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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 "extr

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

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 "extr

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

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

Cable location across lawn

Posted 3 months ago

Need to to know the location and depth of my power supply cable between my house and shed where the meter panel is approx 20 metre apart.

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New switchboard

Posted 1 month ago

Our current switchboard is old, house was built in 1960. Need a quote as to how much it cost to updatd the old meter box.

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Circuit Breaker Tripping

Posted 1 month ago

Lighting RCD keeps tripping out I can stop this happening by switching off the circuit breaker to the lounge lights all other lights appear to be ok. I would also like to add a new power point lower down the wall from an existing high TV power point.

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Hiding TV cables in wall

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have purchased a new build, an want to wall mount our TV an want the cables to be hidden in the wall. Want a quote as to what the cost may be. The electrical points are at the bottom along with the aerial.

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Repair wiring issues in light bulb socket

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there We would like someone to have a look and repair one of our kitchen ceiling lights. The bulb blew and we have replaced it a couple times. The replacement bulbs worked for a little while but then blew up again.now no new bulb works, so there must be a problem with the wiring. Pictures of the type of bulb on the ceiling is attached here.

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Oven connected

Posted 3 months ago

We have purchased a second hand stand-alone oven that needs to be connected please. Also want to see if we can connect the outside speakers to our entertainment centre, currently there are cords with loose wires at the end, not plugs.

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Hall light

Posted 1 month ago

We need a broken bayonet light fitting to be replaced in the hall.

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New power point installation

Posted 1 month ago

I require 1 power point fitted in a room that currently has none.

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Install outdoor power plug

Posted 1 week ago

I need a outdoor plug installed on the back of my back wall (brick) which backs onto an internal plug. I have purchased the outdoor plug already. Also need the an outdoor down light fitting replaced

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Rangehood install

Posted 2 months ago

I am wanting to get an rangehood installed in my rental property. There is currently an extractor fan above the stove but it doesnt work very well. I have looked online at mitre 10 and bunnings and just want a basic one and this to be installed by an electrician (a power point will also need to be put in)

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New restaurant in Tauranga Crossing

Posted 1 week ago

Electrican needed for a new restaurant in Tauranga Crossing. Including installing all new cables, lights, power outlets. I will send a detailed email with all requirements. Must be able to start around the 25th Februrary.

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Extractor fan installation

Posted 1 month ago

I need an extractor fan installed in the bathroom of my lockwood house.

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Water distiller thermostat

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi Folks I have water distiller. I think the thermostat switch is faulty. Spring Flow is the name of the company. Spoke to their guy in Auckland. They have replacement switches available. I would need you to ascertain if that is indeed the problem and if so replace it. Can you help me please?

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Switch keeps tripping when I use washing machine

Posted 3 weeks ago

I need an electrician to check that the main switch can be upgraded

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Services Locator

Posted 2 months ago

I am having landscaping done on my property, and need to have underground cables and water locations identifyed and marked for bobcat work and contractors

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Light Switches

Posted 2 days ago

Kitchen double light switch is shorting when switched on and off. Available any time, or at short notice.

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Kitchen

Posted 2 months ago

Update fuses. Install new double PowerPoint, kitchen next to oven. Replace existing powerpoints with upgrade (x2).

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Ceiling fan on a light outlet

Posted 1 month ago

We would like to switch our bedrooms lights for ceiling fans with lights.

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Wall mounted TV

Posted 2 months ago

We’re looking for a local electrician to mount a new smart tv to the lounge wall.

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Electronic Technician for Fisher and Paykel Stove

Posted 1 month ago

Solution needed for BRAND NEW but 24 year old Electronic Stove - part required has been obsolete for 6 years. Cannot bypass the timer/clock. All smooth top elements working. Beeping and flashing code "C2"

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 128,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Wall light replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st December 2017

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 5
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 5
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Oven and Rangehood installation

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4th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

Range-hood install

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13th September 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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 5

Move switchboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electric car charger instal

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Powerboard needs moving

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Interior renovation (bathroom and kitchen)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Spa power point

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Spa pool electrical supply

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd January 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New bathroom extractor fan installed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Hot water cylinder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Internet fibre modem relocation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Circuit Breaker Tripping

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hallway power points to be fixed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th October 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hall light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Spa wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Natalie needs a sparky

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace downlights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd February 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Granny flat

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install spa cable-plug in

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th October 2018

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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Maximum Demand Electrical

Joined June 2018

Hi Maximum Demand Electrical is locally owned and operated providing solutions to all your electrical problems and requirements. Taking pride in being honest, prompt, reliable and doing a neat and high quality job. We are experienced in new builds, Renovations, any maintenance, security alarm systems and electrical gates and intercoms. Supplying high quality products at reasonable prices.

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Patrick Allison

Joined January 2019

I am a general handyman with a very diverse range of skills, and the tools to match. Experienced at renovations, repairs and property maintenance. Also have experience with home entertainment, TV, security camara installation and telecommunications. You name it, it's likely I can do it.

