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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 "

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

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

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

Whole House (1960s house) Re-wiring

Posted 2 weeks ago

Electrical re-wiring of the whole house, including changing/upgrading fusebox. House is a double storey, with the lower floor a rumpus. Quotes appreciated.

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Oven replacement

Posted 4 days ago

Need someone to swap oven and change the connection for gas hob

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Electrical works - fixing lights

Posted 2 weeks ago

General electrical works - fixing lights

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Outdoor sensor light replacement

Posted 11 hours ago

Need outdoor light replacement. This willr require an electrician.

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New socket for spa pool and fault identification for garage.

Posted 2 weeks ago

We require a new exterior socket fitted rated for a minimum of 15 amps, for a coming spa pool installation. A double outlet would be preferable. We also have an electrical fault with our garage wiring - previously the installers of our solar system came to fix an issue with the main breaker tripping at the distribution board, and it would appear that their solution was to somehow disconnect the supply to the garage somewhere. We would like this to be investigated and repaired. Please get i...

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Preschool lightings

Posted 1 week ago

need quote to repair replace or rewire lights inside building

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New home electrical

Posted 1 day ago

65sm home in Sunnyvale. Electrician quote required for the entire job. However the first part is for underground cables and how to best work around them. Please come to site and provide a quote. Thanks Gloria

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Repair and renovations

Posted 6 days ago

Hi I would like to repair a couple of unworking outlets and add some outlets.

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Under ground services

Posted 5 days ago

Hi Im Building a new house at back of my property. And I need power water telecom services under ground in the drive way done can someone help out. Cost? My contact details ... cheers

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20A power point needed in garden

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need a 20A power point to be installed near my deck for a sauna. The deck is about 15m from the house.

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Power & Internet to Site

Posted 1 week ago

Require quote to install power to a building site in Bethells Beach. Will need power & internet

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Electric Works.

Posted 3 days ago

Install Downlights, Smart Blinds & Extra Power Point.

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Electric renovations

Posted 1 week ago

2-storey home. We are doing a full kitchen renovation and have removed a wall. We need to relocate the 5 light switches that were in the wall and set up the new kitchen layout. Have attached an image of the switchboard and the new layout as well.

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Small Renovation

Posted 1 day ago

Looking for an electrician for a couple of jobs Move some existing lights switches, power points from a wall that needs to be pulled down and relocating. Wire a wall for a entertainment or, networking, aerial, power point, sound bar etc.

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Bathroom extractor fan installation

Posted 3 weeks ago

Wanting to get an extractor fan installed in the bathroom, not looking for anything fancy just something that will do the job.

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Wire in induction cooktop

Posted 1 week ago

Disconnect old ceramic cooktop and wire in new induction cooktop. Both old and new cooktop are ... V/50Hz. Old = 2x 1200W elements & 2x 1800W elements. New = 1 x 1400W element & 3 x 1900W elements.

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Installing outdoor powerpoint

Posted 2 weeks ago

We need an outdoor powerpoint installing for a garden water feature. the feature is approx 10 m from the area of the house where the circuit board is located.

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Extractor Fan, Sensor lights, ceiling Fan & general lightwork

Posted 6 days ago

We are looking to get a free quotation to do below - Replace current old ceiling exhaust fan with new ducted ceiling fan in bathroom. - Replace some outside existing spotlights with new sensor spotlights. - Replace existing Ceiling fan with new. - Install either a wall extractor fan or rangehood in high ceiling kitchen.

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Bathroom electricals

Posted 13 hours ago

We need some work doing in our bathroom. We'd like a heated light system added to reduce moisture in the room. A heated towel rail adding Burnt out Plug socket to be fixed.

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Installation fan

Posted 3 weeks ago

Install an extract fan on bathroom window.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 176,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Bench hanging light install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd August 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

2 extractor fans installed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

electrical repair power cord massage chair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

Install extractor fan and mount dryer


31st July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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 5
Communication
 5

LED Downlights, Switches & Sensor lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Light repair and power socket repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Add light and power circuits to new garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Adding power points, light and security alarm check


13th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor powerpoint installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

general electrical


12th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rangehood installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Oven removal and installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

cut and reconnect

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair cook top

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrician for new bathroom renovation


5th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Paulo

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Power points bathroom and hallway

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacement Lighting Interior & Exterior

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fuse box replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

2 x Power Points

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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Solo

Joined June 2019

Hi, been an electrician for 15 years. From residential to commercial, some industrial jobs. From rewiring to newly wiring jobs. Home appliances works. Very professional and high standards work. Electrical advice. Work to budget with a know how can do attitude.

