A1 Plumbing

8 Andrews Road, Earley

No job too small, A1 offer a complete plumbing service, with 24-hour call-out, from dealing with dripping taps and burst pipes to unblocking drains, fitting cylinders and showers. Friendly service; low prices. Lots of recommendations. .

Locations: Wokingham, Winnersh, Emmbrook, Woosehill, Hurst, Twyford, Charvil, Hare Hatch, Waltham St Lawrence, Wargrave, Henley on Thames, Barkham, Arborfield, Eversley, Sindlesham, Finchampstead, Crowthorne, Bracknell, Ascot, Binfield, Winkfield, Warfield


Services include: Plumbing, Drainage, from dripping taps and burst pipes to unblocking drains and fixing toilets.


Year entered The Directory 2001

Latest Reviews and Feedback

Called A1 Plumbing from Earley on Sunday and they immediately rang me back. Arranged to call round the next day. Problem with blocked drain and was fixed within ten minutes. Very friendly and knowledgeable and charged a very reasonable price. Would definitely use again.

AI 11 19

Called out this plumber and he responded immediately, a very prompt arrival (within the hour) and a most efficient fix of our plumbing issue. Most impressed with the service and the very reasonable quote. Highly recommended.

PS 11 19

Helped my 90 year old mother with a dripping tap. Very prompt and good support.                                               

IH 10 19

Excellent fellow. Came straight away and despite a couple of little snags, did the job perfectly. Great service. Thoroughly recommended. 

JS 09 09

Harry did an amazing job, very thorough and explained every step describing the tools and replacements he was going to use. Also gave us some extra info about some appliances. Very happy. Highly recommended.

NV 08 19

Harry from A1 Plumbing responded promptly to an emergency call when we had water dripping through the ceiling. He quickly found and sorted out a leaking valve. He advised on other possible work without being pushy at all. Very polite and good value. Would definitely use again.

JB 08 19

Mr Brough arrived promptly, explained the problem relating to our dripping tap and put it right. A really good job – my wife and I are very happy!

MH 08 19

A1 Plumbing are excellent. They very efficiently solved our plumbing problem and conscientiously completed the work. We would have no hesitation to contact A1 in the future.

AB 08 19

Had a leaky tap, water going everywhere. Had to call one of the 24/7 plumbers as 11pm. A1 Plumbing were marvellous, gave advice over the phone, came the next morning, replaced tap and took away the old one. He was extremely kind. Very glad for The Little Green Book.

AN 05 19

I had a big plumbing issue on Easter Saturday. I randomly rang a few plumbers and left messages, A1 was the only one to call me back. H Brough called me back and when I asked for him to come out on Easter Sunday he was honest enough to tell me there would be a call out fee, to which I agreed. On the Sunday he arrived earlier than expected, did the job very efficiently and only charged the call out fee. I was very impressed with his knowledge, his polite manners and general efficiency. A tradesman that I would definitely call again if I needed to. Many thanks.

AJ 04 19

Harry Brought provided a very prompt, effective and first class service. He is very thorough and careful in his approach and honest in his appraisal of the situation he finds. He completed a toilet cistern repair and new tap installation for us to a high standard and his rates are competitive. We are very happy to recommend him.

JP 03 19

Replaced the immersion heaters and cleaned the cylinder in our hot water system. Excellent service and thoroughly recommended.

MC 03 19

Harry came to rescue when two of my 'normal' plumbers were both unavailable to help and it was a bit of an emergency. Aqualisa had fitted a shower but not pushed the middle connection in and boiling water was gushing out. He was calm did a check over everything and took photo's so I could explain the problem to Aqualisa. Who funnily enough said they had to install as they wouldn't support their own warranty otherwise. Harry is really knowledgeable and kind and you def feel in safe hands being a woman as there is no blinding with science just plain common sense and a way forward.

JJ 02 19

Had a Sunday morning emergency with water spraying from a pipe behind kitchen cupboards. Mr Brough arrived in less than an hour and despite the awkward location quickly replaced a stuck mains stopcock and the leaking pipework. Very reasonable charges for an out of hours visit.

