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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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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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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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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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Installing Solar Panels for Your Home

Posted 18/02/14

If you've ever considered installing solar panels, you are not alone. Kiwi homes are generally exposed to 20-30 times more energy from the sun than they use in power or gas and most of its going to waste. By making use of it, we can reduce emissions, create jobs and contribute towards energy ind

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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Old House

Posted 08/04/14

Are you considering buying an old house? Old villas and bungalows can be charming, but with age, often comes problems. Here’s three questions to ask before you sign on the dotted line. Buying an old house? Ask these questions first! You don't want to buy a lemon! Here are 3 questions you need

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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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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

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

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

Bathroom electrical

Posted 6 months ago

We are renovating our bathroom and are looking to install 2 new LEDs, electrical for the heated towel rail and a double plug powerpoint and light switch (for the 2 LEDs) combo next to the sink. We will need this to be done early Monday the 25th to fit in with our builder's schedule.

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Replacing powerpoints, light fitting etc.

Posted 5 months ago

Looking for an electrician to replace at least 5 powerpoints, a light fitting, switch, and convert shaver power point to generic. Would like to discuss some other possibilities too.

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Power lead adapter required for an essential business

Posted 8 months ago

Hello, I am after a weatherproof house mains plug to campervan socket to connect my remote office facility in Whananaki. Comany provides essential service of med device development specifically for covid19 crisis.

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Adding powerpoints & a few other jobs

Posted 5 months ago

We would like quotes for adding powerpoints and reading lights to 3 bedrooms. Also repair or replace a bathroom heater. And generally check our wiring before we put insulation in the walls of our 1960's house.

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30 Manaia View - Garage

Posted 7 months ago

New wiring, switches, power points and lighting as per electrical plan in garage. Garage is currently unlined, but will be lined once its been wired - no conduit required. All nogging will be in for the lights. New wiring 5 x light switches 9 x double power points 11 x workshop lights 1 x outdoor sensor light 1 x outdoor cabin light with outdoor switch

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Garage power & Caravan Outlet

Posted 5 months ago

Looking for someone to run power to garage and install a caravan outlet socket on outside of garage for a cabin to connect to. I will dig the trench from house to garage (approx 4m). In the garage just after one power point and one light. Not after anything fancy just after a cheap job for a rental. Property’s in Morningside, wanting it done asap cheers

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Power points

Posted 2 months ago

Wanting to install double power points in each room.Its a 1960’s 3x bed house. Also wanting to replace 2 x ceiling lights into dimmer lighting. Can only pay $200 a week as we are pensioners even if we can get one thing done each week whichever will work. I am on an oxygen machine 24/7 but can easily swap onto a portable cylinder. Regards

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Upgrade power board + power socket

Posted 10 months ago

I need a double power point put added into the kitchen. Currently there is only 1 double power point which is needed for a fridge and microwave. A second power point could be wired off this existing point and to be close to this existing point. The power board in the house also needs modernizing to bring up to current code standards. Current board has no RCD protection. Would like to know the cost of getting these 2 things done. House has just been tenanted so would like to get this job don...

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Outside plug instalation

Posted 7 months ago

Kia Ora! Just looking for a price to install an outside double plug please. there is an AC unit with power going to it already, so theres probably somewhere you could spur off of in place already.

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Extractor fan

Posted 2 months ago

Instal an extractor fan in kitchen

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Electrical renovation

Posted 9 months ago

Needing quotes to wire a bedroom with lights, installing power sockets, wire hot water cylinder and change switchboard and run to house switchboard from downstairs

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Wire garage/office.

Posted 9 months ago

We are converting part of our garage into an office and require new wiring to be installed and possibly rewiring of the garage.

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Install a Range hood and Vent

Posted 4 months ago

1. install rang hood in the kitchen. (Job require anytime between ... ), I am at home. 2. Cuting/ Install vent either from celling or kitchen wall (depand on the celling space 3. (if you are eletriation), install power point also required for the ranghood note:behind the kitchen wall is laundry.

