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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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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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Tips for Heating Your Home in Winter

Posted 07/05/13

As temperatures start to fall and household prices continue to rise, the need to stay warm without increasing your bills has never been stronger. Heating your home on a budget has never been greater! We've got some helpful suggestions for you to minimise your energy usage and keep warm this winter.

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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Old House

Posted 08/04/14

Are you considering buying an old house? Old villas and bungalows can be charming, but with age, often comes problems. Here’s three questions to ask before you sign on the dotted line. Buying an old house? Ask these questions first! You don't want to buy a lemon! Here are 3 questions you need

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

What does that trade logo on your tradie's website or vehicle mean? What benefit can it provide you, the homeowner? Read on to find out more about national trade accreditations in New Zealand... Some industry accreditations are mandatory, as government regulations require that certain wor

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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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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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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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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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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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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 "

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

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No TV signal & hdmi cable issues

Posted 1 week ago

After the lighting storm on Sunday all TVs have no signal. Suspect antenna or electrical wiring issue. Also one TV not receiving an HDMI signal from surround sound receiver. Cable may be faulty and may require testing. Long cable is feed through walls and ceiling so not easily replaced. Also need new 4K capable hdmi cable for TV in family room. Existing cable is threaded internally within the wall.

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Cylinder has stopped heating

Posted 1 month ago

Rheem 180L cylinder Appears our electric hot water cylinder is no longer heating. Please indicate the cost for: 1) New 2KW element 2) Other charges (labour, travel, gst etc) Thanks, Scott

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Install electric power points

Posted 4 months ago

We would like a few electric power points installed in our home. Please provide a quote per socket or the price for one power point installed in one bedroom please.

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Electric repairs

Posted 3 months ago

There are few roof lights, exterior light which are not working which may need repair and a new socket needs to be created at a place in house. Welcome to have a look anytime during the day for work and give a quote after that.

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Additional outlets

Posted 1 month ago

Additional power outlets across 3 bedrooms need connecting and certification.

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Power Point and Towel Rail

Posted 2 months ago

I need a power point and a towel rail connected. Power point can be backed on an existing plug. Towel rail can be fitted just need a connection

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Jos westerbeek

Posted 3 months ago

hi i need an electrician to check over my home to make sure all is ok as i need this for getting a cca for my home thanks jos

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Installing wall extractor fan in bathroom

Posted 1 month ago

Installing a wall extractor fan (supplied) in bathroom. Connect wiring to light switch.

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Electrical Repairs

Posted 2 months ago

Replace 2x power switches Remove & replace 1x Bathroom heater 1x bathroom lights,fan & heater.

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Install 2 wall lights

Posted 2 months ago

Install 2 wall lights, some wall cutting and plastering maybe required.

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Earth grounding rod connection and replacement - quote request.

Posted 2 months ago

What will it cost to replace a deteriorating grounding rod & connection ?

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4 x Lamp rewiring

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there. We have 4 lamps that need complete rewiring. Apparently this is a really rare thing so just seeing if you are able to do it and if so, what the charges involved are please. Is it a viable option? Happy for them to be taken off site. Cheers and thank you

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Finish off

Posted 1 month ago

Putting in lights, power points.etc

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Bathroom heater installation

Posted 3 months ago

Just a small job to replace my bathroom heater in my small 1940's bach style home in Plimmerton. Timing flexible but I will be home Friday or Saturday morning if that was possible. The old one is a Thermosafe and te new one a Weiss.

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Light switch replacement

Posted 3 days ago

Replace 1 light switch. (Old switch has recessed and jammed into the wall plate). Work can be done anytime between ... , with short notice to ensure someone is home.

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LED Strip lighting and internet cable

Posted 3 months ago

We have recently redone our kitchen few electrical bits haven't been completed. Wanting LED lighting done above gas hobs. Wire already there. Also needing point installed for internet and phone line please. Also if possible some new down lights installed in hallway.

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Powerpoint upgrades

Posted 1 month ago

Hi. We have a 1970s ex state house that needs powerpoints updated. Basically we are after the following: Change 8 single power points to doubles. Add in new double powerpoints x 6 (they are done to be backing on to each other between rooms). 1 new powerpoint (double) high on wall for a tv thats on bracket.

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Small job to fix light fitting that doesn't work

Posted 4 months ago

Hello, there is a light fitting in the kitchen which doesn't work, a new bulb has been tried but nothing happens.

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Electrical Sign Off

Posted 4 weeks ago

Our home has been completely rewired, but was not signed off. Friend of a friend - won’t do that again! We just need one light installed and the final sign off done. As soon as possible as we want to get our house on the market in the next week or so.

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Installing down lights.

Posted 4 months ago

Hi, we are looking to get some quotes to install down lights in our property and potentially looking for security lights too.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 151,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

4 x Lamp rewiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Earth grounding rod connection and replacement - quote request.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General electric fixing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tag and Test

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of heated towel rail

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extractor Fan in bathroom


26th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacing light fixtures and wall plug

Work carried out by an employee of the company

26th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Light Fittings

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace bathroom light/fan unit and install outdoor light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install extractor fan/light in onsuite

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lounge reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Power Point and Towel Rail

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor electrical power point

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installation of power for extractor fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electric repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install two downlights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Exterior and Interior Lighting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Timer for hot water cylinder


29th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Install oven in office, Porirua City


28th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Drainage Rescue Limited

Joined June 2019

I have been plumbing for over 25 years. Will do plumbing, roofing spouting and drainage work. Punctual, reliable and competitive prices. All work guaranteed

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Custom Balustrades

Joined August 2007

I manufacture handrails balustrades and gates usually aluminium stainless or steel with railings wire or glass, I am a qualified tradesman and ticketed welder so can do other engineering work ie beams.check the website link to metalwork

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Ed building

Joined August 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 18 years, NZ and Europe. We specialise in major or smaller renovations and new builds. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride to provide competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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JRL Electrical

Joined January 2019

I'm Joe.I'm time served, licenced and insured. I've been working as an electrician since 2002. I offer great service at a reasonable price. Please check out my reviews. I look forward to working with you to deliver your project / repair on time and within budget.

