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Electrical problems in the home can pose a hazard to your property and your family. Don't attempt to deal with faulty wiring or other dangerous electrical faults by yourself!  From retro-fitting appliances, heating, lighting right through to complete new builds or renovations contact us for a no obligation appraisal


 At John McDonald Electrical we understand that time is Money - especially in an industrial enviorment. Safety to both your team and your plant are paramount for a safe and efficient working environment. From rewiring to testing, upgrades to installations, inspections and repairs, contact us for a no obligation appraisal


Lighting and power placement is so important for not only functioning and flexible, but also a safe working environment. 

Feature lighting can provide ambiance and a sense of style and feeling to a workspace and really tell the story of your brand.

Contact us now to discuss you electrical needs for your existing or new office space


A key part of a functioning retail space is adequate lighting coupled with  power in all the right places to ensure flexibility and accessibility.  From Track, pendant and spot lighting through to installing security systems, cameras and screens as well as instore tvs and illuminated signage, Make John McDonald your trusted electrician - contact us now



At John McDonald Electrical we are a trusted name  in electrical work in Christchurch, Canterbury and the Banks Peninsula region. 

We offer comprehensive solutions for residential and commercial properties. From general repairs to safety inspections, you can count on our specialist electricians for prompt, efficient and effective electrical work.


No matter how big or small the job, you can depend on John McDonald Electrical. Wherever you are in the region, we can provide an experienced technician who can do everything from rewiring to testing, upgrades to installations, inspections and repairs. If you're a home owner, a small business or a landlord, call our team today.

To meet your requirements we offer an extensive range of services and repairs. These include wiring, accurate and dependable security assessments, maintenance services and much more.


Our friendly team can offer you expert advice and an honest upfront assessment of the costs involved.

Call John McDonald Electrical for the electricians who are the brightest sparks around!





Grand Designs
Grand Designs

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it's all in the planning
it's all in the planning

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Detail - spots on the art

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Grand Designs
Grand Designs

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The John McDonald Team was proud to work with Andrei and Abby Martin on their dream home. Much planning, love and attention went into this home to not only be as innovative and resilient as them and their family, but to also ensure the home acted as a platform for others to learn, trust and seek new building methods to meet the needs of the changing Christchurch Landscape. 

"Andrei Martin is a man with a grand vision.  He's a project manager and he wants to do more than simply build a beautiful house for his family. He wants to replace their charming, but structurally unsound old cottage on the South New Brighton sandspit in Christchurch with a prototype.

He wants the house to serve as a blueprint for future earthquake rebuilds. "We've seen a massive growth (in housing) in Christchurch, but still houses are being built to the housing code minimum," he says. "We can do it better." By better, Martin means building faster and more cost effectively, with better insulation and sustainable design initiatives.

But, as with every Grand Designs build, nothing is that straightforward. Not only is this couple building on a sand dune, but there is a huge sink hole under the house where the sand has subsided. 

The Martins' house will feature structurally insulated wall panels, an insulated steel roof, solar panels and a decorative cladding of rusted Corten steel panels and sun-bleached timber, appropriate to the beachside suburb. It will comprise two pavilions, with the kitchen and family living area in the glazed linking element."

Colleen Hawkes



I have known John ever since since he was an apprentice working his way to be a registered electrician about 15 years ago. He has always been polite, prompt to respond and professional in his practice as a tradesperson and has provided the quality of service of the best calibre. I have always referred him when a registered electrician is needed irrespective of the job requirements. I am happy that he has progressed on to be a owner operator electrician


We have worked with John McDonald Electrical for a number of years now. The reason they continue to be our preferred electrical sub-contractor is that they are reliable, efficient and their work is always to a high standard.



We have worked with John McDonald Electrical for a number of years on many electrical matters from changing commercial bulbs, to moving power and services and troubleshooting in a commercial retail space. We have always found John and his team professional. accommodating and a pleasure to work with. His work is always completed on time and to budget with minimal disruption to trade. It's great to work with someone we can trust.



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For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please contact John - 027 33 33 768, complete the form below or email info@jme.co.nz


To apply for a job with us, please send a cover letter together with your C.V. to: info@jme.co.nz

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