TM Hughes & Son

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About Us

TM Hughes & Son Gas Services Ltd is a family run multi-award winning plumbing and heating company based in South Woodham Ferrers, Essex. We have more than 25 years’ experience in this field, and pride ourselves on the quality plumbing and heating service we provide. Our Gas Safe Registered Plumbers and Heating Engineers are available for standard and emergency call outs covering the whole of Essex

General Plumbing Services

General Plumbing Services

TM Hughes & Son offers a full range of plumbing maintenance, installation services and emergencies. Your plumbing system works hard day after day, year after year, supplying water and removing waste, and as such, parts wear out, blockages occur, and upgrades are required.

Our services cover all your general plumbing needs. Leaking taps and toilets are quite common, and if left alone, cause irritation and even damage. A plumber can come around and rectify any minor issues you have with your plumbing system. We carry lots of parts in stock and can usually repair leaking taps, toilets and showers Swiftly. We can instantly detect any hidden Leaks you might also have.

Our plumbers undertake all types of plumbing installations, whether that be replacement taps, toilets, water tanks or a full bathroom installation. Give us a call if you would like a free estimate, or we can visit you and provide a free no-obligation quote.

Our plumbers are on hand 24/7 to deal with plumbing emergencies in all forms, such as burst pipes, leaking toilets or blocked drains. In the event of a plumbing emergency, you need someone who’ll be there quickly. We have a few plumbers on the TM Hughes team based around Essex so that a Plumber can be with you in no time at all.


Heating Services

Heating Services

TM Hughes plumbers are gas safe registered gas engineers offering a full range of heating services, including boiler and central heating installation service and repairs, upgrades, underfloor heating installation, power flushing, and more.

Also general heating services such as installing radiators and valves and repairing or replacing central heating pumps. Central heating systems are involved with many different working parts over the years. Our engineers have seen it all with the knowledge to solve any problems you may be experiencing.

No job is too big or too small. Our engineers are happy doing full central heating system replacements or installations and the little jobs that need doing from time to time. Such as upgrading central heating controls, replacing seals on leaking pumps or servicing pressurised cylinders.

We can improve your existing system by replacing radiators and valves and set your central heating system properly, so you get the maximum benefits from your current system. Whether you’re a homeowner, tenant, landlord or business owner, our Heating Services will work for you.


Bathroom Installation

Bathroom Installation

Our bathroom installation team have fitted many new bathrooms and undertaken many refurbishments around the county over the past three decades. Plumbers and heating engineers work closely with tilers and electricians to build your dream bathroom.

A bathroom fitter can visit your home at any time to discuss what you want in terms of a new bathroom. Answer any questions and concerns you might have and give you various options for a new bathroom installation or a refurbishment. At the end of the visit, our bathroom fitter will write you a free no-obligation quote.

Careful planning ensures bathrooms are installed to the highest possible standard while achieving the perfect look specific to your taste and requirements. We’ll create any look you want, whether you want a traditional bathroom suite with rounded edges and classic features or a modern bathroom suite with the latest fixtures and fittings.

Endless design of tiles is on offer in ceramic, porcelain and natural stone, the same with flooring, which can be tiled, vinyl, stone, engineered wood or rubber.

Heat your new bathroom with radiators or underfloor heating and finish with furnishings and lighting. Our experienced bathroom fitter will make sure everything looks and functions perfectly in the design, build and everyday use.


New Boilers

New Boilers

TM Hughes & Son Heating Engineers have been installing boilers in Essex for over 25 years. A new boiler is a big purchase, it’s essential the correct one for your home, and your requirements are fitted by an experienced gas safe registered engineer.

Boilers become less energy efficient over time and become more prone to breakdown, sometimes to the point where they’re beyond repair or unsafe to run, so they are condemned.

If you have an old boiler and are thinking about a replacement or need a new boiler urgently, we can help you. We can take your old boiler out and put a new one in its place to work with your existing central heating system.

Want to change your boiler type? We can make the necessary upgrades, so a different type of boiler will work with your current central heating system.

Want a brand new installation? We can completely strip out the whole system and install a brand new boiler and central heating system.

Our heating engineers work with all types of boiler, system combi or regular and all fuel types whether that be gas, electric, LPG or oil.

We are a Worcester Bosch accredited company, but we fit all other makes of boiler as well. Engineers are available to come out to undertake a boiler survey and provide you with a free no-obligation quote.


Boiler Servicing

Boiler Servicing

Look after your boiler with an annual service. Our service price is amongst the best in Essex. You’re welcome to book a service at the best time for you. Our gas safe registered engineers are efficient, tidy and follow a stringent procedure that covers every working aspect of your boiler.

Seals are checked and replaced where necessary. Pipeworks checked for leaks and corrosion. The water pressure and flows checked and adjusted if needed. The gas burners inspected to ensure it’s running as it should be. Every part of the boiler’s cleaned, and all valves and safety devices are checked.

