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Tradies nationwide reminded to relicense

Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 1:41 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Plumbers, gasfitters and drainlayers nationwide are being reminded to ensure they relicense by 1 April 2018. Plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying are regulated trades in New Zealand and it is illegal for anyone to do this work without a NZ Practising ... More >>

Regulator rules $7,000 fine and supsension of licence

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 12:07 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

A recent decision to fine and suspend the practising licence of a Christchurch-based certifying gasfitter sends a strong message to the industry about the importance of ensuring inexperienced staff are properly supervised. More >>

PGDB - Regulator Rules $7,000 Fine & Suspension of Licence

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 11:16 am | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

A recent decision to fine and suspend the practising licence of a Christchurch-based certifying gasfitter sends a strong message to the industry about the importance of ensuring inexperienced staff are properly supervised. More >>

$5,000 fine for motorhome modification

Friday, 17 February 2017, 1:31 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

In a judgment released today, a Tauranga man was convicted yesterday and fined $5000 for doing gasfitting work without a licence and has been ordered to pay solicitor’s costs of $226. More >>

Builder’s illegal gas cooker job earns $6,000 fine

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 4:35 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Today’s latest prosecution by the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board, backs the important messages to homeowners that are in their new public awareness campaign. More >>

Hiring a tradie? Sort the pros from the cons

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 12:23 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

With housing activity showing little sign of slowing down, The Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (PGDB) is reminding homeowners who are embarking on home renovation projects of the costly repercussions of using the wrong people. Choosing the right ... More >>

Man fined $2500 after misleading council

Friday, 27 January 2017, 1:40 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Homeowners are being warned not to fall into the trap of using anyone who does not hold a current authorisation to conduct plumbing, gasfitting or drainlaying work. Yesterday in the Auckland District Court, Vinod Maniam, was sentenced to a $2,500 ... More >>

Botched home renovation prompts buyer warning

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 2:31 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Tradespeople who get called in to fix costly renovation botch-ups is becoming a common occurrence. The worst culprits are renovators who have launched into additions without regard for restricted work, passing on costly problems to the next buyer. ... More >>

$5,250 fine reinforces message

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 1:48 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Yesterday’s prosecution in the Palmerston North District Court reinforces the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board’s message to consumers, to make sure that they only use authorised tradespeople. More >>

Auckland man fined $4500 for misleading homeowners

Friday, 16 September 2016, 4:14 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Homeowners are being warned today not to fall into the trap of using anyone who does not hold a current authorisation to conduct sanity plumbing or gasfitting work. More >>

Ditching the family bach for a motorhome? Buyer beware

Tuesday, 16 August 2016, 2:51 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

The new trend of opting out of high priced coastal properties and turning to the motorhome and campervan as a new holiday preference has prompted a consumer warning. More >>

$1200 fine for Timaru Man’s guilty plea

Friday, 29 July 2016, 12:41 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Homeowners are being warned today not to fall into the trap of using anyone who does not hold a current authorisation to conduct plumbing work for renovation projects. More >>

$3,000 fine reinforces message

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 2:39 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Today’s prosecution in the Hastings District Court reinforces the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board’s message to landlords and property managers last week, to make sure that they only use authorised tradespeople. More >>

$3,000 fine reinforces message

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 2:27 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Today’s prosecution in the Hastings District Court reinforces the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board’s message to landlords and property managers last week, to make sure that they only use authorised tradespeople. More >>

Landlords are you compliant?

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 4:09 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Now more than ever landlords and property managers need to make sure they only use authorised tradespeople. The construction sector’s regulator the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (PGDB), has been educating consumers (homeowners and tenants), ... More >>

Dunedin company and employees fined for lapsed licenses

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 3:19 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

EC Shaw Plumbers Ltd and two employees have been fined a total of $5,750 for carrying out restricted sanitary plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying work without authorisation in the Dunedin District Court yesterday. More >>

PGDB warns installation can come at a high price

Friday, 17 June 2016, 1:23 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

The conviction of a Levin man yesterday serves as a warning to consumers and has highlighted issues relating to pump product installation. More >>

Board warns Wellingtonians to exercise caution

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 1:10 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

The Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (PGDB) is warning consumers in the Wellington region, to exercise caution in relation to Graham Lilley, who was recently convicted and sentenced in relation to his fraud of Christchurch residents (under ... More >>

Auckland homeowner left $20,000 out of pocket

Monday, 18 April 2016, 3:01 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Auckland man Shamsher Ali, of Shams Construction Works Limited, has been fined $9,000 and ordered to pay $15,000 in reparation for carrying out sanitary plumbing at a home in Mt Roskill when not registered or licensed. More >>

Construction industry regulator cracks down on ‘cowboys’

Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 1:22 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Now more than ever, Tradespeople need to make sure they hold a current licence. Construction sector regulator, the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board, are warning tradespeople that it has appointed two new investigators, and there will ... More >>

 

 

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