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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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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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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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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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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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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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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 finding the tim

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 finding the tim

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.

Various electrical

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, wondering if someone could come and quote for some electrical work that needs doing (and some I'd just like done depending on cost). Two lights to replace. A fan in the bathroom with separate switch and various power points (extra or replaced). I'd appreciate anyone who can offer alternatives as far as price and ideas go (I have the lights and fittings but not the extractor fan or power points). I'm in Ohauiti. Cheers, Karen

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Remove power points

Posted 2 months ago

Removing power points and relocating and moving and adding some new lighting in kitchen.

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New powerpoint

Posted 2 months ago

We need an additional power point added in the lounge

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Instal thermal stat

Posted 2 months ago

Instal thermal stat for underfloor heating and towel rails.

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Peter Yerex

Posted 2 months ago

No hot water, it has happened before and the sparked fixed it at the outside meter

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Fitting fan with power

Posted 2 days ago

Need power to laundry vent to outside

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A separate power meter for downstairs unit

Posted 1 month ago

We have just bought a double story property. It has a switchboard upstairs. We are wanting a quote and advise whether it is possible to have a separate power meter for the downstairs self contained flat.

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Elect needed for few small jobs

Posted 3 weeks ago

Commercial warehouse needing a timer set up for lights to come on after hours, cabling work for a label printer to be relocated (noisy), check port integrity for printers.

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Various electrical

Posted 2 weeks ago

Heated towel rail New socket Fix several faulty sockets Replace chandelier with spotlight Vent drier to outside Install 3 smoje alarms

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New Power Cable

Posted 3 months ago

Run new power cable to supply power to new house site from boundary and install meter box .. could be approx 150m run. with a potential split off to a cottage half way along ..

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Lou Agas

Posted 1 month ago

Replace existing ductless rangehood with brand new and install ducting through ceiling and soffit. We are looking at purchasing a Bellini 600mm stainless rangehood from Bunnings (...... ). The old recirculating one is fixed under a cabinet and connected to an outlet (attached photos). It may need a tube to run through the ceiling and the ducting will run for about 4 meters to the soffit outside the dining area (attached photo). Time frame is within July, if possible.

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Garage

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, we are wanting more lights and power points put in the garage. Also an extractor fan and wiring of hot water cylinder. Thanks

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Garage, patio, security lights

Posted 2 weeks ago

Garage lighting - needs to be changed to LED strip lights Patio lighting needs repairing - rewire etc Back yard light - convert to security sensor light

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House purchase- wiring/ electrics check

Posted 2 weeks ago

Wiring check of a 1960s weatherboard house. It does have a modern fuse box and a compliance sticker for 1997, so unsure if anything more has to be done. Attached are photos- Belinda Tate

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Replace or repair batten fitting

Posted 1 month ago

Replace or repair 1 batten holder fitting in garage I have the replacement

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Matavai Street

Posted 1 month ago

I need powerpoints installed. A power supply for a califont.

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Electrical works for bathroom & kitchenette

Posted 1 week ago

Required works: 1 x DOUBLE BATHROOM POWER POINT 1x SINGLE POWERPOINT TO RANGEHOOD 1x HOB AND OVEN CONNECTION 1x HOTWATER CONNECTION 6x DOUBLE POWER POINTS 8 x LED DOWN LIGHTS

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Range hood Install

Posted 4 weeks ago

I need a new range hood installed and vented through the ceiling to the nearest soffit.we need this job done between the 30th July and 5th August.

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Kitchen hob installation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need kitchen hob replaced with exact model. Will need old one removed and new one installed - same dimensions and type. product supplied - just need installing. Possible bathroom work too. Call to discuss

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 142,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Granny flat

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom extractor fan - remove and replace

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install outdoor power plug

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove power points

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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

Hot water cylinder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

upgrade external power socket to 15amp

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th July 2019

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

Install spa cable-plug in

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace downlights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd February 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen powerpoint

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th April 2019

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

Light Switches

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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

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

Rangehood install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th February 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Oven and Rangehood installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th April 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
Cost
 5
Schedule
 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

Find Electricians in Tauranga

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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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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James Electrical Limited

Joined June 2019

Hi, we are a domestic/light commercial Electrical company based in tauranga. We specialize in new builds and renovations. We take huge pride in our work and make sure even the finest details are done neatly and correctly.

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Adam's electrical Waikato

Joined January 2015

Honest, fair and reliable work guaranteed for twenty years from install. Registered Electrician. No extra charges on quoted jobs other than product cost change or extra installs/changes. Pride myself on making fair deals and finding competitive products to keep quality while also being affordable. Mainly supplied by Ideal Electrical and use (snieder)-PDL/HPM/rexel/robus products. TV and satellite...

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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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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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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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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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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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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 Commerical 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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GT Electrical Solutions Ltd

Joined August 2019

Hi, we are an electrical company who prides itself on quality work at the right price with over 30 yrs of experience in the trade. We have the expertise to assist you with any project you have on the go or are thinking of doing. We can offer professional advice to help with any queries you may have. We are also qualified refrigeration engineers offering full heat pump installation, maintenance...

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Lufdon Plumbing Services

Joined October 2013

Hi, I have been in the plumbing industry for 17 years speacialising in new homes, renovations. We provide free no obligation quotes and can even provide a 10 point plumbing check with a full review of any plumbing issues. I pride myself on efficiency and cleanliness and take the upmost care when in or around your property or project. We are also Certified Gasfitters so can take care of all...

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CommElec Group

Joined March 2019

Our projects have diversified over the years and now include the provision of electrical services on sites that range from intricate office fit outs to extremely high-end residential properties. We provide electrical service and maintenance to many customers in a wide range of industries including hotels, shopping centres, individual retailers and restaurants. Our specialised services include elec...

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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, maintenance and heat pumps.

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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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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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K&M Electrical

Joined September 2017

Hi, K&M Electrical specialise in major renovations and new builds from the simple Electrical to the security/ A/V /Data side of your project. We pride ourselves in working hard for our customers with competitive quotes and completing jobs to a high standard with jobs been completed ontime and budget. www.kmelectrical.co.nz

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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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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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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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The Electrical Professionals Tauranga

Joined August 2009

We have over 40 years combined experience as a qualified electricians working in the residential and commercial sectors. We do quality work for a competetive price. Just give us a call. Check out ur website for more info.

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