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Leave Your Water Worries To The Experts With Christchurch Plumbers

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.

Latest plumbing articles

Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering plumbing related repairs and renovations around your home. 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.

Deluxe Bathroom Renovation Costs - What You'll Get for $30,000+

Posted 01/10/14

Bathroom renovation series - The deluxe bathroom renovation. One in a series of articles that looks at bathroom renovations and what to expect at different budgets. The deluxe bathroom renovation $30,000 to $100,000+ The deluxe bathroom renovation may also be known as a full gut job. There

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Bathroom Renovation Cost & Getting Started

Posted 10/09/14

If you’re thinking about undertaking a bathroom renovation, then you’ll no doubt be considering what you want to achieve by doing so.  Whether it’s updating the look, increasing resale value or adding functionality, amenities and storage, the scope of your bathroom renovation project will depend

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Green Plumbing - Just How Affordable & Environmentally Friendly Is It?

Posted 14/05/14

Having an eco-friendly or ‘green’ home is becoming more and more popular in New Zealand. Sometimes it’s hard to know what aspects of home improvements will reap the biggest rewards both environmentally and financially when going green. Not many areas of your home will have more potential than your p

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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Hiring a Gas Fitter or Plumber - Tips from a Tradie

Posted 26/11/14

If you’re looking to hire a plumber or gas fitter? There’s a few things you need to know first... We’ve spoken to Colleen from Hutt Gas & Plumbing and she’s been kind enough to put together a few words of advice for all you homeowners looking at getting gas, plumbing or drain laying work

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Mid to Upper Range Bathroom Renovation Costs & Ideas

Posted 24/09/14

Bathroom renovation series - The mid-range bathroom renovation. Part three in a four-part series of articles that looks at bathroom renovations and what to expect at different budgets and what you need to help you plan your bathroom renovation. Mid-range bathroom renovation costs ($12,000 t

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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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Budget Bathroom Renovation Costs - What You Can Expect

Posted 17/09/14

Bathroom renovation series - The Budget bathroom renovation. Part two in a four-part series of articles that looks at bathroom renovations and what to expect at different budgets, and tips to help plan your bathroom renovation. The basic budget bathroom renovation (from $3000-$12000)

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Downpipes and Spouting – How to Make the Best Choice For Your Home

Posted 17/08/17

Whether you are building or renovating, at some stage you will need to consider your downpipes and spouting options... We’re lucky in New Zealand that we have many options when it comes to rainwater collection systems. With down-pipe and guttering manufacturers all praising their own prod

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Ultimate Autumn/Winter Checklist

Posted 30/04/18

Autumn is a great time to get stuck in with preparations to get your home in the best shape and be a healthy place to be during the challenging winter months. Mould & mildew control Prevention is easier than treatment. Check around your house for spots that are prone to leaks, condensation

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Latest plumbing case studies

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

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

Recent jobs posted

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

Move Outdoor tap

Posted 1 week ago

I would like my outdoor tap moved over around a metre as I’m having the brick wall removed where it is

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Tap replacement, leaking tap, loo cistern constantly running

Posted 1 week ago

Kitchen tap - either needs a new bit inside or has to be replaced totally. Water runs from the main body of the tap. Laundry tap- needs to be completely replaced. On super tub. Loo - cistern keeps running/filling. Brass arm has already been replaced. All mains pressured. I will have the taps purchased, and the part for the kitchen tap. I would need the work to be done late afternoon or a Saturday morning. ASAP would be great if possible - the running loo is driving me slightly mad!...

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Fixing leaked pipe

Posted 1 day ago

Water dripping slowly from the pipe showing in the attached picture. Reckon this fix is simple enough to complete within an hour?

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Blocked Kitchen Sink Drain

Posted 1 week ago

Water is draining very slowly through our kitchen sink drain, we have tried plunging and draino with no effect.

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Sewer and stormwater connection

Posted 1 week ago

This is a new build with sewer and stormwater to boundary. The intent was to connect into existing system but it is damaged. I now wish to lay a new stormwater and sewer down our right of way. Approx 60m of sewer and stormwater.

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Rowcliffe drainlaying.

Posted 2 days ago

Need a drainlayer to work in with us laying drains. Could be much more work in the future.

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Replace Hot Water Cylinder in Roof

Posted 1 day ago

Cylinder is dripping out of the overflow pipe by back door. Cylinder is in roof and house built 1995 going by cylinder date. Not leaking in roof. Not urgent job but will need to be done within the next 3 - 4 weeks. Would like quote first please.

