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Plumbing & Other Services

Bumford Heating has been providing its services to the local areas for over 50 years! Our team has experience in many areas from installing high-quality gas, oil, and solid fuel boilers to bathroom installations. 

Bumford’s has been renowned for our heating and installation skills, but over the years we have adapted and we have learned new skills to further help our customers. That is why we are able to offer a range of plumbing services as well as other skills that you will find useful. If we have a skill that you need, contact us today to see how we can help!

With a full team of engineers, we can offer an abundance of skills to provide help where it is needed the most. Take a look at what we can provide for you!

Plumbing Services

We have installed, maintained and repaired Plumbing systems since 1968. Below is a list of some of the Plumbing Services that Bumfords are able to offer

  • Airlocks
  • Ball valves
  • Bathroom refurbishment
  • Bidets
  • Blocked toilets, sinks pipes & drains
  • Burst pipes
  • Floods
  • Gutters & downpipes
  • Hot cylinder installations
  • Hot water problems
  • Immersion heaters
  • Kitchen Plumbing
  • Leaks
  • Overflows
  • Pipework replacement
  • Plumbing installations
  • Pumps
  • Radiator & valves
  • Repairs
  • Saniflo Macerator Installs


A macerator is a pump which allows for the installation of a toilet (or shower and basin) in almost any room in the home, such as a cellar or internal room. Bumford’s are able to help you specify and design your bathroom and offer professional installation services for your new macerator. Working with leading manufacturers including Saniflo and Grundfos we’re able to provide the best products for you.

  • Showers & pressure adjustments
  • Stopcocks
  • Sink Installation


In addition, we are able to source, supply and install kitchen sinks from leading brand manufacturers to complement your new kitchen.

  • Tap repairs & installations
  • Thermostat problems
  • Toilet repairs & installs
  • Unvented water cylinders
  • Kitchen Waste Disposals (Insinkerator)


We work with leading brands including Insinkerator and Wastemaid to provide design, specification and installation of your electric kitchen waste disposal unit. We have a working Insinkerator unit within our showroom where you can witness its quiet and efficient operation.

  • Water heater repairs & installs
  • Water tank installs

Below is a list of the Bathroom Services that Bumfords are able to provide

  • Bathroom refurbishments
  • Bathroom repairs
  • Cloakroom installations
  • Concealed plumbing
  • Electrical work
  • Floor tiling
  • Sanitaryware installation
  • Shower installs
  • Shower pump installs
  • Saniflo Macerator Installation
  • Towel rail installations
  • Underfloor Heating
  • Wall tiling


Bathroom Showroom

As leading installers of Bathroom products, we work closely with our partners and their Bathroom Showrooms. A visit to one of our partner’s bathroom showrooms is a must, not only for those looking for a complete bathroom renovation project but also for people looking to add a new tap, shower, toilet or basin into an existing bathroom or en-suite.

Our partner’s bathroom showrooms feature the latest trends in bathroom design, from modern and contemporary solutions to traditional designs. We can help you design and specify the dream bathroom for you. Why not pay them a visit

Bumford’s Bathroom Showroom Sheffield

  • c/o Wolseley UK, 7 Manton Street, Sheffield, S2 4BA  Tel: 0114 2724110 Contact: Sam Yeardley

Bumford’s Bathroom Showroom Doncaster

  • c/o Wolseley UK, West Street, Doncaster DN1 3AA Tel: 01302 738562 Contact: Wendy Varley

A visit to our Barnsley Heating Showroom is essential for those looking for designer radiatorsboilerssmart controls and underfloor heating.

Handyman Services

Additionally, we offer a professional and competitive Handyman service to local homes and businesses. Every home needs a handyperson from time to time, whether it be to fit a shelf, mow the lawn or assemble some flat-pack furniture. Our handymen will help you repair, maintain and enhance your property.

Bumfords offer a friendly, reliable and trustworthy handyman service to local homes and businesses. Our professional handypeople are qualified engineers and tradesmen. We can help you with assembly, interior and exterior repairs and general property maintenance, including the following services.

  • Hang a picture or mirror
  • Fit a curtain rail or window blinds
  • Fit a shelf or TV bracket
  • Install bathroom accessories
  • Replace Silicone and Grout
  • Install draught excluders
  • Gutter repairs and cleaning
  • Basic plumbing repairs
  • Power washing
  • Rubbish disposal
  • Grass cutting & general garden maintenance
  • Basic painting & decorating
  • Flat-pack furniture and bed assembly
  • Patio furniture assembly
  • Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm installation
  • Bathroom & Kitchen repairs including tiling
  • General maintenance


In addition to our local handyman services, our team are also able to provide installation, maintenance and repair services for boilers and central heating including underfloor heating systems. We also provide services for Air Conditioning, smart controls as well as plumbing and bathrooms.

