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Which plumbing suppliers do you use most?

  1. Plumb base

    9.9%
  2. Toolstation

    16.2%
  3. TBS

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Screwfix

    45.5%
  5. Plumb Center

    20.2%
  6. Parts Center

    4.8%
  7. Williams & Co

    10.5%
  8. Bradfords

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Mr Central Heating

    3.1%
  10. Gregs

    0.3%
  11. City Plumbing

    16.8%
  12. Grahams

    4.3%
  13. BES

    5.7%
  14. One Stop Plumbing

    0.3%
  15. Bodes Tools

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Edmundsons

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. Go Geothermal

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Nicholls & Clarkes

    0.3%
  19. Alan Daniels

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Travis Perkins

    1.4%
  21. B&Q

    2.3%
  22. Harris & Bailey

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  23. Plumbline

    0.3%
  24. Selco

    1.1%
  25. Wickes

    4.0%
  26. Victorian Plumbing

    1.4%
  27. William Wilsons

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  28. JustFans.co.uk

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  29. Drakes

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  30. Duftons Plumbing & Heating

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  31. Gas Spares Shop

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  32. Heating World of Spares

    1.1%
  33. Plumb City

    0.9%
  34. Plumbfix

    14.8%
  35. eBay

    3.4%
  36. BuyPlumbingOnline.com

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  37. Webbs of Weston-super-Mare

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  38. PTS

    2.6%
  39. Wolesley

    4.0%
  40. CHS

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  41. Gas Spares (Preston)

    0.3%
  42. Croslings

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  43. Tradepoint

    0.9%
  44. HPS

    0.9%
  45. Amazon

    0.6%
  46. PlumbNation

    1.1%
  47. Dad's box of tricks in the shed

    0.9%
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  1. Lou

    Lou Administrator Admin Top Contributor!!

    Here it is, the poll for the Most Used Plumbing Merchants 2017!
    We asked UKPlumbersForums.co.uk, the most used plumbing advice website for heating engineers and plumbers alike, which plumbing suppliers they used most. We then collated all the responses, and created a poll.

    Here it is. Well overdue, so apologies for that.

    Vote for you 2 most used plumbing suppliers out of the list.
    • You have two votes
    • All public can see who has voted for who - Keeps it open and honest
    • Those who have no posts to the forum cannot vote on the poll
    • If you work for one of the companies or have a financial interest (one of their suppliers or whatever) then clearly you're going to vote for them - so it tarnishes the honest replies, so don't vote.
    We have also found out who are:-
    Note that us pointing out these facts don't change the facts. They'd be the most used whether we did this poll or not. Also, don't try to cheat the poll. We know the drill. Those creating accounts to bump up a supplier will have all their votes removed and accounts banned.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 12, 2017
  2. Housewarm

    Housewarm New Member

    Plumbcenter for boilers.

    Plumbfix/Screwfix for everything else.

    If none of these places are nearby, then I will just go to the nearest pub and dismantle the toilet and steal the fittings that I need.
     
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  3. Dan

    Dan Admin

    Have you voted in the options above?
     
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  4. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Well done on the poll Dan and Lou. Good effort and looks awesome. I have voted already. Maybe I will leave you alone about it now Dan... (Or will I) . I would give you a big thumbs up but we only have 12 emoji's to choose from!:p:p:p:p
     
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  5. Bathroom Spares

    Bathroom Spares New Member

    I would add BathroomSpareParts to this list
     
  6. Housewarm

    Housewarm New Member

    Yup!
     
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  7. Dan

    Dan Admin

    Only because you work for them though. We only add ones plumbers use. We don't allow firms to add or vote for themselves.
     
  8. Bathroom Spares

    Bathroom Spares New Member

    @Dan@Dan If you research Dan you would find that plumbers do use us
     
  9. Housewarm

    Housewarm New Member

    You should combine Screwfix and Plumbfix. I voted for Screwfix as I didn't see Plumbfix until after I'd voted
     
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  10. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    Lots of votes from people with no forum posts.
     
