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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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Electricians - What They Do

Posted 05/11/10

The electrician trade is one of the more highly skilled and potentially dangerous of the trades. All electricians must be part of the Electrical Workers Registration Board, so don't be afraid to ask to see their registration before hiring... The responsibilities of electricians include br

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Installing Solar Panels for Your Home

Posted 18/02/14

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

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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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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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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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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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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.

Bathroom and Kitchen Extraction

Posted 1 month 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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External powerpoint and extra lighting

Posted 7 months ago

Provision 1 x outdoor plug Some extra light spotlights installed

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2 extraction fans plus downstairs down lights

Posted 1 month 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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Electrician for new restaurant in Cambridge

Posted 8 months ago

Install cabling from the existing DB and power outlets for appliances, signage, HWC, data points. Install lights as per ceiling plan- lights supplied by client Full plans will be provided

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House rewire

Posted 1 month ago

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

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Install power point and TV cable for wall mounted TV.

Posted 1 year ago

I am wanting to wall mount my 55" TV (I have the bracket). I want it to be tidy so you can't see the cables, so I will need to get a power point installed and also get the freeview cable coming out of the wall behind the TV.

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Electric gate repair

Posted 8 months ago

Fort some reason one of the motors has just stopped working and now my gates are stuck wide open. Really would like them fixed sooner rather than later.

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Induction cooker hooking up!

Posted 1 year ago

I currently have a ceramic hotplate, have bought an induction cooktop and want it hooked up! Unsure if it will be able to use existing wire or new wires required

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

Posted 5 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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Hot water cylinder replacement

Posted 1 month 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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Sleep out wiring and fittings

Posted 1 day 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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Install 2 power outlets for 2 instantaneous hot water units

Posted 4 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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Replace light bulb in kitchen

Posted 1 year ago

Undo 4 small screws and replace light bulb. It's the one near the oven. To be considered. My mother is elderly and lives alone. She may not hear the doorbell. You will need to bang hard on the front door. It may help to ring her first. It would be helpful to contact me ... to inform me when you are going there. (Nearest time-frame and day). Mum is generally home all day.

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Electrical work for kitchen remodel in Leamington

Posted 8 months ago

Looking for an electrician to do some electrical work for our kitchen remodel- we are taking out a wall, putting in a kitchen island which will have a dishwasher and microwave in it, and wanting recessed and pendant lighting. Need power shut off to kitchen powerpoints while we demo this week, would love to have a chat and get a general idea of costs.

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Extractor Fan to be installed in bathroom

Posted 9 months ago

I have an extractor fan unit I need installed in a bathroom . I have the unit just no idea hot to get it installed!

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Small Bathroom Job

Posted 9 months ago

Wanting to remove an old shaver Power point and install a heated towel rail and extra power point at the bottom of the towel rail. Ideally would like to be completed within the month if not earlier.

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15 spa

Posted 1 month ago

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

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Renovations in kitchen and Shower/Toilet areas

Posted 5 months ago

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

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Installing nine pendant lights

Posted 6 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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Rewire in security cameras and install outdoor plugs

Posted 7 months ago

Our house currently has 8 security cameras that need to be upgraded. We have the new cameras but they need to be wired in. We would also like a new outdoor plug to be installed for our Lay Z Spa pool on a deck. Quotes will be required thanks

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 166,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

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

Shop wiring, small job

Work carried out by an employee of the company

24th May 2019

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

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 kitchen appliances

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wiring Job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th August 2018

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

Small Bathroom Job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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

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

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

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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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Cudby Electrical

Joined February 2020

Eager young qualified electrician since 2016, recently started up my own electrical business, always giving it my all and willing to go the extra mile and build a good reputation for my business and keep the client happy

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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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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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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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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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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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Ultra Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2019

An electrical company dedicated to providing you, the customer with satisfaction and piece of mind. From new installations and renovations through to fault finding and repairs, we are here to help. Ultra Electrical Ltd 'Your local Sparky'

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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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Anything Communications Ltd

Joined March 2020

Hi i've been in the communications industry for over 17 years and have been involved in a range of installations on projects from new builds to retrofitting existing buildings in both the commercial and residential market. I pride myself in providing both a friendly and professional service to my clients at a fair price.

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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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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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Alpha Building Services

Joined July 2019

At Alpha Building Services we know what we are doing practically, logically, legally and we know how to stick to your budget. We know a range of different people and trades within the Construction industry so if any additional trades such as electrical and plumbing are required we can easily and quickly arrange for them to come in and do what needs doing. We are Licensed Building Practitioners in...

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Automatic Door Services

Joined February 2015

ADS repairs and supplies all types of Garage & Commercial Doors. Reliable 24hr service with excellent customer service. Our products range from entry level to high end, something to suit all budgets. All our technicians recieve on site safety courses and ongoing training on all products. We do say, Any door, Any time, Any Where! - Waikato Wide.

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Leading Edge Electrical

Joined August 2010

We have been operating in the Waikato region for about 10 years and in that time we have developed a soild,loyal client base. We have achieved this by offering a prompt,reliable,professional service at a competitive price. So if you are looking for a Electrician you can rely on, who communicates well & has a great team give us a call!

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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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White Ryder Creations

Joined June 2019

Professional Cabinet Maker and handyman. Qualified in furniture making. Looking at moving into contracting work. Available to assist on evenings and weekends for smaller jobs. I work full time for a kitchen joinery company. Phone number listed is my wife's who takes my querries.

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REL2017 Ltd

Joined December 2019

Hi we are a small team who specialize in Residential Electrical work from new houses to alterations & Full house rewire or a simple change of lighting to LED or Changing old switches to new updated styles. We cover all Electrical, Data, MATV Sound & Audio, Security Alarm & Cameras with help from our Sister companies We will help every step of the job big or small.

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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 electrical.co.nz or Facebook for photo galleries and other reviews.

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jlp construction

Joined June 2020

move from usa to nz in 2009 were i did have a construction company...now here in nz i work as a site manager for a well know construction company...i can do anything excluding plumbing and electrical

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