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.

  • 4th of September 2018 3 min read

    Choosing a water heating system

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

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    17th of August 2018 2 min read

    Spouting success tips

    Spouting and downpipes come in different ‘profiles’. Find a style that suits your home. Whether it’s Marley Classic® for a traditional look or the contemporary Marley Stormcloud®, there’s an option for your lifestyle and budget.

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    10th of August 2018 4 min read

    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.

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    24th of July 2018 3 min read

    When Can You Not DIY?

    Greg Wallace, Master Plumbers New Zealand chief executive was recently interviewed for an article published in The Dominion Post. He says when it comes to plumbing, gas and drainage around the home, some DIY is definitely a big no-no and qualified tradespeople must be used.

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    5th of July 2018 2 min read

    6 considerations for a healthy home in winter

    Protecting your home against winter woes is crucial when it comes to plumbing. So Master Plumbers New Zealand's chief executive, Greg Wallace, has highlighted six of the most important things homeowners should consider to ensure a trouble-free chilly season. Read all you need to know here.

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    5th of June 2018 5 min read

    Set yourself up for success

    You’ve decided to hire a professional to revamp your kitchen/bathroom/entire house, but where do you start? It can seem daunting if you’ve never used a tradesperson before or have had...

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    16th of May 2018 3 min read

    Proper plumber or cowboy?

    The last thing you want is to find that the person on your doorstep is not authorised to carry out the work you need doing. Find out here how you can make sure the work is being carried out legally by someone who is experienced and competent.

    Tags: hiring a qualified tradesperson  
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    4th of May 2018 2 min read

    When should you call a plumber, gasfitter or drainlayer?

    When it comes to home plumbing, gasfitting and drainage, don’t be tempted to DIY! As there’s very little you can legally do yourself. To help, we’ve put together a guide on when to make a good call and get a Master Plumber, Gasfitter or Drainlayer to sort your plumbing problem.

    Tags: hiring a master plumber  
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    30th of April 2018 2 min read

    Gas heating options

    We all want our home to be snug and warm in winter. Gas heating is a great way to heat your home.

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    19th of April 2018 4 min read

    Emergencies—what to do?

    Plumbing emergencies are stressful, especially if you don’t understand what is going on.

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    18th of December 2017 4 min read

    Water conservation tips for summer

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

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