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Plumbing Engineers Pay by Time

A large number of serviceteam Ltd customers prefer to pay for our services by the hour. Why? well, it’s a straightforward and easy approach to know exactly what they are paying for. Charging by the hour only begins when our tradesperson arrives on-site and has opened up their toolbox.

Alternatively, customers may request a fixed price quotation, either way, the customers know exactly what they are paying for. Usually, a fixed price quotation will list all the materials/parts, including labour costs plus the duration of the project. By listing these items helps our customers decide whether to engage serviceteam Ltd.

Paying by the hour covers many trades, from plumbing, gas, and electrical repair to property repairs and renovations.

What's included in this service?

When you make contact with serviceteam Ltd a friendly team member will handle your enquiry professionally and provide some useful suggestions. Come the end of the call you will know if your project requires a survey or a diagnostic/repair visit.

Once completed and an appointment arranged an highly skilled tradesperson will be scheduled to be with you on the agreed day and within a 3 hour time slot (circumstance permitting) ready to commence the work.

Any work unforeseen work that may change the original spec will be discussed prior to commencement of the work. We will not proceed without authorisation.If we do receive authorisation to proceed the work will begin immediately.

Contact us now through our online booking platform or just call us. Our services are available 24/7. Just in case you’ve any concerns regarding reliability etc. check out our customer reviews on Checkatrade or Which/Trustpilot, which may help you decide which company to use.

Our charge?

Our ‘by time on site’ rates are:

  • £42.50 + VAT per half hour with a minimum of one hour being chargeable for any one visit.
  • Alternatively contact our maintenance advisors to obtain a fixed price quote before we visit on 0203 538 7066.

Here’s what we’ll do…?

  • Step 1 – You book a plumbing engineerChoose a convenient appointment time and day that suits your busy schedule.
  • Step 2 – A plumbing advisor will contact you in advance to discuss your requirements and explain your options so that we are prepared for the visit.
  • Step 3 – Assess works on site Our expert Serviceteam engineer will arrive on the date you have chosen. He will evaluate and plan for the works required.

What's not included in this service?

  • Any congestion zone, ULEZ or parking charges - This will be added at cost to the final bill (unless a parking permit for the duration of the visit is provided).

  Have more question regarding our Pay by time product? Read our Facts & FAQs

    Why ServiceTeam Ltd?

    A common question asked by everyone before choosing our service “why should you be choosing us?”. As we take your concerns seriously, here is some useful stuff that will help you with your choice!

    Best Prices

    One key factor is competitive pricing. We work on fixed prices. There are no extra or hidden charges on anything. The only extra costs you would pay for would be for extra materials required, but full justification will be given i.e. if a concealed area is accessed which otherwise could not have been be visually inspected prior to commencement of the work..

    Year's Of Professional Experience

    Professionalism comes through years of experience. Only seasoned professionals make up serviceteam Ltd band of tradespeople. Thus ensuring every project meets with the customers expectations. We trust you will be completely satisfied once the project is completed.


    One of the main factors which differentiate one service provider from the other is the amount of professionalism they put in their work. Acknowledging this fact, Serviceteam plumbing engineers and expert's make sure each of your projects is done with complete workmanship. Also, our customer-friendly staff is there to help you with any issues. Everything will be done under your supervision to ensure you stay satisfied.

    Our Plumbing engineers are highly qualified to perform any plumbing services, here are some of the plumbing services that serviceteam offers:

  • Toilet and sink Unblocking
  • Toilet repair
  • Sanifo Macerator Repair
  • Electric shower Replacement
  • Food Waste Disposal
  • Shower Pump Replacement
  • Customer's Trust and Satisfaction

    Through our years of serving customers in and around London we have established a huge level of customer trust as we always endeavour to go a little beyond what is expected and requested. For further proof please visit our customer review page.

    Friendly staff

    When people give a first class service they have something in common - a customer friendly attitude. We appreciate every customer who chooses to do business with serviceteam Ltd. and will always do our best to our best to ensure a positive experience that keeps you coming back!.


    Q: Will my engineer be able to complete gas works?

    A: Our plumbing engineers are also qualified gas safe engineers, however, one of our team advisors will contact you in advance of your visit to discuss the works required and ensure the correct engineer is appointed.

    Q: How do you work out your charge?

    A: Charges are worked out on a half-hourly basis.

    Q: What does the price include?

