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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest electricians case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

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

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

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

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

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

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

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

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

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

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

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

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

Install Ceiling Fans and other work

Posted 1 week ago

Require Ceiling Fans installed and also other work. Other items include: - Fixing Down lights - Fixing Security light - Quote installing Extractor fans

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Repair for recessed ceiling lights

Posted 5 days ago

I have 5 refessed ceiling lights and rhey need repairing as there is an issue with the wiring.

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Repair/Replace Ceiling Fan

Posted 1 week ago

One of the blades from the ceiling-mounted electrical fan has broken off due to its age (see photos). The entire unit will need to be replaced and wired. Looking to action this job by next week.

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Installation of Pending Lights above Kitchen Island #2

Posted 23 hours ago

Hi there ,I am wanting to install 3 Pendant lights above kitchen island. There is currently provision for one light. Need to replace it with 3 pendant lights. The removed light needs to be installed on the deck,which might need a new wiring connection. Switch access for that is like 3 meters away. I would like to get free quotation for the above mentioned job.

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Rewiring

Posted 4 days ago

A house need rewire [remove black wires back 1950]. Please accept job if you can come and quote Saturday, Sunday and complete job next week.

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Registered electrican needed

Posted 1 week ago

I need electrician to do below jobs:- Around 5 new power points 3 Outdoor lights Need power connection in garage. New lights and power points needed. Extraction fan in bath room

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Dimmers, lights, garage

Posted 3 days ago

Hi, Requesting a quote for: - converting second floor to dimmable switches (3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms). As our first floor has dimmable lighting it looks like the spots are compatible to do this. - installation of 2 wall mounted bedside tables (possibility for you to sell us the lamps as well, but please exclude from the quote?) - garage switch is installed but the cables from the electrical motor to open the garage door haven't. Our house is built in 2017 by Universal. Looking forwa...

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Tube Light connection Electrical

Posted 2 weeks ago

Electrical work .. tube light connection loose .. sometimes it starts and other days it Dosent work

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Hot water cylinder trip switch issue

Posted 4 days ago

No hot water tripping switch on switch board

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Supply and fit a security light to exixting wiring

Posted 5 days ago

Supply and fit a security light to existing wiring

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Living room lights

Posted 1 week ago

Move a ceiling light (cover the hole in the ceiling) and add two more downlights in living room. Contacted to current switch of other downlights. We will do the painting later.

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Bosch Induction HOB - One side not wokring

Posted 1 week ago

We have a 60cms Bosch induction hob, only two plates work on the left. To ones on the right don't work.

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2 Outdoor power points (front deck and back deck)

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, looking for an electrician to set up two outdoor powerpoints on the house. The one at the back the house might be easier as the outdoor heatpump ventilation is already set up with an outdoor power block.

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Disconnect Power to garage

Posted 23 hours ago

Hi there. I need an electrician to disconnect my garage ready for demolition asap.

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Installation of Pending Lights above Kitchen Island

Posted 1 day ago

Hi there ,I am wanting to install 3 Pendant lights above kitchen island. There is currently provision for one light. Need to replace it with 3 pendant lights. The removed light needs to be installed on the deck,which might need a new wiring connection. Switch access for that is like 3 meters away.

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Bathroom fan

Posted 1 week ago

Quote on install of bathroom extractor fan

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Garage conversion wiring

Posted 1 day ago

Assistance required to complete the conversion on a garage to a two bedroom house. A new circuit board has been installed but needs to be checked and certified as well as run wires for new switches, lights etc. Happy to pay hourly or quote for job if preferred.

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House rewiring

Posted 4 days ago

2 bedroom house need rewiring. originally it had black wires back 1950s. The previous owner changes 2/3 of house but still 1/3 of house need rewire. As far as I check wires to 2 bedroom and oven are old. I need sparky to do job. More electrical task may added for right pricing. Please accept job if you can come and quote Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday and complete job next week.

