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Check Out These Luxury Bedroom Lighting Ideas

Posted 11/06/13

Whether your luxury bedroom is a small cosy space or a grand suite, it’s probably used for more than just sleeping. While dark bedrooms are perfect for sleep, too little light can hinder other activities.  With plenty of luxury bedroom lighting ideas available, let us help you choose the right  prof

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Tips for Heating Your Home in Winter

Posted 07/05/13

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Tag and Test

Posted 1 month ago

Lights sign with one lead needs to be tagged and tested

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General electric fixing

Posted 1 month ago

General electric fixing. see photos of all work required. Please provide pricing and availability.

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A couple of halogen lights need fixing

Posted 1 month ago

We’ve got two halogen lights in the ceiling that have a poor connection so don’t work. The bulbs don’t blow but the connection is poor that once you get them working they only work for 10mins.

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Small job to fix light fitting that doesn't work

Posted 1 month 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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Extractor Fan in bathroom

Posted 2 months ago

Hi There, I am looking for a quote to put an extractor fan in our bathroom. we do not currently have one. the shower is in an alcove and is surrounded by 3 walls so it needs to be a pretty decent fan that we would like to be connected to the current switch in the bathroom so the fan comes on at the same time as the light. Cheers

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No power in house

Posted 2 months ago

Had northpower out last night they said fault is in box connection to house they have turned power off

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Electric oven and gas stove top

Posted 1 month ago

Electric oven has randomly stopped working. And a couple of the hobs on our gas stove top are not working. Need repairing.

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Outdoor electrical power point

Posted 2 months ago

Installing outdoor powerpoint on a brickwall

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Install electric power points

Posted 1 month 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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Electrical Repairs

Posted 2 days ago

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

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Installing down lights.

Posted 1 month 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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Lights/Plugs

Posted 3 months ago

Need new sensor light installed in pantry, power sockets moved and fix power outage to outside.

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Extractor fan supply/install

Posted 2 months ago

I need an external ventilating extractor fan supplied and installed in a bathroom at my rental property - tradesperson will need to liaise with my tenant to arrange a suitable time.

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LED Strip lighting and internet cable

Posted 1 week 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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Bathroom heater installation

Posted 1 month 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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Install two downlights

Posted 1 month ago

We need two down lights installed (am dpossibly supplied) in our lounge ceiling. We would like them to be on separate switches. The intention is for them to provide better light over our couch so that we can read etc there more easily. We don't have any existing downlights, just standard light fittings.

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Electric repairs

Posted 2 weeks 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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Bathroom fan

Posted 2 months ago

Installation of a fan/light into two seperate bathrooms. I have not yet purchased them so would like to know what you would recommend as a trusted product and efficiency.

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Jos westerbeek

Posted 1 week 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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Exterior and Interior Lighting

Posted 1 month ago

I have a number of repairs required to existing external lighting and also require extra lighting to be put into a garage.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 144,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Removal of heated towel rail

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th April 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

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

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

Electrical Plug Fault! Urgent Repair.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th October 2018

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

Hard wire a new spa

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th December 2018

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

New Light Fittings

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extractor Fan in bathroom


26th July 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

Range hood and light installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wire in new wall extractor fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th October 2018

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

General electric fixing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th July 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

Add some down lights on the subject

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th November 2018

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

Cable existing house with CAT/reconfigure existing cat cables

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install oven in office, Porirua City


28th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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Mr Watts Electrical and Community Work

Joined September 2019

Electrician focused on building community on the Kapiti Coast. Happy to help with all your household electrical needs. 24 7 call outs. We also do various community work jobs

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Cremer Construction

Joined August 2019

Cremer Construction Limited is a small but growing construction company based in Wellington, New Zealand. It was established in 2017 to contribute to Wellington’s unique city landscape. We have a team of experienced builders who pride themselves on honest, professional workmanship. We can help you with a range of jobs from renovations to new builds, contact us to discuss the needs of your project.

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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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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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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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P R Plumbing & Gas

Joined October 2013

I've been Plumbing and Gasfitting since the 80s. I did my apprenticeship based in Mt. Victoria specialising in domestic maintenance and renovations - some serious challenges with those character homes!. Now based in the Northern Suburbs but working all over the greater Wellington area working with builders and other trades and directly with home owners. We also take on new builds and commerci...

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Blackfox electrical

Joined May 2018

Blackfox electrical can supply to all your electrical needs, no job too big or small. Experience in both domestic and commercial situations, always taking pride in the finished product. Check out our Facebook page!

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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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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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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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Tungsten Electrical ltd

Joined September 2017

Tungsten electrical are registered and qualified electricians who are very professional at their work and have great customer service. We work with you to ensure you get the best electrical work for the best price. Call Conrad (Director) on 0279248859 and he will sort you out. Thanks, Tungsten electrical ltd.

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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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Bramit Contracting

Joined March 2019

Bramit Contracting can supply to any of your needs. With three owners of which one is a builder, one is an electrician and one is a plumber, we can sort everything you need done for you, taking the stress away from the job and helping it to become a smooth, enjoyable process.

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Joe's Electrical

Joined January 2019

I'm Joe. I sub-contract to a larger firm during the day, and on evenings and weekends I do smaller jobs from builderscrack. 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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Zepo Property Maintenance

Joined December 2011

Zepo property maintenanceprovides a personalised service for home, rental and commercial property maintenance. *General property maintenance *Paint Stipping & Repainting Houses *Roof Repairs & Painting *Small Building work *Tiling/Certified in Wet area Waterproofing *Plastering Gibing & Painting *Concrete placement and repairs *Landscaping and ground work *Complete renovation for Sale &...

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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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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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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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Kinetic Electrical

Joined March 2018

Hi I'm Mark, Owner and Operator of Kinetic Electrical Kapiti/Wellington. I've been an electrician in the Wellington Region for over 10 years. Check out our website to see the exceptional service that I can provide. Whether the job is big or small, give me a ring. I can offer you the best service and great advice on all your electrical requirements.

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