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Plumbers In Wellington For All Your Tap, Pipe And Septic Tank Issues

Wellington is a beautiful, albeit very windy city. There is no better place to experience the wind in full force than the Majestic Centre.

Standing over 100 metres tall, with over 30 floors the Majestic Centre is Wellington’s tallest standing structure. A lesser known fact about the place is that it also boasts Wellington’s highest toilet, which of course means some serious plumbing work.

Local plumbers, of course, have the fun job of making sure toilets all around the city are operating correctly, yes even the dreaded job at Westpac Stadium after a full capacity night.

A plumbers game

Fixing clogged up and broken toilets is what a lot of people think plumbers do all the time, hence the colloquial name ‘dunny divers’ – but we assure you it’s not all they do.

Around Wellington, plumbers are responsible for installing, repairing and maintaining pipe fittings that generally relate to either drinking water or waste water disposal. Of course with new technology plumbers can also be involved in gas fitting work (if they have the necessary training).

You should brush up on your legal requirements in regards to plumbing. Did you know that the only jobs that you can DIY are changing seals, ball valves and washers, installing dishwashers and washing machines with existing pipes and replacing taps? Everything else requires the services of a plumber.

Hard working plumbers in Wellington are always in demand and when you’re looking to hire one for a job you will want to make sure they’re qualified and licenced. Qualification takes 4 years and lasts you a life time, where as licences need to be renewed periodically. Plumbers must be certified to legally work on your property. Ask your plumber for their certification card.

Costs of plumbing

Local plumbers generally charge by the hour, and on average the price is around $83 per hour in the Wellington area. Of course this does not include all materials and if you have pricier kitchen and bathroom fittings then it can become more expensive, particularly if parts are scarcer.

Finding the right person

We all know just how irritating a dripping tap can be and most of us are too lazy to fix it ourselves. So where do we go to find a good plumber in Wellington? Builderscrack of course - a user friendly website where you can post a job for prospective local plumbers in your area to complete.

Simply write in your area, what the job entails, any specific materials that may be needed, a picture if you have one and finally when the job needs to be completed by.

Once posted – plumbers can apply to complete the job. You can view their reputation online, check references/testimonials and of course request them for a quote, easy as that!

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Leaking toilet

Posted 1 week ago

Toilet is leaking, will need to be fixed, but in coordination with a builder, as the floor has taken damage and probably will need to be replaced. Has been leaking out the front of the toilet a little bit for a while, but recently started leaking massively with every flush, and so has become very urgent, as it's the only bathroom in my house. If you know of a builder that could do work with you that would be helpful! Thanks.

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Bathroom Vanity

Posted 1 week ago

Looking to replace a porcelain bathroom vanity unit that has a crack in the bench top.

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Moving Small Sink Waste Water Pipe

Posted 1 week ago

I need to move a small section of the kitchen sink waste water pipe. We have removed our dead fish drawer and the cupboard below and are putting in a full size dishwasher, and need to pipe moved further back, The space is there to move it to. We need this done ASAP, ideally tomorrow (Friday). We also have a toilet that may need the cistern replaces as it continuously fill and drains water into the WC.

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Blocked drains

Posted 1 week ago

grey water drains are blocked and need to be unblocked and possibly repaired. This is a recurring problem so may require plumbing/drainage problem solving.

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Moving a new hot water cylinder

Posted 6 hours ago

Moving water cylinder and building a separate enclosure

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Loose tap kitchen sink

Posted 6 days ago

Kitchen tap mixer is very loose as the ring underneath has mostly rusted away. The ring needs to be replaced and secured.

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Toilet continuing to run

Posted 4 days ago

Just a small issue with a toilet where the cistern fills just slightly over so that a small amount of water continues to flow through the bowl.

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Blocked external drain, Tawa

Posted 1 week ago

We noticed recently that one of our outside drains is quite blocked, i tried to clear the drain but struggled to get my hand in there (see photos). Would be great to get some help clearing the drain and maybe adding a cover to stop further blockage.

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Drainage pipe construction

Posted 1 week ago

Whenever it rains a lot, the drain in front of sloping garage is flowing backward so the water is back inside of the garage repeatedly. I think the drainage pipe seems to have been designed incorrectly. Needs to be replacement of the drainage pipe.

