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Compare quotes from plumbing contractors for a range of projects with Top Tradespeople across the UKDo you need a plumbing repair, new radiators, sinks or central heating installation? Maybe its kitchens, bathrooms, toilets, drainage or sewers or showers, or central heating, gas and boiler problems.  Finding a good local plumber is not easy.  How do you know if they're any good?  Will they be reliable?  Will they guarantee their work?  Do you have any names of plumbing contractors in the first place?  That's where Top Tradespeople comes in.  We can provide you with up to 4 quotes for services from local plumbers near you.  Compare several quotes from contractors in our UK wide network.  

Use the form above.  Tell us about your needs - choose 'plumbers' followed by the service you need to find people for.  Our system matches up to 4 local registered services who cover your area and provide the work needed (e.g. radiators, leaking taps).  You're not obligated to take any of the services up on their offers in their estimates provided.  You can simply consider quotes and if you do choose one then hire them to undertake the project.  Once the work is carried out come back to review and feedback on services received.

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CF3
Cardiff
Glamorgan
Leaking toilet.
"Thanks for sorting out the leak. "

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SK15
Stalybridge
Tameside
Leak in bathroom coming through floor. Assess situation and propose quote.
"Punctual, professional, knowledgeable, honest, thorough, reassuring, good value for money. Job turned out to be trickier than first thought.Mr Paul White was calm and efficient throughout. Would certainly use again. Will certainly recommend. Thank yo"

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M21
Chorlton
Manchester
Replacement of mixer shower.
"Haydar was very professional and did a great job in replacing the shower mixer and kitchen. No mess and better than it was before. many thanks. "

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SK8
Cheadle
Cheshire
we have a leak from the pipe work under the sink in the bathroom we have turned the water of
"Excellent plumber. Knows what he is doing. Very good at his job. Fixed the problem. "

