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Choosing Between Another Storey or Adding a House Extension

Posted 16/03/17

Extending your house or adding another storey can give you the much needed space a growing family needs. We look at the advantages and disadvantages of these two renovation options... How to choose between another storey or a house extension Depending on the size of your backyard, you can

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Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

Are you wondering what cladding to choose for your new build? Is your existing cladding looking dilapidated and ripe for renovation? Recladding your home will breathe new life into its appearance. In this article, we give you the information to choose the right cladding for your home. Ext

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Are You Considering Adding an Ensuite to Your Master Bedroom?

Posted 24/11/16

Should I build another room for my ensuite or should I alter my existing master bedroom to fit one in? It might not seem like an important question, but there are pros and cons to consider for both these options... Adding an ensuite - should you extend or convert your master bedroom? Insta

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Asbestos Removal - Stay Safe & Hire a Professional

Posted 07/01/15

If you’re looking at buying or renovating a property built between the 1940’sand 1980’s then there’s a good chance that it contains some Asbestos... A fibrous mineral that’s found in metamorphic soils and rocks, it was a popular and widely used material in the building industry due to its

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Creating Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in Older Homes

Posted 05/01/17

Great indoor/outdoor flow is high on the must have list for many homeowners. But achieving this this can be a challenge in older homes... Summer weather just makes us want to head outdoors. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done for many homeowners with older homes. Older properties

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Home Renovation and Repair – It’s All in The Prep

Posted 29/06/18

Renovating or doing work on your home can be a big investment – yet most of us put more effort into choosing a pair of shoes or a new camera. Repairs might not be as exciting as new clothes and gadgets but if you want a good result, value for money, and minimum hassle, the more you think abou

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Need to Add an Extra Bedroom for Your Kids?

Posted 10/11/16

Kiwi parents have on average 1.9 kids, which works fine for those who have three bedroom homes. Except when you have more than two children, have guests over to stay or want to use a bedroom as a study or home office. That’s when adding on an extra bedroom for your kids is a great solution to gi

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The Benefits of Building a Conservatory

Posted 22/10/14

If you've been thinking about adding an extension to your home, Building a conservatory is a clever way to add more living space without having to move to a larger home. One of the benefits of building a conservatory is the potential to add a lot of value to your home. Hiring an architect

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5 Tips for Spring Home Renovations

Posted 29/10/14

We've talked to industry insiders and experts, and have put together a list of our top 5 tips for getting started your spring home renovations. Spring home renovations Coming out of a cold winter, spring home renovations may seem like a daunting prospect.  Yes, you've been thinking about i

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Top 5 Bathroom Renovation Tips - Direct From Our Experts

Posted 29/04/19

Find out the Top 5 bathroom renovation tips direct from our Builderscrack bathroom experts. This advice can make all the difference between a successful bathroom renovation or not... 1) It's All in The Planning [caption id="attachment_8825" align="alignright" width="255"] Adam Pearce. Bath

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Latest renovating case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Garage Door Colour Update Challenge Solved By Our Tradies

A simple colour update for her garage doors was all that one homeowner wanted. But it proved a little easier said than done until a “can do” tradie was found... The Job Paulette wanted to update the colour of her metal garage doors from what she called a “bland new denim blue” to a more striking ebony black. The Challenge Paulette contacted the garage door company to find out if, and how, the colour could be changed. They came back with two options; replacing the doors entirely at great expense; or powder coating at a cost not much less than new doors, and required them being taken away for two to three weeks. The Solution Not satisfied with these options, Paulette turned to builderscrack.co.nz to see if there were any other options. She already trusted the platform, having used it in the past to find some great tradies. For Paulette, the “ease of use is the best thing”, going on to say that “once you’ve used it the first time, it’s easy to go back and use again” and

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Behind every job there is a story. This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom. The Dilemma The story starts with Joanne and her first tradie, a referral from a friend. The tradie seemed great. The homeowner and the tradie agreed that Joanne would buy everything that was needed for the bathroom, and the tradie gave her a cost to install and renovate to her plan. Fast forward three months and the tradie was nowhere to be seen and uncontactable. With the goods for her bathroom waiting in Mitre 10 and a loan taken out for the project, Joanne was desperate to get the job underway. The Solution “I spoke to someone at work, saying I didn’t know what to do. I needed to have my bathroom renovated, and my colleague said, have you put it on Builderscrack? Then they showed me how Builderscrack works, how to log on and use the site. I put the advert on the next day, and within two