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Replacing WC #2

Posted 4 hours ago

We need to replace our flush toilet. Looking for a fair and reasonable quote? Thanks.

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Dux Qest pipe replacement

Posted 1 week ago

A pre-purchase builders report identified "There is five or so metres of Dux Qest pipe that is still live and in use. The balance of the house has been swapped out for modern grey Butyline pipe." We would like the remaining Dux Qest pipe replaced asap.

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Install Insinkerator

Posted 1 week ago

We have had to replace an insinkerator and the exact match is no longer in production so have had to buy an new unit that we need installed.

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Plumbing needed for laundry renovation

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, we're DIY renovating our new laundry and need someone to help with the plumbing side of things. We want to install a new bench top and set a sink into it. As you can see, the WM taps and the WM outlet are in an awkward position so we'd liked them moved down out sight, ideally so the washing machine can sit back as far as possible against the wall. We also need the laundry sink taps disconnected so we can rip out the old one. Then once we're done with cabinetry etc we need the new taps and...

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Replacing WC

Posted 1 week ago

We need to replace our flush toilet. Looking for a fair and reasonable quote? Thanks.

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Toilet leak

Posted 11 hours ago

It seems that there is a leak in the ground floor toilet not visible / most likely pipe within a wall. We notice the sound 2 weeks ago but now it is visible damage on skirting board showing in our living room.

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Potential bathroom leak

Posted 1 week ago

I have a loud banging/tapping sound whenever the hot tap is run in my bathroom. I’m not sure whether this is any concern/sign of a leak or maybe just the pipe hitting something within the wall

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Repair leaky shower tap

Posted 4 days ago

The shower tap is constantly dripping. Needs either a new washer or replacement of mixer.

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Replacing external garden tap

Posted 1 week ago

Replacing external garden tap

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Fix a dripping tap

Posted 4 days ago

Fix a dripping tap (see pic).

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Replace Copper Drains Pipes with PVC #2

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there, We have some copper drains that need to be replaced with PVC for penetrating a fire barrier. A site visit will be required to determine the scope of the job. I may possibly wish to do some of the work myself and have it signed off by you if that's something you can do. I look forward to hearing from you. Cheers, Josh

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Recent plumbing reviews

With over 183,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Garden Leaking Tap needs fixing/ replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dishwasher water pressure

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Blocked waste water drain

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Blocked drain.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dishwasher connection

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Tap replacement needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacement of two outdoor taps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair / replace mixer in shower/bath

Work carried out by an employee of the company

17th November 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Repair or replace leaking kitchen sink mixer tap

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace a toilet

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install sink and hob

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pump installation to increase shower pressure or new hot water cylinder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

toilet Installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Few bits and bobs


17th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small leak in the ceiling. Pipe leaking

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outside Tap

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Header tank overflow

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Atlantic Vertigo space saving hot water unit install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th October 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lay new storm water drain


11th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

leak water main inlet pipe

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Aspect Builders Wellington Limited

Joined July 2020

Hi, we have over 60 years combined experience in the building industry. Extensive knowledge ranging from new builds, major renovations, site supervision, project management, civil works, no job too small or too big. We are very professional and ensure we meet deadlines within budget. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and customer satisfaction.

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Drainage Rescue Limited

Joined June 2019

I have been plumbing for over 25 years. Will do plumbing, roofing spouting and drainage work. Punctual, reliable and competitive prices. All work guaranteed

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Kevin moorcroft

Joined August 2017

My name is kevin moorcroft and I have been a plumber for 20 years. I'm honest and reliable And very skilled at my job. I like to think I'm hard working and easy to deal with. Im NZ qualified and certified with the plumber gas fitter board.

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GOPRO Plumbing and Gas

Joined October 2020

Hey! My name is Max. I am a 27 year old qualified Plumber, Gas fitter and Builder. I have been in the trades for 11 years. I have semi recently stepped out and started my own Plumbing/Gasfitting business and am always on the look out for more work and good clients! I mainly do renovation, servicing and repair work. Being a qualified builder also means bathroom renovations and leaking shower rep...

