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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

Outdoor power point for spa

Posted 4 months ago

Need an external 15amp power point installed for a spa. The spa sits against an external brick wall which backs on to the lounge wall which has a standard 10amp power point. There are no existing external power points around the house and no 15amp power points either. The switch board is on the other side of the house in the garage, approximately 15 - 20 meters from where the spa sits. No particular timeframe, preferably in the next week or two.

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Bathroom and Kitchen Extraction

Posted 6 months ago

We need a new range hood and extractor fan installed with both items venting externally . Please quote on 1) Supply, install and externally venting range hood and power point with COC. 2) Supply, install and externally vent extractor fan in bathroom. All installation to be in accordance with new NZ healthy homes standards. House is tenanted so booking will need to be made in advance.

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Wiring new Free Standing Oven

Posted 3 months ago

Have a new Free Standing oven to be wired into the kitchen. Job to be done ASAP

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Heated towel rail installation & sensor light in garage please

Posted 3 months ago

i have bought a heated towel rail (single stud installation). Bathroom is fully tiled. House is 1970s built. Need it to be installed and the existing plug point in the bathroom probably needs to be changed to those bathroom safe kinds. That was not included with the heated towel rail. Also need to have a sensor light installed in an existing light fixture in the garage please Would be good to have this done as soon as possible pls

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Wiring new build 80m2 shed/sleepout

Posted 4 months ago

We have just finished construction on our 80m2 garage with laundry, toilet and 40m2 rumpus room and are in need of a quote to do the electrical work please. I have included a plan of the shed with our electrical plan drawn on it. To summarise, We need 6 double plugs, garage door wired in, 6 outdoor lights (we will provide these) to be fitted, led lighting in the garage and recessed downlights in the rumpus room. Also wanting an outdoor plug installed. There is a cable located close t...

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New Plug Point

Posted 4 months ago

Need a plug point / power outlet installed, already has one on the other side of the wall.

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External powerpoint and extra lighting

Posted 11 months ago

Provision 1 x outdoor plug Some extra light spotlights installed

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Install 2 power outlets for 2 instantaneous hot water units

Posted 8 months ago

I am a local plumber/gasfitter looking for a sparky to give the occasional job to, I do manly renovations of mid to high end properties, I am currently needing 2 outlets installed by Tuesday next week for 2 instantaneous hot water units at the same property. Job will be invoiced direct to me and I will pay on the day.

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House rewire

Posted 5 months ago

House rewire of 1940s weatherboard house. Will need to fit job around tenant.

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15 spa

Posted 5 months ago

Run 15amp plug for spa onto brick wall side of house. 2010 build.

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Installation Range hood

Posted 2 months ago

We are looking for someone to install our rangehood. Pls see picture bellow

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Power to new shed & lights/plugs etc

Posted 3 months ago

Run power underground from house to new shed. Approx 20m. Install lights, several power sockets and security lights.

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Sleep out wiring and fittings

Posted 4 months ago

Needing 3 LED light fittings, 3 double power points, a power board, and external caravan plug fitted to a sleep out, as well as an external power point with power lead fitting to the main house and an electrical cert. Wiring is already run through the frames.

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Hot water cylinder replacement

Posted 6 months ago

Wanting to replace my current hot water cylinder as it’s leaking and due for an upgrade. Wanting it repositioned outside which is around 3-4 meters away from where it currently sits.

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External power point for spa pool

Posted 1 month ago

Needing an external power point for spa pool. Ideally available to view and quote on 27 or 28 October and complete work ASAP after that.

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2 extraction fans plus downstairs down lights

Posted 6 months ago

Hi I am needing 2 extraction fans in kitchen and bathroom to meet the healthy homes standard. Also want a sparky to look at down lights 5, that are not currently working

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Installing nine pendant lights

Posted 10 months ago

Hi, we are wondering if any electricians are currently working and able to install nine pendant lights and replace some light sockets? Ideally, it would be great in the next couple of days, but if not, before our move in date of 10 January would be great. Thanks!

