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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

Tipene plumbing — Tipene Plumbing offer all aspects of Plumbing-Roofing-CCTV drain inspections and clearing-septic clean- slurry control. We uphold a very high standard of workmanship!
Call now for a quote
Kilray Plumbing & Gas LTD — Kilray Plumbing & Gas Ltd is a new and fast growing company to the
Christchurch scene. After just a few months in business we have delivered
exceptional plumbing solutions through out the city, including one of the
biggest sites at present; The Christchurch Justice and Emergency Precinct.

Made up of two young highly skilled and qualified trades people who pride
themselves on professionalism, workmanship, and a level of service second
to none that guarantees outstanding results to meet cu...
Brians Plumbing Services Ltd — From Tap to Tobi, Meeting your plumbing needs. I offer a prompt, reliable service, reasonable rates and quality workmanship. No job too small!
ok plumb ltd — We provide leak detection for leaky pipes undergroud and in behind walls inside your house saving you on labour costs, also we provide video inspection and location device for sewers and waste pipes, this specialised gear can pinpoint problems before you start digging or tearing down walls hoping to find a leak or a blockage. as well as being plumbers and drainlayers. we can pinpoint the problem and repair it all in one.
B K Plumbing Services Ltd — B K Plumbing Services Ltd is a small family business specilizing in domestic maintenance, renovations and installs of new toilets, vanitys, taps, hot water cylinders etc and repair burst pipes, driping taps etc. In a cost effective and timley mannor.
Canterbury Plumbing and Gas — Local Plumbing and Gas company. Fully qualified Plumbers and Gas Fitters. Excellent communication, take pride and guarantee all our work. We cover all plumbing and gas jobs, specializing in gas hot water change overs.

Reviews of tradespeople

“Greg came over as arranged, took photos of my toilet and tap and my dog? Said he would quote and I have heard nothing. It has been 3 weeks.......”

Trade reply: Just like to add i was incapcitated i was having surgery i admit i should have called apologies.

“Written and verbal comms excellent, informative, professional. Friendly and personable chap, bang on with quote, schedule, and super workmanship. Very highly recommended, thanks Calvin!”

Work carried out by an employee of the company

fix guttering

18th April 2012
“Really easy to communicate with.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Trade reply: Thanks, Great to deal with.

New House Drainage

14th December 2011

“Very happy with job and service from Steve. Great advice and will use again in the future. Cheers”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Trade reply: Pleasure to deal with. Thanks for the work and I look forward to doing more for you in the future.

Minor electrical work

12th January 2011
“Alexander is excellent. He arrived at the exact time he said he would, communicated very well before the job, and ensured he fully understand what we required. He did an excellent job, and I would highly recommend.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Trade reply: Nice and friendly peope, straight to the point. No issues at all. Good to work with. Paid right after job completion. Highly recommended, cheers, guys!

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