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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest electricians case studies

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

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

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

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

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

Bathroom heat lamp replacement

Posted 2 weeks ago

HPM 3-in-1 bathroom heat lamp is out of order and needs replacing.

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Power the Garage

Posted 1 month ago

I got a garage detached from the house that needs 4 or 6 power point and 4 fluorescent lights

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Replacement of inground lights

Posted 2 months ago

Have 3 inground led uplights that need replacement please + another one (not inground)

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Need install an electricity meter

Posted 2 months ago

We are considering to install an electricity meter for the septic tank system. Can you please quote on the job? The address is on Mangakura Road Helensville. Currently the septic tank system is connected to the house electricity meter, but we'd like to separate a new meter. Thank you. Jonathan

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Extractor fan not working

Posted 2 weeks ago

Extractor fan in bathroom not working. Located in roof cavity.

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Power board replacement

Posted 1 month ago

I need my main power board upgraded and moved to another wall. I also need a light switch moved and a new light fitting in my toilet.

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New led lights and some electrical repairs

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi We have a bach in Omaha we will be selling in late Spring. We have some halogen bulbs to change to led lights - around 8 of them., a couple of power points to fix and maybe two new smoke alarms and potentially an outdoor light to replace

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Stove top extractor fan issue

Posted 2 months ago

I have a Westinghouse WRC913SB 90cm Canopy Rangehood and the control panel seems to be faulty. It switches on my itself sometimes.

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Completing SDoC's for NZ certification

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi there, we are bringing in a new product to New Zealand and we need to get the SDoC's done for them. They have their CE and FCC certs, and we just need the SDoC done for New Zealand certification. Is this something you are familiar with? If so please get it touch.

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Add new kitchen lights

Posted 1 month ago

Add two new light fittings to match existing, as per photos. Current fittings used for LED halogen replacement bulbs (MR16) but new fittings should be rated for halogen for backwards compatibility. Possibility to 'steal' matching fittings from another room and supply 4x fitting for that room instead.

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Lights & HWC

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, looking for an electrician in Whangaparaoa or close by for various renovation and HWC work. To quote on Monday. Thanks

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Oven hood

Posted 2 months ago

I need a oven hod extractor installed in a downstairs flat. I also need the one in my house fixed. The lights on it work, but the fan does not. Brand type for the one to be fixed is smeg.

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Need sparky to move power for hwc

Posted 2 months ago

I am a plumber and after a sparky to come and shift the hwc power for me. Cylinder is under house so easy to move quickly for me cheers.

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Hot Water Cylinder

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hot water cylinder not working. Water is flowing from taps freely. Was working last night. Checked circuit breaker and meter.

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Electrical Certification SDoc

Posted 3 weeks ago

We need someone who can fill out the correct SDoc for Electrical Certification.

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Replacing LED light

Posted 1 month ago

Needs to replace LED light in dining room

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Bathroom extractor

Posted 1 month ago

Looking to upgrade bathrooms vent to higher extractor. Looking for quote from electrician

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Outside lighting and outside powerpoint

Posted 1 month ago

Replace outside security light with led security light and add up to two more. Also install an outside waterproof powerpoint. Requirement: Old outside light needs to be removed and new light plus extra security lights needs to be provided and installed. Also the outside waterproof powerpoint needs to be provided and installed.

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Move Plug down wall

Posted 1 week ago

I need to shift a plug that is right in the middle of the wall - laundry.It needs to be moved down

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Bathroom fittings: towel rail, lights plug

Posted 3 weeks ago

one electric towel rail installed light over toilet and above hand basin installed Plug for shaver installed One light has been moved and needs certifying

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 173,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

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

Power board replacement Silverdale

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st August 2020

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

Add new kitchen lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st September 2020

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

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

Rangehood installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st August 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

relocate water pump and replace lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

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

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

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

Hot points

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 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

Change street lamp

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th June 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

replace a new one

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th March 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

Maygrove Electrical

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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All Bases Electrical

Joined October 2019

Hi, were a small electrical company who have 15 years experience in the electrical industry from small jobs to full rewires of residential and commercial spaces. We also have been installing solar and battery systems across all types of properties for the last 5 years. We are a very professional outfit that is determined to beat deadlines. We always treat your property as 1 of our own when looking...

