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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

Alexander — Hi, We have been working in constructional industry for last 15 years. New Zealand fully licenced Electricians, qualified plumbers, heat pump installers with large experience. We also have handymen and builders working with us.

Work in residentials, commercials and industrials.

Locations covered: Auckland, Hamilton, Coromandel, other (to be discussed)

Many regards,

HVAC controls and electrical — Hi, we have been wireing new house and old ones for the last 10 odd years . While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do small to larger size projects from time to time,we are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for projects and within your budget.
We also install heat pump from domestic to commercial
Design and built
We are also registered electricians and inspectors
Please feel free to give us a call for all your electrical and building needs
Uneda Plumber Ltd — Hi,
Uneda Plumber is proud to be Canterbury owned and operated since 2009.
Our plumbers have the highest standards, and a worldly wide range of knowledge and skills on all levels of plumbing.
So whether it's a bathroom or kitchen reno, a replacement faulty Hwc, help with your wetback fire or even a complete new build.
All you need to remember is,
if you need a plumber
Williamson Drainage — Williamson Drainage Contractors specialises in new residential drainage and septic tank installation. Based in Rolleston, Christchurch we service the greater North and Mid Canterbury region.
Frankish NZ Ltd — Frankish can take on anything big or small in the home or commercial technology sector. We pride ourselves on our knowledge and professionalism in the Audio Visual and Electrical fields, if you need a technical or electrical problem solved or have a full scale design and build, we are your guys!

Home automation, C-Bus, Control4, lighting, audio visual, freeview, data or WiFi, telephones, electronic security, access control, gate automation and more!
Handyman Service North Canterbury — we will take up us to fill any hole or gap, just tell us what you need and we let you know if we can do it.

Reviews of tradespeople

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!

New office space

22nd November 2016
“Good communication - project manager visited the site and was very approachable and seemed interested in the work. Unfortunately, no quote has been forthcoming as promised.”

2 x bathrooms

16th September 2013
“Excellent, on time, completed quick and have reccomended to others already.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Trade reply: Great person to work for. Thankyou for your comments

Driveway strip drain

2nd August 2016
“Great communication. Appreciated the quick turnaround on the job. Would recommend”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

“Great. On time and job done quick”

Work carried out by an employee of the company

Trade reply: Thanks for giving us the opportunity to solve your electrical problem, it was a pleasure doing business :)

New internal office

4th August 2014
“Overall happy with the service and the follow up to their quote.”

Trade reply: Thanks for your response, really appreciated.

Recent Jobs in Christchurch

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