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Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Plumbing Repair & Maintenance, Power Showers and Pump, Radiator

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Reviewed by Adam on 20/9/2017

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The Maintainer is an One Stop Shop for all your Property Maintenance needs. With many years in the trade, our objective is simple: to provide a superior service at a very competitive price.The Maintainer will give the very best quotation.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Conservatory, Wooden Casement Window

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Reviewed by peter on 20/9/2017

We needed or shower fixing pretty quickly as water was finding its way through shower screen and onto ceiling below. Darren came to see problem, quickly found the area and sealed faulty area . Saved us time and money as he came same day and quoted well below our expectations .

We are a family run business who prides its self on our reputation we carry out full reroofs to minor roof repairs we also undertake all PVC soffits facia and guttering dry verge caps and dry ridge also all pointing work welcome our work is all guaranteed

Trades serviced: Porch / Canopy, Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Flat roof- installation / repair, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, Leadwork

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Reviewed by Christine on 20/9/2017

Prompt and fast.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Laminate Flooring, Solid wood flooring, Wooden Decking

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Reviewed by Sacha on 20/9/2017

Great job done at short notice, very tidily completed.

KITCHENS AND BATCHROOM SPECIALIST PARTNERSHIP WITH LUKAS DECOR

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Kitchen design / Installation, Fitted kitchens, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Lee on 20/9/2017

Daniel was excellent. He responded quickly to my job, came straight over to evaluate the work before quoting and worked hard to find me a cost-effective solution to my faulty shower.

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Flat roof- installation / repair, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, Leadwork, Slate & Tiled Roof, Thatched Roof

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Reviewed by Reham on 20/9/2017

I have a problem but we solved it

I have worked in the building trade for over 13 years.I am a very hard working person who works well under pressure. I am very honest and can deliver a high quality of work. Prompt, efficient and great results. Customer satisfaction at top priority.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Screeding, Water underfloor heating

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Reviewed by Stephanie on 20/9/2017

Simion responded quickly to my job, came and quoted the next day and started work a few days later. He was punctually and worked fast but with accuracy. When he encountered a problem with one of the ceilings he quickly proposed a solution and got on with it. I am delighted with his work, would use him again and definitely recommend his services. Thank you Simion!

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Flat roof- installation / repair, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, Leadwork, Slate & Tiled Roof, Thatched Roof

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Reviewed by Darin on 20/9/2017

Joe came and looked at the job and said he could fix the problem, Joe gave a very high price for possibly 2 hours work. After payment I wasn't aware the problem wasn't solved and water was still coming in. Joe removed the boxing round the down pipe and left the plaster board and rubbish in the kitchen. It took Joe a week to eventually finish the job which still looks a mess. Joe wouldn't answer his phone or return texts for days. Told different stories. Would not recommend.

Will undertake any plumbing and heating working currently doing full systems, boiler changes upgrades etc, try and get each job done in the day with minimum inconvenience and working in a clean and tidy environment. 5 star service and installation!!!

Trades serviced: Gas Fire, Gas Cooker / Hob - installation / repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Electric boiler - installation / service / repair, Plumbing Repair & Maintenance

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Reviewed by Richard on 20/9/2017

I would recommend Leigh and John who responded quickly with a quote for boiler removal and replacement and provided a competitive quote. Leigh and his second man were able to install the boiler a couple of days after their quote and did it in less than half a day which was seriously impressive considering that one chap was quoting two and a half days. Great spec boiler with 10 year warranty, thanks chaps.

DPM is a family run business with a passion for quality workmanship and real guarantees that you can rely on.We offer a free no obligation quote at a time convenient to you and in most cases if you accept the quote we can get the job done there and then.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair

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Reviewed by Simon on 20/9/2017

Really prompt and affordable service. Did a really good job to time and budget. I would recommend.

