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96 Reviews on Google, 19 on Facebook
26 on Exeter.co.uk, 18 on Yell
Probably the UK’s best-reviewed plumber
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Hamish the Plumber

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Small Plumbing Repairs
in Exeter and within a 10 mile radius.
Availability today: - No, but please call for bookings
Availability this evening: - No, but please call for bookings
Next availability for forward bookings
- Wednesday 1 June
Next availability for forward bookings
- Wednesday 1 June
How I work
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I often hear it said, “You can’t find a plumber to do the small jobs”, or “You can’t find a plumber when you need one”.

I try to fill these two needs of small jobs and availability without too long a wait.

I especially fix toilets and taps, but also deal with shower problems, leaks, blockages and the like. Not being a gas plumber, I don’t do boilers, but I am happy to deal with radiator issues.

I charge according to my published hourly rate, so you pay for how long the job actually takes. According to my reviews, many people are impressed by how efficiently I work and how reasonable my rates are. For detailed price guidance, please see my pricing page.
How I work
Rates
1st hour £50 (minimum), then £10 per 1/4 hr
for Mon-Fri 8 am - 6 pm
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
During normal hours, I don’t charge extra for a same day response when I am able to make it. So it’s just £50 for up to an hour, then £10 per 1/4 hour.

Availability: Because I only take a limited number of forward bookings per day, I can often fit in same day emergencies, so please call.
Out-of-Hours Emergencies
Rate: 1st hour £90 (minimum charge) then £1 per minute.

Comparison: Most emergency plumbing hotlines charge a £90 per hour flat rate (or more) and then hit you with a full second hour if the job goes just a few minutes over the hour. So although I charge the going rate for the first hour, I try to be reasonable about additional time.

Availability: Quite limited, but please call.

Please note that I am not a gas plumber or boiler breakdown specialist.

If I’m not available, or for gas / boiler related emergencies, please see my list of ‘Recommended Local Plumbers’ further down this page.
Emergencies - click here
My Services
I specialise in small plumbing repairs, including:

Toilets
Taps
Showers
Leaks
Blockages
Radiators
Washing machine plumbing

For detailed guidance on each of these, please see my Pricing Guide.

For bigger jobs, bathroom fitting, boiler installations or jobs involving gas, please see my drop-down list of ‘Recommended Local Plumbers’ below.
My Commitments
I seek to provide a service that includes:

Professionalism
Punctuality
Good communication
Transparency
Efficiency
Reasonable pricing
Quality of work and parts fitted
Personal Service
Trustworthiness
Tidiness
Guarantees
Insurance

Do I live up to these? Find out by reading my reviews
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Recommended Local Plumbers
Paul Kent, 07522 998989 - Gas safe, specialises in boiler installation, but does all types of plumbing, including bathroom installation. Doesn’t do tiling himself, but has someone he uses for tiling.

Paul Kane, 07811 975399 - Gas safe, specialises in boiler breakdowns and servicing

Andy Humphries, 07770 306096 - Gas safe, specialises in boiler breakdowns and servicing

Nigel Wyatt, 07877 110678 - General plumber

Chris Robson, 07890 001457 - Specialist in bathroom refurbishment

Paul Hill, 07967 015778 - Complete bathroom and kitchen fitting, including tiling

Gary Lord, 07976 519494 - General plumber

Gary Taylor,
07956 578244 - General plumber

Dyno-Rod Drains,
01392 461043 - Drain specialists - I don’t know them personally, but if you have a serious drain problem expect them to have specialist drain-unblocking equipment beyond what a normal plumber usually has.

EMERGENCIES
Although I do offer out-of-hours emergency plumbing, as a sole individual with other commitments, my availability is limited. Please be aware that I charge £90 per hour for out-of-hours emergency work, minimum 1 hour, then £1.50 per minute. The emergency plumbing hotlines charge more than that and will typically charge for a full 2nd hour even if it is just 5 minutes over the hour.

If you have an emergency and neither me nor any of the above are available, try searching for ‘plumbers exeter’ on
Google Maps and work your way down the list. The advantage of using Google Maps, as opposed to the main Google page, is that the plumbers listed should be genuine local plumbers, and not national firms pretending to be local with 01392 virtual phone numbers.

NOT-SO-RECOMMENDED
In a real emergency, if you really can’t find a local plumber you may just have to try your luck with one of the emergency plumbing hotlines. By definition, they should be able to get you someone within 1-2 hours, 24 / 7,
but expect to pay as much as £100 per hour during normal hours, and more for out-of-hours. With these kind of hotlines, if the job lasts 1 hour and 5 minutes, they will probably charge you for 2 hours. These firms spend so much on advertising that they make little profit on one hour jobs. Their real profit comes from the 2nd hour and beyond, so don’t necessarily expect the plumber to work very speedily. But they may be better than having your house flooded. Here are some as listed in Thomson Directory:
Emergency Response, 1 hour service, 01392 308499
24 hour service hotline 0800 046 3510
24 hour service, 1-2 hr response 01392 797418
PlumberInExeter 01392 797412
Drains24seven, 1 hour response, 0800 130 3524

OTHER TRADES

ELECTRICIANS
Gareth Symons, 07931 558571

DECORATORS
Andrew Baker, 07554 951915 - Internal and External decorating
Recommended local plumbers
When I am not available, or if you need something other than a small plumbing repair, please click the drop-down list above:
My Plumbing Qualifications
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6129 Plumbing Level 2
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NVQ Plumbing Level 2
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Water Regulations 1999 (WRAS)
I do general plumbing, but not gas.
Awards
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    Hamish wins GOLD - Best Sole Trader in UK Building & Construction sector

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    “The firm’s dedication and friendly, customer focused approach was what brought them to the attention of our awards team”

For more information, please visit my Awards Page

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hamish the plumber, hamish erskine
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