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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he not only encouraged his daughter to take up a trade but how he is actively helping her to succeed in an electrical career... Hamilton based Noema, has worked in the electrical trade for the last 38 years. He's spent the last 10 years encouraging his daughter, Demi, to "jump into a trade". Now in her mid-twenties she has taken up his advice and this year started her training as an electrician. She is studying at the Waikato Institue of Technology (Wintec) on the Electrical Pre-Trade Training course, aimed at getting students ready for apprenticeship. Demi is one of only four women on the course and has teamed up with Mere, another inspirational women who is training in her 30's, all while having the pressure of children and family commitments. After the polytech based first year, each of the girls will be required to find and start an apprenticeship. Not only is Noema the inspiration and encourageme

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

Builderscrack started out in 2007, with the simple goal of connecting homeowners to tradies. Fast forward 12 years and we are excited to be celebrating such a significant milestone… Our 300,000th Job To have had the opportunity to help homeowners find tradies for 300,000 jobs is both exciting and a privilege. From all of us here at Builderscrack we want to say a big THANK YOU to our homeowners and tradespeople, without you we wouldn't be here. The Job Mark from Auckland, a busy doctor at Auckland's Middlemore Emergency department, posted our 300,00th job. He had recently purchased an electric car and needed a charging port installed in his garage, with the idea of upgrading to the full power charger unit down the track. With this in mind, he wanted the job done in such a way that all the wiring was in place for the future upgrade. Mark posted his job on Builderscrack, having used it on numerous occasions since moving from England several years ago. Describing it as "

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

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

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he not only encouraged his daughter to take up a trade but how he is actively helping her to succeed in an electrical career... Hamilton based Noema, has worked in the electrical trade for the last 38 years. He's spent the last 10 years encouraging his daughter, Demi, to "jump into a trade". Now in her mid-twenties she has taken up his advice and this year started her training as an electrician. She is studying at the Waikato Institue of Technology (Wintec) on the Electrical Pre-Trade Training course, aimed at getting students ready for apprenticeship. Demi is one of only four women on the course and has teamed up with Mere, another inspirational women who is training in her 30's, all while having the pressure of children and family commitments. After the polytech based first year, each of the girls will be required to find and start an apprenticeship. Not only is Noema the inspiration and encourageme

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

Builderscrack started out in 2007, with the simple goal of connecting homeowners to tradies. Fast forward 12 years and we are excited to be celebrating such a significant milestone… Our 300,000th Job To have had the opportunity to help homeowners find tradies for 300,000 jobs is both exciting and a privilege. From all of us here at Builderscrack we want to say a big THANK YOU to our homeowners and tradespeople, without you we wouldn't be here. The Job Mark from Auckland, a busy doctor at Auckland's Middlemore Emergency department, posted our 300,00th job. He had recently purchased an electric car and needed a charging port installed in his garage, with the idea of upgrading to the full power charger unit down the track. With this in mind, he wanted the job done in such a way that all the wiring was in place for the future upgrade. Mark posted his job on Builderscrack, having used it on numerous occasions since moving from England several years ago. Describing it as "

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

Out door plug 15 amp

Posted 1 month ago

Hi I'm wanting a 15 amp plug put outside for a hot tub.

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3-4 led downlights outside of the house

Posted 2 months ago

3-4 led downlights outside of the house

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Installing additional lighting

Posted 1 week ago

We need some track lighting installed, want some light switches replaced and some additional led down lights installed.

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Step lights (with motion sensor) stopped working #2

Posted 1 week ago

The four step lights in our residential house have stopped working last week. The power supply to the PDL ... transformer (from 2012) is fine. There is a bit of an "electric smell" on the transformer. Most likely either the transformer and/or the sensor unit itself is broken. PDL ... is obsolete since 2017; allegedly replaced by SE SAE_UE_MS_CSA.

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New ensuite

Posted 6 months ago

After an estimate for a customer to install a new ensuite. Nothing major, just run a new ceiling light, couple of sockets , 1 wall light and move over 1 socket. DB board is approx 5m away from new ensuite.

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WOF

Posted 1 week ago

I need an electrical WOF for my caravan

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Pendant lights

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for a quote two have two pendant lights installed in master bedroom in an area that does not currently have lights.

