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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he not only encouraged his daughter to take up a trade but how he is actively helping her to succeed in an electrical career... Hamilton based Noema, has worked in the electrical trade for the last 38 years. He's spent the last 10 years encouraging his daughter, Demi, to "jump into a trade". Now in her mid-twenties she has taken up his advice and this year started her training as an electrician. She is studying at the Waikato Institue of Technology (Wintec) on the Electrical Pre-Trade Training course, aimed at getting students ready for apprenticeship. Demi is one of only four women on the course and has teamed up with Mere, another inspirational women who is training in her 30's, all while having the pressure of children and family commitments. After the polytech based first year, each of the girls will be required to find and start an apprenticeship. Not only is Noema the inspiration and encourageme

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

Builderscrack started out in 2007, with the simple goal of connecting homeowners to tradies. Fast forward 12 years and we are excited to be celebrating such a significant milestone… Our 300,000th Job To have had the opportunity to help homeowners find tradies for 300,000 jobs is both exciting and a privilege. From all of us here at Builderscrack we want to say a big THANK YOU to our homeowners and tradespeople, without you we wouldn't be here. The Job Mark from Auckland, a busy doctor at Auckland's Middlemore Emergency department, posted our 300,00th job. He had recently purchased an electric car and needed a charging port installed in his garage, with the idea of upgrading to the full power charger unit down the track. With this in mind, he wanted the job done in such a way that all the wiring was in place for the future upgrade. Mark posted his job on Builderscrack, having used it on numerous occasions since moving from England several years ago. Describing it as "

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

Busy homeowner Michelle holds down parenting, full-time work and studying towards her PhD. She shares with us how she used Builderscrack to outsource her housework so she could focus on the important stuff... How It Started To say Michelle is a driven person is an understatement. Sitting across from a woman that packs so much into her days is inspiring, not only because of that drive but the clever way she has arranged her life to make it possible. She tells me "I’m doing a full-time PhD and I’m doing full-time work, so for me, I have lots to do and absolutely no time. I also have a teenager who’s almost 16, who is extremely social. Every weekend there are at least five to seven friends invited, and they are having a sleepover. I come home, and I'm like, “I left it nice and tidy, what happened?”.  Michelle and her son moved into their home three years ago, and with a laugh explains “how things were starting to fall apart and in need of repair”. It wasn't only hard findi

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he not only encouraged his daughter to take up a trade but how he is actively helping her to succeed in an electrical career... Hamilton based Noema, has worked in the electrical trade for the last 38 years. He's spent the last 10 years encouraging his daughter, Demi, to "jump into a trade". Now in her mid-twenties she has taken up his advice and this year started her training as an electrician. She is studying at the Waikato Institue of Technology (Wintec) on the Electrical Pre-Trade Training course, aimed at getting students ready for apprenticeship. Demi is one of only four women on the course and has teamed up with Mere, another inspirational women who is training in her 30's, all while having the pressure of children and family commitments. After the polytech based first year, each of the girls will be required to find and start an apprenticeship. Not only is Noema the inspiration and encourageme

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

Builderscrack started out in 2007, with the simple goal of connecting homeowners to tradies. Fast forward 12 years and we are excited to be celebrating such a significant milestone… Our 300,000th Job To have had the opportunity to help homeowners find tradies for 300,000 jobs is both exciting and a privilege. From all of us here at Builderscrack we want to say a big THANK YOU to our homeowners and tradespeople, without you we wouldn't be here. The Job Mark from Auckland, a busy doctor at Auckland's Middlemore Emergency department, posted our 300,00th job. He had recently purchased an electric car and needed a charging port installed in his garage, with the idea of upgrading to the full power charger unit down the track. With this in mind, he wanted the job done in such a way that all the wiring was in place for the future upgrade. Mark posted his job on Builderscrack, having used it on numerous occasions since moving from England several years ago. Describing it as "