Expert Tiling Provides The Finishing Touch to a Kitchen Renovation

Hiring an expert tiler gave the final polishing touch to one of our homeowner's stunning kitchen renovations...... Only a few months ago Natalie's kitchen was a dark space, coated in the once popular dark blue of the 90's. It not only made the already small kitchen appear tiny, but it created a dark feeling throughout the wider open plan living area. Fast forward to today, and the transformation is something out of a magazine. Not limited to the kitchen itself, but also the lightness it's brought to the rest of her living space. The Vision Natalie started with a firm style in mind, along with some key "must have" elements. “I had a vision of what I wanted, I wanted it bright, fresh, clean, compared with the dark blue.... every time I came into the space there was a gloomy feel to the room.” A essential element was to incorporate a crisp, white subway tile splash-back. The Execution After sorting her kitchen supplier, she turned her attention to finding a ti

Garage Door Colour Update Challenge Solved By Our Tradies

A simple colour update for her garage doors was all that one homeowner wanted. But it proved a little easier said than done until a “can do” tradie was found... The Job Paulette wanted to update the colour of her metal garage doors from what she called a “bland new denim blue” to a more striking ebony black. The Challenge Paulette contacted the garage door company to find out if, and how, the colour could be changed. They came back with two options; replacing the doors entirely at great expense; or powder coating at a cost not much less than new doors, and required them being taken away for two to three weeks. The Solution Not satisfied with these options, Paulette turned to builderscrack.co.nz to see if there were any other options. She already trusted the platform, having used it in the past to find some great tradies. For Paulette, the “ease of use is the best thing”, going on to say that “once you’ve used it the first time, it’s easy to go back and use again” and

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Behind every job there is a story. This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom. The Dilemma The story starts with Joanne and her first tradie, a referral from a friend. The tradie seemed great. The homeowner and the tradie agreed that Joanne would buy everything that was needed for the bathroom, and the tradie gave her a cost to install and renovate to her plan. Fast forward three months and the tradie was nowhere to be seen and uncontactable. With the goods for her bathroom waiting in Mitre 10 and a loan taken out for the project, Joanne was desperate to get the job underway. The Solution “I spoke to someone at work, saying I didn’t know what to do. I needed to have my bathroom renovated, and my colleague said, have you put it on Builderscrack? Then they showed me how Builderscrack works, how to log on and use the site. I put the advert on the next day, and within two

Expert Tiling Provides The Finishing Touch to a Kitchen Renovation

Hiring an expert tiler gave the final polishing touch to one of our homeowner's stunning kitchen renovations...... Only a few months ago Natalie's kitchen was a dark space, coated in the once popular dark blue of the 90's. It not only made the already small kitchen appear tiny, but it created a dark feeling throughout the wider open plan living area. Fast forward to today, and the transformation is something out of a magazine. Not limited to the kitchen itself, but also the lightness it's brought to the rest of her living space. The Vision Natalie started with a firm style in mind, along with some key "must have" elements. “I had a vision of what I wanted, I wanted it bright, fresh, clean, compared with the dark blue.... every time I came into the space there was a gloomy feel to the room.” A essential element was to incorporate a crisp, white subway tile splash-back. The Execution After sorting her kitchen supplier, she turned her attention to finding a ti

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Bathroom reno

Posted 3 days ago

We have a freamos house we need the wall between toilet and bathroom removing gibbing and fitting bathroom

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Shower installation

Posted 2 months ago

Finish of the installation of our shower we brought from Mitre ten just need last of the gibb and liner plus door one wall may need some packing out a little to ensure it is square and level.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 3 months ago

Hey tradies, I'm looking at renovating the bathroom, replacing the bath with another freestanding one in the exact same location same with the shower also in the same location and also tiling halfway up the walls. I am looking for a tradie to complete the renovation from start to finish like tiling plumbing any builder work Etc (no electrical work won't need to be done as the lights and towel rail has already been done) this could be a bit difficult but if possible providing an approximate price...

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Upgrade bathroom

Posted 3 months ago

I have a SMALL bathroom in need of renovation. Remove old bath, shower and cabinet. It was built originally in 1984. approximate size is 2.4metres by 1.7metres. What I am looking at is a wet room( no shower cubicle at all) Possibly a new toilet. tiling etc Michelle

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Bathtub replacement

Posted 1 month ago

I am looking to replace the existing bathtub. I will remove the existing liner, cap the plumbing, remove the bath and cradle. I'm looking for a builder to fit a new cradle, install the bathtub, and gib the 3 walls for the liner to be fitted. Once installed, the liner will be measured and made. Ideally, the same builder would be able to fit the liner. I have already had 2 quotes but the wife wants to see more options.

