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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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Security Service & Alarm Installers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

A security service or alarm installers will be able to advise and install the best security system for your property or anything else you want to protect. Some systems are composed of a simple alarm that sounds when an entry point is breached, while others include monitoring centres where

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Installing Solar Panels for Your Home

Posted 18/02/14

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

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

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

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

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he not only encouraged his daughter to take up a trade but how he is actively helping her to succeed in an electrical career... Hamilton based Noema, has worked in the electrical trade for the last 38 years. He's spent the last 10 years encouraging his daughter, Demi, to "jump into a trade". Now in her mid-twenties she has taken up his advice and this year started her training as an electrician. She is studying at the Waikato Institue of Technology (Wintec) on the Electrical Pre-Trade Training course, aimed at getting students ready for apprenticeship. Demi is one of only four women on the course and has teamed up with Mere, another inspirational women who is training in her 30's, all while having the pressure of children and family commitments. After the polytech based first year, each of the girls will be required to find and start an apprenticeship. Not only is Noema the inspiration and encourageme

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

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

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

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

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he not only encouraged his daughter to take up a trade but how he is actively helping her to succeed in an electrical career... Hamilton based Noema, has worked in the electrical trade for the last 38 years. He's spent the last 10 years encouraging his daughter, Demi, to "jump into a trade". Now in her mid-twenties she has taken up his advice and this year started her training as an electrician. She is studying at the Waikato Institue of Technology (Wintec) on the Electrical Pre-Trade Training course, aimed at getting students ready for apprenticeship. Demi is one of only four women on the course and has teamed up with Mere, another inspirational women who is training in her 30's, all while having the pressure of children and family commitments. After the polytech based first year, each of the girls will be required to find and start an apprenticeship. Not only is Noema the inspiration and encourageme

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Supply and install step lights

Posted 3 months ago

Replace existing 12v lights with LEDs Supply lights square with 77mm cut out grey colour Can I have a quote please for five of these to be supplied and installed

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Hot water cylinder

Posted 5 months ago

Water not heating possible thermostat replacement. Cylinder 1989

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Replace downlights

Posted 1 week ago

We have approximately 10 downlights that need replacing in the hallway, kitchen and living room. This will be the whole unit that needs replacing.

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Replace faulty external sensor / light controller

Posted 3 months ago

replace faulty external sensor / light controller. I have the replacement - its not an exact like-for-like but its a better quality one than what is being replaced. It is a sensor only and controls 5 external lights. Will need to be mounted through exterior plaster and caulked etc

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No hot water

Posted 4 months ago

I don’t seem to have any hot water. Unsure what the problem is.

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Panel heater installation

Posted 4 months ago

Hello I need a new panel heater power point to be put in please then the heater installed. Then two new heaters to be installed with the points already there. I think it’s called hard wired?

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Odd jobs

Posted 2 months ago

Hi there, my outside security sensor light has stopped working, i also need a light shade installed in the bedroom as well as some USB charging ports (i don't have the units) installed in the Kitchen / Living room area.

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Replace 2 bayonett batton light holder

Posted 2 months ago

I have the 2 bayonett batton light holders that need to be replaced in my home. I have bought the replacements but just need someone to fit them. Would like this job done before the end of next week (9th Aug)

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Fix halogen light wiring

Posted 7 months ago

We have halogen downlights in the kitchen. Two of the lights do not work and bulbs have been replaced. Suspect it is a frayed or chewed wire in the roof space. Not an urgent job. Would suit us best if you could come over a weekend. Cheers, Alasdair.

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Electric

Posted 3 months ago

Install new bathroom heat/light unit, install towel rail

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Small electrical job

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, I have elderly tenants in my rangiora rental property and the living room lights (2) keep expiring the bulbs. I need a good sparky to visit the home and sort for my elderly tenant who has said she's replaced bulbs a number of times. Many Thanks, Mark

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Light repairs

Posted 1 month ago

We have a few lights that do not work in out house. One will not allow us to screw a bulb in to the socket. Another has not worked since we moved in. And two heat lamps attached to the extractor fan unit in bathroom also do not work. We are needing this work completed withing 2 weeks.

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Bathroom heaters replacements

Posted 3 months ago

We have two bathroom heaters, one in each of our bathrooms. Neither has worked for years. One only blew cold the other not at all. They are wired in so that they are operated by another switch on the wall. They were installed with the build. We would like them both replaced and of course wired accordingly. Preferably with something a bit more robust!

