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

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Bathroom Renovation Cost & Getting Started

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

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Reviews of Christchurch Plumbers


“I am really pleased with the effort that Paul & Craig put into this project which was not at all straightforward. They went the extra mile to ensure that we got the best results out of the available budget & we are very satisfied with the improvements made to the property as the result of their workmanship. Would definitely recommend them to others.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Reply: “Thanks for your positive response, any further work just let us know, cheers”


“Alexander is highly skilled, professional and a pleasure to have on site. I highly recommend Alexander. He is the best trades person we have ever employed due to his care, perfectionism, and skills. Extremely reliable and an excellent communicator. It is also rare to have a tradesperson clean up after a job.
Alexander did several other jobs onsite after completing the roofing and each completed to an exceptional standard.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator


“We were really pleased with the gas hot water installation. Matt was always in contact and answered any queries immediately and was very knowledgeable. The job was done with no stress to us and the final result is everything we could have asked for. Everything is working perfectly.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Replacement toilet

15th February 2018

“A very good tradesman, we would use him again”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Blocked drain

15th March 2018

“I am pleased with repaires.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Reply: “Thank you”


“Awesome work, turned up on time and completed the jobs with no fuss. Cleaned up after and followed up with an email. Great service.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Recent jobs posted in Christchurch

Hi, we have a house in Ilam, and I just found a leakage of the water tank. We just removed the gib, making it more convenient to reach the water tank. I need someone help to fix it, thank you so much!

Is there anybody who can please replace this pipe ? Need something that doesn’t leak all over my new path and looks a bit nicer as it’s on the front of the house.

What is this ugly old pipe for? Is it connected to something important? Can we have it removed? It is on the outside of our bathroom.

I require a couple of maintenance plumbing jobs carried out. Felton shower head needs replacing (have purchased), x2 dripping taps, older style toilet cistern needs adjusting/repair to excess water running in…

Over the course of the last 6 months we have noticed a puddle forming down the side of the house and initially presumed it was due to the weather. In the last few days it has started to flood and it is becoming more…

shower tap mild leaking per picture, Washer change might fix but as the tap style is too old, I prefer replacement with a quality, lever tap (used okay) not too dear please. text or email me an est. cost.

Have a leaking inflow pipe to a toilet. Need fixed asap.

Probable leaking shower drain pipe(plumbing) on first floor bathroom, leaking into ground floor ceiling cavity below shower and now visible coming through swelling gib board on ground floor ceiling in several places!!

When the toilet flushes water comes out of the top system

Install a House Water Filter onto our incoming water line. (unit only just arrived at home today so I was a tad early on my last post!). We also need to shorten/alter one of our garden hose taps as it currently is in…

We would like to replace our toilet but we will need to move the tap from wall to floor we think with us having a new toilet..see photos attached We would like the toilet replaced so just a quote for this..

Plastic pipe fitting reset, tightened and maybe hemped or tape into thread . This pipe comes from a well pump, into a water tank . The tank supplies water to the house.

My bathroom is a tiny 2.08 m (2.10 if you include the doorway) by 1.6 m There's a pre-existing bathtub which I want replaced to a 140cm bath tub I found at Plumb'In and a small 50~60cm vanity installed next to it. I…

We need to replace the toilet... upgrade the tap, relocate the water pipe and possibly build a false wall behind the toilet - (to decrease the set out - currently 205mm.)

Quote to shift pipes for new location of sink & dishwasher ready for new kitchen. May need/want to do in two stages, cap copper pipes so we can clear sink away ready for kitchen installation then return to put in new…