Everything You Need to Know About Pipe Relining Costs
Your pipe relining cost will depend on the number of factors listed below, and prices can range from $500 – $1000 per metre pending on the application required.
The materials for pipe relining are expensive to acquire which include epoxy or silicate resins, seamless textile liners and calibration tubing. Most of the relining material is imported in bulk from overseas in Germany where the products are manufactured, this can also contribute to price rises and stock levels at times.
On top of the material cost is a set up cost which includes all equipment, curing times and Preparation for our trained staff to install the liner as specified by the Brawoliner manufacturers. Please note all relining products are approved Australian Watermarked products.
On top of this minimum cost, different circumstances will impact the price such as the ease of access, if tree roots or a blocked drain are involved, and how big the damaged area is.
Finally: Pipe Relining can be used in 99% of the time other than that 1% chance that the drain has completely collapsed and water cannot flow through which will become an emergency repair which is also a service our company has to offer.
DID YOU KNOW PIPE RELINING IN MOST SCENARIOS IS 30% CHEAPER THEN YOUR TRADITIONAL METHOD OF REPLACING THE PIPE!
For a more in-depth insight into how much your pipe relining will cost – our obligation-free quotes and inspections can explain your potential cost.
Pipe relining is a reliable and time tested technique of repairing drains and pipes. Much more cost-effective than traditional methods where the plumbers would dig large trenches or uproot landscaping to access the pipes, pipe relining is non-invasive.
The process involves inserting an environmentally friendly resin-filled epoxy liner into the broken or damaged pipe and curing it in place using high-pressure water and air. This method fixes existing issues and eliminates the risk of future plumbing or drainage concerns.
Pipe relining can provide a cost-effective and lasting solution to households, commercial properties and council-owned buildings, restoring:
Drainage problems are a common problem, and most homeowners are excited to discover the fix to their smelly, malfunctioning, poor draining or mouldy water problems is an easier fix than they thought. With pipe relining – the need for major works is removed, and your landscaping, household foundations and curbside appeal can remain intact.
The excitement around discovering pipe relining is often followed by concerns over the potential price. In order to answer the burning question – how much does pipe relining cost – a full assessment of the damage, the location and the pipes is often needed. In order to make the process simpler, we will answer common pipe relining cost questions on this page and discuss some of the determining factors around your pipe relining quote, so you can move forward with your booking harbouring all of the information.
Access can be a huge contributing factor that determines your pipe relining cost, however, if we need to use robotic cutting equipment to gain an access point we will do so efficiently. Different environmental factors can affect the cost of pipe relining, more so in cities than in rural areas, due to built structures being closer together causing the sewer pipes to be installed deeper in the ground.
It’s important to have clearance above the access points to grant a certain amount of room to allow our CCTV cameras to do their work. If we’ve determined that the damage is relatively close to the access point and that we can access it simply, we can provide significant cost savings.
We will always offer your price upfront after a free assessment of the repair and any potential additional work as well as the risks involved and whether we can easily gain access.
Our cost-effective solutions are made to fit any budget and won’t change once the work begins.
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Not every pipe relining job is the same and we consider this within our pricing. We have pipe relining solutions for all broken pipes and can heal all the cracks to get your high-pressure water flowing freely again.
Connections underneath the ground keep your plumbing and drainage system running how they should. Everything from gas, sewer, water and waste flows through the same system to keep your home and streets completely clean and sanitary. These pipes are responsible for delivering drinking water, water for toilet flushing and even washing your clothes – so it’s integral that blocked drains and each access point is kept in working condition.
The pipes underneath your home are likely either copper or PVC pipes, with plastic PVC the most common due to their resistance to corrosion, their lightness and flexibility.
Copper pipes are the most common pipes and with many being over 50 years old, these are the ones needing the most repair under older build structures. Copper resists corrosion and is bacteria resistant, so it is perfect for both hot and cold water.
These sewer pipes are used to carry waste from basin outlets, sinks and toilets to main connections at the property boundary. They are also used for conveying rainwater from the roof to a rainwater storage tank or into the underground storage system.
Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride pipes are used for hot and cold water and are popular for distributing sprinkler systems within the home due to their flexible nature.
Our pricing structure will depend on the materials used within your pipe and its connections as some are universal and others are old or unique.
Our sewer pipe relining cost will depend on some location-based factors as well, considering ease of access and the surrounding area. One of the main factors in considering your pipe relining cost is the diameter of the sections that need to be repaired. The bigger the damaged pipe – the more epoxy resin, liner and time our plumbing team needs to get the job completed. When the damage is bigger it can result in a more complicated job as everything else is influenced by the damaged area. We can determine all of these factors during our CCTV inspection so that you can have a clear idea of how much your plumbing issue will set you back overall.
Even if your existing pipe is both long and wide in diameter, the pipe relining cost will still be far lower than traditional pipe replacement. Pipe repairs are no longer synonymous with major upheaval and excavation, meaning the price is much more straightforward with no hidden surprises.
This is by far the best relining option to provide a long term solution to your drainage problems. This method is perfect for when there are longer distances requiring relining. In an inversion method - the liner and resin are inserted into the drain by means of an Inversion Drum - high quality and expensive piece of equipment that guarantees the best, long-lasting result. The resin works from the outside inwards to bond to your pipe and seals all the cracks and joints. This stops tree roots in their tracks and prevents further damage from Sydneys extensive underground tree root systems.