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Check power Meter

Posted 3 months ago

We need a check power meter supplied and installed for separate cottage/barn from Main house. Not enough room in meter box in the main houses outside meter box (not that, that would be applicable) or enough room in the internal hall fuse box of the lockwood house . We really need check meter to be able to be read from outside as do not have access to internal house fuse box. The cottage/Barn feed comes from 2 fuses in the internal houses halls fuse box through attic to exterior brickwork of...

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Run power to shed

Posted 1 month ago

Have built a new shed (9m2) and would like to run power to it, ultimately to have a double plug out there. I'm happy (ie prefer, to keep costs down) to dig the trench to run the conduit and cable. The shed is approximately 8m from the house (across grass). Not urgent and obviously will need to be done when alert levels allow.

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Ceiling fan installation

Posted 6 months ago

Need to install a ceiling fan in our master bedroom, including wall control. Bonus points if you can do the job today (Monday 4th Nov) because I happen to be off work!

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Bathroom powerpoint

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, need to replace bathroom heater. Old heater was permanently wired, new heater has 3 pin plug. Just need you to install wall socket using the existing wiring so i can plug heater in. Simple ?

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New wiring

Posted 5 months ago

Hi we are looking for an electrician to connect some new wiring back to the switchboard (or complete install for lights and sockets) in bedroom. Plus an outdoor power point for spa. Will also get a seperate quote for remaining light replacements and new sockets.

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Repair power point

Posted 2 days ago

Power point plate has pulled out of bathroom wall. Plug still intact. Needs to be reset in wall

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Spa wiring

Posted 4 months ago

Hi, we are looking to get a spa hard wired. Spa requires a 32a connection, distance to distribution board is under 20m (including up and down walls). Thanks, Sam

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Step lights (with motion sensor) stopped working

Posted 1 week ago

The four step lights in our residential house have stopped working last week. The power supply to the PDL ... transformer (from 2012) appears fine (tested). There is a bit of an "electric smell" on the transformer. Most likely either the transformer and/or the sensor unit itself is broken. PDL ... is obsolete since 2017; allegedly replaced by SE SAE_UE_MS_CSA.

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Wiring spa pool

Posted 4 months ago

Hi, after a quote for getting spa wired in with a 32a connection, distance to distribution board is under 20m (including up and down walls). Have attached an image of the switch board and wall area where spa is sited. Thanks, Sam

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Replace the switches of cylinder

Posted 6 months ago

The switch of cylinder doesn’t work very well. When turned it off, it can turn it on automatically. Might be the problem of springs. I can buy a switch from bunnings and replace the old one.

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Outdoor Fish Pond Power & Network Cable to Office

Posted 3 days ago

Two smallish jobs. 1. Install an outside plug for a fishpond fountain. Distance is about two meters from the house. House is brick cladding. 2. Run a Cat6 cable from the kitchen modem to the office . Have a cable already but would like it run though wall/ceiling with nice wall sockets.

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Wire up compressor and extractor fan

Posted 4 months ago

Needing to have extractor fan hard wired and a plug for an air compressor in a workshop.

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Electrical repairs

Posted 4 months ago

Installation of new led light, light fixture plug on new light purchased is now different to what we have currently. Installation of power box in bathroom. Have box part already.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 162,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Spa Pool Wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

coonnecting home theatre to an existing wired system

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace the switches of cylinder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New ensuite

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

10m2 electrical fitoff

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dimmer switches for lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ceiling fan installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom powerpoint

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New switch for hot water cylinder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wiring Up of Garage/Workshop

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Socket repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pendant lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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Boss Electrical 2018 Ltd

Joined January 2019

Hi, I have been working as an eletrician in Christchurch for over 10years, I live local to Shirley and take on any jobs including new housing, maintenance work, fault finding, heatpumps, alarms, LED lighting, additions and alterations. New bathrooms and kitchens are no hassle either. At Boss Electrical we love a happy customer and like to work with our clients to achieve what they want, how and wh...

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Selwyn Electrical Contractors

Joined May 2020

Hi, I have been an electrician for 10 years, ranging from domestic new builds and servicing, light commercial through to Industrial. Recently I have branched into smart control systems for new house build. I pride myself on achieving great results and highly professional.

