Old bathroom suites

Graham Allchin is a long serving local plumber based in Godmanchester. When I asked him “how long have you been doing this for then Graham” it kick started a story about his apprenticeship, the lads he started working with and a bathroom tradefair for which Graham still had a brochure from a company plugging it’s new bathroom suites to young, fashionable plumbers & Graham.

Have a look at the front cover of the brochure!
New Bathrooms from the 1970's

The great thing about this was choice Graham told me because you could choose from a great range of colours for your new bathroom suite! Have a look…
Godmanchester Plumber New Bathrooms

Thank goodness Grahams latest bathroom re-fits look a bit more like this…
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BiG | Business in Godmanchester

BiG Business in Godmanchester s

Graham Allchin Plumbing & Heating Ltd. are now on BiG.

BiG | Business in Godmanchester is an online directory with info on businesses in Godmanchester on one easy to use website, designed to help you support our local business. You’ll find the website at www.businessingodmanchester.co.uk


If you know the name of the Godmanchester business you are looking for, you’ll find it below. If you don’t know the name of the business, click here and browse by category.


Energy Performance Certificates

Energy Performance Certificate

For a few years now all houses being sold and let must have a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), this is a document showing the energy efficiency of a residential property and the assessment is carried out by a qualified Domestic Energy Assessor.

If you’ve never seen a full EPC – click here to have a look at one

You will see on an EPC recomendations on how you can save money and many of these relate to the heating system or heating controls within the home.


If you would like to chat to an energy assessor or you need an EPC, talk to Phillip at Gatehouse Estates in Godmanchester on 01480 434290.

If you have any questions relating to the actual cost of adding thermostatic radiator valves, solar water heating or would like a quote for a new condesing boiler then please give me a call. You can certainly save money in some cases but it’s not always cost effective.


Play golf for Macmillan


For several years Graham Allchin Plumbing & Heating Ltd. have sponsored the annual Exhibition Golf Society Charity Day in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

If you like to play of enter a team into this years event which takes place on June 14th at Mezies Golf Club in Cambridge then please visit the EGS website for more information, contact details and an entry form.

2014 Charity Golf Day



Need a new boiler?

Time will come sadly for you to replace your boiler either in your home or a property you let and either way you can almost guarantee your existing one will pack up on a cold Friday evening in February…

Rest assured I’ll do everything I can to get you up & running without the need for a new one before I even suggest it but sometimes the spare parts required for a fix include very expensive computer circuitry and digital components and I’d be doing a disservice a boiler is simply better replaced.

There are many merits to a new boiler, they are super efficient now compared to an old back boiler or 15 year old combi, so you’ll save a fortune in gas. I can get them with great manufacturers warranties so reliability is assured, a necessity if you have a young family or the property is let out.

Firstly you need a ‘Gas Safe’ engineer, I have been registered for years, firstly with CORGI and now with Gas Safe. Secondly you need a reliable installer and that starts with them sourcing you a good new boiler. Like everything there are cheap end products which will make a quote very reasonable but if the boiler doesn’t last or the warranty is short then it may be a false economy.

If you need a new boiler and you’d like some help then please call me.

New gas central heating system installed    Graham Allchin - Godmanchester and Huntingdon plumber and heating engineer


Photo gallery of work done

I’ve uploaded some examples of recent work…

(click on the photos for a close up)


Here I stripped out the old dated shower room and re-fitted & tiled their new one.

A new central heating system with a ‘band A’ condensing boiler.

New gas central heating system installed

A new bathroom with bath, shower cubicle & built in units.


I’m an experienced plumber

I am qualified and experienced to help with a wide range of plumbing & heating jobs including the following:

  • Annual gas boiler maintenance, safety checks & services
  • Repairs to Gas boilers, hot water cylinders, immersion heaters & pipework.
  • Compulsory Landlord gas safety inspections, CO testing & certification.
  • New installations of boilers, water cylinders, cookers, hobs & gas fires.
  • Fitting of new bathroom, cloakroom & shower rooms from start to finish.

Basically if you need someone qualified, insured and experienced and you’d like a job doing well for a fair price then please call me.

What is ‘Gas Safe’?


Gas Safe is the official list of gas engineers who are registered to work safely and legally on boilers, cookers, fires and all other gas appliances.

Gas Safe Register is the official gas registration body for the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Guernsey, appointed by the relevant Health and Safety Authority for each area. By law all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register.

Gas Safe Register replaced CORGI as the gas registration body in Great Britain and Isle of Man on 1 April 2009 and Northern Ireland and Guernsey on 1 April 2010.

What does Gas Safe Register do?

The main focus of the Register is on improving and maintaining gas safety to the highest standards. We make sure all gas engineers on the Register, over 125,000, are qualified to work with gas.

We work to protect the public from unsafe gas work through;

  • a dedicated national investigations team tracking down individuals working illegally
  • regular inspections of Gas Safe registered engineers
  • educating consumers and raising awareness of gas safety
  • investigating reports of unsafe gas work

Gas Safe Register is here to help keep you and your family safe.

Find out more here: www.gassaferegister.co.uk/about/what_is_gas_safe_register.aspx