Approved Plumber Search

Find a local plumber you can trust using our free online directory search.

WaterSafe approved plumbers are certified by our national accreditation body, with specific training in the UK’s Water Fittings Regulations and Byelaws.

Hiring a WaterSafe approved plumber ensures that all plumbing work meets high standards and protects the quality of drinking water in your home and business, in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Water Support Services search

When planning a plumbing project, you may wish to hire specialised contractors, rather than a fully qualified WaterSafe Plumber.

These Water Support Services contractors include:

  • Groundworkers
  • Catering installers
  • Point of Use

These contractors are not approved WaterSafe plumbers, but they are recognised by the water company schemes APLUS, TAPS, WaterMark and WIAPS to carry out specific types of work in compliance with the Water Fittings Regulations and Byelaws. 

Groundworkers

Groundworkers can work on the supply pipe (the underground pipe) supplying your property, up to the internal stop valve.

Catering installers

Catering Installers can install commercial kitchen equipment.

Point of Use installers

Point of Use Installers can install cold water chillers connected directly to the mains.

For further information or help, you should contact the relevant water company scheme.

Emergency Plumber Search

Find a local WaterSafe approved plumber to help with your emergency.

For leaks, burst pipes, or other plumbing emergencies, WaterSafe’s emergency search will give you the contact details of a plumber who can help right away.

If you have no water, very low pressure or concerns about the quality of your water, you should contact your local water company straight away.

Click here for more information about Emergency Plumbers

Where the Schemes Operate

Each of the seven Approved Contractor Schemes operates in a different geographical area within the UK, with some overlap. When choosing a scheme to join, it's easiest to select one local to you.

ENGLAND AND WALES

  • The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) operates throughout England and Wales.
  • The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) Approved Contractor Persons operates through the UK.
  • The Water Industry Approved Plumbers’ Scheme (WIAPS) operates in all areas of England and Wales, apart from those covered by Anglian Water, Severn Trent Water and Thames Water.
  • Anglian Water’s A Plus operates in the area supplied by Anglian Water.
  • Severn Trent’s WaterMark operates in the area supplied by Severn Trent Water.
  • Thames Water’s TAPS operates in the area supplied by Thames Water.

SCOTLAND

  • The Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF) scheme operates in Northern Ireland and Scotland.
  • The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) scheme operates throughout the UK.

NORTHERN IRELAND

  • The Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF) scheme operates in Northern Ireland and Scotland.
  • The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) scheme operates throughout the UK.

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