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Kitchens, bathrooms, tiling, joinery, general maintenance, fencing

Trades serviced: Home improvements, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Laminate Flooring, Fitted bedrooms / Wardrobes, General Fitted Furniture

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Reviewed by Sarah on 25/9/2017

Ben completed the work in our kitchen and we are very happy with the end result which looks great. Ben was professional and the quality of his work was of a high standard. He was clean and tidy and completed the job in the time he said and there were no unexpected costs. He kept in touch prior to the job and was happy to answer any questions we had. We would definitely recommend Ben.

Jf home improvements is a local company offering a friendly reliable service for its customers .

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Internal Painting & Decorating, Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, Internal Rendering, Plaster Skimming, Polished / Other Plaster Finish

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Reviewed by Valerie on 25/9/2017

Very pleased with James work carried all he promised on time and with a pleasant professional manner

we are a father and son business , we pride ourselves on providing top quality windows , doors , porches and conservatories .we have over 36 years experience

Trades serviced: Conservatory, Porch / Canopy, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, uPVC fascias / Soffits / Cladding, Single / Double glazing, uPVC Windows & Door

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Reviewed by martin on 25/9/2017

Pete Hannah windows carried out an excellent job of replacing all the windows including the in side window sills. With no hidden extras, the price quoted and the workmanship was first class. I would definitely recommend.

BC plumbing services covering south London and Surrey. Jobs covered are from small jobs to full bathroom suites. Please feel free to check over 300 independent reviews.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Plumbing Repair & Maintenance

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Reviewed by joanna on 25/9/2017

Excellent service. Really my quick to respond. Ben was really helpful and pleasant. Would definitely recommend

Hello, thank you for visiting my profile. My name's Darek I come from Poland .I have 15 years of experience in decorating , wallpapering,plastering and flooring.I enjoy my job I always keen on taking on new challenges .Call me and check me out .

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, Laminate Flooring, Wooden Decking, Wooden Sash Window, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

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Reviewed by Nick on 25/9/2017

I strongly recommend using the services of Darek - he is very professional and trustworthy. He was always on time and always progressing according to our initial agreement. He painted the full apartment and has done an excellent job. He also installed laminate flooring in two rooms and again delivered everything on time and as agreed. Pricing was fair and there were no surprises at all. Overall excellent!

Hi I'm Tim, me and my partner Chris half own A&W building services and aim to provide a quality solution to the need for bathroom and kitchen installations across Kent and the south east. As well as this we hope to cover full refurbs and building works.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, House extension, Home improvements

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Reviewed by Raja on 25/9/2017

Tim and Chris were very professional and even with unforseen setbacks out of their control the job was completed to a very high standard. We now have a bathroom that provides relaxation and this has transformed the upstairs living area. We are so please we have invited them back to complete further works in our kitchen and living areas. We would happily recommend these guys anytime. Thanks

Improving the exterior of your home. Replace those rotting timbers and be maintenance free. We guarantee a friendly, clean, tidy service and pride ourselves on our reputation for being, punctual, & professional. No job is too big or too small.

Trades serviced: Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, uPVC fascias / Soffits / Cladding

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Reviewed by Craig on 25/9/2017

Very professional, informative and friendly when quoting on work. Tradesmen where punctual and very polite not to mention hard working and good at what they do! Very happy with the work competed and will recommend.

We recognise that undertaking home improvements can be a stressful time,which is why we minimise any uncertainty you may have. Each member of the team specialises in there respected trade, our staff are fully insured committed to high level of workmanship

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

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Reviewed by hassib on 25/9/2017

the cancellation had nothing to do with the 12 week delay or any of the excuses he made. I offered him to do the job a different design but he had his mind set already on another job. I have screenshots showing him communicating in a rude manner and was swearing over the phone.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Wooden staircases, Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

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Reviewed by shola on 25/9/2017

Attended promptly, enthusiastic about the job and did the job. Issue is he was too much in an hurry to go to the next job in London hence, did not bother much and nothing could stand in his way. He dumped and partially crushed my Jacques vert hat! Removed rug and dumped them in my front door - initially said he will cut them to pieces but he was too much in a hurry! He was suppose to fix washing machine but says there was no hot water connection but this is not right - what was missing was hot w. hose.

Astyle roofing and plastics has 15 years of industry experience providing the highest possible quality to are clients,if it is a repair or a full reroof that you require please do not hesitate to get in touch for a free Quote

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

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Reviewed by Sharon on 25/9/2017

Responded within minutes of my job being advertised. Came out same day to look at work and give quote and then agreed a day to carry out the job. As it was weather permitting, we were kept informed all the way. Tidy work and a pleasure to deal with !!

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 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.