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Offering complete plumbing service from small jobs to full bathroom suites. Covering South London and Surrey.

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Reviewed by Kevin on 13/10/2020

Prompt response & good job done.

CLYDEWIDE HOME IMPROVEMENTS LTD SPECIALISTS IN ELECTRIC HEATING TO ALL MANUFACTURES, AND ALL GENERAL PLUMBING INSTALLATION AND REPAIR WORK,INSURANCE WORK UNDERTAKEN GUARANTEED 1 HR RESPONSE WITHIN 50 MILE RADIUS,QUALITY & INSURED,ALL DIAGNOSTIC WORK IS CHARGABLE

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Reviewed by Andrew on 27/10/2020

Job done to a high standard jamie was very honest great job all done and dusted would defo recommend on time nothing a hassle he's even coming back for a second job

ADC Property Consultants We provide quotations at competitive prices. full bathroom installations to full heating systems with a team of tradesmen to complete all variety of jobs. Instagram-adc_property_consultants [email protected]

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Reviewed by Clare on 20/10/2020

Superb service from Andrew! Would highly recommend.

All one plumbing and electrical has been In the business for over 18 years providing a honest, reliable service, whilst being a fully insured expert in fitting; showers, fuse boxes and also carrying out lighting surveys. By using us to instal LED lighting, we will be able to help you reduce running costs of your home by up to 80%. Due to both plumbing and electrical expertise, we can plumb in and wire electrical showers, discover faults and replace imersion hot water heaters without the need of two separate trades-men. *Covid-19 update* During this difficult time, all of our work will be carried out with protective gloves which are sanitised with wipes, after each use. If customers would prefer us to use face coverings then please let us know *before* arrival.

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Reviewed by Iain on 23/10/2020

Arrived when he said he would, did the job required without fuss.

About us: Property Projection and Maintenance Ltd is a building firm based in Northampton covering all aspects of building work. We offer a wide range of services employing both modern and traditional techniques in order to guarantee complete customer satisfaction. We have a full team of qualified regular sub-contractors who have been a part of PPM for many years, a number of whom were trained by Matthew - the director. We undertake work from small remedial alterations and maintenance up to complete refurbishments and renovations. Why choose us? 1. Honest & affordable prices - over the years, we have developed new techniques, knowledge and contacts which is the reason we are able to offer unbeatable prices for the standard of work that we consistently achieve. We are good at sourcing high quality materials and appliances for our customers which allows us to offer an even better price. 2. Professional and high standard work - PPM uses the highest quality of materials on every job and all work is carried out to the highest possible standard. 3. Unparalleled customer service - we provide full assistance and honesty from start to finish. We do not regard the job as complete until our customer is 100% satisfied. We believe communication is very important; we always keep our customers informed. Choose PPM for a stress free experience! 4. Fully trained & experienced - PPM has 15+ years of experience. All of our sub-contractors are very professional with years of experience. PPM have the best of the best tradesman. 5. Tidiness - one of the many positive comments we get when carrying out work is our tidiness. We ensure all jobs are only complete once the place is spotless! 6. Fully insured & guaranteed - public liability insurance held up to 1 million pound. All work is fully guaranteed; Roofing: 25 years; Rendering: 15 years; All other work is guaranteed for 1 year.

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Reviewed by James on 3/10/2020

Quick and efficient job when arrived but was a few hours later than expected but overall great service

Family run business, with thirty years experience in the industry. We are a friendly and reliable service.

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Reviewed by Christina on 7/9/2020

Excellent.All work carried out as requested very promptly and with great expertise. Would highly recommend Gavin and his team.

Construction and brickpaving company...we have been In bisness since 2005 with over 100 happy customers to date no job to small....

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Reviewed by Paul on 26/10/2020

Brilliant professional friendly work man, highly recommend

Based in Ealing and cover most areas with in the m25 our priority is customer service. we undertake plumbing, gas and drainage work. we offer a reliable and affordable service.

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Reviewed by Vipul on 11/9/2020

Turned up in half hour from call and all done. Top guy. Recommended anytime

We have over 20 years of experience in ground work and landscape gardening and building services and our aim is to put our 20 year experience into your home so you can have a good experience using our service

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Reviewed by Alec on 28/7/2020

James assessed the job giving a realistic price and time scale for the work. I agreed and gave James the go ahead. James and his team arrived on time every day and worked tirelessly throughout the day. The boys were polite, respectful, and just got on with things. The standard of workmanship was excellent. The finished patio area looks amazing. They left my home looking tidy, removing all rubbish and even hosed the drive down. I fully recommend JMG building and landscapes. Many thanks Jimmy.

