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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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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 "

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Replace rusty metre box

Posted 1 day ago

Hi . I own a 4 unit rental at 6, Waripori St, Berhampore. The outside meter box (which contains 4 meters) is very rusty, and needs replacing. Are you interested in quoting? Thanks, Russell ... PH ...

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Circuit board

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Replace paper behind circuit board with non-flammable foil.

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Install caravan socket on home panel switchboard

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# Requested scope of work: * Install 16A caravan (6H) socket below home switchboard cabinet. * Including RCBO and on/off switch inside switchboard cabinet. # Example * switching socket: see attached photo, or google product id: C44C316 * separate high-quality RCBO device inside switchboard cabinet. # Timeframe: Sometime in the next 1-3 weeks. # Job site: Single level 100m2 owner occupied home, panel on exterior wall. See attached photo. Thanks in advance!

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Check and adjust electrical circuits

Posted 2 weeks ago

Just purchase a new house and I noticed my stereo keeps shutting down due to the power surging. Need this fixed ASAP.

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Replace circuit breaker

Posted 3 weeks ago

One of my plug in circuit breakers need to be replaced, it blew up when I simultaneously had both fridge and washing machine running through the same circuit. Thought I could buy a replacement, but I haven’t been able to find the same brand as what I’ve got, which is NZI.

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Fix 2 electric sockets. Fit a chandelier.

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Bathroom Extractor Fan Replacement - Newtown

Posted 2 weeks ago

- We have two extractor fans in two separate bathrooms. - They appear to be weak. - Seeking quote on replacement/repair. And/or opinion on whether replacement would help reduce moisture int he bathroom.

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Bathroom and switchboard

Posted 1 week ago

Bathroom renovation and switchboard upgrade.

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Wiring in an oven

Posted 3 weeks ago

Need a quick job of replacing one oven with another. Job must be done Tuesday 02 April (anytime is fine)

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Install new power-points, rewire one room.

Posted 3 days ago

I am after a qualified electrician to provide a quote to assist with the following. First, I am re-lining a small room in our house (to turn it into a laundry) and would like to replace the wiring to this room (it appears to be pretty old). The room is 2-3 meters from the electricity meter, and the current wiring is through an old conduit. The room is currently not lined. We want one light and two power-points wired up. Second, we have a garage that currently has power wired to it (and it...

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Kitchen Installation

Posted 2 days ago

We are installing a new kitchen and need an electrician to wire and install the oven and cook top as well as adding some new power points and removing existing power points.

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A few odd jobs

Posted 3 days ago

A few small jobs : - Shifting four ceiling down lights - Replacing fittings for a few external lights - Replacing the switch on an electric towel rail. Ready to be done now. Looking to have done be end of next week if possible. Thanks Jordan

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Split Electrical Meter

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi, I would like to split my current electrical meter so I can get two separate bills from my energy supplier "Contact". Contact Energy have confirmed installing a Check Meter will meet my requirements. Could you give me a rough estimate as to what a Job like this could cost.

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Changing lights and sockets

Posted 3 days ago

Changing 9 ceiling lights Replacing 5 power points Look at the possibility of creating an outdoor power point in the patio

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Pendant light installation

Posted 1 week ago

Just needing assistance with removing a pendant light from lounge ceiling and installing a replacement. I’ve attached a photo of the existing pendant and ceiling. Thanks

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Seperate power meter for granny flat

Posted 2 weeks ago

install a Seperate power meter for granny flat

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Bathroom Extractor Fan

Posted 3 weeks ago

Wanting someone to come and fix bathroom extractor fan. The fan works, but starts and stops all the time and wont stay working consistently. The fan is located up high so will need a ladder.

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Replace switchboard

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need an old switchboard replaced. The new one needs to be a recessed switchboard with RCD. Ideally the switchboard would have space to add more circuits in the future. The work should include any repairs to the plaster around the switchboard but not include painting.

