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Trades serviced: Cellar & Basement Conversion, Whole Internal Refurbishment, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Laminate Flooring

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Reviewed by barry on 21/9/2017

allan is in touch and is sorting

Allied Builders are small family run business situated in Towcester, Northants. With over 30 years in the trade they bring competent in-depth knowledge to all aspects of their work accompanied by a wealth of experience & expertise.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Stonework / Stone Cladding, House extension, Porch / Canopy

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Reviewed by Tracy on 21/9/2017

Arrived on time. Knowledgeable and professional. Provided quote as requested and no high pressure sales pitch. Work carried out quickly to a high standard. Communication good. Tidied up after the job. Friendly and reliable. Would definitely recommend to friends . Would definitely use again. Many thanks Joe Snr and Jnr

Trades serviced: Internal lighting, Electric underfloor heating, Power Showers and Pump, Water Tanks and Immersion Heater, External lighting

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Reviewed by Mark on 21/9/2017

Absolutely delighted with Jim's work and so pleased to have found him through Rated People . He was able to help us make the right choice of the products we required , and completed all works to a high standard and within the timescales we requested. I would be very happy recommended Jim, and have already put him contact with one of our friends.

Dg garden services is a small company with a large amount of experience. We are qualified and experienced in all types of landscaping and general buidling work, with over 15 years experience. Give us a try for a quality service at an affordable price.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Garden office / Studio construction, Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building, Wooden Decking

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Reviewed by GRAHAM on 21/9/2017

Good job. Danny and his colleague worked hard, informed us of possibilities and carried out what we asked. They removed all the rubbish. This was probably phase 1 and we hope that they will return in a couple of years when other plants have grown , meaning that the oak tree can then be reduced further, Would certainly recommend their services. They were prompt and efficient.

Here at CM Roofing and builders we specialise in all aspects of roofing and roughcasting.UPCV Fascia and guttering. Covering all repair and replacements. We also cover all aspects of building work. No job to big no job to small.

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Home improvements, Porch / Canopy, Wooden cladding /Fascias/ Soffits, Screeding, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Ben on 21/9/2017

Connor was very professional and keen to please. There was an issue whereby we had to use a neighbours outside tap for some of the work and Connor helped arranged this with them. The work was done while I was on annual leave from work but very quickly I realised I could go out safe in the knowledge that Connor and the guys did not need supervision. mid way through the job based on the quality of what I had seen so far got a fence installed. Only issue was late arrival of scaffold by 1 day, sorted quickly.

SR building is a well established business that i have been running in Shropshire for the last seven years.We specialize in all building and renovation work from , full bathroom refits,kitchen installations, new extensions, conservatories or wet rooms

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

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Reviewed by Tom on 21/9/2017

Steve was fantastic from start to finish, he even came back when we found a small fault and corrected. He will be doing our bathroom.

We Pride ourselves with over 50 years of combined experience in plumbing and roofing work, customer service, quality of workmanship and customer aftercare. We always aim to keep our 5 star rating by competitive pricing and high quality workmanship.

Trades serviced: Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Plumbing Repair & Maintenance, Radiator, Water Tanks and Immersion Heater, Flat roof- installation / repair

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Reviewed by Martin on 21/9/2017

Excellent quick service. Would use again

Allan & Sons Property Maintenance are a family run fully Insured business. We specialise in All Property Maintenance. Customer satisfaction is top priority in our business. We guarantee a professional, friendly service. All our tradesmen are fully trained

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Home improvements, Laminate Flooring, Garden Shed / Playhouse

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Reviewed by Alan on 21/9/2017

This was the first time I tried ratedpeople and will be my go to site in the future. I used Allen and Sons property maintenance to redo a bathroom and I am glad I did. Very professional, great communication and all the work was done on time to a high standard and was very happy with the cost. The bathroom looks great. Thank you.

Gas safe registered installer. Family run business. All types of domestic installations & repairs undertaken. Parkhomes & caravans. LPG & natural gas boiler installation, service & repairs. Bathrooms. Bursts & leaking pipes.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Gas Fire, Gas Cooker / Hob - installation / repair, Electric boiler - installation / service / repair, Radiator, Solar panel installation

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Reviewed by Fred & Norma on 21/9/2017

thank you

Sam Davies property maintenance with almost 20 years experience in residential,retail and industrial property maintenance I have a vast range of experience and problem solving .

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Chimney Building / Repair, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Conservatory, Garage Conversion, Home improvements

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Reviewed by Kate on 21/9/2017

Good job. Thank you!

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.