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Power cable for cabin/sleepout

Posted 8 months ago

I would like a power cable solution for a cabin that sits approx. 300m from the main dwelling (which has power). The cabin has an inlet socket like a campervan. The power will be taken from the main dwelling.

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Stove installation

Posted 5 months ago

Hi I’d like to install a stove. Current stove is wired to a three phase socket. I’d like to change that to standard phase and move to another part of the kitchen.

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Whatitiri

Posted 2 months ago

Replace light fittings and exhaust fan Remove and install stove hob

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Faulty Lights in Waipu Rental

Posted 4 months ago

Tenant says 3 lights have stopped working. Also when another light is switched on a circuit with several lights trip and have to be reset

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Extra power points

Posted 5 months ago

Looking for someone that can come and put some extra power points throughout the house for us

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Old villa

Posted 3 months ago

Old villa needs wiring checked, New light fittings and new light switches fitted. New bathroom and kitchen layout. Work needs to be started asap.

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Need to get outside lights by the pool working properly.

Posted 1 month ago

to fix outside lights around the pool. I have changed the bulbs but still not working properly. See photos only 1 of 3 lights on each circuit seem to work . On off automatic control also not working well. Would very much like to get this done by thursday 22 October

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 179,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Electrician - general jobs

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage power & Caravan Outlet

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

connect wall oven

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mel O'Donnell

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Power to detached garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th January 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

3-4 new powerpoints

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hot water cylinder


27th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

3x New Telephone Jacks for the house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Upgrade power board + power socket

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Telephone point needs moving

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

30 Manaia View - Garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wire garage/office.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lights not working.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Faulty light - wiring repair


17th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage/rumpus

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Additional power outlet required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Spa Pool

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wall light relocation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Supply and install Range Hood and Bathroom Extractor Fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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Shore Electrical

Joined March 2019

Hi, we have been dealing with new builds for the past few years. Also hold a maintenance contract with some large companies. We do smaller jobs from time to time. And also some appliance repair jobs. We are very professional small team with extremely competitive pricing. Clean and tidy.

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360 Electrical ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi, I have been a registered electrician for more than 25 years. I have extensive experience with domestic electrical repairs, maintainance and instalation. I take pride in my work.

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Big Spark Electrical Limited

Joined August 2019

Hi I’m Shay from Big Spark Electrical + Heat Pumps, I am a reliable and friendly electrician, offering prompt Auckland wide service with a fast turnaround and high-quality workmanship. I take pride in turning up on time, every time. With over 10 years experience and great knowledge of the construction industry and property maintenance, I can ensure your project runs smoothly.

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AA Dobbs Ltd Electrical Services

Joined March 2019

I have over 26years experience in the Commercial and Domestic Electrical Sector I believe in having pride in my work, leaving customers pleased and safe every time, being reliable, punctual, listen to what you want giving sound advice and support and respect your customers property as it was my own.

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Helena Bay Electrical

Joined November 2017

Helena Bay Electrical focuses on excellent all-round customer service – making sure your projects get completed on time & to the highest standard. Your one-stop-shop for home improvements! Maintenance - Alterations - New Builds, servicing Whangarei North, Rural & coastal areas throughout Northland We pride ourselves on delivering high quality workmanship and are leaders in new technologies in ou...

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Frontier Electrical

Joined January 2020

Hi Frontier electrical is your go to electricians that think outside the box. We go out of our way to come up with leading edge solutions to suit your needs. We do everything from small service jobs, renovations, new builds, security, CCTV, audio visual and home automation. We pride ourselves on our professional work, meeting deadlines and being the cleanest electricians you will ever...

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Davis Electrical & Solar

Joined March 2017

Davis Electrical & Solar are your friendly local Electricians with great knowledge and experience in all electrical installations, we are reliable and motivated and believes our knowledge will save you time and money. We deliver a high standard of workmanship backed by our $20,000 Master Electricians guarantee and have great people skills. We take pride in our work for the best job every time.k...

