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.
We surveyed our tradespeople to give you an idea of the amount you can expect to pay for common plumbing jobs - here's what you can expect to pay.
|Some typical jobs||Low||High|
|Water tank installation||£150||£375|
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.
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.
See the latest questions that our community of homeowners have been asking about plumbing.
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