• Plumbing | Boiler Installation | Gas Fitting | Central Heating | Bathroom Installations

      Welcome to E C Cole. Established in 1930.

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    Professionals with almost 100 years of history in Hampshire & West Sussex.

    Where length of service really matters.

    Planned installations, maintenance, and 24/7 emergency support.

    Come to us if you are looking for a boiler service, plumbing company, boiler installation, fitting of gas appliances, central heating installation, new bathroom or toilet installation, or emergency attendance to fix a faulty boiler, blocked toilet, leaking taps or pipework.

    If you require any assistance that involves your heating, plumbing, hot and cold water, we will be able to help. 

    Plumbing Services

    From clearing blocked drains, to replacing the tiles in your bathroom, we offer several different plumbing services.

    Emergency Callout

    On call 24/7 for repairs, whether it is a broken down boiler, loss of pressure, leaking pipework or ball joint, emergency.

    Boiler Installations and repairs

    We install all types of boilers. You can obtain a quotation for a new boiler with installation, just the installation, or obtain a second opinion if you have received a quotation for a replacement rather than a repair.

    Central Heating

    We can repair or install new central heating that can be relied on steadfastly to keep you warm, no matter how cold the weather gets.

    Solar Panels

    With government plans to decarbonise our economy, we can help with not just energy efficient boilers but also solar panel installations. 

    Start saving money on your energy bills today.

    Gas Fitting & Installations

    Available for new radiator fittings, running pipework through the house for an extension, or replacing aging systems. We provide full gas safety services, checks and installations throughout your property.

    Bathroom Installations

    We provide new replacement bathrooms and baths, extensions, sinks or toilets, along with full bathroom fit-outs or small installs.


    Our original service started in 1930, and we are now proud to say we have been providing glorious fireplaces for almost a century. We have multiple options for fireplaces and period features requiring maintenance, replacement, or upgrades.

    90 Years of History. Our family expertise continues.

    It doesn't matter how old your equipment, household or plumbing is; if we need to replace just a small part, or a whole system, our team are fully trained and equipped to do every task required. 

    With professional qualifications, certifications, history and knowledge passed down through the generations, and hands-on experience, our team are just what you need to solve any heating, plumbing, boiler, bathroom or blockage problems.

    • Qualified
    • Certified
    • Historical Expertise
    • Hands-on Experience
    • Family-run


    Current Clients


    Services On Offer

    1 Family co.

    For All Your Needs

    In addition to being relied upon by countless domestic households, our business proudly extends its expertise to support commercial enterprises throughout the South region as well. We have forged strong partnerships with a diverse range of businesses over the years, from small enterprises to large corporations, catering to their specific plumbing, heating, and bathroom requirements. Our team is committed to delivering exceptional service and expertise to our commercial partners.

    Why Choose Us

    Reasons to use our professional services...

    ...Professionalism, reliability, value for money. You're in safe hands.


    Carried out across Hampshire and West Sussex from our base in Waterlooville, we have many vehicles on the road carrying out regular services. 

    This means we are often not far away from emergency calls or to provide quotation for planned maintenance or installations.


    Our business began in 1930 supplying fireplaces and heating solutions. Our initial shop sold fireplaces in Copnor Road, Portsmouth.

    Almost a century later, our business is still family-run and has evolved to provide professional solutions for common everyday plumbing issues, heating, gas, bathroom repair, and installation services.

    Security & Duty of Care

    Due to the many years we have been trading, our business has customers of many varying demographics, including vulnerable and at-risk groups. Our team will communicate and ensure we carry out our duty of care when visiting households with elderly or frail occupants. If the booking is managed by a party not residing at the property, we will keep them updated as well.

    Trust & Reliability

    With such a long history and positive reputation, you can count on us to act with integrity, always.

    We offer no-obligation advice and quotations.

    Our team are very direct and clear with their communication so you will be left with no doubts about your options, leaving you to make an informed decision.

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    Call us now to discuss your project, or obtain emergency assistance.