How much is a reasonable call-out charge for plumbing emergency?

We had a plumbing emergency and had to call out a plumber at 9pm on a Saturday. What is a reasonable call-out charge in this case? We live in Barnet.

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Buildingtrades4u
2 Reviews, 100% Positive
£75 some charge , i personaly quote for the job which needs doing
24th Nov 2015
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A.L Plumbing
1 Reviews, 100% Positive
Depends on a number of factors, distanace, can problem be dealt with on this visit or is it a temporary fix and needs further work.
A price of £40-80 would be fair depending on work done
23rd Nov 2015
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London Central Gas
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Any price for plumbers, they get what they can.... we don't we are fair and honest. Expect to pay a premium at this time, you have the choice to accept or reject his/her price when they tell you and this should all be done before they arrive. As you said it is an EMERGENCY and it has to be done.
2nd Feb 2016
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Kontract
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£80 - £100 is an acceptable fee to pay for the call out and then you need to add materials used and time spent on site.
hope this helps.
4th Mar 2016
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30p/miles
23rd Nov 2015
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Lillywhite Property Services
13 Reviews, 92% Positive
£85 at that time on a Saturday.
£75 for during the week.
23rd Feb 2016
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CM Prestige Heating & Plumbing Ltd
10 Reviews, 80% Positive
55 pound an hour
24th Nov 2015
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I would say a reasonable call out charge is £20-30 depending on time and distance. Craig CLW Plumbing. Pontefract
9th Mar 2016
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OSM Building Contractors
13 Reviews, 85% Positive
barnet being london,that would be expensive .
It all depends which area of the u.k you live.
for me the midlands being our local area,call out within 25 mile radius
would be ?25 but this would be deducted from the cost of the works if we were to carry out the repair.
any other area is increased by ?1 per mile .
this is purely to cover fuel costs.
5th Jul 2016
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Depends on time of call.Distance to travel and nature of problem.
For a local visit and about two hours work £75 plus parts
2nd Dec 2015
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How much would you charge if someone call you at 9 pm on Saturday to fix his/her leaking sink?
25th Apr 2016
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T.R.L plumbing
0 Reviews
I don't charge a call out fee
4th Aug 2016
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n d builders
23 Reviews, 96% Positive
we charge £40 but if you have the work done by us we take £20 off call out depends how far we have to travel but no more than £50
26th Apr 2016
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An plumbing emergency call-out charge would be around £20.00 an hour plus parts
3rd Dec 2015
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Anthony Rose
118 Reviews, 97% Positive
A resonable call out charge to stop a water leak which usually can be carried out within 30mins to a hour..... rate per hour;£95
3rd Jan 2016
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£70 call out after working hours and £37p/h for any repair work
5th Dec 2015
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bigoakbuilding & handyman services
8 Reviews, 75% Positive
£70
11th Mar 2016
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gulfbuilder ltd
0 Reviews
90 to 180 pounds depends on situation
21st Jan 2016
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COX PROPERTY & GARDEN SERVICES
4 Reviews, 100% Positive
£35.00
29th Dec 2015
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SG Trades
60 Reviews, 100% Positive
When I worked for many insurance companies in the 80s and 90s they paid me 100 pounds per call out this included 1st hour labour.
So I assume I would charge around 150 pounds now for 2019 this is of course after hours charges and 1st hours labour.
17th Mar 2019
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Building Tigers
1 Reviews, 100% Positive
Hello,
Price is different for different area and depend of plumber.
Regards Agnes
2nd Apr 2016
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Mike's Maintenance
1 Reviews, 100% Positive
7th Feb 2017
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North Herts Builders
73 Reviews, 93% Positive
10th Aug 2016
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Wise Gas Solutions
0 Reviews
?45-?75
23rd Jun 2016
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Js plumbing and heating
8 Reviews, 100% Positive
Usually around £50 but our company doesn't charge for call out fees
11th May 2016
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Bathrooms
4 Reviews, 100% Positive
For anything upto 20 mile radius 40 pound is reasonable.
31st Jan 2017
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