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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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LED Lighting Ideas & Benefits for Your Home or Office

Posted 28/01/14

LED lighting has long been the next-best thing in retail and commercial lighting by designers, but now, they’re catching on with homeowners thanks to their energy efficiency.  LED lighting can incur higher upfront costs. However, you don't need to wait a long time to recover your investment in energ

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Check Out These Luxury Bedroom Lighting Ideas

Posted 11/06/13

Whether your luxury bedroom is a small cosy space or a grand suite, it’s probably used for more than just sleeping. While dark bedrooms are perfect for sleep, too little light can hinder other activities.  With plenty of luxury bedroom lighting ideas available, let us help you choose the right  prof

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Tips for Heating Your Home in Winter

Posted 07/05/13

As temperatures start to fall and household prices continue to rise, the need to stay warm without increasing your bills has never been stronger. Heating your home on a budget has never been greater! We've got some helpful suggestions for you to minimise your energy usage and keep warm this winter.

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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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7 Things Tradies Want You To Know Going Into 2022

Posted 30/11/21

Next year will be the year of catch-22’s for home improvement. So, how can you get a great outcome for your project in these busy times?

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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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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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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 encouraged his daughter to be one of the country’s women in trade.

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

A career-driven mom shares with us how she used Builderscrack by outsourcing housework so she could focus on the important stuff.

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

An electric car charge port installed in a garage is our 300,000th job. Read about a busy doctor’s experience working with a tradie.

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

New plugs lights and shed connection

Posted 4 months ago

Looking to get two new plugs installed in a bedroom 2 outdoor down lights with an outdoor light switch and set up for getting electricity to a shed 1 meter from the house (we have currently pulled up the path as the drains are getting re done so it would be really good to get the structure in place so we can feed the wiring through later, assuming that is how it works)

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Fibre box position change

Posted 3 months ago

Fibre connection point moved back around a corner, the conduit and fibre shortened to tidy up the install.

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Spa pool wiring

Posted 2 months ago

32 amp install for spa pool

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Extractor Fan

Posted 3 months ago

The extractor fan above the stove is not working. We are selling the house in a few weeks so really need it fixed :-)

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Power Point Installation.

Posted 4 months ago

Install additional dual outlet power point in Garage and supply COC.

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Outdoor power point installation/downlight repair

Posted 5 months ago

Need two outdoor power points installed at each end of the house and also have a faulty downlight (Edison bulb) in the kitchen that needs attention.

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Touch switch installation

Posted 3 months ago

Hi I am looking at an electrician who can install touch switch from normal switches. At this stage we haven't bought switches but would like to get some advice, if you could please come to our house in rolleston on 23rd October around 2pm to view the place and how many switches we need to replace. I live in Wellington and I m coming down on 23rd October. We will actually move into the property by 1st December so would like the switches changed from 3rd December 2021. Let me know if u free around...

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Fix / Replace hot water cylinder

Posted 4 months ago

I live in a 1970's house with its original boiler (1974) . For some reason its just stopped making hot water. I would like a trained professional to give me both a quote for repair, and for replacement. I am only interested in electrical solutions (no gas please).

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Electrical plug for spa pool (outside)

Posted 3 months ago

We need an electrician to install an outdoor plug for our spa. It is 15amp plug in. There is currently no outdoor plug.

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New build electrical fit off quote

Posted 4 months ago

Looking for an electrician to complete the fit off for my new build. Currently the plans are in the "20 working day" period at Selwyn Council so realistically not expecting the fit off until the first half of next year. I do need to confirm an electrician and quote to satisfy the bank. House is 253sqm. Full plans are available. Please be prepared to provide a quote for this job and let me know if any further information will be required. Thanks in advance.

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Sensor light installation + other minor jobs

Posted 3 months ago

I require a sensor light to be installed at our wedding venue on a portacom There is also a few other minor jobs that need looking at like fixing a

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Putting in 3x pendant lights

Posted 5 months ago

We are needing 3x pendant lights put in above our beach in our new built home. The switch and the wires are already installed, just need the 3 pendant put in.

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Bathroom wall lights

Posted 3 months ago

We have a wall light (above the mirror) in 2 bathrooms to replace. We already have the two new lights to use, just need an electrician to install them.

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Electrical Warrant of Fitness on Caravan

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for someone who can do an on site Electrical Warrant of fitness on a Bailey caravan in Rolleston.

