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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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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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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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Tips for Heating Your Home in Winter

Posted 07/05/13

As temperatures start to fall and household prices continue to rise, the need to stay warm without increasing your bills has never been stronger. Heating your home on a budget has never been greater! We've got some helpful suggestions for you to minimise your energy usage and keep warm this winter.

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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

Whether its lighting or plumbing fixtures, cabinetry or new tiles, you can give the bathroom a whole new look with a budget bathroom makeover.  A fresh coat of paint or using drywall to provide texture are two great ways to update the walls. Budget bathroom makeover ideas If you want to go one s

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LED Lighting Ideas & Benefits for Your Home or Office

Posted 28/01/14

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

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Preparing for Winter - 3 Things You Can Do Right Now

Posted 15/04/14

Autumn’s begun and now that there's a noticeable chill in the air, preparing for winter is a top priority. If you’re anything like us you’ve been wondering if it’s too soon to turn the heater on in the evenings or if now’s the time to hire a handyman to chop and stack some wood for your fire. Her

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Electricians - What They Do

Posted 05/11/10

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

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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 finding the tim

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 finding the tim

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.

Install bathroom extractor fan

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need to replace broken little extractor fan with a powerful unit, ducted outside (we’re not sure if the existing ducting goes out of the roof cavity, may need to update ducting if it does). We’d like to replace it with this unit (as it works great at mates’ place): ... Would ideally like to get it done before Auckland Anniversary weekend if poss.

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Power points in house

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi I need someone to check the powerpoints in house some are not working

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Install PowerPoint and aerial behind TV

Posted 2 days ago

Currently have TV on wall and the plugs for the power and aerial are directly below it. Want a quote to have both points moved up to the middle of the wall to conceal the cabling; and to also keep the existing PowerPoint under it connected.

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Quote for new garage power connection

Posted 1 week ago

New garage (6mx6m) needs power connection. It is only 1m apart from the main house which has already power connected. Quote for installing 1 sensor light and two LED batten light (the lights has already been purchased) and 2 gang switches x1, power outlet x2 including, wiring, piping, light fitting installation and labor Could you quote for this job?

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Living Area Electrical Job

Posted 2 days ago

Update faceplates, add numerous plugs etc

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New Mains power pitt insulation #2

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi there We would like to remove the old black mains power box and install a new driveable mains power pitt. At present 2 x fuse inside existing. Thanks

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Cooktop and light

Posted 2 weeks ago

Our cooktop and oven stopped working - old type fuse box so can't see if it is the fuse but most likely is. Need to replace the cooktop anyway so would like installation and removal of old cooktop and check if oven is ok. Also have heavy light fitting in bedroom that has pulled out of the ceiling and doesn't work. Would prefer work to be done this week while I'm on holidays please.

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Install my oven

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need a certified electrician to install my new oven. The photo attached is of the current installation of my old oven

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Laser Machine

Posted 1 week ago

We require an optic cable to be installed between two work shops. Distance approximately 70m

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More powerpoints

Posted 3 days ago

We are wanting more power points in a few rooms. A quote would be great for a general idea aswell. If possible. So about 5 or so power points

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Connect New Gas Hob

Posted 2 weeks ago

A faulty gas Hob was replaced with a new one . The gas fitter came in and installed the new HOB but now it needs to be connected to electricity.

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New power outlets required

Posted 20 hours ago

2x new power outlets required

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Electric meter relocation

Posted 1 week ago

The whole project is to move a house on existing land due to this I need a service line electrician to get meter relocated with the house. The cable is under ground. Aslo possibly need to look at pillar box relocation, but not sure.

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Repair Range hood Lighting Circuit

Posted 2 weeks ago

Each time I try use the light in my oven range hood the circuit breaker for the kitchen blows. Interestingly I can still use the fan but as soon as a try use the light the circuit breaker blows and both the fan and the light don't work. I need someone to fix the circuit in the range hood to avoid electrical fire and be able to use my range hood light again.

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New wiring, lighting & tidy up electricals

Posted 1 week ago

new building needs new electricals, the other needs a tidy up. Job to be paid per hour plus gst plus materials. Estimated time required is of two full days. Provide an hourly rate quote.

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Installation of kitchen extractor fan

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there. I have an existing extractor fan installed in the ceiling (no rangehood) and I need it replaced, and properly vented out of the roof/eaves or wall (depending on what's easiest and cheapest). Looking forward to hearing from a competent handyman who can handle this task for a fair price.

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Ceiling Fans

Posted 1 week ago

Need a ceiling fan installed in 2 rooms.

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Various Electrical jobs

Posted 2 weeks ago

We need to replace an (existing) outdoor security light ( we have already purchased the replacement), Replace an existing wall power outlet ( the ants have got at the wires - will need to replace a length of wire and shrink-wrap - GIB board is off the wall). We also want to add another light (simple batten) in our downstairs garage ( some of the GIB is also off on the ceiling).

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Caravan Plug to Charge Electric Car

Posted 2 days ago

We need a caravan plug installed in the garage to charge an electric car. Thanks

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 154,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Tesla Wall Charger installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrician needed


10th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install two extractor fans and move light fixture

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Disconnect electric connection to garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sparky Job

Work carried out by an employee of the company

5th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Powerpoint inside out

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

27th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Move a plug outlet and light switch

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage Door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Barbara #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New connection for sleep out/minor dwelling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Light switch & PowerPoint repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Back door light

Work carried out by an employee of the company

25th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Bathroom Reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Glen Normen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical Outlet indoor + Outdoor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

A few electrical jobs around our new home

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Short circuit

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electricity

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

lighting & switches

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacing Elecrtical Hot water Cylinder

Work carried out by an employee of the company

3rd October 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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Quantum Services

Joined June 2019

ICT Experts - consulting, solutions, implementation, support. More than 20 years of experience in the ICT industry. We provide various services related to computer networks (structured cabling, WiFi, routers, switches,...), computer HW and SW setup, configuration and maintenance, data backup and recovery, antivirus protection, internet access, UPS, Alarm and CCTV solutions. We always come fo...

