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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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Installing Solar Panels for Your Home

Posted 18/02/14

If you've ever considered installing solar panels, you are not alone. Kiwi homes are generally exposed to 20-30 times more energy from the sun than they use in power or gas and most of its going to waste. By making use of it, we can reduce emissions, create jobs and contribute towards energy ind

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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Old House

Posted 08/04/14

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Install new indoor and outdoor power outlets

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, Im looking for a quote to have 2 new power points installed. One indoor and one outdoor. Indoor Socket has no immediate access to any other power on the same wall. And is gibbed over. Outdoor socket needs to be water proof and will be installed onto a palisade/weatherboard exterior. Regards, Richie coghlan

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Rangehood installation

Posted 5 months ago

To install Bellini rangehood. Already power plug in position. Installation on wall, extraction through hole in wall. Relatively light in weight. Cheers

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Install wiring to freestanding oven.

Posted 4 weeks ago

Just got a secondhand oven and need quotes for what I'm looking at needing cost wise to install from old to the new secondhand one.

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Optic fibre cable repair

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there I have a damaged optic fibre cable under house. It appears stripped and exposed, internet and phone connection have ceased Address 2 Mariner Street Ngaruawahia off Havelock Road Cheers

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Fuse shortage

Posted 5 months ago

The switch in the power box keeps turning off whenever we have multiple appliances running. We only lose power in the kitchen. So we would like someone to come and have a look, see what's wrong and quote us the work that needs doing. We are free after 3:30pm.

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Heat pump wire to the board

Posted 2 months ago

Getting heat pump installed and need a electriain just to wire up from the heat pump to the electrical board about 10meters away approx.

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3 phase connection

Posted 1 month ago

Need 2 lengths of 16mm 3-core neutral screen cable joined. I have all supplies (cables + warning tape) just need the 2 lengths connected. Trench going in Sunday 23rd Feb (tomorrow) would like to have join done Monday. Cable is for future shed, cable into dwelling disconnected from it's dedicated breaker at SWB for safety reasons. This job is only for the outdoor join. Possible future jobs to come.

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15 amp plug for spa

Posted 3 months ago

Looking to put a plug on the outside of our garage for our spa, which has a 15 amp plug. Not sure how this needs to be done, there is a normal plug on the inside wall of the garage which could be piggy backed from, otherwise there is a switchboard at the the other end of the garage if a new circuit has to be installed.

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Small job kitchen oven removal/install

Posted 1 month ago

A small job, getting a new kitchen installed, needing the current stove removed from the wall, and the new one connected, also some lights on the wall, wanting to remove the fittings, think this requires an electrician.

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Fisher and paykel element not working

Posted 5 months ago

The outer ring of my large hot plate element (left front in photo) is not working, I’m wondering if it is a cheap thing to repair as I don’t want to spend too much on this old oven. The front right element is also not working, it would be great if this one could be fixed but it’s not as essential as getting the big one fixed. I have added a photo of the hot plates when all set to full. The element section of the oven lifts up so the cables can be easily accessed.

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Replace rangehood and install ducting to soffit

Posted 1 month ago

Hi! Looking for someone ASAP to install a new rangehood where our existing one is BUT need ducting installed out through the soffit - current one just went into the roof. The distance is about 3-4 metres. Please provide an all up approx quote incl ducting and travel to ngaruawahia.

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Stove and Oven repair

Posted 5 months ago

Fisher&Paykel Oven goes on high only, might need to replace the thermostat. Another Westinghouse stove and oven - oven door handle is broken off, hopefully it can be fixed back.

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Rangehood and Extractor fan

Posted 1 month ago

Need to install a rangehood in the kitchen and an extractor fan in the bathroom, replace a power point cover. Labour only. Products supplied.

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Fix hot water cylinder

Posted 3 months ago

We don't have any hot water at the moment, water comes out of the hot taps but water is not hot. Potentially an element issue? The panel at the front is quite warm (2nd photo) . This job needs doing as soon as possible and is located in Glen Massey.

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Help Needing

Posted 3 months ago

Hi ya, we are wanting a quote for a free standing oven to be put in and our old one to be taken out.

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Wire in plug

Posted 6 months ago

Need to have a Califont wired into fuse box. Approximately 5 metres away outside.

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Jack point install - Ngaruawahia

Posted 6 months ago

Hi, I would like a jackpoint installed ASAP preferably today or tomorrow. The Chorus cable is hanging in the ceiling so it just needs to be dropped back where it used to be and surface mounted and a jack point installed and ready fir broadband and phone connection. The cable was somehow pulled out. One person is likely able to complete this job. Please respond with a quote and how soon you can do it. Thanks.

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Repair phone outlet

Posted 5 months ago

Hi, I have had my provider check after my internet connection stopped and they have said I need to check my internal wiring and replace the jack.

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Phone jack installation - Ngaruawahia

Posted 7 months ago

I need a phone jack installed in a house. Cable is currently inside the ceiling. Please advise cost and how soon you can do it. Preference will be given to the one who can do it sooner. Thanks.

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Extractor fan installation in food caravan

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, I need an extractor fan installed in a food caravan (above a gas deep fryer). On the 17th of february my deep fryer will be installed by a certified gas fitter, so preferably before that date. Can send pictures of the food caravan, it has an electric WOF (brandnew caravan set up as a catering business), it just needs the extractor fan installed and ducting. Many thanks!

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 159,000 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

Fuse shortage

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Re-wire 2bdm 1930s House for insurance purposes


15th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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

Remove 4 electrical outlets.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Puketaha power please

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Domestic fix ups

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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

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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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Royal Building Service Ltd

Joined July 2018

Our qualified glass tradies can do any big or small works in great Auckland area and neighbor cities. Onsite measurement, install, repair 24 hours and 7 days. Free site assessments, Prompt and reliable service, top quality workmanship, affordable cost, we endeavor to have each customer to get the great value for money. The business is home based operated, no high overheads. • All of our produc...

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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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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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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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Cudby Electrical

Joined February 2020

Eager young qualified electrician since 2016, recently started up my own electrical business, always giving it my all and willing to go the extra mile and build a good reputation for my business and keep the client happy

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REL2017 Ltd

Joined December 2019

Hi we are a small team who specialize in Residential Electrical work from new houses to alterations & Full house rewire or a simple change of lighting to LED or Changing old switches to new updated styles. We cover all Electrical, Data, MATV Sound & Audio, Security Alarm & Cameras with help from our Sister companies We will help every step of the job big or small.

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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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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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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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Leading Edge Electrical

Joined August 2010

We have been operating in the Waikato region for about 10 years and in that time we have developed a soild,loyal client base. We have achieved this by offering a prompt,reliable,professional service at a competitive price. So if you are looking for a Electrician you can rely on, who communicates well & has a great team give us a call!

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Marshall Electrical

Joined November 2017

Hi there I carry out any electrical works to do with residential, commercial and industrial and also electrical inspections. I am very professional and treat all my clients as a person. Happy to quote any size job and will be there when I say

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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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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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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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Alpha Building Services

Joined July 2019

At Alpha Building Services we know what we are doing practically, logically, legally and we know how to stick to your budget. We know a range of different people and trades within the Construction industry so if any additional trades such as electrical and plumbing are required we can easily and quickly arrange for them to come in and do what needs doing. We are Licensed Building Practitioners in...

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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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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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Leading Electrical Ltd

Joined July 2013

Leading Electrical is a Kiwi-owned business based in Hamilton, Waikato. Our qualified, registered electricians provide a wide range of electrical services, from installations to repairs. As Master Electricians, we also provide a 1 year warranty on all parts and labour at no cost to you.

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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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