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Fixing non-functioning (2/3) hanging down ights in kitchen and

Posted 9 months ago

We have hanging lights above a work station in the kitchen.Lights were fine until a bulb needed changing and then they refused to work any more. WE also have an insinkerator which has trailing wires to it and it needs to have wiring contained in the cupboard under the sink.

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Renovations in kitchen and Shower/Toilet areas

Posted 9 months ago

Lights, Plugs, Wall Oven, High Pressure water power procedures etc etc.

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Five houses to be worked on

Posted 1 month ago

We have 5 houses we are renovating. Require more power points, testing of wires, more light switches/extractors etc. General renovations. Two must be completed by end of November.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 179,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

House rewire

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Renovations in kitchen and Shower/Toilet areas

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Plug Point

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extractor Fan to be installed in bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sleep out wiring and fittings

Work carried out by an employee of the company

29th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Rewire in security cameras and install outdoor plugs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Spa Pool

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install 2 power outlets for 2 instantaneous hot water units

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small Bathroom Job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shop wiring, small job

Work carried out by an employee of the company

24th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Light shades and switch fixings

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Add outdoor Cleverloop camera to existing system 2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Heated towel rail installation & sensor light in garage please

Work carried out by an employee of the company

8th September 2020

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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Kia Kaha Electrical Ltd

Joined September 2018

Kia Ora Koutou, I have over 30 years in the Electrical Industry & have experience in domestic, Commercial, & Renovations. The most common concern from Clients I hear is the jobs are too small & they don’t ring back, well no job is too small & I will ring back. Reasonable quotes, Work ethic & timeline. Kia Kaha

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Oncore

Joined September 2020

My name is Ajit Singh and i am resident of Rototuna north, Hamilton I Operate as an Independent Operator/Franchisee for ONCORE group which is part of Refresh Renovation group here in Hamilton. Me and My team will ensure you receive WORLD CLASS customer service and Value for your money. We are ONE STOP SHOP for all your household, residential and commercial needs. One call does it all..... Below...

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Eleco Electrical

Joined January 2018

We are a small owner operated company with experience in the commercial,domestic and industrial fields, we currently have a fully qualified electrical inspector and a heat pump tech on board. We can provide competitive (or even beat written) quotes. We do any size job and are available 24/7.

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Automatic Door Services

Joined February 2015

ADS repairs and supplies all types of Garage & Commercial Doors. ADS is owned and managed by Andy Marsden, who has a team of 9 people ensuring the smooth running of his business. Andy's background is from aviation and engineering. As Andy says if you can keep 25 million pound aircraft up in the air and all those aboard safe - then keeping people safe with garage doors and commercial doors is a l...

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Ur Plumber Waikato Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi we’ve been in the Plumbing industry with over 10 years experience in Residential,Commercial, Industrial we are well equipped to under take any job big or small. While we specialise in General Maintenance Plumbing we also do complete full renovations kitchen,bathroom,laundry. Whether upgrading from low to mains pressure Hot water , blocked drain to a roof leak Ur Plumber Waikato Ltd has...

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Ai Electrical

Joined November 2020

We are an established company with a team of professional and knowledgeable electricians, based in Hamilton and servicing the Waikato. We specialise in residential and commercial electrical including renovations, new builds, service and maintenance. We also install high wall and ducted heat pump units and Smartvent home ventilation systems. We are members of the Master Electricians association whi...

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5N1 TRADE SERVICES

Joined August 2019

Hi, As per our company name, 5N1 Trade Services, our company provides services in these 5 fields- Plumbing, gas Fitting, Drainage, Heating & Cooling/ Refrigeration and Electrical. We specialize in Renovation, New builds, New install and Maintenance for residential and commercial. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing satis...

