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.

  • ""Plumbing problem in your neighbourhood? Who ya gonna call? Leakbusters!! Even when you are very busy but someone is in plumbing trouble you somehow manage to resolve the problem for them. Great service, Great leakbuster team. Thank you Mathisons”"

    Mr Wilks, 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

  • "“Both my wife and I were very impressed and grateful for your speedy response to our urgent need for a replacement boiler. We were also very impressed by your installation team – Jeremy and Tom. Both worked conscientiously and efficiently throughout the installation period. I would have no hesitation in recommending your company to anyone requiring a similar service.”"

    Mr & Mrs Bath, Wrington

  • "“I’ve previously used Mathison’s for my plumbing works but didn’t know they had electricians. I asked them to quote for a re-wire and when they came the guys were very professional, punctual and quick, they also laid down sheets and tidied up every day. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anybody. I’d use them again for anything in the future.”"

    Mr Brixton, Bristol

  • "‘Thanks for the excellent end-to-end service. We are delighted with the result. Please give a thank you to the whole team for the professionalism and quality work.’"

    Mr & Mrs Stewart, Clevedon

  • "“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

  • "‘many thanks for such a prompt response – brilliant service’"

    Mr & Mrs Salisbury

  • "‘Just to say a big thank you for the works done to date. The guys are all a credit to Mathison’s and have been professionally consistent across the jobs you have done.’"

    Mr Solari, Portishead

  • "“Just to say ‘Many Thanks’ for the work you carried out recently on our property, it is so much better. Thank you very much.”"

    Mr & Mrs Hughes, Weston Super Mare