Technical Expertise and Heritage.
Monument Tools' mission is, and always has been, to manufacture and supply professional quality plumbing tools and equipment.
Monument Tools has an unrivalled expertise in developing innovative tooling solutions for the plumbing, heating, roofing, gas, pipe testing and drainage industry.
It was 1880, when George Collier first commenced trading as a tool dealer in Brixton, London. His trade was taken up by his sons and successive generations that have focussed their business on shops that were opened in South London.
In 1908 the Monument brand name was first registered. In 1969 the company moved to larger premises in Balham and in 1976 assumed the name Monument Tools Ltd.
In 1996 operations moved to a new factory in Wallington, Surrey where the company is still based. Today it is owned and run by the fifth generation of the Collier family.
Monument Tools continues to invest in improved machinery, materials and manufacturing techniques for both current and new products. Our Managing Director, John Collier, is one of the foremost authorities within the industry and Monument Tools is the frequent recipient of new product awards.
Producing leading designs such as the Monument Tools pipe cutters ensures that we are always at the leading edge of our industry. Our business partners have come to expect the very best in quality which deliver a good margin with very low product returns. Our primary market has always been the professional tradesmen who need a dependable, superior standard tool which will last for many years.
Monument Tools has an extensive collection of antique and ra re hand tools. We are always interested in comparing notes with fellow collectors and enthusiasts .
Number reviews: 78
Overal rating: 5
Review for Monument Tools by Grange Energy Services31st December 2022
Used Monument tools as an apprentice gas fitter and still my tools of choice after 50 years in the trade
Just used the copper pipe benders and was impressed how easy they were to use , will be bending more pipe now instead of fittings
Review for Monument Tools by JBA plumbing and heating9th February 2022
Used this product when it first came out and been a fan ever since. Easy to install and done that many it has become second nature. Would definitely recommend to anyone in the gas industry
Review for Monument Tools by Jordan Clarkson5th February 2022
Some of the best tools going. See them over any other tools in merchants. Deffo bordering the top tools of todays world. Best pipe slices and pipe benders going
Review for Monument Tools by SPJ Plumbing & Heating1st February 2022
Can not fault them, the new range of pipebenders are unbelievable best set I have had ever.
The pipe slices are brilliant aswell.
There soldering tray is revolutionary
Review for Monument Tools by Priory Gas Services Ltd10th March 2021
I have used the pipe cutters for many years and they last longer than other brands , the tool bag is designed for a heating engineer which is a nice touch
Review for Monument Tools by Cms7th March 2021
Not the absolute best but value for money is great and they are available in nearly all plumbing supply shops so no faults in that respect, product range is varied
Review for Monument Tools by Thomas combes21st February 2021
Great ranging amount of tools. As a plumber always a first stop when looking for hand tools great for the trade. Great quality tools good for the job at good prices
Review for Monument Tools by Louis13th February 2021
A good quality brand that always delivers the very best of tools and accessories make sure to have a look at many of there products you won’t be disappointed
Review for Monument Tools by GLM Gas & Plumbing12th February 2021
Recently bought the new masters bender and it’s great , I find it much better than the older style bender ! After trying a numerous other brand of pipe slices none of them come close to the monument slices in my opinion
Review for Monument Tools by G Potts Plumbing & Heating Ltd12th February 2021
Can’t beat the 15 and 22 mm copper pipe cutters. Easy to grip and well made. Keep them oiled and change the blades they will last for years. I don’t use anything else now.
Review for Monument Tools by Neptune Property Service12th February 2021
Monument autocut 22 and 15mm pipe slicers in plastic. Great kit, being plastic they can't rust unlike the more traditional cutters which have parts which are inaccessible to clean up any rust and hence a limited lifespan even with regular maintenance. I strip mine down every few months clean up the few metal parts put a new wheel in and they're like new. Never had any issues with the plastic being weak etc and their warmer to hold compared to metal cutters in cold weather. Cuts just as well as traditional metal cutters.
Review for Monument Tools by Agps5th February 2021
Great tool and great customer support, purchased the new range of benders after alot of deliberation being stuck in my ways, but took the plunge and couldn't be happier.
Review for Monument Tools by Owen Andrews Joinery And Handyman Services2nd February 2021
Really good all round products my college used them back when I was in training and I liked them a lot good quality but not as good as other power tool brands
Review for Monument Tools by DB28th January 2021
Monument Masters 15mm and 22mm extended.
