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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he not only encouraged his daughter to take up a trade but how he is actively helping her to succeed in an electrical career... Hamilton based Noema, has worked in the electrical trade for the last 38 years. He's spent the last 10 years encouraging his daughter, Demi, to "jump into a trade". Now in her mid-twenties she has taken up his advice and this year started her training as an electrician. She is studying at the Waikato Institue of Technology (Wintec) on the Electrical Pre-Trade Training course, aimed at getting students ready for apprenticeship. Demi is one of only four women on the course and has teamed up with Mere, another inspirational women who is training in her 30's, all while having the pressure of children and family commitments. After the polytech based first year, each of the girls will be required to find and start an apprenticeship. Not only is Noema the inspiration and encourageme

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

Builderscrack started out in 2007, with the simple goal of connecting homeowners to tradies. Fast forward 12 years and we are excited to be celebrating such a significant milestone… Our 300,000th Job To have had the opportunity to help homeowners find tradies for 300,000 jobs is both exciting and a privilege. From all of us here at Builderscrack we want to say a big THANK YOU to our homeowners and tradespeople, without you we wouldn't be here. The Job Mark from Auckland, a busy doctor at Auckland's Middlemore Emergency department, posted our 300,00th job. He had recently purchased an electric car and needed a charging port installed in his garage, with the idea of upgrading to the full power charger unit down the track. With this in mind, he wanted the job done in such a way that all the wiring was in place for the future upgrade. Mark posted his job on Builderscrack, having used it on numerous occasions since moving from England several years ago. Describing it as "

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

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

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he not only encouraged his daughter to take up a trade but how he is actively helping her to succeed in an electrical career... Hamilton based Noema, has worked in the electrical trade for the last 38 years. He's spent the last 10 years encouraging his daughter, Demi, to "jump into a trade". Now in her mid-twenties she has taken up his advice and this year started her training as an electrician. She is studying at the Waikato Institue of Technology (Wintec) on the Electrical Pre-Trade Training course, aimed at getting students ready for apprenticeship. Demi is one of only four women on the course and has teamed up with Mere, another inspirational women who is training in her 30's, all while having the pressure of children and family commitments. After the polytech based first year, each of the girls will be required to find and start an apprenticeship. Not only is Noema the inspiration and encourageme

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

Builderscrack started out in 2007, with the simple goal of connecting homeowners to tradies. Fast forward 12 years and we are excited to be celebrating such a significant milestone… Our 300,000th Job To have had the opportunity to help homeowners find tradies for 300,000 jobs is both exciting and a privilege. From all of us here at Builderscrack we want to say a big THANK YOU to our homeowners and tradespeople, without you we wouldn't be here. The Job Mark from Auckland, a busy doctor at Auckland's Middlemore Emergency department, posted our 300,00th job. He had recently purchased an electric car and needed a charging port installed in his garage, with the idea of upgrading to the full power charger unit down the track. With this in mind, he wanted the job done in such a way that all the wiring was in place for the future upgrade. Mark posted his job on Builderscrack, having used it on numerous occasions since moving from England several years ago. Describing it as "

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

Addituonal electrical plugs

Posted 1 week ago

Need a couple of plugs put in kitchen as we only have two which are being used by big appliances

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WILL PAY EXTRA - Urgent light fitting

Posted 8 months ago

We had a bathroom ceiling repair carried out and the light cable is in the roof space and needs reinstating in the same position of the ceiling. Happy to pay extra to have done today Saturday please as urgent

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Taupiri tidy up

Posted 7 months ago

We are looking for a reliable electrian who is relatively local to install an oven, install a few new outlets. We also have a larger job where we would like to trench power lines coming into the property. We can arrange for the pole fuse to be pulled separately this can't be done by electrcian.

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Electrician Needed

Posted 10 months ago

We are wanting someone to connect up a light switch, power socket and light socket. Need a quote.

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Puketaha power please

Posted 1 year ago

Caravan plug/s Underground to cabin Extra PowerPoints Install bedroom chandelier high ceiling Install ceiling fan/s Discuss AGA install Heater wall install and PowerPoints

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Heat transfer kit

Posted 11 months ago

Need a quote to install a 3 bedroom heat transfer kit with touch screen controller. Ceiling material are Michael Angelo tiles. Also need a power point for a fan on a wood burner. Someone will be home 8th May from 12.00 onwards. After this date will be by appointment. Job is in Ngaruawahia.

