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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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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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Check Out These Luxury Bedroom Lighting Ideas

Posted 11/06/13

Whether your luxury bedroom is a small cosy space or a grand suite, it’s probably used for more than just sleeping. While dark bedrooms are perfect for sleep, too little light can hinder other activities.  With plenty of luxury bedroom lighting ideas available, let us help you choose the right  prof

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Tips for Heating Your Home in Winter

Posted 07/05/13

As temperatures start to fall and household prices continue to rise, the need to stay warm without increasing your bills has never been stronger. Heating your home on a budget has never been greater! We've got some helpful suggestions for you to minimise your energy usage and keep warm this winter.

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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

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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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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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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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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 "extr

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

Busy homeowner Michelle holds down parenting, full-time work and studying towards her PhD. She shares with us how she used Builderscrack to outsource her housework so she could focus on the important stuff... How It Started To say Michelle is a driven person is an understatement. Sitting across from a woman that packs so much into her days is inspiring, not only because of that drive but the clever way she has arranged her life to make it possible. She tells me "I’m doing a full-time PhD and I’m doing full-time work, so for me, I have lots to do and absolutely no time. I also have a teenager who’s almost 16, who is extremely social. Every weekend there are at least five to seven friends invited, and they are having a sleepover. I come home, and I'm like, “I left it nice and tidy, what happened?”.  Michelle and her son moved into their home three years ago, and with a laugh explains “how things were starting to fall apart and in need of repair”. It wasn't only hard findi

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

Builderscrack started out in 2007, with the simple goal of connecting homeowners to tradies. Fast forward 12 years and we are excited to be celebrating such a significant milestone… Our 300,000th Job To have had the opportunity to help homeowners find tradies for 300,000 jobs is both exciting and a privilege. From all of us here at Builderscrack we want to say a big THANK YOU to our homeowners and tradespeople, without you we wouldn't be here. The Job Mark from Auckland, a busy doctor at Auckland's Middlemore Emergency department, posted our 300,00th job. He had recently purchased an electric car and needed a charging port installed in his garage, with the idea of upgrading to the full power charger unit down the track. With this in mind, he wanted the job done in such a way that all the wiring was in place for the future upgrade. Mark posted his job on Builderscrack, having used it on numerous occasions since moving from England several years ago. Describing it as "extr

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

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2x heated towel rails to install

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to read this We have 2x new heated towel rails & timers to install in our bathrooms. The bathroom walls are tiled, so tiles may need to be drilled through? One bathroom already has a heated towel power point. the other will need a power source - there is already power on the wall. (lightswitches) - see photos. Cheers, Thomas

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Replace 2x existing exterior lights and bypass security sensor

Posted 1 month ago

We need a couple of exterior lights on our garage replaced with similar units (we have these already). Also, they are currently wired through a motion sensor which we would now like bypassed so that they’re just on or off. The sensor can stay where it is, just don’t want it used any more. We are in the Sovereign Palms subdivision. Cheers!

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Bathroom renovations

Posted 1 month ago

We are renovating our bathroom and need some plugs rewired

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Bathroom Extractor Fan

Posted 3 months ago

We are looking for someone to supply and install a bathroom extractor fan and ducting.

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Portable Bar Wiring

Posted 4 days ago

A small job to wire up two Down lights to a Dimmer switch, install a double power socket ( parts supplied ) All conected to a 3pin plug. Need to supply approx 4m of cable and certify.

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Bathroom and external lights

Posted 4 months ago

1. Wire in underfloor heating for bathroom. 2.Install lights in areas which are already wired. Internal and external. Appreciate this is short notice but ideal if someone could do the internal work this week.

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Bathroom

Posted 2 months ago

We need an heated towel rail installed in our bathroom. Also need a new light fitting in the bathroom.

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Lighting and spa pool

Posted 1 week ago

We have some down lights in a bathroom that need replacing and a swim spa that needs wiring up

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New 15a fuse connection

Posted 1 month ago

We have a spa pool that requires a 15a fuse/connection to the mains. Just after a quote at this stage please.

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Check Plugs

Posted 4 months ago

Light switches making a sound when turned on think it might be faulty in bedroom light needs to be checked in bedroom 2 makes a sound when you turn it on and faulty switch in lounge would like all my light switches checked ph ... Phillippa

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Down light replacement

Posted 3 months ago

Would like our downlights replaced with new ones we have purchased, 3 in total.

