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

Sign up to WaterSafe

WaterSafe is the free nationwide accreditation scheme for plumbers. As a member, you’ll give peace-of-mind to your customers and get water industry endorsement for your business. It’s free and easy to join for existing Approved Contractors, so stay on the safe side and sign up today through one of the seven Approved Contractors' Schemes listed below.

If you are already a eligible member of one of the seven schemes, just ask your scheme for a WaterSafe Consent Form.

Find out more about scheme requirements and how to join.


What is WaterSafe?


WaterSafe is a national register for approved plumbing businesses across the UK. It’s to join for existing approved plumbers giving them the opportunity to reach more customers online with a stamp of approval direct from UK water companies. 

WaterSafe is a national register for approved plumbing businesses across the UK. It’s free to join for existing approved plumbers giving them the opportunity to reach more customers online with a stamp of approval direct from UK water companies. 

  • Save time on prior notification for some plumbing installations 
  • Get work completed certificates to guarantee your work to customers and
  • Take advantage of referrals direct from water companies  

WaterSafe is the national hub and search facility for all Approved Contractors’ Schemes, including: 

Above all, WaterSafe will offer a great opportunity for recognised members and approved plumbing businesses across the UK to gain free promotion. Plus, members will be able to display WaterSafe branding on their vehicles and stationery to gain extra credibility.

The scheme will give customers looking for a qualified plumber access to a list of WaterSafe recognised professionals in their area. 

Get noticed online

We are sure you will want to come on board and back WaterSafe, which is set to be the single biggest search facility for approved plumbers in the UK.

In addition to being listed on our website, you will have the chance to sign up for free regular newsletters, keeping you up-to-date with the latest plumbing and water industry news as well as changes to WaterSafe.

What to do next?

Getting registered is easy. In order to be listed on the WaterSafe website, you need to be an eligible member of an Approved Contractors’ Scheme and opt to sign up for WaterSafe when you join. Prices vary for Approved Contractors’ Scheme membership but once you join you will be offered WaterSafe accreditation as an added bonus. Just follow this link for details of how to join.

Already Approved? Just talk to your Approved Contractors’ Scheme and sign up.

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