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Renovation of Bathroom

Posted 2 months ago

I have a small bathroom( 7mtrs ) in a 1985 style small house. It currently has a bath and small shower, toilet and cabinetry. I want the bath removed, cabinetry removed and the area tiled or possibly a commercial grade vinyl to achieve an open wet area ( no enclosed space)a small hand basin, and possible new toilet depending on design. the flooring will have to continue through to the laundry, kitchen area which is approximately 3.8metres long, and 1.7 metres wide. The walls in the bathroom...

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Bathroom Renovations

Posted 3 months ago

Remove old showerbox, has some cracks so may need wall repairs, install new shower mixer, shower box change waste pipe position as new shower is larger, trim flooring to size, fit new shower unit and vanity, wall tiling/wallpaper, change light, heat extractor unit All fitting supplied

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Change doors to cavity Sliders & remove mirrors

Posted 2 weeks ago

a set of double doors needs to be changed to cavity sliders, the switch for the room will need to be moved along the wall. 2 mirrors in the bathrooms to be removed and the wall where the mirrors where will need rejibing.

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Bathroom upgrade

Posted 1 month ago

Require a bathroom upgrade. Would like new toilet and bath installed

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Bathroom Reno

Posted 3 months ago

I need a doorway blocked off, new wall installed and ceiling re gibbed.

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Garage Conversion

Posted 1 month ago

1. Remove garage door and replace with ranchslider. 2 .Build partition wall and wardrobe in garage Work to be completed in the week Oct ...

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Bathroom

Posted 2 months ago

Braking the wall between bathroom and toilets, renovate to new bathroom and toilet, add a toilet in the laundry room

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Rebuild Kitchen

Posted 4 months ago

We have purchased a quality 2nd hand kitchen which is disassembled & located our garage . We wish to remove old kitchen units & install our new ones.

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Wall Mount Basin Job

Posted 2 days ago

Hi, Need a wall mount basin installed in our existing toilet/bathroom. Basin is about 500x245mm. We need someone to run pipes (water in and out) inside the wall. Don't want to show any pipes. Need a quote. Please contact ASAP.

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Upgrade bathroom

Posted 1 month ago

supply and install spa bath, toilet and shower screen or shower cubicle

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Quote on a kitchen rebuild

Posted 3 months ago

Walls moved. Need quote in how much it’ll cost

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New shower

Posted 3 months ago

Install and complete new shower Box and tray or alternatively put forward other ideas. Tiled floor a possibility, would just like to modernise

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General reno quotes

Posted 1 month ago

Replace two large windows, lounge and main bedroom. Complete bathroom and toilet renovation

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Ensuite replacement

Posted 2 days ago

This is a very small ensuite. Take out existing shower, vanity. All tapware (plumbing isolation etc required) as well as laminate flooring. Replace toilet. Replace with new wood or tile flooring and a brand new square shower and brand new vanity and tapware. This will be purchased extra to your quote You must be qualified to do this job . You will need to provide references on this site as satisfactory. Electrical work has been done by my electrician.

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INSTALLTION SHOWER ROOM AND WALL MOVE

Posted 1 month ago

We have a small area where we would like a new shower installed. The area requires a COMPETENT (LBP) builder with qualifications and experience to remove and re install a wall. Install door (2) wet linings, shower base and external fan vent. Through ceiling cavity. Have plumber and electrician available. We will supply hardware for shower, vent. Flashing for roof etc.

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Recent renovating reviews

With over 176,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Rangehood installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New bathroom

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

23rd December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Replacement bath tub

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower Install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

sash windows

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Reline 3 bedrooms and hallway

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

3rd April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Shower

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Bathroom Renovations

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

23rd September 2020

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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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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Xabi

Joined October 2020

Hi, We are the best in the market with affordability and use high-quality materials. We beat quotes which are the same deliverable. We are very hardworking and professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Binh Duc Limited

Joined August 2017

Hi there. We are a team of three experienced Vietnamese tilers and waterproofers who have been working together on some general bathroom renovations, tiling and waterproofing for the last 8 years. No matter how small or big your job is, we’ll always get it done on time and at a very high standard. We're Certified Mapei and Bostik Waterproofing products, it's mean we can provides PS3 Waterproofing...

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Blackstone Project Management

Joined June 2019

We provide fixed price / fixed timeframe renovations for homeowners and property investors from kitchens and bathrooms through to full interior and exterior renovations, basement conversion and extensions. With extensive experience in the building and construction industry and a great team we are able to offer peace-of-mind that your renovation project will be done effectiently and to a high stan...

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VITAZ CONTRACTORS

Joined September 2020

I have over 10years of experience In the building & landscape industry, No job is too big or too small,We work hard to achieve professional service and a quality outcome ,we also specialise in many different areas that are needed to have jobs completed at a certain timeframe. Vitas Contractors Can get the job done for you. VIKAZ.

