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Hello and thankyou for taking the time to look at my profile we cover all area's of house maintaince internal andexternal we are qualified in all house maintaince such as plumbing and heating 17th edition electrician and much more contact for a free quote

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

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Reviewed by babs on 18/9/2017

Kind friendly and job done in minutes brilliant, I would recomend keep this trades man nunber

LARGE ROOFING LTD. We are a nation wide company specialising in all pitched and GRP roofs. We offer free surveys and quotations. Financing is available subject to status.

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Flat roof- installation / repair, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, Leadwork, Slate & Tiled Roof, uPVC fascias / Soffits / Cladding

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Reviewed by Ovidiu on 18/9/2017

Pleased to work with Daniel and Mitch. Very reliable and open to our requests. Well done

Great service and prices. Father & Son local Gas, LPG and Oil engineers. Engineers you can rely on to carry out all your plumbing and heating needs no matter how big or small the job. Our customers piece of mind is our satisfaction.

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

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Reviewed by Anthony on 18/9/2017

Good estimate, quickly provided. Plumber came in good time. even got his office to phone to say he might be one hour late. Work was good, Both workers were polite and efficient., and the work was well done. There were no unexpected costs. Email communication was excellent. I would be delighted to use CR again and I wish them continued success.

I have over 15 years experience and knowledge in all aspects of joinery/kitchen fitting/bathroom installations/tiling. Specialise in Full house renovations. We provide a reliable, friendly and proffesional service at affordable prices. 25 year guarantee

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

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Reviewed by Karen on 18/9/2017

Richard put some stud walls up for me and did a good job. Can highly recommend him. Very knowledgeable and a likeable person.

small family run company very friendly and reliable service offering free quotes and advice

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Wooden Decking, Garden Shed / Playhouse, Wooden cladding /Fascias/ Soffits, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

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Reviewed by Gill on 18/9/2017

Very professional job.

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

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Reviewed by Leon on 18/9/2017

Steve arrived on time and did a great job. Would definitely recommend.

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

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Reviewed by Colin on 18/9/2017

Very quick service and very helpful

My name's Paul and I've started my own business, RCN Heating Services. I worked for British Gas for over 12 years as a service and repair engineer. I am fully trained, qualified and insured to work on all domestic gas/heating appliances and systems.

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

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Reviewed by Ashley on 18/9/2017

Excellent, reliable, friendly service. Thank you. Highly recommended

We provide all Building Work: Electrical,,Lighting,Wiring, Internal renovation, Kitchens ,Bathrooms, Through Walls,Ceilings, plastering,Skimming,External renovation,Pointing ,Extensions, loft Conversions, Garage Conversion

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

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Reviewed by Liz on 18/9/2017

Job completed on time, the team worked long hours. Some mess left behind from plastering but generally good job.

Hi we are a family run business that do our very best to try and complete emergency jobs the very same day

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

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Reviewed by Liz on 18/9/2017

Very quick response and job completed promptly. Plumber was polite and efficient

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.