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  11. Dan

    Dan Admin

    I have researched HERE and nobody had mentioned you out of 6000 thread views and 400 replies.

    Sorry you wont be being added to the list just yet. Maybe next year.
     
  12. Dan

    Dan Admin

    I've fixed that now. :)
     
  13. Dan

    Dan Admin

    You can change your votes.

    I'd like to see which out of the two get used most to be fair so we can see over the years how they're individually doing.
     
  14. Housewarm

    Housewarm New Member

    Fair do's!

    Maybe put them next to each other.
     
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  15. Dan

    Dan Admin

    Too late now matey I can't move them around without the votes going weird. Once the poll is posted we can't do anything but add more options which then go at the bottom. Or reset votes if they've been cheated.
     
  16. Plumbstar Tom

    Plumbstar Tom Well-Known Member

    plumb fix and screw fix are the same
     
  17. Dan

    Dan Admin

    As said above. They're different sites so long-term I'd like to see which one gets used most over time and whatnot.

    Thanks for the heads up though.
     
  18. Dan

    Dan Admin

    Could tell screwfix / plumbfix would have a high count when I was reading through the other thread but couldn't really tell who would be next used most or which independents score high.

    Seems toolstation do well.
     
  19. James H

    James H New Member

    I think you should add "Dad's box of tricks in the shed" to the supplier list
     
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  20. Dan

    Dan Admin

    Haha that's a good one.

    Edit: I've added it lol
     
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  21. Gazzt

    Gazzt Active Member

    Looks like screwfix is going to have a majority. They should run the country lol
     
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  22. Matchless.plumb

    Matchless.plumb Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    What about showerdoc, I believe that's very important though. They always help and are very friendly though
     
  23. Dan

    Dan Admin

    We asked and literally left it months and it wasn't mentioned matey.

    If you use them then I'll add them if you want to change one of your two votes but if you'd still vote somebody else then it doesn't make sense to.
     
  24. Matchless.plumb

    Matchless.plumb Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    It was mentioned by me :)
    However, I would definitely vote for them as they are rally helpful. I believe quite a few people use them as they are specialised in recognising shower valves.
    Thanks for your respond Dan
     
  25. Rogerf

    Rogerf New Member

    Only amateurs buy plumbing/heating fittings etc from Screwfix?
     
  26. Dan

    Dan Admin

    I initially assumed so but let's think about it. They probably buy the most stock so get it the cheapest?
     
  27. Dan

    Dan Admin

    You didn't say it in the thread else it would have been added. And we are asking if they're the most used, not the most cool firm. :D
     
  28. Phil

    Phil Plumber

    What about James Hargreaves plumbing depot Dan? We have them in the north, I've been using them a lot latley moving away from Srewfix. Really good prices and better quality.
     
  29. JCplumb

    JCplumb Plumber

    Screwfix and Plumbfix are the same shop, I know it's been mentioned above but there is literally no difference other than a few characters on the website. When you log on to the Plumbfix site and look at the address bar it is screwfix.
    Looking at the electric forums poll you have combined them there.
    i.e. Screwfix/elecfix.
    Most Used Electrical Suppliers & Electrical Wholesalers
     
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  30. Dan

    Dan Admin

    So far is:-

    1. Screwfix
    2. Plumbcenter
    3. City Plumbing
    4. Toolstation
    5. Plumbing
    I'll do another ask in a few weeks then publish our findings in some mags and things.

    Look forward to next year to see how the results change.
     
  31. Dan

    Dan Admin

    Either way the poll doesn't change in terms of places. Screwfix are first with or without combining the results for them.

    When we announce the results we will mention that plumbfix are screwfix etc

    When I next to the sparky one I'll separate them there too.

    Their own marketing campaigns are different so to see over the years which ones are getting the accounts registered to them would be nice IMO.
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2017
  32. Dan

    Dan Admin

    Seems we have a winner by a country mile.

    Well done to Screwfix/Plumbfix.
     
  33. Dmitry Kara

    Dmitry Kara New Member

    Dad's box in the shed, now is the moment to pay my due! :D
     
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