Plumbers - what you need to know

Plumbers are a crucial part of maintaining or building any sort of property. Most people know about one side of the job - unblocking drains and toilets - but it’s far more in-depth than that. If you’re getting a bathroom done you’ll need them to work with an architect or bathroom specialist to figure out the best position for your bath, shower, toilet and sink. They’ll then make sure all the pipes and plumbing are in the right place to fit them all, as well as to produce the best water flow through your home.

What a plumber can help with

  • Installing and repairing bathrooms, radiators, appliances, taps and boilers.
  • Removing blockages in toilets and drainage.
  • Detecting and repairing leaks, in both water and gas systems.
  • Replacing old plumbing.
  • Repairing burst water pipes.
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They install radiators and common appliances like dishwashers and washing machines, again, making sure that waste pipes and taps are exactly where they need to be.

Of course there’s also the little jobs like leaky taps and shower heads they can take care of too, but if you’re getting them round for a job like that, it might also be worth booking them in for a boiler check.

Boilers

Boilers need to be serviced once a year by a qualified plumber - look out for the Gas Safe certificate on our tradespeople’s profile pages.

Boilers tend to break down during the winter months when they’re most in use, so it’s a good idea to book a plumber in at the end of summer before they get too busy. They tend to be in-demand once it gets cold, dealing with emergency jobs where heating and hot water need to be restored urgently. If you get ahead of the game with a pre-emptive boiler check you’re also likely to get a better rate.

Costs for common plumbing jobs

We surveyed our tradespeople about the costs of common plumbing jobs – here’s what you can expect to pay.

Some typical jobs Low High
Shower installation £100 £375
Bath installation £150 £375
Toilet installation £100 £300
Water tank installation £150 £375
Radiator installation £150 £150
Taps installation £50 £150
Boiler repair £150 £700
Boiler installation £1300 £3000

The qualifications your plumber needs

Gas Safe

If a tradesperson carries out gas work, they have to be Gas Safe registered. They’ll carry a personal ID card which you can ask to see, so check their licence number and expiry date. When tradespeople join us, we also check this, as only Gas Safe registered tradespeople are able to purchase these types of job.

What is Gas Safe?

Gas Safe is the official list of gas engineers who are registered to work safely and legally on boilers, cookers, fires and all other gas appliances.

By law all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register. The Gas Safe Register replaced CORGI as the gas registration body in 2009.

Planning permission for plumbers

In general, internal works don’t require planning permission unless you’re in a listed building. This includes kitchens and bathrooms, except when they’re part of a house extension.

For more detail, go to Planning Portal.

Insurance for plumbers

Anyone who works on your home, including plumbers, should have valid public liability insurance, which protects both tradespeople and homeowners should anything go wrong while on the job.

Accidental damage insurance is also important, so that your house is safe in the event of any unexpected problems.

Questions you should ask a plumber

  • How long have they been trading?
  • What qualifications do they have?
  • What experience do they have carrying out similar work?
  • Will they supply all materials?
  • Will they be using sub-contractors?
  • Reasons the work could be delayed?
  • Do they need to move furniture or clear a room?
  • Will they tidy up each day?
  • Is a skip required?
  • Does the work require:
  • Planning permission.
  • Conservation officer.
  • Building regs compliance.

See the latest questions that our community of homeowners have been asking about plumbing

Plumbing ideas

See how you can add an extra bathroom - perfect to stop those morning arguments when everyone wants a shower at the same time. An extra bathroom helps with growing families or for rental properties with multiple tenants.

You can also read about water efficiency in the home, how to keep your pipework healthy, and last but not least, a beginner’s guide to unblocking a sink.

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How our service works

  1. Create a job - it's free

    We'll connect you with the right tradesmen, from over 30 different trades.

  2. Get quotes

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  4. Pick a tradesperson

    Use our homeowner checklist for extra tips on choosing a tradesperson.

  5. Job done

    Leave a rating for your tradesperson based on quality, reliablity and value.