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

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

Install ceiling fan

Posted 1 month ago

Bedroom ceiling fan installation

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Plugs and outdoor lights not working

Posted 2 weeks ago

Plugs in two bedrooms of our home aren't working. All the fuses are fine and in working order. The outside lights are also not working and appear to have water ingress.

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Connect new transpotable.

Posted 1 month ago

Would like a price to connect a new transpotable to power which is already in the drive 10m away.

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Install power points

Posted 1 month ago

Hi I need 2 new power points installed in my bathroom which is under renovation the recessed ceiling lights & heat lamp fan need wiring in and i need a light switch moved in another room. All fittings are supplied.

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Westgate

Posted 3 weeks ago

Cable to run from existing power board and set up own distribution board for neighbour

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Replace x4 warm downlights with cool or daylight brighter ones

Posted 1 month ago

Replace x4 warm downlights with cool or daylight brighter ones, in the garage, now been used as a studio and current warm color lights are a bit dark.

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Electrical work - new lights, 2 plugs stopped working, new external 15amp plug

Posted 3 days ago

Three things that needs to be done: Maintenance - 2 wall sockets stopped working recently - nothing is tripped, so not sure why... We are installing a wall to make a new room in the house, so need a light circuit for the new room, and possibly some sockets moved to different positions. And we need an external 15 amp plug point installed at the end of the driveway for EV charging.

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Connecting a cabin to a to be-renovated switchboard

Posted 3 weeks ago

the cabin is 120 meters away from the switchboard. Update the switchboard. RCD protection and a caravan outlet. Labour only.

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Install Ensuite extractor fan

Posted 5 days ago

We have recently had the Healthy Homes Assessment done. We need an extractor fan installed in the Ensuite Could we please get a quote for this. *Email communication preferred

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15 amp power point for a spa

Posted 4 weeks ago

. Install a 15 amp power point for a spa

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15Amp plug for Spa Pool

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, change an outside 10Amp plug to 15Amp plug for Spa Pool. The plug can be changed as per first 2 photos. Or a new wire and 15Amp outside socket can be run from Panasonic Air Con unit. As per other photos. Looking for a quote please. Thanks

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Install lights, powerpoints, switches

Posted 1 month ago

Job 1 - Replace light switches with dimmers We are looking to swap out our light switches for dimmers. The house, 3 years old, has dimmable LED down lights and drivers, but the dimmer switch piece was not done when it was built. The lights are Hugo DLEK221 backed by LED220 drivers, and e-photon EP-DL06-9W-60D backed by ... drivers. I have Brilliant Smart wireless dimmers to be installed: Brilliant Smart WiFi Dimmer Mechanism (part 20967) Brilliant Smart WiFi Master Dimmer Mechanism (par...

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Small electrical job

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, I have a couple of small electrical jobs I need completing: 1. Wire up a bathroom fan (Fan is already mounted) 2. Install an outdoor power point (really easy access!) Nothing complex, just gotta get them tidied away!

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Add plug for garden circuit

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have a electrical cord running to an outside fixture with a switch in my lounge. The fixture is just an end cap. I'm wanting to make this an outdoor plug so I can install some garden lights and or deck lighting. Looking for a quote on this but also wondering if it's possible to make it an double plug with double switch.

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Replace 2 stove top elements

Posted 1 month ago

The two back elements are running hot so not able to lower the temperature

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Power blown

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have a power outage and looking for a quick repair job. This happened when we turned on the lights in the kitchen. Fuses have been checked.

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Light fittings replacement

Posted 1 month ago

Replace 2x LED light fittings in bathroom. We have the replacement lights. One old light has been removed, due to flickering, one hasn't.

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Need electrician

Posted 1 month ago

To fit plugs and switches, plus two ceiling fans

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New power socket installation

Posted 1 month ago

need to install a new power socket

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Hardwire in 2x bathroom extraction fans (already installed)

Posted 1 day ago

Hi, we need someone to hardwire in 2x bathroom extraction fans that have already been installed minus the electrical work.

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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.

Light fittings replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th November 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Change street lamp

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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 5

Security light installation


10th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extractor fan not working

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace x4 warm downlights with cool or daylight brighter ones

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Separating power meters

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Connect new transpotable.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lights & HWC

Work carried out by an employee of the company

23rd August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small electrical job

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

relocate water pump and replace lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

32A Swim Spa

Work carried out by an employee of the company

7th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

replace 2 stove top elements

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th December 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Fit 15amp plug point

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rangehood installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

new led lights and some electrical repairs

Work carried out by an employee of the company

17th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Add new kitchen lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

15Amp plug for Spa Pool

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

3 Phase Powerpoint and extend Spa pool lead to use new powerpoint

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install ceiling fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Power board replacement Silverdale

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Licence To Wire

Joined September 2013

We are an Auckland based company that specialise in the residential & commercial market. We offer services from renovations, bathrooms, kitchens, re-wires, new builds, property management, shop fit-outs & general maintenance. No job is too small. Our main aim is to make the entire build/renovation process as stress free as possible for all our clients. We are very customer focused & can p...

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AB Electrical

Joined June 2020

We have been providing electrical services in the Auckland/Rodney region since 2010 and have built up a fantastic reputation for excellent service and satisfied customers. We will rake care of all of your electrical services - service, repair and extensions/upgrades with mature registered master electricians. Modernise your lighting with the latest LED lights for $39.00 + GST supplied and ins...