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Sparkie needed

Posted 4 months ago

We need a dedicated 15amp external gpo wired back to the switch board and a gpo moved from behind our fireplace to be put behind our tv

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New power point sockets in home

Posted 4 months ago

Hi, I have a 2nd hand home and am installing a new in-built yunca fire. This has an electricial fan that i need to get a power socket put into the wall for. I also have a garage that i want 4 power sockets put in against a concrete well. Photo of wall is attached.

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Replace light switch

Posted 2 weeks ago

Light switch in bathroom is no longer working. Needs new one installed

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Replace switchboard

Posted 5 months ago

Replacing an old switchboard in a residential garage and bring it to standard. run new cable from main power switch in main house to garage. Main items in garage are washing machine/ dryer and a couple of sockets. Distance of about 10 - 15m.

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New TV outlet in the lounge.

Posted 7 months ago

Hi, we need an cable outlet for the TV/Sky put in the lounge (there are two cables in other rooms in the house, just not the main lounge). The Sky technician said we needed an electrician as the cable needs to go through the wall and connect up through the ceiling to the dish. Should be a simple job. Also would like quote of installing USB ports on existing outlets, and putting a NZ plug on a British kettle. Thanks!

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To replace outside step lights, Inside down light, R & M to gate opener,

Posted 1 month ago

Have 8 new step lights to replace the older ones. Will require drilling and fitting to tiles. Wiring up 2 new outside lights to existing power supply. Repairs to electric gate opener currently not working. To replace bathroom down light not working.These jobs can be done ASAP

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Down lights replacement

Posted 2 months ago

Would like our downlights replaced with new ones we have purchased, 3 in total.

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Living Area Lights.

Posted 5 months ago

We are considering replacing our existing lights with recessed down lights throughout our living area and would like an estimate to do this. There are 5 existing lights we would be removing and would be replaced by 12-14 recessed downlights.

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1860’s house needs rewiring and certification

Posted 2 months ago

We have just bought an 1860’s house in Cust that will need the old wiring replaced and a certificate of compliance for insurance purposes issued. We are unsure of the extent of work needed so it’s probably best to arrange a site visit so you can assess it.

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Heat / Light / Extractor fan repair or replace

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14th February 2018

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CABLE AND DB FOR SHED

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24th October 2017

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 5
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 5
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Electrical

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29th September 2017

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 4
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 5
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New Power and SkyTV socket Installation

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1st April 2017

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 4
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 5
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Odd jobs for a sparky

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19th June 2017

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 4
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 5
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Fit lights and connect to main board

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10th January 2017

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Small electrical job

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13th December 2016

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Install new ceramic hob to existing wiring

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26th October 2017

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 4
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 4
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 5
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 5

Spa pool connection

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5th April 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Janet G

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15th July 2017

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swap out sockets and lights

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7th March 2018

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 4
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 4
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fix up amateur internal wiring i

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1st March 2018

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 5
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Electrical woos

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24th May 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

New Kitchen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th December 2016

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Fan

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15th August 2017

Workmanship
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 5
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 5
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 5

Outdoor lights

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26th April 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Electrician

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28th September 2017

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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Replace 2x existing exterior lights and bypass security sensor

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31st December 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Breakfast Bar lights installation.

Work carried out by an employee of the company

19th August 2017

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Light fixture

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th April 2018

Workmanship
 4
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 5
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 5
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 5

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Daniel Leonard

Joined February 2019

I work full time and do my own jobs outside of that so I can afford to do for a VERY REASONABLE PRICE. Over 13 YEAES EXPERIENCE as electrician ( NEW ZEALAND ) PROFESSIONAL service made EASY for customer FREE QUOTE!!

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Energon Electrical limited

Joined July 2018

Hiya, with a wealth of electrical experience in the trade, workmanship and H&S are the standard. We specialise in all aspects of electrical, we are certified installers for Tesla, but do everything in between from heat pumps to solar to a light switch. Get in touch for a free quote.

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Woodhouse Electrical

Joined June 2009

Step into the light with an electrician. Specialising in renovations and repairs, but will give free quotes for any size or variety of work - i.e heat lights to Club fitouts. 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. All electrical, commercial kitche...

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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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Priority Construction

Joined November 2017

Hi We are a New Zealand building company. We have been repairing, renovating and building lite commercial to grand residential homes here in Canterbury. Across the board our team has over 25 years experience in the New Zealand building industry. We specialize in trade concept and management. focusing on best practice, winning strategies to repair and renovate or build your new home. We build...

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Ampere Electrical Limited

Joined August 2018

We are a new business to Christchurch with experience in all electrical fields. If you need a plug socket replaced to wiring a new architectural home with CCTV, security, and automation. We don't stop at residential either, we love commercial and industrial installs and servicing!

