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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

DYNAMIC DRAINAGE & EXCAVATION LTD — Dynamic Drainage was established in 2007 by drainage professional Grant Wooster who has more than 15 years of hands on industry experience behind him.

Committed to delivering a service that is second-to-none when is comes to speed and efficiency.

With five crews operating throughout Christchurch and across the wider Canterbury region, Dynamic Drainage has the skills and the capacity to handle any drainage project and offers a guarantee on all work

• All residential, light

CJ's Plumbing Ltd — About CJ’s Plumbing
CJ’s Plumbing is based in Rolleston on the out skirts of NZ’s newest developing city.
They have been servicing Rolleston and the greater area for more than 3 years and now has 4 staff that are available to help you with all your plumbing and gas fitting needs. Although their work is mainly carried out in the Selwyn area, they have also worked extensively in Christchurch and throughout the wider Canterbury region.
The staff understand the importance of great cu...
Brians Plumbing Services Ltd — From Tap to Tobi, Meeting your plumbing needs. I offer a prompt, reliable service, reasonable rates and quality workmanship. No job too small!
Tipene plumbing — Tipene Plumbing offer all aspects of Plumbing-Roofing-CCTV drain inspections and clearing-septic clean- slurry control. We uphold a very high standard of workmanship!
Call now for a quote
ZedZee — 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. However no job is too small for our small team we look forward to each new construction , project and interaction with new clients .
Uneda Plumber Ltd — Hi,
Uneda Plumber is proud to be Canterbury owned and operated since 2009.
Our plumbers have the highest standards, and a worldly wide range of knowledge and skills on all levels of plumbing.
So whether it's a bathroom or kitchen reno, a replacement faulty Hwc, help with your wetback fire or even a complete new build.
All you need to remember is,
if you need a plumber

Reviews of tradespeople

“Written and verbal comms excellent, informative, professional. Friendly and personable chap, bang on with quote, schedule, and super workmanship. Very highly recommended, thanks Calvin!”

Work carried out by an employee of the company

2 x bathrooms

16th September 2013

“Excellent, on time, completed quick and have reccomended to others already.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Trade reply: Great person to work for. Thankyou for your comments

fix guttering

18th April 2012

“Really easy to communicate with.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Trade reply: Thanks, Great to deal with.

“This tradesperson sought the job but then didn't follow up to make contact.”

Trade reply: Hi there, This is interesting feedback as I called Hermoine by phone and left a voice message asking her to call me when she had a moment to agree a date and time for me to look at the job. I didn't hear back from her so presumed she was not interested in pursuing - this is the first I have heard that she was not happy with my service. MIke

“Alexander unable to quote on job as too far to travel”

Insinkerator repair

18th January 2011

“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 #145407
Hi there Small tap leak. Simple O ring replacement. Thanks Neil

Job #145150
Hot water flow is not strong enough, makes the shower mix not warm enough. Used to be ok, but no reason for changing, maybe cylinder hot water valve got problem? No leaking and still heat up.

Job #144873
Repair a broken tap. Unclear if it needs a replacement tap. Keen to have it repaired on Tues 26th July in the afternoon.

Job #144389
This is an older-style bathroom with taps that have been repaired several times. I would like someone to change the taps for new ones. I realise some taps can be costly, so I'd go for the middle of the road, but I'd…

Job #142943
Our hot water cylinder is leaking, so time is now upon us to consider options quickly between repairing, replacing, or switching the hot water over to gas. Ideally we believe switching to gas for similar money will also…

Job #142520
Check that the shower plumbing fittings are watertight. (Removal of the shower mixing valve face plate and shower hose elbow and checking the slide shower rail which was loose at the top fixing point. Re-installing and…

Job #141540
Redoing bathroom (1670mm x 2600mm) Currently has a shower,vanity and separate bath. Going to change the layout of bathroom and will only have a vanity and shower over bath. Need a plumber to install new fittings and…

Job #141252
The overflow pipe from the hot water cylinder in the roof space has broken. We need a replacement.

Job #141141
Our washing basin in the bathroom has a leaking cold water tap. Replacing washers did not work, and the seating has already been polished - and now the tap knob can be turned round and round - it's worn and needs…

Job #140755
We have building consent to refurbish our existing bathroom and install 3 small en-suites in our 1970s weatherboard house. We would like a quote for all the plumbing work, we will purchase fittings.

Job #140574
Hi there looking for quotes to upgrade the sink in our Plunket room toilet. Pipes leak as well so need that looked at please.

Job #139847
We have low hot water pressure in the house. Have purchased the pump shown in photo. Gave it a crack installing it myself however was unsuccessful. Looking for someone to install correctly.

Job #139800
The pipe (pointing to the ground) on the eave starts to drip. It only drips soon after I use a lot of hot water. I assume that the pipe is for condensation of the hot water cylinder. The dripping needs to be checked and…

Job #139570
I have a split pipe on the outflow pipe from my dishwasher that runs into the piping under my laundry sink. It's black piping and not very strong. Also a couple of leaky taps in the kitchen and the kitchen in the joined…

Job #137517
Remove old toilets and install cheap new ones. Also fix cold tap in laundry that is stuck and won't turn on.

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