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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering electricians related repairs and renovations around your home. 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.

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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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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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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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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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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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.

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

A career-driven mom shares with us how she used Builderscrack by outsourcing housework so she could focus on the important stuff.

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

An electric car charge port installed in a garage is our 300,000th job. Read about a busy doctor’s experience working with a tradie.

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he encouraged his daughter to be one of the country’s women in trade.

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

A career-driven mom shares with us how she used Builderscrack by outsourcing housework so she could focus on the important stuff.

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

An electric car charge port installed in a garage is our 300,000th job. Read about a busy doctor’s experience working with a tradie.

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he encouraged his daughter to be one of the country’s women in trade.

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

Caravan hook up for tiny home

Posted 5 months ago

Needing a caravan hook up for my tiny home.. plus some electrical hook up to main board inside and general switches/etc

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Replacement of lights

Posted 4 months ago

Full replacement of 5 Downlights.We will supply lights so just labour needed.Home owner on site at all times.

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Element

Posted 3 months ago

Supply and fit new hot water cylinder ELEMENT

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Install 2 power point behind tv

Posted 5 months ago

Install 2 power point behind tvS

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Socket in lounge

Posted 4 months ago

Looking for someone to install an extra socket in my lounge. Thanks Karen

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Partial rewire on renovation (LBP)

Posted 1 month ago

- replace any TRS/VIR - add downlights throughout x 22 - few additional light switches - few additional power points - additional heat rail - additional wall heater Switchboard upgrade - Gut out old switch board replace with recessed white plastic style switchboard - Supply main switch circuit breakers and RCD safety switches - electrical inspection/cert please note I will supply plugs, switches, towel rail ,bathroom heater bathroom fan ,exterior light fittings as agreed....

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Stair lights

Posted 3 months ago

Just need someone to swap out 5 exisiting stair lights with 5 leds I have the lights already and they are the same cutout size The old lights run off one driver The new one have individual drivers Please let me know if you can do this today

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Installing healthy homes fans

Posted 4 months ago

Install a bathroom fan and kitchen fan/rangehood to be compliant with healthy homes in my rental cottage at Eyreton. Before July1. Cottage is clad with hardiplank. Both fans will exhaust through the walls.

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Gate Repair

Posted 5 months ago

Auto gates are not working as they should Pad in concrete not working

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Electrical report

Posted 3 months ago

Hi, I am looking for someone to carry out an Electrical report for a property I am looking to purchase for Wednesday.

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Additional Power Outlets

Posted 1 month ago

Need to have 2 additional outlets run from fuse box to sunroom for a high drain device installed. Ideally ASAP Internal fuse box is inaccessible to add circuits to but an external one has been fitted from an earlier job which I think you could use to supply the additional power

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Fan needed

Posted 2 months ago

The extractor fan come light fitting in the bathroom. The fan is no longer working just makes a funny noise but the lights are fine not sure if it's easier just to replace the complete unit?

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Electrical light repairs

Posted 3 months ago

I am needing someone to come and look at several lights in my house that have wiring issues and also a dodgy plug

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Electrical

Posted 3 months ago

Needing outdoor plugs put for caravan, power put out to garage (trench already dug), couple of indoor plugs sorted. Need a quote and job done ASAP so please don't reply if you can't do that, have been getting let down left right and centre. Thank you

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Connect heat transfer kit

Posted 2 months ago

I need an electrician to connect my heat transfer kit. We have a switch installed at the wall and cables run, however it appears that this is not connected to the switch board as the plug has no power. All of the running of ducting etc will be done by me I just need the electrical side of things connected. Ideally we would like this done as soon as someone is available. We have someone home most days so access is no problem.

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Security camera install

Posted 2 months ago

We have just purchased 4 security cameras and need them installed. I'm of work Monday if any one is available

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Electric reno

Posted 5 months ago

I want to renovate my place , so I was looking to install some downlights some newer led lights with sockets and dimmers. I'm looking for someone who can bring the supply and install it as well. cost is negotiable.

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Spa connection.

Posted 3 months ago

Second hand spa (32amp) to be connected, have dug the trench ,just need the cable run and connected.