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Plumb Press

Joined April 2019

Hi Im Tim and I have had over 15years experience in plumbing industry. Its of great importance to deliver the highest level of workmanship to our customers. For any plumbing issues or new work you may need ,we can do it. Feel free to view my website for more information. Thank you for your time Tim

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M10 Services Limited

Joined January 2019

Good day, We are an expanding company operating in the Wellington region for over 3 years, We manage new builds/ renovations working with a extended team of trusted and proven sub contractors to deliver projects start to completion. The team has a personal investment and do good attitude inside and outside of the work uniforms and hours. Our completed projects have been performance and quality...

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OCS Contracting

Joined January 2021

Hi, We have been building and landscaping in Wellington for 7 years and have an extensive work history and portfolio of successful jobs and happy clients. We are professionals and our work it to the highest standard. We do anything from site clearance to full backyard renos.

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Renshaw Civil Ltd

Joined August 2018

Hi, I have been in the industry for about 15 years. We are a family business. We can dig out for new house sites, Driveways, drains and general contracting. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for our customers. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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The Electric Spider LTD

Joined February 2012

37 years in the Electrical Trade I've recently completed contracts in Housing New Zealand homes installing 2700 power points in existing homes; so I know my way around the nooks and crannies of most house styles to get your job done

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Waea Contractors Ltd

Joined October 2019

Hi Waea Contractors has spent most of the last 2 years contracting in the communications industry with the Ultra-Fast Broadband rollout; as well as this we do a multitude of civil tasks with some minor construction in the mix too Our Tasks included but are not limited to, - Site Leveling & General Earthworks - Trenching in Pipe and Cable - Trenchless options - Air Knifing, Thrusting, Hydro B...

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Jarrod Goile

Joined September 2020

Quality assured workmanship at a very reasonable price. Certified tradies for just about any job. Working with the customer to meet their demands without delay.

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Whisk Renovators

Joined February 2009

Whisk Renovators is a renovations company, providing innovative solutions to Kitchen and bathroom consenting, design and build projects. Whisk services the greater Wellington region in both the residential and commercial sectors. Whisk has been a member of New Zealand Master Painters since 2009, providing quality service and workmanship guarantees to our Clients. We won National awards in ......

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Blackfox electrical

Joined May 2018

Blackfox electrical can supply to all your electrical needs, no job too big or small. Experience in both domestic and commercial situations, always taking pride in the finished product. Check out our Facebook page!

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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We prid...

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Power&keane

Joined January 2019

Hi, we are a residential/commercial building cleaning company specialising in Exterior building washes. We are very reliable and will always get the job completed on time. We also offer gutter cleaning, window cleaning, driveway/surface cleaning and Moss removal. We pride ourselves on our competitive pricing and will always come look at the job before giving a final price. We also provide prop...

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Living Colours & Renovations Ltd

Joined October 2019

hi We have been doing Renovations and Maintenance work in Wellington region for while now and contracting to some big compaines like Housing New Zealand, no work is small or big for us , we provide competitive quotes

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Reno Man

Joined April 2015

Hi, I have been in the industry for over 30 years. - Installing and designing kitchens and bathrooms. - Landscaping properties - Alterations - and everything in between! My collegue Andrew is licensed so we can tackle any project you have in mind. We specialise in minor renovations although our last project was a 4 month complete renovation of a 1940's house. Your project is in good han...

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Accrete plumbing and gas

Joined March 2019

Our team of certified plumbers, gasfitters and drain-layers have 25 years of collective experience in the greater Wellington region. We specialise in new builds, maintenance and renovations, inclusive of bathroom and kitchen installations, hot water cylinder installations and conversions (electric to instantaneous gas). We offer competitive free quotations and pride ourselves on our professional c...

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siegelectric

Joined April 2011

Hi,I'm an electrician and electrical inspector, I'm mainly doing domestic work.I'm in business since more then 20 years. My quotes are competitive and my work is done in a professional manner

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Hydrospec Plumbing Limited

Joined February 2018

Hydrospec Plumbing strives for efficient quality. Justin is a certifying Plumber and Drainlayer with over 19 years experience in all areas of the trade including: - Light commercial - Hot water cylinder and instantaneous water systems - Bathroom and kitchen renovations - New builds - leaking taps, toilets and water mains - Blocked drains - Drain repairs - Spouting and roof leaks *N...

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