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London toilet installation

If you are looking for a good plumber to carry out a London toilet installation you’ve come to the right place. CW Services Plumbing and Heating are one of the most sought-after plumbers in South London and with good reason. We carry out quality work at an affordable price.

Toilets used to be (and still are in some circles today) referred to as “WCs.” The initials “WC” stand for “Water Closet” or “Water Convenience”, and indeed, the latter of the two descriptions says it all – convenience. Having only one toilet can prove problematic and uncomfortable if you are dying to go to the toilet and it is already occupied. Additionally, there is always the unpleasantness and embarrassment of leaving odours for the next user.

It’s for these two reasons, plus others – increasing the saleability and maybe the price of your property – that so many people today decide to opt for a new London toilet installation.

Things to think about if considering a new London toilet installation

It is not particularly difficult to add a toilet to your home. All you need is a space of approximately six feet by three feet. This will accommodate the toilet itself, plus room for a small hand basin if there isn’t one already. But having said that, it is relatively easy; that is, only if you are, or you employ, a professional plumber.

Thinking about where your new London toilet installation will be best positioned will depend on several factors. First, you will want to consider it from an accessibility point of view. Most people for example like to have an en-suite. But wherever you end-up siting your new toilet, you need to consider the existing plumbing layout of your home.

Having an exterior wall or skylight where you can install a ventilator, is something else you need to think about. If this is not possible you may want to consider allowing for a fan to be introduced to circulate and dissipate air and odours, and to help prevent moisture build-up where your London toilet installation is to include other things like a bath or shower unit.

An alternative solution if there are plumbing issues

If you find that the ideal place for your new toilet is not practical for plumbing reasons, all may not be lost. Typical problems include: if the basement is your first-choice site. This can present gravitational issues.

If your preferred location is too far away from the main drain line, this can present another issue. A new London toilet installation in this instance could mean an expensive overhaul of the existing plumbing system

But as we said, all may not be lost. You could opt for a Saniflo toilet. This type of toilet incorporates a macerator. Macerators are units that liquefy waste thanks to the high-powered blades they incorporate. The macerator unit can be fitted either behind the toilet or in the wall. Once liquefied, any waste can then be pumped through a regular (smaller diameter) pipe to the main drain system.

These types of toilets (also referred to as up-flush toilets) are more costly than standard toilets. However, because they don’t require expensive plumbing system modifications, it could be an option worth considering.

Call CW Services Plumbing and Heating for your free consultation

Wherever you want your new London toilet installation to be sited, we here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating can help. For a free consultation, please call us today on 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184.

Finding quality, affordable London plumbing services

London plumbing services

Do you live in our fair capital city? Whether you’re a homeowner, a landlord or a tenant, you’ll probably need London plumbing services at some stage. The same goes for if you have a business property if it has plumbing of some kind.

You made need London Plumbing services to cover all sorts of things. Repairs (including emergencies) are the reason that most people end up looking for plumbers, but there are other things too.

You may need a new bathroom or shower fitting. How about plumbing for a new appliance? Maybe you want to replace your boiler, or you be thinking about installing central heating or doing a wet room conversion?

The value of a good recommendation

Whatever it is you need, you’ll be spoiled for choice. There are literally hundreds or registered plumbers to be found in local directories or on the web. The problem is that they are not necessarily all good plumbers. There are plenty of “cowboy” plumbers about who do poor quality work. These guys will cost you more as you will probably have to hire another plumber to come and make right.

So what’s the best way of going about choosing someone that provides London plumbing services you can rely on? Your first port of call should be to take a personal recommendation. At CW Services Plumbing and Heating, this is how we get the majority of our work.

Checking out a plumber’s credentials

You may not know anyone who can provide you with a recommendation. What do you do then? You can’t rely on advertising because all businesses will tell you that they are the best thing since sliced bread. So how do you sort out the wheat from the chaff?

One good way of finding a supplier of top quality London plumbing services is to check out a business’s credentials. However, it’s not enough just to believe what you’re told. Its all too easy for a plumber say they have some form of accreditation. You need to verify they are real.

London plumbing services that are Gas Safe registered and CIPHE approved

Here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating we are both Gas Safe registered, and CIPHE approved. Our Gas Safe registration reference is 233012. If you go to the “check a business” page on the Gas Safe website, you can enter this number and check out our registration.

In terms of our  CIPHE accreditation, this stands for Chartered Institute of Plumbing Heating Engineering. Go to the “find a plumber” page on their website. Enter our postcode, SW2 1BZ, and you’ll see our name listed.

Once you are satisfied that the plumber you are checking out has legitimate qualifications, the next thing to do is check out their reliability. The easiest way to do this is to search the company’s website for reviews and customer feedback. For CW Services’ reviews, please follow this link.

Reliable and affordable emergency plumbing services

Should you find yourself with an emergency you’re in luck. We offer a full 24/7/365 emergency call-out service.

If you’re a Londoner and you need a top London plumbing services provider, you now know where to come. CW Services Plumbing and Heating are fully qualified and provide best-quality service. As well as being 100% reliable, we also offer competitive rates. To find out more call us now on 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184.

Do you need a plumber in East London? 

Plumber in East London

If you’re looking for a good, reliable and affordable plumber in East London, you’ve come to exactly the right place. We are CW Services Plumbing and Heating and we provide top class plumbing services across London at competitive prices.

We offer a comprehensive range of plumbing and gas fitting services including:

  • Bathroom upgrades
  • Kitchen refurbishing
  • Underfloor heating installation
  • Installation of new bathrooms, kitchens and wet-rooms
  • New appliance installation
  • Boiler service, repair and maintenance
  • All types of plumbing repairs
  • 24/7/365 emergency call-out service

No job is too small or too large, and as well as domestic plumbing for homes owners, tenants and landlords, we also services in the business sector too.