Previously I owned another brand of benders which are famously yellow. I had them for 18 years and they decided to give up on me. Just goes to show that British made products last. However that brand of benders are now produced in China and do not have to same quality.
I knew that when I bought some new benders they had to be British made and had seen that a lot of people posting about these new monument masters. I read up on them and finally got a chance to have a bend on a colleague’s new set. I knew from that moment I had to get some.
They are very easy to use, no more cack handed trying to get the pipe guide in and flipping the pipe stop over and these are now built in. Your line of vision when doing offsets is unrestricted as you don’t have the other former blocking your view. You can line up the offsets with the arm out of the ways.
Although you need to carry two benders instead of just one normal scissor bender, the weight difference is not recognisable. This is because the monument masters are much lighter in weight.
A question I have been asked is if the monument masters pull tighter bends in comparison to normal scissor benders and the answer to that would be they are the same. They do pull offsets just as tight also.
Are they worth the money?? I would say yes they are. Down to the fact that they are so much easier and ergonomic to use over scissor benders. As with other monument tools I have owned they have always stood the test of time and I am certain that these will also.
Review for Monument Tools by Monument Tools27th January 2021
Our target is to be the brand of choice for plumbing, heating and gas engineers and sheet lead roofers as well as the brand of choice for plumbing and roofing merchants.
Review for Monument Tools by D Baker Carpentry26th January 2021
Having owned a Monument old Size 1 pipe cutter that I bought some years ago and admittedly only gets used for say curtain poles and hanging rail cutting I think the quality of tool is great and having just got a replacement cutting wheel that fits and branded Monument the tool is like new.
Very handy tool to have in kit.
Review for Monument Tools by GHS24th January 2021
Can’t go wrong with these tools you get what you pay for with any hand tools at the end of the day these are a good happy medium not to expensive but superb quality as would expect
Review for Monument Tools by Mjb23rd January 2021
I have recently purchased the monument masters pipe benders 15mm and I am very impressed with the accuracy and how light they and will soon be purchasing the 22mm ones
Review for Monument Tools by Pra Air Conditioning21st January 2021
Probably the top power tool brand atm They have so many indevidual tools such as the m12 pipe cutters They’re definitely worth the price as they are full of quality and made really well
Review for Monument Tools by D C PLUMBING AND HEATING18th January 2021
Always been around and you don’t hear bad things about monument very often. I have a lot of useful monument kit and have just ordered the new benders. Looking forward to using them for years to come
Review for Monument Tools by Nickthegas19th December 2020
My first tool I ever owned was a puddleing stick and a moleskin wiping glove for leading seams on a Rolls Royce where I served my apprenticeship.
Review for Monument Tools by Lee Key Plumbers9th December 2020
Monument Masters Bag
I purchased one of these at the installer show a couple of years ago. Many bags end up ripped or damaged, this I am pleased to say is still going strong and used daily
Review for Monument Tools by Albert Williams Ltd31st October 2020
Have had tools made by monument over the years and they are made to a very high quality. They do last for years as their build quality is great. Their new pipe benders is of a good quality and well worth the cost that they are.
Review for Monument Tools by Lamba Welding Sytems29th October 2020
These tools are excellent for beginners the tools are not the highest of quality but they are the right quality for the right price so you can’t go wrong
Review for Monument Tools by John Carne29th October 2020
I’ve been using monument tools for about 2 years now they quickly became my go to brand for lots of plumbing tools very good pipe slices last a very long time and only need basic maintenance ie new blades or some oil they have some handy spanner’s and nice pipe benders.
Review for Monument Tools by Sunderland Property Renovations Ltd27th October 2020
Monument ratcheting plastic pipe cutter 20-42mm. Once you get the hang of twisting the pipe while cuttings, it works a treat. Did crush a few trial pieces before I got used to it, much better than my old hack saw.
