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Tips for Heating Your Home in Winter

Posted 07/05/13

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

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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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Rental property needs some repairs

Posted 2 weeks ago

Empty rental property needs a few light fittings checked, some loose wires sorted and an investigation on why some bulbs are blowing very quickly. A quote required for the work please and needs to be done ASAP as the property is currently empty

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Replace Helogen downlights with LEDs

Posted 1 week ago

50 helogen downlights to be replaced with LED downlights 25 downstairs and 25 upstairs. Please supply the LED downli ghts

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Lights in the kitchen

Posted 1 day ago

I know how to change bulbs, the real problem is a thorough examination of the kitchen lighting wiring as the bulbs get burned with an incredible frequency and one is off even with a new bulb. There must be a shortcircuit and the wiring needs a thorough check.

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New oven installation

Posted 4 days ago

Remove old oven and install new oven. Timeframe is ASAP.

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Outdoor power

Posted 1 day ago

Re install power point outside that will power the shed. Would like it done within the next week or so.

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Wiring up a Sleepout

Posted 3 weeks ago

We've just had a new shed/sleepout built on our property. It has not been insulated or gibbed yet. We would like a quote for fitting the following: * Run ~25m of cable from the house to the sleepout * Switchboard in sleepout * 4 x internal downlights and switch (bought) * 2 x external Lights and switch (bought) * 4 x double power points (bought) * CoC

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Install of Oven and Hob

Posted 1 week ago

We have bought a new in wall oven and separate hob and need them to be installed It's being delivered 11am Tomorrow (19/05) and would like it installed ASAP. Would be good if able to take away and dispose of old freestanding oven.

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Storage shed electricity connection

Posted 1 week ago

I have built a new storage shed over lock-down and would like to get power connected to it before I line it. Overhead connection is preferred as the gap between the house and the shed is less than 2 metres (see photos). Access to the ceiling space between the fuse board and likely exit point is easy as ceiling panels are removable. The meter is also adjacent to the shed. Shed is currently unlined. Require two internal double power outlets, one external power outlet, internal and external LED...

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New Electrical Install for a New 2 Bedroom Dwelling

Posted 1 week ago

In general this is a request for pricing for the completion of full electrical services to the building of a 2 bedroom minor dwelling of approx 56m2 to the lower level of an existing single storey property. Scope is reflected in the attached markup, once an expression of interest received further discussion can occur. Likely start date in around 2 months time depending upon Covid issues.

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Bench hanging light install

Posted 3 weeks ago

To install three over hanging bench lights. We have power already in the ceiling near where the lights will hang.

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Kitchen light

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi light in my kitchen is not working changed the bulbs but it's not working I think there is problem with wiring or loose connection

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Disconnect small pool pump and heater

Posted 1 day ago

Small job that a qualified person could do quickly, but I cannot. NB: We only need the 3 equipment cables disconnected from the supply for removal of the equipment. No work on the rest of the wiring is required. Current connection is via a fused sub-board in same location (see photos - they tell the whole story. Disconnection to be performed ASAP, as it's in the way of another project.

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Kitchen Range hood installation

Posted 1 week ago

Installation for a new kitchen range hood. Client supplied item - Bellini 60cm Stainless Steel Slimline Canopy Rangehood.

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Replace electrical light switch

Posted 6 days ago

Hi, I have an electrical light switch that has come loose. Need an electrician to replace light switch and reconnect/screw back in. Quotes please. Thanks I am in Te Atatu South

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Earth grounding

Posted 1 week ago

The earthing rod and peg for my home has corroded quite extensively and can't be connected back to the earth cable. The rod is embedded through the concrete paving. See photo. A new one may need to be relocated.

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5-6 power points to be installed in house

Posted 2 days ago

hi There I need 5-6 power point installed in kitchen, plus wire for range hood to main switch board . thanks watts

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HPM 3-in-1 Bathroom 2 Heat/Fan/Light White

Posted 6 days ago

Replace old faulty and install HPM 3-in-1 Bathroom 2 Heat/Fan/Light White or any compatible 3 in 1 heat fan light. Can buy from bunnings online but handyman/electrician has to pick it up and install.

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Electrician needed to swap appliances

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have a fridge and a cooker that need to be swapped over (fridge to go where cooker currently is and cooker to go where fridge currently is). If possible, would be good to video call and show you what needs to be done and then get a quote. Would like to get the work done when we get to level 2 (if allowed to).

