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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.
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:
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 can work on the supply pipe (the underground pipe) supplying your property, up to the internal stop valve.
Catering Installers can install commercial kitchen equipment.
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.
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.
UK POTY 2017 – Search to Find Britain’s Best Plumber
This year, WaterSafe has joined forces with the UK Plumber of the Year competition as we become the Official Judging Partner. John Schofield, Sales and Marketing Director at JT, one of the brands who founded the competition, explains what the UK Plumber of the Year competition is and why it was launched:
“We are really proud to be running our third annual UK Plumber of the Year competition in collaboration with Plumb Center and Bristan. We have seen two worthy winners given the title so far, and we’re excited to see the talent that this year’s competition brings.
“For the first time this year we are pleased to have WaterSafe as our Official Judging Partner and their Chairman, Chris Sneath MBE, sitting on our final judging panel. Chris’s years of experience are an invaluable asset to the panel and his drive to raise standards in the plumbing industry make him an ideal candidate to judge the final five plumbers in the last stage of the competition.
“We began the UK Plumber of the Year campaign in 2015 with the aim of emphasising the talent in the UK’s plumbing industry and give our plumbers the exposure they deserve. Great tradesmanship should be rewarded - last year’s winner Shaun from Aberdeen believes winning the competition has contributed to the success of his business, and we are really proud of that achievement. We are really excited to see how the competition can make a positive impact for this year’s winner.
“Applying to the competition process involves the applicants describing to us a particular project they’re really proud of. Often these projects include a complete renovation sometimes taken on single-handedly so the skill-levels are high.
“WaterSafe will then have the task of reviewing the applications and producing a shortlist of 15 plumbers, who then go head-to-head in a bid to win public votes. In the final stage of the competition, the five plumbers with the most votes have to present to the judging panel, who will then crown the worthy winner.
“The past two years has seen high levels of competition, which makes the judging panel’s decision really difficult – and we’re expecting to see many more high-quality projects this year!”
To enter and get more information, please visit ukplumberoftheyear.com
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