Awards recognise better of the very best in plumbing

Every year the Plumbing Trade Excellence Awards recognise excellent achievement within the plumbing group. This week “CityNews” spoke with a couple of of 2022’s finalists.

EACH yr the Plumbing Trade Excellence Awards recognise excellent achievement throughout each trade and coaching sectors of the plumbing group.

This yr going down on October 28, the ceremony will see the Grasp Plumbers Affiliation (MPA) ACT current greater than a dozen awards to plumbing companies, individuals and initiatives which have gone above and past.

“The best skilled and moral requirements throughout our trade proceed to be important in an effort to guarantee the very best public well being, security and sustainability outcomes for our whole group – which we’re all part of,“ stated MPA president, Jason Tait.

“That is the place MPA shines, and thru our Awards we’re additionally capable of shine a highlight on the distinctive work that continues to be carried out by people and organisations throughout our area.”

Recognising those that preserve the area flowing

FIRST established nearly half a century in the past, Grasp Plumbers ACT has change into the height organisation for the native plumbing trade.

With this yr’s Plumber’s Trade Excellence Awards simply across the nook, CEO Claire Howe says it’s a good time to recognise the significance and variety of plumbers and their work.

“I believe in lots of people’s minds plumbing is one thing that occurs underneath a builder, however there’s an unimaginable quantity of labor that goes into maintaining our water flowing,” she says.

“Plumbers endure six years of coaching. They preserve the heating of houses going, gasoline cooking, sewerage, drainage, and stormwater flowing. They take care of gasoline, medical gasoline and so many different essential initiatives throughout residential, industrial and civil building.

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“We’re attempting to shine a light-weight on the range that’s within the trade.”

Claire says this yr the awards will characteristic plenty of new classes that recognise excellence throughout the entire trade, together with an impressive lady in plumbing class.

There’ll even be plenty of initiatives celebrated on the awards, together with “excellent” work on the French embassy and the ANU College of Physics.

“With the impacts of covid that is the primary in-person occasion we’ve been capable of maintain in three years so we wish to make it greater and higher than it’s ever been earlier than,” says Claire.

“We wish to say an enormous thanks to Evo Power, Icon and all our great sponsors. We’re additionally excited to have the ACT Enterprise Minister and Metropolis Companies Minister current.

“It’s an actual celebration of the trade, its range and the dedication of the individuals inside it.”

Grasp Plumbers ACT, name 6112 8630 or go to

JML plumber David Wooden.

Native plumber ‘satisfied’ to be nominated for excellent worker

A PLUMBER for greater than a decade, David Wooden, of JML Plumbers, has been nominated as a finalist on this yr’s award for excellent worker.

“I used to be very shocked, I’m completely satisfied,” stated David upon listening to of his nomination.

David, who says he’s at all times favored working along with his palms, first acquired into plumbing after seeing a few of his buddies having fun with related work.

It rapidly become a ardour for the 37-year-old who’s been working in Canberra for greater than three years now.

“I adore it. I simply are available in and do my job as greatest I can and assist out wherever I can,” he says,

“I believe it’s at all times about placing in that little bit of additional effort.”

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David says he loves to have the ability to work with JML Plumbing & Gasoline, a household owned firm with over 25 years of mixed plumbing expertise.

Having began operations with simply three employees, and plenty of hours of extra time, at the moment the enterprise has 15 employees, six vans, two work utes and so they’re constructing a brand new warehouse and workplace to accommodate the expansion.

“We all know that we’re really blessed to have Dave as part of our staff. Our success story is vastly attributable to having such superb employees,” says JML director Josh Lewis.

“Whether or not he wins or not, we’re proud to name him our personal, and he’ll at all times be a winner to us.”

JML Plumbing and Gasoline, name 6193 4089 or go to

6 Star director Robert Edwards.

Tradesman with an environmentally pleasant focus

THE job of 6 Star Sizzling Water and Plumbing is to unravel their shoppers’ issues, to not create new ones, says director Robert Edwards.

“Neither myself or our tradesmen settle for second fee workmanship,” he says.

“We work with shoppers to seek out options that go well with their wants and needs.

“Our thoroughness, effectivity and expertise means we save our clients cash within the brief and the long run.”

Robert has been doing plumbing work since 1985, and says his tradesmen have been with the enterprise for 10 years.

“I believe it’s our very robust deal with the atmosphere that makes us stand out,” he says.

“Together with basic plumbing work, we service and set up photo voltaic hot-water methods.

“I personally get entangled in creating coaching for brand new inexperienced plumbing applied sciences and creating Australian requirements for hydrogen applied sciences.”

6 Star Sizzling Water and Plumbing is a finalist in a number of classes due to their “Rainwater Harvesting Set up” on the French embassy.

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“It’s good to be recognised for doing work that advantages the atmosphere and on the similar time permits our clients to realize their targets of lowering their impacts on the planet,” says Robert.

“The staff of tradesmen and apprentices that come to work for us day by day and their deal with good workmanship acquired us right into a finalist place.”

6 Star Sizzling Water and Plumbing. Name 0448 844911, or go to


Small dealer turns into finalist in huge awards

The Nixon Plumber Chris Williams.

THE Nixon Plumber is a plumbing firm specialising in residential upkeep says proprietor Chris Williams.

The Nixon Plumber opened in 2020, however Chris’ expertise started when he began his apprenticeship in 2007.

“I’ve at all times wished to work for myself, and I seen a niche in respectable trades in Canberra,” he says.

“The Nixon Plumber is a reference to the Watergate scandal and ‘The Plumbers’.

“Though I can positively ‘repair leaks’ I’m additionally skilled in all features of plumbing in residential homes.”

The Nixon Plumber has been nominated for the 2022 Excellent ACT Plumber of the 12 months Award.

“I believe I’m the one finalist who’s a small dealer and operator and I believe that helped us get into the awards, and it helps us to supply extra private customer support.

“We’re native to the inside north, however service all of Canberra.

The Nixon Plumber. Name 0420 607765, or go to


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