24/7 Emergency Plumber Service

Active Plumbing provides affordable plumbing services across Christchurch, from a 24-hour emergency plumber and blocked drains to hot water system installations and Kitchen and Bathroom Renovations.

Residential Plumber

Complete residential plumbing work in Christchurch and North Canterbury plus Backflow Prevention for the whole of Canterbury. Call us for a plumber near you.

Plumbing Prices

  • Flat rate $85 for 1st hour*
  • Flat rate $85 for 1st hour – No call out fees. No mileage costs.
  • 10% discounts for pensioners and Gold Cards.


For non urgent queries or to get a quote, contact us:


Active Plumbing & Drainage, UNBlock Drains and Backflow Prevention

At Active Plumbing & Drainage, we are a small team of experienced local plumbers who are some of the first Canterbury Plumbers to be registered IQP Backflow Specialists. Based in Christchurch, we complete plumbing work in Christchurch and North Canterbury and Backflow Prevention for the whole of Canterbury. Give us a call to unblock and clear your blocked drain or should you need a gas plumber, as we are registered gas fitters.

Backflow Prevention

As one of the original backflow testers to be registered in New Zealand, we now operate all over Canterbury with a Backflow Testing and Backflow Prevention service. We are trained and registered to perform your annual backflow tests and certification.

Craftsman & Registered Plumbers

As experienced plumbers, we’re able to complete almost all of your plumbing and drainage requirements. Our Plumbing Services include plumbing work on new houses, renovations and commercial buildings and covers new installations, alterations, plumbing maintenance and repairs. We also offer an emergency plumbing service.

We love installing and maintaining all types of plumbing including your bathroom, kitchen, heating or toilet and are known for our specialty, installing hot water cylinders and wetbacks.


We only employ local, reliable trades people who understand and have experience with our local equipment and systems. As a company, we’ve been operating for 15 years, have a reputation for high quality craftsmanship and will meet all legal requirements. We have a fast response to your enquiries and have no restrictions on the type of work or the locations we will travel to in Christchurch and North Canterbury. Don’t take our word for it, ask our customers…

“No job’s too small No job’s too big”


Our Plumbing Services

Toilets & Faucets

Repair or Replacement

Have a leaking toilet or leaking tap? Active Plumbing can fix all types of water leaks or do a full replacement. 

Hot Water HEaters

Repair or Replacement

Have an issue with your hot water heater? No one likes a cold shower! If your water isn’t as hot as it should be, call Active Plumbing today.

Drain Clearing

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Active Plumbing can assist you by unblocking your drain before it becomes a messy and potentially dangerous issue. 

Gas Plumber

Gas Fitter for New or Existing Gas Lines

If you need to install gas piping or gas appliances at your place, Active Plumbing can assist with our Gas Plumber and Gas Fitter services. We also provide repair and maintenance services.

Back Flow Prevention

Approved Backflow Technician

Active Plumbing are Canterbury Backflow Specialists. We provide assessments and installations of Backflow Preventers.


Bathroom and Kitchen Remodels

Whether it is a full makeover or a small job needed, Active Plumbing will take care of your kitchen or bathroom renovation.




I would like to say a BIG thank you to the staff of Active Plumbing & Drainage. From Erin (the lovely voice on the phone) to the men who did the work for me. All were very friendly and helpful. My house now has great water pressure and the temperature is fantastic. Thank you guys. It was a pleasure having you at my home and I have already recommended you to other people. Keep up the good work.

Thank you so much

Florence Allan


I was impressed with the maturity of Scott, your plumber who came out to fix a problem. He was mature, efficient and able to solve the water leak intelligently with no fuss. It was such a load off my troubled mind; I thought it was a major that might cost thousands. Instead it was a relatively simple prob which was quickly solved and didn’t cost too much to correct.

I’d use your business again and recommend to others.

Many thanks,

J. Greer

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021 335 541