Review for Monument Tools by Broad Oak25th October 2020
By far the best plumbing tools on the market can not fault the price one bit have never failed me and I’ve had them some time I’ve made contact with the company in the pas to and they have amazing customer service would never got to any other Brad after yawing monument can’t recommend them enough
Review for Monument Tools by Graphene Gas Solutions19th October 2020
Used their wheel cutters for ages now. Can’t fault them in the slightest. Nice easy grip and easy to maintain. Their 15-22mm compression nut spanner is the best thing I’ve ever bought
Review for Monument Tools by Ian Tate30th September 2020
15 mm pipe bender. New type. I must admit spending that sort of money on a pipe bender just wasn't in my mind. However after reading a few reviews decided to buy one. What can I say just it's as good as all the reviews say.
Build quality is very good. However will have to wait and see how the plastic pipe guide lasts. With it been small it's easy to use in doors namely bathrooms. Bends 15mm pipes very easily. I've also noticed I'm noticed my pipes aren't crinkled (throading) when bending. Im think my old bender/former is worn.
Review for Monument Tools by M.O'Brien Gas & Plumbing Services29th September 2020
Good mid range product for the plumbing industry in my opinion. Never had a bad tool from them. Not as good as top end product but well worth the money
Review for Monument Tools by R SANGHA26th September 2020
An excellent manufacturer for plumbing hand tools, they even gave me a laser engraved auto cut with my name on! :)
Well priced and built to last, they have a new range called monument masters which I’m very intrigued to try and I’m sure worth their weight in gold.
Review for Monument Tools by ATR Plumbing & Heating26th September 2020
I have lots of monument hand tools. Very robust and good build quality. Had the 15mm and 22mm pipeslices years. I just strip them down clean , grease and replace the cutting wheel and there like new again. Really wanting to try the new 15mm dedicated bender looks the business
Review for Monument Tools by Skillz Builders24th September 2020
Well priced decent quality plumbing tools, much cheaper than some makes and do the exact same job. Pipe cutters are not as bulky as some and this can be an advantage in tight spacers. They don’t take a great deal of abuse but are at a price that you don’t mind replacing them from time to time
Review for Monument Tools by PHE 24724th September 2020
Been using Monument Tools for over 10 years now. The cutters last longer than any others I’ve tried. Can get in most places and like the fact their made in Britain.
Review for Monument Tools by Purrfect Plumbing & Heating14th August 2020
All aspects dealt with very professionally. The tools do exactly what you want and what they are designed to do. Quality tools and very well priced.
Review for Monument Tools by Gas Patrol18th April 2020
Very impressed with there tools and they have a broad range of tools too.
We have 22/15 spanners, pipe benders, trv tail driver, immersion spanner, rad valve spanner etc
The list goes on, superior build quality and feels it too.
Would not hesitate to buy any of there tools
Review for Monument Tools by Huddersfield Plumbing Services11th March 2020
just used my 15mm autocut for plastic for the first time. 3 turns a i was through the pipe. miles better than my Rothenberger pipe slices. highly recommend these cutters.
Review for Monument Tools by Ultimate heating services ltd13th November 2019
Having a few of theses tools on the van, they are really very good quality and haven’t let me done yet. And of course a British brand aswell.
Review for Monument Tools by Britannia gas and plumbing12th November 2019
A very well professional company who understand what gas engineers need in field and provide quality tools ,bits for every sundries to complete a job
Review for Monument Tools by Surrey Plumbing Solutions Ltd23rd September 2019
When I started as an apprentice plumber I starting buying monuments tools and 25 years later I still buy monument tools. Really happy with the brand and ranges.
Review for Monument Tools by Chalmers Gas & Heating LTD16th September 2019
Really love the monument slices, switched over to them just recently and they’re great quality for the price. They have a good range of other tools as well for the trade
Review for Monument Tools by P and r heating1st September 2019
Been a plumber most of my tools are monument, I recently purchased the 15/22/28 mm pipe slices moving away from another brand I have used for ages!! They cut through pipe a lot quicker and easier .
Review for Monument Tools by Atmosphere Renewables Ltd29th August 2019
received my personalised 15mm pipe slice courtesy of expert trades, massively impressed with it, added it to join my other monument slices, but this takes pride of place, it looks fantastic and I'm sure my customers will be really impressed at the personal touch, as I always get complimented in my range of specialist tools
Review for Monument Tools by Minty Property Developments8th August 2019
My favourite monument tool is their copper pipe cutter. They are the best on the market. I have used many other more expensive ones, they do not compare to monument. Build quality is far better. They don’t break after a few weeks as I have experienced with others.
