Servicing Brisbane & Gold Coast for over 70 years

RTL Trades’ Brisbane based Plumbers, Handymen, Electricians, Carpenters and Roofers have been servicing Brisbane & the Gold Coast for over 70 years. RTL Trades service offerings include residential & commercial plumbing, electrical, gas fitting, roofing, pipe repairs, leak detection, emergency plumbing, various Electrician and Handyman services.

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Meet the RTL team







General Plumbing

We’ve been Brisbane’s leading plumbing business for over 70 years and are trusted by thousands of residential and commercial customers.

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Emergency Plumber

Plumbing issues can occur at any moment. When emergency plumbing is required, RTL’s Team of Plumbers are here to help.

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Blocked Drains and CCTV

Our drainage specialists use the latest equipment to establish the root cause of your issue and quickly clear your blocked drain.

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Burst Pipes

Time is not something that’s on your side when it comes to a burst water pipe. Have your burst pipe fixed quickly and effectively with RTL Trades.

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Backflow & TMV Testing

A backflow prevention device prevents cross contamination of potentially harmful polluted water (non-potable) from entering the drinking water (potable) supply.

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Leak Detection

Our leak detection Plumbers use the latest CCTV drain cameras, thermal imaging cameras and acoustic listening devices detect precisely where even the smallest leak is coming from.

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Sensor Tap Installations

RTL Trades Plumbers specialise in installing and servicing touch-free sensor taps, sensor soap dispensers and touch-free hand sanitisers.

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Gas Fitting and Servicing

RTL Trades team of licenced Gas Fitters and Plumbers work on everything from large commercial jobs, to home gas leaks, to new gas hot water installation.

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Hot Water Systems

RTL’s team of Plumbers specialise in hot water unit repairs. We will always attempt to repair the hot water unit if possible to save you spending money on an unnecessary replacement unit.

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Pipe Repairs and Relining

RTL have in-house Pipe Relining Specialists at the ready to carry out no excavation sewer and pipe repairs. Our Pipe Relining services cover all areas of Brisbane, Sunshine and the Gold Coast.

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General Electrical

RTL Trades has a team of licensed, local Electricians and Electrical Contractors available to service residential, real estate, commercial and body corporate clients.

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Smoke Alarm installs

Our smoke alarm installation team is qualified to test and install both 240 volt and lithium ion battery powered, interconnected, photoelectric smoke alarms.

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Electrical Inspections

Pre-purchase Electrical Inspections are conducted by a qualified and experienced Electrician to provide you with detailed information on the condition of all electrical services.

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Handyman Services

Our range of handyman and carpentry services are designed to meet the needs of residential, real estate, commercial and body corporate clients.

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Sanitisation Services

Thorough surface cleaning and sanitisation of offices and other buildings to ensure that any potentially contaminated surface is left in a clean and hygienic condition.

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General Roofing

RTL has been providing Brisbane with all types of roofing services from new roof installations, existing roof repairs, roof leak repairs and much more since 1948.

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Roof Repairs & Maintenance

RTL provides roof, gutter and pipework maintenance and repair services in order to prevent deterioration and extend the lifespan of your roof.

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Roof Installations & Replacements

RTL Trades’ team of professional, licensed and experienced Roofers carry out roof installations and replacements on domestic and commercial buildings.

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Gutter Cleans & Replacements

Roofs, gutters and downpipes require regular maintenance and repairs in order to prevent damage and deterioration.

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Skylight Installations & Maintenance

RTL’s team of Roofers carry out the repair and replacement of skylights throughout greater Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

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We are fully licensed and insured for Commercial Fitouts & Construction Plumbing services, with strict quality assurance processes and a safety-first approach.

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RTL’s Brisbane-based commercial building team are dedicated to delivering the best commercial construction solution possible for local businesses and companies across all sectors.

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We specialise in helping Brisbane retailers stand apart from the competition through cutting-edge designs and innovative building practices.

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To stand-out in a crowded marketplace, it’s essential that hospitality venues leave a lasting impression. Learn how RTL can take your visitors experience to the next level.

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From simple home extensions, to transformative renovations, to complete end-to-end residential building projects. RTL have got you covered.

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At RTL, we pride ourselves on delivering market leading plumbing services at a fair price. No job is too big or too small for our team and we aim to carry out every job in a polite, professional and prompt manner. If you feel that our service has not adhered to these goals, please contact us so we can rectify the issue. Having been in business for over 70 years, we understand that you should always put your customers first. We stand by our promise to be the best plumbing business in Brisbane and the Gold Coast and with your help, hope to gain many more happy customer for the next 70 years and beyond.


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    About Us

    Whether it’s a leaking pipe, a broken door or a structural issue inside the home. You can never be prepared for every eventuality. That’s where RTL Trades can help. Our local Plumbers, Electricians, Carpenters, Roofers and Handyman services cover almost every eventuality. From small-scale carpentry work and plumbing issues. To large scale jobs, we’ve seen it all and have a team that is continually up-skilled so they can tackle almost any job.

