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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

Southern Alps Electrical and Canterbury Plumbing and Gas — Registered Electrician, local with experience in Servicing Maintenance and new housing.
Registered gas fitter and plumber available also
Sunstream solar — we are a plumbing and solar water heating company able to carry out new or refurbishment work as well as servicing and maintainance of existing systems, we are flexible and easy to work with, happy to talk and give advice with no ... staff are fully trade qualified and have very high work ethics.
We look forward to working with you on your project.
Rvolution Plumbing and Gas Ltd — Revolution Plumbing and Gas Ltd has been built from the ground up by its owners to try and be as efficient and affordable as possible while delivering a high standard of workmanship and customer satisfaction.

Our young fit four man team consists of Simon, Andy Tim and Zac with years in the trade we offer teamwork and experience in residential and commercial jobs we have seen and dealt with most plumbing and gasfitting problems out there. Currently we offer a great price on a Gas Hot Water...
C S Electrical Limited — Domestic and light commercial heating, ventilation and electrical solutions.
Rooney Plumbing Ltd — Rooney Plumbing is an owner operated business servicing all areas of residential and commercial plumbing, gas fitting and drain laying in Christchurch. Call Jase today for a friendly, costumer driven service.
Oceanside Electrical Ltd — Oceanside Electrical - specialising in heat pump service and installations, domestic and commercial electrical work from small jobs to full re-wires, renovations or new builds.
We are an owner operated buisness and we guarantee prompt and professional service.
EQC registered electrician.

Reviews of tradespeople

Workmanship5
Cost5
Schedule5
Communications5
“Fantastic - would highly recommend and definitely again! Cost ended up being covered by EQC”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Trade reply: very good customer to deal with would work for these guys again no problem.


Workmanship5
Cost5
Schedule5
Communications5
“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.


Insinkerator repair

18th January 2011

Workmanship5
Cost5
Schedule5
Communications5
“Quick response and friendly service.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Trade reply: great customer to work for and thanks for the prompt payment


Replace toilet

4th November 2013

Workmanship5
Cost5
Schedule5
Communications5
“Shae was easy to communicate with and professional he was able to provide solutions to the problems we were having and made the area look better then what it was”

Work carried out by the owner/operator


Outdoor Painting

6th December 2011

Workmanship5
Cost5
Schedule5
Communications5
“We were extremely happy with the job that Barry from Oncall Services carried out. We knew exactly what was happening, when it was happening and how much it would cost. I would certainly recommend him and his work to other people and I would use him again if we need other painting work done.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Trade reply: Thank you for the review.
Very easy lady to deal ... was a pleasure to complete the work for you.


Communications5
“Seemed like a good bloke but the job was a bit basic and I had a bit of time to kill, so I killed the time by doing it myself. Sorry but I will have some more significant work in the future and hope that you respond to that. Cheers”

Trade reply: Yip thanks


Recent Jobs in Christchurch

Job #130171
I need someone to replace old cracked toilet bowl - like for like. The cistern is 3 yrs old and in good order. Supply and install new toilet bowl - S Plan left hand vent as shown in pics. Also remove toilet seat from…

Job #129785
We want to install a new toilet in an existing laundry. Our house is on a concrete foundation. The toilet is to go where the laundry sink is currently positioned. We will do building work on demolition and move of…

Job #129039
Kitchen tap is leaking on to the benchtop, doesn't appear to be leaking underneath. Water coming out of the base of of the Methven mixer. We have high cold pressure and low hot pressure. Also would be good to have a…

Job #128675
Installation of dishwasher and replacement of undersink pipe in kitchen. Dishwasher install is fairly simple and I have attached some photos of the pipe under the kitchen sink which needs replacing, it is pretty old…

Job #128659
Damaged toilet to replace. Toilet suite, bowl and cistern, P trap. Replacement toilet sorted. Just remove old, install new.

Job #127999
1) Removing old basin and re installing new basin. 2) securing new sink tap

Job #127395
Our kitchen water tap leaks and need replacement. Just over easter break the new whole apperaed (see pictures). need someone to come out have a look at it then with my mum go to bunnings buy new tap and get it…

Job #127123
Replacement water cylinder. Current one does not give hot water. We have ahd fuse replaced a few months ago. But looks like its leaking water on a rusty spot now.

Job #127014
Need to replace a leaking 10 year old 350 litre cylinder with a new 300 litre electric cylinder. Good access - this cylinder also has a send and return from our diesel central heating boiler, already plumbed in.

Job #125687
I need my new dishwasher installed. While trying to do the job myself, I find the existing plumbing in my kitchen really messy(see photo). It was done by previous house owner. I need a plumber to do the job properly.…

Job #124725
I have recently stripped a wall between Kitchen and lounge which housed a Hot Water Cylinder. The cylinder is now exposed and I'm looking either relocate the hot water cylinder to the Lanudry or to have the system…

Job #124022
Need a plumber or handyman to remove and supply an old kitchen insert valve. The headgear nut is damaged. Thanks.

Job #123736
A tradesman has identified quite a bit of water under house, keen to get it investigated, located and remedied if there's a leak. Thanks!

Job #123610
Hi. I want my 180 ltr water cylinder moved up to a higher position in the existing space. Needs to go up about 400 mm to make room for my washing machine below. There is about 300 mm available above the cylinder but the…

Job #122805
the attached photo shows a round type fitting. This was cracked by a bob cat driver. I need it repaired or replaced


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