DS 01 19

I am writing to tell you of the excellent service I and a neighbour have received from Mr Brough I thoroughly recommend him to anyone with plumbing needs.

MJ 11 18

Harry came to the rescue when two of my 'normal' plumbers were both unavailable to help and it was a bit of an emergency. Aqualisa had fitted a shower but not pushed the middle connection in and boiling water was gushing out. He was calm did a check over everything and took photo's so I could explain the problem to Aqualisa. Who funnily enough said they had to install as they wouldn't support their own warranty otherwise. Harry is really knowledgeable and kind and you def feel in safe hands being a woman as there is no blinding with science just plain common sense and a way forward.

JJ 11 18

Harold Brough of A1 Plumbing has saved my bacon a couple of times in recent months, the first time when a lavatory refused to flush, the second when a fractured seal turned a kitchen tap into a water fountain. In both cases the original fitter had taken short cuts, and "economised" on materials so that I could not attempt a repair without risk of serious damage. HB found a way round each problem, without danger and with the minimum of disturbance. The jobs are now far better than he found them - and all done with a very prompt response and at a very reasonable cost. Routine maintenance should be easy. I would have every confidence in turning to him again in a similar situation, and I can recommend him without hesitation.

DB 08 18

Did a great job. Identified the problem and fixed the leak. Also gave some good advice on cleaning the acrylic kitchen sink. I highly recommend him.

IJ 07 18

This afternoon I called out A1 Plumbing to deal with a dripping tap in my kitchen.  I had an excellent and prompt service.  The cost was reasonable and everything was done quickly and efficiently, including cleaning up afterwards.  Nothing but praise!

JB 06 18

A1 Plumbing have just visited my property and I wanted to ring to say what an excellent job they have done. They were on time, very efficient, very helpful and very nice.

TT 06 18

Harry from A1 Plumbing came out promptly, dealt with the faulty toilet flush very efficiently then persevered with a very difficult problem dripping tap until all sorted. Reasonable rates and good service.

BT 04 18

Harry was so helpful when we had an emergency on Friday night, that we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him.

MC 02 18

Came out within the hour to fix my overflowing water tank. New ballcock fitted at reasonable price. Tidied up nicely. Good guy and a great local service.

TG 03 18

Sunday morning - big water leak in kitchen - panic! called A1 Plumbing, he arrived within the hour and repaired the problem. Prompt, efficient and explained the problem great service!! Thanks Little Green Book.

BL 02 18

Very pleased with the service of A1 Plumbing. Had been let down by two previous tradesman.  A1 came out when he said he would and did an excellent job and at a reasonable price. Would definitely call him again and will recommend him.

CA 02 19

The Little Green Book is always my first port of call for local tradesmen - In this case I needed a number of taps replaced. I have to say I was a little sceptical that some plumbers would even get out of bed to replace 3 taps but I phoned A1 Plumbing in the morning and he came out that afternoon! He was polite, tidy and not too expensive. Would recommend.

DS 02 18

Harry willingly came out at short notice on a Saturday morning to unblock our shower drain. To get the best value from the call-out Harry asked if we had any other plumbing niggles and he happily fixed a slow-filling toilet cistern at the same time, within the cost of the call-out. With Harry's good value for money and the great tips he supplied on other plumbing matters, I fully recommend Harry.

JW 11 17

Had a kitchen mixer tap replaced 3 days ago by A1 Plumbers. Very good job done, with care and attention to detail. I thought the price was very reasonable too.

AW 11 17

Excellent Service. Came on time. Carried out work efficiently and cleanly for a reasonable price. Friendly service.

JT 10 17

Just used Mr Brough at A1 Plumbing and would highly recommend. He promptly returned my phone call and after a bit of tracking solved our ' water hammer ' problem. Bill was fair and he even called a few days after to check that solution working.

KH 08 17

I would thoroughly recommend Mr Brough. He came over promptly to unblock my kitchen sink and replace the washers in my bathroom. He also carried out some other work and all for a very good price.

