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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest electricians case studies

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

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 "

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

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

Additional Exterior Powerpoint

Posted 1 month ago

We're installing a spa in the back garden. We have a single outdoors powerpoint for the gas califont currently and would like to add another powerpoint for the spa pool. The spa will be in the same location as the existing powerpoint. It may only require making the single powerpoint a double socket? Spa requires "Plug-N-Play 240V, 10amp (2kw heater)"

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Replace light fittings

Posted 1 month ago

Two light fittings to be replaced - hanging light in dining room (have new light) and remove existing hanging light in entry way and replace with downlight (electrician to supply if possible). Replace cover on power box in cupboard

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Changing out an outdoor power plug

Posted 1 month ago

I have an outdoor power plug that my air conditioning is connected to. I need another socket on this plug now, so need it changed from a single to a double. I need this changed quite urgently.

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New towel rail

Posted 2 months ago

Need old towel rail taken off, screw is rusted. Need new 2x rail installed. We have 2x newtech SR220 rails with a SVE T50 transformer from a previous Reno where they didn't fit.

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Installation for Pendant Light

Posted 2 months ago

I want to install 3 pendant light replacing current spot light in kitchen .

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Wall power sockets and lights do not work.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Nearly soon of the wall power sockets do not work around the house. Lights have also been affected too but most seem to work.

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REPLACE OVEN

Posted 2 weeks ago

DISCONNECT BUILT IN ELECTRIC OVEN AND RE FIT NEW ELECTRIC OVEN

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Relocate broadband moderm/ install wall mount 70" tv

Posted 3 weeks ago

Broadband moderm is currently located in lounge area at an odd position which needs to be relocated to another convenient position in house. Also need a new tv to be installed in my room and lounge. Will have to relocate switches to height to suit. Require a qualified trades person with quality workmanship at good price.

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Electrical repair

Posted 15 hours ago

Fix garage lighting and exterior garage lighting. Also garage door opener not going. Went to turn on the light in the garage and it crackled and gave me an electric shock. Now the lights aren't working.

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Full electrical installation in new greenhouse

Posted 1 month ago

We are building a 500sqm greenhouse on our farm in Taupaki near Kumeu. We will need a registered electrician to install power to the building, including lighting and power points. We anticipate this will be in February or March 2020. We would like to meet with interested parties to discuss the job and to get quotes on the work.

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Spa pool socket repair/ replacement

Posted 1 month ago

Spa pool not getting any power. Fuse in house not tripping so guessing it’s the socket as pool is less than twelve months old.

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3 light fittings

Posted 6 days ago

We have brought 3 new light fittings and need them installed. Have a number of other jobs on the list to complete but they will be a few weeks after this one if complete.

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LED strip light in kitchen

Posted 1 month ago

The LED strip light under kitchen cabinets has gone very dim and needs repair or replacement. The length of the light is about3.8 metres. The premises is a rental property so the contractor will need to arrange a time to attend with the tenant.

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SMITH RENO #2

Posted 1 week ago

Kitchen renovation. New Ovens, switches, lighting Bathroom renovation, switches and removal of vent and refitted to outside wall Laundry relocation, sockets/ switches required and lighting

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Snells Beach - New Home Electrical works

Posted 2 months ago

Kindly quote for New Home Electrical works. Refer electrical plan

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Replace LED strip light

Posted 1 month ago

Replace LED strip light in the kitchen

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Fit Two Dimmer Switches to Existing LED Lights

Posted 1 month ago

Two year old new build house - I have two sets of LED lights in the lounge that I would like to have dimmed - the lights are currently on two way switches. In addition I have a few random things that are not quite right: * Flickering light in the bedroom. * Heated towel rail working intermittently. * Adjust the timer on under-counter bathroom sensor lights.

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Outdoor speakers and light setup

Posted 2 months ago

We're looking to hook up two outdoor speakers and some lights. Need powerpoints to but added in, some wiring needed.

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Spa pool short circuiting

Posted 1 month ago

Spa pool installed a year ago. Past month randomly short circuits. 25amp hardwired into spa pool. Runs ... °C.

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Kitchen Extractor to be Installed

Posted 1 month ago

We have a island range hood to be installed. Ceiling, not wall, mounted with ducting straight through the roof. Easy access roof, I have attached pictures - would like it done before Xmas if possible.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 153,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Coopers Constant Hotwater

Work carried out by an employee of the company

5th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Require a quote to replace a flickering light in ur kitchen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Add powerpoints in garage for powertool battery chargers and vacuum cleaners.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Relocate broadband moderm/ install wall mount 70" tv

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

4th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Move power plug

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

new switchboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wall power sockets and lights do not work.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Oven install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Maygrove Electrical

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New points & oven relocation


6th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen Extractor fan install & ducting to outside, poss one downlight & catdoor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hot points

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install power point, phone jack and light fitting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installing new security lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Office Lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sensor Light Replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tarting the House Up for Selling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

2 wall plugs not working

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hardwire in extractor fan plug in kitchen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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 16-032237.

