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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest electricians case studies

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

Recent jobs posted

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

Lighting and spa pool

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Fix halogen light wiring

Posted 1 month 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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Replace light switch

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Bathroom renovations

Posted 3 months ago

We are renovating our bathroom and need some plugs rewired

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Bathroom

Posted 4 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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2x heated towel rails to install

Posted 3 months 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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Check Plugs

Posted 6 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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Sparkie needed

Posted 6 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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To replace outside step lights, Inside down light, R & M to gate opener,

Posted 3 months 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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Portable Bar Wiring

Posted 2 months 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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Down light replacement

Posted 5 months ago

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

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New 15a fuse connection

Posted 3 months 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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Replace 2x existing exterior lights and bypass security sensor

Posted 3 months 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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New power point sockets in home

Posted 6 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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Down lights replacement

Posted 4 months ago

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

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Bathroom Extractor Fan

Posted 5 months ago

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

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41 Hilton St

Posted 1 month ago

Fix the bathroom heater as it's broken

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Replace switchboard

Posted 7 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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Bathroom and external lights

Posted 6 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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1860’s house needs rewiring and certification

Posted 4 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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Recent electricians reviews

With over 133,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Electrical woos

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24th May 2018

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 5
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 5

Fan

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15th August 2017

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

CABLE AND DB FOR SHED

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24th October 2017

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

1860’s house needs rewiring and certification

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13th March 2019

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 5
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 5
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Fix halogen light wiring

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20th March 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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Heat / Light / Extractor fan repair or replace

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14th February 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Light fixture

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10th April 2018

Workmanship
 4
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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

swap out sockets and lights

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7th March 2018

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 5
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 4
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 4
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 4

Spa pool connection

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5th April 2018

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 5
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 5

Janet G

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15th July 2017

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fix up amateur internal wiring i

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1st March 2018

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Replace 2x existing exterior lights and bypass security sensor

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31st December 2018

Workmanship
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 5
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 5
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 5

Electrical

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29th September 2017

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 5
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 5

Install new ceramic hob to existing wiring

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26th October 2017

Workmanship
 4
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 4
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 5
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 5

Odd jobs for a sparky

Work carried out by an employee of the company

19th June 2017

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 5
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 4
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 5
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 5

Electrician

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28th September 2017

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 5
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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

Find Electricians in Waimakariri

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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Ikon Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi, I have over thirty years experience as an electrician, mostly in the domestic and commercial market. From new builds to some very, very old houses in the UK. I pride myself on my reliabilty and quality of workmanship.

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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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AG Foley

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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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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B Electric Ltd

Joined January 2016

I have been in the electrical industry for 5 years now, doing mainly residential housing. I specialise in the smaller jobs however I still take on larger jobs as well. I pride myself in my quality of work as well as meeting the deadlines agreed upon. I usually charge $45 an hour in cash plus materials.

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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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Paul's Electrical Maintenance

Joined September 2017

Hi I am a qualified refrigeration engineer with an Electrical Service Technician NZ practising Licence. I have worked in the service industry for 46 years. I am available to repair any existing wiring in your home. I can replace faulty light switches, install a new light to replace an existing fitting or put in a new bathroom heater or heated towel rail. I have considerable experience working on...

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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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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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GoGreen Electrical

Joined April 2019

We have a client first approach. Keeping the client satisfied with professional workmanship and friendly service is our number one priority. We specialise in Electrician solar system (micro, string, hybrid and off-grid). With more then 10 years experience in the field.

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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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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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Rocket electrical and aircon limited

Joined September 2018

We are specialist in fault finding. Heat pump installation and service Upgrade switch board with rcd protection Electrical work- New installation Renovation Alterations Down lights upgrading Bathroom heater or heat light New socket data/internet Ventilation and heat transfer system Hot water cylinder repair.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Listening Post SI LTD

Joined February 2019

We are a Hi-Fi and Home Theatre retail and installation company. We deal in basic audio systems right up to home automation. including networking, wifi, hanging tvs on wall, cabling in existing homes, cabling new homes, setup and installation of speakers and amplifiers, as well as consulting on electronics for your home. We aim to have a high professional manner and service at a reasonable and a...

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