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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

Top tips to freeze out winter plumbing problems

11 Dec 2020

Top tips to freeze out winter plumbing problems WRAS and the Association of British Insurers lift the lid on the best way to prepare your home for winter and avoid plumbing problems Insurers paid out £2.2m a day to customers whose home has had a water leak in 2019 With winter infull

Top tips to freeze out winter plumbing problems

A third of Brits call in plumbers to fix their DIY disaster

5 Nov 2020

Almost a fifth of Brits say they regularly fix plumbing problems in the home themselves Half of Brits turn to YouTube rather than a plumber for advice on plumbing repairs 38 per cent of Brits rely on friends and family for advice on plumbing problems A survey* from the Water Regulation

A third of Brits call in plumbers to fix their DIY disaster

Plumbers call for training updates

5 Oct 2020

UK plumbers want their industry training to be updated to cover off a broader spectrum of topics and include periodic refresher training and auditing, according to research released by the Water Regulatory Advisory Scheme (WRAS). The study found that 91 per cent of approved plumbers believe it

Plumbers call for training updates

How approved plumbers see work changing after the pandemic

14 Jul 2020

A survey of approved plumbers by the Water Regulation Advisory Scheme ( WRAS ) has shown how they see the Covid-19 pandemic impacting the industry in the long term. Two thirds (68%) of those surveyed said things will change forever after the pandemic ends, with over half (59%) saying they expect

How approved plumbers see work changing after the pandemic

A third of plumbers cite cashflow as biggest concern during pandemic

15 Jun 2020

A survey* of plumbers by the Water Regulation Advisory Scheme ( WRAS ) has shown the true impact of Covid-19 on the industry. A third (30%) of those surveyed said cashflow was their biggest concern since the pandemic began, above worries about a family member getting ill (26%) and returning to

A third of plumbers cite cashflow as biggest concern during pandemic