We helped this busy restaurant fix a blocked drain issue they had using our hot water jet blasting equipment.


Is a cheap plumber a good idea? Why is plumbing so expensive?

Choosing a cheap plumber can cost you thousands in repairs down the track.

Nu-Trend is a local, professional plumber that has 20 years experience, is insured, qualified and experienced. It also means that typically we are not considered a cheap plumber because when we do our quoting and estimations we do it in accordance to current Australian Standards and ensure every Client is given all the options to consider for their plumbing projects.

Why did the owner call us for this plumbing repair job?

Nu-Trend provided this client with a free plumbing quotation about two years ago. We were called out to the location recently as the owner wanted to get some repairs done. Originally we had lost the job to another contractor, but we could quickly see why.

1. The plumbing was actually illegally set up and installed.


2. The electricals were also illegally set up and installed.


3. The core holes in the walls were left unpatched.


4. The hot water system wasn’t properly fixed to the wall & certainly not in a safe way to meet OH&S standards.


5. The electrical wasn’t run back to the main board.


6. There were no safety valves  or draining points installed.



So we told the owner the simple solution was to rip out the plumbing installation and start again, get it done the correct way with a high quality installation for their hot water system, piping and electricals. In it’s present state the current installation presents a number of safety issues for anyone on the site and we wouldn’t even attempt to repair it given the work has been done so poorly.

This will now cost the owner more to have it redone compared to originally getting it repair correctly two years ago.


Local | Licensed | Insured

HIA Home Owners Insurance Logo


Protection for your renovation project.

Contract a local Sydney renovator.


A qualified and licensed builder.

INSURED $20,000,000

Public liability insurance for peace of mind.

Drainer  |   Gasfitter  |  Plumber  |  LP Gasfitter 

 Kitchen, Bathroom and Laundry Renovator

Nu-Trend is a renovations company in Sydney that is available 7 days a week. With 15 years experience, the Directors Rob and Rick are hands-on, and provide a personalised service that is fully licensed, insured and qualified.

You can check online with the NSW Department of Fair Trading here


All the work carried out by Nu-Trend is AS/NZ3500:2018 compliant. It is the Australian Standard for Plumbing and Drainage in NSW as set down by Standards Australia and the Australian Building Codes Board. They give the plumbing industry technical direction to enable compliance with required regulatory frameworks.

The Nu-Trend service guarantee

A personal, written, committment.

Rick and Rob are the hands-on Directors for Nu-Trend Plumbing. 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.

Nu-Trend plumbing and bathroom renovation Satisfaction Guarantee

'No Gimmicks' that's our policy

No sales tricks, guaranteed.

With so many years in the trade, the Nu-Trend team has seen their fair share of sales tricks, special offers, promotions and other gimmicks to secure business. Rather than copy what everyone else is doing they decided a long time ago to avoid all the typical gimmicks and stick to clear, upfront information and pricing, including the provision of free Quotes. 

Here are the most common sales gimmicks you will see and how they work, keep in mind there is a reason most service industries don’t disclose fixed prices.

Nu-Trend at work

Real examples, real jobs.

Rather than use lots of photos copied from Google or from bathroom suppliers the Nu-Trend team shares real life examples of their work. Take a look at some of the bathroom renovations or local plumber jobs they have done around Sydney.

Years of Plumbing experience

Nu-Trend since 2009

Nu-Trend was formed just over 10 years ago by father and son team, Rick and Michael Karagiannis.

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

Rick has always enjoyed the finer elements design details. 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 later & beautiful bathrooms being enjoyed by hundreds of people.

Rick Karagiannis - Plumber & Bathroom Renovator

Rick Karagiannis - Plumber & Bathroom Renovator

Rick Karagiannis is a licensed Plumber, Building Renovator and Director of Nu-Trend, a Sydney Plumber and Bathroom Renovations contractor. Nu-Trend has been operating since 2009 as an independent sole trader in Sydney. Rick provides all types of services for small bathroom renovations, leaking tap repairs, hot water high-pressure jet blasting and more.