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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!

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 "

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

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

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

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

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

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

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

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

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

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

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Interior LED light fitting issue

Posted 5 days ago

We have an LED light fitting in our hall that has stopped working . We've checked the power supply and it's definitely getting power. We need someone to check and repair the fitting (if possible). We also have a light fitting in our entrance area that we would like replaced. We have a new fitting to go into the area already so it's just a straight swap.

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Electrical renovations in bathroom

Posted 1 week ago

I am planning to convert existing office/storage unit at my home - 37 Victory Crescent, Tawa into second bath/toilet. I need to get some electrical fittings installed for same. I am looking for quote on work involved. Broadly speaking, the scope of work include:- Installing the extractor fan on wall Installing a plug for shaver/ hair dryer Installing light(s) Installing a spare electrical point to install heated towel rail in future Since I am replacing standard GIB with aquiline GIB,...

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New heated towel rail

Posted 6 hours ago

Swap over permanent connection from old heated towel rail to new heated towel rail.

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Lights & Transformer not working

Posted 5 days ago

Downlights in kitchen cabinet not working. Transformer located behind rangehood. Need to troubleshoot.

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Installing Power points

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, I am wanting to install some power points in my downstairs studio apartment.

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Fitting lights and wall socket repair

Posted 2 weeks ago

Fitting two ceiling lights and repair a wall socket

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A few odd jobs

Posted 1 week ago

We need a powerpoint moved in our bathroom, 3 LED lightbulbs changed in the living area, and a hanging light changed in the main bedroom.

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Bunch of electrical tasks

Posted 2 weeks ago

Tasks Changing 1plastic electric box in bedroom to a metal box Putting intumescent pad for 3 electric boxs Replacing bulb in exterior light ( high lumen bulb has been purchased Chech the central heating system.

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Fibre installation #2

Posted 5 days ago

Hi, i currently have telephone wiring all throughout a 2 storey home with the main switch being in the ceiling cavity. We do not have underfloor access so it's pretty hard to decide where the ONT is going to be when chorus install fibre to our home. Asking for advise on how to do this right please

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Lights repair

Posted 1 week ago

1. A light fitting attached below the living room fan has stopped working. Throws the breaker. 2. Path lights need fixing. Don't go.

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Lights & light switch installation

Posted 3 days ago

Hi I currently have 3 separate light switches that need to be transferred into a "3 in 1" switch. and potentially also put up 3 or 4 lights up depending on cost (they are currently not connected to switches or lights as we are renovating). also could potentially do a general check. would be good to get someone in Next Monday afternoon. (or the weekend) I can add photos this evening when i am home. thank you

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Powerpoint sparking

Posted 2 weeks ago

The powerpoint in my room is sparking anytime it is used, also the plugs are hot when taken out.

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Change Light Fixtured

Posted 6 days ago

Need to replace 6 existing pendant lights with new ones I just got from Lighting Plus. Also need to replace 2 downlights with 2 pendant lights

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Disconnecting a hardwired washing machine.

Posted 5 days ago

Basically I just need a sparky to disconnect my hard wired washing machine and ensure the live wires are safe as there will be no new washing machine going in for 5 weeks. I am in an aprtment but have my own switchboard.

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Power connection to property and building site

Posted 5 days ago

A 3-phase cable is required to connect and run electricity from street pole to property boundary, and from boundary to building site. Address is 6 Van der Velden, Horokiwi.

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22 Kinapori Terrace Newlands

Posted 3 days ago

Replace old lighting and switches in the house.

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Install additional powerpoints

Posted 1 week ago

I'd like additional power points installed. It will require going under my house. Can someone please give me an estimated cost and when they could do it? My house has old wiring (from 1970s). Is it possible/safe to add powerpoints before I update the wiring? Thank you

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Broken lightswitch

Posted 6 days ago

A dimmer switch in our house has broken - the light wont even turn on and off any more. We need the switch replaced

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Install heat fan light and fan.

Posted 3 days ago

Have heat fan light unit to install. Have 150mm fan unit to be installed. Both units supplied. Will need full coc for the job. Need work done asap.

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Manrose fan needs replacing

Posted 1 week ago

Manrose fan needs replacing in our laundry room. Needs to be replaced with a good quality high powered fan.

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With over 141,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Plug install in garage

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8th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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Oven installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

outdoor powerpoint

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wall Lights Are Tripping Fuse Box

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rewire two-flat home and income

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sensor light repair and installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Maureena #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General Electrical work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Laundry new power sockets installation

Work carried out by a subcontractor

8th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom Extractor Fan Replacement - Newtown

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install new power-points, rewire one room.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extractor fan in bathroom needs fixing plus an outside light needs fixing.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Electrical tidy up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

HWC wire relocate

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

16th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fixing 2 bathroom light fittings

Work carried out by an employee of the company

25th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace 16x95mm 12V down lights with LED downlights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lights and installations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace two light fittings

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extractor fan setup for ensuite needed ASAP

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th July 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom extractor fan and heater installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Whittaker Electrical Limited

Joined January 2017

Highly experienced in all areas of residential and commercial electrical. New builds, design, renovations, high end to budget savvy. Make us the first choice for all your electrical work. www.whittakerelectrical.co.nz

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Sharrock Plumbing and Gas

Joined October 2010

Craftsman plumber /gasfitter..Member Master Plumbers since being in business...have been in the trade for 18years and in business for 13 years..Gas hot water..central heating..new houses..all plumbing..blocked drains..solar.low to high pressure..pumps

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Tungsten Electrical ltd

Joined September 2017

Tungsten electrical are registered and qualified electricians who are very professional at their work and have great customer service. We work with you to ensure you get the best electrical work for the best price. Call Conrad (Director) on 0279248859 and he will sort you out. Thanks, Tungsten electrical ltd.

