,Commercial, Industrial we are well equipped to under take any job big or small. While we specialise in General Maintenance Plumbing we also do complete full renovations kitchen,bathroom,laundry. Whether upgrading from low to mains pressure Hot water , blocked drain to a roof leak Ur Plumber Ltd has you cove...

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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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