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Modern electrical solutions ltd

Joined June 2012

Modern electrical solutions ltd trading as Mr Power ,provides 24hour/7days service Auckland wide.Our work details includes the following services : •24/7 Breakdowns,power failure,maintenance & repairs,installation & rewiring,stoves& water heaters,insurance & WINZ quotes,communications & data ,appliance repairs,security alarms,air conditioning ,refrigeration & heat pumps,swimming pools& spa,caravan...

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Stanley Instrumentation & Electrical

Joined March 2018

Call me SIE, for all your Industrial Instrumentation & Electrical works. As well as Industrial, commercial & Residential can be catered for if and when required.

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KFC Limited

Joined April 2010

Hi, We specializes in the construction of residential and commercial projects. Involving in new built, renovation, upgrade from small to large scale in Auckland region. We are extremely focused on the delivery of our construction projects to be completed in time with quality and on budget. Formed in 2015 and privately-owned company that is a strong, stable and reliable force in the constructio...

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Moss Electrical

Joined July 2020

Hi there, I've just started on my own, and I'm looking for any electrical jobs such as lighting upgrades, installation of power points and replacement thereof, installation of light switches and replacement thereof, bathroom fans, outside lighting ect you might have, as well as wiring of homes. I am a fully registered New Zealand Electrician. I'm a very respectful and prompt person who prides...

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TDS Security Limited

Joined February 2017

TDS Security offers free security advice on all brands of residential and commercial security systems, alarm and monitoring quotes, servicing & installation / Phone-Data Networks / Intercoms / Access Control/CCTV Systems/Smoke Detection. Licenced Private Security Personnel Licencing Authority ... .

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MCElectrics Ltd

Joined September 2020

MCELECTRICS upgrade your switchboard with modern RCD and Circuit breakers to better protect your home and family, Maintenance, lighting, heat pump electrical installation, general repair...

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H & O Services

Joined July 2020

Hello, I have been in the electrical and building trades for 25 years. I am a registered electrician. I currently offer my services to all appliance repairs, domestic and commercial repairs and maintenance and any handyman services. I pride myself on competitive pricing and on time completion. Above all, I clean up after myself.

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North Shore Plumbers 2011 Ltd

Joined September 2011

I am a registered lisenced plumber and certifying drain layer .I have fantastic reviews on Builderscrack which speaks for itself.Also a member of No Cowboys with great reviews. I have been doing domestic and commercial plumbing for over 30 years and guarantee exceptional service and rates. I promise to beat any valid quote if possible.Promise not to deviate from original quote on labour. Co...

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Skilled Renovations Ltd

Joined June 2013

Hi I've been building now for 20 years i specialize in bathroom, kitchen's decks. we specialize in renovation I also do smaller jobs. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget Experienced tiler & licensed waterproofer

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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iPower Electrical Services

Joined May 2017

Registered electrician. Located in Porirua. Servicing all Wellington, Porirua, Johnsonville, Newlands, Tawa, Khandallah, Grenada, Peremata, Whitby. Complete rewiring of houses, New Switchboards or upgrading, industrial and commercial work. Very competitive quotes provided for free. Thanks. Nelson iPower Electrical Services.

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All Cabling Solutions

Joined September 2020

- Here at All Cabling Solutions we care about our customers and their requirements. - All installations are tailored to fit our customers current requirements, future aspirations and working to their given budget. - Our primary goal is customer satisfaction and ensuring that our customers receive the best customer service. - Happy to carry out a wide range of jobs. - We offer competitive pri...

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Electric nz

Joined February 2019

We do general electrical repairs/ upgrades / hot water cylinder electrical faults, LED downlights, switchboard upgrades, stove repairs, dryer repairs, washing machine repairs Hourly charge is $50.00 per hour + materials and no after hours charge or a one off quote. We are committed since 9 years in this field

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ViFi Limited

Joined October 2020

We do home tv antenna installtions and maintenance. Wifi installtions and removal of dead spots.Ethernet wiring and intergration with smart phones. eg garage door opening with phone. In addition we do handyman work for general house maintenance.Eg roof cleaning. cabinet repairs.hinges.door adjustment.bathroom door adjustment.

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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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Kool tech refrigeration ltd

Joined April 2018

Hi, we've being specialised in : Repairing,servicing,installation and maintenance for heat pumps,refrigeration, airconditioning,ventilation,hrv and home appliances. Design/build coolrooms and freezer rooms. We are very professional and work hard to provide the best quality work to our clients. We are IQP Registered to carry out compliance for hvac system Our great team got qualified and licen...

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Applied Electrical

Joined March 2020

Hello. We are Applied Electrical! We are a small team of Electricians who focus our efforts on the residential and commercial areas of the trade. A wide range of industry knowledge and contacts means that we can tackle any type of Electrical job you may have. We are a Quality Assured Master Electricians Member. This means that the entire business has passed an assessment from the Master Electric...

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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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