The Auckland Plumbing Guide for Renovations: Dos and Don’ts

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Most homeowners dream of achieving perfect renovation results, but investing in the wrong team can quickly turn this dream into a nightmare. For every glossy magazine transformation, you’ll find horror stories of blown-out budgets, weeks stretching out to months or years and shady tradies. At, we’ve seen our fair share of plumbing renovations gone wrong and while fixing them is our forte, preventing them is even better. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of dos and don’ts to help you avoid common plumping pitfalls and ensure the smoothest renovation experience possible. 


The Dos of Plumbing Renovations

Careful Planning

There’s nothing worse than completing renovations only to realise you’ve overlooked some crucial factor. That’s why when you plan your renovation, it’s important to think beyond the immediate changes you want to make. Anticipate potential future needs, such as expanding your family or accommodating guests. Plumbing upgrades like tankless water heaters or smart home systems can be a great investment as they’ll not only create a more modern home but can increase your property value should you decide to sell. 

Hire a Licensed Plumber 

While we understand Kiwi DIY culture better than anyone, there’s nothing wrong with needing a little guidance. It may be tempting to save a few bucks, but making the wrong move can end up costing way more in the long run.  Our expert plumbers have a  comprehensive understanding of Auckland’s specific requirements and can ensure compliance with local regulations. Not only will we inspect your current plumbing and  guide you in choosing the most suitable materials for your location, but we’ll also offer the sort of innovative solutions that only decades of industry experience can provide.

Invest in Quality Fixtures 

Quality fixtures do more than just look good. They also improve the overall functionality of your space. Opt for fixtures with advanced features like touchless taps, which are convenient, clean and reduce water usage. Consider high-efficiency shower heads that conserve water without sacrificing pressure. Whatever you choose, ensure your fixtures come with solid warranties for peace of mind and long-term reliability.


The Don’ts of Plumbing Renovations

Neglect Building Codes

Ignoring building codes and council regulations leads to costly mistakes that won’t only affect the quality of your renovation but also your personal wellbeing. The regulations are there for a reason and we’ve seen too many renovators cut corners only to face devastating consequences. Your safety should never be compromised so take the building codes seriously and work with professionals who prioritise compliance.

Skip Proper Ventilation

Adequate ventilation isn’t just about comfort, it’s essential for your health. Poor ventilation can lead to dampness, which in turn can lead to mould growth and damage to your home. Plan for proper air circulation in bathrooms and kitchens by incorporating exhaust fans or windows.

Overlook Maintenance Tasks 

Routine maintenance can extend the life of your plumbing system and prevent emergencies. Regularly checking I for leaks, clogs and other issues can help you nip problems in the bud and save you from more significant repairs later.


Why Talk to

Any home renovation work involves making a series of decisions, so it’s always good to get professional advice. probably can’t tell you whether to go with Duck Egg Blue or Dark Knight Grey for painting the pantry, but for plumbing work, we have a lot to offer including:

Our Expertise

Our team understands the intricacies of Auckland’s infrastructure, ensuring your renovation not only looks great but is also up to code, efficient and tailored to your surroundings.

Timely Completion 

At, completing projects on time is our priority. We know how frustrating vague due dates and unfulfilled promises can be, so we maintain an efficient, transparent schedule to help achieve your goals within budget.

Ongoing Support 

Our support doesn’t end when the project does. We offer maintenance plans and services to ensure your new plumbing stays in top condition.

Peace of Mind

Knowing your project is in the hands of skilled professionals means you can focus on enjoying your newly renovated space without worrying about potential issues.

Renovating your home can be immensely satisfying, especially when it’s done right. By paying attention to the dos and don’ts and collaborating with experienced professionals like, you can be sure your plumbing renovation goes smoothly, leaving you with a home you love. If your renovation plans involve plumbing upgrades or changes contact us today.


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