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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

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

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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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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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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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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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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.

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 finding the tim

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 finding the tim

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.

Install fan, remove towel rail

Posted 2 years ago

Looking for an electrician to remove our busted heated towel rail, install a ceiling fan, and check out the state of our downlights inside the ceiling as I think we had a mouse chewing on them and a few have blown

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Outlet Relocation

Posted 2 years ago

Have a single outlet on interior wall along with a switch. Double outlet on exterior wall. Want to keep double outlet only and move it to the interior left side. Electrics are beyond my ken. Wall (exterior an interior) have been removed so work space is open.

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Run power to rear of section

Posted 11 months ago

Have semi-rural property with a small dwelling on it. What to run power to the rear of the section to connect to a yet-to-built shed/workshop. The rear of the section is approximately 100 metres from the front boundary and approximately 60 metres from the dwelling. The current power feed to the dwelling has been run underground.

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Simple Electrical Sleepout Tweaks

Posted 3 years ago

We have a sleepout / granny flat (bedroom, bathroom, kitchen/living/dining) that has had all internal gib removed and is in need of a few new power sockets, a couple new light points and switches and some existing wiring needs terminating. All pretty simple stuff. We'd like a quote for this work and we'd like the work completed in the next month if possible.

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Rewiring and new points and light fixtures

Posted 5 years ago

We require an electrician to rewire our bedroom for a remodeling, we are putting in an ensuite and walk in robe and require new plug points, light fixtures to be enstalled and the rewiring from.old copper wiring throughout the area.

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Single phase kiln studio rewiring

Posted 1 month ago

I have a studio out the back of my house that I've been told needs the power upgraded as what is currently supplied out there is enough to run the lights but not the kiln. Require cable to be run from main supply to studio, new switch board and install kiln which has been moved a few times before and has all its cables, switch etc. I would love to have this done the first week of March if possible. Will add some photos tomorrow in the daylight.

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Remove old Electric Range

Posted 4 months ago

Looking for a quote to remove a old oven/range. It is wired directly into the wall (with a wall switch above the oven).

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Wiring in new garage

Posted 3 years ago

Hi, we're building a new garage (6m x 6m) and need a quote for wiring, 4 spot lights, 3 double power points, power to garage door and external light. Thanks a lot

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New bathroom extractor fan supply and install

Posted 2 years ago

Need an extractor fan to be installed in bathroom. Have not purchased fan yet so interested in quotes for supply and installation AND just installation. Have tenants in property so would be good to get quotes without site visits if possible

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Additional bathroom, bedroom wiring

Posted 3 years ago

renovating a bathroom, I need additional wiring for a new light fixture, outlet for shaver, heated towel rail and outlet for a fan heater. Also an additional outlet added to a bedroom along with wiring for a spot light. All linings are off walls and ceilings

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Relocated house

Posted 2 months ago

I have a relocated house between Featherstone and Greytown that requires a number electrical jobs completed on it. The house has had a 4.5 kW off grid solar system installed and is ready to go once reconnection and other jobs are completed. Jobs that are required :- - new fuse box - reconnect wiring to house extension which was moved sepperetly - plug for rennai gas hot water system - wiring for water pump - wiring for septic wastewater system - 2 out door lights and out door plug...

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Plastering new rooms from extension

Posted 5 years ago

We are adding 30sq metres to our property in Martinborough and will need this plastered to a painting finish both walls and ceilings and wired for lights and power points. Project has just started so it will be required in 3-5 weeks. Plans can be supplied , I am interested in local suppliers who can do this work. As house is vacant remote suppliers will be considered and could stay while completing job (I am looking to avoid excessive travel costs.

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Ventilation jobs Featherston

Posted 3 years ago

We would like to have installed a Range hood in the Kitchen, extractor fan/Heat lamp in the bathroom and a clothes dryer outlet vent in the laundry at our house in Featherston. This will include the cost of the range hood etc. Anybody able to provide a quote for all of these jobs?

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New power and water caravan connections

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have a new section in Featherston and will be placing a temporary cabin on wheels there while we build our bigger home. The cabin needs to connect to the power and water mains using caravan connections, so we need someone to extend the existing services approx 10 metres to the other side of our driveway and set up a caravan power connection and caravan water connection for us to plug into. Job can be done anytime from now to late May.