Pure Drainage is a 24/7 drains service. We have over 10 years of experience in drainage and groundworks, and have the skills and tools to tackle all the drain issues you may have.

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Reviewed by Les on 15/10/2020

It took 3 hours due to the need to source a suitable tap. but i still I think £542 to fit a tap was a bit steep for a pensioner like me.

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Drainage Specialists - what you need to know

Drainage specialists tackle a lot of reactive work. They tend to be brought in whenever there’s a problem to sort out. They repair drains and deal with other sewerage issues like blockages. As well as the tell-tale signs of water not draining away in a sink or toilet bowl, there can be signs of a blockage outside your home too. Cracks in a path near a tree can be a sign that the tree roots are interrupting the sewer line. A specialist can bore the sewer line open, get rid of the roots, treat them to stop them from growing again and then replace or reline the pipe.

What a drainage specialist can help with

  • Repairing drains and dealing with sewerage problems.
  • Emptying septic tanks.
  • Installing septic tanks or soakaways.
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Some houses don’t have a pipe carrying waste away from their property. Instead, they have septic tanks to collect waste. If you have one of these, you’ll need to get a drainage specialist to empty it for you otherwise you’re flouting the environment agency’s rules. By law, only people who have permits to dispose of waste can take it away. 

The qualifications your drainage specialist needs

While not strictly a qualification, a drainage specialist will need to have a contract with sewerage treatment works to dispose of waste. The environment agency requires a company to have an environment permit to dispose of waste like this. Septic tank waste will be taken by a tanker to sewerage treatment works where it’s passed to the works inlet. If a sewer’s blocked, it’ll be emptied into a tanker while any repairs are made and the tanker will then pass decanted spirits back into the sewerage network.

How to unblock a drain

Most pipe blockages are caused by hair in the shower or bath. You can solve this by pulling up the stopper in the plughole and removing any hair that’s wound itself around the rod. Sometimes, you’ll need to unscrew the nut which holds the sink and rod together to do this.

If your kitchen sink’s blocked, you can try pouring half a cup of baking soda down the drain and then follow it up with half a cup of white vinegar but most of the time, DIY remedies like this won’t do much good unless it’s cooking fat that’s causing the problem. Before calling out a plumber, you can also try running water into the sink and letting it block up a little before placing a plunger over the plughole. After that, cover the overflow with a damp cloth and pump until the water drains away. For bigger drainage problems, including issues that are affecting the outside of your house, it’s worth calling in a drainage specialist to have a look.

 

How do you maintain a septic tank?

Septic tanks need to be emptied regularly. If you have a family of four, you should empty the tank once a year and if there are two of you living in a house, it’ll need to be emptied every two years.

Planning permission for drainage jobs

Unless you live in a listed building, you won’t need to apply for planning permission for repairs, maintenance and minor jobs but you should check with your local planning authority that any work beyond this is covered by your permitted development rights.

You should also clarify ownership and responsibility of any drain or sewer before starting any maintenance or repair work. They might be shared with neighbours or owned by a sewerage undertaker. Normally, drainage inside your property’s boundaries is your responsibility while a sewerage company is responsible for drains outside of property boundaries along with sewers. There are still a few private sewers around so if your property is served by one of these, the responsibility for maintaining it might fall with you.

Building regulations for drainage jobs

Building regulations may come into play for drainage if you’re building an extension or making alterations, including making your roof larger. If you’re building a patio or driveway, a tradesperson will need to think about the sizing of the soakaway and how surface water will drain away.

Drainage will also need to be considered if you’re connecting pipes in kitchen and bathroom sinks to make sure they’re not at risk of blocking up and they can be easily got to if that does happen. Any pipework will also need to be ventilated to stop air from travelling up from the drains and being released into your house. Generally, it’ll be your builder, conservatory installer or driveway specialist that needs to comply with the building regulations rather than a drainage specialist.

 

Insurance for drainage work

There’s no legal obligation for drainage specialists to be insured but it’s recommended that a drainage specialist purchases public liability insurance so they’re covered in the case of an injury or accidental damage to a property.

Questions you should ask a drainage specialist

  • How long have they been trading?
  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • Have they got a permit to dispose of waste/a contract with a company that has a permit?
  • Will it be themselves carrying out the work? If not, what experience does the person have and are they covered by insurance?
  • How long does the warranty for the work last?

See the latest questions that homeowners have been asking drainage specialists.

Drainage ideas

Find out how to keep your home’s pipework in order and read more about unblocking a sink. If the toilet’s blocked, you can try attempting a DIY fix but if in doubt or the problem still persists, bring in a drainage specialist as a first port of call.

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