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Electricians In Wellington: Who, What And Where To Find Them

Our beautiful capital city is getting more and more lively every year. The arts scene is jumping and we’re lucky to have some fantastic places to dine like the Boat Café and the Spruce Goose. The windiest city in the world gets its fair share of building wear and tear over the years too. Earthquakes and tremors can even dislodge old systems that previously worked perfectly.

If you’re looking to find yourself an electrician from Aro Valley to Wadestown then check out this guide to finding yourself a sparkie to get your job done.

Electricians know:

  • How to fix old wiring
  • How to install new wiring
  • How to install electrical systems
  • How to do electrical repairs
  • How to upgrade old electrical systems
  • How to rewire underground power
  • How to install a light switch
  • What to do with your fuse box
  • Anything else involved with electricity that you shouldn’t touch yourself!

What qualifications should an electrician hold?

A qualified electrician will be registered and licenced with the Electrical Workers Registration Board. They will have completed their trade certificate. Be careful to check these qualifications as going with an unqualified electrician can be extremely dangerous for you and your family. If the electrician is an apprentice, ensure they have a fully qualified electrician supervising.

Take the time to look up their reputation online and call references if you’d like further peace of mind.

How long will the job take?

This depends fully on your situation. For something as simple as installing a new power outlet in a new house, electrical experts could be finished within an hour. If your wiring is old, it may take longer. Rewiring all your shoddy electrical work for your light fittings from the 1970s could take significantly longer.

How much will it cost?

Depending on whether your tradesperson is an apprentice or someone who has been working in the field for 20 years will help in determining cost. You will be able to find apprentices from around $25/hour for a small job, up to $100+/hour for some electricians. The average rate should be around $75/hour. This does not include materials, and there may also be a call out fee.

Ensure you get a proper quote from the electrical technician before you go ahead with the project. This should generally be at no cost to yourself and obligation free, meaning you don’t have to sign with them. Have them come out to inspect your house before getting a proper quote.

How do I find one?

Post your job on Builderscrack and wait for the sparkies to come to you! In your advertisement make sure that you’re succinct and include the suburb you live in, as well at the general state of your current wiring and a picture if it is appropriate. Include as much information in the posting as you can, as it will make it easier for the electrician to know in advance what is required of the job.

When you’re finished, sit back and wait for experienced sparkies to contact you!

Latest electricians articles

Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering electricians related repairs and renovations around your home. Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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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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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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7 Things Tradies Want You To Know Going Into 2022

Posted 30/11/21

Next year will be the year of catch-22’s for home improvement. So, how can you get a great outcome for your project in these busy times?

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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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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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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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Outdoor plug install

Posted 2 weeks ago

We need an outdoor plug installed so we can charge our electric car - just a standard 3-pin. Not fussy on the position, whatever is easiest. As soon as possible preferred. The house is a new build so existing wiring should be an acceptable standard for charging a car.

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Kitchen Extractor Fan Replacement

Posted 2 weeks ago

Remove old extractor fan in kitchen and replace with new one. To be done as soon as available. ...

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Fitting lights

Posted 1 week ago

Need two ceiling lightshades wired/hung.

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New powerpoint installation

Posted 1 week ago

We are looking to have 2 more electrical powerpoints (double type) installed in the kitchen, for additional appliances (e.g coffee machine, microwave). The interior wall one can run inside the wall, the exterior wall one probably needs to be surface mounted. It's easy to run the wires from the switchboard, all wiring is visible and locations are accessible from the roof cavity. Happy to discuss more details, photos or the locations and switchboard are attached.

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Install external house lights

Posted 2 weeks ago

We need an electrician to install external house lights when we are getting our roof replaced. There maybe some wiring and switches required as well.

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Outdoor electrical sockets

Posted 4 days ago

2 x external electrical socket install for outside a townhouse.

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KITCHEN RENO CABLE/FITOUT - WALLS ARE OUT

Posted 6 days ago

Hi there - we've got a small kitchen being installed at the end of next week, which had to be brought forward. Ideally the work needs to be started next Wednesday (19 Jan) - however could be the Monday or Tuesday prior also. The job requires running cable (where required) for a new oven, induction cook plate, range hood and 3x additional power points. The house was fully re-wired last year with a new switchboard, RCDs etc. Easy access into the roof. I am told this will make your life...

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Three days extractor fans

Posted 1 week ago

I have two kitchen and one bathroom extractor fans that need replacing - two are part of a small rental unit and need changing to be compliant, one is just our own kitchen extractor. The two kitchen stoves are in slightly annoying spots for overhead extractors (as pictured). Extractors will need to be sourced. Flat downstairs will not be tenanted for the next two weeks, so ideally would be done before then.