Gas safe registered plumber in East London

If you have work done regarding gas appliances or piping in your home or place of work, you must only ever use a gas safe registered technician. This will help to ensure several things.

  • You will not be left with a gas leak
  • All work will be to the highest standards and levels of integrity
  • Any risk of carbon monoxide (CO) emissions will be countered

All gas appliances should be regularly maintained and serviced on an annual basis. This negates the risk of CO emissions. If you are a landlord or a business owner, you have a legal and moral duty of care to ensure this is done.

If you employ CW Services Plumbing and Heating as your plumber in East London, you will be in safe hands. As part of our gas safe registered responsibilities we provide copies of gas safety certificates where appropriate.

A plumber you can trust

Here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating, we have an excellent reputation for honesty and trust. It’s a reputation we have built up over the past few years and of which we are very proud. Please feel free to browse through photographs here on our website depicting some of the installations we have completed.

As well as being gas safe registered, we are also CIPHE (Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering) approved.

Whether we are talking new installations, refurbishments and upgrades, or servicing and repairs, we are happy to visit your premises and provide you with a free estimate for any work that needs carrying out. We only ever recommend a new or replacement appliance installation where it is strictly necessary.

Many are the times that we have been asked to make good, poor-quality work carried out by so-called “cowboy” plumbers. If you employ us as your plumber in east London you are assured of complete satisfaction at an affordable price.

If you have a plumbing emergency, or you’d like us to provide you with an estimate, please call us. The numbers you can reach us on are 020 7733 6812 or 020 7733 6812. We are here to help.

How to avoid a costly boiler repair in London

There are two ways in which you can avoid a costly boiler repair in London, or anywhere in the UK. The first one is to take out a regular maintenance contract with a local boiler repair specialist. The other way if you do have to have a boiler repair done is to choose a plumber like CW Services Plumbing and Heating. Someone who charges fair, competitive prices.

Thinking ahead

When your central heating is running smoothly, the last thing on your mind is getting it serviced or maintained. It’s very much a case of, “If ain’t broken, there’s no need to fix it.” However, this sort of thinking is very short-sighted. The fact of the matter is that having your boiler regularly serviced has many benefits. These benefits include:

  • Extending the lifespan of your boiler
  • Detecting any carbon monoxide emissions (if it is a gas fired boiler)
  • Preventing the need for costly boiler repairs

You should take-out a yearly maintenance plan with someone like CW Services Plumbing and Heating. This way a plumber will carry out servicing to detect potential problems before they worsen. This will help you to avoid what might otherwise lead to a costly boiler repair in London.

Managing your boiler repair costs

If you don’t have your boiler checked regularly, minor faults which don’t immediately affect performance will over time develop into major problems. You might think that by not having your boiler maintained or serviced that you are saving on costs. But if the boiler is developing an ever worsening fault you could be in trouble. The resultant repair cost might far outweigh the routine service cost.

When a boiler repair in London can be costly and inconvenient

The majority of boiler repairs are done on the spot. However, if your boiler is significantly old, the parts may not be readily available. They may have to be specially ordered. This could prove expensive. Also, the time delay could be very inconvenient as you will be without heating and hot water.

So what it all boils down to is that taking out an annual maintenance/service contract with say CW Services Plumbing and Heating could forestall a costly boiler repair in London. We service all types and makes of boilers and we are Gas Safe registered. It’s the perfect solution.

Call CW Services Plumbing and Heating today

CW Services carry out boiler servicing for businesses, home owners, tenants, and landlords. We are Gas Safe registered and CIPHE approved. So, why not call us today on 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184 to discuss starting up an annual boiler servicing contract?

Phone number for a top 24hr emergency plumber in London

Now is a good time to make a note of the number for a 24hr emergency plumber in London as winter is upon us ; in fact well give you two numbers – one is our office number and the next, is our mobile number. The numbers are 020 7733 6812 (office) and 07949 095 184 (mobile).

We are CW Services Plumbing and Heating, and by taking down and keeping our contact numbers in a safe place, you can rest assured that if you use us as your emergency plumber in London, you will get a top quality job done, in the quickest possible time, and for a fair price.

The 24hr emergency plumber in London for all plumbing problems

We can handle any sort of emergency, including those to do with faulty gas appliances or pipework as we are Gas Safe registered. The typical sorts of emergencies we are often called out to help with include:

  • Frozen water pipes
  • Blocked sinks and toilets
  • Central heating problems
  • Boiler repairs
  • Burst pipes
  • Underfloor heating problems

Whatever the nature of your emergency, by appointing us here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating as your 24hr emergency plumber in London, you will be covered.

Help when you need it

Our emergency call-out service operates 24/7 and 365 days of the year, including throughout weekends and bank holidays. We are all too well-aware that if you have an emergency, you need it dealing with there and then, and we will do all we can to ensure that happens, even if we have to contact another CW approved plumber to help, if we are already out on an emergency call when you ring.

We have already mentioned the fact that we are Gas Safe registered and this should give you confidence, not only that we are authorised to carry our gas appliance related emergencies, but any other sort of plumbing emergency too.

Use CW Services Plumbing and Heating with complete confidence

To give you a little more confidence in our abilities, you can also take comfort from the fact that we CIPHE (Chartered Institute of Plumbing Heating Engineering) approved too. This is one of the top, plumbing industry associations, and current membership can only be attained by meeting their rigorous quality standards.

The contact numbers to keep

Remember; if you do need a 24hr emergency plumber in London, all you have to do is call us on 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184. We’ll be there before you know it. If on the other hand you just want the numbers for future use, note them down and keep the note in safe place. If youve got a mobile phone, add CW Services Plumbing and Heating to your contacts.