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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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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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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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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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 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

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Abbas

Posted 3 months ago

I am doing renovation in our house and need an electrician to move some wall plugs and exchange old switch board with anew one and lighting fixing.

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Spa Pool Wiring

Posted 3 months ago

Need to get a brand new spa pool wired up

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Bathroom fan

Posted 3 weeks ago

I want an bathroom fan wiring up to a switch. It’s already installed just needs wiring up.

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Installing new security lights

Posted 1 month ago

We need 3 x security lights installed please. One high up, please see photo. The other two are easily accessible, under the house. (House is on 2mtr high piles)

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Gate Repair

Posted 3 months ago

Electric driveway gate repairs

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Move power plug

Posted 4 months ago

Hi there, I need to move a double plug a meter and get another plug fixed. It got bumped when I removed gib and stopped working. I was hoping to get gib back up today so is there anyone who can come and do this quick job today? Cheers

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Light and range-hood repair

Posted 3 months ago

I have a light and kitchen range hood that both don't work. Looking to get them fixed asap. In Millwater.

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Data Cabling and Security System

Posted 4 months ago

At the moment we have fibre wifi throughout the house – but I am looking for the following installation (although happy to take advice on this…): 1 x smart router 2 (or 3) long rage wireless access points 1 x 16 port switch for the hub 1 x 8 port switch for the lounge Change telephone points to data points Also – we currently have a security system that was installed with the house. I am just looking to perhaps change the hard drive unit to something that can connect to our mobile dev...

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Kitchen lights

Posted 2 weeks ago

Lights keep shorting in stairwell and kitchen

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New Kitchen layout

Posted 1 month ago

1. To combine 2 light switches and move dimmer switch to new location 2. To provide and install a new pantry cupboard light and switch 3. To move and install 4 new 10 amp power sockets 4. To upgrade an existing 15 amp power socket 5. To provide under bench sockets for a waste disposal unit and a dishwasher Existing cupboards have been removed and Gib has been stripped off walls. Targeting electrical rewiring in next 2 to 3 weeks ie before 28 May 2019.

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Installing extractor fans and cooking hobb.

Posted 1 week ago

Installing an extractor fan in a bath room. Installing an extractor fan in the kitchen. Advising, repairing/installing a new cooking hobb in the kitchen.

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Outdoor electric heater install

Posted 2 months ago

2 outdoor electric heaters to be installed under patio area. Our house is a steel frame Golden Home, 3 years old.

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Abbas #2

Posted 3 months ago

We need a plumber to do our plumbing at our house which includes repairs and maybe some new plumbing as well.

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General electrical work

Posted 2 months ago

Please refer to photos, install 8 light bulb covers as pic 2 and change 1 light switch.

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Install range-hood & hob

Posted 1 month ago

Wanting a quote & advice on how to gonabout connecting 2 appliances to electricity & externally venting the rangehood. Haven’t bought the hob yet because I’m worried it’s going to be too much power drawing off the circuit.

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Need a sparky ASAP to install a new aerial.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need a new aerial wiring installed for sky tv. As current wall does not have one and needs one new installed please need someone ASAP!

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Small Cabin fitout

Posted 2 months ago

We have a Cabin shell (see photo ) up. Needs some electrical work done before internal lining. Shed is closed in and watertight. No building consent required for shed, it is under 10sqm, but need certificate issued for electrical work done. Outside. 1 caravan type external socket fitted at low level. 1 lead with caravan fitting (approx 15m ) can this be within a flexible protective conduit. This will be very shallow buried by me. Will be connected to an existing outdoor power socket....

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Electrical works

Posted 6 days ago

Install 8 downlights in the main living area Repair loose power point Install a new oven Install pending lights in the dining area

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Power Point installation

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there, I require a few new power points installed in my house, including one for the drier. House is based in Huapai/Kumeu. Thank you

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A few electrical repairs

Posted 1 week ago

Fix a light switch, switch and/or electricals for two light and a faulty plug socket (doesn’t line up) Cheers

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new switchboard

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8th July 2018

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Installing new security lights

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6th May 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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Power to workshop please

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19th January 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

outdoor lights and plug

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29th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 4

Install power point, phone jack and light fitting

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15th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

10 amp Power Socket to be installed on Deck

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31st October 2017

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Electrician

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7th June 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Sensor Light Replacement

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21st October 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Spa 15Amp plug

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27th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Office Lights

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30th July 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

WASTE DISPOSAL BUTTON NEEDS TO BE FIXED ASAP!!

