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Darling on Drake plumbing fit out

Victoria Park, Auckland

Darling on Drake bar - plumbing fit out by Hinton Plumbers, Auckland

A Hinton Plumbing case study showcasing the intricate challenges and innovative solutions in redesigning the plumbing systems for a historically significant location, the Victoria Park Market. The complexities faced, the time sensitivity involved, and the strategies employed to overcome these hurdles while ensuring minimal disruptions to the bustling surroundings.


1. Complex Plumbing Needs

Redesigning plumbing systems for male and female bathrooms, indoor and outdoor bars, and specialised washing areas posed intricate challenges within the historically significant Victoria Park Market

2. Time Sensitivity:

With Christmas approaching, meeting deadlines was crucial.

3. Minimising Disruptions:

Working in the bustling Victoria Park area required careful planning to avoid disruptions to neighbouring businesses.


1.Collaborative Planning

Worked closely with principle contractor, architects, sub contractors , and restaurant owners to align plumbing solutions with the project’s vision.

2.Customised Approach

Designed tailored plumbing solutions to meet the restaurant’s specific needs.

3.Efficient Execution

We worked after hours to expedite the renovation process while maintaining high-quality standards.


1. Timely Completion

Successfully finished the plumbing renovation before Christmas, enabling the restaurant to open on schedule.

2. High-Quality Work

Installed state-of-the-art plumbing systems that met industry standards for functionality and efficiency.

3.Positive Feedback

Received praise for seamless integration of plumbing systems and minimal disruptions during the renovation.

In summary, our team’s collaborative approach, customised solutions, and efficient execution ensured the successful completion of the restaurant renovation project, contributing to its long-term success.

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