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Christchurch became a city way back in 1856, making it officially the oldest city in New Zealand.

As you would expect with any old city, Christchurch has undergone its fair share of development and refurbishment. Most notably of course after the horrific 2011 earthquakes that left the city as well as suburbs such as Lyttelton, Sumner, and Redcliffs with extensive damage.

It takes many years for a city to recover from such tragic events and with the recent completions of the new Tait communications hub and also the crown building, there is definitely no sign of Christchurch’s construction industry slowing down any time soon. 

Christchurch Plumbers

With so much construction and redevelopment going on around chch and its surrounding suburbs it’s no wonder that of course plumbers are in high demand at the moment. 

Jobs plumbers regularly do will include:

- Fixing blocked or burst water pipes
- Rectifying bathroom drainage issues
- Fixing dripping taps
- Help with waste disposal systems
- Opening up walls and floor for piping
- Repairing water heaters
- and of course even finding that engagement ring you accidently dropped down the sink! 

You may perform only minimal tasks around the home such as installing a dishwashers and changing taps and seal, everything else by law requires a plumber.

If you’re looking to hire the services of a plumber in Christchurch the average cost of a plumber is $90 per hour (the highest in New Zealand). Of course you will be able to find professionals either side of this bracket. 

Finding the right plumber

With this in mind, you want to make sure that you’re getting not only someone that is qualified and licensed to carry out plumbing in New Zealand but also, and most importantly – the very best person for the job. All plumbers legally require certification, after undertaking a 4 year study course, so make sure to ask for their card to verify.

In the past, if you had quite a specific plumbing task that needed fixing often you could be trawling through the phone book getting ridiculous quotes or people coming out to your house or business only to say that “it can’t be done” for the price you’re looking to spend.

Luckily there is now Builderscrack, your one-stop shop for finding the right plumber for any job that you need done. All you have to do is post what you want done online and the area you live in and plumbers will apply for the job. The next step is the fun part, you get to see their previous reviews, references and, of course, compare prices and quotes.

This will assure you get the best person for the job - at the best price.

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Featured Plumbers in Christchurch

Alexander — Hi, We have been working in constructional industry for last 15 years. New Zealand fully licenced Electricians, qualified plumbers, heat pump installers with large experience. We also have handymen and builders working with us.

Work in residentials, commercials and industrials.

Locations covered: Auckland, Hamilton, Coromandel, other (to be discussed)

Many regards,

On Point Drainage — Hi, we are a small drainage company specialising in all your residential or commercial drainage needs. We provide experienced and quality service whether it be a full relay of sewage and water pipes or a small repair. We have over 12 years experience in the industry, we pride ourselves on providing competitive free quotes and then completing jobs with the highest level of quality and reliability.
Comfordably Laid Drainage — I have been a certified plumber and drain layer for 33 years.
We pride ourselves on professionalism and work with the client to provide a high standard of workmanship.
No job is too small or too big, we cater for all size of jobs.
Have been working in the Christchurch area for 4.5yrs, employing local staff and helping the community with earthquake repairs in residential and commercial work.
We work to all consents and compliance's and provide a high quality job.
Have own drainage cameras,d...
Elite Trade Services — Elite Trade Services is a Christchurch based, 100% Canterbury owned and operated, skilled-labour company. We have certified Plumbers and Drainlayers.
We are part of the Master Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers association, Christchurch City Council approved and Fletcher acreditation.

We have over 35 years work experience in this industry from residential to commercial work, new housing, alterations, repairs and more.

We have certified and licensed tradesmen; we guarantee our workm...
Tipene plumbing — Tipene Plumbing offer all aspects of Plumbing-Roofing-CCTV drain inspections and clearing-septic clean- slurry control. We uphold a very high standard of workmanship!
Call now for a quote
George Mallory Builders Ltd — Hi - We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 10 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time - check out the photos below. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs...

Reviews of tradespeople

Minor electrical work

12th January 2011

“Alexander is excellent. He arrived at the exact time he said he would, communicated very well before the job, and ensured he fully understand what we required. He did an excellent job, and I would highly recommend.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Trade reply: Nice and friendly peope, straight to the point. No issues at all. Good to work with. Paid right after job completion. Highly recommended, cheers, guys!

New House Drainage

14th December 2011


Insinkerator repair

18th January 2011

“Quick response and friendly service.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Trade reply: great customer to work for and thanks for the prompt payment

“Was too slow with getting quote back, so missed out on the job unfortunately. Thanks for making contact though.”

“Very happy with job and service from Steve. Great advice and will use again in the future. Cheers”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Trade reply: Pleasure to deal with. Thanks for the work and I look forward to doing more for you in the future.

“Written and verbal comms excellent, informative, professional. Friendly and personable chap, bang on with quote, schedule, and super workmanship. Very highly recommended, thanks Calvin!”

Work carried out by an employee of the company

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