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CMA Electrical

Joined August 2019

Family ran local electrical business with over 20 years experience in the trade carrying out a variety of work from basic maintenance to new builds and solar installations. We believe in offering all our customers great value for money.

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ALL DONE

Joined October 2016

Hi there, Having worked in many industries including construction and also technician positions ,has provided me with experience to tackle almost any task. I am very handy and can think outside the box to resolve any problem you might have at a reasonable rate. Thank you for your consideration.

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DATT plumbing and heating

Joined March 2014

Hi, DATT P&H are a family run business, which has 25 years experience in all aspects of the trade,gaining the highest qualifications possible here and overseas.We have now acquired our waterproofing registration, and have all trades close at hand, so all our jobs can be project managed to time and cost. We are proud to say that our quotes are very competitive.

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Pulse electrical & communication services ltd

Joined August 2017

Welcome to Pulse Electrical, we are professional electrical contractors with over 10 years experience in providing a comprehensive range of electrical services in and around the Auckland area. The key to our success is our commitment to every individual, family, and company that uses our services, whether it’s planning, procurement, design, review, implementation, or maintenance, we have the exper...

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Revolve Electrical Solutions Limited

Joined September 2020

Hi, we are a small local business based in Northland. At Revolve Electrical Solutions we provide the highest standard of electrical safety for domestic, commercial and residential installations and we’re proud of the quality of our work. Revolve Electrical Solutions can provide quality work for new installations, renovations, maintenance, TV/data, phone and heatpump installations.

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CMC Electrical

Joined February 2013

Registered electrician Reliable, fast and efficient as well as cost effective. Specialise in residential electrical work. Cover all areas of electrical requirements Work out of Whangarei and from Ruakaka through to Bay of Islands. Look forward to hearing from you no matter what size of job

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Hawke Property Developments Ltd

Joined February 2009

We provide qualified building and maintenance work in Kerikeri and surrounding areas, specialising in alterations, additions, renovations for private home owners, landlords, and commercial interests. We also provide customised building tasks, along with maintenance and repairs. If you are looking to renovate to sell and market your home, or to enhance your lifestyle, or get repairs done, c...

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Johnson Richards Plumbers

Joined June 2019

Our commitment is that if a job is worth doing, then it's worth doing well! Welcome, here at Johnson Richards Plumbing we believe that a satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all and that is what we pride ourselves upon. Hi, I am Leigh and I can happily state that our team with our vast experience are here and ready to assist you. We are a Proudly New Zealand Owned business and...

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Howard Contracting

Joined December 2017

Hello there! Having been a NZ Registered Electrican for the last 25 Years I am familiar with all facets of electrical work; commercial, domestic & industrial. For now I just specialise in the housing sector; additions/alterations, old/new work, relocates' rewires and main cabling/trenching etc plus if need be solar installs. I like to be accurate, conservative and realistic for whatever the dema...

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ProperCare

Joined June 2009

Why choose ProperCare?.... Quality work, Fast and efficient, Great communication (we'll even help with planning) Large range of jobs big or small.

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JZee Electrical Ltd

Joined September 2016

www. ... .nz We provide a full range of electrical and heating/cooling services delivered by qualified electricians We are well experienced with more than fifteen years electrical and six years heating/ventilation experience and are fully qualified in both electrical and heating/ventilation installations. No job is too large or too small to attend to. We are focused on customer satisfact...

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Court Electrical limited

Joined September 2019

Do you want your work done by an award-winning Electrician, then you have come to the right place! We are a locally owned Electrical company that cover all your residential and commercial electrical needs. We give our best service every time because we love what we do and pride ourselves in providing a quality service at the price we promise in the time frame that suits you. We offer free an...

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Appliance Tech Limited

Joined June 2017

Hi I've been repairing whiteware appliance from 8 years with experience in all the brands, I have Over 2000 parts in stock, cheaps callout fee and repairs in whangarei. Give us a call today.

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