I did a search online today and found Homeserve, who deal with emergencies such as leaking pipes, and they were absolutely brilliant. They gave me a single quote for £108, which was all I paid. The plumber a local lad from Crayford arrived within an hour of me making the call to Homeserve and he promptly got on with the job and fixed the problem. I reckon he took about 2 hours and he was on his way.

The website is a doddle to use and it tells you straight away if there is a local tradesman in the area and the price you will pay. I will certainly be using them again. Another reason why the Internet is such an amazing tool.