29th January, 2019

Pipe Relining Brisbane

ostructed, buried and damaged pipes that need relining

Imagine having a broken/leaking/blocked sewer or stormwater drainage pipe to your premises or business that was buried under gardens or concrete. Getting to this pipe is difficult enough, but then having to replace it? It can be very disruptive. If you were able to simply repair this underground damage without having to dig up & then reinstate everything would save much hassle.

Traditionally, fixing drains that are broken in an obstructed area required a team to dig up the area, remove the pipes and replace them with new sections. As you can imagine, this is not only costly, but also very time consuming and disruptive. A business that needs to replace a buried pipe may need to close their doors for days! That’s a lot of lost revenue that you don’t need.

But there is a fast, reliable and cost effective solution.

Pipe relining can repair damaged pipes without the need to excavate trenching the surrounding areas. Broken, cracked & root infected drain pipes can be repaired without the need to invasive digging and replacement using this new technology.

How Does Pipe Relining Work?

Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? But it’s not!

If you or your plumber find a broken pipe in your buried, underground or hard-to-reach pipes and determine that it needs to be repaired to prevent further structural and plumbing damage, pipe relining can be your knight in shining armour.

Where do we start?

First comes to inspecting your pipes with CCTV and using a water jetter to clean your pipes. It’s important to have completely grime and dirt free pipes, as well as removing any large obstructions for when the lining is inserted. Using the latest technology in water jetting, these tools are powerful enough to cut through tree roots that could be growing inside your pipes. Then if the pipes are PVC, a Picote drain machine is used to scour the pipe and prepare the surface ready for lining.

Brawoliner pipe relining process Brisbane    


Now that you’ve got your super-clean pipes, you’re ready for relining.

Basically, pipe relining inserts a flexible epoxy resin infused liner into your pipes using air and then set using water temperature & flow. This lines the pipe creating a completely new, watertight pipe within the old one.

Because of its flexibility, the product will seamlessly merge with the existing pipes to create a completely new and incredibly strong inner pipe.

Insert the flexible epoxy resin infused liner

Set the liner using air and then water temperature & flow

This lines the pipe creating a completely new, watertight pipe within the old one


How Do You Know if You Need Pipe Relining?

To identify a leak/break in your underground pipes, there are a few things that you need to be on the lookout for…

  1. Gurgling sounds of smells in your toilets/sinks etc- could mean a partially blocked pipe caused by a break letting roots in.
  2. Is there an area outside that seems constantly damp or forming sinkholes? This could be a sign of a broken/leaking pipe in that area.
  3. Surcharging waste or water out of grates outside (or inside!) means a complete blockage- call quickly.

Not only can a hidden broken pipe be smelly and noisy, it can be a very costly venture for you or your business in other areas if not taken care of ASAP.

Escaping water can mean structural damage to the foundations of your establishment. With excess water, even a slow leak that’s not causing flooding, can cause major damage that will cause a lot of stress.

Additionally, health issues can be caused by leaking pipes. Damage to certain pipes can even mean contamination to your clean drinking water that you serve your customers – which you know will really cost you.

How Emu Plumbing do Pipe Relining

Emu Plumbing are proud to use BRAWOLINER technology for all our relining both inversion & patching. We choose to work with BRAWOLINER because their no-dig rehabilitation was designed specifically to repair damaged pipes for a wide range of diameters and materials. So we can reline almost any type of pipe! BRAWOLINER offers many advantages, one of which is the way the resin is utilised and applied, we find to be far superior to other methods employed by other relining brands.

Pipe relining can save enormous amounts of money compared to what a full pipe excavation and replacement would. Brawoliner’s durability guarantee of 50 years, you can be sure you’re getting the best possible relining solution to serve you well into the future.


Do you think you may have a broken sewer or
stormwater pipe? 

Give us a call on 07 3358 3201 or get in touch online and we can help you determine where they are, then provide a quote to reline if necessary.
  • “Emu Plumbing used latest technology combined with their considerable experience to creatively problem solve”

    We cannot fault Tony and the team at Emu Plumbing. We had a very complex reline of a long combine sewer that had plagued us for decades. Emu Plumbing used latest technology combined with their considerable experience to creatively problem solve over four days of hard yakka. It was over 36 degrees! The team were professional, courteous and went the extra mile to do the job. After three days on site they left the place clean and tidy as if they were never there. We would recommend Emu Plumbing without reservation.

    Alan and Lesley Chenoweth, Happy Pipe Relining Customers
  • “Well organised, efficient and competitively priced.”

    Have been using Tony Bonehill & his team from Emu Plumbing for a number of years and have no hesitation in recommending them for all types of plumbing works. I manage a large property portfolio, and I need to be able to rely on my tradespeople, and I never have to second guess using Emu Plumbing. They are well organised, efficient & competitively priced!

    Toni Jorgenson, Property Manager
  • “Quick, knowledgeable and competitive on price.”

    I have been in this industry now for more than 25 years across a number of different venues and was introduced to Tony and his team by another friend that owns and runs a restaurant in Brisbane. For more than the last five years he has been one of our top trade contacts, and I would recommend Emu to anyone that is interested in getting the job done right the first time.

    They are always on time, and they are clean and tidy workers (which is essential in a commercial kitchen). They clean up, take photos of the work completed and are always happy to do a quick site check to see if anything else may need attention in the future. Quick, knowledgeable and competitive on price.

