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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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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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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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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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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

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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Security Service & Alarm Installers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

A security service or alarm installers will be able to advise and install the best security system for your property or anything else you want to protect. Some systems are composed of a simple alarm that sounds when an entry point is breached, while others include monitoring centres where

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Tips for Heating Your Home in Winter

Posted 07/05/13

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

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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 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

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 "

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Electrical repair

Posted 1 week ago

Tenant has a problem with the lights. Getting arcing noise when trying to turn them on and they don't come on. Has tried different bulbs and checking the fuses. Prefer a visit Saturday morning when someone is home. Address is 67A Sunline Ave, Massey. Onsite contact will be Mike ... .

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Bathroom Fan & Heated Towel Rail

Posted 1 week ago

Needing a quote for wiring up already mounted and purchased heated towel rail with timer as well as wiring up bathroom fan (already installed).

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Need an internal fibre cable wired above ceiling

Posted 1 week ago

I had an initial consultation with a Chorus technician for connecting up to fibre network came in around our street recently. I was told to have an internal fibre wired over the garage ceiling (to be done) by an electrician. It will have to be between an outside wall where an external termination point will be placed and a small room in the house where an internal optical network terminal is placed - there is a particular place I'd like getting it installed. I will provide fibre cables to be wir...

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Fault security light sensor

Posted 1 week ago

We have security lights outside our garage. The sensor is playing up. Sometimes it continually flickers and other times the lights don't go out. I have looked at the sensor and it is full of water. I managed to drain some water out but it is still faulty.

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Relocate/replace an extractor fan and install new light

Posted 2 weeks ago

I would like to : • relocate the existing fan to the ceiling above the shower box • replace the old fan with a new one Our bathroom is about 5.5sqm (2.2 x 2.5). I would like to have a single switch for both light and fan (currently there is one switch only for light and fan) and ideally, have the fan continue to run a few mins after the switch is turned off. The attached photos include the photos of the existing fan (the fan comes with the light) and the ceiling space above the showe...

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Electrical power point and tv port relocation

Posted 1 week ago

Power point and tv port relocation required to be done so wiring is not visible. Needs to be relocated behind tv. Pictures would be self explanatory.

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Rena Place

Posted 3 weeks ago

Test and fix/replace element - no hot water

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Need to fix some lights and install new lights

Posted 17 hours ago

Need to fix some lights and install new lights

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Install plugs in ceiling suitable for LED lighting

Posted 2 weeks ago

Install plugs for LEDs in lounge ceiling, to allow installation of LED replacement downlights (to be installed by house owner). Required for 7 lights. Also replace two existing switches (one circuit of four lights and one of three) with dimmer switches, owner will provide. Wiring is original 1974 and I have no reason to suspect needs replacing but. Access is a little tight through a bedroom wardrobe but manageable with standard low pitch roof. Can be done next week or after 25 June as suits yo...

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Upgrade /Replace switchboard

Posted 6 days ago

We have an old switchboard that was installed in 1978 that we need to replace and upgrade I need an idea of how much this will cost please

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Tonoght or tomorrow night only

Posted 23 hours ago

Have two large battery size terminals that need crimping

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Install surge protector and general wiring

Posted 4 weeks ago

install surge voltage protection in for whole house and general wiring (see photo attach for general wiring required)

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General Electrician Work

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, The following work to be done in a rental property at Ranui 1. Change a bedroom ceiling light - I can buy this from Mitre 10 2. Change outdoor security light - I can buy this from Mitre 10 3. Add a power socket for a small kitchen fan If you could provide a quote, would be much appreciated. Thanks

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Various works

Posted 4 weeks ago

1. Install range hood 2. Install dishwasher. This will go into an existing position where there was an electrical stove hard wired... so need to cut the hard wire and provide a power point. 3 provide a power point in bathroom. The connection needs to be taken from an adjacent wall. 4. Move one exisiting power point a few inches from the existing position. 5. Install one power point under the house . 6. Extend two lights 7. Replace old switch boxes with new ones . 3 of them

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Fix my oven please!

Posted 1 week ago

Simpson Neptune Atlas Series #1U602W. Elements work ok but not the bake/grill functions or the light. Fuse looks ok. Looking for someone to help diagnose the problem and hopefully repair!

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Garage power points for door opener and plug on wall- wires run already

Posted 1 month ago

power plug needed for garage door opener in roof. power plug on wall and switch. wires have been run. just needs hooking up. outside light installed also

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Fix the light/exhaust unit in the bathroom.

Posted 1 week ago

We would like to have a quote to fix the HPM light/exhaust unit in the bathroom. The unit is coming off from the ceiling and the lights are not working as well. We would like to replace the unit with the exact model or similar if the exact model is unavailable. We believe the unit will cost around $100 inclusive GST and the job will take 30 minutes to replace the unit. So the total expected quote would be not more than $200.

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Electrician needed

Posted 4 weeks ago

We now have three switches in our house that trip the 'lighting' switch on the main switchboard in the garage. Clearly , we need an electrician to assess our wiring circuits.

