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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 "

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

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 "

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

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

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Cable location

Posted 1 month ago

cable location required for 3 different site in porirua.

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Electrician #2

Posted 1 month ago

Install smoke alarm Change 💡 in living room from Long lights Install range hood Change electrical socket

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Electrical 1

Posted 1 month ago

I need to move the main power board to do renovation. I have come to know that it can be switch with a smart meter.

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2 x ethernet to wallplate supply & installations

Posted 3 weeks ago

Recently installed some PPOE cameras and have 2 holes that have cat5 cable running out of them. I'm not an expert at installing wall plates? or cutting holes into the wall so i'm looking for someone who can supply and install a wall plate on both holes and have the Ethernet cables spliced into a ethernet jack on the wall plate

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Change heat, light and fan 3-in-1 in bathroom

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, I got 3-in-1 in my bathroom, I got heat working but fan and light are not working. i need to change it, i can get the exactly same one from Mitre10 if require.

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The Rusted Nut

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi. The main power line into our house has a rusted nut that holds the ceramic insulator and it looks like it is going to fail. We would like the nuts and bolt replaced on both insulators. Better safe than sorry.

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Plug sockets/light fittings

Posted 2 weeks ago

Have three electrical sockets that need fixing please. Dryer or washing na jibe plugged in but power just stops going through and washing machine or dryer turns off Also need some lights looked at as they keep blowing bulbs or just don’t work with new bulbs

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Install Electrics for new Oven

Posted 1 month ago

I am replacing my double oven with 2 separate oven units. Already have power to the location but will need 2 power feeds to the ovens.

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Lighting replacements

Posted 1 month ago

Fit new lights - well have the replacement lights 1 x entrance hall - change from ceiling to pendant Change 3 above bench 1 bedroom pendant replacement 2 bedside wall lights replacement Outside patio light replacement Sensor replacement Investigate bedroom light flicking

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Help with fixing smart switches

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for an electrician with some familiarity with smart switches and home automation. We have some Aeotec Nano Dimmer switches installed between the lights and a normal manual switch, and after a power cut in December they stopped working. Looking for an electrician to: a) Assist me in getting them working again, if possible or b) if they are fried, removing them and wiring the lights back to the normal switch again. I am happy to be on site to explain the product and the setup an...

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Bathroom Extractor fan installation

Posted 1 month ago

Disconnect & remove wall heater and install a bathroom extractor fan in ceiling with duct going out to eaves, wired using existing wires from wall heater if possible, seperate from light fitting.

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Install wall cavity cabling box for home entertainment cables

Posted 1 month ago

I have a TV mounted on the wall and would like some options to feed cables down inside the wall to the home entertainment unit the in the cabinet underneath. May also need a redundant phone box removed as well. We are getting wallpaper hung on 13th of June so would love this to be completed by then if possible. Thanks!

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Install a wall oven.

Posted 1 month ago

Easy install of a wall oven. Wiring already in place. Just need an electrician to connect it.

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Dead garage/sleep out outlets

Posted 4 days ago

I have some power outlets that have stopped working in the garage and sleep out but the lights are all still good. Need someone to come in and take a look and get them going again. There is also an exposed wire in the garage that I would like mended.

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Bathroom extraction fan and heat lamps

Posted 3 days ago

Need to replace a bathroom extraction unit with heat lamps the original is an IXL was going to attempt it myself but decided it may be a bad idea because of warranty ect I can fit the unit myself just need the wiring connected I’m thinking it would be straight foward as there is an existing unit there at the moment

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Bathroom fans x2

Posted 4 hours ago

install bathroom fans with exhaust to outside in master bath and family bathroom

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Rebekah #2

Posted 1 week ago

I want an extractor fan installed in a small bathroom in a 1960s house. There is not existing fan and the bathroom is on an outside wall. Would prefer for this to be run from a timer rather than just a switch.

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Installation of a rangehood + 2 sensor lights

Posted 1 week ago

Installation of a rangehood and 2 exterior sensor lights .

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Install Security Cameras

Posted 1 month ago

I need 6 - 8 security cameras installed back a single unit. The cameras are wired.

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Kitchen lights

Posted 1 month ago

Hiya I have 4 x lights out in my kitchen/living room. 3 x of them are like the ones in my picture which are in the ceiling. 1x is the one outside of the ceiling. I am unsure of where to get the bulbs or how to change them so hoping someone here can help. I'd also like to know how to do it myself next time as well. I remember last time i had one changed, they had to replace a black power box which sits above the light (if i recall it was about the same size as the box on a laptop power...

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 166,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Repairs in house and new electrical requirements for garage work space

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Changing power location

Work carried out by an employee of the company

23rd June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen lights


31st May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lighting replacements

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General electrical work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

No TV signal & hdmi cable issues

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install a wall oven.

