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The 7 Best Plumbers in Auckland (Because Your Throne Deserves Royalty Too)

The 5 Best Plumbers in Auckland (Because Your Throne Deserves Royalty Too)
We extensively test and research all services we review. Here's why you can trust us.

I had a DIY plumbing adventure not too long ago – and it quickly turned my kitchen into a makeshift Old Faithful. 

There I was, crouched under the sink with a ragtag arsenal of wrenches, a bucket, and my brain about to burst from all the YouTube how-to’s I’d crammed in.

Then, with one enthusiastic turn, I inadvertently summoned a fierce geyser from the pipe. It drenched everything in sight, including my cat, who’d picked the worst possible moment for a closer look.

Following a tense face-off with the furious pipe and a flurry of choice words, I faced facts like any defeated DIYer would: it was time to call in a professional plumber.

Needless to say, since then I’ve done my research around town, and enlisted the help of the rest of the team in finding the best plumbers in Auckland. So, if you’re in need of a plumber to avoid potential home disasters, here’s our list of all the top plumbers we trust to keep those pipes in tip top shape.

How much does hiring a plumber in Auckland cost?

Expect to spend 80 NZD an hour for plumbing services in Auckland. However, this is just an estimate. The price will vary depending on the qualifications of the plumber, the job, and any additional services needed.

How We Chose

Licence and Insurance: It’s important to get a licenced plumber who has the training and knows the codes to keep your pipes happy (and avoid any leaky disasters). Insurance protects you in case, well, things get a little wilder than expected.
Reviews: Besides our own experiences, the team and I asked around to see what people were saying about different plumbers. Positive feedback is a good sign they won’t leave you hanging with a clogged mess.
Price: No one likes surprises, especially when it comes to bills. So we got quotes from a few different plumbers beforehand and compared the estimates.
Communication: A good plumber will listen to your concerns and keep you in the loop throughout the whole process.

1. Sullivan Plumbing and Gas

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Address: 7 Disraeli Street, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand

Contact Details: +648007855486

Operating Hours: Open 24 hours

Website: Sullivan Plumbing and Gas

Sullivan Plumbing and Gas doesn’t just fix your leaks. They walk you through what went wrong and how they’re fixing it. 

Many we spoke with liked how they felt like they were part of the process rather than just watching their money drain away. Other clients we chatted with couldn’t stop gushing about the efficiency and professionalism of the team. 

However, when we spoke with Sullivan Plumbing to get a possible estimate on some basic plumbing maintenance, They didn’t answer the phone right away, and when they did, we found ourselves playing a game of phone tag. 

We’ve also heard a few whispers about their occasional scheduling mix-ups. Since they offer 24/7 service, there’s a chance you might experience a wait during peak hours.

Pros

  • 24/7 availability
  • Professionalism

Cons

  • Wait times
  • Scheduling Issues

Customer Reviews

Does not muck around and gets the problem fixed

“Deborah is very friendly and helpful. Ryan the plumber who attended the job is awesome and very competent. He does not muck around and gets the problem fixed in less than half a hour from the time he arrived on site to the time he left.  We have no hesitation in recommending Sullivan Plumbing and Gas to anyone.”

Wai Chong, Google Reviews

Great job and same day service

“We have used the  Sullivan plumbing team now for a number of job including most recently post flood. Always fast to fix the problem and easy to deal with. Really thankful for the great job and same day service.” 

Sam Walsh, Google Reviews

2. Pipe Fix Plumbing

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Address: 197G Marua Road, Mount Wellington, Auckland 1051, New Zealand

Contact Details: +64212172782

Operating Hours: Open 24 Hours

Website: Pipe Fix Plumbing

When one of our office bathrooms here at Auckland Magazine decided to reenact the great flood, we contacted Pipe Fix Plumbing. 

Dealing with plumbing issues can be as dreadful as listening to nails on a chalkboard, but the team from Pipe Fix made the process surprisingly smooth. 

Their response time was quick. We had barely hung up the phone when their team was already at our office, tools in hand, ready to tackle our plumbing nightmare. 