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Electrical repairs/installation

Posted 11 months ago

We have two security sensor lights to be installed. There have been lights before (still there actually bit but dead or useless) so the cabel there. Also have a rangehood to be installed, wiring in a box on the wall ready to go, but need the vent to the exterior installed. Five kitchen spot lights in a series which keep blowing. Thinking of changing these to a LEDs, so would need the LEDs supplied and installed if this is be best solution.

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Extraction fan installation

Posted 10 months ago

Extraction fan required in the bathroom. There's none currently.

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Light switch/fuse repair.

Posted 2 months ago

It appears the fuse for my lights have blown, so no lights in my house, also a light switch was sparking earlier in the week, suspect replacement required. Also want a quote for an external wall plug for an EV car as well as repairs to wire and conduit to my external air conditioning unit

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Right Price, Electrician Needed

Posted 6 months ago

Hey there, am wanting quotes on installing an RCD switch board.

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Bedford

Posted 3 months ago

We need a licenced electrician to come and look at our converted bedford as the wiring in the rear cab possibly needs an upgrade

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House Reno.

Posted 1 year ago

We need a licensed electrician to partly rewire a 1950’s 2 storey house, replace fuse board and add an external power outlet.

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Oven

Posted 3 months ago

3 elements stopped working. Westinghouse appollo approx 2 years old

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Supply & Install Power Transfer Switch

Posted 1 month ago

To supply and install power line and generator manual transfer switch.

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Installation

Posted 11 months ago

Hi i have a few jobs around our home that need to be done and are requiring a certified electrician. 1) Putting the appropriate meter so our units power intake can be worked out separate from our house. 2) Looking at installing a powerbox to an outside power supply for a caravan. 3) Connecting lounge lighting. 4) Installing a heat transfer system

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Security Alarms & CCTV Camera, Powerpoints and Satellite/Phone Outlets

Posted 10 months ago

I need an electrician that can install security alarms and cctv cameras, additional powerpoints and additional satellite and phone outlets for 4 rooms.

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Tara's wired home

Posted 11 months ago

I need a licenced electrician to rewire a 1950's home. The switchboard needs replacing and all power points and light fitting covers need replacing. I have recently renovated the bathroom and need to install a bathroom towel rail , extractor fan (hosing already done) and 2 power points (new). I would also like to replace old stove with newer stove connection and add two new power points in the kitchen. I understand this is alot of work. Main priority is replacing switchboard and wiring. I'm re...

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Spa power plug

Posted 1 year ago

Outside spa power plug to be installed, also check a kitchen down light

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Domestic fix ups

Posted 11 months ago

I am looking for an electrician who will be able to fix up a few things around my home, work includes: Removing a heated towel rail and heater from bathroom wall Replacing a light fitting in laundry Repair faulty power point in one bedroom Install one or two extra power points Advise/install two outside lights/security lights on the front of house Find out why a fluorescent bulb on a water filter system has failed twice I would like someone to be be able to come to my home and have a lo...

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Electrical fit out.

Posted 10 months ago

We have bought a two bedroom relocatable house and are needing the house to be refit electrically. Lighting, and general connections.

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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.

Primrose st

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19th June 2017

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 5
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 5
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Right Price, Electrician Needed

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30th October 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5

Domestic fix ups

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6th July 2018

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 5
Cost
 4
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 5
Communication
 5

Make 1950s Home Electrically Safe & Move Meters

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5th October 2017

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 5
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 5
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 4
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 5

Puketaha power please

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16th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
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 4

Kitchen rewiring

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17th January 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tenants property - access by tenants mobile (my parents)

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3rd October 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace external downlights

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18th December 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

ELECTRICIAN NEEDING

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th July 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Oven

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30th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 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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AllFixed Plus

Joined February 2019

Carpenter works, hanyman services, normal building tasks, vinyl flooring, fencing, decking, Install doors and locks, smoke alarms, clotheslines etc. Ceiling, wall and underfloor insulation. minor landcsaping, property maintain, window clean etc.

