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When I was a young child my father would always say in his strong, steady voice,

“…son, always treat people fairly, be honest, go the extra step no matter what.”

We carry these words and it guides our plumber and bathroom renovation company in Sydney. 

For more than 20 years we have worked as plumbers and bathroom renovators in Sydney. Rick’s father, Michael, enjoys retirement, but he, Rob & Chris apply those principles everyday at Nu-Trend.

Rick, Rob and Chris from Nu Trend
Rick and Rob the Directors of Nu Trend
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Always Professional

Yes we are ‘tradies’ and realise there is a stigma attached to the the plumbing and bathroom renovation profession. 

Yes it is a cliche, but we realise that being professional, courteous and delivering a high quality service isn’t a point of difference, it is today’s expectation. 

We have with over 200 reviews to demonstrate our capabilities.


No Sales Gimmicks

Yes it is true, you will find many discount offers like “$50 discount when you mention this ad” or “Fixed Service Fee” etc. 

Basically the trade just copies each other for fear of missing out. 

Guess what? Most of these ‘offers’ are just loaded into their pricing elsewhere. 

We avoid these gimmicks.


Quality, not shortcuts

Sometimes the most difficult part is judging the quality of work that a plumber or bathroom renovator can deliver is hard because typically it is tucked behind a wall or underground in a pipe. 

For us quality is about all the little details that go into making sure your job or renovation project is completed perfectly, every time.

“...son, always treat people fairly, be honest, go the extra step...”

Michael Karagiannis

Nu Trend team of bathroom renovator contractors

Operating since 2009

Nu-Trend is a bathroom renovation and plumbing contractor in Sydney that has been operating for more than 15 years, founded by father and son Rick and Michael Karagiannis.

Michael has been in the building industry for more than 20 years, passing his knowledge and expertise to Rick as the family tradition lives on.

Rick has always enjoyed the fine elements of design. Not content with solving plumbing problems he soon broadened his skills to also do bathroom renovations in Sydney

A perfect match with hundreds of reviews & beautiful bathrooms being enjoyed by people living in Sydney.


Rick from Nu Trend
Nu Trend Sydney Bathroom renovators

The passionate business owner who loves his job, always goes the extra mile & who many say “is too good for the industry”

Rick dislikes the typical industry behaviour and firmly believes in ‘no gimmicks’ and upfront, honest work.

  • Position: Director
  • Years in the industry: 17
  • Expertise / specialty: A hands-on Director and business owner who provides leadership for the team.
  • Qualifications: Licensed Plumber, Bathroom Renovator.
  • What he loves about his work? I love helping people when someone wants something and we achieve what they are after it’s rewarding for me.
  • Funniest on the job story: Doing a job on a live sewer stack and someone flushing the toilet while we were underneath. It was quite brown, but you had to laugh.
  • Favourite brand of bathroom product: Caroma Products


Rob from Nu Trend
Chris and Rob checking a hot water system

Robert is the co-owner of Nu-Trend who loves walking into different scenarios every day & trying to solve problems quickly. 

He is the organiser in the team, keeping the boys on track each day. Some dub him the ‘pretty face’ of Nu-Trend. 

  • Position: Director
  • Years in industry: 16
  • Expertise / specialty: Quoting, team organisation and logistics to keep everything running smoothly.
  • Qualifications: Licensed Plumber and Bathroom Renovator.
  • What he loves about his work? Doing something different every day and working with really good people to solve a range of everyday problems.
  • Funniest on the job story: Pranking the boys with fake emails or calls and waiting to see their reactions. Funny at times but a good way to practice real situations.
  • Favourite brand of bathroom product: Boffi Products


Chris from Nu Trend
Chris from Nu Trend confirming bathroom renovation site plan

Chris joined Rick and Robert a few years ago as the number of jobs and bathroom renovations began to increase.

Ever reliable Chris gets stuck in when the hard work is required and provides the Nu-Trend team with a lot of the hard yakka.

  • Position: Plumber
  • Years in industry: 8
  • Expertise / specialty: Maintenance and domestic plumbing for houses or unit apartment blocks.
  • Qualifications: Licensed Plumber with aspirations to learn about renovations.
  • What he loves about his work?  Seeing Nu-Trend customers satisfied after a completed job where they notice the little details or finishing touches.
  • Funniest on the job story: Too many to list and he has been thinking about writing a book about funny plumber stories for everyone to read about.
  • Favourite brand of bathroom product: Boffi Products

Giving back to the community

Our team felt the impact of a loved one being diagnosed with brain cancer. Anthony is our tiler, friend and Rick’s brother in law. 

The cancer grew back three times over a two year period and Anthony was operated on twice, missing nearly 12 months of work. He soldiered on & would be back on the tools as quickly as he could be to support his family.

The Nu-Trend team made t-shirts and have been involved with the annual Walk 4 Brain Cancer event as our way of giving back to the community and hopefully helping other people’s fight against cancer.

Experience & a written commitment.

Rick and Rob are the hands-on directors for Nu-Trend. Rather than hire sub-contractors and manage their business from a distant office, they are on the tools, at your site & working towards delivering your bathroom renovation or plumbing service. It means you are talking directly to the owners of the business, the guys who are accountable and responsible rather than via email or through customer service teams.

It is why they are able to provide a written guarantee that demonstrates their confidence in standing by the quality of their workmanship and the service they deliver to every single client.

They have a very single minded commitment to deliver a high level of professionalism and quality, they’ve been doing renovation contracting in Sydney since 2009.

Nu Trend Satisfaction Guarantee

Our point of difference

It's all in the little details

Rick and Rob are involved with every step of each bathroom renovation they are contracted for. Nu-Trend is a Sydney bathroom renovation company that delivers a personal touch and concierge-like service. 

With so many years of experience they have encountered all the common bathroom renovation scenarios and developed a keen level of expertise to solve practically any situation. 

Although, it’s the little things they do that can make all the difference to a delivering a high quality renovation project efficiently, quickly and with little disruption to your daily life.

Property protection

We will make sure your property is protected with coverings from entrance to project site, even furniture to protect from dust or dirt.

Organised & prepared

All of Nu-Trend's equipment and tools are labelled, sorted and organised to deliver a quick, efficient and precise service each time.

Daily Updates

At the end of each day we will provide an update on the progress of your renovation project. This ensures you know exactly what is happening at each step.

Tidy work site

If we need to leave the site at the end of a working day we make sure it is tidy, organised & everything in place to minimise disruption.

Local, licensed & insured

Plumber | Renovator | Drainer | Gas fitter

Nu-Trend is a company in Sydney that has provided plumber and bathroom renovation services since 2009. The Directors Rob and Rick are hands-on, providing a personal service.

Nu-Trend ABN registration

A business operating in Sydney, Australia, with an active ABN.

Nu-Trend licensed with Fair Trading

A qualified and licensed renovator with valid NSW Fair Trading license.

Nu-Trend with HIA Insurance

Public liability & HIA Home Owners insurance provided for peace of mind.

Nu-Trend licensed with Sydney Water

Sydney Water

We work closely with Sydney Water for all plumbing requirements.

Nu-Trend complies to Australian Standards


A renovation business that builds new bathrooms to meet Australian Standards.