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Change lights

Posted 3 months ago

hey, I want to change the whole lighting outlets and bulb there are a total of 9 rooms. msg me for more details

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Broken fibre cable

Posted 1 month ago

Repair cable that our puppy chewed thru.

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Helma

Posted 3 months ago

Supply and install an RCD double plug outside of my near-new home in Rangiora

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Craft room

Posted 3 months ago

Need an extension cord for the craft room made up to have power from the house, approx 15 meters with a caravanlike attachment on the craft room end.

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Removal of 2 x Wall lights

Posted 2 months ago

I am looking for someone who can remove the 2 wall lights pictured next week 5th - 9th August, in view of this room being painted the following week. Please respond with the day you are available to to this, and an estimated cost. Thanks.

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41 Hilton St

Posted 6 months ago

Fix the bathroom heater as it's broken

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Hair by Julz

Posted 2 months ago

Need a new light put in. Also a fan taken off a light switch and put on a switch by itself.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 146,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

1860’s house needs rewiring and certification

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

fix up amateur internal wiring i

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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 5

swap out sockets and lights

Work carried out by an employee of the company

7th March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Light fixture

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th April 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Spa pool connection

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom heaters replacements


2nd August 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Helma

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix halogen light wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install new ceramic hob to existing wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th October 2017

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Heat / Light / Extractor fan repair or replace

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th February 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

small electrical job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 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

CABLE AND DB FOR SHED

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th October 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical woos

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 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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Smart Sparks Commercial Ltd

Joined October 2017

With speed, precision and consistency we deliver superior, customised support to clients across a range of industries. Be it a quick fix or a long-term strategic partnership, we are proud to provide a superior servicing capability, quick smart. Residential, Commercial, Industrial, new installations, existing building rewiring, appliance repairs,climate control, compliance testing, thermal imaging,...

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Woodhouse Electrical

Joined June 2009

Over 500 jobs completed through Buildesrcrack with top or 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 kitchen equipment, fire alarms, data, phone and securi...

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Storm & Co Electrical

Joined January 2017

We are passionate about providing high quality workmanship in an environment of trust and reliability. We believe everyone should have access to the same quality and integrity of work.

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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 gintas.co.nz

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Solarspark

Joined February 2015

We are a Christchurch based electrical service company.Solarspark can cater to all of your electrical needs from basic quick fixes through to complete installation and design procedures.All of our services are completed through to the highest standard. Solarspark 0211611743 Solarspark@gmail.com

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Garden city homes limited

Joined August 2018

Hi All. At garden city homes we take the stress out for you. From small jobs to building new houses to renovation we do it all for you. If finance is an issue we do have finance options available for approved clients. We assist our clients to get mortgages. We will do our best to help you out. Our dedicated team will keep working will results are achieved. Thanks Garden city homes te...

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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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MVG Electrical Services

Joined March 2019

I have vast Experience in all fields of Electrical Work Residential, Commercial but Specialise in Industrial / Automation I also do a lot of Commercial store and office fit out work as well, Open for all kinds of Electrical Work

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Foleys

Joined October 2011

We are committed to providing exceptional customer service, for all our customers - Above and Beyond. Every time. This includes our 30 minute time promise - we'll arrive within 30 minutes of the arranged time or the first hour of labour will be free! We have 10 locations across New Zealand, with branches in Central Otago, Christchurch, Dunedin, Oamaru, Ranfurly, South Otago, Twizel, Wanaka, Queen...

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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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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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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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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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4Front Electrical

Joined May 2017

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

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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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Orca Electrical Limited

Joined March 2017

Hi, Based in Hoon Hay, Orca Electrical is your local electrical for Halswell, Hoon Hay, Aidenfield, Wigram Skys, Hillmorton, Spreydon, Addlington and Cashmere as well as anywhere else in the the Christchurch area. I offer quality electrical solutions for residential alterations, servicing and small commercial projects as well as electrical contracting. Often available in weekends and even...

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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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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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ko plumb ltd

Joined April 2012

OK Plumb ltd menu # Plumbing # Drainlaying # Waterblasting # Roof leak repairs/replace iron coloursteel. # Spouting leak repaires/replace # Log burner installs # New house plumbing/drainlaying

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michael smit

Joined December 2017

As a licensed Craftsmen Plumber,for 30 years i am experienced in all general plumbing,new houses,alterations and specialize in repairs/maintenance.I can often provide a prompt same day service. I am also an experienced fruit tree pruner(specialize in home orchards),I also install irrigation for home orchards, and provide a consultancy service,where people wanting ideas and advice can visit my e...

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