A Coromandel man was fined $1,800 in the Thames District Court after a building inspection at a home in Thames revealed that he was unauthorised to carry out certain plumbing work.

The questionable work included extending the water supply pipework to a bath, shower, toilet and vanity unit. He also installed a shower mixer, and extended waste water pipework from the bathroom vanity to the drainage pipework.

Plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying are regulated trades in New Zealand and it is illegal for anyone to do this work unless they are authorised to do so by the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board. There are serious health and safety risks associated with sanitary plumbing carried out by an unauthorised person.

Don’t risk your home or occupant’s health just for a cheap job. It’s just not worth the risk.

All Auckland Plumbers Group tradespeople carry their current authorisation card and customers are encouraged to ask to see it before any work commences.

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