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Plumbers in Christchurch

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.

Your guide to Plumbing in Christchurch

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Reviews of Christchurch Plumbers


“Really good communication, work done, good price. Happy”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

New toilet flush tank

6th April 2017

“Final invoice was as per quote. Friendly, efficient, honest and professional service. Highly recommended.”

Work carried out by an employee of the company

Leaking garage roof

4th April 2017

“Pleasure to deal with, no problems at all.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Shed doors

24th April 2017

“Excellent result. Dorin was prompt with a quote, explained in detail how the job would be done, and completed the work promptly to a high standard.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Shower install terry

28th April 2017

“Great job thankyou”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Toilet repairs - ASAP

18th January 2016

“Job literally took 2 minutes - Perkins Services did not charge for the job. Would use again and highly recommend.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Recent jobs posted in Christchurch

Hi there was wanting to get a quote for getting my storm water eqc work completed. Involes replacing damaged pipes from the 4 corners of the house to a new line to run to the street connection. Please call or email for…

Currently have a blocked drain. There are 2 lines to the main sewer, one drains freely but the other line which has the toilet shower and bath is backed up and won't seem to take any water. I cleaned it out around the…

Dishwasher plumbed and connected to waste

As in photo attached we are moving the hot water cylinder from where it is in photo to the laundry which is also seen in the photo. All fixtures etc are new so there is nothing complicated about it. We have had plumbers…

We have bought a dishwasher single drawer and wanted it installed underneath the sink there is already a power socket there but the waste from the double sink will also need to be to be plumed in. It will be fitting…

Renovating a laundry and need a plumber to remove old galv set up and replace with new pipes to fit new design. Also need to future proof for a new toilet with a capped cold water feed under the house. Wallboard has…

I need a plumber to replace and install a toilet, vanity and shower unit in my bathroom renovation. The current bathroom is easily 30 years old with minor improvements made over the past 15 years. There's no difficult…

The job is for a registered drain layer to lay 82m of in ground stormwater drainage for a commercial Tunnelhouse. It will require the supply of all pipes and fittings, a drainage plan suitable for building consent and…

Both gutter down pipe and drain are blocked in front of house, located in Carmen Road, Hei Hei, Christchurch

The fixture at the end of this flexible pipe under the wash basin has corroded and broken. This section of pipe obviously needs to be replaced.

Keen for a quote to replace old Dux toilet with back to wall Voss brand toilet. The sewer is a 240 set out so the new toilet is adjustable to accomodate. The toilet is currently vented through the roof. 1960s house.

I am sourcing two 900mmLx 500mmW good quality vanity tops . The existing cabinets will be kept to avoid floor tile cutting .The work includes: remove existing vanity tops and taps; supply and replace the new tops;…

We have small leak under our concrete drive. The drive is in pretty average condition anyway but a replacement is likely out of our budget. Looking repair options for the drive that don't involve lifting the whole thing

I need to replace a central flush toilet. See photo. I can supply more photos if required. May assist with what is needed for the job.

I have water pooling around our spa area when it rains.