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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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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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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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Installing Solar Panels for Your Home

Posted 18/02/14

If you've ever considered installing solar panels, you are not alone. Kiwi homes are generally exposed to 20-30 times more energy from the sun than they use in power or gas and most of its going to waste. By making use of it, we can reduce emissions, create jobs and contribute towards energy ind

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Electricians - What They Do

Posted 05/11/10

The electrician trade is one of the more highly skilled and potentially dangerous of the trades. All electricians must be part of the Electrical Workers Registration Board, so don't be afraid to ask to see their registration before hiring... The responsibilities of electricians include br

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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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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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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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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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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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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 "

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

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

Installing a Bathroom Powerpoint

Posted 4 months ago

Install of a bathroom Powerpoint on an internal wall to the right of a vanity/mirror. Light switches are wired on the same wall to the left of the vanity, but all power points are on the other side of the bathroom. Easy underfloor access and roof access. Other minor electrical and ducting jobs required, but a quote on site would be easier for these.

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Install and connect rangehood, sensor lights and points

Posted 1 year ago

We need a rangehood installed and connected with ducting, sensor lights connected and other general items (e.g. power points fixed/installed).

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Fuse box cover

Posted 3 months ago

The fuse box in our hallway doesn't have a cover over it. We'd just like someone to add a cover - either a bought one from the shop or a hand-made one if it's a bespoke size/shape (not sure). Thanks!

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General Electrical work.

Posted 3 months ago

My wife and I need our lower Delongi oven element replaced. 4x Led Downlights installed in the Kitchen ceiling. A new double switch for the washing machine . Swapping a light over in the spare room to the study ( If too expensive just to shorten the existing cable in the study.) A price for a panel heater in the toilet. We have the parts to do the oven job and kitchen lights already.

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Lake Ferry - run cable before building work starts

Posted 1 year ago

Hi Please quote on how much it costs to run the underground cable at street to my section before the builders start?

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Connect Electric Oven

Posted 4 months ago

Wire in second hand electric oven. Cabling drops down from ceiling - may need to be extended somewhat as new oven is going in a couple of meters away from where the old one was removed.

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Birdwood street

Posted 1 year ago

Wairing of led surface mount lights. 6x check of the existing lights 8x 1 range switch and plug 1x combined light fan heater light 1x light switch all parts supplied all redy to be in stilled

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Quote for repairs and possible re-wire of house

Posted 4 months ago

We have a late-60s era home with some issues with light fitting no longer working and a general lack of power points per room (typical of unrenovated/partly renovated houses of this age). Looking for quotes to get our immediate repairs done, but also to quote for a wider update to our wiring. Immediate concerns: - several downlights in the kitchen are no longer working (as we suspected rodents may have had a partial hand in this, we have had professional pest control done). - outdoor lig...

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Install New Light Fixtures

Posted 1 month ago

Upgrading light fixtures w/ new ones. New lights have been purchased, arriving later this week. Hoping to get this job done Friday or Monday.

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Rangehood and bathroom extractor fan installation

Posted 2 months ago

Installation of a rangehood above stove in kitchen, including wiring if possible. Installation of a bathroom extractor fan, including wiring if possible. Within next 6 weeks.

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Extractor fans to be installed

Posted 6 months ago

Hello, The property does not have extraction in the bathroom or laundry, so would like units installed. Low roof so may just be venting outside through walls instead of ducting through a roof space. Happy to supply or be provided extractors for this job. If I could get a rough estimate of price and start time - after lockdown - that would be great.

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Electrical refurbishments Featherston

Posted 7 months ago

Hi there, We are wanting to have some electrical work carried out at our house in Featherston. Details as follows: Supply and install a Ceiling Fan/Light combo in the lounge (to replace existing light fitting) Replace existing tube light in laundry with standard bayonet light fitting Install new two port power outlet in the lounge Supply and install motion sensor light on carport. There is an existing sensor light (that is not working) which never turned on when we came in the gate so we w...

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Rewire a small room and check existing wiring

Posted 1 month ago

I have small laundry room in a 1910 villa that needs redirecting of power sockets and lights wiring in etc as well as checking to see if existing wiring is up to standard

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Switchboard Isolation

Posted 10 months ago

We need the switchboard in our house isolating so that a contractor can remove the asbestos backing. Then a temporary fix and turn back on of the power. This work is required to be done from 16th Dec and back on approx. 20th Dec. (In the new year we will also want a new switchboard and re-wire once we’ve removed wall linings).

