Plumbers, Gasfitters
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Advice for Consumers

Check your plumber, gasfitter or drainlayer is licensed

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Almost all aspects of plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying work are restricted and illegal to DIY 

The fines are hefty ($10,000 - $50,000).


You may be voiding your insurance

The Board and Insurance Council of New Zealand Te Kāhui Inihua o Aotearoa (ICNZ) warn the health and safety risks of DIY are high. The mistakes are costly, and you may be voiding your insurance. The Board and ICNZ recommend talking to your insurer before undertaking renovations.