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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest electricians case studies

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

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

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

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 finding the tim

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

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

Spa pool socket repair/ replacement

Posted 3 months 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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Fit Two Dimmer Switches to Existing LED Lights

Posted 3 months 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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Electrical Repairs and Maintenance

Posted 1 month ago

Our empty rental property needs a few electrical jobs done before we can rent it out: 1. Wire up new oven 2. Instal bathroom fan and duct outside 3. Duct exisiting kitchen fan outside 4. Fix power socket in bedroom 5. in bedroom wardrobe, put existing wires in conduit 6. Relocate light switches and power sockets in rumpus 7. Instal new bathroom heater to replace existing one.

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Kitchen Extractor

Posted 2 months ago

We have a 120mm island ceiling mounted kitchen extractor to be installed. The 150mm ducting will need to go through the corrugated metal roof, the cavity has insufficient space (about 70mm) to run ducting to the soffits. The electric socket is already in place, not just wire as it looks in the picture. So just mounting the extractor and ducting to do. The ceiling is slanted with the roof line. The roof is at a low angle, about 10 degrees and has easy access. See picture. We live in a high win...

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Wall power sockets and lights do not work.

Posted 3 months 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 3 months ago

DISCONNECT BUILT IN ELECTRIC OVEN AND RE FIT NEW ELECTRIC OVEN

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Replace a new one

Posted 1 month ago

replace a new fan in the bathroom

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Relocate broadband moderm/ install wall mount 70" tv

Posted 3 months 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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Relocate water pump and replace lights

Posted 1 month ago

to relocate the water pump by the water tank where there is wiring to do so. Replace light fixtures with new that I have.

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Electrical repair

Posted 2 months 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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Electric gate wiring

Posted 1 month ago

We require an electric gate to be installed. The location of the electric gate is approximately 8 meters from the nearest electrical point in the house. The electric gate has been installed and is just waiting on the wiring.

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Install new power meter

Posted 1 month ago

Hi all I need a new power meeter attached to the shed/garage of my property. Its currently billing the electricity to the house, but I want it to be under a separate account. Address is 703a coatesville riverhead hiway. Screenshot attached. House marked A Shed marked B Powerline running straight up the middle of property. We will be undergrounding the lines between house and road.

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Underground cable

Posted 2 months ago

Supply and lay single phase cabling 60A for a distance of aprox. 135m. Trenching and backfilling not required, will be done by me. Cables should be tailed down on both ends, current certificate of compliance to be supplied.

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Lighting Upgrade

Posted 4 weeks ago

We are updating our lighting in every room of the house. Not sure of the extent of the work required. Moving the location of power plugs and adding heated towel rails.

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House Rewiring needed

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, my house is 140 square meters, I just bought it recently. I think it need Rewiring for 2 double bedroom, 2 single bedroom, dinning & loung. As the vendor said they did the kitchen & bathroom & outside lighting already but you can double check for me. Its a easy access flat house. Can you tell approximately how much will it cost me? Thank you

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Essential

Posted 1 week ago

Need an electrician for electrical hook up for stove

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3 light fittings

Posted 2 months 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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Additional Exterior Powerpoint

Posted 3 months 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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Separating power meters

Posted 1 month ago

Power feed required to be split onto two meters at the board. Current setup: Main power feed into main dwelling. Minor dwelling split off the main board with a measurement meter on the minor dwelling board. Future: 2 x meters on main house board with 2 ICPs for seperate billing. Will have future work in the minor dwelling once the renovations are underway. Thanks

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SMITH RENO #2

Posted 2 months 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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Recent electricians reviews

With over 159,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

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

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

Installing new security lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th May 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

Coopers Constant Hotwater

Work carried out by an employee of the company

5th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hot points

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 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

Sensor Light Replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st October 2018

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

Underground cable

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th February 2020

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

Move power plug

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electric gate wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

replace a new one

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th March 2020

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

Oven install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical Repairs and Maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th March 2020

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

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

Tarting the House Up for Selling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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.uniquerenovations.co.nz

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All Electrical Services

Joined March 2012

I engage in electrical work in all sectors, specialising in LED lighting, ELV supplies for electric vehicle connections, domestic work, light industrial, small jobs, problem solving, testing equipment, I specialise in switchboard replacement, house rewires, shop fitting work, commercial work, and technical jobs. I am a happy, personable and experienced electrician, with 25+ years of experienc...

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FMH Electrix Ltd

Joined April 2018

Our company are: - Registered Master Electrician ( electrical contractors association nz) - Site safe member - IQP( independent qualified person) Auckland council - Ministery of justic( security licensed) - accredited Mistubishi installer - accredited fujitsu installer. We do Domestic, commercial & industrial job.

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Plumb Press

Joined April 2019

Hi Im Tim and I have had over 15years experience in plumbing industry. Its of great importance to deliver the highest level of workmanship to our customers. For any plumbing issues or new work you may need ,we can do it. Feel free to view my website for more information. Thank you for your time Tim

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Shocked Electrical

Joined October 2018

We are an electrical team with a keen interest in modern design and technology. We like to make your house functional, but also add some “wow” factor. Home automation, wireless audio systems and modern security are just a few of the things we love to do. Of course we still love a good fault finding mission and any repairs or maintenance you might need help with! Get in touch and let us know what y...

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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. Qualified as an Electrician and Joiner with experience in other trade backgrounds. Now living in New Zealand we are continuing to provide a high quality service in Building, Renovation, Installation, Preventative Maintenance & General Maintenance, Ind...

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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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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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The Wet Sparky

Joined June 2019

visit our website. www.thewetsparky.co.nz The Wet Sparky is an ambitious electrical service company, aimed to provide our customers with cost effective solutions and years of industry gained experience. Our slogan says it all, Better installation, Better Operation, Better Control. Our vision is to fully understand customer needs and exceed their expectations, delivering increased profitability...

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Dymond Construction Ltd

Joined January 2020

Welcome to Dymond Construction. We build new homes and renovate old ones. With an eye for a crystal diamond finish, our professional team of tradesmen are more than able to help you complete that long overdue project or build that dream home for you and your loved ones. No job is too big or small for our team. We take tremendous pride in being a "One-Stop-Shop" offering our own Builders, Elec...

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iSparky

Joined January 2020

I have been in the industry for more than 10yrs, NZ Qualified, NZ Registered Electrician. Very active to handle big or small jobs, work on budget and time frame. I am proud of what I'm doing from *builders temporary power supply, *renovation up to a new build, *modern kitchen rewiring, *oven, stove, hood, dish washer, hot water cylinder install repair and maintenance, *swtichboard upgrade...

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pro wire

Joined December 2010

Hi we work from hamilton to auckland we have been doing jobs from new homes full renovations ,to the smallest jobs ,we pride ourselves on punctuality, and 100% customer satisfaction ,we always clean up after ourselves and offer helpful advice and ,no obligation free quotes ,our prices are always competitive .

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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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Big Spark Electrical Limited

Joined August 2019

Hi I’m Shay from Big Spark Electrical + Heat Pumps, I am a reliable and friendly electrician, offering prompt Auckland wide service with a fast turnaround and high-quality workmanship. I take pride in turning up on time, every time. With over 10 years experience and great knowledge of the construction industry, I can ensure your project runs smoothly.

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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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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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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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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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HYPE ELECTRICAL LTD

Joined May 2018

Hi, we are a new company looking to make our mark on the electrical industry. We pride ourselves on top level workmanship and having happy clients at the end of the job.

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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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