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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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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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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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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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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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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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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Old House

Posted 08/04/14

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

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LED Lighting Ideas & Benefits for Your Home or Office

Posted 28/01/14

LED lighting has long been the next-best thing in retail and commercial lighting by designers, but now, they’re catching on with homeowners thanks to their energy efficiency.  LED lighting can incur higher upfront costs. However, you don't need to wait a long time to recover your investment in energ

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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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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

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 "

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

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 "

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

Recent jobs posted

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

Removal ceiling fan

Posted 4 months ago

We've got a ceiling fan that needs to be removed, see photo.

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Electrical

Posted 2 weeks ago

Remove and replace 1 power point Remove and replace 1 bathroom fan heater

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Repair /Replace kitchen rangehood

Posted 2 weeks ago

Kitchen range hood made a pop noise. Now it does not go. Need electrician to check where problem is. If it is the actual unit looking to replace with new in-expensive unit. Ideally would be great if price of replacement could be included as an option in the quote. If replacement unit needs to be provided by me. Could quote please include price to fit/connect replacement unit.

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ASAP install ceramic cooktop

Posted 1 month ago

install ceramic cooktop to replace faulty gas cooktop. There has been electric installed in the house before but unsure if the electric sockets are still installed.

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Electrical Maintenance

Posted 2 months ago

On a 12 year old concrete tilt slab two storey house, I would like the following jobs quoted please: 2 x New transformers fitted to two internal downlights, fit button/switch to activate garage door, supply missing switch covers in garage, mount and wire up security light externally, install LED strip lighting under kitchen bench, wire up power and light to outside shed, wire up bathroom heater, fit two new switches, quote on completing security system, replace noisy bearings in outside AC unit.

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Heat transfer installation

Posted 4 months ago

Looking for somebody to install a 4 room heat transfer kit. There is easy access to roof space.

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

Posted 5 months ago

We need 2 x downlights, 1 x extractor fan , 3 x wall sockets installed in our laundry. Additionally need a cable coming from the floor to the ceiling moved so that it is in the wall cavity.

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Portacom Wiring

Posted 2 months ago

I have an off grid portacom to be wired with a switchboard, lights and sockets - to be run from a generator. I have plans for interested parties.

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KNX and Gira

Posted 5 months ago

Want a service person skilled in KNX and GIRA home automation who can programme, fault find and who is top of their game.

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Data cable

Posted 4 days ago

I need ethernet cable run from one end of house to other. Up a wall in sitting room encased with that white plastic cabling system and thru the roof then down into workstation. Standard ethernet plugs each end, not junction boxes/plugs. Prbably about 30 metres.

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New house to wire

Posted 4 months ago

240 sq m. New house in two roads need a labour only price or good hourly rate

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Electical Sunbeam Electic Blanket Check

Posted 1 day ago

Check of Sunbeam Electrical Blanket at Home Address or Repair Facility. What ever is the most convenient?

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Glentui Buddhist Camp

Posted 2 months ago

Fit 32 amp socket to the mainboard and upgrade existing supply. Urgent!

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Replace wall plug. Fix bathroom heater

Posted 2 months ago

Replace wall plug .fix bathroom heater

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Check power points in kitchen/replace 3 dimmer switches

Posted 5 months ago

I had a jug plugged in and it stopped working, made a terrible noise and smelled of burnt plastic, I assumed it was the jug but since then another power point stopped working when a phone was charging, the charger was hot and again burnt plastic smell. Also need to check another power point in a bedroom. Another job is to replace three dimmer light switches with plain switches.

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Quick SPARKY Job...!

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hey Hello, I'm after an electrician who can replace 4 down-lights, (Please quote to supply these), swap 2 pendant lights for new ones I have, as well as putting in a dimming light switch for 2 other pendant lights that have been wired up. I would appreciate if these could be priced separately in your quote. Please note if the job is done well and fits our budget, I have a friend who has a lot of electrical work needing to be done...which I may recommend you for! :) Thanks + look forwar...

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Repair replace flood light

Posted 1 week ago

One of my flood lights for an outdoor area has blown and needs repair/replacing.

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Tidy up and a pendant light to be installed

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have an area of a renovated kitchen that i would like the hidden in something like a flush distribution board (?) And change a lighting pendant please.

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Broken fibreoptic cable

Posted 2 months ago

The fibre optic cable is been broken in half inside the house before the plug for the modem thing. Needs repair

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Various electrical jobs and tv aerial output.

Posted 2 months ago

Check old wiring in hallway as have smelt a funny plastic smell when in use ;rewire if needed; wanting to take down light fitting and hang up new ones for 4 rooms, our lights are currently in ceiling so I am wanting a hanging lightshade, and also I need a power output where my tv is going to be hung on a wall mount. If it is Possible also a tv aerial input/output?

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 162,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Helma

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th July 2019

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

1860’s house needs rewiring and certification

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

ASAP install ceramic cooktop

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 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

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

Fix halogen light wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

small electrical job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical


30th May 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

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

Bathroom heaters replacements


2nd August 2019

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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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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Ben Dykstra

Joined November 2009

Born, raised and living in Canterbury. Residential Builder for 25ears. Trade & LBP Qualified. Honest reliable and hold a Very High Standard of Workmanship.

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EMCtwo Ltd

Joined September 2016

Domestic Electrical Services, repairs, new wiring, LED lights No job too small, even if ya just want a new plug Domestic Ventilation Specialists, Rangehoods and Kitchen extractors, Bathroom Fans Anti Condensation and Energy Recovery Systems Heatpumps and Heat Transfer

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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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Facilities Services Ltd

Joined August 2019

Maintenance and Handyman company called Facilities Services – we are a group of hard work tradespeople from Builder, Plumbing, Electrician, Plaster, Painter, Tiler, Cleaner, etc

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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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Multi Electrical

Joined January 2017

Hi, I've been living the dream as a qualified Electrician since 2016 and in 2019 decided to step out on my own and run my own business. I specialize in residential and HVAC, but also have some experience in commercial and industrial electrical. I pride myself on quality workmanship, delivering completed jobs on time and on budget.

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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 a We offer Excellent rates and Prompt service on Odd Jobs New builds Repair work

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Boss Electrical 2018 Ltd

Joined January 2019

Hi, I have been working as an eletrician in Christchurch for over 10years, I live local to Shirley and take on any jobs including new housing, maintenance work, fault finding, heatpumps, alarms, LED lighting, additions and alterations. New bathrooms and kitchens are no hassle either. At Boss Electrical we love a happy customer and like to work with our clients to achieve what they want, how and wh...

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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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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

Over 550 jobs completed through Buildesrcrack 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 kitchen equipment, fire alarms, da...

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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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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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M D S Electric Ltd

Joined August 2019

Hi, we've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 2 years, we are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines. Thank you for your business.

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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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Jellis construction

Joined November 2015

I take a lot of pride in my work I have been building for 8 years now and am a licensed building practitioner. Have done work with architectural new builds, spec homes, earthquake repairs and big renovation jobs and have acquired a wide skill set from these. Happy to come and give a free quote and havnt had a job go over budget so far look forward to doing some quality work for you

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Tradepower Building Group

Joined January 2018

Tradepower Building Group was re-established in June 2017 due to demand of previous clients wanting custom specific building sheds and structures of various types to be built. Tradepower Building Group has expanded from private buildings into commercial builds; into the supply and partnering of other specific trades that are complementary of Carpentry; and Tradepower Building Group’s growth into...

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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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