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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest electricians case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

Busy homeowner Michelle holds down parenting, full-time work and studying towards her PhD. She shares with us how she used Builderscrack to outsource her housework so she could focus on the important stuff... How It Started To say Michelle is a driven person is an understatement. Sitting across from a woman that packs so much into her days is inspiring, not only because of that drive but the clever way she has arranged her life to make it possible. She tells me "I’m doing a full-time PhD and I’m doing full-time work, so for me, I have lots to do and absolutely no time. I also have a teenager who’s almost 16, who is extremely social. Every weekend there are at least five to seven friends invited, and they are having a sleepover. I come home, and I'm like, “I left it nice and tidy, what happened?”.  Michelle and her son moved into their home three years ago, and with a laugh explains “how things were starting to fall apart and in need of repair”. It wasn't only hard findi

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

Builderscrack started out in 2007, with the simple goal of connecting homeowners to tradies. Fast forward 12 years and we are excited to be celebrating such a significant milestone… Our 300,000th Job To have had the opportunity to help homeowners find tradies for 300,000 jobs is both exciting and a privilege. From all of us here at Builderscrack we want to say a big THANK YOU to our homeowners and tradespeople, without you we wouldn't be here. The Job Mark from Auckland, a busy doctor at Auckland's Middlemore Emergency department, posted our 300,00th job. He had recently purchased an electric car and needed a charging port installed in his garage, with the idea of upgrading to the full power charger unit down the track. With this in mind, he wanted the job done in such a way that all the wiring was in place for the future upgrade. Mark posted his job on Builderscrack, having used it on numerous occasions since moving from England several years ago. Describing it as "

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

Recent jobs posted

Check out how homeowners like you are using Electricians on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Install Caravan Socket in garage, suitable for electric vehicle charging.

Posted 2 months ago

I'd like to get a Caravan Socket installed in my garage for faster EV charging. The Caravan socket would be installed approx 8 metres away from the existing switchboard, which backs on to the garage wall from another internal room. A new RCD Type B would be needed as i understand it for this to proceed.

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Pendant lights

Posted 1 month ago

Need to replace 3 pendant lights over kitchen sink. And disconnect power to light above bed no longer used.

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Replace faulty light switches/power sockets

Posted 2 months ago

Need to replace 2 faulty light switches, plus 1 single power socket and 1 double socket. Preferably on Monday 16th or as soon as possible.

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Convert 10 amp to 15 amp outside power point

Posted 1 month ago

Need to check and see if the outside power socket is 15 amp. If not, will need changing to one for a spa installation. House is six years old.

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Power point (external) and lighting

Posted 2 months ago

I need an external powerpoint installed for a new water fountain and a couple of old internal lights fittings replaced with LED.

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Installation of induction cook top and removal of broken cook top

Posted 3 months ago

I would like the installation of a Vogue 77cm induction cook top in my kitchen. The job will also require the removal and clean up of the existing cook top, which is smashed. I would ideally like this job completed in the week starting 19 October.

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Install new electrical power point

Posted 1 month ago

Need to install a power point. Please only accept job if you are price is reasonable. Thanks

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Electrical - installing new lights and power point

Posted 2 months ago

We have a large dark rumpus room which we want to add additional lights too. We also want to have them on two different circuits so come lights can be on while the others are off. We also need to put in a 2 new electrical sockets. One socket will be directly on the opposite side of a wall that one is already currently. The other socket will be to the right of the ranchslider and will need to be run from a socket on the left hand side of the ranchslider (see photos).

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Low Pressure Shower / External Hot Water Cylinder Install

Posted 2 months ago

I currently have low pressure in my shower and an internal hot water cylinder. Would like a quote to get mains pressure and removal of an internal hot water cylinder, to be replaced with an outdoor one (to make room inside)

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Fuse box upgrade, light fittings

Posted 1 month ago

Had some issues with our fuse box, so thinking it's time to upgrade + will need ongoing work as renovating. Job is: 1. Fix current issue with 5amp fuse, continues to blow with one section of the house - interim fix - need fixed ASAP. 2. Provide options and quote on upgrade of fuse box 3. Install two already purchased new light fittings into preexisting connections 4. Consult on options on where improvements could be made/ where and how we can add additional plugs without causing too much d...

