Hamish The Plumber

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Radiator Plumbing

If you would like to have a radiator or towel rail replaced or moved, or need any work to be done with your radiator valves, please call me on 07442 022493.

I charge £50 plus parts for the first hour (minimum charge), then £40 per hour in 6 minute increments (for Mon-Fri, 8am to 6pm, within 10 miles of Salisbury). I am not VAT registered, so there is no additional VAT to pay on my labour. For jobs lasting 5 hours or more, I charge a flat rate of £40 per hour. Below is a rough guide to how long jobs take. If you are happy in principle with my hourly rate, feel free to call me and request a no-obligation inspection visit to check the feasibility of what you want to do and the sizes of any radiators required. I am happy to fit radiators that you supply, or to source them for you if you prefer.

Radiator Valve replacement
Replacing a pair of radiator valves typically takes about 2 hours, including drain down of the radiator and pipework, replacement of the valves, and recommissioning of the central heating system, including bleeding of all radiators. For multiple radiators, each additional radiator is about another hour's work. A typical pair of radiators valves costs about £15, and a £10 bottle of central heating corrosion inhibitor usually needs to be added when refilling the system.

Radiator replacement
Replacing a radiator with like-for-like typically takes about 3 hours, including drain down and recommissioning of the system. Each additional radiator adds about 2 additional hours. Replacing a bathroom radiator with a towel rail takes slightly longer as there are more adjustments to make to the pipework - expect about 3.5 to 4 hours in total including drain down and recommissioning.

Moving a radiator
The time taken to move a radiator depends on how far it is to be moved, and on whether the new pipework is to be surface mounted, or routed under floorboards or behind skirting boards. Taking boards up and moving a radiator across to the other side of a room can often take the best part of a day's work.

Not Boilers!
Please note that I am not a gas or oil plumber, so I do not service or repair boilers.
If you are simply looking for a quote, please see my quotes page.

Salisbury's Best-Reviewed Local Plumber

Philip Lower, September 2018
The work was of a high standard. He didn’t do just the basic minimum but solved the problem. He was easy to contact and reliable and rectified my radiator issues. Its very useful to have a plumber to call on that can be trusted and give you a fair price
Max Shep, September 2017
Proper job. Hamish replaced a radiator for us. An excellent job, couldn't be more pleased.
Steve Rupp, July 2017
I cannot recommend Hamish more highly. A meticulous, efficient, trustworthy craftsman. One in a million. Thank you for all you did! We will call you back when we have decided on radiators.
Emmeline Kelly, June 2016
Great Plumber! I rang Hamish first thing in the morning to ask if he could move our radiator from under the window to a tall wall radiator. As stated on his website, he was free that day, so he came within the hour. He did a great job, really neatly done and very tidy. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

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Hamish the Plumber
16 Ashlands, Salisbury, SP4 6DY
Hamish the Plumber
16 Ashlands, Salisbury, SP4 6DY

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