Please contact us to provide you with a free quotation for large tasks. Our hourly rate for the first hour is £39.95 reduced to £29.95 for subsequent hours. We provide an instant quote/timescale before any work commences.


Central heating systems become very dirty. Powerflushing cleans sludge from central heating systems fixing cold radiators and noisy boilers which provides you with a warmer home with improved hot water and reduced fuel bills.

Is your shower icy cold? Are your radiators not working? or the boiler has broken down? Did you know 87% of boiler breakdown callouts are due to dirty system water*

What has made your boiler break down?

Dirty water and sludge from scale and rust build up in your heating system causes serious damage. It clogs the boiler’s tiny waterways, damaging the pump and heat exchanger, and resulting in boiler breakdown.

Sludge also collects in the pipework and at the bottom of radiators causing cold spots and clanging noises as the system fires up. Overall a dirty, sluggish heating system eats up more gas and costs even more to run.

What is the answer?

Cleaning your heating system! Depending on how dirty your central heating system is will dictate what treatment we recommend. A lightly sludged system may only require a chemical clean but a heavily sludged system will require a powerflush.

Powerflushing tackles the whole heating system. It flushes out the scale, sludge and rust that is lodged at the bottom of radiators and pipework – restoring the central heating system to tip-top condition.

After powerflushing..

Once your heating system has been cleaned and efficiency is restored, we will inhibit the system and if required, install a system filter. This will help prevent the system from becoming dirty again. By inhibiting the system, we will prevent sludge and rust from reforming which helps to keep the system clean and efficient.

The benefits of a clean heating system

Correct water treatment is the simplest and cheapest way to ensure your boiler and central heating system is protected from breakdown. Powerflushing and a clean heating system will result in;

  • Lower fuel bills
  • Boiler warranty compliance
  • Extend boiler lifespan
  • Optimise performance

*source: major boiler manufacturers

Electrical & Renewables

Furthermore, below is a list of some of the Electrical & Lighting services that Bumfords are able to provide:

  • Additional sockets
  • Circuit board installs
  • Circuit breaker repairs
  • Complete and partial rewiring
  • Consumer unit replacements
  • Cooker points
  • CCTV Installation
  • Domestic appliances
  • Door entry systems
  • Earthing ports and bonding
  • Electric heaters
  • Electric radiators
  • Electrical fault finding
  • Electrical repairs
  • Emergency lighting
  • External lighting
  • Fuse box replacements
  • Fused spurs
  • Garden lighting
  • Heating controls
  • Home Automation
  • Immersion heaters
  • Lighting installations
  • Lighting repair
  • Lighting-low voltage
  • Power shower installations
  • Rewiring
  • Security lighting
  • Sockets
  • Smart Heating Controls & Internet Thermostats
  • Switches
  • Towel rails
  • Transformers
  • Tripping circuits
  • Electric Water heaters


Some of the renewable services we offer:

  • Solar thermal hot water panels
  • Specialists in swimming pool heating solutions

Other key Appliances Services that Bumfords are able to provide are seen below:

  • Appliance installations
  • Cooker hoods
  • Dishwasher installs
  • Extractor fans
  • Extractor hoods
  • Freezer installs
  • Fridge installs
  • Hob installs
  • Ovens installs
  • Pumps
  • Range Cooker installs
  • Temperature problems
  • Timers fitted
  • Tumble installs
  • Washing machine installations
  • Kitchen Waste Unit Installation


Save on food waste by installing a kitchen waste disposal unit. We offer professional installation services for both Insinkerator and WasteMaid kitchen waste disposer units. We also have new units and parts without installation.

  • Kitchen Steaming Hot & Chiller Tap

Be the envy of your neighbours by installing a steaming hot, boiler water tap or chiller tap within your kitchen. We offer a complete professional installation service as well as unit and parts sales. We install leading taps from brands including Insinkerator, Zip and Heatrae Sadia.

Commercial Services

In addition to work carried out in domestic properties, we also undertake work within commercial establishments as well as project work for local authorities and developers. You can read more about our contract work here. We undertake commercial work in the following sectors boilers & heating, plumbing, appliances, electrical, bathroom, renewables or drainage.

  • Landlord Services
  • Legionella risk assessment
  • Landlord gas certificate
Mobility Services

As we get older, more and more of us are choosing to stay within our homes. But is your home equipped to deal with your changing needs? Bumford’s are able to help make your home a safe, practical, and comfortable place to live ensuring that you can live well in your home for longer.