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Rewiring spa heater

Posted 5 days ago

Need a spa pool heater wired in, pump works fine, just need the new heater wired in

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Heat pump, Rangehood, bathroom extraction fan- Supply & Installation

Posted 5 days ago

Please refer to the photos, let us know if you have any questions. 1. Heat Pump- Supply and Install kW 4.30 2. Wall Canopy Rangehood 600mm or 900mm through soffit single level 3. Supply and install of 3 in 1 (2 x 275W) bathroom extraction fan through soffit single level Many thanks

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 183,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Hot water tank stopped working

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen Extractor fan required in downstairs flat

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Whole House (1960s house) Re-wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom electricals

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install new light switch in bedroom and ensure all lights are going

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extractor Fan, Sensor lights, ceiling Fan & general lightwork

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Upgrade distribution board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Power to UPS and other appliances failed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 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

Small Network and Electrical Tidy Up in Garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Power socket, heated towel rail, sensor light, externally venting drier

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th January 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Moving a spotlight

Work carried out by an employee of the company

21st November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tube Light connection Electrical

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New socket for spa pool and fault identification for garage.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Relocation of bathroom light/ fan switch and installing new inline fan.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

20A power point needed in garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen extraction fan

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small Renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th November 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

Electrical work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Sam

Joined October 2020

Hi BC Group I have been in the Electrical industry for the past 12-13 years and have always been able to take on any challenges. Background includes Residential and Commercial work, Faulty finding, New Install, Repair or Replace and also a bit of Industrial work etc.. Have been involved in Training other Electrician, Supervising and Now starting my own business. I am a Friendly person and...

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Nail It Repairs And Maintenance Ltd

Joined August 2020

We At NAIL IT REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE LTD aim to provide competitive quotes and work within the customers budget with quality and professional services guaranteed..

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Kiwi Facilities Maintenance Limited

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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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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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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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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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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Rickard Electrical

Joined September 2020

Hi there, we are a registered and licensed electrical company with 10 years plus experience at your service to provide customer needs and to make life a safer place. With free quoting and knowledge to share, we are able to direct you in the right path to ensure you get the best outcome, so give us a call as we are here to help you. Go check out our website for our services: www. ... .nz

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TV Antenna Man

Joined February 2020

FREEVIEW antenna installs from $200 and Television system setups, Domestic tv cabling and commercial installs, New housing. 30 odd years experience in TV aerial installations and other electrical / electronic fields. Well known on Trademe (... ) with great reviews (87reviews at 100%)

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Bright Kiwi Electrical Services

Joined July 2020

Auckland wide services within the residential, commercial and industrial environment. We provide you with specialized solutions to all your electrical needs. We are registered electricians who take pride in our profession and look after our clients.

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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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Total Advantage Group

Joined March 2019

Total Property Maintenance We, at Total Property Maintenance, aim to provide a range of property maintenance services to ensure the functionality, comfort, safety and efficiency of a built environment. We serve all kinds of clients, be it households, businesses or institutions. Our team of professionals have a vast experience in providing property maintenance services like Life Cycle Asset Manag...

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WadesElectrical

Joined November 2020

Hi, I have just started my own electrical business. I have 11 years of experience in residential, commercial as well as some industrial work. No matter how big or small the jobs are I take pride in my work, to deliver a good job, safely! New installations, fault finding, maintenance, switch board upgrades and home automation. Your electrical needs done right!

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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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Mark Mitchell Electrical Services Ltd

Joined September 2020

We have 30 years experience as an electrician. Recently registered as a licensed electrical inspector. We have completed many projects in all areas. Residential / Commercial / Industrial. Visit our website for many more services available. www. ... .nz.

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Jarrod Goile

Joined September 2020

Quality assured workmanship at a very reasonable price. Certified tradies for just about any job. Working with the customer to meet their demands without delay.

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WEST AUCKLAND ELECTRICIAN

Joined December 2017

Professional Electrician that guarantees customer satisfaction on all jobs whether it be a minor repair or a major installation Client needs are of top priority to me which is why I provide high quality workmanship and have a precise eye for detail. **DISCOUNTED RATE** For first time customers on your first invoice. Have confidence in any work being done as work will be completed by a hig...

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Elevation Air Ltd

Joined February 2020

We do ducting for commercial or residential, ducts / flexes for central heating units and positive pressure systems. Air condition systems (Split and central heating units) for the home or office.

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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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ViFi Limited

Joined October 2020

Hi i am an experienced tradesperson but new to builders crack. I am well versed with handyman tasks and pride myself with doing a professional job which I try and deliver on time. I have attached a few few pictures of my recent work. In addition to the pictures where I cant show the before and after I would like to add that I do, TV/Projector wall mounts including running wires through the walls...

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