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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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 findi

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 "

Recent jobs posted

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

Bathroom light/fan/heat

Posted 3 weeks ago

Replace an existing 3-in-1 Bathroom 2 Heat/Fan/Light with a new one of the same design.

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Renovation

Posted 1 month ago

Refreshing the kitchen. need an electrician to install the new cooktop and replace few switches . preferably over weekend.

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Downlight Retrofit Installation Job

Posted 1 week ago

I am looking for a qualified electrician for a retrofit job of 45 R80 downlights to be replaced with LED downlights. Cutout is 90mm and no extra cutting or anything required, just removing and disconnecting the old R80 fittings and connecting and installing the new LED Downlights. There are also two x 1200mm Batten lights which are replacing two existing fluro tube holders, so a straight swap out. I have more downlight retro fit work available if I can find a good match and at agreeable rates...

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Installation of Down lights, exterior lighting

Posted 1 week 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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Eletrical work

Posted 2 weeks ago

Humming sound in two light switches,would like repaired as soon as possible

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Light fittings - install 1x new light fitting and fix 2x existing fittings

Posted 1 week ago

Request for quote to install 1 new light fitting in hallway (currently has no light fitting), and repair two lights in bathroom ceiling where wiring appears to be faulty (have included photos of bathroom fitting) .

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Wall mount tv

Posted 1 month ago

Just relocated and need to mount a 75inch tv and would rather not do a hack job. If possible, ability to conceal wires from tv and stereo could be considered but mainly need the tv mounted. Would prefer ASAP ie. Saturday if possible

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Cut of power line

Posted 1 month ago

Electrician needed to cut off power to downstairs store room due to exposed wall (weather damage).

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Installation of induction cook top and removal of broken cook top

Posted 1 week 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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Range hood installation Whitby

Posted 1 month ago

A rang hood is needed for the kitchen; I have attached photos of the inside and outside of the kitchen, many thanks.

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Light box

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need quote to fix the light box?

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Lights/Power Point

Posted 2 weeks ago

Good Morning I need a power point and light switch replaced, and have an outside light which is not working and two down lights inside that are not working

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Add new Lighting, power point, etc

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there, we require the help of a registered electrician to run wiring for new power points, lights and an exhaust fan. Also while on-site change a couple of lights over etc. Would ideally like work to be completed asap as the wiring needs to be done through framing etc before builder can tack gib on.

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LightBox

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are a small business recently opened, needed a electrical tech to install the light box that can be looped the power from the focus light already installed.

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15 amp Spa plug

Posted 2 weeks ago

Installation of a 15amp plug for a Spa

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Hide electric cable

Posted 3 weeks ago

We would like the electrics of our new gas fireplace cable to sit behind the gib, so that the cable is hidden and there is a on/off switch on the wall rather than a plug. (Note: We are currently looking for tradies to gib over the brick chimney, so there is currently no gib in the way)

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Install exterior security light

Posted 1 month ago

Started installing a motion sensing security light to replace the fixed one. It is just a wee bit too tight, with older pretty heavy wiring for me to do safely, so have decided to post up for a registered electrician to do. Pretty straightforward I'm sure just want to do it right .

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New bathroom fan

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, our old bathroom extractor fan has stopped working - looks likely we need a replacement. We also have a light on the wall that we don't need and would like removed.

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Outdoor socket for 15amp spa

Posted 2 months ago

outdoor socket required for spa. Approx 1.5m from house and internal power socket

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Lighting and cord for internet

Posted 1 month ago

Our lightbulbs in one area of our lounge have blown multiple times. We suspect a rewiring is required. We also have lights in our kitchen that have blown and need to be switched to LEDs. Lastly we need a cord run from a bedroom downstairs to a room upstairs and connected the the internet modem (likely through the roof) to allow internet access for a pc.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 176,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Bathroom Wee Bits

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New PowerPoint installations


30th 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

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

Cut of power line

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th September 2020

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

Install exterior security light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Renovation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th September 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 3
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

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

Lighting replacements

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

15 amp Spa plug

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th October 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

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

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

Eletrical work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Install a wall oven.

Work carried out by an employee of the company

9th 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

New bathroom fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th September 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

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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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 ... and he will sort you out. Thanks, Tungsten electrical ltd.

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Electro Guard

Joined October 2010

Licence to Install under the security Guards Act. SG ... I have been in this business of installing, selling and servicing Electronic security systems for 20 years. I specialise in Selling Servicing and Installing, Security Alarm systems and Video Surveillance systems. We are also particularly experienced in digital wireless security systems. We also specialise in driveway alert systems...

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Solar Works Ltd

Joined September 2009

Solar Works is owned and operated by Greg Winter, a Certified Plumber and Gasfitter with 18 years experience. We provide high quality plumbing and gasfitting services and are experts in supply and installation of solar hot water systems. We pride ourselves on quality, integrity and service that is second to none. We are a member of the New Zealand Solar Industries Association, and are accredi...

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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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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 ......

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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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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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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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Spark It Up Electrical LTD

Joined October 2020

Hi there, we at Spark It Up Electrical are a new and developing electrical business, here to provide the best service and electrical practising. We have experience in the majority of electrical fields including Domestic, Commercial and Industrial. We also do smaller jobs when there is electrical work required. Our electricians have over 10 years worth of electrical experience and we pride ourselve...

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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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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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Stanley Instrumentation & Electrical

Joined March 2018

Call me SIE, for all your Industrial Instrumentation & Electrical works. As well as Industrial, commercial & Residential can be catered for if and when required.

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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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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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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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Action Aerials

Joined December 2013

I have been in the Aerial Installation business for over 30 years. Operating in the greater Wellington area including the Kapiti Coast. I pride myself on high quality workmanship and all work is guaranteed. I do commercial and domestic work - no job is too big or small.

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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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Electrify electrical limited

Joined May 2020

Hi I'm an electrician with 14 years experience in commercial and residential. My skills cover all aspects of electrical from 400v 3 phase/230v single phase men supply system and distribution, house installations, maintenance, fault finding, lighting controls, new switchboard installations, emergency lighting systems, extraction fans ,swimming pools/spas, test and tag, Data and CCTV. I pride my...

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MVT Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2020

I am a one man operation with over 13 years experience mostly doing residential electrical work and repairs. I was previously also the head of whiteware repairs at my old firm, training over 5 apprentices before going out on my own. I am professional, prompt, upfront and honest regarding costs and timelines

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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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