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I've been a plumber, bathroom and kitchen fitter for 5 years now with an always happy customer base with the high standards and professional work that I provide to keep my customers satisfied and loyal to my services.

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

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Rebecca on 24/9/2017

Mo was prompt & professional and did a great job. Explained what he was doing and was helpful, even when I added something to the to-do list. Will definitely call on him again. Highly recommended.

Time served plumber with 12 years' experience of carrying out day to day general plumbing maintenance & emergency repairs & diagnosing faults at domestic and social housing across the northwest. Well stocked van, Always carry out work to a high standard.

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

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Reviewed by Sue on 24/9/2017

Really nice guy. Happy to have him in our home. Fast, professional and friendly. Top rate!!

Services: Property & Building maintenance, Refurbishment, Joinery, roofing, damp & Ventilation, we do what we say we will when we say we will! Providing excellent quality & service giving our customers value for money

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Garage Conversion

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Reviewed by Adrian on 24/9/2017

Jason was professional in his approach and advice on the options available in responding to a request to restore the property ventilation that had been blocked. This included existing and new vents, and a new kitchen extractor, which now looks superb and works well. Good job done by Jason and his colleague, cleaned up very well afterwards, on time, to quoted price, and without any problems. Thanks.

We offer a wide range of services from landscaping,decorating,building works and more please ask what other services we provide

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Home improvements, Wooden Decking, Garden Shed / Playhouse

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Reviewed by Bikhram on 24/9/2017

opportunity to resolve is being given and currently in progress

We specialise in home improvements our main aim is to please and keep the custom coming back to us. Find us on Facebook GCP joinery & Building we have all the pictures of our work on there.

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Garage Conversion, House extension, Home improvements, Loft Conversion

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Reviewed by Robert on 24/9/2017

Craig gave an excellent quote and we accepted and he has a very high quality of work and he worked when he said he was to be there and the price was right and he never went over this as there was no need to and he made sure that the house was always secure before he left each night. We would recommend Craig and his work to others that need a job doing as he was able to do our job on short notice and got us out of a tight spot. We would highly recommend him to anyone that wanted a quality decorator.

My names Aaron I'm a extremely approachable guy. I specialise in building and plastering with over five years experience. I take pride in my work. Providing the best possible service. With a finish that is superior. I offer a five year guarantee.

Trades serviced: Pointing / Repointing, Home improvements, Wooden cladding /Fascias/ Soffits, External wall painting, Garden Clearance, Garden Maintenance

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Reviewed by Irene on 24/9/2017

Very pleased. Nice people, very good professional job.

Friendly local roofing and building company who will go the extra mile for your satisfaction

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Porch / Canopy, Wooden cladding /Fascias/ Soffits, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Kevin on 24/9/2017

Quick response, friendly professional service

BW Maintenance are a friendly, honest and reliable firm with many years experience in all areas of construction. We take great pride in our work, and work closely with our customers to ensure the work is carried out to complete satisfaction.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Stonework / Stone Cladding, Conservatory, Garage Conversion

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Reviewed by Edward on 24/9/2017

Ben did an excellent job, everything we asked for, was friendly, on time, and went beyond what we expected. Will definitely use his services again!

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Electric underfloor heating, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Electric boiler - installation / service / repair

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Reviewed by Andy on 24/9/2017

Very friendly and helpful knew what he was taking about and was done in no time at all would highly recommend and use again

CJ PLUMBING are located in north bristol area, we specialize in plan design and fitting of kitchens and bathrooms including small spaces and facilities for the disabled. with over 20 years exprieance within this trade and working with our customers.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garage Conversion, Porch / Canopy

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Reviewed by David on 24/9/2017

Chris came to our house to repair a leaking pipe which was in a difficult area an made an excellent job neat and tidy.

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.