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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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Green Plumbing - just how affordable and environmentally friendly is it?

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Reviews of Christchurch Plumbers


“Dorin completed the work as agreed, on time, on budget, and his communications were clear and timely. We are very happy with our new fence and gates, and would happily recommend him for similar work.”

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Finishing touches

22nd March 2017

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

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Kitchen taps broken

13th June 2017

“Great job at a great price and fast.
I had kitchen taps replaced.”

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“Owen did a great job of the plumbing and gas and also kept an eye on the other tradies for me through a complete bathroom renovation. Happy with everything from the demolition of the old bathroom to the final paint job. Thanks Owen.”

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Reply: “Thank you very much, it was a great job and all of us involved were very happy with the result too.”


“Great to deal with”

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“Excellent work, carried out efficiently. Cleaned up after work. We would definitely hire Hannon Civil Ltd again to do any drainage work needed.”

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Reply: “Thank you very much!”

Recent jobs posted in Christchurch

We would like our old laundry tub and wall taps removed, and new plumbing connections with the new tub and mixer connected up. We would also like a tile splash back installed if the person awarded job can install…

We have inherited two shabby toilet in a 1950's house. The one we want to use has the worst leek. The sum of the parts to fix it are probably more than to get a new one installed. We will be eventually fully renovating…

Need the taps moving down the wall so I can add a tap. Also need a sink and washing machine plumbed in. Haven't brought the taps or sink yet - will wait for advice.

Drain outside our kitchen is blocked somewhere and overflows, have tried to clear myself but can feel something like stones at the bottom of the drain. The drains outside the laundry and bathroom feel the same and also…

Remove bath, sink and fittings from bathroom. We are installing a new laundry in this space and will require installation of the laundry sink at a later date.

I need plumbing setup for a dishwasher. I haven't bought it yet and want to check I can afford it to install one. I need the plumbing setup from the existing plumbing which is where the sink is. The dishwasher will…

The water keeps running after the toilet had been flushed

I need my drain at the bottom of a down pipe cleared so rain will not cause overflowing in my garden. I have tried and this is the result, the water has only gone down slightly after an hour!!!

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…