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

Latest News

WaterSafe calls for UK plumbers to take part in competition

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WaterSafe, the national register for approved plumbers, is helping to find the UK’s finest plumber in its role as a judge for the UK Plumber of the Year 2018 competition.

The organisation is calling for skilled plumbers to enter by Friday 29 June for the chance to be crowned the UK’s best plumber and win a prize fund worth more than £10,000.

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WaterSafe is warning about the dangers of employing unqualified plumbers after a kitchen fitter illegally used lead solder on plumbing carrying drinking water.

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WaterSafe is helping homeowners make sure that a leaky loo isn’t flushing potential savings in water, energy and money down the pan.

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WaterSafe Launches Advertising Campaign to Promote Approved Plumbers

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WaterSafe, the UK body for approved plumbers, is launching a multi-channel advertising campaign to highlight the importance of always using an approved installer.

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Plumbers Urged to Choose Quality Training in National Apprentice Week

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With National Apprenticeship Week 2018 underway, the national plumbing register WaterSafe is advising anyone considering a career in plumbing to choose industry-approved qualifications – to ensure they get the right training and keep customers’ drinking water safe.

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