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Sparky needed

Posted 1 year ago

Have a new kitchen going in and need new power points one removed and new oven plug

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General household electrical work

Posted 2 years ago

*1 x bathroom 3-in-1 extractor / heat light installed *1 x laundry extractor / light installed *3 x outlets spurred from existing outlets (1 per room) *1 x sensor installed for two external lights *1 x outside outlet installed *1 x safety outlet installed in bathroom There is easy and clear roof access with high beams for the extractor installs. There is clear and easy access under the house for the outlet work. There is sufficient capacity in the RCDs for the extra draw. I'm h...

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Granny Flat Electrics Upgrade

Posted 3 years ago

We have a granny flat (bedroom, bathroom, kitchen/living/dining) that has had all internal gib removed and is in need of some new power sockets, replaced lights and switches and some old wiring needs removing. This needs doing before the place is re-gibbed. We'd like a quote for this work and we'd like the work completed in the next month.

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Sparky wanted for repairs and installations in Featherston

Posted 9 months ago

We are looking to have a 3 new power points installed at our house in Featherston. One in each double bedroom of the hallway and one in the bathroom. We also need to have a faulty power point in the hallway replaced and would also like to have the security light by the front door replaced. Anyone out there able to provide a quote after taking a look?

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Additional lighting / security for large section

Posted 5 years ago

I have a half acre section that requires additional switch and sensor lighting installed. A current alarm system is in place, but I would be interested in what alternatives exist. Not sure if this will require an additional power board or if it can be run on the existing one, will be looking for advice on this as well as positioning and an overall cost / estimate / quote for any agreed upon setup.

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A bit of extra power

Posted 2 years ago

Three power points required in our two storey house. One in upstairs bedroom should be pretty straight forward. Another one that backs on to an outside wall. We also want to move the tv to the other side of our lounge, above an open fireplace so need to get a power point and sky cable point up there.

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Find Electricians in South Wairarapa

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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Flex Electrical LTD

Joined December 2016

All Electrical Repairs & Wiring. Residential, Commercial & Industrial. Specialising in On and Off Grid solar Installations. Family owned and operated busniess servicing Wellington, Wairarapa and Kapiti regions. Reliable and on time with free competitive quotes. All work guaranteed, no job too big or small.

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Sanjeev

Joined January 2016

Registered electrician with 25 year work experience .repair and install of lights power point hot water stove replaceing exiting light to led .hav also worked for HRV to so can install hrv ,general electical solution to ur house .

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Brooks Refrigeration Services

Joined October 2017

Hi My Name is Adam Brooks I am a Wairarapa local and fully qualified refrigeration engineer, i install/service/repair all types of refrigeration, air conditioning, heatpumps and a small amount of Electrical work throughout the region and further afield as the jobs take me. I pride myself on communication and quality workmanship what ever the job, i like to look at every job as "if it was my ho...

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Huntaway Electrical

Joined February 2018

Huntaway Electrical is a newly established electrical company, but I have been working in the electrical industry for 13 years. I have experience in commercial and residential new installs and maintenance. No job is too small. I am very professional and pride myself on doing a tidy job.

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Fastflow Plumbing & Drainage

Joined April 2013

Hi, i have been in the plumbing trade for six years and have done great top quality jobs for the New Zealand Rugby Union,Royal Society,Thai Embassey,Bank Of New Zealand,Inland Revenue Building (Wellington),Meridian Building(Wellington) which are all new builds.I do new builds,bathroom-kitchen-laundry renovations.All plumbing maintenance & repairs.Hot water cylinders.Spouting!

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Electro Guard

Joined October 2010

Licence to Instal under the security Guards Act. SG 11-009141 I have been in this business of installing, selling and servicing Electronic security systems for 20 years. I specialise in Electronic security, security alarm systems and video Surveillance systems. We are also particularly experienced in digital wireless security systems. We also specialise in driveway alert systems and door cont...

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Damo's Electrical

Joined August 2014

My focus is on new homes, your home renovations, general maintenance and servicing. I am more than happy to discuss your ideas and ambitions for lighting and design from your DIY projects to new builds. I have a range of experince in domestic from the Block 2014 to currently working on a number of new homes and renovations throughout the Wairarapa and Manawatu. I look foward to hearing from you.

