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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Re-plumb new sink into existing plumbing

Posted 8 months ago

We would like to replace our laundry tub with a base unit/benchtop/new sink and tapware. Looking to price up how much it would cost (ie how many labour hours) it would require to re-fit a new sink and tapware into the existing plumbing, plus an approx of cost of any new connections. Base unit will be installed, benchtop will have had the hole cut but would not install until required.

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Broken pipe?

Posted 8 months ago

Water leaking into driveway

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Fridge water

Posted 1 week ago

I need water run to my fridge. I think it will need to be run up outside wall into kitchen ceiling and across. I have concrete block wall. But a plumber may have a better idea

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Bathroom shower and toilet and vanity installation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Renovation of house with shower, toilet and vanity

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Leak in bathroom

Posted 3 months ago

I have a leak we assume is from the bath. As I have a wet cupboard in the next room.

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Bathroom vanity swap

Posted 2 months ago

old vanity removed fit new vanity and waste and plum up new tap

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Repair/replace pipe

Posted 9 months ago

Rangiora based. Rat chewed through pipe that feeds hot water to sink. Have wrapped it as a temporary measure, but still leaking slowly. Looking for someone to fix asap. Please feel free to call ... Thanks. Laurence

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Run-off drain needed

Posted 2 months ago

Need a cut in concrete to lay an open run-off drain, about 15m

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New house

Posted 8 months ago

240 sq m. House on 700 section in two roads Woodend

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Stormwater pipe in trench from new garage to existing collection pond

Posted 1 month ago

Supply and install (inclu trenching and backfilling) approx 15m of pipe in trench from 2no stormwater downpipes from new garage to existing collection pond. Will require mini-digger (won't fit bigger machine behind garage) recommend site visit.

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Leaking cyclinder #2

Posted 8 months ago

Check out a leaking water cyclinder

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Bypass around pump

Posted 9 months ago

Have a new install comprising a 2000l storage tank fed by mains then a pump to the house. Want a bypass from the mains around the pump so when pump faults, i can manually open a bypass valve to at least have some water to the house rather than none

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Blocked bathroom drain

Posted 2 weeks ago

Plumber needed to unblock bathroom drain

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Wet back connection

Posted 5 days ago

Connect new log burner wet back to existing hot water cylinder. Replace faulty tempering valve and stop cock tap. Site visit available weds 30th onwards

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Leak in Laundry

Posted 6 months ago

I need a plumber who can fix the leak under the laundry sink please, it's coming from the pipe under the sink, kinda need someone soon, thank you!

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Water Supply, Plumbing and Gas Fitting Works for New Dwelling

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are currently in for consent to build a 75m2 dwelling with attached 90m2 3 bay shed in Sefton - steel frame with timber framed walls on the dwelling end, Coloursteel cladding etc., positioned approximately 350m from the road frontage boundary. After pricing for the water supply, plumbing and gas fitting works, which includes: - In-slab drainage. - Water supply from boundary (Hurunui scheme) to existing water tank approximately 350m – trenching by others. - Water supply from tank to bu...

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En-suite renovations

Posted 6 months ago

Change to gas hot water, replace shower, toilet and vanity upstairs en-suite.

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Bathroom plumbing pipes adjusted for new fittings

Posted 9 months ago

Upgrading bathroom Need pipes adjusted for new shower Bath vanity

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Blocked Toilet

Posted 4 months ago

Ensuite toilet blocked and have family staying today. Urgent

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BROKEN PVC DRAIN NEEDS REPLACEMENT

Posted 8 months ago

Stormwater drain was blocked, have cleared but now found a broken pvc drain pipe under garden bed/path

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Recent plumbing reviews

With over 173,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

New tab and fix pipe to gully trap

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom Plumbing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower rescue

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace waste disposal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installation and repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Leak in Laundry

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th April 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

BROKEN PVC DRAIN NEEDS REPLACEMENT

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen Reno - urgent start.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Change Scrapeater and fix outside tap

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Relaying section of drainage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Flush & Flow Plumbing Ltd

Joined September 2020

We have Certifying Plumbers and Gasfitters in Christchurch offering affordable Plumbing and Gasfitting of all aspects to suit your needs whether is residential or commercial and also have competitively cheap rates as well.

