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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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 findi

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 findi

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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Bathroom and Kitchen extraction installation

Posted 5 months ago

Hi To meet the new rental property insulation requirements, I need a bathroom extraction and kitchen extraction units installed at my property in Kaiapoi. I also have a rental in Christchurch city that also needs extraction units installed in the 2 x bathrooms. I can provide the units needed.

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Electrical updates #2

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there, We just moved in our new house and I would like to make some electrical improvements: - home cinema / wall mount : move 2 electric power points to let us fix our tv wall mount - home cinema ? wall mount: install the wall mount - add two electrical power point - home cinema: replace existing audio wires per the one I'll provide and bring 2 new audio access point for the surround speakers - home cinema: add 2 female female hdmi wires in wall - Ethernet wires: add 10 Ethernet acc...

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Caravan elect wof

Posted 5 months ago

provide an electrical wof for a 2007 oxford caravan

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Thermostat or element

Posted 5 months ago

thermostat or element replacement. Have arrived home to no hot water. Fuse is good. Switch is on but no heat on top pipe of cylinder. 3000w element. Can i get an approximate price first please. Cheers

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Fibre Techno Geek required urgently

Posted 1 month ago

I’ve just moved into a rental in Rangiora and can’t work out how to use my modem - the set up looks like something NASA would be proud of!! Urgently need help to set up my own fibre broadband and wifi

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Light fittings to be installed

Posted 4 months ago

9 light fittings, 4 of which need new 3 way wires installed in place of the old 2 way. 1 new plug under bench for dishwasher Don't know what cost estimate this is

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General electrical

Posted 4 months ago

We are currently redecorating our house and need some general electrical work done. On ... we are having our kitchen removed so require someone to install the wiring for a rangehood. We also need our oven unwired and rewired for flooring to go down, new plugs installed, old plugs removed, kitchen light, exterior light fixed and a fan removed in the bathroom and new heater/light installed. We are currently waiting for confirmation of the date that the flooring will go down

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Change LED down light and replace spring holding light to ceiling.

Posted 4 months ago

We have one down light that needs bulb replacing. It is wired and we don’t know how to replace the bulb. In these types of downlights. Also the gadget with springs holding the light fixture in place in the ceiling may need replacing. Urgent small job that needs doing. Light fitting is currently being held in place flush with ceiling by sticky tape. Also if you know anything about home sound systems, that would be helpful. We can only work the sound system in one room. This is not as important...

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Isolate wires for removal

Posted 3 months ago

Needing wires isolated and removed so the wall can be removed. Lamp and switch in bedroom to be removed also. Hoping wires can be isolated so they can be relocated at a later date and put to use.

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Heated towel rail

Posted 2 months ago

To install heated towel rack in bathroom

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Electrical updates

Posted 2 months ago

Hi there, We just moved in our new house and I would like to make some electrical improvements: - new power points - internet through cat6 wires for home living and poe cameras - brassing bay - audio wires in walls for the speakers - hdmi etc Easily available for the quote. Kind regards

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Ethernet Cable to Shed

Posted 5 months ago

Looking at getting an ethernet cable from my fibre modem in my house to my shed outside. Looking at getting the cable going through my house roof.

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Installing an electrical powerpoint for wall-mounted TV

Posted 3 months ago

Hi. Have recently moved into a house (house build 2018) and am wanting to install a power point in one of the bedrooms.

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Move existing wires

Posted 5 months ago

Move existing wires and install new ones

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Bedroom hooking up with cat6 and 1 Gang RJ45 socket

Posted 6 months ago

I need a new cat6 cable hooking up to an existing network cabinet from the garage across the roofspace down to a bedroom and then a 1 gang RJ45 socket placed in the bedroom. I estimate that the cable needed will not exceed 20~25m in length. I had a cabinet and network put in to some rooms a while back and there is capacity for this in the network equipment that I have installed already. When the other cables were installed, the used existing cable channels and I believe that this will wo...

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Power Socket in bathroom and old wall heater with detaching front panel.