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BA Heat Pumps Limited

Joined December 2009

Greetings! With over 20years experience in the trade industry I can offer the sound advice you need. Fast, friendly & affordable! -accredited Fujitsu installer so you'll get 6years warranty. -I install all heat pump brands including the Gree brand which also has 6yrs warranty. -I install heat transfer kits -smart vent systems (more options than HRV) -I install bathroom fans -registered el...

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DG Roofing & Building

Joined November 2018

We understand your problem/requirement accurately and then we discuss with you the solution to your problems/ We discuss the right approach to achieving your requirements. If you agree for us to proceed, we do our job at cost, in a satisfactory timeframe and highest possible quality and value for you... Try us and you will not regret.

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Kinetic Electrical

Joined August 2018

Hi, I've been in the industry for the last 15 years and come from a commercial/domestic background. We pride our selves on quality and great service. We guarantee all of our work and happy to quote any job regardless of value. We are a start up company in Wellington and keen to build new customer relationships. Give us a call.

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Water and Gas Plumbing ltd

Joined April 2015

Water and Gas Plumbing LTD are one of the largest maintenance based plumbing companies in the Greater Wellington Area specializing in all aspects of plumbing, gas fitting, drain laying, roofing and building maintenance. We use the most advanced technology in the market to effectively diagnose problems quickly. Where required we can respond with the hour for emergency work, having completed over 7...

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Panther Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi I am an Electrician with 7 years experience. We have been Specialising in new builds, renovations, small and big jobs in the Wellington region.Residential and commercial. Efficient,Reliable,Friendly,On Time and fair pricing. Building,Landscaping backround and general handyman Trade skills and knowledge.Skills throughout various trade industries. Free Quote's available.

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Odd Jobs Electrical

Joined September 2017

I am an Electrical Engineer who also does electrical work. If you have jobs that seem to be in the 'too hard basket' for other firms, contact me to discuss. I specialise in maintenance, and diagnosis and fixing of electrical faults such as blowing fuses, tripping circuit breakers, and misconnections of electrical wiring (e.g. power circuits connected to night store heating controls). Remembe...

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Tim Toomey Electrical

Joined June 2011

Combining experience, youth and enthusiasm  to bring the best electrical service in wellington. Wellington's Professional  Electricians contact us For all your Electrical services including but not limited to: Domestic and Commercial Electrician Services House Wiring, Rewiring and renovations Switchboard Upgrades Mains entry point repairs/Replacement All New Installations ...

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Wise Wire Electrical ltd

Joined April 2018

Registered electricians We pride our selves in quality workmanship, Completing jobs within given time lines, and leaving our clients satisfied. We can help you with the following: Residential housing (new/renovations) Data/tv Switch board upgrades Upgrading lights to Leds Light commercial Shop fit outs Security Home ventilation Contact us today for a competitive quote

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R&R Roofing and Removals

Joined July 2017

Hello there, we are a team of hard working, experienced and qualified Asbestos Removalists. With 6 to 8 years experience between us we take our work very seriously, and very much respect the hazzardous materials that we remove. We also specialize in colour steel roofing and re roofing maintenance. Strip out demolition and salvage is right up our alley also. From negotiating the quote to leav...

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DEJ 2 Build

Joined August 2009

Hi, We've been building new houses, renovating old ones and general maintenance and repairs for the last 20 years. We've been in Masterton since inception and have worked on jobs around Wairarapa as well as in regional parts of Wellington. While we specialise in roofing, major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadl...

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RHL Fortuna Ltd TA RHL Contracting

Joined October 2017

Based in Hastings with over 20 years combined experience, we take pride undertaking and completing jobs in affordable and efficient way, Producing work that is creative and is sure to please. We are happy if you are happy.

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Holdsworth Electrical & Telecommunications Ltd

Joined January 2016

Hello, I am a qualified Registered Electrican and Electrical inspector, with 10 years expereince in the electrical industry, and 20+ years in the Telecommunications field. We offer a prompt professional service, guarantee our quality of work and we are site safe accredited.

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Ecoelectric 2016 Limited

Joined April 2014

We provide a professional and reliable service for all domestic and commercial electrical work. We also provide free competitive quotes for Solar Energy Systems, New Builds, Rewires/Renovations, Appliance Connections, Heat Pumps and Heat Exchange, TV/Data/Networking Installations and more. We also have certified installers for Chamberlain, Merlin and Grifco garage door openers, also Smartvent home...

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