Review for Monument Tools by A Royal Flush Plumbing4th August 2019
had a few of their tools and always done as they need too. company is fantastic and do everything they can to help design and create tools to make our jobs easier at a reasonable price. they ask us tradesmen what we need and try to get it sorted for us as well as come up with new products they again ask us to examine and trial. they are a company that honestly cares about their products and clients
Review for Monument Tools by Ph plumbing & heating services Limited30th July 2019
traditional tool company making well maid mostly tools for the plumbing industry. im a fan of the pipe slice I do need to to get a few more tools tho.
Review for Monument Tools by S3 Heating and Plumbing4th July 2019
British brand with fantastic products designed with the engineers in mind. The build quality shows how much research they put into the tools and accessories. Something simple like the monument masters gas engineer bag is built with quality and so much thought has gone into designing it. Love the tools and will continue to buy Monument.
Review for Monument Tools by PipeDream Plumbing11th February 2019
I've got a small collection of monument tools, I've always liked them and they do listen and take on board engineer feedback. Their pipeslices could do with a look at tho, I had two sets of cutters tram line pipework within weeks
Review for Monument Tools by Boiler Medic North East1st December 2018
Well a true British brand couldn’t ask for more solidly built second to non for back up very proud to have This brand in my tool box
A tool to match every budget
Review for Monument Tools by Vital Plumbers Ltd14th November 2018
Got the hose in the special offer and it - and it it’s amazing very good quality grips onto the drain valve I would highly recommend , and honestly I will be buying a second one
Review for Monument Tools by MB Gas & Heating Ltd28th March 2018
Overall 5 out of 5 , I’ve always liked Monument tools since starting in the trade . Good quality materials , build quality is excellent , tool design is brilliant . One of my favourite brands for hand tools
Review for Monument Tools by Central Gas WM Ltd23rd March 2018
This is a company that has been around for many years and has been supplying the plumbing industry with tool's. Have noticed in the last couple of years though Monument are now focusing more on their brand and the quality of their tools. When considering what brand to use Monument are always my 1st choice now. For example the TRV tail driver & the oliver puller are always in my tool tray #madeinbritain
Review for Monument Tools by O'Brien Property Maintenance21st March 2018
When first going into the plumbing industry I was always swayed towards rothenberg and not knowing any different any different used them until I was invited to the first monument master group I got to see and use there tools a wow I was amazed at the quality of their tooling they improve where other have failed or over looked, when ever I buy any tools I need for my plumbing I always buy monument and try my best to sway other the same.
Review for Monument Tools by Daley Plumbing and Heating Ltd16th January 2018
Check out my on site video review here of the monument Olive Puller
Great piece of kit
Review for Monument Tools by Anderson plumbing11th December 2017
Very good brand from what I have seen so far the soldering mat with the pipe gap is great and the pipe slicers are very reliable . A decent brand
Review for Monument Tools by Alpha Heating2nd December 2017
Very good easy tool to use ideal for cutting pipes the easy way. Very reliable and strong sturdy build no issues at all with this tool...............
Review for Monument Tools by Crawley HVAC Services22nd November 2017
It’s about time that everyone finally realised that monument are a high end quality British tool maker, they have been in the plumbing industry from day dot, they make so many cool unique tools that only a true professional would appreciate, quality quality quality, to quote someone I once heard say ‘they make cool shit from metal’ and they weren’t wrong, plus the stuff they make is easily accessible via amazon, I’ve become a big fan boy / collector,
Review for Monument Tools by M c bathroom and boiler company Ltd7th November 2017
By far the best pipesices on the market,
Much better than rothenbeger, seems to go on forever,
Great value, Never had to return any products
Review for Monument Tools by HPE Services26th October 2017
Very reasonable price tools. Massive range of really handy tools which make awkward jobs easier. I found the quality to be first class and the tools to be long lasting.
Review for Monument Tools by Browns Plumbing & Heating22nd October 2017
Good quality innovative products which are great value for money also British made which is something of a rarity these days.
Review for Monument Tools by Ian mortimer plumbing and heating23rd September 2017
Ace tools...best of the pipeslices around,no tracking like the cheaper versions....highly recommended
Review for Monument Tools by Ultimate Plumbing and Heating Services26th August 2017
Have used monuments products for yrs.Always found them to be well made and reasonable priced .I have 15and 22 mm cutters and tap spanner
Review for Monument Tools by Harrison plumbing and heating18th July 2017
Always used monument pipe slices and tap spanners, also got the monobloc box spanner set. All products made to a high standard with no issues
Review for Monument Tools by SPC Plumbing and Heating Ltd12th July 2017
Been using monument tools for over 20 years now and are the best hand tools on the market, British made and made to last.#askformonument.
