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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

RJ Handyman — From decking, painting, lawn mowing, concrete and gardening. Experienced handyman able to provide advice, design and planning as well.

AV work including antenna, satellite, TV wall mounting, cable runs and in hom automation

Experienced tradesperson

All quotes in the Canterbury area are free
Handyman NZ Limited — Hi, Handyman NZ - Properties & Buildings Maintenance is an Owner Operated business servicing the Christchurch, Ashburton, Selwyn and Timaru areas.
We offer impeccable professional services by a skilled tradesman with over 15 years experience in the Maintenance and Repairs Industry.
I'm proud on providing competitive quote and completing jobs on budget.
ZedZee — We have been involved for a number of years in restoration and building maintenance and the construction and design of outdoor structures. We have been involved in trade for 30 years and maintain a high level of workmanship. We have recently completed a number of exciting projects for a multinational company. However no job is too small for our small team we look forward to each new construction , project and interaction with new clients .
Heating solutions — Air conditioning-heating&ventilation systems LTD offers services for repairs & service as well as maintenance for HVAC systems. Expert advice in choosing the right heating system for your home.Also checking air conditioning systems for cars.More than 8 years of experience in this domain.
Dunrite Drainage & Landscapes Ltd — Hi there! We offer all services from initial site scrape to installation of services, drain laying, foundation and driveway dig outs, installing pressure wastewater tanks, vacuum wastewater tanks, CCTV, driveways, paths, retaining walls, building work and all landscaping. We are professional and meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on getting the job done right, on budget and within the scheduled time frame, so there are no surprises on completion.
PHS Plumbing & Heating Services LTD — Plumbing, Gas fitting, Solar Hot Water and Central Heating specialists with over 25 years experience. New homes , Renovations, Upgrades and Maintenance. 4x man team.

Reviews of tradespeople

Satelite Dish Relocation

16th January 2017

“Very competent and efficient. I would highly recommend Richard to all.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Reply: “Thanks Mike, was my pleasure”

Tree Pruning

28th November 2016

“Speedy quote - cheers”

Reply: “Thanks !”

Cat flap installation

30th April 2015

“Great work and I would thoroughly recommend Mark. I am also asking him to quote on a couple of other things so I am very pleased with both his work and his costs.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Reply: “Thank you Helen. I was pleased to have the opportunity to complete the installation efficiently and to your requirements. I look forward to engaging in further projects planned in the near future.”


“Excellent service with added advice for protection against similar events occurring in the future.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator


“Craig was brilliant. Would absolutely recommend. Prompt contact, arrived on time and completed job in a professional manner. Also completed another small job for us. Excellent. Thank you very much.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator


“Even though they were unable to do the job at the moment. I found Brian to be very helpful.”

Recent Jobs in Christchurch

Job #176650
I need someone to replace the toilet flush valve. I have already bought the valve (see in attached pic) and i just need to get it changed. I believe there is no need to visit the job as it is very straightforward so…

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Prepare in wall cistern and toilet prior to tiling. Fit and test on completion.

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Leak in garage coming from pipe, which appears to come from hotwater cylinder in upstairs bathroom. Pipe appears to terminate in an outfall.

Job #176013
We have good cold water pressure in our bathroom, however, it is low coming out of the shower rose, which makes it difficult to get the water cool enough in summer. We have read about how water pressure can be…

Job #174712
Replace old steel laundry tub and taps with new Robinhood style one. A bit of basic plumbing involved.

Job #173949
Our small kitchen hot water cylinder element has stopped working. I had an electrician come in and test it. The cylinder is plugged into the wall and not hard wired in. 1986 Zip Electric Water Heater 22 Litres. …

Job #173916
The old toilet pan (S shaped with vent pipe) needs to be replaced by a new one.

Job #172845
I need an experienced plumber or builder to investigate a water leakage issue for my shower cubicle in an apartment. The leakage might have affected the downstairs neighbor's ceiling which has a big hole (see attached…

Job #171281
Just had a new washing machine installed and when they turned on the tab the washer cracked. It's leaking a couple of drops per second so would like it fixed quickly if possible

Job #171256
Repair leaking water main under concrete shared access driveway. Replace existing water main with PVC pipe. Refer to image with more site information.

Job #171118
Drain is showing signs of blockage, runs from upstairs toilet and then straight down to concrete path, probably needs a camera inspection. The drain is showing signs of earthquake damage.

Job #170644
New dishwasher purchased - no existing dishwasher plumbing within kitchen - require plumber to install hookups for cold water feed & wastewater drainage (& air gap?). A space has been created for unit & cold water…

Job #168393
We need a plumber to advise us on the most cost effective way to connect a HWC water pressure motor (not sure what it's called to ensure good pressure in an older home) and re-lay new pipes for a new shower we want to…

Job #166365
Hello, our hot water cylinder is not longer heating water after Monday's midnight earthquake. I believe it's a low pressure one, and powered electrically. It's hung up off the floor in the cupboard. The earliest anyone…

Job #165021
The house has old sink pits and we want new water drains layed from the house to the street so when it rains the water can exit through the pipes to street drain. The driveway is not sealed yet so can be dug up to put…

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