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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest electricians case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

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

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 "

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

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 "

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.

8 ponga

Posted 1 month ago

the kitchen oven – the fan appears to have broken

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Extractor fan Bathroom.

Posted 3 months ago

Extractor fan in bathroom works and turns on, but fan does not rotate. Please repair. Job needs to be done in next 1-2 weeks as has been sold but part of settlement agreement. Replace extractor fan if necessary. Repair is preferable. Thanks.

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New plug socket

Posted 3 months ago

Install new plug socket in lounge

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Change ceiling light fittings

Posted 2 weeks ago

Have 9 exposed bulb with "hat" ceiling lights. want to replace with nicer more recessed type lights.

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Heat lamp, power point and outside light #2

Posted 2 days ago

Hello, I’m after a quote for a ceiling heat/fan unit in the bathroom. One power point installed in a cupboard in the hallway. One outside light to be placed under a deck using existing sensor light to feed from (??). Thank you Danica

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Replace light switch

Posted 1 month ago

Have a five panel light switch that needs to be replaced. Two switches on top and bottom and one in the middle

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Check regulation conformity and install new switchboard/power points/lamps

Posted 1 month ago

I am looking for an electrician who could check, and -if needed- tidy up, the job made quite a few years ago by another electrician. As it is (see photos) I do not know if it does meet the current regulations and if it would be safe to install the ceiling panels that will hid it. Before the ceiling is completed I also need to have five new power points and three lamps installed. Also I would like a quotation for changing the main switch board and discuss the possibility of separating the pow...

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Disconnect Garage Electrical Supply

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have subdivided our section and the existing garage is part of the newly created section. We'd like to remove the electrical supply from the house to the garage. Both are vacant right now but we have sold so would like work done asap.

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Bathroom fan

Posted 4 weeks ago

It needs a larger fan or motor

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Half of house light switches not working

Posted 3 months ago

WE have removed a wall in the house that had a light switch. The light switches was for the dining room light and outside light. Understandably they dont work but what has happened is that the other half of the house (bedrooms, laundry, bathroom ect) dont have light. The plugs still work on that side of the house but the light switches do not. We would also like to have a plug moved about two metres higher up the wall to accommodate TV going on wall. I need an honest fast working electri...

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Heat lamp, power point and outside light

Posted 2 days ago

Hello, I’m after a quote for a ceiling heat/fan unit in the bathroom. One power point installed in a cupboard in the hallway. One outside light to be placed under a deck using existing sensor light to feed from (??). Thank you Danica

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Power to garage

Posted 3 weeks ago

We want to take a power supply to a separate garage/shed that doesn't currently have power. There is a gap of about 1 m from the house to the garage which will need an underground conduit. We'll need a couple of power outlets and a couple of light fittings in the garage. We want to do the work we are allowed to do as homeowners under NZECP ... so the inputs we are looking for from our electrician includes review of the design, inspection of the work, termination and testing.

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Electrical work

Posted 1 month ago

5 Additional power points in lounge/office One TV aerial outlet Check one downlight not working Check installation of light fittings as LED bulbs are blowing Remove old light fitting in dining area & Instal a new one Work required within a month if possible

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Power points and lighting

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need to set up power points and set up lightings

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Source and install garburetor

Posted 3 weeks ago

to source new garburetor and install it in kitchen sink.

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Kitchen Reno quotes required

Posted 1 month ago

We're costing up everything we need to get our kitchen project underway. Were unsure as how much to budget for the electrician and jobs we need done. We would need - Disconnection of the freestanding oven - Wiring possibly for an induction hob (if possible in a 70s house?) - Wiring for wall oven - 2 x new powerpoints - New Dishwasher connection ( to be located where the current sink is) - And possibly a new plug point for the fridge to move further down the wall Access is reasonabl...

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Removal of garburetor, venting of bathroom extractor fan,light socket repairs

Posted 1 month ago

1. removal of kitchen sink garburetor 2. replace light in bathroom fan and fix extraction of the fan 3. fix light sockets -1 in dining room, 2 outside

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Watling Street

Posted 1 week ago

250 mm Exhaust fan in Kitchen ceiling x 1, Bathroom 150 mm exhaust fan x 1 and 1 Shower 150 mm exhaust fan x 1 All ducted to outside through soffit. Must comply with Healthy Homes Standards.

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Fixing owen

Posted 2 months ago

Owen heat slowly,pls contact Maria ... for appointment. Location is Greeton, on 63b Sherson Street

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 165,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Replace light switch

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House renovations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

removal of garburetor, venting of bathroom extractor fan,light socket repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New outdoor powerpoints required and a sensor light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Change downlights to LED

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Spa pool plug

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

One additional powerpoint needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Om room electrical work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Fix ceiling light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical connection for the swimming pool pump

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Lounge down lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

No hot water

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

15amp outdoor socket installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacing existing lights - internal and external, 6 in total.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New wiring for Induction hob and oven plus various

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ceiling Fan/Light Installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom Fans


18th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Change some switches

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Power Outlets

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fixing owen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th June 2020

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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Tidal electrical ltd

Joined February 2017

We are a small family business. I am fully qualified and take great pride in my work. I am fast , friendly and enjoy working with my customers to get great results. I specialize in new homes and all electrical repairs and installations. Also heat pump installation I have worked a great range of homes from your basic batch to very high end homes and have a good sense of what works with each h...

