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

Posted 14/05/14

Having an eco-friendly or ‘green’ home is becoming more and more popular in New Zealand. Sometimes it’s hard to know what aspects of home improvements will reap the biggest rewards both environmentally and financially when going green. Not many areas of your home will have more potential than your p

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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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Downpipes and Spouting – How to Make the Best Choice For Your Home

Posted 17/08/17

Whether you are building or renovating, at some stage you will need to consider your downpipes and spouting options... We’re lucky in New Zealand that we have many options when it comes to rainwater collection systems. With down-pipe and guttering manufacturers all praising their own prod

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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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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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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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Drains for sleep out

Posted 9 months ago

We are looking for a registered drain layer in Rangiora. We need to get the drains laid for a sleepout that we are putting on our property. We have council consent and plans that I can send. The work would include: Sewer connection to WC and gully trap Storm water Trenching for power and comms Water main to back of house (about 20 metres) Storm water soak pit

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Replace cylinder with mains pressure

Posted 4 months ago

Remove and replace a hot water cylinder. Currently has old cylinder, we want to replace with a mains pressure cylinder, with possible option for a wetback to be attached to a burner. Also wanting the header tank removed from roof space.

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Plumbing new home

Posted 1 month ago

2 toilets one bath one shower two vanities plus kitchen sink and dishwaser in kitchen. Young Family on a budget. Need work done over the next two weeks.

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Lucy Dishwasher fitting

Posted 4 months ago

Hi, we have a brand new dishwasher needing to be fitted/connected in a brand new house. We made the mistake of paying our plumber before he had completely finished and now he ignores our correspondence to get it done. Need done ASAP please!

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McCall House

Posted 2 months ago

Quote for a New Build,two Bathrooms,Kitchen,Laundry,sink in walk-in pantry,cylinder,3 outside taps,water main. Floor Plan emailed if required.

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Replace waste disposal

Posted 5 months ago

We need somebody to swap out an existing RobinHood Scrapeater waste disposal with an insinkerator 56. Have the new unit all ready to go.

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Bryan Harrison

Posted 6 days ago

The kitchen Tap is leaking at the join

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Replace kitchen sink and mixer tap

Posted 8 months ago

Would like a new stainless steel sink and new mixer tap fitted to replace existing items. Present sink is small (... above work surface) and would like a larger sink with large and small bowls. Most seem to be shown as ... . This would mean enlarging the cut out that is present. There is space to do this over the dishwasher. Mixer tap should be a high with a pull down section. Not sure of the water pressure part or the specs required for this item. Think we have mains pressure on cold and gr...

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Blocked drain

Posted 2 months ago

metal tape used to unblock in ground concrete pool drain and is stuck

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Moving The Hot Water Cylinder

Posted 3 months ago

As the title says, I need to move my hot water cylinder a short distance from where it is now into the laundry to open up my lounge. I will frame it all in ready, I just need it wired and plumbed in. It's a normal low pressure tank I believe.

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Find that smell 😂

Posted 5 months ago

Our home which is 3 years old has always had a smell to it in the bathroom and toilet. Was told it’s a new house thing I have always disagreed, time for a professional to inspect it 😊

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Locate and repair water leak

Posted 2 days ago

we have a leak somewhere in our plumbing and need a plumber to locate it and repair.

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New Toilet Please!

Posted 1 week ago

Remove old toilet and install new toilet

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Element replacement

Posted 1 month ago

Need the element replaced 3kw Electrian has already disconnected

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Shower leaking need quote urgently as TnG that i can SEE is wet

Posted 5 months ago

Shower has been leaking as the bottom tray was not cut down iv been told, and the wrong sealant has been used in shower i can see, floor has been ripped up can i have someone please come have a look an give me quote. Thanks so much

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Blocked drain

Posted 2 months ago

Block drain which is affecting toilet flushing and shower. Needs unblocking ASAP Phone ...

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Broken water mains tap!

Posted 8 months ago

Hi. I'm needing my water mains tap fixed. The tap is within the wall of my garage, and for some reason whoever did the job in the first place faced the tap away from the opening. My dad tried to turn the tap to turn the mains off and the handle has snapped off completely. I've attached a photo in case my explanation is a bit confusing. Located in Rangiora.

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Shower rescue

Posted 2 months ago

Just moved into house and the shower pressure is very low. Had plumber yesterday who said low pressure system can't do anything change the system. I have had this problem in another older house and the amazing plumber fixed it with a little valve in the mixed or somewhere for very little cost. I live in another town now and can't get that plumber so would like to fins someone who knows what I am talking about. Thanks

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Toilet Install - Tap Refitting

Posted 2 months ago

Remove old toilet, install new one Also refit bathroom taps now that tiling has been completed. Job needs to be completed ASAP so that flooring can be completed.

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Open land drain cleaning

Posted 1 month ago

Approximately 400m of open drain down the side of our joint gravel driveway needs the bottom scraped out to remove weed and silt deposits that have built up over last 10 years. The grade on the drain is small between the piped culvert drains and we do not want the drain over cut so will need to be done with care and precision. Spoil can be dumped and spread in one of my paddocks. I have surveyed long section of drain that can be provided.