    The story of RTL is embedded in the Brisbane community. Our continuous growth is due to our teamwork, shared values and commitment. We take pride in everything we do. Since commencing operations in 1948, RTL was built on and is still based on the family values of trust and reliability. We continue to hold these virtues close and aim to put them into practice with every plumbing, electrical, roofing and handyman job.

    The health and wellbeing of our team, clients and the general public is fundamental to how we do business. We value safety and always act with honesty and care. If you feel we have operated in discordance with these values, please contact us immediately so we can rectify the situation.

    Our primary focus is to provide an exceptional experience for every client with no less than five star customer service, quality and a commitment to ongoing excellence.

    We are competitive and transparent in the pricing for our plumbers, electricians, carpenters, roofers and handymen, without ever compromising quality. We strive to be leaders in the Brisbane trades industry, and continually look for ways to improve procedures, services and the end-result for every customer.

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    Managing Director/Owner

    Ben L’Estrange

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    I joined Ben at RTL in 2009. I’ve had 4 children in 4 years (no twins). I love that we have built a supportive culture as we all know a Company is nothing with good staff.


    Kate L’Estrange

    mike smythe general manager rtl trades

    I commenced my plumbing apprenticeship in 1993 and moved to Brisbane in 2002 to work on several large commercial plumbing jobs. Being a family run business, RTL’s culture and environment is very supportive and they value all employees equally.

    General Manager

    Mike Smythe

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    I’ve been in the workforce for 43 years (yikes), 15 of those being in the Accounts arena & 8 years with RTL. I jumped out of a plane when I was 40 & got my first tattoo at 50. RTL is a ‘family feel’ company that genuinely cares about the wellbeing of all staff members.

    Accounts Manager

    Jo Butterworth

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    I am a qualified plumber by trade with 15 year’s experience. RTL has a great culture from the office team to tradesmen and Apprentices! There is a genuine one-in-all-in feel and vibe with someone always having your back when it’s needed.

    Operations Manager

    Rhys Luke

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    I completed Grade 12 in 1993 and started my electrical Apprenticeship in 1994, so 28 years. I can make my tongue fold into three (kind of like a 3 leaf clover). I love the family atmosphere of RTL’s work environment.

    Electrical Manager

    Liam Tallon

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    I started my carpentry apprenticeship in 1997 and got my builders license in 2014, I have been in the industry for around 26 years. I am enjoying the friendly atmosphere from everyone at RTL Trades and applying my carpentry skills.

    Building (Carpentry, Fitout, Handyman) Manager

    Miguel Vega

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    I have been in the industry since 2004 and worked across residential, industrial and mining sectors. I take pleasure in being part of RTL’s amazing team. There is never a dull moment and the variety of works offered ensures that every day is different.

    Building (Carpentry/Fit Out/Handyman) Estimator

    Steven Ford

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    I have been a tradesman for over 30 years. I have a vinyl record collection that exceeds 5,000 records. A great bunch of people at RTL makes it easy and enjoyable to work here. I love the strong family values and professionalism with all site and office staff.

    Construction Plumbing Manager

    Neil Hind

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    I have been in my profession for 19 years. I believe I have the best lawn in the street & spend several hours a week maintaining it. I enjoy the culture at RTL and everyone feels like part of the family. There is huge support & friendliness in the office which makes you feel valued.

    Construction Plumbing Estimator

    Brad Flugel

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    I have been in plumbing since 1999 – almost 23 years. I’m a legendary baseball player from the south side. I love the team around me at RTL and the culture they bring.

    Key Accounts Manager

    Aaron Kelly

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    I’ve been in administration roles for 10 years. I love the family atmosphere at RTL, after working for corporate companies, being considered more than a number is the best.

    Scheduling Manager

    Cassie Cupitt

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    I have been doing admin work for 2 yrs and in Scheduling approximately 6 months. I am the middle of children but only fully related to two of them. I love the family environment of RTL and that no matter what the job is, people are willing to step up and help out whenever needed.

    Operations Administrator

    Amy McDonaugh

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    I have been in my career for 7 years now, starting with Bunnings.

    I broke my leg in primary school during a jump rope 1 v 1 battle.

    At RTL, I love that we can have fun while working, I haven’t experienced the same in any other workplace.

    Operations Administrator

    Olivia Thomas

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    For the past 5 years, I have been working in the insurance building sector. I love the supportive and inclusive culture of RTL – we are all striving for the same goals every day: to keep our customers happy, be transparent and always have a laugh.