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Hot points x3

Posted 2 months ago

1 hot point crackling when turned on

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Power to a spa pool

Posted 1 month ago

power cable run from meter to spa pool (30ish metres)

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Fit ceiling light

Posted 1 month ago

A small job, one of our hallway ceiling light is broken. We've bought new light, just need to fit it. Please provide estimate of completing the job.

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Seeking an electrician for 22/12 - Waitangirua

Posted 1 month ago

Require an electrician as having gas installed into our house, a one day job for the installer, 85 Westmeath Street, Waitangirua next Tuesday 22/12

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Heat Press Machine Repair

Posted 2 months ago

Hi there, I have a tshirt printing workshop in porirua cbd and have a heat press machine which came from brazil. The machine has been working normally for the past 4 years but tonight after doing a few jobs the digital control panel suddenly flicked ... digital timer + thermostat indicator and heat plate stopped working. I think the machine is still receiving power as led indicator lights are still on. I cant figure out what happened and need help urgently. the model of the machine specs an...

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Installation of Down lights, exterior lighting

Posted 3 months ago

Need to replace ceiling lights to Down lights Exterior installation of lights around the house Time frame by 1st week of November

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Rewiring

Posted 1 month ago

Need new switch board, switch out old degrading wiring for oven, power circuits and light circuits.

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Replace Existing Light Switches with New Ones

Posted 2 months ago

I need someone to come in to replace 5 light switches. New switches will be provided. There are 3 x 2 switches, 1 x 1 switch and 1 x 3 switches

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RCD Tripping circuit to one part of the house, particularly lighting

Posted 2 months ago

Suddenly this evening parts of our house lost power, particularly the lights in one part of the house but also some power plugs downstairs. I have managed to keep the freezers going by running a lead from a plug still operational but need a sparky to sort the problem for me tomorrow (Sunday).

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Tag and Test #2

Posted 2 months ago

Light display sign needs to be tagged and checked

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 183,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

15 amp Spa plug

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th October 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

Help with fixing smart switches


10th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Heat Press Machine Repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New PowerPoint installations


30th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install exterior security light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom Wee Bits

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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

Renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New bathroom fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cut of power line

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pendant lights

Work carried out by an employee of the company

29th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Seeking an electrician for 22/12 - Waitangirua

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th December 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

Bathroom Extractor fan installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace Existing Light Switches with New Ones

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom light/fan/heat

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Eletrical work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Renovation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th September 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 3
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Hide electric cable

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Electricians in Porirua

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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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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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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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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Glow electrical

Joined September 2020

At Glow electrical we specialise in all residential work. From new builds to renovations, fault finding to repairs there really is no job we havnt seen. Let us help you improve your property today.

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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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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 installation of heat pumps and general electical solution to ur house .

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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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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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NZ Lighting & Heating Ltd

Joined December 2020

We do Led Lighting Aircond Heatpump Central Ducted system For all Residential and commercial Plus 6 years free service on all systems installed by us for peace of mind. Area's we cover Wellington to Waikato Finance also available

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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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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. ... .nz

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Furniss Electrical

Joined December 2019

Newly qualified Electrician who has been working for the last four years in the electrical trade, I am a positive hard working individual and am available to do most small jobs. Due to being newly qualified, jobs will be quoted at an affordable rate.

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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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Quality Electrical Services

Joined January 2020

​At Quality Electrical Services we are completely dedicated to client satisfaction. All of our team members are punctual and knowledgeable, working hard to provide high-quality services to our clients. ​Covering all Electrical work

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DJ Electrical Services Limited

Joined September 2010

Be in the service field for more than 10 years in Wellington, specialised in electrical appliance installation, repair and maintenance, including dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, oven etc. also lighting system, professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. I do the works after hours, in...

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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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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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Datasoft

Joined September 2020

Hello , We have been building timber fences for last 2 years in affordable rates. We provide quick free quotes. We also do Concreting, asphalting, general house maintenance and renovations.We are very professional and hard work to meet deadlines for project completion.

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TKG Electrical & Data Solutions

Joined August 2018

With over 10 years experience in the Electrical industry TKG Electrical & Data Solutions are proud to give you the best advice and help for your Electrical needs at a top quality standard at competitive prices. LED upgrades, Switch board upgrades, hard wired Data points, Alarms and CCTV etc, If its Electrical and Data related, we can do it!

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Leon Build

Joined January 2016

Hi, we have been building new houses as well as general home renovations and maintenance. Give us a call to discuss your requirements. (Bathrooms, Kitchens, Decking, Fencing and many more)

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