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13th June 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

ELECTRICAL WORK

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18th March 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 5
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 5

Makarau elec

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2nd October 2017

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 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
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 5
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 5

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

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Tarting the House Up for Selling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Require a quote to replace a flickering light in ur kitchen

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26th July 2018

Workmanship
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 5
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 5
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 5

Villa Downlights and outdoor lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

New points & oven relocation


6th August 2018

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 5
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 5
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Move power plug

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6th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

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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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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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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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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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Modern electrical solutions ltd

Joined June 2012

Modern electrical solutions ltd trading as Mr Power ,provides 24hour/7days service Auckland wide.Our work details includes the following services : •24/7 Breakdowns,power failure,maintenance & repairs,installation & rewiring,stoves& water heaters,insurance & WINZ quotes,communications & data ,appliance repairs,security alarms,air conditioning ,refrigeration & heat pumps,swimming pools& spa,caravan...

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Eleca Limited

Joined May 2017

Professional with 15 years experience in New Zealand. Specializing in all areas, from domestic - (New builds, renovations, installation, rewiring old houses, switch boards and lighting) to commercial - (Offices, workshops & small factories). First visit and quotation is FREE OF CHARGE. No job is too big or too small. NZ Practising Licence E 250658

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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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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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Ault Electrical

Joined January 2014

Hi I’m Richie Ault registered electrician since August 2012, working in the electrical industry since 2007.. pride myself in doing the best job I can for you making sure the job is done right the first time round

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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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Electrical Excellence ltd

Joined May 2010

Here at Electrical Excellence we pride ourselves in the service we provide, the quality of workmanship and value for money. We have 20 years experience in electrical work from small repair jobs to full house fitouts.Kitchens,bathrooms and renovations are our speciality.

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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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Dr.Sparky Electrical Services

Joined October 2018

Dr Sparky Electrical are registered electricians based in West Auckland. We can do your residential, commercial & industrial and food equipment electrical repairs and installations. We specialise in all brands of food equipment repairs for restaurants, cafes and food outlets including supermarkets. We provide emergency services 24/7 so feel free to contact Todd if you can't get anyone else. We...

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Sargent Electrical Ltd

Joined November 2018

Hi, we have been in the electrical trade for 7+ years with plenty of experience with new homes, big and small renovations, commercial, maintenance work, phone wiring, data wiring, security alarms, audio and visual and also electric gate automation. Our passion is to ensure we fulfill our customers needs and wants to the highest of standards and quality of work. We enjoy the journey we go on wi...

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Steedman electrical

Joined December 2017

Motivated electrician with experience in maintenance, new builds and renovations/extensions. My motto is if the customer is happy they’ll tell a few friends.

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Alexander

Joined September 2010

Hi, We have been working in constructional industry for last 15 years. We do: - Electrical work, - Plumbing work, - Carpentry work, - Building work, - Cabinetry work, - Handymen work - Painting work - and more... New Zealand licenced Electricians, qualified plumbers, and builders, Work on residential, commercial and industrial sites. Locations covered: Auckland, Hamilton, Coromand...

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Ekara Electrical Ltd

Joined May 2019

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to consider us. We are a small team operating primarily in the eastern bays and central city suburbs. We pride ourselves on delivering the best service possible, our three guys are all people I have happily welcomed into my home and would trust to do right by anyone. If you’re looking for a professional, reliable, quality service at a fair price then please ge...

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Handyman Services

Joined May 2017

General Repairs, Builds and maintenance around your home as well as Waterproofing. We have a range of professionals from Builders, Plumbers, Electricians, Landscapers and Handyman to provide you a complete solution for your Home, Property or Business. Get in touch with us for a speedy response and a competitive rate. Let the professionals take care of you!

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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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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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