Review for Monument Tools by Snowden plumbing & heating12th July 2017
Brilliant tools. Made to last and made well. They make the best olive splitters aswell. Nice to see that there a british company.
Review for Monument Tools by Dry as a bone3rd July 2017
I bought 15&22mm olive splitting tools, whatna time saver they are. Effortlessly remove olives from pipes without having to resort to beating them with a spanner or trying to pull of with a pair of grips
Review for Monument Tools by Cairns heating & plumbing13th June 2017
Trusty old monument can't get a better pipe slice in my opinion have had them for years just change the cutting wheel & it's good as new
Review for Monument Tools by flaming boilers26th May 2017
Great tools, well built, good value for money, and British made. Have a good choice as well, Ive used their tools for over 10 years, what more can i say ?
Review for Monument Tools by iGas Heating Ltd22nd April 2017
Have various Monument Tools in my tool bag and they have never let me down
Recently went on a tour of their factory and tbh I was simply amazed at the range of tools they have available to us. They're Made in Britain which again for me is a massive plus I would always try and support a British company over an overseas one especially with Brexit looming. Fantastic company with passionate staff and superb tools to match
Review for Monument Tools by CCH Leeds22nd April 2017
#MadeInBritain says it all for me, let's help and support British products. They have a large range of products and most are very good some could do with improvements but all in all amazing company with amazing products #AskForMonument
Review for Monument Tools by PARAGAS21st April 2017
Monument is always my first port of call when buying new tools.
Price, range and customer service is second to none.
The only company that truly care about their products and the trades that use them.
Review for Monument Tools by SAFGas Ltd14th April 2017
This company really do go above and beyond in every aspect.
Customer service is brilliant, who h cannot be said for most big manufacturing companies.
The team actually listen to us the end users & actually act on the feedback they have been given whether it be good or bad. They actually encourage the bad feedback too so they know where and how to improve.
Would recommend any of their tools out of the extensive range they do as they are superb value for money that also last due to the high build quality.
Review for Monument Tools by J.McKie plumbing & heating6th April 2017
Brilliant Stuff Best going in my opinion wouldn't use out else
Highly recommended To other people Customer service great too
Review for Monument Tools by D.Q Plumbing and Heating24th January 2017
Worked with monument for the last 12 years, intend to continue this for the next 42
Review for Monument Tools by Sunrise Plumbing & Heating21st January 2017
We take a lot of pride in our work and for us to achieve that we need tools of a high quality and won’t let us down that’s why we use Monument.
If you ever have the pleasure of meeting the team at Monument you will instantly see why they are experts in the manufacturing of high quality Plumbing and heating tools you will also see how passionate they are about delivering the latest quality tools to make our jobs easier.
Over the years we have used many copper pipe cutters “but nothing seems to cut the mustard or should I say cut the copper like a Monument pipe cutter”.
The spanners are some of the best on the market, the olive splitters and pullers are just brilliant.
Its great to see a British tooling company which are approachable listen to the end user and are still around after so many years which is a testimony to the quality of their products and staff.
Keep it up
Review for Monument Tools by Hampshire Technical21st January 2017
A real pleasere dealing with this brand. Its amazing to see a brand so proud of there history and still so happy to be making tools in the U.K. If you ever have a problem its easly sorted with no fuss unlike there competitors.
Review for Monument Tools by Hydro Heat Plumbing21st January 2017
Really like monument and their tool range. They seem to have come up with a solution for everything. I moved away from monument for a bit and tried other brands but I've reverted back to using them because I found there to be much more value for my money, their customer service is excellent as well! Keep up the good work monument!
Review for Monument Tools by Afterglow Plumbing & Heating Ltd19th January 2017
I've been using monument eve since I was an apprentice 15 years ago. Love the brand, the tools are built to last. I've tried cheeper brands when it comes to pipe slices and none of them can compete with monument
Number questions: 6
Asked on 25th January 2021 by Monument Tools
From your experience, why does copper pipe ripple when you bend it?