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Swap out old stair lights for new leds

Posted 3 months ago

Just need someone to swap out 5 exisiting stair lights with 5 leds I have the lights already and they are the same cutout size The old lights run off one driver The new one have individual drivers Please let me know if you can do this today for under $60

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Small Electrician Job

Posted 5 months ago

I need to run an Ethernet Cable from inside my house to outside. I only need it sticking outside of the house and I can do the rest. You will need to get an Ethernet cable down a wall and make somewhere for it to come out and connect to a modem. The other end just needs to come outside the corner of the house (Assume a drill will do the trick). My budget for this is $100 so please take this into consideration. I have got a 20m Ethernet cable already.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 203,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Cable & Plug

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29th September 2020

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 4
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 5
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 5

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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 5
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 5

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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 5
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 5

Replacement of lights

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28th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

plug for comms pannel

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18th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

ASAP install ceramic cooktop

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24th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical

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27th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Security camera install

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25th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General electrical

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22nd November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

Installing healthy homes fans

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30th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Additional Power Outlets

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th August 2021

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 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical


30th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Additional power points

Work carried out by an employee of the company

24th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Glentui Buddhist Camp

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair replace flood light

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st June 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

various electrical jobs and tv aerial output.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Heated towel rail

Work carried out by an employee of the company

21st December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Downlight installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal ceiling fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

caravan elect wof

Work carried out by an employee of the company

9th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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PM Electrical

Joined February 2013

certified quality work done fast - experienced electrician 25yrs Specialise in residential Alterations Renovations, Additions & Upgrades. New Electrical installations Bathroom upgrades Kitchen upgrades Led Lighting upgrades Complete house rewires New switchboards or relocations. Switchboard replacement Under tile floor heating installation Extractor fans, rangehood install Bos...

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Revolution Plumbing and Gas Ltd

Joined February 2016

Revolution Plumbing and Gas Ltd has been built from the ground up by its owners to try and be as efficient and affordable as possible while delivering a high standard of workmanship and customer satisfaction. Our young fit four man team consists of Simon, Andy Lance and Zac with years in the trade we offer teamwork and experience in residential and commercial jobs we have seen and dealt with m...

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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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Woodhouse Electrical

Joined June 2009

A two man team with over 700 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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GRAB HIRE also trading as GCM BUILDING SERVICES

Joined March 2013

Hi my name ia Gary . I’ve got a Grab lorry that’s ready to grab your materials . I’ve also got a Komatsu 3 ton digger for your excavations . Quick prompt service. Collecting green waste Rubbish Concrete Soil removals I can also deliver I can also grab a load over a fence or deliver a load over a fence . I can transport 8 tons of concrete or soils Or ap40 The list is endless ....

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Uneda Plumber Ltd

Joined July 2012

Hi, Uneda Plumber is proud to be Canterbury owned and operated since 2009. Our plumbers have the highest standards, and a worldly wide range of knowledge and skills on all levels of plumbing. So whether it's a bathroom or kitchen reno, a replacement faulty Hwc, help with your wetback fire or even a complete new build. All you need to remember is, if you need a plumber UNEDA PLUMBER.

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Essential Electrical Services Ltd

Joined October 2016

We are a small Christchurch based electrical company with over ten years in the electrical industry we are primarily operating in the residential sector where we excel at all aspects from working with your builders and designers in completing your architecturally designed new home, renovations big and small or just replacing a faulty light switch in your existing home. We also place a strong focu...

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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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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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Startech Electrical Ltd

Joined June 2021

Here at Startech Electrical Ltd we strive to be the best electricians in the Canterbury Area. We've been in the industry for 15 years plus. We generally specialise in residential and hospitality but we also do commercial, data and security. We value all our clients, no job is to small. Free quotes and competitive pricing.

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Neo Electrics Limited

Joined May 2018

Servicing Christchurch and the greater Canterbury region, Neo Electrics is your go to company for any Electrical and Air Conditioning needs. From small bathroom and kitchen renovations to wiring of large architectural builds with ducted heatpump systems, Neo Electrics is ready and available to assist you in designing and implementing your dream project.

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KJ Electrical Contracting Ltd

Joined November 2019

We are electrical experts servicing Canterbury for over 30 years. Trusted Master Electricians who are experienced in all aspects of electrical work from domestic to commercial and industrial. Contact us today for fast professional service - we get the right electrical solution every time.

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Positive Industries NZ

Joined April 2021

Licensed and Registered electrical contractor. Experienced in all forms of electrical installation. Give us a call to help with your electrical projects

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The Gentleman Sparky

Joined July 2021

After 7 years in the trade I found a big number of people complaining about unreliable tradies and that's where I realised I want to make a difference. So meet the Gentleman Sparky - Jan Bartos - who will listen to your needs carefuly and will treat you honestly with respect and kindness, while offering my knowledge and providing great electrical service. So if you allow me we can have a gentl...

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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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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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Rapid Electrical And Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined October 2020

Hi iam an electrician who as been in the trade for 15 years, I have completed all types of jobs from domestic through to industrial electrical. I am also a member of Master Electricians so you can rest assured with their $20000 workmanship guarantee. I pride myself on a high standard of work in timely friendly manner. No job is to big or small. Setting up a business where I can help people brin...

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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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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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Dallasparky

Joined February 2018

Hi we have experience with changing old downlights and any other lights to LED lights, small electrical alterations in both domestic and commercial premises. We also have over 5 years experience in industrial maintenance, installations and repairs. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget

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