Friendly, family plumbing across Teesdale

Why us?

We are a friendly, family firm covering the Barnard Castle, Darlington and Teesdale areas. We service and fit everything from simple tap washers to  boilers and full central heating systems.

Our Services

We offer a wide range of services.
If the service you require is not mentioned here, give us a call and we’ll be sure to help you!



Old School Plumbing provides a full range of plumbing services; from underfloor heating to toilets! With our extensive experience we should be able to deal with your plumbing needs quickly and efficiently.

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Gas Heating

Whether you are looking for a gas boiler repair, a new central heating system, the latest unvented cylinder or simply need a radiator changing we are able to help. Our Gas Safe Registered engineers are fully qualified and experienced to provide all types of domestic heating services

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If you don’t believe us, have a look at what our customers have to say!

Duncan completed a complete refit of our bespoke bathroom and we weren't disappointed! Very reliable and trustworthy and the work done to a very high standard. I would definitely recommend Old School Plumbing

Mrs E. Donovan Barnard Castle

I have used Old School Plumbing many times. Duncan is reliable and always works to the highest standards. No hesitation in recommending him. Great to know someone you can count on for any job

Mrs Y. Macdonald Staindrop

Duncan has made great effort to respond to pleas for help asap, even when this has meant making a long day even longer! Appointments made are appointments kept. Work done has always satisfied

Mr R Harrison Gainford

Duncan took over the second fix of bathrooms on a new build and numerous remedial problem solving issues/snagging. His work was always excellent and he accommodated this with other trades when needed. I would not hesitate to recommend him

Mrs S. Omar Darlington

Duncan gave us a price and the final bill was within the estimate. Friendly, efficient and tidy workmanship -highly recommended. We have had a few other jobs done within the family and we have all been pleased with the work that has been done

Mrs S. Walker Darlington

I am happy to report that Old School Plumbing came out to respond to an emergency within hours of the initial telephone call. Duncan fixed the problem, and we were left with a functioning toilet again. Fantastic service - Thank you

Mr A. Rogers Bishop Auckland

After being recommended by a friend, Duncan and his team fitted a new bathroom for my family. The work was finished on time and to cost, and is of an excellent standard. We are over the moon with it. He even came back out once the job was finished to help us put up the fittings we had purchased ourselves. Highly recommended.

Mrs L. Jennis Darlington

Four days ago I noticed that all my radiators were cold at the top, so I bled them as usual. However the next day it was just the same, and then again on the next day. I couldn't understand why this was happening, and thought the water must be going somewhere, but nothing was leaking in the house. Then last night my wife went out to the boiler, just in the back yard and a pipe was squirting hot water in the air! We called out Old School Plumbing and the chap arrived in 15 mins, even though it was 8:00pm at night. A valve had failed and whilst he didn't have a replacement part, he got it all sealed up and working again very quickly. - Not a moment too soon as far as we're concerned - it was minus 9 last night! Excellent service and really seems to know what he's doing. I'll definitely be using him again

Mr J. Clamp Staindrop

I've recently had a bathroom fitted by Old School Plumbing. They were very happy for me to buy all the hardware - so I knew exactly what I was paying for. Also they listened to exactly what I wanted rather than just doing it the easy / quick way. I'm left with a beautiful bathroom, all pipework hidden behind 1/2 panelled walls, fabulous travertine flooring, freestanding V&A bath etc. I was particularly pleased that they managed all the other trades too (tiling, plastering) leaving me with less to do. Thoroughly recommended and would be happy to show the finished article off

Mr M. Curran Staindrop

I used Old School Plumbing in the bathroom. It was a tricky and involved job. The plumber assessed the job accurately and obtained the special parts needed. They were fitted correctly first time. A very good job done precisely and accurately. The work area was tidied up well after the work was completed. The price for the job was very competitive. I would recommend the use of Old School Plumbing

Mr T. Clamp Hurworth

Very efficient service. Both repairs were carried out with minimal disruption and delay. Would highly recommend

Mrs A. Arundel Staindrop

Over the past three years I have had a number of domestic household building and plumbing projects undertaken and completed by Old School Plumbing Ltd. I have found them to be excellent in their approach to planning the work, explaining how the work will be undertaken and providing accurate quotes. Building and plumbing work has been done on time and by a qualified and friendly team of workmen. Most importantly the work has been safely completed to a high standard and within the agreed budget

Mr I Hird Bishop Auckland

Duncan gave us a price and the final bill was within the estimate. Friendly, efficient and tidy workmanship -highly recommended. We have had a few other jobs done within the family and we have all been pleased with the work that has been done

Mr S Walker Darlington

Old School Plumbing fitted my new bathroom in the Summer of 2012 and did a fantastic job - the work was done to a really high standard, was finished and on time, and the cost was highly competitive - all in all terrific value. Duncan helped throughout the design and planning process, and his experience and advice was invaluable. As well as doing major projects, Duncan has helped with smaller jobs too, and is an extremely reliable and proficient tradesman - as well as being a thoroughly nice guy! I would recommend Old School Plumbing to anyone, whether it be for a big job or small

Nino Mancino Darlington

First Class service which explains why they are so busy

Mr W Mann Cotherstone

We were delighted with our refurbished bathroom and with the service we received from Duncan at Old School Plumbing. He gave us excellent advice regarding choice of products and the job was completed on time and within budget. We would have no hesitation In recommending his company

Mr A White Barnard Castle

From the outset, the Old School plumbers were the most professional and affable setup I've encountered. From the first visit to the last, they went to extremes in ensuring that professionalism, tidiness, timings, pricing and sourcing were executed to the highest standards. They even found humour in our Springer occasionally disappearing with their belongings! Brilliant guys....highly recommended....couldn't be better!

Mrs V Hobbs Bowes

An excellent service. Duncan supplied and fitted a new combi boiler and I'm delighted with the quality of the work and the cost (less than the original estimate). Duncan is very knowledgeable, thorough, and he ensured there was a minimum of disruption. I've already recommended him to friends

Ms S Batley Barnard Castle

Old School Plumbing fitted our new bathroom in the summer of 2016. Duncan clearly set out the costs beforehand and the project was finished within budget. All of the details were taken care of for us and the work was finished to an excellent standard. We're very happy with our lovely new bathroom. We'd be happy to recommend Old School Plumbing

Mr P Eastwood Staindrop

I was recommended Old school plumbing from a friend who has used them for a number of years. I found the service provided to be excellent, Duncan turned up on time, worked diligently to resolve all the issues without any mess to tidy up afterwards. The total cost of the repairs was very reasonable, I would not hesitate to recommend Old School Plumbing

Mr N Wallis Darlington

After being recommended by a neighbour Duncan has done several plumbing jobs for me over the last three years. In the first case he sorted out a problem with a shower for less than a £100 after another plumber had quoted me over £2000 to fix it. Since then he has refurbished two bathrooms and installed a central heating system for me. I have been pleased with the quality of the work he has done and, just as importantly, I know that I can rely on him to be honest, trustworthy and reliable

Mr D Wilkins Hurworth

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