SNIPEF is the Scottish & Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation.

We are the principal trade association representing the interests of plumbing and heating businesses based in Scotland and Northern Ireland. We aim to ensure the highest standards across the plumbing and heating industry in Scotland and Northern Ireland and to assist our members in employing qualified, professional and highly skilled staff.

Being a SNIPEF member is entirely voluntary. There is no legislation governing the plumbing industry, which proves that SNIPEF members take pride in their qualifications, professionalism and quality of work and are happy to abide by the rules of membership

SNIPEF Members must satisfy a number of requirements.

  • Must employ properly qualified operatives so you know that work is being carried out to the highest standards
  • Maintain public liability insurance of at least £2million so if anything does go wrong the company are fully insured to take care of it
  • Must undergo regular technical inspections to ensure work is carried out properly and competently so you know that high standards are maintained
  • Work undertaken by a SNIPEF Member in domestic properties is covered by a warranty scheme, providing customers with peace of mind as well as practical and financial assistance in the event of a problem.

Using a SNIPEF Member gives you a peace of mind guarantee that you have chosen a fully qualified and appropriately trained contractor for your plumbing and heating work.

SNIPEF Licensed Members are the only plumbers that are approved and recommended by Scottish Water and Northern Ireland Water through the WaterSafe scheme.