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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

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

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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LED Lighting Ideas & Benefits for Your Home or Office

Posted 28/01/14

LED lighting has long been the next-best thing in retail and commercial lighting by designers, but now, they’re catching on with homeowners thanks to their energy efficiency.  LED lighting can incur higher upfront costs. However, you don't need to wait a long time to recover your investment in energ

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Latest electricians case studies

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

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

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 "

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

Bathroom extractor fan

Posted 1 day ago

Need an extractor fan put in the bathroom currently has nothing - Needing done ASAP

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Electrical alsorts part 2

Posted 2 months ago

Hello, I have been away and unable to access my emails or internet, and apologise for my absence and not replying to tradesmen that have answered this post, I do not wish to offend anyone. I am back now and am reposting the same post (as I cant see how to add my apology to the old post), I will delete the old post, kind regards. this is what I need for our rural property: 1. 2x electric towel rails installed in 2x bathrooms with no electric sockets in them. 2. install an electric plug install...

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Temporary power

Posted 5 months ago

Hi. I have a section at mere mere which I'm going to build on this year. Wanting temporary power connected at the site asap please. Kind regards, Michael.

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Extraction fans for bathroom and kitchen

Posted 1 month ago

Extraction fans needed to be installed for bathroom and kitchen. I have attached photos here for quotation - house is built with normal weather board, easy access. There should be enough of room in ceiling for ducting. Many thanks

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Supply and Installation of Heated Towel Rails

Posted 3 months ago

I need a registered electrician to supply a GoldAir 7 Bar Stainless Heated Towel Rail and installation of this 7 Bar Heated Towel Rail and another 5 Bar Heated Towel Rail (I have this already).

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Rewiring house

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are down to 3 working power sockets in a 4 bedroom house most lights go we buy 4 lights a week because they blowing alot apart from 1 room and 1 lounge light that dont turn on at all my photos wont load but this house was built in the 50 - 60ish

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Electric renovation

Posted 1 week ago

1940s (approx) home, relocated on to current site in 1991. Need electrical updated & several outlets fixed. We want to start kitchen/bathroom renovations & need electrical sorted first.

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Power point cover replacement

Posted 3 months ago

The cover of the power point is damaged, as shown in photo. Job is in Huntly.

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Lailai Electrics

Posted 3 months ago

Needing to move a few power points and make a few new ones in our kitchen.

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Location of underground cables before driveway fencing job

Posted 1 month ago

We are going to build a new garden at the entrance to our property and rebuild some broken fences involving some new fence posts. We need to make sure where the power supply and ultrafast fibre cables run. Work is starting next Saturday.

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Power points

Posted 3 months ago

Need to move a power point in the laundry room and add one in too, one beneath a bench top for washer dryer and one above bench top for appliances

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Wire shed,,switches an led batton lights

Posted 1 week ago

wiring an switches set,,need 4 lights connected 5 switches an mains feed.

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House lights rewiring

Posted 1 month ago

I would like my lights wiring replaced

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Electrician wanted -

Posted 3 months ago

I need a quote to replace switch on kitchen photo 1 - and extractor fan as switch is loose. Fit the bathroomlight correctly/ and or install heat light/extractor fan and replace light. Photo 2- Quotes only in the midst of purchasing the home but builders report has identified need a electrical to address these areas.

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Kitchen extractor fan

Posted 5 days ago

Install extractor fan in the kitchen, above sink to extract directly outside.

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15 amp plug for outside spa

Posted 5 months ago

Looking to put a plug on the outside of our garage for our spa, which has a 15 amp plug. There is a fuse box on the back wall of the garage, so looking to run wiring up and around the side of the garage, around to the front wall, and then down and mount an outside plug to the front of the garage. The garage is lined, so would probably need to run capping around the top of the walls. I have attached a rough sketch of what needs to be done. Overall the total length of the wiring needed would...

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Bathroom extractor fan/ heat lamp

Posted 3 weeks ago

Needing extractor fan installed with heat lamp - currently nothing in the bathroom. Also needing a new safety latch on bathroom window. Most economical quote please.

