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Finding a trusted local plumber is essential to the upkeep of your home. You can hire a plumber for bathroom installations, guttering, repair work, and much more.

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We specialise in working closely with the client to take any project through from design conception to completion, advising at every stage on cost viability, alternative construction, finishing methods, and always mindful of the overall programme..

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Reviewed by Mireille on 16/8/2018

Fast efficient service. Quoted on the Sunday and completed the new kitchen tap, cabinet and worktop the following tueday. Professional job well done. Will Ide again!

J S Plumbing & Heating Specialist in plumbing and gas for last 16 years. Vendor for B and Q fitting bathrooms and kitchens. Subcobtractor for British Gas fitting boilers and central heating systems. Subcontractor for Advanced Plumbing Systems responsible for Plumbing work for macdonnalds. Subcontractor for multiple estate agencies responsible for servicing, brake downs and plumbing maintenance. Professional customer service and reasonable prices guaranteed.

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Reviewed by James on 16/8/2018

John fitted a new shower for us quickly and efficiently and was very tidy. Would recommend.

All gas central heating work carried out by experienced tradesmen

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Reviewed by Tom on 16/8/2018

Came on time was quick and efficient and very friendly. Would highly recommend

I am a plumbing and heating company. I have 17 years experience . My company has been running for a year and half. No job too small no job is too far!

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Reviewed by adam on 16/8/2018

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I am a fully qualified Gas Safe registered engineer working in the Brentwood and surrounding areas. I carry out all works from annual boiler services to full heating system installations, no job too big or small. I also carry out Landlord Gas Safety Certificate work. My Gas Safe qualifications are as follows: CCN1, CENWAT, HTR1, CKR1, CPA1

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Reviewed by Agnius on 16/8/2018

Good work at reasonable price,highly recommended!

quality tradesmen at competitive prices and all work fully insured,

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Reviewed by david on 16/8/2018

Scott was prompt in completing the work after giving Quote. Work was nicely finished and area cleaned up.

New to rated people but have over 16 years experience. we consider all jobs,big or small we cover them all. including works outside of our specific trade as we have an excellent relationship with other trade professional to help deliver an in-house experience at a fair price.

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Reviewed by Ray on 16/8/2018

Job done as requested.

Professional tiler. Worked in the trade for 10 years. Best quality in the area, money guaranteed.

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Reviewed by Char on 16/8/2018

After looking for the right person for a long time I am so happy that I found Illy. He was fantastic! I would highly recommend him. Very honest and hard working and I will use him again for any other work I need done that he can do. He is trustworthy and his work is a good price and good quality. I am happy to give a reference and send pictures for anyone who would like to see Illy work.

From a single slate/tile to a new roof.The Bolsover Roofing Company prides itself on doing a 1st class job 25 years experience there's not a leak we haven't fixed so for a repair or a new roof you're guaranteed a professional service from start to finish

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Reviewed by alvey on 16/8/2018

Perfect on everything except competion time. They had to come back to complete after the scaffolding was removed.. They even sweep up afterwards.

I started Out Of Hours London while working my job as an S.M.S.T.S site manager and trade supervisor for the principle contractor for Hammersmith and Fulham council after a being in this role for for years dealing with sub contractors and trade staff running large and small projects carrying out surveys and leasing with the resident and leaseholders it became obviously clear i had to start doing this for myself. The Name Out Of Hours London was born from necessity i started doing night time call out and offering appointments outside my normal working hours until enough work came in to enable me to resign. I now enjoy my work and have found a good balance. Naturally i have a number of highly skilled trade staff to call on when required. Myself im a time served NVQ/City&guilds level Carpenter By trade and have acquired the Knowledge over 20 years and skill to undertake most other trades. The company Modus Operandi is simply high quality honesty and customer satisfaction,

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Reviewed by Waheeda on 16/8/2018

Went to view the job and quoted. Wanted upfront payment which is not something estate agents do! Upon accepting the job, he said he will order the parts then disappeared. No response at all! Didn't even let me know that he cant accept! AVOID!

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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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    We'll connect you with the right tradesmen, from over 30 different trades.

  2. Get quotes

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  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.