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Maintain to profit

Joined March 2017

We are a renovation and maintenance company, who project manage the work using our teams of sub contractors. We negotiate great rates with our contractors, meaning no extra cost to you for one point of contact and project management

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Cole Electrical Services Limited

Joined November 2020

Cole Electrical Services Limited is your best bet for professional, reliable, safe, registered, home, agricultural, rural and small industrial Electrical services in and around the South Waikato and Matamata Piako Districts . You want to take pride in your homes, Farms and business, and keep everything safe and up to standards, but there’s never enough time to address every issue. Let Cole Electr...

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Endurance Electrical

Joined October 2016

Our aim is is to serve our clients in a friendly, enthusiastic, caring professional way, whilst ensuring we deliver a high quality product. We can assist in any electrical work you require from minor repairs, renovations, extensions, new house builds and anything in between. For a no obligation quote, please get in touch today.

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Phill Plamer Productions Ltd

Joined June 2019

Residential/Industrial/Commercial Electrician Reliable prompt friendly service. Competitive rates Over 23 years experience in the industry, Free Quotes Travel up to 80 k radius from depot Residential/Industrial/Commercial

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Open Range Plumbing and Gas

Joined September 2019

Open Range Plumbing & Gas has over fifteen years of experience in the industry, with extensive experience in both maintenance plumbing and gas fitting, as well as new builds. We can also lend our knowledge and experience to your renovation project with helpful advice and guidance from the planning stage through to completion. Open Range Plumbing is able to work within your budget to problem solve...

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Connect Electrical 2015 Ltd

Joined November 2015

We are a privately owned and operated business based in Hamilton and cover the Waikato region. We specialise in Domestic work which includes: renovations, extensions, new builds and maintenance. If you are wanting a reliable and honest electrician offering a competitive price package then look no further. Connect Electrical 2015 Ltd will be able to deliver on this whilst providing excellent serv...

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MV Electrical Ltd

Joined April 2019

Here at MV Electrical we are a enthusiastic and honest electrical company, providing a fast and friendly service at the highest quality. We specialize in residential renovations & new builds but have experience & cover all types of electrical work. We are a professional & hard working to ensure your project is done how you wanted, on time & at the right price.

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Black Box Electrical Engineering

Joined June 2016

Black Box Electrical Engineering Licensed Electrical Engineering Services Design, Problem Solving and Installation for Homes, Motorhomes and Connectables. We are a north island based mobile business who travel to your home, tiny house or caravan etc to help facilitate your design, solve your electrical problems and complete electrical installation work.

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sparky oncall electrical services limited

Joined October 2019

As a Registered Electrician with over 16 years experience, and 10 years in business, your project is in good hands. We are a husband and wife team with a young family, and understand the importance of working with people’s daily schedules, when booking jobs

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DBS Electrical Ltd

Joined January 2017

We have over 15 years experience in the electrical trade specialising in residential electrical and air conditioning. For workmanship done to a Professional, Reliable, Honest standard call Daniel at DBS Electrical. Find us on the web dbs ... .nz or Facebook for photo galleries and other reviews.

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MTM Builders Limited

Joined August 2010

Matt Tobin (Director/Builder) has worked within the construction industry for over 15 years. Matt has a wide range of experience from residential building and commercial construction through to general maintenance, and house renovations. Currently Matt and his team are working in the high end residential building market, and specialise in residential town house construction. Our clients require...

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Perfect Solutions

Joined April 2017

Hi we've been installing Aerials, CCTV cameras and Audio/Video Solutions for the last 20 years While we specialise in HOME AUTOMATION & SECURITY for new and existing homes we also do smaller jobs like TV and dish installations and TV hangs on the wall. We are licensed security technicians and consultants. We take pride in our professional approach Things you can expect from us *Competi...

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Intricate Developments Limited

Joined August 2020

You name it we do it. Intricate Developments is a team of qualified and highly skilled professionals using top quality products giving top quality services. We do it all from foundations, walls, roofs, plaster, paint, kitchens, bathrooms and much much more. We cover the whole north island, no job is to big or to small. If you only want quality get in touch with us today regarding a quote. Call...

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