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Plumbing Business regs etc help

Hi,
I want to start a plumbing business, i will be training soon (fast track but i already know a bit as did my own home plumbing with success) I will take on small jobs to start then will carry on training till i reach my goal of being corgi registared and having a few vans and employees on the road....

My problem:
1) where can i find out what the rules and regs about entering a persons home
2) what insurances will i need.
3) where can i find a copy of other regs water etc
4) what other things will i have to take into consideration

Please help someone..

Thanks
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The training is there to teach you those things. Take it from an experienced trainer.

Speak to business link regarding insurances etc.
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I actually own a property development business and we have a few plumbers/gas fitters who sub for us so I can try and offer your soem info. In answer to your questions:

1. There's no real 'rules and regs' for entering peoples homes apart from the correct insurances you will need (covered below), the only rules and regs you will need to be upto speed on will be found at your local building control offices which will govern the actual work you carry out. Call them and ask for info to be sent about all relavant regulations. Also CORGI (who govern gas installers) will be able to provide you with industry standards you will be excpected to conform too if you move into gas installation. You can also contact IP (Institute of Plumbers) for info and it would be worth trying to become a member with them also once your established to give your customers extra peice of mind. But as Netcomm said, your training will cover all of this.

2. You will need public liability insurances which will cover you for any damages to your business and the surroundings you are working in (i.e. any damages you do to your customers property). Also if your intending on hiring people you'll need employers liability insurances too.

3. Answered in Q.1

4. Advertising, tools costs, van purchase, other insurances, notify your local inland revenue when you've gone self employed, tax, VAT (if necessary).
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Thanks for your replies will get on the case and contact those people, You have been a great help
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No worries, good luck
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