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Information for consumers

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  • Your home is a complex network of pipes and fittings that mix high pressures, high temperatures, gas, electricity and many other high-risk hazards which are dangerous and could potentially put your family's health and safety under threat if handled incorrectly.
  • The Board and The NZ Insurance Council NZ also warn mistakes are costly, and you may be voiding your insurance.  
  • Who can you trust?  Everyone authorised to undertake restricted sanitary plumbing, gasfitting or drainlaying work must carry their NZ Practising Licence and are required to produce it when you ask to see it.  

  • It's illegal to do this type of restricted work without a  licence.  The fines are hefty
    [$10,000 - $50,000].

So call a professional and make sure they really are one - ask to see their NZ Practising Licence.  


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Contact the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Phone: 0800 743 262, Email:, Post: PO Box 10655, The Terrace, Wellington 6143
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