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Stanley Instrumentation & Electrical

Joined March 2018

Call me SIE, for all your Industrial Instrumentation & Electrical works. As well as Industrial, commercial & Residential can be catered for if and when required.

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Eleco Electrical

Joined January 2018

We are a small owner operated company with experience in the commercial,domestic and industrial fields, we currently have a fully qualified electrical inspector and a heat pump tech on board. We can provide competitive (or even beat written) quotes. We do any size job and are available 24/7.

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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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Tempo Electrical

Joined August 2019

Hi, I've been an electrician for over 25 years. I worked on renovations and new building projects. I am more than willing to do smaller jobs, as no job is too small or too big. I am very professional, hard-working and honest. I pride myself on providing a service to my customers that is of high quality, affordable and completed on time within budget. I have serviced Auckland for the last 2years...

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Hiko electrical services ltd

Joined August 2019

When you need a reliable electrician Hiko Electrical is your first choice. Over 10 years in the industry and experts in Residential and Commercial installations. Whether you need a light fixed or a quote for electrical plans, Chris and his team are here to help.

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Impact Plumbing & Gasfitting

Joined June 2019

Hi I am a certified Plumber , Gasfitter and Drainlayer with over 35 years on the tools. We specialize in maintenance , renovations and additions to residential and commercial premises . whether its taps and toots or large plumbing renovations we pride ourselves on the quality of work we offer

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ETC ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS LTD

Joined March 2020

Hi we are Electricians with over 30years experience, who do new builds, renovations, service work. We have for the last 3 years been looking after landlord homes in Tauranga and Mount Maunganui on ELECTRICAL servicing. We are now in or 5 year of business and are certified in Solar installation , E-charger installation, Automation. We do domestic and commercial installations. We pride ourselves...

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Tytan Electrical

Joined November 2019

Hey there I’ve been an electrician in the bay for the last 10 years and out on my own for 18 months. I work in really well with all other tradies . Have the experience to deal with any electrical issue that you have

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Bay Installation & Service Ltd

Joined November 2019

Our services include, but are not limited to the following… Mechanical and electrical installation of workshop lifts and hoists. Electrical installation and problem solving, in domestic and commercial situations. CCTV installation. Security alarm installation. Caravan electrics fault finding and solutions, 230V, 12v and Solar systems

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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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Dawson Electrics

Joined June 2020

Dawson Electrics covers new homes and alterations as well as repairs and maintenance. Both commercial and residential. Working with you to provide the best solution based on what you need as well as what you want. With over 25 years experience, we pride ourselves on our competitive prices professional work standard.

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L Bishop Electrical

Joined March 2020

Hi, we’re a new and small company. We specialise in new builds, renovations and electrical maintenance. We also install heat pumps, No job is too big or too small. Fast service, competitive rates, Efficient and friendly

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Blair Presland Electrician

Joined October 2011

I am a registered electrician with over 15 years experience. Covering most aspects ranging from Domestic house wiring and maintenance to Industrial installs and Maintenance. Comprehensive with all light Commercial (shops, offices and businesses) Industrial includes Rural, Factories, Medical and Infrastructural. Take pride in my work with competitive rates and quotes.

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Anything Communications Ltd

Joined March 2020

Hi i've been in the communications industry for over 17 years and have been involved in a range of installations on projects from new builds to retrofitting existing buildings in both the commercial and residential market. I pride myself in providing both a friendly and professional service to my clients at a fair price.

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Absolute Contracting Ltd

Joined May 2020

Hello. I have been working in the Security and Communications industry for the last 20 years with experience in installation, maintenance and repair of most makes and models of security systems (alarms, access control, security cameras etc). I have extensive experience in data networking (copper and fibre optic) and installation of Wi-fi. I can install and troubleshoot TV and audio systems - every...

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Coastal Home Services

Joined May 2020

Coastal Home Services have a team that you can count on! We are here to help with what ever project or problem you have, we will find a solution. We offer a professional service and take pride our workmanship, value for money! We will take on the jobs others won’t and happy to give advice free of charge, you can count on us!

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Skyview Communications Ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi, we are quite experienced in Aerial,Satellite installations,trouble shooting,remove old Aerials,Multi rooms, Residential electrical services. We guarantee our workmanship and work is always carried out to Customers requirements.

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Pickaplumber & gas

Joined May 2019

Hi I’ve been in the plumbing and gas industry for 14 and have recently gone out on my own. I’m a certifying gas fitter and plumber so can issue compliance certificates if needed. I specialize in residential installations and maintenance.

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Bay Electric

Joined January 2019

Hello. I am a registered electrician with 10 years trade experience. Specialising in all areas of domestic, commercial and industrial environments. I am a clean and tidy, hardworking, friendly sparky. There is no job too big or small, I pride myself on working hard in any situation and having good relations with the client. I like to keep the space clean and be aware of the customers wants, needs...

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