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TDS Security Limited

Joined February 2017

TDS Security offers free security advice on all brands of residential and commercial security systems, alarm and monitoring quotes, servicing & installation / Phone-Data Networks / Intercoms / Access Control/CCTV Systems/Smoke Detection. Licenced Private Security Personnel Licencing Authority ... .

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lux Electircal Ltd

Joined September 2018

Lux Electrical is a small privately owned business which means that every Customer is met with the same high standard in the services we provide. We are able to ensure that all of our Customers receive the personal touch that bigger companies wouldn't be able to deliver. We are a brand new business but far from new to the trade, after 5 years of experience our Owner/Operator Jason zeidan decided t...

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Pulse electrical & communication services ltd

Joined August 2017

Welcome to Pulse Electrical, we are professional electrical contractors with over 10 years experience in providing a comprehensive range of electrical services in and around the Auckland area. The key to our success is our commitment to every individual, family, and company that uses our services, whether it’s planning, procurement, design, review, implementation, or maintenance, we have the exper...

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Rickard Electrical

Joined September 2020

Hi there, we are a registered and licensed electrical company with 10 years plus experience at your service to provide customer needs and to make life a safer place. With free quoting and knowledge to share, we are able to direct you in the right path to ensure you get the best outcome, so give us a call as we are here to help you. Go check out our website for our services: www. ... .nz

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Heating and Cooling and Electrical Solutions

Joined September 2019

Heat Pumps are perfect for winter warmth & summer cooling - all at the touch of a button. Heat pumps are highly regarded as the most energy efficient form of electric heating for NZ homes and can provide summer cooling for less than $1 a day. Heating and cooling solutions can assist with the highest standards of correct sizing, advice and installation for air conditioning and heat pumps in the...

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Sam

Joined October 2020

Hi BC Group I have been in the Electrical industry for the past 12-13 years and have always been able to take on any challenges. Background includes Residential and Commercial work, Faulty finding, New Install, Repair or Replace and also a bit of Industrial work etc.. Have been involved in Training other Electrician, Supervising and Now starting my own business. I am a Friendly person and...

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KS Electrical

Joined June 2019

KS Electrical is your one stop shop that specializes in residential and small scale commercial electrical service work. This means that we can provide more personable service to you, catering more easily to your needs and timetable. With experience from new kitchen installations to full house rewires, KS Electrical has the ability to fulfill your electrical needs. Providing punctual and profession...

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GI & GM Contacting

Joined February 2020

Hi We have a team of builders/electricians/landscapers and handyman to handle all small to large projects around Auckland -Waikato Our director Greg has been Qualified building/site Manager for the last 10 years Our co-director Grant has Been a Qualified Electrician for the past 10 years We pride ourselves in doing a high quality job and clean and tidy work environment.

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Teraforma Construction

Joined November 2010

I am a builder who does tiling and landscaping when required, I have 15 years experience working in Auckland, Northshore, Hibiscus Coast & New Plymouth.I hold a degree in physical geography and I am very good with structural work. My rates are very reasonable and I work hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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Blackstone Project Management

Joined June 2019

We provide fixed price / fixed timeframe renovations for homeowners and property investors from kitchens and bathrooms through to full interior and exterior renovations, basement conversion and extensions. With extensive experience in the building and construction industry and a great team we are able to offer peace-of-mind that your renovation project will be done effectiently and to a high stan...

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Solo

Joined June 2019

Hi, been an electrician for 15 years. From residential to commercial, some industrial jobs. From rewiring to newly wiring jobs. Home appliances works. Very professional and high standards work. Electrical advice. Work to budget with a know how can do attitude.

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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Bright Mirror Solutions

Joined January 2016

We design, make and install custom mirrors with lights for your bathroom and more ... We plan lights in- and out-door; we supply wide range of LED lights, install and service lights for residential and commercial projects!

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Dragon Maintenance Ltd

Joined September 2013

Hi, my name is Jason and part of a family run business from Wales in the UK. I have 20+ years experience in the Building & Construction Industry, from project management and on the tools. Qualified as an Electrician, Joiner/Carpentry, brick/block laying and experience in other trade backgrounds. Now living in New Zealand we are continuing to provide a high quality service in Building, Renovatio...

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Kiwi Facilities Maintenance Limited

Joined November 2017

Hi we are a maintenance company consist of multi trade - Builders , Plumbers, Electrician and Electrical Inspectors with 20 years of experience. We do all job small or big with very competitive cost. We are very professional and work to meet deadlines for project completion to high standard. We pride ourselves on providing very competitive quote and then completing jobs on budget with workmansh...

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EMS

Joined December 2020

EMS offers both electrical and mechanical services to residential, commercial and industrial clients. EMS is the upper tier when it comes to electrical servicing, we provide free over the phone support for existing clients and we stand by our great ethics, morals, outstanding quality of workmanship and minimal disturbance to your home or business. Visit www. ...

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Bright Kiwi Electrical Services

Joined July 2020

Auckland wide services within the residential, commercial and industrial environment. We provide you with specialized solutions to all your electrical needs. We are registered electricians who take pride in our profession and look after our clients.

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Franklin Electrical ltd

Joined May 2016

Ashton has over 13 years experience in residential, commercial, industrial, security, solar, air conditioning and underground services. Specialising in residential new housing, renovation and servicing, He takes pride in his work and complete jobs either on time or early.

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