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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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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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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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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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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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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

Recent jobs posted

Check out how homeowners like you are using Plumbers on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Install vanity

Posted 2 days ago

Remove a pedestal basin and install a new floor standing vanity. We have the vanity on site and the job can be done at a time to suit .

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Water leakage

Posted 1 week ago

There are multiple water leakage on the outlet pipe on the califont. The pipe is insulated and goes into the wall and it seems like the water is leaking from the inside. Images attached.

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Bathroom and kitchen renovation

Posted 3 days ago

Kitchen 1. Install new kitchen mixer. Kitchen 2. Change sink and fit new Kitchen mixer Bathroom 1. Change toilet Bathroom 2. Change toilet, change new vanity, change new shower, install laundry cabinet & slab.

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Toilet remove and reinstall and boiler service

Posted 4 days ago

Plumber needed to: 1. remove toilet cistern and pan at 8am on Friday 28th August prior to bathroom tiling. 2. Reinstall toilet cistern and pan on Sunday 30th August following completion of tiling work. 3. Install bidet hose (see photo) to toilet water supply. Works must be completed on these days when we are on holiday to allow tiling work to be completed. Property only has one toilet and needs to be operational for evening of Sunday 30th August. 4. Service hot water heater (Rheem24). S...

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Plumbing

Posted 3 days ago

New plumbing work in home, kitchen, bathroom. It is conversion from garage to two bedroom unit, so all new plumbing work, all plans and consent is ready

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Small drip leak from this valve

Posted 4 days ago

I have noticed that there is a slow drip coming from the middle of the black plastic fitting in the picture that forms part of the plumbing for our hot water tank. Wondering if central part has rusted out. Hasn’t been leaking long judging from evidence in surrounding area

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Toilet & Tap

Posted 20 hours ago

Hi I have a Stylus toilet that won't flush, the cistern fills up but gushes back into the bowl Also have a dripping tap needs fixing. Anyone available early Friday morning?

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Vent pipe repositioning

Posted 3 days ago

We are replacing our laundry roof and moving the vent pipe from where it currently goes through the soffit and roof so that once the roof is replaced the vent pipe will be parallel to the roof.

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Unhook Dishwasher

Posted 4 days ago

Hi we need a dish drawer unhooked for pick up by someone who has purchased it. It is a Fisher and Paykel Model: DD60SAX9 Thanks

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Vanity taps and shower rose

Posted 1 week ago

Switch out old broken bathroom vanity taps with new pair. Install new sliding shower rose and investigate possible mixer leak. Monday or tuesday next preferrably

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New building drainage wanted

Posted 3 days ago

6 new building drainage quotation wanted if interesting please contact ...

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Plumb in new kitchen sink

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, we have bought a new kitchen and we would like someone to plumb in our new sink. The old one is a double and the new one is a single. It will only be moving around 300mm to the left of where it is now.

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Acrylic Shower Installation

Posted 2 days ago

Plumbing work complete, base installed, just need the remainder of the shower complete

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Blocked drains - jet wash

Posted 5 days ago

Gurgling kitchen sink and slow draining toilet - needs jet blasting to clear.

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Waterpipe location

Posted 1 week ago

need to locate a shallow waterpie in my driveway. its not leaking bur need to find its location . i know roughly were it is

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Plumbing - a few odd jobs

Posted 1 week ago

We have three small jobs that need doing: 1) remove two old water pipes, and a drain pipe, to below the floor level (we are knocking out the wall they are in) 2) install new pipes and tap, plus a drain, for a washing machine (probably just for cold water, don't need hot water for the washing machine, but happy to do whatever is standard practice). Keen to have the pipes coming out of the floor, rather than in the wall - don't need it to look pretty, just be functional. 3) replace a shower mix...

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Ruapo

Posted 3 days ago

6 new buildings wanted a quotation if interesting please contact ...

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Two leaks and a loose fitting it a tight spot

Posted 1 week ago

The kitchen incinerator is leaking as is the hot water cylinder. A fitting in the laundry is loose but its hard to get at. Not sure if this is a quick fix or something more serious.

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Shower mixer low pressure hot water

Posted 1 week ago

Currently have an unknown Methven shower mixer with low pressure hotwater. Looking at one of two options: 1. Increase HWC head - ~1year old cylinder rated to 75kpa, currently only has ~3.6m head, can a pressure valve be added to increase head to 7.6m?? 2. Changing/upgrading shower mixer to a venturi style mixer

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Gasfitting and job involved with shower, vanity and sink

Posted 4 days ago

1. gas water heater fitting 2. Drilling 3. Piping - shower, vanity, sink(supertub) and toilet 4. Water feed - bathroom and poolhouse 5. Vent

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Recent plumbing reviews

With over 169,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Basin taps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install of toilet into garage space.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hot water cylinder supply and installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

water cylinder leak

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Toilet replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st July 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Leaking laundry pipe

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installing insinkorater

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower mixer low pressure hot water

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install gas hot water system and remove electric cylinder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Need experienced old school plumber-header tank wetback system

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mercury Enterprises Limited

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plumber needed. Hot water cylinder leaking

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace 180Lt Rinnai hot water cylinder with a 250lt Rinnai one

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Leaking on outside

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hot water not working and leaking tap

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace and extend residential drain

Work carried out by an employee of the company

26th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plumb in Dishwasher


3rd August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Elaina Peters

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hot water cyclinder leak

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bidet Installation in Toilet

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Joined April 2013

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Joined July 2018

HI there, quality plumbing service available in Christchurch city and throughout Canterbury. 15 years experience . we specialize in Maintenance , renovations and new builds. From the two minute jobs to the two year projects, we got you covered. With our 'can do' attitude, nothing is a problem. all work will be carried out to a high standard and on time. Our vans a fully stocked with plumbing m...