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GCM Construction

Joined March 2013

Hi my name ia Gary I'm a fully qualified carpenter , I'm 43 and started in construction when I was 16 . I am not limited to carpentry , I also Own excavators and tipper trucks . I have a very broad spectrum of work which can be concrete driveways , decking , kitchens , bathrooms , demolition work aswell as building work I take pride in all the work I do and my company moto is "My aim is your...

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B2E ELECTRICAL

Joined February 2018

***B2E ELECTRICAL*** "BACK 2 EARTH ELECTRICAL" Over 10 years experience in the trade and worked in countries such as Ireland/England/Australia and the last 4 years in New Zealand. We specialize in Residential/Commercial and Domestic work We take pride in our work and also NEVER a no can do attitude Can promise you a competitive quote and a job done on time Call Danny today

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Murrell Contracting

Joined January 2014

A Team of Qualified Tradesmen inc a Registered Builder and a Drain layer we are based in Christchurch and service We offer6 Excellent rates and Prompt service on Odd Jobs New builds Repair work Odd jobs

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John McDonald Electrical Ltd

Joined May 2011

I have been in the Electrical field for 16 years, my main projects wiring new homes, rewiring existing homes and repairs. I also do Commercial installation and repairs eg shops, offices, warehouses. Fully Qualified and NZ Registered. Friendly, efficient and hard working. Canterbury wide. 24/7

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Chris Owen

Joined December 2018

I am duel traded and have been working as an electrician for 14 years. Currently I am looking for extra work to help pay for repairing my house. I can complete general handy man work, yard work, painting and plastering and minor house repairs. I am a licenced and registered electrician.

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All in 1 Electrical Services

Joined January 2019

Hi, We have a team of qualified electricians. refrigeration, fire alarm and security. We believe in quality workman ship and competitive prices. We will work in with you to provide you what you need without any obligation.

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HVAC controls and electrical

Joined October 2016

Hi, we have been wireing new house and old ones for the last 10 odd years . While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do small to larger size projects from time to time,we are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for projects and within your budget. We also install heat pump from domestic to commercial Design and built We are also registered electricians and...

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REDWOOD ELECTRICS

Joined September 2013

* All house wiring, new and existing, repairs, extensions, alterations, additions. * Domestic, Residential, Commercial, Industrial Electrical Installations * CCTV Installations/Security Cameras and setup * Specialised in HV and LV cable jointing and terminations, plus all electrical work. * Underground mains trenching and installations * Switchboard replacements from old to new * Garden l...

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Shepard Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2018

Why choose Us? ~ Competitive pricing - We price all our work at a reasonable rate. Contact us for a no obligation quote. ~ Over 20 years experience - Wade has been in the electrical trade for over 20 years and therefore has a wide range of experience in both retail, commercial and residential electrical work. He is happy to discuss any requirements. ~ Emergency electrical 24/7 - If you ha...

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DG Roofing & Building

Joined November 2018

We understand your problem/requirement accurately and then we discuss with you the solution to your problems/ We discuss the right approach to achieving your requirements. If you agree for us to proceed, we do our job at cost, in a satisfactory timeframe and highest possible quality and value for you... Try us and you will not regret.

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SJ Repairs Ltd

Joined November 2018

We are a small family business that are able to provide all types of house and building repairs. From heat pump installs/repairs and cleaning, electrical component replacing to resealing drive ways, tidying yards. Anything you need a quote for, contact us.

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Rocket electrical and aircon limited

Joined September 2018

Hi, I am registered electrician. I can do any residential or commercial electrical work. I am specialist in fault finding. Upgrade switch board with rcd protection New installation Renovation Alterations Down lights upgrading Bathroom heater or heat light New power points in existing house New data cables I also install heat transfer system Ventilation system And any other elect...

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Clyne & Bennie

Joined May 2018

Clyne and Bennie are Canterbury owned and operated employing over 60 people and operating for over 60 years. Our friendly team of dedicated professionals can look after all your plumbing, gas fitting, electrical and drainlaying requirements. We can manage your residential projects from conception to completion for new builds, alterations and general maintenance. For major projects we work togeth...

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ACE AV&SECURITY

Joined March 2017

ACE AV&SECURITY has been trading since 2001, we specialise in all forms of low voltage work including but not limited to,TV aerials/dishes TV wall monuting and cabling, CCTV (security cameras), alarms systems (licensed installer ST 11-000489) and data cabling for your home or business. We pride ourselves on delivering a neat and tidy job within your budget. Big jobs or small jobs, installs or se...

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