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New power and water caravan connections

Posted 1 year 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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Electrical connection rural.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Transportable home expected to be on site (rural land) January 2021. Looking for electrician to connect home from box on Powerpole.

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New home wiring

Posted 1 year ago

Hi, We need an electrician to wire a new residential construction. Required to start work in 3-4 weeks. We have the electrical plan designed and now looking to obtain quotes for the job. We are looking for a competitive quote and would prefer someone who can suggest options of achieving a quality result in optimum cost. House area - 115sqm and carport Will share the electro plan post contact

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Rewiring old villa

Posted 3 months ago

Estimate to rewire an old villa.

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General household wiring.

Posted 1 week ago

Replace old fuse wire fuses with trip type and install RCD to board. Also some minor bathroom / laundry area light and socket wiring.

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Bathroom Extractor Fan

Posted 1 year ago

Hi, I have a Manrose in-line ducted shower fan kit that needs installing. We also would like additional power points added in daughters bedroom. We have been waiting 3 months already for someone who said they would do the job, so ideally need someone who can come as soon as possible as our ceiling is getting mouldier and cracking open. cheers

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 176,000 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 New Light Fixtures

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove old Electric Range

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install and connect rangehood, sensor lights and points

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New power and water caravan connections

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Birdwood street

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Installing a Bathroom Powerpoint

Work carried out by an employee of the company

4th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical refurbishments Featherston

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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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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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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 installation of heat pumps and general electical solution to ur house .

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Blackfox electrical

Joined May 2018

Blackfox electrical can supply to all your electrical needs, no job too big or small. Experience in both domestic and commercial situations, always taking pride in the finished product. Check out our Facebook page!

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JRL Electrical

Joined January 2019

I'm Joe.I'm time served, licenced and insured. I've been working as an electrician since 2002. I offer great service at a reasonable price. Please check out my reviews. I look forward to working with you to deliver your project / repair on time and within budget.

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Capital Electrical Services

Joined May 2020

We understand small to large scale complexities in electrical projects and offer great customer service to our customers and clients, offer prompt and prioritized services in emergency. Capital Electrical Services' point of difference in experience is our experience and high standard of workmanship. We are a local business based in Wellington, servicing greater Wellington Area. All of our electr...

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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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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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Roll Electrical

Joined January 2020

We are a small electrical company based in the Hutt Valley , With 20 years experience working in the industry we are available to cater for all types of electrical and cabling work. We excell at keeping customers and clients up to date and happy and most importantly safe . Happy to offer free quotes and advice on any upcoming works you may have in mind. Specializing in electrical maintenance...

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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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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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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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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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Electro Guard

Joined October 2010

Licence to Install under the security Guards Act. SG ... I have been in this business of installing, selling and servicing Electronic security systems for 20 years. I specialise in Selling Servicing and Installing, Security Alarm systems and Video Surveillance systems. We are also particularly experienced in digital wireless security systems. We also specialise in driveway alert systems...

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Electrify electrical limited

Joined May 2020

Hi I'm an electrician with 14 years experience in commercial and residential. My skills cover all aspects of electrical from 400v 3 phase/230v single phase men supply system and distribution, house installations, maintenance, fault finding, lighting controls, new switchboard installations, emergency lighting systems, extraction fans ,swimming pools/spas, test and tag, Data and CCTV. I pride my...

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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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U Electrical

Joined June 2019

Hi . Whether it is electrical underground or overhead cabling to the finishing off your new build or renovations. Give us a call or flip us a txt ,whatsapp or e-mail with your job requirements.

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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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On Point Engineering Ltd

Joined October 2020

On Point Engineering Ltd is a small 100% Wellington family owned business that offer a range of services for your home or business. From design and installation of custom made ducted heat pumps and energy recovery ventilation systems, installing split systems to servicing existing heat pumps. Also do a large range of electrical and mechanical work.

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Waea Contractors Ltd

Joined October 2019

Hi Waea Contractors has spent most of the last 2 years contracting in the communications industry with the Ultra-Fast Broadband rollout; as well as this we do a multitude of civil tasks with some minor construction in the mix too Our Tasks included but are not limited to, - Site Leveling & General Earthworks - Trenching in Pipe and Cable - Trenchless options - Air Knifing, Thrusting, Hydro B...

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Tomorrow Electrical

Joined October 2017

We're proud to be among Greater Wellington's most trusted sparkies. Since starting our journey, Tomorrow Electrical has served hundreds of businesses and homes across the region, providing reliable workmanship with incredible results. Our devotion to service is the hallmark of our team. It's our can-do attitude and willingness to go that extra mile which shine through into every job we do, beca...

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