This relining method is best used when there are only a few minor spots of damage that need repairing and when the rest of the pipe and plumbing is in good working order or you're looking to save by only repairing the worst impacted areas. This cost is determined by a per patch basis and the resin repairs from the outside inwards.
This relining option is highly recommended for when the previous two aren't possible or if the relining needs to start further down in the plumbing where there isn't easy access. Drag in relining comes with more risk and a shorter lifespan with the resin on the inside of the liner. This method leaves a layer of plastic up against the old pipe which can be a risk factor for tree roots to make their way into the pipes and cause future issues. Additionally, dragging in requires two access points which may require additional excavation.
The life expectancy of your pipe relining works will save you both time and money in the long term, providing a cost-effective solution to what used to be a very expensive problem to fix and a tricky job to complete. Our epoxy resin is expected to last well over 35 years and our extended warranty will keep you in peace of mind for decades to come.
Pipe relining is becoming the chosen solution for council and governmental bodies as they too realise the long term benefits and lack of disturbance to repair. If your home or property features historical trees or landscaping, tearing them up would be a tragedy and may even be against the law. Inside the home, it is likely that your drain and pipes are under tiles, floorboards or even carpet, and a trenchless pipe relining will save on the future need for costly renovation or repair.
Where pipes run into public spaces and commonly used areas, both the time and cost savings can be worth thousands. With the speed and ease of the relining process, your routine can remain unimpacted as your existing pipe will be repaired and functional within the same day. The quality of Brawoliner products combined with our top quality repairs and experienced team make pipe relining a very worthy investment.
You will be grateful for the choice to make your old pipes run like new with trenchless pipe relining from the moment you receive your invoice when your water is flowing perfectly, through to when we check in on your functioning pipes regularly.
Our pipe relining solutions are priced as fair and affordable as possible to bring value and competitiveness to our offering. In evaluating a pipe relining company it’s important to determine that they’re fixing the entire sewer pipe or old pipe and not just patching a small issue. There are a number of pipe lining products on the market and different levels of training, but it’s important to know that we only use the best, German engineered and Australian certified products for our pipe relining.
The method of pipe installation is just as important as the quality of the products, ensuring a superior adhesion to pipe walls and that the pipe relining will last even longer than our 35 year warranty period.
Just as with any repair or purchase – it is important to know that the cost is matching the product or services you are receiving. With our highly recommended products and services, you can have peace of mind that we are staying true to this rule and that you’re getting a fair price for the top quality workmanship and superior solutions.
We keep our pipe relining costs straightforward and simple so you know exactly where your money is going. Your final quoted cost will be reflective of the repair needed, depending on whether we need to use our robotic cutter for the work or if access is simple, and so on.
We will provide a comprehensive, detailed and informative repair quote and are always happy to walk you through our reasonings and estimates. Taking the cheapest price on any repair doesn’t guarantee the best work or service and isn’t always a good idea. Rather than getting a partial or subpar fix, get your pipe relining repair completed by the team who know how to do it best. You will be saving in the long run and rest easy knowing your sewer line won’t be impacted by tree roots or your home won’t be inconvenienced by a blocked drain.
Some common considerations in determining your pipe relining cost include:
The diameter of the pipe greatly determines the final cost of the pipe relining. Pipes will small diametres will incur less cost through using less material, lower labour times and less expensive technology.
The length of the sewer pipe will be directly reflected in the pipe relining cost with the cost generally being higher per square metre for a smaller pipe and vice versa for longer pipes.
The size of the sections needing repair will determine whether the cost remains at our minimum charge or has extra considerations included.
A straight a simple pipe relining job may cost less than one with a lot of junctions, twists and turns. If the junction is the section impacted by tree roots, extra measures will be taken to ensure the tree roots don’t become an ongoing issue within your pipe.
If root intrusion has impacted your entire sewer pipe or junction, it can be more expensive and take longer to repair. We can determine this during our inspections.
Access is one of the most influential factors in determining pipe relining cost. No site or access point has exactly the same attributes and this needs to be considered in the quoted price. In some cases, access is impossible and we must resort to digging small holes to access the pipe. While this may increase the price, it still won’t be as intrusive as a complete landscape overhaul that can be expected with traditional pipe replacement.
Multiple access points will make the process easier and more straightforward. This can potentially lower your quoted price requiring less time and equipment to access your plumbing.
If your pipe is one for high-pressure water, the relining will have to account for this with the strongest liner possible.
Some drains are in hard to access or logistically difficult positions and require some robotic cutting to have clear access. This equipment is expensive and requires special training, so its use will potentially increase your quote.
When working on a pipe that is on council land, much more has to be considered such as traffic control, road closures and establishing a safe work zone.
Some pipe damage is so extensive that relining has nothing to attach to, making the process difficult to perform. If this is the case – extra measures will need to be taken to do the job properly.
As you can see, there are many things to consider when answering the question 'how much does pipe relining cost'. The best first step to getting your drains and pipes flowing exactly how they should is by calling our friendly crew to organise a time that suits you for us to provide a free onsite consultation. We will provide an obligation free quote around your exact specifications and requirements, right there on the spot, to help you to make a decision about your pipe relining.