Answered on 26th January 2021 by A Daughtry Plumbing & Heating Ltd
Couple of reasons guides and formers not clean and greases or cheap thin wall imported copper. Don’t get this problem very much now since ordering my monument benders
Answered on 26th January 2021 by D s plumbing and heating
Pipe wall size is alot thicker than it used to be, plus the pipe bender former could be stiff.
Answered on 26th January 2021 by D s plumbing and heating
Sorry meant to say the copper is alot thinner now.
Answered on 26th January 2021 by PG Plumbing
Cheap thin wall copper doesn’t help the issue , there was a batch few years ago that was actually snapping
Damaged formers or the guide on bender itself can also do it
Or guides , formers that are not clean
Answered on 26th January 2021 by B H heating solutions
Over the years been few reasons, main reason I find of is poor Quilty copper! Other reason dirt on the guides generally a good clean and oil or dw40 sorts it out, had once with bender that had been dropped and it was slightly twisted
Answered on 26th January 2021 by Roy Millar Plumbing and Heating
Cheap thin copper but even expensive copper ripples. But makes a big difference with running wire wool over the guides first. Keep them clean. Found the wee monument benders don’t ripple the pipe as much. Great wee benders
Answered on 26th January 2021 by Ian Winnard Heating & Plumbing
Purchasing poor quality copper tubing, always buy kite marked. Formers need to be kept clean and check bending tool for loose fixings ie bolts loose etc.
Answered on 26th January 2021 by Vital Plumbers Ltd
Thinner copper plus if the copper pipe is cold you will get a ripple if it’s cold I heat it up with my blowtouch for a few seconds
Answered on 26th January 2021 by Glennon plumbing services ltd
I’ve had my hilmor bender for 9 years and the only time it rippled copper was when I lost the original guides and had to buy a cheap generic one. Bought the original guides again and haven’t had a single ripple since. I’ve used copper from every merchant and to be honest I’ve never noticed this “cheap” copper that ripples, maybe it’s out there or maybe people’s benders need fixing/binning.
Answered on 26th January 2021 by Mjb
Poor quality copper with thin wall gauge
Answered on 26th January 2021 by N Barker Plumbing Heating and Gas Services
A few years ago it was due to cheaper imported copper, more recently if the formers or guides are worn the bend will ripple, sometimes it happens if you try to pull the bend too quickly or if you catch the free ends of the pipe on a door frame or floor whilst bending,
Answered on 26th January 2021 by Fitzgerald Electrical & Plumbing Solutions
Couple of possible things. well maintained pipe bender clean guides etc. , try warming up the tube a little especially when it’s as cold as at the moment, also poor quality tube there is a lot a low grade tube available and merchants always want to maximize their profits, some merchants I’ve been in and asked what brand the tube is have had no clue ? Just replied tube is tube ain’t it??? I only use Wednesbury tube copper and haven’t had any issues!
Answered on 26th January 2021 by Wheelers (westbury) Ltd
Normally poor quality copper, and worn/badly maintained benders/formers. Also springs will ripple copper as well but haven’t used them for years !!
Answered on 26th January 2021 by Paul Jenkins Plumbing and Heating
Usually the guide and formers need a clean
Answered on 26th January 2021 by A L Plumbing & Heating
if the tool is dirty or poorly maintained if the copper tube is of poor quality or if the pipe is bent to quickly
Answered on 26th January 2021 by ATR Plumbing & Heating
I usually just clean the formers with wire wool or similar and it resolves it. Could be a bad batch of copper or poor quality benders. I have some old hilmor benders that were handed down to me from a retired plumber, their quality.
Answered on 26th January 2021 by COMBI-CARE
Incorrect pipe slide, poor copper, or pulling bender by wrong direction !!
Answered on 26th January 2021 by Albert Williams Ltd
The guide or bending machine is dirty or is loose. The guide will need tightening or cleaning. Pipe is not good quality. Can also of the installer holds the copper when using the bending machine.
Answered on 26th January 2021 by SPJ Plumbing & Heating
Answered on 26th January 2021 by D C PLUMBING AND HEATING
I first noticed this problem when using a Rothenburger bender and put it down the dirty guides and formers. I also believe its down to high steel content copper, apparently close to the end of a batch the quality is particularly poor.