Bumfords are experts in home improvements and so are able to help you adapt and improve your home as we age or experience a decline in mobility.
Some of the improvements and home safety solutions we can make to your home include:

  • Installing a stair bannister
  • Installing grab rails
  • Bathroom Adaptions
  • Kitchen Adaptions
  • Staying safe outdoors
  • Bathroom improvements


Bathrooms have the potential to be a dangerous location with the chances of a slip or fall greater than any other room in the house. The combination of water and steam in the bathroom environment increases the risk of slippery floors. Other adaptions that will assist within the bathroom may include the installation of a new toilet or toilet seat, improvements to the bath or shower, and installations of grab rails.
We can help you stay safe at home
Bumfords have served the local community, providing professional, competitive, and friendly service since 1968. Contact us to discuss your requirements or the requirements of a friend or family member.

Legionella Prevention

Post-lockdown COVID-19 Legionnaires’ threat.

Legionnaires’ disease is a concern at any time but particularly at the moment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With a large majority of the UK’s commercial buildings sitting empty due to COVID-19 social distancing measures, there is potential for an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease when restrictions are lifted.

From schools, hotels, holiday homes and restaurants to offices and leisure facilities, thousands of buildings are sitting empty across the UK. Business owners and landlords have never had to deal with such low occupancy, and as such, the threat posed by the build-up of legionella bacteria in water systems must become a priority. The Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors and local councils are among those warning that Legionnaires’ Disease could pose a serious public health concern once social distancing restrictions are relaxed, and people once again start to occupy these spaces.

About Legionnaires’ Disease:

Similar to COVID-19, Legionnaires’ Disease is a condition that affects the lungs. A form of pneumonia caused by the inhalation of small droplets containing the Legionella bacteria, the disease can be potentially fatal. Legionella bacteria is commonly found in water and thrives in temperatures between 20 and 45°C and can be spread in a variety of ways such as hot and cold water outlets, atomisers and wet air conditioning units.

In stored or recirculated water, the bacteria can build up in systems and essentially ‘feed’ off rust, sludge, scale and biofilm that naturally exists in most water systems. Any building that has stood empty for a period of time poses a higher risk as stagnant water within the system provides the ideal environment for growth, and with the country’s recent hot weather, there is a very real threat to thousands of organisations and businesses when the UK reopens for trading.

Some Wolseley customers have reported mould growth in water tanks just one week into systems being unused. While the bacteria doesn’t distinguish between residential and commercial dwellings, the risk is higher to commercial buildings at present due to their lack of water usage and turnover throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Both landlords and employers have a legal duty to assess and control the risks posed by Legionella bacteria, however as a somewhat rare disease, the seriousness of the threat is sometimes overlooked.

Assessing the risk:

When closing a business such as a hotel or a restaurant, for example, landlords or employers should shut down and flush the water system. With the lockdown announcement meaning many businesses were open one day, and forced to close the next, the reality is that many won’t have done this, particularly with the added stresses related to future financial security and the furloughing of staff.

For some systems, such as those on small premises, where water isn’t stored in cylinders, or where hot water is fed from instantaneous heaters, the risk is usually low however it is still important to review the situation.

For buildings which are used by vulnerable people such as those with chronic and acute medical problems or those over the age of 65, extra precautions should be taken. Extra care should also be taken in buildings with centralised hot water systems or buildings with more than 10 stories. Buildings with cooling towers, hot tubs, decorative fountains or centrally installed misters, atomisers, air washers or humidifiers should prioritise the risk assessment.

Taking precautions:

There are a number of precautionary steps that can be taken to prevent the build-up of Legionella bacteria, and while it is advised that these measures are taken regularly, they will be even more important when reopening buildings for public or employee use.

For those responsible for the workplace or public safety, ensure outlets used infrequently such as showerheads, fire sprinkler systems, eye wash stations, and taps are flushed out weekly.

Legionella in hot water:

Temperature control is the other primary method used to control the risk of Legionella. Bumfords can conduct risk assessments and inspections before your business reopens. They will ensure that the building’s water heater is properly maintained, and the temperature is correctly set:

  • Hot water storage cylinders should store water at 60°C or above.
  • Hot water distribution should be at 50°C or higher.
  • Cold water should be stored and distributed at 20° or below.
  • The distribution of sentinel outlets (furthest and closest to each tank or cylinder) should be checked monthly.
  • Dead legs from pipework should be removed.
  • Hot water storage cylinder temperatures should also be checked on a monthly basis.
  • Cold-water tank temperatures at least every six months.