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Led down light replacement

Posted 5 days ago

Around 30 lights to be replaced

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Replace security light unit and ensure its connected to other lights

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17th January 2019

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Repair wiring to garage + install lights

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9th February 2019

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Install Range Hood & Bathroom Extractor Fan

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19th March 2019

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Install new lights and powerpoints during re-gib

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30th January 2019

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Replace extractor fan above oven

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15th April 2019

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Replacing porch lights + old switch

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15th February 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5

New plug outlets

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25th March 2019

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Outside lights replacements

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14th January 2019

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Power to Garage

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28th March 2019

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 5
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Metre box cable

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3rd April 2019

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Ceiling recessed light fitting

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11th March 2019

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 5
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Faulty Power Switch

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23rd January 2019

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Kitchen renovation

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3rd April 2019

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 5
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New circuit and wiring for a Spa Pool

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29th January 2019

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 5
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New pendent light installation

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21st February 2019

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Bathroom Extractor Fan

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5th April 2019

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Hot water cylinder

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22nd March 2019

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 4
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Install pendant light

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14th March 2019

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Pendant light installation

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14th April 2019

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Install new light fighting and repairs

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17th March 2019

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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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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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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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The Electric Spider LTD

Joined February 2012

37 years in the Electrical Trade I've recently completed contracts in Housing New Zealand homes installing 2700 power points in existing homes; so I know my way around the nooks and crannies of most house styles to get your job done

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Brooks Refrigeration Services

Joined October 2017

Hi My Name is Adam Brooks I am a Wairarapa local and fully qualified refrigeration engineer, i install/service/repair all types of refrigeration, air conditioning, heatpumps and a small amount of Electrical work throughout the region and further afield as the jobs take me. I pride myself on communication and quality workmanship what ever the job, i like to look at every job as "if it was my ho...

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RAO Electrical

Joined October 2013

Hi, I am a registered electrician with a current practicing licence. During my 19 years of work in the electrical trade I have gained experience working in Industrial, commercial and domestic areas. For the last two and a half years I have been a stay at home dad. Recently my youngest started Kindy and with my oldest in school I now have some spare time. My family life is important to me so...

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Endeavour Electrical Services Ltd

Joined November 2017

Here at Endeavour Electrical Services we provide our customers with service that you deserve. We will do our absolute utmost to ensure that the work you have for us is completed with as much ease as possible for you. Our qualified Electricians have the knowledge to complete any task and solve practically any problem as quickly ,cost effectively and hassle free as possible, we even show up on time...

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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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Kinetic Electrical

Joined August 2018

Hi, I've been in the industry for the last 15 years and come from a commercial/domestic background. We pride our selves on quality and great service. We guarantee all of our work and happy to quote any job regardless of value. We are a start up company in Wellington and keen to build new customer relationships. Give us a call.

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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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siegelectric

Joined April 2011

Hi,I'm an electrician and electrical inspector, I'm mainly doing domestic work.I'm in business since more then 20 years. My quotes are competitive and my work is done in a professional manner

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Hydro plumbing maintenance ltd

Joined April 2015

If it needs water you need us. From everyday plumbing issues to full bathroom or kitchen renovations to installing appliances. We have a wide range of product knowledge specialising in maintenance plumbing. We offer all gasfitting from servicing to installing new appliances. We cater for every budget, work with the other tradies to get your job done on time. PROBLEM SOLVED!

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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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aks solutions ltd

Joined March 2017

I have worked in the Electrical and Refrigeration Industry for 6 years and have achieved level 4 qualifications. I have sufficient knowledge of electrical and refrigeration legislation, codes, and standards of practice. I am experienced in installing, maintaining and testing electrical systems and equipment in domestic, commercial and industrial environments. Physically fit for demanding work and...

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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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Water and Gas Plumbing ltd

Joined April 2015

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Bramit Contracting

Joined March 2019

Bramit Contracting can supply to any of your needs. With three owners of which one is a builder, one is an electrician and one is a plumber, we can sort everything you need done for you, taking the stress away from the job and helping it to become a smooth, enjoyable process.

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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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Dees Electrical

Joined April 2019

Hi I have been doing new houses and renovations for over 15 years now. While I specials in new builds I do smaller jobs from time to time. I also did a number if dental surgeries. My pricing is highly competitive , and will be willing to provide a certificate of compliance on completion of any project.

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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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