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

Avoid Jack Frost's Shadow Over Christmas


Don’t let Jack Frost cast a shadow over your Christmas is the warning in a video launched this week as part of the Government’s Get Ready for Winter campaign. 

The video, which is made with shadow puppets, is a cold weather take on the popular ‘Night Before Christmas’ poem and warns of the misery which frozen and burst water pipes can cause householders during the festive season.

It is being promoted by the Met Office, UK water companies and WaterSafe, the online register for approved plumbing businesses in the UK.

Julie Spinks, of WaterSafe, said: “As the film says `when the plumbing was ‘laid bare to the cold winter breeze, Jack Frost came a lurking and the pipes started to freeze’.
“We want everyone to have a safe, warm and fun Christmas this year, so are urging householders to wrap up their homes as well as their gifts to avoid the expense of emergency plumber call outs, the inconvenience of no water and the expense of mopping up floods.”

Top tips for a stress-free festive season include:

  • Lag pipes and water tanks – available from your local DIY store
  • Fix dripping taps
  • Find your home’s stop tap and make sure you can turn it off
  • Leave the heating on low if you go away
  • Check your central heating boiler has been serviced
  • Keep the name of a plumber handy – type in your postcode at WaterSafe's site to find your nearest accredited plumbing business or call 0333 207 9030.

The short film advises: “Take care of your pipes, fix leaking taps too, or winter’s cruel blight, could be coming for you.”

For regular weather updates and more advice on ‘Getting Ready for Winter’ visit the Met Office's website.

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