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Plumbing projects are the number one diy disaster in UK homes

30 Mar 2022

Survey reveals that plumbing professionals are called in more often than any other trade to fix a botched DIY job A new survey has confirmed that plumbers are the UK’s most used tradespeople when it comes to fixing problems caused by ‘have-a-go DIY-ers’. Water Regs UK compared a range of typical

One in seven householders now insist on approved plumbers

14 Mar 2022

New survey shows millions of UK people trust approved contractors’ schemes Water Regs UK is urging installers to apply for approved contractor status, after its new survey revealed that millions of domestic customers check to see if installers are approved. Over 2,000 UK householders* were asked

WIAPS Education sector launched

28 Feb 2022

Education membership sector is open to plumbing apprentices and to lecturers Application forms available via www.waterregsuk.co.uk Water Regs UK has launched the WIAPS Education Sector (Water Industry Approved Plumbers Scheme), aimed at plumbing apprentices working towards recognised

Householders urged to be more careful when choosing a plumber

17 Dec 2021

23% of householders have been unhappy with work carried out by a plumber 44% of those people said the plumber couldn’t fix the problem 23% said the plumber had even caused further damage Plumbing problems can increase during Winter and plumbers will be in high demand Water Regs UK says using

Householders urged to be more careful when choosing a plumber

Moving in for Christmas

12 Nov 2021

Water Regs UK is reminding house buyers to check plumbing systems and water supplies in the rush to move into their new home before the end of the year. Experts are reporting that the process of buying a home is taking as long as 16 weeks to complete in the current property market*. With many

Moving in for Christmas

Installers urged to offer water efficiency advice during home improvement boom

20 Aug 2021

With 2021 a boom year for home improvements, Water Regs UK is reminding installers to keep water efficiency front of mind when advising homeowners about bathroom makeovers. At the turn of the year, almost one in six homeowners said they were planning some kind of home improvement in 2021*. Many of

Installers urged to offer water efficiency advice during home improvement boom

Meet Water Regs UK

1 Apr 2021

The Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) has separated its subscriptions and approvals activities into two separate businesses, Water Regs UK and the Water Regulations Approval Scheme (WRAS). The move follows an internal review and a series of in-depth surveys of members, stakeholders and

Meet Water Regs UK

WATCH: WRAS launches useful video on backflow prevention

15 Jan 2021

WATCH: WRAS LAUNCHES USEFUL VIDEO ON BACKFLOW PREVENTION The Water Regulation Advisory Scheme (WRAS)has launched a new, informative video on preventing and identifying backflow in common domestic scenarios. Backflow is water moving in the wrong direction within a plumbing system. The video, which

WATCH: WRAS launches useful video on backflow prevention