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Electrical alsorts

Posted 2 months ago

hi, this is what I need for our rural property: 1. 2x electric towel rails installed in 2x bathrooms with no electric sockets in them. 2. install an electric plug installed into the pantry 3. Fix the rangehood 4. remove the connection from a power pole to a water pump and connect it to the house supply (approx. 60 metres) 5. either install an icp into the shed OR connect it to the house supply?? (approx. 60 meters away in another direction)

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New PowerPoint and CAT6 cable run

Posted 3 months ago

Have a new PowerPoint put in and install some CAT6 cable

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Electrical connections for shed and Water treatment system

Posted 2 months ago

I have two lights and an additional power point to be wired in for an outside shed. There is already power there and wires have been run. Also have a water treatment system that alarm is not working. I think it has been disabled.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 172,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Oven

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Residential maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Power point cover replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Right Price, Electrician Needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fuse shortage

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

3 phase connection

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Power points

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New PowerPoint and CAT6 cable run

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Re-wire 2bdm 1930s House for insurance purposes


15th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove 4 electrical outlets.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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White Ryder Creations

Joined June 2019

Professional Cabinet Maker and handyman. Qualified in furniture making. Looking at moving into contracting work. Available to assist on evenings and weekends for smaller jobs. I work full time for a kitchen joinery company. Phone number listed is my wife's who takes my querries.

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CCN Electrical

Joined July 2020

Hi, I have been in the electrical trade for more than 8 years. I have specialised in many fields in the electrical industry from industrial right through to rural electrical work and whiteware repairs. I am very professional and can take on small to medium size work. All work is done in accordance to relevant standards.

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TimberFox Floors

Joined July 2019

Hi, We run a Property Maintenance & flooring company trading as TimberFox Floors. The works we do : We supply & Install Carpets Laminate, solid wood, Enggineering wood, Vinyl Planks, Tiles, Carpet Tiles Vinyl & do all kind of floor preparations. Interior & exterior Paintings Gutter cleaning Gib fixing Gib stopping Lagging work for plumbers to apartments Soundproofing etc...

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Automatic Door Services

Joined February 2015

ADS repairs and supplies all types of Garage & Commercial Doors. ADS is owned and managed by Andy Marsden, who has a team of 9 people ensuring the smooth running of his business. Andy's background is from aviation and engineering. As Andy says if you can keep 25 million pound aircraft up in the air and all those aboard safe - then keeping people safe with garage doors and commercial doors is a l...

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Oncore

Joined September 2020

My name is Ajit Singh and i am resident of Rototuna north, Hamilton I Operate as an Independent Operator/Franchisee for ONCORE group which is part of Refresh Renovation group here in Hamilton. Me and My team will ensure you receive WORLD CLASS customer service and Value for your money. We are ONE STOP SHOP for all your household, residential and commercial needs. One call does it all..... Below...

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DBS Electrical Ltd

Joined January 2017

We have over 15 years experience in the electrical trade specialising in residential electrical and air conditioning. For workmanship done to a Professional, Reliable, Honest standard call Daniel at DBS Electrical. Find us on the web dbs electrical.co.nz or Facebook for photo galleries and other reviews.

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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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Ur Plumber Waikato Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi we’ve been in the Plumbing industry with over 10 years experience in Residential,Commercial, Industrial we are well equipped to under take any job big or small. While we specialise in General Maintenance Plumbing we also do complete full renovations kitchen,bathroom,laundry. Whether upgrading from low to mains pressure Hot water , blocked drain to a roof leak Ur Plumber Waikato Ltd has...

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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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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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Shane's Drainage Limited

Joined October 2016

Hello, Certified drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 15 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage. Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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sparky oncall electrical services limited

Joined October 2019

As a Registered Electrician with over 16 years experience, and 10 years in business, your project is in good hands. We are a husband and wife team with a young family, and understand the importance of working with people’s daily schedules, when booking jobs

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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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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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Open Range Plumbing and Gas

Joined September 2019

Open Range Plumbing & Gas has over fifteen years of experience in the industry, with extensive experience in both maintenance plumbing and gas fitting, as well as new builds. We can also lend our knowledge and experience to your renovation project with helpful advice and guidance from the planning stage through to completion. Open Range Plumbing is able to work within your budget to problem solve...

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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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GI & GM Contacting

Joined February 2020

Hi We have a team of builders/electricians/landscapers and handyman to handle all small to large projects around Auckland -Waikato Our director Greg has been Qualified building/site Manager for the last 10 years Our co-director Grant has Been a Qualified Electrician for the past 10 years We pride ourselves in doing a high quality job and clean and tidy work environment.

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pro wire

Joined December 2010

Hi we work from hamilton to auckland 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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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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