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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.

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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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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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

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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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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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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 As the saying goes -  "The devil is in the detail" and this couldn't be mor

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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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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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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

Recent jobs posted

Check out how homeowners like you are using Plumbers on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Sump Installation

Posted 3 days ago

We need a sump Installed and connected providing drainage to a sandpit . Approximately 1.5 days work Needed asap but by the end of next week at the latest

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Fix blocked/leaking toilet

Posted 4 days ago

Our toilet is leaking from the rubber connector on the waste pipe when flushed due to a build up of pressure caused by a blockage further down the waste pipe. We would like to have the leaky part replaced and the blockage removed. I've attached a photo showing the leak and I also have a short video of it which I can send via email.

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Design and install drainage around perimeter of house.

Posted 1 week ago

Our weatherboard house has inadequate ground clearance to a tiled concrete path which runs flat along the back and then slopes down either side - it appears that runoff is damaging areas of timber and possibly getting under the house and causing damp issues. We'd like someone to assess the job and give some options and quotes for how to fix. I can remove the existing concrete if that will make it easier and provide more options - we are looking to replace the path at some stage anyway (possib...

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Drain blockage - photo attached

Posted 5 days ago

Having issues with a drain causing a blockage, can someone please come around tomorrow some time to check it out? Really need this fixed asap!

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Kitchen sink plumbing

Posted 1 week ago

remove insinkenator & replace it with normal drainage plumbing it needs to be done before the end of this month (August)

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Laundry - move pipes, plus toilet/sink replacement

Posted 4 days ago

Hi - I'm looking to get quotes on 3 jobs: (1) Add pipes/taps/drainage so I can move my washing machine within the laundry. I'm looking to have the washer & drier side-by-side, with a thin cabinet in the middle, and bench on top. I think the only place to place the taps (and electrical) is behind the thin cabinet (20-25cm). This is against an exterior wall of cinder block, so I assume the pipes will have to come up from the floor. There are water pipes nearby: - In the wall to the rig...

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Washing Machine and toilet flush

Posted 3 days ago

Washing machine severely reduced water flow when on cold wash .... barely a trickle. A toilet has a flushing system that often needs to have button pushed several times for water to flow , and this tends to be limited as well. Seems just a couple of small jobs that could be done on the way between bigger ones?

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Shower door over bath adjustment

Posted 1 day ago

The shower door over the bath needs to be lowered so that the water doesn’t get under the door and leak down the side of bath onto bathroom floor. Photos attached of how it sits currently. Cheers

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Shower head and shower dials repair/replacement #2

Posted 1 week ago

Leakage in Shower head and shower dial settings loose (keeps rotating itself)

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Pressure Release Valve Fix

Posted 1 day ago

Need a pressure release valve fix. Please send a quote. Thank you.

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Replace toilet in Karori

Posted 1 day ago

To replace an old toilet with a new one.

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Shower head needs washers #2

Posted 5 days ago

This shower head is leaking from the hose and joins. Might need washers replaced?

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Install Reflux valve

Posted 1 week ago

Plumbing inspector has suggested that we need to install reflux valve in commercial kitchen. Address: 100 Aro Street, Aro Valley, Wellington

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Drain laying

Posted 5 days ago

Trying to get 2 or 3 French drains laid around the perimeter of my house so that when it rains water doesn't pool underneath the house. The drain channels can go into the existing storm water pipes. There's also a tap out back which needs repair but that is minor in comparison to the drain work.

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Dripping tap

Posted 3 days ago

My kitchen tap has developed an ongoing drip which needs repair- photos attached The tap brand is Hansa Any help gratefully received Penny

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Toilet Brush Head Flushed Down Toilet

Posted 2 days ago

Please locate and remove the toilet brush head

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Greywater leak

Posted 5 days ago

We have noticed water seeping from the bottom of one of our concrete steps just before it joins the pavement - seems to be greywater as happens after we run washing machine etc. Want to identify and fix leak as soon as possible.

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Installing a new drain pipe

Posted 2 days ago

We are looking for someone to install a new drain at our place. This will involve lifting the pavers and installing a silt trap and a pipe to connect to existing drain on the property.

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Low pressure to mains or heatpump

Posted 2 days ago

Need to replace low pressure hwc w/header tank with mains or heatpump ... l. Current has had a recent significant pressure drop. shower was poor now horrific so keen for job soon... Current is in hall cupboard 590mm door clearance normal door / ceiling height Thanks

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Disconnect a grooming bath

Posted 4 days ago

Hi. I need a grooming bath disconnected from the water pipes next Monday morning, from my home in Churton Park.

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Recent plumbing reviews

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Kitchen refresh - tap replacement and new dishwasher installation etc

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Leakage from mains

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace toilet

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Leaking join and cylinder potentially needs raising

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outside drainage

Work carried out by an employee of the company

6th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair or replace outdoor hose tap


26th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace approx. 1 m section of sewer line

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom tap replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Drain repair and possible subsidence #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Blocked outflow drain needs clearing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Slow leak from bathroom sink unit

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

29th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair a mixer for the shower

Work carried out by an employee of the company

19th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

pressure valve replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th April 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 3
Communication
 3

Running Toilet

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plumbing renovated kitchen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Leaking kitchen tap

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace sink tap

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Change 3 existing toilets suite to new units

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hot water cylinder replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Blocked drain

Work carried out by an employee of the company

30th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

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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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Can Do Plumbing And Gas

Joined July 2013

Hi, I have been a plumber and gas fitter for 12 years. I specialise in renovations, new housing and commercial. I also do some maintenance work. I have a strong work ethic and have pride in my work. Thank you for your time Chad

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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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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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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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Host My Property

Joined December 2010

Hi. We've been doing house renovations and general property management and maintenance for 20 years, generally focussing on smaller jobs. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and quality workmanship

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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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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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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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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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TNT Painting Services limtied

Joined May 2019

Hi, we are a family owned painting business, we are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for the project completion. From a single unit or room to a large commercial complex, the team at TNT Painting Services can handle your project regardless of its size and requirements. Get in touch with us to discuss your needs and goals. We will listen to your concerns and think of ways to get...

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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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Sharrock Plumbing and Gas

Joined October 2010

Craftsman plumber /gasfitter..Member Master Plumbers since being in business...have been in the trade for 18years and in business for 13 years..Gas hot water..central heating..new houses..all plumbing..blocked drains..solar.low to high pressure..pumps

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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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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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Grizzly Plumbing

Joined March 2021

Grizzly Plumbing was established by Frank in 2021. Frank has over 7 years of experience in the trades and a strong desire to deliver quality work that lasts. You can rest assured that we can find a solution to your problems.

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Sao Contractors ltd

Joined March 2015

Hi, I have over 14 years’ experience in the construction industry, for the last 13 years I have worked for Groundworks Limited as a qualified Drain layer, of which the past 7 years as a site supervisor and foreman managing up to 5 staff. I have worked on small, medium to large contracts which include storm water, sewer and water main contracts along with subdivision work, artificial turf fields, r...

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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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ANT Plumbing and Gas Limited

Joined June 2021

Hi I'm Anthony from ANT Plumbing and Gas Limited, I'm a qualified Plumber and Gasfitter based in Upper Hutt and providing the greater Wellington region with top quality workmanship and customer service, from a dripping tap, blocked drain, bathroom and kitchen renovations or a new hot water cylinder.

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