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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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 "extr

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

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 "extr

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Heat pump air conditioning unit pipe

Posted 3 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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Need someone to install security light and camera

Posted 1 month 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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Power sockets change and create a few new points

Posted 5 months ago

1. Change about 4-5 old powerpoints to new switches. 2. Alter 3 powerpoints to more plugs. 3. Create 3-4 additional powerpoints by drawing wire from existing powerpoints.

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Fitting new down lights

Posted 1 week 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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Jashneel

Posted 6 months ago

Would like to install power point with tv arial connection for wall mount in both living areas. For the first one the current connections are on the other side of wall as pictured in the second picture where the cable is currently running from the tv. For the second lounge the tv will.be mounted just above the current connections. The connections need to be behind both tvs so that they are not visible. Also possibility for one switch with tv and power connections

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New exterior electric outlets

Posted 1 month ago

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

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New single power point in bathroom/laundry room

Posted 3 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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Changing hot water cylinders to gas

Posted 2 weeks 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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Upgrade switchboard

Posted 6 months ago

Our current switchboard is placed in the wall right next to the meter box. I want to know how much does it cost to upgrade and move the switchboard to the other side of the wall.

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Bedroom renovation electrical work

Posted 6 months ago

I am splitting a large bedroom into 2 by adding a non load bearing wall, plus adding extra power points into another. Requirements are: Existing ceiling light and switch moved Existing power point moved 2 x new ceiling lights 6 x new power points Dimmer switch added to existing light Looking to get the work done in September

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Bathroom Electrical Repairs

Posted 6 months ago

Our bathroom light/extractor fan needs repairing. The heat lamps are wired to the wrong switch and the normal light does not work, plus it's hanging down. The switches in the light switch are not correctly placed (as per picture). We also would like our heated towel rail to be wired into the wall (is mounted just not connected). Ideally we'd like to get this work done on the week of the 13th as we have the week off to do other work on our house to prep for sale.

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New power point for wall mounted tv

Posted 3 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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Kitchen Renovation

Posted 2 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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Electric gate

Posted 4 months ago

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

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Extractor fan bathroom

Posted 4 months ago

Fix extractor fan in bathroom.

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Fuse issue

Posted 1 month 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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Add two new switch and replace Pendant light

Posted 3 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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Hot Water Cylinder - Wiring

Posted 4 months ago

I need an electrician to wire an external hot water cylinder that is being installed on Saturday 22nd September. This cylinder is replacing a previous inside cylinder.

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Electrical job before end of day Friday 9th November

Posted 3 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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Recent electricians reviews

With over 128,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Switchboard upgrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th September 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

Outdoor power please!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th December 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

outside plug

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extractor fans installation (x2)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 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

Exhaust Fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th April 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 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

Automatic Gate Wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th November 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

Fuse issue

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Oven wiring


27th November 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

renovATION WIRING ALTERATIONS

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th August 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hot water cylinder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th March 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

Krish Mansukh


29th January 2019

Workmanship
 3
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

1-24 Station Rd Takanini

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
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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Orient electrical Ltd

Joined October 2016

Hi, we have been in electrical industry for 10 years . While we specialise in new projects we also do renovations and add ons as you require . We take pride in our work and work hard to meet our deadlines with affordable prices . ( No EXtra charge on weekends )

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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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NEXT Comms

Joined April 2018

I’m a highly skilled network and AV technician with more than 20 years industry experience. As well as home networking and AV, I also provide CCTV and WiFi solutions, telephone and data cabling, fibre optic cable installation Freeview and Sky solutions. If you’re looking for TV and home theatre installation or simply a new phone jack or data outlet. Whether you need your home protected by CCTV...

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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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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

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

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Shocked Electrical

Joined October 2018

We are an electrical team with a keen interest in modern design and technology. We like to make your house functional, but also add some “wow” factor. Home automation, wireless audio systems and modern security are just a few of the things we love to do. Of course we still love a good fault finding mission and any repairs or maintenance you might need help with! Get in touch and let us know what y...

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Ault Electrical

Joined January 2014

Hi I’m Richie Ault registered electrician since August 2012, working in the electrical industry since 2007.. pride myself in doing the best job I can for you making sure the job is done right the first time round

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DG Roofing & Building

Joined November 2018

We understand your problem/requirement accurately and then we discuss with you the solution to your problems/ We discuss the right approach to achieving your requirements. If you agree for us to proceed, we do our job at cost, in a satisfactory timeframe and highest possible quality and value for you... Try us and you will not regret.

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CLS Electrical

Joined June 2017

Hi, I am a registered Electrician & have just started my own business, I have been in the electrical industry for over 10 years, with a wide range of knowledge and experience in the installation and servicing of residential and commercial properties, I am clean and tidy and always pride myself on my work.

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Ozone Air Ltd

Joined July 2018

Hi We are small team of electricians,refrigeration engeneer with 30+ years of overseas and New Zealand experience in Commercial refrigeration, Air conditioners/Heat pumps installation, services and maintenance. We service Auckland and Coromandel peninsula.High standards of works ethics and workmanship. Competitive quotes, no job to small. Accredited dealer for Mitsubishi Electric and Panasonic...

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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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P & C Business support Ltd

Joined June 2016

We have been installing Data cabling networks, phones and phone systems, internet connections and CCTV security systems (security License) for the last 8 years we care about what we do

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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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Home Link Ltd

Joined January 2018

Home Link Ltd is committed to perform in delivering residential and commercial electrical services that meet highest safety and quality standards at affordable prices and shortest response time. In addition, we are pleased to support clients with customized home8 video alarm systems that provide integrated solution for security, safety, automation and medical alarm. We offer free demo to demonstra...

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IT Edge Consultants Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi, We are an Information Technology (IT) company that looks after small to medium businesses as well as home users in and around Auckland. We look after but not limited to hardware & software, WIFI, signal boosting & security as well as all general IT needs. We do onsite as well as remote support for your convenience. Please feel free to contact us today for further assistance.

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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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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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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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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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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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