Core Plumbing is a small Christchurch based family business meaning you are dealing with the owners directly, we strive to offer a more personal, friendly and efficient service that may be lost when dealing with larger companies. With years of experience in the industry we want to offer our customers excellent and unbiased information, top service and all at the most affordable rates in town.
Owen is the certifying plumber on the jobs day in and day out, with a history in architecture coupled with over 10 years in the industry ranging from a plumbing manager of a large company to co-owning a previous plumbing company before this there isn’t much he can’t assist with.
We offer all types of plumbing services which are listed below in more detail. Give us a call today on (03) 355 7544 to discuss how we can help you.

What our customers say about us

"Wow Wow Wow thats my thoughts on Core plumbing very professional immediate response from my email , turned up early both days and didn't stop all day amazing service an doesn't rip you off like some plumbers!!! Deserves to do well nothing is a problem would highly recommend to anyone looking for a first class plumber."

Paul – New House

"The neatest plumber we've ever employed, prompt and pleasant service, excellent communication, and the job well done for a very reasonable price. Can thoroughly recommend"

Alan – Tap Repair

Owen was excellent to deal with the whole way through. Fantastic communication, great detail, rang and turned up when he said he would, polite and friendly. Due to a couple of complications the job cost changed from the initial estimate but Owen was clear about the reason for this and the additional cost involved (which was not unreasonable). Would not hesitate to highly recommend Owen to anyone, and will definitely be using him again. Thanks heaps.

Yvonne – Maintenance of shower mixer

"Very happy with Core Plumbings work and service, will definitely be recommending them."

Sue – Watermain Repair

"Really happy with the work. On time, as quoted. Great work. Would definitely recommend.”

Michael – Bathroom Upgrade

"Great, professional attitude and service. A pleasant surprise these days! Highly recommended"

Nick – Toilet Repair


Nothing challenges a plumber more than a maintenance problem and after years in the trade there isn’t much that Owen hasn’t seen. Whether it’s leaking cylinder valves, poor hot water pressure, leaking taps or blocked waste pipes we are available to help solve your problem.

Some of the common issues we deal with regularly:

  • Poor hot water pressure
  • Overflowing cylinder exhaust or leaking safety valves
  • Leaking ballcocks in header tanks or toilets
  • Blocked waste disposers, waste pipes or toilets
  • Hot water cylinder replacements
  • Leaking tapware or tapware replacement
  • Broken or burst pipes

New Housing

With years of experience in new housing we can handle your new house whether it’s the smaller scale or right up to the large and lavish. We can deal with everything from the pre-slab pipeout right through to fitting off and final completion.

We can offer the following services:

  • Advice and planning assistance for choosing fixtures and fittings
  • Preslab pipework (installation of waste and soil pipes in floor before concrete is poured)
  • Prepipe or installation of pipework in wall framing before wall linings fitted
  • Final fit off of tapware, toilets etc
  • All sign off documentation for the appropriate council for code of compliance


Are you tired of your old dated bathroom, kitchen or laundry and want to bring it into the 21st century. Core Plumbing can work through the whole process from concept to completion to make the job as streamlined and easy as possible. We can assist with helping you choose the best fixtures and fittings within your budget to best suit your current plumbing system and even supply them as part of the job if required, and of course we can alter waste and water services to suit your new fixtures and layout.


If your in need of our services give our friendly office manager Emma a call on (03) 355 7544 to book in a job or quote, if she can’t assist with your enquiry then you can talk to Owen on 0220 330 380 for anything more technical. Alternatively please send us an email using the form below

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