Posted 5 months ago

Hello! I have a cracked power socket faceplate that I'm unsure if it needs a full replacement or the cover can be easily replaced. I also have a wall heater which I've never used but would like tested and evaluated on whether it's worth fixing or not before listing my property.

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Cable & Plug

Posted 5 months ago

5 year old home at Pegasus wired for data (new owners) .I need Ethernet to office & multiple additional power points in 3 rooms. There is an attic space & access looks quite reasonable

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Garage lighting - not working

Posted 2 months ago

There are 3 sets of fluorescent tube lights in my garage and 2 have stopped working. I have been told the wiring needs replacing. All exposed wires. And probably the fittings as well. Tall garage.

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Electrical fencing problem

Posted 4 months ago

Unit is not throwing out enough power or have an earthing problemp

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Additional power points

Posted 4 months ago

Adding a number of power points to a 1980s home

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With over 187,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

caravan elect wof

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9th October 2020

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Helma

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11th July 2019

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Fix halogen light wiring

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20th March 2019

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small electrical job

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18th September 2019

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 5
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Electrical


30th May 2020

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1860’s house needs rewiring and certification

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13th March 2019

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 5
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 5
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Power Socket in bathroom and old wall heater with detaching front panel.

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9th September 2020

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 5
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 5
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Install downlights, extractor fan, 3 x sockets and move cabling in laundry

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7th February 2020

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 5
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 5
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Repair replace flood light

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1st June 2020

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 5
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 5
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ASAP install ceramic cooktop

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24th April 2020

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 5
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 5
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Bathroom heaters replacements


2nd August 2019

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General electrical

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22nd November 2020

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 5
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Glentui Buddhist Camp

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16th April 2020

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 5
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 4
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 5
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 5

Downlight installation

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29th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 5
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 5

Removal ceiling fan

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22nd January 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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Cable & Plug

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29th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 5
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Heated towel rail

Work carried out by an employee of the company

21st December 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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plug for comms pannel

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18th August 2020

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 4
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 4
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 5

Additional power points

Work carried out by an employee of the company

24th October 2020

Workmanship
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 5
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 5
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various electrical jobs and tv aerial output.

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12th April 2020

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Decibel Electrical

Joined June 2020

Hi, We are a small Electrical Company, recently launched. We bring a wealth of experience in both remedial electrical and upgrades, with specialties in commercial Audio Visual, Residential electrical and networks, and control systems integration. We are a company committed to ethical trade, and believe in giving honest value for a reasonable price while still producing quality workmanship to t...

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Hays Electrical

Joined November 2020

Owner operated Electrican with over 16 years in the industry. I take pride in all my work and complete to a high standard, easy going and always happy to work around my customers.

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BB Electrical

Joined April 2020

I am a qualified, competent and reliable domestic electrician. I pride myself on quality workmanship, customer service and a competitive price. If you have been thinking about taking on a renovation, have faulty fittings or just need power or light back on, look no further.

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Chris Owen

Joined December 2018

I am duel traded and have been working as an electrician for 14 years. I am a licenced and registered electrician with industry experience in domestic, commercial and high voltage electrical repairs installation and maintenance.

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Canterbury Electrical Services Ltd

Joined January 2015

HI, we have been providing electrical services to the residential, commercial and light industrial sectors in the Canterbury region for more than 25 years. We are registered as Master Electricians and pride ourselves on our customer service and professionalism. Offering a range of services from simple repairs, residential upgrades, heatpump installation and rewiring to new builds at competitive pr...

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Resolute Electrical

Joined November 2020

Resolute Electrical pride themselves on delivering the best possible prompt service at an affordable price. You can depend on us to provide highly professional yet friendly service, whilst working to your budget and timeframe. No job is too small or too big for us. We provide all electrical services from new builds and renovations to commercial fit outs, re-wiring, installations and maint...

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Able 2

Joined October 2008

Painting, Plastering, Tiling, Construction of Fences and Decks, Bathroom and Kitchen Renovation and Installation, Wood Burner Installation, Project management.