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Leaking kitchen tap

Posted 22 hours ago

I need a plumber to come and fix a leaking kitchen tap. See attached photos.

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Loo replacement

Posted 14 hours ago

Old loo to be removed and new one installed. New loo will be a back to the wall loo. I believe it is a simple job needing minimal materials. Old loo in pictures below.

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Replace the header tank ballcock valve

Posted 1 week ago

Ballcock valve of my header tank does not work properly. It causes overflow running. Can I get someone help me to get the ballcock valve replaced? If you can help, please drop me a message, and let me know how much it will cost. Thanks

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Dripping shower head

Posted 1 week ago

The shower head is dripping and also the mix of hot and cold water is not right. The shower seems to be very hot not enough cold water coming through.

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Serious leaking in driveway

Posted 1 week ago

Major leaking in myself and neighbors property driveways. Turned the toby off which seemed to help but need water! This is an emergency so would appreciate quick turnaround.

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Put an extra toilet in

Posted 4 days ago

It's a three bedroom house with one toilet so we are think to put in a second toilet in the house. Our current toilet is separated from the bathroom. We would consider to take our bathroom tube out and replace it with a toilet.

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Shower slides

Posted 22 hours ago

We have just purchased a property, take possession 28th February, that requires 2 new shower slides. One is for the main bathroom the other for the ensuite. We're happy to purchase the shower slides but need advice what sort we should buy. We'll need someone to fit them. The quicker we can get this work done the better after possession date would be ideal.

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Replace laundry tub

Posted 1 week ago

Laundry tub to be replaced with one of same or slightly smaller dimensions.

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Installing a dishwasher

Posted 1 week ago

Kia Ora, We've just bought a new dishwasher (Fisher and Paykel double dish drawers) and would like to have it installed in our home. Our kitchen has never had a dishwasher before. My husband has taken out the cabinet where we would like it to go, so from what I can tell one or two holes need drilling into the side of the cabinet, as the kitchen sink is there and the plumbing installation work done. There is already a power socket underneath the sink. We'd then like the dish drawers installed...

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CCTV drain job

Posted 1 day ago

Need drains checked with camera to confirm no damage and connected to main.

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Sink block

Posted 4 days ago

I have a sink that still drains but at the pace of a Scotsman making love to a dram of single malt. The pipe is only accessible at the under sink cupboard and at the drain on the street side of the house as under the house pipes are inaccessible.

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Toilet replacement

Posted 3 days ago

I'd like a quote to install a new toilet, s type drain pipe. The distance between the wall and the centre of the pipe is 200mm. Thanks!

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Recent plumbing reviews

With over 128,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Kitchen drain/Terrible smell

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New valve, washer, timber support

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix a leak and reroute hot water

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hot water Cylinder roof pressure valve leaking

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Hot Water Cylinder leaking

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower leak, help! :-)

Work carried out by an employee of the company

15th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ballcock valve in hot water cylinder - overflowing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace Hot Water Cylinder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dripping pipe and tap

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outside Plumbing Repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New outdoor hot tap


23rd January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

HWC overflow problem

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Julie Ann Thompson

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Thompsons Road

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

replacement cylinder 135 litre

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th January 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hot Water Vent - Urgent Repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Toilet fix up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

cistern dribbling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plumbing Job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

URGENT plumber required for blocked shower drain!!!

Work carried out by an employee of the company

25th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Joined December 2017

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Oceanside Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2011

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Chris Dickson Plumbing Ltd

Joined May 2012

We are the Plumbing Specialists Servicing town and country No job too big or too small Freindly qualified staff Certifying Master Plumber Member of NZ Master Plumbers All work covered by the Master Plumbers guarantee

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Hannon Civil limited

Joined April 2017

Drainage contractors North Canterbury - Commercial - Residential - Septic tanks - Earthquake damage - General Repairs - Maintenance - Blocked drains

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Downright Drainage Ltd

Joined October 2014

Licensed Drain Layer-Owner Operator-less overheads equals cheaper pricing.Free on site quotes for all Domestic,Eqc Quotes, Small Commercial,New Housing, Repairs,Blocked drains(Full reports/camering) Own Digger. All jobs-big and small.........give me a call... Blair English ph 027 2286647 Downright Drainage Ltd

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Tipene plumbing

Joined February 2015

CALL NOW!!!! Tipene Plumbing Ltd offer all aspects of Plumbing-gas fitting-Roofing-drainage and more this includes maintenance- trouble shooting- new houses- CCTV drain inspections and clearing- septic cleans- slurry control. We uphold a very high standard of workmanship and will try my best to sought your issue the same day! Call now for a free competitive quote PLEASE NOTE MY PLUMBING REG IS...

