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How much does pipe relining cost?

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All homeowners that we meet ask us ‘how much does pipe relining cost?’. A typical scenario we are met with involves a homeowner that has dealt with the same pipe problems repeatedly and they’ve likely spent thousands on temporary fixes. For this reason, many of our customers are worried about the potential outlay of further work.

In a previous article we looked at what will happen to your pipes if you don’t get them fixed, including the very costly mistake of leaving broken pipes until they are beyond repair and need to be replaced. In many cases, excavating pipes can be three to four times more expensive than relining them and can disrupt homes for weeks at a time.

Pipe replacement costs can include:

  • Labour and costs of materials – this can include earth moving equipment hire costs
  • Traffic control required for the large excavation machinery and all associated WH&S requirements
  • Temporary facilities while pipe work is affected (e.g. porta-loo, water redirection)
  • If pipe replacement is required inside a home and there are tiles or specific flooring to strip you can’t always get exact matches which may result in having to replace the lot.

Time is also a huge cost factor. We've had instances where a home owner has been advised that pipe replacement would take 1 to 2 weeks to complete. Our installation team had the job completed in 4 hours.

Typically, replacing pipes instead of relining them can cost between $5,000 and $20,000.

Our trained technicians are committed to complete transparency with our customers about the process and costs of pipe relining. Customers are shown CCTV footage of their pipes and given a detailed explanation of the process of relining pipes. Nuflow technicians then explain how the relining process works to not only fix breaks and cracks but to make them stronger than they were originally - permanently.

Nuflow technicians give every customer an accurate, fixed-price quote which takes into account the following factors:

  • The extent and location of the damaged area of pipe to be relined
  • The size (diameter and length) of pipe to be relined
  • Ease of access to the pipe to be relined
  • Ease of access to drains
  • Any special risk factors such as high pressure or temperature.

On average, a typical residential pipe repair by Nuflow may cost between $1800 and $2400 and is fully backed with up to 50-years warranty.

If you’re experiencing recurring blocked drains or pipes, book a pipe inspection and get a quote on your pipe relining, visit our booking page or call us on 1800 683 569 within Australia or 0800 168356 in New Zealand.