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New wall oven installation - replacing the original wall oven

Posted 5 months ago

I need a new wall oven installed replacing the original wall oven. 20 Year old House, standard connections. Cabinetry should house the new oven with minimal modifications (possibly need to lower a shelf). New oven is already on site. Job can be carried out generally any time of the day (8am-6pm) or during any day of the week. Ne need to dump the old oven I can deal with that.

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New power point and install bathroom heaters

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, I’d like to add a new power point in the laundry for the dryer and to install wall bathroom heaters x2 (supplied). A quote first would be very much appreciated.

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Sleepout renovation

Posted 1 week ago

We are renovating a "games room " into two bedrooms and need the existing ceiling lights and speakers possibly moved, rewired as well as making sure their are sufficient outlets in each room. Construction is occurring the week of the 17th January.

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Secure elecrical cables undefloor

Posted 1 week ago

I'm planning to install insulation bats underfloor. There are some electrical cables, I like them to be checked and secured.

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Install new bathroom heater

Posted 3 months ago

Hi, the heating element in my bathroom heater seems to have broken and needs to be replaced. I'm looking for someone to remove the existing heater and install a new one. Thanks.

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Caravan E wof

Posted 2 months ago

Caravan E wof inspection, 1977 liteweight last E wof 2017

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 214,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Install pendant light and suplly and install outdoor led light

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4th August 2020

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Install new bathroom heater

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18th October 2021

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 5
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 5
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2 new towel rails and 1 extractor fan

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24th March 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5

install wall mounted 2 plug socket

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7th August 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5

Electrical plug for spa pool (outside)

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24th October 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Install exterior wiring for a spa

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17th February 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Upgrade circuit protection and disconnect oven

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9th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 5
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 5

Power Point Installation.

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16th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Upgrade domestic electrics

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

New wall oven installation - replacing the original wall oven

Work carried out by an employee of the company

23rd August 2021

Workmanship
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 4
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 5
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 5

Bathroom light sensor repair

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6th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Extractor fan Repair/replacement

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14th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Nightstore Heater Removal

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12th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Outdoor power point installation/downlight repair

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Spa pool wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Dimmer switch instalation.

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24th July 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Replace faulty Bathroom Extractor fan

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21st June 2021

Workmanship
 4
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 5
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 5
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 5

Run power to shed

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26th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Bathroom

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13th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Temp Supply for onsite Caravan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

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One Electric limited

Joined January 2022

Hi, I have been in the electrical trade ranging from new architecture, new house wiring, renovations and installation of additional electrical services, fault finding and repair for over 10 years, the time has come to provide my professional experience to you. I pride myself in giving the best possible experience giving competitive quotes and then completing jobs in a timely manner at the highes...

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Woodhouse Electrical

Joined June 2009

A two man team with over 700 jobs completed through Builderscrack over 10 years with the new top 100 or the old 5 star tradie certification every year. Note also licensed security technician. Trademe services also has more reviews available. Please note our minimum charge is 1 hr @ $80+gst for charge up work + admin Coc charge $25+gst however we charge no call out fees during regular business...

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Skilled Electrical Ltd

Joined April 2013

Hello, are you tired of getting a sparky that doesnt show up when they say? Do you need an electrician that will communication with you effectively all of the way through your job or project? Do you worry about the level of workmanship you are going to get when you take on a new tradesman, and can you trust them to have your best interests at heart? At Skilled Electrical we try extremely hard t...

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Modserve NZ Ltd

Joined January 2019

We offer a variety of trade services, mainly focusing on Domestic & Commercial Electrical works, along with HVAC (Heat Pump & Ventilation) design, supply and installations. ⁠ We can also find a solution for your smart home requirements, data, security and modular / pre-fab service solutions.⁠ ⁠ ⚡ Electrical Jobs & Projects⁠ (for new houses and renovations) 🏡 Heat Pump and Ventilation Systems (...

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Tempo Electrical

Joined August 2019

Hi, I've been an electrician for over 25 years. I worked on renovations and new building projects. I am accredited by Masters Electrician NZ and my company has a Gold site safe status. I am very professional, hard-working and honest. I pride myself on providing a service to my customers that is of high quality, affordable and completed on time within budget. I service the Auckland and the Bay of...

