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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

What does that trade logo on your tradie's website or vehicle mean? What benefit can it provide you, the homeowner? Read on to find out more about national trade accreditations in New Zealand... Some industry accreditations are mandatory, as government regulations require that certain wor

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Preparing for Winter - 3 Things You Can Do Right Now

Posted 15/04/14

Autumn’s begun and now that there's a noticeable chill in the air, preparing for winter is a top priority. If you’re anything like us you’ve been wondering if it’s too soon to turn the heater on in the evenings or if now’s the time to hire a handyman to chop and stack some wood for your fire. Her

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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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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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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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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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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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Step lights (with motion sensor) stopped working

Posted 5 months 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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Install two bathroom heaters

Posted 4 months ago

We need to install a bathroom heater for the main bathroom and ensuite each. The heaters have been prewired in the wall. Please provide a quote for the installation cost. Thanks

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Installing additional lighting

Posted 5 months ago

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

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Install wall mounted 2 plug socket

Posted 2 months ago

Move existing wall mounted 2 plug socket up 1 meter prior to installation of laundry room cabinets. It would be good if it could be done by the 14th of August. Thank you

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Install pendant light and suplly and install outdoor led light

Posted 3 months ago

1.We need to install a pendant light by swapping out an existing recessed downlight. 2. The swapped downlight needs to go to another pre-wired area within house. 3. Supply and install 3 outdoor led (atleast 10w) recessed tilt downlights to pre-wired switches. Wires are connected to switches and are placed in roof.

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Lights dont work

Posted 2 months ago

For well over a year the light in our bedroom has not worked. We have sporadic what I would describe as 'pulsing' issues with other lights at this end of the house also. Not in a hurry to get fixed given time out anyway, looking for a thorough, reliable and affordable job.

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Heat transfer kit installation

Posted 3 months ago

Install Heat Trans system already purchased into 5 year old house. 1 to 4 rooms required.

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WOF

Posted 5 months ago

I need an electrical WOF for my caravan

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Electrical inspection

Posted 4 months ago

Giday, I am purchasing a house in Prebleton and would like an electrical inspection report. I presume it needs a rewire and new switch board. I would like a report outlining any issues and a quote to fix any issues found. I would like the job done sooner than later as the unconditional day is approaching rather quickly. cheers

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Upgrade domestic electrics

Posted 3 months ago

Replace existing fuseboard with modern distribution board. Replace some remaining black rubber sheathed wiring with modern cable. Replace supply cable from distribution board to master bedroom light switch. Add double switching to lights in hallway.

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Outdoor Fish Pond Power & Network Cable to Office

Posted 5 months 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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Extractor fan Repair/replacement

Posted 2 months ago

These was an animal(maybe a bird or a rat) got stuck (maybe died) in my extractor fan, now the fan stopped working but motor still goes. I need someone to come and take a look, clean the duct and extractor fan see if can get it going. Or replace it when it need to. It’s a simple extractor fan attached to the wall, 1 button for light, another 3 for different fan speeds. Photo attached. Please contact me on ... . Thanks

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Install 15amp power point

Posted 2 months ago

I need to get a 15amp outside power point installed for a spa pool. There is currently a double socket there but both points are for 10amp plugs

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Upgrade circuit protection and disconnect oven

Posted 3 months ago

A small bach in Arthur's Pass village needs the circuit protection upgraded as well as the oven disconnected. The circuit breakers are of an older style and we would like new circuit protection installed. I have attached photos of the circuit protection from both the inside and outside of the bach. The oven is hardwired to the wall and we would like this disconnected so we can remove the oven.

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Install timer on hot water cylinder

Posted 5 months ago

I would like a timer installed on my hot water cylinder so it only heats during the night. I don't have a day/night meter installed and getting one installed is apparently very expensive. However I'm with Flick and pay spot rates, so would still save money if my HWC only came on at night. Open to electrical or mechanical timer, either in the cupboard or in the fuse box. Photos attached.