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Pre-line wiring of extension

Posted 1 week ago

Pre-line wire to dozen power, switch and auxiliary points; half a dozen ceiling lights, extraction fan and external lighting for single room and bathroom extension

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Electrical mirror installation

Posted 5 days ago

Hi, I have bought a LED mirror and it needs to be wired through the walls. Need someone available today/tomorrow.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 162,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Faulty ripple relay - no hot water

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st March 2020

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 5
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 5
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Gallony Avenue #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st May 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Electric main board upgrade with RCD

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st March 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Titirangi Main Bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Light switch replacement

Work carried out by an employee of the company

24th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
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 5

Room renovations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Oven fuse on main board could be blown. Cook top and oven not working

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrician

Work carried out by a subcontractor

2nd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom lighting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Oven installation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wiring up a Sleepout

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen rangehood

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

15th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install power point for dishwasher installation and microwave space under bench

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace damaged earth wire

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

3 led down lights in corridor

Work carried out by an employee of the company

20th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install of Oven and Hob

Work carried out by an employee of the company

24th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install outdoor power point

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install Power plug outlet

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Move power point #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Moving power points

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

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Newline Electrical Solutions Ltd

Joined May 2015

We are a Three Kings, Auckland based Electrical Contractor. Our team is dedicated to providing a high standard of workmanship and a level of customer service above the industry standard. We pride ourselves on giving home owners value for money and helping businesses maintain their competitive edge through reduced maintenance/installation costs. We are always available to provide quotations or just...

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Trident Electrical & Air Conditioning Ltd

Joined April 2020

At Trident Electrical and Air Conditioning we pride ourselves on fast, reliable and honest customer service. Our team of qualified professionals have decades of experience, with an emphasis on making your customer experience as hassle free as possible.

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DNI Electrical Ltd

Joined April 2015

With over 20 years industry experience, David (Electrical Inspector) heads up DNI Electrical, providing Inspections, Compliance and Contracting services Auckland wide 24/7.

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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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Dylan Payne

Joined February 2020

Hi, qualified electrician with 10 years experience. Have worked in high end residential and commercial. Specialise in LED lighting up grades, new builds, renovations and fault finding.

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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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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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LOVE BUILDING NZ LIMITED

Joined November 2017

Hi William here from iv had 17 years experience in various types of construction from foarm work .reinstatement Work.Concreting ,asphalt,prep etc.Last 5years carpentry I am currently full time building looking for Handyman work repairs, rebuilds, renovation projects all your basic property maintenance to waterproofing demolition work fencing pagolas , retaing walls , decking.gates to gibing p...

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Above All Electrical

Joined September 2011

Hi, we are a family run business, we pride ourselves on providing quality workmanship as well as customer care that is second to none. We provide all the appropriate guarantees and manufacturers warranties. We cover all aspects of work from replacing light bulbs to a full rewire. If you want a registered electrician you can trust to do a good job for a good price, then give us a ring. Visit our...

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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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Brady Electrical

Joined October 2018

Brady Electrical has been working in the electrical industry for 4 years now and owner Matt has more than 10 years experience in the industry. Services offered: Residential -Renovation's -New Home Electrical -Maintenance Commercial & industrial -New Buildings -Apartments -Factories Solar Residential We offer our Residential customers with homes and apartments a quality service to upgrade...

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Stone& Marble NZ Ltd

Joined November 2010

My Company was established in the year 2000. I am a specialist. I specialise in :- Complete Bathrooms and Kitchen Renovations which include : Design ,Demolition,Rubbish Disposal Acquisition of kitchen cabinetry, assembly and Installation of Kitchen elements Bathroom Vanity's ,Toilet's, Shower Glass Frame-less ,Waterproofing (is my favourite and I am certified) , Tiling, Underfloor...

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Eleca Limited

Joined May 2017

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

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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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Skilled Renovations Ltd

Joined June 2013

Hi I've been building now for 19 years i specialise in bathroom, kitchen's decks. we specialise 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 & licenced waterproofer

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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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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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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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Airwise limited

Joined September 2012

We are a family owned and operated business. We have been in the air-conditioning and refrigeration trade since 1972. We pride ourselves in quality installations at great prices. We give free quotes and the best options for you our customers! Give us a call today. We are IQP and PS3 registered.

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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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