Press Releases

Water Regs UK Survey Reveals Plumbers' Health Issues

17 Aug 2023

A new Water Regs UK's survey has exposed concerning health issues among plumbers nationwide. The data highlights the challenges faced by these professionals and calls for urgent industry-wide solutions to safeguard their well-being. The survey findings reveal that a significant percentage of

Half of Britain’s plumbers fix botch-jobs by other installers every day

16 Jun 2023

Water Regs UK is asking consumers to only pick qualified plumbers such as WaterSafe for plumbing-jobs The reminder comes as Water Regs UK finds more than half of plumbers surveyed say they are spending each working day fixing other installers’ poor work and botched DIY jobs All WaterSafe members

Devon plumbers top list of most complained about plumbers in the country

10 Jan 2023

FOI request shows the councils that receive the most complaints about faulty or inadequate plumbing installations and the tradesmen that fit them. The South West region dominates the list with Devon, Wiltshire, and Dorset County councils all reporting high numbers of complaints about plumbing

Qualified RPZ testers given reminder to join a scheme

22 Oct 2022

Water Regs UK reports that a number of testers who have been trained in the new Approved Installation Method have not registered with an approved scheme. Meanwhile, two new qualifications have now been recognised by RPZ Valve Tester sector approval schemes, increasing access to RPZ Tester training

Water Regs UK issues reminder on water efficiency as energy costs soar

19 Jul 2022

Water Regs UK is reminding installers that providing water saving advice to customers is more important than ever, with energy bills rising and the cost-of-living crisis causing people to feel the pinch. Julie Spinks, Managing Director of Water Regs UK, says: “The cost of energy to use and heat

Water Regs UK teams up with ceda to develop new catering installer qualification

23 Jun 2022

Water Regs UK has partnered with ceda (Catering Equipment Distributors Association) to create an updated water regulations qualification for catering installers who are looking to become an approved contractor. ceda members are specialists in design, projects and equipment maintenance for the food

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