About Us

PlumFit was founded in 2009 by Steve Riley.

The goal was to import container loads of Drain, Waste & Vent PVC (DWV) Pipe and Fittings in from China at very cost effective pricing.

The market was very quick to see how big these savings were, and from there the business has grown.

Through working with the Chinese Factories, PlumFit was quick to understand that what the end user wanted and what the factories were producing didn’t really come together nicely.

PlumFit decided to invest in its own Watermark License and produce the entire range DWV moulds. To ensure any changes or updates in the products or standards were met actively, and where we had feedback we could re-act instantly with the changes.

From taking charge of the manufacturing process, we stumbled upon an opportunity that we could produce any Plastic or Steel product for any industry for our customers to their precise standards/requirements. We can develop Certifications & leverage off our own Certificates to produce your own brand.

We have since developed Electrical Conduit & Fittings for AS/NZ 2053, PE Pipe and fittings and currently in the process of developing the PVC Pressure Pipe and Fitting.

This being among a small amount of the other component type products we are contracted to produce already.

Some of the previously factories we have worked with had the mind set of making profit, which is great but when off the back of substandard products or lacking in maintenance on their machines or tools. More to it, lack of inspection of the product once produced. With PlumFit we have been there and done that.

The Factories we work with now, make profit from re-newed business and bulk ordering off the bat of successful businesses.. what makes a successful business? – buying very high quality products giving you’re a point of difference at the lowest pricing possible in the market.

At PlumFit we do understand the need for New Zealand produced products, and where we can we do support this.

We get excited about new opportunities, and we work all clients to help make their businesses as successful as ours. Whether it be confidential or supporting you to get your own manufactured products to market. We are your partner in business.

PlumFit Plumbing Supplies Ltd –  Best Environmental Practise (BEP)

PlumFit has gained Best Environmental Practise (BEP) accreditation for it’s manufacture of PVC products in China. This ensures all our imported products coming into NZ are of the best quality and gives assurances to the New Zealand market. By doing this we protect NZ from harmful materials with an add benefit of giving you credits under the NZ Green Building Councils, Green Star rating system for commercial buildings.

Part of the criteria to gaining this accreditation, we have to ensure that when the raw material is up to a certain high standard. Then when the manufacture creates the finished products they are doing it with the same high standards.

But what this also means, is we have to consider what happens to the product at the end of it’s life.

PlumFit will take back and recycle all of its own PVC Pipes and Fittings in Nz and Australia in a cleaned/recyclable condition, (please ask if unsure) working with key recyclers throughout NZ/AU to ensure your products can be put to further use.

QUALITY

PlumFit distributes DWV and Stormwater Pipe and Fittings which are manufactured and certified by Standards Australia and New Zealand Certification with Watermark designation on each product. Commitment to quality is further evidenced by an ongoing ISO 9001 quality assurance program.
AS/NZS 1260 PVC Pipe and Fittings for DWV
AS/NZS 1254 PVC Pipe and Fittings for Stormwater
AS/2887 Plastic waste fittings

STANDARDS

The relevant Australian and New Zealand standards for fittings and pipes include:
AS/NZS 1260 PVC Pipe and fittings for drain, waste and vent application
AS/NZS 1254 PVC Pipe and fittings for storm and surface water application AS/2887 Plastic waste fittings
AS/NZS 1260 : 2009
Softening point AS/NZS 1462.5
Pipe impact characteristics at 20 degrees Celsius AS/NZS 1462.3
Reversion AS/NZS 1462.4
Pipe stiffness AS/NZS 1462.22
Hydrostatic pressure test AS/NZS 1462.8
High temperature stress relief test AS/NZS 1462.11
Dimensions AS/NZS 1462.1
Wall thickness AS/NZS 1462.1
AS/NZS 1254 : 2002
Pipe impact characteristics at 20 degrees Celsius AS/NZS 1462.3
Reversion AS/NZS 1462.4
Pipe stiffness AS/NZS 1462.22
Hydrostatic pressure test AS/NZS 1460.10
High temperature stress relief test AS/NZS 1462.11
Dimensions AS/NZS 1462.1
AS 2887 : 1993
Thread tightening torques AS 2888.1
Pressure test AS 2888.3
Air vacuum teat AS 2884.4
Thermal cycling test AS 2888.8
Leakage test AS 2888.14
Joint cycle test AS 2888.11