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Step lights (with motion sensor) stopped working #2

Posted 5 months 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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Pendant lights

Posted 5 months 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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Repair power point

Posted 5 months ago

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

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Light switch buzzing

Posted 1 month ago

one light switch is making a new buzzing sound

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Pendulum light installation

Posted 5 months ago

Three pendulum lights to be installed about breakfast bar. There are already three inserted lights there

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Upgrade domestic electrics

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25th August 2020

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 5
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 5
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New wiring

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7th January 2020

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 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

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

New ensuite

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21st January 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5

Electrical repairs

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14th January 2020

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 5
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Install timer on hot water cylinder

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18th June 2020

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Run power to shed

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26th August 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Socket repair

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22nd October 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5

Step lights (with motion sensor) stopped working

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27th May 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5

Pendant lights

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19th May 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5

Replace the switches of cylinder

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1st January 2020

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 5
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 5
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Outdoor Fish Pond Power & Network Cable to Office

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4th June 2020

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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

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 4
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 5
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 5

Installing additional lighting

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15th June 2020

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 5
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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
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 5

10m2 electrical fitoff

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14th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Install pendant light and suplly and install outdoor led light

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4th August 2020

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 5
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 5
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Replace lights

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25th September 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5

Bathroom powerpoint

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12th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Ceiling fan installation

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11th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 5
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 5

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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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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 ... .nz

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WiFi Guys Ltd

Joined September 2020

I have over 20 Years experience in the Internet and related industry and have a passion for finding solutions for my cusotmers. Specialist in WiFi installations, expanding coverage indoor and outdoor and data links to buildings. Home, business, Motels, Industrial solutions. IoT Smart Solutions: Amazon Alexa Google Home Nest Philips Hue

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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.

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Electrical Solutions

Joined July 2020

Hi, Electrical Solutions is the company for all your home and office electrical needs. With over 20 years industry experience we can complete your smaller job or your large renovation or new build. We pride ourselves on good communication and completing our work to a high standard.

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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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Decibel Electrical

Joined June 2020

Hi, We are a small Electrical Company, recently launched. We bring a wealth of experience in both remedial electrical and upgrades, with specialties in commercial Audio Visual, Residential electrical and networks, and control systems integration. We are a company committed to ethical trade, and believe in giving honest value for a reasonable price while still producing quality workmanship to t...

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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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ADECONSTRUCT LIMITED

Joined March 2015

ADECONSTRUCT offers the following services: Bathroom renovation Tiling. vinyl and Carpet Handyman Solid Plastering..modified plastering. Exterior &interior plastering. Painting. bricklayng Waterproof Swimming pools Bricklayng

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tradie

Joined November 2012

Electrical install , maintenance and repairs; heat pump install,rapair and maintenance services phone and data cabling; Freeview Aerial and satelliate install and services; Burgular alarms and intecom,CCTV,access system install and repair; Motel and Hotel MATV system Home theater install. Range hood supply and installed hot water cylinder electrical repair. Coffee machine repairs. Ga...

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Canterbury Electrical Services Ltd

Joined January 2015

HI, we have been providing electrical services to the residential, commercial and light industrial sectors in the Canterbury region for more than 25 years. We are registered as Master Electricians and pride ourselves on our customer service and professionalism. Offering a range of services from simple repairs, residential upgrades, heatpump installation and rewiring to new builds at competitive pr...

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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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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...

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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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Ampere Electrical Limited

Joined August 2018

We are a new business to Christchurch with experience in all electrical fields. If you need a socket replaced to wiring a new architectural home with CCTV, security, and automation. We don't stop at residential either, we love commercial and industrial installs and servicing!

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Woodhouse Electrical

Joined June 2009

A two man team with over 600 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 for charge up work - however we charge no call out fees during regular business hours. All electrical, commercial...

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Storm & Co Electrical

Joined January 2017

We are passionate about providing high quality workmanship in an environment of trust and reliability. We believe everyone should have access to the same quality and integrity of work.

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Rapid Electrical And Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined October 2020

Hi am an electrician who as been in the trade for 15 years, I have completed all types of jobs from domestic through to industrial electrical. I pride myself on a high standard of work in timely friendly manner. No job is to big or small. Setting up a business where I can help people bring to life there ideas or fixing something for them is something i am very passionate about.

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Tricky Electrical

Joined August 2020

Registered electrician providing residual and commercial solutions. Completely transparent from start to finish. Specialising in cost effective energy solutions.

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Dirkze Electrical

Joined April 2019

I am a qualified electrician with a high level of workmanship and pride myself on customer satisfaction. I have a wide variety of experience including but not limited to wiring and electrical in new and existing housing, alterations, extensions, heatpumps, undertile heating, inslab heating, small commercial, shop fit outs and automation. I offer competitive rates and quotes. I pride myself on sho...

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