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

Busy homeowner Michelle holds down parenting, full-time work and studying towards her PhD. She shares with us how she used Builderscrack to outsource her housework so she could focus on the important stuff... How It Started To say Michelle is a driven person is an understatement. Sitting across from a woman that packs so much into her days is inspiring, not only because of that drive but the clever way she has arranged her life to make it possible. She tells me "I’m doing a full-time PhD and I’m doing full-time work, so for me, I have lots to do and absolutely no time. I also have a teenager who’s almost 16, who is extremely social. Every weekend there are at least five to seven friends invited, and they are having a sleepover. I come home, and I'm like, “I left it nice and tidy, what happened?”.  Michelle and her son moved into their home three years ago, and with a laugh explains “how things were starting to fall apart and in need of repair”. It wasn't only hard findi

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Oven installation

Posted 1 day ago

We are looking for an electrician who can install our new oven

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Electrical

Posted 1 week ago

Need help with changing all lights and installing new LED lights for full house

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Sailfish Drive light fitting fault

Posted 1 week ago

Light fitting fault in recess light of walk in wardrobe. Fault blows light instantly when switched on.

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Install 2x wall ovens and a dishwasher if also able

Posted 1 week ago

Hi. Need 2x replacement wall ovens fitted in two different units (in same apartment building). We are also needing a dishwasher fitted in one of these units. Bonus if you are qualified to do this also.

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Bathroom extractor fan replacement

Posted 1 week ago

Ceiling duct fan stopped working, simple replacement should do it, have photos of fan type. Not urgent.

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Electrician

Posted 1 week ago

Need licensed electrician to check all electrical work done in house and issue certificate

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Repair cook top

Posted 2 weeks ago

2 elements not working on cooktop

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General electrical

Posted 2 weeks ago

replace light bult at hight, security lights need checking, toilet lights not working

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Add light and power circuits to new garage

Posted 3 weeks ago

My garage has been replaced. I have an existing underground wire into the garage from the (relatively new) switchboard in the house and I now need a lighting circuit and power circuit (for garage door and two double plugs) in the garage.

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Supply and fit an extractor fan

Posted 1 week ago

The pop-up side-draft extractor fan doesn't work any more, and was pretty ineffective anyway, so I'm looking for an overhead installation. I've been led to understand that it might be a difficult installation, so it would be worth a visit first to see if it's possible. If it's possible, then I'd like a price to supply and install a suitable extractor fan.

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Sensor light change

Posted 2 weeks ago

Supply and install sensor light change straight swap is good need a reliable brand with warranty . Pls quote. Thanks

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Install extractor fan and mount dryer

Posted 2 weeks ago

Fit an extractor fan in our laundry, It’s not adjacent to an external wall but the roof is easily accessible. Mount a tumble dryer safely up high on the wall in the laundry. Advise on what dryer would be suitable to mount. Make good. We already have a power supply to where the dryer will go

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House Re-wiring

Posted 2 weeks ago

3 bedroom house , 1 bathroom + extractor, hallway, kitchen, dining, lounge - needs new down-lights, switches, fuse-board\panel, sockets throughout. Property at first fix stage.

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Three Things

Posted 1 week ago

Electrolux EDH3284PDW dryer-repair (metal scratching sound when turned on) Breville BOV845 the Smart Oven pro - repair (fan fluttering) Living and Giving VBFG-LVC vintage bar fridge-repair (goes on and off)

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Install bathroom extractor fan

Posted 2 weeks ago

Install bathroom extraction fan Address: Te Atatu South Please see attached photos about the house, bathroom, bathroom fan. I have purchased the bathroom fan as shown on the photo. I will supply the fan. Please give quote for install the bathroom fan: replace the single light switch to double switches for light and fan separately, including materials needed. Please list the cost details by labour hours and materials. Thank you.

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Kitchen and bathroom is extractor

Posted 1 day ago

Range hood installation and bathroom extractor fan installation

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New home electrics

Posted 6 days ago

Looking for a quote for electrician to set up power/internet/phoneline lines to new build at Bethells beach.

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Electrician & handyman 3 small jobs

Posted 2 weeks ago

Lift dryer into washing machine, onto stacker& take bracket off wall. See photo. Fit outdoor heater on wall see photo Fit outdoor plug for outdoor spa see photo, I have outdoor double plug. I already have double outdoor plug on deck & want spa electric fitted properly

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New power points

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need two new power points fitting in my home - one in the bathroom and the second in my dining room.

