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Plumbers in Christchurch

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.

Your guide to Plumbing in Christchurch

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

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Bathroom Renovation Cost & Getting Started

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Green Plumbing - Just How Affordable & Environmentally Friendly Is It?

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Reviews of Christchurch Plumbers


“I am really pleased with the effort that Paul & Craig put into this project which was not at all straightforward. They went the extra mile to ensure that we got the best results out of the available budget & we are very satisfied with the improvements made to the property as the result of their workmanship. Would definitely recommend them to others.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Reply: “Thanks for your positive response, any further work just let us know, cheers”

Tile Pad

28th November 2017

“Dorin came the day we had arranged and completed the work in the time frame given. He was a pleasant man who replaced a difficult gate and removed a kitchen breakfast bar.”

Work carried out by an employee of the company


“Job well done & quickly.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator


“Very happy with our new wardrobe doors. Good quality product and job completed quickly. Very professional and easy to communicate with.”

Work carried out by an employee of the company

Reply: “Thank you for your business. Another great review which puts a smile on the faces of our whole team.”


“Would use again - was helpful”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Reply: “Thank you for your review was a good job to do, i can sort out the bottom of the hot water cylinder if you would like too. Do you need my services for regular maintenance on your property like the lawns gardens etc feel free to let me know and i am more than happy to offer a nice rate for keeping your property up to scratch and well maintained.


Ross the carpet layer

20th August 2017

“Good tradesmen, would utilities their services again”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

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