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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.

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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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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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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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

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 regulations require that certain wor

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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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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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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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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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Kitchen renovation #3

Posted 6 days ago

I am needing a new sink plumbed in to an existing waste in floor, and the dishwasher connected.

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Leaking pipe under the house

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there. We have a leaking pipe under the house. It leaks a lot, so much, that we have had a council letter saying our water usage is high. Looking for someone who would be able to repair, replace it. We are on a limited budget, so am looking for good quoutes at the moment. Thank you.

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New connector to fit under tub outlet

Posted 1 day ago

The outlet drain is only connected to the new washing machine as the extension piece broke off and can't be refitted. I need this to be refitted and the washing machine outlet back on top of the six inch extension pipe that was initially fitted. This will allow the tub itself to operate correctly.

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Odd jobs

Posted 2 days ago

just a couple of small jobs needing done. Water is pouring out under my fridge whenever I use the water dispenser. I am presuming something has become disconnected at the back of the fridge. I also have a tap in the bathroom which is very stiff to turn on and pipe is leaking under sink in my ensuite. Mondays or Tuesdays are my days off so it would be good to have them done on one of these days.

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Reconnecting a pipe to a right angle joint

Posted 4 days ago

Tried to replace outdoor garden tap, unscrewed pipe that tap fitting was attached to instead. Replaced tap fitting but cannot reconnect pipe to right angle joint under house without it leaking. Need someone to help reconnect properly and if possible angle tap fitting so it's facing down.

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Overflow

Posted 1 week ago

Please this job was done by someone from this site in December but its happening again. Overflow from the top. I lost contact with previous contract. Thank you

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Fix cold water tap laundry tub

Posted 2 hours ago

Sold house purchaser wants cold water tap fixed, possibly jammed washer? expect very easy fix

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Corroded pipe behind bathroom tap

Posted 1 week ago

The pipe behind the hot bath tap has corroded and needs replacing. Ideally without invading the wall. Please respond quickly if you're available today

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Hot water cylinder element burnt out & needs replacing

Posted 1 week ago

We assume our hot water cylinder element is burnt out and needs replacing. The pipe feels cold, so it’s likely to be a problem with either the thermostat or the element. We have checked switchboard and the fuse has not blown. We had an electrician confirm that power is being supplied to the elements and thermostat however they did not know how to drain cylinder and replace heating element. Water supply is fine, cold water is coming out of hot tap. Ideally we would like the job do...

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SPOUTING REPAIR AND DOWNPIPE MTCE

Posted 1 week ago

Renew/repair rusty corner of spouting and downpipes need a bit of re-jigging

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Leaky taps

Posted 6 days ago

Need to replace two tap washers in the kitchen and one in the laundry basin. The basin may need housing to be totally replaced. It seems to be slipping has been leaking and not is not switching on, please quote.

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Hot Water Cylinder Replacement

Posted 2 days ago

Looking for a qualified Plumber to provide/ install a new HWC Install sometime this week/ Weekend. Specify install time & Install Cost Separately to that: Also quote for Cylinder & Provide Cylinder model description/ options Original Cylinder Size=180L Original Dimensions 1400 H 550 diameter

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Switching to mains pressure

Posted 1 week ago

We currently have a mains pressure cylinder which was installed during eqc repairs, however this was connected to the header tank and is therefore "low pressure". We require costing to change this over, not fussed if the header tank stays in the roof space.

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Toilet bowl leaking

Posted 3 days ago

There is an occasional slow seeping leak on the base of the toilet whihc we can’t figure out where it’s from.

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Dishwasher install

Posted 6 days ago

I have a dishwasher I'd like installed in a rental property. The space for it is currently a cupboard but I can remove this. It should be relatively simple as there's power already in the spot - just installing the plumbing side of things. I'd be keen to get this done ASAP.

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Leaking header tank pipe

Posted 1 day ago

Came back from holiday and the header tank on the toilet was dripping. Easy fix for someone with the right tools for the job

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New mixer and showerhead needed

Posted 1 week ago

The showerhead and mixer appear to be busted. Need this work to be done asap please.

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Plumbing for washing machine in garage

Posted 1 week ago

Supply and Install hot and cold water pipes and waste pie to tub (existing) in garage for new Washing Machine. Existing HWC is approx 4m from location of tub, pipes can be surface mounted. Waste to be core drilled through existing blockwall of garage to GT directly adjacent on the exterior.

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Minor Repair

Posted 20 hours ago

Washing Machine is set up in internal garage. There is a leak to be repaired.

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Recent plumbing reviews

With over 157,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Re-design & replace section of sewer pipe

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd February 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Plumbing issues

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair for Kitchen tap and shower water pressure.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Water leak

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hot water cylinder element burnt out & needs replacing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

HWC replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hot water cyclinder no hot water

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Leaky main out door tap

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th February 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small 500MM Bathroom Vanity Install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sump empty and seal base and around drain outlet

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Leaking hot water cylinder

Work carried out by an employee of the company

27th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace kitchen tap

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Leaking connection between wall outlet and tube

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Low cold pressure in shower

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Laundry room upgrades

Work carried out by an employee of the company

20th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Needed Subcontract Plumber Short Notice- Commercial Fit Out 2 Days - LBR only

Work carried out by an employee of the company

7th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Laundry tub needs moving and replacing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Check water main, add an outdoor tap, and replace a tap

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Various plumbing issues through out my house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

leaking outdoor water pipe

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

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