    A: Our half hour rate of £42.50 + Vat only includes for labour. Additional charges are made for extra materials, congestion charges and parking.

    Q: Will the engineer have all the materials he needs?

    A: Where possible we carry spare parts, however, this is not always possible with 1000’s of different makes and models of appliances on the market. If the parts is delivered and installed on the same day of the appointment then collection is charged at the hourly rate.

    Q: What if I don’t want to proceed with the works after the engineer has provided his estimate?

    A: We will leave you with a written quotation and there will only be a charge for the time spent on site.

    Q: Will you ever charge me more than authorised?

    A: We will never proceed with works without seeking authorisation from you as the bill payer.

    Q: How do I pay?

    A: In cash after your service is complete, or with a card over the phone.


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Choose your preferred method? If not now but certainly in the future you’re likely to have something in your home or premises that needs repairing or replacing? When you do we have various ways we can approach your job;

  • Serviceteam completes so many jobs during a year that we can often provide you with a fixed price for the works without attending
  • Other jobs require am enquiry to be raised, so we can compile a quotation. Any photos provided will help us to assess requirements.
  • If your project is large or complex, we will assign one of our qualified engineers to visit and prepare a detailed quotation.
  • Alternatively, you can select serviceteam’s Pay by Time option, certainly if you have an emergency or a “to do” list made up of one or several minor jobs. When on site our engineer will appraise the works required and give an indication of how long the works are expected to take. If we are unable to complete the works within the first visit due to the need for extra time or materials, then we will provide you with a fixed price quotation for the extended works for consideration and authorisation before proceeding.
Enquiries can be logged through our website, email, WhatsApp or by calling 020 3538 7067.

What happens next?
When booking online the details of your job, including your preferred time slot/s will be sent to our scheduling department where within one working hour, scheduling will assign the appropriately qualified engineer to your job. You will also receive an alert via email confirming your appointment. You can view details of your job and see a photo of the engineer who will be visiting. If we are unable to accommodate your job at the time requested, due to high demands on our resources, we will be in touch with alternative dates.

Good to know about your deal?
If our tradesperson assesses your job and believes that the scope of the works need adjusting in terms of time/materials and price, they will seek you approval before the work begins.

How are tradespeople verified?
All our tradespeople have the relevant trade specific qualifications, have been rigorously screened and come under serviceteam’s insurance policies.

How do we charge?
At the point of booking your service we will log your preferred payment details card number etc. Payment will not be taken from your credit/debit card until the works have been completed, usually within 24 hours. Please note credit card transactions are limited to £150.00. maximum. A copy of your paid invoice and a job-sheet will be emailed to you when payment has been approved. Our dedicated Operations Team, based in London, are on call to discuss any current or future jobs as well as managing your project through to completion. If you prefer to pay with a different card to the one used when booking your appointment, please ask our trades person whilst on site to call the office and update your details.

How do refunds work?
You are eligible for a refund if you cancel within 14 days of booking or the job has not been started and is not within the cancellation time frame.

What if I want to cancel the appointment?
We understand that priorities and plans change, and you may need to rearrange/cancel your booking. Should this be the case please let us know as soon as possible so we can make the necessary alterations to our work schedules. If we don’t receive enough notice of your cancellation or appointment rescheduling within the terms outlined below, then there is a possibility you will be charged a cancellation fee.

Cancellation windows
(1.) A charge of £10.00 (ten pounds) will be payable if the service is cancelled within 24 hours. (2.) If the scheduled appointment is cancelled within 12 hours (or less) a 50% charge of the booking fee will be applied (3.) If the appointment is cancelled when engineer arrives at the property (on the doorstep - photos and times will be provided) and within our texted 3-hour time slot the full booking fee will become payable. None of the above charges are profit items and only contribute to the cost of late cancellation/lost business.

Do I need to provide parking?
As you know parking in and around London can be problematic and extremely costly (depending on the area) if a parking space can be reserved for our engineer it would be appreciated and help increase efficiency of the service provided (no feeding meters etc or mobile app updating). The quote we have provided does not include the cost of parking and/or congestion charge which will be added to the final invoice (if applicable). Please inform your personal account manager if any special parking instructions like parking permit/free parking can be provided. For properties on the rim of the congestion zone and it is not possible for our engineer to attend without entering/clipping the charge zone, we may need to add the charge to the final bill ? Please check with your personal account manager in advance of your appointment if you’re not sure?

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