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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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No hot water at home

Posted 1 week ago

hi My wife and I don't have any hot water, can we please have someone come around and take a look? If not today then tomorrow?

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Replace shower

Posted 1 week ago

Hi - we have a shower that was installed about 6 years ago and wasnt installed properly. We are looking to replace like for like. Happy to supply photos and looking for a general estimate first.

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General plumbing work

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Looking for some one to do assist with some light bathroom refurbishment. The tasks would include: - Replacing a shower mixer and shower head rail unit with a new one (all necessary plumbing) - Replacing vanity tap with a new one - replacing kitchen sink tap with a new one. I'm preparing the house for potential sale so the work would need to be completed by the 30th September 2020. Thats it. Thanks so much and look forward to hearing from you. Anthony : )

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Leaking connection

Posted 1 week ago

Mains pressure leak in basement. Please see photo.

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Sewage drain repair

Posted 2 weeks ago

Repair cracked clay drain pipes , approx 1.2m deep. Damage caused by earthquake.

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General plumbing work #2

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Looking for some one to do assist with some light bathroom refurbishment. The tasks would include: - Replacing a shower mixer and shower head rail unit with a new one (all necessary plumbing) - Replacing vanity tap with a new one - replacing kitchen sink tap with a new one. I'm preparing the house for potential sale so the work would need to be completed by the 30th September 2020. Thats it. Thanks so much and look forward to hearing from you. Anthony : )

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Leaky frameless shower door

Posted 2 days ago

Our rental home has a frameless shower door that currently leaks from the bottom and sides. We think the best solution would be to replace the rubber seal along the bottom and if possible add a seal to the side.

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Install sink and hob

Posted 2 weeks ago

I am installing a new kitchen and need 1. a gas tee off for a new hob (easy access from about 3m away) and; 2. need the tap takeoffs lowered straight down about 400mm to be now inside a new cupboard. The wall will be opened up before you arrive to make it easy. Once the kitchen benches are in a couple weeks later will need topmount sink (going back in the same location as the current one so waste shouldnt have to move much, if at all), gas hob and new tap installed (all provided by me) and a te...

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Infinity water install

Posted 1 day ago

Looking to get the downstairs flat at our home on the infinity water system. We recently converted our place so are looking to add another one next to it. We are doing work to the ceiling so would like to remove the header tank while we have easy access. Work on the ceiling is starting in November.

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Leaking pipes in balcony

Posted 2 days ago

The pipes in the floor of the balcony are leaking and they need to be fixed. It would be great if you could come and have a look and give us a quote asap.

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Toilet unit Valve (maybe) now working.

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have a "Coroma Mini-Uniset" toilet unit. There is constantly water flowing through the unit and it is extremely annoying. We wanted to have this fixed urgently.

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Blocked Drain

Posted 1 week ago

we have rental property in aro valley has the blocked drain , suspect could be broken lateral some where connecting to the man hole . we did fix the broken pipe few months back till the end of the footpath from the house . not sure what is the issue why it happened again .

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Loafers Lodge

Posted 1 week ago

I have 2 water tanks Rinnai 315 L Commercial with stat controller to be installed. They are to replace existing tanks . We would prefer stainless pipe work, also an extra fitting should we need to install another tank. Rinnai also have a controller for the gas heaters, we would also like this to be installed. (Rinnai can do this if necessary)

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Toilet replacement

Posted 2 days ago

There are cracks on the bottom of the bowl, so needs to be replaced. I have attached photos here.

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Bathroom job

Posted 2 days ago

I am wanting to replace shower liner around bathroom and look at replacing a vanity unit. Would be keen for asap. Thanks

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Replace faucet

Posted 5 hours ago

replace existing old faucets with same model registered plumber needed.

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The buchan is busting

Posted 1 week ago

My house was built in 1890. The buchan trap is blocked. I need the buchan and gully trap replaced which also includes breaking up concrete. I don't know how much this will cost so the price I have put on here is guess only. I have an idea of the work involved though. I am ONLY after quotes at this stage

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Concrete water proofing and drain laying to drain the water

Posted 1 week ago

There is water seepage in to the garage from the concrete wall just above the floor leve. This needs to be fixed by digging trench outside concrete wall to below floor level clean and waterproof wall using the correct martial and method lay waterproof liner, liner protection against waterproof wall. place drainage coil at bottom of trench out to street Fill trench with drainage metal

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Water pressure on shower

Posted 1 week ago

We have completed renovations a few months ago and the shower pressure is not up to a standard that we would have hoped for. The plumber / gasfitter who completed the work came back after we had a conversation and removed something in the shower that controlled the flow and it had little / to no impact Not sure exactly what is relevant but to help understand further, we switched from cylinder to gas (piped up to house) and live up on a hillside. The shower head is an Adesso unit from Mico...

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Drain repair

Posted 1 week ago

Water pooling. Suspect broken pipes underground.

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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.

Blocked kitchen sink

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen Renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install new wall hung bathroom vanity and tap (and remove current vanity)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installing downpiping and fix leaking toilet

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Leaky wall hung toilet

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower waste pipe reattached

Work carried out by an employee of the company

6th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom Kitchen Tap plumbing.

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

install small low pressure system

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Need Toilet lifted for new flooring and then put back on place.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Toilet and vanity

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th September 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 2
Schedule
 3
Communication
 2

Replace washer on laundry tap

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Drain hot water cylinder


16th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install two waste disposal units


1st September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower fitting replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Grey water PVC pipe elbow replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New toilet seat and flush getting stuck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install 8 - 10m of water mains polyethylene pipe

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tap repair / replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Tap drips and shower mixer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hot water pressure

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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RAO Electrical

Joined October 2013

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Joined July 2019

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Joined July 2017

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Living Colours & Renovations Ltd

Joined October 2019

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H2O Plumbing Services

Joined September 2020

Hi, I'm a local certified plumber that services the Wellington and Horowhenua regions. I have 13 years of experience in the plumbing sector, and since becoming certified in 2018 I have started my own company based in Otaki. I take pride in problem-solving, providing a reliable and efficient service, and delivering high-quality workmanship.

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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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Joined April 2019

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Trilford Plumbing & Gas LTD

Joined September 2020

Hi, I have been Plumbing and Gas fitting from big to small jobs all over Wellington and Kapiti for the last 12 years. From designing hospital boiler rooms and other large commercial site works through to full bathroom renovations and residential maintenance work. I enjoy focusing on the high end and bespoke bathroom designs, through to any and all maintenance-servicing plumbing and gas fitting re...

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Joined February 2018

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Whisk Renovators

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Skinner n Skinner building company

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