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Recent plumbing reviews

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Hot Water cylinder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th October 2017

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 5
Communication
 4

Replace kitchen sink and mixer tap

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23rd August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Septic tank pump

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Monique or Phil

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Header tank drip Tray supply and Install 2


18th December 2017

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

hot water pressure

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th September 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

kitchen tap replacement


23rd March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plumbing inspection and shower fix

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4th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install wastemaster

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th May 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower rescue

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Drains for sleep out

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Laundry supertub reconnected and fridge/freezer plumbed in

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th January 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Several minor plumbing repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd July 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Spa bath

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th September 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Swap over old laundry tub to my new one

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th January 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Broken water mains tap!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower fix

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th February 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacement Gate Valve

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th August 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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Shane's Drainage

Joined October 2016

Hello,Drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 10 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage.Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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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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Murrell Contracting

Joined January 2014

A Team of Qualified Tradesmen inc a Registered Builder and a Drain layer we are based in Christchurch and service We offer6 Excellent rates and Prompt service on Odd Jobs New builds Repair work Odd jobs

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ko plumb ltd

Joined April 2012

OK Plumb ltd menu # Plumbing # Drainlaying # Waterblasting # Roof leak repairs/replace iron coloursteel. # Spouting leak repaires/replace # Log burner installs # New house plumbing/drainlaying

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Garden city homes limited

Joined August 2018

Hi All. At garden city homes we take the stress out for you. From small jobs to building new houses to renovation we do it all for you. If finance is an issue we do have finance options available for approved clients. We assist our clients to get mortgages. We will do our best to help you out. Our dedicated team will keep working will results are achieved. Thanks Garden city homes te...

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Clyne & Bennie

Joined May 2018

Clyne and Bennie are Canterbury owned and operated employing over 60 people and operating for over 60 years. Our friendly team of dedicated professionals can look after all your plumbing, gas fitting, electrical and drainlaying requirements. We can manage your residential projects from conception to completion for new builds, alterations and general maintenance. For major projects we work togeth...

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POOMAN LTD

Joined August 2017

We have been working in the drainage industry for over 13 years and are Christchurch based all. We are a one stop shop for drainage, we can unblock drains, camera drains, water blast. We do small repairs right upto to extensive drainage projects. We supply EQC investigations for earthquake damaged drainage to the required EQC standards. Free Quotes for all drainage requirements. Pooman...

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High Country Plumbing and Gas Ltd

Joined October 2018

Hi, we have been in the plumbing and water industry for almost 2 years. We strive on offering customer satisfaction with our knowledgeable and efficient service we offer a range of services including but not limited to. New housing, commercial, renovations/alterations, general maintenance water filtration and pump installs and maintenance.

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Priority Construction

Joined November 2017

Hi We are a New Zealand building company. We have been repairing, renovating and building lite commercial to grand residential homes here in Canterbury. Across the board our team has over 25 years experience in the New Zealand building industry. We specialize in trade concept and management. focusing on best practice, winning strategies to repair and renovate or build your new home. We build...

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Shepard Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2018

Why choose Us? ~ Competitive pricing - We price all our work at a reasonable rate. Contact us for a no obligation quote. ~ Over 20 years experience - Wade has been in the electrical trade for over 20 years and therefore has a wide range of experience in both retail, commercial and residential electrical work. He is happy to discuss any requirements. ~ Emergency electrical 24/7 - If you ha...

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LJ Plumbing Drainage & Gas LTD

Joined February 2019

We specialize in all jobs Plumbing, Drainage, or Gas related. No job to big or to small. We have a 1.7t digger also available. It can get into the small places and is better than using the shovel. Get in contact today for a competitive quote and reliable service!

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ProDrainage

Joined July 2017

Hi we are a dedicated drainage company, we are able to do blocked drains, CCTV, repairs, New Builds, Residential and Commercial. No job too small. Professionalism and a personal touch is what we pride ourselves on. Our quotes are always competitive and jobs started and completed at agreed times.

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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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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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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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Tipene plumbing

Joined February 2015

CALL NOW!!!! Tipene Plumbing Ltd offer all aspects of Plumbing-gas fitting-Roofing-drainage and more this includes maintenance- trouble shooting- new houses- CCTV drain inspections and clearing- septic cleans- slurry control. We uphold a very high standard of workmanship and will try my best to sought your issue the same day! Call now for a free competitive quote PLEASE NOTE MY PLUMBING REG IS...

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Comfordably Laid Plumbing and Drainage Ltd

Joined June 2015

I have been a certified plumber and drain layer for 33 years. We pride ourselves on professionalism and work with the client to provide a high standard of workmanship. No job is too small or too big, we cater for all size of jobs. Have been working in the Christchurch area for 4.5yrs, employing local staff and helping the community with earthquake repairs in residential and commercial work. We...

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Halftub Plumbing and Rooter Ltd

Joined July 2018

Hi, I’ve been doing plumbing for the last 15 years. All residential maintenance, bathroom renovations and water filters. We offer very reasonable rates with no hidden costs.

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John McDonald Electrical Ltd

Joined May 2011

I have been in the Electrical field for 16 years, my main projects wiring new homes, rewiring existing homes and repairs. I also do Commercial installation and repairs eg shops, offices, warehouses. Fully Qualified and NZ Registered. Friendly, efficient and hard working. Canterbury wide. 24/7

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