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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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LED Lighting Ideas & Benefits for Your Home or Office

Posted 28/01/14

LED lighting has long been the next-best thing in retail and commercial lighting by designers, but now, they’re catching on with homeowners thanks to their energy efficiency.  LED lighting can incur higher upfront costs. However, you don't need to wait a long time to recover your investment in energ

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

What does that trade logo on your tradie's website or vehicle mean? What benefit can it provide you, the homeowner? Read on to find out more about national trade accreditations in New Zealand... Some industry accreditations are mandatory, as government regulations require that certain wor

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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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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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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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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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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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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 findi

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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

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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 findi

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Rangehood Installation

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Need to get Rangehood Installed in kitchen, extractor fan Installation in bathroom.

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Posted 2 weeks ago

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Replace some downlights

Posted 1 day ago

There are a few down lights that are out in my apartment and hope to replace them. Wanting a quote for this. Can do anytime really on ...

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Smart vent filter and heatpump

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I have a smart vent system that needs a filter change and 2 heatpumps needing a clean

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Our Internet cable running from my house to the external connection line have become partially detached. Looking to get it securely attached so there is no risk of it becoming fully detached. We live in a two story house and the keeper is right near the roof.See pictures below.

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Outside lights installation. Attached to house

Posted 5 days ago

Looking for someone to install two exterior lights onto the house in a back yard area.

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I need a rangehood installed in a kitchen that hasn't had one before.

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Think element or fuse needs replacing on Peter cox hot water cylinder in bottom flat.

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Rewire, replace & move switchboard

Posted 5 days ago

1940's house to rewire including moving the switchboard. The job is a bit complicated because this is for house B and the power for house C goes through house B. Best to come for a site visit. Work to be completed in the next couple of months please

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Disconnect 2 x ovens and install 1 x new oven

Posted 5 days ago

We need an electrician to disconnect old and install a new wall oven and in addition remove the wiring from another one elsewhere in same house that no longer works.

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Install new wall lamps

Posted 2 days ago

Two wall lamps to replace existing fittings in apartment in Te Aro. Fittings to be supplied by client.

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To upgrade switch board and general electrical work

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MIRAMAR AVE

Posted 1 week ago

We would like to install 3 extraction fans in the house Please call faizal on ...

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Move plug in kitchen

Posted 1 week ago

We need to move a plug in our kitchen. We would like this job completed between the 9-11 March when we have access to the property.

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Install air extractors in window

Posted 3 days ago

I need two extractors to. be fitted to windows. Step 1 select extractor fans. Step 2 order windows Step 3 fit exteactors

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Replace 2 electric kitchen cooktops

Posted 2 weeks ago

I've had 2 cooktops fail (almost simultaneously) and have been supplied with brand new replacements under warranty. I need a registered electrician to remove the old ones and install the new ones. Each cooktop is in a different house in Kelburn but both houses are within 300 metres of each other so hopefully travel time can be minimised between them.

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Remove old lights and install new security lights

Posted 1 day ago

Item 1 - Security Light above Garage - I am wanting someone to remove the old security light and separate sensor above the garage. Replace it with the following light which I will supply light .... Old holes in cement plastering patched including the one below existing light. Item 2 - On the exterior of the house we have 2 at the front that switch on temporarily but off again making the stairs unsafe at night. Item 3 - At the rear of the house we have another old broken light which eit...

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Quote for updating electrics

Posted 14 hours ago

Im looking for quotes for a general check of the electrics and possibly updating the electrics across the house

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2x ceiling fans,1 motion light and a new wall outlet

Posted 4 days ago

We need 2 ceiling fans installed in bedrooms(we bought standard arlec fans from bunnings),on existing wiring. One new motion detector light outside(also a standard bunnings light),also existing wiring.and 1 new wall outlet 1m away from an existing oulet in the same wall,just on opposite ... n upload more pictures if required.

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Lighting installation and wiring check

Posted 1 day ago

Hi, I need four light fixtures installed, two pendent and two batten fixtures. They are existing replacing light fixtures with wiring already in place. I'd also like a safety check of the wiring in my flat, as it's quite old, and a quote for installing a couple of new plug sockets while you're here.

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12th January 2021

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Adding one electrical circuit for a fridge freezer

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15th February 2021

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Install attic light

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10th February 2021

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Re Wire New Wall Oven into Existing Spae

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11th January 2021

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Electric Car Charger and others

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11th February 2021

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Repair/replace safety sensor light and using LED

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21st January 2021

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 5
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Switch replacements and fuse check

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10th December 2020

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New heated towel rail

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25th January 2021

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 5
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 5
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Kitchen Renovation #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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Electrician required to upgrade Garage

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22nd January 2021

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Lights downstairs blew a fuse with a bang

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29th December 2020

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Extractor fan replacement

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7th February 2021

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Hot Water Cylinder installation - 10:30am on Saturday 16th January

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27th January 2021

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fibre


26th January 2021

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Two light cords lengthened

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31st January 2021

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Electrical work in bathroom and laundry.

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2nd December 2020

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Replace 6 old electrical sockets

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12th February 2021

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Adding a switch and replace the extractor fan

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4th February 2021

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install a extractor fan in the kitchen.

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26th February 2021

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ceiling fan installation

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26th January 2021

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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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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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SBurt Electrical

Joined June 2020

Hi, I am a qualified and registered electrician working in the greater Wellington region. I have 10 years of experience in the industry working on residential and commercial jobs. Please consider me for your next project.

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Datasoft

Joined September 2020

Hello , We have been building timber fences for last 2 years in affordable rates. We provide quick free quotes. We also do Concreting, asphalting, general house maintenance and renovations.We are very professional and hard work to meet deadlines for project completion.

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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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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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NZ Lighting & Heating 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

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Hawk Maintenance Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi , I’m ranovating old bathroom . Do ceiling and three side wet wall ( hardieglaze) I do small jobs also like change locks ( all types ) New mailbox. Clothesline etc.

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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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Quality Electrical Services

Joined January 2020

​At Quality Electrical Services we are completely dedicated to client satisfaction. All of our team members are punctual and knowledgeable, working hard to provide high-quality services to our clients. ​Covering all Electrical work

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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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iPower Electrical Services

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. Thanks. Nelson iPower Electrical Services.

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Green Van Electrical

Joined July 2009

At Green Van Electrical we pride ourselves on friendly service with quality advice and workmanship. - Servicing the whole Wellington area - Kapiti Coast, Wellington central and Hutt Valley - Repairs, maintenance, new buildings, commercial and residential work; Specialising in solar technology advice and installation - call us to discuss your solar options. See our website to view some of...

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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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Waea Contractors Ltd

Joined October 2019

Hi Waea Contractors has spent most of the last 2 years contracting in the communications industry with the Ultra-Fast Broadband rollout; as well as this we do a multitude of civil tasks with some minor construction in the mix too Our Tasks included but are not limited to, - Site Leveling & General Earthworks - Trenching in Pipe and Cable - Trenchless options - Air Knifing, Thrusting, Hydro B...

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Whisk Renovators

Joined February 2009

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V Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2019

When you contact V Electrical, 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 wit...

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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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Zapling Electrical

Joined June 2019

Registered electrician with 8 years experience working on high quality new home builds, residential electrical work, servicing, heat pump servicing and installation and security/ data services. I take great pride in my work and stay till I am satisfied with the quality of my workmanship.

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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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