A professional inspection by Bumfords will also ensure pipes and tanks are properly insulated, cleaned and sealed while confirming the system is free of materials that encourage bacteria growth.


Bumfords can provide a range of solutions to help to minimise the risk of Legionnaires’ disease. Thermostatic mixing taps, valves and showers are one such method and are installed before the water outlet such as a tap or shower. They allow the hot water system to run at a higher disinfection temperature to eradicate Legionella bacteria, then blend with cold water at the point of use to achieve a pre-set safe temperature from the outlet.

The other option is to install an anti-Legionella valve which ensures water circulation is maintained to prevent stagnation and bacteria build-up.

These valves are ideal for use with commercial boilers and expansion vessels as water in the pipework of these vessels can be left to stagnate once it gets pushed into the vessel pipes. The valve converts a single connection expansion vessel into a ‘flow through’ type by diverting a portion of the flow into the vessel so that the water is continually renewed.

Splash reduction:

Businesses can also install bacterial filters on taps, showerheads and other water outlets. These filters prevent Legionella bacteria from being released by the outlets to which they are fitted. These are particularly common in health and social care environments where the risk and need to prevent infection are much greater. These filters must be checked to ensure there is enough activity space to minimise contamination from outlet users and to prevent splashback contamination from drains. An example of activity space would be ensuring there is sufficient airspace above a filled basin.

Testing for Legionella:

There is a range of Legionella testing kits that will warn users when the bacteria is present in the system. These kits provide results in under 30 minutes without the need for the delays sometimes involved in laboratory testing, enabling businesses and organisations to take immediate action if required.

At-Risk Area – Showerheads:

Legionella bacteria multiply in water temperatures of between 20-60°C. Shower valves operate between these temperatures making them an ideal breeding ground for the bacteria which can be spread through the shower spray. Regular cleaning and disinfecting of shower heads should take place every three months with a cleaning record kept.

Bacterial Control / Water Treatment:

There is a range of water treatment methods that can be applied to a water system to combat bacteria growth. The most popular treatment is probably chlorine. Chlorine dioxide Legionella control is a tried and tested method for the treatment of hot and cold water systems, however, there is evidence to suggest that chlorine can cause damage to copper pipes over time.

Other chemical solutions include those from the likes of Fernox which combines hydrogen peroxide containing colloidal silver and other stabilising materials to treat water-borne bacteria and viruses.

Chemicals aside, UV light can also be used as an effective water treatment method. With no negative by-products, UV-C light kills Legionella bacteria by disrupting its DNA.

At-Risk Area – Showerheads:

Legionella bacteria multiply in water temperatures of between 20-60°C. Shower valves operate between these temperatures making them an ideal breeding ground for the bacteria which can be spread through the shower spray. Regular cleaning and disinfecting of shower heads should take place every three months with a cleaning record kept.

Time to act:

The need for businesses and landlords to conduct risk assessments, ensure the necessary precautions are taken and fit solutions to reduce the threat of Legionella has never been greater. A Legionnaires’ outbreak is easily preventable with the right knowledge of the threat and solutions available. As buildings reopen for public and employee use, it’s important the risks and precautionary actions are communicated effectively to employers and landlords. Spread the word and prevent the threat.

Fire & Fireplace Installation, Maintenance and Repair

They say the fireplace is the focal point of any living room. Bumford’s has supplied and installed fires and fireplaces since 1968, we are Fire & Fireplace Installation, Maintenance and Repair experts. We work with some of the leading manufacturers in the industry including Hunter Stoves, Parkway, Trianco Valor and Stovax, we are able to help bring warmth to your home.

Some of the fireplace services we offer.

  • Gas fire installation
  • LPG fire installation
  • Fireplace, mantel & hearth installation


Working with local partners, we can work with you to help you specify and install wooden, granite and marble fire surrounds and hearths.

  • Flue pipe & flue liner design and installation
  • Solid fuel fire installation
  • Wood burner stove installation
  • Gas, LPG & solid fuel stoves


We offer a safe and professional installation service for stoves and fires throughout Yorkshire. We are able to supply and install any fire or stove. Just tell us the make and model of the stove or fire that you like and we can supply and install.

  • Marble fireplaces
  • Fireplace maintenance products
  • Fireplace, fire and stove maintenance & repair
  • Fireside accessories
  • Suppliers and installers of Spare Parts including Fire Bars, Grates, Ashpans and Glass Panels. 


We supply a wide range of fireplace accessories including maintenance products. Visit our showroom or contact us for prices.

  • Appliance servicing

If you’re needing to book any other of our services, you can call our team during office hours, alternatively, you can book online 24/7. Click here to book your service online today.