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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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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

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

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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Old House

Posted 08/04/14

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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

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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Bathroom and Kitchen extraction installation

Posted 1 month 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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Cable & Plug

Posted 1 month 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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Small job-security light and outdoor plug in carport

Posted 2 months ago

security light fitted and wired on carport next to house(no existing wiring) and outdoor plug.

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Bedroom hooking up with cat6 and 1 Gang RJ45 socket

Posted 1 month 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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Change LED down light and replace spring holding light to ceiling.

Posted 3 weeks 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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Down lights replacement #2

Posted 3 months ago

Would like our downlights replaced with new ones we have purchased, 3 in total. Must be done before Saturday 11th July.

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General electrical

Posted 1 week 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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Caravan elect wof

Posted 1 month ago

provide an electrical wof for a 2007 oxford caravan

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

Posted 1 month 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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TV Wall Mount

Posted 2 months ago

Want the pictured TV mounted on wall. Needs to be a tilting bracket. Is a 60” LG led. Is a steel framed house. Cable management can be on outside of wall. Want cable management to be like in the picture uploaded.

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Pegasus Wire into box, various small job

Posted 2 months ago

connect 6mm cable to box for hob, cable in wire hob cable to plug, Various other small jobs.... total prob 1 1/2 - 2 hrs call to discuss if you wish.

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New domestic double Garage - electrical fitout

Posted 2 months ago

New power supply and fitout to new double garage: Connect to switchboard at existing house, run cable in trench from house to garage (excavation and backfill by others) new lighting, power outlets and external sensor light to double garage.

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Ethernet Cable to Shed

Posted 3 weeks 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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Additional power points

Posted 3 weeks ago

Adding a number of power points to a 1980s home

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Kaiapoi high school

Posted 3 months ago

Take some lights down and move sockets

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RANGEHOOD INSTALLATION

Posted 3 months ago

I am seeking quotes on installation of a rangehood in a kitchen please

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Thermostat or element

Posted 1 month 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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Move existing wires

Posted 1 month ago

Move existing wires and install new ones

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Plug for comms pannel

Posted 2 months ago

connect plug in comms box for fibre connection.

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Electrical bits and bobs

Posted 2 months ago

A cord going from heated towel rail to socket and a non functional bathroom extraction fan located in the ceiling

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With over 176,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

plug for comms pannel

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18th August 2020

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 5
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 4
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 4
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Helma

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11th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Repair replace flood light

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st June 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Bathroom heaters replacements


2nd August 2019

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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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 5
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 5

Cable & Plug

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29th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 5
Communication
 5

Additional power points

Work carried out by an employee of the company

24th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical


30th May 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Glentui Buddhist Camp

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16th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 5
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 5

caravan elect wof

Work carried out by an employee of the company

9th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

1860’s house needs rewiring and certification

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th March 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Fix halogen light wiring

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20th March 2019

Workmanship
 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.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace 2x existing exterior lights and bypass security sensor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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

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

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

various electrical jobs and tv aerial output.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Downlight installation

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29th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

small electrical job

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18th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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Heyday Electric

Joined July 2015

Heyday Electric Ltd was formed in 2009 as a result of a growing need in the construction industry for an efficient, cost effective electrical company with a strong focus on the client’s needs. Christchurch owned and operated today we have grown into one of the city’s leading electrical contractors servicing all aspects of the commercial and residential markets earning a reputation of deliveri...

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Cassidy Davies Electrical

Joined February 2018

We have 15 years experience in the electrical industry. We specialise in new builds and renovations. We pride ourselves on doing the job right the first time for a competitive price.

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Professional Gas and Plumbing

Joined October 2018

We are experienced gasfitters and plumbers with over 17 years experience in the Canterbury area. We speacialise in all areas of gasfitting and have fast friendly service at an affordable price. Free quotes are available upon request and Dean is happy to find solutions to any problems you may have.

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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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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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Able 2

Joined October 2008

Painting, Plastering, Tiling, Construction of Fences and Decks, Bathroom and Kitchen Renovation and Installation, Wood Burner Installation, Project management. Im your one stop shop to take care of your project.

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Gintas Renovation NZ

Joined October 2016

I've been renovating houses for 15+ years. I focus on getting the job done fast and in high quality while maintaining reasonable prices. My main goal is to understand my client's vision and manifest it as they wish. There are no big or small jobs, all jobs accepted. To see my work you can visit ... .nz

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Tricky Electrical

Joined August 2020

Registered electrician providing residual and commercial solutions. Completely transparent from start to finish. Specialising in cost effective energy solutions.

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Dirkze Electrical

Joined April 2019

I am a qualified electrician with a high level of workmanship and pride myself on customer satisfaction. I have a wide variety of experience including but not limited to wiring and electrical in new and existing housing, alterations, extensions, heatpumps, undertile heating, inslab heating, small commercial, shop fit outs and automation. I offer competitive rates and quotes. I pride myself on sho...

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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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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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Swift Electrical Services LTD

Joined March 2020

I am Qualified and Experienced Electrician. Swift Electrical Service company's aim is to provide best services to clients. We believe in earning Clients trust and to see them happy after completion of job. We are specialized in total residential electrical and security work. We provide no obligation free quote. Bring any quote and we will beat it by 10%. See you soon on our next project.

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Woodhouse Electrical

Joined June 2009

A two man team with over 600 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 for charge up work - however we charge no call out fees during regular business hours. All electrical, commercial...

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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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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...

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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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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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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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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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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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