Past Plumbing Jobs

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Work - Need a bayonet and pipe...
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Work - Gas coal fire will not fire up just a pilot light that goes ...
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Work - Install new gas hob in shipdham ...
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Job Summary - New dual fuel range oven delivered, require installation please.
Work - New dual fuel range cooker just been delivered, require inst...
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Job Summary - Mixer shower broke .. water leaking from it .. also would like new taps fitted in sink & new flush f
Work - Mixer shower broke .. water leaking from it .. also would li...
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Job Summary - Gas fire service
Work - Gas fire service ...
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Job Summary - Convert from warm air heating to combo/radiators
Work - Convert from warm air heating to combo/radiators ...
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Job Summary - Need a flue liner installed. victorian place. had it checked and it's leaking so need a metal flue.
Work - Need a flue liner installed. victorian place. had it checked...
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Job Summary - Boiler not coming on and no display its an ideal isar he30
Work - Boiler not working display not coming on ideal isar he30...
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Job Summary - Put hole i n 15mm plastic water pipe and needs connctor
Work - I have put a hole in a 15mm plastic water pipe and need a co...
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Job Summary - Service my gas boiler (3 years old) and my gas fire (10 years old)
Work - Service my gas boiler (3 years old) and my gas fire (10 year...
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Job Summary - Water in garage and under flags outside garage. can't detect where it's coming from .
Work - Water in garage and under flags outside garage. can't detect...
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Job Summary - Safety cup gas removal in liverpool
Work - Safety cup gas removal in liverpool...
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Job Summary - New liner needing installed asap
Work - New flue liner needing installed...
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Job Summary - Removal of gas fire has already been capped off
Work - Removal of capped off gas fire asap ...
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Job Summary - Replace an electric shower 8.5
Work - Relace8.5 shower...
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Job Summary - Good afternoon, i have a dated gas fireplace that needs removing. can you please give me a quote
Work - Good afternoon, i have a dated gas fireplace that needs ...
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Job Summary - Dual fuel range cooker to be installed
Work - Install a new dual fuel range cooker asap in kilmacolm...
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Job Summary - Remove old one, and install a new warm air boiler and water heater.
Work - Remove old one and install the new warm air boiler and hot w...
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Job Summary - Lpg gas boiler lights but. will not stay alight. cuts out once you release the lighter button
Work - Lpg gas boiler lights but will nit stay alight. once button...
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Job Summary - Installing a new cloakroom with saniflo
Work - Downstairs cloakroom with saniflo...
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Job Summary - Service & overhaul gas fire
Work - I have a standard 16 gas fire installed in my living room. i...
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Job Summary - Install replacement gas cooker
Work - Install replacement gas cooker...
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Job Summary - Disconnecting and disposing of gas fire
Work - Old gas fire in bedroom needs to be disconnected and dispose...
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Job Summary - Need an old boiler removing from living room and replacing with a combi boiler in the kitchen, 2 ta
Work - New combi boiler needed in kitchen removal of old boiler fr...
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Job Summary - We need a register plate fitted in the flue of our open fireplace that now only has a bio-fuel fire
Work - Register plate needs cutting and fitting, we already have th...
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Job Summary - The gas central heating will only work whilst the hot water is switched on. the heating will not swi
Work - Boiler valve fix/repair please...
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Job Summary - Assessing upgrading old 1960's warm air heating system
Work - Looking to get old 1960's warm air heating system assessed a...
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Job Summary - To cap and remove gas fire
Work - Cap and remove gas fire...
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Job Summary - Moving house and need the gas cooker disconnected.
Work - Moving house and need a gas cooker disconnected. 5 min job....
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Job Summary - Service a gas fire which won't light
Work - Service a 5 year old in wall gas fire. it currently won't l...
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Job Summary - Price to replace a warm air system
Work - Presently have a johnson and starley j25-3 2. and think...
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Job Summary - My downstairs neighbour has water coming through from somewhere above. i don't know if it's from me
Work - Downstairs flat has a leak coming from above. i can find not...
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Job Summary - I need a 40mm hole drilled through outside wall to inside.the house is timber frame.
Work - I need to bring a 40mm waste pipe through the wall from the ...
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Job Summary - Ideal 35k combi service boiler installed 12months ago please submit cost ???
Work - Cost of 1st year service to 35k ideal combie boiler ...
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Job Summary - Install gas fire. supply and fit 5 90 degree rear access bend, 5-6 adapter to connect to flue and co
Work - Install gas fire. supply and fit 5 90 degree rear access ben...
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Job Summary - Cap off supply to gas fire
Work - Need gas fire supply capped off at the meter so we can use f...
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Job Summary - Gazco gas fire condemned for leaks from heat exchange. can it be repaired?
Work - Gazco gas fire condemned by bg due to leak from heat exchang...
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Job Summary - Large tiled fireplace removal and plaster boarded over and gas pipe capped
Work - Large tiled fireplace to be removed and plasterboard chimney...
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Job Summary - Remove existing gas fire and replace with multi fuel stove
Work - Remove and make safe existing gas fire install new multi fu...
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Job Summary - Replace radiator
Work - Replace radiator...
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Job Summary - Servicing a baxi boiler and repair small leak in water pipe.
Work - Require baxi boiler serviced, also a small leak in one of th...
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Job Summary - The flue above what was an open fire and is now a gas fire is disintegrating and falls big into th
Work - Repair reqd on a disintegrating. flue ...
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Job Summary - Connect a new hob, hole is cut, needs about 20cm copper pipe added as valve in different place
Work - Connect a new gas hob. worktop hole cut. needs about 20 com...
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Job Summary - We need fire place making good to except gas fire
Work - We need fire place making good to except gas fire ...
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Job Summary - Oil boiler not firing up, as not been used for 3 years.
Work - Renovation project been taking place, and plumber requires a...
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Job Summary - Remove fireplace
Work - Remove fireplace...
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Job Summary - Installation of a new gas fire
Work - Installation of gas fire inset...
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Job Summary - Remove a gas fire and fit new reproduction victorian tiled inset fire , hearth and mantle
Work - Remove a feature fire (gas with marble surround) and fit new...
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Job Summary - I have a fireplace that has not been sealed correctly. needs clearing and venting.
Work - I have a fireplace that hasn't been properly sealed / vented...