    Operations Receptionist

    Holly Malyon

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    I’ve been plumbing for 9yrs with RTL the entire time. I have a life-long fear of magpies after being pecked at 5 and remember it like it was yesterday – a scar on top of my head remains as a reminder. I enjoy the family feel to RTL. We laugh together and help each other out without hesitation.

    Plumber / Roofer

    Dale Londy

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    I’ve been a plumber since 2014 with 6.5 years at RTL. RTL has a healthy culture, from the tradies to the office staff who back each other – this place has a real magic about it. I moved to Brisbane alone in 2013 – RTL took me in, I felt welcomed from Day 1 and it now feels like home.


    Callum Hagley

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    I have been a qualified Plumber for 5 years now, most of that time with RTL (with a little break in between). I love the environment of the workplace here at RTL and enjoy the people I work with.


    Jordan Maxwell

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    I’ve been working in the glorious trade of plumbing for over 5 years now. I have a bordering unhealthy habit of checking the BOM weather report. At RTL, I’ve enjoyed meeting people from all walks of like & all the interesting conversations that come with that.


    Henry Houghton

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    This is my 6th year working in the plumbing industry. What I really enjoy about working at RTL is the collective support you have as a technician in the field. Whether my enquiry is with the office staff, management or with a fellow technician, everyone makes time to assist me.


    Jimmy Kenny

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    I have been working with pipes, mostly trenchless repair, for 8-9 years now. When I was born, Doctors told my parents I would grow to be about 5’3″ tall and about 65kgs, not a 6′ tall woodchopper who was once ranked in the top 10 strongest people in Australia.

    Drainer / Reliner

    Edward Cook

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    I’ve been working as a Drainer and Pipe Reliner for 11.5 years. At RTL there is a positive energy in the office and out in the field. I always look forward to coming into work with a good bunch of guys and there’s never a dull moment.

    Drainer / Reliner

    Adam Muscat

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    I’ve been in the Brisbane roofing industry for approximately 10 years. I love the fact that all the trades at RTL really look after each other, if someone has a question there is always someone to call and you are not left hanging.


    Mitch McKavanagh

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    I’ve been working in roofing for over 13 years and as a roofer I’m always on top! If you think that’s dirty, get your mind out of the gutter (pun intended). I love working at RTL because of the great support everyone gives each other and people are willing to help when needed.


    Paul Hunter

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    I’ve been in the plumbing profession for 6 years. I love the range of different plumbing work that comes my way and the flexibility RTL offers.

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    Morgan Gassman

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    I’ve been a Carpenter for 14 years. My Manager loved my haircut so much, he copied it! I love the culture and team/family-oriented attitude everyone has in the RTL Trades Carpentry team.


    Darcy Wilkinson

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    I have been in the electrical trade for 7 years. I broke my collar bone attempting a bicycle kick at a football game (soccer). I enjoy that everyone gets along and it’s always a good fun environment at RTL. If I ever have questions there’s always an answer.


    Dylan Robson

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    I have been in the plumbing trade for 6 years. If I won the lottery, I would still be plumbing at least twice a week. What I love about RTL is our owners put on activities throughout the year. I have never seen a company who has looked after their employees as well and am happy to be here.

    Plumbing Apprentice – 4th Year

    Liam Gee

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    I love the variety that comes with working in Maintenance and Fitouts / Construction at RTL and also love the fact that RTL really get behind me and have been extremely supportive of my rugby career.

    Plumbing Apprentice- 3rd Year

    Jake Pappin

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    I’ve been plumbing for 3 years now. There’s nothing I enjoy more than throwing on a pair of speedos and having a beer by the water with family and friends. I enjoy working with RTL because I feel like I can approach anyone for a conversation, and I’m proud to call my colleagues my mates.

    Plumbing Apprentice – 2nd year

    Robert Ryan

    In our ongoing mission to be Brisbane and the Gold Coast’s leading trades business we promise to continually up-skill all electricians, plumbers, roofers, carpenters and handymen. Doing so, we will equip them with the knowledge and confidence to complete every job in a market leading manner.

    Having been started as a small trades business by 3 friends over 70 years ago, we’ve continually evolved and adapted to market conditions and aligned our services with our customers needs. This is why we started offering a broader range of services and why we will continue to evolve and add additional capabilities in the future. We still believe in putting our customers first. This is done by actively listening to their issue or idea and formulating an appropriate solution. Where possible we leverage the experience and knowledge-base of our wider team and take every care to deliver an end-result that is long-lasting, safe and reliable.

    If you have a job in the home, office, garden or workshop that requires a professional touch. Or you’re just not sure how to get started on your next project, get in contact with RTL Trades on 1300 000 785 and speak with one of our friendly customer service representatives. They are ready and willing to assist with every enquiry and arrange for a local professional to come out and assist you. We aim to keep our pricing as reasonable as possible and offer fee, fast quotes.

    For more information on RTL Trades or to find out how we can be off assistance, get in contact today.