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Electrical repair power cord massage chair

Posted 1 week ago

Electrical massage chair has lost power, I suspect that the power cord was pulled during a recent move, as its outlet from back of chair shows external sheath of power cord has been pulled back to reveal separate wires. Will require removal of back of chair (via Allen key).

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Recent electricians reviews

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Pre-line wiring of extension

Work carried out by a subcontractor

15th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage project #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace Weiss extractor fan with newer Weiss.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Light Connections

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installation of bathroom extractor fan

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th July 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Heated Towel Rail

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lockheed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical fittings

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

8th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrician needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lights in the kitchen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th July 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

New lighting wiring & powerpoints

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace and add power points

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Jayne Smith

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rental property needs some repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Power Point installations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Connection of two heated towel rails

Work carried out by an employee of the company

17th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Moving main switch board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wiring repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Storage shed electricity connection

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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Kool tech refrigeration ltd

Joined April 2018

Hi, we've being specialised in : Repairing,servicing,installation and maintenance for heat pumps,refrigeration and airconditioning. 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

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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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Moscoso Electrical Limited

Joined March 2017

Hi, I've been on tools as Electrician in the last 20 years. I can do general electrical work such as new build, rewire, power points, lights, renovations, heatpumps, CCTV/ security cameras, LED downlights, home automations, etc. etc... Professional and Quality workmanship with reasonable price/quote.

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Satplus Ltd

Joined June 2020

For seven years Satplus has been helping Kiwis. We get a kick out of solving issues with the right solution whether that be improving your WIFI, installing a satellite dish/UHF freeview aerial or setting up a smart TV. We are 100% NZ owned and operated and guarantee our work. We offer a variety of products and services - TV UHF & Satellite Antennas - Fiber installation and move - Netw...

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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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Construction & Engineering Technical Solutions limited

Joined February 2020

CETS ltd. provides a highly experienced and skilled team, with access to specialized plant and equipment to provide a complete solution to your civil concrete and landscaping needs. Our management team has over 15 years experience in all aspects of the construction industry and have a” hands on”, collaborative approach, with a strong emphasis on performance, quality and safety. CETS ltd. can be...

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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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Auckland electrical services and supplies limited

Joined November 2018

Hi, we are registered electrical with gst registered company. We do general electrical commercial industrial and domestic. Nevermind small or big we doing everything and we very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for projects

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All Bases Electrical

Joined October 2019

Hi, were a small electrical company who have 15 years experience in the electrical industry from small jobs to full rewires of residential and commercial spaces. We also have been installing solar and battery systems across all types of properties for the last 5 years. We are a very professional outfit that is determined to beat deadlines. We always treat your property as 1 of our own when looking...

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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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GI & GM Contacting

Joined February 2020

Hi We have a team of builders/electricians/landscapers and handyman to handle all small to large projects around Auckland -Waikato Our director Greg has been Qualified building/site Manager for the last 10 years Our co-director Grant has Been a Qualified Electrician for the past 10 years We pride ourselves in doing a high quality job and clean and tidy work environment.

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Bright Mirror Solutions

Joined January 2016

We design, make and install custom mirrors with lights for your bathroom and more ... We plan lights in- and out-door; we supply wide range of LED lights, install and service lights for residential and commercial projects!

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CT1 Electrical Limited

Joined July 2020

We have experiences and skills in the electrical field from maintenance and installations in all industrial, commercial and residential industries. Ranging from renovations to new buildings. We have worked on upgrading the main, switch boards, new fittings such as lighting, power, security lights, underground cables, hot water and general electrical work. We're very professional and punctual and...

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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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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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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 16-032237.

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Vine Electrical

Joined July 2020

Qualified and registered Electrician's with over 10 years experience. Located on the North Shore, Auckland based. A friendly crowd you can trust. No job too small. You wont be disappointed on price and quality. Check us out on: vineelectrical.co.nz Facebook: www.facebook.com/Vineelectrical/ Instagram: vine_electrical_ltd

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Crescent Construction Ltd

Joined August 2020

We provide services in the residential sector of construction and renovation. We look out for clients who do not have the time to dwell over fixing small or large problems of their own home or residential property. From pre-sale home inspection to healthy homes inspection reports, the small repair jobs to the big renovations, we do it all.

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JFM Electrical

Joined August 2019

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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