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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.

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Reviews of Christchurch Plumbers


“Would use again - was helpful”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Reply: “Thank you for your review was a good job to do, i can sort out the bottom of the hot water cylinder if you would like too. Do you need my services for regular maintenance on your property like the lawns gardens etc feel free to let me know and i am more than happy to offer a nice rate for keeping your property up to scratch and well maintained.


Closing a dog escape

30th September 2017

“We would highly recommend Dorin. He is friendly, professional and nothing phases him. Workman ship is excellent and he is certainly multi talented. thank you so very much for a fabulous job.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Bathroom reno

14th October 2017

“Owen & team did a great job, not just the plumbing, but also managing the other tradies (builder, tiler, painter).
The finished room looks fantastic - everything we wanted - at a reasonable price and close to schedule.
Very happy with Core Plumbing, would definitely use them again and would happily recommend them.”

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors


“Friendly team, work done well and exactly as quoted. Cheers,”

Work carried out by an employee of the company

Flagpole Lift

25th September 2017

“Good job”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Finishing touches

22nd March 2017

“requires better communication with clients once quote accepted.Work was good and tidy.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Recent jobs posted in Christchurch

There's a couple of wet patches under a hot water cylinder. Had a look under the house and can see two T junctions of Dux pipe that are leaking. Not sure if these are the source of the wet floor but it needs looking at.…

I have been given the attached letter from CCC stating that I am required to have my Sewer Lateral repaired. Can you please have a quick read over the attached letter and then let me know if you are able to quote for…

I have a small drain for surface water in my driveway in front of the garage. This does not cope with the amount of surface water in excessive rainstorms and results in the excess building up the front of the garage…

Remove and replace old laundry tub with super tub. See photo - old tub to be removed and super tub we have purchased to be installed in its place. Attached is a photo of the current tub. I am happy to assist in the…

Our header tank is leaking. Needing it fixed so insurance can do their job - needing as cheap as possible please.

Supply and install of shower base with glass ... . The walls would be tanked down on to the base/wall junction. I will be doing the tanking etc... Currently there is an old shower base installed, with vinyl on the…

Rain water is pooling on the concrete path by a back step and against a timber garage door (photo attached). We need a strip drain in front of the step and possibly a small barrier in front of the garage door. This job…

HWC has stopped heating, need replacement. Existing is Peter Cocks old 270litre low pressure, 7.6m working head, 1470mm x 600mm. I will move shelves away

Hi there, Looking for a quote for parts and labour. We have an existing cylinder that is probably good for another 5-10 but needs both valves replaced. Simon

I have a block retaining wall that only recently now has water seeping through it, so will need to have a drain put behind it.

There is a metal pipe outside the wall of my apartment keeps dripping hot water. I strongly suspect it's problem from pressure valve of the hot water cylinder. Hope someone can help to diagnose and fix it for me.

Install a drain to lower the ground around the exterior of the house that provides clearance under existing cladding for water run off. Some of the work requires concrete cutting.

Need some one connect the new outlet and channel to Buber. Urgency need done by Monday , as the inspection on Tuesday . Thanks Job in wigram

Our dish washer has stopped with no water coming through..

Leak in the bathroom, cold water dripping, pipe which is connected to wash tub.