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John MacQueen
Brilliant efficient service. Hamish confirmed the appointment by text and turned up on time. Really helpful and willing to sort the problem. I felt he was completely trustworthy and would not hesitate to recommend or use again. A really good find.
Paul Reynolds
Great service. Fitted me in same day for radiator valve replacement, which was done quickly and to an excellent standard. I will certainly use him again in future for minor plumbing jobs.
Gillian Sprague
Hamish has solved two plumbing problems for us and he has been excellent. He is totally professional and competent and we have total confidence in recommending him. Prior to finding Hamish we used another local plumber and he was unable to complete the job whereas Hamish dealt with it proficiently and to a very high standard. He is courteous and pleasure to have in the house.
Russ Le Puill
Fantastic service, clear pricing and an Excellent Job!
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)
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Hamish Erskine, Hamish the Plumber, Plumbers in Exeter, Business is Great

Hamish the Plumber

Small Plumbing Repairs

Sorry, I'm not taking bookings now until 21 October


£50 for up to an hour (Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm, within 5 miles of central Exeter), then £40 per hour in 15 minute increments. Payment by online transfer within 7 days, or by cheque or cash.


I specialise in small plumbing repairs including:

Washing machine plumbing

I do general plumbing, but not gas or boilers

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

Opening Hours

Mainly Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm, but please call any time.


Because I focus on the small jobs, I can often fit another into my day, so please try calling me if you have a small plumbing emergency.

Out of Hours, or Out of Area

Please see my pricing page for an explanation of applicable rates.
How I work
Hamish Erskine, Hamish the Plumber, Plumbers in Exeter, Profile photo
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.

I arrive at a job with an expectation of fixing the problem and charge according to my published hourly rate. That way you pay for how long the job actually takes, and I never overcharge. I carry a good stock of common plumbing parts in my van which helps me provide an efficient service. More often than not I am able to complete the job without having to go and buy parts, which minimises my labour charge.

According to my reviews, many people are impressed by how efficiently I work and get the job done. For detailed price guidance, please see my pricing page.
Recommended Local Plumbers and Other Trades
At times when I am not available, or in case you need something other than a small plumbing repair, I hope you will find the following list helpful:

Nigel Wyatt, 07877 110678 - General plumber, Gas safe, but like me prefers to focus on small plumbing repairs.

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

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

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. Having said that, I am fairly well equipped for drains myself, and I recently unblocked drains at a property where Dyno-Rod had given up and told the customer to call a plumber!

Although I do provide emergency plumbing repairs, as a sole trader, my availability is limited. 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.

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

Alistair Taylor (AJT Carpentry), 07917 717089

Gareth Symons, 07931 558571

Andrew Baker, 07554 951915 - Internal and External decorating

John, 07932 239044


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Gold winner - Best Sole Trader in UK Building & Construction sector
Scoot Business Directory - Headline Awards 2016
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Excellence award - Best Business of 2017 (Exeter)
Three Best Rated Directory
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Best Plumbing Services Specialist: Devon
BUILD Construction & Engineering Awards 2015
For details, please see my Awards page

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Hamish the Plumber
14 Juniper Close, Exeter, EX4 9JT
Hamish the Plumber
14 Juniper Close, Exeter, EX4 9JT

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