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’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

  • "“Thank you so much for the work on our bathroom and central heating. We’re totally in love with our bathroom, you guys have done an amazing job!!”"

    Mr & Mrs Clegg, Portishead

  • ""I would like to thank you very much for sending me the young man Mark to attend to the blocked condense. I do appreciate that for all of your team it was an exceptionally busy time so I am really grateful to you""

    Mrs Buxton, Congresbury

  • "‘Just a note to say thank you very much for the speedy and professional service you provided, and a big thank you to the engineers involved for their friendly and helpful attitudes’"

    Mr Pring, Clevedon

  • "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

  • "'I would like to pass on my sincere thanks to your company and particularly your engineers who worked long days without any major breaks to get the boiler working despite terrible weather conditions. You have a good team and they are a credit to your company'"

    Mr Hammacott, Nailsea

  • "‘We are very pleased with the service you provided. The engineer was very polite and worked tidily, carefully and swiftly.’"

    Mrs Kite, Nailsea

  • ""I wish to express my thanks to you as a company and especially to Mark and Kane for dealing so efficiently with the replacement of my 3 port valve. The procedure was achieved and completed without the need to drain the system as was the case previously. The airing cupboard was left clean and tidy. Most of all throughout their time here both Mark and Kane were reassuring, answered all my questions and left with everything in place. This was my first encounter with your company and I hope to contact you in the future and would recommend Mathisons to others”"

    Mrs Jansen, Shirehampton

  • "'Many thanks for your excellent service as always'"

    Mrs Woodman, Bristol