Who we are
Since 2010, Climate & Plumbing has been owned and operated by Sam and Lee Tyson. The most recent owners in Climate & Plumbing’s rich history, they continue to evolve the brand and prove they care deeply for the people of Taranaki.
Our team of over 30 people, are highly skilled and have been working in the indoor climate, plumbing and gasfitting industries for many years. You can expect the highest of standards of workmanship and service from each and every one of us. We invite you to visit our showroom to meet our team and learn more about our products and services.
Serving Taranaki for over 60 years
In 1956, Don Holyoake began the business that would eventually become known as Climate & Plumbing. Previously a farmer, Don was very innovative and interested in just about everything. At the beginning, D H Holyoake & Co Ltd designed and installed central heating systems using oil as the energy source. Later, Don’s son joined the business and introduced central heating systems that were powered with natural gas. They also installed extraction air systems and fabricated steel, among other things.
Towards the end of 1991, Dave Scott and his two sons bought the business and renamed it Scott Sheetmetal & Heating Ltd. They introduced more products and services into the heating, ventilation and cooling side of the business while continuing to advance the steel fabrication side. In 2007, one of the sons, Steve, took over the business and renamed it “Rivet”.
In November 2008, Steve opened the “Rivet, Climate by Design” showroom at 103 Leach Street in New Plymouth, essentially separating the heating, ventilation and cooling side of the business from the fabrication side.
Then in 2010, Lee and Sam Tyson took ownership of the heating and cooling side of the business and shortened the name to “Climate”. Rivet is still owned by Steve Scott and remains a successful, innovative sheet metal fabrication business.
In early 2014, Climate & Plumbing expanded its expertise and service offerings by purchasing Anchor & Ellis, a Taranaki company well known in the plumbing, gasfitting, and drainlaying industry. This allowed Climate & Plumbing to create a commercial maintenance division to look after schools, rest homes, businesses, manufacturing plants, commercial and industrial sites.
In late 2014, Climate & Plumbing purchased Plumbwell, another longstanding plumbing company with a reliable and trustworthy reputation in New Plymouth. This move qualified Climate & Plumbing to offer an even greater range of wood fires, a larger variety of water heating systems, and the capability to provide additional commercial and domestic plumbing and gasfitting, installation and maintenance services.
With the move into plumbing and to identify that Climate do plumbing and gasfitting, as well as heating, ventilation and cooling, “Plumbing” was added to the name in 2016.
Thanks to our history, we can fairly say that Climate & Plumbing has been enhancing the health, safety, comfort, and productivity of home and work environments in Taranaki for over 60 years.
As an idea born from our Climate & Plumbing showroom, in 2019 we launched our online shopping website www.climateathome.nz.
With access to so many specialised products we wanted to allow people unable to visit our showroom, or for those who choose to shop online, the opportunity to purchase the products we love and make it easy by having the items delivered to their door throughout New Zealand.
2018 Winner – Medium Business Excellence
2018 Winner – Trades Excellence Award
2015 Winner – New Zealand Master Plumber of the Year