Once the service is completed, various tests are undertaken to ensure everything is in order, then follows a gas rate check and analysis of the flue.

The work’s done to the correct standard according to safe gas regulations and your boiler manufacturer’s instructions, whoever that may be. When we’re satisfied that the boilers running properly and is safe, we’ll check the system and bleed radiators.

Rest assured after the service. Your boiler will be running as best as it possibly can. You’ll enjoy optimal heat output, better energy efficiency and less risk from boiler breakdown. We service all makes and types of boiler.


Boiler Repair

Boiler Repair

Boiler repairs are always inconvenient. They never happen at a good time. When your boiler breaks down, you want it back up and running as quickly as possible, especially in winter, the most common time of year for boilers to break down, when they’re working at the hardest. We repair all types of boiler for both domestic properties and businesses.

Give us a call we’ll have a gas safe registered engineer with you ASAP. Our experienced engineers have fixed all types of boilers over the years. There isn’t a repair we can’t do.

Faulty boilers can sometimes still run before breaking down. If you suspect a fault with your boiler, don’t leave it until your boiler breaks down. Get it looked at, or give us a call, and we might be able to diagnose the fault over the phone.

Common faults include, boiler keeps switching off, broken heat exchangers (loud noises will occur ), pilot light keeps blowing out (a sign of a broken thermocouple) and frozen pipes (when the condensate pipe freezes and stops the boiler, a typical winter problem)

An inspection and some testing will quickly diagnose the fault with your boiler. We hold many parts in stock, and if we don’t have the parts, we can usually acquire them on the same day. Rest assured, you won’t be without a boiler for very long. A boiler repair service includes no call-out charges.


Underfloor Heating

Underfloor Heating

We Install, service and repair both types of underfloor heating, wet and electric systems. Nothing beats the feel of a warm floor underfoot or evenly heated rooms, something no other form of heating boasts.

Highly energy-efficient and largely maintenance-free underfloor heating is a dream and a great space saver as it eliminates the need for radiators. Underfloor heating is very popular for new builds, extensions and those with existing conventional central heating systems who want to upgrade.

Underfloor heating will work with most floor types. Whether they are carpet, wood, stone, vinyl or tile, you can have a warm floor. If your ‘e interested in underfloor heating, an engineer can come over, inspect your space and existing system and then give you a free no-obligation quote.

Hidden under the floor out of harm’s way, underfloor heating is very safe from damage. In the unlikely event you have damaged your underfloor heating system. We can quickly identify the location of faults with a thermal imaging camera, preventing the need to pull the entire floor up. Most issues with underfloor heating systems happen above ground and can usually be repaired swiftly.

Whatever your needs installation, service or repair, we can help you.




Powerflushing is the ultimate central heating maintenance removing any sludge (debris) built up in your system. It’s best to undertake a power flush if your system is clogged or before a new boiler installation.

Over the years, rust and debris come away from the inside of radiators and pipes. The debris gets pumped around the system, with the water eventually settling and building up in the pipes and radiators.

After a few years, this build-up will prevent your central heating system from working properly. It’s akin to having mud in the radiators. You’ll know when your radiators only get hot in the middle and top, or the top only — the bottoms filled with sludge preventing the radiator from getting hot.

Bad for your central heating system and bad for your boiler. Loose debris can get lodged in internal boiler components, causing failure.

Power flushing will remedy this. Chemicals are pumped through your system continuously, and dirty water’s removed. This is repeated until the system is clear of sludge. Once were’s satisfied, the systems clear, clean water’s added along with an inhibitor. This process will keep your system clean for a long time.

The result? Full heat output from your radiators, better energy efficiency, lower energy bills, and boiler breakdown protection.


Gas Safety Inspections

Gas Safety Inspections

Our gas safe registered engineers undertake gas safety inspections and issue gas safety certificates (also known as cp12 certificates).
If you let a property, you’ll need a landlords gas safety certificate. As a landlord, are you required by law to ensure your property is safe for tenants? This includes ensuring the gas system and appliances are fitted correctly and are safe, as stated in the gas safety installation and use regulations 1998.

An inspection with certification proves your property safe for tenants. Allowing you to rent your property legally, validate your landlord insurance and comply with letting agents requirements.

During the inspection, all gas appliances (which include the boiler ovens, hobs and gas fires) are checked to ensure gas is burning at the correct rate and don’t pose a carbon monoxide or leak risk. Appliance safety devices are tested to make sure they work properly. Gas connections flues and chimneys and the main gas supply are checked.

Once everything has passed, a certificate can be issued. If your property doesn’t pass the gas check for some reason, we can advise on repairs and pricing. Often we can perform repairs during the safety check (if we’re carrying the parts; otherwise, we’ll attempt to source them locally). If parts need ordering, we can come back at a later date to perform the repair, pass your property and issue the certificate.