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Halftub Plumbing and Rooter Ltd

Joined July 2018

Hi, I’ve been doing plumbing for the last 15 years. All residential maintenance, bathroom renovations and water filters. We offer very reasonable rates with no hidden costs.

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George Mallory Builders Limited

Joined February 2007

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...

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Daryls Drainage Ltd

Joined July 2018

Hello, I have been in the drainlaying trade for over 20 years and have worked in the fields of new housing, renovations, alterations, blocked drains, EQC work, Retail and commercial developments. I have a high standard of workmanship and professional standards and take great pride in my work where the client comes first.

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Plumbing Matters Ltd

Joined August 2017

Hi there, I am a new business and have had 9 years plumbing experience doing maintenance, renovations and new builds. I pride myself on being punctual, thorough and efficient with my time on site. I can offer competitive quotes and make sure jobs get completed on time and budget.

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Flynn O'Sullivan Drainage Limited

Joined July 2017

Flynn/O'Sullivan Drainage are specialists in both residential & commercial drainage. Set up in 2015 we have grown quickly to complete alot of new houses to earthquake replacements on existing houses, we have also completed some big commercial work at St Albans School and a new block at CPIT college. We also specialise in retaining walls, site scrape outs and house piling.

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Shepard Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2018

Why choose Us? ~ Competitive pricing - We price all our work at a reasonable rate. Contact us for a no obligation quote. ~ Over 20 years experience - Wade has been in the electrical trade for over 20 years and therefore has a wide range of experience in both retail, commercial and residential electrical work. He is happy to discuss any requirements. ~ Emergency electrical 24/7 - If you ha...

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Water Craft Plumbing and Gas

Joined October 2011

Water Craft Plumbing LTD is a small family owned and operated business specialising in plumbing, gas fitting and drain laying throughout the suburbs of North Canterbury ( Based In Rangiora ) We are proud upholders of traditional values. Values that we work by include: - Customer Service is paramount - Workmanship is guaranteed - Time Frame is realistic and adhered to - Pricing is competi...

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Comfordably Laid Plumbing and Drainage Ltd

Joined June 2015

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...

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Uneda Plumber Ltd

Joined July 2012

Hi, Uneda Plumber is proud to be Canterbury owned and operated since 2009. Our plumbers have the highest standards, and a worldly wide range of knowledge and skills on all levels of plumbing. So whether it's a bathroom or kitchen reno, a replacement faulty Hwc, help with your wetback fire or even a complete new build. All you need to remember is, if you need a plumber UNEDA PLUMBER....

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REDWOOD ELECTRICS

Joined September 2013

* All house wiring, new and existing, repairs, extensions, alterations, additions. * Domestic, Residential, Commercial, Industrial Electrical Installations * CCTV Installations/Security Cameras and setup * Specialised in HV and LV cable jointing and terminations, plus all electrical work. * Underground mains trenching and installations * Switchboard replacements from old to new * Garden l...

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Perkins Services

Joined September 2010

Hi,We are a husband and wife team and can do almost anything.My husband is a builder/handyman and I can clean,paint and help with rubbish removal.We have 28 years experience. We are very trustworthy,reliable,and energetic. We guarantee satisfaction. Reasonable rates.

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ko plumb ltd

Joined April 2012

OK Plumb ltd menu # Plumbing # Drainlaying # Waterblasting # Roof leak repairs/replace iron coloursteel. # Spouting leak repaires/replace # Log burner installs # New house plumbing/drainlaying

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Discount Drainage Ltd

Joined July 2016

Aubrey and Leigh Tuuta, and their team at Discount Drainage Ltd provide quality solutions to your drainage needs, at an affordable price. We're Professionals who take pride and care in our work, whilst completing your project on time and on budget. Based in North Canterbury and Servicing the wider Canterbury Region. Some of the services we provide include Drainlaying - Residential, Com...

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Can Renovate

Joined June 2016

Can Renovate is an experienced renovation Company all over Canterbury. From design to turn key alterations to renovations we do it all. We can work with your trades people or provide all trades to site. I MAKE IT HAPPEN.

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