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Find a local plumber

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.

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 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
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 electrician 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

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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    What other homeowners are saying

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    Posted by Jennifer on 03/24/2017

    Very impressed with work - finally I got someone who was able to diagnose & fix long-standing problem with overflow. Would definitely recommend!!

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    Posted by Jamie on 03/24/2017

    Punctual, Professional and good value, will use HEating again and recommend rated people for finding quality tradespeople.

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    Posted by Chris on 03/24/2017

    Right from getting a quote from Matt he was the only choice. The detail he gave when pricing up the job was first rate. He answered all questions I had and offered great advice throughout the quote and the job itself. Weather hampered the job but he still turned up and patiently waited in the van until the rain cleared. Great communication when he was unable to turn up due to persistant rain and gales blowing. I advise all users to use Matt. The cheapest quote and excellent workmanship. Thanks Matt .

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