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URGENT Bathroom Renovation Electrical Work

Posted 3 weeks ago

Fan Heater install and new electrical outlets urgently needed for bathroom renovation. New gib is going up this Tuesday to replace the old stuff so it's a good opportunity to open up the wall!

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Interior light and light switch repair

Posted 2 weeks ago

Main light and light switch in spare room is not working before it "died" the light would flicker when turning on the light switch - has now stopped working completely, might need to be replaced/repaired.

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 136,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

To install an extractor fan in bathroom

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25th January 2019

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 5
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 5
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Installing Shelly1 device

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

16th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Install ceiling fan & check lighting wiring

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8th March 2019

Workmanship
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 5
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 5
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Matt

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22nd April 2019

Workmanship
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 5
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oven and stove repair and light wiring repair

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28th March 2019

Workmanship
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 5
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 5
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install 2 bathroom extractor fans

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24th May 2019

Workmanship
 4
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 5
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 5
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 5

rat chewed wire and / or water damage need to fix light thats not working

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27th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

install a suction fan in the bathroom

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27th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

Lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

A few odd bits

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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Add domestic electrical circuit

Work carried out by an employee of the company

2nd June 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Bathroom Light and wiring

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th February 2019

Workmanship
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 5
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 5
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Replace Old Security Light and alter length of hanging lights.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th April 2019

Workmanship
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Electrical update of plugs, light switches and board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Weekend only New wiring, tiny house

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26th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Fault security light sensor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Electrical Certificate

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5th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Spa pool repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st March 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Fix rusted light bulb fixture

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Rangehood fitted and vented through brick wall

Work carried out by an employee of the company

24th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

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Electrical Excellence ltd

Joined May 2010

Here at Electrical Excellence we pride ourselves in the service we provide, the quality of workmanship and value for money. We have 20 years experience in electrical work from small repair jobs to full house fitouts.Kitchens,bathrooms and renovations are our speciality.

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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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Sargent Electrical Ltd

Joined November 2018

Hi, we have been in the electrical trade for 7+ years with plenty of experience with new homes, big and small renovations, commercial, maintenance work, phone wiring, data wiring, security alarms, audio and visual and also electric gate automation. Our passion is to ensure we fulfill our customers needs and wants to the highest of standards and quality of work. We enjoy the journey we go on wi...

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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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This Is Electric NZ

Joined February 2017

I am a English qualified and New Zealand registered electrician. I have over 10 years experience working in England, Australia and New Zealand. I aim to deliver top end professional work at realistic prices and time scales

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George Mallory Builders Limited

Joined February 2007

Hi - We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 10 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time - check out the photos below. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines...

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Steedman electrical

Joined December 2017

Motivated electrician with experience in maintenance, new builds and renovations/extensions. My motto is if the customer is happy they’ll tell a few friends.

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Handyman Services

Joined May 2017

General Repairs, Builds and maintenance around your home as well as Waterproofing. We have a range of professionals from Builders, Plumbers, Electricians, Landscapers and Handyman to provide you a complete solution for your Home, Property or Business. Get in touch with us for a speedy response and a competitive rate. Let the professionals take care of you!

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Ault Electrical

Joined January 2014

Hi I’m Richie Ault registered electrician since August 2012, working in the electrical industry since 2007.. pride myself in doing the best job I can for you making sure the job is done right the first time round

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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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KIWI PROPERTY SERVICES

Joined June 2019

KIWI PROPERTY SERVICES ia 100% NZ owned and operated company. We are a one-stop shop for all Residential repairs and Property Maintenance Services. Please check out www.kiwipropertyservices.co.nz for more details.

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Dragon Maintenance Ltd

Joined September 2013

Hi, my name is Jason and part of a family run business from Wales in the UK. I have 20+ years experience in the Building & Construction Industry. Qualified as an Electrician and Joiner with experience in other trade backgrounds. Now living in New Zealand we are continuing to provide a high quality service in Building, Renovation, Installation, Preventative Maintenance & General Maintenance, Ind...

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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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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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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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Alexander

Joined September 2010

Hi, We have been working in constructional industry for last 15 years. We do: - Electrical work, - Plumbing work, - Carpentry work, - Building work, - Cabinetry work, - Handymen work - Painting work - and more... New Zealand licenced Electricians, qualified plumbers, and builders, Work on residential, commercial and industrial sites. Locations covered: Auckland, Hamilton, Coromand...

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FMH Electrix Ltd

Joined April 2018

Our company are: - Registered Master Electrician ( electrical contractors association nz) - Site safe member - IQP( independent qualified person) Auckland council - Ministery of justic( security licensed) - accredited Mistubishi installer - accredited fujitsu installer. We do Domestic, commercial & industrial job.

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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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Ekara Electrical Ltd

Joined May 2019

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to consider us. We are a small team operating primarily in the eastern bays and central city suburbs. We pride ourselves on delivering the best service possible, our three guys are all people I have happily welcomed into my home and would trust to do right by anyone. If you’re looking for a professional, reliable, quality service at a fair price then please ge...

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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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