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We are a small family run handyman business based in Essex. We specialise in flat pack furniture, curtain poles, blinds, tv mounts and all other general handyman work.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Digital Home Network, Domestic House Cleaning: One off, Door / Window painting, End of tenancy cleaning

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Reviewed by Lisa on 24/4/2018

Mr and Mrs Rai came and put a 3 triple door wardrobe together that had already tried to be assembled by myself. They was very patient because the wardrobe had to be taken apart and when they had finished the job it was excellent they even moved my items back for me it was a stress free easy process. I would definitely be using them again for putting up blinds and another wardrobe they are a very nice husband and wife and make a great team together thank you so much I finally have a wardrobe.

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

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Reviewed by Leanne on 23/4/2018

Excellent service, quick, reliable and professional. I am very satisfied with the result of his work. Will definitely use again.

In the plumbing industry for 16 years. Self employed for 6 years specialising in plumbing repairs and installation. All work guaranteed and completed to a high standard. Please read ratings for your own piece on mind.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe

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Reviewed by Peter on 23/4/2018

Cistern fixed, faulty part replaced.

The Heating & Plumbing Specialists. We guarantee that all of our work is carried out without any hassle and with a positive impact on the environment! Eco Energy is your traditional tradesman company in Birmingham, taking care of all your gas and water installations. We provide comprehensive advice, high-quality professional work and an extensive level of service which is monitored at all times - both during and after the completion of the project. And we're there for you, in person, both during and outside of normal office hours.

Trades serviced: CCTV installation, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, Gas boiler - installation / service / repair, Gas Cooker / Hob - installation / repair, Gas Fire

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Reviewed by Deovrat on 23/4/2018

Excellent Customer Service & follow up.

Fast and reliable services allways to high standards

Trades serviced: Bespoke kitchens, Burglar Repairs, Carpet fitters, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning

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Reviewed by Yasmin on 23/4/2018

Hardworking and honest Left the place clean and tidy

We are SW London base company Kingston Upon Thames, we specialize in: - bathroom, kitchen fitting - carpentry - plastering - soundproofing - painting and decorating. Just have look the photos.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke kitchens, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Bernadette on 23/4/2018

Came and painted our hallway, dining room and kitchen on time. Hardworking and reliable. Will definitely use them again.

We are a family run business based in Southend-on-Sea. We cover all aspects of building related works. Any questions please contact us on o17o23ooo31

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by David on 23/4/2018

They did a good job. Their prices are reasonable.

AM Building solutions is a well established building company, with experience of both domestic and commercial projects. We believe the successful delivery of all our projects is the attention to detail and completed within time and budget. All projects large or small are managed in the same way to make sure there is the detail, breakdown and planning to help ensure the project runs as smoothly as possible

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke kitchens

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Reviewed by Chris on 23/4/2018

AM Building Solutions contacted me to quote me for a job I posted. Unfortunately, due to my own personal circumstances I wasn’t able to proceed with the quote. I only had message contact with Andrew to set up the meeting to provide a quote. He replied to messages very quickly and was good to deal with to set up the meeting.

we are a family run business specialists in all types of property maintenance.my father started our company some 40 years ago and my myself have been involved for 25 years.we pride A-LINE on customer satisfaction.our motto if you cant reach why risk it !!

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Flat roof- installation / repair, Garden Clearance

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Reviewed by Stacey on 23/4/2018

Very pleased with response time and all work carried out made my life a lot easier will defo use again

welcome to LDA Plumbing Services. Gas Safe registered We are a family run company that specialise in providing a professional service with over 20 years of experience in the plumbing & heating industry All aspects of plumbing carried out no job too small

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Electric boiler - installation / service / repair, Gas boiler - installation / service / repair, Gas Cooker / Hob - installation / repair

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Reviewed by Kirsty on 23/4/2018

Extremely happy with the work that was done. Very tidy and charged exactly what was quoted. Will definitely use again and would happily recommend. A+++

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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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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.