Julie Spinks

Worshipful Company of Plumbers opens bursary scheme for 2024

The Worshipful Company of Plumbers (WCoP) is inviting applications for its annual Bursary Awards, with the aim of supporting more young people during 2024, as they embark upon careers in the plumbing industry. The tools and equipment Bursary scheme, which is sponsored by Monument Tools and City & Guilds, has been running for over 20 […]

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Half of Britain’s plumbers fix poor work by other installers every day 

A survey of British plumbers by Water Regs UK has found that more than half (55.6%) spend every single working day fixing other plumbers’ poor work. While more than two thirds (68.8%) say they face the problem of competing with unqualified plumbers who can do the job cheaper. Half of those surveyed (52.2%) also complained […]

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WaterSafe reveals top five plumbing tips for the public when moving home

WaterSafe, the UK national accreditation body for approved plumbers, has put together its five top tips to help people moving home. The plumbing register asked its members for their top advice for customers moving into a new home. These included: Find and test your internal stop tap – where your water supply comes into your home – […]

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Devon plumbers are the most complained about in the country

The South West alone received over 700 complaints about plumbers in 2020/21. Devon is the single county council with the most complaints in the UK, with a whopping 315 complaints about plumbing tradesmen in 2021 up from 217 in 2020. Water Regs UK received 36 responses to Freedom of Information requests from councils across the […]

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Up to half of drinking water quality failures are caused by home plumbing

The annual reports by the UK’s drinking water watchdog shows water supplies in England and Wales are among the best in the world – with 99.97% and 99.98%, respectively, of samples collected and tested meeting the required standards. However, the document also reveals more than 36% of water quality failures in homes in England, and […]

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