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ATL Christchurch LTD

Joined July 2016

ATL started out in 2007 as Automated Technologies. With two electricians and a passion for automation, a company was born! The two quickly found themselves in high demand and expanding. Since then, ATL has found it's electrical division skyrocket, with heat pumps and security divisions being founded alongside. These days you'll find 30 multi disciplined staff working on residential, commerc...

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Au Electrical Ltd

Joined May 2017

Hi there, I am a self-employed Licensed Electrical Contractor and specialise in domestic electrical jobs. I pride myself on being honest, friendly and approachable. I will reply quickly to your emails and provide competitive pricing in a timely manner. I specialise in home renovations, ventilation systems, heat transfer system, and heat pump installs. I look forward to coming out on site and wo...

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SA Electrical

Joined August 2019

Experienced, tidy and fast, NZ trade qualified sparky specialising in domestic repairs, lights plugs etc and alterations. Experienced on motorhomes and caravans, inverters, power supplies, both 230 & 12 v systems.

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Chris Owen

Joined December 2018

I am duel traded and have been working as an electrician for 14 years. I am a licenced and registered electrician with industry experience in domestic, commercial and high voltage electrical repairs installation and maintenance.

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Goldtech Engineering

Joined January 2020

Hi We specialise in doing all sorts of driveways aspahlt , concrete and sealing small patches. We also do House wiring for Telecomunication and Data, Alarm installation

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Murrell Contracting

Joined January 2014

A Team of Qualified Tradesmen inc a Registered Builder and a Drain layer we are based in Christchurch a We offer Excellent rates and Prompt service on Odd Jobs New builds Repair work

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The Gentleman Sparky

Joined July 2021

After 7 years in the trade I found a big number of people complaining about unreliable tradies and that's where I realised I want to make a difference. So meet the Gentleman Sparky - Jan Bartos - who will listen to your needs carefuly and will treat you honestly with respect and kindness, while offering my knowledge and providing great electrical service. So if you allow me we can have a gentl...

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Facilities Services Ltd

Joined August 2019

Maintenance and Handyman company called Facilities Services – we are a group of hard work tradespeople from Builder, Plumbing, Electrician, Plaster, Painter, Tiler, Cleaner, etc

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JT Homes Ltd

Joined October 2021

Hi, We are a father (builder) and son (electrician) team, we do everything from new builds, reno, decks, as well as electrical work and excavation work (we have a 2.5t digger and 3t tilting trailer) we tend to do alot of the work ourselfs on our new builds so have loads of experience. We also have a few subcontractors we call on when the job is larger than 1 or 2 man.

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Zero Electrical Limited

Joined July 2021

A small Christchurch based electrical company to suit all your electrical jobs around your home. We are professional and take pride in our work while taking care and being respectful of your home. We can provide competitive quotes free of charge and supply any materials at a discounted rate with a quick start time. We are Mater Electrician members, fully registered and insured for complete p...

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Startech Electrical Ltd

Joined June 2021

Here at Startech Electrical Ltd we strive to be the best electricians in the Canterbury Area. We've been in the industry for 15 years plus. We generally specialise in residential and hospitality but we also do commercial, data and security. We value all our clients, no job is to small. Free quotes and competitive pricing.

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Isitt Electrical LTD

Joined October 2020

Hi there, thank you for your interest in my profile! I specialise in residential, light commercial and servicing. I am a GST registered, fully qualified electrician with all the tools, knowledge and experience needed to get the job done. I have been working in the trade for 9 years. I have a keen eye for detail and am very competitive in my pricing. I hope to hear from you soon!

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Tase Electrical Ltd

Joined April 2021

At Tase, we firmly believe in providing effective solutions to all your electrical needs. You will be kept informed every step of the way. We'll work with you to ensure you get the best result! Together, we can make it work!

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PM Electrical

Joined February 2013

certified quality work done fast - experienced electrician 25yrs Specialise in residential Alterations Renovations, Additions & Upgrades. New Electrical installations Bathroom upgrades Kitchen upgrades Led Lighting upgrades Complete house rewires New switchboards or relocations. Switchboard replacement Under tile floor heating installation Extractor fans, rangehood install Bos...

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CTH Electrical LTD

Joined August 2021

HI, I've been a Electrician for 10 years in Canterbury and have a plethora of experience in all residential and commercial applications. No job is too small, so give me a call!

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