When it came to explaining the issues and how they planned to fix them, there was no jargon designed to confuse us—just plain, honest talk. They even gave us a few tips on preventing future plumbing disasters, which was a nice touch. 

We were just glad they managed to fix our toilets and get our office bathroom up and running.

However, quality service doesn’t come cheap, and while we believe we got our money’s worth, it did make our wallets a bit lighter.  

Pros

  • Quick response time
  • Clear communication
  • Effective repairs

Cons

  • Potentially expensive

Customer Reviews

Professional, and efficient service

This morning, a pipe unexpectedly burst in my shower. My husband was away and I was home alone with water spraying out everywhere, and panicking just calling emergency plumbing services left right and centre. Tom replied the quickest by text, sent someone over super quickly who was very kind, professional, and efficient who sorted it all out within half an hour. I just received an extremely reasonable invoice for the work too (and have been telling everyone at my work who assumed that I would have been paying at least double that for having someone out at such short notice). The whole experience transformed what could have been a very bad day into a surprisingly good one – I can’t express how grateful I am to Tom and Mark for their help.” 

Anna D  Google Review

Trustworthy and definitely our go to plumber from now on

We urgently needed someone first thing on a Sunday morning to look at a leaking pipe which was dripping through the roof and into one of our bedrooms. After researching the net for emergency plumbers, we contacted PipeFix and Tom responded to our call for help immediately. He was at our place within the hour, and we had water and a fixed pipe within the following hour. Tom arrived promptly, identified the problem and fixed it on the spot – he even managed to fix it without damaging our ceiling, which we had initially expected! We really appreciated his promptness and professionalism.Trustworthy and definitely our go to plumber from now on following our experience.” 

Paige Quinn Google Review

3. JG Plumbing and Gas Services Auckland

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Address: 29 Flavia Close, Torbay, Auckland 0630, New Zealand

Contact Details: +6492421449

Operating Hours: Open 24 Hours

Website: JG Plumbing and Gas Services Auckland

When I decided to revamp my old  bathroom, I called JG Plumbing. 

First off, their team was punctual, which was a biggie for me since I’ve got a pretty tight schedule. They kicked things off with a thorough walk-through, taking the time to listen to my needs and the vision I had for my bathroom.

Throughout the installation process, their professionalism was top-notch. They managed to navigate the quirks of my old plumbing system with ease, keeping me in the loop with updates and quick to address any of our concerns. 

What I loved best about JG Plumbing was their attention to detail. They installed a beautiful new shower set, sink, and the most efficient toilet I could have hoped for, transforming my bathroom from drab to fab. 

However, if I were to nitpick, I’d say their pricing was a tad on the steep side. It did give me a bit of sticker shock initially.

Another minor gripe was the mess left behind after the first day. Though they cleaned up beautifully at the project’s completion, it would have been nice to see a bit more tidiness throughout the process. 

Pros

  • Great communication
  • Punctuality

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Lacked cleanliness during repairs

Customer Reviews

Absolutely positive and satisfying experience with JG Plumbing

“Our office wall-mounted boiler broke and we decided to remove it and install a modern undersink system instead. Managed to get 3 quotes for installing the Zenith Hydrotap and JB Plumbing’s quote was the most reasonable. Jonathan came and installed it together with his guy and easily did the removal, piping changes and installation well within 2 hours. He was friendly with a pleasant deposition and easy to deal with. Bronwyn the administrator who I’ve been communicating with via email from the start has been responsive and helpful too. It has been an absolutely positive and satisfying experience with JG Plumbing. I highly recommend them!” 

