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Don’t let cracked, leaking or blocked pipes ruin your day.  If you suspect you have problems with your pipes or drains, then get in touch with our experts right away.


Drain Relining is a cost-effective and efficient way of repairing broken, missing and collapsed sections of drains, either below or above ground, without the need of costly excavation, pipe replacements or repairs.


With drain relining we are able to eliminate any costly excavations and replacement of existing drainage pipes. Avoiding excavations saves you the costs of installing a new driveway, the hassle of excavation and the amount of time required.


Drain relining will avoid excavation, cost less, have quicker turnaround time, without any structural disruption to normal operations of a business or residence. The relining process is non-intrusive with minimal disruption and maximum cleanliness.


By digging up the ground to get to a broken pipe, we would need to disturb the surrounding environment. With drain relining, we don’t need to use heavy machinery such as excavators to dig up any ground – we save the surrounding environment.


Traditional drain replacement can take up to 2 weeks depending on the difficulty. With relining, we can achieve a better result and it can be done in as little as a day, getting your home or property back up and running faster.


Drain relining is extremely durable. Due to the reline that gets inserted into the pre-existing pipe, it helps to strengthen the existing pipe whilst having a 50+ year minimum life expectancy on its own.


The smooth surface provided by the resin increases the flow capacity by eliminating obstructions that can build up in the pipes. Our epoxy liners have a smooth surface that keeps your pipes clean, allowing smoother flowing drains.


Residential Drain Relining

Milbur Plumbing are your most trusted drain relining specialists. It’s no mystery that home plumbing issues can cause serious headaches for everyone at home. Milbur Plumbing will come to your rescue and provide you with a long-term solution that is both less time-consuming and more affordable than any traditional pipe or drain repair.

Commercial Drain Relining

We understand the importance of offering fast turnaround times for pipe relining, as drainage issues can cause unnecessary disruptions to your business or property. Our team offer relevant relining solutions instantly and get to work straight away. We service numerous prominent Sydney commercial establishments due to our balance of exceptional quality and costs. Since replacing extensive lengths of piping is not a realistic option for many businesses, our non-invasive relining methods are preferred.

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Milbur Plumbing are industry leaders in drain relining in Sydney. We are able to provide a comprehensive service and concentrate on the quality of our works as well as our superior customer service.


Our 5 Step Sydney Drain Relining Process


Site Inspection

The first step of the process is to find out precisely what is causing the issue within the pipe and where the damage is. We send our specialised CCTV drain camera down the drain to see what is happening inside the pipe. We use the drain camera to look for any blockages that may need clearing, any damage that is apparent and any areas that we will need to repair.

Once this step is complete, we are able to decide on the best way to get the pipe ready for relining.

Drain Relining Diagram


Unblocking & Cleaning Pipe

If we find blockages in the pipe, we use our high pressure water jet to clean the pipe of any debris, and to ensure the surface of the pipe is clear. This enables the relining resin to be able to adhere to the old pipe properly. 

We rarely have to dig a small hole to access the inspection opening, however all our clients are kept informed through the whole process and we ensure the site is restored to its original state.

drain relining diagram


Camera Pipe Inspection

After clearing the pipes in step 2, we look at the pipe again with our CCTV drain camera. We do this to make sure that the pipe is clear of debris and ready for relining. If we are satisfied that the pipe is clean and debris-free, we locate any damage and make a note of its exact location.


Relining of the Drain Pipe

Our process starts with mixing the resin and then inserting the liner (which has been filled with the resin) and bladder into position. We then use compressed air to inflate and set the liner into place, creating a new pipe within a pipe.


Final Quality Check

Once the original pipe has been completely lined, we now cut out any junctions with a robotic cutter. And then you have a brand new pipe within a pipe.


Before After

Milbur Plumbing: Best Drain & Pipe Relining Sydney

Drain and pipe relining are one of the plumbing industry’s latest and greatest innovations. Using innovative materials and techniques, plumbers are able to repair damaged pipework without the need for excavation, saving you both time and money and is also a lot less disruptive.

As Sydney’s leading drain & pipe relining specialists, Milbur Plumbing recommends this solution whenever possible. With our team of experts fully trained and licensed to carry out pipe relining in Sydney, we are able to offer this repair work in the event of cracks, collapses, corrosion, and other types of drain or pipe damage.

What You Can Expect From Milbur Plumbing

Professionalism above all else

We pride ourselves on upholding integrity in all of our client dealings and we stand behind the quality of our workmanship. We began as a family business and our values remain the same, to treat all customers with friendly courtesy and to maintain our reputation as the best emergency plumber in Sydney.

Honest upfront pricing

We value transparent communication with our clients and do our utmost to keep you in the loop. On top of our usual repair and installation services, we also provide free advice on the best way to care for your drainage systems so that you won't have to call another plumber anytime soon.

On-time, every time

We take your drain issues seriously and understand that what may feel like a short time for us can feel like an eternity for you as water damages your property and risks the wellbeing of your family. We aim, therefore, to be with you as soon as possible and complete work by the time we say we will.

