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Finding a trusted local plumber is essential to the upkeep of your home. You can hire a plumber for bathroom installations, guttering, repair work, and much more.

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Time served plumber. Been in the trade 5 years. Served a full 4 year apprentship in plumbing and heating with a very known company. Plenty experience in all aspects of plumbing and heating jobs.

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Reviewed by Sylwester on 14/8/2018

Very good work. From initial contact, visit to view problem, supply quote and complete the work the whole transaction was conducted in a highly professional and efficient manner.

established in 1987 we are a small company working over surrey and west sussex we cover all the trades specializing in bathrooms and kitchens

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Reviewed by Sue on 14/8/2018

Terrible. Feel very let down and disapponted. Patrick lied about door and window pricing. I have been left with uneven floor. Leaking roof and uncertified electrics. Will not respond to my messages

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Reviewed by Tony on 13/8/2018

Dan Tim and Lou were outstanding in their work, attitudes, cleanliness and timing. The effort put into convert a garage into a bedroom with en suite was first class. I’d thoroughly and absolutely recommend them to anyone looking to do any kind of work.

Evolution Plumbing & Heating

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Reviewed by Lee on 13/8/2018

Very good would use him again

"Quality and professional service to meet your needs"

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Reviewed by Chris on 13/8/2018

Very helpful, very honest. Great service.

We offer a range of services from carpentry, painting and decorating, carpet fitting, bricklaying.

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Reviewed by Laura on 13/8/2018

The work done on the garden was super- great result. The weather and unforeseen circumstances created a couple of delays but else we were delighted with the work.

Over 20 years experience delivering a expert joinery service to a very high standard. Specialising in kitchen fitting and other services include. Upvc doors and windows, decking, joinery. Extensions, house renovations etc

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Reviewed by Nora on 13/8/2018

I got a quote within days of Peter contacting me and the quote was extremely reasonable. The job was done within 4 days and it was a big job .Finished to a very high quality. I would definitely recommend them to anyone needing work done. They were highly reliable, punctual and professional. Thank you so much for transforming the area in my back garden to something I'm so pleased and proud to sit in. Thanks again and I look forward to using you in the future for all other jobs we need doing.

Principle HomeDevelopments Ltd, In partnership with JWT Projects Ltd– specialists in roofing, scaffolding and driveways. Offering a honest and reliable service. No Job Is Too Small!! Our price guarantee ensures that we will beat any like-for-like quotation, along with our work guarantee ensuring a high standard of work, while protecting your pocket. All of our work is carried out by trained operatives with years of experience and extensive qualifications, they are fully insured, polite, clean and tidy. All work includes cost of materials, labour, waste removal, so area will always be left quality complete, safe, clean and tidy. We accept all types of payment methods and will provide headed quotations, and invoices that can be delivered by hand, post or e-mail, whichever suits our customers needs. At Principle Home Developments Ltd we offer a comprehensive range of roofing services all available ‘under one roof’ while ensuring expertise in flat roofing, pitch roofing, slate, single ply, felt and lead. We can help you with: New Roofs. Roof Repairs. Roof Installation. Fascias Soffits and Guttering. Cladding and Installation (options include various colours of classic wood or new 100% waterproof PVC). Chimney Repair and Servicing. Valley Installation and Repair. Extensions and Loft Conversions. At Principle Home Developments Ltd we also offer a comprehensive range of driveway options that are guaranteed and built to last while creating the perfect first impression for your home or business. From a secure gravel to smooth tarmac driveway, perhaps a beautiful block paved design, or resin bound aggregates. We aim to assist you with all the advice to help you choose the right type of driveway delivering a quality driveway at a competitive price. Principle Driveways will: Choose the right style and materials for your home or business. Use quality materials and expert installers. Ensure all installers are fully trained, polite, professional and adhering to all health and safety requirements. Please do not hesitate to text, call, or e-mail for any advice, queries, discuss quotations, or arrange an appointment. We are here to help. All operatives are fully CSCS Qualified and have extensive experience in their areas of work, these include NVQ's, Diploma's and years or expertise between them. Principle Home Developments Ltd is a registered company of Company's House.

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Reviewed by Keith on 13/8/2018

Responded quickly, came when promised, price was reasonable. 2 guys sent were friendly and did the job without any fuss.

we deal with all aspecs of plumbing and heating.we work to a very high standard and make sure our customers are satisfied.all works carried out are garaunteed. general building also a speciality .

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Reviewed by Martin on 13/8/2018

Paul was punctual and satisfactorily completed the job as required.

We are your local carpentry, joinery and building specialist, based in Chislehurst. We cover all of Bromley and surrounding areas in West Kent and into London. We are passionate about wood working and have over 30 years experience in the trade. We provide a friendly, personalised service and pride ourselves on the highest standard of workmanship.

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Reviewed by gail on 13/8/2018

Peter is a very professional tradesmen he completed the job with skill and care and is reliable. He is polite and respectful and I would use his services again and recommend him to family and friends

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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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  2. Get quotes

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  4. Pick a tradesperson

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

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