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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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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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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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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 finding the tim

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 finding the tim

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.

Kitchen , laundry , bathroom extractors.

Posted 18 hours ago

Need kitchen extractor fan fitted. Along with piping it to the outside.Need laundry piping fitted to dryer( have no supplies for this job yet) Need heat lamps and extractor connected in bathroom. Extractor needs to be fed to the outside. New lamps has 3 switch, existing bathroom has one switch running lamp and fan

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Swimming Pool Electrical connection

Posted 1 week ago

Run power to Pump Shed and Heat Pump from house.

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Install downlights LED

Posted 14 hours ago

Job is to install LED downlights. House is old and new connections are required. Please quote price for supply and install lights for a 3 bedroom lounge kitchen lot approx 10-15 led to be installed.

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Bathroom towel rail

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, I have a new towel rail I bought to be fitted, also I would like a new power point added (supplied by you) to same feed. The power is there from the last old towel. And a light fitting in a bedroom is broken and needs replacing ( I have the part but needs wiring)

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Chandelier light bulb replacement ,Garage Light and Sensor Light

Posted 6 days ago

Hi Need a quote to supply and install LED light (warm white) of chandelier, check garage light not working (replaced the bulb but still didnt work) and install new outdoor sensor light.

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Install a MCB switch box to replace existing fuse box

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, we are considering to replace the existing fuse box by a MCB switch box. I have attached the existing fuse box for your reference. Can you please quote? Thanks. Jonathan

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Renovation

Posted 6 days ago

At this stage of the renovation I need the following: 1. move fridge wall switch about a hands length to accommodate future kitchen install. 2. fit new wall fitting to existing .....in 2nd bedroom and main bedroom. 3. Remove heater out of bathroom and tie off 4. Check all other light fittings to make sure they are working and safe

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Just need a PowerPoint connected in a room

Posted 1 week ago

Hi I just need a new PowerPoint connected in a study room.

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General Repair

Posted 1 week ago

Fixing 2 ceiling light and installing new around 7/8 rectangular opal batten fix to the ceiling

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Structured cabling installation

Posted 1 week ago

I need to run data cables around the house and install ports on the wall and terminate all the endpoints on to a single point(patch panel). Will also need couple of end points outside for installing cameras. Additionally have few extra plug points to be added as well.

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Replace light fittings

Posted 1 week ago

We have 7 different light fittings that need to be changed in our house - mainly just changing to new styles. Looking for an electrician to come in and do this work for us

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Green bay electrical work

Posted 5 days ago

Kitchen is being replaced so need a range of electrical work to suite new layout, including power and lighting. Ensuite is a new addition and needs power and lighting. Lighting throughout the house needs to be improve. The house is a 1960s weatherboard home, with more or less original wiring and fixtures. Want to get electrical work done before gibb goes up.

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Shower fan

Posted 1 week ago

We would like someone to recommend an extractor fan for the bathroom and install it.

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Installing Sensor lights and adding switch for splitting lights

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, I want to install sensor light and add an extra switch to switch plate for splitting 4 lights , 2 lights for each switch, In sitting room. Regards

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Need help - some appliances aren't working (electrical circuit issue)

Posted 3 days ago

Dishwasher and rangehood are not working. Power was switched off - think a circuit may have shortened resulting in them not working. Looking to find someone who can please come out and fix it. Please get in touch if available Friday 22 August or the weekend. Thanks.

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Freezer repair

Posted 16 hours ago

Haier upright freezer (less than 3 years old) has stopped working. Online tutorials suggest it could be as simple as replacing the compressor starter, but we don't have suitable tools or experience to check.

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Outside Power Point / Pendant Lights installed / New internal power points etc

Posted 2 weeks ago

1 x external power point needed 1 x new internal power point needed in understairs cupboard 2 x pendant lights installed in lounge 1 x ceiling light fitting replaced in bedroom 2 x single power point sockets swapped for doubles in lounge quote for eventual upgrade to power board.

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Door bell and under house wiring fix

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there We need a sparky to have a look at some wiring under the house that needs fixing and an old door bell that isn’t working.

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Kamara Road

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need sparky to wire up Extractor fan (already there just needs wiring up) Install light switch for light and fan seperate (supply plus install switch) Install double power point near vanity (install switch only) Delete one power point (delete this powerpoint and install near vanity) Possibly wire up a mirror cabinet light (supplied by owner) Install 5 Downlights (supplied by owner) Job is a small bathroom reno in glen eden, builder onsite happy to cut holes wherever needed, direct acc...