Quality Workmanship Guarantee for our customers

In order to give customers peace of mind that we care, we stand by our work with a quality workmanship guarantee. This means should anything break or a problem reoccurs, we will fix the problem and make things right for free.

What is Pipe Relining?

Drain and pipe relining is a modern repair method used by plumbers to fix broken or damaged pipework. Relining is known as a trenchless, “no-dig” solution as it allows the repair of drains and pipes without needing to excavate them.

Relining is suitable in cases where pipes and drains are damaged at multiple points without having completely collapsed. This damage may be radial fractures, holes with debris falling in, or signs of weakening such as corrosion.

Pipe relining involves the application of resin to a tube liner ensuring even distribution. This is then inserted into the damaged pipe section with an inflatable bladder. This is then inflated and the resin lining is left to cure against the side of the inner pipe wall.

Once cured, this new lining forms a hollow, smooth surface that covers any cracks, holes, or corrosion. Relining effectively creates a sleeve within the old pipe using it for added structural integrity.

With the relined sleeve made from modern, durable resin, these pipes can now last upwards of 30 years with experts estimating 50+ in well-maintained circumstances.

The Benefits of Pipe Relining:

Relining a pipe over replacing or patch repairs offers some distinct advantages that are unique to this particular repair solution:
  • Affordability: Without the need for excavations, time on site is greatly reduced and removes the need for heavy-duty equipment such as excavators. Milbur Plumbing passes these time and money savings onto you by offering relining as its preferred repair method.
  • Time efficiency:Relining can typically be completed within a day or two or a matter of mere hours for smaller jobs. This offers a considerable time-saving when compared to excavation which can often take weeks to complete.
  • Stronger, more durable pipework: A relined pipe is made of durable, thick resin that is a lot less fragile than PVC pipework. Using the old pipe as a “sleeve”, the new pipe is also a lot more durable, now with 2 layers of protection.
  • Lasts for 30+ years: Because the resin used to reline pipes is tough, durable, and more flexible than PVC, concrete, or metal-based pipework, they have an estimated lifespan beyond 30 years. Being resin-based, they are less susceptible to the kinds of damage that these older solutions are and in theory, could last in perpetuity.
  • Reduces environmental impact: Being able to repair a pipe without excavation is a lot more friendly for the immediate environment, meaning plants and wildlife are not disrupted as a result. It also means fossil-fueled machinery is not required on-site, resulting in fewer emissions overall.
  • Suitable for all kinds of pipework: With different kinds of resin, liner, and bladders available, relining works for all types of pipework. This includes sewer, stormwater, copper, asbestos, PVC, concrete, and cast-iron pipes.

The Difference Between Pipe Replacement and Pipe Relining

Pipe replacement is a last resort solution when a drain or pipe section has collapsed completely and a relining is not possible.

Relining involves the insertion of an inflatable bladder. This means that if there is not enough pipework left to work with the resin will have nothing to coat, making relining impossible.

In these cases, excavation is necessary. This can be more costly, and more time-consuming. It involves determining the location of a collapsed or severely damaged drain using CCTV drain inspection cameras and then excavating the offending pipework and replacing it.

This is easier said than done, however, and involves considerable disruption to a property while the work is being carried out. This will involve the use of excavators or hand digging tools depending on the depth and extent of the problem.

Even if a pipe is repairable, replacement is recommended in order to eliminate the risk that fragility and wear and tear pose.

The whole process can involve several team members and can sometimes take weeks to complete. Upon completion, the site may also need to be relandscaped to restore groundworks to its former state.

Frequently Asked Questions

Compared to digging up the pipe, replacing the pipe and rehabilitating the surrounding area relining is both economical and environmentally friendly.

Depending on how much the existing pipe is configured, and what style of repair is being installed, in most cases excavation is avoided totally. If required however, only one small excavation will be needed.

All types of pipe are suitable to be relined.

The pipe is cleaned with a high-pressure water jet. Generally this removes the roots and we can assess the problem. The cleaned pipe can then be relined to eliminate the point where the roots gained access.

Pipes from 40mm to 225mm in diameter can be relined.

It is unlikely that roots will re-enter, but it all depends on the structure of the drain before being relined. We provide you with a lifetime warranty on relined pipes.

Yes. Up to 100 metres in length of any material, including copper, terracotta sewerage pipes, cast iron or PVC.

Only a camera inspection can determine the best method of repair for each application.

Contact our team today on 1300 645 287 and talk to us about your situation

Don't delay, contact Milbur Plumbing today on 1300 645 287 to schedule pipe relining for your residential or commercial property now.

As well as pipe relining, Milbur Plumbing is available for all types of plumbing, hot water systems, and gas work. Our qualified, trained professionals are fully licensed and insured to carry out any kind of work on any size property.

We also offer a 24/7 emergency plumbing service to the people and businesses of Sydney, including the surrounding areas. With trained professionals ready and waiting to help you with your plumbing emergency, there’s no need to wait, contact us now.