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Porcelain fuse replacement

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, I'd like to get some older style porcelain fuses looked at to determine if they should be replaced.

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A list of electrical work required

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there we are looking for a electrician to do a list of electrical work around our house such as additional power switches, replacing a outdoor spotlight, motion sensor etc

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Small lighting repairs

Posted 1 week ago

We have 3 small electrical jobs in our house 1. a down light in the kitchen has stopped working - have changed the bulb and it makes no difference 2. there a couple of downlights in our rumpus room where the retains clips have failed and one where a broken bulb needs removing 3. One of the bathroom cabinet lights in the bathroom - a fluorescent tube- doesn't always come on. Maybe a loose connection.

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New power points

Posted 1 week ago

We'd like to install 2 new power points in our home. There are other power points nearby so I hope it isn't too difficult to add a couple of new outlets.

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Heated towel rail installation

Posted 1 day ago

We need the old heated towel rail disconnected (wired into wall) and install the new heated towel rail which will also be wired into wall with existing wires.

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No hot water

Posted 1 week ago

no hot water from the cylinder in the kitchen

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Ethernet Needed for Newly Renovated House - Excellent Access

Posted 4 days ago

I recently moved into a newly renovated home in Ngaio and I want to run ethernet to the lounge, office, and some other locations. Access to undeneath the house is excellent and I want the wall ports next to existing TV/Power ports, so it shouldn't be a complicated job. One or two of the cables will also need to be routed to the ceiling in 2 rooms for PoE Wi-Fi access points. I generally work from home so you can access the house anytime to do the work. Enough on-site parking for 5 cars o...

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Electrical odd jobs around the home.

Posted 1 week ago

1. Chorus high fibre internet cable needs to be fed from attic down a wall to behind TV where modem is- timing will be interdependent with Chorus bringing the service from the street to attic. and providing cable to thread. 2. Add another 4-plug socket behind TV and open to further suggestions to tidy up the plethora of cables there. 3. Exchange light in study. 4. Advice re having an electric car charger plug put in garage and making a few other modifications to plug positions downstairs - wh...

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No power

Posted 6 days ago

No power in my apartment. There no power outage in my area.

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Faulty circuit

Posted 1 week ago

We have three lights and a fan all not working. Fuse is blown. New fuse does not help. Need someone to have a look please.

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Replace 12 down lights

Posted 2 days ago

Our kitchen, dining and living room down lights are all failing us and need relocating and replacing with something newer.

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20th November 2021

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Three days extractor fans

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17th January 2022

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 5
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Bathroom Ceiling Extractor fan

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8th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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Replace electric hob with new one

Work carried out by an employee of the company

4th January 2022

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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 5

Install new induction cooktop plus remove old gas cooktop

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2nd December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

Replace outside light fitting

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6th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Porcelain fuse replacement

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7th January 2022

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Powerpoints needed

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4th January 2022

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ceiling Fans Install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Supply, install and remove electric stove/oven

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Fix and install Lounge Room Light Fitting

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8th December 2021

Workmanship
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 5
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 5
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 5

Replace extractor Fans for Bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th January 2022

Workmanship
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen fan installation

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4th January 2022

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen Extractor Fan Replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th January 2022

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacement of bathroom heat lamp extractor fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Ceiling Fan Installations

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5th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bedroom Rough-In Wiring

Work carried out by an employee of the company

8th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

House Electrical Repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Replace kitchen extractor fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Faulty circuit

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th January 2022

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

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Can Do Plumbing And Gas

Joined July 2013

Hi, I have been a plumber and gas fitter for 12 years. I specialise in renovations, new housing and commercial. I also do some maintenance work. I have a strong work ethic and have pride in my work. Thank you for your time Chad

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Illuminex limited

Joined December 2021

Illuminex is a family-run business that services the wider Wellington region. We specialize in residential electrical. From fixing a PowerPoint to a full home renovation, we’re your one-stop-shop

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ATL ELECTRICAL AND HVAC SERVICES LTD

Joined November 2021

Hi, we've been installing and servicing heat pumps and central system of all re-known brands and models for last 11 years. While we specialise in install and maintenance of commercial and residential from time to time. 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.

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Flex Electrical LTD

Joined December 2016

All Electrical Repairs & Wiring. Residential, Commercial & Industrial. Specialising in On and Off Grid solar Installations. Family owned and operated busniess servicing Wellington, Wairarapa and Kapiti regions. Reliable and on time with free competitive quotes. All work guaranteed, no job too big or small.

