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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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 finding the tim

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.

Electrician

Posted 2 months ago

I need some power points move/installed. bathroom heater installed, pendant light installed from a down light. and some out door lights

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Calmar and sheryls job

Posted 1 month ago

I have a extractor and light combination fitting in my bathroom that each time you flick on the switch it throws the switch at the meter. I had Luke I think from Nevtec complete my last job so if he could make contact please. I can be contacted on ...

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

Posted 4 weeks ago

We need your help getting electrical work done on our property as soon as possible. Property details: * located in Takanini * single-level * built in early 2000s * standalone brick and tile * 140m2 residential * roof space accessible and ample We are looking for a licensed electrician to carry out following: Required Work: a. 6x Installs of outdoor security cameras + (PoE) cabling to central unit (Software setup not required.) b. 1x circuit split for lighti...

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Kitchen Reno

Posted 1 month ago

Hello, We are about to completely remove the current kitchen and install new. First we need to move the wires as in photo upward to the ceiling. Second we need to add a plug where the new microwave and oven will go. We will also be getting a new ventilation and gas hob. Somethings can be done now, and some just before kitchen or after kitchen is installed. need advise on this one too please. Planned Kitchen is late August

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Network cable installation

Posted 1 month ago

Install 6 new RJ45 network points. Recrimp 3 RJ45 network points. Mount 2x outdoor cameras. Suppy and install home in wall network cabinet to fit switch. Router. ONT.

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Spa socket

Posted 2 months ago

Need a outside outlet put in for a 15amp plug for a spa. Need to be done before 19th June 2019.

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Chin_Fook, Lai

Posted 3 weeks ago

To install 2 wall power outlets in a house, each with 2 sockets

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Brand new extractor fan above oven installation

Posted 1 month ago

New installation for extractor fan open oven required. Power point is in.

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Stanners

Posted 2 weeks ago

Two new downlights installed in family room. Possibly replace exisiting downlights in living area (approx 20). Install power point. 6 yr old house with flat access.

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Electrician for outdoor outlet and dishwasher outlet

Posted 1 week ago

Outdoor outlet and outlet for dishwasher below the sink

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Oven Wiring

Posted 2 months ago

We are replacing our old wall oven with a new one. We need help with the wiring please.

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Install rangehood

Posted 2 months ago

install range hood and remove existing in kitchen - please give me a quote for instalation

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Bathroom and Kitchen Electrical

Posted 2 months ago

Looking to have the following work completed: Bathroom - Install pre-purchased heated towel rail - Install extractor fan Kitchen - Hook up the extractor fan above the oven out pitched ceiling . Plug in and power there already.

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Need a power point

Posted 2 months ago

Need a power point to a wall that doesn't have one. However, there is power point in the other side of the same wall.

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Fitting Extractor Fan #2

Posted 1 month ago

Hi I want a quote to fit an extractor fan to the bathroom... There is no extractor fan in the bathroom at the moment so the job needs to be done from the scratch. I want the quote for labour cost and appx cost for the fan! Note: I am looking to get this done within 2 weeks time and possibly on a weekend.

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Range hood installation

Posted 2 months ago

Wire range hood and install ducting

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Installing tv wires behind wall

Posted 3 months ago

I got wall mount tv. I like to hide the wires behind the wall.

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Tiny house wiring

Posted 3 weeks ago

Wiring up my tiny house. Will connect to mains through a caravan plug. Just need an electrician to come do the wiring (fit outs will be done by me) and then come back and sign off. Wiring needed within the next three weeks. All cables, plus, switches, breakers etc are all provided.

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Ensuite - 33 JRD

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have fitted a new fan/light in our ensuite... it needs wiring up corrctly and also the heat lamp needs checking in the main fitting

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URGENT SECURITY LIGHTS

Posted 1 month ago

Urgent security light to be done by this Saturday or earlier

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 141,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Powerpoints

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th February 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical Switchboard repair

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stanners

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th August 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

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

calmar and sheryls job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th July 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

outside plug

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th November 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

Fuse issue

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

1-24 Station Rd Takanini

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

Bathroom Electrical Repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th August 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

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

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

Hot water cylinder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th March 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

Exhaust Fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fitting Extractor Fan #2


19th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
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

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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Eleco Electrical

Joined January 2018

We are a small owner operated company with experience in the commercial,domestic and industrial fields, we currently have a fully qualified electrical inspector and a heat pump tech on board. We can provide competitive (or even beat written) quotes. We do any size job and are available 24/7.

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Eteck Electrical Limited

Joined February 2019

We do Residential And Commercial Electrical Works All Over Auckland. We are team of 5 electricians. We can cater all your electrical work. Feel free to contact these friendly team. ETCEK

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The Wet Sparky

Joined June 2019

The Wet Sparky is an ambitious electrical service company, aimed to provide our customers with cost effective solutions and years of industry gained experience. Our slogan says it all, Better installation, Better Operation, Better Control. Our vision is to fully understand customer needs and exceed their expectations, delivering increased profitability through design and innovation. We believ...

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Trust Electrical Servieces

Joined October 2016

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

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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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Universal Works Limited

Joined June 2016

We are a company looking for opportunities to work with and for our families, individuals, organisations or groups. We like to give the best option to your budget and value for your money We are 100% for profit organisation, the difference is the meaning of profit for us. Our main goal is to re-invest and enable our people to be self-reliant by entrepreneurship and educating our young peo...

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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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Adam's electrical Waikato

Joined January 2015

Honest, fair and reliable work guaranteed for twenty years from install. Registered Electrician. No extra charges on quoted jobs other than product cost change or extra installs/changes. Pride myself on making fair deals and finding competitive products to keep quality while also being affordable. Mainly supplied by Ideal Electrical and use (snieder)-PDL/HPM/rexel/robus products. TV and satellite...

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A Class Electrical Ltd

Joined February 2019

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

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Maintain To Profit Auckland CBD

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 over 20 years 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 standard....

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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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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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Sika Services

Joined December 2016

Hi there, We are a maintenance company located in central Auckland We provide quality workmanship for a fair price. No job is too small for us and we take pride in knowing our services are done on time and to budget Cheers Sika Services

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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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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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JS Electric

Joined June 2019

Hi! I am a registered Electrician with a wide variety of experience, from industrial to commercial to residential... simply put if I am chasing your job it means I can do it! - Trying hard for a fast response - Competitive pricing , will work around budget - Quality workmanship

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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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White Ryder Creations

Joined June 2019

Professional Cabinet Maker and handyman. Qualified in furniture making. Looking at moving into contracting work. Available to assist on evenings and weekends for smaller jobs. I work full time for a kitchen joinery company. Phone number listed is my wife's who takes my querries.

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pro wire

Joined December 2010

Hi we have been working in auckland for 16 yrs ,and we have been doing jobs from new homes full renovations ,to the smallest jobs ,we pride ourselves on punctuality, and 100% customer satisfaction ,we always clean up after ourselves and offer helpful advice and ,no obligation free quotes ,our prices are always competitive .

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Solo

Joined June 2019

Hi, been an electrician for 15 years. From residential to commercial, some industrial jobs. From rewiring to newly wiring jobs. Home appliances works. Very professional and high standards work. Electrical advice. Work to budget with a know how can do attitude.

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