My name is Jonathan Horton and I run JHDS Plumbing & Tiling. I started out with my own business when the economy hit. Plumbing jobs became increasingly hard to get and wages were at an all-time low.
Edinburgh & Dunblane Plumber
Having been in business for going on 10 years, I am more than happy with the choice I made. I became qualified as a plumber in 2008 after training for 3 years and 2 years on the job building my portfolio of evidence.
I have an SVQ2 in mechanical engineering services/plumbing domestic. I could have gone on to do my gas certificate but at the time I wasn’t looking to go down that route.
I had always been “pretty handy” with DIY and had been tiling and doing basic woodwork for years before. Mainly for friends and family. After growing in confidence and skill I decided to add it to my business services, but not before attending the tiling college outside Craigmillar to brush up on some of the more complicated aspects of being a tiler.
Re-grouting and Silicone Renewal
The re-grouting and silicone renewal service came soon after. I began to notice how visually off-putting the sight of black moldy silicone and grout were, and how common it was to see in friends and family’s bathrooms. Even hotels and Bed and Breakfasts I have stayed in had discoloured grout and sealant. After some researching and a good few months trying to perfect the technique of getting the old stuff out, I was set. It seemed nobody else wanted to do this particular job and the calls started to come in.
Edinburgh Plumbing and Tiling Jobs
I try to concentrate on the smaller jobs the larger companies avoid, whether it be a tap washer, a regrout, tile repairs or fitting a full bathroom suite and accompanying tiling. There seems to be a niche for an honest, reliable plumber/tiler in Edinburgh who will accept the smallest of jobs.
In today’s market you really have to figure out what works for you and also what you feel happiest doing. The reason I love what I do is simple, seeing satisfied happy customers and reading happy customers reviews of my services. Obviously seeing the bank balance rise isn’t a negative, but I always remain honest and will always go the extra mile to see my customers happy. My wife says I sometimes go too far to make people happy but at the end of the day, making people happy is the greatest part of my job and I am very proud of my 105 five star reviews on rated people.
Areas of Edinburgh I Service
I am happy to offer my plumbing and tiling services to all of Edinburgh and surrounding areas within a radius of 20 miles. This includes Livingston, Dunfermline, east and west Lothian and anywhere in between.
Dunblane Plumbing Services
I’m planning to move to Dunblane to start a family, I will still be servicing Edinburgh, but will also provide plumbing services to Dunblane, Stirling, Falkirk, Alloa and other areas in central Scotland.
JHDS Edinburgh Plumbing & Tiling
With JHDS Plumbing & Tiling, whatever work I take on. In the end you will be happy. Like I said before, I take pride in my honesty and putting my customers’ needs first, leaving your home in the state I found it in. I think my customer testimonials speak for themselves, please be sure to read them and give me a call.