The Palace of Pipes is Here - Did You Make the Cut?
Earlier this year we set out to find some of the best pipes the plumbing and heating trade has to offer! We know just how much engineers love to show off their pipes and we wanted to recognise some of the brilliance that's out there!
We also know it’s been a strange time and so we wanted to create an outlet for engineers to share some of the brilliant work they do, while creating a bit of healthy competition.
The results are in did you make the cut? The full gallery is below, take a look and find out our number one!
Commenting on the results, David Holmes, founder of Boiler Guide, said:
"We've really loved seeing just how much pride the trade has in its work and most of the results are fantastic, real craftsmanship and care is taken and it's great. The friendly competition is definitely there and pushing everyone in the industry to be as good as they can be.
"But, there has to be one to place at the top of our Palace and we couldn't think of anyone more worthy than @boilerstoobathrooms with the amazing NHS bench made from pipes! A massive well done!"
Andy Steer plumber and owner of A M Steer LTD who is a part of the Bristan On Tap Plumbers Facebook Group commented on why plumbers love photos of neat pipes:
"I've been in the industry for 41 years and I love it. It's a real community. We like to share examples of our work with our fellow plumbers and also our customers, it's plumber pride! When I was younger, I took pictures on an old camera to make sure I was on the right path or to capture a really complex piece of work I was proud of. That way you can see improvements in your work, where you need to put more focus and you have examples to show customers too.
"Generally, plumbers tend to tackle jobs alone so it's great to be able to reach out to others for support and advice. It's been really supportive over the last few months. Whether it's a call out to a GPs surgery, vulnerable person's home or to get the hot water running for an NHS worker at the end of a long shift, it's great to see our community working together and sharing pictures is all part of that."
"It's important to remember that customers don't just want it working right, it needs to look right too. No good plumber would leave a mess behind. It's all about the detail and creating the perfect finish. Instagram is where our customers are looking for inspiration so it makes sense plumbers would want to show off their skills on this platform."