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.
The Auckland District Court, Vinod Maniam, was sentenced to a $2,500 fine for carrying out restricted plumbing work without a current authorisation.
Sanitary plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying are regulated industries in New Zealand, and it is illegal to do this restricted work unless authorised by the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (PGDB).
The matter was reported to the PGDB by the Auckland City Council. It was discovered Mr Maniam submitted false information to the council suggesting he held a current practising licence when he undertook sanitary plumbing work converting a garage into a beauty salon. He has never qualified as a registered plumber and has never held a licence. … Continue Reading