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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

Oncall Services — Internal and external painting done to a professional standard.Stopping and plastering.Investment property cleaning between tenants, Kitchen and bathroom refits Lawnmowing,gardening,trimming,rubbish removal.General investment property and scheduled maintenance a specialty.Always on call for urgent repairs.
Free advice and quotes.
Design Spectrum Limited — Welcome to Design Spectrum LTD.
We have been providing a high quality service in the flooring industry for more than 10 years.

While we specialize in drafting accurate floor plans we also provide floor prep services (including tile, vinyl, cork removal and subfloor sanding)
A broad range of the latest quality carpet and vinyl samples which can be ordered and arranged to lay with our qualified carpet layers.
Free consultation with our innovative interior designer with constant support ...
24seven plumbing — 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.
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.
mainland plumbing and drainage — Hi, I have been plumbing for 20 years, working on new houses, commercial projects and maintenance. I pride myself on my high level of workmanship and good communication with the client.
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.

Reviews of tradespeople

Outdoor Painting

6th December 2011

Workmanship5
Cost5
Schedule5
Responsiveness5
Professionalism5
“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 with.It was a pleasure to complete the work for you.


Responsiveness4
Professionalism2
“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.


Workmanship5
Cost5
Schedule5
Responsiveness5
Professionalism5
“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.


Replace toilet

4th November 2013

Workmanship5
Cost5
Schedule5
Responsiveness5
Professionalism5
“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


Extra power points

28th March 2012

Workmanship5
Cost5
Schedule5
Responsiveness5
Professionalism5
“Job was completed within 4 days of receiving a quote - can't ask for better than that! Work carried out to an excellent standard and based on my experience, I wouldn't hesitate in recommending MBJ Electrical.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Trade reply: Thanks Elaine for your comments


Insinkerator repair

18th January 2011

Workmanship5
Cost5
Schedule5
Responsiveness5
Professionalism5
“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


Recent Jobs in Christchurch

Job #118243
Looking for a plumber and/or gas fitter. We are renovating our kitchen in July. Gas - We already have a gas hob. We will need this disconnected, moved to where the new oven will be (approx 4m) and reconnected.…

Job #117848
I have old broken stormwater pipes needing replacement. one is at a junction.

Job #116112
I’m looking for a plumber / drainlayer to come round and provide advice & a quote to do all plumbing work for a new bathroom in an old villa. The work will include: • Supply & installation of new waste water pipe for…

Job #115416
We have gutted our bathroom and required some new taps or shifted taps for vanity and bath. We are also lifting the floor

Job #115040
Hi, looking for firstly a a new drainage (drawn/written) plan to be done. Then new drains and stormwater to be laid. Property is now slightly lower than the road as a result of eq so may need bubble up sump or similar.…

Job #114706
Quote to relay 51m of earthquake damaged storm water line and 4m of sewer line in the driveway. The storm water line will need to be relayed from the garage to the boundary down the side of the house with a bubble up…

Job #114066
I require an outside cold tap in my garden area. The water supply is approx 1 metre from where I require the new tap located - see photo

Job #113153
I require an outside cold tap in my garden area. The water supply is approx 1 metre from where I require the new tap located - see photo

Job #112451
I am starting a new build in late Jan and need to get a quote for the drainlaying and/or plumbing if you do that too. I haven't got the consent plans back yet but hopefully the PDF scheme plan is enough for you. (Can't…

Job #112448
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Job #112347
Our current bathroom doesn't have a toilet so i would like to add one. To create the space for the toilet the current shower over bath will need to be ripped out with a corner shower unit as replacement.

Job #110900
Our water cylinder pipe dislodged itself which created a leak. We became aware of the leak when we saw the damage to the ceiling. We called a plumber who change the ball cock and fix the pipe to the ground. We need…

Job #110558
As pictured- Our glasshouse tap was inherited by us. It's a home made job with regular inside tap fittings. We'd like this changed to be standard double outside tap suitable for putting hoses and such on. We'd love to…

Job #110094
Plumber and builder needed to replace existing hot water cylinder and the cabinet shelf and floor to be repaired asap.

Job #109956
We are renovating the kitchen and plan to remove the current hot water cylinder and replace with a gas hot water heater. The property currently has a gas fire in the lounge, so already has the gas bottles fittings…


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