TR 08 17

Mr Brough responded quickly to a request to repair my toilet cistern which was not flushing reliably, was able to attend next day at the arranged time, changed the worn diaphragm and checked and changed some other parts, tidied up the hook connection from the lever to the plunger, explained what he was doing and why, was tidy and checked his shoes were clean at the door before entering the house. I had the impression he was a thoroughly efficient, experienced and competent plumber, would have no hesitation in using him again. £54 seemed a very fair price for the job. 

MS 07 17

We discovered a water leak on the wrong side of our kitchen stopcock very late in the evening and contacted Mr Brough. He responded very quickly and was at our house until 1.30 in the morning. He managed to turn off the water but left us with the means to turn it back on for showers etc in the morning. He then returned as promised in the morning and repaired the leak very efficiently. His rates were very fair even though it was an out of hours response! I cannot recommend him enough!

MG 06 17

We called Mr Brough from A1 Plumbing late on Saturday afternoon after we found a big leak from a copper pipe next to the stopcock. He came out straight away as we were very worried and sorted out a temporary solution. He then came back first thing on Sunday morning to fix it. It is only possible to reach the stopcock from a very small hole in the wall right next to the floor. Mr Brough had to lie flat on the floor to reach it and it was incredible how he managed to cut off the broken pipe and refit the stopcock through the tiny hole in the wall. He was very professional and explained everything to us as he went along. He was very reassuring and knowledgeable. He gave us very helpful advice and money saving tips about water use. Very reasonable price indeed and excellent work. We highly recommend A1 Pluming. 

MT 05 17

Prompt attendance after I phoned with a slight plumbing problem. Fixed the problem very quickly at minimum cost. Recommended!

IS 04 17

I write to say that A1 Plumbers gave very good service.  I had to call out Mr Brough today, a Sunday, because we had a drip from a pipe which feeds into our boiler.  He arrived within 10 minutes, did an excellent job and his charge was very reasonable.  I would recommend him.  

LH 04 17

Said he would turn up in 10 minutes – turned up in 10 minutes! Fixed two small jobs on my toilet and tap at very reasonable charge. Would certainly use again. Brilliant.

SES 01 17

Harry came in 30 minutes on a cold and wet Sunday morning in December. He was very helpful and polite and was able to locate and isolate the leak. Very reasonably priced and happy to recommend him.

MD 12 16

Harry came to fix a leaking radiator valve, made a small repair thus avoiding the need to drain down the system and was generally very helpful. his charge was moderate and I would thoroughly recommend him.

JD 12 16

Good and efficient service.

GY 11 16

Rang A1 Plumbing when I had problems with 2 stopcocks (one leaking and the other not shutting off the water). Harry was here within the hour and fixed both problems. Also gave useful tips as regards maintenance. Very pleased with the service provided and would definitely recommend A1 Plumbing.

DO 11 16

I was very impressed by A1 Plumbing both in terms of the quality of the work completed and their polite, no-nonsense (but not intimidating) approach. I had what I thought was a leaking stopcock which instead turned out to be a leaking pipe that had been cemented in to the wall. A bigger job than envisaged. A1 Plumbing were excellent in highlighting the risks associated with any course of action taken which allowed me to make informed decisions. Despite the change in the scope of the work it was completed quickly and professionally. A1 Plumbing kept mess to a minimum and were very thorough in cleaning up what mess there was. I will definitely be calling upon A1 Plumbing again for my next plumbing emergency.

DD 11 16

Following two recommendations, I booked Harry at A1 Plumbing. He arrived on time, considered the problem, found a solution and fixed my leaking sink plughole. He also dealt with another sink issue which I hadn't realised needed attention and fixed that too. I liked Harry's direct approach, telling it as it is. I shall call on him for any future plumbing problems and recommend him to my friends.

SS 10 16

Not such a good experience with A1 Plumbing of Earley. I picked them from the green book as it stated 'no job too small' - I had a leaky kitchen tap and bathroom basin taps that needed replacing. A1 very negative about both problems, clearly didn't want to do the jobs. He said that he couldn't get the old basin taps off and suggested I called somebody else. If your job is not quick and easy then don't waste your time ringing him.