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NZ Lighting & Heating Ltd & Sai Building Services Ltd

Joined December 2020

We do Led Lighting Aircond Heatpump Central Ducted system For all Residential and commercial Plus 6 years free service on all systems installed by us for peace of mind. Area's we cover Wellington to Waikato Finance also available We are also none as Sai Building Services Ltd For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles) Painting Ro...

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Wellington Sparky Limited

Joined October 2021

Hi, We've been repairing and installation of new electrical wirings , upgrading the existing wirings , Repairing electrical appliances , installing security cameras and network installation to meet deadlines for projects. We give competitive quotes with low budget.

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4Ninety Electrical

Joined December 2021

Hi I have recently gone out on my own and started my own business. I have 15+ years experience working as an electrician. You will be dealing with me from quote to finished installation so you can have confidence the finished product is exactly what you want. Quality of work is my priority. Thank you Brett

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Wattex Electrical Limited

Joined February 2021

I am a professional registered electrician. I pride myself on good service and a job well done. I also install and service heat pumps. Go check out out website www. ... .nz

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NZGES

Joined June 2021

Our electricians and installers have installed countless heat pump and general electrical services through out New Zealand . We specialize in HVAC services as providing free advice on the best heat pump , central heating , ventilations and electrical work . we also do jobs such as full house wiring , extractor fan ,wall heaters , range hood , lighting , stove maintenance / replacement and etc....

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J I Burt Electrical

Joined September 2021

Hi, I am a sole trader trying get into the industry off of 5 years experience working with other companies. I'm looking to build up my customer base within my first year and will be charging below industry average and offer free no obligation quotes.

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Raine Electrical Ltd

Joined April 2021

At Raine Electrical we believe completing the job to a high standard as well as ensuring that the client gets what they have asked for is of great importance! We offer services for New builds to Rewires, Alarms, Security cameras, Heat pumps, Marine and much much more

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Blackfox electrical

Joined May 2018

Blackfox electrical can supply to all your electrical needs, no job too big or small. Experience in both domestic and commercial situations, always taking pride in the finished product. Check out our Facebook page!

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Action Aerials

Joined December 2013

I have been in the Aerial Installation business for over 30 years. Operating in the greater Wellington area including the Kapiti Coast. I pride myself on high quality workmanship and all work is guaranteed. I do commercial and domestic work - no job is too big or small.

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Yes Electrical Ltd

Joined May 2019

HI, our qualified and Master Electricians take pride in our high standard of workmanship, customer care and reliability. Our family business has been sorting electrical problems all over Wellington since 2003. We’ll be on time, deliver what we say we will, care about your safety, deliver top workmanship and respect your property.

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Quantum Electrical

Joined August 2021

Quantum Electrical We are a new Electrical company in Wellington looking to make a strong name for ourselfs and provide a quality service at a fair price for our customers. With extensive experience in Hazardous area , Industrial , commercial and residential electrical installations there is no job too big or too small for our highly dedicated and professional team.

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Ginger electrics

Joined January 2021

Hi buildercrackers! 30yr old kiwi registered electrician with over ten years in the business, keen to do your electrical work. This includes solely residential for now. All general electrical installation works for instance Reno’s, New builds, Board upgrades, power points and lighting. Looking forward to working with you.

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Anytime Electrical Inspections

Joined October 2021

Registered Electrical Inspector. Authorised for Safety Disconnections/Reconnections on the Wellington Electricity Network. New home inspections, overhead to underground conversions, mains entry box repairs,

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Kinetic Electrical

Joined March 2018

Hi I'm Mark, Owner and Operator of Kinetic Electrical Kapiti/Wellington. I've been an electrician in the Wellington Region for over 10 years. Check out our website to see the exceptional service that I can provide. Whether the job is big or small, give me a ring. I can offer you the best service and great advice on all your electrical requirements.

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Whisk Renovators

Joined February 2009

Whisk Renovators is a renovations company, providing innovative solutions to Kitchen and bathroom consenting, design and build projects. Whisk services the greater Wellington region in both the residential and commercial sectors. Whisk has been a member of New Zealand Master Painters since 2009, providing quality service and workmanship guarantees to our Clients. We won National awards in ......

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Wise Wire Electrical ltd

Joined April 2018

Registered electricians We pride our selves in quality workmanship, Completing jobs within given time lines, and leaving our clients satisfied. We can help you with the following: Residential housing (new/renovations) Data/tv Switch board upgrades Upgrading lights to Leds Light commercial Shop fit outs Security Home ventilation Contact us today for a competitive quote

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