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Leave Your Water Worries To The Experts With Christchurch Plumbers

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.

Latest plumbing articles

Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering plumbing related repairs and renovations around your home. Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

Hiring a Gas Fitter or Plumber - Tips from a Tradie

Posted 26/11/14

If you’re looking to hire a plumber or gas fitter? There’s a few things you need to know first... We’ve spoken to Colleen from Hutt Gas & Plumbing and she’s been kind enough to put together a few words of advice for all you homeowners looking at getting gas, plumbing or drain laying work

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Mid to Upper Range Bathroom Renovation Costs & Ideas

Posted 24/09/14

Bathroom renovation series - The mid-range bathroom renovation. Part three in a four-part series of articles that looks at bathroom renovations and what to expect at different budgets and what you need to help you plan your bathroom renovation. Mid-range bathroom renovation costs ($12,000 t

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

Posted 01/10/14

Bathroom renovation series - The deluxe bathroom renovation. One in a series of articles that looks at bathroom renovations and what to expect at different budgets. The deluxe bathroom renovation $30,000 to $100,000+ The deluxe bathroom renovation may also be known as a full gut job. There

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Are You Considering Adding an Ensuite to Your Master Bedroom?

Posted 24/11/16

Should I build another room for my ensuite or should I alter my existing master bedroom to fit one in? It might not seem like an important question, but there are pros and cons to consider for both these options... Adding an ensuite - should you extend or convert your master bedroom? Insta

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Budget Bathroom Renovation Costs - What You Can Expect

Posted 17/09/14

Bathroom renovation series - The Budget bathroom renovation. Part two in a four-part series of articles that looks at bathroom renovations and what to expect at different budgets, and tips to help plan your bathroom renovation. The basic budget bathroom renovation (from $3000-$12000)

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Top 5 Bathroom Renovation Tips - Direct From Our Experts

Posted 29/04/19

Find out the Top 5 bathroom renovation tips direct from our Builderscrack bathroom experts. This advice can make all the difference between a successful bathroom renovation or not... 1) It's All in The Planning [caption id="attachment_8825" align="alignright" width="255"] Adam Pearce. Bath

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Ultimate Winter Ready Checklist

Posted 30/04/18

Autumn is a great time to get stuck in with preparations to get your home in the best shape and be a healthy place to be during the challenging winter months. Mould & mildew control Prevention is easier than treatment. Check around your house for spots that are prone to leaks, condensation or

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Bathroom Renovation Cost & Getting Started

Posted 10/09/14

If you’re thinking about undertaking a bathroom renovation, then you’ll no doubt be considering what you want to achieve by doing so.  Whether it’s updating the look, increasing resale value or adding functionality, amenities and storage, the scope of your bathroom renovation project will depend

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What does that trade logo on your tradie's website or vehicle mean? What benefit can it provide you, the homeowner? Read on to find out more about national trade accreditations in New Zealand... Some industry accreditations are mandatory, as government r

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Downpipes and Spouting – How to Make the Best Choice For Your Home

Posted 01/07/19

Is your guttering and spouting done in? Refresh the look of your home and add years to its lifespan with new guttering. Most of New Zealand receives 600 to 1600mm of rainfall per year, so in order to protect your property, you need sturdy, reliable rainwater management. In this article, we lo

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Latest plumbing case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Behind every job there is a story. This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom. The Dilemma The story starts with Joanne and her first tradie, a referral from a friend. The tradie seemed great. The homeowner and the tradie agreed that Joanne would buy everything that was needed for the bathroom, and the tradie gave her a cost to install and renovate to her plan. Fast forward three months and the tradie was nowhere to be seen and uncontactable. With the goods for her bathroom waiting in Mitre 10 and a loan taken out for the project, Joanne was desperate to get the job underway. The Solution “I spoke to someone at work, saying I didn’t know what to do. I needed to have my bathroom renovated, and my colleague said, have you put it on Builderscrack? Then they showed me how Builderscrack works, how to log on and use the site. I put the advert on the next day, and within two

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Leaking pipes under bathroom floor.

Posted 2 days ago

I've been crawling under our floor fixing up a floorboard and discovered that the grey plastic pipes under our bathroom are leaking quite badly. Keen to get it sorted as soon as possible. Sorry no photos of the job as I didn't have a camera on me while under there.

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Replace leaking hot water cylinder with a new one

Posted 4 days ago

I have a leaking hot water cylinder and I want to know how much to replace it with a new one including GST. The house was built in 1969 so it can only fit one that is the size that is standard back then. Please provide a quote before end of today, 15th August 2019.

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Low water pressure and temperature

Posted 6 days ago

Recently our house has experienced noticeable change in available water pressure. As an example, we are unable to flush toilet and run the shower at the same time, as there is not enough pressure. Water is also very slow coming out of tap generally. This is unusual and did not used to be this way. Also, hot water, is not hot enough.

