History of Plumbing


Plumbing and water it can be argued that plumbing is only about the fixing of pipes andand appliances and household utensils that use water however plumbing is a much wider subject and in addition to the standard plumbing jobs you might expect to find around your house there are many other aspects of plumbing and water that you may not have considered.

Roman Plumbing

Plumbing has been around since the Roman times when the Romans needed to use plumbing to Channel many of the water supplies found in their ancient buildings and Colosseum the Romans understood that in order to facilitate the effective use of water and to irrigate their farms and agriculture than they needed to master the art of plumbing to control their water period.


The Romans had extensive systems including aqueducts and lead pipes to channel water. The word plumber comes from the Latin as the Latin word for lead is plumbum.

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Plumbing and water have therefore being a subject of great interest over the ages and today the modern standards of plumbing that we find in homes and commercial premises have often their roots to be found in the ancient art of plumbing and water discovered by the Romans.

If you have ever wondered about plumbing and how it relates to water than you only need to look in your house and can see that’s all of the plumbing in your house travels around using pipes that would have been fitted by a plumber this is necessary to ensure that all houses can have access to water and that water can be channelled to all of the different rooms in the house without any effort of the householder.

Times Gone By before Bristol plumbers used to undertake all of the modern-day plumbing as We Know It water would have been brought into the house by servants using Wells and there would not have been a constant supply of water or easy access of water for most of the population.

Copper Pipes

Nowadays lead is no longer used due to safety concerns of lead poisoning and copper is more the norm in homes. You may also want to consider switching all of your lead to PVC pipes if this is an issue for you and we can assist you. You don’t need to be stuck with the relic of old lead piping in your home. Upgrade to PVC and let us provide a quote to do this.

History of Plumbing
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