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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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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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Preparing for Winter - 3 Things You Can Do Right Now

Posted 15/04/14

Autumn’s begun and now that there's a noticeable chill in the air, preparing for winter is a top priority. If you’re anything like us you’ve been wondering if it’s too soon to turn the heater on in the evenings or if now’s the time to hire a handyman to chop and stack some wood for your fire. Her

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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Old House

Posted 08/04/14

Are you considering buying an old house? Old villas and bungalows can be charming, but with age, often comes problems. Here’s three questions to ask before you sign on the dotted line. Buying an old house? Ask these questions first! You don't want to buy a lemon! Here are 3 questions you need

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Electricians - What They Do

Posted 05/11/10

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

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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

Whether its lighting or plumbing fixtures, cabinetry or new tiles, you can give the bathroom a whole new look with a budget bathroom makeover.  A fresh coat of paint or using drywall to provide texture are two great ways to update the walls. Budget bathroom makeover ideas If you want to go one s

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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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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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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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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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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 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.

Hiding TV cables in wall

Posted 3 months 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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Garage lights, outside & check electrical socket

Posted 3 weeks ago

The garage door stopped working which may be the electrics. The garage lights and outside lights need fixing. An electrical socket into made a fizzing noise when I plugged something in.

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Bathroom extractor fan - remove and replace

Posted 1 day ago

Ceiling extractor fan above shower in bathroom is not working. I've cleaned it and can see fan not moving when switched on. It's also hanging as if to fall from ceiling - goodie! Current fan is circular in shape approximately 34cm diameter. Am unsure whether whole unit including ducting needs replacing (looks intact), or just the extractor fan and motor - as such I have not bought replacement and would take advice from electrician as to what needs to be done

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Kitchen windown

Posted 1 month ago

there's a few power points that need lengthening and the main wireing that feeds to the upper floor needs too be lengthened and moved across and around the new opening,pretty simple job

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Outdoor power

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need to put power in my back yard for water feature and other things and must be on budget

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Light Switches

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Switch keeps tripping when I use washing machine

Posted 3 months ago

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

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Water distiller thermostat

Posted 3 months 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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Install 3 in 1 bathroom light/heat/fan

Posted 1 week ago

Install 3 n 1 light fan and heat for outside bathroom

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New switchboard

Posted 3 months 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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Extractor fan installation

Posted 3 months ago

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

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Ceiling fan on a light outlet

Posted 3 months ago

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

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Master + Ensuite

Posted 2 weeks ago

Room with bathroom addition, plus front entrance way needing pricing for electrical. At stage 1 in 3 stage Reno. Starting in approx 1 month.

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Install outdoor power plug

Posted 2 months 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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Otumoetai

Posted 1 month ago

I need someone to fix a light not working and an electric gate. Thanks

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Repair wiring issues in light bulb socket

Posted 3 months 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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Install outdoor security light 2

Posted 10 hours ago

Need to install a netatmo presence security light and camera (camera function is wireless so is just like security light). Instructions can be seen here: ...

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New restaurant in Tauranga Crossing

Posted 2 months 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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Odd jobs

Posted 1 week ago

we have a few odd jobs around the house, including fitting a new vanity light, fixing an electrical short in the ceiling etc. Asap

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Heather Macferson

Posted 1 month ago

Take out old wet back cylinder and supply and install new mains hot water cylinder. Drain to outside about 2.5 metres . Job is at Omokoroa.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 133,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Interior renovation (bathroom and kitchen)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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

Kitchen powerpoint

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th April 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

Oven and Rangehood installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th April 2018

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
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

Circuit Breaker Tripping

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd January 2019

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

Install spa cable-plug in

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th October 2018

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

Wall light replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st December 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Granny flat

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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

Internet fibre modem relocation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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

New bathroom extractor fan installed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th April 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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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BOP Electrical & Communications Ltd

Joined April 2017

Hi, we cover all electrical services as well as data cabling in the home, commercial and light industrial area's. We focus mostly on small service type jobs but do take on small projects as well. we pride ourselves on being able to deliver professional and efficient service, but can have a joke at the same time.

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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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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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JJ's Electrical Services

Joined February 2019

Local Tauranga based electrician with over 15 years experience in all aspects of the electrical industry. We cover new builds, renovations, maintenance, heating/cooling, ventilation, security Residential, commercial and industrial. We work quickly and efficiently completing your jobs on time and on budget.

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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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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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