Plumbing repair and installation work is charged at £55 for the first hour and then £35 for each additional hour after that. For gas service prices check out the section on gas below.
I appreciate that sometimes a job might take less than half an hour (for example, changing a tap washer). In these instances a flat charge of £35 would apply and there would be no additional charge for small parts such as washers.
If the job takes longer than I initially thought you will still only be charged the amount we initially agreed.
No. There is no call out fee. I also provide free quotes.
Cash, cheque, bank transfer and credit/debit card.
No. There is no additional charge for paying by debit or credit card.
The same rate applies up to 8pm weekdays and 4pm on Saturdays. Anything after these times will be charged at twice the standard rate. I only carry out plumbing and gas on Sundays in exceptional circumstances.
The cost of parts needed for the job will be worked out at cost + 10%. For example: if the part cost me £10 to buy you will be charged £11 for it. I do only supply good quality parts as I see cheap parts as a false economy. For example: you can get a toilet valve these days for as little as £3 but I would always strongly recommend fitting a quality £10 one!
Some examples of jobs that could normally be completed in ONE hour are:
The above jobs would usually be charged at £55 plus parts.
Yes. I have £1 million of Public Liability Insurance cover.
Yes this is fine with me. However, I would urge customers to buy quality, branded products whenever possible.
Yes. All my work comes with a 12 month guarantee. In the unlikely event that a problem arises due to installation, then simply get in touch and I will put it right.
I work around family commitments. I am available to work between 9.30am and 3pm. I also work during the evening and at weekends. For larger jobs i.e. boiler installation, these times can be extended.
Here is a list of some of the plumbing services I offer:
No I do not repair electrical appliances. However, I do install washing machines and dishwashers.
Yes. I carry a range of different tap washers. If your tap is a quarter turn type (ceramic disk tap gland) then I do stock some universal replacements. In some instances a part may need ordering (providing the tap make/model can be identified).
Yes. I am happy to redo silicone sealant. Removing the old silicone is very often what takes the most time. It is a job that requires a lot of patience to get right. However, when it's done properly and the finish is good it is a very satisfying job!
Yes. If you have an emergency i.e. water leak, then if possible I will attend as soon as possible.
Yes. I am a Platinum SureStop installer. Please give me a call to find out more.
Yes. I am happy to investigate and repair the source of the leak. If access is difficult i.e. under floor boards, shower tray etc. then I have an inspection camera that can help find the problem.
Yes. I am Gas Safe Registered (Registration No. 591566). Qualified to work on gas cookers, fires, boilers, and associated gas pipework.
Here is a list of the main gas work I undertake:
Servicing a gas boiler or fire is charged at £65 per appliance. If you need more than one appliance servicing during the same visit then a discount will apply.
*you may also need new gaskets or seals on your boiler dependant on make/age/service history (see below).
Sometimes your boiler will require new gaskets or seals. This will depend on the age, make, condition and service history of your appliance. For example, Vaillant, GlowWorm, Baxi and Worcester recommend replacing the burner gasket on many of their boilers every 5 years. This is why it is important that you can give as much information as possible when you book your service.
To carry out a Landlord Gas Safety check is £45 for one appliance and £15 for each additional appliance at the same property.
I always issue a certificate when I carry out an appliance service, landlord safety check and any gas installation work. If it is small gas work such as capping a gas pipe then a certificate isn't necessary. However, if you requested a safety certificate in these instances I am happy to complete one at no extra cost.
New gas boiler or gas fire installation will be notified with Gas Safe Register. Subsequently they will then send you a certificate of compliance. Gas cooker installation and any service or repair work does not need notifying.
In most instances I will not fit a second-hand or used gas appliance. Gas cookers are an exception (see section below on cookers).
NO. You must use a Gas Safe Registered installer to carry out any gas related work.
Yes I do fix gas boilers and fires.
Cooker hoses are manufactured to last the average lifetime of a gas cooker. When I install a new gas cooker I always fit it with a new gas hose.
I appreciate that people very often take their gas cooker with them when they move home. If a used gas cooker is to be installed then a copy of the manufacturer's instructions are needed (can often be downloaded), and of course it will need to be in full and safe working order.
No gas cookers don't need notifying to Gas Safe. However it is worth registering your new appliance with the manufacturer for warranty purposes.
If you are the property owner and occupant then you do not legally need a gas safety certificate. However, I always issue an appliance gas safety certificate on my installs.
If the property is rented by a tenant then a gas safety certificate (CP12) is a legal requirement to ensure that the appliance has been installed in accordance with the Gas Safety Regulations.
No I do not carry out repairs on cooking appliances.
If it is to replace an existing gas cooker then this would usually take around one hour and be charged at £55 labour. Please keep in mind that you will most probably need a new gas hose (about £15), and a safety chain (about £3). If your pipework doesn't meet current standards then it may also need altering. If this is the case then I will of course inform you before starting.