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Golden hammer

Joined February 2017

Hi, my name is Saeid Shabani. I am a builder and carpenter and have been working as a builder and carpenter for over 24 years. I have been working in New Zealand 9 years as a builder and or carpenter. I have a site safety card, I also have my full drivers licence. I own all my own tools and equipment and have a good experience in a lot of different fields. I have been living in New Zealand for o...

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Nail It Repairs And Maintenance Ltd

Joined August 2020

We At NAIL IT REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE LTD aim to provide competitive quotes and work within the customers budget with quality and professional services guaranteed..

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Auckland Professional Property Maintenance

Joined June 2016

We are a small decorative paint and property maintenance company that wasestablished in 1993. We spesialize in residential complete maintenance (Plastering, painting, general renovation, kitchen + bathroom, deck and fence, Etc) We manage the complete job from start to finish with no extra costs. We have loads of satisfied clients all over Auckland. We are the group of experienced trade that you ca...

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Diggs Landscapes Ltd

Joined June 2019

Welcome to Diggs Landscapes Ltd. A family owned business built with inspiration from our our own backyard projects. Meet the team: Lyndon, Oscar, Matthew & Digger Lyndon is your Project Manager who brings years of Landscaping, Design ideas, Heavy Machine Operation, Concreting, Paving, Fencing, Arborist work, and a kiwi can do attitude. Matthew joined the team after returning from hi...

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Mjbuilders limited

Joined June 2018

Hi, we're a good reliable team of builders. We do new homes to small renovations, decks, fences, Tiny home. No job it to big or small. We pride ourselves on our workmanship, Communication & meeting timelines, & bugdgets.

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Leiana's Contractors

Joined May 2017

Small team of experience builders & masons who got together to do contracting work . Our service includes landscaping., concrete , demolition , fencing ,retaining walls, turf , Gib , insulation , home repairs , renovation . www. ... .nz

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Davehandyman

Joined December 2019

Hi, i have been doing handy man jobs for a year now. Kitchen installation is my specialty but i do some plumbing jobs as well. I work after hours and weekends and i am very professional with my work. I can offer you the best service with competitive prices.

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PHS

Joined January 2012

Specialising in the repair and replacement of timber windows and doors, we know how to make your timber joinery perform as intended. Providing a pragmatic, customer oriented service, we repair, build and fit quality replacement windows using time- proven methods and quality materials to maintain and enhance the value and appeal of your home. We travel throughout the greater Auckland area and do...

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Marama Builders

Joined September 2019

Hi there, We' ve been building for the last 8 years. We do all sort of works , new build, renovations, property maintenance , decking and Fences. We are qualified builders (LBP) , very professional and work hard to complete jobs on time and on budget.

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Jacob's building services ltd

Joined May 2012

Registered company, LBP builders and other trades we have been doing construction business in Auckland region for last 17 years. different building work such as (renovations, extensions, building repairs, decking, new garages or convert garages to sleep out or bedrooms, Leakey houses repairs), also we have professional team for other jobs such as external/internal painting, decorating, wallpapers...

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Manapa and I have 6 years of building experience I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable. I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working with you to giving you qualit...

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JJ Property maintenance

Joined June 2011

Self employed for over 20 years. Vinyl laying for over 40 years. Experienced in both domestic & commercial jobs. Can lay floors, walls (disabled showers etc;) bartops or pretty much anywhere it is possible to lay vinyl. I do not usually advertise as I have gained plenty of work by word of mouth & have many happy customers to testify to this. Will measure, quote, prepare & lay the job from star...

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Elite Home & Garden

Joined September 2018

Hi, we have been in the landscaping, gardening and decorating business for more than 18 years. We are very professional and committed to providing the highest trade standards. Our aim is to focus on beautifying your home and garden offering sustainable solutions. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. Call today for a no-commitment quote, or even fo...

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Auckland repairz

Joined December 2013

Hi, we are UK qualified with over 40 yrs experience. . We specialize in building repairs, bathrooms, and modifications of existing homes, building through to painting. We are very flexible to your needs, to suit your budget. Apply for a free quote.

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Modern electrical solutions ltd

Joined June 2012

Modern electrical solutions ltd trading as Mr Power ,provides 24hour/7days service Auckland wide.Our work details includes the following services : •24/7 Breakdowns,power failure,maintenance & repairs,installation & rewiring,stoves& water heaters,insurance & WINZ quotes,communications & data ,appliance repairs,security alarms,air conditioning ,refrigeration & heat pumps,swimming pools& spa,caravan...

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