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TimberFox Floors

Joined July 2019

Hi, We run a Property Maintenance & flooring company trading as TimberFox Floors. The works we do : We supply & Install Carpets Laminate, solid wood, Enggineering wood, Vinyl Planks, Tiles, Carpet Tiles Vinyl & do all kind of floor preparations. Interior & exterior Paintings Gutter cleaning Gib fixing Gib stopping Lagging work for plumbers to apartments Soundproofing etc...

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Moscoso Electrical Limited

Joined March 2017

Hi, I've been on tools as Electrician in the last 20 years. I can do general electrical work such as new build, rewire, power points, lights, renovations, heatpumps, CCTV/ security cameras, LED downlights, home automations, etc. etc... Professional and Quality workmanship with reasonable price/quote.

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Gelder Security & Electrical

Joined May 2020

Hi, I am a Apprentice Electrician and Security Technician with a Degree in Electrical Engineering, I have 5 years experience in commercial and residential new builds and renovations doing electrical and security installs (alarms & CCTV). I deliver professional & safe work and provide competitive quotes. All work is done by supervision of a registered electrician and licensed security technician.

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Advance Group Inc Ltd

Joined August 2010

Advance Group established in 2006 and active since in Building, Construction and Maintenance and offer a wide range of services by our friendly and qualified team. FREE INSPECTION FREE QUOTE 5 Million Dollars Public Liability We are a construction, renovation and maintenance company; we specialise in Designer Kitchen and Bathroom renovations, and we also offer the following services for yo...

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Andy Cao

Joined May 2019

Hello, I'm Andy. A Registered Electrician with 6+ years experience in a wide range of electrical works. From general electrical and lighting, to installations of Heat Pumps, Alarm Systems and CCTV, small and large renovations as well as new builds. I pride myself on my thorough workmanship providing asthetically pleasing work to the highest of standards, and in a timely manner. Please contact me...

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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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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.rickardelectri...

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Volta Electrical

Joined November 2016

Powered by passionate electrical professionals, with over 15 years experience, Volta has you sorted- whether the job is big or small, whether you're building a new home, renovating an old one, or require electrical services on a commercial site. Call us today for a FREE detailed estimate.

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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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Warco Electrical

Joined October 2019

Warco Electrical is a focused and energetic team of electricians with the drive to succeed in the electrical industry. We are highly experienced in the residential, commercial and industrial industry. Our team has a variety on knowledge ranging from general electrical maintenance, new builds, renovations, home improvements, motors and machinery, oil refineries, oil rigs, shop fit outs, lightin...

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Nail It Repairs And Maintenance Ltd

Joined August 2020

We At NAIL IT REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE LTD aim to provide competitive quotes and work within the customers budget with quality and professional services guaranteed..

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H & O Services

Joined July 2020

Hello, I have been in the electrical and building trades for 25 years. I am a registered electrician. I currently offer my services to all appliance repairs, domestic and commercial repairs and maintenance and any handyman services. I pride myself on competitive pricing and on time completion. Above all, I clean up after myself.

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Echo Electrical

Joined September 2020

Hi my name is Jimmy, I have been a qualified sparky for 8+ years working mostly on residential and commercial properties doing jobs such as new builds, maintenance, renovations, rewires and repairs. I pride myself on my ability to complete the job professionally and in good time providing competitive pricing. I believe in this line of work there is no job too small or too big. Look forward to hea...

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Satplus Ltd

Joined June 2020

Since 2013 Satplus has been helping Kiwis. We get a kick out of solving issues with the right solution whether that be improving your WIFI, installing a satellite dish/UHF freeview aerial or setting up a smart TV. We are 100% NZ owned and operated and guarantee our work. We offer a variety of products and services - TV UHF & Satellite Antennas - Fiber installation and move - Networkin...

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Ryte on Electrical Limited

Joined September 2017

Ryte on Electrical Limited is valued for it’s reliable, affordable and professional service. You are guaranteed an electrician who works cleanly and efficiently and gets the job done on time and to your satisfaction. Whether your job is residential or commercial, large or small, you can expect great results and quality service from Ryte on Electrical Limited.

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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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Electric nz

Joined February 2019

We do general electrical repairs/ upgrades / hot water cylinder electrical faults, LED downlights, switchboard upgrades, stove repairs, dryer repairs, washing machine repairs Hourly charge is $50.00 per hour + materials and no after hours charge or a one off quote. We are committed since 9 years in this field

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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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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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