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Trust Electrical Servieces

Joined October 2016

We Provide top quality work, on residential, commercial, renovation and electrical inspection with registered electrical inspector. Use the best quality materials. Treat your home and business with respect.

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Blackstone Project Management

Joined June 2019

We provide fixed price / fixed timeframe renovations for homeowners and property investors from kitchens and bathrooms through to full interior and exterior renovations, basement conversion and extensions. With extensive experience in the building and construction industry and a great team we are able to offer peace-of-mind that your renovation project will be done effectiently and to a high stan...

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Stone&marble NZ Ltd

Joined November 2010

My Company established 2000 We are Team and We doing :renovation of Bathrooms and Kitchen complete,from design ,demolition,rubbish removal , to finished installation of Kitchen elements,Vanity's ,Toilet's, Shower Glass Frame-less ,Waterproofing ,Tiling,Plumbing,Electrician and Painting work . All Work with Guaranty and Certificate . We do it as well Granite Kitchens and Vanity's Bench tops cu...

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Eteck Electrical Limited

Joined February 2019

We do Residential And Commercial Electrical Works All Over Auckland. We are team of 5 electricians. We can cater all your electrical work. Feel free to contact these friendly team. ETCEK

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Salvadors Electrical Limited

Joined July 2017

Registered Electrician - Experienced - Conscientious - Neat AWARDED - "Top-Rated Tradie 2019" by Builderscrack last 5 July 2019 Residential/Commercial/Industrial • electrical wiring • rewire • switch board upgrade • power points, safety switches, lightings • LED downlights, outdoor lights, security lights • Heatpump installation • Centralised Airconditioning and Heating • Ele...

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Frontier Electrical

Joined January 2020

Hi Frontier electrical is your go to electricians that think outside the box. We go out of our way to come up with leading edge solutions to suit your needs. We do everything from small service jobs, renovations, new builds, security, CCTV, audio visual and home automation. We pride ourselves on our professional work, meeting deadlines and being the cleanest electricians you will ever...

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Electrical security solutions

Joined July 2019

Electrical Security Solutions pride ourselves in offering a reliable, trustworthy and affordable service to our customers. we are all qualified New Zealand trained Electricians and Security technicians with PSLA licenses. ESS are Auckland specialists in Access control, Intruder Detection and CCTV.

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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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Heating and Cooling and Electrical Solutions

Joined September 2019

Heat Pumps are perfect for winter warmth & summer cooling - all at the touch of a button. Heat pumps are highly regarded as the most energy efficient form of electric heating for NZ homes and can provide summer cooling for less than $1 a day. Heating and cooling solutions can assist with the highest standards of correct sizing, advice and installation for air conditioning and heat pumps in the...

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AIR ELECTRIC SERVICES

Joined October 2016

Air Electric is a small , family owned and operated business which was formed in 2016. We have been working in the electrical field for the last 18 years. As a family owned business we go extra mile for customer satisfaction and building good customer relation . We also do air conditioning,heat pumps and home ventilation. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project complet...

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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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Kiwi Facilities Maintenance

Joined November 2017

Hi we are a maintenance company consist of multi trade - Builders , Plumbers, Electrician and Electrical Inspectors with 20 years of experience. We do all job small or big with very competitive cost. We are very professional and work to meet deadlines for project completion to high standard. We pride ourselves on providing very competitive quote and then completing jobs on budget with workmansh...

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JFM Electrical

Joined August 2019

Hi, I am based in West Auckland and have over 15 years experience in house wiring, renovations and repairs, commercial installs and machinery repair and fault finding. I'm happy to do any job and pride myself on working hard and making sure customers needs are met.

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ASM Electric

Joined November 2018

We are registered experienced electricians operating with NZ$ One million indemnity insurance. We do all domestic, commercial and industrial electrical work for fair rated both the home owners and us. We use only genuine parts / components that are sold in reputed electrical suppliers. We always maintain the ASNZS 3000 standards in our work.

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Hire a handyman

Joined August 2015

Hi, we have been operating since 2014 providing good quality job with affordable prices. Due to it, we can proudly say that we are one of the top tradies around. Check our reviews over hundreds jobs completed only for Builderscrack and let it speak for our selves.

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Licence To Wire

Joined September 2013

We are an Auckland based company that specialise in the residential & commercial market. We offer services from renovations, bathrooms, kitchens, re-wires, new builds, property management, shop fit-outs & general maintenance. No job is too small. Our main aim is to make the entire build/renovation process as stress free as possible for all our clients. We are very customer focused & can p...

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Eleca Limited

Joined May 2017

Professional with 15 years experience in New Zealand. Specializing in all areas, from domestic - (New builds, renovations, installation, rewiring old houses, switch boards and lighting) to commercial - (Offices, workshops & small factories). First visit and quotation is FREE OF CHARGE. No job is too big or too small. NZ Practising Licence E 250658

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Oddjob Group Limited

Joined November 2018

Welcome to OddJob. Specialists in property maintenance, repairs and replacement. Covering everything from Painting to kitchen & bathroom remodels. We are based in Greenhithe, Auckland and offer our services to the greater Auckland region. Think your job is too small? Give us a call, we do it all!

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A Class Electrical Ltd

Joined February 2019

Registered electrician. 15+ years experience. High quality, competitive pricing. For all your electrical requirements. 24/7. No job too big or small. Call - 0800 4AC ELEC

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