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Swift Electrical Services LTD

Joined March 2020

I am Qualified and Experienced Electrician. Swift Electrical Service company's aim is to provide best services to clients. We believe in earning Clients trust and to see them happy after completion of job. We are specialized in total residential electrical and security work. We provide no obligation free quote. Bring any quote and we will beat it by 10%. See you soon on our next project.

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ko plumb ltd

Joined April 2012

OK Plumb ltd menu # Plumbing # Drainlaying # Waterblasting # Roof leak repairs/replace iron coloursteel. # Spouting leak repaires/replace # Log burner installs # New house plumbing/drainlaying

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DC Installation Services Limited

Joined June 2014

Welcome to DC Installation Services Limited We specialise in healthy home solutions that are energy efficient while maintaining comfort. At DC Installation Services we pride ourselves on our proven professional service and high quality efficient workmanship. We strive to continuously improve our customer experience whether it be the right sizing and advice to get an efficient and reliable...

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Multi Electrical

Joined January 2017

Hi, I've been living the dream as a qualified Electrician since 2016 and in 2019 decided to step out on my own and run my own business. I specialize in residential and HVAC, but also have some experience in commercial and industrial electrical. I pride myself on quality workmanship, delivering completed jobs on time and on budget.

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Gintas Renovation NZ

Joined October 2016

I've been renovating houses for 15+ years. I focus on getting the job done fast and in high quality while maintaining reasonable prices. My main goal is to understand my client's vision and manifest it as they wish. There are no big or small jobs, all jobs accepted. To see my work you can visit gintas.co.nz

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ATL Electrical 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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Foleys

Joined October 2011

We are committed to providing exceptional customer service, for all our customers - Above and Beyond. Every time. This includes our 30 minute time promise - we'll arrive within 30 minutes of the arranged time or the first hour of labour will be free! We have 10 locations across New Zealand, with branches in Central Otago, Christchurch, Dunedin, Oamaru, Ranfurly, South Otago, Twizel, Wanaka, Queen...

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Takeru Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2019

Residential/light industrial electrician No job too small, we will take any job on from installing an extra socket, replacing a light, rewiring your house or starting a new house from scratch. We can also fit out your commercial building or complete maintenance.

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KJ Electrical Contracting Ltd

Joined November 2019

We are electrical experts servicing Canterbury for over 30 years. Trusted Master Electricians who are experienced in all aspects of electrical work from domestic to commercial and industrial. Contact us today for fast professional service - we get the right electrical solution every time.

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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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Woodhouse Electrical

Joined June 2009

Over 550 jobs completed through Buildesrcrack 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 for charge up work - however we charge no call out fees during regular business hours. All electrical, commercial kitchen equipment, fire alarms, da...

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Buds Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2020

locally owned and operated, experienced in residential, industrial and rural work. Our team will handle your job professionally with safety taking first priority. Give us a call today

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Able 2

Joined October 2008

Painting, Plastering, Tiling, Construction of Fences and Decks, Bathroom and Kitchen Renovation and Installation, Wood Burner Installation, Project management. Im your one stop shop to take care of your project.

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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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C S Electrical Limited

Joined April 2013

We are a small to medium electrical and air conditioning company specialising in Domestic and light commercial heating, ventilation and electrical solutions.

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Uneda Plumber Ltd

Joined July 2012

Hi, Uneda Plumber is proud to be Canterbury owned and operated since 2009. Our plumbers have the highest standards, and a worldly wide range of knowledge and skills on all levels of plumbing. So whether it's a bathroom or kitchen reno, a replacement faulty Hwc, help with your wetback fire or even a complete new build. All you need to remember is, if you need a plumber UNEDA PLUMBER.

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Tradepower Building Group

Joined January 2018

Tradepower Building Group was re-established in June 2017 due to demand of previous clients wanting custom specific building sheds and structures of various types to be built. Tradepower Building Group has expanded from private buildings into commercial builds; into the supply and partnering of other specific trades that are complementary of Carpentry; and Tradepower Building Group’s growth into...

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Gemini Smart Solutions

Joined December 2019

Having recently been made redundant and struggling to acquire a new job I think this will be a great way to give me some income while keeping me active and busy. I love to help people and this is also a means to achieve that. I am a Licensed Electrician with many years experience but also love to build things so maybe my handyman skills will come in useful as well. I like gardening and also am ver...

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