    Nick Pinn, Malt Group
  • “High standard of service and prompt response.”

    I would highly recommend Emu Plumbing to any Strata Scheme looking for an outstanding Maintenance Plumber. Their expertise, high standard of service and prompt response is why I have continued to use Emu Plumbing for all our plumbing issues.

    John Tam, Corporate Manager
  • “Efficient processes, quality workmanship and quick turnaround.”

    Efficient processes, quality workmanship and quick turnaround, is why we at Sikorsky Helitech, a Lockheed Martin company, choose Emu Plumbing for all our plumbing services. In the Commercial world, downtime means money, so it is very important to our company that we have trades that understand an urgent “Call to Action” like Emu Plumbing.

    Paul Carnell, FMC
  • “Emu plumbing is the market leader”

    Precision Aviation Group Australia uses Emu Plumbing for all plumbing and gas fitting requirements that arise on site.

    Tony and his team leave no stone unturned in their support of our needs. They go above and beyond to ensure that the time frames and quality of the work are to the highest level and they continue with the customer comes first attitude when the work is complete. For any commercial plumbing or gas fitting requirements, Emu plumbing is the market leader.

    Chris Slade, Director of Operations
  • “The best plumbers I have worked with, they never let me down.”

    I have worked with Tony and the Emu Plumbing Team over nearly 4 years. The level of professionalism, and most importantly honesty and integrity that the Team delivers every day is outstanding. Tony is always available for advice over the phone to our Tenants and Landlords.

    I would recommend Tony and the Emu Team as the best plumbers I have worked with, and they have never let me down. Now that is something that is hard to find!

    Stephanie Cook, Property Management
  • “Very happy to recommend Emu Plumbing”

    I have had the pleasure of using Emu Plumbing several times. On all occasions they have been very helpful, informative and prompt, with their advice and service. The work they have carried out has always been completed reliably as promised and very professionally. Very happy to recommend Emu Plumbing.

    Ian Davies, Happy Customer
  • “I have no hesitation in recommending the Emu Plumbing team.”

    A huge thank you to Tony, Al and Bryce for helping us get Mrs Brown’s Bar & Kitchen up and running! You’ve been incredible, and we’re very appreciative of your efforts, which went above and beyond the norm on many occasions. We used lots of second-hand and re-purposed items during our fit-out, and nothing was straightforward – but nothing was ever a problem for the boys. I have no hesitation in recommending the Emu Plumbing team, and am glad they’re part of ours.


    Ben Brown, Mrs Brown’s Bar & Kitchen
  • “Fast responses, extremely polite, and honest work”

    The team at Emu plumbing never fail to impress. Tony, Niles, Eli and Joseph are all beyond excellent in their work. Fast responses, extremely polite, and honest work. They’re very thorough and take time to explain situations to make sure everyone understands what is being done and why, they hold a great attention to detail and always clean up after themselves. I can’t recommend Emu enough.

    Thank you guys!

    Airport Hacienda Motel
  • “The Most Professional Boys”

    Emu Plumbing have the nicest and most professional boys working in their team, they are all so well mannered and polite. Well done!

    Ros Rundle, Happy Customer
  • “Prompt and excellent service!”

    I moved into a new unit to find no water was flowing through the pipes. My property manager sent Eric from Emu Plumbing who fixed the matter quickly.

    Someone turned off my water supply last night as water from my unit was leaking downstairs into the foyer! Along came Eric who again fixed the problem of my laundry taps and he even left ‘who gives a crap’ toilet paper. Fantastic!!

    Prompt and excellent service from your company – Eric was polite and efficient.

    Ronda Demaine, Happy Customer
  • “The whole process from the quoting and booking to the completion of the job was effortless”

    Had the guys out doing storm water pipes for my new shed. 
    Very knowledgeable guys who did a great job. The whole process from the quoting and booking to the completion of the job was effortless!! Fantastic team. Highly recommended!

    Brad Sellick, Happy Customer
  • “Professional and Fantastic Work”

    So happy with Bryce and Alex –  they both turned up on time and were professional and did fantastic work – thank you

    Ian Sampson, Happy Customer
  • “10 out of 10”

    10/10! My rating for Alistair’s call out 🙂 You pick great plumbers with an amazing “bedside manner” Tony! 

    Thanks again

    Jacqui, Happy Customer
  • “They did a very thorough, excellent job, with photographic evidence, were very reasonably priced and very professional”

    I needed to call an emergency plumber on a Saturday afternoon for issues at the office where I work in Kingsford Smith Drive in Eagle Farm. I called two local after-hours plumbers without success. Emu answered on the first ring although already busy with a job down the road. They estimated they would be finished with the current job and would be at the office by 4.30 pm which they were. They did a very thorough, excellent job, with photographic evidence, were very reasonably priced and very professional/ I would highly recommend them and use their services again without hesitation.

    Teresa da Silva, Happy After Hours Customer
  • “Issue was fixed and all my gas equipment around the house was brought up to compliance”

    Tony and his team were amazing! I was stuck with no hot water late at night and he sent someone the following morning but still reassured me that he would be able to fix my problem. His worker, Niles was very professional, thorough and lovely. Issue was fixed and all my gas equipment around the house was brought up to compliance.

    Amy Waters, Happy Customer

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