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HIRING TIPS TO FIND A PLUMBER

Feedback From Past Customers

Always ask plumbing contractors for testimonials, ratings and reviews from past customers of their business. Most good plumbing service providers or trade professionals who carry out domestic or commercial plumbing projects will have good reviews.  Go online and search for past reviews.  Check them out.

Insurances, Certifications, Trades Associations and Guarantees

Ask if local plumbers quoting have public liability insurance if your home gets damaged? What plumbing and heating trades associations are they members of? Check building control regarding the latest legislation to be sure contractors have necessary qualifications, certification and accreditations. What guarantees do they give? Remember qualifications and certifications will vary from trade to trade and are project dependant. This is highly relevant for the plumbing trade. There are few jobs which you would not want to hire a qualified plumber for when it comes to work of this type.

Don't Restrict Yourself To Locals

Good local plumbers travel for the right projects. 

Past Projects

Ask for examples of past plumbing work. Many plumbing contractors have photographs of work and some will be able to show their work on their company website. Check them out. If they have a bathroom showroom, workshop or offices, visit if needed.

Plumbers Costs And Prices

Even those of us who are keen DIY enthusiasts draw the line and plumbing and electrics.

Working with water can be messy and tricky, and if you’re not sure what you’re doing, there is every chance of you flooding the house.

Far better to get in the professionals and have any repairs or installation done to a high standard.

But what should you expect to be paying a plumber for common jobs around the house?

If you have a rough idea of what you can expect to pay, then you are in a better position to know whether the plumber’s quote is reasonable and the general cost of hiring a plumber.

Try to Avoid Emergency Call-Outs

waterCalling out a plumber is going to be far more expensive at 2am on a Saturday than it is during regular office hours.

Many plumber charge a “first hour” rate which covers their rate for attending the job, and staying for an hour.

Any subsequent hours are charged at a lesser rate, and on top you will be expected to pay for labour and VAT on top. “First Hour” rates are typically around £60 to £80 during normal working hours, £80 to £100 on weekday evenings and as much as £120 to £140 at weekends.

This emergency charge can add considerably to the cost of an emergency job so think whether or not there is something you can do to alleviate the problem until the morning, for example by switching the water off at the mains or putting buckets under the drip.

Hanging on for a few hours could save you considerably.

If you do have to call out a plumber in an emergency, ask them about their charges over the phone before you agree so go ahead so that they do not come as a nasty surprise when the plumber presents you with his bill after the job is complete.

Call out charges do not generally apply when you have pre-arranged for a plumber to come in and install a bath or replace a sink.

Typical Prices for Routine Jobs

plumbing a showerIf you are getting a plumber in for a non-emergency job such as swapping over a sink or fitting a new shower, you are in a stronger position as a customer.

You have the luxury of being able to shop around and look for the plumber who is offering both the best rates and the most reliable service.

It’s still wise though to have a rough idea of what plumbers charge for standard plumbing jobs, and how long you can expect the job to take.

For example, the cost for a plumber to supply and fit a new kitchen tap to replace one which is dripping will cost around £120, assuming you haven’t chosen a top end, designer tap.

It will cost around £100 to have a new basin installed in your bathroom if you supply the basin, and £120 for the toilet.

Minor jobs like fixing a dripping tap will cost around £50.

Always confirm the price you are being charged up before agreeing to the plumber coming in.

 

Larger Plumbing Jobs Costs

bathroom with built in furnitureWhen you’re spending larger sums of money to have your whole bathroom replaced or to create a wet room, it’s more important than ever to make sure you know what the project is likely to cost.

