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Tips & Advice

Advice, tips and tricks of the plumbing kind

Did you know that sanitary plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying must be done by authorised tradespeople? Follow our blog for expert advice on plumbing repairs, renovations, servicing and seasonal maintenance.

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  • Plumbing
    17th of January 2019

    Plumbing-related jobs for summer

    The sun's shining, the great outdoors is calling and – believe it or not – there’s no better time to hire a plumber to service your heating, gas appliances and hot water systems. 

    Tags: maintenance  
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  • Plumbing
    19th of December 2018

    Bathed in colour

    If you’re considering revamping your bathroom, don’t be afraid of colour! Flying in the face of minimalist white on white, a new trend for colour is causing a splash in...

    Tags: bathroom trends  
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  • Plumbing
    19th of December 2018

    Hot Water Cylinders

    Electric hot water cylinders are the most common form of water heating in New Zealand. This often overlooked appliance needs regular inspection to keep it running as efficiently as possible...

    Tags: hot water cylinder  
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  • Plumbing
    19th of December 2018

    When plumbers say no (or make you sign a waiver)

    Every now and then, Master Plumbers’ national office is contacted by homeowners who have bought plumbing fixtures, only to find their plumber refuses to install them.

    Tags: waivers  
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  • Gasfitting
    14th of November 2018

    Take care with portable gas appliances

    We Kiwis love a road trip. If your plans this summer involve heading off with a caravan or in a motorhome, make sure that any gas appliances are in good working order before you leave home.

    Tags: carbon monoxide safety  
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  • Plumbing
    18th of October 2018

    Updating your shower: walk-in or enclosed?

    Walk-in showers are a popular choice for contemporary bathrooms. If you're considering this option for your bathroom reno, here’s what you need to know before going ahead.Keeping your bathroom dryA true...

    Tags: contemporary showers  
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  • Gasfitting
    5th of October 2018

    Keeping yourself safe from carbon monoxide

    Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas, produced by malfunctioning or wrongly installed fuel burning appliances. This includes woodburners and gas heaters.There are some things you should know to keep you and your family safe from carbon monoxide poisoning.

    Tags: carbon monoxide   carbon monoxide safety  
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  • Plumbing
    4th of September 2018

    Choosing a water heating system

    Did you know that hot water heating accounts for around 30% of the average household energy bill?

    Tags: hot water systems  
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