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Shower fixtures

Posted 5 days ago

Hello, I just had gas hot water installed at my house, and my old shower fixtures aren’t up to the new pressure. I bought a slide shower head unit (an elementi mist slide shower) but the part that connects to the wall of the shower where the water comes out doesn’t match the existing pipe/thread (even though I took the existing head with me when I bought it). The first two pics are the existing shower head and the bit that it screws into. I also have an en-suite which has a shower head with...

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Cap water and wastewater supply at boundary

Posted 1 week ago

We are demolishing a house in St Albans, Christchurch and we need the water and wastewater capped at the boundary. I will locate and expose the pipes for you. Cheers

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Blocked Drain ?

Posted 17 hours ago

Drain is not draining water away. Water possibly overflowing under house? Drains inside house working fine. Attached photo. Is this normal? How to fix? Thanks

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Blocked Toilets

Posted 3 days ago

I have 2 toilets in the house one in a separate room and the other backing onto it in the bathroom. They are partially blocked. When one toilet is flushed the others ones water rises and they are slow to drain.

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Fix leak in hot water cylinder

Posted 1 week ago

Leaking pipe in hot water cylinder and add extension to overflow pipe required work to be done on Monday

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Kitchen taps

Posted 1 week ago

I'd like the old taps taken off and new ones installed. I also want them brought closer to the wall with enough space left for new tiling to go along the wall.

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Header tank report

Posted 1 week ago

Need a plumbing report done for insurance as my header tank has been leaking and caused some water damage

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Visual plumbing inspection

Posted 6 days ago

I need a plumber to do a visual inspection of pipe in a house I am purchasing, the visual inspection is to decern whether or not the piping is Dux Quest, this is for insurance/bank purposes so I will need written confirmation of any finds. I need this done by the start of next week.

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Basic plumbing job

Posted 3 days ago

Have lost hot water pressure in one tap and can’t see any reason why, so need the pipes checked. Also need laundry tap repaired, most likely just a washer

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Adding drainage for a louvre roof addition

Posted 2 weeks ago

I am installing a roughly 35m^2 louvre roof that will have two downpipes. I would like to connect these to the existing storm water line running to the street. Lenght of run required is around 10 meters (for both) and I know exactly where the storm water drain runs (had a ground radar mapping done). My builder will be digging foundations for a perimeter wall that goes around the area covered by the roof. I am hoping to get both the foundation and the drain-laying done at the same time - if...

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Toilet drain clog fun

Posted 1 day ago

Our toilet drain is clogged, fun stuff. Tried plungers, toilet auger, liquid drain cleaners and all failed, and to no surprise. Its blocked up now to where water doesn't drain from toilet bowl at all, or at least very very slowly. Toilet is unusable now so any help would be appreciated, asap if possible for obvious reasons! ;-) A photo is attached. Cheers

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Kitchen and bathroom plumbing jobs

Posted 1 week ago

Renew leaking kitchen tap.renew X 2shower heads renew shower traps X2 renew toilet cistern renew plastic sidings in X 2showers

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Blocked storm water drain.

Posted 1 week ago

Storm water drain drain blocked at riser where down pipe discharges into. Have poked a hose down but it is solid, needs drain blasting or drain machine to unblock.

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Toilet replacement

Posted 1 week ago

I would like a quote on replacing a broken toilet

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JEREMY ROBERTSON

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, our zenith water heater and the tap have both met their end at around the same time, so we're replacing both. We are undecided about replacing them with the same thing or making a change to a different brand. So, can you please quote on supplying and installing (and removing old items) one or the other (or both options) for: 5L Tudor Zenith Water heater + Hero Mixer (like in photo), or 5L Stiebel Eltron SNU-5 + MES-G Open Vented Gooseneck Mixer If you need more information please let me...

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Broken water pipe

Posted 1 day ago

We have a broken water pipe on our side of the water meter. Easily accessible. We currently have no water so need someone asap on Monday morning.

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New Home connections

Posted 2 weeks ago

I am building a minor dwelling and need a quote asap for the stormwater, sewer and plumbing.

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Recent plumbing reviews

With over 141,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Leak under kitchen sink

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Leaking hot water cylinder - fix or replace?

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

19th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacement of the toilet and hide the pipework

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower Enclosure Update & Washing Machine Plumb In

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hot water cylinder install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

K E Wallis

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Musty drains and toilet bowl draining

Work carried out by an employee of the company

26th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Blocked toilet

Work carried out by an employee of the company

6th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen taps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shifting laundry tub

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hot water in kitchen not flowing properly

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen faucet tap loose & laundry issues

Work carried out by an employee of the company

15th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Moving Washing Machine

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small odds and ends

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Toilets, handbasin and laundry tub replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacement of laundry tap

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Registered drain person required immediately for a small job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair or replace leaking hot water cylinder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Little leak from the water supply pipe going into the toilet cistern


8th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bristol st

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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