plumbing

The role of plumbing and heating in successful retrofit and renovation 

As the UK progresses on the road to net zero, RWC’s Richard Bateman, Product Marketing Manager for Plumbing and Heating, explores the importance of retrofit and renovation – and why heating and plumbing installers have a leading role to play.  There are more than 30 million homes in the UK and, together, they are responsible […]

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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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Delabie fittings specified for Glasgow’s Kelvingrove art gallery and museum

Today’s visitors expect a tourist attraction to have quality toilet and washroom facilities. Indeed, for many people it’s a deciding factor in rating a destination. When it came to updating the facilities at Kelvingrove art gallery and museum, one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions, the specifier and installation team chose Delabie `for the taps, […]

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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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Demand for tradespeople up by 50% in just two years

Demand has skyrocketed, but tradespeople have also been hit with a series of challenges because of Covid and Brexit, so Rated People explores the true effects of ‘the home improvement boom’ and looks at what’s in store for 2022: New research from the find-a-tradesperson platform, Rated People reveals homeowner desire for home improvement went through the roof […]

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