Never, ever use Pimlico Plumbers

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by editor, May 17, 2017.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

    The Tory party. Which is not a charity.

    Here's the stinking shithead whining in the press: Tory party donor calls for cabinet to oust May after Brexit deal failure

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  2. Slo-mo

    Slo-mo Banned Banned

    Fucks sake. We need some law that says if you donate more than x to any political party you are permanently barred from honours. Not sure how much X should be, maybe five grand or so. Even that is a huge donation by most ordinary people's standards.
  3. phillm

    phillm Trolling through Life (TM)

    One google review that came up without even having to look...

    Tarek Nseir
    1 review
    in the last week-
    They tried to charge me a total of £2,780 to unblock a kitchen drain! I called and asked for a drainage specialist and knew that the drain needed jetting (as it had been blocking regularly) I asked if they would be able to jet the drain before they arrived and was reassured that they could do all in a single visit.

    They never turned up that evening as was planned. The following day a man visited who said he could not jet on his own and instead charged us for two hours time to partially clear the drain. He said we would still need to get it jetted. £360.

    Sink blocked again and again I called asking for my drain to be cleared with a jet. Exactly the same thing happened and I paid £180 for someone to partially clear the drain. He then after much haggling with my wife and i offered that two could come the next day and jet the drain at £2,200! But he was willing to discount to £1,900. It was clear that he was exaggerating what needed to be done.

    Today my drain was completely cleared with a jet in 1 hour for £190.

    Never again.
  4. phillm

    phillm Trolling through Life (TM)


    Who is your business hero?

    Max Clifford, he makes things happen. He is the most ordinary person in the world – it is really refreshing. I approached him because he is at the top of his game and I think Pimlico Plumbers is at the top of ours. I sent him a letter and telephoned his office to see if we could work together. Even though I don't believe in negativity I never thought he would take us on. When he said that he wanted to work with us I was a little surprised.

    Read more: Millionaires interview: Pimlico Plumber Charlie Mullins | This is Money
  5. se5

    se5 Well-Known Member

  6. editor

    editor hiraethified

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  7. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse A-wob a-bob bob

    My first thought too!
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  8. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Bet he was in that charity bash.
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  9. BassJunkie

    BassJunkie Drone not drones

    Did anyone hear the cunt on radio 4 a couple of weeks ago? Reviewing the papers I think. He asserted that Michael Gove should stop wasting his time going on about the environment and concentrate on the economy (clearly the cunt (erm, to clarify, the plumber bloke) was oblivious that Michael Gove is the fucking Secretary Of State For The Environment). Truly the thickest person I've heard on Radio 4.
  10. Slo-mo

    Slo-mo Banned Banned

    Will split the Tory vote as well, although the AV system will lessen the impact of this.
  11. nick

    nick Pleomorphic Adenomas R us

    I had to get central heating replaced and a leak found and fixed.
    Got a quote off Pimlico for comparison purposes:
    So that is up to £25,650

    I didn't go with them and the final bill for the lot that did it was £4,300.

    On the plus side, they do answer the phone 24/7, but even so.......
  12. iamwithnail

    iamwithnail Well-Known Member

    Jesus. I got central heating in my first flat about fifteen years ago, and including channelling concrete floors and making good, etc, it was about £3.5k (not London, but still.) How are they charging £850/900 a day for labour, that's mad.

    Eta: Bet the plumbers themselves don't see half of that.
  13. mojo pixy

    mojo pixy unquantifiable hazards

    I was about to say the same, how much of that £875 per day ''labour charge'' does that parasitical prick boss of theirs get? I bet it's nearly all of it.
  14. lefteri

    lefteri Well-Known Member

    I seem to remember the plumbers there were pretty well paid - from that 'documentary' about them all declaring their wages to each other - especially the public health side (drainage etc) which is normal for the industry - but not 900 a day well paid
  15. nick

    nick Pleomorphic Adenomas R us

    According to the plumber I actually used: The labour rate is about 50:50 split (up to 950 pd depending on the trade). The mark up on the hardware is also egregious apparently
  16. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    This is 34-year old plumber, Stephen Fry ...


    ... as a self-employed tradesman (not an "employee" - he just happens to wear their uniform and drives one of their company cars) for Pimlico Plumbers he allegedly earns £210,000 p.a..​
  17. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    There's money in shit....
  18. billbond

    billbond Banned Banned

    Thought ol charlie boy would be popular on here seeing as his on the payroll to try to prevent Brexit
    He was also on the secret Millionaire tv show
    Had a few facelifts and a bit of work done on his barnett i read somewhere
    Also bit of a fan of Trump
  19. billbond

    billbond Banned Banned

    He wished
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  20. agricola

    agricola a genuine importer of owls

  21. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    I heard the owner of Pimlico Plumbers on the radio this morning, and he was vile. Nasty piece of work.
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  22. happie chappie

    happie chappie Well-Known Member

    Charlie Mulliins - a man for whom the term “spiv” was invented.

    A man completely lacking in manners, humility and self-awareness.

    For those who can bear to listen to this puffed-up barrow boy here it is from 2.35:

    BBC Radio 4 - Today, 20/02/2018

    I’d rather wade around in a cesspit of my own excrement than use Pimlico Plumbers.
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  23. Sea Star

    Sea Star have you ever explored your dark side?

    Charlie Mullins has blocked me on Twitter :thumbs:
  24. Magnus McGinty

    Magnus McGinty IdProle

    Yeah. I’m sure the plumbers will put in the extra graft to help bring the bill down whilst putting less in their pockets.
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  25. Farmer Giles

    Farmer Giles Well-Known Member

    My mate works for them. Their base hourly 'rate' is £175 p/hr. He told me that when he was being inducted, that they were not to walk fast anywhere on a job and to drag it out as long as possible (no shit) and to take longer routes to suppliers. They are all self employed despite what putty face says.
  26. iamwithnail

    iamwithnail Well-Known Member

    Is that rate what they're charged at, or what the plumbers get? Fair play to them for the latter, it's a technical job.
  27. Farmer Giles

    Farmer Giles Well-Known Member

    That is what they charge the punters. Out of that, my mates cut is £70. They all hate the boss, but they can make a fair whack if put the hours in.
  28. Hollis

    Hollis Bloody furious

  29. pinkychukkles

    pinkychukkles Feed Your Head

  30. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Good to see the twat having a right moan / cry outside the court.
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