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New Zealand Plumbers, Drainlayers & Gasfitters Association Inc

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News Archive: June, 2019


President's Report - June 2019

A warm welcome to all our members and to those who read our News Flush. It is getting dark outside and it is starting to feel like winter again a very important time for tradespeople to go the extra mile for customers. How many gasfitters out there inform your customers about the dangers of just lighting up their gas fire or heater that has sat... Read More »

Upcoming Events - NZPDGA Trade Expo

Stand enquiries - email Katrina secretary@nzpdg.org.nz... Read More »

Proprietary pipe for gas

Multilayer pipe systems (PEX) piping is becoming more popular with gasfitters for installations. Multilayer piping is a sandwich of an outer layer cross linked polyethylene (pex) a middle layer of aluminium and then another layer of cross-linked polyethylene. It is easy to bend, and joints are made by crimping a metal fitting to the end of the... Read More »

Dangers of carbon monoxide

Dangers of carbon monoxide, by Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board – Info Brief Edition 4 by comms@pgdb.co.nz  Carbon monoxide has no taste or smell, therefore it can often be unnoticeable until it’s too late; and unfortunately, in New Zealand there have been a number of deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning that... Read More »

New rules for hazardous substances and wastes

New rules for hazardous substances and wastes Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment in association with Worksafe New Zealand, 14th June 2019     New requirements came into effect from 1 June 2019. Here’s what you need to do.   What: New rules for the safe handling and storage of toxic and corrosive... Read More »

Consultation on building sector reforms

Consultation on building sector reforms Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board – Info Brief Edition 4, May 5th 2019 Building system performance introduction by Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Building and Construction Minister Jenny Salesa announced the opening of consultation on a suite of far-reaching... Read More »

The Responsibilities of Drainlayers

We should all be familiar with the definition of drains and drainlaying, and the responsibilities of drainlayers (and to some extent plumbers) when installing drains within buildings and under slabs. Drains include both foul water (G13) and surface water (E1) excluding downpipes, but there is one important aspect of this work which is causing... Read More »

Global Plumbing Fixtures Market Growth, Forecast Research, Competitive Analysis and Outlook 2024

Global Plumbing Fixtures Market Growth, Forecast Research, Competitive Analysis and Outlook 2024   Daily update ⋅ June 19, 2019 The recently published report by Reporte.us analyzes various factors related to the performance of the “global Plumbing Fixtures market" and predict the growth direction of the market during the... Read More »

Legionnaires' disease study prompts call for mandatory water tests across NZ

Legionnaires' disease study prompts call for mandatory water tests across NZ RNZ - June 15th 2019  A plumbing industry boss is calling for mandatory nationwide water sample testing following research that shows New Zealand has the highest reported incidents of Legionnaires' disease.   A study conducted by Otago... Read More »

Plumbers call for mandatory testing scheme to fight NZ's high rate of Legionnaires disease

Plumbers call for mandatory testing scheme to fight NZ's high rate of Legionnaires’ disease NEWS NOW –June 13th 2019 New Zealand plumbers are calling on mandatory tests in hospitals, rest homes and childcare centres for the bacteria responsible for Legionnaires’ disease. More needs to be done to ensure Kiwis are... Read More »

Innovative Home Radiant Heating & Cooling Solution hits NZ

Innovative Home Radiant Heating & Cooling Solution has hit the New Zealand market. SCOOP - 12 June 2019   Every year, 1600 deaths are contributed to insufficiently warmed homes in winter in New Zealand. In the past it was more a luxury to have central heating installed in the home, but this was just limited to heating. A heating and... Read More »

Global Copper Pipes & Tubes Market 2019 Industry Key Players, Trends, Sales, Supply, Demand, Analysis & Forecast to 2025

Copper Pipes & Tubes Market 2019 Market Talk News This report provides in depth study of “Copper Pipes & Tubes Market” using SWOT analysis i.e. Strength, Weakness, Opportunities and Threat to the organization. The Copper Pipes & Tubes Market report also provides an in-depth survey of key players in the market which is based... Read More »

Plumber sees craft 'as an art form'

Plumber sees craft 'as an art form' STUFF – June 5th 2019 Raukawa Paama has worked in hairdressing, the army and warehousing - and now she is loving plumbing. Catching an interview with a reality TV star sparked an unexpected career change for Raukawa Paama. Watching the conversation with Australian survivor... Read More »



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