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Here at Atlantic Home Renovations we pride ourselves in being the best most efficient company out there. We're here for the customer, even when the job has been completed and we will never let you down.

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

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Reviewed by tonny on 9/8/2017

Friendly and performed the job in time.

30 years of experience in Italy, with UK certifications and italian style in plumbing and heating,water implants, Springling systems, pipe fittings,Tiling, Flooring, Extension house,General building for interior and exterior

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Stonework / Stone Cladding

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Reviewed by Terrance on 8/8/2017

Antonio and Peter worked very hard and got us out of a mess with a previous installation. We were happy with the end result, couple of issues with some grout cracking but Antonio will happily come back and fix any issues. Communication was good as I was kept in the loop with decisions. They are also flexible around your schedule Tiling was great and plenty of original ideas to hide pipework and bath panel access. The bathroom looks great so spoken about a potential future kitchen job.

Trades serviced: Gas Fire, Gas Cooker / Hob - installation / repair, Electric boiler - installation / service / repair, Radiator, Solar panel installation, Water underfloor heating

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Reviewed by carol on 8/8/2017

dave was very thorough, and and knew his line of work, he was very professional and polite.dave wasted no time in doing the job, we would definately call dave again.

JJB Roofing are one of the first Which? Trusted Traders and take pride in being trustworthy, efficient & great value. A free consultation and quote will be provided and we have many years experience in the industry and fantastic ratings from our customers

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Flat roof- installation / repair, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, Leadwork, Slate & Tiled Roof, Zinc / Metal Roof

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Reviewed by Terry on 8/8/2017

job completed as requested and looking good.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Home improvements, Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

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Reviewed by Ross on 8/8/2017

Pawel and his team painted our house over three floors, we only have good words to say, good workmanship and completed job on time. We are very happy about the quality of their painting and we are happy to recommend them to anyone.

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

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Reviewed by Pippa on 8/8/2017

George and his team have been fantastic - very reliable, hardworking and did a great job. Will definitely be using you guys again! Thank you!!

We are a familly run business with over 30 years experience,covering all types of building work but more recently specialising in bathroom and kitchen renovations.

Trades serviced: Conservatory, House extension, Home improvements, Loft Conversion, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation

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Reviewed by Ann on 8/8/2017

Fantastic refurbishment of my bathroom. Great job done.Arrived when they said they would, very clean , tidy workers and only took 2 days..100% workmanship.

At Lichfield Property Repairs we ensure a job is well done at a fair price. I have a vast knowledge of Roofing, 6035 in plumbing and due to over 10 years experience in property maintenance and renovation i am multi skilled, Fully registered and insured.

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

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Reviewed by Rebecca on 8/8/2017

Very friendly and punctual. Sorted the job quickly and to a high standard. Would definitely recommend

Father and sons Building.Team with international experience can do the makeover for your house. We believe that good service and good price is compatible. We can do small things and such a large jobs as well. You will be happy when the job will be done.

Trades serviced: Conservatory, Garage Conversion, Home improvements, Whole Internal Refurbishment, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Sedat on 8/8/2017

Very clean and tidy work done by polite gentelmen. Highly recommended.

Welcome to Top Coat Decorators. We are a small business based in Plymouth. We specialize in quality home painting, ceramic tiling, pressure washing, drywall & textured repairs, floor restoration, concrete staining and more. - Owner Cody Johnson.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Conservatory

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Reviewed by Chris on 8/8/2017

Cody was contacted to paint the exterior of our house. There were no hidden costs. He was courteous, reliable and hard working. He regularly checked any requirements we had throughout the work. We would be happy to recommend his work and use him again for any work in the future. Thanks Cody

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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

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  4. Pick a tradesperson

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