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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.
A Scottish WaterSafe approved business has been named Business of the Year by the Scottish & Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers' Federation (SNIPEF).
SNIPEF, which runs one of the seven Approved Contractors' Schemes under WaterSafe, awarded its inaugural Business of the Year accolade to WaterSafe Approved LW Haddow Ltd of Perth.
The award recognises technical skills and ability, excellent customer service and a commitment to raising standards in the industry.
The judging panel described the winning firm as submitting a ‘stand-out application reflecting a professional and progressive business that takes pride in its work’.
Mark Haddow, managing director of LW Haddow, said: “I am delighted that our team has won SNIPEF's Business of the Year. We work hard to provide a great service to our customers. We know that they expect both great value and care for their property from our experienced technicians.
SNIPEF accreditation ensures that our customers can be confident of a high level of service. This award means a great deal, acknowledging the commitment, skill and professionalism of everyone in our team. I am proud of our team, and am grateful to our many customers whom we work with."
Robert Burgon, SNIPEF Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to be able to recognise professionalism, commitment and innovation in the plumbing industry with our first annual awards programme. Too often the reputation of the industry is blighted by those who are neither qualified nor licensed. We, like our award winners, represent the very best in plumbing skills and seek to uphold the highest of standards in all aspects of domestic and commercial work.”