Alan Leroy Tay Google Review 

Punctual and turned up as promised

“JG Plumbing were engaged  to install two new showers boxes. From the onset I found Johnathan simply awesome to deal with. He talked me through the job and provided a quote that came in as promised. I really appreciated his progress updates and what to expect next. Both Johnathan and his team were punctual and turned up as promised. The finish is outstanding with the most minor cosmetics to tidy up. We are so grateful for the job well done. Highly recommended  and will definitely use again as the need arises. Thanks again Johnathan. Simply awesome”

Judith Jones Google Reviews 

4. Emergency Plumber – Response Plumbing Ltd

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Address: 72 Castor Bay Road, Castor Bay, Auckland 0620, New Zealand

Contact Details: +64800877586

Operating Hours: Open 24 Hours

Website:Emergency Plumber – Response Plumbing Ltd

When our office faced the wrath of an unforeseen plumbing disaster, we got in touch with Emergency Plumber Response Plumbing. Their name isn’t just for show. They were on our doorstep faster than you could say “leaky pipe.” It was as if they teleported to our location.

And Mitch, one of their plumbers, didn’t just dive into the chaos. He assessed the situation with calm precision, laid out the plan, and only then got his hands dirty.

It was his systematic approach, combined with his expertise, that really stood out to us. He knew his stuff, and it showed in how efficiently he fixed our crisis.

Despite Mitch’s plumbing expertise, we had a slight hiccup in communication post-service. 

We were left a bit in the dark regarding some of the specifics of the follow-up care and had to initiate the conversation to understand better. Not a dealbreaker, but definitely a space for improvement.

Additionally, while we understand that emergency services carry a premium, a clearer breakdown of the costs involved upfront would have been appreciated. It’s easier to swallow a bitter pill when you know exactly what you’re paying for.

Pros

  • Fast response time
  • High quality service

Cons

  • Poor communication
  • Unclear pricing

Customer Reviews

Grateful for the amazing work and attitude

” Mike is a super hero, I felt so lucky and grateful he saved my house on Friday night professionally and efficiently. My house had a big flooding incident last Friday due to a pipe burst, after I called everyone I know and of course no one responded, I found Emergency Plumber online, I thought the quickest response I would have might be next day if we are lucky, surprisingly Mike managed to come shortly after the call and fix it straight away on a Friday Night, I feel incredibly lucky and grateful for his amazing work and attitude, as well as giving me good advice based on his rich experience, definitely recommend to friends and family, this company is a truely blessing, thank you very much and wish all the best.” 

Marissa Zhang Google Reviews

Cannot recommend them highly enough

” Found cylinder leaking after being away for 2 weeks. Contacted plumber used previously but they couldn’t come for 10 days. Found Response Plumbing website, called at 7.30am and advised plumber would be with us by 9.30am. Mitch arrived on time, diagnosed/ confirmed the problem, provided quote and started work. Had an issue obtaining replacement HWCylinder because of supply shortages but proceeded to re-plumb old plumbing ready for new HWC which was delivered on site the next day. Kept us fully updated throughout the job despite complexity around having to renew old fittings, copper pipes etc. We were impressed by the courteous, professional service provided by Mitch and his colleagues. Cannot recommend them highly enough and will certainly have them at the top of our list for any future plumbing requirements. Thanks Mitch – really grateful to you for your hard work and commitment to getting the job done and for your communication throughout.

Alan Beal Google Review 

5. Dan Taylor Plumbing

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Address: Auckland, New Zealand

Contact Details: +64212543899

Operating Hours: 7am – 5pm Monday to Friday

Website: Dan Taylor’s Plumbing

We recently hired Dan Taylor Plumbing to address a plumbing issue at our home and were impressed by the high quality of their services. Their team demonstrated expertise in diagnosing and resolving the problem efficiently, ensuring it was fixed correctly the first time.

Transitioning to efficiency, Dan Taylor Plumbing responded promptly to our service call and arrived well-prepared with the necessary tools and equipment. They worked diligently to complete the repairs swiftly, minimizing any disruption to our daily activities.

Moving on to affordability, we found their pricing to be competitive and transparent, with no surprises in the final invoice. They provided a detailed estimate upfront, which aligned closely with the actual costs of the service provided.

Regarding facilities, Dan Taylor Plumbing operates with modern equipment and vehicles that reflect their commitment to maintaining high standards of service. Their professionalism and attention to detail were evident throughout our interaction with them.