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BC Drainage and Excavation

Joined July 2019

Ben has over 10 years experience in drainage and excavation from big jobs to small jobs. Ben prides himself on delivering top quality work at a reasonable price. Ben is reliable, on time, efficient and dedicated to delivering a high standard of work to his clients. *council approved drain layer *new drains sewer/storm water *alterations *repairs *blocked drains *excavation work *drivewa...

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Daryls Drainage Ltd

Joined July 2018

Hello, I have been in the Plumbing and Drainlaying trade for over 20 years and have worked in the fields of new housing, renovations, alterations, blocked drains, EQC work, Retail and commercial developments. I have a high standard of workmanship and professional standards and take great pride in my work where the client comes first.

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ADECONSTRUCT LIMITED

Joined March 2015

ADECONSTRUCT offers the following services: Bathroom renovation Tiling. vinyl and Carpet Handyman Solid Plastering..modified plastering. Exterior &interior plastering. Painting. bricklayng Waterproof Swimming pools Bricklayng

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serendib home solution ltd

Joined November 2019

Hi We offering a wide range of service Heat pumps, fresh air ,ventilation, Electrical, plumbing & gas fitting.Heat pump & Air condition system .So call us today for friendly professional service at great rates. HAVC Service and Maintenance ,supply and install Relocation, Re gas, Degas We can supply heat pumps Panasonic Mithsubishi Daikin Toshiba Fujitsu Supply and install Fre...

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Murrell Contracting

Joined January 2014

A Team of Qualified Tradesmen inc a Registered Builder and a Drain layer we are based in Christchurch a We offer Excellent rates and Prompt service on Odd Jobs New builds Repair work

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Foleys

Joined October 2011

We are committed to providing exceptional customer service, for all our customers - Above and Beyond. Every time. This includes our 30 minute time promise - we'll arrive within 30 minutes of the arranged time or the first hour of labour will be free! We have 10 locations across New Zealand, with branches in Central Otago, Christchurch, Dunedin, Oamaru, Ranfurly, South Otago, Twizel, Wanaka, Queen...

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michael smit

Joined December 2017

As a licensed Craftsmen Plumber,for 30 years i am experienced in all general plumbing,new houses,alterations and specialize in repairs/maintenance.I can often provide a prompt same day service. I am also an experienced fruit tree pruner(specialize in home orchards),I also install irrigation for home orchards, and provide a consultancy service,where people wanting ideas and advice can visit my e...

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ZedZeeLtd

Joined April 2015

We have been involved for a number of years in restoration and building maintenance and the construction and design of outdoor structures. We have been involved in trade for 30 years and maintain a high level of workmanship. We have recently completed a number of exciting projects for a multinational company, log cabins , tree houses and tower dwellings. However no job is too small for our small t...

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M D S Electric Ltd

Joined August 2019

Hi, we've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 2 years, we are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines. Thank you for your business.

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Woodhouse Electrical

Joined June 2009

A two man team with over 580 jobs completed through Builderscrack over 10 years with the new top 100 or the old 5 star tradie certification every year. Note also licensed security technician. Trademe services also has more reviews available. Please note our minimum charge is 1 hr for charge up work - however we charge no call out fees during regular business hours. All electrical, commercial...

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Oceania Plumbing Ltd

Joined July 2016

The Mallia Group are specialists in home improvement products and services. Our business includes: Showerwell Home Products (Showers, tapware, mirrors, & more) Mallia's Home Improvements (Bathroom Renovation Specialists) Contract Installation Services (Specialist shower installers) Merit Joinery (Wardrobe shelving systems, custom made vanities and storage systems) Oceania Plumbing (Plumbing a...

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Shane's Drainage Limited

Joined October 2016

Hello, Certified drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 15 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage. Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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Kiwili Group Limited

Joined February 2020

Hi, We are specialised in House Renovation, Extension, Landscaping, Building Sites Cleaning, Home Cleaning & Commercial Cleaning. We give competitive quotes and endeavor to get job done on time with top quality. We look forward to provide Excellent Services for you!! Kitchen & Bathroom Renovation | Landscaping | Extension | Project Management | Building Sites Cleaning | Home Cleaning | Comme...

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Plumb to Perfection Ltd

Joined August 2019

I have scored : 95/100 for 2016 New Zealand Plumbing registration exam (top in South Island) 88/100 for New Zealand Plumbing certifying exam. "Get someone who knows what he is doing" I have done heaps of new housing, renovation, maintenace and shops you would easily recognize if you live in Christchurch This is too small to write all the testimonials I have been getting from clients so le...

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PPL Electrical Limited

Joined July 2011

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Professional Gas and Plumbing

Joined October 2018

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JM Drainage

Joined May 2019

Hi, we are a small family owned & operated Drainlaying business based in Ashley, Rangiora. Jesse the owner/operator is a Certifying Drainlayer with experience in new residential, alterations, commercial drainage & damaged or blocked drains. We also offer Wastewater Effluent & stormwater designs for council building consents, septic tanks, storm water retention ponds, soakpits & retention tanks...

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