Work carried out by an employee of the company

9th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install wall cavity cabling box for home entertainment cables

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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

Cylinder has stopped heating

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Powerpoints

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Haunted house? Lights getting brighter and dimmer randomly

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Light switch replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom Extractor fan installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stove install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

The Rusted Nut

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New point point install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Towel heating unit

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

2 x ethernet to wallplate supply & installations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacing old cooktop

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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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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burek building Co

Joined May 2012

Hi, I have been in the building industry for many years mostly in the residential side eg: new housing and a lot of alteration work. No job is too small and I'll give a personal guarantee of Job satisfaction with a competitive price. I am currently looking for more work so give me a try. Regards Stan

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Kam's Electrical & Handyman Services

Joined March 2012

Hi, I'm a NZ Qualified and Registered Electrician and a "jack of all trades" including building renovations, plastering, painting and tiling etc. I have worked on both commercial and domestic projects around Wellington for the last 9 years and am known to be meticulous and very tidy! I'm happy to consider any jobs - whether large or small and would provide you with an honest and very reasonable q...

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The Electric Spider LTD

Joined February 2012

37 years in the Electrical Trade I've recently completed contracts in Housing New Zealand homes installing 2700 power points in existing homes; so I know my way around the nooks and crannies of most house styles to get your job done

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iPower Electrical Services

Joined May 2017

Registered electrician. Located in Porirua. Servicing all Wellington, Porirua, Johnsonville, Newlands, Tawa, Khandallah, Grenada, Peremata, Whitby. Complete rewiring of houses, New Switchboards or upgrading, industrial and commercial work. Very competitive quotes provided for free. Thanks. Nelson iPower Electrical Services.

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V Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2019

When you contact V Electrical, 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 wit...

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Green Van Electrical

Joined July 2009

At Green Van Electrical we pride ourselves on friendly service with quality advice and workmanship. - Servicing the whole Wellington area - Kapiti Coast, Wellington central and Hutt Valley - Repairs, maintenance, new buildings, commercial and residential work; Specialising in solar technology advice and installation - call us to discuss your solar options. See our website to view some of...

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Yes Electrical Ltd

Joined May 2019

HI, our qualified and Master Electricians take pride in our high standard of workmanship, customer care and reliability. Our family business has been sorting electrical problems all over Wellington since 2003. We’ll be on time, deliver what we say we will, care about your safety, deliver top workmanship and respect your property.

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Hashtag Electrical

Joined June 2014

We’re Wellington’s newest electrical service providers. We’re a small team (there’s just two of us but what we lack in size, we make up for with experience, enthusiasm and electrical nous. We’re more than just electricians. We’re #electricans. Between us, we have over 15 years experience working in the sparky game; we know a thing or two about electrics. Our mantra is modern electrical soluti...

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Abhishek

Joined June 2019

Hi, i m a nz registered and qualified electrician with 5 years of nz experience and a total of 10years electrical experience with being in industrial and commerical industry as well. I have a good knowledge of residential electrical as i have mostly worked on domestic houses in nz for the past 4 years. I m available to give quotes either its small or big jobs or jobs that i will be able to unde...

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Hawk Maintenance Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi , I’m ranovating old bathroom . Do ceiling and three side wet wall ( hardieglaze) I do small jobs also like change locks ( all types ) New mailbox. Clothesline etc.

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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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Wright Electrical Limited

Joined February 2020

Wright Electrical is a small electrical business operating in the Hutt Valley and wider Wellington region. We focus on residential work - From New builds to renovations, heatpumps to alarms we do it all. No job too big or small. We have a strong focus on customer service and providing a high quality product which we and you the customer can be proud of.

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RAO Electrical

Joined October 2013

Hi, I am a registered electrician with a current practicing licence. During my 19 years of work in the electrical trade I have gained experience working in Industrial, commercial and domestic areas. For the last two and a half years I have been a stay at home dad. Recently my youngest started Kindy and with my oldest in school I now have some spare time. My family life is important to me so...

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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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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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SBurt Electrical

Joined June 2020

Hi, I am a qualified and registered electrician working in the greater Wellington region. I have 10 years of experience in the industry working on residential and commercial jobs. Please consider me for your next project.

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Capital Electrical Services

Joined May 2020

We understand small to large scale complexities in electrical projects and offer great customer service to our customers and clients, offer prompt and prioritized services in emergency. Capital Electrical Services' point of difference in experience is our experience and high standard of workmanship. We are a local business based in Wellington, servicing greater Wellington Area. All of our electr...

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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. 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. We also specialise in pre purchase and pre sale builders reports, we can inspect and report for insurance co...

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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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