Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Central Heating Controls

Central Heating Controls

We all want to keep warm this time of year, and central heating does this for you. But did you know that over two thirds of all UK homes don't have central heating controls? This means two thirds of UK house holds are missing out on saving running costs and are not getting the best out of their central heating. 

Firstly, the timer/programmer: this will allow you to tell your boiler when to run and for how long. Having the boiler on constantly does not save energy at all even though some people think it does. All the time it is running it is using energy, so even when you're at work and the building is empty its using all that unnecessary energy and costing you more at the same time.

What we would recommend is a 7 day timer as this would allow you set a schedule for your boiler to run based around your daily lifestyle. That means that the boiler is off when your not in the building and on when you are and you actually need it.  

Next you should have a room thermostat. What this does is detect the temperature of the building and it is above the temperature you've set it at then it will shut the boiler off.

So in conclusion having both a timer/programmer and a room thermostat could save you a large amount on your heating bills.

At the Plumbers Mate we have a range of timers and room thermostats, you can find them here

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

                                                        Product of the Week

Non Concussive Basin Tap - Pair TAP7100 - 58006017
Self-closing Basin Taps - Pair
These taps are ideal for public sector bathrooms such as schools, hospitals and offices etc.
They are suitable for both high and low pressure systems.

                                                                                            Only £68.40

                                    For more information on this product please click here

Monday, 22 October 2012

                                          Our number one selling item
                                                   Plastic Seat hinge kit - Several Colours
                                                   Plastic Seat Hinge Kit - Several Colours
                              A selection of different colour toilet seat hinge kits to fit many British Standard toilet seats.
                                                                                                Only £9.54

                                        Buy it now

Saturday, 20 October 2012

A new category has just been created: Hoses Accessories and Spares. Currently it only has a few
products but over the next fortnight it will be filled with a variety of hose parts and accessories.
Check the page out here
And of course all new products added will be posted on our Twitter and on our blog
Follow us on Twitter: @PlumbersMateLtd 

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

                                                    New products added

                                               A pair of L shaped cistern support brackets                                      
Cistern L shaped support bracket - Pair
                    A pair of L shaped steel cistern L support brackets which are ideal for mounting cisterns.
                    The brackets measure 4 ¼ inches by 4 ¼ inches and have two holes for screwing to wall.

                                                                  Only £3.86
                                              Buy Now

                                  A pair of cast iron ivy cistern brackets
Cast Iron Ivy Cistern Bracket - Pair 
A Pair of Cast Iron Ivy Cistern Brackets they are designed for cisterns but can be used as basin brackets by cutting off the end.
The brackets measure 10 inch in length and 7 inch in height.

                                             Only £40.42

                                               Buy Now

Saturday, 6 October 2012

The Plumbers Mate Ltd

A little bit about us

The Plumbers Mate Ltd was founded in 1979 by Keith Meech at 2 Firle Road Eastbourne. Since then the Plumbers Mate has grown to a size of 2,000 square meters and stocking over 10,000 products. Supplying not only locally but to the whole of the UK and Europe. Today the Plumbers Mate is still run by Keith at 2 Firle Road and now has 3 generations working together. Although we are not the biggest plumbers merchant we are known for our high quality products and excellent levels of service.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

                                 Liff Water Filters
Your water may look clean enough to drink but there could be thousands of impurities.

Liff water filters are designed to keep your water safe for you and your family by removing things like : 
  • Bad taste & Chlorine.
  • Scale
  • Scum 
  • Lead
  • Heavy metal 
  • Organic chemical
Water filters do this by trapping any contaminants in the filter. 

Most filters these days are activated charcoal. 

A charcoal water filter works by absorbing large amounts of gases, including most poisonous ones, which stick to the charcoal, while the pure water passes through to come out of the tap. 
As charcoal has such a large surface area, it can absorb a lot of impurities in the water.
All Charcoal Liff Water Filters can be found here.

Another type of filter is a reverse osmosis filter. 
This is the process of water passing through an ultra-fine semi-permeable membrane, where all the impurities are caught and diverted down the drain while the pure water passes through to a storage tank for later use.

If you have a charcoal filter then it is always highly recommended that you replace the filter cartridge at least every 6 months.
At the Plumbers Mate we offer a range of replacement water filters and cartridges. 

Tuesday, 3 July 2012


                    Fordham Elan Cistern - White - Side Entry

                                        Elan Cistern - White - Side Entry - 06022060
                                      Macdee  Elan Side Entry Lever Flush Low Level Cistern in White
                                                                            Contents include
                                                                       Side Entry  Ball Valve
                                                                          14 x 9" Flush Pipe
                                                                          6/7/9 litre capacity
                                                                           Internal Overflow
                                          Size 466mm wide, 318mm high and 155mm deep

                                        Free delivery to UK mainland with this item.

                                             To view this item click here

Monday, 25 June 2012

Lowest Price Ever for Plastic Seat Hinge kit

                       Lowest Price Ever!

                     Plastic Seat hinge kit - Several Colours

Plastic Seat hinge kit - Several Colours
                           A selection of different colour toilet seat hinge kits to fit many British Standard toilet seats.

Only £9.54

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Special Offer Fixed Shower Head with Adjustable Spray


                                     SPECIAL OFFER                 

                            Fixed Shower Head with Adjustable Spray

                                                *SPECIAL OFFER* Fixed Shower Head with Adjustable Spray - 50803227
                                                                 Fixed No 7 style shower head with integral arm.
                                                     Designed to fit on a 1/2" standard female thread within the wall.

Only £12

Saturday, 16 June 2012

                                             New Product Added
Bidet Douche Spray & Hose Kit in Chrome
Bidet Douche Spray & Hose Kit in Chrome
                          A wall mounted Bidet Hand Spray Kit.
                       The "Relax" Bidet / Douche kit comprises......

- Chrome Handset with trigger control

- 1.2Mtr chrome hose
- "Lux" shower holder

Only £40.56

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Our number 1 selling product

Our Number 1 selling product

                         Ideal Standard Twin Push-rod Dual Flush Button

                      - Replacement chrome push button for a range of Ideal Standard dual flush toilet cisterns.
                                               - Features two push rods which can be cut to length to fit.
Only £17.83 VAT included

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

                       Blocked Drain? 
Not a problem with this Drain Unblocker         

6m of cable that recoils into plastic drum for ease of use and storage.
Cable 6mm in diameter.

Suitable for:
                                                                                             - domestic drains, 
                                                                                                      - sinks,
                                                                                                   - showers 
                                                                      - baths with pipes up to 75mm diameter
                                                                                           Buy Now

Monday, 11 June 2012

Plumbers Mate Ltd

Our Product of the day


Chrome metal cistern lever with a 1/2" BSP nylon thread.

Comes complete with a nylon halter.

Monday, 4 June 2012

The Plumbers Mate is a large independent specialist plumbing merchant based in East Sussex.

  • Family Run business with 3 generations working together
  • Huge Range of over 10,000 quality products
  • Cheaper than most other online stores
  • Fully trained staff to listen to your requirements
  • Main suppliers of filtration products from Liff and Culligan
  • Major mail order suppliers of Liff and Culligan
  • Large range of parts for older plumbing systems
  • Can source unusual items which most of the larger plumbing stores are not willing to do

Please feel free to browse our website:

Or call us on: 01323 720368

Our shop opening times are
Monday to Friday - 8am to 5.50pm
Saturday - 9am to 5pm
Sundays - Closed