You probably read the title and wondered what we were talking about… and rightly so. Yes, there are different types of plumbers who can complete different works relating to varying parts of your home. Whether it be the maintenance of your gutters, working on your gas installation or fixing a blocked drain, there will be a properly qualified professional to be able to complete the job.
If you are still unsure, give you local plumber a call and they will be able to answer any more questions you may have. There are a few different types of work that a plumber can complete, including: Plumbing Roof Plumbing Drainage Gasfitting Each has their own distinct definition, allowing for specific areas of focus for various professionals.
Water plumbing is any work carried out in connection with the supply or conveyance of water Sanitary plumbing is any works carried out in connection with the collection, conveyance or disposal of sewage, liquid trade wastes and other permitted discharges Sewerage is any works completed on sewerage service fittings, pipes and fixtures Drainage work, or otherwise known as draining, is the work on sanitary drainage connecting to, or intending to connect, directly or indirectly, with a sewer.
This can include the installation, repair and disconnection of services. Roof plumbing work means any work completed on the downpipes, guttering, roof flashing and roof coverings of a building or structure. There are some limitations to this however, especially in relation to the construction of the roof coverings such as thatching, concrete and timber products, which don't constitute roof plumbing.
This is irrelevant as to whether the work is commercial, residential or industrial in nature, and whether it is plumbing, drainage of gasfitting (including LP gasfitting) (shower repairs Glenwood). There are four different types of licences, all which offer the recipient different allowances to complete work. If you hold a contractor licence, you can both advertise as well as contract to do work.
Contractor licences can be issued to companies, partnerships or individuals for a period of 1 or 3 years - hot water Glenwood. A qualified supervisor certificate can only be issued to individuals for a period of 3 years, and allows you to complete and supervise the work types listed on your certificate but not contract for work.
An endorsed contractor licence has ‘contractor licence (Q)’ listed on it to show they have qualified supervisor qualifications as well as being a contractor. A tradesperson certificate means you can complete drainage, plumbing and gasfitting works but they must be done under (minimum) supervision and signed off on by a contractor or qualified supervisor.
Tradesperson certificates can only be issued in specific areas of plumbing, drainage and gasfitting, namely : Plumbing Drainage Gasfitting Water plumbing (fire protection systems) Water plumbing (urban irrigation) For a little bit of extra information… tradesperson certificates used to be known as a ‘journeyman’! There are a few points of difference between a tradesperson and a contractor, including : A contractor can complete work without supervision, whereas a tradesperson requires supervision (usually minimal though) A contractor can sign off once works are complete, however a tradesperson can not sign off on work A tradesperson certificate can only be issued to an individual and are valid for 3 years, whereas contractor licences can be issued to individuals, companies and partnerships for either 1 or 3 years Tradesperson certificates can only be issued in some categories of plumbing, draining and gasfitting work, namely plumbing, water plumber (fire protection systems), water plumbing (urban irrigation), draining and gasfitting, whereas contractor licences can be in any area Always complete a check on any tradesperson or contractor that you are going to complete works for you, to ensure they are appropriately licenced to complete the works they have been hired to do - gas repairs Glenwood.
If you are needing some plumbing works to be completed, it is vital to ensure the professional carrying out the services is appropriately licenced and qualified. A licenced plumber will have a licence number, and a lot of plumbers will actively show their licence number on their website or other marketing materials.
If you need to search for a tradesperson or contractor, head to the Service NSW website : https://www. onegov.nsw. gov.au/publicregister/#/publicregister/search/Trades Still not sure who you need to complete the works in your home, or have some questions about the different types of plumbers? Give the team at Everyday Plumbing a call on 0406 400 200 or complete an online job booking today and they can answer all your enquiries! References: NSW Fair Trading - https://www. water pump repairs Glenwood.
gov.au/trades-and-businesses/licensing-and-qualifications/plumbing,-draining-and-gasfitting NSW Fair Trading - https://www. fairtrading.nsw. gov.au/help-centre/online-tools/home-building-licence-check Licensed Trades - https://www. licensedtrades.com. au/licensed/plumbers Home Building Regulation 2014 - https://www. legislation.nsw. gov.au/#/view/regulation/2014/811/full Gas Supply Act 1996 - https://www. legislation.nsw. gov.au/#/view/act/1996/38/dict1 .