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apprentice trained plumbler and gas engineer over 15 years experience always happy to help

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

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Reviewed by Daniel on 20/9/2017

Could have done with a lottle more thought so cooker doesn't need to sit 50mm off side but it's as asked and was partly myself for not working that out too. Very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

Having worked for myself for 30 years in most aspects of construction and maintenance my good reputation means everything to me. I pride myself on leaving a satisfied customer who will recommend me to family and friends.

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

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Reviewed by Val on 19/9/2017

Paul arrived at specified time and completed the work to a high standard.

London Roofing is a Ltd sole trade company, we have experience in roofing, painting, flooring, fitting windows, plastering, We don't take deposit up front however it depends on the scale of the job Thank you.

Trades serviced: Floor Sanding & Finishing, Laminate Flooring, Solid wood flooring, Wooden cladding /Fascias/ Soffits, Internal Painting & Decorating, External wall painting

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Reviewed by sarah on 19/9/2017

Ali and his colleagues came to work on time did a really lovely job nice painting I was very happy with the look .tidy and clean up nicely after wards will use London roofing again in future.

100s or satisfied customers just ask and we'll give you their numbers so you can ask them for yourself. We are a small team of electricians, carpenters and builders with experience ranging all through the domestic and industrial sectors, completing turn-k

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, House extension, Metal staircases

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Reviewed by Oksana on 19/9/2017

Good communication, good job.

With a combined experience of 25 years and all relevant qualifications and accreditations, we at Select feel we are very capable of providing any sort of electrical service you may need; whether it be domestic or commercial, feel free to call us anytime.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Pointing / Repointing

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Reviewed by Scott on 19/9/2017

Total lifesaver. Select Electric helped me out with my project which was being filmed, and did as great job getting it all working. Nice guys, totally reliable and completely professional.

Taylor'd Properties provide quality work with a trusting system. FREE estimates, Fixed prices. Ranging from home refurbishment to finishing touches like bath sealants. please ask if you need more info or help. Thanks

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Wooden Doors - Internal, Floor Sanding & Finishing

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Reviewed by Peter on 19/9/2017

Taylor was polite and friendly. The was done successfully and he even went out of his way to replace the pipe that was leaking. Exceeded my expectations. Job well done. Will get him to do our bathroom and kitchen in the very near future

The best Upvc windows doors and glass units pluss upvc remedial work at the lowest prices around with a professional friendly service

Trades serviced: Conservatory, Lock fitting / Repair, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, Decorative Glazing, Single / Double glazing, uPVC Windows & Door

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Reviewed by Helen on 19/9/2017

Quick to come back with a quote, excellent service and everything completed to an exceptional standard. Discussed various options for the job, enabling us to get exactly what we wanted for the budget we had.

Plumbing, Heating and Boiler Specialists / Professional Plastering, Painting and Decorating services serving the northwest

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Conservatory

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Reviewed by Ben on 19/9/2017

Mick was absolutely fantastic. he did an amazing job at very short notice and was really competitive on price. I cannot recommend him highly enough! thanks

rowan roofing is a family run business for over 40 years we do all roof repairs.exterior painting .upvc cladding.gutter repair or renewed high power washing wall driveways and roofs. we are also full time tradesmen we are public liability insured

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

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Reviewed by Graham on 19/9/2017

Good price good job done would recommend.

We at K3 Property Solutions are a group of Tradesman which cover ALL aspects of property maintenance, from full property refurbishments, right through to a variety of smaller jobs. We pride ourselves on detailed customer service from start to completion.

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

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Reviewed by Helen on 19/9/2017

Andy was very polite, started on time and finished when he said he would! Excellent

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

    Up to 3 tradesmen can provide a quote, but on average you'll get 1-2.

  3. Check ratings

    Look at each tradesperson's profile to see their ratings and reviews.

  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.