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iMate Electrical & Inspecting Ltd

Joined April 2018

iMate is focusing on Electrical Inspecting and general Electrical. Contact me today for more information. Always happy to help! Offering: Domestic, commercial and industrial electrical, Solar power inspections, Caravan eWOF's, Boat eWOF's, Relocatable Building eWOF's Certificate of Verifications for Caravan sites, Marinas, Buildings left disconnected for over 6 months. Switchboard upgrades, Pr...

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A Class Electrical Ltd

Joined February 2019

Registered electrician. 15+ years experience. High quality, competitive pricing. For all your electrical requirements. 24/7. No job too big or small. Call - 0800 4AC ELEC

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North Shore Plumbers 2011 Ltd

Joined September 2011

I am a registered lisenced plumber and certifying drain layer .I have fantastic reviews on Builderscrack which speaks for itself.Also a member of No Cowboys with great reviews. I have been doing domestic and commercial plumbing for over 30 years and guarantee exceptional service and rates. I promise to beat any valid quote if possible.Promise not to deviate from original quote on labour. Co...

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Safe N Sound Audio Visual

Joined January 2015

Safe N Sound Audio Visual is an electrical company, which specialises in home automation, audio visual and network solutions. We are based in West Auckland and have been operating for 6 years. Therefore our experience and expertise will ensure you are left with a system that combines quality, innovation and practicality. If you're looking for qualified electricians, we can manage your electric...

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Peter Kesha

Joined August 2016

Currently contracting for the past 5 years, residential and commercial work, looking to branch out to extend my profile, All electrical work Competitive prices No job too small

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ASM Electric

Joined November 2018

We are registered experienced electricians operating with NZ$ One million indemnity insurance. We do all domestic, commercial and industrial electrical work for fair rated both the home owners and us. We use only genuine parts / components that are sold in reputed electrical suppliers. We always maintain the ASNZS 3000 standards in our work.

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Black Box Electrical Engineering

Joined June 2016

Black Box Electrical Engineering Licensed Electrical Engineering Services Design, Problem Solving and Installation for Homes, Motorhomes and Connectables. We are a north island based mobile business who travel to your home, tiny house or caravan etc to help facilitate your design, solve your electrical problems and complete electrical installation work.

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Jka Electrical Ltd

Joined September 2018

Hi there, we are fully trained in health and safety, customer service and certified. Our first priority is to our customer and we work to fulfill your requirement and leave your property with peace of mind. We are professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. From any small to a big job we are there for you. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then compl...

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AIR ELECTRIC SERVICES

Joined October 2016

Air Electric is a small , family owned and operated business which was formed in 2016. We have been working in the electrical field for the last 18 years. As a family owned business we go extra mile for customer satisfaction and building good customer relation . We also do air conditioning,heat pumps and home ventilation. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project complet...

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Royal Building Service Ltd

Joined July 2018

Our qualified glass tradies can do any big or small works in great Auckland area and neighbor cities. Onsite measurement, install, repair 24 hours and 7 days. Free site assessments, Prompt and reliable service, top quality workmanship, affordable cost, we endeavor to have each customer to get the great value for money. The business is home based operated, no high overheads. • All of our produc...

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Salvadors Electrical Limited

Joined July 2017

Registered Electrician - Experienced - Conscientious - Neat AWARDED - "Top-Rated Tradie 2019" by Builderscrack last 5 July 2019 Residential/Commercial/Industrial • electrical wiring • rewire • switch board upgrade • power points, safety switches, lightings • LED downlights, outdoor lights, security lights • Heatpump installation • Centralised Airconditioning and Heating • Ele...

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Morgan Electrical Limited

Joined April 2019

We are an electrical contracting company located in West Auckland servicing the greater Auckland Area. We have extensive experience in the residential and commercial sector, new build projects and renovations. We also provide lighting upgrades, switchboard upgrades, rewires and maintenance services and are also now involved in the rapidly growing field of PV Solar, from small domestic arrays to...

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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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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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This Is Electric NZ

Joined February 2017

I am a English qualified and New Zealand registered electrician. I have over 10 years experience working in England, Australia and New Zealand. I aim to deliver top end professional work at realistic prices and time scales

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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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Kiwi Facilities Maintenance

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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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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Icon electrical

Joined July 2016

Family owned and operated business based in Auckland, established in 1998, We are a registered electrical contracting company . We cover all range of works in the Residential and Commercial sector including general maintenance, installation, renovations, new homes, office and business fit outs and much more. We offer expert advice, friendly and reliable service at very competitive quotes....

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