 

Harry Brough has replied to this review as follows:

Firstly there was no charge whatsoever for the hour that he spent trying to sort the customer’s problem. He further added that just occasionally (rarely) this sort of situation occurs where it is impossible for him to free up corroded tap(s) or perhaps a stopcock without possible damage being caused and, in those albeit rare circumstances, he would rather not undertake the job.  

 

The Directory comments as follows:

Harry Brough (A1 Plumbing) has been in The Directory for many years and receives a lot of praise from clients as can be seen from the many reviews on the web page. This is the first such slightly negative review and must be placed in context. He was not able to help in this one-off instance and did not charge for his time. Friends of the publishers have employed his services - so would we……….

 

JW 09 16

Harry Brough of A1 Plumbing has twice sorted out small plumbing problems and has given us excellent service and advice.  He is extremely good at approaching a problem and his work is brilliant. His charges are very reasonable. We would highly recommend him.

JW 09 16

Had a good experience today with Harry Brough - quick work at a reasonable price.

PV 09 16

After being let down by a plumber 2 Fridays in a row, I rang Harry. I outlined we may have a problem changing the kitchen tap as the stop cock may need replacement. Harry turned up found the stop cock was stiff, but perfectly fine and we had isolators anyway and he proceeded to change my eroded, heavily leaking kitchen tap. Genuinely we understood our stop cock was going to be a nightmare, but thanks to Harry turning up, assessing and then actually doing the job - this has made this customer so very happy. Fair price for a good job, well done and Harry's a straightforward, sound chap. Thank you!

CF 09 16

Very happy with the response and service. Would definitely recommend and use again.

VE 07 16

Excellent service from H. Brough at A1 Plumbing - prompt, efficient, highly knowledgeable and polite. Won't hesitate to call him next time we have a problem. 

TG 06 16

Once again I am pleased to recommend A1 Plumbing of Earley for prompt attendance, reasonable rates and effective repair work. Very useful to have the phone number easily accessible in The Directory - thanks.

BK 06 16

I had an emergency with a leaking pipe...9 o'clock at night! The plumber was out and at my house within 15 mins. Really happy with the service and will be using Mr Brough again.

TT 05 16

Prompt same day service for a leak under the bath and an overflow problem with a WC. I phoned Harry in the morning and he came to rectify the problems that afternoon. He was polite, tidy and methodical and his price was reasonable. Very good professional service!

JS 05 16


I just want to record my complete satisfaction with the service I have received from A1 Plumbing, especially as it all happened on a Bank Holiday! A severe leakage had occurred which caused quite a few problems in finding the source.   This was all dealt with efficiently and cheerfully and I am extremely grateful.  I will definitely recommend A1 Plumbing to  anyone I know who needs a good plumber.

HL 03 16

I recently contacted A1 Plumbing over a problem with a tap in the bathroom . Within 15 minutes the plumber arrived and cured the problem. He was courteous friendly and extremely efficient and obviously knew his trade inside out. When we asked him about a few other tasks he tackled and remedied them on the spot. I can highly recommend him as a person to deal with in regards to plumbing.

RH 02 16

The number of positive reviews here is a good indication of reliability and this was true. Faultless for prompt response, diagnosis and repair, with associated helpful preventative advice. Will definitely call Mr Brough out again to sort out a few other jobs we have identified.

JP 01 16

At 4pm on a Friday with the only toilet in the house not working we were in a bit of a panic. We saw the good reviews on here and gave A1 Plumbing a call. Mr Brough arrived 15 minutes after our phone call and an hour later our toilet was fixed and working better than ever. Like so many on here, we can highly recommend A1 Plumbing. The service was quick, efficient and affordable.

AC 11 15

Mr Brough has been fantastic!! We were in dire straits with a badly leaking waste pipe and he turned up 15 minutes after my phone call and fixed it for us. He has recently been out on two other occasions, one at a weekend to put right someone else's work and again today - fitting us in at short notice. Extremely professional and I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting a personal, reliable plumber - whatever the job. 

