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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.

Don't risk it! If you have a plumbing problem, contact a Master Plumber.


  • Plumbing
    8th of February 2019

    Water quality on rural properties: staying safe

    If you own a rural property and get your household water from a private bore or well, you may assume it is safe to drink because it looks clear and...

    Tags: water quality  
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  • Plumbing
    23rd of January 2019

    Water conservation tips — for all year round!

    Good water conservation habits aren't just for the dry summer months, but all year round. Invercargill City Council has put out some excellent water conservation tips, which we'd like to...

    Tags: water conservation  
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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...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Plumbing
    10th of August 2018

    8 great tips for saving money on hot water

    Whatever hot water system you use, there are easy ways to reduce your bills and do your bit for the environment.

    Tags: water saving  
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  • Plumbing
    24th of July 2018

    When Can You Not DIY?

    When it comes to plumbing, gas and drainage, there are a lot of restrictions on what non-qualified people can do.

    Tags: DIY  
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