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Bathroom Reno

Posted 2 weeks ago

Bathroom renovation - All electrical work required for this - light fittings; heated towel rail, extractor fan, plugs; connect Gas mains up to house etc. New Electrical Switch boards also required; Need someone for Early September.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 142,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Bathroom towel rail

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace light switch panel and bathroom heating light and change fan to a light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Faulty dimmer light switch, possible replacement.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Change light fittings and fix downlight

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

x2 computer power and data wire up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General Repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical update of plugs, light switches and board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fault security light sensor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrician needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

install 2 bathroom extractor fans

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th May 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Need help - some appliances aren't working (electrical circuit issue)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sleep out COC

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Quick quote and fix - wire under house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

URGENT Bathroom Renovation Electrical Work

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

31st July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Interior light and light switch repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Add domestic electrical circuit

Work carried out by an employee of the company

2nd June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix a new light fitting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Powerpoints for Reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace 14 old downlights with LED

Work carried out by an employee of the company

23rd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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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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Trust Electrical Servieces

Joined October 2016

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

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Mantis Renovations and Maintenance

Joined December 2017

A very professional team of Jacks-of-all-trades. We consider all jobs, whether big or small, to be of equal importance. Between us, we have a combined 60+ years of experience in various trades including building, renovations, landscaping, stonewalling, just to name a few. There are very few things that we can't do but we'd be willing to give it a crack. We offer competitive quotes and can work to...

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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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iMate Electrical & Inspecting Ltd

Joined April 2018

iMate is focusing on Electrical Inspecting and general Electrical. Contact me today for more information. Always happy to help! Offering: Domestic, commercial and industrial electrical, Solar power inspections, Caravan eWOF's, Boat eWOF's, Relocatable Building eWOF's Certificate of Verifications for Caravan sites, Marinas, Buildings left disconnected for over 6 months. Switchboard upgrades, Pr...

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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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Handyman Services

Joined May 2017

We are a team that thinks outside the Box for your General Repairs and Waterproofing. Our services include but not limited to include General Repairs, Maintenance, Waterproofing, Roof and Skylight Repairs, Drainage and Gutters. Roof Restoration and Coating, Custom Repairs and General Troubleshooting of issues around your build which might seem almost impossible to remedy. We have a ran...

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JS Electric

Joined June 2019

Hi! I am a registered Electrician with a wide variety of experience, from industrial to commercial to residential... simply put if I am chasing your job it means I can do it! - Trying hard for a fast response - Competitive pricing , will work around budget - Quality workmanship

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All Electrical Services

Joined March 2012

I engage in electrical work in all sectors, specialising in LED lighting, ELV supplies for electric vehicle connections, domestic work, light industrial, small jobs, problem solving, testing equipment, I specialise in switchboard replacement, house rewires, shop fitting work, commercial work, and technical jobs. I am a happy, personable and experienced electrician, with 25+ years of experienc...

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Oryx Ltd

Joined November 2009

I am a Registered Electrician with 20 years experience across a wide range of Domestic, Commercial and Industrial Electrical Services including residential home renovations, rewiring and from the plan new houses. As well as being electricians, Oryx Electrical is an Accredited Heat Pump, and a Preferred Smart Vent and Home Ventilation Systems Installer. We also install both heating and cooling d...

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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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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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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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Galaxy Electrical Ltd

Joined August 2019

Galaxy Electrical is owned and operated by Tom, a local registered electrician, based on the North Shore. I offer a range of electrical services to domestic and commercial clients in the Auckland region. With 13 years experience, I take pride in providing a prompt, friendly, and reliable service. I use high quality parts and fittings on every job to ensure a seamless experience for the client. If...

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Moscoso Bros Electrical

Joined March 2017

Hi, I've been on tools as Electrician for the last 10 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... Reasonable price/quote.

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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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Sika Services

Joined December 2016

Hi there, We are a maintenance company located in central Auckland We provide quality workmanship for a fair price. No job is too small for us and we take pride in knowing our services are done on time and to budget Cheers Sika Services

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Angus Marks Technical Services

Joined August 2019

Hi, I’m a 24year old tradesman with a background in electrical work and take pride in creating sustainable solutions to a wide variety of jobs. Currently looking for work to sustain my creative endeavours and would love to talk to you.

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JNJ Electrical Ltd

Joined June 2013

Looking for experienced and qualified electrician? Want professional electrical service and get your job done efficiently? Don't want to pay a huge amount bill? JNJ electrical is your choice

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