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Tim Toomey Electrical

Joined June 2011

Combining experience, youth and enthusiasm  to bring the best electrical service in wellington. Wellington's Professional  Electricians contact us For all your Electrical services including but not limited to: Domestic and Commercial Electrician Services House Wiring, Rewiring and renovations Switchboard Upgrades Mains entry point repairs/Replacement All New Installations ...

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Whittaker Electrical Limited

Joined January 2017

Highly experienced in all areas of residential and commercial electrical. New builds, design, renovations, high end to budget savvy. Make us the first choice for all your electrical work. www.whittakerelectrical.co.nz

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Flex Electrical LTD

Joined December 2016

All Electrical Repairs & Wiring. Residential, Commercial & Industrial. Specialising in On and Off Grid solar Installations. Family owned and operated busniess servicing Wellington, Wairarapa and Kapiti regions. Reliable and on time with free competitive quotes. All work guaranteed, no job too big or small.

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Enzec Wellington Limited

Joined August 2019

Connecting you from A to B Enzec Wellington are ICT specialists. We specialize in networks, cabling and electrical. We have been involved with a wide range of initiatives and projects across commercial, industrial and some residential works. We have experience working with Chorus and have managed to navigate many work sites and projects. You may have seen us in hospitals, schools and in buil...

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Roundhouse Electrical

Joined August 2019

Hello, I've had 8 years in the electrical industry and specialise in residential work whether it's small jobs such as upgrading lighting throughout the house to LED's or adding extra power points where needed. I also tackle larger jobs from kitchen or bathroom renovations to complete new build homes. I take pride in my professionalism and will communicate with the customer throughout the job to ac...

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Whisk Renovators

Joined February 2009

Whisk Renovators is a renovations company, providing innovative solutions to Kitchen and bathroom consenting, design and build projects. Whisk services the greater Wellington region in both the residential and commercial sectors. Whisk has been a member of New Zealand Master Painters since 2009, providing quality service and workmanship guarantees to our Clients. We won National awards in 2015...

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VElectrical

Joined March 2019

When you contact VElectrical, you can be sure your electrical project is in Good Hands. This is because I am a Registered Electrician whom have high standards of workmanship and I pay attention to details. I focus on ensuring maximum customer Satisfaction from high standard of work. No job too big or small. Prices are competitive I am flexible, honest, friendly and reliable as will work with...

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DO BUILDERS

Joined April 2012

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating in Wellington on 12 years now. While we specialise in major on new builds, renovations and we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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M10 Services Limited

Joined January 2019

Good day, We are an expanding company operating in the Wellington region for over 3 years, We manage new builds/ renovations working with a extended team of trusted and proven sub contractors to deliver projects start to completion. The team has a personal investment and do good attitude inside and outside of the work uniforms and hours. Our completed projects have been performance and quality...

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Merlo Joinery Specialist ltd

Joined November 2012

Manufacturer of Exclusively crafted joinery and furniture I am trade qualfied with forty seven years experience in this industry I make all items personally my self Quality and workmanship is gauranteed. Regards Neil.

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Plumb Press

Joined April 2019

Hi Im Tim and I have had over 15years experience in plumbing industry. Its of great importance to deliver the highest level of workmanship to our customers. For any plumbing issues or new work you may need ,we can do it. Feel free to view my website for more information. Thank you for your time Tim

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Waea Contractors Ltd

Joined October 2019

Hi Waea Contractors has spent most of the last 2 years contracting in the communications industry with the Ultra-Fast Broadband rollout; this is a national initiative that aims to connect every residence or business in NZ to Fibre Optic cable over time. Our Tasks included, - Site Leveling & General Earthworks - Trenching in Pipe and Cable - Trenchless options - Air Knifing, Thrusting, Hydro...

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BAS Electrical & Heatpumps

Joined June 2019

I have 30yrs experience as an electrician and 12 yrs experience installing heat pumps. I'm a " one man band " so I'm the guy who'll come and do your work . My reputation is based on quality work for a reasonable price.

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Oncore

Joined August 2019

We provide full property maintenance and repair solutions from small jobs such as fixing a broken window latch or waterblasting your deck, to kitchen and bathroom installations, fencing and decks and building work. We pride ourselves on our professional and prompt service and delivering solutions that meet your needs.

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Right Angle Builders Limited

Joined June 2009

We do all types of building work from new home design and build packages to renovations,extensions, or smaller jobs such as decks and retaining walls. We have our own team of subcontractors and can take care of all aspects in your building project, all our work is carried out by a Licensed Building Practitioner and is fully guaranteed.

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Sanjeev

Joined January 2016

Registered electrician with 25 year work experience .repair and install of lights power point hot water stove replaceing exiting light to led .hav also worked for HRV to so can install hrv ,general electical solution to ur house .

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