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Zephyr Electrical LTD

Joined August 2017

have you been waiting weeks for an electrician but want the job done now? get in touch with us and we will show you how. Here at ZEL we take care of all your repairs, maintenance, installations and services. We provide Electrical expertise around Tauranga and the wider Bay of Plenty. We Just get it done. call us today don't delay. Zephyr Electrical a Breath of fresh air.

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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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Conway And Carpenter Electrical Ltd

Joined August 2018

Hi, Conway & Carpenter Electrical has been operating in Te Puke for over 80 years. We do a wide range of electrical work from Kiwifruit Pack houses, Cowsheds, Pumps and all types of domestic house wiring. Our staff are very professional and turn up on time (all vehicles are GPS tracked) and complete the job to a high standard. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and stand behind our products.

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Active Electrical Services Ltd

Joined May 2014

Registered electricians with over 20 years experience in residential and commercial renovations and new builds. Maintenance and service a speciality, no job to small. Servicing Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty.

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Gauranga Electrical Services

Joined January 2019

Hi, I am a Registered Electrician. Please do not hesitate to contact me over the phone for free electrical estimation for any electrical work. Our Head office is based in Tokoroa covering Rotorua to Hamilton and A Register Electrician is based in Auckland. We pride in Quality workmanship.

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Chris and Co Electrical Limited

Joined March 2017

Chris has over 10 years experience as a qualified electrician. Passionate about providing quality workmanship, Chris is prompt, efficient, professional, friendly and RELIABLE. ​​From repairs and maintenance, renovations and new builds, to solar and security – you can trust Chris & Co Electrical to arrive on time, and get the job done to a high standard. ​We're based in Tauranga and travel...

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Swift Electrical & Handyman Services

Joined October 2016

Trained in Austria, worked in Germany, U.S.A., Canada and other places. Lots of experience in alterations, additions, rewiring, upgrading switchboards, installing extractor fans, tagging & testing, CCTV

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DRE Systems Limited

Joined March 2018

DRE Systems is a newly established electrical contracting company, providing electrical services for industrial, commercial and domestic projects. We undertake to deliver quality projects, products and services on schedule and within scope. Our goal is to become a leading provider of electrical services in the Wellington region, through quality workmanship, reliability and a dedication to the cli...

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Black Box Electrical Engineering

Joined June 2016

Black Box Electrical Engineering Licensed Electrical Engineering Services Design, Problem Solving and Installation for Homes, Motorhomes and Connectables. We are a north island based mobile business who travel to your home, tiny house or caravan etc to help facilitate your design, solve your electrical problems and complete electrical installation work.

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Motion Electrical Contracting Ltd

Joined April 2015

Qualified electrician. industrial, commercial buildings. New houses. - GST registered electrical contracting company. - Fully qualified electrician - Experienced in home renovations, additions, new builds. - Experienced in commercial wiring, new switchboards, counter top electrical modifications etc. - We specialise also in underground services with a qualified digger operator on board, el...

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The Electrical Professionals Tauranga

Joined August 2009

I have over 30 years experience as a qualified electrician working in the residential and commercial sectors. Our staff do quality work for a competetive price. Just give us a call. Check out ur website for more info,

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Mixed signals ltd

Joined February 2018

Internet connectivity issues resolved. Wifi coverage solutions, point to point wifi support for farms and businesses. Fibre modem upgrades. Residential and commercial data cabling. Tv wall mounting. Concealed AV cabling specialists. ADSL / VDSL connectivity resolved. MATV experts. SKY tv multi room HD modulation or cat6 distribution. HDMI matrix for full home AV. Multi room audio setup. Audio solu...

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Alexander Construction and Design

Joined March 2012

Hi I am a qualified builder with 10 years experience in residential (new homes/renovation), commercial work and have specialized in bathrooms. Also I can design any building project using 3D digital technology to view projects before they are built from any angle. Depending on the job size this can be done at no extra cost.

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Bay Electrical Services Ltd

Joined June 2017

For all your Electrical needs from renovations and additions to new builds, competitive quotes with a friendly ontime service, no job too big or too small. We can provide lighting and power design to suit your budget and preference. We pride ourselves on our quality of work and meeting deadlines.

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Impala Property Maintenance Services

Joined January 2018

We are a Family owned business. We provide a seamless and practical solution for any building and maintenance needs. Competitive prices, high end results! Anything from mowing lawns to fixing a hole in the wall or painting a fence; we want to take care of it for you!

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Eds Electrical Ltd

Joined August 2009

We do GENERAL electrical work i.e repairs,maintenence and new installations. No job too big or too small we cater for all. Experience and registered Electricians! We also do Heat Pumps and refrigeration work We provide prompt and reliable service at a reasonable price. Available 24/7 Call us NOW !!!!!!

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BOP Plumbing & Gas Ltd

Joined October 2013

MASTER PLUMBER MEMBER Get the Master Plumber Guarantee! 24/7 Emergency Callout Service 07 347 8655 I strive to provide quality workmanship & great service, because the best deserves the best! We will give you the best advise with straight up answers to any questions you may have. Want that new kitchen & bathroom or have an unexpected water leak? We now offer finance with 6-18 months i...

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Elect Test and Tag

Joined August 2017

Hi, I own a company providing a Test and Tag service and I am a registered Electrician keen to do small electrical jobs that you can't get the big boys to do.

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