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Gemini Smart Solutions

Joined December 2019

Having recently been made redundant and struggling to acquire a new job I think this will be a great way to give me some income while keeping me active and busy. I love to help people and this is also a means to achieve that. I am a Licensed Electrician with many years experience but also love to build things so maybe my handyman skills will come in useful as well. I like gardening and also am ver...

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MJMT Electrical

Joined March 2019

Hi there I can provide top quality electrical service and work, have over 18yrs experience in the electrical trade and can do almost anything electrical or data, security, phones that is required. I am fair, reasonable and friendly tradesperson. Main line of work servicing but can also do rewires, lighting upgrades, small commercial works, etc. I like to get a job done with a happy cusomer at th...

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Takeru Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2019

Residential/light industrial electrician No job too small, we will take any job on from installing an extra socket, replacing a light, rewiring your house or starting a new house from scratch. We can also fit out your commercial building or complete maintenance.

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Southern Wired Electrical

Joined February 2021

Hi there, my name is Stu. I have been in the electrical trade for 10 years now and have decided to start up my own company. I have had experience in domestic, renovations, alterations, additions, high-end architectural housing, commercial, fault finding, industrial servicing and pumps. Pride myself in the highest standard of work at a reasonable price.

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Skilled Electrical Ltd

Joined April 2013

Hello, are you tired of getting a sparky that doesnt show up when they say? Do you need an electrician that will communication with you effectively all of the way through your job or project? Do you worry about the level of workmanship you are going to get when you take on a new tradesman, and can you trust them to have your best interests at heart? At Skilled Electrical we try extremely hard t...

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The Listening Post SI LTD

Joined February 2019

We are a Hi-Fi and Home Theatre retail and installation company. We deal in basic audio systems right up to home automation. including networking, wifi, hanging tvs on wall, cabling in existing homes, cabling new homes, setup and installation of speakers and amplifiers, as well as consulting on electronics for your home. We aim to have a high professional manner and service at a reasonable and a...

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ATL Electrical LTD

Joined July 2016

ATL started out in 2007 as Automated Technologies. With two electricians and a passion for automation, a company was born! The two quickly found themselves in high demand and expanding. Since then, ATL has found it's electrical division skyrocket, with heat pumps and security divisions being founded alongside. These days you'll find 30 multi disciplined staff working on residential, commerc...

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Electrical Solutions

Joined July 2020

Hi, Electrical Solutions is the company for all your home and office electrical needs. With over 20 years industry experience we can complete your smaller job or your large renovation or new build. We pride ourselves on good communication and completing our work to a high standard.

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4Front Electrical

Joined May 2017

4Front Electrical services the greater Christchurch area and can provide a wide range of services work including: • Residential and commercial electrical • Renovations • Heat Pumps • Security We pride ourselves in competitive pricing, unrivalled service and quality in all of our work.

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Hillside Electrical

Joined September 2020

Hi, I'm Zac a registered electrician and Inspector. I've been working in the electrical industry for 8 years now and pride myself on completing work to a high standard but for an affordable price.

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Christchurch Insulation

Joined November 2018

We make Canterbury homes Warm, Dry and Healthy. Local and owner operated with no middle men. Trust us to look after your property. We use the full range of Insulation products, all with a minimum 50 year Warranty. Eco Friendly, Family Friendly and Wallet Friendly We specialize in retrofit situations and pride ourselves on doing the jobs other’s turn down. Due to popular demand, We now off...

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Woodhouse Electrical

Joined June 2009

A two man team with over 640 jobs completed through Builderscrack over 10 years with the new top 100 or the old 5 star tradie certification every year. Note also licensed security technician. Trademe services also has more reviews available. Please note our minimum charge is 1 hr @ $75+gst for charge up work + admin Coc charge $25+gst however we charge no call out fees during regular business...

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DC Installation Services Limited

Joined June 2014

Welcome to DC Installation Services Limited We specialise in healthy home solutions that are energy efficient while maintaining comfort. At DC Installation Services we pride ourselves on our proven professional service and high quality efficient workmanship. We strive to continuously improve our customer experience whether it be the right sizing and advice to get an efficient and reliable...

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