Replacing a three piece bathroom suite, like for like, in a standard three bedroom house will set you back anything between £400 and £500, but this sum will be increased considerably if you are configuring the room at the same time and additional pipework needs to be laid, or if you are adding in extras such as an additional shower or top of the range taps.

Very big plumbing jobs, such as fitting a combi boiler for central heating and all the radiators which are needed can cost £5,000 or even more.

If your plumbing work involves work on your gas boiler, you’ll have to make sure you have a fully qualified Gas Safe fitter to work on the job.

How Do I Make Sure I’m Not Getting Ripped Off?

The overwhelming majority of plumbers and other tradespeople are trustworthy and reliable, and will complete work to a high standard, but a tiny minority of cowboys throws the whole industry into disrepute.

Firstly, ask around for recommendations from neighbours or friends when you’re looking for a plumber rather than picking a name at random from the internet or phone book.

Then, when you are trying to arrange for work to be done, always ask for at least three quotes from different companies to enable you to make an effective comparison.

It might be worth doing a quick internet search to see if anyone has left reviews about your chosen plumber too, or ask the plumber themselves to provide references.

It can be tempting these days to communicate with your plumber using your mobile to call and text, but this can backfire on you as there is no real paper trail about what was agreed and when.

Always ask for quotes to be submitted in writing through the post or by email, and put your acceptance of any quote into writing too.

What is the Right Way to Pay the Plumber?

If you have called out the plumber in the middle of the night in an emergency, they will understand that you’ve not always got cash on hand to pay for the work.

Many will carry hand held terminals to take card payments, and all will accept a cheque.

Some may even leave you with an invoice and expect to be settled as soon as possible.

For larger jobs, a plumber may ask for 10% of the money up front to allow him to buy materials or other equipment he will need, with the balance to be paid when the job is complete.

That’s all very standard practice, just make sure you get a receipt if you are paying in cash.

No reputable plumber will ask you to pay for all of the work before it commences though.

Plumber skills and qualifications

Like many other tradespeople, plumbers have different qualifications they can achieve like NVQs.

Some qualifications will be more relevant to the job you need doing than others.

For example, having Gas Safe Registration will not count if you need blocked drains clearing but it will be essential if you need a gas fire installing.

Don’t necessarily pay for a plumber who is highly qualified for things other than for the job you need doing.

You will also need to consider the experience a plumber has.

Plumbers who have been in trade for a long period of time can be a strong indicator of reliability in terms of being on time and doing a good job, and of course their years of experience will help.

Trade Association membership

Many plumbers are members of plumbing trade associations, such as The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC).

Plumbers who are members of these trade bodies may have insurance, giving you peace of mind that if anything goes wrong you will not have to foot the bill.

These trade bodies often provide a point of contact should there be a need to complain about the plumbers work, as membership for the contractor may require that they deal with complaints and issues in a timely and professional manner.

Please note: there are some excellent tradesmen out there who may not be members of these types of organisations.

SERVICES

Bathroom installations, Showers and shower pumps, Plumbing property maintenance, Drains and sewerage work, Kitchen, bathroom and wc plumbing, Radiators, Central heating systems, Boiler installations or boiler servicing, Blocked sinks, toilets, drains, Burst pipes and leaks, Water tank, Toilet cisterns, Leaking taps, Washing machines fitted, Drains and drainage jetting, Electric showers fitted and repaired, Dishwater installation, Water feature installation, Outside taps fitting

Showers and Shower Pumps

Drains and Sewerage Work

Kitchen Bathroom WC Plumbing

Blocked Sinks Toilets Drains

Burst Pipes and Leaks

Drainage Jetting

Power Flushing

Boilers

Radiators

Central Heating Systems

Gas Fireplaces

Warm Air Heating

Oil Fired Central Heating

Log Burner Installations

Chimney Lining

 

To get an idea of costs - take a look at our plumbing costs guide.

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