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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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Woods plumbing Limited

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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Hannon Civil limited

Joined April 2017

Drainage contractors North Canterbury - Commercial - Residential - Septic tanks - Earthquake damage - General Repairs - Maintenance - Blocked drains

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Woodhouse Electrical

Joined June 2009

A two man team with over 600 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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Christchurch All Trades

Joined November 2019

Welcome to Canterbury all trades where we have over 25 years experience in the concrete industry. As well as fencing, plumbing, painting. And general engineering We like to do big or small jobs and get involved in our community's. Get in touch for a great quote and excellent quality work. Look forward to hearing from you Regards Nikora

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Civil and Land Construction Ltd

Joined August 2020

Hi, we are a local construction company who has been working all over Canterbury for more than 20 years. We pride ourselves on quality and credibility. We have a team of highly capable chaps who can execute a wide variety of work. From drainage to landscaping to driveway construction. Any size. Contact us now for a friendly chat.

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Riches Brothers Plumbing Ltd

Joined September 2020

The Riches Family have been taking care of Canterbury families plumbing since 1920. We are New Zealand's oldest plumbing company. We strive on 100% customer satisfaction. Our business has been built over the years on good family values, honesty, hard work, loyalty and respect.

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Bobs Plumb & Gas

Joined May 2019

Certified plumber and gasfitter for all those jobs that big companies dont want to do or are too busy to fit in . Small jobs that need urgent attention can be sorted quickly .

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Skilled Electrical Ltd

Joined April 2013

Hello, are you tired of getting a sparky that doesnt show up when they say? Do you need an electrician that will communication with you effectively all of the way through your job or project? Do you worry about the level of workmanship you are going to get when you take on a new tradesman, and can you trust them to have your best interests at heart? At Skilled Electrical we try extremely hard t...

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Richard Ilott Plumbing Limited

Joined September 2010

I am a registered plumber/drainlayer and have been in the industry for 31 years. I employ 3 staff and can offer prompt service. We undertake a variety of work from new builds to renovations and general house maintenance.We can also assist with your drainage requirements including camera inspections for earthquake damaged drains. We have a free quote service and are also happy to discuss any need...

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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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BDQ Plumbing Ltd

Joined January 2016

BDQ Plumbing, Your quality plumbing, drainage and gasfitting solution. This is the value we work by and we strive to uphold it. We have extensive knowledge in in all aspects of plumbing, drainage and gas fitting work. We offer services in all areas from residential maintenance right through to commercial developments. We are a small team who work closely with each other to provide the b...

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Professional Gas and Plumbing

Joined October 2018

We are experienced gasfitters and plumbers with over 17 years experience in the Canterbury area. We speacialise in all areas of gasfitting and have fast friendly service at an affordable price. Free quotes are available upon request and Dean is happy to find solutions to any problems you may have.

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YP plumbing and drainage

Joined September 2020

STOP!! If you'r in need of a reliable plumbing and drainage expert then look no further. With over 8 years experience in the plumbing and drainage industry we pride ourselves on going above and beyond no matter how large or small the job maybe. We are here to help with all aspects of plumbing ,drainage and excavation while we specialise in plumbing and drainage we can also provide vast knowledge...

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Discount Drainage Ltd

Joined July 2016

Aubrey and Leigh Tuuta, and their team at Discount Drainage Ltd provide quality solutions to your drainage needs, at an affordable price. We're Professionals who take pride and care in our work, whilst completing your project on time and on budget. Based in North Canterbury and Servicing the wider Canterbury Region. Some of the services we provide include Drainlaying - Residential, Com...

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Downright Drainage Ltd

Joined October 2014

Certified Drain Layer-Owner Operator-less overheads equals cheaper pricing.Free on site quotes for all Domestic,Eqc Quotes, Small Commercial,New Housing, Repairs,Blocked drains(Full reports/camering) Own Digger. All jobs-big and small.........give me a call... Blair English ph 027 2286647 Downright Drainage Ltd

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Uneda Plumber Ltd

Joined July 2012

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 UNEDA PLUMBER.

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Shaka Plumbing Ltd

Joined September 2020

A Tradesman Plumber with 14 years experience. Ranging from larger commercial plumbing jobs too home renovations/new builds and maintenance works. No job to big or to small. Always happy to help and provide the most fair price and friendly customer service

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Taniwha Drainage

Joined February 2014

Like the Taniwha, we live for all your water issues no matter how scary they are! Specialists in Eqc repairs/relays. Also new and extensions. Any job considered. Sewer or stormwater and small plumbing jobs.

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