An engineer must renew the certificates annually. We’ll be in touch before your certificate expires, so you’re always covered.


Gas Fire Servicing

Gas Fire Servicing

For Gas fire safety and energy efficiency, it’s a good idea to get your fire serviced annually (before it goes on for winter at the end of autumn is ideal). If you’re a landlord and your property has a gas fire, then you required by law to have your gas fire inspected every year (see gas safety inspections for more information).

A service makes sure that your gas fires safe with the minimal risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and is energy efficient. Our engineer’s service all types of gas fires which include open-fronted, high efficiency, and outset gas fires. All flue types are covered, which include brick, chimneys, prefabricated flues and precast flues.

During the fire service, we’ll clean the fire assembly remove all the components (including the pipes, catalyst, burner units and more) and give them a thorough clean also. The fire’s put back together.

The gas supplies turned back on. The pressures tested, the chimneys inspected, and then a ventilation test is performed. Once we’re satisfied the fire is working properly, a service record’s written.

Please note we only service gas fires. Unfortunately, we don’t offer gas fire repair.


Gas Cooker Fitting & Disconnection

Gas Cooker Fitting & Disconnection

If you’re replacing your gas oven or removing it completely to make way for a brand new electric oven, you must use a gas safe registered engineer. Never attempt to remove a gas cooker yourself. We offer a gas cooker fitting and disconnection service where we swiftly disconnect your gas cooker and fit your new one. Certificates prove that your new gas cooker’s been installed safely and legally.
We fit and disconnect all gas cooker types, which includes standard gas, LPG, gas range cookers, built-in gas ovens, dual fuel cookers, gas hobs, and built-in gas hobs.
If you have ordered a new cooker, we can unpack and install your new one checking that it’s working correctly and fitting any accessories you might require, such as a new extraction fan. We’ll make sure your gas cookers installed in a safe place away from any obstructions such as sockets, switches, smoke alarms etc.
Gas cookers are popular throughout the County. Gas is cheaper than electricity, you don’t have to wait for it to heat up, and you get accurate and even heat distribution. Nothing beats food cooked by gas. A proper installation ensures you’ll enjoy your cooker safely for years to come.

Areas We Cover

Our Plumbers and Heating Engineers cover all areas of Essex including Basildon, Billericay, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Maldon, Southend, South Woodham Ferrers, Wickford and all surrounding towns and villages.



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We would like to thank T.M. Hughes for their professional and friendly services. The engineer was punctual and was a great help

Monika Phelps, Laindon

The engineer was very helpful and got the job finished promptly

Daryl Barker

We highly recommend using T.M. Hughes & Son. Our engineer was very professional and their rates are very acceptable

Jaqueline Payne, Basildon

It was a real pleasure using T.M. Hughes & Son. The engineer’s immediate knowledge of our problem was impressive. Not as impressive as how quickly he solved it!

Maureen Smith, South Woodham Ferrers

My husband and I were very surprised to see the plumber arrive on time and looking like a genuine professional. We were also delighted that the work carried out was on par and again exceeded our expectations

Sam Lewis

If everyone could be as customer focused as you, life would be so much easier! I am really satisfied with T.M. Hughes & Son

James Miller, Chelmsford

Thank you so much for your help. I would like to personally thank you for your outstanding service

Anna Cox, South Woodham Ferrers

Everything was above and beyond what I expected. Very pleasant to deal with. Highly recommended

Connor Johnson, Great Baddow

From the initial phone call right through until the job was complete we had fantastic communication and service. We would highly recommend to anybody

Barry Hope

Superb. 100%. Will definitely use again and definitely recommend to others. Excellent quality of work, conscientious and explained everything very clearly

Mr and Mrs Pike

A great Plumber & Gas Engineer Terry turned up on time was very friendly, very thorough and tidy. he also charged a very fair price for the job

Roy Johnson

Very pleased with the work today. Thanks very much for a great job

Julie Woods

Always use Terry and his team to carry out all our plumbing and heating jobs and he once again came to our rescue and got our boiler back up and running in no time. Highly recommend their services to all our friends and family

Maxine Jose

Brilliant service

Heidi Barker

Terry and team installed New heating system in my house great service highly recommend!

Evelyn Morrison

T.M hughes & sons are very reliable always on time. Tidy and thorough with with what work they carry out. Couldn’t ask for a better service, very recommended !! Wouldn’t go anywhere else!!

Danniella Thompson

I highly recommend this great Plumber

Cheryl Johnson

Great friendly service and refreshing honest staff as we had previously been quoted £500+ for a boiler repair we were then recommended TM Hughes by a family friend which once Terry from TM Hughes had assessed the problem he informed us that it was just a case of re-pressurising the vessel?? and all we were charged for was the one hours labour no call out charge. Thanks again for professional and more importantly HONEST service

Dean Jose

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