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Host My Property

Joined December 2010

Hi. We've been doing house renovations and general property management and maintenance for 20 years, generally focussing on smaller jobs. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and quality workmanship

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P R Plumbing & Gas

Joined October 2013

I've been Plumbing and Gasfitting since the 80s. I did my apprenticeship based in Mt. Victoria specialising in domestic maintenance and renovations - some serious challenges with those character homes!. Now based in the Northern Suburbs but working all over the greater Wellington area working with builders and other trades and directly with home owners. We also take on new builds and commerci...

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Sanjeev

Joined January 2016

Registered electrician with 25 year work experience .repair and install of lights power point hot water stove replaceing exiting light to led .hav also worked for HRV to so can install hrv ,general electical solution to ur house .

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Sven Harens Renovation

Joined August 2018

Whatever your home or workplace needs, we can get it done. Consider me you’re one-stop-shop for trades services. I’ll bring in whoever I need to get the job done under one convenient umbrella. Mechanical, building, plumbing, electrical, lighting, weatherproofing, door/window repair, cable management, plastering and painting, picture hanging, dryer install… and more. If you’re experiencing a lea...

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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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Swomp building

Joined October 2018

New to builders crack and looking forward to getting our page up and running. Top quality work and reasonable pricing. Open to all frames of work and getting it done on time Cheers , Marcus

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VElectrical

Joined March 2019

When you contact VElectrical, you can be sure your electrical project is in Good Hands. This is because I am a Registered Electrician whom have high standards of workmanship and I pay attention to details. I focus on ensuring maximum customer Satisfaction from high standard of work. No job too big or small. Prices are competitive I am flexible, honest, friendly and reliable as will work with...

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Joe's Electrical

Joined January 2019

I'm Joe. I sub-contract to a larger firm during the day, and on evenings and weekends I do smaller jobs from builderscrack. I'm time served, licenced and insured. I've been working as an electrician since 2002. I offer great service at a reasonable price. Please check out my reviews. I look forward to working with you to deliver your project / repair on time and within budget.

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Zech's Electrical Wellington

Joined May 2017

Registered electrician. Located in Porirua. Servicing all Wellington, Porirua, Johnsonville, Newlands, Tawa, Khandallah, Grenada, Peremata, Whitby. Complete rewiring of houses, New Switchboards or upgrading, industrial and commercial work. Very competitive quotes provided for free. No call out fees charged between 8am to 5pm weekdays. Contact me on 02108506461. Thanks. Nelson

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Oncore

Joined August 2019

We provide full property maintenance and repair solutions from small jobs such as fixing a broken window latch or waterblasting your deck, to kitchen and bathroom installations, fencing and decks and building work. We pride ourselves on our professional and prompt service and delivering solutions that meet your needs.

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Tim Toomey Electrical

Joined June 2011

Combining experience, youth and enthusiasm  to bring the best electrical service in wellington. Wellington's Professional  Electricians contact us For all your Electrical services including but not limited to: Domestic and Commercial Electrician Services House Wiring, Rewiring and renovations Switchboard Upgrades Mains entry point repairs/Replacement All New Installations ...

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M10 Services Limited

Joined January 2019

Good day, We are an expanding company operating in the Wellington region for over 3 years, We manage new builds/ renovations working with a extended team of trusted and proven sub contractors to deliver projects start to completion. The team has a personal investment and do good attitude inside and outside of the work uniforms and hours. Our completed projects have been performance and quality...

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UElectrical

Joined June 2019

Hi . Whether it is electrical underground or overhead cabling to the finishing off your new build or renovations. Give us a call or flip us a txt ,whatsapp or e-mail with your job requirements.

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Surge Life Electrical

Joined April 2018

Hi, I provide residential electrical services to the greater Wellington area. I pride myself in providing punctual, reliable and quality service. Surge Life Electrical specialises in all residential work, including: Heat pump, Smartvent and heat transfer installation/servicing Oven, Stove and Hob Repairs Hot water repairs - Elements, Thermostats and all associated wiring LED Lighting Upg...

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BAS Electrical & Heatpumps

Joined June 2019

I have 30yrs experience as an electrician and 12 yrs experience installing heat pumps. I'm a " one man band " so I'm the guy who'll come and do your work . My reputation is based on quality work for a reasonable price.

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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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Roundhouse Electrical

Joined August 2019

Hello, I've had 8 years in the electrical industry and specialise in residential work whether it's small jobs such as upgrading lighting throughout the house to LED's or adding extra power points where needed. I also tackle larger jobs from kitchen or bathroom renovations to complete new build homes. I take pride in my professionalism and will communicate with the customer throughout the job to ac...

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