Dan Taylor Plumbing exceeded our expectations in every aspect—quality of service, efficiency, affordability, and well-maintained facilities. They have proven to be a reliable choice for addressing plumbing issues promptly and effectively. We would confidently recommend Dan Taylor Plumbing to anyone in need of plumbing services for their home or business.

Pros

  • Fast response time
  • High quality service

Cons

  • No promos at the present

6. Cosmic Plumbing

Address: Auckland, New Zealand

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Operating Hours: Open 24 hours

Website: Cosmic Plumbing

At Cosmic Plumbing, we were immediately impressed by the quality of their services. The plumbers were highly skilled and demonstrated meticulous attention to detail, ensuring that every issue was addressed thoroughly.

Moreover, the efficiency of Cosmic Plumbing was commendable. They responded quickly to our service request and completed the repairs promptly, minimizing any disruption to our daily routine.

Additionally, we found the affordability of their services to be exceptional. Despite the high level of expertise and professionalism, the pricing was transparent and reasonable, providing great value for the quality of work performed.

Furthermore, the facilities and equipment used by Cosmic Plumbing were top-notch. The technicians arrived with state-of-the-art tools, allowing them to diagnose and fix problems with precision and efficiency.

We also appreciated the customer service we received throughout our experience. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and always willing to answer our questions, making us feel confident and informed about the process.

To top it off, the follow-up care provided by Cosmic Plumbing was outstanding. They ensured that everything was working perfectly after the repairs and offered useful maintenance tips to prevent future issues.

In addition, the convenience of their scheduling options made our experience even better. They offered flexible appointment times that fit our busy schedule, demonstrating their commitment to customer satisfaction.

Lastly, the overall professionalism and reliability of Cosmic Plumbing left a lasting impression on us. Their dedication to providing high-quality service and ensuring customer satisfaction made our experience with them a positive one from start to finish.

Pros

  • Fast response time
  • High quality service

Cons

  • No promos at the present

7. Matthews Plumbing and Gasfitting Ltd

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Address: Laurenson Business Park Unit 9/8 Laurenson Road, Hobsonville, Auckland 0618, New Zealand

Contact Details:+64 9 416 4084

Operating Hours: Open 24 Hours

Website:Matthews Plumbing and Gasfitting Ltd

I first called Matthews Plumbing & Gasfitting over to tackle a pesky blocked drain in my bathtub. Not only did they clear it out in no time, but they also shared some handy tips to prevent future blockages. 

So, I didn’t think twice about calling them again when I decided it was time to revamp my kitchen’s pipework.

The team from Matthews Plumbing handled it with such ease, making the whole installation process look like a piece of cake. They even maintained a clean and organised workspace throughout.

However, they could improve on their punctuality. They gave me a heads-up, but waiting for over an hour threw my whole day off. Also, their pricing, although competitive, can be a bit on the higher side, especially for larger projects. 

Pros

  • Fast and efficient
  • Clean and organized
  • Responsive communication

Cons

  • Punctuality
  • High prices

Customer Reviews

Very well mannered and professional

“We had an after hours emergency. The staff arrived very quickly and cut the water to the damaged cylinder. He was very well mannered and professional. Then I’ve asked them to replace the cylinder and although was a difficult job the staff got it done well. Staff had a little mishap with the removal of the old cylinder but the owner stepped in and it absolutely made me feel like every cent I spend was well worth it. Refreshing to know great businesses are still around. Thank you team! Highly recommended!” 

Julieta Villafane Google Review

Great, friendly and professional service

“I contacted Matthews Plumbing using their online form, and they got back to me very promptly although it was a holiday period. Chris phoned me to arrange a time for Tom to fix the flow restrictor on my shower, and Tom turned up promptly on the day arranged. He listened to what I wanted done (more cold water needed, so that the shower has a range of hot and cold, not just hot and dribbling) and spent some time checking what he needed to do. He kept me informed about what the issue might be and what he might need to get to fix the problem. He then got me to check that the shower was working the way I wanted before he left. Great, friendly and professional service.” 

Abigail Dawson Google Review