About Us

Mathison PPHB Ltd was founded by Ian Mathison in 1981. Having spent his working life up until this point in the marine engineering industry, Ian made a decision to start his own business. Providing employment for the local area and offering high levels of service to local residents has always been and continues to be very important to Ian and the company. Having felt that there was always a certain stigma associated with the industry, Ian looked to change this by providing customers with a professional and personal service whilst providing excellent standards to the new growth of heating installation in UK domestic homes.

Since the formation of the company, Mathison’s has offered apprenticeships to many local engineers and to this day continues to do so. These apprenticeships are very highly sought after due to the outstanding reputation locally for providing a strong apprenticeship programme with successful candidates being mentored and trained by our highly skilled and experienced engineers. Many of the engineers that have over the years successfully completed their training with us have either remained with the company, some for many years, or have gone on to build very successful independent careers.

In 1982, just one year after the formation of the company, Mathison’s became one of the first gas installation companies to become Corgi Gas Safe registered although this did not become mandatory until 1991. The company is now, as well as continuing to be Gas Safe registered, fully NICEIC and OFTEC registered.

Over 35 years later Ian and his wife Rita remain an integral part of the company whilst their son Jason now manages the day to day running with the help of a strong, dedicated management team.

  • "“I am absolutely delighted with the service received. Everything was explained very well and all seems to be working very smoothly. The two engineers were excellent and very professional. I will certainly recommend you to other people. The only thing I wasn’t too keen on was being called ‘Sir’ and referred to as a ‘Gentleman’! Not something I’m used to! Joking aside the level of service was a breath of fresh air having had problems for the last year or so. I wish I had got in touch sooner!”"

    Mr Hance, Portishead

  • "“I’ve used Mathison’s for a couple of years now as they came to my rescue as was let down and brushed off by other (7!!) local independent plumbers during a boiler emergency. Mathison’s service has always been the most professional, punctual and superior against its competitors. I will now only use them for all my plumbing and heating needs. Very easy to book an appointment online, can pay over the phone with a card at the end of the appointment and I’ve always felt safe in my home with their guys when they were carrying out their work on my boiler. They’re worth every penny.”"

    Mrs Samuel, Portishead

  • "“I love Mathison’s. Been using for years now both me and my parents and they are always on the job straight away, we had many problems with our boiler and Mathison’s is the only company to be able to solve it, my elderly mother also needed someone out quickly due to her heating breaking and it being very cold, they were on the job straight away and she is once again very happy, thank you! Anyone use for any problems very useful indeed.”"

    Ms Hale, Nailsea

  • "“Absolutely delighted with the service I’ve received. I’ve had previous bad experiences with other plumbing companies so was amazed with the service here. Very polite and boiler was fitted quickly and for a good price. Would definitely recommend to anyone. Thank you Mathison’s.”"

    Ms Darrell, Portishead

  • "‘Please pass on my thanks to your installation team. They are a great bunch of guys who work well together and produce work of the highest standards. The bathroom of my dreams is now a reality.’"

    Mr Mason, Weston Super Mare

  • "'We would like to say a big thank you to all who attended so promptly to our recent boiler situation. It was an amazing service and we would certainly continue to recommend you'"

    Mr & Mrs Shilton, Pill

  • "‘Can you please pass our thanks to Jeremy and the other engineers that came up to us this week, they have been absolutely fantastic! Nothing was too much trouble and made the whole situation pleasurable.’"

    Mr & Mrs Lazenby, Portishead

  • "“Contacted Mathison’s for urgent repair to my rental property with a leaking electric boiler, within 3 hours I had a written quotation sent via email and the following day they had replaced my boiler for an outstanding price. Thanks Mathison’s, your electrician and plumber were amazing. Will be using you again.”"

    Ms Longthorp, Claverham

  • "We would like to express our thanks for the very professional way your team approached the project and for the very high standard of work carried. The finished bathroom is amazing and we won’t hesitate to recommend you."

    Mr & Mrs Hales, Knowle