Traffic Light Settings - Essential Information

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New traffic light settings came into place on 13th April.  All our Branches are at Orange.

In a nutshell:

  • We can take any & all bookings for plumbing, gasfitting, drainlaying & electrical* (*Dunedin, Christchurch, South Otago only)
  • When working we will socially distance in your home or business (a minimum of 1 metre)
  • We will protect yourselves & us by wearing appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment)
  • You can come into our Branches, regardless of vaccination status, however you will be required to wear a mask & socially distance from our staff by a minimum of 1 metre

If you need us, please phone or use our local phone number.

If you experience issues such as no hot water, or issues with gas please check our Helpful Tips & refresh yourselves with our Common Plumbing & Gasfitting questions.

FAQ’s:

What work can I book at Red traffic light settings?

We can do any & all work under Orange, there are no conditions around it having to be urgent or essential.  If we need to enter your home or business though, we will need to socially distance (a minimum of 1 metre) & wear appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment).

What hours will you be ‘open’?

We will have tradespeople available 24/7 (dependent on staff availability) across all our branches.  Normal hours of operation are 8am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday, after-hours rates will apply outside of these hours, weekends, & public holidays.

Can I still come to the Branch to pay my invoice?

All customers are welcome to pay their invoices in our Branches at Orange, regardless of vaccination status.  You will be required to wear a mask.  It may however be easier to pay your invoice online or by direct credit.  Check out our payment options

Can I make a booking for the future?

Absolutely, we are happy to accommodate bookings for the future.  Please call the local Branch number or our 0800 number or make the booking online & we will book you in.

What will I be charged?

We will continue to invoice at our current rates, if you need more clarity on our charging please ask us.  

Can I book online?

Our online bookings are consistently monitored & responded to.  If your booking is urgent please feel free to phone us.

What additional questions will I be asked when booking my job?

In order to ensure your & our tradesperson's safety we will continue to ask you the following questions:

  • Does anyone at your home have Covid or are isolating with Covid?
  • Does anyone at your home or business have flu-like symptoms &/or are awaiting Covid test results?
  • How many people are currently at the property?
  • Is anyone at the property showing any signs of illness?
  • Is anyone over the age of 70 or in a high-risk category?

This will help us determine what level of PPE (personal protective equipment) we will require to complete your job safely.

What will happen when the tradesperson arrives?

Depending on whether the job is inside or outside, where in your home or business the job is & what is happening with the people in your home or business, will depend on what level of PPE we will be wearing to undertake your work.  Some of the things that will affect the level of PPE are if anyone in your home is unwell with, or isolating with Covid, awaiting Covid test results, over 70 years old, vulnerable & whether it is possible to physically distance ourselves from people in the house.  Our preference would be that our tradesperson is able to work alone in the room that requires their attention & that people within the house relocate for that period to time to another room. 

Examples of PPE they might be wearing include safety goggles, masks, gloves, boot covers & full zip-up coveralls.  In addition, our tradespeople will wipe down all the work surfaces prior to starting work & after finishing the work.

If you have any concerns please speak to your tradesperson, they are trained to help you & have had additional guidance for keeping themselves & you safe over this time.