About Us


The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) is a not-for-profit trade body for the plumbing and heating industry in England and Wales. We have been a plumbers association since 1925 and represent large plumbing and heating companies working on commercial projects, to sole traders working in domestic properties.

Supporting our members


Being a member of APHC distinguishes professional plumbers and heating contractors from the rogue traders. As an association we are committed to helping plumbers and heating contractors run professional and profitable businesses, whilst ensuring consumers have better standards of workmanship and service.

We are a membership organisation which is owned and run by our members for our members. We’re also a not-for-profit organisation which means we invest every penny that we receive back into our organisation for the direct benefit of each and every member.

We offer a comprehensive range of benefits for plumbing and heating contractors through our Licensed Membership and Certification Membership Schemes.

Promoting best practice


We work closely with key organisations such as Government, Local Authorities, Training Bodies and Consumer Organisations to ensure that best practice in the industry is promoted and that quality plumbing and heating contractors are fairly represented.

Ways we support our members

        1. We provide plumbing and heating contractors with support and guidance through our free helplines, business guides and document templates allowing them to run professional and profitable businesses.
        2.  We have collective buying power, so our members benefit from discounts and savings on business insurance, breakdown cover, petrol and diesel, power tools and MOTs amongst many other products and services.
        3. Our discounted training programme and training rewards scheme encourages best practise and skill development within the industry and provides consumers with the reassurance of quality workmanship.
        4. We use our lobbying power and represent our members so that they can shape industry policy and legislation.