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Kia Kaha Electrical Ltd

Joined September 2018

Kia Ora Koutou, I have over 30 years in the Electrical Industry & have experience in domestic, Commercial, & Renovations. The most common concern from Clients I hear is the jobs are too small & they don’t ring back, well no job is too small & I will ring back. Reasonable quotes, Work ethic & timeline. Kia Kaha

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all electrcial company limited

Joined January 2013

all electrical is a te awamutu based company that carries out all type of electrical work, small jobs in and arround the home, re wires and new builds, some commercial and industrical maintenance contract work, and all farm and cow shed maintenance. all electrical also supplies and sell air conditioning using good brands and selling at good prices. all products are sold at good prices because all...

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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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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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MV Electrical Ltd

Joined April 2019

Here at MV Electrical we are a enthusiastic and honest electrical company, providing a fast and friendly service at the highest quality. We specialize in residential renovations & new builds but have experience & cover all types of electrical work. We are a professional & hard working to ensure your project is done how you wanted, on time & at the right price.

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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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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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pro wire

Joined December 2010

Hi we have been working in auckland for 16 yrs ,and we have been doing jobs from new homes full renovations ,to the smallest jobs ,we pride ourselves on punctuality, and 100% customer satisfaction ,we always clean up after ourselves and offer helpful advice and ,no obligation free quotes ,our prices are always competitive .

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Ultra Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2019

An electrical company dedicated to providing you, the customer with satisfaction and piece of mind. From new installations and renovations through to fault finding and repairs, we are here to help. Ultra Electrical Ltd 'Your local Sparky'

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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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FMH Electrix Ltd

Joined April 2018

Our company are: - Registered Master Electrician ( electrical contractors association nz) - Site safe member - IQP( independent qualified person) Auckland council - Ministery of justic( security licensed) - accredited Mistubishi installer - accredited fujitsu installer. We do Domestic, commercial & industrial job.

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MTM Builders Limited

Joined August 2010

Matt Tobin (Director/Builder) has worked within the construction industry for over 15 years. Matt has a wide range of experience from residential building and commercial construction through to general maintenance, and house renovations. Currently Matt and his team are working in the high end residential building market, and specialise in residential town house construction. Our clients require...

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Maintain to profit

Joined March 2017

We are a renovation and maintenance company, who project manage the work using our teams of sub contractors. We negotiate great rates with our contractors, meaning no extra cost to you for one point of contact and project management

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Connect Electrical 2015 Ltd

Joined November 2015

We are a privately owned and operated business based in Hamilton and cover the Waikato region. We specialise in Domestic work which includes: renovations, extensions, new builds and maintenance. If you are wanting a reliable and honest electrician offering a competitive price package then look no further. Connect Electrical 2015 Ltd will be able to deliver on this whilst providing excellent serv...

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Prime Electrical NZ

Joined February 2018

Hi there. My name is Alistair Murray and I am a fully insured and NZ registered electrician. Having worked in the industry for 7 years, I have recently decided to take the plunge to get out there and run my own business. Located in Hamilton, Prime Electrical NZ specialises in residential, rural, commercial and industrial electrical work. I pride myself in my communication skills, my high standard...

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Endurance Electrical

Joined October 2016

Our aim is is to serve our clients in a friendly, enthusiastic, caring professional way, whilst ensuring we deliver a high quality product. We can assist in any electrical work you require from minor repairs, renovations, extensions, new house builds and anything in between. For a no obligation quote, please get in touch today.

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Automatic Door Services

Joined February 2015

ADS repairs and supplies all types of Garage & Commercial Doors. Reliable 24hr service with excellent customer service. Our products range from entry level to high end, something to suit all budgets. All our technicians recieve on site safety courses and ongoing training on all products. We do say, Any door, Any time, Any Where! - Waikato Wide.

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DG Roofing & Building

Joined November 2018

We understand your problem/requirement accurately and then we discuss with you the solution to your problems/ We discuss the right approach to achieving your requirements. If you agree for us to proceed, we do our job at cost, in a satisfactory timeframe and highest possible quality and value for you... Try us and you will not regret.

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X Electrical

Joined October 2018

X Electrical is a Hamilton based company serving the Waikato and Coromandel regions. We offer both residential and commercial services, where no job is too big or too small. Founder Jaxon Skewes is a qualified electrician with over 5 years’ experience in the mechanical, residential and industrial trades. Jaxon specialises in Mechanical service (heating, ventilation and air conditioning, but also...

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