Answered on 26th January 2021 by BPH - Blakemore Plumbing And Heating
Cheap copper that is really thin.
Poor maintenance of the benders and formers.
Answered on 27th January 2021 by Watt Heating and Plumbing
Benders and guide need a clean with steel wool
Answered on 27th January 2021 by David Hainey & Co
Over the years the wall of the copper pipe has got thinner
Answered on 27th January 2021 by S. C. Plumbing & Heating.
If your pipe is thin walled and your equipment is not clean.
Answered on 27th January 2021 by A.O.S Heating and Gas Services Ltd
Dirty bender and slides
Asked on 15th February 2019 by Sunrise Plumbing & Heating
Any chance of bringing out a Trade Pro range? Current range although good does not quite hit the mark. Also could you team up with a Power tool manufacturer and bring a range that is top quality?
Answered on 24th September 2020 by PHE 247
Hey Darren. I think they did this with a range called ‘Masters’
Asked on 14th February 2019 by D.A Gas, Heating & Plumbing
Where are your tools made?
Asked on 14th February 2019 by D.A Gas, Heating & Plumbing
How long does it take from product idea to being on the shelf?
Asked on 19th March 2018 by Monument Tools
We are putting together an e-book with top tips on becoming a successful plumber / heating engineer. We would love members of Expert Trades to be featured. What is the best piece of advice you would give to someone just starting out in the trade?
Answered on 19th March 2018 by HPE Heating And Plumbing Engineer
Read james dewane book marketing for sparks.
Answered on 19th March 2018 by aw services
Go to college, get your exams & join bodies such as CIPHE to set yourself apart from the majority of the others ... also have pride in all your work
Answered on 19th March 2018 by RMD Plumbing and Heating Ltd
Customers just want an engineer to turn up when they say they will. It sounds really easy but the day to day running of your business can easily get in the way. Make sure you dedicate enough time to each job so that you dont over run and potentially miss other customers timeslots!
Answered on 19th March 2018 by The Boiler Guys
Turn up on time, respect peoples homes,dont put your tools on beds and sofas, no matter how clean your new bag is.Be prepared for previous work carried not to be up to standard, so allow extra time.Take your time, it's actually quicker.make sure you have the means to soak up water,not the customers bath towels.If you price up fairly the customer will often inquire about another job often before you are finished.keep enough consumerables on board, nothing worse than searching for a buried last fitting.Inform your customer what you are doing, but be polite, nobody likes a smart arse.Buy decent tools if you value your hands, buy decent led torches and carry spare batteries.I also use led work lamps.wear gloves or clean your hand thoroughly skin care can be underated, you can end uo with hands as rough as old boots and or skin conditions.
Answered on 19th March 2018 by Plumbsafe Plumbing and Heating Ltd
Do it properly from the start!! Get independent business advice, a proper business plan and a good accountant. Learn the basics to marketing a company and remember your customers are the important people on the planet, do what it takes to put a smile on their face.
Rember it takes 1 good job to create 20 leads on future jobs via word of mouth and reccomendations. And it takes 1 bad job to loose 50 leads on future jobs!!
Answered on 20th March 2018 by Aspire Heating & Plumbing Solutions Ltd
Become an electrician
Answered on 20th March 2018 by Westons Plumbing & Heating Ltd
Always give yourself a few moments to stop and catch your breath . Sometimes we look past the solution as we are stressing or worrying . Take a two min break then go back .
Answered on 30th June 2018 by Cope Gas Services
Take your time don’t rush. It’s a marathon not a sprint.
Answered on 30th June 2018 by Cope Gas Services
My first set of benders were monument. Straight bends not twist or kinks. And take a beating
Asked on 22nd April 2017 by iGas Heating Ltd
Does anyone have any experience of Monument Benders? Curious to know how good they are as my Hilmors are very tired
Answered on 25th April 2017 by Drew Styles Plumbing & Heating
A guy I used to work with had a pair and they were spot on. Never had any issue at all with them, standard monument tool really well priced and reliable as ever
Answered on 19th March 2018 by HPE Heating And Plumbing Engineer
Great benders even have degrees of angles marked on the former
Answered on 19th March 2018 by Plumbsafe Plumbing and Heating Ltd
Personally I will only by monument benders I have tried other brands only to find they break. My current one has been with me for 6 years and it's still sets pipework perfectly.