CC 11 15

We would just like to say how impressed we were with A1 plumbing when we called them out to fix our toilet flush on Friday.  He came with an half hour of when we telephoned and did a great job on what originally seemed to be quite a simple task and turned out to be quite a bit bigger one.  He left our bathroom really clean and tidy and was also very reasonable.

BT 10 15


We have been delighted with Mr. Brough's prompt, efficient and cheerful service. He came to our aid within half an hour, even though it was a Sunday morning, identified the problem quickly and fixed it without delay. He is a real friend in need.
 

CW 08 15

I had a leak in a copper pipe in an extremely difficult area to get access to in my bathroom.  He did not know where the leak was between the bathroom and the kitchen but quickly found the leak about an arm’s length under the bathroom floor.  The pipe was cut and replaced without leaving any residual damage to fixtures and fittings.  He was very professional and thorough throughout only leaving when he was sure everything was exactly as it should be.  He attended my house within 15 minutes of my call.

I would definitely use them again and have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone.  

JH 08 15

Attended very promptly after my telephone message and fitted the new taps and toilet cistern siphon which I had purchased. Resolved problems removing the old taps and dealt with having to dismantle the cistern to remove the old siphon and replace it competently. He also dealt with a jammed water valve in the airing cupboard which he needed to close to drain the pipes and advised that this would need replacing at a later date. The completed work is completely satisfactory and the charge was very reasonable. We are pleased with the work that was carried out.

RA 08 15

We have recently had three jobs done by A1 Plumbing. He was punctual, he did first class work, his price was reasonable. We were satisfied in every respect and would recommend him without reservation.

GT 07 15

He arrived early, was able to fix a dripping tap, was very friendly,  only took half an hour and was very reasonable.  I will certainly use him again. 

KS 06 15

A1 have just fixed a problem with my toilet.  Very pleased with the quick response and work done.

SH 06 15

I can highly recommend A1 Plumbing for the prompt, efficient and friendly service. I have used them twice and would not hesitate to do so again.

BK 10 13

Acted promptly, safely and efficiently to deal my leaking pipe, reasonable cost and extremely professional.  I would definitely use again.

SM 06 15

Turned up on time, fixed the problem,had a cup of coffee - absolutely first class service.

MA 05 15

Harry of A1 arrived 25 minutes after I called asking for help. He was great. Friendly, professional and thorough. I insisted on a business card so that I can use him again for any other problems, and also recommend him to friends. I had issues with two cisterns in my house and he fixed them both, efficiently and quickly. And the cost was less than expected.

MY 05 15

I had a burst pipe in my house and it was about 8pm. After unsuccesssful attempts at calling out national plumbers I turned to the little green book. I called A1 Plumbers who came immediately. Very nice, fixed the leak and made sure my heating was all back up and running before he left. Gave me some advise on maintenance. Good price considering the time of night. 

DS 01 15

After a call out to A1 Plumbing we received fantastic service. The plumber arrived within 15 minutes and was very polite and knowledgable. He identified which drain was blocked, having to work in almost complete darkness, and unblocked it quickly. Would not hesitate to use again, though hope it won't be necessary of course.

AV 01 15

Mr H. Brough of A1 Plumbing has just finished work for me, changing the pipe work on a jammed stopcock and fixing a bathroom tap. I was very impressed with his work, he was here for just under 2 hours and his price was very reasonable.

MS 03 15

I would like to recommend A1 Plumbing. I had a couple of leaking pipes and they were fixed in less than half an hour. The plumber was very and friendly throughout completing the job at a good price.

JR 04 15

He was very prompt after my telephone message and was very reasonably priced after struggling with a wing nut on a rusty thread for ages in a confined space, but finally found suitable parts to get the toilet flushing properly again. He also gave me free advice on several other things. I shall certainly call him again if I have another plumbing problem. 

TC 05 15

He came to attend to a couple of small jobs for us.  He gave excellent service and when there was a minor issue he was back very promptly to rectify it.

TN 04 15
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